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Jana Kramer is playing down her relationship with fellow country artist Brantley Gilbert.
Jana says she and Brantley are "just having fun." That doesn't sound very serious. But, Brantley did seem a little more excited about the budding relationship when he first spoke about it last week.
George Strait is going to park the tour bus for good. The King has announced his next tour will be his last. George's "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" which will kick off Jan. 18, 2013, and is set to run through 2014. George stressed that he isn't retiring, and he has no plans to stop making new music. In fact, George plans to return to Nashville in October to begin work on his next album. But he does want to spend more time with George Strait The Third. "I have a new grandson so we'll certainly be spending a lot of time with him. I'll try and steal him away from his parents, maybe take him fishing."
Carrie Underwood is pretty happy about the NHL Lockout and the chance that a huge chunk of the NHL season could get canceled while the owners and players try to hammer out a new agreement. It means that she will get to see more of her hockey hunk of a husband, Mike Fisher. Mike took advantage of the layoff to surprise Carrie at her tour stop in Atlanta. She was thrilled. She said, quote, "Is it wrong for me to be a little happy (about the lockout)? I mean, 'I'm sorry for you, but it's great for me.'"
It surprised everyone when the news came out that Blake Shelton would be back for another season of ‘The Voice.’ It even surprised Blake. There was an assumption made that Blake was coming back when it was announced that other musicians would be replacing Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera in spring of 2013, but no mention of anyone replacing Blake. The show's Executive producer Mark Burnett says Blake will have a "chair on the show for life," but he feels the coaches need to "go on the road and be amongst their fans." So, officially, Blake is not necessarily returning to the show next season.
A Nashville judge has given Tim McGraw a victory in his court fight with his former label, Curb Records. The judge refused to order Tim's new label, Big Machine, to turn over it's records and documents pertaining to Tim joining the label earlier this year. Curb Records is suing to prevent Tim from releasing an album under the Big Machine label, saying he is still under contract with them. In November 2011, a judge ruled that the McGraw could leave Curb and record under another label. Curb appealed that ruling.
Jake Owen is giving the credit for his success to Twitter and Facebook. Jake says, quote, "On a daily basis I am constantly trying to figure out another way to connect to another person, in order for them to say, 'You know, he's a good guy. We believe in what he’s saying, we believe in what he's doing.'" Jake feels that connection is critical to staying in front of music fans, "Whether you have a record deal or not, there's a million and one people way more talented than I am.
Hunter Hayes has become the youngest male solo artist to have a #1 song on the "Billboard" country chart. He was 21 years and 2 weeks old when "Wanted" hit #1. Previously, Johnny Rodriguez held the record with the song "You Always Come Back to Hurting Me." It hit #1 back 1973 when Johnny was 21 years, three months and three weeks old.
Toby Keith is ready to release his new album, Hope On The rocks, on November 13th. And, for his biggest fans, Toby will release a deluxe version with four extra songs . . . including remixes of "Red Solo Cup", "Beers Ago" . . . and a live version of "Whiskey Girl".
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