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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles loves Christmas and is thrilled to be asked to host a “CMA Country Christmas” special this holiday season on ABC. She’ll have to get in the mood a little early because it will be taped in front of a live audience on Thursday, November 10th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. That is the day after the CMA Awards are handed out. No performers or airdate have been announced.
Taylor Swift has been Punk’d. The show, produced by Ashton Kutcher, will feature Justin Beiber as the host for the new season, at least for a while. Justin chose Taylor as his first victim, but no details of exactly how the country princess was punked have been released.
The King of Country will have another title early next year. George Strait will be known as grandpa.
George and his wife Norma have announced their son Bubba and his wife, Tamara, are expecting their first child in February. They were married last December. Bubba has taken on the role of co-writer with his dad. He co-wrote the latest single, "Here for a Good Time," the title track of George's new album, due out next Tuesday, September 6.
The next time you are in Nashville, head over to Gary Allan’s new store. Gary has opened a men’s clothing store in the trendy 12th Avenue South District of Music City. The store will carry high end men’s fashions, jewelry and some home furnishings. The store will be called The Label and will open this Thursday.
Move over Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins. Another couple of country boys are coming to the big screen with a movie project in the works. The upcoming film, '16 South,' will start Randy Travis in a leading role and Rodney Atkins in a cameo appearance. Both country stars also contribute to the film's soundtrack, which is currently in production in Nashville. The movie is described as a "modern day epic western" and is being filmed in San Antonio and Austin, Texas.
One of the songs 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery has chosen to put on his debut album might be familiar to diehard Keith Urban fans. Scotty says Keith hand picked a song for him to record for the album. “ Scotty tells the Boston Globe. "Keith Urban pitched a song my way, and it's one he did way back when he was part of the band called the Ranch.” Scotty didn’t reveal the name of the song but did say that Keith has agreed to play guitar on the track if he can work it into his tour schedule. Scotty McCreery’s album will be called 'Clear as Day' and it hits shelves October 4.
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