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Celebs Tweet the Darnedest Things!

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It’s been an active week in the Twitterverse, and at the center of the activity lie some of your favorite country artists. Let’s cut to the chase and laugh together at the best of the best that we caught over the last seven days.

When life imitates art, and art involves driving without hands, you end up in the predicament Luke Bryan ended up in this week. Luke Bryan tweeted “@LukeBryanOnline: Before y’all get out of your truck. Make sure you put it in park. Trust me.”

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Some very solid words of advice from Luke. Perhaps he, too, had his hands up while rocking in his truck…

I just saw Runner Runner and had some pleasant Justin Timberlake inspired dreams soon thereafter. Apparently I’m not the only one, based on Jennifer Nettles‘ recent tweet – “@JenniferNettles: I had a dream last night that my baby sleeping beside me yelled out ‘Ladieeees and Gentlemen: Justin Timberlaaaaaake’. ??? @jtimberlake

Not only is Justin Timberlake taking over the the music and acting world, he is taking over the dream world too. Hey, there are much worse people for your baby to introduce to you in your slumber.

Having 100,000 Twitter followers is a big deal. So, it should come as no surprise that some musicians will go through great lengths to encourage their fans to help them hit that landmark number. See Terri Clark who recently tweeted “@TerriClarkMusic: Ok so the first person to get me 100k twitter followers, gets my first born. Best hurry. My Ovaries=californiaraisinsdoingthebackstroke”

Perhaps an interesting offer, but if the kid pops out singing the way his/her mom does, it might be worth your while…

If you frequent the gym, you know there is always that character who flexes in the mirror and not-so-discretely checks himself out. Sunny Sweeney was lucky enough to spot that guy during her recent workout. Sunny tweeted “@GettinSweeney: The grunting slaps-his-stomach-in-the-mirror guy is in the gym. Yay! No.” Not long after Sunny tweeted, calling out the narcissistic gym-goer, she followed it up with “I also saw someone I knew in the gym. I hope he doesn’t think my last tweet was about him. Bahaha!!!”

Sir who Sunny knew in the gym, rest assure she was not mocking you. However, if you do, in fact, grunt and slap your stomach in the mirror, WE ARE mocking you.

Remember to send us your favorite country music celebrity tweets to us each week by including #KICcelebtweets in your tweet!

America’s Morning Show Kicks off with Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes & Thompson Sqaure

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On Thursday, June 20th, America’s Morning Show hit the airwaves featuring Blair Garner and an all-star cast of country music stars including Terri Clark, Chuck Wicks & Sunny Sweeney. As if that lineup wasn’t big enough, the show’s first interviews included some of music’s biggest names, including Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes and Thompson Square.

Our friends over at America’s Morning Show provided us with all of these great interviews!

Listen here as Kelly Clarkson discusses her lost engagement rings, her new country single and her love for Terri Clark, including some musical confusion and a little bit of singing.

 

Listen here as Hunter Hayes prepares for a performance on The Today Show, talks about racing cars with Blair and discusses his new re-release Encore and recording with Jason Mraz!

 

Listen here to hear Thompson Square discussing vocal rest and the #1 party for “If I Didn’t Have You.”

America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks, Lee Ann Womack & More to Launch Tomorrow

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When NASH FM 94.7 premiered last year, New Yorkers breathed a sigh of relief as country had finally returned to the Big Apple. As the station continues to strike a chord with listeners in the Tri-State Area, Cumulus announced that “America’s Morning Show” will be hitting the air TOMORROW. June 20. The all-star cast at the helm of this endeavor includes radio veteran Blair Garner and music stars Terri Clark, Sunny Sweeney, Chuck Wicks and Lee Ann Womack.

The new morning show will begin later this month, airing weekdays from 6-10am. The show will feature country’s biggest hits and stars, as well as New York traffic and weather. The show will originate in Nashville before a studio audience, with frequent broadcasts from the NASH FM studios in Manhattan. 

