Monday, February 7, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

While the Packers were gearing up to win the Super Bowl, Garth Brooks was kicking off his birthday celebration by doing something he loves - helping underprivileged kids. He hosted about 200 of them on Saturday at Super Camp near Dallas, giving them the chance to learn about football and cheerleading from the pros, and talking about how to be a success in life.

Did you see Faith Hill's Teleflora commercial during the first half of the Super Bowl last night? it is, in case you missed it...

Because of heavy snow and ice, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum and Willie Nelson all had to reschedule Friday night's shows. It was to have been Lady A's first show on this leg of their tour...bummed!

If you're Facebook friends with Luke Bryan, the police could come calling. Someone started a fake Luke Bryan page, populated it with actual photos of his wife and family, and sent out friend requests. Fans caught on to the fraud and reported the page to Facebook authorities, who shut it down and brought the police in. Luke is on the road with Rascal Flatts right now and is reportedly a bit shaken up by the whole thing.

Miranda Lambert is on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal, discussing keeping her Oklahoma property even after she marries Blake Shelton in May, her childhood and the insanity of her life when fame was just starting for her, traveling on a bus filled with a dozen men and not one other woman. She called her business manager and asked, "How much is it to live in an insane asylum and how much is it for a second bus? Because I either have to do one or the other." The whole article is online, saving you a trip to the store. She's been writing songs for her follow-up to "Revolution" and kicks off her tour on the 24th of this month.

Dierks Bentley's song "Sideways" gets a new life as the theme song for 2011 NASCAR coverage on FoX Sports.

Get a free download of the JaneDear Girls' song "Shotgun Girl" by sharing them on Facebook or Twitter. You'll automatically become a follower of theirs, too.

Steel Magnolia is on the David Letterman Show tonight.

Happy birthday to Garth Brooks, who turns 49 today.

The tweet of the day is from Kellie Pickler: "On my tour bus. Looking online at Christian Louboutin's 2011 Spring Collection. New shoes make everything better. :)"