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New music coming from Kenny Chesney?!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/15/2014 4:20:00 PM

Well, even though Kenny Chesney has taken the year off, again, from touring; it's not like he's out on some island soaking up the sun and sipping on drinks. 

Kenny announced today via twitter that he is currently in the studio working on a new album, however, no release date has been announced.

"I love touring more than anyone in the world," Chesney said. I love the band, the crew, the whole team and its weird to not be looking at next years stage design, but I shouldnt make albums to service the tour. So Im going to put the music first, dial it back and do the strangest thing in the world: not hit the road next summer."

Kenny has only one performance scheduled this year, ...

Eric Church announces 'The Outsiders' World Tour!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/9/2014 5:07:00 PM

Eric Church has announced his 2013 The Outsiders World Tour!  It's an interesting combination of artists as Dwight Yoakam will be along for all of the shows, with new comers Brothers Osborne & Brandy Clark along with rock group Halestorm splitting opening duties through the tour.

Looks like the closest he's going to get to our area is Louisville Kentucky in September or Peoria Illinois & Evansville Indiana in November.  Check out the video below to see how he announced his latest tour!

Eric Church The Outsiders World Tour Dates:

9/11  Bossier City, La.  CenturyLink Center*
9/13  St. Louis, Mo.  Scottrade Center*
9/16  Minneapolis, Minn.  Target Center*
9/17  Des Moines, Iowa  Wells Fargo Arena*
9/18  Omaha, Neb.  CenturyLink Center*
9/25  Louisville, Ky.  KFC Yum! Center*
9/26  Charleston, W.Va.  Charleston Civic Center*
9/27  Greensboro, N.C.  Greensboro Coliseum*
10/9  Grand Rapids, Mich.  Van Andel Arena*
10/10  Cleveland, Ohio  Quicken Loans Arena*
10/11  ...

2014 Billboard Music Award finalists announced!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/9/2014 4:25:00 PM

Another award show is on the horizon, the Billboard Music Awards are coming up on May 18th, you can catch them at 8pm on ABC.

Luke Bryan leads the way for the country contingent with 7 nominations across 6 categories, including all of the country categories.

Luke and fellow country star Carrie Underwood are up for the Milestone Award which is fan voted.  There are 6 nominees for that award which will be narrowed down to 3 by the time the show rolls around in May.

Florida-Georgia Line also recevied a total of 4 nominations, including the all-genre top duo award.

2014 Billboard Music Awards Finalists:

Top Billboard 200 Album
Beyonce: Beyonce
Luke Bryan: Crash My Party
Drake: Nothing Was the Same
Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP2
Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

Top Duo/Group
Florida Georgia Line
Imagine Dragons
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
One Direction
OneRepublic

Top Male Artist
Luke ...

New music coming from Jason Aldean?

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/8/2014 5:07:00 PM

Many people are ready for some new music from Jason Aldean, but is any new music on the horizon?

"Actually, were about to wrap up a new album to go in and put vocals on it this week, Aldean explains (Source: CMT). I think well have a new single coming off of it at the end of June, first of July, something like that. And then an album dropping later this fall. We have a new tour that kicks off in May to go along with all of that. Its coming. There will be stuff before the end of the year."

Source: taseofcountry.com

Breaking -> David Letterman.....Retiring!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/3/2014 4:45:00 PM

First Jay Leno then Jay Leno again and now David Letterman!

The longest serving late night talk show host has announced his retirement during a taping of The Late Show Thursday in New York City saying his final show will take place in 2015.

Starting his stand up career back in the 1970s, his early career included several appearances on The Tonight Show w/Johnny Carson getting his own morning show in 1980 and beginning his late night career in 1982 following Johnny Carson on NBC with Late Night with David Letterman.

Of course we all know once David was passed over for the gig to host The Tonight Show in favor of Jay Leno upon Carson's retirement, he moved to CBS to host The Late Show  in 1993.

Of course, we Hoosiers best remember Dave for his time at Ball State!

Good Luck Dave!

Credit: TMZ.com

President Obama....tricked?

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/2/2014 5:36:00 PM

Was President Obama tricked into the selfie that was taken by Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz?

The world champion Red Sox visited the White House to celebrate their World Series win and present our President with an official jersey appropriatley number 44.

Thats when DH David Ortiz got out his Samsung phone and snapped a selfie.......

The Voice.....rigged?!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/2/2014 3:24:00 PM

Cassadee Pope, who was victorious during season 3 of the hit NBC competition show, The Voice, has gone on record defending the intregrity of the competition!

