Whip Up A Delicious New Years Eve Drink with Your Shot of Country! For country music, 2012 has been a really great year! There have been some big announcements, like George Strait unveiling his final tour. We’ve seen some new talent rise up in the ranks like Kip Moore and Hunter Hayes, and some of our favorite artists released new albums, like Jason Aldean‘s Night Train. No doubt, 2012 will bring lots more great music, tours, and exciting developments for country, and we can’t wait! We’re definitely ready to celebrate, and no doubt, you are too! No matter what your New Years Eve plans are, we’ve got a drink that you will love! Check it out below. Get Your Shot of Country Now! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lGI2TCyhs4]
Watch Sh*t Southern Women Say Episode 2! The southern gals behind “Sh%t Southern Women Say” have struck again with a follow-up to their debut internet video showcasing all those funny little things southerners (especially the ladies) say…a lot. These videos really only work if they’re right on point, and luckily its clear that the inspiration for these videos is coming from a place of experience. Check out episode 2 below! Watch: “Sh%t Southern Women Say” Episode 2! Find the Southern Women on Facebook and Twitter!
of Country Playlist: Drink Recipes Inspired by Country Music Lyrics! The CMNB Team has been hard at work on an original video series we like to call “Shot of Country“! We take the country music lyrics we leave, and craft drink recipes that are inspired by those songs. We then share those recipes with you through our weekly posts! Sometimes, we even throw in a drinking game. We’ve already created quite a few recipes, and so, we decided to put them all in one place for y’all. Consider this your one stop shop for drink ideas for that next bonfire! Cheers! Watch: Shot of Country Playlist.
The Owen’s Welcome First Child. Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey, are extra thankful this Thanksgiving! The two happily welcomed baby girl, Olive Pearl Owen, to this world this past Thursday. The two married in May 2012 and first met on the set of Owen’s music video for “Eight Second Ride.” Owen tweeted: “Today is the greatest day of my life. Welcome Olive Pearl Owen. 6lbs 3 oz Turkey Baby!!! Happy Thanksgiving” Congratulations to the couple and all of their family and friends!
Drink Recipes Inspired By Country Music Lyrics, This Is Your Shot of Country: LeAnn Rimes Blue! What goes better with Country Music than a good drink? Not much! So, we’re goin’ straight to the source and bringing you recipes inspired by our favorite country music lyrics. So, grab a glass and get ready! This week, we’re looking to one of country music’s reigning favorites, LeAnn Rimes, and her 1996 classic “Blue” to help come up with our drink recipe! So, for all those that sometimes feel so lonesome they could cry…this one is for you! Watch the video below to check in with HaleighT, and get the recipe! Try it out for yourself and share your thoughts by commenting below OR finding us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER! Cheers ya’ll! Shot of Country: LeAnn Rimes “Blue“. [youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dz8aYHxf1U]
It’s Time For The 11th Annual Charlie Daniels & Friends Concert! Charlie Daniels is gearing up for the 11th Annual Charlie Daniels & Friends concert to be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Monday, November 19 at 7 P.M. This year’s concert will also feature GRAMMY-award winning Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, and Thompson Square, as well as special guests and will benefit the Christmas4Kids organization. For over 25 years, this charity has given the joy of Christmas to thousands of Middle Tennessee children that might not otherwise experience it. In December, local businesses, volunteers, celebrities, today’s top recording artists, and their bus drivers set aside two days from their busy schedules to hold a party for over 400 Middle Tennessee children. In additional to meeting many celebrities and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus, with a special tour of celebrity touring buses, each child is also given spending money to purchase Christmas gifts and experience the joy of giving during the holidays, as well as a brand new winter coat. For more information on the Christmas4Kids organization, this special concert and bus tour, please visit www.christmas4kids.org.
Thomas Square Set to Release Novel, Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not? From Brad Paisley to Sara Evans to Willie Nelson, country music artists are writing books, both fact and fiction, left and right! No doubt, country fans will be pleased to hear that their 2012 CMA Duo of the Year, Thomspon Square are joining this list with the impending release of their first novel! The book takes its title from their first hit, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?“, and its a work of fiction revolving around the love story of characters David Winters and Zoe Spark. Real life married couple, Kiefer and Shawna are getting writing help from co-author Travis Thrasher. The novel will be available June 4th, 2013 via Howard Books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster! Soooo, now all we need is for someone to pick up the rights to the novel, make it into a movie and use Thompson Square’s original single as the theme song!! Genius, right? I’d go see that movie, for sure! Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not, Plot Synopsis. Thrown together to write the music and lyrics for their high school musical, David and Zoe have always been an unlikely pair whose differences at times drive them apart but also strengthen each other. Dating on and off throughout college, their timing never seems quite right, and they eventually go their separate ways. However, their chemistry as songwriters is undeniable, and two of their songs eventually become hits. Despite this, the dream is never an easy path to follow, and David and Zoe both find themselves at rock bottom; David at the end of his musical aspirations and Zoe in the middle of a divorce. They come together as old friends and realize the dream was right in front of them the entire time; they just didn’t know it was in each other. Watch: Thompson Square’s “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not?“ You can catch Thompson Square live in 2013 when they hit the road with Luke Bryan on his Dirt Road Diaries Tour kicking off on January 13th!
Preview Willie Nelson’s Memoir, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die. Willie Nelson has debuted his hilariously titled memoir, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, and he is letting his fan base preview it via Facebook! The memoir features a forward by Kinky Friedman and illustrations by Micah Nelson, and you’ll find the preview links below! I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but based on Nelson’s, I’m gonna say I’ve got high (hahaha) hopes for this one! In other Willie news…check out my reflections of finally getting to see the iconic singer live at the 2012 CMA Awards! Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Preview Links: Preview 1. Preview 2.
Miranda Lambert To Open New Store, Pink Pistol, Thanksgiving Week In Tishomingo, OK! Miranda Lambert, lover of all things pink, is taking her pink obsession to the next level by opening a boutique store in Tishomingo, OK named the Pink Pistol! How cute and awesome is that??? I love everything about this news from the name of the store to the idea! According to The Boot, the store will feature a whole host of specialty items, and interested shoppers can grab a first peak at the grand opening taking place the day after Thanksgiving! “We’re having the Grand Opening the day after Thanksgiving, on Black Friday, only we’re calling it Pink Friday. We’re going to make it a tradition to turn the block pink every year at that time…It’s antiques, gifts, boots, jeans and pretty much everything you can imagine. My favorite thing in the store is a glittery pink bicycle hanging from the ceiling. I’m really 12 at heart.” -Miranda Lambert I can’t wait to see the logo, but word on the street is that its a pistol with wings and the slogan, “For the Wild at Heart” underneath! You can find the Pink Pistol at 214 W. Main St. in Tishomingo, Ok! Besides opening awesome stores, Miranda will soon be hitting the road for her 2013 Locked and Reloaded Tour with Dierks Bentley…get complete details. Update! Here’s the logo! What do you think? Current Miranda Lambert Tour Date and Tickets
Drink Recipes Inspired By Country Music Lyrics, This Is Your Shot of Country: Blake Shelton Honey Bee! What goes better with Country Music than a good drink? Not much! So, we’re goin’ straight to the source and bringing you recipes inspired by our favorite country music lyrics. So, grab a glass and get ready! This week, we’re inspired by our new CMA Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton, and his sweet hit “Honey Bee“! Watch the video below to check in with HaleighT, and get the recipe! Try it out for yourself and share your thoughts by commenting below OR finding us on FACEBOOK or TWITTER! Cheers ya’ll! Shot of Country: Blake Shelton Honey Bee! [youtube:www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NVvruJKc_k]