No one is more excited to take on New York’s country fans than Garner. “I am thrilled to begin waking up the New York area’s Country listeners on NASH FM  94.7 with an uplifting Country start to the day,” He said. “New Yorkers are embracing NASH FM in an amazing way and I look forward to bringing the Country music lifestyle to the Big Apple straight from Nashville.”

For more information on “American’s Morning Show,” make sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook. You can also follow the all-star cast: @blairgarner, @chuckwicks, @terriclarkmusic, @leeannwomack & @gettinsweenered.

Opry brings back Easter Egg Hunt

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For the second year, the Grand Ole Opry is teaming up with artists, radio stations, attractions, and other partners from across the country for a high-tech Easter Egg Hunt via Twitter this Friday, March 29. Prize eggs will be hidden around the Opry’s hometown of Nashville as well as in several mystery cities across the U.S., and fans will find clues to the eggs’ hiding spots by following @opry on Twitter throughout the day Friday.

Among the prizes up for grabs from the Opry and participating partners are tickets to see Alabama, Terri Clark, Kacey Musgraves, and more coming up at the Opry; autographed CDs and merchandise from several artists including Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, and Carrie Underwood; and more.

Fans will also be able to participate in a Virtual Opry Egg Hunt and enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Nashville by searching for virtual eggs throughout opry.com on Friday. Will you be joining in the hunt?

 

 

CCMA Nominees Announced

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Canadians can’t wait for the nation’s biggest night in country music! The countdown has begun for the Canadian Country Music Association Awards which will be held in Saskatoon, SK on September 9 at 8PM. Fans can tune in to CBC to catch the awards as they air LIVE.

“All of today’s nominees deserve ample recognition for their excellence as well as their tremendous contribution to Canadian country music,” said Don Green, Executive Director, CCMA. “This year’s nominees reflect the depth of musical talent in Canada, and we’re so proud to be able to recognize those artists – both established and emerging – who have impacted Canadians with their music.”

A personal fave, Johnny Reid, leads the nominations with a total of eight. Country cutie Dean Brody follows close behind with seven of his own.

Performers expected to light up the stage at the Awards include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Pistol Annies, Eric Church, Paul Brandt, Dean Brody, George Canyon, Johnny Reid, Deric Ruttan, Gord Bamford, Terri Clark, Chad Brownlee and High Valley.

Check out the list of nominees below!

Taylor Swift Removes Capital Hoedown Date From Site

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Although several of the artists that comprised the star-studded lineup for this year’s Capital Hoedown backed out last week, the festival is still looking to move ahead.

However, although not confirmed, they may just have to do that without the performance of Taylor Swift after the Ottawa date was removed from her official website. Although the Hoedown site still lists Swift as appearing, it also lists several other artists that have backed out, including Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, The Band Perry and Terri Clark.

Yesterday, Hoedown founder Denis Benoit stated that changes to the artist lineup will be announced shortly. In addition, he was quoted saying, “We can assure everyone that there will be favourable additions to the line-up that fans will be pleased with.”

The statement also made clear that the show will now take place at an undisclosed venue that will be announced soon, but Benoit assures it is a large private site only minutes away from the original location. Last week, the City of Ottawa cancelled its agreement with Hoedown to host the event at Walter Baker Park due to a payment that was never made to the City.

Ticketholders who are no longer interested will be able to receive refunds starting June 19th.

Stay tuned as we will let fans know the new venue and changes to the lineup as they are made available to us.

 

Reba McEntire & The Band Perry Tour Updates

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With touring season kicking off for country music over the next few weeks, fans are marking down special dates in their calenders to travel to see some of their favorite artists.

While Reba McEntire might not be touring as much these days as she’s filming her new sitcom “Malibu Country,” country music’s Queen still has a busy enough schedule. With only a handful of dates set so far for 2012, she modified her tour schedule this morning to take out one Canadian date – her Ottawa, August 10th headlining date. See Reba’s tour dates here. The next tour date for the Oklahoma native is June 8th in Thackerville, OK.

