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Toby Keith is headlining the 2012 Country Stampede. The announcement just made Thursday that Toby will play Stampede on Saturday night June 23, 2012. Also coming to Country Stampede in 2012 are Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and Steve Holy. More acts are to be announced. Tickets are on sale for the four day country music festival in Manhattan Kansas. Right now, four day passes are just $95 at www.countrystampede.com. Todays KFDI is an official partner with Country Stampede for the Wichita area. Stay tuned for Country Stampede news and chances to win Free tickets.
In other Toby Keith news, the singer now says the song “Red Solo Cup” is "the stupidest song that I have ever heard in my life." And, adds “It's like you're almost embarrassed to say that you like it. And I love it." So do a lot of people. The video for the ode to the red plastic cup has just passed 3 million views and the song has been the No. 1 country download for two weeks. The song will be featured on Glee December 6th. Tim Allen is also using it as a theme for his new sitcom “Last Man Standing.” If you want to add to those video views, here it is:
The Tim and Faith Barbie Dolls are on sale for the holidays. The duo are immortalized in doll form and available at Mattel’s Barbie Collector website for $69.95 for the pair. The website describes the Faith doll as “flawless in her red-carpet ready black gown, pearl earrings, and picture perfect hairdo.” The Tim doll puts a country spin on a basic black suit, topped off with his signature black hat. Both dolls come with a mcrophone so you can pretend to have your own little Soul To Soul concert.
Vince Gill has revealed that a gym teacher made sexual advances toward him when he was in middle school. Vince talked about the incident during an interview with CNN saying that the Penn State scandal had “conjured up” his memory of the incident. He said he was 12 at the time and starting seventh grade when the gym teacher made the advances. Vince said he “jumped up and ran away” and “Nothing happened, but it could have been a lot worse.” Why tell the story now? Vince says “there's just no telling how often this goes on and nobody knows." Although he did not comment specifically about the Penn State scandal, he said, "There are a lot of people unfortunately preying on kids, and it doesn't get any sicker than that."
Lauren Alaina is headed to Memphis to flip the switch at Elvis Presley's Graceland, kicking off the holiday season by illuminating the iconic estate's elaborate Christmas display, which includes hundreds of blue lights along the driveway and a life-size nativity scene. The celebration takes place on Nov. 18 and will be broadcast live on Elvis.com at 6:00 PM CT.
Country music will once again provide the soundtrack for the nation's capital. Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina, the Band Perry, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Lyle Lovett and James Taylor are all scheduled to play for the President, First Lady and invited guests when 'Country Music: In Performance at the White House' is taped on Monday (Nov. 21). The concert will air on PBS on Wednesday (Nov. 23) at 8:00 PM
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