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Both Josh Turner and Billy Currington have greatest hits albums hitting stores this week. The two singers have quite a bit in common. Not only are they on the same record label, Mercury Nashville, but both released their debut albums in 2003, each releasing four studio albums since with multiple No. 1 hits. 'The Best of Josh Turner' and 'The Best of Billy Currington' became available for purchase today March 22.
Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Morgan, Brett Eldredge and Sunny Sweeney will perform a free, private USO show for Nellis Air Force Base troops and their families. Hosted by the Academy of Country Music and the USO for the second consecutive year, the concert takes place April 2 as part of 'The Week Vegas Goes Country.'
Blake Shelton has additional plans while at Nellis Air Force Base. Blake will host the first-ever NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot. The event is a 13-station, 50-target sporting clays competition for 20-26 teams of five shooters with a celebrity captain. Prizes will go to the top three teams. "We get to do something we love to do, with our fans, and help raise awareness for a worthy cause while having a great time," Blake says.
Four members of the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department (TCVFD) gathered backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn Saturday to recognize Craig Morgan for his heroics last month in rescuing two small children from a house fire in Charlotte, Craig was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the Tennessee City Fire Department , including his own helmet and identification number, #565. “I’m humbled by this kind recognition from the Tennessee City Volunteer Fire Department and the National Volunteer Fire Council,” declares Morgan. “They are the real hometown heroes.”
Reba McEntire's father is getting better. Reba says, "He's responding and awake. So, he's doing a lot better." Reba's father, Clark, had a stroke on March 1st, just as it was being annonced that Reba would be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. In dealing with her father's illness, Reba hasn't had time to let the news soak in. She says she is just now reacting to the news, even though she has known it now for weeks. Reba will be making a taped television appearance on Monday when a special honoring former President George H. Bush is televised on NBC. Reba joined fellow country stars Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker at the Kennedy Center to honor the former President for his role in promoting volunteerism in America.
Carrie Underwood just has one problem with husband Mike Fisher moving to Nashville after being trade to the Predators hockey team. He is taking up too much closet space. Carrie says she called her mom recently and told her, "I don't know what to do with myself. He's here with all of his stuff in my closet and I'm trying to make room for him." Carrie says, though, "It's been really great."
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