Carrie Underwood says Paul McCartney himself gave her the green light to perform the Beatles' classic, "Yesterday," during Sunday's (September 22nd) Emmy Awards. While some viewers criticized Carrie's rendition of the song, the superstar fired back on Twitter writing, "The coolest thing about singing 'Yesterday' on the Emmys is the sweet letter I got from Paul McCartney giving me his blessing to sing it!"
Carrie's performance in tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show was the most-buzzed about social media moment of the live broadcast, reportedly generating more than 17,000 tweets per minute.
Taylor Swift closed out the U.S. leg of her sold-out Red tour with three shows at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena over the weekend. All three nights featured special guests. On Thursday (September 19th), Taylor welcomed Luke Bryan to duet on "I Don't Want This Night To End." Rascal Flatts joined Taylor on Friday (September 20th) for a special version of "What Hurts The Most," while Saturday's performance featured Hunter Hayes, who joined Taylor on a rendition of his hit, "I Want Crazy."
Taylor takes the Red tour to New Zealand and Australia beginning on November 29th, where she closes out the trek with a final show in Melbourne on December 14th. Check out Taylor & Luke Bryan here.....
Craig Morgan made sure to pick up a copy of his brand new CD, The Journey (Livin' Hits), earlier this week. The singer popped into a Walmart store and managed to make the day of the cashier who rang him up.
The shocked woman could not stop smiling and laughing when she realized it was Craig in the flesh. To make it an even more memorable experience, Craig opened the CD, signed it and handed it to her.
Afterward, Craig tweeted, "I went by @walmart last night to pick up my new CD, I think I took the cashier by surprise."
The entire encounter was captured on video by someone with Craig. He posted the clip to his Facebook page. See the video HERE.....
Carrie Underwood and her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, have put their home in Canada on the market. The couple built their dream home in 2010 on 11 acres while Mike was playing for the Ottawa Senators. The two-story home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a laundry room on every floor, expansive closets, a three-car garage, an enclosed porch, a wine cellar, home theater, wet bar and gym.
The property is listed for $2.2 million.
Carrie and Mike are in the process of building another dream home just outside of Nashville on a few hundred acres. The house is reportedly in the neighborhood of $3.2 million. CHECK OUT A VIDEO OF THE PROPERTY....
Prior to his big stadium show at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Saturday (June 1st), Kenny Chesney joined Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll and the team for their practice session. On Friday (May 31st), Kenny reported for afternoon practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Facility in nearby Renton, Washington for several hours of offensive drills.
Kenny said, "To feel the intensity of an NFL training camp, and to be out there running those drills . . . You get a real sense of how much focus and heart goes into preparing to do what they're going to do all season. Sports is such a big part of my life, it's a huge rush to be out on the field with such world class athletes."
The singer worked out with wide receivers Percy Harvin and Simeon Rice, running drills and catching passes from last year's NFL Pepsi Rookie of the Year Russell Wilson, who also was the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year in his final year of college play.
Kenny added, "You know when you've caught a pass from Russell Wilson. It's not like when we play football backstage . . . It's pretty serious. And I caught a few of'em, too. So it was a really good day!"
Check out the video of the workout here.....
Amazing video of the formation of the Moore tornado near the town of Newcastle, shot using a cell phone from a parking lot: Click here to see the video....
KEITH URBAN JOINED THE ROLLING STONES DURING L.A. TOUR STOP
Keith Urban was a special guest during the Rolling Stones' show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Friday (May 3rd) night. He joined them to perform "Respectable" from the group's 1978 album, Some Girls.
Keith traded guitar riffs with Keith Richards and Ron Wood, while swapping vocals and harmonizing with lead singer Mick Jagger before the sold-out crowd.
At one point, Keith dropped to his knees and jokingly worshipped the legendary band.
After the show Keith said, "If I had have been offered either a trip to the moon or sitting in with The Stones, I would still have been strapping on my Tele saying screw the moon." Click here to see a video of the performance!
