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
~~Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Brantley Gilbert and songwriter Bob DiPiero are slated for a Nashville edition of the CMA Songwriters Series on Oct. 31, the eve of the 46th Annual CMA Awards at Nashville's Marathon Music Works.
~~FLASHBACK: 14-Year-Old Carrie Underwood
Here is vintage footage of 14-year-old Carrie Underwood performing a song called "You Walked All Over Me" at the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair Youth Talent Contest in Sept. 1997.
~~Gretchen Wilson rocks on "Who Are You: An All Star Tribute to The Who" which hit stores and online outlets this week.
It features Gretchen Wilson singing the album's title track "Who Are You" along with Randy Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive.
The tribute album features 16 songs sung by 34 very diverse artists including singers from Judas Priest, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Def Leppard, Cream, and many others.
~~ The North Carolina Museum of History is currently showcasing objects donated by Scotty McCreery, including the outfit he wore for his final duet on "American Idol" back on May 25, 2011. McCreery sang "Live Like You Were Dying" with Tim McGraw. The outfit consists of a black leather jacket, jeans, T-shirt and cross necklace.
The exhibit also includes the lyric sheet for "Live Like You Were Dying," along with his gold record for his first album, "Clear as Day." The exhibit runs through January 4.
~~The Smithsonian in Washington has acquired memorabilia from Charley Pride's life, including a pair of boots and one of his guitars, for the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture. Pride says it was difficult to part with some of the items, but it's nice to know that they will be in a museum where he can always go visit.
The museum's curator of music and performing arts says Pride is "a great example of a man transcending the barriers of race who was accepted by audiences because he was a good country singer."
Pride, at 78, is still touring and heads to Ireland this month and the U.K. next month.
The Smithsonian new museum is scheduled to open in 2015.