A limited amount of tickets for Toby Keith's Twister Relief Concert go on sale today at 1 PM ET at Ticketmaster. The show’s July 6 at the U of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium.
Ronnie Dunn on Sammy Hagar's LP
Rocker Sammy Hagar’s on the bill at Toby’s benefit and he also has a collaborations album of cover tunes out September 24. Among the artists on it - Ronnie Dunn and Nashville resident Kid Rock.
Zac Brown Band in London With The Boss
Zac Brown Band are in the UK today to sing at a big festival and Sunday they’ll play London’s Hard Rock Calling with Bruce Springsteen. The guys are also busy working on two albums that’ll be out sometime later this year.
Luke Bryan Staying in Skinny Jeans
Luke Bryan is obsessed with staying in his skinny jeans so he weighs himself every morning.
Carrie Underwood’s 'Deck of Cards' Workout
Carrie Underwood’s favorite way to burn calories is her ‘Deck of Cards’ workout. You assign a body part for each suit with exercises written on each one. The number on the card represents the amount of reps you’ll do.
Time for an update on Festus the Bestus, my recently adopted dog. Long story short: he is awesome. But now I am getting into the hardest part of dog ownership... dog training. It has been less than a week but there are have already been some big strides. He can already play fetch and sit, two things you would think came naturally to dogs but not to Festus. It took a lot of repetition and a lot of throwing toys while he stared blankly at them before he got the hang of it.
The really hard thing has been house training. Festus is a bit scared of going outside, and just scared of lots of things in general. Which isn't really surprising seeing as how he had been abandoned in an oil field before the good people at Lonestar Sanctuary for Animals took him in. It took several days of actually carrying him outside onto the grass and reassuring him I wasn't going anywhere before he would walk out the door on his own. But even still he will only want to stay outside for a minute or two before he starts freaking out and want to go inside again. He would much rather use the bathroom in the safety and security of inside the apartment. Great for him, terrible for me and my carpet. I highly recommend "Nature's Miracle" pet stain remover and some absorbent training pads. There has not been a single stain yet.
House training a dog is a lot of work, but Festus and I are up to the task. Hopefully after awhile he will be more comfortable outside and everything will get a lot easier. Does anybody else have any similar dog training stories?
If you watch television at all, you've probably seen this ad... but you may not have realized that the gal in the video is one of our lovely-country-music-sangin girls. I wonder what Brantley Gilbert thinks of his fiancee slinking around a strangers house in a skin-tight cat suit....
Forbes ‘Most Powerful Celebrities’ list is out with four country stars on it; Taylor Swift is #6, Toby Keith was #43. Forbes calls him the ‘$500 Million Dollar Man’ due to his deal with Ford, his restaurant chain, his own liquor, sold out concerts and more. Carrie Underwood’s the 46th most powerful celebrity and Kenny Chesney’s #44.
Trisha Yearwood Searches Her Roots
Trisha Yearwood and Kelly Clarkson will be on the new season of the show that digs into people’s genealogies, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ The series premier is July 23 on TLC.
Kimberly Perry Not a Triplet
Kimberly Perry and her brothers try and coordinate their stage outfits but they also don’t want to look like triplets. Right now they’re into black leather and gold and they try and weave that in without looking overly matching.
Their mom also still picks out all their clothes.
Run Into RebaNext Time You're in Nashville
If you want a great steak and you want to run into Reba, she likes to eat at The Palm in Nashville.
Trace Adkins Plays Movie Tough Guy
Finally - Trace Adkins recently filmed a movie called ‘Mom’s Night Out’ where he plays a quote, “crusty old guy with a big heart.” Trace says, “I just like that contrast between the tough guy and the sappy old drooling teddy bear.”
Carrie Underwood’s been added to Toby Keith‘s sold-out Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert. Carrie had a previously scheduled show at the Opry that day so she’ll be on the bill via satellite.
Keith Urban on Road "Must Haves"
Keith Urban heads out soon on tour and his road “must haves” include a Frisbee over a basketball because he’s worried about breaking his fingers and not being able to play guitar. He also brings a motorcycle with him on tour and an old boom box from the 80’s that Keith says he bought off eBay.
Out and About With the Urban's
Speaking of Keith, he and Nicole were just seen in Nashville’s Hill Center at a store called Lululemon. They sell high-end running gear and as usual, the Urban’s were described as friendly and unassuming.