Recently, an article in the NY Daily News has been published stating that contestants on the show are put under contract and can be sued for up to $1 million if they release any of the secrets on the show, including that executives can change the rules at any time or ignore voting results.  Cassadee Pope, interviewed recently for TheBoot.com, said those rumors are completely false!

“I think that’s a rumor, or maybe they messed with the contracts since I’ve been on, but I definitely didn’t see that with mine. You do have to sign a contract though,” she tells Connecticut radio station 92.5. “If there’s anything crazy that happens, I didn’t see it,” she continues.

“And I didn’t really hear anything, ’cause rumors ...

Rarely attempted, let alone accomplished!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 4/1/2014 4:34:00 PM

High School Senior Kwasi Enin has done something that has rarely been attempted, let alone accomplished!

The first generation American who is the son of immigrants from Ghana has applied to and been accepted to ALL 8 Ivy League schools including; Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.

It is rare that prospective students apply to all of those schools because they all look for different things for incoming Freshmen with fewer than 15% of applicants being accepted into the above mentioned schools. He was also accepted to Duke and 4 State University of New York Campuses

Kwasi who aspires to be a physician said he got the idea to apply to all of the schools in 10th or 11th grade, he scored 2.250 out of 2,400 on his SAT test.

He says he hasn't made a decision on where he will attend, but his ...

Proof that music really does save lives!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/31/2014 3:15:00 PM

If you every wanted proof that music affects your life and even saves lives, look no further than this story about Craig Morgan.

A military veteran told Craig Morgan how his music twice saved his life.  The first time was when he was driving in Iraq listening to Craig's music and the CD stuck.  He bent down to restart it right before bullets passed through where his head had been.  The second time was when he was injured in Afghanistan and went into a coma.  When he woke up, one of Craig's songs was playing.

Is Miranda Lambert Team Shakira's secret weapon on The Voice?

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/27/2014 5:02:00 PM

Yes, Shakira and Blake Shelton colaborate for the song 'Medicine' on her latest album.  But, is Shakira using Blake's own wife as a spy for The Voice?

Miranda Lambert is the advisor/coach for Team Shakira this season and Shakira calls Mrs. Shelton her 'spy.'

 “I had to have my secret weapon,” the pop star says of Lambert. “She’s like a spy in the Shelton headquarters.” Shakira says in a recent interview with Tasteofcountry.com

I have my doubts that Blake would be willing to throw in the towel that easily, but Shakira says she is determind to NOT let him win AGAIN!

Want to check out their new duet?  Check it out below!

Is Blake & Miranda's marriage.....easy?

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/26/2014 3:37:00 PM

How easy could it possibly be for Blake and Miranda to be married to one another.  Now, i'm a guy who has never been married but I can only imagine a 'normal' marriage would be difficult enough.  Let alone being two famous people being married to one another.

When Miranda first released the song 'Automatic' there was some speculation that the song was about her marriage to fellow country star Blake Shelton.

In a recent interview with People Magazine, Miranda says: “There were rumors that it was about our marriage, that it had become boring and predictable. How do people even think that up?”

“It’s not easy when everyone is trying to tear you down, but you make a commitment and you stick to it,” the star explains. “In other parts of the entertainment world, it sometimes seems like marriage is so disposable.”

“But country has some enduring marriages – ...

A tradition will end after the 98th Indianapolis 500.

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/25/2014 4:43:00 PM

There are many traditions that happen during the month of May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, from the 11 rows of 3 coming down the front stretch to get the green flag, to the traditional drink of milk for the winner in victory lane.

First performing in 1972, the now 83 year old Jim Nabors has sung 'Back Home Again in Indiana,' 34 times at the most hallowed ground in motorsports, he's been there every year since 1987, with the exeption of 2007 and 2012 when his health kept him home in Hawaii.

However, the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25th, 2014 will mark Jim's final performance prior to the Indianapolis 500.

In a recent interview with IndyCar.com, Jim says "I want to give a special thanks to everyone and particularly the Hulman George family, who have a special place in my heart and are my wonderful ...

Taylor Swift.....Protected for the next 3 years!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/25/2014 3:53:00 PM

Taylor Swift should be a safe women, for atleast the next 3 years!

Since January of 2011, Taylor has been harassed by a guy named Timothy Sweet who seems to believe that he is married to the country star.  He had sent numerous emails, letters and social media posts professing his love for Taylor.  According to Taylor, he has vowed to murder anyone who attempted to come between them, including John Kerry, the current U.S. Secretary of State.

