Archive for February, 2014

Country Stars To Get ‘Doobified’

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Chris

Some country stars have been pulled into the studio by the Doobie Brothers to record an album of the band’s hits.

Among those signed on are are Toby Keith Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Sara Evans, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, and Love and Theft.

The album, which will be released later this year, has the country stars picking their favorite Doobie song to record with the band.

The Doobie Brothers have gone through many lineup changes through the years, but for these recordings some familiar names are involved including Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston, John McFee and Michael McDonald.

This isn’t the first time the band has gone country. Luke Bryan played a CMT Crossroads special in 2011.

Source: Taste Of Country

Friday, February 28, 2014

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Chris

When they’re having a bad day, 1 in 5 guys does this…
Answer: Calls their mother

Josh Turner: ‘Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood’

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Chris

Josh Turner’s next release will be in print form.

His first book, “Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood” will be out April 28th. He describes his background in the book’s introduction, explaining that his work ethic and values were formed by his upbringing “in a strong Christian family” in “rural South Carolina,” and the “essential life lessons” he learned along the way.

In the pages he also writes about his family (wife and three sons) and the ways “God has shaped and continues to shape” him, and how “the everyday small things in this life” really do matter in the long run.

Source: AP

Bon Appétit, Martina Helps You In The Kitchen

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Chris

Martina McBride has delighted you ears with her music, and now she’ll try to satisfy your taste buds.

She has announced that she’ll release her first cook book, ‘Around The Table’ October 7. Besides some of her favorite recipes it will also have practical menu planning advice and décor inspiration.

Martina says, “I have a passion for food and entertaining and I’m so excited to be putting everything I love onto the pages of my new book.” And, because she knows what a busy mom is, being one herself, she’s made sure that all of the recipes in this book are fuss free and simple to follow.

Comedian Tim Wilson Passes

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Chris

Comedian Tim Wilson died of an apparent heart attack yesterday. The 52-year-old was probably best known among fans of Larry the Cable Guy, Ron White and Jeff Foxworthy as they toured together often.

Also during his career he was known for his parody songs, “Garth Brooks Has Ruined My Life,” “The Ballad of John Rocker” and “The Jeff Gordon Song.”

Tim’s dream was to be a musician, but when that didn’t go anywhere he turned to comedy, with his first big breakthrough coming in 1990 on The Tonight Show.

Tim leaves behind a wife and two kids.

Source:Taste Of Country

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Chris

The typical adult has done this 5 times in the last 12 months…What is it?
Answer: Read a book (Pew Research) They say five books a year is the median, not the average, which means that half of Americans read more than five books and half read less than five books. When the average number of books is figured out, it’s even higher at 12.

Dierks Bentley Wants You To Get Your Game On

Posted on: February 27th, 2014 by Chris

Move over Flappy Bird, Angry Birds; there’s a new bird on the block!

Dierks Bentley has created a game called Riser Bird in support of his brand new album Riser. It’s based around the thunderbird image that has become synonymous with it.

Dierks says, “There are so many addicting games about birds right now, and we thought it would be funny to create our own Riser Bird game. I’m all about finding interesting ways to get music out to the fans, and this is just supposed to be fun.”

When you play the game you can preview the new music as you go from level to level. You can play by logging onto riserbird.com.

Loretta Lynn Okay After Fire

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by Chris

Loretta Lynn is nursing some minor burns after a fire at her home yesterday morning.

Hurricane Mills ranch manager, Will Rourke told Nashville’s News 2 Loretta was at home watching TV when a candle burning in the sunroom fell over, setting a chair on fire. He says Loretta discovered the fire when she went to explore a crackling sound she heard.

He says Loretta hurt herself using a pillow to beat down the flames, suffering minor burns on her fingertips. The fire was not in the antebellum mansion she used to call home, which is now open to tourists, it was in another home on the property where she’s living now.

The last 14 months have been rough on Hurricane Mills. It was damaged in a severe storm last January. Last February a fire destroyed the concession stand at the Ranch’s motocross track.  Then, in September Loretta cracked two ribs when she fell into a dresser at the house.

Source: AP

Craig Morgan Has An Internal Alarm

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by Chris

Craig Morgan apparently has an internal alarm clock that he says he can actually set, just by telling himself what time he wants to get up the next morning, and it has never failed him.

“My wife thinks it’s the most crazy thing,” laughs Craig.  “People think I’m joking, but I’ll say, ‘What time do you want to get up in the morning?’ And they’ll say, And they’ll say 5:30 and I’ll say, ‘Okay, I’ll wake you up at 5:30.’  At 5:15 I will wake up and wake them up at 5:30.”

Most people might set a real alarm clock as a back-up, just in case, but Craig says, “I never set an alarm clock at my house.  I’ve never had an alarm clock and in the last 15 year I may have overslept … I MAY have overslept once, but I’m not even sure if I’ve ever overslept.”

Craig uses an buzzing alarm clock in his new song, “Wake Up Lovin’ You” which you can hear on The Cat!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Posted on: February 26th, 2014 by Chris

The more time that a man spends doing this, the healthier his wife will be…What is it?
Answer: Working (University of Texas at Dallas and Indiana University) They studied about 4,000 couples over 25 years and found the healthiest women had husbands who worked more than 50 hours per week, and the more overtime they put in the better.