Nashville News: Wednesday, 4/29
Rapper Nelly is definitely making a country album.
Nelly has a pretty tight relationship with the Nashville music community, having collaborated
with Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line. His manager tells Billboard, "He may be one of the first hip-hop artists to jump into that space in an authentic way...so we think he has an opportunity to
grow that base even more."
The EP will be titled Heartland, but there's no word yet on a release date.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/24
Trisha Yearwood is an award-winning country singer and now she’s also
the author of a bestselling cookbook.
She recently released her third cookbook, Trisha’s Table:
My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life, and it debuted at No. 7 on the New York Times
bestsellers list! The cookbook revolves around her desire to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Most of the recipes focus on the lighter aspect of food, but there are a few “splurge” recipes, as well.
According to guys, these beauty blunders are major first-date turn-offs.
Sure, it seems shallow – but at least these guys are honest.
Wearing too much makeup: Guys want you to wear makeup so it looks
like you are barely wearing makeup. Makes sense. Studies have shown that
guys prefer a more natural.
Don't overdo the perfume either: Guys want to smell you when they lean in
close, not from across the room.
Really long fake nails: Apparently, guys love a nice, clean manicure, but really
hate fake nails. Sweet! Save your money.
Bad breath: This goes both ways! No one wants to lean in and
get a face full of dragon breath.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/17
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum escaped injury when a tire on her bus caught fire
en route to the ACM Awards in Texas.
Also on the bus were Hillary's husband Chris, their tour manager and the bus driver.
Hillary wrote on Facebook, "Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who
helped put this fire out and keep us safe."
Lady Antebellum, who are up for Vocal Group of the Year, are slated to play on
Sunday's show, which airs live on CBS.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/10
Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves
and Martina McBride appear on the DVD A MusiCares Tribute to Carole King.
The show was filmed at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year gala in Los Angeles.
Proceeds from sales of the DVD helps music professionals in times of financial,
medical and personal need.
The DVD comes out on June 23rd.
It's Easter, and I would like to share this with you. I always think of this day this time of year. I posted this a few years ago, but thought it may be worth sharing again. It's a small Easter miracle, but it's mine.
When I glance back to Easters in my rear view mirror, I see my most memorable one, Easter 1992, which I spent living and working in Jefferson City, Missouri at a great radio station, KLIK. I was doing the morning show there and having great success. - At work. But all was not good. – In life.
In those days I had a worthy adversary. - Me. I was tired of living there and was sad thinking others had a much better life than me. I was spending way too much time in my condo alone weary, feeling I didn't have anyone to talk about it with. Truth is, some of my problems were of my own doing and I knew it of course, which didn’t help. Funny, it's all a blur now. And even though it was clearly out of focus for me at the time the loneliness hurt. And much my problem was self-inflicted, which to me is the worst kind.
Then two things happened that helped turned the tide. I met Dr. John. A great counselor that gave me time, a comfy chair, and a suggestion there was a different way of looking at things. And secondly, there was Easter morning 1992 when I decided to take just myself, complete with battered pride out to enjoy the holiday at the good Dr.’s suggestion. I drove to a great place called Tan- Tara Resort at the Lake Of The Ozarks to splurge on a fancy brunch. Behind the wheel during the hour drive, there was no way to know it was an important journey that would build a bridge over the wide crevasse, and start to connect the hurting parts of me that were out of focus at the time.
I asked for the best table overlooking the lake and marina. I bought a paper, a Bloody Mary (or two), and ordered the brunch. I sat there for a few hours, watching people and families come and go, feeling the power of a communal activity on such a special day. The sun reflected off the blue lake, with boats coming and going. I spoke with some casually but moreover, the day spoke to me directly.
I drove home at days end with much of the weight of many proceeding days off my shoulders. It was not a cure, but a turning point like Easter itself. I thought enough of myself to venture out on a trek of solitude on the perfect holiday to do so. All the while the irony played out right in front of me. Learning that the watershed moment of beating being lonely, was - being alone - on that day, in that place, at that moment. It was Easter and though it was a small miracle, it was mine.
Shortly after that, positive things started to happen. I moved to Florida, and waves of new people started pouring into my life. That continues today, as I moved back home to Northeast Ohio in 2001 after being 20 years on the road. I knew many great people in Jefferson City then, but it was just a time in life when many things were changing for others, and seemingly not for me. I was wrong.
There is a certain level of spirituality within me, and in most I suspect. Spirituality to me feels like "a search,” for answers to an endless array of questions of life’s proposes. Dr. John taught me something about myself I didn't know at that time. That I am a curious person, and to strike out fearlessly and find answers to things I was wondering. He was right. I am forever thankful for the good doctor, and for that Easter morning.
And for you, allowing me to share a small Easter miracle with you. Happy Easter.
Nashville News: Friday, 4/3
Country music cruises have become a hot trend in travel, and the next one-
Country Cruising is set to sail October 23,30 to the sunny and tropical Caribbean Sea.
Host Neal McCoy will be joined by Trace Adkins, Thompson Square,
Joe Nichols, Parmalee, Craig Morgan, Lindsay Ell, Maggie Rose and many more.
You can get all the details at countrycruising.com.
Listen this week, 3/30 through 4/3 for your chance to win:
AN EASTER PRIZE PACK:
A spring flower arrangement from
PAM’s POSIES, $50 Gift Card to BOB EVANS,
An ice cream cake from DAIRY QUEEN and
Assorted chocolates from the PEANUT SHOPPE!
And, with the 7:40 Nearly Impossible Question you could win:
A $25.00 Gift Card to
Now open in Bainbridge & Mentor!
Spring is in the air! That means your favorite
fashions for spring and Easter are now at Gordmans!
Gordmans carries the same great styles and brands you
find at department stores, but at prices up to 60% less.