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  • Lee Ann Womack added to George Strait & Reba Tour

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Lee Ann Womack

    Lee Ann Womack has been added to the George Strait & Reba tour!  Womack says she’s excited for the opportunity to go on tour with the King & Queen of country music…

    “’Does Ft Worth Ever Cross Your Mind’? ‘Whoever’s In New England’? ‘The Fireman’? ‘Little Rock’? ‘Wrapped’? ‘The Last To Know’? We’re talking classic country from the source,” praises Womack. “I can’t imagine a better tour to be on than George Strait and Reba McEntire — and now I’m not imagining!”

    Womack added jokingly, “I’m trying to figure out what to wear…cause you can’t out-starch George and you sure can’t out-spangle Reba!”

    I soooo want to see this tour!!  Here are the tour dates...

    22-Jan Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner
    23-Jan Greensboro, NC Coliseum
    29-Jan Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling
    30-Jan Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena
    5-Feb Phoenix, AZ US Airways
    6-Feb Las Vegas, NV MGM
    18-Feb St Louis, MO Scottrade Center
    19-Feb Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
    20-Feb Tulsa, OK BOK Arena
    25-Feb Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
    26-Feb Orlando, FL Amway Arena
    4-Mar Memphis, TN FedEx Forum
    5-Mar New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
    6-Mar Little Rock, AR Verizon
    26-Mar Portland, OR The Rose Garden
    27-Mar Tacoma, WA Tacomadome
    8-Apr Omaha, NE Qwest Center
    9-Apr Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
    10-Apr Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

  • Even "Fundon" love Tay Tay!

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Love of Tay Tay is international!  Taylor stopped by the Paul O'Grady show in London to talk fans, Fearless: Platinum Edition, writing songs and rumored boyfriend Taylor Lautner...great interview!

  • Carrie Underwood had her doubts about boyfriend Mike Fisher

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    Carrie Underwood and Ellen

    Carrie Underwood recently gushed "I Love You" to hockey player Mike Fisher on the liner notes to her new album, Play On. But when she first heard about the Ottawa Senator hockey player, 29, through one of her band members, she had her doubts.  "He was like, 'I have this guy for you,'" Underwood, 26, says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday (check your local listings). "I was like, 'Oh, that's great! What does he do?'"

    Told he played hockey, she says she then asked, "Does he have his own teeth?"  "'No,'" she says her band member replied. "'But he's got his really good dentist!'"

    When she was told he also lived in Canada, Underwood says it was another thumbs down.  "I love Canada," she says, "but that is a long distance relationship."

    Today - after nearly a year together - she says, "We see each other more than people think we see each other. We don't go out like publicly. We just do our thing."

    Underwood - who previously dated Tony Romo and Chace Crawford - says Fisher is "the longest relationship I've had. I joke and say my dogs are the longest relationship ever."

    But, as she recently stated on her fan site, they have no plans to live together.  "Call me old fashion," she says. "The next guy I move in with will be my hubby. Who ever that is.  I'm not saying it's going to be him."

    DeGeneres then tells Underwood that she predicts they will wed and start a family.  "Apparently," Underwood says. "I don't know."

  • I've been upgraded and I like it!

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    I am so stoked about my sweet new blog, its faboosh isn’t it?!?!? :)  I’ve had five separate blogs (I Heart Music, Country Music News, Vanessa’s Blog, Vanessa’s Yummos, V’s Candy blog) for a L O N G time and I’m so excited they are all being condensed into one slammin’ new blog titled “Everything Vanessa” because you’ll still get it all from me…Country Music News, Pop culture crud, recipes, personal updates and MORE!  (You can still find my archives in the separate blogs, they will be moved over to the new blog in the coming weeks.)  Our web department guru’s have been working hard to get the new blog system ready to roll and I appreciate all the hard work so you and I can reap the benefits!  You can now comment on posts, repost them and I love the clean look, sooo awesome!  Enjoy and I hope you keep coming back for more! (By the way, thought I'd share a Halloween picture above, better late than never???)  Bonus is new.

  • Robert Pattinson didn't like taking it all off in New Moon

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     Robert Pattinson New Moon

    Us Weekly says female fans swooned earlier this year when photos surfaced of a shirtless Robert Pattinson filming New Moon.  But the heartthrob, 23, didn't like taking it off.  "I felt pretty goofy stepping out into the sunlight in front of 2,000 people in a town square, ripping my clothes off," he tells Parade. "I was essentially doing a striptease."

    Still, he felt the scene had some irony. He says it was "one of the moments where I've really felt closest to people's emotional attachment to Edward," he says. "There were so many extras in that scene who were Twilight fans who had flown in just to be a part of it. It was a moment where I've felt the whole weight of anticipation, and I guess responsibility as well, of being Edward, for all the people who were kind of so obsessed with the stories. It was quite uplifting, and it was also very nerve-wracking."

    When it comes to Twilight, he says he has some things in common with his character, the vampire Edward.  "Edward is pretty self-righteous, and I guess I am too," he tells Parade. "I get quite obsessive about things and possessive as well."  He says he has "very specific ideas" about how he wants to do his work and how he wants to be perceived "to the point of ridiculousness sometimes."

    "I don't listen to anyone else," says Pattinson. "That's why I don't have a publicist. I can't stand it if someone is trying to tell me to do something, even if it's probably a mistake sometimes. I'm like a control freak about it. I've never really struggled with anything until recently. I've got to stop being so self-depreciating because people are starting to believe it. Like, 'That guy is an idiot.'"

  • How can you not love the vampires and werewolves Miles?

