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Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott + ‘Old Town Road’ Monologue = Best Super Bowl Commercial EVER {WATCH}

Actor Sam Elliott is known for having one of the deepest southern drawls in all of Hollywood. So what better than to have the actor do his best version of ‘Old Town Road’ in a little teaser for a Doritos Super Bowl Commercial? We already know Doritos comes up with some of the GREATEST Super Bowl Commercials of all-time, and this is about to add to the list.

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What’s your favorite Super Bowl Commercial of ALL-TIME?

– Big Red

Martina McBride

Martina McBride Says Goodbye To Her Mother in Touching Post {PICS}

We are sending our deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Martina McBride after the passing of her Mother, Jeanne. Who passed away yesterday. Martina shared a special message on her instagram last night with some pictures and some great meaning to her mother towards her life.

 

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My mom passed away this morning. She was a complex and amazing woman. Strong. Chic. No-nonsense. Hilarious. Witty. She had the prettiest hair and skin and hands…I loved her hands. She took good care of us. Our house was always the house where all the aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered, and she was really the reason for that. She made her 4 kids self sufficient, told us to go outside and play, gave us chores to do and taught us how to work. She wasn’t one to smother you with affection, do your homework for you, or attend every ballgame, but we always knew she was there for us. As we all got older we had many conversations about life, faith, morals, and the importance of beauty sleep and taking care of yourself. She’d start every phone call or message with “Martina. This is your mother”. She loved to laugh and to tell stories to get a laugh. And even though she told me in the hospital that she wasn’t “an enthusiastic cook” she made the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted. I spent the last week with her in ICU, with my dad, my brothers, and my sister, and a fantastic and caring team of doctors who went above and beyond to try and get her to a place where her heart would sustain her. During that week I held her hand, rubbed her shoulders, stroked her face, told her I loved her and she told me she loved me. Even though I wish it had ended differently I wouldn’t have traded that time with her for anything. So now we try and move forward without our matriarch. And somehow, in time, we will. Because she taught us how to be strong. I love you Mom. 1/10/20

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Martina Wrote on her post,

“My mom passed away this morning. She was a complex and amazing woman. Strong. Chic. No-nonsense. Hilarious. Witty. She had the prettiest hair and skin and hands…I loved her hands. She took good care of us. Our house was always the house where all the aunts, uncles, and cousins gathered, and she was really the reason for that. She made her 4 kids self sufficient, told us to go outside and play, gave us chores to do and taught us how to work. She wasn’t one to smother you with affection, do your homework for you, or attend every ballgame, but we always knew she was there for us. As we all got older we had many conversations about life, faith, morals, and the importance of beauty sleep and taking care of yourself. She’d start every phone call or message with “Martina. This is your mother”. She loved to laugh and to tell stories to get a laugh. And even though she told me in the hospital that she wasn’t “an enthusiastic cook” she made the best fried chicken I’ve ever tasted. I spent the last week with her in ICU, with my dad, my brothers, and my sister, and a fantastic and caring team of doctors who went above and beyond to try and get her to a place where her heart would sustain her. During that week I held her hand, rubbed her shoulders, stroked her face, told her I loved her and she told me she loved me. Even though I wish it had ended differently I wouldn’t have traded that time with her for anything. So now we try and move forward without our matriarch. And somehow, in time, we will. Because she taught us how to be strong. I love you Mom. 1/10/20”

– Big Red

Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt Drops Newest Single ‘Sinning With You’ {LISTEN}

Sam Hunt is getting things back on track at the start of 2020, finally releasing his newest Single ‘Sinning with You’. The single was originally slated to be released on November 22nd, the day after he was arrested for a Driving Under the Influence. Because of the arrest, the ‘Kinfolks’ singer decided to postpone the release until January, and it’s officially out.

He told Rolling Stone, “It’s a metaphor for a small town guy who was raised with traditional values, a lot of those rooted in church and faith.”

“Most of the value systems that I grew up around are rooted in religion and church,” says Hunt, who was raised in Cedarville, Georgia. His wife, Hannah Lee Fowler, is the daughter of a pastor. “You start to read books and talk to people who grew up in different backgrounds, and you try to collect that knowledge and find some meaning, some truth. It speaks to the broader pursuit of truth and understanding, in terms of how you are supposed to live your life.”

I’m so happy to see him back on track and look forward to some more great music from Sam Hunt.

– Big Red

Matt Stell

Matt Stell Performs his #1 Hit on Good Morning America [WATCH]

Most of us like to start our New Year with a resolution or taking a trip to the gym. But how about kicking off the new year on National television performing your Number One Hit. That’s exactly how Matt Stell began his 2020 in style by performing “Prayed For You” on the popular Morning Show in front of a LIVE studio Audience and the rest of the country.

Check out the performance of one of the top hits of 2019, “Prayed For You” by Matt Stell.

