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Eric Paslay Engaged

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Chris

Eric Paslay is engaged!

The “Friday Night” and “She Don’t Love You” singer and his girlfriend, Natalie Harker, got engaged on December 30, according to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper.

Music brought them together, what else. Matalie worked at his publishing company, where she helped him land cuts like Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and Eli Young Band’s “Even if It Breaks Your Heart.” Their relationship turned into more after she left to work for another company.

“We’ve got a bunch of fun memories together. I keep joking, ‘I guess I have to keep her.’ I’d be a fool to let her go,” he says.

They are planning a wedding for this spring, and of course he’s handling the music — but he won’t be including any of his own songs, which he says would be “arrogant and awful.”

Source: Taste Of Country

The Story Behind “Raise ‘Em Up”

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Chris

Keith Urban has released a video on YouTube that gives an in depth look into his new single “Raise ‘Em Up” with Eric Church. The video shows clips of the two in the studio recording together and also features Keith and Eric talking about the song.

Keith says of Eric, “We became friends and I thought I’d like to do something with Eric.” And that collaboration soon became a reality when Keith sent him the song to see what he thought. Eric says, “It was about taking a great song and doing all we could to deliver that song, but at the same time maybe add to it and take it to a whole different level.”

“Raise ‘Em Up” is the current champion on the New Music Smackdown.

Carrie Underwood Releases “Little Toy Guns” Video

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by Chris

As she awaits the arrival of her son, Carrie Underwood released the powerful video for her new song “Little Toy Guns” exclusively on her Facebook page today. The song is from her 25-song ’Greatest Hits: Decade #1′ compilation album, which came out in December.

the song is a reminder to how much children hear, and understand. It’s more than adults might think. Parents yelling and screaming impacts young ears.

Check it out…

50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees 2015

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by brent
From our friends at

» 50th Annual ACM Awards Nominees: RCA’s Miranda Lambert leads nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards with eight, followed by seven for Capitol’s Dierks Bentley, five for Republic Nashville’s Florida Georgia Line and four each for Capitol’s Luke Bryan, Blue Chair/Columbia’s Kenny Chesneyand EMI Nashville’s Eric Church. The nominees:Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line.Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton.

Female Vocalist: Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae, The Swon Brothers.

Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry, Zac Brown Band.

Album: Old Boots, New Dirt, Jason AldeanPain KillerLittle Big Town;PlatinumMiranda LambertRiserDierks BentleyThe OutsidersEric Church.

Single: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Dirt,” Florida Georgia Line; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice.

Song: “American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert; “Drink A Beer,” Luke Bryan; “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves; “Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church; “I Hold On,” Dierks Bentley.

Video: ”American Kids,” Kenny Chesney; “Cop Car,” Keith Urban; “Drunk On A Plane,” Dierks Bentley; “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Event: “Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton f/Ashley Monroe; “Meanwhile Back At Mamas,” Tim McGraw f/Faith Hill; “Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert w/Carrie Underwood; “The South,” The Cadillac Three f/Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Mike Eli; “This Is How We Roll,” Florida Georgia Line f/Luke Bryan.

Love Tweets

Posted on: January 30th, 2015 by brent


Cat Country 98.7 Nominated for 7th ACM Station of the Year

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 Nominated for ACM Station of the Year


Pensacola’s locally owned country radio station, Cat Country 98.7, has been nominated as Radio station of the Year in markets our size by the Academy of Country Music.   This is the 50th Annual Awards Show and this year the show is set for Sunday April 19, 2015 in Dallas, Texas and will be shown LIVE on CBS.  This will be Cat Country 98.7’s 7th nomination in the last 11 years and the station has previously won this award in 2006, 2009, and 2011.


Dave Hoxeng, station owner, said “Our team is passionate about our community and country music, this is a great honor!”

Help the Daniel Palmer Home

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by brent

Corporal Daniel Palmer is a lifelong resident of Milton, Florida in Santa Rosa County. He came home in 2012 severely injured. Daniel is married to Becky and they have two children, Cameron and Vanessa Faith. Daniel was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps.

Daniel enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 2008. He deployed to Marjah, Afghanistan in December 2009 as a member of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. On March 20, 2010 Daniel was wounded while patrolling in Marjah, Afghanistan. He stepped on an IED, improvised explosive device, causing the loss of his right foot and a portion of his lower leg. He is being treated for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other medical issues.

After Daniel’s injury, he was sent to a medical facility in Germany where he was treated for a week. From there he went to National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland for almost a month. Daniel was then transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where he received physical therapy treatment for about nine months.

After his treatment in Washington, Daniel was stationed at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. for two years. There he went through the military medical board process and was medically retired in August of 2012 with 90% disability.

Daniel and his family returned home on July 27, 2012, to a thunderous welcome-home celebration at Pensacola International Airport. Hundreds of well-wishers were in attendance. Gulf Coast Veterans In Need organized this homecoming and has worked since to support the Palmer Family’s transition to civilian life.

The Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Foundation and the Gulf Coast Veterans in Need groups have been diligently working to build a new home for this local hero and his family. With a January groundbreaking in Chumuckla, Florida, it is expected that the home will be completed by summer 2015.

Additional help is needed. Blackie Black, Bagdad Construction, is the home builder who is generously donating his time and leadership for this project. For information on building material donations or volunteering, please call Blackie at (850) 572-8563.

