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Jan 31

Tim, Faith and Keith to present at 2013 Grammys!

Country music will be well represented during “The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards” telecast on February 10. The Recording Academy announced today that Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Keith Urban will appear as presenters during “Music’s Biggest Night.” GRAMMY nominees Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry, as well as actors Kaley Cuoco and Neil Patrick Harris will also present.

McGraw, Hill and Urban are’t the only Country stars slated to appear. As we previously announced, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will perform. Lambert and Bentley will actually take the stage together for a special duet. – CountryMusicIsLove.com

Jan 31

Thompson Square Give Back in Honduras

Reigning ACM Top Vocal Duo and CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square took time out of its touring schedule this past week to visit the Honduran village of Lepaterique as celebrity ambassadors of ChildFund International (CFI).

The husband/wife duo, which promotes the organization’s child development work through ChildFund’s LIVE! artist program, traveled to Honduras to meet the 4-year-old child Emerson whom they sponsor through the program. While in Lepaterique, Keifer and Shawna Thompson spent time visiting with Emerson and his family and touring the village’s school system in order to get a first-hand look of ChildFund International’s programs. Thompson Square also took the opportunity to shoot a special CFI video for its recent hit single, “Glass.”

Jan 30

Spring Break Comes Early with Luke Brayn!

Capitol Records Nashville recording artist and 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards show co-host Luke Bryan will release his next spring break themed album on March 5, 2013, Spring Break…Here To Party. This CD will be available in record stores, and digitally, and will contain many of the songs released on his previous EP’s. In addition, Luke has written two original songs for the album. – CountryMusicIsLove.com

Jan 30

Lady A adds member! Really…well kinda

Hillary’s baby might make its debut on the Lady Antebellum’s forthcoming studio album. “You know, we haven’t made it happen yet, but that’s definitely something we’re going to try to capture (and it was Charles’ idea). I walked into the studio and we had just had the doctor’s appointment and I was like, ‘Here’s the heartbeat, it’s beating 158, really strong and fast.’ And he goes, ‘We have to do something with that!’”

Translation baby is putting dad out of work since they dont need a drummer anymore!

Jan 29

Taylor Swift and Diet Coke…?

I guess Taylor Swift is working with Diet Coke now for her tour…hmmm does anyone else feel like a coke all the sudden?

Jan 29

Lady A Debut “Downtown” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

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Jan 29

Gloriana Sings Nat’l Anthem at AFC Championship

Jan 29

Thompson Square in an accident

Thompson Square were returning home from a show in Pembroke Pines, Fla. on Monday morning (Jan. 28) when their tour bus was blindsided just 20 minutes from home. The married duo shared the news and pictures on Twitter and Facebook. According to one tweet, the accident occurred around 5:30AM. “A woman just didnt (sic) see us early this morning and hit us as we crossed the highway,” a tweet which has since been removed read. “It was pretty foggy.”

It’s not clear who besides Keifer and Shawna Thompson were aboard the bus at the time, or whether anyone was injured. The duo has some time off to recover from the accident — or at the very least get their bus fixed. They’re not scheduled to return to the road as part of Luke Bryan‘s Dirt Road Diaries Tour until Feb. 7 in New York. – TasteOfCountry.com

Jan 28

Jake Owen Visits Dad in Hospital

Jake Owen shared a sweet and incredibly personal photo of himself and his dear ol’ dad. The singer surprised his father with a visit, but the reason that both the picture and the visit are super special is because Papa Bear Owen just had cancer surgery.

A surprise visit from his famous son – a new dad himself, since daughter Pearl was born on Thanksgiving 2012- must have made Mr. Owen feel even better as he recovers from the procedure. Nothing like Jake Owen dropping in to brighten anyone’s day, especially when he’s your offspring.

Owen captioned the photo as follows: “Surprised my Dad today at Mayo Clinic in MN.. He had cancer surgery on his neck. Doing great.. My love to all that have dealt with Cancer.”

Jan 28

Get Ready for Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is set to release his highly anticipated Big Machine Records debut, Two Lanes of Freedom, on Feb. 5 with performances kicking off on location at the Super Bowl in New Orleans on Good Morning America this Friday (Feb. 1).

From New Orleans, fans can catch McGraw over the weekend on “Austin City Limits” (Feb. 2) and “CBS Sunday Morning” (Feb. 3). He heads to the West Coast for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (Feb. 5) and a special live stream Ram Country on Yahoo! performance later that night aboard the USS Midway in San Diego at 7:30 p.m. ET. He will guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” (Feb. 6) and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (Feb. 7), pay tribute to friend and MusiCares Person of the Year Bruce Springsteen (Feb. 8 ) and wrap up with a visit to “Chelsea Lately” (Feb. 11). – CountryMusicIsLove.com

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