-Big Red

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Donnie Wahlberg Tipped HOW MUCH?!? [PHOTO]

One of my goals for the New Year is being better about how much I tip people at restaurants. Whether it be tipping a take out chinese place (I’ve never tipped them before), or when I go to Starbucks for my cup of coffee, leaving a dollar or two in the tip jar. It is one thing that I haven’t been great at doing, but those who have jobs in the service industry, can really get the short end of the stick sometimes, and even a dollar or two can help their day tremendously.

Even though I am going to start tipping more and be better about what I leave on my bill, I’m not sure if I can top what Donnie Wahlberg did over the New Year holiday. He recently frequented an IHOP with his wife Jenny McCarthy, and they had a bill of $78.45, and instead of leaving your normal 20% tip on a check at IHOP, he decided to be generous and gave a whopping $2,020 tip on the bill.

McCarthy, who tweeted out a picture of the receipt used the hashtag #2020TipChallenge, to challenge all out there to start being mindful of the tips you leave (or don’t leave) for others. And even though I may never be able to leave a tip as big as the year we are in, I love the inspiration!

– Big Red

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean’s Son Memphis is a Ladies’ Man [VIDEO]

Jason and Brittany Aldean have a lot to look forward to in 2020, the completion of their brand new house (Fully Equipped with a bowling alley) as well some great memories with their kiddos. There second youngest, Memphis, is already starting to notice the ladies as they spend some time on the beach around the holiday season.

Brittany Aldean shared a video of Memphis hanging out on the beach, and it looked like the only thing on his mind and his eyesight were some approaching girls, while his mom was filming him. It’s the cutest video to end the New Year, and it is adorable.

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IM IN SO MUCH TROUBLE….💔

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She captioned the video with IM IN SO MUCH TROUBLE…”, so apart from all they have to look forward to in 2020, sounds like they’ll have to keep a close eye on their son Memphis and the New Year progresses!

– Big Red

Keith Urban

Ring in the New Year with Keith Urban and Stevie Nicks! – Big Red

There are so many ways to ring in the New Year, whether your in the freezing cold of Time Square in New York City, or at the local taphouse enjoying a relaxing evening with friends, or staying at home with your significant other ringing in the New Year with your someone special. If you are the latter well there will be plenty of ways to watch others ring in the New Year all around the Globe.

Keith Urban is set to ring in the New Year in Nashville on Tuesday night, he’ll be joined by Rock and Roll legend Stevie Nicks. The two are set to headline the concert which will also include acts: Ashley McBryde, Jason Isbell, The Struts, Amanda Shires, Bren Joy, Kalie Shorr, DJ Dave Audé and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. And as per usual the event will end with counting down to the new year and some spectacular fireworks.

“To have someone of the caliber and stature of Stevie Nicks join Keith Urban on stage is an incredible way to cap off the year,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said in a statement. “Nashville has worked hard to grow New Year’s Eve into a world-class event that brings global attention and economic impact to the city. Considering the evening’s diverse lineup, national broadcast coverage, and the addition of a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist to the program, it’s clear that these efforts are working.”

The concert, held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, is free and will open to the public at 4PM. If you can’t be in Nashville, you can catch portions of the show aired on both CNN and NBC.

What are your New Year plans?

– Big Red

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FGL’s Tyler Hubbard Spent Some Time with His Family on the Slopes [PICS]

There are so many things to do around the holiday season, but I can almost guarantee you won’t see much snow on the ground in Florida or Georgia around Christmas, let alone Nashville. So what do you do when you can’t get any to come to you, you go to it. That’s exactly what Florida Georgia Line’s, Tyler Hubbard and his family did over the weekend. Hubbard posted some great pictures of him and his kiddos tearing up the slopes up at Sun Valley in Idaho.

Tyler and Hayley enjoyed the snow, cold, and great family time, saying “We are in our happiest of places.” Where is your favorite place to go around the holidays to escape from the hustle and bustle of work, and crazy life?

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We are in our happiest of places. 🗻@sunvalley

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Hayley Hubbard posted some action shots of their oldest daughter, Olivia, hitting the slopes. Today is Olivia’s second birthday, so it was a fitting way for her to spend the weekend before.

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Watch Keith Urban and Amy Shark Perform Cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ – Big Red

Keith Urban is one of the most recognizable stars not only in country music, but in the world. Like he does every year, the Australian born singer spends his Christmas in his homeland, and he’s no stranger to putting on performances while he is home for the holidays.

What’s better than one Australian singer covering a song, how about two of the biggest singers in Australia on the same stage, covering one of the biggest songs of the year, ‘Lover’, from one of the biggest stars of all-time and the woman of the decade, Taylor Swift.

No matter who performs what song, I’ve gotta say stripped down acoustic versions of songs are my favorites, and this was absolutely incredible.

