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by Unknown // Wednesday, January 27, 2010 // News // 0 Comments
by Unknown // Tuesday, January 26, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

George & Reba

 

With opening weekend now under their belts, Reba McEntireand George Strait started things off right for their joint tour. Those fans who joined in on the fun for the tour's debut received a special treat as opening act Lee Ann Womack faced off with Reba for McEntire's 1993 hit, "Does He Love You." Comedian and fellow Reba sitcom co-star Melissa Peterman also appeared onstage with the superstar for a rendition of the TV series' theme song, "I'm A Survivor." Meanwhile, McEntire and Strait have already made history before even playing their upcoming show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For the first time ever, over 18 thousand tickets were sold to the February 20 concert at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in less than an hour. Although this is Reba and George's first headlining tour together, it's not the only time the pair has shared the stage – the two opened for Conway Twitty in the early 80's. McEntire recalls that things didn't always go as planned especially in one instance. She explains, "One weekend of the tour, I had flown into the city we were playing instead of riding the bus with the band and crew. I got a call from my tour manager and he said the bus had broken down and they were renting a school bus to get to the show." Then, Reba made what she thought was a simple request. She says, "I asked them to be sure and get me an outfit out of my stateroom so I'd have something to wear at the concert that night." When the group finally made it to the show, they had everything but the requested clothes. McEntire exclaims, "I had to wear the same clothes I had flown in all day!" With a broken bus and only one outfit, you would think Reba would be a little bummed out about her bad luck, but Strait was there to cheer her up. She shares, "George invited me to ride on his bus the next day

 

 

 

by Unknown // Tuesday, January 19, 2010 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Colt Ford

There is one rite of passage in country music that is a huge honor for all new artists, and that is getting that special invitation to perform on the Grand Ole Opry. Cold Ford is thrilled he has been asked to make his Opry debut on the famous stage of the Ryman Auditorium on January 30. Colt shares, "When I heard I was gonna get to play the Grand Ole Opry, I thought they were pulling my leg. I never in a million years thought I would get this chance. This will be as close as I can get to heaven while playing music." He plans to perform his current single, "Cold Beer," a new release that features Jamey Johnson on vocals.

by Unknown // Friday, January 15, 2010 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

 

 

Last month, word got out that Garth Brooks was suing the Integris Canadian Valley Regional Hospital in Yukon, Oklahoma to get back an anonymous 500 thousand dollar donation he made four years ago. The hospital had promised to build a living center in honor of his late mother, Colleen, but never did so. Garth tells Access Hollywood/ that the situation is "a heartache" because it's in his hometown where he knows a lot of people. Brooks hopes it will be resolved soon, noting that this is the "most uncomfortable" he's ever felt.