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“Buy Now Spend Later”
April 27, 2020-May 8, 2020

At Nedved Media, we are a locally owned business. That’s why we’ve teamed up with The Mitchell Chamber to support our local business economy.

• The Buy Now-Spend Later campaign will keep cash glowing to our local businesses during the unprecedented time.

• You can buy $25.00 gift cards from a variety of participating business by going to www.mitchellsd.com.

• The Mitchell Chamber is processing all orders & mailing the gift certificates/cards purchased.
o All gift cards cost $25.00 and are worth $25.00
o Nedved Media and the Mitchell Chamber DO NOT receive any proceeds from this campaign

Dec 07

Nashville notes

Midland‘s Mark Wystrach and his wife, Ty Haney, welcomed their second child, son “Champie,” on December 5. Mark made the announcement in an Instagram post, revealing that the baby was born “happy and healthy.”    

Jimmie Allen will perform “Freedom Is a Highway” on The Late Late Show with James Corden on December 15. It marks his first appearance on the CBS show. 

Parker McCollum has partnered with MusicFX, an engagement platform that connects artists to their fans, to launch the Gold Chain Cowboy Club.

Kane Brown, Maren Morris and Breland are among the country acts performing at 2022 Hangout Music Festival. It takes place over the course of three days, May 20-22, on public beaches in Gulf Shores, Alabama. Tickets go on sale December 13. 

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Dec 07

Garth Brooks teases more Stadium Tour dates

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Garth Brooks may have more Stadium Tour dates up his sleeve. 

As Garth continues to roll out shows for 2022, he shared on Inside Studio G Monday night that fans can expect to see additional dates on the Stadium Tour schedule before the end of the year. And while many of the shows have been in the South and Midwest, the superstar suggests his territory may be expanding.

“There’s going to be at least a couple more, including maybe a third one that’s huge for us,” he hints, adding with a laugh, “I can’t imagine the West Coast and the East Coast both getting Christmas presents, but who knows!” 

Garth continues to break records with his Stadium Tour, selling more than 70,000 tickets last week to his show at University of Arkansas’ Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville on April 23. He’s also set to play Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on April 30. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday. 

The “Callin’ Baton Rouge” singer will conclude the Stadium Tour with five sold-out shows at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland in September.

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Dec 07

Jimmie Allen on diversity in country music: “It’s a whole movement coming up”


Jimmie Allen says country music is in the midst of a “movement” when it comes to diversity.

Chatting with The Nick Cannon Show, Jimmie cites Charley Pride as a major source of inspiration for his career and paving the way for other Black country artists. 

“I remember I was growing up listening to country music and my dad was like, ‘you should sing country music’ and I was like, ‘it’s cool, but I don’t know if there’s anybody that looks like us.’ And then he showed me what Charley Pride looked like,'” Jimmie recalls. 

He also points to his contemporaries including Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown, Breland, Brittney Spencer, Willie Jones and Tiera as important voices in the genre. 

“It’s a whole movement coming up. It’s beautiful to see where country is starting to get like every other genre where it’s not about the color of your skin, it’s about the music,” Jimmie observes. “It’s good to see that.”

The “Make Me Want To” singer is set to headline his first tour, the Down Home Tour, in 2022. His current single, “Freedom Was a Highway,” featuring Brad Paisley, is currently in the top 10 on country radio.

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Dec 07

Florida Georgia Line at forefront of new 2022 Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit

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Florida Georgia Line are the latest artists to have their legacy cemented at the Country Music Hall of Fame with the upcoming exhibit, Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong

Opening in 2022, the exhibit chronicles the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley‘s journey from meeting as students at an on-campus worship service at Belmont University in 2008, to becoming one of the biggest acts in country music history. 

Among the items on display are childhood memorabilia including the saxophone and guitar Tyler played as child, and the cap Brian wore while playing on his high school baseball team. Momentous accomplishments from their career are also captured, including the guitar Brian used when writing FGL’s RIAA Diamond-certified hit, “Cruise,” plus outfits worn in their music videos and more.

