Legend George Jones(left) passes away at the age of 81...
Kenny Chesney is the ONLY country artist slated for this year's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series - He plays Central Park August 9th...
Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy announce baby #3 via Twitter(left)...
Toby Keith is set for his 11th USO Tour April 27-May 7 with stops in Guam, The Philippines, and Hawaii.
Brad Paisley is the first artist profiled on a new YouTube series called On The Record...Episode 1 of 6 debuted yesterday...watch it below
STAGECOACH MUSIC FESTIVAL ON AXS TV - Watch this weekend's festival on DISH Network Channel 167, DirecTV Channel 340, or Charter Digital Channel 770 starting at 6pm tonight. Here's the schedule:
Friday, April 26th:
Coverage begins at 6pm PT with sign off at 10pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear Day One include:
Commander Cody, Maggie Rose, Joe Nichols, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders,
The Little Willies
Saturday, April 27th:
Coverage begins at 5pm PT with sign off at 11pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear Day Two include:
Justin Townes Earle, Nick 13, Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, Dwight Yoakam,
Sunday, April 28th:
Coverage begins at 5pm PT with sign off at 11pm PT.
Artists scheduled to appear on Day Three include:
Blue Sky Riders with Kenny Loggins, Florida Georgia Line, Don Williams, Lonestar, Thompson Square, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker
NFL Draft continues...If you're one of the many die-hard football fans planning to spend three days sitting on the couch watching the NFL Draft and eating potato chip crumbs off your unbathed beer gut, we've got some interesting and unusual facts about some NFL hopefuls to give you something to think about while you're waiting to see who your team picks in the 6th round.
University of Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei’s full first name is Starlite.
The largest player in the draft is Ole Miss offensive lineman Terrell Brown, who is 388 pounds and stands 6-foot-10.
Central Arkansas wide receiver Jesse Grandy is the lightest player in the draft at only 148 pounds.
Ohio State has had 83 players drafted since 2000, more than any other school in the country.
Florida State defensive end Cornellius Carradine is nicknamed "Tank." Not because he's big, but because he carried around a toy tank as a young kid.
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin is a sort of reality TV star, having appeared on the BET show Baldwin Hills.
Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, who could go first in the draft, has a twin brother, Matt, who is expected to be the backup quarterback this year to Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
It's possible that not one running back will be selected in the first round. If that happens, it'll be the first time since 1963.
Lawrence Okoye is a 6-foot-6, 308-pound Olympic discus thrower who has entered the draft despite having never stepped on a football field.
Oregon defensive lineman Dion Jordan suffered burns to 40 percent of his body in 2007 when he tried to siphon gasoline out of a car with a vacuum. (Sports Illustrated)
In Iceland, a new App warns if your date or potential hookup is a relative. You just bump phones and hope an alarm doesn't go off...There are only 320,000 people in Iceland, so this is more important than you think!
Alice Klee, missing for over 2 months, found dead in her home buried under boxes, clothing, and more. Her family and police had searched the home multiple times, and never found her body. Even cadaver dogs brought in failed to find her!
A new survey says 47% of couples would prefer to have a boy first because boys are "less work" than girls! 19% also said they would want a boy first to carry on the family name. Only 21% would prefer a girl first.
Cursing usually "kicks off" when a child is three or four.
English-speakers actually use a curse word about once every 140 words
About 0.7% of all English words spoken on a given day are swear words.
Cursing can be valuable, relieving us of pain (think hammer on finger) or helping us bond with others (like workers complaining about their managers).
Cursing goes way back: Like us, Romans insulted people with curse words related to sexuality. The most basic of curse words—"s**t"—dates back to Anglo-Saxons who spoke in Old English.
The 1939 American classic Gone with the Wind made history when Clark Gable uttered one of cinema’s most famous lines, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,”resulting in a $5,000 fine.
No cursing, please, your Nexus One might be listening: Reuters has discovered a quirk with the Google phone's nifty voice-recognition feature. If you say "bulls**t," the readout on the screen will be "bull####." Ditto with other favorite phrases of the potty-mouthed.
As potty-mouthed vice presidents go, Dick Cheney is utterly unrepentant about his 2004 slip of the F-bomb in which he told Pat Leahy to go "f**k yourself.
Early to mid-April, the biggest discounts are on Easter candy: treats such as "chocolate bunnies and chocolate eggs filled with peanut butter or cream or different confections.
