Monday, January 10, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

If you love country music, love second-hand shopping and would love to own things previously worn and used by some of your favorite country stars, you're in luck: there's a shop about to open in Nashville that you need to know about. Estrella Celebrity Consignment is intended as a celebrity boutique, where clothing worn by artists like Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss and Rascal Flatts will be available for purchase. Even better, all of the proceeds will benefit Noah's Ark Society, a non-profit animal rescue group. The store will open sometime this spring.

There's the pitter-patter of little feet in Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's life. Four of them, as a matter of fact. No, not twins, a new Dachshund mix puppy named Penny.

Garth Brooks is helping Middle Tennessee again. Go online to purchase merchandise fro Garth's string of flood relief shows, called "Rescue Party," and all of the proceeds will to towards cleaning up and rebuilding flood-damaged areas.

In Georgia, a storm has cancelled the inauguration celebration for the new governor, Nathan Deal. Home-grown talent was on tap for tonight's party at Philips Arena, including Georgians Luke Bryan and Mark Wills, but the day's festivities have been scrapped. Ticket holders for the gala will have their money refunded, and Luke is said to be bummed not to be able to play for the new governor.

The Professional Bull Riders Association is so enamored of Gary Allan's song, "Get Off On The Pain," that they're adopting it for all of their broadcasts throughout 2011. You can catch the 2011 PBR season on Versus, NBC and CBS.

Nicole Kidman's latest movie, "Rabbit Hole," opens this Friday. She stars in it, and also produced the movie, which has earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She says now that had she been a mother at the time she took on this project, she would not have taken the role. Nicole goes on to say that she nearly backed out of finishing the movie on more than one occasion, but she did complete what she calls the "terrifying" role. The movie revolves around a couple who have lost their 4-year-old son in a car accident. Nicole and Keith are the parents of Sunday Rose, who's going on three.

The smoke in Middle Tennessee Friday night was from Charlie Daniels' barn. It caught fire while Charlie and his wife were on vacation in Colorado, and is a total loss. Thankfully no one was injured, but sadly, the fire destroyed nearly a dozen animals, farm equipment and a stove that was a gift from the late Roy Acuff.

Steel Magnolia's debut album finally comes out tomorrow.

The tweet of the day is from Charles Kelly of Lady Antebellum: "7 hr drive back home: heard hello world 3 times, georgia clay 2 times, a little bit stronger 2 times. big smile thanks country radio -ck"