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Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina Tests Positive for COVID-19: “I am Quarantining and Trying to Get Better!”

Lauren Alaina had to cancel an appearance yesterday (March 20) after testing positive for COVID-19, she announced Saturday on her social media pages.

“I am so sad to say I will not be at the acoustic show in Lexington, Kentucky tonight. I tested positive for COVID yesterday. I am quarantining and trying to get better!” the country singer posted on her social media pages.

She was slated to perform an acoustic concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY alongside Travis Denning, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis and Priscilla Block. On Saturday Night, she took to her Instagram Stories to update her fans about her symptoms.

“I am resting up and trying to feel a bit better,” Alaina continues, “Some people have it way worse than me, so I just have a little bit of shortness of breath, a really bad headache, no taste or smell, pretty bad congestion and I feel pretty tired.”

The event offered was filled to 15 percent of Rupp Arena’s capacity, and required attendees to wear a face mask at all times, and follow all COVID-19 protocols.

Wishing Lauren a quick and safe recovery!

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Legendary Television Host Larry King Has Died, He Was 87.

The Lover of Suspenders and interviewing people, legendary television host, Larry King, has passed away. He was 87. Ora Media announced the news this morning (Jan 23) via Larry King’s Twitter account, sending, “our condolences to his surviving children Larry, Jr., Chance, Cannon and the entire King family.” King is best known as host of the “Larry King Live” interview show that ran in primetime on CNN from 1985 to 2010.

King, who had Type 2 diabetes, had confronted a series of medical issues over the years, including several heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. In 2017, King revealed he had been diagnosed with lung cancer and successfully underwent surgery to treat it. He also underwent a procedure in 2019 to address angina.

Here is the official statement posted via Larry King’s Twitter Account:

King was hospitalized late in 2020 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire King family.

– Big Red

Clay Walker

Clay Walker and Wife Jessica Welcome Their Brand New Son To The World! {PIC}

Nothing quite says a fresh start to the year, than bringing a new life into the world. Clay and Jessica Walker welcomed their fifth child together, and his seventh, into the world on Tuesday, January 5th in Houston, Texas. As first reported by People Country, the happy couple welcomed Christiaan Michael.

“He’s perfect in every way,” Walked told PEOPLE Magazine, “I could not be more proud of Jessica and her devotion to motherhood and me.”

PEOPLE Country got the exclusive first picture, and it is absolutely adorable.


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Congrats to both Clay and Jessica Walker, and WELCOME TO THE WORLD CHRISTIAAN!

– Big Red


Brian Kelley, Tyler Hubbard To Release Solo Music Apart from Florida Georgia Line {WATCH}

You could arguably say one of the biggest stories towards the end of 2020 was the rumored split of Florida Georgia Line’s duo Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard because of differences politically speaking. Both Kelley and Hubbard were quick to shut those rumors down, and they started off 2021 with some MAJOR news! They will be pursuing solo music along with the great things they have in store as a duo in the new year.

On New Year’s Day, the duo posted a longer instagram video talking to the fans about what is on the docket for 2021 and they’re plans, also about how excited they are to be back on tour and to potentially open a new restaurant once things return back to normal from the pandemic. The Cruise singers say that the downtime they’ve had over the past year has given them a new outlook on their music. “Kinda where I landed, man, is really falling in love with my guitar, and writing songs again, even more than ever”, Kelley mentioned talking about some of the things he cherished about spending time at home. He also mentioned that even though talks of “solo music” may come as surprise to fans, him and Hubbard have been talking about this for years, also mentioning that the duo are, “really creating some freedom for ourselves” to work outside the FGL duo.

But don’t worry FGL fans, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. They will still be releasing their fifth studio album, Life Rolls On, in February, and as you can see in the video, they hope to soon be able to return to the road to perform for all of you!

So while Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard may be exploring music separately, Florida Georgia Line isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!

– Big Red


Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell Reveal Baby’s Gender: “We Cannot Wait To Meet You” {VIDEO}

New Year’s Day marks the beginning of so many things. Whether it’s an engagement, a new addition to the family, or finding out the gender of that new addition… everyone has a unique way to break the news to family and friends! So it’s appropriate that on the first day of 2021, Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell announce the gender of their expecting child, so without further ado.

FORE! On the Tee, The First Gender Reveal for 2021, Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell are HAVING…


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… A BOY!!!!!! We want to send a huge congratulations to the happy couple and wish them what has already started as a very Happy New Year!

