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Chris Young Releases “Lonely Eyes” Video

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Chris

Tim McGraw Into HOF For His Hat

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Chris

Tim McGraw is being honored for his look. He is among the new inductees into the Headwear Hall of Fame. 

The Headwear Association President Angus MacLeod says each year the organization “recognizes six individuals who are renowned for wearing hats,” and with them creating a “signature style.”  Tim got the nod because he’s “virtually never seen without his black, sleek, sexy cowboy hat.”  But Tim says he’s not sure he really deserves it.

He tells People he’s “never been real comfortable” without a hat, because he believes he has “a really big head.” But, he says that self-consciousness might be fading saying one of the benefits of aging is “you get more comfortable with yourself.”

There are only 42 people in the Headwear Hall of Fame. Other 2015 inductees include Sean Connery, Joan Collins, Alicia Keys, Pharrell Williams, and British model Cara Delevigne. Previous inductees include Humphrey Bogart, Aretha Franklin, Queen Elizabeth the Second, and Kid Rock.

Brad Paisley; “I Don’t Think I’m Influencing Younger Artists”

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Chris

Brad Paisley may be one of the most successful country musicians, but he doesn’t feel like he’s leaving a lasting impression on the next generation of musicians.

He tells People, “I don’t feel like I have a legacy. I don’t think I’m influencing younger artists – they’re not trying to be me. But I don’t say that in bitterness. I say that with realism.”

He says his music hasn’t been branded as any one type of country, which has allowed him to re-invent himself. “This format has let me be a balladeer and it has let me be an up-tempo fun rocker as well. And a jokester. And I’m really honored that they don’t make me conform. I like being some sort of new artist each time.”

Surprisingly, he thinks musicians will have a better chance of becoming permanent fixture in the genre if they pay close attention to what the new blood is bringing into Nashville. “I think if you ignore the generation after yours you will be obsolete very quickly. The artists who stick around for a while are the ones who go, ‘Oh, that’s cool, never thought of that. Ought to do that.’”

Brad plays the Pensacola Bay Center Friday, January 23 with Parmalee and The Swon Brothers.

Dustin Lynch Won’t Press Charges In Niceville Incident

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Dustin Lynch has a message for the man who threw a full beer can at him during a show, and hit him in the face, “Congrats. You’re getting away free.  You’re welcome.”

Dustin says he never wants this man to come to one of his shows again. He delivered his message in an interview with ‘Taste Of Country.’ He says police in Niceville told him they had a suspect, but he decided not to take it any farther as he didn’t want to spend a day off filing police reports.

He admits he’s been scarred psychologically by the incident, and has “a thing now” about activity to his right when he’s on stage. The act happened at MulletFest in October.  After the show Dustin went to the hospital for stitches.

Jana Kramer Engaged!

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Jana Kramer turned 31 yesterday (December 2), and she spent the whole day celebrating with her now fiancee, Michael Caussin.

“It was a beautiful surprise,” she says of the events at the end of the night. “He was the perfect gentleman. Nervous, on one knee, and surrounded by some of the people that love us the most.”

She was previously engaged to Brantley Gilbert, and before that she was briefly married to Michael Gambino in 2004 and actor Johnathon Schaech in 2010.

Michael played tight end in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. He is currently a free agent.

They have not announced a wedding date.

Jana will be in Cat Country for the next Cat Country Close Up at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach on December 17.

Source: Taste Of Country

Miranda And Eric Make Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Of 2014

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Miranda Lambert and Eric Church are getting recognition for their latest work. Miranda’s ‘Platinum’ album has landed in the number five spot on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “50 Best Albums of 2014.”

She’s praised for the way her album “smoothly balances solo-act introspection with A-list ring grabs, co-starring the likes of Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town.”

Eric’s ‘The Outsiders’ made the list at 21. In their review, they say that “in an era teeming with bro-country (Eric) made a great record by following his rock and roll rebel heart.”

U2′s ‘Songs of Innocence’ leads the list. See the whole list here.

Miranda Lambert Gets Emotional Talking About Blake

Posted on: December 3rd, 2014 by Chris

We’re so used to seeing Miranda Lambert acting tough as nails, but last night she got a little emotional at CMT’s Artist of the Year Special. She accepted her award and started to get teary eyed talking about her “rock”, Blake Shelton.

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Highlights From Last Night’s CMA Country Christmas Special

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Chris

Kenny’s Caribbean Christmas Song Video

Posted on: December 2nd, 2014 by Chris

Kenny Chesney is sharing a little piece of his island life this holiday season with the release of his new Christmas tune, “Christmas In Blue Chair Bay.”

The acoustic song is about celebrating the holidays with the people you love in a place that is very dear to you. Kenny says the video, which was shot in the Caribbean, sums up the song’s message perfectly.

“We all have those special places we like to go to get away with our friends or our family. It doesn’t have to be the beach or the water… It could be a mountaintop or the desert,” he says. “But somewhere you and yours go to get away from it all, and this video shows how that looks for me.”

Country Music Turns On Its Christmas Lights Tonight

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Chris

Jennifer Nettles hosts CMA Country Christmas tonight on WEAR-TV 3 at 7:00. Your favorite country stars perform both you favorite Christmas songs and some new, original songs they hope will be around for years to come.

Carrie Underwood, Idina Menzel, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Steven Tyler, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, Sara Evans and Michael W Smith will all appear. The special was filmed the day after the CMA Awards in November (Nov. 6).