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Do you remember hearing about a fire happening on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood back in 2008? Here is a link to the New York Times article for those who need a refresher: http://tinyurl.com/y2jglcnc

“According to a new report from the New York Times, a fire that swept the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, Calif., in 2008 resulted in massive damage that wasn’t publically reported, including losses of irreplaceable master tapes from some of country’s biggest names. Universal claimed after the fire in 2008 that the damage was “relatively minor.”  The company reported that a vault of video and television media was destroyed, along with a portion of the studio tour” (Taste of Country, “LORETTA LYNN, MERLE HAGGARD + MORE CLASSIC COUNTRY RECORDINGS DESTROYED IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxqkgj7y)

“According to the original report, Universal initially claimed the damage was “relatively minor,” but internal documents published by the Times dispute that account. “The West Coast Vault perished, in its entirety. Lost in the fire was, undoubtedly, a huge musical heritage,” a memo written in March of 2009 states” (Taste of Country, “REBA MCENTIRE, GEORGE STRAIT REPORTEDLY AMONG 800+ ARTISTS WHO LOST MASTERS IN UNIVERSAL FIRE” http://tinyurl.com/yxg5zepb)

We can only imagine how these artists must feel. We’re sure it was hard enough to hear about the fire in general. But finding out over 10 years later that your masters were part of the casualty must feel like a punch to the stomach!

“The cause of the fire is now believed to have been a blowtorch used by workmen to repair the chapel roof on New England Street around 3am. They reportedly followed policy of standing watch for an hour (to spot any fire after the work) then went for a break. The fire was reported at 4.43am by a security guard. The Universal City Fire crew were on scene four minutes later, by which time a whole block of facades was engulfed” (TheStudioTour.com, “2008 Fire” http://tinyurl.com/y5w2jl64)

What are your thoughts on this whole situation? What would you do if your masters got destroyed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Did you know that Keith Urban and Brantley Gilbert are pretty close? Brantley struggled with some alcohol issues early on in his career, and a surprise visitor came to the hospital to visit him one day.

“I looked that way, and he came from the bathroom, and I was like is that Keith Urban?” The reason for Urban’s visit was to exchange some personal stories about past drinking habits, and to assure Gilbert that he was not alone in the struggle.

Learn how Keith Urban changed Brantley Gilbert’s life with a few words of wisdom. Watch the interview below:\

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNCmGmFguUQ

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“She brings out the best in me,” said Brantley Gilbert on his new fiancé in an interview with 106.5 WYRK. Brantley talked about their wedding plans and how he went about proposing to his new fiancé.

“I had a plan, and I had a song. I wrote a song to her dad actually. It was called ‘Your Little Girl.’

Gilbert mentions that he and his fiancé’s Late father were ‘buddies,’ when Brantley started dating her daughter almost a decade before they were engaged. To ask for her hand in marriage, Brantley went to his grave site.

“I wrote him a song and actually stopped by and saw him at his grave that day, and put the song down, and that was my way I asked him.”

Brantley also mentioned a few details about the wedding. “She’s really good about including me. I’m getting to marry her that day, so I’m happy. I’m just trying to make sure that everything that goes on, plans and stuff like that, she gets what she wants and she’s going to be happy with it.”

Learn more details about Brantley’s big day by watching the entire interview below.

 

What a year it has been for Country Music. We just about saw everything we needed to see in the last 12 months. There were highs, lows, and lots of laughs. We had some incredible, unforgettable times.

Here are 10 of 2014’s s Best Moments in Country Music.

10. The Return of Garth Brooks

Garth came back! After a 13 year hiatus, Garth Brooks made his return to the scene with a new album, tour, and a song that made us love our Moms a little more. Watch his unforgettable performance of “Mom” on Good Morning America.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyWADizqtHk

9. Brantley Gilbert Finds Love Again

After ending his engagement with Jana Kramer, the Country Music star found love close to home.

“I met this little girl 10 years ago,” he explained live on the Bobby Bones show. “She’s a hometown girl who teaches school about a mile up from my house.”

Fun Fact: She’s the girl who inspired his hit “More Than Miles.”

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8. Carrie Underwood Shows Her Baby Bump

Our Country American Idol winner Carrie has been sporting a baby bump this year. Watching her grow along the way is kind of like watching your sister go through a pregnancy.

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7. Country Music Said Goodbye To Taylor Swift

It wasn’t easy letting go. We grew up singing and listing to her music while getting ready for prom, camping with the girls, and getting our hearts broken. It’s as if every song she wrote was a reflection of our current situation. No, we didn’t date Taylor Lautner, but let’s be real. When you’re 15 and someone tells you they love you, you’re gonna believe them.

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6. Two Country Singers Come Out

Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon came out, on the same day. It was a first in Country Music, and the two received nothing but support from fellow artists, fans, and friends.

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5. Blake Shelton Lip Synch

Blake Shelton made us laugh a whole lot this year. One of the most hilarious moments came when we did a lip synch with singer Gwen Stefani on Jimmy Fallon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tncKbcBqq2I
4. Lady Antebellum Pay Tribute To Luke Bryan

After suffering another devastating loss, Luke Bryan canceled his appearance on CMT Artists of The Year to be at his brother in law’s funeral.

Lady Antebellum took the stage at the awards show and sang their rendition of Luke’s “Drink A Beer,” in memory of his brother in law.

3. Country Music Ice Bucket Challenges

As a means to raise awareness for ALS, Country Artists from far and wide dumped cold buckets of ice water on their heads and took to social media to promote the cause.

2. Girl In A Country Song

Maddie & Tae couldn’t have said it better with “Girl In A Country Song.” The song discussed the roles of women in Country Music, then turned the tables on men in their hilarious music video.

Conway and George Strait never did it this way.


1. Vince Gill Wins Irving Waugh Award of Excellence

The only other country music artist to receive this award was Johnny Cash. Vince Gill is Country Music’s best friend. His incredible contribution to Country Music over the last 35 years is awe inspiring. 18 CMA Awards, 20 Grammys, and over 26 million albums sold. Hats off to you Vince. This award was richly deserved

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_SdHmOnXGs

 

The news is out, and hearts are breaking around the world.

Brantley Gilbert is engaged again. This time, the Country Music star plans to tie the knot with the girl who inspired the hit “More Than Miles.”

She’s no Hollywood starlet or famous singer herself, but a girl next door. In fact, Brantley didn’t have to look far and wide to find the girl of his dreams.

“I met this little girl 10 years ago,” he explained live on the Bobby Bones show. “She’s a hometown girl who teaches school about a mile up from my house.”

The two plan on making it official in June 2015.

Congrats Brantley!

Jane is the wild one of the bunch. She loves having fun and breaking rules. Jane always has a new idea for getting into trouble. She laughs, she dances, and she lives passionately.

Jane has something of a redneck streak in her. She loves to get down and dirty, and she’ll do anything if you dare her first. She’s loud, proud, and comfortable in her own skin.

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