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Jana Kramer Takes Inde Film Role

Posted on: May 12th, 2015 by Chris

Jana Kramer is adding to her acting resume as she has a role in the new indie music drama, ‘Country Crush.’

Though the artist has made a name for herself in the music circuit, viewers took notice of Kramer on the WB’s drama One Tree Hill, and she has since also scored roles in 90210, Entourage and the movies Click and Prom Night.

Jana takes on the role of Katherine Bishop, a wife and young mother who is also the sister-in-law of Charlie Bishop, the male lead, who is fallen for by a woman who crosses his path as she goes from New York City to the country for a party.

Despite getting bit by the acting bug again she says she’s sticking to music.

“I love acting, but my heart and soul is in singing. I’ve been terrified to pursue this dream because it’s so personal to me. If someone tells me they don’t like my voice, it’s a lot harder of a hit to take. This is what I’ve always wanted to do. I’ve wanted to do music my entire life.”

Jana is on CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour with Kelsea Ballerini, which hits The Swamp in Ft. Walton Beach this Friday (5/15).

Tim McGraw Pushing To Record New Music Before Tour

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by Chris

Not only will Tim McGraw spend the summer on the road on his Shotgun Rider tour but he’ll be putting finishing touches on new music in what little down time he has. He says he’s already recorded a bunch of songs for it.

“We started working on it a couple of weeks ago, so we’re right in the thick of it now. Over the next couple of weeks I will working in the studio a lot,” he tells CBS News. “I’m really excited about it. There’s an incredible bunch of songs on this record and we had a lot of fun in the studio playing it. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out myself.”

As for what to expect, he says it’ll be music that matters and means something to him. “I think if you start chasing radio, if you start chasing what your fans want to hear — I think if you start chasing what you think is the end thing — it’s okay to include some of that stuff, but if you start chasing that as a home base I think you’re in trouble as an artist.”

If things go according to plan the new album should be out before the end of the year.

Source: Taste Of Country

A Thousand Horses Performed “Smoke” On ‘Today’

Posted on: May 11th, 2015 by Chris

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Miranda And Blake Building New Home

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton have decided to undertake a summer project. She tells the June issue of ‘Country Living‘ they are building a new home in Oklahoma. But, it’s not just for them.

“I’ve been saving inspiration on Pinterest. A friend of mine recently said, ‘I can see your Pinterest boards, and all you have on there are dog rooms.’ My husband and I have 15 rescue animals, and I spend way too much time planning our pets’ spaces,” she explains.

In the meantime, during her days off the road, she plans on spending her summer getting in touch with her agricultural side. “My dad taught me to live off the land. I now have my own garden, but Blake is really the gardener,” she shares. “This year, we’re planting tomatoes and strawberries to make jam.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Greg Bates Gets Married

Posted on: May 7th, 2015 by Chris

Greg Bates is a married man. He wed singer-songwriter Shelley Skidmore on Saturday (May 2) in her hometown of Stanton, KY.

Saturday was perfect. I can't believe I'm a husband. I love you @shelleyskidmore

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He and Skidmore got engaged on Valentine’s Day in 2014, proposing in a chapel decorated with candles and a heart of rose petals. Basesd on this picture posted yesterday, they’re honeymooning at a beach.

Hello happy :) #honeymoonin

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Ashley Monroe Releases Video For “On To Something Good”

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by Chris

Ashley is set to release a new, as-yet-untitled studio album in July.

LeAnn Rimes Sets Off Fire Alarm On Airplane

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Chris

LeAnn Rimes got the attention of her fellow passengers on a flight to Los Angeles this past Friday (May 1).

She accidentally set off the fire alarm in the plane’s bathroom in flight.

A reporter for TMZ at the airport waiting for her when she landed, asking her happened after the alarm went off.

“Nothing,” she replied with a laugh. “Thank god. I put my head out and said, ‘It’s nothing.’ It was pretty funny, actually.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Joe Nichols Staying True To Country Sound

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 by Chris

Joe Nichols is working on new music, and says he’ll stay true to the truest of country sounds.

He says while it’s important to grow on what he did with “Sunny and 75″ it’s important to him to keep an element of traditional country alive.

“I think that’s what distinguishes me a little bit from other people,” he tells Taste of Country, “As long as I can stay true to that somewhat, I think it gives us a shot to be at least unique.”

While he admits it’s hard to avoid the temptation to cut music that will get radio play, he says he wants to make quality music that is country at its core.

“This is probably the biggest success I’ve ever enjoyed,” speaking of his last album ‘Crickets’. “If there was ever a formula for how to have success, I’m not it. I don’t know that there’s been a story written quite like mine, and I’m proud of that. It’s not an everyday story, and I’m very thankful.”

Joe will play Juna’s Pagodas and Sailor’s Grill‘s Beach Blast this Saturday on Navarre Beach.

Source: Taste Of Country

Brothers Osborne Get Revenge On Eric Church

Posted on: April 30th, 2015 by Chris

Brothers Osborne got revenge on Eric Church in a prank war to wrap up their tour.

The brothers have been on the Outsiders would tour, and Eric gave them a parting gift to remember their time together on their last day on the tour. Well, John and TJ weren’t going to let it go without retaliation.

Now that The Outsiders tour has wrapped, they are preparing to head back out on the road as part of Darius Rucker’s summer tour. But, before that, they will be in Cat Country at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach next Wednesday (May 6) for a Cat Country Close Up.

Thompson Square Flooded Out Of Home

Posted on: April 29th, 2015 by Chris

Thompson Square are rebuilding their Alabama home after flooding destroyed it when they were on the road and left it unnoticed for six days.

A leak in the upstairs bathroom is to blame. Keifer Thompson told ABC News Radio that Shawna’s mother went to the house to let someone in and stepped into ankle-deep water.

Furniture and rugs were ruined, as were envelopes announcing their ACM and CMA Award wins.

More damage happened when the cleaning crew backed a truck into the front porch, destroying it.

This was just another knot in the line of bad luck for them recently. In addition to the flooding, a bus carrying their crew was involved in an accident in Denver just days before the ACM Awards. They were not on the bus at the time and their crew on the bus escaped unharmed.

Source: Taste Of Country