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Sam Hunt Welcomes You to The “SOUTHSIDE” with Latest Album {LISTEN} – Big Red

We all need some good news especially now when we are stuck at home and going crazy, what a better way to pass some time while you are at home than to listen to some NEW music by Sam Hunt. He dropped an album that he is super excited to share with all of us “SOUTHSIDE” which you can check out down below. He has been working on this album for a while, especially over the past 12 months.

Hunt’s single “Kinfolks” from this album hit Number One on the Airplay Charts when it was released last year. It is one of the best albums you’re going to hear today, and it’ll keep your mind off of everything that is happening in the world today. So sit back, relax, and enjoy.

– Big Red

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BREAKING: Joe Diffie Has Passed Away “From Complications of COVID-19”, He was 61.

Joe Diffie has passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 61 years old when he died on Sunday, March 29th.

Diffie’s PR team shared the news of his death in a press release, which also asks for privacy for his family at this time. Diffie revealed he had tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday (March 27) via Social Media.

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“I am under the care of medical professionals and currently receiving treatment after testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).” Diffie stated at the time. “My family and I are asking for privacy at this time.”

His statement also encourages fans to do all they can to stop the spread of the virus, “We want to remind the public and all my fans to be vigilant, cautious and careful during this pandemic.”

A Tulsa native, Diffie was born December 28, 1958 and moved to Nashville as a demo session singer in the 1980s, he was later signed to the Nashville division of Epic in 1990 and released his debut album the end of that year. He charted over 30 singles, including “Ships That Don’t Come In,” “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox,” “If The Devil Danced,”Pickup Man,” along with so many more.

– Big Red

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Brantley Gilbert’s New Music Video for “Fire’t Up” is the HOTTEST Thing You’ll See Today! {WATCH}

Brantley Gilbert always knows how to bring the FIRE to his fans and it’s no different in his latest Music Video for “Fire’t Up”. The theme of the music video is very appropriately FLAMES! Inferno! MORE FLAMES! Because that is what you get and MORE in the “Country Must Be Country Wild” singers hottest music video to date.

“We really, really did try to capture a country circus, like a redneck circus,” Gilbert says in an interview with CMT. “I feel like that definitely came to life. Our ‘Kickin’ It in the Sticks’ video is a field party/bonfire song, and I’ve written a few songs that have that storyline or close to it, so we knew we had to do something a little bit different. And with this video, I really think it brought it to life but it gave it another life, too. It’s something we hadn’t done and something that folks hadn’t seen out of us.”

“Fire’t Up” is the cornerstone track to Gilbert’s 15 song album Fire & Brimstone which he released in October of 2019, that also included a lot of rock party type songs for everyone’s enjoyment.

“To be completely honest, it was almost like another paradise for me,” Gilbert tells CMT. “It was like a party all day long. … It was an awesome experience and that’s one video shoot that I would do all over again, several times.”

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Miranda Lambert Soars in Latest Music Video for “Bluebird” {WATCH} – Big Red

We are living in a strange time, but I have been enjoying all of the virtual concerts we have gotten from so many around the country music industry and the music industry as a whole. But every once in a while it is nice to get something fresh and new, and that’s exactly what Miranda Lambert does for us with her latest music video for her song “Bluebird”.

“Bluebird” is the current single, which was released on Lambert’s latest album ‘Wildcard’ in November. Wildcard is Lambert’s seventh studio album and was released in November 2019. The ACM Award-nominated album also inspired a tour of the same name that is set to continue in April; however, coronavirus concerns have threatened all concerts and live events scheduled in April.

The “Mama’s Broken Heart” singer also made headlines last week as her fans raised over $80,000 for animals who were affected by the tornado that passed through Middle Tennessee earlier this month. You can catch that entire story here.

– Big Red

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Tom Brady Takes to Social Media to Officially Say Goodbye to the New England Patriots! – Big Red

The 42-year-old quarterback has officially said goodbye to New England, where he won six Super Bowl championships. In an open letter posted on social media this morning, Brady — who is a free agent for the first time in his career — wrote that his “football journey will take place elsewhere.”

Brady thanked the Patriots organization and fans saying, “I want to thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values.” He added, “I appreciate everything that we have achieved and am grateful for our incredible TEAM accomplishments.”

He finished by saying, “Pats Nation will always be a part of me. I don’t know what my football future holds but it is time for me to open a new stage for my life and career.”

Brady, 42, leaves New England with six Super Bowl rings and 41 playoff starts since 2001.

– Big Red

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Australian Pilot Takes to the Sky to Send Important Message to the World {PIC}

An Austrian pilot took off for a 24-minute flight on Monday to send an important message to everyone on the ground. That message was “stay home,” and he conveyed it with his flight plan.