The Band Perry, who are opening for Brad Paisley‘s “Virtual Reality Tour” also made a change to their tour calender today. The superstar sibling trio also no longer list their Ottawa date in support of Brad, which was scheduled for August 12th. The trio have a busy year ahead of them, and we’ll be at their fan club party next week at CMA Fest! Their next tour date in support of Brad is Friday night at Jones Beach, New York. They’ll also be making a stop on the TODAY show on Friday, so keep an eye on NBC in the morning to catch the group!

We’ll be at CMA Fest next week in Nashville – country music’s party of the year. What are you most looking forward to next week?

 

UPDATE: Terri Clark has also removed her Ottawa date from her tour page. She is now listed as part of the Boots & Hearts festival on the same date, August 12th. The Hoedown, however, still lists all acts – even Ronnie Dunn, whom we had confirmed exclusively has cancelled his date.

Recap of The 2012 JUNO Awards

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Last night, the JUNO Awards took over Ottawa. Fans and artists came together as one to celebrate the tremendous musical talent this nation has to offer. While our U.S. friends may have been watching the ACMs, all eyes above the border were on the JUNO Awards.

The energy was electrifying inside Ottawa’s Scotiabank Place. The performances and winners of the categories were true testaments to the diversity and appreciation of such within the Canadian boundaries.

UPDATE: The JUNO Awards Take Over Ottawa

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Right now, being in Ottawa is electrifying.

As the nation’s capital is about to welcome The JUNOS this Sunday (April 1), both the city and the fans are starting to get into the swing of things in anticipation of the show.

There are several events set up in advance of the show featuring some of the music industry’s best, including Canada’s talented country singers.

The JUNO Cup, taking place on Friday, March 30th, will feature a collaboration of both NHL greats and musical talents on the ice, including Brad and Curtis Rempel of High Valley and Jim Cuddy.

Another popular event, the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, will include Canada’s talented Terri Clark, among others, as they share both songs and stories on stage.

Of course, all eyes are on the actual show, taking place at the Scotiabank on Sunday night. Nominees for Country Album of the Year are:

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High Valley – High Valley
Jason McCoyEverything
Jimmy RankinForget About the World
Terri Clark – Roots and Wings

In addition, Jim Cuddy will be up against some other great contenders for the Songwriter of the Year award. A favourite here at Keepin’ It Country, Johnny Reid, is also nominated for Single of the Year for his hit “Let’s Go Higher”; his fellow nominees include Canadian talents like Hedley, City and Colour, Nickelback, and The Sheepdogs.

Not only will Blue Rodeo be performing, but The JUNOS will  honour them for being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

The JUNOs will be hosting a LIVE CHAT with Bell Media personalities during the show at Facebook.com/CTV, JUNOS.CTV.ca and on the CTV iPad App Social Screen. Also, check out the ongoing JUNOS Fantasy Poll on Facebook – you can select YOUR picks for some of the biggest categories of the show!

Tickets for the show can still be purchased HERE, as well as tickets for events around the city preceding the show that any of our Ottawa readers would like to attend!

The JUNOs will air LIVE on Sunday, April 1st at 8PM EST on CTV.

Nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards Announced

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Today, nominees for the 2012 Juno Awards were announced. The show will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on April 1st at Scotiabank Place – it will also be broadcast on CTV. In addition, it was unveiled that William Shatner will be the host of the event.

Among the nominees are some of our favourite Canadian country artists!

Single of the Year
Fragile Bird - City and Colour
Invincible - Hedley
Let’s Go Higher - Johnny Reid
When We Stand Together - Nickelback
I Don’t Know - The Sheepdogs.

Songwriter of the Year
Dallas Green
Dan Mangan
Feist
Jim Cuddy
Ron Sexsmith.

Country Album of the Year
16 & 1 - Doc Walker
High Valley -High Valley
Everything – Jason McCoy
Forget About the World – Jimmy Rankin
Roots and Wings – Terri Clark.

The award show will also feature Blue Rodeo being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.