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George Strait Songs Teach Basketball Player English

Posted on: November 13th, 2015 by Chris

George Strait is getting credit for teaching a basketball player at Vanderbilt University a new language.

Djery Baptiste tells The Tennessean, that listening to George’s songs helped him learn English when he moved from Haiti.

“I was in America and didn’t know how to say anything in the language, but I thought I could learn it through music,” he says. “Country music was the best for me, and George Strait is my favorite. So I learned how to speak English by listening to him tell stories in his songs.”

Any genre of music could have taught him English, but he says that country is his favorite.

“Rap and hip hop and stuff like that didn’t tell stories, and they had a lot of bad language, and I didn’t want to learn many of those words,” he continued. “I also had books to learn English, but none of them could teach me like country music did.”

Baptiste didn’t realize when he’d be moving to Nashville for basketball that it was the country music capital of the world. He says it’s just another perk to living there.

“I did not know it was the country music city until I was walking around the [Country Music Hall of Fame] Museum and recognized all those old songs,” he explains. “I heard them playing and I knew all the words. I would start singing them, and my teammates would be like, ‘How do you know all these songs?’”

In addition George Strait, Djery says he’s a fan of Alan Jackson, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band.

Source: Taste Of Country

Meet ‘Mr. Misunderstood’

Posted on: November 13th, 2015 by Chris

A teenager named McKinley James will go down in music history as Mr. Misunderstood as he is the young man not just featured on the cover of Eric Church’s new album but, also the star of the title track’s video. Eric hand-picked James because he felt he was a living example of everything the song represents.

James even got to sit in with Eric and his band as you see in the video. The 14-year-old first met Eric when his father helped singer-songwriter J.D. McPerson open for Eric on tour earlier this year. “I listen to other things than people do at school,” McKinley says. Just like the boy Eric sings about in the song, he’s on the edge of his school’s “in crowd.” His classmates listen to electronic dance music, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga…

“Some of my favorite artists (are) Eddie Angel…J.D. McPherson, Bo Diddley, Freddie King…” he says, naming bluesy-rockers he prefers to hear on vinyl.

In the video, scenes from a schoolhouse are mixed with scenes from a bedroom and the teen working on a car with his father. That’s McKinley’s dad, and he enjoyed working with him. At the end he gets to jam with Eric’s band, which he was nervous, but excited to do.

“I had to learn it in two days, which wasn’t that hard, but you had to listen to it over and over again,” he says.

Luke Bryan Sports Mustache For Veterans’ Day

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Chris

Mustaches and Veterans’ Day don’t normally go together but Luke Bryan posted a picture on Twitter yesterday (Nov. 11) with his oldest son, Tate, as they prepared to go hunting and said it was the one day of the year he is allowed to have one.

Note in the tweet, his wife approved of it for 24 hours. It is not allowed to be a permanent fixture. You’ll also notice he accidentally noted the holiday as President’s Day which had him rushing to correct his typo.

Jake Owen, One Of Nashville’s “Most Beautiful”

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Chris

Jake Owen spills a few of his beauty secrets in the latest issue of Nashville Lifestyles. Though he lost out on the cover to Nashville’s Chris Carmack, Jake is one of the magazine’s 25 Most Beautiful People this year, along with Kellie Pickler and model Martha Followill, who’s married to Jared Followill of Kings of Leon.

In an article that touts his “bright green eyes and megawatt smile,” Jake reveals he gets his hair cut at Nashville’s The Dry House, and has used Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade since he was a kid. He also says Kiehl’s facial firming moisturizer has changed his life.

“It’s really good. For about 31 years of my life, I never moisturized or used anything like that– ever,” he says. “It really changed my mornings — and evenings. It’s like the first time I got a Sonicare toothbrush. What have I been missing all this time?”

Jake goes on to say he believes a truly beautiful person is “someone who’s kind and gentle and gives more of themselves than they expect to gain.”

Miranda Celebrates Birthday with A Piercing And A Pony

Posted on: November 11th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert made the most of her 32nd birthday yesterday (Nov. 10).