Trace Adkins has broken his foot. Althought he didn't get into details about how this happened, on Friday (April 19th) the singer tweeted an ugly picture of his left foot, which is bruised and swollen-looking. He wrote, "This is gross. Broke my foot the other day. Still kinda hurts." He also tweeted about having a rash on one of his tattoos, but he was unable to get what he called a "good pic" of that. Check out the picture here......
EMOTIONAL NIGHT AT BRUINS GAME AFTER BOSTON BOMBINGS: The Boston Bruins NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres last night (April 17th) was the first major sporting event in Boston since the marathon bombings Monday, and it was an emotional night at TD Bank Garden. There was a moment of silence before the game, and a "Boston Strong" tribute video was played, and even before that, outside the arena, fans hung a Bruins T-shirt with the name of 8-year-old bombing victim Martin Richard, who was a Bruins fans, on the statue of Hall of Famer Bobby Orr. In an emotional highlight, when the National Anthem was sung, regular performer Rene Rancourt began it, but then let the crowd take over, as everyone sang loudly for the rest of the anthem:
After the Bruins first goal of the game, the fans began chanting, "We are Boston!," which has become a rallying cry in the city since the bombing, and both teams saluted the crowd with their sticks up in the air after the Sabres' 3-2 victory.
BRYAN BUYS ALDEAN A BRONCO
Jason Aldean’s concert at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium on Saturday night featured a surprise performance by fellow Georgia-native Ludacris during the song "Dirt Road Anthem." But Luda’s performance wasn’t the only surprise that came on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Luke Bryan, surprised Jason with a shiny red1976 Bronco. Aldean took to Twitter to thank his good friend for the gift, saying, “Check out my new toy courtesy of @LukeBryanOnline 76 Bronco!!! Thanx homey.” Click here to see a picture of the two posing in front of the vehicle....
College Student Breaks Record for Crushing Eggs with His Head!
A freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology cracked the Guinness World Record for "Most Eggs Crushed With The Head" when he smashed 142 eggs in one minute.
Scott Damerow, from Corpus Christi, Tex., appeared on truTV's "Guinness World Records Gone Wild" in March, where he broke the previous record of 130 eggs, Caller.com reported.
In the video, Damerow rhythmically moves down a table, breaking each shell as a live audience cheers him on. The former high school soccer star had always wanted a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
"I'm used to heading soccer balls in," he told truTV. "I figured I might as well use my hard head to break a world record."
But egg-cracking is not for the soft-skulled.
“My head felt pretty numb after that,” Damerow said afterwords. “I didn’t even realize I got cut by an egg shell because I had so much adrenaline.”
Click here to see Scott's record breaking Crushes!
MINOR LEAGUE STADIUM TO GET URINAL GAMES: Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania is the first sports stadium in the United States to install a Urinal Gaming System in their bathrooms. The park is host to the LeHigh Valley IronPigs, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies. The GM of the IronPigs Kurt Landes, said, "These games are sure to make a huge splash." Click here to see a video of the "Urinal Games"...
Yoko Ono Tweets Photo of John Lennon's Bloody Glasses in Support of Gun Control
Yoko Ono tweeted a photo in support of gun control on Wednesday (March 20th) that showed the bloody glasses her husband, John Lennon, was wearing on the day he was murdered, along with the message: "Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980." Ono, who'd also used the photo of the glasses on the cover of her 1981 album, Season of Glass, sent out a series of other tweets on the issue as well, including, "31,537 people are killed by guns in the USA every year. We are turning this beautiful country into a war zone," and, "The death of a loved one is a hollowing experience. After 33 years our son Sean and I still miss him." Wednesday also marked Ono and Lennon's 44th wedding anniversary. Click here to see the photo....
On Thursday (March 14th), Miranda Lambert had a special backstage visit from the star of Honey Boo Boo and her family before her show in Macon, Georgia. Miranda tweeted a picture of herself with the young reality TV star with the caption "You better REDNECKONIZE!" Check out their picture...
