May 18

Brad Paisley catches senior-itis as he kicks off his Weekend Warrior Tour

ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley’s currently having a “Last Time for Everything” contest to give one group of 2017 graduates a concert they’ll never forget, and Wednesday night in New York state, he got in a practice run.

The West Virginia native invited the seniors from Saratoga Springs High and Averill Park High to be his test audience as he rehearsed for this 2017 Weekend Warrior World Tour. Along the way, he also doled out a little advice.

“This is the ‘Last Time for Everything’ for all of you,” he said, referencing his current single. “High school graduation is one of those moments where you look around and it’s like ‘We’re going to be friends forever.’ No, some of them you might see at a reunion,” he joked.

You can check out all the details for Brad’s contest online.

After his Thursday kickoff in Saratoga Springs, Brad and Dustin LynchChase Bryant and Lindsey Ell roll through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Raleigh, North Carolina this weekend.

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May 18

Planned road closure

Starting Tuesday May 23rd for one day

or until the project is finished, 

the road will be closed for storm sewer construction.  If this affects you, please use alternative routes.

  The areas included are:

 

Between the 3200 and 3300 Blocks of N Ohlman

North of the golf course entrance

 

If you have any questions, please contact

Jon Vermeulen, Wastewater Superintendent, at 995-8433.

Thank you for your cooperation.

May 18

How Brett Young realized the power of his wedding song

BMLG“In Case You Didn’t Know” is poised to be the second #1 for newcomer Brett Young, on the heels of his breakthrough chart-topper “Sleep Without You.”

Even before his debut single peaked, there was no question what Brett’s follow-up should be, simply because “In Case You Didn’t Know” had become so popular as a wedding song.

It got to be so big, in fact, that members of his own family were telling him about it.

“My sister and my brother-in-law attended a wedding in Portland, Oregon, for a couple that is friends of theirs that had no idea that [I] was a country artist,” he recalls. “They just knew that they had found this song that they wanted to use in their wedding.”

“But they didn’t just use it in their wedding,” he stresses. “It was on repeat from the second the wedding processional started until the minister started talking. So… it played through the song six times… I’ve never heard of a wedding party doing that, period. Let alone with one of my songs!” the California native laughs.

Obviously, Brett’s sister and his husband were able to deliver a fun surprise for the bridge and groom at their reception.

“They freaked out…” Brett says. “So that whole experience was really cool and surreal for me.” 

It seems likely Brett will have the #1 song in the country as he hits the road with Lady Antebellum and Kelsea Ballerini on the You Look Good World Tour Friday, May 26 in Bakersfield, California.

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May 17

How much yellow is too much? Cam decorates her house

ABC/Image Group LA Right now, priority #1 for Cam is working on the follow-up to her Untamed album, which brought us her breakthrough hit, “Burning House.” But she’s also taking a little time to decorate her new house.

You can check out the progress she’s made after partnering with Wayfair, in a new spread on the popular home website. The artist who’s become known for her fondness for yellow admits it’s definitely part of her decorating equation.

“Yellow is just a positive, friendly color,” Cam says. “I find that I feel happier and am in a better mood when I’m wearing yellow, but also that people are nicer to me when I’m wearing yellow. So I’m just drawn to it.”

“Also, I’m from California,” she adds, “so yellow for me is like me getting to have a little bit of California sunshine wherever I am.”

If you dig Cam’s choices, you can snag the same items on Wayfair’s website, of course.

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May 17

Vivian man indicted in baby's death

 Attorney General Marty Jackley and Lyman County States Attorney Steve Smith announce that Gerald Raymond Brink, 36, Vivian, was indicted today by a Lyman County grand jury on one count of second degree murder, class B felony, mandatory life sentence in the state penitentiary, two alternative counts of manslaughter in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine, and one count of aggravated battery of an infant, class 2 felony, punishable by up to 25 years in the state penitentiary and/or $50,000 fine. 
 
The arrest stemmed from an incident in Vivian on the evening of Thursday May 4th, 2017, resulting in the death of a 7-week old infant.   
 
Brink is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 
 
This case is being investigated by the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation. 
 
SDAG 

May 17

Kelsea Ballerini's fiance Morgan Evans calls “Dibs” on a deal with Warner Nashville

Warner Music NashvilleFor lots of folks, the first time they heard of Morgan Evans was when they found out he’d proposed to Kelsea Ballerini over the Christmas holiday. Now, chances are you’ll be hearing a whole lot more from the Australian singer.

“SIGNED A US RECORD DEAL!” Morgan shared on social media, after making it official with Warner Music Nashville. The move makes sense, given that the newcomer’s been working with Warner Music Australia since 2012.

