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  • Tiger and Wife in Intense Marriage Counseling

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Tiger Woods and wife

    Tiger Woods may have let his family down, but according to a new report, his affairs with Jaimee Grubbs, Rachel Uchitel and other women haven't done enough damage to cause wife Elin Nordegren to leave.

    According to the Chicago Sun-Timesthe two "have already begun intense marriage counseling." The therapy has allegedly been taking place at their home "with a counselor who has been conducting sessions several times daily."

    The reason Nordegren isn't leaving her 33-year-old pro golfer husband? A "hefty seven-figure amount" of money promised to her if she stays.  According to the Sun-Times, a source close to the family said she demanded "a total rewrite on the couple's prenuptial agreement" that makes the "incentives" for her to remain Mrs. Tiger Woods more appealing.

    The couple -- who have daughter Sam, 2, and son Charlie, 9 months -- have been married five years, and according to their current agreement, they need to remain married for 10 years in order for Nordegren to collect a divorce settlement of $20 million.  Thus, the updated prenup would likely be revised with a shortened marriage timeframe and a higher dollar amount.

  • Tiger Woods Releases Statement and is Really Really Sorry. Really?

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     Tiger Woods

    The golfer released a new statement on his website Wednesday. He does not specifically mention his rumored affairs with Jaimee Grubbs, Rachel Uchitel and other women. He does shoot down talk that a physical fight with his wife Elin Nordegren led to his Friday car crash, calling such stories "utterly false and malicious." Yet, in vague language, he says, "I have let my family down...I am dealing with my behavior and my personal failings behind closed doors with my family."

    The embattled 33 year-old suggests that he won't be divulging any more details on his marriage or alleged infidelity: "Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions...I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves." He and Nordregren have two children: daughter Sam, 2, and son Charlie, 9 months.

    The full statement is below:

    I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.

    Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.

    But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don't share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one's own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions.

    Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it's difficult.

    I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology.


  • Keith Urban Celebrates Latest Number One With a Party in Nashvegas!

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    KEITH URBAN flew in to Nashville from Los Angeles yesterday to attend a party toasting his latest number one hit "Only You Can Love Me This Way." Though he didn't write the song himself, Keith felt a real connection to the tune. He says, quote, "I just sang it about my wife...I'm in a place where I know exactly what that song is about for me, and I sing it from that place."

    Keith is also a big fan of the song's opening guitar riff. He says, quote, "There's certain songs that I just grab the guitar and start playing and they just feel right...[This] song stayed with me." 

  • Kellie Pickler and Carrie Underwood Giving Out Checks!

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    KELLIE PICKLER is set to appear at Nashville's Symphony Center next Tuesday night as part of the CMA's Keep the Music Playing All-Stars event. During the show, money raised during the annual CMA Music Festival will be presented to Nashville-area music programs. Students from Metro Nashville Public Schools will also perform at the concert.

    Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler

    CARRIE UNDERWOOD recently presented the Humane Society of The United States with a check for 200 thousand dollars according to Country Aircheck. The proceeds came from digital sales of Carrie's song "Home Sweet Home," which was used at the exit music on American Idol last season.

  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Put Nashville Home on the Market

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    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have spent years building their dream home in Nashville and it is finally done!  That means they can move out of their current home and if you've always wanted to see how the McGraw's have been living, check out the pictures below that Nashville Gab found.  Nice digs Timmy and Faith!

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Nashville Home for sale

  • Lady Antebellum and Eric Church Featured In New Issue of Nashville Lifestyles

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    Nashville Lifestyle December Music Issue

    Check out the new issue of Nashville Lifestyles!


    The Music Issue

    Lady Antebellum:

    Since sitting down to write their first song together in 2006, this trio has experienced unexpected success and fame as one of country music’s most famous acts. Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood come together to produce a sound that blends soul and singer-songwriter reflection, then add a contemporary edge that results in recordings unlike any others being played on country music stations. Mega hits like “Love Don’t Live Here” and “I Run to You” showcase the range of talent and diversity the three bring to the genre and their fan base. The band got some much deserved recognition at the 43rd Annual CMA Awards, with the trio taking home both Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year for “I Run To You,” 

    Of course, they’d already earned quite a few awards and nominations (including both ACM and CMA New Artist of the Year honors in 2008) for their work on the initial album, so it’s really no surprise that fans are eagerly anticipating their sophomore release, slated to go on sale Jan. 26. The title is the same as the already tremendously popular single “Need You Now.” The song has been their most successful yet, rising to the Top 10 on the Billboard charts in just nine weeks. Like previous hits, the melody and message resonate with fans. The other tracks promise to be just as heartfelt, with the band working to make sure they continue to deliver the sound that their followers appreciate and love. In fact, they describe the new album as being all about passion, where a spark was reignited in the studio. From what we’ve heard, the listeners are going to be equally passionate... 

    For the complete story, pick up the Dec/Jan issue of Nashville Lifestyles on newsstands now or subscribe HERE!

    Photo By Joseph Anthony Baker

    The Music Issue

    Eric Church:

    Country newcomer Eric Church had a banner year in 2009, reaching both the Mediabase and Billboard country Top 10 on the strength of “Love Your Love the Most,” the latest single from his acclaimed sophomore record, Carolina. 

    Church burst on the scene in 2006 with Sinners Like Me, his debut record, which earned three Top 20 singles and a number one video. A native of Granite Falls, N.C., he penned songs for others (including Terri Clark’s “The World Needs a Drink”) before being signed to a solo deal himself. Sinners Like Me was produced by Jay Joyce, who’s best known for work with eclectic artists like Patty Griffin and The Duhks. It makes you wonder what Church, the Carolina country boy, and Joyce, the former punk rocker, have in common. 