Miranda Lambert Takes In Another Stray
Miranda Lambert might have another new addition to her four-legged family. The singer found a pup in the middle of the road on Tuesday (March 12th).
She tweeted, "He was in the middle of the hwy with his food bowl and bed...If it wasn't an accident someone is really sick. . . I guess the pup is mine till I find him a little boy somewhere to live him! . . . I'm calling him "Pistol Andy" in honor of the @PistolAnnies record #annieup being announced today! lil Andy:)"
She also tweeted several pictures of "Pistol Andy," who looks happy to have found a new home.
In the meantime, Miranda continues on her Locked & Reloaded tour with Dierks Bentley and Lee Brice on Thursday (March 14th) in Macon, Georgia. Click here to see Miranda and the puppy...
Check out the Goat Version of Blown Away!
Harry Styles Gets New Tattoo with Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift joined Harry Styles as he had a ship tattooed on his arm (December 18). The One Direction singer took his rumored girlfriend to the Shamrock Tattoo Parlour after jetting in to LA on Tuesday. Styles already has several tattoos, including a Hebrew inscription on his left upper arm and the phrases 'Things I can' and 'Things I can't' on either forearm. The pair are believed to have begun dating in November and were recently spotted on a mini-break in the UK's Lake District. Swift recently admitted that her latest single 'I Knew You Were Trouble' is based on a real-life experience.
"I had just gone through an experience that made me write this song about knowing the second you see someone, 'Oh this is going to be interesting'," she said. "It's going to be dangerous, but look at me going in there anyway. I think that for me, it was the first time I ever kind of noticed that in myself. "When you are curious about something you know might be bad for you but you know that you are going to go for it anyway because, if you don't, you'll have greater regrets about not seeing where that would go." Click here to see the photos.....
Love & Theft and Florida Georgia Line Prank Jake Owen
Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line decided to have some fun at headliner Jake Owen's expense during a recent CMT on Tour stop. Stephen Barker Liles, Eric Gunderson, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley showed up on stage during Jake's set wearing nothing but boots, adult diapers, pacifiers, and their own bottles -- filled with beer, of course -- to toast Jake's new baby daughter.
Baby Olive Pearl Owen, who goes by Pearl, was born on Thanksgiving day.
The next stop on the CMT On Tour trek is in St. Paul, Minnesota tonight (Thursday, December 6th).
See the video of the boys in their diapers here................http://youtu.be/z35GAYeXqoM
Toby Keith Reunites Wife with Soldier on Stage
Toby Keith reunited a U.S. soldier who was deployed in Afghanistan with his surprised wife during his recent concert in Houston, Texas. Toby pulled the woman from the audience and invited her on stage to help him sing his hit "American Soldier." At the close of the song, her husband appeared on stage in his fatigues to hand Toby his red, white and blue guitar. The woman did a double take, assuming he was just a guitar tech, but then realized who this familiar stranger was and they immediately hugged and kissed.
Toby told the crowd, "She didn't know he was coming in tonight. My beautiful crew told me before the show tonight that the girl sitting over here ... her husband's coming home tonight and she has no idea. So I want to pick her out. Welcome home, Major Cruz. Thank you for your service. Godspeed."
Toby then invited the couple to join him for a rendition of "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue." Click here to see the video of them reuninting on stage....
Kellie Pickler Shaves Her Head!
Country star Kellie Pickler is causing quite a buzz today after shaving off all her hair.
However, it’s not a new look she’s trying out, or a cry for help like Britney Spears’ stunt back in 2007. It’s quite the opposite actually.
She lost her locks as a show of solidarity to her best childhood friend, Summer Miller, who is battling breast cancer and starts chemotherapy tomorrow. Pickler refers to Miller as her “sister” and decided to undergo the hair buzzing yesterday in Nashville alongside Miller, who received her diagnosis this past June. Click here to see the video!
