Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

Tim McGraw is walking around in an orthopedic boot because he broke a bone in his foot. Problem is, he has no idea how he did it. He thinks it could have happened while on stage, because he's pretty active, running around and jumping off the speakers. He kept up the tour schedule and his daily runs for a couple of weeks, until the pain got so bad he couldn't walk. That's when Faith convinced him to see a doctor. It's a fracture, not a complete break, and the doctor has told him no more running for a few weeks. He's using a seated elliptical machine twice a day to try to keep those muscles in tone, and when he's on stage, he's seen sporting a cane to get around.

Miranda Lambert is excited to share her new music with fans, debuting "Baggage Claim" on stage at a show in South Carolina.

The new cd, "Four the Record," drops November 1.

Taylor Swift is in Canada on her "Speak Now" tour, and paid tribute to Canadian singers with this medley...

Jason Aldean is proud of his record label, Broken Bow Records, for backing his 7th #1 single, "Dirt Road Anthem." As Jason explains, “Dirt Road was almost the first single from this record. We thought about coming out with that as the lead single. And to the credit of my record company—they’ve always been really cool at letting me talk ‘em into things that they may not necessarily be 100 percent on, but they were behind this song. To their credit, they dug it. And I love that about them, is that they’re not scared to let us go out and be a little different and try some new things.”

Add The Band Perry to the list of artists working on Christmas albums this month. They're cutting holiday classics, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." No release date yet, but it'll be before Christmas, for sure!

Even though she's just had her new son, Jewel is on the cover of Fit Pregnancy magazine. Pick it up and see how she managed to stay fit while pregnant with her frst child and how she's bouncing back after delivery.

Happy birthday to Radney Foster, who turns 52 today, and T.G. Sheppard, who is 67.

The tweet of the day is from Jewel: "Tweets! Been in a daily heaven with my angel boy... Not much sleep but high on love....what a sweet thing to be a part of"