Country Legend Sustains Minor Burns in House Fire

Country legend Loretta Lynn suffered  minor burns after a fire at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee started Tuesday morning.

The ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ singer was watching t.v. when a candle fell onto a chair in her sunroom. Authorities told WKRN in Nashville the first started around 9:30 a.m. Lynn suffered burns on her fingertips while using a pillow to extinguish the fire.

The 81-year-old’s home wasn’t heavily damaged from the fire.

Your Home-State, My Home-State

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Have you ever wondered what famous singer is from your home-state? Are you from Mississippi like Faith Hill? Or Oklahoma like Blake Shelton?

In a new study, redditor Ooosh-E turned data from RIAA’s list of the top 250 selling musicians in the United States into a map of the United States. Check out who is the top-selling musician from your state. For North Carolina, my home-state, it’s Randy Travis. One thing I like about this map, many country singers are the top-selling artists of their home-state ūüôā

Source: http://www.fastcocreate.com/3026388/infographic-this-us-map-reveals-the-top-selling-musician-from-each-state

A Salute to the Troops

Country singers are once again saluting the men and women in uniform.

Merle Haggard, George Strait, and Carrie Underwood are among those to perform on a new special, ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops on April 7th in Las Vegas. The special will be taped the day after the ACM Awards.

More stars, such as The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line, are expected to join the lineup. The taped concert will air for two-hours on May 20 on CBS.

For ticket information, visit: http://countrymusicnation.com/46875/haggard-strait-underwood-will-salute-the-troops-in-upcoming-tv-special/

Lights, Camera, Actin’

Nashville is hot right now, with new television shows and new singers coming out of there everyday. No matter how modern the Music City gets, the history and famous landmarks will still reign. One of those famous landmarks is the Grand Ole Opry.

While on YouTube, I came across Oprylive, the channel of the Grand Ole Opry. On this channel, there is a series, called “Lights, Camera, Actin’.” This series showcases famous actors, singers, giving dramatic readings of popular country songs.

Here is your Friday chuckle-enjoy Eric Close, Teddy from Nashville, and his reading of Taylor Swift’s ’22.’

Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D37fxhiUv3k&list=PL1Y1zkkIkMlOe-fr4wy9T4vtaCCU9wLOi

Recipe Wednesday

It’s recipe Wednesday time! Enjoy some¬†mini banana cream pies!¬†You just might feel as if you are spending time on Gilligan’s Island, while eating them!¬†

Ingredients:

1  roll Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
1  box banana cream pudding, prepared according to package directions and chilled
1 banana
whipped cream for topping 

Directions:

1: Roll the sugar cookie dough into little balls. Using a mini-cupcake pan, place one ball in each spot (there should be 24 balls total).

2: Bake according to the directions on the dough package. 

3: Once cool, fill up each cup with banana cream pudding and top with whipped cream and a slice of banana, if desired.

Enjoy! 

That’s My Kinda Night

Everyone has their moments of clumsiness. They trip, they fall; ¬†I have fallen about two times just today. However, not everyone’s falls are caught on tape, such as country singers who fall during a concert.

Last night, Luke Bryan brought his “That’s My Kinda Night” tour to Greensboro, NC. Bryan’s singing was on key, singing hits, such as ‘Drink a Beer’ (complete with a pier). The ‘Do I’ singer even laughed at himself, after he took a tumble on stage.

To see Bryan’s fall, visit:¬†http://www.wtqr.com/onair/tige-and-daniel-47684/luke-bryan-falling-down-in-greensboro-12075354/