– Big Red

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New Music in the Works From Brothers Osborne [PIC]

It’s been over a year since we got a new studio album from Brothers Osborne. But it doesn’t look like we will be waiting too much longer. Lead Vocalist T.J. Osborne posted a picture earlier today on Instagram with a caption hinting that they have been working on some new music and he is excited for a long break over the holiday season.

It will be their first studio album since 2018 and their 3rd studio album since 2016. They did record a “Live at the Ryman” back in October of this year. But, that doesn’t really count when it comes to studio albums. Their previous two albums “Pawn Shop” and “Port Saint Joe” both peaked in the Top 3 on the US Country Charts respectively. I have no doubt in my mind that they will have a smash hit on their hands once released in the coming months.

The caption reads, “First batch of songs done in the studio. Looking forward to a long needed break.”

No word on when any new music will be released, or when the album will be completed, but all I can say is I hope it’s sooner rather than later! I cannot wait!

– Big Red

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Lady Antebellum Perform Latest Hit on the Season Finale of “The Voice” [WATCH]

Fans of the hit reality competition show “The Voice” tuned in Tuesday Night to find out who would win the crown of “Voice” Champion. But not only were they given that, they were also blessed with one of the greatest country acts of all-time, Lady Antebellum, performing their latest hit, “What If I Never Get Over You” during the finale.

They were joined by a slew of A-list talents who paired with singers, along with some acts who performed on the show separately. Despite there only being one remaining country act on the show, Kelly Clarkson’s, Jake Hoot. Lady A continued to hit the stage in style and put on an incredible performance for the fans, competitors, judges, and America.

Who is your favorite guest performance on any reality based competition show?

– Big Red

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Airport Creates Christmas Tree From Confiscated Items [PHOTO]

Every year, every time we travel the same things happen. You get ready to travel for the holiday season, you pack, arrive at the airport, get through security, and hopefully are on your merry way. But for some, that may not be the easiest process to get through.

Confiscated items obviously are not allowed on planes or any type of travel with mass amounts of people. So if you forget to unpack something (which happens I’m sure to everyone) there is a possibility you are going to get stopped by TSA because of some item you aren’t supposed to bring on the flight.

Now you may wonder to yourself, where do all these items go once they are taken, well for one airport in Lithuania, around the holidays they put their items to good use, and make the airport more festive.

“With the winter travel season well under way, the Aviation security officers at Vilnius Airport opted for an unusual take on the Christmas classic, aiming to send an educational message on the importance of aviation security. Using items that are prohibited to carry in hand luggage and which were taken away from passengers during screening, the lads at the Aviation security unit of Lithuania’s main airport created a truly unique educational masterpiece.” The airport said on LinkedIn.

They use scissors as the base, and surround the tree with other items, such as knives, glass, bullets, brass knuckles and much more.

Now that’s one way to get into the Christmas Spirit.

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line New Music Video for “Blessings” Features Their Families [VIDEO]

Florida Georgia Line has had one of the most successful years in the history of Country Music, and they are continuing to count their blessings with their latest Music Video. It’s a heartwarming song from their latest studio album, “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country” and it truly shows just how many blessings they have. The song features Bryan Kelley and Tyler Hubbard’s families in one of the best videos of the season.

I think it’s incredibly important to remember what you have as the end of the year approaches, and to watch this video will put into perspective how much family truly does mean to Florida Georgia Line.

The grind doesn’t stop for Florida Georgia Line in 2020 as we await the much anticipated upcoming studio album, as well as they will be joining Kenny Chesney on his stadium tour around the country. I absolutely love these two and hope nothing but the best. Big things are in store for one of the top musical acts in the world.

– Big Red

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A Physics Professor at TCC with Unique Teaching Methods has GONE VIRAL! [VIDEO]

We have all had that one teacher growing up in school that we will remember for the rest of our lives. If only the technology was as great back then as it is today, I bet I could have made some of my favorite teachers and professors go VIRAL like one Physics Student did with her Professor at Tidewater Community College. Professor David Wright, who has been teaching at TCC for 45 years, has a very unique way of teaching his students. Experiments such as creating ice cream using Liquid Nitrogen, or letting deflating balloons fly around the room, Wright told BuzzFeed news, “It keeps them focused, We’ll talk about what might happen. We’ll do the demonstration. We’ll talk about why it happened the way it did. I’m trying to show them how physics applies in the real world. They really appreciate being able to do that and see the applications of that.”

One student, Erica Church, decided to film different experiments throughout the semester, put them all in one video and post them on social media. And the video went viral in just a couple of days. With well over 22 million views, Church and Professor Wright have been quite the talk of the town and the country.

Check out the video Erica Church posted on her twitter feed of Professor Wright. It’s one of the best things you’ll see today!

Did you ever have a professor like Professor Wright?

