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Today in Nashville Stew - a terrible family tragedy for country singer Whitney Duncan, plus Trace Adkins testifies before Congress; Rascal Flatts get a car built in their honor
Country singer Whitney Duncan and her family are asking for help to find a kidnapped family member. An Amber Alert was issued in the Nashville area for Whitney’s cousin Holly Bobo. Searchers in western Tennessee continued looking Thursday for the nursing student who was last seen being dragged from her house by a man wearing camouflage. Bobo's 25-year-old brother told investigators he saw a man dragging her across the carport at her family home and toward a wooded area, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Whitney Duncan took to Twitter to spread news of the disappearance and make a plea for help in the case, saying Bobo is her cousin. "Lord have mercy. I feel like I'm walking in a nightmare," she said in a post to her Twitter account.
Country Strong is out on DVD this week. It stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw. Bonus footage on the Blu-Ray and DVD include the film's original ending, music videos by Paltrow ("Country Strong") and Sara Evans ("A Little Bit Stronger"), deleted scenes and Paltrow's extended performance of "Shake That Thing." The Blu-Ray also offers three behind-the-scenes clips about the costumes, the cast and the songwriters.
Trace Adkins'great-great grandfather fought in the Civil War and that is why he testified before Congress Thursday before a House Subcommittee hearing on the preservation of Civil War Battle Fields. The testimoney came on the 150 commemoration of the start of the Civil War in April 1861. In his testimony, Trace said, "American battlefields serve as monumnets to what can happen when political wisdom fails and our differences are allowed to escalate beyond reason."
Trace Adkins makes an appearance on the second episode of CMT’s Next Superstar, scheduled to air this Friday, April 15, 2011. Adkins offers advice and shares his wisdom with the contestants. In the episode, the contestants receive their second challenge. The nine remaining contestants are grouped into trios and challenged to perform outside on Nashville’s famed Lower Broadway for the citizens of downtown Nashville, playing for nothing but tips. The trio that receives the fewest amount of tips is forced to ‘sing to survive’ later that night at a honky-tonk. One more contestant is eliminated.
The boys of Rascal Flatts will be featured on the Discovery Channel Show "Inside West Coast Customs" this Sunday. WCC is unveiling their interpretation of the song “Red Camaro” from the Nothing Like This album. Ryan Friedlinghaus, CEO of West Coast Customs says, “The car will have alot of personal influences from the “Flatts” as they were excited to work on the concept and design of the Camaro. The car features a custom red paint job and handcrafted factory style T-tops. We kept the interior country with black leather and suede, with red stitching and hand crafted Swarovski cyrstal, Rascal Flatt emblems created by Cyrstal Ninja. The Rascal Flatts “Red Camaro” will be featured in the season finale of Inside West Coast Customs on Sunday (4/17) on Discovery’s HD Theater.
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