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Did Kenny Chesney pay to keep Taylor Swift off his tour?

Mar 24, 2015 -- 11:35am

Did Kenny Chesney pay to keep Taylor Swift off his tour, rather than on it? The answer is YES!! The decision wasn’t over hatred or some shocking scandal, but that she was under 18.

Several years ago, Swift was scheduled to open for Chesney, but the up-and-coming star was not yet 18, and Chesney had booked Corona Light as a sponsor for his tour. Because of the slew of ethical and legal issues that stemmed from having a minor open for a tour sponsored by a leading alcohol brand, Chesney chose to let Swift’s camp know about the situation before the tour began.

“I had to call her and tell her she couldn’t be on the tour,” Chesney recalls. Although he apologized about the situation, there wasn’t anything he could do to change it. He wrote Swift a check to make up for potential revenue lost.

That year, Swift won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award, ending Chesney’s four-year stint as the reigning entertainer.

“I went up to her backstage, gave her a hug and told her I wanted my money back,” Chesney jokes…

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Has Steven Tyler of Aerosmith Gone Country? Rumor Has It Steven Is To Sign With Big Machine Label Group

Mar 18, 2015 -- 12:46pm
Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler is reportedly set to sign with country powerhouse Big Machine for an upcoming country solo album.
 
According to Billboard, Tyler has already re-located to Nashville and begun working with some of the hottest songwriters in town, including Brett James — whose hits include tracks from Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride, among many others — and Jaren Johnston of the Cadillac Three, who co-wrote Tim McGraw‘s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” and the current Keith Urban and Eric Church duet, “Raise ‘Em Up.”
 
Tyler first revealed his plans to work on a country-themed album in a Twitter chat in October of 2014.
 

[Video] Blake Shelton Makes Cameo at Miranda Lambert Show

Mar 10, 2015 -- 11:29am

So with Miranda on her Certified Platinum tour and Blake busy with The Voice, it makes you wonder how the two make time to see each other. Luckily, they were able to reunite at Miranda’s Oklahoma City tour stop over the weekend.

 

 

Shelton crashed the stage on Friday night (March 6th) for a surprise, and extremely adorable duet with Miranda of “God Gave Me You”, a song he wrote about his stunning wife.

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Craig Campbell Co-Writes & Records New Song Inspired By Colorectal Cancer Survivor Rose Hausmann

Mar 05, 2015 -- 10:55am

How strong is Rose Hausmann of Sayreville?

 

Very strong. Just ask our buddy Craig Campbell. Hausmann is the inspiration, and a collaborator, on the new song, "Stronger Than That," which will raise awareness of colorectal cancer as part of a new campaign from the Fight Colorectal Cancer group.

Hausmann, 51, and the mother of three kids, is a stage IV colon cancer survivor who has had five relapses of the disease.

 

For Campbell, colorectal cancer prevention is a priority as he lost his father to the disease when his father was only 36. There are hereditary issues, as well.

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Visit www.FightColorectalCancer.org for more information.

VIDEO HERE: www.thedailyrecord.com

 

 

[Video] The Holderness Family: ZBB Parody "We SUCK In Colder Weather"

Mar 03, 2015 -- 10:46am

The Holderness family, better known as the creators of the viral Christmas card video “Christmas Jammies,” released their parody of the Zac Brown Band song “Colder Weather” this week. The hilarious clip runs down the list of reasons why a two-inch snow storm turns into a “snow-pocalypse” south of the Mason-Dixon line.

The Holderness version, dubbed “We SUCK in Colder Weather,” hits each of the major issues Southerners know all too well. And ZBB clearly understand the feeling, as the group posted the video on their Facebook page for fans to watch. 

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Little Big Town Performs “Girl Crush” on “Ellen”

Feb 27, 2015 -- 11:43am

Love me some LBT, and this song is one of my favorites! Primarily sung by the group’s Karen Fairchild with Phillip Sweet tackling organ duties while Jimi Westbrook and Kimberly Schlapman chimed in with some sweet harmonies. 


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