Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 18th, 2014

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Sept. 18th, 2014

An unlikely pairing, but I’m super into it! Blake and Babs. Yes, this is real life. Blake Shelton and Barbra Streisand have joined forces for Partners, which is Babs’ new duet album that features not only Blake, but Michael Buble, John Mayer and even Elvis Presley (thanks to some magical studio technology on that one). Shelton and streisand take on a very charming “I’d Want It to Be You.”

If you want even a little bit of a tease, check out the clip below of Jimmy Fallon sampling a few of the tunes from the album on the Tonight Show. All pretty spot on…

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If you weren’t already on the Kacey Musgraves merry-go-round…ha…you should be. And I’m sure a lot of tweens are figuring that out as Harry Styles of pop boy band One Direction expressed his love of her music. He took to Twitter saying…

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Currently, Musgraves is prepping for her 2014 Same Tour, Different Trailer journey, which kicks off Sept. 25th in Tulsa, OK.

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Brett Eldridge is just a cutie pie! His brand new video “Mean To Me” is out. I may have watched it several times already…

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 17th, 2014

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Sept. 17th, 2014

Miranda Lambert is fierce, but she is also just a softy soft. And I love her for it. She had a show in Corpus Christi and noticed one of the fans in the audience was fighting cancer. Miranda bent down and grabbed the 7 year old girl’s hand to serenade her. When she was done, Miranda was noticeably in tears. Witness the warm and fuzzy moment below…

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Miranda’s hubby Blake was also doing some good and some serenading. Shelton, along with JCPenney, presented a $10,000 gift card to the USO to support families in need. Then he pulled 3 members of the US Navy up on stage and sang his hit “Home”. Shelton is a JCPenney Cares Ambassador and in two years, their partnership has raised nearly $5 million dollars for the USO. Neat-o gang!

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Christmas is comin’ ya’ll! And good news! Darius Rucker will release his first Christmas album, Home For The Holidays. You’ll hear two Rucker originals, “Candy Cane Christmas” and “What God Wants For Christmas.” And I’m so glad he’s including one of my faves, “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. Sheryl Crow will be the other part of the duo for that tune. Look for the album October 27th!

Nitty Gritty From Music City: Sept. 15th, 2014

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Sept. 15th, 2014

If you needed anymore proof that Raelynn, Team Blake from Season 2 of The Voice, was adorable look no further. For no specific reason at all, she was caught wandering around Nashville this weekend in what? A unicorn onesie. Check out the video below and stay tuned for a response video where I, Joanna, wander around downtown Franklin, Greenwood, Columbus, who knows! …in my Batman onesie. It won’t be as adorable as Realynn, but any excuse to wear my Batman onesie, I’m doing it! ;)

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The hot new country duo known as Maddie & Tae that are pretty ladies behind that ultra fun anti-bro hit ‘Girl In A Country Song’, took their act to New York and performed on David Letterman! Their debut EP is out November 14th!

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Of course you already have Sam Hunt’s EP, “X2C”. The debut of his full album, “Montevallo” is coming Oct. 27th. The album is named for the small town in Alabama where Hunt lived while attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Now, Sam Hunt. I love you. And I love your song, Leave the Night On. But I have a few notes: please name your album something that I DON’T have to look up the phonetic spelling for. Also, you should probably scold your album cover photographer for the lighting that makes you resemble a certain historical dictator… Either way, I’m excited for the album to come out!

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 10th, 2014

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Sept. 10th, 2014

The nominations for this year’s CMA Awards are out and now we’re all just counting down until Nov. 5th. Jason Aldean’s dad is probably still steaming. He was very vocal with his anger at his son’s recent CMA Awards snub. Jason has finally expressed his own disappointment to Rolling Stone Country. He says ”It is what it is,”  ”You can complain about it, or you just go and keep doing things the way you always did.” Silver lining? His new album is out October 7th, so there’s always next awards season…

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In other award show news, the 8th Annual ACM Honors were held last night. The evening was for recognizing special honorees from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  Also known as, lets’ invite the winners back who weren’t televised back in April and do a bunch of collaborations and have fun. Check out all the pictures on their website!

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You may know him as Loki from the Marvel movie universe, but soon you’ll see him as Hank Williams in a biopic to be released late 2015 called I Saw The Light. Over the weekend, Tom Hiddleston took to the stage at Michigan’s Wheatland Music Festival for a performance of Hank’s “Move It On Over.” This was a nice little preview of what we’ll see from the movie that begins filming this October. Watch for yourself and let us know what you think of Tom’s performance! #swoon

Nitty Gritty From Music City – Sept. 9th, 2014

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September 9th, 2014

Florida Georgia Line was almost NOT Florida Georgia Line. And after hearing what they were almost called, I kind of wish it was so. The states of Florida and Georgia are known for their oranges and peaches, respectively, so guess what they almost named themselves?  ….Orange Peach. Brian Kelley says “[They] wanted to represent where [they] came from,” So by that logic, if Robb and I went on the road as a musical duo, we should probably go under the name Sugar Creme Pie Tenderloin. Right?

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Willie Nelson‘s famous braids will soon be available for purchase. His hair will be sold at an auction on Oct. 5th, along with several other items owned by the late Waylon Jennings. The story behind this exchange of hair…Nelson gave Jennings’ the hair after he cut it off in 1983 as a sign of support for Jennings when he decided to become sober. A catalog of the more than 2,000 items is available as a part of this auction. Check everything out here.

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Baby Watch 2014!

- Lady Antebellum ‘s Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli on Sept. 7th welcomed their first child, son Cash.

- Josh Turner and wife Jennifer added another son to their roster on Sept. 4th, Samuel.

- No surprise, Carrie Underwood is flawless, even when pregnant.