Monday, March 14, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

Oh, to be in Vegas when the town goes country. The free concerts leading up to the ACM Awards on April 3rd are star-studded. April 1st features Sara Evans, Lee Brice, Chris Young, Brett Edlredge, Casey James and Sarah Darling. April 2nd showcases Ronnie Dunn, Easton Corbin, Randy Houser, Steel Magnolia, JaneDear Girls and Thompson Square.

Are you watching Celebrity Apprentice? If you missed last night's episode, the men won the story book challenge, earning $20,000 for team leader Meat Loaf's charity, "Painted Turtle." Wanna know a little behind-the-scenes dirt? Check out John Rich's video blog...

Dierks Bentley's "Miles and Music for Kids" hits Columbus, OH on May 22nd. Part motorcycle ride, part jam session, the event features special guests Joe Nichols, Josh Thompson, Uncle Kracker and Miss Willie Brown. Tickets go on sale this Friday with proceeds benefiting Nationwide Childrens Hospital.

Josh Turner is on the cover of the latest Country Weekly, showing off his three boys and talking about reading aloud to them. "Fox in Socks" anyone?

Happy birthday today to Kristian Bush of Sugarland, who is 41, Jan Browne of Asleep at the Wheel is 57 and to Michael Martin Murphey, who turns 66 today.

The tweet of the day is from Brad Paisley: "Ok, can we just keep the time change like this now? I like it.Enuff of this spring forward fall back crap. Why do we still do this?"