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by Kristi Lee // Thursday, January 31, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments

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Tonight, Trace Adkins continues his journey to become The Celebrity Apprentice in a special two-hour episode titled "The Croc and The Rat," beginning on NBC at 9 PM, ET. Disloyalty, double crossing, and spying all come into play as the remaining celebrities work to create a campaign for Crocs' "Soles United" shoe donation program. Hydra team members Piers Morgan and Vinny Pastore get into an explosive fight, and then one team member pretends to defect to Team Empresario - but is really a spy for the men. In the boardroom, the truth of the previous 24 hours comes to light. Trace hints that tonight's show will be very interesting as the accusations are rampant: "Sparks are really gonna fly. I'm not gonna give much away, but some lines were drawn and some lines were crossed. There was excitement, dissention in the ranks. It got pretty ugly at times. It was crazy. It really was. It really got nuts. I promise you, you won't be disappointed."

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by Kristi Lee // Thursday, January 31, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments

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Taylor Swift was relieved to find out that the Writers' Guild of America struck an interim deal with Grammy producers, ensuring the show would move forward despite the ongoing writers' strike. Nominated in the Best New Artist category, Taylor told a Nashville's WKRN-TV that she will be donning a big dress, noting, "I really like the big huge dresses that everyone's stepping on and apologizing tome." However, Taylor's not so sure she will win the trophy. She said, "Amy Winehouse will probably win, right? She's nominated for like everything, so I'm assuming she's just gonna win, ya know?" Other nominees in Taylor's category include Paramore, Feist and Ledisi.

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be held February 10.

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by Kristi Lee // Thursday, January 31, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments

Alan Jackson will give fans what they've come to expect on his upcoming CD, Good Time. He tells Billboard.com, "I always come back to what I came to Nashville to do, and that's make traditional-sounding country music. This album bounces back to that."
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Included on the CD are Alan's current single, "Small Town Southern Man," which sits just outside the Top 10 on this week's country charts, and a duet with Martina McBride titled "Never Loved Before." Of the collaboration, Alan humbly shares, "A lot of people wouldn't want to sing with me, I imagine, but Martina has toured with me. She's one of the best female singers out there. It's a fun song with a light lyric."

For the first time in his career, Alan is the sole writer of every track on his new album. Look for it to arrive in stores on March 4.

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by Kristi Lee // Friday, January 25, 2008 // Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments

A California teenager was arrested in Nashville after allegedly plotting to crash a plane into a concert by 'Hannah Montana' star Miley Cyrus. The 16-year-old plotted to hijack a flight earlier today from Los Angeles to Nashville by using handcuffs, rope and tape. He wanted to order the pilots to divert the course from Nashville to Lafayette, Louisiana and apparently handcuff or tie up the pilots as he crashed the airliner into the Cajundome, even though Cyrus' concert is set for Friday evening.

The teenager was taken to the Davidson County juvenile detention center, where he was charged with felony terrorism.