Little Big Town Pontoon Video with Other Country Stars
Little Big Town is loving the response they're getting to their hit single, "Pontoon," from both fans and fellow artists alike. The group was surprised by the celebrity attention being paid to "Pontoon" with the new viral video which features the likes of Luke Bryan, Wynonna, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Carrie Underwood, Eric Paslay, Sara Evans, Charlie Daniels, Jake Owen and Larry Gatlin.
Karen Fairchild tells us: ["Luke was the first one. We didn't know that they were doing that, and then I guess his performance was so inspiring (laughter) . . . It was. I would like to see the director's cut of his performance. (Jimi Westbrook) I would, too, cause I've heard about it. (Phillip Sweet) The unedited Luke Bryan version. (Karen) Yeah, so I guess then that encouraged them to ask some other artists to do it and then we heard about it and they asked us to do a little clip. We were the goodbye clip there and I don't know. We just never dreamed that all those people like Charlie Daniels and Larry Gatlin, that he would put on googles and sit in a baby pool! (Kimberly Schlapman) Yeah! (Karen) That's Larry Gatlin! (Kimberly) Crazy!"] Check out the video here....
Scotty McCreery Takes a Tumble off Stage
Scotty McCreery had a bit of a misstep over the weekend. He was on stage performing during the Brad Paisley-headlined Virtual Reality tour when he fell off the stage in mid-song in Bethel, New York on Friday (August 10th). Scotty quickly returned to the stage and barely missed a beat.
Far be it from Brad, however, to let that mistake pass by unnoticed. On Saturday (August 11th), decorated that particular part of the stage with orange cones and caution tape. Scotty tweeted a picture of the prank writing, "@BradPaisley wanted me to be extra cautious tonight! Thanks Brad!" Click here to see the video of the tumble...
Randy Travis NAKED during DWI arrest in Texas
This has been one tough year for country singer Randy Travis. The singer is currently involved in a vicious divorce with his ex-wife, he has one arrest under is belt for public intoxication and he’s now adding another arrest, this time for DWI.
Travis was arrested Tuesday night outside Tioga, Texas, for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and retaliation and obstruction, a felony. Click here to see his mugshot...
State troopers responded to a call at 11:18 p.m. reporting a man lying on the road outside of the town of Tioga. Travis had been involved in a single-car accident, police said.
They discovered Travis at the scene with a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication” and arrested him for DWI, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
On the way to the station, Travis allegedly threatened to shoot and kill the troopers, which resulted in an additional charge of retaliation and obstruction.
Travis was brought to the station naked, though it’s unclear whether Travis was discovered naked or somehow disrobed later, Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
Travis’ mug shot shows him with a black eye and cuts on his face. Wheeler said police didn’t know if the bruises were the result of the car accident or if he was like that before.
“That’s just the way he was brought into our jail,” Wheeler said.
Travis, 53, was booked and held overnight, then released Wednesday after posting a total of $21,500 bond, $20,000 of which was for the felony charge.
Kenny Chesney "Look-A-Like Kicked out of show
If you look anything like Kenny Chesney, you may want to steer clear from the singer’s Brothers of the Sun headlining tour! A Tennessee fan learned that the hard way over the weekend when he was escorted out of a Nashville tour stop for apparently looking too similar to the ‘Come Over’ singer.
“Just got kicked out of K.C concert because drunk people thought I was actually him. no refund. ch 4 &fox want to talk2me. so mad,” Nathan Blankenship, the singer’s ‘spitting image,’ tweeted following the ordeal.
“I think the way they handled it made it seem worse, like they were really escorting Kenny Chesney through the crowd,” the concert-goer tells Nashville TV station WKRN of his being kicked out. The fan was approached by LP Security four hours after arriving to the arena, with officials claiming he was ”purposefully trying to impersonate a celebrity.”
However, it doesn’t seem that Blankenship’s intention was to fool fans into thinking he’s actually Chesney.