April is also a good time to save on TVs, laptops and tablets -- April is actually a pretty good month for both televisions and laptops. Part of it is because it's the end of the model year and it's the end of the fiscal year for Japanese companies -- they're trying to clear the books.
April brings savings on party supplies and kids' dress clothes. Want to get a good deal on kids' dress clothes? During the first week of April (right before Easter and Passover), parents will see dress clothing marked down by 25 percent to 50 percent.
With April weather a peril, buy apparel at a discount. April showers bring not just May flowers, but also deals on rain gear. Shoppers will see discounts on lightweight weather gear -- such as umbrellas, slickers and jackets -- for 20 percent to 30 percent off.
Your supermarket will have plenty of produce on sale in April. If the weather stays warm, leaf lettuce should be a great value in April. Romaine, green leaf, red leaf and butter lettuce, grape or cherry tomatoes are another good buy in April. Instead of price cuts, look for larger amounts sold at the same price.
Getting ready to plant a garden? Although April is high season, discounts can still be found.
10 Things To Keep In Mind While Wedding Gown Shopping from huffingtonpost.com
1. Allow enough time It takes most designers four to six months to deliver a completed wedding gown. And if you request any customization, like additional beading or lace, it can take even longer. Try to start your search at least a year in advance. Remember: You’ll still need another two to three months for alterations once the gown arrives.
2. Before you shop, decide – firmly – on your budget Then, call up bridal salons and ask if they have a good selection within that price range. Don’t let yourself fall in love with a gown that is completely beyond your budget.
3. Don't wear a black bra or panties when shopping for a wedding gown Brides don't realize that black, purple, or navy underwear can be seen through many white bridal gowns. It really ruins the look of the gown. Instead, opt for nude or ivory underwear when shopping — and on the big day as well!
4. Think about the venue and time of year If you're having an outdoor wedding in July, you may want to re-think that heavy satin ball gown. And if you're hosting a romantic barn wedding, consider ditching the beaded ball gown.
5. You do have options besides strapless Not everyone is comfortable in a strapless gown, and you should feel both beautiful and comfortable on your wedding day.
6. Do not feel that you have to wear a prescribed look on your wedding day If you adore flowers, have some incorporated in your gown. If you love pink, shades of blue, or gold, choose a gown with hints of that shade — or a gown entirely in whichever color you desire. Feel free to express yourself on this most momentous day!
7. Don't bring your entire entourage Take just a small group with you for your first round of shopping — or just one friend or sister whose opinion you really trust. Too often, we find a bride will come in with four or five family members, all with divergent views on what the dress should look like. This heightens the bride's anxiety, rather than making it a fun and relaxed experience. Come in with a person you trust first, and edit your choices. Then, you can come back with the troops once you have found gowns that you truly love and that represent you.
8. Don't be afraid to try on something you never anticipated I cannot tell you how many brides come in swearing they want a ball gown, yet end up loving a slinky sheath instead — and vice versa. And brides who claim they want no beading can easily fall in love with a head-to-toe beaded number. Keep an open mind when trying on gowns; just like with dating, you never know when love will strike.
9. When choosing a gown, go with your heart and your instincts Do not rely on what the trend at the moment is or which dress was worn on the red carpet last month. Instead, ask yourself: Does this dress make me feel and look beautiful? Will I love this dress in photos 10 or 20 years from today? Finally, while I do not advocate trying to please all of the bride's family members when choosing the gown, I would suggest that the bride asks and considers what her partner would love to see her wear.
10. You will need more than one fitting Most brides think there will be one fitting appointment, then they can pick up the gown and happily walk down the aisle. But please keep in mind once your beautiful gown arrives, it normally takes four to five appointments to make the gown fit perfectly. And if you're adding a jacket, sleeves, or additional custom changes, you might need even more than five fittings. Budget enough time, especially if your weight tends to fluctuate.
A new survey reveals that the average woman keeps the same makeup style for 11 years. Company rep Mark Pearson says, According to the survey data, 56% of participants said that discontinuation is the usual reason behind their choice to change an item or brand they once favored, while 35% cited an increase in price as the typical motivation behind a switch. Many women haven’t changed their makeup look at all in almost 11 years. That is a decade of sticking with the same look makeup-wise, which to be honest probably isn’t the best way to look one’s best. With many advances in makeup and skin-care, including better quality organic brands providing an eco friendly alternative, it is the best time to experiment with updating one’s look."