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Watch Those Luke Bryan Searches!

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Chris

Luke Bryan has ended up second on the list of Most Dangerous Celebrities to Search!

The list is put out by McAfee. Electronic Dance Music (EDM) DJ Armin van Buuren replaces comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel the most dangerous celebrity to search for online with 17.9% of search results coming back from sites that are infected. Luke finished just .3% behind him.

It appears that people looking to download or listen to free music may be especially at risk. Celebrity names combined with the terms ‘free MP4,’ ‘HD downloads,’ or ‘torrent’ are some of the most searched terms associated with the names.

Usher, Britney Spear and Jay Z round out the top 5.

Parmalee’s Barry Knox To Marry!

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Chris

Parmalee’s bass player, Barry Knox, has asked, and she said “Yes!” He proposed to longtime girlfriend Kristin Joyner earlier this year, and the two are set to get married in 2016.

The two have been dating since at least 2010, according to dates on her Instagram page. In a post at the Parmalee Facebook page, Knox says she moved to Nashville with him and proposed on her favorite ski slope in Virginia, getting down on one ski in the middle of a run to pop the question.

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“I just set a date for October 15 of next year,” he told Star Magazine.

Barry is the cousin to Parmalee brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, with guitarist Josh McSwain (the only member currently married) rounding out the band.

the guys will be at the Pensacola Interstate Fair on Halloween afternoon this year!

Source: Taste Of Country

Garth Brooks Loses New Songs

Posted on: September 29th, 2015 by Chris

Garth Brooks has lost all of the new material he’s been working on for his next studio album.

He has been working on songs for an album that he tentatively planned to release next year, but that recently took an unfortunate turn. “Here’s where the old guy gets into technology, which is bad,” he tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “All the new stuff which I’ve been working on for six months is on a phone that I fried, and I can’t get the phone to come back up.”

“I know I should have backed it up. It’s like losing your briefcase back in the ’90s.”

His wife, Trisha Yearwood, tells the Journal Sentinel that the Christmas duets album they’ve been working on is also not finished, and probably won’t be out until next Christmas.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Says He And Miranda Are Still ‘Buddies’

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton is insisting that he and Miranda Lambert are still “buddies.”

The two couple divorced in July after four-years of marriage. During a recent interview Blake said the divorce was quick because that’s how it works in Oklahoma. He explained that once they filed the paperwork, their marriage was over after the ten-day waiting period because they had a pre-nuptial agreement and no children.

He said it was also their goal to avoid dragging the divorce out because of rumors that would get started.  He said, “Our whole thing was, we are going to be cool about this. It is what it is.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Kenny Rogers Calling It Quits

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by Chris

Kenny Rogers will step aside and retire after he finishes his upcoming tour.

He announced his intentions on ‘The Today Show’ this morning (September 25). “It’s happily sad or sadly happy,” he said. “I’m going to do a big worldwide tour, and it’s going to be my last. I’m going to say goodbye at that point; I’ve done this long enough.”

He says that he wants to devote more time to his life outside of music. “I wrote in my book that there’s a fine line between being driven and being selfish, and I think I crossed that line when I was younger,” he explains. “And I really want to be there with my kids and my wife. They’re really very important to me, and I don’t see enough of them, he says of his 11-year-old twin sons, Jordan and Justin.

The Country Music Hall of Famer acknowledges that he’s known retirement was on the horizon for a while, adding that life on the road has gotten harder for him. “I’m sure I will miss it. I swore that I would do this until I embarrassed myself,” the 77-year-old said with a laugh. “I don’t walk around well, so I’ve found some new humor. My mobility is really driving me crazy.”

He also said his final live appearance after his tour ends will be back on The Today Show.

Source: Taste Of Country

Tyler Farr’s Wedding On The Horizon

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Chris

Life is going very well for Tyler Farr these days. He’s currently helping plan an October wedding to his fiancée, Hannah Freeman. Tyler admits he’s leaving most of the decisions to Hannah, though.

“Once you get engaged, the plans of the wedding is all they seem to want to talk about,” Tyler says of planning the wedding with Hannah. “Where, when, how, why. It overtakes their minds, and I understand why. Guys don’t necessarily need to go and visit the venue to see it. They can see pictures and be like, ‘Oh, that looks like a cool place. Let’s do it!’”

In all seriousness, Tyler says he’s very lucky Hannah said yes to his proposal. He adds, “Yeah, I have a beautiful fiancée. She’s awesome. There’s a reason I got engaged to a critical care nurse. Yeah, welcome to country music.”

The couple is planning a small wedding in Tennessee. They’ve been dating for almost three years.

Source: Taste Of Country

Brett Eldredge Sings Karaoke

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Chris

Even the starts like ‘Cattyoke’! Brett Eldredge sang “No Diggity” by Blackstreet during karaoke. How’d he do?

Keith Urban Up To Moving With ‘Idol’

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Chris

After 15 seasons, ‘American Idol’ is coming to an end next year…or is it? Keith Urban, who joined the judge’s table in 2012, says while the show may move off Fox, it may live on elsewhere.

“I’ve been hearing more and more that there’s so much love out there for Idol that it may continue on in some form somewhere else. I don’t know. I just know there’s so much talk about it maybe being the final season where it is. And, at some point coming back to life again, so who knows,” he tells Country Countdown USA.

So, if a new version of the show came to be, would he stick around?

“I’d be open to it because it’s a fun part of my year,” he says. “My primary love professionally is writing songs, making records, and touring. That’s what I love more than anything. But Idol fits in beautifully to that, so I certainly enjoy doing it.”

Source: Taste Of Country

More Mature Sound On The Way From FGL?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Chris

Florida Georgia Line still has a hit to go on their last album ‘Anything Goes’ with the title track but, Tyler Hubbard admits they’re itching to move on to their upcoming third album. He tells ABC, “We’ve been writing and started recording. It’s just all coming together so nicely. We can’t wait for our fans to hear our new music. We really feel like it’s gonna the best we’ve ever released.”

As for the music, they say it will reflect a more mature theme since both members of the duo are now married men. “I think country music is real life, and that’s what we put into our music,” says the duo’s Brian Kelley. “Naturally as artists, we’re going to continue to push ourselves and make everything better. That’s just kind of where our headspace is at, and we’re just very thankful to continue to make music.”

Florida Georgia Line is up for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 49th Annual CMA Awards coming up Wednesday, November 4th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: ABC Radio News

Surprise! New George Strait Album This Week

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Chris

George Strait has announced his next studio album, and in a surprise twist, it’ll be out at the end of the week.

The album, ‘Cold Beer Conversation’, was announced during a press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas today (September 22) and will be available on iTunes, Apple Music and at Walmart.

The album is followup to 2013′s ‘Love Is Everything’, which featured his 60th number one hit, “Give It All We Got Tonight.”

“I’m really, really proud of this new album,” he said. “I think it’s a great record. I always say this; I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done. I always shoot for that…you’ve gotta go in the studio thinking that way. So I’m very excited about that.”

George also announced a run of shows in Vegas starting on September 22, 2016, with Kacey Musgraves.

Source: Taste Of Country