Friday, December 11, 2009

Today's country tidbits...

Garth's five year run in Vegas starts tonight at the Wynn Hotel. He and Trisha Yearwood celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary yesterday.

Craig Morgan will be touring with Carrie Underwood next year. The Play On tour kicks off on March 11th and they'll play 45 shows by the time it ends on May 30th.

We'll have to wait until next March to see the CMT Crossroads that taped this week in Nashville. Jimmy Buffett and his Coral Reefer Band joined up with the Zac Brown Band for a magical night for those in attendance. Word is that they sang each others hits as well as new songs, and covered a Van Morrison song, too. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 19, 2010...that's when the show will air for the first time.

Rascal Flatts have been avid fund-raisers for the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, and yesterday were on hand for the holiday tree lighting. has a slide show of the festivities.

Remember Lilith Fair? It's being reborn in 2010, and will include Miranda Lambert, Emmylou Harris, Sugarland and Sheryl Crow. The tour is mainly a showcase of women who make all kinds of music, and includes a mix of established artists along with up-and-coming stars in the worlds of pop, rock, urban, country and more. About the show, Miranda Lambert said, “I am excited to be part of a tour that celebrates and acknowledges talented women from all genres of music, and am so proud to have the opportunity to join the prestigious line up of past female artists who have performed on Lilith Fair.”

Little Big Town is going retro. Their next cd will also be available on vinyl. When was the last time you used a turntable? Urban Outfitters is selling one, just in case you have a vinyl fan to shop for.

Luke Bryan is looking forward to Christmas in Georgia with his family, which includes his 16 month old son, Bo. Luke says he's got to stop by the John Deere dealership and pick up some combines and a Caterpillar bulldozer for Bo to open on Christmas morning. I'm sure he means the toy kind...

If you're keeping score, Kellie Pickler is a blonde again. After going red before the CMA's, Kellie's Dad told her she looked like her Mom, so she changed her hair back to blonde. That's the look most of America loves best, so heave a big sigh of relief now...

Billboard Magazine has named its top male and female artists of the year, based on sales, and in a puddle of irony, it turns out to be Taylor Swift and Kanye West. Congrats, Taylor!

And Taylor Swift may have sold a bazillion cds and concert tickets and may have won a bazillion awards, but she's still human. In her hotel room, she broke the curtains trying to open them. She didn't know that she just needed to push a button to make them open. Oops!

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