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2016 ACM Nominee’s – Complete List

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by brent
Artist Nominees:

Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stapleton.

Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.

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

Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band.

New Male: Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Chris Stapleton.

New Female: Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn.

New Vocal Duo/Group: A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, Parmalee.

Album: I’m Comin’ Over, Chris Young; Montevallo, Sam Hunt; Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church; Tangled Up ,Thomas Rhett; Traveller, Chris Stapleton.

Single: Burning House,” Cam; “Buy Me A Boat,” Chris Janson; “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young; “Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt.

Video: “Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves; “Burning House,” Cam; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; “Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church; “Riser,” Dierks Bentley.

Vocal Event: ”Hangover Tonight,” Gary Allan f/Chris Stapleton; “Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan f/Karen Fairchild; “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban f/Eric Church; “Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert f/Little Big Town; “Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter.

» ACM Radio & Artist Nominees:Nominations for the 51st Annual ACM Awardsin Radio and general categories are:

Radio Nominees:

 

Small Market Personality:

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR
  • Brent Lane, Candy Ruddy; WYCT/Pensacola, FL
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, Susan Moore, KUAD/Fort Collins, CO
  • Scotty Cox, Cara Denis, KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • Sherry St. John, WXFL/Florence, AL.

Small Market Station:

  • KKNU/Eugene, OR
  • KTTS/Springfield, MO
  • WGSQ/Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL/Florence, AL
  • WYCT/Pensacola, FL

 

She’s got the girl! Jana Kramer is a new mama!!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Candy

Jana Kramer and husband Michael Caussin have welcomed a baby girl. Jolie Rae Caussin was born on Sunday (Jan. 31), and the singer says she and her husband are “so thankful for this wonderful blessing!”

The singer tells People that Jolie Rae entered the world at 4:01PM in Nashville, weighing just over seven pounds and measuring 19 1/2 inches. She’s the couple’s first child. Kramer and Caussin married in May 2015 and announced they were expecting in August.

Words can’t even begin to describe how much happiness I’m feeling right now,” Kramer tells People. “Holding my healthy and beautiful baby girl in my arms is something that’s truly indescribable.”

The last few weeks of pregnancy were a struggle, as Kramer was one of the few women who experienced morning sickness throughout her entire pregnancy. Recently she told radio station K92.3 in Orlando, Fla., that she broke down because of it.

“After losing some food, I was in the bathroom crying,” Kramer explained. “I’m like, ‘I don’t want to be pregnant anymore.’”

Still, she says she’s anxious to have another baby, although maybe not immediately. “I need time with wine again,” she jokes.

Kramer was tweeting and sharing pics almost up to Jolie’s due date, using the #mylastFridaypregnant hashtag. On Saturday she used #lastSaturdaypregnant, an indication she knew she would deliver very soon. On Monday morning, the new mom learned she’s up for an ACM award. She’s one of five nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.

Read More: Jana Kramer Welcomes Baby Girl | http://tasteofcountry.com/jana-kramer-baby-girl-born/?trackback=tsmclip

Communities Caring at Christmas

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Candy

This is a program Cat Country has been proud to take part in w WEAR-TV and Gulf Power every year.

In 1979, WEAR-TV began the Communities Caring at Christmas program. It was the stations effort to share the true meaning of the holiday with those who are less fortunate. The program has evolved over the years to address the changing needs in our communities. Currently, Communities Caring provides new toys, clothing and daily living needs for abused, neglected or abandoned children living in foster care, children living in poverty and adults with developmental disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Communities Caring At Christmas is solely a volunteer effort. Leading the way are our corporate sponsor, Sandy Sansing Dealerships and the employees of Gulf Power Company. Hundreds of willing hands and open hearts provide the donations and manpower to make this program what it is. In 2013, through the generosity of compassionate individuals, organizations, churches and schools, we were able to share the joy of Christmas with almost 7,000 of our neighbors.

This year looks to be especially challenging as we try to meet the needs of a growing number of children coming into foster care and families in financial crisis. Were asking you to please help us continue the tradition of caring through your donation of cash, new toys or clothing. Your gifts can me brought or mailed to:

Communities Caring At Christmas
c/o WEAR-TV
4990 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, FL 32506

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing in the true meaning and spirit of the season.

Fill The Mayflower – Raises over 60,000 meals

Posted on: November 23rd, 2015 by brent

This year Fill the Mayflower raised over 60,000 meals… You can still help at MannaFoodPantries.org

Save your nonperishable food items and help… We need Peanut Butter, Canned Tuna, Cereal and more….

