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AJ Silver

AJ Silver here! I lived in Lancaster CA until I was about 4, and have spent the remainder of my years in the Tri State area. I LOVE every aspect of my job every day!! I love to have a good time, and make sure I enjoy every second. I am a huge fan of music, film, and art! I love supporting local artists and have Aj's Artistic Freedom, so send your work to my email below! Just include a picture of your "art" and a short bio. I always love hearing from you so hit me up in the studio or through Facebook by clicking the link below! I like to have too much fun, so make sure you hook me up with stories (and pics) from your CRAZY weekends (or not so crazy)! We can compare!!! Cheers!

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by AJ Silver posted May 28 2015 12:42PM
A California bluegrass band named THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL convinced 89-year-old DICK VAN DYKE to be in the music video to their song "Never Had To Go".

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by AJ Silver posted May 27 2015 2:37PM
by AJ Silver posted May 26 2015 11:54AM
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE performed "Sippin' On Fire" during their recent show at the Grand Ole Opry.

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by AJ Silver posted May 22 2015 3:39PM
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by AJ Silver posted May 22 2015 3:36PM

TheBoot.com put together a list of their "Top 10 Cover Songs in Country Music." No list is perfect, but this one's not bad. Check it out:

1. "Hurt", Johnny Cash . . . (Originally by Nine Inch Nails)

2. "When You Say Nothing at All", Alison Krauss . . . (Originally by Keith Whitley)

3. "My Maria", Brooks & Dunn . . . (Originally by B.W. Stevenson)

4. "Shine", Dolly Parton . . . (Originally by Collective Soul)

5. "Pop a Top", Alan Jackson . . . (Originally by Jim Ed Brown)

6. "Landslide", the Dixie Chicks . . . (Originally by Fleetwood Mac)

7. "Life Is a Highway", Rascal Flatts . . . (Originally by Tom Cochrane)

8. "Rose Garden", Martina McBride . . . (Originally by Lynn Anderson)

9. "Little Sister", Dwight Yoakam . . . (Originally by Elvis)

10. "If I Were a Boy", Reba McEntire . . . (Originally by Beyoncé)

by AJ Silver posted May 22 2015 3:17PM
"Tomorrowland" (PG)
Britt Robertson receives a mysterious pin that transports her to Tomorrowland . . . a
secret utopia created by the world's greatest minds to work on science advancements.
When her pin stops working, she turns to George Clooney, a cynical inventor who
becomes her protector when the bad guys show up to keep her from returning to the
future. Tim McGraw plays her dad and Hugh Laurie is the villain.





"Poltergeist" (PG-13)
Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie Dewitt star in this remake of the 1982 horror classic
about a family whose daughter is taken by angry spirits. Kennedi Clements is the little
girl who gets sucked into the TV by the poltergeist, and Jared Harris is the supernatural
expert they bring in to help get her back. You'd know him as Lane Pryce on "Mad Men".



by AJ Silver posted May 21 2015 1:10PM
"Country Weekly" has a behind-the-scenes video of KACEY MUSGRAVES talking about her "Pageant Material" album, which is out June 23rd.




BRAD PAISLEY performed his song "Crushin' It" during a recent show at the Grand Ole Opry.

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by AJ Silver posted May 18 2015 1:16PM

Your favorite condiment might be ruining your diet if you eat it a lot. Here are seven condiments, and how bad they are for you.

1. Salsa. It might be the healthiest condiment out there, because it's mostly vegetables. One tablespoon only has five calories.

2. Mustard is another one that's not bad, because it's loaded with antioxidants, vitamin B, and niacin, which can help lower your cholesterol. And a tablespoon only has about 15 calories. But it tends to be high in salt, so don't use too much.

3. Sriracha. It's made from chili peppers, vinegar, and garlic, and one tablespoon has 15 calories. But again, don't use too much, because it has a lot of sugar and salt.

4. Relish. One tablespoon has 20 calories. But it usually has a TON of salt and sugar.

5. Soy sauce. A tablespoon is only 10 calories, but has a full gram of salt. The low-sodium stuff has about half that, but that's still a lot. Most people aren't supposed to get more than two-and-a-half grams of sodium a day.

6. Ketchup. The tomatoes are good for you, but that's about it. And there's a ton of added salt and sugar. One tablespoon has about 20 calories. But most people use more than that, and it's usually with something bad for you, like French fries.

