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With July 4th this week, website "TasteofCountry.com" is asked country fans to choose their favorite song with "American" in the title. You can cast your vote at TasteOfCountry.com. They came up with
--"All American Girl", Carrie Underwood
--"American Child", Phil Vasser
--"American Honey", Lady Antebellum
--"American Honky-Tonk Bar Association", Garth Brooks
--"American Made", Oak Ridge Boys
--"American Saturday Night", Brad Paisley
--"American Soldier", Toby Keith
David Ball, whose hit "Riding With Private Malone" is a patriotic staple, will be in Wichita on Tuesday night to kick off the Independence Day celebration. He is offering free tickets to all military personnel and their spouses. Just show your military ID to get in free. Otherwise it's a $5 cover at The Brickyard in Old Towne. David’s hit “Riding With Private Malone” was released in 2001 around the time of the 9/11 attacks. He is a spokesman and raises money for a group called "Operation Troop Aid." Fans can make contributions to Operation Troop Aid at during the concert.
Tim McGraw will release his first single under the Big Machine Record label on Tuesday. The song is called "Truck Yeah." It has already been introduced to fans live during Tim's portion of The Brothers Of The Sun concert tour.
We won't find out this month how the court case turns out between Tim McGraw and Curb Records over who owns the songs Tim plans to put out as his first album under his new label, Big Machine Records. That case has been postponed till after the first of the year. But there will be a court battle between the two adversaries this month as scheduled. The Tennessee Appeals court will hear Curb Records' appeal of a lower court decision that Tim was free to sign with another record label. That court case is still on the docket for Friday, July 27th. It is a very confusing case.
Brantley Gilbert was named music’s most eligible bachelor by Taste of Country readers. Coming in second in the Most Eligible Bachelor readers poll was Chris Young, who carried just under 30 percent of the vote to Gilbert’s 37 percent. Kenny Chesney, Scotty McCreery and Billy Currington rounded out the Top 5.
Eric Church used to be a phone order taker at the Shop At Home network. And, he got fired. Eric recently revealed the reason he got fired from the shopping channel was for refusing to sell a large order of knives to a drunk man at 2 am. Eric told People Magazine, "....a guy called in to buy 200 knives for $49.99 at 2 am, and I could tell he was drunk and said, 'Call me in the morning when you're sober.' He hung up, and then I got fired."
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