Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

What do you do on Christmas vacation if you're Taylor Swift? You and your family head to the islands. Specifically, the Turks and Caicos, near the Bahamas. They spent Christmas playing in the sun before boarding a private jet back to Nashville, where winter white is what they found. Taylor's "Speak Now" world tour begins February 9th in Singapore.

It's official - LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are engaged. The rumors were flying around Thanksgiving, and yesterday LeAnn confirmed them via Twitter. No word on wedding details.

Two more lists from Billboard Magazine, capping the year in country music:

1) Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
2) Fearless – Taylor Swift
3) Speak Now – Taylor Swift
4) Play On – Carrie Underwood
5) The Foundation – Zac Brown Band
6) Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum
7) Revolution – Miranda Lambert
8) Wide Open – Jason Aldean
9) Southern Voice – Tim McGraw
10) The Incredible Machine – Sugarland

1) “Love Like Crazy” – Lee Brice
2) “Rain is a Good Thing” – Luke Bryan
3) “Why Don’t We Just Dance” – Josh Turner
4) “All Over Me” – Josh Turner
5) “The Man I Want to Be” – Chris Young
6) “Roll With It” – Easton Corbin
7) “Gimme That Girl” – Joe Nichols
8) “All About Tonight” – Blake Shelton
9) “Come Back Song” – Darius Rucker
10) “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” – Clay Walker

Happy birthday to Marty Roe of Diamond Rio, who turns 50 today, Mike McGuire of Shenandoah who is 52, and Joe Diffie, who turns 52.

The tweet of the day is from Chris Young: "Ok. Who wants to go to the gym for me. Not feeling it today. :)"