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Miley Cyrus

    Accoring to US Weekly, don't bother asking Miley Cyrus if she's on Team Edward or Team Jacob.  She says she doesn't care for Twilight and has no interest in seeing New Moon.

    "I've never seen it and nor will I ever," Cyrus, 16, said recently during and interview with Cleveland radio station Q92.

     What can't she stand about the hit film series?

    "I don't believe in it," she says. "I don't like vampires. ... I don't like the wolf that pops out of the screen when I'm watching my TV at night. I don't like it. I don't want anything to do with it. I don't like the shirts. I don't like any of it."

    Cyrus said she feels odd not being among the throngs of people rushing to see New Moon on Friday.

    "I feel really lame because everyone's, like, so excited," Cyrus said. "I'm like, 'Don't even talk about it.'"

  • A Home For The Holidays with Faith Hill

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    Faith Hill

    The 11th Annual A Home For The Holidays With Faith Hill is set to air Wednesday, December 23 at 8:00 pm EST on CBS. The special will include performances by Faith, Reba, and Carrie Underwood. Mary J. Blige, Michael Franti, and Shakira (among others) will also perform.

    Following the success of the past 10 annual shows, the special continues to tell touching stories about foster care adoption to raise awareness for this important social issue. The inspirational stories of these American families are enhanced by performances from some of today’s most popular artists.

    IN OTHER FAITH NEWS...she and Gary Borman, her business manager of sixteen years, have parted ways.

    “We are so proud of what we have achieved together over the past 16 years,” Hill and Borman said in a joint statement. “We love each other like a sister and a brother but have made the difficult choice to dissolve our professional relationship.”

  • Everyone is hanging with the vampires these days...

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    Another reason for me to dislike her, ugh.

    Julianne Hough and Robert Pattinson

     Country Music Is Love found the above picture of Julianne Hough with Robert Pattison at the New Moon premiere in LA last night.  Julianne tweeted the photo above along with a caption that read...

    “Are you kidding me right now?! My life is complete…. ”

    I wonder if she was trying to make Chuck jealous?  Chuck...CALL ME!

    Julianne chatted with Ryan Seacrest at the premiere as well, check out the audio below.

  • Nashville Now; What do Luke Bryan and Forrest Gump have in common?

    Posted by Vanessa Ryan

    *TAYLOR SWIFT took the top prize in country music last week at the CMA Awards, but she's also performed on the MTV Video Music Awards, scored several hits on the pop charts and toured Australia and Europe in the past year. In all these experiences, Taylor stays grounded in the format that first brought her success. She says, quote, "I am going to be forever grateful and forever proud to play country music, regardless wherever the venue may be."

    Taylor has some pretty exciting venues coming up on her Fearless tour. She's set to play two concerts in the U.K. next week.

    Taylor Swift

    *TAYLOR SWIFT has already put her name on a line of sundresses and a signature guitar. Now she's extending her endorsement to a new line of greeting cards. Taylor has partnered with American Greetings to create the line of cards, gift packaging stationery and online greetings. She says, quote, "I've always been fascinated by feelings and how we express them to each other. Getting to write and design these cards is a wonderful experience." Look for Taylor's greeting card line to debut this spring. They'll be available in the United States as well as the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico.


    *ALAN JACKSON and his wife DENISE will celebrate 30 years of marriage on December 15th.  Alan tells People magazine he's happy Denise has hung on with him this long. He says, quote, "She's lasted long enough for me to mellow out, probably [be] easier...to live with, so that's a good thing." Look for more with Alan and Denise inPeople's latest Country Special, on newsstands now.



    *SUGARLAND has signed on to perform at the annual Christmas in Washington TV special, coming up Sunday, December 20th at 8:00 PM ET on TNT. GEORGE LOPEZ is set to host, and NEIL DIAMOND and ROB THOMAS are among the other stars on the bill. The President and first lady will also be on hand. Sugarland is expected to perform a tune from their new holiday album, Gold and Green, in stores now.

    Also, look for Sugarland to perform on the Grammy Nominations Special Wednesday, December 2nd on CBS.


    *BRAD PAISLEY is 10 years into a stellar career, and he feels like he's just broken through to a wider audience in the last few years. In a recent interview with CNN, Brad says, quote, "I hope I still have people's ears as long as I have things to say....I just hope that I can stretch this out for a long time." The title cut from Brad's latest album, American Saturday Night, is now climbing the country chart.


    Jimmy Wayne

    *JIMMY WAYNE will release his new studio album, Sara Smile, this Monday after completing his first major tour with BRAD PAISLEY. His current success hasn't come easily, though. Jimmy tells Billboard magazine, quote, "I've found something that I really love, not something that feels like a job...I worked at it and believe with all my heart that it was going to happen." Jimmy's version of the HALL & OATES classic "Sara Smile," featuring DARRYL HALL and JOHN OATES, is now climbing the country chart.


    *Does LUKE BRYAN remind you of any particular movie character? If you ask Luke himself, he feels he's most like Forrest Gump. In an interview with TheBoot.com, Luke says, quote, "[It's] probably because of the whole Southern aspect...For some reason I always wind up on the better end of all deals...I've just kind of got the old silly boy luck."

    Luke sure is having good luck these days. His latest single, "Do I," is sitting at number three on Billboard's Country Songs chart this week.


    Clay Walker

    *CLAY WALKER has executive produced the soundtrack to the new independent filmNoble Things, which features the big screen debut of LEE ANN WOMACK. TRACY LAWRENCE, MARK CHESNUTT, BLAINE LARSEN, TRACY BYRD and PAM TILLIS are among the stars who've contributed songs to the project. It's now available through iTunes. Bonus is Clay.