– Big Red

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Blake Shelton Goes On a Joyride with Nascar Driver Clint Bowyer {VIDEO}

Blake Shelton is known to have his fair share of fun, but when it comes to getting inside of a race car with Nascar Driver Clint Bowyer, the heat is turned up just a little bit. I think everyone has always wondered how it would feel to go fast, and I’m not talking going 10 MPH over the speed limit on the highway, I’m talking going almost 200 MPH in a race car. I may not be the biggest fan of Nascar, but man would that be something that is on my bucket list.

And if it was on Blake Shelton’s bucket list, he can officially cross it off! Check out the video the “God’s Country” single took below.

I think I can sense a new and deep friendship between Bowyer and Shelton after the thrilling experience.

Blake Shelton wasn’t the only country star to enjoy an experience, Jake Owen, also had his heart rate elevated as he took the passenger seat with Kevin Harvick.

Would you ever want to sit in the passenger seat of a race car?

– Big Red

Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina’s New Music Video “Getting Good” features her Dancing With The Stars Partner {WATCH}

Lauren Alaina has had a very excruciating past couple of months as one of the “stars” on the popular dance competition “Dancing with the Stars”. She has fought through broken ribs, heartwarming tributes, and close eliminations. Lauren with the help of the judges and America found herself for the second time in her career in the finale of one of America’s most popular competition show (she was runner-up to Scotty McCreery on Season 10 of American Idol).

Since being apart of this past season of “Dancing with the Stars” she has gained a close relationship with her dance partner and DWTS veteran pro Gleb Savchenko. They have gained so much experience through the past few months, Lauren released her latest single “Getting Good” in music video form and it features her partner Gleb. And it is absolutely incredible.

Lauren finished in the Top 4 on this seasons “Dancing with the Stars”, the winner was Reality TV Star Hannah Brown. Lauren is also scheduled to be apart of Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes” Tour starting in January of 2020.

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Carly Pearce and Michael Ray Share Thanksgiving with a Stranger at Cracker Barrel and the Story will Melt Your Heart {PICS}

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all we have, and of course to be extremely grateful for all those around us. Carly Pearce and Michael spent their first Thanksgiving together in the best way possible, at Cracker Barrel with a complete stranger. Carly Pearce posted some pictures of herself and her husband with the man they “closed down Cracker Barrel” with, and it’s the best thing you’ll see all day.

The Caption on her post reads “Decided to have #thanksgiving dinner when we got back to Nashville & saw this sweet guy sitting alone. We invited him to join us and closed down @crackerbarrel talking all about his 89 years of life. Thank you God for all the blessings and for my sweet husband who loves these moments as much as I do. My heart is so full”

Carly Pearce and Michael just jumped to the top of my favorite Country couples with this incredible act of kindness. What an incredible story.

– Big Red

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Jillian Cardarelli is ENGAGED! {PICS}

We want to send out formal congratulations to up and coming country music artist Jillian Cardarelli for her recent engagement. She announced earlier this morning on Instagram that her boyfriend (now fiancee) popped the question during their morning walk around Central Park in New York City.

The “Rerun” singer has been staying busy in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. She just released her latest single “I Never Do This” back in September and with her recent engagement, she will have plenty to keep her busier than ever.

– Big Red

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Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean Open Restaurant in Nashville, E3 Chophouse {PICS}

Two of Nashville’s hottest Country Artists have joined together to open up their very own Steakhouse in Nashville. On the same week as his ninth studio album “9” released, Jason Aldean teamed up with Luke Bryan to open up Nashville’s newest, and most likely soon to be most popular restaurant. The country stars opened up the restaurant under the E3 Ranch which was founded by former Major League Baseball player, Adam Laroche and his wife.

You can check out more information on Nashville’s newest edition to the restaurant scene, E3 Chophouse. And of course if you are ever in the Nashville area, make sure to stop in and grab a bite to eat, the food looks incredible. Check out some of the entrees pictured below.

My favorite item on their menu has to be the side of bacon. Does it get much better than that?

– Big Red

Midland

Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Midland, and More Read Mean Tweets {WATCH}

We all have heard and have probably seen Jimmy Kimmel Live’s popular segment “Mean Tweets”, where celebrities read mean tweets about themselves on camera and react to those tweets. I love watching these because all of the reactions are so genuine, you get a mix of some laughing off the comments, some taking it personally, and surprisingly some stars agreeing with the tweets that are posted about them.

This past week Jimmy Kimmel got together a bunch of the top names in the music industry to read their own “mean tweets”. Country stars Midland, Luke Combs, and Luke Bryan were among the names featured on the segment. One of the greatest things I love about this segment, is it really calls out some of those “keyboard critics” and provides some of the best reactions from the top acts in music today.

What other Country stars would you like to see read “Mean Tweets” in the future?

– Big Red

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