Jun 18

LIFT Media summit

Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Tom Steever will be on the ground in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday June 25 & 26 for the LIFT Media summit hosted by West Central and the LIFT Partners, Vive Crop Protection, Corteva Agriscience, Nufarm and Valent. Continue reading LIFT Media summit at Brownfield Ag News.      

Jun 18

After three weeks at #1 with “Whiskey Glasses,” Morgan Wallen’s ready to start “Chasin’ You”

ABC/Image Group LANobody seems to want to take off their “Whiskey Glasses,” least of all Morgan Wallen. The East Tennessee native’s latest hit is currently spending its third week atop Billboard’s Country Airplay chart.

“The power of this song, my fans, and country radio continues to just blow me away,” Morgan reflects. “I can’t even express how grateful I am to everybody who made this all possible.”

“Thank you for my first multi-week #1!” he adds.

Previously, Morgan took his first trip to the top of the chart last June with “Up Down,” his collaboration with his pals Florida Georgia Line.

He continues on the road this summer on FGL’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour, before joining Luke Combs’ Beer Never Broke My Heart trek in October.

Look for Morgan to get romantic with his next single: it’ll be “Chasin’ You” from his If I Know Me album.

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Jun 18

Chris Lane has “Big, Big Plans” for new fiancee Lauren Bushnell

James Devaney/Getty ImagesChris Lane is now officially off the market, after asking girlfriend Lauren Bushnell to marry him on Sunday.

The “I Don’t Know About You” hitmaker got her dad’s permission to pop the question on Father’s Day, and did it in the backyard of her family’s Oregon home.

“I knew she wouldn’t want some elaborate crazy proposal,” Chris tells People. “So, I decided to keep it pretty casual.”

“I asked her parents for different places in Portland I could potentially take her to,” he continues, “but after a lot of thought I decided doing it at the family cookout would be the most laid-back setting and that she’d appreciate the simplicity of me proposing to her in her parents’ backyard.”

Chris wrote the song “Big, Big Plans” for Lauren and used it as part of the romantic moment, even capturing the whole thing on video. You can check it out for yourself on YouTube.

“I lost it,” The Bachelor alum admits. “It was the happiest moment of my life!”

Chris says he expects Lauren will do most of the wedding planning, though he’ll probably help pick the pastor who officiates, because that’s important to him.

The two had been friends for awhile and started dating last fall, before moving in together in March.

So far, Chris and Lauren haven’t revealed what they’re thinking as far as a wedding date.

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Jun 18

Former Egyptian President Morsi given secretive burial as UN calls for investigation

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was laid to rest in a low-key burial in the early hours of Tuesday, as questions were being raised about his apparently sudden death after suffering a heart attack in a courtroom. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights called for an independent investigation into …

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Jun 18

Rascal Flatts will take Summer to Canada in the fall on the next leg of their tour

ABC/Image Group LARascal Flatts plans to stretch summer into fall, extending their Summer Playlist trek into October for a Canadian run.

Renamed the Forever Summer Playlist Tour, the dates will kick off October 24 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, with Canadian artists Aaron Goodvin and Steve Lee Olsen joining them for the shows.

Until then, Gary LeVoxJoe Don Rooney, and Jay DeMarcus are crisscrossing the U.S. with their Summer Playlist concerts, which resume June 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina with Billy Currington and LOCASH.

Here’s the full itinerary for Rascal Flatts’ Forever Summer Playlist Tour, with tickets going on sale on Monday:

10/24 — Medicine Hat, AB, Canalta Centre
10/26 — Dawson Creek, BC, Encana Events Centre
10/27 — Prince George, BC, CN Centre
10/29 — Kamloops, BC, Sandman Centre
10/30 — Penticton, BC, South Okanagan Centre
11/1 — Abbotsford, BC, Abbotsford Centre

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Jun 18

Flood Warning issued June 18 at 9:31AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in South Dakota…Nebraska… Lake Francis Case At Chamberlain Missouri River Near Greenwood Missouri River Near Verdel Missouri River At Niobrara

Jun 18

Phoenix couple in viral-video arrest reject police chief’s apology

Obtained by ABC News(PHOENIX) — A Phoenix man and his pregnant fiancee rejected apologies from the city’s police chief and its mayor on Monday for an incident last month in which police were caught on cellphone videos manhandling them and threatening to shoot them in front of their two young children. Dravon Ames, 22, and …

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Jun 18

Destination, “Dive Bar”: Garth & Blake throw it back to 90’s country in new duet

Pearl Records“We’re gonna spend the weekend in the deep end of a dive bar,” Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton declare in their rollicking new duet.

As you might imagine, “Dive Bar” sounds a lot like the music you’d probably hear in one of the hole-in-the-wall joints that inspired it.

“This is kind of a salute back to the dive bars, the honky tonks, all those places that country music is born in and lives everyday,” Garth explains. “You know, it says in that line, ‘Think of this as your oasis/It’s the safest of the places/That a broken heart can find to hide.’ That’s what a dive bar is!”

Garth and Blake are set to perform the song together live from the first time on Saturday, July 19 during Garth’s show at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. In the meantime, Garth hints they’re already working on a unique idea for a music video.

Right now, “Dive Bar” is available exclusively via country radio, though you can sample a bit of it on Garth’s Instagram.

It’ll be available on Amazon Music on Amazon Prime Day which, although technically still a secret, is rumored to be July 15.  

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Jun 18

Road signs warning of hedgehogs coming to the UK

Courtesy of Britain’s Department of Transport(LONDON) — New signs are coming to protect drivers, hedgehogs and other small animals in the United Kingdom, the Department for Transport announced Monday, as hedgehog populations in rural areas have halved since 2000. “The new small mammal warning sign should help to reduce the number of people killed and …

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Jun 18

Winter wheat harvest delayed

Winter wheat harvest is underway in parts of the Midwest, but USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says there are significant delays. “Overall, just 8% of the 2019 winter wheat crop has been harvested. That compares to the five-year average of 20% and last year’s 25%.” He says Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma are the furthest behind. Nationwide, …

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