    “Not much,” says Church. “And I think that’s one of the brilliant parts of what we do together. What we share is a common desire to not let the music get in the way of the song. He’s not one to overproduce and dress up the song too much. He just wants to bring out the best in what I do.” 

    What Church does best is mix Southern drawl and arena rock in a combination that recalls Brad Paisley or Keith Urban, but with a little U2 in the woodpile. He’s known for his up-tempo live shows, which showcase his outstanding backing band. This same group of well-heeled veterans also play on Church’s records––a setup almost unheard of on Music Row, where the division of labor between live and studio musicians is practically insurmountable. 

    “I feel that I have the best band out there,” Church says. “My guys are great players, and it’s important, if you’re going to be a band, to have a sound. These are the guys who helped craft that sound. We have a very easy relationship with our label, Capitol, and as long as we keep making great records and don’t screw up, we’ll get to keep doing this.” 

    —Paul V. Griffith 

  • Listen to Jaron and The Long Road to Love's New Song That Makes You Ask "Did He Just Sing That?!?!?"

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    Jaron Lowenstein

    This song is NOT what you expect and one you may be falling in love with immediately!  Check out Jaron and The Long Road to Love's new song "Pray For You" which is causing buzz throughout the country!

    Hear it for yourself now...

    Jaron and The Long Road to Love Facebook Fanpage

    Jaron's Twitter

    Want to know about Jaron?  Check this out...

    Jaron, of Jaron and The Long Road to Love, is a fresh face on the new-Country music scene. His sound is that of a crisp blend of powerfully smooth vocals meshed with a musical skill-set whose charming looks and polished talents has drawn him comparisons to Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. Lyrically Jaron and The Long Road to Love deals with real life issues such as loss, love, redemption and humility in an authentically honest, non-ironical fashion, that is reminiscent of Country great singer-songwriters such as Townes van Zandt and Kris Kristofferson.

    Formerly, of the band Evan and Jaron, with his identical twin brother the pair had immense success particularly with their breakout album of the same name. The album Evan and Jaron was released in 2000, but truly made its big impact the following year as it featured three Top 40 hits including the song “Crazy for This Girl”, which reached number four on Billboard. Additionally, the Evan and Jaron album showcased the hit “From My Head to My Heart” featured in the film Runaway Bride starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. The album also produced the popular song “The Distance” that was also integrally shown in the film Serendipity, which starred John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.

    Jaron is a true Southerner and was born and raised in Tucker, Georgia and yet from small town Southern roots went on to be featured in People’s 50 Most Beautiful People. He has also performed on such shows as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Live with Regis and Kelly. Jaron now spends his time living in Nashville, TN and recording new music. He has a specific emphasis on connecting with his audiences and fans via a rarefied talent of showmanship as a dedicated and passionately hard-working troubadour.

    Jaron and The Long Road to Love focuses on music that doesn’t box itself in with a single genre or typeset, but rather works with a passionate storytelling vibe. Jaron consistently makes a point showing his fans true love not just with concerts, but also in reaching out to them daily and directly with no fake posts, letters or blogs written by some “media person”, in social media and networking. He is the kind of modern and savvy musician, who gets that fans are into the internet, but also that some are into writing letters and he prides himself on responding personally to everyone no matter the medium.

    All of this, that is mentioned above and heard in his songs and seen in the relationships with fans both new and old, is what honestly makes Jaron real. He is that refreshing voice that new-Country musicians are claiming to own and that rooted old country musicians genuinely stand for from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to the songs of Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. When you add all of this all together what you get is a simple, sincere message that is unclouded by irony or artificial goods. What you get is Jaron and The Long Road to Love.

  • Miranda Lambert Wants to Befriend Owners of Private Jets!

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    miranda lambert and blake shelton

    MIRANDA LAMBERT has to travel all the time, but she absolutely hates flying. In order to deal with airport stress, Miranda says she avoids flying on days she has to perform. Miranda may have found a solution to her dilemma though. She recently tweeted saying, quote, "Private jet owners anywhere needing a best friend? If so, I'm here to help." She also tweeted the above picture of her and Blake Shelton spending some quality time together in a tent, in camo hunting.  Ahhh love.  
  • Oh Boy! Proof Tiger Stepped Out on the Mrs.

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    Jaimee Grubbs and Tiger Woods

    Listen to the Phone Call HERE!

    On Nov. 24 -- the day before reports of his alleged infidelity first surfaced -- Tiger Woods, 33, phoned his off-and-on girlfriend, 24 year-old Los Angeles cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs, and left a message in which he begged her to change her voicemail greeting. 

    "Hey, it's Tiger," he says in the voicemail, obtained by Usmagazine.com (listen above). "I need you to do me a huge favor. Can you please take your name off your phone? My wife went through my phone and may be calling you. So if you can, please take your name off that. Just have it as a number on the voicemail. You got to do this for me. Huge. Quickly. Bye."

    In this week's issue of Us Weekly (on newstands now) Grubbs details their 31-month affair. She reveals that they first hooked up in April 2007, and went on to have 20 sexual encounters.   She also shares her evidence, including more than 300 racy text messages. One from Woods begins: "I will wear you out..

    "I loved how we got along," Grubbs tells Us Weekly. "But I knew, in the back of my mind, there could never be just us. There would always be the wife, or somebody else."

    The billionaire golfer wed model Elin Nordegren, 29, in 2004; they have a two-year old daughter, Sam, and a nine-month old son, Charlie. The couple's argument over Woods' alleged affair with NYC hostess Rachel Uchitel, 34, reportedly led to his one-car accident near his home in Florida this Friday.