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Monday, December 1, 2014

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Chris

25% of women and 20% of men admit they do this to their significant other. What is it?
Answer: Snoop through their phone

Blake Shelton On Country Haters: “Get Over It”

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Chris

The criticism of country music continues; particularly for what some say are predictable and not very original lyrics.

Blake Shelton is taking a defensive stance and has a message for haters. He told Norah O’Donnell on ’60 Minutes’, “Gosh dang man, I hear about it all the time, you know: ‘It’s the same subject matter over and over again,’ and, ‘All y’all sing about is pretty girls.’ I like pretty girls, and I like drinking, and I like singing about it, so get over it. That’s my take on it.”

See the rest of his ’60 Minutes’ interview here…

Carrie Underwood Taking A Break From Being Vegan

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Chris

Carrie Underwood hasn’t had any strange pregnancy cravings, but her diet is taking a turn. She says she’s taking a break from being vegan.

She’s still a vegetarian, but says, “As soon as I am not pregnant anymore I will go back to being vegan.”

“I don’t think I am craving anything too crazy,” she tells Yahoo Beauty. “I try to keep it as healthy as possible and try to take care of myself. And you know, putting good things in!”

Baby Fisher is expected in the spring and will be the first child for her and husband Mike Fisher.

Source: Taste Of Country

Sam Hunt Takes On ‘The Late Show’

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Chris

Sam Hunt took his version of country to New York last night to perform for the first time on ‘The Late Show With David Letterman.’

He performed his new song “Take Your Time,” which is a 180 from his number one hit, “Leave The Night On.” The song is a back-and-forth between R&B and soft vocals, and he used the time show his talent.

He didn’t bring an instrument to play, but he still worked the crowd in, at one point removing his mic from its stand and walking the length of the stage, using his facial expressions and hand gestures to bring emotion to the song.

Source: Taste of Country

Sara Evans Releases “Put My Heart Down” Video

Posted on: November 26th, 2014 by Chris

Sara Evans has released the video for her new song, “Put My Heart Down.”

Shot at the historical Riverside Mansion in Nashville, it shows Sara surrounded by light bulbs which are set on the floor and hanging from the ceiling. Sara says the video’s director, Peter Zavadil, came up with a great way illustrate contradiction in the video by capturing the light bulbs and then showing them eventually explode.

“You have such beautiful and pretty scenes with the soft lighting and beautiful mansion, contradicted by the exploding bulbs,” she says. “I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”

“Put My Heart Down” is the second single from her album ’Slow Me Down’. She says she was drawn to it because it’s a sad song with a happy melody. She says, “I like the contradiction and I think it makes for a really interesting overall song.”

She’ll join Brent and Candy for football picks Friday morning (November 28).

Josh Abbott Band Helps Fan Check One Off Bucket List

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Chris

If you were at our Cat Country Close Up with the Josh Abbott Band last week (November 19) and stuck around Capt’n Funs after and talked to the guys you know they have a special connection with fans.

One of those fans, Hazel McKenna, went to see them at Ziegfest in Corpus Christi, Texas on Friday (November 21) and got to cross one off her bucket list. The longtime fan is fighting ovarian cancer, and after her diagnosis, she created a master list of things she’d like to do, including singing a song with Josh onstage.

That dream come true Friday night, as she joinde them for “Oh, Tonight,” a song he originally recorded with Kacey Musgraves.

Source: Taste of Country

Jake Owen Releases Emotionally Charged Video For “What We Ain’t Got”

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Chris

Jake Owen has changed gears for his new video for “What We Ain’t Got.”

It debuted yesterday on Entertainment Tonight Online and is far from the beach party anthems he’s become known for.

Jake says he was immediately taken by power of the song, which was written by Travis Jerome Goff and recovering addict Travis Meadows, which is important to the theme for the video.

Filmed in Nashville it shows snapshots of real people who have struggled and experienced loss, including Travis. There’s one line of the song that particularly hits home with Jake.

“There’s a line that goes ‘I wanted the world ’till my whole world stopped’ and I really feel what Travis meant by that, he says. Everything halted when my dad went through cancer last year. It was difficult to see the man that I looked up to the most and was the pillar of strength in our family going through this. As difficult a time as it was, he is now cancer free and I’m so thankful.”

Garth Doing His Own Social Media

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Chris

After years of not getting involved in social media Garth Brooks finally hit the “Twitterverse” and Facebook a couple of weeks ago. And, while some may see his late arrival as a resistance to technology, he says he had other reasons for not jumping into the pool.

“Well up ’til August of this year, you’ve gotta remember, I was in my children’s life. That was everything. And, no offense, I didn’t feel it was right to share that.”

While some celebrities have other people running their Twitter accounts, he assures that all of his tweets come from him. “I think it’s kind of dangerous to have someone else do it for you. I just don’t like somebody else speaking for me.”

Garth admits that he does have a team showing how to use the account right now, but he only wants that to be temporary. “The truth is, I want to get to where I can walk on my own and kind of do it myself.”

Sara Evans Chops Hair, Releases Christmas Album

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Chris

Last Monday (November 17) was a big day for Sara Evans. She released her first holiday album, ‘At Christmas,’ and chopped her hair off!

She posted this picture of her new ‘do on Instagram:

Just another day in the life! Released a Christmas Album and cut my hair! Omg! #atchristmas @arealfineplace

A photo posted by Sara Evans (@saraevansmusic) on

Source: Taste Of Country

Carrie Underwood Rejects A Name For Son

Posted on: November 24th, 2014 by Chris

Carrie Underwood isn’t the most outspoken person but that seems to be changing as she gets farther into her pregnancy.

She tells The Country Vibe that being an expectant mother has been empowering to her, but not for the reason you might think. “I look at it as in, ‘What are they gonna do to a pregnant lady?,’” she says. “So I’m like, ‘I’m gonna say that, what are they gonna do to a pregnant lady?’ No matter what it is, even if it’s like that someone’s being rude at the store or something, I feel like I can just say a little more because, what are they gonna do? So I feel a little more empowered in that way.”

Another way she’s speaking out is when it comes to a name. Carrie’s baby boy is due this spring and her husband, Mike Fisher, has reportedly suggested the name ‘Hunter’. Her response? “Uhhh, Hunter Fisher? No.”