Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

Shania Twain is engaged. The official word came out yesterday afternoon, after rumors had been swirling. Apparently Shania has been engaged for a couple of months, and she's sporting a 3 carad diamond solitaire ring. The marriage to Mutt Lange broke up because Mutt became involved with Marie-Anne Thiebaud, Shania's former best friend. Now Shania is engaged to Marie-Anne's former husband, Frederic Thiebaud. Sounds like the premise for a movie or a soap opera, doesn't it?

Love Darius Rucker? Have an iPhone? There's a free app for that.

Sugarland has a Christmas greeting for you. They've even decorated their website with falling snow.

Gloriana wants to sing you a Merry Christmas, using Casio guitars and a bossa nova beat.

Jack Ingram's Acoustic Motel series goes Christmas, and he has to get a little help with the lyrics!

Top 10 lists are still coming out - this is the New York Times' top 10 albums of 2010, and three of them are by country artists. Congrats, Taylor Swift, Gary Allan and Jerrod Niemann!

1) Rick Ross – Teflon Don
2) Taylor Swift – Speak Now
3) Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4) Drake – Thank Me Later
5) Titus Andronicus – The Monitor
6) Gary Allan – Get Off On the Pain
7) DJ Drama & Fabolous – There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service
8) Justin Bieber – My World 2.0
9) R. Kelly – Love Letter
10) Jerrod Niemann – Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury

Happy birthday to Lee Roy Parnell, who turns 54 today, Brad Warren of The Warren Brothers, who turns 42, and to Eric Gunderson of Love And Theft, who turns 26.

The tweet of the day is from Kellie Pickler: "Everytime I hear "Pretty Paper" I sing along and pretend that Willie and I are singing it together at the Grand Ole Opry."