There are a lot of ways to shop these days … you can order just about anything online. And of course there are catalogs that come to our home in the mail just about every day. And then, there’s QVC. A lot of people we know appear on QVC from time to time. Annette Funicello sells her teddy bears; Marie Osmond sells her dolls, and Joan Rivers sells her jewelry.
Now we have another celebrity on her way to QVC. Reba McEntire will be on QVC on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. (ET), where she will preview music from “Keep On Loving You,” her first album of all-new solo material in six years. QVC Presents Q Sessions Live featuring Reba will offer viewers a special live performance, which will include her latest Top 10 hit, “Strange,” along with the album’s next single, “Consider Me Good,” and “I Want A Cowboy.”
Gretchen Wilson becomes the latest singer to part ways with her record label. Gretchen is no longer with Sony Music Nashville. The record label says this was a mutual decision between the singer and the company. Gretchen has had three No. 1 albums, platinum sales, a Grammy, and was named female vocalist of the year at the CMA awards in 2004.
Gretchen was planning a fourth album for Sony, ‘I’ve Got Your Country Right Here,’ expected for release this fall. Its first single, ‘Don’t Do Me No Good,’ peaked at No. 43, while its second single, ‘Don’t Make Me Take My Earrings Out,’ failed to chart. It’s not known yet whether Gretchen will release the album through another label. Sony does report that they will continue to work with the singer on "future catalogue projects."
Mel McDaniel has been moved from a Nashville hospital to a rehabilitation facility, as he continues to recover from a heart attack he suffered on June 16. The 66 year old singer had been placed in a medically induced coma during his hospitalization.
A benefit concert is being planned for Mel for Aug. 13 in Nashville. Some of the entertainers scheduled to perform at the benefit include Buddy Jewell, David Ball, Jim Ed Brown and Gene Watson. The concert will be held at the Nashville Palace nightclub.
Tim McGraw had to take control again at a concert in California on Sunday night (July 26), when he had to throw a fan out of one of his concerts. The show was at California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif. The guy did something that Tm didn’t like, and Tim stopped his concert and said, “You don’t treat a woman like that.” The fans liked that, clapped, and Tim added that he would not continue with the performance until the man was escorted out of the concert. Security took over, did what they had to do, and the show went on.
I’m going to finish this one up with Gretchen Wilson’s interview with the Pentagon Channel, where she talks about the importance of adult education, and we get to hear a little of her music, too.
That’s all for my Wednesday morning. You guys have a great day! I’ll talk to you real soon.