The pilot flew his single-engine plane from Wiener Neustadt, just south of Vienna, and flew in an erratic flight path before landing in the city of Graz. Afterward, he shared a map of his flight path on Twitter and it spelled out the words “stay home” — a clear message to his fellow countrymen to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

You can check out the entire story over at SimplyFlying.com

– Big Red

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Miranda Lambert’s Fans Helped Raise $80,000 for Animals Impacted by Tornado {PIC}

Out of tragedy comes true triumph. For Miranda Lambert, that comes courtesy of her fans, who have helped to raise $80,000 for animals impacted by the devastating tornado that swept through Middle Tennessee a couple short weeks ago (March 3rd).

Lambert took to the social media platform Twitter this week to thank her fans for raising the large sum of money for animals impacted by the tornado…

“I always say country music fans are the best. This is why,” the “Mama’s Broken Heart” singer says, also saying that her charity, MuttNation, as well as Tractor Supply and Join Generous have matched the funds raised.

Along with the country music community, other’s quickly came together with singers such as Brandi Carlile and Ashley McBryde headlining a tornado relief concert. Taylor Swift also stepped in and donated $1 million, while Chris Young donated $50,000 and Dan + Shay supported the efforts with a donation of $100,000.

– Big Red

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BREAKING: The ACM Awards Are Being Postponed in Light of the Coronavirus Pandemic – Big Red

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards show has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Awards show was scheduled to air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS, April 5th has been postponed until September. Those who have purchased tickets to the show as well as the April 4th ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and the ACM Beach Bash will be refunded without issue.

Date and venue for the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards telecast are to be determined.

“The ACM is a tentpole event for our country music industry, and the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor out artist community,” the ACM CEO Damon Whiteside says, “The decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our country community safely.”

– Big Red

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Jason Aldean Lightens the Mood With Toilet Paper Joke {PIC}

In these times of panic, quarantine, and toilet paper shortage, we all need to remember that it’s okay to laugh every once in a while. Jason Aldean provided the perfect post for comic relief yesterday, and did what many of us have been thinking for years now, ‘How do I put my CVS receipt to good use?’. The “Rearview Town” singer has you covered…

He captions the post with an even better caption. “This is what it’s come to at my house since y’all bought up all the toilet paper.” He makes a great point, I haven’t been able to go to a store in the past week and find any toilet paper. Thankfully I stocked up a couple weeks ago.

How are you keeping things under control during this time? Watching movies? Reading? Playing games? Let me know over on twitter!

– Big Red

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Brett Eldredge Honors His Late Grandmother with Alzheimer’s With Touching Tribute {WATCH}

Brett Eldredge re-recorded his hit song, “Raymond” with a very touching and special tribute to his grandmother for the Alzheimer Association’s “Music Moments” album.

Brett shares stories of some of his first performances in his church, and how when he first got his start in country music, one of his biggest fans, his grandmother, was losing her memories day by day.

“I remember that feeling of, ‘How do I even make sense of this’? Eldredge says in a new video by the Alzheimer’s Association exclusively reveals to PEOPLE.

As she was fighting to keep her memories alive, he was fighting to keep his emotions in line as he continued throughout his career. “I wrote and tried to work through it and cope with it in that way.” The ‘Love Someone’ singer mentions.

He wrote and called the song “Raymond”, and dedicated the song to his grandmothers and to the 5.8 million Americans that are living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

– Big Red

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Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers Shares Emotional Post After Tornado Hit Nashville {PICS}

Half of Dan + Shay, Dan Smyers and his wife, Abby, live in East Nashville, and he along with many others turned to social media in the wake of the tornado that swept through the area on Tuesday morning (March 3), saying he will help his neighbors during this horrible time.

Dan + Shay kicked off their much anticipated Dan + Shay Arena Tour on Friday, March 6, with back to back sold out performances at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and even though they have been extremely focused on putting on an incredible show, the recent events have been on his mind constantly.

Smyers accompanied the pictures with a heartwarming caption about some of the amazing things he has seen the community do during this tragedy, “…i watched a man with a chainsaw dismantle a gigantic tree that had fallen through a roof, and branch by branch, people carried it away until there was nothing left. even though it may take years to rebuild, the spirit of east nashville is far from broken. this community has given me so much throughout the last decade, and i’m overwhelmingly proud to see it standing so strong, even in the most trying of times. east nashville, we will always love you, and promise to always have your back.”

