Blake Shelton is working with NBC to organize a benefit for the victims of this week’s devastating Oklahoma tornado. Blake, who hails from Ada, Oklahoma, hasn’t named any superstar talent just yet, but has said he’ll be calling in some really big favors. Blake and Miranda Lambert opened this week’s live episode of The Voice with a performance of “Over You” in tribute to those affected by the tornado. Watch that above. I dare you no to get emotional. I was in tears.
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Tim McGraw is a proud supporter of the men and women in the military. This time of the year always reminds the singer of how lucky we are for our freedom.
“We get to do a lot of things in this country. We have a lot of freedoms and no matter ups and downs, or good or bad or whatever, it’s still the best country in the world to live in. It’s only that way because we have these guys that are out there looking out for us. It doesn’t matter what your politics are, it doesn’t matter what your religion is or any of those things. If you’re an American, you’re proud to have those guys out there and they sacrifice quite a bit.”
Tim has once again teamed up with Operation Homefront to award mortgage free homes to military veterans at each of the stops on his Two Lanes of Freedom tour.
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Part of Eric Church's Memorial Day weekend will include performing for thousands during Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation tour. Eric is grateful for the freedoms he’s able to enjoy – incluing getting the opportunity to be an entertainer.
"It's about, especially the soldiers I come in contact with on the road, and not only that, to be able to make the music that I'm able to make, to say what I want to say, and that freedom to be able to do those things and to be in a country where we're able to do that and to be in a country where we're able to play that stuff on the radio. I don't think you're going to have any American argue that America isn't the best place to live, and I'm certainly one of them. I'm very proud to be from here and very proud that we have the soldiers. I know there are a lot of other countries out there in the world that don't want to live the way we do, and that's fine, they can keep living the way they are, but I'm very proud of it. I think that's a time to celebrate being proud to be an American and celebrate those freedoms . . . and celebrate the people that are over fighting for those freedoms."
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Toby Keith has always been an avid spokesperson of the military. He recently returned to the states after completing another USO Tour. He says it’s a small way he shows his support to our troops.
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This Memorial Day weekend, Dierks Bentley’s massive hit “Home” will play as a special reminder for many military members and their families.
“One of the first times I played this song, a girl came up to me that had been in the Navy and told me just how much the lyrics meant to her and since then as the song has gone up the charts more and more, just hearing from so many different fans in the military saying how much the lyrics really affect them, so it’s just awesome to have a song out there that we can sing to our fans and they can sing back to us, and we can really honor those families that are making a huge sacrifice for all of us.”
Dierks will be releasing exciting news next week regarding his upcoming album, Riser. Stay tuned for details!
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Jake Owen is out on the road with Jason Aldean’s Night Train Tour, but he’s not alone. He can’t resist taking his family out on the road with him. On most nights, you can find his baby girl, Pearl, catching up on sleep in her mom’s arms.
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Now that Kellie Pickler has won Dancing With The Stars, many believe she is heading to the tattoo parlor with American Idol runner-up, Kree Harrison. Not likely. The two have been friends for a while…and during her time on Idol, Kree told the press about their possible matching tattoos - but it was taken out of context.
Jennifer Nettles recently announced plans to release her first solo project, but Sugarland fans need not worry – Jennifer and Kristian are staying together. While the two are doing things individually, Sugarland is still very much remaining a duo.
Easton Corbin is climbing the charts with his song “All Over The Road”…and he has a pretty entertaining video to go along with it! It's an action flick!!! See for yourself above...
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There’s always a reason to celebrate a Friday…and tomorrow is no exception because it’s Flatts Friday on The Bull! Listen for the cue to call each hour tomorrow starting at 7:35 with Caffeinated Radio. Be the ninth caller and you win tickets to see Rascal Flatts with The Band Perry at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood on June 6th! That’s free tickets…every hour…all day long – tomorrow on The Bull!
George Strait has accomplished what no artist has done before – he has 60 #1 hits! Looking back at when it all started in 1982…George is taking this week to reflect on how much has gone into his career. From the fans to his management to people with the record label - many have contributed to his success! 30 years and nine months later, his latest #1 hit, “Give It All We Got Tonight”, can be found on his new album, Love Is Everthing.
Connie Britton and Brad on the set of Nashville - Photo: Katherine Bomboy / ABC
The season finale of Nashville will air tonight. Don’t forget…Brad Paisley will play himself in tonight’s episode. Check out Nashville…and Brad tonight at 9 PM on ABC.
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Congrats to Kellie Pickler and her dance partner Derek Hough. The two were crowned champions on last night’s season finale of Dancing With the Stars!
Eric Church is one of the lead nominees at this year’s CMT Music Awards. His music video for “Creepin” snagged Eric a spot in the Male Video of the Year category – which is cool – because it’s the first time he’s ever acted in one of his videos. The 2013 CMT Music Awards airs two weeks from tonight on…you guessed it…CMT!