Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Today's country tidbits...

Kenny Chesney made a 3-D movie of his Sun City Carnival Tour, and it comes to a theatre near you starting in April of 2010. Kenny Chesney: Summer In 3-D was captured by 22 3-D cameras over six nights of his 2009 tour. The five locations for the shoot were Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, Foxboro, and Indianapolis.

The world's longest-running Radio show is making the move to the internet. The Grand Ole Opry will begin streaming the live show, complete with video, Saturday nights at 9 eastern on MySpace.com/GrandOleOpry. The first show is this Saturday night, and features Carrie Underwood and Jake Owen.

Taylor Swift will be the first performer on the CMA Award show tomorrow night. She's been heard rehearsing two songs, so it's possible she'll have two performances on the show. Other leaks from the closed set include Brooks & Dunn performing "Honky Tonk Stomp" with Billy Gibbons, Keith Urban singing his next single, "Til Summer Comes Around," Tim McGraw in full voice for "Southern Voice," Sugarland singing "Keep You," Jamey Johnson and Kid Rock duetting on "Between Jennings and Jones" and Vince Gill with Daughtry singing Daughtry's "Tennessee Line."

A blast from the past, Jerry Lee Lewis, has decided to make a collaborative country album. He does songs with Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, Kris Kristofferson, Kid Rock, Slash, Eric Clapton and James Burton. A free download of a sampler is allegedly available today at Amazon dot com and the whole cd will be available next Tuesday.

And Steve Wariner has put together a tribute to Chet Atkins. That cd comes out next Thursday, the 19th. You can get it at his website.

New cd's out today: Big Kenny with "The Quiet Times of a Rock and Roll Farm Boy" and "Dolly: Live from London."

It's good to be Carrie Underwood. She has the #1 song in the country with "Cowboy Cassanova,"
and "Play On," her new cd, is expected to top both the Billboard country chart and the Billboard 200 chart this week when chart results are announced tomorrow.

On tv today, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley on Good Morning America, and the Robin Roberts country music special tonight features Carrie, Martina McBride, Loretta Lynn, Roseanne Cash, Vince Gill and Tim McGraw.

Happy birthday today to Chris Cagle and Miranda Lambert.

There's a Twitter party tomorrow night, before, during and after the CMA Awards show. Follow it on cmaawards.com for tweets from stars, producers, the red carpet & tons of Twitter-Pix.

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