 

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east nashville has been our home for the last 7 years, and it will forever hold the most special place in our hearts. just the other day, a tornado mercilessly ripped through the streets, leaving homes and families in utter despair. the day after it happened, i struggled to process the fact that lives were lost, and many of the places that @abbysmyers and i frequented, no longer existed. i distracted myself deep in a 16-hour tour rehearsal, pretending like nothing was wrong, but today it became real, and knew we needed to help. we drove to our first home, and could barely keep it together, as we pulled up and saw the damage. as bad as the damage was, it paled in comparison to our neighbors, who had lost everything. people, of all kinds, selflessly gathered in each yard, banding together with complete strangers, to help. but as painful as it was to see the destruction in person, we saw the light of humanity shine through. i watched adults pulling bricks from the crumbled remains of a home, passing them up a hill, to create a pile manageable for clean-up. i watched a woman walking around with a box twice her size, offering hot lunches and water bottles to anyone in need. i watched a group of young girls walk from yard to yard offering homemade cookies that they had baked for volunteers who might need a snack. i watched a man with a chainsaw dismantle a gigantic tree that had fallen through a roof, and branch by branch, people carried it away until there was nothing left. even though it may take years to rebuild, the spirit of east nashville is far from broken. this community has given me so much throughout the last decade, and i’m overwhelmingly proud to see it standing so strong, even in the most trying of times. east nashville, we will always love you, and promise to always have your back.

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Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those affected by the recent Tornado in Middle Tennessee.

– Big Red

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ZOINKS!!! Carrie Underwood’s Son Isaiah Celebrates Fifth Birthday with a Scooby Doo Themed Cake {PIC}

Carrie Underwood is one of the biggest and brightest stars not only in country music, but in music as a whole. The former American Idol champion, celebrated her son, Isaiah’s fifth birthday is style. He had a Scooby Doo themed birthday cake, and Carrie was there to capture the moment and capture the incredible cake.

“The cake was beyond amazing and all the kiddos left full and tired out!” Underwood wrote to accompany the photo. “Tonight, when Isaiah was saying his prayers he thanked God for all of his friends and for the wonderful day he had…that made it all worth it!” she states, adding a smiling emoji and a series of hashtags.

The ‘Undo It’ singer also thanked Nashville-based trampoline park called Defy Nashville, and also went on to thank Ivey Cake, the company who designed and created the Scooby Doo Themed Cake. One of Underwood’s closest friends, Ivey Childers, started the business, and she has created a series of cool confections for various special moments in Underwood’s life for years. Fun Fact, Ivey actually hired to make a celebration cake for Carrie back when she won American Idol.

– Big Red

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Big Red Asked You: What’s the Best TV Show Theme Song of All-Time?

Since HBO Max announced this past week that ‘Friends’ was officially making a comeback, it made me start to think of some of the greatest TV Shows of all-time, but not only that. The greatest Theme Songs to those Television Shows of ALL-TIME.

I think when you talk about the best of the best, you have to break it up into eras of Television. But the majority of the TV Theme Songs you are going to thing about are oldies that still stand the test of time to this day. That is what makes this question so fascinating.

I look at my top shows of all-time and they aren’t necessarily accompanied by a GREAT Theme Song. Here are some of my favorite Theme Songs of all-time. ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘Andy Griffith’ ‘The Addams Family’, ‘Family Matter’, ‘Step by Step’, ‘Game of Thrones’, and ‘The Sopranos’…

But My ALL-Time Favorite is ‘Gilligan’s Island’ (Check it out down below)

Now that you know my favorite Theme Songs of all-time. Check out some of your favorites. Do you agree with the suggestions? What songs would you add to the list?

Let us know what you think over on twitter @BigRedRadio973!

– Big Red

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BREAKING NEWS: Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Wife Hannah Welcome Second Son! – {PIC}

It has been quite a year for Dan + Shay and it just got so much better. Shay Mooney and his wife Hannah have officially welcomed their second son, Ames Alexander Mooney, was born Friday, February 21st, they confirmed to PEOPLE Exclusively.

Ames, who was born in Nashville, Tennessee – weighed in at 6lbs, 7oz and measured 19.5 inches long.

“Our Family is ecstatic,” the couple told PEOPLE, “Ames is Absolutely Perfect.”

We want to send a HUGE Congrats to both Hannah and Shay Mooney! Welcome to the family Ames!

– Big Red

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John Oliver and Stephen Colbert Improvising Movie Plots is HILARIOUS! [WATCH]

Many Late Night Talk Show segments have been spun-off into shows of their own, “Carpool Karaoke” and “Lip Sync Battle” to name a few, but I think I just discovered the next BIG THING in Late Night Television. It’s Called “Maybe Coming Soon” and it is a segment where Stephen Colbert: host of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ and his guest makeup plots for various movies they are “allegedly in”. Now John Oliver is no stranger to the comedy talk show market, he is the host of his own show ‘Last Week Tonight’ on HBO. The two comedy greats had some fun messing around with some great plot points, that’ll have you crackin’ up!

