Friday, December 31, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

What do you give a guy who helps you score another #1 song and a pair of Grammy nominations? If you're Alan Jackson, you give Zac Brown a 1966 Cadillac. In a press release, Alan said, “I think Zac is one of the coolest new talents to come along and he’s a Georgia boy like me. It was an honor to be on his record.” Wednesday afternoon, just before Zac Brown Band's sold-out show at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Zac spotted the white convertible El Dorado and admired it. Then Alan told him, "That's your car." According to Alan, “He’s a pretty good fellow, and I just wanted to do something for him.” Typical Alan Jackson understatement and modesty! Here's Alan joining ZBB for "As She's Walkin' Away" on Wednesday night in Nashville.

Blake Shelton will be hanging with farmers & farm equipment on February the 8th. He's been invited to perform at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California. The concert will be a fund-raiser for several organizations associated with California agriculture.

All across the country, people will be ringing in the New Year at country concerts. Here are just a few of the shows going on tonight:

Miranda Lambert – Temecula, CA
Zac Brown Band – Atlanta, GA
Chris Young – Arlington, TX
Easton Corbin – Dallas, TX
Gretchen Wilson – Rosenberg, TX
Randy Rogers Band – Oklahoma City, OK
Phil Vassar, Heidi Newfield, Will Hoge – Bash on Broadway; Nashville, TN
Steel Magnolia – Denver, CO
Tracy Lawrence – Opelousas, LA

The tweet of the day is from Jack Ingram: "NYE- San Antonio, TX, Cowboys. Be there. I will! Let's sing that Auld Lang Syne together. We'll all mumble until that part we know comes!!!!"