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Sugarland returned to the stage Thursday night in Albuquerque, NM for the first time since the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair Saturday, August 13th that killed five people. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush brought all the members of their crew on stage with them for a moment of silence for "the beautiful lives that were lost" after which Jennifer sang the duets song "Love." Sugarland's elaborate "Incredible Machine" tour set was destroyed along with most of their instruments. They used new instruments that were delivered just that afternoon.
Brad Paisley was having trouble walking around backstage at his concert in London this week. While fans in London go wild for Brad Paisley on the radio, they aren't as familiar with what he looks like. The CMA Entertainer of the Year says he’s not famous enough yet in Europe that everyone recognizes him. So Wednesday night at London’s O2 Arena Brad says "I’m getting asked everywhere ... if I belong here, you know, ‘Excuse me sir, do you have a pass?’ ... (even at) my own gig!." Brad did not take offense and even enjoyed the anonymity. "It’s humbling but it’s also pleasant," he said. "I can walk around here feeling like hardly anyone is going to know me."
Kenny Chesney is a great boss. He says he holds a lottery where one member of his crew can win big bucks. He says: "I want all the people out there who work with me to feel as appreciated as possible, especially the people who are the first to get up in the morning and the last to go to bed" so Kenny does what he calls a "merch" lottery. He puts everybody’s name in a huge sombrero and pulls a name who gets all of the money from merchandise sales for that night. When asked what the biggest merch lottery check he ever wrote was he says it was $300,000. It’s good to be Kenny Chesney roadie.
Oh, to be a fourth grader at the Burks Middle School in Monterey, Tenn., right now. Because of Keith Urban, they are going back to school this year with some very good news: NO HOMEWORK ALL YEAR. Because their teacher, Patty Sloan, went to Urban's Knoxville concert recently with a sign that said: "I told my class no more homework for the rest of the year if I got my picture made with you." Keith brought the teacher onstage, and they had their picture taken together. Her class is said to be on top of the world.
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