For cash contributions to Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, you can donate on-line at or by mailing a check to: Gulf Coast Veterans in Need, Inc., Post Office Box 13245, Pensacola, Florida 32591.

The Donation List:

As of 1/30/15 at 9:07 AM
Name Donation
The Independence Fund, Inc. $25,000 grant
Coastal Bank & Trust – Karen Welch Bank Mortgage
Gulf Coast Veterans in Need $10,000 for lot
Alan Miller House Plans
Lonnie Joiner Lot Clearing
Lonnie Joiner, Blackie & Bonnie Black Fill Dirt
Santa Rosa County Building Permits
Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. Septic Tank Permit
Myricks Foundation LLC Block for Foundation
Joey Palmer Block Labor
Florida Pest Control Soil Treatment
Robert Gonzalez Plumbing Plumbing Labor
Plumbing Material
USA Ready Mix & Gulf Breeze Rotary Club Concrete Material
Myricks Foundation LLC Concrete Labor
Pittman Lumber & Building Supply Framing Package
Doug Albert Construction, Bagdad Home Builders & Volunteers Framing Labor
Pro Build Trusses
Vernon Martin Truss Labor
Electrical Material
Electric Light Construction & Clary Electric Electrical Labor
Lunsford Heating & Air Heat & Air Material
Lunsford Heating & Air Heat & Air Labor
REW Materials Shingles
Abrams Group Construction Roof Labor
Mobile Lumber Windows
Mobile Lumber Doors
Navarre Lumber & Supply Interior Doors
Foamseal Insulation System, Inc. – Jimmy Burgess Insulation – Randy Beach – $5000 Sheetrock – Randy Beach – $5000 Sheetrock Labor
Navarre Lumber & Supply – checking w/vendors Trim Material
Bagdad Home Builders, Inc., Gulf Coast Cabinets & Volunteers Trim Labor
Sherwin Williams Paint
Bagdad Home Builders, Inc. & Volunteers Paint Labor
Legacy Building Supply Company Vinyl Siding Material
Advanced Siding Vinyl Siding Labor
W R Taylor Brick Brick
Joey Palmer Brick Labor
Painter Plus – John Teach Carpet Labor
John Price Tile Labor
Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars Gutters
Custom Gutters of Northwest Florida – Randy Sellars Gutter Labor
Swort Home Solution Cabinets
Custom Wood Concepts of Northwest Florida, Inc. and Billy Swort Cabinet Labor
Randy Office Appliances
Quigley Electric Lights
Quigley Electric Ceiling Fans
Door Knobs & Locks
Panhandle Glass Mirrors
Indoor Sprinkler System
Lowes Plants & Labor
Pinkard Garage Doors Garage Door
Septic Tank
Clyde’s Well Service – Mike Ward Water Well
Sheriff Wendell Hall, Claude Duvall & Volunteers Fish Fry
Oakland Ard Cash Donation
21st Century Marble & Granite, Inc. – William Jernigan, President Bathroom Material & Labor

It’s All About Intimacy For Eric Church

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by Chris

Eric Church set the arena attendance record with The Outsiders World Tour in Nashville this year, and there’s no doubt that if he wanted to, he could eventually take his tour to the next level and start adding some stadium dates to his schedule but Eric says flat out, “I’m not interested in it, honestly. I don’t want to play stadiums.” Well, kind of.

The exception to that statement is he will play with Kenny Chesney this summer on The Big Revival Tour when it hits the big stadiums for 5 shows, but otherwise Eric says, “I don’t think that’s what I want to do…Being able to feel the crowd and intimacy is very important to me. I don’t know how to do that in a stadium.”

Eric’s next performance will be on the Grammy Awards, February 8.

Pensacola Airport is Renamed for Pensacon

Posted on: January 29th, 2015 by brent

Pensacola International Airport and Pensacon Launch Welcome Campaign

PENSACOLA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2015) — The Pensacola International Airport and Pensacon partnered to develop a welcome campaign during the month of February leading into the 2015 Pensacon convention scheduled for Feb. 27-March 1.

“We are excited that the city recognized the importance and value of Pensacon,” said Manda Manning, marketing director for Pensacon. “We’ve seen some of the most well-established comic conventions in the country partner with the major airports in their cities; so, it’s great to see our airport and city as a whole take such a progressive step.”

In honor of the event, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward issued a proclamation today to temporarily rename the airport Pensacola Intergalactic Airport and unveiled signage throughout the terminal highlighting iconic characters and welcome messages.

“When I attended Pensacon last year, I was impressed by the professionalism of the event and the politeness of the convention attendees,” said Hayward. “Thousands of people were exposed to Pensacola through Pensacon, and I knew right away that we needed to be involved at a greater level.”

The airport serves more than 1.5 million passengers a year and is the first impression of our city to the public traveling by air. The goal of the campaign is to create a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for Pensacon guests, celebrities and the public and to increase awareness about the airport as a gateway into the city.

“Pensacon’s theme this year is ‘where fans come together,’ which perfectly reflects the airport’s role in our community but also for our convention in particular,” said Pensacon Chairman Mike Ensley. “In 2014, our first Pensacon had an estimated 17,000 attendees and had an economic impact of $1.4 million. We saw the potential of what our convention could do and are excited by the support from our community.”

RayLynn “God Made Girls” Acoustic

Posted on: January 28th, 2015 by Chris