Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

The top tours of the last 3 months, according to Pollstar, have Taylor Swift at #3. Topping the list are Kanye West and Jay Z, with the current Cirque de Soleil tour in the number two spot. Keith Urban came in at number 8 and Jason Aldean is in the #10 spot.

The top 10 biggest selling albums of the year included a couple of country acts. Lady Antebellum’s “Own the Night” is at #10 with nearly a million units sold, and Jason Aldean is in fifth place, selling 1.42 million copies.

Congratulations to American Idol alum Danny Gokey, who just got engaged to his girlfriend, Leyicet Peralta. It’s Danny second marriage, as he is widowed from his first wife, Sophia. Leyicet shares Danny’s passion for helping children and families in need through his “Sophia’s Heart” foundation and has suggested that instead of gifts, well-wishers might consider a donation to the organization. It’ll be a short engagement – the two plan to wed in January.

Happy birthday to Les Taylor of Exile, who is 63 today.

The tweet of the day is from Martina McBride: “Working on cleaning house from Christmas. Keep getting sidetracked by wanting to read my new books, smell my new candles, and sip my new wine.”