A few nights ago I told you all that Julianne Hough and Cody Linley were eliminated from the competition on Dancing with the Stars this year. Since posting that, Julianne has now announced that she will not be returning for another season of Dancing. She has decided to devote more of her time to her singing career. I really think people are going to miss her on the dancing show. ‘
If you will miss Julianne, and you’d like to talk to her about that… or about how much you like her music, or about how much you enjoyed her dancing, or about her relationship with Chuck Wicks – whatever you want, you can visit with her on Monday, Nov. 24, from noon-1 p.m. (EST), by going here.
Anyone in East Tennessee who would like to catch a glimpse of Julianne – remember, she will be in Knoxville on Dec. 5, for their annual Christmas Parade. Julianne will be the grand marshall, and the parade will kick off at 7 p.;m.
Trace Adkins has rescheduled some of his December concerts. His web page says he has a "flu-like illness." I can sympathize. I’ve had one of those for the past few weeks. This might not be a good winter for colds, flu and viruses.
The web page says that anyone holding tickets for December shows should check the schedule on his tour page for rescheduled dates. His Dec. 31 concert with Lynyrd Skynyrd in Nashville has not been canceled.
"X", Trace’s 10th album on Capitol Records, was released recently. I love listening to new CD’s and deciding for myself which songs I like best, and just how I think the whole CD sounds. But sometimes I like reading what the experts have to say. I read a review of "X", by Ken Tucker, Billboard. and I liked it so much I thought I would share it with all of you.
"There’s a reason Trace Adkins is still alive and well on his 10th album: he is the sincere, God-fearing, pickup truck-driving, sometime-screwup everyman that his songs appeal to. Not known as a songwriter, Adkins has an innate ability to make a song his own, as is the case with the seemingly autobiographical "Happy to Be Here" and the family-first "All I Ask for Anymore." Adkins’ sense of humor is on display on "Marry for Money," a hilarious take on a male gold digger, and on the self-deprecating "Hillbilly Rich." While the baritone channels his inner Barry White on "Let’s Do That Again," he shows his vulnerable side on "I Can’t Outrun You." "Til the Last Shot’s Fired," with its poignant prologue, and bluesy single "Muddy Water," which speaks of spiritual rebirth, are the album’s two best cuts." —Ken Tucker
I have been a country music fan forever. I love country music… old country, new country, and all country in between. But, I am not excited about the fact that Miley Cyrus says she would love to make a country record.
I guess she was ok as a Hannah Montana (not that I’ve ever seen an episode)… I know the little screaming kids like her. But there is one John Rich quote form Nashville Star that I will always remember, and that is – just because you put on a cowboy hat doesn’t mean you can sing country music.
Miley, if what you are doing is supposed to be "Pop"… just keep doing that, and don’t move over to country. I can’t speak for all the country music fans, but I’m really not ready for that.
How far have you all gotten with your Christmas shopping? I’ve hardly started … I picked up a few CD’s that I know people will like, and I actually got something for myself … but I have a lot to do. I guess the first thing I need to go is get past Thanksgiving. The rest of my weekend will include cleaning my house for Thanksgiving company; grocery shopping, church on Sunday…. and keeping warm! Hope each of you enjoys the rest of your weekend, however you plan on spending it.
Drop me a line when you get a chance. Take care! And stay warm.