Monday, July 19, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

Could Brad Paisley be going soft? Known for his pranks onstage, he surprised Josh Thompson Saturday night during their show by ... joining him onstage to play guitar with his band. Not much of a prank, Brad!

Darius Rucker's sophomore country album, "Charleston, SC 1966," will be out on October 12. Darius wrote or co-wrote 77 songs for the project, winnowing it down to the best 12. If the title sounds a little bit familiar, you know your country - Darius is a huge fan of Radney Foster, and followed his title format for "Del Rio, TX, 1959."

A special version of Craig Morgan's "That's Why" will be available through Cracker Barrel starting July 26th. The collector's edition includes previously unreleased tracks "You" and "Evel Knievel." As part of the launch, Cracker Barrel and Craig Morgan are teaming up to send someone on a four-day flyaway to have lunch with Craig in Washington, DC. The contest begins today.

Did you come into a little bit of cash over the weekend? Want to see Brooks & Dunn's last show ever? There are 25 remaining "Play Something Country" seats, which sell for $300 each, and about a hundred "Friend of the Museum" tickets, which sell for $250. Each is a great seat for the show, plus extras. Check it out and grab up the last tickets before you miss out.

The tweet of the day is from Lady Antebellum: "Just found out we sold 19 albums in Poland. Is it too early to say we're huge in Poland?"

Happy birthday to Doug Stone who turns 54 today.