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  • Lady Antebellum and Aerosmith

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Lady Antebellum took their fans back to 1975 with a live rendition of Aerosmith‘s ‘Sweet Emotion.’

    After they finished singing their sweet, romantic track ‘Just a Kiss,’ Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood kicked into a cover of the Aerosmith classic, Friday night in Syracuse, NY

  • Zac Brown's Music Festival

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    zac brownZac Brown's first music and food festival will feature a variety of flavors.

    My Morning Jacket, Train, Eric Church and Warren Haynes are a few of the diverse group of acts set to appear with Zac Brown Band at the three-day Southern Ground Music & Food Festival in Charleston, S.C.

    Zac says he's aiming for an experience beyond the average festival and is also featuring VIP gourmet meals by chefs Rusty Hamlin, Sean Brock, Mike Lata and R.J. Cooper as part of a stage-side experience and more upscale concessions.

    Other performers scheduled to appear at the Oct. 21-23 festival include Fitz and The Tantrums, Steel Pulse, The Del McCoury Band with Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Brett Dennen, Sonia Leigh and The Wood Brothers.

  • Manliest City in the US is...

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    nashvilleA study has named Nashville "Americas Manliest Cities" : the most masculine metropolis in the United States.

    According to Mars Chocolate North America, the third annual study used metrics including the number of manly businesses, such as home improvement stores and steak houses, and manly jobs, such as construction, to rank the relative manliness of 50 U.S. cities.

    The study deducted manliness points from cities with large numbers of cupcake stores or fancy furniture sellers.

    It ranked Nashville in the top spot, followed by Charlotte, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Memphis and Columbia, S.C.

    Los Angeles ranked last on the list with San Diego ranking No. 49.

    The Board of Manliness helped rank the cities, and included actor Lou Ferrigno, baseball Hall of Famer Rollie Fingers, retired wrestler Sergeant Slaughter, comedian Judy Gold and champion lumberjack Mike Sullivan.

  • Blake Shelton Dishes Relationship Advice

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    blake sheltonBlake Shelton has penned a love advice column for Cosmopolitan.

    Miranda Lambert's man dishes out dating tips and tried-and-trusted ways for women to woo a guy and win his heart.

    He writes, "It strikes a guy when a woman isn't clingy but still lets you know she's with you. It's a balancing act, but I've always liked it when a woman can blend in with my friends and not just sit in the corner."

    And Blake thinks the best place for a date is a sports bar.

    He continues, "Every guy wants the kind of woman who is OK going to a sports bar. Most guys don't feel comfortable with a candlelit dinner. But in a room with fun music playing and a pool table in the corner? That relaxes him."

    Blake insists continuing to impress a partner is important in a relationship: "Men and women should use whatever they've got to continue to impress the other person. I'd always pull out my guitar and play a song. Women should show off their talents too."

  • Logger afraid to die alone cuts himself free

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    loggerA 61-year-old retired logger was afraid that he might die alone in a remote Colorado forest after his right foot was pinned under his six-ton trailer.

    He went into the woods by himself to get a pile of fallen trees to cut for winter firewood. A trailer that was attached to his truck slipped and landed on his foot.

    About 30 minutes later he realized that no one could hear his cries for help, and he couldn't reach his cell phone because it was in his pickup.

    He recalls, "I cut off my boot to see my foot, and once I realized how bad it was, I started cutting off my toes. It hurt so bad. I would cut for a while and then I had to rest."

    Once he freed himself, the logger stopped the bleeding with a shirt and started drivingHe called for help once he was in cell phone range.

    The authorities grabbed his severed toes, but doctors said they were too badly mangled to be reattached.

    He was released from the hospital and is doing is fine.

  • Willie Nelson "The Scientist"

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Willie Nelson recently recorded ‘The Scientist’ by British rock band Coldplay for the soundtrack to a short movie called ‘Back to the Start.’

    The two-minute stop-motion animated film depicts the life of a farmer turning his family farm into an industrial farm before seeing the errors of his ways and changing course. He winds up walking the path that will lead to a more sustainable future. 

    Chipotle Mexican Grill commissioned both the movie and Nelson’s performance of the song to emphasize the importance of developing sustainable food systems. All proceeds from both benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, dedicated to creating a sustainable, healthful and equitable food future.

  • Lady A to kick off NFL season

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    lady ALady Antebellum will join Maroon 5 and Kid Rock to kick-off the NFL Season on September 8th.

    The FREE concert will take place just prior to the season opener between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field.

    The 60 minute pregame show will air on NBC and NFL Network starting at 6:30pm.  

  • Schools bribing kids to attend

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    schoolSchools are starting to offer rewards to kids, like iPods and cash, just to get them to show up for class.

    The Camden, N.J. school district will pay some kids $100 if they sign a pledge promising not to skip.

    A California district teamed up with a local car dealership and holds a raffle at the end of the year for a new car. Only kids who make all 180 days of school can win.

    Some experts think it's a good idea, since skipping school is a pre-curser to dropping out of school, and it's gotten out of hand lately. In D.C. thirteen percent of high school kids missed at least 15 days of school last year without a valid excuse.

    On the other side, other critics believe daily attendance should be an expectation, and districts should not have to resort to bribery to get kids to class.

    Still, others say students can't be reached unless districts get them in the building.

  • Lady Antebellum "Friday Night"

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    ~~ Lady Antebellum has released two new songs from their upcoming ‘Own the Night’ album. One was released to iTunes Monday morning, while the other was captured on video at a weekend concert in Canada.

    The band tweeted about a new song available on iTunes. ‘Dancin’ Away With My Heart’ is a slow, rolling ballad sang by Charles Kelley andHillary Scott.  

    On Friday night at the CMT Music Festival in Canada, Lady Antebellum performed new song ‘Friday Night.’  

    ‘Own the Night’ will be available in stores and at digital retailers on September 13.  Fans can hear a clip of all 12 songs of the project at Amazon.

  • New Music Announcement from Blake and Miranda

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

     Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton took to YouTube to announce that they are working on an album together: Neal McCoy's album.

    Neal was a performer during the couple's wedding reception, held in Texas back in May, and the couple is returning the favor by helping him record tunes for his next release.