Bev running around the Coronado Mall in a
Bev's 1st Bull Ride... YIKES!!!
Click the picture above to see the photo gallery of Bev's trip to Kona, Hawaii
~~George Strait has scored his 60th No. 1 song.
The online drive to send "Give It All You Got Tonight" to No. 1 while Strait was 60 years old, called the "Sixty for Sixty" campaign, started on Valentine's Day via Facebook and Twitter with a group of fans who encouraged country radio stations to play the record-- hoping to get the song to the top of the charts by Strait's birthday on May 18.
Strait has one date left in his final tour — The Cowboy Rides Away — June 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. He released his latest album, "Love Is Everything," earlier this month.
~~More than 40 artists have been confirmed as performers at the Bud Light Stage at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza during the 2013 CMA Music Festival, which runs from June 6-9 in downtown Nashville.
Artists performing include: Lauren Alaina, Dean Alexander, Katie Armiger, Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen, Big Smo, Bucky Covington, Dailey & Vincent, Sarah Darling, Emerson Drive, Rose Falcon, Andy Gibson, JT Hodges, Chris Janson, Angie Johnson, Krystal Keith, LoCash Cowboys, Robin Meade, Randy Montana, David Lee Murphy, Parmalee, Mac Powell, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Canaan Smith, Joanna Smith, Chris Stapleton, Steel Magnolia, Pam Tillis with Lorrie Morgan, James Wesley, Chuck Wicks and Drake White.
For more information, visit cmafest.com.
~~Little Big Town will world-premiere their video for current single, "Your Side of the Bed" this Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America". A CMA Music Festival Announcement will also take place in the 8:30am hour.
~~Jake Owen almost exposed himself after his pants split on stage.
Jake was forced to use his shirt to cover-up at a gig on Friday when his pants ripped at the seams.
The singer was climbing around onstage during his concert in Charleston, South Carolina when his jeans split-- and he wasn't wearing underwear.
Jake stripped off his white t-shirt and tied it around his waist so he wouldn't give audience members an X-rated show. He later took to Twitter.com to joke about the incident.
He wrote, "Charleston, SC will never be forgotten. My jeans ripped on stage tonight. Going commando=bad idea. Although, great breeze here. Coastal town... Tonight was totally 'nuts' in Charleston. I really gave it my all tonight and let it all hang out."
~~Chely Wright and her wife, music executive Lauren Blitzer Wright, welcomed identical twin sons on Saturday.
Although they weren't due until this summer, George Samuel and Everett Joseph — named for their great-grandfathers – are doing well.
Wright and Blitzer Wright were married in August 2011 after the country singer came out publicly in 2010.
Recently, Taylor Swift bought a new house on the beach in Rhode Island. However, locals aren't digging their new famous neighbor.
After a crazed Taylor Swift fan decided to take a couple mile swim to Taylor's new pad at 2 in the morning (last week,) one of Taylor's neighbors decided to write to a letter to gripe.
"I want to remain completely anonymous, but as someone who lives where Taylor Swift just bought a summer home, it's already a circus. Apparently there has been a stalker scare so a section of the beach is roped off. We live here all year, pay taxes all year, to enjoy three months at the beach...and now that might be in jeopardy. I don't want to speak for everyone, but you're kinda not welcome."
A ROCK LEGEND IS GONE:.... DOORS FOUNDING MEMBER RAY MANZAREK HAS DIED
Keyboardist and founding member of The Doors Ray Manzarek has died. He was 74.
Manzarek died yesterday in Germany surrounded by his family. Manzarek had been battling bile duct cancer.
Manzarek founded The Doors after meeting Jim Morrison in California. The band went on to become one of the most successful rock 'n' roll groups from the 60s and is still a major influence with fans.
Manzarek stayed in music after Morrison's death in 1971. He tried to hold the band together by singing, but eventually the group fell apart. He played in other bands over the years, produced other acts, became an author and worked on films.
The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Manzarek is among the most famous keyboard players in rock history.
The group is best known for hits like "L.A.Woman," ''Break On Through to the Other Side," ''The End" and "Light My Fire".
Manzarek is survived by his wife, Dorothy, his son Pablo and two brothers, Rick and James. Funeral arrangements are pending.
(FEEL-GOOD STORY)... GUY LEAVES $1000 TIP SO SERVER CAN TAKE HER DREAM TRIP TO ITALY
Tumblr user Casual Cynic posted this story about her mother, who has been waitressing on and off throughout her life:
"ABOUT… 15 MINUTES AGO THIS GUY SHE WAITED ON LEFT AND TOLD HER TO TAKE CARE. JUST THAT. PRIOR TO THIS SHE HAD TALKED TO HIM ABOUT ITALY. HER PEOPLE ARE FROM FLORENCE, THIS AND THAT, AND SHE SAID SHE'S NEVER BEEN. SHE'S GOT 8 YEARS OF ART EDUCATION AND SHE'S WORKING A WAITRESS JOB. IT'S PRETTY… SAD AND DISAPPOINTING, I GUESS. HER AND MY FATHER DIVORCED 6 YEARS AGO AND SHE HASN'T HAD A REAL JOB EVER. JUST BEEN STUCK IN A SMALL TOWN SHE'S NOT FROM.
"THIS MAN WHO WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE TIPPED HER 1000 DOLLARS FOR A TRIP TO ITALY. WALKED OUT, NOT ANOTHER WORD."
As of Monday afternoon, the post has close to 100,000 notes, and most of them say something like, "THERE ARE STILL NICE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD."Source
~~Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina and Florida Georgia Line are among the acts who will be playing softball for charity. They will play in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Challenge on June 8 in Nashville, along with Craig Campbell, Greg Bates, Chuck Wicks and Olympic figure skating champion Scott Hamilton. Proceeds go to City of Hope, a cancer research and treatment center.
~~ Luke Bryan will release his fourth studio album on Aug. 13. The title of the disc was not disclosed.
~~The Lumineers, JD McPherson and Shovels & Rope, as well as icons Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller have been nominated for the Americana Music Honors.
Harris and Miller are joined by Richard Thompson and Dwight Yoakam in the artist of the year category.
Meanwhile, Thompson's "Good Things Happen to Bad People" is nominated for song of the year. It will compete with the Lumineers' "Ho Hey," McPherson's "North Side Gal" and Shovels & Rope's "Birmingham."
Rodney Crowell, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis also received multiple nominations.
Performers at the nominations announcement included Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, T Bone Burnett with Lisa Marie Presley, Elizabeth Cook and the Milk Carton Kids.
The winners will be revealed on Sept. 18 during the Americana Awards & Honors ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Carrie Underwood covers Marie Claire's June 2013 issue.
On her upbringing:
"We were never a huggy family. Or a ‘let's talk it out' family. Technically I have siblings, but they are quite a bit older than me — I was the accident — so I have the only-child syndrome going on. I'm a little more selfish, a little more independent, a little closed. I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean... I'm not a sociopath."
On keeping her parents away from the spotlight :
"My parents are really great people who want nothing to do with any of this. I'm the black sheep of the family. The black-crystal sheep. Swarovski."
On her hard-to-reach persona:
"When people say, 'She's hard to talk to.' This guy I know said, 'You know what I love about you? I can sit next to you and I don't have to talk.' And I'm like, 'Thank you?'"
On her hidden talent:
"I can eat any man under the table."
On having kids:
"I don't feel old enough to have kids. I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?"