Country Music Television is putting out a 2009 calendar, complete with some of our favorite country singers, and Chevys. Here’s Rodney Adkins pictured with a shiny new Chevy truck. The calendars will be available at several events, sponsored by Chevy, that will be held in conjunction with this year’s CMA awards. The calendars will also be available in NASCAR Illustrated, Progressive Farmer, Country Weekly magazine, and People, beginning Nov. 23.
Some of the other entertainers who will be in the calendar are Lady Antebellum, James Otto, Heidi Newfield, Joe Nichols, Phil Stacy, Chuck Wicks, and Rissi Palmer.
Taylor Swift did a little talking about her recent break-up with Joe Jonas. I have a feeling listening to some of her songs, that she’s the kind of girl who will keep her personal life quiet, and not have too much to say in interviews, but she will definitely let her songs do the talking for her.
In a recent interview with The Grand Rapids Press, Taylor did have this to say: "It’s been interesting, I’m going to focus on the great and fun things in my life right now, the things that make me happy. The worst thing about fame is people knowing what you’re doing in your personal life. But I’m lucky, because there haven’t been any false reports, really, about me." Hope it keeps going that way for you, Taylor.
We still have a few days left to download "Cheater Cheater," by Joey and Rory, for free. ITunes is offering the free download through Tuesday, Oct. 21. I liked these two a lot when they were on Can You Duet, on CMT. I still haven’t heard their music on the radio, but I’m hoping it won’t be long before we do.
Speaking of hearing new things on the radio, our local country station isn’t playing "15 Minutes of Shame," by Kristy Lee Cook yet – but I heard it this morning on Bob Kingsley’s Top 40 Coutntry Countdown. So maybe it will find it’s way to the program director’s play list real soon.
The people in Pleasant View, Tenn., got a helping hand for a high school junior who was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Gamma Delta – Chris Young went to Pleasant View and performed a benefit concert on Saturday, Oct. 18, The community got together for al all-day fund raiser, with Chris taking the stage at 9 p.m. that night.
How awesome that our country entertainers are always there to help when they are called upon – not just through fund raising efforts of their own, but to give of their time and talent to help others. Chris is just another example of that, and I know everyone appreciates his help.
I’m still listening to Bob Kingsley counting down this week’s Top 40, and he just played "Anything Goes," Randy Houser’s debut singer … and let us all know that it is up three spots this week to No. 24! That is so exciting for Randy. I hope you all went saw his video. It is airing on CMT and GAC now, but you can view it on line by clicking here.
This picture of Randy was taken at an outside performance at Winged Deer Park in Johnson City early in the summer… A little wind-blown Randy, but still lookin’ good!
Randy’s self-titled debut album will be released on Nov. 18, but you can pre-order an autographed copy for just $9.99. Just go to his web site for all the details!
That’s it for now. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I’ll get more up for you soon. Write when you have time.