7. Mayonnaise. It's probably the worst condiment for you, because it's basically pure fat. One tablespoon has a HUNDRED calories. (Yahoo Health)
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by AJ Silver posted May 15 2015 5:28PM
LUKE BRYAN got upstaged by a kid who helped him sing "This Is How We Roll" at his show in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.



We all miss the DIXIE CHICKS . . . so big ups to MADDIE & TAE and KELSEA BALLERINI for pooling their talents for a cover of "There's Your Trouble".
In case you haven't seen this: PEYTON MANNING and DIERKS BENTLEY performed Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" at a recent charity event.




In case you haven't seen this: PEYTON MANNING and DIERKS BENTLEY performed Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues" at a recent charity event.


by AJ Silver posted May 15 2015 2:26PM
"Mad Max Fury Road" (R)
The fourth "Mad Max" movie stars Tom Hardy as Max instead of Mel Gibson . . . he doesn't even have a cameo in this one. This time he's helping Charlize Theron escape from a warlord with some women who were being used for breeding.





"Pitch Perfect 2" (PG-13)
The movie opens with Rebel Wilson having a wardrobe malfunction that gives the President and the First Lady a long, hard look at her exposed lady-parts. That gets the Barden Bellas suspended from the a capella circuit. So the girls try to get reinstated by entering an international competition no American team has ever won. Hailee Steinfeld from "True Grit" joins the cast as one of the new Bellas. And Keegan-Michael Key plays Anna Kendrick's boss when she starts interning at a record label. It's directed by Elizabeth Banks, who also returns as the snarky commentator Gail.


by AJ Silver posted May 14 2015 2:23PM
The six Video of the Year finalists will be announced at the beginning of the live show. Then you'll be able to vote through CMT.com, or your CMT Facebook or CMT Twitter accounts throughout the live broadcast. Here are the 12 semi-finalists . . .
1. "Something In The Water", Carrie Underwood
2. "Homegrown Honey", Darius Rucker
3. "Drunk On A Plane", Dierks Bentley
4. "Dirt", Florida Georgia Line
5. "Burnin' It Down", Jason Aldean
6. "American Kids", Kenny Chesney
7. "Bartender", Lady Antebellum
8. "I Don't Dance", Lee Brice
9. "Play It Again", Luke Bryan
10. "Girl In A Country Song", Maddie & Tae
11. "Somethin' Bad", Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
12. "Leave The Night On", Sam Hunt
Male Video of the Year
"Drunk On A Plane", Dierks Bentley
"Talladega", Eric Church
"Burnin' It Down", Jason Aldean
"Somewhere In My Car", Keith Urban
"American Kids", Kenny Chesney
"Play It Again", Luke Bryan
Female Video of the Year
"Little Toy Guns", Carrie Underwood
"Something In The Water", Carrie Underwood
"The Way I'm Livin'", Lee Ann Womack
"Little Red Wagon", Miranda Lambert
"God Made Girls", RaeLynn
"Going Out Like That", Reba McEntire

Group Video of the Year
"Smoke", A Thousand Horses
"Dust", Eli Young Band
"Bartender", Lady Antebellum
"Day Drinking", Little Big Town
"Chainsaw", The Band Perry
"All Alright", Zac Brown Band

Duo Video of the Year
"Look At You", Big & Rich
"Rum", Brothers Osborne
"Dirt", Florida Georgia Line
"Sun Daze", Florida Georgia Line
"Girl In A Country Song", Maddie & Tae
"Later On", The Swon Brothers
Collaborative Video of the Year
"Lonely Tonight", Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe
"Small Town Throwdown", Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett
"His Hands", Jennifer Nettles featuring Brandy Clark
"Wild Child", Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
"Somethin' Bad", Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood
"Meanwhile Back At Mama's", Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill

CMT Performance of the Year
"Turn The Page", Bob Seger and Jason Aldean, from "CMT Crossroads"
"Beat Of The Music", Brett Eldredge, from "CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party"
"You And I (Nobody In The World)", John Legend and Lee Ann Womack, from "CMT Crossroads"
"Roar", Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, from "CMT Crossroads"
"It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World", Keith Urban, from "2014 CMT Artists Of The Year"
"American Kids", Kenny Chesney, from "Instant Jam"
"Wake Me Up", Lady Antebellum and Aloe Blacc, from "CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party"
"Drink A Beer", Lady Antebellum and Chris Stapleton, from "2014 CMT Artists Of The Year"