– Big Red

Granger Smith

Granger Smith Give His Mom A Car For Christmas, Her Reaction Is Priceless! {VIDEO}

We have all seen those commercials of a spouse or loved one gifting a brand new car for the holiday season. And we can all be honest, sometimes those things sound and look a little too good to be true. But for one country star’s mother, it was truer than true. Granger Smith gave his mom the best gift he could think of, A BRAND NEW CAR!

The Backroad Song singer captured the heartwarming moment and posted the video on Instagram with the caption, “Mom has been driving the same car for 14 years. After all the years of anxiety me and my brothers put her through, the least we can do is give her something nice to drive!

She’s such a servant to others and would NEVER do this for herself. I don’t know anyone who deserves it more.”

See her reaction here.


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What was the best gift you received for Christmas this year?

– Big Red

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Dan & Abby Smyers Foster Nashville Dog, And It’s The Most Heartwarming Story You’ll Hear All Day. {PICS & VIDEOS}

Anytime you hear a story about a dog or any type of animal that has been malnourished, emaciated, and abandoned it absolute breaks all of our hearts. Dan and Abby Smyers have come along and provided some much needed care and fostering to a needy dog in Nashville recently. Along with the help of Wags and Walks Nashville and Metro Animal Care and Control in Nashville, they have been helping Winnie get back to a much healthier state since giving birth to pups. Dan posted some pictures and videos of the process and it absolutely warms my heart.


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I absolutely love when Country Stars and their family come together to do some good around the holiday season for their local animal care facilities. It truly makes me smile.


Chris Young “Brightens Someone’s Holiday” While Leaving a HUGE Tip! {PIC}

It’s the season for giving in more ways than one. And Chris Young showed just how much he is in the spirit of the holiday season by leaving a HUGE tip at a restaurant he visited yesterday (December 19). Just how big of a tip did Chris leave…

I’ll let him show you.


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The Raised on Country singer captioned the post, “Most people tag a list of others for a thing like this, but instead #MerryChristmasHappyHolidaysTip Anyone who wants to brighten someone’s holiday feel free to join me and use the hashtag!!”

If you needed another reason to LOVE Chris Young, here’s your reason. He’s a hell of a great singer, and a great all around guy. Have you ever left a HUGE tip on the bill?

If you have, let us know over on twitter @973TheEagle and @RealBigRedRadio


Classic Holiday Commercials Get Revamped and I Kind of Like It! {WATCH} – Big Red

Classic holiday commercials are always some of my favorite parts about watching TV around the holidays. But a couple of the BEST commercials got a little change in this year (2020) and I absolutely LOVE IT!

One example is the Hershey Kiss commercial, where the set of kisses are mimicking bells, and at the end you get a big sigh of relief from one of the kisses who worked so hard on his ending finale…

And here’s the newest remake of the commercial…

… which shows a father and daughter using one of the bell playing kisses to make some peanut butter blossom cookies.

Speaking of Classic Commercials getting a change… Corona Extra decided to play off of their classic palm tree commercial with a glass and a “clear” twinkle… Let’s check out the original Corona Extra Commercial first…

And the newest commercial for Corona Seltzer…

I know for many change is a hard thing to adjust to… but I love how these companies are putting a classic feel on new commercials. Sometimes new is better, but sometimes classic is the way to go. Below are some of my favorite Holiday themed commercials from years past…

I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I have!

– Big Red


Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard, and Russell Dickerson Go Caroling and Stop at Charles Kelly’s House! {VIDEO}

Tis the season to sing carols, eat lots of cookies, and be merry! It’s also the season to spread joy to friends from all over. That’s exactly what a few of country’s biggest stars did to one of their own last night. Thomas Rhett, Tyler Hubbard, and Russell Dickerson along with their wives dressed up as carolers hit the streets and surprised Lady A’s Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie at their home in Nashville.

Cassie Kelley posted a video of the group caroling and it’s the best thing to get you in the holiday spirit!


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Kailey Dickerson also posted a picture of the group and its absolutely perfect!


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When was the last time you went caroling around the neighborhood?

– Big Red

Jon Pardi Summer Duncan

Jon Pardi Marries Fiancé Summer Duncan in Tennessee {PICS}

Jon Pardi and his lovely bride Summer Duncan are OFFICIALLY Married! The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Tennessee as reported by PEOPLE Magazine. Pardi and Duncan told PEOPLE, “There’s never a right time in 2020 to get married, so after all the planning and replanning we’re happy we got to do it.”


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Congrats to the Happy Couple!

