Thursday, May 13, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

According to Victoria's Secret, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift are pretty sexy! Both made the lingerie company's Sexy List: Taylor for Sexiest Hair and Carrie for Sexiest Legs.

One small kiss, and she's nominated for an award! Apparently Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner shared a pretty special kiss in the movie "Valentine's Day." They were nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss. Taylor says, about playing that role, “Our scene was so much fun to do. It was hilarious doing this scene. We played the high school couple that I would just roll my eyes at in high school. Ridiculous kind of airhead like couple and it was so hilarious to play those people.”

Got a serious Taylor Swift fan in your life? Got a lot of money to throw around? Then spend it for a couple of great causes - making the Taylor fan happy and helping restore instrumental music to public schools. VH1 Save the Music and have teamed up to give someone A Night to Remember With Taylor Swift. The winner gets a trip to Washington DC, a meet & greet with Taylor, and an autographed guitar. Bidding starts today and goes through Sunday, May 23.

Tomorrow night, Zac Brown Band and Alison Krauss will play the first Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Organizers of the festival have been rounding up clean-up crews to fight the effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and are encouraging fans to bring donations and supplies to the shows this weekend.

Toby Keith's seventh annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic in Norman, OK, will be held May 21st and 22nd. The concert will feature David Allan Coe, and the highlight - the auction - includes a yacht vacation, a Mexican vacation, and an on-set experience on "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives." Memorabilia from stars like Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Bret Favre and more will also be up for bids. The proceeds benefit the Toby Keith Foundation, which is funding a 16-room guest lodge for pediatric cancer patients and their families at the Oklahoma University Medical Center.

Brad Paisley had NBC cameras following him as he toured the flooded Grand Ole Opry. Not much of the 10-minute segment made it to air last night, but the whole segment is here.

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Did you miss Keith Urban, Sarah Buxton and Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon singing the Rolling Stones chestnut, "Tumbling Dice" earlier this week? See it now...

If you missed it the first time, you can see it tonight - Taylor Swift and Def Leppard's CMT Crossroads episode re-airs tonight. And get up early to catch Trace Adkins on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning between 6 and 9.

Happy birthday to Darius Rucker, who is 44 today.