Taylor had a temporary restraining order placed against him, however, that restraining order has now been extended for the next 3 years.

Timothy Sweet now must stay 100 feet away from Taylor, this order also protects her parents.

I guess, she knew he was trouble?

Source: TMZ.com

Several stars join George Strait for his final Nashville show!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/24/2014 4:06:00 PM

George Strait continues on his Cowboy Rides Away tour, this past weekend he made his final stop in music city at the Bridgestone Arena. 

George invited some superstars to join him on stage including Sheryl Crow, Kenny Chesney & Eric Church. 

Sheryl Crow, who was the opening act for the show, joined George on stage for renditions of his hits 'Here For A Goodtime' and 'When Did You Stop Loving Me.'  Kenny came up and joined George for 'Amarillo By Morning' while Eric got to sing 'Cowboys Like Us.'

George Strait, who has been touring since 1981, announced in 2012 his intentions to get off the road; stating:  "Its been a hard decision for me to make, but as far as the touring goes, Ive decided that Im not going to tour anymore after these next two years, Strait explains. I kinda always had it in the back of my ...

It's 'Promposal' Season!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/24/2014 3:19:00 PM

Think back to when you were in school, did you come up with a creative way to ask someone to the prom?  I was probably one of the lamest guys in my class and only attended one of my proms.  Somehow for that event, I had a steady girlfriend that attended with me.

It seems kids now-a-days are coming up with some pretty creative ways to ask someone to the prom, I wish I would have thought of some of these back when I was in High School, I probably could have found a date to my senior prom! LOL

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Did you see what happened on Wheel Of Fortune!?

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/20/2014 6:01:00 PM

Pat Sajak calls this the craziest ending ever, in his 30 years of hosting this show!  Check it Out!

 

Flappy Bird....returning?!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/20/2014 3:35:00 PM

One of the craziest things I've seen recently are people selling their phones on online auction sites for just rediculous amounts of money, all because they have the Flappy Bird app installed on it.

If you're behind the times, this is a game that some smart guy named Dong Nguyen created, however, it was only available for download for a short period of time.

When the app went away that is when prices for phones with the app went through the roof!

The Flappy Bird app was downloaded some 50 million times (proud to say NEVER by me!).  Dong got rich as well, he was pocketing around $50,000 a day just from advertising.

If you curious why he decided to remove the game from the iTunes app store, he did so after receving letters from users who wrote him detailing how this game ruined their lives.

Fast forward to today.....recently ...

Chris Young debuts brand new video!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/20/2014 3:05:00 AM

Today Chris Young debuted the brand new single for 'Who I Am With You' check it out!

New album on the way from Brantley Gilbert!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/19/2014 3:12:00 PM

Alright BG Nation!  Listen up!  The date is getting closer for the release of Brantley's next ablum 'Just As I am' he recently released the album art along with the track listing and release date!

Look for the album to drop in stores with 11 brand new songs, including his current hit 'Bottoms Up' on May 20th!

“This one’s definitely gonna be rockin’,” the singer tells Billboard in a recent interview. “It’ll have the girl songs on there, too, of course, the little softer side, but it’s pretty intense.”

This album is yet another reflection of his life, from where his previous album 'Halfway to Heaven' left off.  Brantley, who was previously engaged to fellow country singer Jana Kramer, picked these 11 songs from a collection of songs that started at more than 250!  Also, don't be surprised if Jana is used as a subject in several songs!  Is ...

Who are the bad boys of country? According to Darius Rucker!

Posted By: Eric Michaels http://www.hi99.com/airstaff/eric.aspx · 3/18/2014 4:09:00 PM

Country Star Darius Rucker recently was featured on the syndicated sports talk show 'The Dan Patrick Show' back on Tuesday, March 4th.  They started discussing who, of the current crop of country stars, best represents the Outlaw Movement.

Of course, names were dropped like Waylon, Willie, David Allen Coe and Johnny Paycheck, but the names of today's artists may surprise you a little bit.  I know I was rather surprised with one of the names Darius suggested!

If you ask who Darius and Dan consider the new Waylon and Willie they chose Luke Bryan and Eric Chruch!

What?  Luke Bryan is a bad boy? Now I dunno if I believe that.  Eric Church on the other hand? Totally!

Darius goes on to say that he believes Eric is the closest thing we have to Waylon and Willie!

See the entire interview here:

 

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