Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

There's a baby boom in Nashville. James Otto and his wife are expecting, Jay De Marcus and his wife are expecting, Dierks Bentley and his wife are expecting, and now Josh Turner and his wife Jennifer are expecting their third child early next year. They have two sons, Hampton and Colby, and are excited to add to their brood.

The next Tim McGraw movie isn't out until December, but the first single from the soundtrack is available on iTunes, and online for your listening pleasure at The Boot. It's by Gwyneth Paltrow, backed up by Vince Gill and Patty Griffin, and is the title cut, "Country Strong."

If you're up for a road trip, head to Phoenix, AZ to be part of the Jimmy Wayne Meet Me Halfway walk's ending. He'll headline a free concert at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill in Mesa on Saturday, and has invited supporters to join him for the last mile of the walk in Phoenix on Sunday.

Congratulations to Carrie Underwood, who has her 13th consecutive #1 song with "Undo It." She will perform on the Today show this Friday morning, and there's a Facebook page where fans can submit questions she might be asked during the broadcast. Not surprisingly, most of the questions so far have to do with her wedding. Wanna ask a question? Fire away!

When Kellie Pickler saw herself on the 2010 CMT Music Awards, it was a wake-up call to give up two of her favorite things: beer and fries. She's even going to try to get in the habit of going to the gym so she can look better in her wedding dress.

Jaron and the Long road to Love will perform on the Tonight Show tonight. Dierks Bentley will perform on two late-night tv shows this week - tonight he'll be on the Late Show with David Letterman, singing "Fallin' For You," and Wednesday he'll be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, peforming "Draw Me a Map."

Reba's on the cover of Cowboys & Indians magazine, on newsstands now.

New music this week includes Craig Morgan "That's Why - Collector's Edition" at Cracker Barrel stores.

Happy birthday to Cheyenne Kimball of Gloriana who turns 20 today.

The tweet of the day is from Taylor Swift, after Paul McCartney's Nashville concert last night: "As I suspected! Paul McCartney is charming and endearing in person."