Thursday, June 23, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have been man and wife for a month, and finally some video of their wedding is available. Enjoy!

Little Big Town is in the studio right now, working on a Christmas album.

There's only one country star who'll receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. That star is Vince Gill. All of the honorees for 2012 are listed here.

Next Tuesday evening, Toby Keith presents "An Evening with Toby Keith and Friends" featuring songwriters Bobby Pinson and Scotty Emerick. The benefit show goes to pay bills on the historic venue, and the show will be followed by an auction, featuring an autographed Toby Keith guitar. The Nashville Songwriters Association International bought the Bluebird Cafe, and the money raised will help put money back in the association's coffers.

Major Leage Baseball hosts a benefit All Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game each year. This year, it's July 10th in Phoenix, Arizona, and Jason Aldean is one of the participants. We'll see if his pitch is as perfect on the field as it is on the stage.

Sad news for Glen Campbell and his wife Kim. Glen was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease six months ago. Glen will still go out on his farewell tour this fall, and the couple shared the news because, as Kim says, "Glen is still an awesome guitar player and singer. But if he flubs a lyric or gets confused onstage, I wouldn't want people to think, 'What's the matter with him? Is he drunk?'" Glen is 75 years old.

The tweet of the day is from Jerrod Niemann: "Make no mistake, they only serve virgin Marga-daquiri-screw-olada-on the beaches at this location. So happy to be in gorgeous Charleston!"