Reba McEntire is looking out for her fellow Oklahomans. The singer made a generous donation to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma after she learned about the organization’s Food for Kids program, which aims to provide healthy food choices to school children.
It feels like only yesterday that Blake Shelton‘s charge Dia Frampton was the runner up on the debut season of ‘The Voice.’ Well, season two is upon us, and Shelton is already raring to go and plotting his methods for another round. Shelton revealed that he will retain last season’s strategy of picking the singers with the most unique and different voices for his team. Obviously, Shelton has no interest in cultivating a poker face during the audition round.
The Band Perry had a banner year in 2011, due in large part to the crossover success of ‘If I Die Young.’ They will soar into 2012 with another heralded appearance. The trio of siblings will perform the national anthem at the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Jan. 6, reports CMT.
Alan Jackson was the subject of last night’s ‘Backstory’ on GAC, and the singer’s relationship with wife Denise was a focal point of the episode. Alan and Denise have been married since 1979, so their relationship factors heavily in his career and his music. The duo endured their fair share of ups and downs since that fateful meeting at a Dairy Queen, but through it all, they remain stronger than ever.
Te 2012 Super Bowl takes place on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, and the city is taking the hosting of the NFL event seriously. The powers-that-be have invited some country stars to be a part of the festivities. The city’s Pan Am Plaza is being turned into something called Super Bowl Village from Jan. 27 through Feb. 4, and country stars Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker are on board to perform during those dates. Bentley and Rucker are essentially on the entertainment road leading up to the actual big game.
While Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott tweets sweet and cuddly photos of her pup Hobbs, Jake Owen goes a little further. He tweeted a hilarious video of his dog Merle dealing with an issue unique to his breed and it’s certainly not cute or cuddly. Not in the slightest.
Dan ‘Bee’ Spears, who served as the bassist in Wille Nelson‘s touring band for over 40 years and who played on several of the singer’s crucial albums, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday (Dec. 8). Spears was 62.
Miranda Lambert is known for her killer (and enviable) curves. That’s why the singer revealed some of her key tips for staying in shape to –natch- Shape magazine. Lambert fans looking to get healthy and tone their bodies should take heed of the singer’s suggestions, since they are fun, functional and also make you feel like you know her a little bit better.
Toby Keith should be ready to raise a ‘Red Solo Cup’ in celebration. The singer’s Toby Keith Foundation has designs on opening a facility to house and provide amenities for the families of children receiving treatment for cancer. The foundation is inching closer to its goal of opening the $8.5 million complex, dubbed the OK Kids Korral, as an Oklahoma City board has approved the plans.
If anyone understands exactly how eliminated ‘X Factor‘ contestant Rachel Crow feels about finishing just short of your reality TV singing competition goals, it’s Lauren Alaina. A mere six months ago, Alaina heard Scotty McCreery‘s name announced instead of hers during the ‘American Idol’ finals. While Crow placed fifth in her competition, she, like Alaina, was an early favorite, loved by fans and judges alike. But she didn’t ultimately notch the win.
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