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Glen Campbell Moved To Health Care Facility

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Chris

According to People, Glen Campbell has been moved to a heath care facility. For the last three years he’s been battling Alzheimer’s disease.

A family friend says, “He was moved to an Alzheimer’s facility last week. I’m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We’ll know more next week.”

Glen revealed that he had Alzheimer’s in 2011 and announced that he would hit the road on his “Goodbye Tour” which was filmed and is a new documentary called “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”, which premieres at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival today (April 18).

During filming, Glenn told People “I still love making music…I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin.”

Brad Paisley Bit By Acting Bug Again

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Chris

Brad Paisley is becoming quite the regular on TV this spring. A couple of weeks after appearing on the CBS comedy, ‘The Crazy Ones’, Brad will join his wife on the season finale of the network’s ‘Two and a Half Men.’

Kimberly, who has been on the show the last several weeks playing ‘Gretchen’, the love interest of Jon Cryer’s character. Their relationship has been fast moving, and TV Guide says there will be a big event in the finale. How Brad works into it is unknown.

This isn’t the first time the Paisley’s have been on TV together. Several years ago Brad was a guest on ‘According to Jim’ and last year he guest stared on ‘Nashville’ with Kim. At the time he said he didn’t have much interest in being on ‘Nashville’ with her because her character was so opposite who she normally is.

The season finale of ‘Two and a Half Men’ is May 8 on CBS.

Brett Eldredge & Jana Kramer To Model For Macy’s

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Chris

Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer can add modeling to their resumes.

They are part of the Macy’s American Icons campaign, which kicks off next month and will also feature Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, model Ireland Baldwin and actress/singer Zooey Deschanel.

Macy’s says the ads celebrate what makes our country great with fashions from American designers, the models and a program that gives back to those who’ve served in the military.

Brett and Jana will be the faces of the print, digital and in-store ads.

Randy Houser Admits To ‘Moving Fast’ In “Goodnight Kiss”

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Chris

Randy Houser is on a roll with romantic hits with “Goodnight Kiss” joining “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” and “How Country Feels” but admits he may have taken a creepy turn with it.

He tells ABC News Radio, “Yeah, we’re definitely taking things probably, slightly creepy fast in that song. We just wrote it about thinking about that nervous energy whenever you’re trying to build up the courage to get your first kiss on a date or waiting ’til the end of the night for the good stuff.”

Instead, Randy suggests he and his lady get to the good stuff earlier in the evening..

“Let’s start it with a goodnight kiss
I don’t wanna wait
No I don’t wanna wait”

He adds with a laugh, “You know, have fun and then go play. That’s kinda creepy, isn’t it?”

A Tom Petty Song Inspired “When She Says Baby”

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Chris

Last night was one of celebration for Jason Aldean as he got together with Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip to celebrate his most recent number one song, “When She Says Baby” in Nashville. While talking about how the song came to be, writers Rhett and Ben, said they were inspired by a famous rock song.

The pair say Tom Petty’s “Here Comes My Girl” was the driving force that had them putting pen to paper.

Rhett told WNCT, that he told Ben “Man we need to write a country version of a guy who’s had a bad day at work or whatever and he comes home and his girl, all she has to do is say baby and all the bad things go away.”

Jason heads out on tour next month and is working on new music he hopes to have out in the fall.

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same For Blake And Miranda

Posted on: April 17th, 2014 by Chris

After another spotlight moment for Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert at the ACM Awards you knew it would be just a matter of time before the tabloids cranked out more rumors of trouble and divorce between them.

Not helping matters this time is Miranda’s planned break from the road. Through all of it, it’s nice to see they just take it in stride and jab back and even getting Pistol Annies member, Ashley Monroe involved…

Lee Brice Releases Video For I Don’t Dance…

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by Chris

It’s the song he wrote for his wife, that brought her to tears the first time he played it for her. Now we get the visual with some clips from their wedding…

Brad Paisley Builds Bar In Studio For New Album

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by Chris

Brad Paisley is in the studio recording new music, some of which he thinks may be the best he’s ever recorded. We got a taste of it at the ACM Awards when he played “River Bank”, which he tells the Tennessean was inspired by growing up near the Ohio River.

“I’ve called myself, for years, a river rat,” he said. “My best memories with my grandfather are on that body of water, and my dad and learning to ski. It’s kind of like a back-to-basics song, which is really an inner tube and a boat and you’ve got a theme park.”

As for the rest of the new music, Brad says he wrote the album in three months, and even built a bar in his home studio to inspire his band.

“I was thinking, ‘This is probably a mistake,’” he said. “And, it ended up being fantastic. We have just camped out and cut music and it’s really fun. It’s all sort of been in the name of what I was writing and to capture the vibe of this perspective of mine. The first single is a little taste, but there’s a lot of other stuff.”

He’s working on a title for the album, but thinks “Thoughts From a Bumpkin” has a nice ring to it. “Looking at the world through the eyes of a country singer is an interesting thing,” he said. “It should be easy to like.”

Willie Nelson Moves Up A Level

Posted on: April 16th, 2014 by Chris

Willie Nelson will be 81 in a matter of days, but age isn’t slowing him down much. He will receive his 5th Degree Black Belt in the art of Gong Kwon Yu Sul, a week from Monday (April 28) in Austin, TX.

Willie started practicing martial arts when he was writing songs in Nashville many years ago and says he worked his way into Tae Kwon Do and Gong Kwon Yu Sul about 20 years ago.

Last year, he told Men’s Health Magazine, “Really, all my life, Charles Atlas and Bruce Lee were on my mind. It’s a good form of exercise, especially as you get older. I went through school playing all kinds of sports. I played shortstop. I ran track. I played football. I was a pole vaulter. Then when I went to Nashville, I got into some martial arts and kung fu. I liked it. It’s good for you.”

One could call it an early birthday present for him, as he turns 81 the next day.

Source: Taste Of Country

Zac Brown Band Adds One, Changes Role Of Another

Posted on: April 15th, 2014 by Chris

Zac Brown Band is lining up a summer tour that will kick off in late May while featuring a new member.

Matt Mangano will be on board with the band for the first time on tour. He worked with the band as a studio musician on ‘The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1′ and ‘Uncaged’, but has also popped up from time to time as a guest musician, but nothing steady until this go round.

His addition means the band can use regular bassist and vocalist John Driskell Hopkins in other ways. Not only will he continue on bass on some songs but he’ll also pickup guitar, baritone guitar, ukulele, upright bass, and banjo in the band.

As for the change, Zac says, “We’re always growing as musicians and challenging ourselves to bring new things to our fans. Hop is an amazing talent and I can’t wait for people to see what we’ve got coming for the live show.”

Source: Taste Of Country