Holly Williams Engaged; Red Cross Adds Julianne Hough; And Chris Gaines?
- Holly Williams is now engaged to Nashville Drummer Chris Coleman.
- NashvilleGab published a video from TMZ of Tim McGraw kicking the fan out of his recent concert. There’s not much to see unless you’re looking at Tim’s hideous shirt.
- Caitlin & Will turned in a second version of the video for “Address in the Stars.” The differences are minor, but Chet Flippo asks which one you like more.
- The Red Cross added five new members to its National Celebrity Cabinet, one of whom is Julianne Hough:
I am honored to be a part of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet and help support an organization that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war and aid to victims of devastating natural disasters. Being part of this amazing organization will provide me with an opportunity to join its efforts to help others and encourage the American public to become involved with their local Red Cross and make a difference.
- Sam Sattler at the Bluegrass & Honky Tonks blog names the Most Promising Country Duo of 1965: George Jones and Gene Pitney.
There is enough country music on these two albums to please any fan of real country music but the real marvel is how naturally pop star Gene Pitney took to country music. I hardly dare say it, but Gene pretty much stole the show from George, something I would not have thought possible before I brought the first of these albums home.
- Craig Bickhardt describes the intense desire he feels to write songs:
There are times when I catch myself looking for some point of entry like a junkie tapping on his veins. Yesterday’s song is just yesterday’s song– a high that didn’t last. If I had to go to dangerous alleys and midnight borders of the imagination for my fix, I probably would.
- Emily West singing “Lovesick Blues” in her hotel room. (via The Nashville Sound)
- Big Frank of Corpus Christi’s K99 radio station brought in a Tejano expert to explain the meaning of the song “El Rey” by George Strait.
- That Nashville Sound reports that Wade Hayes released an album on his website a couple days ago.
- “Ten years ago on Sept. 28, a gigantic creature came bursting to life from a Nashville recording studio and was unleashed upon the world” and so begins the latest entry in Chet Flippo’s Nashville Skyline. Who could he be talking about?
- Craig Shelburne remembers Earl Thomas Conley on the 25th anniversary of his record setting 1984 release, Don’t Make It Easy For Me.
- Rather than closing shop, Dolly’s musical, 9 to 5, is headed out on tour and will kick off in Nashville the week of September 20.
- And to close out today’s news roundup, here’s a previously unpublished picture of the lovesick Emily West smiling for The 9513 at the 2009 CMA Music Festival in Nashville
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