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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.

Naaah, he decided to promote his new tour by getting tats with the dates on his chest. Don’t worry these were literally inked with magic marker (not permanent tats) .  Keith and Nicole Kidman were spotted last evening at the Met in New York City where they danced the night away.

The New Zealand born/Australian country music singer, song writer, and judge is married to Nicole Kidman. They have two beautiful children and live together in Nashville Tennessee

Here is the Keith Urban Ripcord World Tour schedule.

June 2: Kansas City, MO at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
June 3: St. Louis, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 4: Indianapolis at Klipsch Music Center
June 10: Myrtle Beach, SC at Carolina Country Music Fest
June 11: Alpharetta, GA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
June 16: Orange Beach, AL at The Wharf Amphitheater
June 17: Tampa, FL at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
June 18: West Palm Beach, FL at Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
June 23: Clarkston, MI at DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 24: Canandaigua, NY at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
June 25: Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center

July 2: Gilford, NH at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 8: Toronto, ON, Canada at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 9: Toronto, ON, Canada at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 14: Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
July 15: Cleveland, OH at Blossom Music Center
July 16: Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21: Salt Lake City, UT at USANA Amphitheatre
July 22: Greenwood Village, CO at Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
July 23: Albuquerque, NM at Isleta Amphitheater
July 27: Lake Tahoe, NV at Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 28: Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 29: Lake Tahoe, NV at Lake Tahoe at Harvey’s Outdoor Amphitheatre
July 31: George, WA at Watershed Festival

Aug 4: Bozeman, MT at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
Aug 5: Pocatello, ID at Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre
Aug 7: George, WA at Watershed Festival
Aug 18: Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 19: Raleigh, NC at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Aug 20: Virginia Beach, VA at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Aug 25: Syracuse, NY at Lakeview Amphitheater
Aug 26: Philadelphia, PA at BB&T Pavilion
Aug 27: Washington, D.C. at Jiffy Lube Live

Sept 10: Vancouver, BC, Canada at Rogers Arena
Sept 11: Kelowna, BC, Canada at Porspera Place
Sept 13: Prince George, BC, Canada at CN Centre
Sept 15: Calgary, AB, Canada at Scotianbank Saddledome
Sept 16: Edmonton, AB, Canada at Rogers Place
Sept 17: Saskatoon, SK, Canada at SaskTel Centre

Oct 6: Bismarck, ND at Bismarck Civic Center
Oct 7: Sioux City, IA at Tyson Events Centre
Oct 8: Lincoln, NE at Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct 13: San Antonio, TX at Alamodome
Oct 14: Dallas, TX at American Airlines Center
Oct 15: New Orleans, LA at Smoothie King Center
Oct 20: Los Angeles, CA at Staples Center
Oct 21: Las Vegas, NV at T-Mobile Arena
Oct 22: Phoenix, AZ at Talking Stick Resort Arena
Oct 27: Moline, IL at iWireless Center
Oct 28: Rosemont, IL at Allstate Arena
Oct 29: Toledo, OH at Huntington Center

Nov 4: Milwaukee, WI at BMO Harris Bradley Center
Nov 5: Minneapolis, MN at Target Center
Nov 11: Nashville, TN at Bridgestone Arena
Nov 12: Bloomington, IL at U.S. Cellular Coliseum
Nov 13: Youngstown, OH at The Covelli Centre
Nov 17: Hershey, PA at Giant Center
Nov 18: Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 19: Brooklyn, NY at Barclays Center

Dec 6: Adelaide, Australia at Entertainment Centre
Dec 8: Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena
Dec 10: Canberra, Australia at GIO Stadium
Dec 12: Sydney, Australia at Allphones Arena
Dec 16: Brisbane, Australia at Entertainment Centre
Dec 17: Brisbane, Australia at Entertainment Centre

More info and tickets: keithurban.net/events

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Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett are headed on tour! Kicking off the Suits and Boots tour in New York City Thursday October 29 and making 17 stops before it comes to a close in Chicago on December 11th.

 


Tour Dates:

October 29 – New York City @ Terminal 5
October 30 – Salisbury, MD @ Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
October 31 – Salem, VA @ Salem Civic Center
November 6 – Bangor, ME @ Cross Insurance Center
November 7 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
November 8 – Kingston, RI @ Ryan Center
November 12 – Dodge City, KS @ United Wireless Arena
November 13 – Kearney, NE @ Viaero Events Center
November 14 – Sioux City, IA @ Tyson Events Center
November 19 – Pikeville, KY @ East Kentucky Exposition Center
November 21 – Independence, MO @ Independence Events Center
December 3 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
December 4 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena
December 5 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Casino
December 9 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Wings Stadium
December 10 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
December 11 – Chicago @ Rosemont Theatre

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Not all Country Artists hail from the South. Country Music is global. We’ve scoured the web and were surprised by some of the results we found. Here are just a few Country Singers who are not from The South.

 

Taylor Swift
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania

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Shania Twain
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Keith Urban
Born in Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

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Gretchen Wilson
Born in Pocahontas, Illinois

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Jo Dee Messina 
Born in Framingham, Massachusetts

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Brett Eldrege
Born in Paris, Illinois

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Billy Gilman
Born in Westerly, Rhode Island

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Clint Black
Born in Long Branch, New Jersey

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CMA’s Best New Artist of the year Brett Eldredge took the time to talk with People Magazine on how he likes to spend Christmas each year.

“I’m going home to my hometown, Paris, Illinois, for Christmas. It’s the same every year, nothing ever changes, which is what I love about it. In a business where everything changes constantly, I love that Christmas at home is the same. ”

Earlier this year Brett was named People Magazines “one to watch.” And with the hustle and bustle of his schedule Brett seems happy to be home baby sitting his cousin Olivia.
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Despite his busy schedule, there is only one thing that will get Brett to perform on Christmas.

“Christmas morning I get out my guitar and sing Christmas carols. That is the only time I’ll work on Christmas, to sing for my family.”

But don’t worry, we’ve got a special performance by Brett on A Country Christmas just for the readers. Watch “What Christmas Means To Me,” performed on CMA’s Country Christmas.

 

This week, we’re giving thanks for our favorite things that make us proud Country Girls. Let’s start off with the boys shall we?

10. Kip Moore
We are thankful for his boyish charm and amazing arms.

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9. Dierks Bentley
This curly haired, Arizona boy has a soft place in our heart. We are thankful for this cutie pie!

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8. Brett Eldredge
We love a Country Boy who’s the quintessential jokester and loves his dogs!

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7. Jake Owen
We are thankful for those Abs.

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6. Kenny Chesney 
Our favorite Island Boy.

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5. Garth Brooks
We are thankful for his heartfelt music.
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4. Jason Aldean
That smokey voice, and strong attitude.

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3. Alan Jackson
We are thankful how Alan makes us think about life, love, and sadness in the most remarkable ways with his music.

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2. Luke Bryan
He is the entertainer of the year. We are thankful for his tight jeans and catchy tunes.
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1. George Strait
He set the tone for the hunky Texas country boys, and even at age 62 he’s still quite the babe. Thank you George.

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