On this week’s show, Scotty McCreery drops by to chat with Suzanne Alexander.
Carrie Underwood is back in the top spot on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown with her latest, “Little Toy Guns.” Blake Shelton with Ashley Monroe and Chris Young round out the Top 3, while new clips from Miranda Lambert, Cole Swindell and Reba McEntire make their countdown debuts. Plus, host Suzanne Alexander is joined by special guest Scotty McCreery.
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- Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
- Blake Shelton w/Ashley Monroe – “Lonely Tonight”
- Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
- Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started”
- Eric Church – “Talladega”
- Florida Georgia Line – “Sun Daze”
- Lee Brice – “Drinking Class”
- Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
- The Swon Brothers – “Pray For You”
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Fans of Junk Gypsies, rejoice! Amie and Jolie Sikes, the sisters known for their ability to turn “junk” into treasure and create incredible spaces, have made it even easier for their fans to DIY their own projects. The Texas siblings took to Instagram to announce they will release their own line of paint during Texas Antiques Weekend, set for the first weekend of April.
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“On this glorious Monday morning, we have really, really, realllllly BIG news!!!” they wrote. “It’s been a dream of ours since the beginning days of Junk Gypsy to have our own paint…. and now, the dream has become a reality!! the JG core palette brought to you as an all-American made chalk & clay paint!!! We can’t wait for you to see the entire line… it’s debuting at the #jgworldhq this #texasantiquesweek!! #jgpaint”
“Outdoorsy” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of most celebrities. Between recording albums, starring in films and strutting down the red carpet in designer clothes, it seems like their lives are nothing but glitz and glamour. But even the biggest stars like to leave the bright lights of Hollywood every once in a while for a good outdoor adventure. With the help of Outdoor Life magazine, we’ve rounded up a list of celebrities who love to hunt and fish.
It probably comes as no surprise that this country boy is also an avid outdoorsman. Bryan told Wonders of Wildlife that his outdoor hobbies make him “more relatable to [his] fans.” Remember the song “Drinkin’ Beer and Wastin’ Bullets?” It turns out he meant it.
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If a VIP moved in next door, who would you want it be? According to Zillow‘s annual list, country superstars Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are second only to Jimmy Fallon as the most desirable celebrity neighbors. Taylor Swift, Matthew McConaughey and Neil Patrick Harrisround out the Top 5.
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“Where I live in Oklahoma, I am just Miranda to the locals, and when I go to the feed store to buy stuff for my animals, they don’t care that I sing for a living,” Lambert said of life in Tishomingo, Okla. “I try to live a normal life as much as possible. Living away from the activity and making my home in Oklahoma is a plus. I have a quiet life there and love spending time with my animals, family and friends.”
Losa Lounge in The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast, Photo courtesy of theladysmith.us.
Guests of The Ladysmith Bed & Breakfast in Tishomingo, Okla., got their money’s worth last Friday. Miranda Lambert, who opened the B&B in September, and husband Blake Shelton dropped by for a spontaneous performance.
The spur-of-the-moment concert was announced on the Ladysmith’s Facebook page mere hours before it was to begin. For only $5 apiece, about 80 people attended the up-close-and-personal acoustic performance from the pair and were able to meet the superstar couple after the show.
Employees at the B&B say this is the first time the couple have performed at the establishment, but hope they will return for a repeat performance.
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Miranda Lambert is following up her hit song “Somethin’ Bad,” which featured Carrie Underwood, with “Little Red Wagon.” The song was co-written by Joe Ginsberg and Audra Mae, the niece of Judy Garland. Mae originally included the song on her 2012 album, Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound. Lambert may have never heard the tune if not for one of her musician friends.
“John Eddie is an artist who has come out on the road with us before and opened a few times,” Lambert told NewsOK.com. “He called my tour manager three or four years ago and said, ‘Hey, tell Miranda about this girl Audra Mae, specifically her song ‘Little Red Wagon.’ I think she could rock it.’”
Listen to “Little Red Wagon” below:
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Jana Kramer is used to being successful. Before turning her attention to her music career, Kramer starred in the series One Tree Hill and had a recurring role in Friday Night Lights. Her debut single, “Why Ya Wanna,” reached the Top 5 on the country charts, but her self-titled debut album did not do as well as she had hoped. Kramer was down and out about the lack of sales, but Miranda Lambert gave her the encouragement to keep going.
“I was in a very discouraged time, and [Miranda] was like, ‘You know what, it didn’t happen for me until my second album,’” Kramer told Country Weekly. “I was like, really? You’re Miranda Lambert. I just imagined it happened on the first album. So it really is about keeping on and not giving up.”
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Miranda Lambert had a lot to celebrate over Thanksgiving. Last weekend, her MuttNation Foundation officially opened Redemption Ranch, a no-kill animal shelter, in Tishomingo, Okla., where she lives with her husband, Blake Shelton.
MuttNation took over the shelter and renovated after Ray Lokey, a local animal advocate, pushed for change. Lambert’s foundation made a number of improvements to the shelter, including an Airstream office, kennel enlargement, new fencing and an intensive care unit. The shelter works on an admission basis, with a capacity of 50 dogs.
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Miranda Lambert loves her dogs, and husband Blake Shelton just needs to accept that. Lambert recently revealed to People just how far she has gone to make sure her furry family members are safe and loved. “When I’m home, I go get them and bring them to the house,” she told People. “I have four that are in our house most of the time. But I looked at Blake one day and realized if I don’t give him a break from these dogs, he might go crazy.”
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To keep her dogs and her husband safe and happy, she came up with a solution: a doghouse fit for the pets of country music royalty. Continue Reading
Sure, the CMA Awards are all about the music, but last night the red carpet looks were mesmerizing. Sheer, simple and sparkly dresses ruled the red carpet, as did understated makeup and accessories. From sophisticated, all-black gowns to silky, shimmery frocks, there’s no doubt the ladies of country music brought their A-game last night. (Nicole Kidman and Connie Britton being honorable exceptions.) Take a look at our top five picks from the 2014 CMA Awards Red Carpet!
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