Morgan will celebrate by playing both the Grand Ole Opry and the Bluebird Café on Friday. While he’s currently in the studio working on new music, you can check out Morgan’s chops in a mash-up he shared that celebrates his Warner Music labelmates.   

As for Morgan’s fiancee, Kelsea previously revealed the two have recorded a duet for her upcoming second album, and she says there’s definitely a wedding happening sometime this year.

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SIGNED A US RECORD DEAL!Check out my @WMNashville mash-up of @blakeshelton @coleswindell @DanAndShay @bretteldredge https://t.co/LILIAdkEUd pic.twitter.com/crjXzXRd1W

— Morgan Evans (@Morgan_Evans) May 16, 2017

May 17

Oh say can you see? Country stars consumed with Predators mania

ABC/Image Group LA There’s no denying that Preds mania has taken over Nashville, as Music City’s hockey team, the Nashville Predators, makes its first appearance in the Western Conference Final of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

It’s a fair bet that no one’s more stoked than Carrie Underwood, who of course is married to Preds Captain Mike Fisher.

“I am so proud of this man!” Carrie tweeted Wednesday morning, along with three heart emojis. The “Dirty Laundry” hitmaker also added a link to an NHL article that points out how important Fisher’s leadership skills have been to the team’s success, even though he hasn’t scored any goals in the post-season.

Carrie started the trend of country superstars supporting the Nashville Predators by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the playoff games. Luke BryanLittle Big TownLady Antebellum and Vince Gill have all taken their turn, along with Keith Urban, who accomplished the career first on Tuesday night.

“I’ve lived in America for almost 25 years and I’ve never been asked to sing the national anthem…until tonight,” said Keith.  “So it’s a huge honor…”

Keith shared in a Twitter video from the game, where he and wife Nicole Kidman were both outfitted in blue and gold Preds jerseys.

You can check out Keith’s performance on YouTube.

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Go #Preds!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/ljifWPjVQy

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) May 17, 2017

 

May 17

10 minutes more of “Craving You”: Thomas Rhett's bonus footage from his epic video shoot

BMLGThomas Rhett’s music video for “Craving You” plays like the trailer for a big-budget thriller. While there is, in fact, no major motion picture, there is a 10-minute behind-the-scenes feature that lets you tag along for the two-day shoot in Nashville.

Day one includes TR’s screen time with his duet partner, Maren Morris, as well as her favorite scene, where she robs a bank at gunpoint. Maren reveals she nicknamed her very realistic firearm prop “Sally.”

“I thought we were friends but you sold me out,” Maren jokes with Thomas Rhett.

“Yeah, it turns out I’m a cop,” he comes back, hinting at the video’s plot.

TR’s wife Lauren was on set for the second day of filming, which also found the singer driving a vintage car and staging a fight scene.

You can check out the “Craving You” feature on YouTube. The song is currently closing in on the top-15.

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May 16

Brad Paisley prepares to party with the Class of 2017

Arista NashvilleBrad Paisley is planning to make one lucky high school senior’s graduation party a whole lot better.

From now through next week, Brad is hosting a social media contest for 2017 graduates, inspired by his new single, “Last Time for Everything.” The prize? A command performance by Brad for the winning graduating class.

Seniors simply need to consider the question, “What ‘Last Time’ are you going to miss most about school?” To enter, post your answers on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BPGrad17Contest.

Time is running out, though. Brad’s “Class of 2017 ‘Last Time for Everything’ Contest” ends Thursday, May 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET.  You can find the complete rules and details online.

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May 16

Luke Combs maps out a “Hurricane” trek on The Weather Channel

River House Artists/Columbia NashvilleWhen your #1 single is called “Hurricane,” it’s probably inevitable that you’ll end up on The Weather Channel. Tuesday morning, that’s exactly what happened to newcomer Luke Combs.  

Luke made his Weather Channel debut to announce he’ll play three pop-up shows in the days leading up to the release of his first album. He’ll kick off his mini-tour May 30 in Chicago, before continuing on to Nashville and wrapping things up with a hometown performance in Asheville, North Carolina.

Luke’s debut, This One’s for You, will be out June 2. You can check out his appearance with storm chaser Jim Cantore on The Weather’s Channel’s AMHQ on YouTube.

Here’s the itinerary for Luke Combs’ album release shows. Tickets for Chicago are already on sale, and the rest will be available on Friday:   

5/30 — Chicago, IL, Joe’s on Weed
5/31 — Nashville, TN, The Basement East
6/1 — Asheville, NC, The Grey Eagle

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