– Big Red


Halloween Stereotypes – Which One Are You? – Big Red

Dude Perfect is known for their insane trick shots, crazy videos, entertaining antics. But not only are they one of the Top channels on Youtube for all that fun stuff, they do the best stereotype videos for different topics.

Whether it is Super Bowl Sunday, Fantasy Football, March Madness, Quarantine, they’ve got you covered. They recently did a Halloween Stereotypes video, and it’s AMAZING! Which one are you?

What was your favorite?

– Big Red


Taylor Swift To Present at the 2020 CMT Music Awards! – Big Red

Taylor Swift will act as a presenter during the CMT Music Awards, according to CMT (Oct 16). She will be joined alongside Brandi Carlile, Demi Lovato, Diplo, Idina Menzel, Jessica Chastain, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and others.

Swift will serve as a presenter, while Ashley McBryde, Kane Brown, along with actor Sarah Hyland will co-host the event October 21st.

Who are you most excited to see at the CMT Music Awards?

– Big Red


Watch A Grandma Get Confused Using Her Tablet {VIDEO} – Big Red

Everyone goes through it, but it’s cuter and funnier when it’s our parents or our grandparents trying out a new piece of technology. Watch as this grandma confusingly uses her tablet, it’ll make your day.

What stories of technology confusion do you have?

– Big Red

Luke Combs

Luke Combs Is Back in the Studio Making New Music! – Big Red

Luke Combs has been keeping busy over the pandemic, between his new music releases on Instagram or his virtual concerts on Facebook. He has been making the most of his quarantine experience and is keeping everyone entertained in the process. In a recent Instagram post, the “Beautiful Crazy” singer posted a picture of his studio, where it seems to imply he is getting ready to record some new tunes.


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To follow up his studio photo, Combs, shared an Unreleased Original, “Cold As You”, and he wants to know what you think.


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Unreleased song of mine called “Cold As You.” Let me know what y’all think!

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How many of you are excited for new Luke Combs music?

– Big Red

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Big Red’s Latest OBSESSION… Marble Racing! {WATCH}

Something that I have learned during this crazy time in the world is you have to appreciate the small things in life. Sometimes when you are stuck at home either by yourself, with your family, or with your significant other you have to find things to keep you occupied, and most of the time, that includes going through the black hole that is, YOUTUBE.

About a month ago I turned on YouTube on my television and something popped up, it was the “MarbleLympics” along with Marble Racing. This is a YouTube channel with millions and millions of views dedicated towards the art of marble racing. Between the actual race set-up, to the commentators, to the stadium filled with marbles. It has been one of the most fascinating things I have discovered during quarantine.

The Channel is called “Jelle’s Marble Runs”, they have a season long series of races, qualifying stages, they even put on a MarbleLympics!!!

Different events including the “block pushing”

And my all-time favorite “Collision”

Now you may be asking yourself, “Why the hell does Big Red have so much time on his hands.” And the answer to that is, I don’t, but I get excited over anything competitive, even if it is just some marbles racing.

– Big Red


BREAKING: Hank Williams Jr.’s Daughter Killed In Car Crash

Katherine Williams-Dunning, 27 year old daughter to the great Hank Williams Jr. was killed in a car crash Saturday Night in Henry County, Tennessee about 100 miles west of Nashville.

Nashville’s WKRN-TV reports that the crash took place around 7:44PM local time on Saturday Night (June 13th), on Highway 79 near Antioch Road.

According to her Instagram Page, Williams-Dunning ran a clothing company that focused on “moms supporting moms and women supporting women.”

We send our thoughts and prayers to Hank Williams Jr and his family.

– Big Red


Scientist Mark Rober Creates the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder! {WATCH} – Big Red

Former NASA Engineer and one of the fastest growing YouTubers on the internet, Mark Rober, has done it again. He has created the perfect squirrel proof bird feeder. We all know the problems that come with bird feeders… no matter how fancy the trap is, or now much you pay for it, squirrels will always find a way to eat the bird seed, until now.

Whether it’s preventing a package thief with Kevin McCallister or creating the World’s Largest Nerf gun, Mark Rober has tackled some of the greatest experiments I have ever seen. And adds a creative and educational explanation for all his videos, they are a must watch and his latest is the best yet!

– Big Red


Thomas Rhett and Kane Brown Join Ava Max on Soundtrack for “Scoob!” {LISTEN}

“Scoob!” is the latest and greatest film to be released digitally during the quarantine and there is a little surprise on the soundtrack to the latest Scooby Doo franchise film. Thomas Rhett along with Kane Brown join together with Ava Max for “On Me”, featured in the newest movie.

Check it out down below!

– Big Red