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Garth’s Ireland Shows Not Dead Yet

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Chris

The plug isn’t completely pulled on Garth Brooks’ comeback shows planned for Ireland at the end of the month.

Ticketmaster has delayed starting the refund process for fans who bought tickets. The process was supposed to start today, but have pushed that to Thursday now giving hope to the 400,000 fans who were ready to welcome him back to touring.

The five concerts at Dublin’s Croke Park were called off because of restrictions on how many shows can take place at the venue and, what were thought to be to angry neighbors. But, it’s now being said that up to 40% of those who live in the area had no idea that Garth was coming to town, and had objections made in their name without their knowledge or consent.

The stage for the shows is already on its way and Garth says will not be called back. He wrote a personal letter to the event’s promoter that said, “Our guys are still en route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and nobody is being let down then we can proceed as planned until the refunds begin.”

David Nail Hits The Field At MLB’s All-Star Weekend

Posted on: July 14th, 2014 by Chris

David Nail was among the participants in the 2014 Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game yesterday in Minneapolis which is part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star Weekend.

to make sure he was ready to take the field, he posted a short video on Facebook of him taking batting practice, adding that he was “fired up” for the game. 

The Legends & Celebrity event will air on ESPN tonight after the Home Run Derby.

Scotty McCreery Releases Beach Themed “Feelin’ It” Video

Posted on: July 11th, 2014 by Chris

Scotty McCreery hit the beach in Outer Banks of North Carolina for a fun video shoot.

Read More: Scotty McCreery’s ‘Feelin’ It’ Video Takes Him to the Beach | http://tasteofcountry.com/scotty-mccreery-feelin-it-video/?trackback=tsmclip

Shania Twain Comeback?

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Chris

Is Shania Twain on the comeback trail?

She tells The Calgary Herald when her contract in Las Vegas is up later this year, she’s thinking about hitting the road again on a full-scale tour.

Shania says, “I think I’m going to do more,” come the end of the deal at the end of the month. “I guess it’s just something I’m enjoying more now than I have in a long time. Vegas has been a really good transition for me to get back onstage again, and I guess I’m enjoying it.”

She also says she’s “getting her ducks in a row” for a new album, which would be her first since 2002, and she’s not worried about trying to compete with the current crop of artists on country radio. She plans to just do her thing and let the chips fall where they may.

Garth Brooks Getting With The Times

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Chris

After an announcement Monday that he was going to make an announcement today, Garth Brooks says he’s finally moving his music into the digital age.

Garth has been one of the few holdouts to release music online, insisting his albums be released in their entirety. With the announcement comes question if that will remain the same with fans having to download whole albums or if they’ll be allowed to select what songs they want to buy, but all digital sales will go through his official website, not iTunes. And, he says there will be a window when his entire collection will be released at a “stupid price” saying, “People who have waited should be rewarded.”

As for an announcement about a promised world tour, he says he will announce the first date for it Monday (July 14).

As for new music, Garth says he’s going to get to work on a new album immediately. His longtime engineer, Mark Miller, will produce it and says there’s a good chance it will be a double album that will be released around Black Friday in November, and the first song should be out next month.

He’s been writing and gathering music from songwriters and says there’s one song on the table “that might very well…taken the place of ‘The Dance’ for me as my favorite Garth Brooks song ever.” One thing he says he will not do is follow current trends saying there will be nothing that smells like “bro-country” or “hick-hop” on the album.

More ‘Dirt’ For FGL

Posted on: July 10th, 2014 by Chris

Now that Florida Georgia Line have released their new song “Dirt”, they’re launching their Dirt Campaign to raise $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Brian Kelley says coming a big year they’re in a position where they feel they can help others. “We’ve always said we want to be bigger than the music and give back,” he tells People.

The guys are encouraging fans to help them raise the money and, everyone who contributes will be entered to win a trip for two on their ‘This Is How We Cruise’ cruise, this November.

“Dirt” is the first song they’ve released off a to-be named, upcoming album, which should be out in the Fall.

Source: Taste of Country

New Comer Sam Hunt Releases “Leave The Night On” Video

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Chris

You may not know the name Sam Hunt, but you know his music. He’s written Kenny Chesney’s “Come Over”, Keith Urban’s “Cop Car” and Billy Currington’s new song “We Are Tonight” and he’s giving this singing thing a chance now. His forst song is called “Leave The Night On”. Check out the video:

Miranda Lambert, ‘There’s More To A Person Than Waist Size’

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Chris

Miranda Lambert has been turning heads since the ACM Awards in April when she hit the red carpet with her slim and trim body. But, she says she isn’t about to let the attention go to her head.

“I’m recently a size six, which I’m proud of, but I’ve been a size eight all these years, and it didn’t hold me back,” she says in the July issue of Glamour.

She says she struggles to keep her weight consistent because, “I like to live. I’m a Cheetos girl. I won’t give up vodka.” But, she says there’s so much more to a person than their waist size.

“If you’ve got a little muffin top, that doesn’t define you. You have so much more to offer: brains, talent, heart. You can spray-tan and suck in the rest. There’s Spanx for that!”

As for her new look, she says she changed the way she ate and, “I jog. I work out with my trainer. Or I’ll trick myself: I’ll go horseback riding, or Blake and I will go walking in the woods, and it’s like, ‘Uh-oh, I think I accidentally did some cardio!’”

Miranda kicks off her ‘Platinum’ tour tomorrow (7/10) and brings it to the Pensacola Bay Center September 11 with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.

For Jake Owen, Character Trumps Hits

Posted on: July 9th, 2014 by Chris

Some artists scratch and claw to climb their way up the charts naturally, while others get by with a little help from some friends, which Jake Owen thinks is the best way to do it.

“It’s important in any format of music to embrace your peers,” he tells HuffPost Entertainment.

“I think a lot of people would come up with the idea that they shouldn’t try and help other people out because it’s a fight for your own place on the charts, but I enjoy helping people and promoting good vibes because I feel like it all comes back around.”

He says there’s such a short window of opportunity to get noticed that you can’t afford to make enemies. “I’d rather have great character than a long line of big hit songs that no one remembers 20 years from now.”

Jake will play The Wharf in Orange Beach August 22 with Parmalee and The Cadillac Three.

Florida Georgia Line Gets Help From An Eagle In “Dirt” Video

Posted on: July 8th, 2014 by Chris

Florida Georgia Line is going for the trifecta today with their new song, “Dirt”. Not only was today the first day it was released to radio to play but the guys will perform it later tonight on the “Tonight Show” and they have also released the song’s video.

It’s a love story that comes full circle. From being young, in love to the death of one of the partners in the couple. The video also features J.D. Souther of Eagles fame. He plays the older man. Check it out: