Headline of the Day - January 18, 2012
January 18, 2012
DEATH OF FATHER CAUSES BLAKE SHELTON CANCELLATIONS
Blake Shelton's father, Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening(Wed. 1-18). Due to this unfortunate event, the following dates of his "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" have been rescheduled: Rapid City, SD (1/19), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21) and Bozeman, MT (1/22). The rescheduled dates in March are listed below.
"I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys," said Blake.
Bismarck, ND March 20th
Rapid City, SD March 21st
Bozeman, MT March 22nd
Billings, MT March 23rd
Tickets for the above-mentioned January dates will be honored at the rescheduled dates in March. Refund requests will be honored at the original point of purchase. For up-to-date tour information, visit www.BlakeShelton.com<http://www.BlakeShelton.com>.
The "Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012" will continue as scheduled next week in Columbus, GA on Jan. 26.
GARTH BROOKS SUIT CONTINUES
Garth Brooks’ lawsuit against Integris Hospital in Yukon, Oklahoma has been ongoing for years after Garth said the hospital didn't own up to its part of a deal after Brooks donated half a million dollars.
For Garth Brooks, this lawsuit isn't about money, but about honoring his late mother's legacy, Coleen Brooks, who lost her battle to cancer in 1999. He wants to do that by winning this lawsuit.
"Don't forget what this is all about. It's about my mom. It's about her honor," Brooks said.
Jury selection started Tuesday. When jurors walked in the court room, they were shocked to see - One, it was Garth Brooks. And two, to find out he was the one that brought forth the lawsuit.
1/17/2012 Related Story: Jury Selection Underway In Garth Brooks Lawsuit Trial "I just don't want to burn that bridge. You get one shot and one hometown, and I wanted it to be sweet, and it's just not going to turn out this way," Brooks said.
According to court documents, the country star made a half-million-dollar donation to Integris hospital in Yukon back in 2005. Garth is suing because the hospital has not named a wing of the hospital for his mother as he says was the only condition he attached to the donation.
"We gave [the money] in return for having my mom's name put on a women's center," Brooks said.
JAKE OWEN TO UNDERGO SURGERY TODAY FOR BROKEN COLLARBONE
JANUARY CONCERT DATES RESCHEDULED
RCA recording artist Jake Owen definitely experienced some bad luck on Friday, January 13. Jake was snowboarding in Crested Butte, CO during the BMI Songwriter's Festival when he hit a 17 inch ice block, took a spill and broke his collarbone.
After being rushed to the ER in Crested Butte, Jake tweeted, "Just broke my collarbone. Guess I charged this mountain a little too hard." In addition, Jake told Storme Warren, host of GAC’s Headline Country who was covering the event, "Man, it wasn't like I was doing anything crazy. That's why this is such a freak accident but the reality is if you’re not falling, you’re not learning."
Jake flew back to Nashville as soon as possible. On Monday, January 16, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Dovan confirmed that Jake's collarbone suffered multiple fractures and he recommended scheduling surgery immediately. So today, January 17, Jake will undergo surgery to repair his collarbone.
Unfortunately, that means recovery time and weeks of rehabilitation so Jake was forced to postpone his January shows. According to doctor's orders from the Elite Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Jake is expected to make a full recovery. His progress during rehab will determine when he will be able to start performing again. Jake says it will be sooner than later. “I’m so bummed that I have to postpone some shows but I promise you this, I’ll be back out on the road as soon as possible. I probably won’t be able to hold a guitar for a while but I can still perform.”
FROM ALAN JACKSON RELEASES NEW SINGLE
Alan Jackson delivers a perfect performance of this unusual and emotional approach to a love-gone-wrong song. The title “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore” let’s you know what this lament is all about.
TALK ‘ROUND THE ROW
THE ROYS TO PBS SPECIAL
Hot Bluegrass duo, The Roys, recently taped a PBS Special celebrating the music of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Lee and Elaine Roy joined Randy Travis, Ronnie Milsap and numerous other stars for the event, which raised the rafters of the Loveless Barn outside of Nashville last week. Check out great behind-the-scenes footage and hear the music of Charles "Pa" Ingalls at MTSU Helps Revive Great Old American Music with "Pa's Fiddle" Project - YouTube.
NEW MUSIC FROM JESSIE JAMES
NEW SINGLE HITS ITUNES JANUARY 31
Show Dog - Universal Music has partnered with Mercury/IDJ to release new music from Jessie James. “I remember hearing a demo on Jessie a few years ago and being very impressed with what a big voice she had for such a young girl,” said Mark Wright, President Show Dog - Universal Music. “I followed up, only to find that Mercury in New York had signed her. I was so excited to hear from my friend and colleague David Massey at Mercury that Jessie had always considered herself a country artist and would I consider joining forces with him to launch her into the country market. I am proud that SDU and Mercury/IDJ can jointly bring you this exciting, new, soon-to-be superstar.”
“It was an honor to work with such a legend like Mark Wright,” adds James. “Everything came together so easily and so natural with him. He is such a fun guy and we had a blast making this record; I'm glad to have the support of him and the Show Dog-Universal Music staff, they’ve become like family to me.”
DO YOU KNOW THIS FACT OF LIFE
Do you know that you could give somebody bouquet of apples, since apples are part of the rose family.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Most ball games are lost, not won.” ---CASEY STENGEL
GRAND OLE OPRY
Friday - January 20
7:00 - 7:30 Humana
Mike Snider - Host
Jimmy C. Newman
7:30 - 8:00 Cracker Barrel
Jimmy Dickens - Host
Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press
8:00 - 8:15
8:15 - 8:45 Bass Pro
Jeannie Seely - Host
8:45 - 9:15 Dollar General
John Conlee - Host
Saturday - January 21
7:00 - 7:30 Dollar General
Jimmy Dickens - Host
7:30 - 8:00 Bass Pro
Jim Ed Brown - Host
8:00 - 8:15
8:15 - 9:15 Cracker Barrel /Humana
Emmylou Harris - Host
Opry Square Dancers
GAC Playlist 01-16-12
Power Luke Bryan I Don't Want This Night To End
Power Taylor Swift Ours
Power The Band Perry All Your Life
Power Jason Aldean Tattoos On This Town
Power Eric Church Drink In My Hand
Power Toby Keith Red Solo Cup
Power Kenny Chesney Reality
Power Scotty McCreery The Trouble With Girls
Power Chris Young You
Power Jake Owen Alone With You
Power Lee Brice Woman Like You
Medium Casey James Let's Don't Call It A Night
Medium Brantley Gilbert You Don't Know Her Like I Do
Medium Miranda Lambert Baggage Claim
Medium Sara Evans My Heart Can't Tell You No
Medium Andy Gibson Wanna Make You Love Me
Medium Dierks Bentley Home
Medium Kip Moore Somethin' 'Bout A Truck
Medium Zac Brown Band Keep Me In Mind
Medium Justin Moore Bait A Hook
Medium Alan Jackson So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore
Medium Ronnie Dunn Let The Cowboy Rock
Medium Craig Morgan This Ole Boy
Light Blake Shelton God Gave Me You
Light Craig Campbell When I Get It
Light Montgomery Gentry Where I Come From
Light Glen Campbell Ghost On The Canvas
Light Chris Cagle Got My Country On
Light Katie Armiger Scream
Light Terri Clark The One
Light Kellie Pickler Tough
Light Keb Mo We Don't Need It
Light Lady Antebellum We Owned The Night
Light Josh Kelley Naleigh Moon
Light Neal McCoy A-OK
-WEEK OF JANUARY 16-
HIGH 5 VIDEO COUNTDOWN ALL NEW!
HIGH 5 VIDEO COUNTDOWN, a half-hour music block, will count down the five most streamed music videos on CMT.com for that week. Every Monday at 11:00 a.m., ET/PT, a new High 5 Video Countdown will premiere. The segment will count down the weeks most watched, most clicked music videos on CMT.com ... you clicked, we counted. The HIGH 5 VIDEO COUNTDOWN schedule for the week is listed below.
• Monday, 1/16: 11:00 a.m., ET/PT
• Tuesday, 1/17: 10:00 a.m., ET/PT
• Wednesday, 1/18: 9:00 a.m. ET/PT
• Thursday, 1/19: 11:30 a.m. ET/PT
• Friday, 1/20: 7:00 a.m. ET/PT
SWEET HOME ALABAMA SEASON THREE PREMIERE!
This time, guys from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Paige Duke, the beautiful former NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ambassador and veterinary technician from Lancaster, S.C., who was featured in the series’ second season. In each one-hour episode, set in the charming city of Fairhope, Alabama, guys from across the country compete for time with this southern belle, while each week, Duke is forced to say goodbye to more bachelors in her search for true love. In this week’s episode, the battle for Paige's heart unfolds in a heated paintball shootout, as the opposing sides take aim at each other in the first challenge. Romantic dates are set in a tranquil meadow, upstairs in a hayloft, and on a carriage ride as both city and country men try to charm Paige with their own opposing styles. A cowboy turns to Paige to comfort him at an emotional time. More rejected suitors are sent home heartbroken at elimination. Stars Paige Duke, Carolina girl and former NASCAR spokesmodel.. This all new episode of SWEET HOME ALABAMA airs Friday, January 20 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.
SWANDEROSA SERIES PREMIERE! BACK TO BACK ALL NEW EPISODES!
From the unforgettable to sometimes the unimaginable, each weekend the Swan family transforms their 18-acre Texas estate into a wedding wonderland as chronicled in the new CMT series, SWANDEROSA. When most families are planning their summer vacations, the Swan family goes into overdrive with the kick-off of wedding season. They run an elaborate event-planning business based in their own backyard, just outside of San Antonio. Eldest daughter Ashley coordinates the events; mom and resident perfectionist Judy executes her floral visions; dad Tom spins custom mixes as the house DJ, Dr. Smoove; and younger daughter Lesley is a whiz with a glue gun and some power tools. On the first episode, The Swan family kicks off their summer wedding season at their dream home-turned-wedding venue. Eldest daughter Ashley coordinates the events, Mom Judy strives to execute her beautiful floral visions, Dad Tom spins wedding standards as DJ Dr. Smoove, and younger daughter Lesley acts as the glue that holds it all together. Together, the family races against the clock to pull off incredible wedding-day surprises for a Great Gatsby-themed ceremony, including a 20’s-style speakeasy and special request for a rare roadster to ferry the couple into marital bliss. The series premiere of SWANDEROSA airs Friday, January 20 at 9:30 p.m., ET/PT.
On the second episode, The Swans have to create a fairytale wonderland for their Enchanted Vow Renewal, complete with a horse-drawn carriage and spectacular ice castle. Tom races to get ordained so he can officiate the ceremony, only to be silenced by a glitch in the sound system. All the while, storm clouds darken the horizon, threatening the ultimate wedding day disaster. This all new episode of SWANDEROSA airs Friday, January 20 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT.
BAYOU BILLIONAIRES SERIES PREMIERE!
Meet the Dowdens! They’re a close-knit family of brothers, sisters, children, boyfriends and a whole mess of dogs! See what happens when this ordinary, hard-working American family suddenly strikes it rich-oil rich! Matriarch, Kitten Dowden schedules a day for the whole family to check out the local country club in the hopes that they can gain membership to the upper crust of Shreveport. Will the Dowden's ultimately be the right fit for the swanky hangout? The series premiere of BAYOU BILLIONAIRES airs Saturday, January 21 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT.
MY BIG REDNECK VACATION SERIES PREMIERE!
Meet the Clampets! From the moment this All-American, countrified family rolls into the Hamptons in New York from Shreveport, Louisiana, they make their presence known immediately. It’s the ultimate culture collision as the yokels mix it up with the locals. Even shopping for food is like an expedition in a foreign land. This rowdy bunch is going to show the international jet set vacation destination of the world a good ol’ time full of laughs, zany antics and plenty of heart as the North and South become neighbors and really get to know each other. The series premiere of BAYOU BILLIONAIRES airs Saturday, January 21 at 9:30p.m., ET/PT.