Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Taylor Glee!

FOX’s hit series Glee is getting the Taylor Swift treatment tonight.  Co-creator Ryan Murphy spilled the details at a recent television panel. During tonight's episode, two characters “Puck” and “Coach Bieste” will turn Taylor’s song “Mean” into a duet. Watch for it on FOX.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Is He Brantley? Or Not?

Brantley Gilbert’s name has been put through the ringer! An Indiana native, Thomas Michael Barth, has been charged with two counts of theft after posing as Brantley. According to the Warsaw Police Department, over the course of three months the man emailed and texted multiple businesses and ordered over $8,000 worth of personalized products and clothing. The man also used Brantley’s name to order a computer along with an estimated $4,000 of music equipment. A report from police states that Brantley and his manager had reported complaints numerous times about the guy and ordered him to stop. The man turned himself in after being interviewed by police.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Trace Helps The Veterans

Trace Adkins will help send 33 World War II veterans on a free trip to Washington D.C. later this month. The event is part of what's known as an Honor Flight, or WWII Heroes Flight, which gives vets the opportunity to visit the WWII Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, see the changing of the guards at Arlington National Cemetery and more. Trace will perform the national anthem at a public sendoff in Tyler, Texas on May 31st.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Scotty Draws Interest To Baseball

Scotty McCreery is playing his final season of baseball with Garner High School in North Carolina. Between touring with Brad Paisley, last year’s American Idol champ finds time to pitch for his hometown team. While he’s not always there to practice with his teammates, Scotty tells ESPN he and his dad will throw while on the road, just to stay active. Before his rise to fame in music, Garner High games would bring about a dozen spectators, according to Scotty. But, since his time on Idol, they’re seeing around 100-150 in the crowd, with fans traveling from around the country to see him play ball. Scotty also told ESPN that players on the opposite teams talk smack on the field, saying, “Oh, ‘American Idol’ kid’s throwing,” “Stick to singing!” But, he says he gets the “last laugh” when he gets them out later in the game.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Dierks Goes Crazy For New Music Video

Dierks Bentley had tons of fun on the set of his new music video for “5-1-5-0.” Dierks and his crew ventured to a motocross park to play music and go mudding, and he even brought his Chevy truck “Big White” along for the fun. Dierks said,  "We went and checked one out down in Georgia – just outside of Savannah. It was a chance to put the truck on the back of the bus and take it down there and just hang out with these people all day long – play music. It was the most fun video shoot I’ve ever done. It didn’t even feel like a video shoot.” Many people that stopped by the motocross park that day found themselves as extras in the music video. One spectator said that Dierks performed from the bed of his truck at one point! The music video for “5-1-5-0” is expected to be released in about a month.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Alan On The Opry

Alan Jackson will take the stage on the Grand Ole Opry tonight. He plans to debut new songs from his forthcoming album, Thirty Miles West. Alan tells fans, despite the changing times; his music has stayed the same, “My voice has gotten a little deeper sounding to me, I think, ‘cause I’ve gotten older. I don’t know that I’ve changed that much musically. I still have always recorded songs—I’ve tried to—that are just fun things like ‘Chattahoochee’ and then much later you have like ‘5 O’Clock Somewhere.’ And then I’ve had songs from heartache like ‘Wanted’ in my early career that are not dissimilar to this song that’s out now.” Alan’s current single, “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” is the latest off his upcoming album, due in stores June 5th.

Monday, May 7, 2012

CMA Music Fest Lineup Expands

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town have joined the CMA Music Festival’s nightly concert lineup. Miranda will perform at LP Field on June 7th with Jason Aldean, Glen Campbell, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band. Little Big Town will appear June 9th with Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill and Kenny Rogers.