Monday, February 15, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

A tragedy happened as Trace Adkins' band bus was rolling to their concert in Louisiana on Saturday. A pickup truck with two men inside crossed the center line and crashed into the bus,
killing the two men and injuring five people on the bus. Trace, who was already at the concert venue, hopped in a van and went to the scene of the accident, helping the non-injured guys transfer luggage and gear to the van, and then they went to the hospital to check on the five who had been
transported. None of their injuries are serious. Trace performed the show Saturday night in
Louisiana as an acoustic performance, but didn't travel to Pensacola for last night's show. Martina McBride and Sarah Buxton did the show as scheduled. When asked for comment, Trace replied, "Two people have been killed and I don't even know their names. So out of respect for their families, I prefer not to comment too much at this time."

Didja watch the Daytona 500 yesterday? Did you see Tim McGraw performing before the race, with his beard? He does look odd with a full beard, and he and all of his women can't wait until the movie filming is done so he can shave it off! He's with them - he doesn't like the full-facial-hair look or feel.

Congrats to Lady Antebellum for landing the on the cover of Billboard Magazine. Their interview covers their songwriting sessions, who they've toured with and what they've learned, plus where they hope to go from here. When asked if they'll do a headlining tour this year, Dave Haywood
replies, "We need to get some more songs out there and more shows under our belt. I don't think we're nearly at the level to be out there headlining, but the Ryman is a great test run for us." They'll
play the Ryman on March 11 as the headliner. They're on 60 dates with Tim McGraw this year, and
have been performing about 200 shows a year.

Justin Moore has already made it clear he's not going to be "that dad" that travels a lot and then
comes home and disiplines his child. He's told his wife Kate that Ella will have a Corvette at 3 if she wants one.

Hollywood is knocking on Nashville's door again, this time with a remake of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." The 1982 original starred Dolly Parton, and while there's no word on who
will star, producers hope to keep the movie as close to the original as possible.

After six weeks of walking to raise awareness of homeless teens who age out of the foster care system, Jimmy Wayne is in Arkansas. He started in Nashville and is nearly at the Oklahoma border, having walked about a third of the way to his Phoenix, Arizona destination. He's weathered some of the coldest, snowiest conditions that the southeast has seen in years, and is grateful for the wonderful support he's getting along the way from fans and those touched by his mission. To donate, follow his trek or learn more about the charities he's spotlighting, check out the Meet Me Halfway website.

Trisha Yearwood is back with some good eats. Her second cookbook Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share With Family and Friends, will hit stores April 6th.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have a dog in today's fight. Westminster Kennel Club competition, that is. Their Greyhound, CH Gaia Woodland Waltz, aka Emmett, is entered, and will compete against nine other greyhounds at 2:45 this afternoon. No word on whether Garth and Trisha are in New York with their dog.

Not to be outdone, Vince Gill and Amy Grant's dog, CH Statesman's Winner's Circle, aka Manny, is also at Westminster again this year. He won Best of Breed and was the Welsh Springer Spaniel in the televised Sporting Group competition last year. He will compete against eight other Welsh Springer Spaniels tomorrow afternoon at 1:30.

She hasn't tweeted about it, so not sure if this rumor is true, but Kellie Pickler supposedly bought a home in Nashville. Four bedrooms, a swimming pool and plenty of space for her dogs. Price tag - $1.4 million. Go, Kellie!

Carrie Underwood is on the cover of the March issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. They have a
slide show of her evolving style.

Jewel is on Live! With Regis and Kelly today, and Lady Antebellum will be on the Today show tomorrow morning.