“To be chosen for an exhibit is the ultimate honor as an artist, and we can’t thank the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum enough,” Tyler says in a statement. “I can’t wait for opening day, when we can stand back and take in this blessing with everyone that’s supported us along the way.” 

“We are both dreamers and always striving to go big. To have the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum now feature our wild ride is surreal and humbling,” adds Brian. “I couldn’t be more excited about this exhibit and to be able to relive each step of our journey. Here’s to the good times!”

The exhibit opens on January 21. FGL will sit down at the CMHOF for an interview and performance on February 6.

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Dec 07

Keith Urban reveals why he almost didn’t ask out Nicole Kidman


These days, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are happily married, but it turns out they almost didn’t even go on a first date.

While appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Keith revealed that he was hesitant to pursue the Nine Perfect Strangers actress simply because he was “nervous.”

“Literally, I was like, ‘There’s no way this girl is interested in me at all,'” Urban said. “Somebody had given me her number. I couldn’t bring myself to call that number…I was nervous!”

The “Blue Ain’t Your Color” singer also set the record straight on reports that, at first, he wasn’t interested in Kidman. When Clarkson joked, “Where was your bar for humanity if Nicole Kidman doesn’t make the cut?,” he explained that the comment wasn’t about how high his bar was for women, but “how low mine was about myself.”

Urban and Kidman, both 54, now have 15 years of marriage under their belt. They also share two daughters, 13-year-old Sunday Rose and 10-year-old Faith Margaret

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Dec 07

Blake Shelton went over-the-top on Christmas shopping for Gwen Stefani


Sounds like Blake Shelton is going all-out for wife Gwen Stefani this Christmas. 

Blake reveals that each year, the couple encourages each other to not buy gifts. But Gwen hasn’t always followed that advice when it comes to shopping for her now-husband and her three children: Kingston, 15, Zuma, 13, and Apollo, 7. 

“We do the deal every year where it’s like ‘don’t’ get me anything for Christmas’…and then sure enough, I’m sitting there on Christmas morning and there’s a pile of crap that tall of gifts that she gets me,” Blake explains on The Ellen DeGeneres Show“I don’t like that feeling of ‘here’s your earring’ and then whatever the kids got her, and we have these mountains.”

But it appears the tables have turned this year. With this being their first Christmas together as husband and wife, Blake says he went so over the top with gift buying that he had to call the company he had been ordering from online to dispute charges they thought were credit card fraud.

“I’m getting her a bunch of stuff. I don’t know that she’s going to like any of it, but it’s going to look good in the wrapping paper,” he jokes. 

Blake and Gwen got married on their ranch property in Blake’s native Oklahoma on July 3.

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Dec 07

Carrie Underwood on favorite Christmas traditions and why “Favorite Time of Year” is “hard to sing without smiling”

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For Carrie Underwood, Christmas is a time for family, making new memories and music. 

Growing up in Checotah, Oklahoma, Carrie recalls the beloved family tradition of traveling to a local nursing home with her parents and two older sisters to spread Christmas cheer through song. 

“Christmas was always about family. One thing that we always did growing up that was one of my favorite memories, on Christmas Eve we would go to my grandparents’ house. Us kids were always responsible for putting oranges and apples and bananas in little paper bags and we would go down to the nursing home and sing Christmas carols,” the singer explains.

And while Carrie and family would sing holiday classics, the superstar has since written some of her own original holiday songs, including “Favorite Time of Year.” Featured as an Amazon Music bonus track off her 2020 debut Christmas album, My Gift, the festive track can now be heard in an ad for Ring Video Doorbell. 

Carrie says the song is intended to wrap the listener in Christmas joy and reflect the true meaning of the holiday.