“Is it because I wear the hat?” asks the fan, who was wearing a blue cut-off shirt and straw cowboy hat at the concert. “I see a million of these hats here. I’ve worn baseball caps before and people still want to have pictures made [with me], but it’s never caused a problem. I can’t believe they think I’m actually him. Why would Mr. Chesney be in the crowd when Tim McGraw is singing?” See the picture of Nathan and decide for yourself....
Country Music Comes to the White House
The White House's East Room was turned into -- in the words of President Barack Obama -- "a bona fide country music hall" Monday night (Nov. 21). Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett, Darius Rucker, James Taylor and the Band Perry were all invited to sing as part of the 'In Performance at the White House' series. If you missed it, here is the entire 55 minute show. Click here...
Roy & Carol's Favorite Holiday Recipes
Carol McGowan's Famous Jalapeno Corn Casserole
1 Cup long-grain rice
1 Medium onion, chopped
1 Medium green pepper, chopped
1 Cup celery, chopped
1/2 Cup butter or margarine, melted
1-2 large jalapeno peppers, seeded & chopped
2-16.5 oz. cans cream-style corn
1 1/2 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 TBS Sugar
Garnishes: Green pepper rings, fresh parsley sprigs
METHOD: Cook rice according to package directions. Set rice aside. Sauté onion, green pepper & celery in melted butter in a large skillet until vegetables are tender. Combine rice and sautéed vegetable mixture in a large bowl. Add jalapeno peppers, corn, cheese and sugar. Stir well. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased, shallow, 2-quart casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes. Garnish.
Roy's Mom's Funeral Potatoes
1/2 Stick Butter, Softened (not hot) & Set Aside
1- 10 1/4 oz Can Cream Of Chicken Soup
1 Pint Sour Cream
8 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1- 16 oz Bag O'Brien Potatoes, Thawed.
METHOD: In a large bowl, stir margarine and soup: add sour cream, cheese and potatoes. Spread in a 13 X 9 greased pan. Baked at 350 degrees for one hour or until top browns slightly.
Hank Williams Jr. Pulled From Monday Night Football!
Hank Williams, Jr.'s comments he made about the President during his appearance on Fox & Friends yesterday (Monday, October 3rd) have gotten the singer yanked from Monday Night Football. Hank has famously sung the "Are you ready for some football?" theme song since 1989.
Hank criticized President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner for playing a round of golf together by saying, "That's like Hitler playing golf with Netanyahu."
Also said that Obama and Joe Biden are "the enemy."
ESPN told CBS Sports, "We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."
Hank issued a statement to The Tennessean last night, saying, "Some of us have strong opinions and are often misunderstood. My analogy was extreme - but it was to make a point. I was simply trying to explain how stupid it seemed to me - how ludicrous that pairing was. They're polar opposites and it made no sense. They don't see eye-to-eye and never will. I have always respected the office of the President.
Every time the media brings up the tea party it's painted as racist and extremists - but there's never a backlash - no outrage to those comparisons... Working class people are hurting - and it doesn't seem like anybody cares. When both sides are high-fiving it on the ninth hole when everybody else is without a job - it makes a whole lot of us angry. Something has to change. The policies have to change."
CHECK IT THE VIDEO!
Baseball Fan Loses Foul Ball and His Daughter!
A baseball fan in Taiwan dropped his toddler daughter while trying to catch a foul ball.
Cameras at the televised game between the Taipei Brother Elephants and Taoyuan's Lamigo Monkeys, also caught the fan's wife shouting at him afterwards.
Mr Bai later said "I was going to catch the ball using one hand but ended up lifting both hands and dropped my daughter."
The girl said she slightly hurt one leg but was otherwise unhurt. If you want to see what a look of "your living in the dog house" is...Check out the video of the wife after dad drops his daughter.....
Carrie Underwood Brings the House Down @ Girls Night Out Show!
There was hardly a dry eye and a standing ovation for Carrie Underwood after her performance with Vince Gill of "How Great Thou Art" at the Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country TV Special that aired Friday, April 22nd on CBS. Fans will be talking about this performance for years to come.Check it out!