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Rascal Flatts started filming a movie yesterday. All they’ll say is it’s a erformance/documentary movie & their fans will love it but no word yet on a release date.


Glen Campbell will be honored with a special performance from Grammy nominees Blake Shelton and The Band Perry when he receives the Lifetime Achievement Award during the Grammy Awards broadcast February 12th.

Blake is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "Honey Bee" and Best Country Album for Red River Blue, and The Band Perry is nominated for the multi-genre Best New Artist.

For Valentine's Day, people were asked which celebrity they’d most like to receive a love note from. 29% of the guys picked Taylor Swift & 45% of the ladies choose Keith Urban.


Lee Brice & his crew were asleep on their tour bus Saturday outside of Toby Keith's Bar and Grill in Mesa, Arizona. They’d just gotten there after a 9 hour drive when the smell of smoke woke them up & within minutes of them getting safely off, the back end of the bus was in flames. They lost clothes & personal items but the bus is a total loss. It may have been electrical.


With Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw touring together this summer, it would seem natural that the two friends would record a duet. Kenny tells Country Weekly that it's not definite, but certainly possible. "We haven't found the song yet. We might do a bluegrass thing."

Kenny and Tim's Brothers of the Sun tour starts in Tampa, Florida on June 2nd.

All Allegany County Public School activities including community activities are cancelled for Saturday, January 21, 2012 due to the predicted ice storm.

Garth’s in an Oklahoma courtroom this week ‘cause back in 05, he made a $500,000 donation to a hospital there as they said they’d name a new women’s center after his mom. 3 years later the hospital changed their mind about building & they wouldn’t return his money calling the donation anonymous & unconditional saying only later did Garth put conditions on it.

   Dick Shelton died Tuesday evening while "surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma." He was said to be in declining health this past year. His age was not given.

As a result of his father's passing, Shelton has rescheduled the tour dates in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana he had lined up through this Sunday. He will now perform in Bismarck, North Dakota, on March 20; Rapid City, South Dakota, on March 21; Bozeman, Montana, on March 22; and Billings, Montana, on March 23.

   Shelton said in a statement, "I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys."

At last month's American Country Awards, Shelton acknowledged his father, who was hospitalized at the time with pneumonia.


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Rumor has it Kenny Chesney wants out of his deal with BNA & is shopping a $30 million deal to 3 other labels. I hear executives are in shock over the price. His manager said, “we’ve enjoyed a successful relationship with BNA, anything else are rumors far from the truth.”

   Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, she says that, in particular, the storylines of the songs will be less upbeat.

   A rep for the singer updated fans on her progress back in December. All of the songs, he noted, had been recorded and Carrie reportedly planned to select a single over the holidays:

   "Producer Mark Bright and mixer/engineer Derek Bason are going to work on the songs now and Carrie will be listening to everything over the holidays. She doesn't know the album release date . . ."

   "They've narrowed down the lead single to 2 songs: one that she got early in the process of making the album and one she cowrote recently that blew everybody away. She's pretty sure she's got the album title down too."


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Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert will perform ‘America The Beautiful’ at February’s Super Bowl pre-game festivities. Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem. Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker will do free concerts at the Super Bowl Village as well.

Blake Shelton and Reba return as hosts for the ‘ACM Awards,’ April 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets go on-sale, 10 AM Pacific, January 25 at

   The cover boy for the February issue of Redbook, Blake reveals what traits make a good husband. He says, "I think you have to be willing to take a bullet for somebody if you're going to stand up there, take your vows and be married to them for the rest of your life."

   One of Cosmo's Fun Fearless Males of 2012, Blake shares what attracts him to a woman. He says, "A woman who is not insecure gets me. I understand it's got to be tough to be a girl. But a woman who doesn't give a crap if I notice her? That drives me crazy."

At Ronnie Dunn’s show Saturday at Franklin Theatre his smoke machine triggered the fire alarm. In minutes the fire department showed up, did a walk-thru, declared the building safe, then the show went on.

Jo Dee Messina and WD-40 are partnering to give away a download of 10 free JoDee songs with the purchase of specially-marked products.  The CD can be downloaded until May 31.

Dolly Parton’s turned down ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ They’ve tried to get her on since it started & she says, ‘Are you insane?!’ I’d be
amazing all right, but not in the right way!” recognizes stars who give their time and talents to help others. Taylor Swift gave over a million dollars to charity in 2011
& did a benefit concert for tornado relief as well. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made the list for her work with the Mary Kay Ash
Foundation & his work with tornado relief.

      The album will represent his last release for his longtime label Curb Records, who recently sued the country icon for attempting to get out of his contract too early. A judge ruled in McGraw's favor, allowing him to seek a new label now that Emotional Traffic has been submitted and will be released. He spoke on the legal battle, while promoting his 2010 film Country Strong, citing Prince's protracted battle with Warner Brothers:

     "When a relationship doesn't work mutually, then I think you have to evaluate it on both sides. I could turn to Prince really quickly if I go down that road." The album has already yielded the number-one country hit "Felt Good On My Lips" and was backed by Tim's recent Emotional Traffic tour.

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As far as New Year’s resolutions go, Lady A’s Dave Haywood says the group hopes to better balance work and personal life in 2012.

Miranda Lambert wants to write a song that gets nominated for Song of the Year. She also tweets, “Blake cleaned the garage - no more
random carcasses!”

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