“’Favorite Time of Year’ is a song about all of the things that make you smile during Christmas. There’s so much about Christmas that is absolutely wonderful,” she describes, referencing such staples of the holiday as family, presents and decorations. “All those things all wrapped up to make the favorite-ist time of year, the favorite of year. I love the song because it’s hard to sing it without smiling, it’s hard to listen to it without smiling. I think it’s a perfect addition to the rest of my Christmas song collection.”

Carrie has been getting into the holiday spirit with recent performances on CMA Country Christmas and Christmas in Rockefeller Center. 

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Dec 06

Nashville notes

Luke Combs has achieved several new RIAA certifications. His debut album, This One’s for You, has been certified four times Platinum while his 2019 sophomore album, What You See Is What You Get, is three times Platinum. Five of Luke’s singles have also been certified: “Beer Never Broke My Heart” (4x Platinum), “Forever After All” (3x Platinum), “Even Though I’m Leaving” (3x Platinum), “1, 2 Many” (Platinum) and “Does to Me,” featuring Eric Church (Platinum).

Gabby Barrett, Walker Hayes, Parker McCollum, Jameson Rodgers and Lainey Wilson have been named to the New Faces of Country Music call of 2022. They will perform on the New Faces of Country Music Show at 2022 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on February 25. 

Mickey Guyton will perform on Cracker Barrel’s Sounds of the Season: Together Again holiday special. She will appears alongside Grammy-winning a cappella group, PentatonixSounds of the Season streams on Cracker Barrel’s YouTube and Facebook pages on December 15. 

Lauren Alaina is embarking on her headlining Top of the World Tour in 2022. It launches on February 24 in Silver Spring, Maryland and concludes on April 15 in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Dec 06

“I am so excited”: Cole Swindell announces 2022 Down to the Bar Tour

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Cole Swindell is heading Down to the Bar on his 2022 tour. 

On Monday, the hitmaker unveiled dates for the Down to the Bar Tour that kicks off February 17 in Illinois and continues through April 3, when it wraps in New Hampshire. 

Along the way, Cole will make stops in his home state of Georgia, in addition to Spokane, Washington, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and more. “After a Few” singer Travis Denning and Ashley Cooke, who collaborated with Jimmie Allen on “Good Goodbye,” will open for Cole. 

“I am so excited to kick off 2022 back on the road with a headlining tour. I’ve been big fans of Travis Denning and Ashley Cooke for a while now so to be able to get them for this tour is exciting,” Cole says, hinting, “The fans are going to be in for a lot of surprises on this tour! It will be hard to top 2021, but getting this tour out there already has me excited for the new year.”

Cole recently dropped his new single, “Never Say Never,” a duet with Lainey Wilson. It follows his latest #1 hit, “Single Saturday Night,” that topped the charts in 2020. Cole’s also set to perform on New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, airing on CBS on December 31 at 8 p.m. ET.  

Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday.

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Dec 06

Jimmie Allen books first headlining tour in 2022


Jimmie Allen is crossing yet another career threshold with his first headlining tour. 

The “Best Shot” hitmaker is set to embark on the 2022 Down Home Tour that runs from February through May. The 19-city trek kicks off on February 3 at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles, and continues on to Las Vegas, Tulsa, The Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri, San Antonio, where he’ll perform at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, and more. 

Jimmie says he was waiting for the right time to book his debut headlining tour and was intentional about not wanting to “rush it.”  

“I wanted to make sure I was ready, my band was ready, so we could give the audience what they deserve every night – which is greatness. And I finally feel like my band and I are at a point where greatness is something we can achieve,” he explains. “To everyone that’s supported us so far on our journey, thank you. We look forward to seeing you and a bunch of our new friends on the Down Home Tour.”

Opening for the hit singer is duo Neon Union, the first act signed to Jimmie’s newly announced management and production company, JAB Entertainment. 

News of Jimmie’s headlining tour comes weeks after he scored a nomination for Best New Artist at the 2022 Grammy Awards. 

Tickets for the Down Home Tour go on sale to the public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time. Visit Jimmie’s website for a full list of dates. 

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