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No Hank Jr singing us into Monday Night football last night. ESPN has dropped Hank Williams Jr as the performer of the Monday Night NFL theme song because of something he said during an interview on Fox News. According to a statement by ESPN; “While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.” What did he say? Watch the video below to find out:
Toby Keith was asked what he thought of the government's recent repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' policy. Toby says he doesn't understand why it was ever implemented in the first place. "Somebody's sexual preference is like, 'Who cares?" The father of two daughters is more concerned about women serving in combat. "You're fighting some evil guys. They're ready to destroy you. Especially when we get captured, and they get a military female, that just gets me ... 'Man, what are they doing to her right now?'" Ultimately, however, Toby concludes that if a member of the military is prepared to fight, that's exactly what they should be allowed to do. "As long as females and the gays and the soldiers are all killers and ready to fight people off ... get 'em!"
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry are launching of their completely new MontgomeryGentry.com website. “This has been in the works for a while,” said Troy. “We got a lot of feedback from our fans when we were building the new site, and I think they’re going to like what they see.” Eddie adding, “It may not always be G-rated, but it’ll always be MG!” The new site features easily-accessible news, tour information, Twitter updates, new music, videos and more and a simple click to connect to Montgomery Gentry’s Facebook site. The popular online fan club membership, “Montgomery Gentry Underground,” offers exclusive content, opportunities to meet Eddie and Troy at concert meet & greets and more.
John Rich somehow kept the fact that he and his wife were expecting a new bundle of joy a complete secret from everyone. The first word we got of the news is the announcement of the birth of John's second child. John announced the happy news on his Facebook page Monday: Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the world.. "Colt Daniel Rich!" 7lbs14ozs, born 9-29-11....He's a real "Son of a Gun!" VERY Proud!! Congrats to John and Joan and big brother Cash Rich on the new addition to their family.
Blake Shelton could not hold it in any more and Tweeted some details of an upcoming tour via Twitter last night. "I’m starting my head lining tour in January. The tweet read, “Well Lit and Amplified” with Justin Moore and Dia Frampton!!!!!" Dia Frampton is one of the talents Blake coached on The Voice. No dates released yet. More information to come on BlakeShelton.com.
Scotty McCreery has been chosen by Walmart as the first artist to release their new ‘ZinePak configuration, which will include his debut album, Clear As Day, a magazine with never-before-seen family photos and personal information about Scotty and the deluxe edition will also have collectible postcards and Scotty-themed baseball cards. The ‘ZinePak – pronounced “ZEEN-pack” – will be on sale exclusively in Walmart's music department, alongside the standard edition of Clear As Day. Fewer than 80,000 ‘ZinePaks will be produced, making this a truly limited edition.
American Idol finalist Bucky Covington has a new record deal! Bucky has signed with Entertainment One Music Group. EOne hasn't had a country artist up until this point. Bucky will be their first, so it will be interesting to see how this works out. “We are very excited to welcome Bucky Covington to our Entertainment One Film, TV, and Music family,” adds Entertainment One Nashville President Mike Olsen. “We are already having great success this year at eOne and adding Bucky to our roster is a wonderful indicator for 2012 and beyond.” After the 2010 closure of Disney’s Lyric Street Records, Bucky continued to record new music while performing to sold-out crowds across the country. “After getting to know everyone at eOne, they are a perfect fit for me."
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