An Instagram photo shows a new tattoo of a unicorn on her forearm, with the hashtag #willthiswashoff. It seems likely that it will, but the new piercing won’t.

The morning after… #bday #willthiswashoff

A photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on

In a picture she shared earlier in the day, she was smiling as showed off a diamond in her left ear.

Diamonds are a girls best friend! #2isbetterthan1 #piercing #32today #bday

A photo posted by Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) on

As of now there’s no talk of new music on the way from her in 2016 but all signs point to that being the case. The last few months she’s talked about going on a writing binge in the days and weeks following her divorce from Blake Shelton.

Source: Taste Of Country

Carrie Underwood Gets Kisses From Isaiah

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 by Chris

Carrie Underwood has a busy schedule, but there’s always time for baby kisses. The new mom posted a video on last night (Nov. 9) of her playing with her son, Isaiah.

As if a little play time wasn’t cute enough, Isaiah decides kisses are pretty funny and lets out a giggle that will just plain melt your heart.

Baby kisses are the best thing in the world…I'm so thankful for my sweet angel. He makes my life better in every way! #SoInLove #MomLife #Slobber

A video posted by Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) on

Cam, No Yellow Dress On Wedding Day

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Chris

Cam is known for her sunny disposition and is one reason she’s rarely seen not wearing yellow. Her wedding day will be one exception.

“No,” she laughed during a recent radio interview. “It’ll be somewhere. I like having it on me somewhere. I think to have a full yellow wedding dress…you’ve become a character at that point. I’m still a person.”

Cam said “yes” to boyfriend Adam Weaver in September and shared the news with fans on social media. She and her fiancé are both from California, so it’s likely they’ll be married there. Though, with an album release scheduled for December (‘Untamed’, Dec. 11), she says she may need to hire a wedding planner.

Source: Taste Of Country

Scotty McCreery Releases “Southern Belle” Video

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Chris

Scotty McCreery brought together Nashville’s Belmont University cheerleaders and the Vanderbilt University band to help him drive home the message that there’s just something about a Southern girl that can’t be beat in the video for his new song “Southern Belle.”

Scotty will headline Cat Country 98.7′s Miracle On Palafox” coming up November 22 at the Saenger Theatre. Get your tickets for $9.87 here.

Blake Shelton To Be Slimed

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton spent the weekend teasing fans on Twitter about a big announcement. This morning, on the Today Show with Kathy and Hoda the big news was revealed: he will host Nickelodeon’s 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards! Maybe not the earth-shattering news some were expecting but, he says it’s big for him, personally.

“My agent called and was like, ‘Is there anything you can think of that you want to do?’” he told Kathy and Hoda. “And I was thinking, ‘I want to host those Kids’ Choice Awards. I want to do this thing with kids, it’s fun. I want to get slimed.’”

Today then showed a promo of the awards with Shelton getting slimed while sitting in his chair on The Voice. “Feels good! I love it!” he screams while green rains down on him.

“I’ve been on countless stages throughout my life, but none have promised the madness, excitement and endless slime as Nick’s Kids’ Choice Awards, which is undoubtedly the ultimate party for kids,” he said in a press release. “There is only one team here, and it’s Team Kids’ Choice so bring it on Nickelodeon!”

The Kids’ Choice Awards air on March 12 on Nickelodeon.

Source: Taste Of Country

Joey + Rory’s Joey In Hospice Care

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Chris

In a new post on Joey + Rory’s blog, Rory Feek has revealed the latest sad news in his wife’s terminal cancer diagnosis: Joey Feek has entered hospice care.

Rory Feek explains that the decision was made after a 4 a.m. trip to a hospital in Muncie, IN, on Friday (Nov. 6). Joey has been in the hospital since Friday and will be taken home, where hospice workers will care for her starting today (Nov. 9).

“Her pain had become too much to bare,” he writes. “A few hours later, the doctors told us that the pain was from the cancer tumors continuing to grow and become inflamed, and we need to concentrate now on helping her be comfortable.

“Not the answer we hoped for…” he adds, “but the answer He has given us.”

Source: The Boot