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Martina McBride is temporarily moving her family to the west coast. The McBride's are bidding farewell to Music City and heading to Hollywood so Martina can have them close to her while she is part of the new talent competition reality show "E!’s Opening Act." The show debuted this past Monday night on E!. The prize for the winner of the competition is a spot opening for Martina during her tour. Martina says she thinks this is going to be a really cool show. "I love being part of making someone’s dreams come true!"
Side note: Martina's daughter, Emma is also giving acting a try. Martina says, "My middle daughter, Emma, has always wanted to try her hand at acting and so we have enrolled her in a couple of acting classes and workshops in LA this month so that she can see if it’s something she wants to pursue." Martina noted that her parents were always supportive of her big dreams and she wants to give the same to her children.
Keith Urban may not fly coach, but you can see him back there....on the cover of American Way magazine on American Airlines flights. In an article in the latest issue, Keith talks about his love for Nashville, sharing that he and Nicole like the funky, earthy food served at local diners. Why do the Urbans continue to make Nashville their home. Keith has an easy explanation, ‘This is a real family-oriented place,” says Urban. There’s a lot of focus on family, which suits us perfectly.” Go to http://www.americanwaymag.com/travel_destinations and click on “an old star shines”.
Blake Shelton has decided to bring in Michael Buble to help him defend his title on “The Voice.,” Michael Buble will be one of his celebrity advisers. Taping for the next season is underway in Los Angeles. Buble says he’s having a terrific time working with Shelton and his contestants. Buble calls himself a “big Blake fan.” NBC hasn’t announced the advisers for the other three coaches. “The Voice” starts back up September 10th.
Carrie Underwood is tired of hearing her Blown Away Album. She told a morning TV show in Australia, quote, "In the beginning, when you make the album, you just want to make sure everything's perfect. So I do listen to it quite a bit in the beginning, and then after that, it's like, 'I don't want to hear myself anymore.' It's weird." Well, she will probably be really sick of hearing herself by the time her tour ends next year. Carrie's Blown Away tour comes through Wichita on October 27th. Tickets are not on sale yet.
SideNote: Carrie has decided who she would like to play her if a movie of her life is ever made. "I've Always Loved Reese Witherspoon" the country star says. In a recent interview she also said, quote, "I feel like we have the same stature. We're about the same height and she can sing." By the way, no one's planning to make a movie about Carrie Underwood . . . yet. It’s just one of those silly questions that celebrities get asked all the time. And Reese is the safest choice there is, ever since "Walk the Line".)
We won't be hearing from Miranda Lambert for a little while. She had to cancel a few concerts recently because she has overextended her voice. According to her publicist, quote, "She's been placed on vocal rest, she's under the care of her doctor, and she hopes to return to the road next weekend." Miranda says, "I'm so sorry to disappoint the fans that have already bought tickets to see me. I'm taking care of my voice, and I can't wait to get on the road again and bring you a hell of a show."
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