Breakthrough Video of the Year
"Gonna Wanna Tonight", Chase Rice
"Sunshine & Whiskey", Frankie Ballard
"Love Me Like You Mean It", Kelsea Ballerini
"Girl In A Country Song", Maddie & Tae
"God Made Girls", RaeLynn
"Leave The Night On", Sam Hunt
by AJ Silver posted May 13 2015 12:31PM
TY HERNDON did a very moving version of MILEY CYRUS' hit "The Climb" at Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards in New York City.

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by AJ Silver posted May 12 2015 1:37PM
CRAIG MORGAN did a solid version of his song "Country Side of Heaven" during a recent appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

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by AJ Silver posted May 8 2015 5:42PM
DUSTIN LYNCH crammed a bunch of concert footage and backstage stuff into his "Hell Of A Night" video. Need more? Audience babes in bikini tops.



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by AJ Silver posted May 8 2015 12:41PM
"Hot Pursuit" (PG-13)
Reese Witherspoon plays an uptight cop trying to protect Sofia Vergara . . . a federal witness who's being chased by dirty cops and the drug cartel. Reese also has a scene where disguises herself as a guy, who Sofia refers to as, quote, "Jose Bieber." And when she gets frisked, the cop feeling her breasts says, "Nothing there." Ouch.



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by AJ Silver posted May 7 2015 1:31PM
Five Ways to Spend Less at a Bar
1. Only bring cash out. It's the easiest way to stay on budget. Once you start a tab with a credit card, you don't realize how much you're spending . . . or you have a few drinks and suddenly don't CARE how much you spend.

2. Take advantage of happy hours. There are a bunch of free apps that can help you find good ones nearby . . . like Happy Hour Finder, Scoutmob, and Cocktail Compass.

3. Buy pitchers. If you and your friends each order your own beer, you're wasting money.

4. Pre-game. You can save ten bucks if you have a drink or two before you go out. And you can save even more if you eat first. The danger is if you end up drinking the same amount when you're out because you got TOO hammered, and don't care.

5. Have a glass of water between drinks. It saves money, you don't get as drunk, and your hangover isn't as bad.
by AJ Silver posted May 6 2015 4:42PM
Here is the ASHLEY MONROE video to her song "On To Something Good". It's the first single from her next album, which will be out July 24th.

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by AJ Silver posted May 6 2015 10:35AM
Check out six tricks to help you if you have a SNORING problem . . .

1. Sing along to the radio. A study in 2013 found that people who sing a lot are less likely to snore, because it strengthens your throat muscles.

2. Sew a tennis ball into the back of a t-shirt. Sleeping on a tennis ball won't do anything, but the point is you WON'T sleep on it. You're just much more likely to snore if you're on your back. And the tennis ball forces you to sleep on your side instead.

3. Do some tongue aerobics. Just stick your tongue out and try to touch your chin . . . then try to touch your nose . . . then repeat it.

4. Put a big book under your mattress. If it's under your head, it forces you to sit up a little, which can stop you from snoring. You can also do it with an extra pillow, but there's a chance you'll toss it off your bed in the middle of the night.

5. Clean your bedroom. Dust and other allergens can stuff you up at night, so you have to breathe through your mouth, and you're more likely to snore.

6. Wear compression socks. It can help with sleep apnea, because it prevents fluid from building up in your lower legs during the day. A recent study found that when you lie down, that fluid can shift to your neck area, and make you snore. (Daily Mail)
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by AJ Silver posted May 4 2015 5:53PM
Is 17-year-old ABI ANN the next TAYLOR SWIFT?




KELLIE PICKLER performed the TAMMY WYNETTE classic "Stand By Your Man" during her recent appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.


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by AJ Silver posted May 1 2015 12:25PM
Check out the behind-the-scenes of EASTON CORBIN's video for "Baby Be My Love Song". Thanks to CMT.com

by AJ Silver posted May 1 2015 12:20PM
"Avengers: Age of Ultron"
This movie picks up where "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" left off . . . with the Avengers taking down a hidden HYDRA base where the bad guys had been experimenting with alien artifacts and working on developing artificial intelligence.



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