Why Kimberly Perry Rocks Wild Hair
The Band Perry’s Kimberly told Elle magazine she believes her hair is her best accessory and since there are lots of blonde country stars she wants to be the one with the “funky hair.”
Hilary Scott Loves Her Secret Deodorant
Finally - Lady A’s Hilary Scott says the drug store beauty product she can’t live without is Secret deodorant in Va Va Vanilla. She loves the smell and says she’s sad if she can’t find it.
I ran across a little story the other day about a man named Todd Bol. Todd built a tiny version of a one-room schoolhouse and mounted it on a post in front of his home in Wisconsin. Then, to honor his mother, a teacher, he filled it with books for neighbors to borrow!
Now, three years later, there are 6,500 "little libraries" across the nation! What a fantastic idea!!! If you live in a neighborhood with kids you could fill it with Dr. Seuss or books for tweens. If you live in a neighborhood full of retired folks, you could fill it with books that would appeal to them. You could literally tailor your "little library" to your very own neighborhood.
I have decided to do this up at our cabin. It is pretty isolated (50 minutes one way to the nearest library) and I know the folks in the canyon would love this idea!
Event organizers for Toby Keith's July 6th Twister Relief Concert say in the coming days they may be able to release more tickets. I also hear it may get sold as a DVD to raise extra money.
Gary Allan + Sheryl Crow Hit the Road
Gary Allan and Sheryl Crow will tour together this fall and tickets for the first shows go on sale Saturday.
Tim McGraw on Broadway
Tim McGraw says he’s had offers to act on Broadway and TV but it’s such a time commitment he’s not sure he’ll ever be able to make it work.
Jay DeMarcus Sets Sights on 'Nashville'
Since ABC’s ‘Nashville’ was picked up for season two, Rascal Flatts Jay DeMarcus wants to be on. He’s met with casting directors and they’re trying to find him a part. Jay says it could be a one-time thing but he hopes it’ll be recurring.
Taylor Swift + Vince on John Oates Record
John Oates from Hall & Oates is a huge country fan and his upcoming record will have Taylor Swift and Vince Gill will sing on separate tunes.
TwoPop Stars May Want to go Country
Finally – I found out two pop stars have recently talked about wanting to go country - John Mayer and Michael Bublé.
Avid listeners will know that Mike and Dana "Pause for Paws" every Wednesday morning. Where once a week Lonestar Sanctuary for Animals brings in a dog or cat that needs a home. Last Wednesday they brought in Festus, a wired-haired dachshund/several other random things mix. You can see the video on the homepage. But you are out of luck if you were thinking about getting him because this Saturday I went to Lonestar Sanctuary and adopted him myself.
I don’t want to over exaggerate or anything but we are basically best friends forever now.
Right now he is very skittish, understandably since somebody had abandoned him out in an oil field. He doesn’t so much want to play as he does want to curl up next to you and never move. Sometimes he seems like just another 6 month old puppy, and othertimes he seems like the scraggly old character from Gunsmoke he was named after.
Thank you to Beth and Jessie at Lonestar Sanctuary who made the adoption process so easy. And thank you to all the listeners who are Cat People because chances are I will be talking about dogs a whole lot in the near future, sorry.
To celebrate one million followers, Keith Urban will have a Twitter chat today at 4PM Central.
Last night Keith tweeted, “go Nik Wallenda! Absolutely astounding feat AND faith!!!! We were with you every single step!!!!” Carrie Underwood was glued to her TV last night watching too.
Toby Keith's Concert Sells Out in an Hour
Tickets for Toby Keith‘s Twister Relief Concert sold out Saturday in a little over an hour. All proceeds benefit tornado relief and if you can’t go, you can still donate at unitedwayokc.org.
Tim McGraw Films Fans Saturday
Tim McGraw had a show in Dallas on Saturday and he had a camera crew in the parking lot to film tailgaters for Tim’s new Southern Girl video.
Josh Turner Debuts as an Alligator This Fall
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker,Josh Turner and more have collaborated with children’s author Sandra Boynton on a country album for kids, ‘Frog Trouble’ out Sept. 3. She used Josh on ‘Alligator Stroll’ because she wanted a low voice and Josh agreed he sounded more like an alligator than the others.
Miranda Lambert Takes Dogs on the Road
Miranda Lambert says among the things she won’t leave home without are her dogs.
Martina McBrideGets a Dyson
Finally - Martina McBride got a Dyson vacuum this weekend and tweeted, “you have to have some kind of technical degree to work this thing.”