Taylor Swift Loses Les Miserables Role

Taylor Swift Not Headed to Hollywood This Time Around. The country music scene has been abuzz with the news of Taylor Swift‘s audition and subsequent offer to play a role in the upcoming film adaptation of the classic novel turned Broadway production, Les Miserables. We were curious if this signified just an opportunity for Swift or a career change. However, it looks like it’s a moot point since Taylor has been passed up for the role in favor of a different actress. HaleighT is here to share her opinion on these Hollywood wheelings and dealings! Check out what she thinks and tell us what you think! Did Taylor deserve the role or does it just not matter? Get The Scoop On Taylor Swift’s Missed Hollywood Opportunity! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApOUVkkqKf4]

Garth Brooks Hospital Lawsuit

Does Garth Brooks Deserve His $1 Million Settlement? The final ruling in the court case between Garth Brooks and an Oklahoma hospital came down, and Brooks was awarded a whopping $1 million! The first $500,000 accounts for the donation Brooks gave the hospital to fund the construction of a women’s wing which would bare the name of Brooks’ late mother. The hospital never made this wing, hence the court case. The other half of the million was awarded to Brooks for punitive damages. HaleighT is here to fill you in on whether or not she thinks Garth deserves such a large settlement. Check out what she has to say and tell us what YOU think! Watch the video and let us know what you think! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN62Fh6_dbU]

Top 5 Trucker Songs Revisited

Top 5 Country Tunes About Truckers and Trucking, Revisited! HaleighT loves a good trucker song, and clearly so do you! Of the “Top 5″s Takin’ a Break with HaleighT has released so far, our episode featuring trucker songs is clearly the favorite! So, we thought we’d feature it again, since you loved it so much the first time! For those trucker song fans who missed it the first time, check it out below! Don’t forget to tell us about which trucker song YOU think belongs in the Top 5 by commenting below! Check Out HaleighT’s Top 5 Country Trucker Songs Here! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYk70a8lYKM]

What’s A Country Music Ear Worm?

Ever Had A Country Music Ear Worm? You know what an ear worm is, right? Well, in case you don’t, HaleighT is here to fill you in on the particulars. She’s also got a couple ear worms runnin’ around in her head, and it may be the same ones you’ve got in yours! Check out the video below and maybe you’ll get a couple of new ones! Watch this week’s “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” on Ear Worms. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFdJp0dAGvk]

Eric Church Blood, Sweat and Beers Details

Get The Low Down From HaleighT On Eric Church’s Kick-Off For First-Ever Headlining Tour! 2012 is offering up a huge selection of amazing tours, but which one is HaleighT most excited about? That’s right, Eric Church‘s first ever headlining tour! If you’re Church fan, check in with this short video to get the skinny on his upcoming “Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour” with Brantley Gilbert! Not as excited about Eric Church’s tour as HaleighT is? Comment below and let us know which tour of 2012 you’re looking forward to the most! Hear Details on Church’s Tour Here! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRSaxaG2kZI]

Country Music 2011 Top Moments

Hear CMNB’s 2011 Top Moments for Country Music! As a year end finale, this week’s episode of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” features a run down of what we think the top moments of country music were 2011! From new album releases, to amazing summer tours, to lawsuits and scandals to what we have to look forward for 2012, HaleighT covers the best and worst moments in the country music scene this year. Watch the video below and let us know if we missed anything! Comment below and tell us what your favorite moment of 2011 was, and we’ll see you next year. Check Out Country Music’s Top Moments for 2011 Here! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature&v=q8Z8mgt0NV4]

Country Christmas Songs – Top 5

HaleighT Offers Her List of Top 5 Country Christmas Songs! HaleighT returns to the break room after a nice long hiatus, just in time to give ya’ll her Top 5 Country Christmas Songs! It was real hard to narrow it down to just five, but she managed to get it done! Check out the Christmas episode of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” below, and see who made the cut! You may agree, or you may not! Either way, we want to know what your favorites are! Be sure to comment below, and let us know what you think. In the mean time, be sure to have a happy, safe and fun-filled holiday! Check out HaleighT’s Top5 Christmas Tunes Here! [youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG0bH9RuKPg]

CMT Artists of the Year 2011: Mini Recap

Check Out The Video Below to Hear HaleighT’s CMT Artists of the Year Mini Recap! Did you have a chance to watch the CMT Artists of the Year show for 2011 honoring some of the best and brightest in country music right now? HaleighT took just a couple of minutes to do a quick recap of the show for ya, and she also lets you know what her favorite part was of the whole to-do! So, check it out and let us know what you think of the 2011 CMT Artists of the Year! You can check out even more on the show by clicking here. CMT Artists of the Year: Mini Recap! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYwUEJT7XQc]

Happy Thanksgiving from Country Music News Blog

The Turkeys Are Taking Over! Well, the whole crew left town for Thanksgiving, and some surprise visitors popped in to take-over operations for the day! Take a break from the turkey day festivities and have some fun with Gobleen and Turkey Joe! We’ll be back with our regular programming of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” next week with the low down on what’s up with country music! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00puXs4b7VU]

Keith Whitley Tribute

HaleighT Takes a Break to Salute Keith Whitley! On this week’s episode of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT“, the focus is on the one and only Keith Whitley. Tune to in to hear HaleighT’s tribute highlighting Whitley’s career from his teen years all the way to his hit songs to the lasting impact his music continued to have after he passed away. Are you a Keith Whitley fan? Watch Ep 10 of “Takin’ a Break with HaleighT” Now! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBA1lcZ_KE0] Is there another country favorite you would like to hear a tribute for? Let us know and comment below!