Happy Wednesday!

Here is your mid-week inspiration from a queen in country music, Reba.

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Blake Shelton Tap Dances on The Tonight Show

Want a laugh for your Friday? Then, this is the must see video.

Country superstar Blake Shelton and his fellow The Voice, judge Gwen Stefani stopped by The Tonight Show for an epic lip sync battle. The two, along with host Jimmy Fallon, faced off with a series of songs.

Shelton started the competition with his rendition of Taco’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” The “Austin” singer finished his version with an impressive tap dance routine.

Trust me, this is a video you don’t want to miss!

Source: http://countrymusicnation.com/blake-shelton-hilarious-epic-lip-sync-battle-52676

Stories You Need to Know, Part 1

The country music world has been a buzz with news lately! There has been album releases, charities created, and guest appearances on late night t.v. To keep you in tuned, here are a few stories about what’s happening in the country music world. Stay tuned for part 2, with more stories later today! 

1: Tim McGraw will appear on the first week of Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show. The episode will air on Feb. 19th. There might even be a game of horseshoes or two in there.  http://www.countryweekly.com/news/tim-mcgraw-tapped-be-first-week-new-tonight-show

2: After a very blessed year, Luke Bryan decides it’s  time to give back some of those blessings. Together, Bryan and wife Caroline, have started a charity foundation that allows them to give back to causes and organizations they want to support. A portion of his tickets sales will go towards the philanthropic efforts. Bryan says there is no name yet for the organization. http://www.thecountryvibe.com/blog/luke-bryan-launched-charity-foundation-give-back-blessings-given/

3: Another country singer is stepping up to the charity plate. Scotty McCreery has been named the National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation. The 12.14 Foundation uses performing arts to help communities heal from pain and was created after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. http://theboot.com/scotty-mccreery-goodwill-ambassador/

4: Two country legends will head out on tour together this spring and summer. Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss and Union Station will kick off a 35 city US tour on May 1st in Murray, KY. http://countrymusicnation.com/46651/two-country-legends-going-on-tour-together/

 

 

 

Brad Paisley Returns to ‘Nashville’

Numerous country singers have made appearances on the hit show, Nashville and one country star is making a comeback.

Country singer Brad Paisley will return to the ABC drama in the Jan. 29 episode “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right.” He appears as himself and inducts Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) into the Grand Ole Opry.

According to Parade magazine, Paisley said “They’ve asked, but it’s a little odd, having Kim (Williams-Paisley) on there playing somebody else. I can’t watch it. It is really good, but it’s disturbing to me, too close to what I do. It’s like if I was in the CIA, I don’t know if I’d watch Homeland. But I’m not, so I do.”

This is the second cameo the ‘Southern Comfort Zone’ singer makes on the show. He first appeared in the season finale, performing alongside Deacon (Charles Esten) and Rayna (Connie Britton).

You can see Paisley’s appearance on Nashville on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 10pm est on ABC.

Source: http://www.parade.com/251355/erinhill/first-look-country-star-brad-paisley-returns-to-nashville/#.UtAyeePpCqU.twitter

A Country Belle Chic’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

A Country Belle Chic’s 12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Watching Christmas movies, sipping hot chocolate, and turning on the tree lights is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. My favorite Christmas movies would have to be White Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. However, several … Continue reading

And the First CMA Award Winners Are…

The show hasn’t even begun and two CMA Award winners have already been announced! And the winners are….

Musical Event of the Year: Tim McGraw (featuring Keith Urban and Taylor Swift) ‘Highway Don’t Care’

Music Video of the Year: Tim McGraw (featuring Keith Urban and Taylor Swift) ‘Highway Don’t Care’ 

Congratulations, Tim! Watch the 47th Annual CMA Awards tonight at 8/7c on ABC to see who else in country music takes home a prize!

Source: http://countrymusicnation.com/41195/first-cma-award-winners-announced/#sthash.PyAqfHA4.dpbs

Faith, Family, Ducks: My Love for ‘Duck Dynasty’

If you are like me, you turn your head every time you see or hear the words “Duck Commander.” If you are like me, you turn your head every time someone says “Hey Jack” or tells you they are “happy, happy, happy.”

Within the past year, I have grown to love the popular hit A&E show ‘Duck Dynasty.’ The show centers around West Monroe, Louisiana family, the Robertsons, and their adventures owning Duck Commander, the family business. CEO Willie and his brothers, Jep and Jase, are true Southerners, who enjoy every minute of life. Along with Uncle Si, and Willie’s parents, Phil and Miss Kay, and the rest of the Robertson clan, ‘Duck Dynasty’ will have you laughing and wishing you were put of the family.

I love everything about the show, but one thing I like, that you don’t find in other television shows, is the Robertsons’ Christian-faith based lifestyle. At the end of every episode, the family is seen praying together. Sometimes you will see Phil preach a sermon or reference to the good Lord. If you ask me, this needs to happen more on television.

Whatever your reasons are for liking ‘Duck Dynasty,’ I’m sure they are my reasons too! From the down-home Southern values and faith-based lifestyle to living in the redneck moment, ‘Duck Dynasty’ is a show for all members of the family and America will continue to be invited into the Robertson home for many years to come. Now, I’m off to find me a Duck Commander t-shirt to go with my Duck Commander water bottle then I’ll be  happy, happy, happy.