 

PANTRIES

MANNA operates four pantries in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are able to offer Emergency Food Assistance to those in need.

Pantry Locations & Service Information

For each person seeking assistance, the following is required:
For each adult in the household (18+ years old): a picture i.d. and social security card;
For each child (17 years or younger): a social security card, birth certificate or recent shot record.

Main Pantry
116 East Gonzalez Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
*Service is by appointment only. Please call (850)432-2053, Monday – Friday, from 9 am – 4 pm to schedule an appointment.

Food is offered on a first come, first serve basis at the following pantries:

Cantonment Pantry
Allen Memorial United Methodist Church
206 Pace Parkway
Cantonment, FL 32533
*Service is offered every Thursday from 10 am-12 noon.

Milton Pantry
Community of Christ Church
110 Raymond Hobbs Road
Milton, FL 32570
*Service is offered every Friday beginning at 12 noon.

Jay Pantry
First Baptist Church
214 South Alabama Street
Jay, FL 32565
*Service is offered every first and second Tuesday of the month from 9:30-11:30 am.

Cat Country 98.7 Named “Best of the Coast 2015″

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by brent

Cat Country 98.7

Winner: Best Radio Station 

Winner: Best Website  

Winner: Best Person to “Friend” on Facebook (Brent Lane)

Winner: Best Radio Personality (Brent Lane) 

 

Runner-up Best Morning Radio Show (The Cat Pack Morning Show) 

Runner-up: Best Person or Business to Follow on Instagram

Runner-up: Best Person or Business to Follow on Twitter 

Runner-up: Best Person or Business to Follow on Twitter (Brent Lane)

 

NewsRadio1620 

Winner: Best Morning Radio Show (Pensacola Morning News with Andrew McKay)

Runner-up:Best Radio Personality  (Andrew McKay)

Runner-up: Best Radio Personality (Wendi Summers ) 

Runner-up: Best Person to “Friend” on Facebook (Wendi Summers )

Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Divorce

Posted on: July 20th, 2015 by Bo

This time the rumors were true. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are divorced after 4 years of marriage.

TMZ was among the first to break the story and says Blake filed “a while ago” and a judge finalized the split today.

The couple released the following statement through the Associated Press:

“This is not the future we envisioned. And it is with heavy hearts that we move forward separately. We are real people, with real lives, with real families, friends and colleagues. Therefore, we kindly ask for privacy and compassion concerning this very personal matter.”

TMZ also says the two signed a pre-nup before getting married, so the financial arrangements have been settled. Reportedly, he got the Oklahoma ranch, and she took the home in Nashville.

They have no kids, but had talked about possibly starting a family one day.

A source close to the couple says Blake has been working on new music since filing.

Source: Taste Of Country, TMZ

WAYS TO PREVENT MOSQUITO-BORNE ILLNESSES

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by Bo

Due to flooding from heavy rains over the past several days, the Florida Department of Health would like to remind everyone of the importance of protecting themselves against mosquito-borne diseases. The public should remain diligent in taking precautions to eliminate areas where mosquitoes may breed and reduce the possibility of being bitten by mosquitoes:


DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.

- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.

- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren’t being used.

- Empty and clean birdbaths and pets’ water bowls at least once or twice a week.

- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.

- Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.

COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
CLOTHING – Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.

REPELLENT – Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.

Tips on Repellent Use
- Always read label directions carefully for the approved usage before you apply a repellent. Some repellents are not suitable for children.

- Products with concentrations of up to 30 percent DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) are generally recommended. Other US Environmental Protection Agency-approved repellents contain Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535. These products are generally available at local pharmacies. Look for active ingredients to be listed on the product label.

- Apply insect repellent to exposed skin, or onto clothing, but not under clothing.

- In protecting children, read label instructions to be sure the repellent is age-appropriate.

- According to the CDC, mosquito repellents containing oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under the age of three years. DEET is not recommended on children younger than two months old.

- Avoid applying repellents to the hands of children. Adults should apply repellent first to their own hands and then transfer it to the child’s skin and clothing.

- If additional protection is necessary, apply a permethrin repellent directly to your clothing.

- Again, always follow the manufacturer’s directions.

- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.

To determine which repellent is right for you, consider using the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s search tool for skin-applied repellent products here.

For more information, from the Department of Health click here.