On this day in 1984, Alabama was at #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart with “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)”. The song was released as the first single and was the title track to the band’s album Roll On. It was the group’s 12th straight No. 1 single.
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Trisha Yearwood’s Food Network cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, has earned another Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Culinary Program — an award Trisha took home in 2013. The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented on Sunday, April 30 in Pasadena, California. New episodes of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, which is currently in its ninth season, air on Saturday at 10:30 AM ET.
Keith Urban recently reunited with his fellow American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. on his daytime talk show, Harry. While on the show, the two discussed being the sole males in their respective households and also played a few games. In one game titled Celebrity Swipes, Keith “swiped” right or left depending on his love for a particular topic, and in the other game, the two musicians donned a single jacket and tried to play the same instrument at the same time. The two musicians then treated the audience to an unrehearsed jam session, which can be seen here.
On this day in 2004, Kenny Chesney’s duet with Uncle Kracker, “When the Sun Goes Down” hit #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs. The song was released as the second single and title track from Chesney’s album of the same name,
The single has since been Certified Platinum by the RIAA.
During a recent “Dig Your Roots” tour stop, Florida Georgia Line teamed up with the Independence Fund to give retired Army Staff Sergeant Shane Savage an all-terrain wheelchair. The duo’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard were personally on hand to present the wheelchair to Savage, who lost his leg in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan. FGL posted a picture of them with the veteran, saying, “Truly blessed to be able to present a chair to retired Army Staff Sergeant Shane Savage.”
· This marks the second time that FGL has presented an all-terrain wheelchair to a wounded veteran. Earlier this year, the duo presented a wheelchair to retired Army Sergeant Seth Kotouc at a show in Oklahoma City.
· More information about the Independence Fund can be found at www.independencefund.org.
LONG GROVE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a driver and a student were injured in a collision of two school buses in eastern Iowa’s Scott County.
The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, about two miles northwest of Long Grove. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office says a northbound bus halted at a stop sign and then proceeded into the rural intersection, colliding with a westbound bus.
The driver of the northbound bus, 67-year-old Stanley Ray, was taken to Trinity Bettendorf hospital for treatment of injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. One child was treated at the scene.
It’s unclear how many children were on the two buses. The Sheriff’s Office says both were carrying children from the North School Community Schools district. The collision is being investigated.
Hi, I’m Brightmist and I’m a 3 and 1/2-month-old black kitten. My siblings and I came to the shelter when we were only 2 weeks old without a mother. The nice shelter staff bottle fed us and kept us warm and happy while we grew up. We are the elf family since we were born in December. We’re named after really cool elves–we even look like elves. Anyway, we have a nice big area to play with each other and have a great time together. We all cuddle up together at naptime to recharge. Now we’re ready to go out into the world and make it a more loving place, so come on out and meet us and take us home. We can work magic on your heart!!!
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As the Battle Rounds portion of Season 12 of The Voice gets underway, a new outtake video has been released showing a few of the funny moments that didn’t make the show. The video counts down the “Top 10 moments you didn’t see” on the current season, including several clips highlighting the well-known banter between Blake Shelton and his team’s advisor, Luke Bryan. The video can be seen here.
On this day in 1996, Patty Loveless landed another #1 single with “You Can Feel Bad”. The song was released as her first single from her album The Trouble with the Truth.
The song also hit #1 on the RPM Canada Country Tracks chart and ended the year at #8 on the Billboard US Country Songs chart.
Josh Turner is back.
After a five-year wait between albums, his sixth studio album, Deep South, debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
Josh said, “I’ve lived a lot of life since the release of my last album and I’ve learned a lot during the making of this album. I have grown as a writer and as an artist.”
He adds, “It’s been cool to see this culmination of life and lessons and age boiled down into this project and I am really proud of Deep South.”
Turner’s last album, Punching Bag, was released in June 2012. The album hit #1 on the charts but didn’t produce a #1 hit. His last #1 single was “All Over Me” in 2010.
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