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Brad Paisley’s Royal Treatment For Opening Acts

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Chris

Brad Paisley is known for pranking his opening acts. He’s also known for treating his opening acts to nights out. He’s rented out entire movie theaters and has taken them go-karting. Why does he give his opening acts the royal treatment?

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour and only get these acts out one time, and I like to try to make it really hard for another headliner to give ‘em a better time, you know?” Brad still remembers the artists who treated him well on the road, including Brooks & Dunn, who would rented out a club near the venue they were playing so they could just chill out and play music with the opening acts, including Brad and Rascal Flatts at the time.

Who knows what’s in store for Parmalee and The Swon Brothers on the ‘Country Nation Tour’, but we’re sure there will be stories. Brad and the crew hit The Pensacola Bay Center on Friday (January 23) for a Cat Country Big Show!!

Garth Brooks Has Special Moment With Special Olympian

Posted on: January 19th, 2015 by Chris

Garth Brooks recently performed in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he had a touching moment with a fan.

It was the first night of his string of shows and one fan was trying relentlessly to get his attention. According to Tulsa World, the fan was a Special Olympian named Nathan Putnam, who had met Garth at the Stillwater, Oklahoma games in 2007. He wanted to show Garth a picture of the two of them that was taken at the games, but was ushered away from the stage by security.

Nathan persisted and finally got Garth’s attention and he asked for the picture and then held it up so the audience could see it and said, “That’s you and me.” But the touching moment wasn’t over yet.

Nathan then gave Garth three of his medals, which he had won earlier this month at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Norman. See what happened next:

Beulahfest Cancelled

Posted on: January 14th, 2015 by brent

There Will Not Be Another BeulahFest

PENSACOLA, FL – BeulahFest, set for March 20 & 21, 2015.

The BeulahFest Committee is proud of the public and private support it has generated during the past 28 years.

With heavy heart however, the committee has decided to forgo the 2015 BeulahFest and any subsequent festivals.  For the committee to feel completely comfortable in proceeding with the festivals, additional sponsorships and donations needed to be secured.  Unfortunately, we were not able to secure those funds to produce the same quality of entertainment that we have provided in the past.  We were blessed to have many years of community support and we hope that you take away fond memories of the past festivals.

We want to send a very special thank you to the Thompson and Whaley families and the volunteers that have helped make the last 28 years a success.

We thank the Escambia County Commissioners Wilson Robertson and Steven Barry for their financial commitment, and the private sector committed sponsors for their support.

For further information please contact Dorrian Vance, Public Information Officer.


Dorrian Vance


Eric Church To Grammy’s And Cat Country

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by Chris

Five performers for the 2015 Grammy Awards have been announced, and Eric Church is one of them!

It will be his first time performing on the show and it could be a big night for him as he’s up for 4 awards including Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Album. Three of the four nods are thanks to his ‘The Outsiders’ album. The Best Duo nomination is for the part he played on Keith Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up,” from Keith’s ‘Fuse’ album.

The 2015 Grammy Awards are February 8 and will be on CBS at 7:00 CT.

Eric also made this announcement yesterday:

Frankie Ballard Debuts New Song On Kimmel

Posted on: January 13th, 2015 by Chris

Frankie Ballard has a new song out, “Young & Crazy” and he played it on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ the other night.

Frankie says of the new song, “I just want to have some good stories to tell my kids someday and I know I wouldn’t want to hear it from someone who hasn’t lived it. This song is all energy, and full of lightning. I can’t wait for people to take a big ole bite of it!”

He’ll join Florida Georgia Line on their “Anything Goes Tour” with Thomas Rhett at The Wharf in Orange Beach on March 21!

A Farm Life Awaits Carrie Underwood

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Chris

Carrie Underwood was raised on her family’s farm in Checotah, Oklahoma, so she knows a thing or two about the farm life. And with baby number one on the way, she says that she and her husband, Mike Fisher, plan to have a little family farm of their own.

She tells Nashville Lifestyles magazine, “We’re both farm people. We both like a lot of space, and my husband’s very at home on a tractor.” But when the family settles down on their homestead, it won’t just be the three of them.

“I cannot wait to be out there and have lots of animals and our own little farm,” she says.

Carrie is due with her first child this spring and says she’s working on new music for an album she hopes to have out before the end of the year.

Moments From The “Little” Jimmy Dickens Memorial

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by Chris

“Little” Jimmy Dickens was remembered yesterday at a ceremony that served as both a tribute and funeral for the long time member of the Grad Ole Opry who passed away last week.

One of the more moving moments was when Brad Paisley led some of the stars of the Opry in a rendition of an opry classic, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken.”

He got choked up as he paid his last respects saying, “We’ll take it from here, little buddy.”

Jimmy passed away last Friday, January 2 at the age of 94.

Vince Gill and Carrie perform “Go Rest High on This Mountain” at Little Jimmy Dickens’ public service.

6 Song Country Mash-up

Posted on: January 9th, 2015 by brent

You have to check this out…  6 songs separated at birth?

Here’s the song list:

“Sure Be Cool If You Did”- Blake Shelton
“Drunk on You”- Luke Bryan
“Chillin’ It”- Cole Swindell
“Close Your Eyes”- Parmalee
“This is How We Roll”- Florida Georgia Line
“Ready, Set, Roll”- Chase Rice

These are some of your favorite artists and they have all been top songs… Is Sir Mashalot being a little harsh?


Brett Eldredge’s Tweet-a-thon On ‘The Bachelor’

Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Chris

If you follow Brett Eldredge on Twitter, you may have noticed he was tweeting a play-by-play of what was going on during Monday’s season premiere of ‘The Bachelor.’

He started his commentary by tweeting, “Channel surfing and had to stop on #thebachelor because I’m pretty sure a girl is hammered and about to barf on the other girls.” Brett came back minutes later with the tweet, “What if he actually picked her and then as he was giving her the rose, she tossed her cookies on his suit? #thebachelor.”

He finished his Bachelor tweet session with this, “So wait, on #thebachelor, the dude goes on dates with all of these girls, they make out all the time and practically everyone swaps spit?” B

ut Brett’s interest in the show does make us wonder one thing: would one of country music’s hottest bachelors ever consider finding his match on the hit reality show?

Brett Eldredge Eying New Album

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 by Chris

Brett Eldredge is looking ahead to his next album as “Mean to Me” keeps it’;s steady climb to the top of the country charts. While some artists struggle to have enough songs for an album Brett is concerned he may have too many.

Brett says, “I’ve been writing for my albums since I got to town and now I’ve got songs that probably won’t go on my next album, but it’ll go on my fifth album or sixth album. But now I’m really starting to hone in on the stuff I really want to do for the next album.”

And, he really can’t stop writing. “I’m kind of a workaholic when it comes to writing songs. When I’m on the bus I can’t sit still,” he says. “I’m either writing a song or I’m reading a book or I’m watching a movie but I’d rather just write songs. I feel like I’ve got hundreds of songs already to choose from for this next one and I feel like I’m getting in a groove with writing right now that feels like it’s really starting to click right now.”

Brett is likely to have a new album ready for release this year.

Source: Warner Music Nashville