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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.

If you do a Google search for the top country songs of all time, you will find a multitude of articles from various sources. Not all of the lists referenced below are of the same length, so we will only be sticking with the top 10 songs on each list. All songs mentioned are on the top 10 list as of 6/24/2019.

Let’s start with this list from The Top Tens: https://is.gd/kgr2Xh

  1. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  2. A Country Boy Can Survive – Hank Williams, Jr.
  3. Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  4. Song of the South – Alabama
  5. Hurt – Johnny Cash
  6. Love Story – Taylor Swift
  7. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  8. Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
  9. Amarillo by Morning – George Strait
  10. Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks

 

This is what The Ranker has: https://is.gd/nX23q4

  1. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  2. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  3. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  4. Amarillo by Morning – George Strait
  5. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
  6. Your Cheatin’ Heart – Hank Williams, Sr.
  7. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
  8. Always on my Mind – Willie Nelson
  9. Hello Darlin – Conway Twitty
  10. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette

 

Billboard: http://tinyw.in/Y9Bn

  1. Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
  2. Walk on By – Leroy Van Dyke
  3. Wanted – Hunter Hayes
  4. Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
  5. There Goes My Everything – Jack Greene
  6. Love’s Gonna Live Here – Buck Owens
  7. Convoy – C.W. McCall
  8. Somebody Like You – Keith Urban
  9. Amazed – Lonestar
  10. Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash

 

Rolling Stone: http://tinyw.in/hknv

  1. I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
  2. Crazy – Patsy Cline
  3. I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – Hank Williams, Sr.
  4. He Stopped Loving Her Today – George Jones
  5. Standing on the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) – Jimmie Rodgers
  6. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
  7. You Don’t Know Me – Ray Charles
  8. Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
  9. Jolene – Dolly Parton
  10. Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson

 

We want to hear from YOU! What are YOUR top 10 country songs? Do you prefer the classics or the currents? Let us know in the comments! You can also let us know on Instagram: shorturl.at/gDQZ1 And don’t forget to hit that follow button!

 

There are two things all Country Girls love -Country Boys, and puppies. Here are some gorgeous country boys and their best friends.

1. Luke Bryan
These two are the most photogenic creatures on earth.

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2. Brett Eldrege
They both have the most amazing eyes.

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3. Jason Aldean
Tough dudes, with the perfect mix of cuteness.

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4. Jake Owen
OMG. SO CUTE.

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5. Keith Urban
They are good pals.

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6. Brantley Gilbert
We wouldn’t mind cuddling with these guys… all day.

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7. Hunter Hayes
A little young, but oh so adorable.

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8. George Strait
What a classy pair.

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9. Tyler of Florida Georgia Line
We. Just. Died. From. Cuteness. Overload.

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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

Keith Urban
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Keith Urban so far
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The Country Music Hall of Fame will introduce a new exhibit later this month. Keith Urban So Far is set to be open November 20th.

The exhibit will focus on this four-time Grammy winner’s drive and exceptional talent. He possesses an historic streak of 34 Top Ten songs and is the only male country artist to debut simultaneously atop the all-genre album charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Making this exhibit a must see this fall!

 


 

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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

ERIC_KEITH

Keith Urban & Eric Church release a new single and lyric video for “Raise ‘Em Up.” The video features a mesmerizing display of fireworks and sparklers.

The original writers Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele didn’t write “Raise ‘Em Up,” as a duet. It was Keith Urban who first heard the tune and wanted to sing the song with his longtime friend Eric Church.

The single was nominated for a Grammy Award, but lost to the Band Perry’s cover of “Gentle On My Mind.”

Watch & Listen to the single below:

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Alright ladies. Every now and then, we should let the flood gates open. I’ve taken the time to listen to all of these songs, and even though it’s been a long time since I’ve dated, I can’t help but cry like a baby. Here are 12 sad Country breakup songs that will make you head for the tissues.

WARNING: Please wear waterproof mascara before listening to these songs, or just wear none at all!

1. Alone – Sara Evans

2. Forget To Forget You – Scotty McCreery

3. Goodbye Time – Blake Shelton

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLn6ZYkGBP0

4. Like You Never Loved At All – Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

5. Love Your Memory – Miranda Lambert

6. Someday When I Stop Loving You – Carrie Underwood

7. Stay – Little Big Town

8. The Truth – Jason Aldean

9. Tonight I Wanna Cry – Keith Urban

10. You Were Mine – Dixie Chicks

11. The Dance – Garth Brooks

12. Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

It’s time for a Throwback Thursday. Here’s a look at the #1’s from the Country Music Charts on this day October 2 from 2000-2004.

October 2, 2000

1. Jo Dee Messina – That’s The Way

October 2, 2001

2. Cyndi Thomson – What I Really Meant To Say

October 2, 2002

3. Tracy Byrd – Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo

October 2, 2003

4. Dierks Bentley – What Was I Thinking?

October 2, 2004

5. Keith Urban – Days Go By

 

It’s time for a look back at the Country Music Charts this Throwback Thursday.

September 25, 1994


On this day back in 1994 a man by the name of Joe Diffie was blowing up the Country Music Charts with the #1 hit single “Third Rock From The Sun.” To all the youngsters reading, watch the video with an open mind will you? 🙂

Joe Diffie – Third Rock From The Sun 

I’m sure we can all agree that no one had it easy back then with the mullet. Let’s flash forward ten years shall we?

September 25, 2004

Keith Urban scored his 5th number one single with “Days Go By” back in 2004, and days do in fact go by when you realize that this song is over 10 years old!

Keith Urban – Days Go By

This was a look back at the top hits from the past two decades on this Throwback Thursday.