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I haven’t been the biggest watcher of ‘The Late Show’ since Letterman retired, but this segment rejuvenated my love of late night comedy talk shows. There used to be Late Night Wars, but I love that all the late night hosts; Fallon, Kimmel, Colbert, Corden, etc. have great relationships with each other. If they all succeed it’s great for the genre of Late Night television.

YouTube is a great avenue for all and whether you prefer one over the other, you can always get a taste of what you may be missing. In this instance, I was missing an incredible bit by one of the greatest comedians on television. Who’s your favorite ‘LATE NIGHT” host?

-Big Red

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It’s National Pizza Day: What’s Your Favorite Topping? – Big Red

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, not only is it a Sunday and I’m on the radio, and also not just because it’s my 3 month anniversary, but because it’s NATIONAL PIZZA DAY! I can guarantee you that I will be one of many devouring a pizza tonight for dinner as I sit down to watch The Oscars on ABC, and it is going to be just glorious.

We posed the question over on Facebook asking what your favorite pizza topping is… and the answers are amazing!

You can keep them coming all day long! It’s a day to celebrate, a day to sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the greatest foods on the planet. Pizza.

– Big Red

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Blake Shelton Joins John Anderson in New Song ‘Tuesday I’ll Be Gone’ {WATCH}

Blake Shelton is enjoying his life with his beautiful girlfriend Gwen Stefani, his hit reality competition television show The Voice and dueting with some of the biggest names in country music. The “God’s Country” singer teamed up with country music legend, John Anderson for a track named, ‘Tuesday I’ll Be Gone’ which will be featured on his upcoming album ‘Years’, to be released April 10.

Blake Shelton is no stranger as of late to teaming with some of country music’s biggest names, he teamed up with both Garth Brooks and Trace Adkins over the past year, and he has said he is enjoying collabing with other artists instead of coming out with a complete album.

I think I can speak for the entire country universe in saying, if Blake continues to drop big “single” hits with big names, I’d be okay with him never dropping another album again. I say that in jest of course, but let’s be honest, he is on quite the roll with all the incredible Single’s he is coming out with recently.

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Watch Luke Combs’ Performances from ‘SNL’ Last Night. [VIDEOS]

Luke Combs joined an elite group of country artist as he was the musical guest on one of the biggest episodes of NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ last night. Houston Texans all-pro defensive end, JJ Watt hosted the show on the eve of the biggest football game of the year.

The Beautiful Crazy singer sang a couple of his favorite tunes, including his smash hit ‘Beer Never Broke My Heart’ along with another song Lovin’ on You. We aren’t sure what the ratings were quite yet, but with it being on the eve of The Super Bowl, it’s a perfect spot to gain a HUGE audience.

Who’s your pick for the Super Bowl today?

– Big Red

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Teen Brothers Create Shot for Shot remake of Toy Story 3 with REAL Toys, and It Only Took 8 Years. [VIDEO]

There are people who are fans of a movie, and then there are people out there who are super fans who have a very creative mind. Des Moines brothers, Morgan and Mason McGrew are what you would call super fans of Toy Story.

So much so, that they decided it would be fun to remake the entire movie Toy Story 3, using a Live-Action format with REAL TOYS. The McGrew brothers started the project eight years ago, when Morgan was 15-years-old and Mason was 12. The just finished the project this month and premiered the final product, in its entirety on YouTube…

And it is INCREDIBLE! The Toy Story franchise is one of my favorite animated movie franchises of ALL-TIME. This is the best thing I’ve ever seen. Enjoy…

The movie has already garnered over a million views in the first week. So sit back, grab your favorite movie theater snack, and enjoy.

– Big Red

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Lauren Alaina Announces Release Date for New “Getting Good” EP. [VIDEO]

Lauren Alaina announced the title and her release date for an upcoming new EP. ‘Getting Good’ is set to release on March 6th.

She 25-year-old Dancing with the Star alum, made the announcement on NBC’s Today Show on Monday, January 27th.

She is currently in the middle of her first headlining That Girl Was Me Tour, and its fresh off the heels of her successful run to the finale of the ABC competition dance show, Dancing with the Stars. While on The Today Show she performed the lead track from her upcoming EP.

“I have been singing new songs on the road that aren’t yet released,” Alaina said.” I’m working on my third album. It’s not finished yet, but I decided the songs we’re doing live, I’m going to put on an EP!”

The EP, which will be released March 6th, will only feature six songs while she finishes up her headlining tour and creating her third studio album. Her music video for ‘Getting Good’ featured her Dancing with the Stars pro, Gleb Savchenko.

– Big Red

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