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Have you done a little boot-scootin’ to JON PARDI’s “Head Over Boots”? I hope so, because that’s what he was shooting for. He got the idea while visiting his father in Texas and watching couples on the dance floor. Quote, “I thought I’d like to have a song you could two-step [to], and have a lyric that was actually about love and staying together, and dancing. I woke up the next morning with the melody.” Jon really loves the idea of keeping the traditional sound alive, but with a fresh take. Quote, “Everybody else gets to use the bells and whistles with their computers, so why can’t I mix it up with the old school sound? “I like hearing fiddles, steel guitar, acoustics up loud . . . really rock ‘n’ roll stuff but with a country sound behind it. That’s just who I am.”

It’s always dangerous to get a tattoo honoring the love of your life. I mean, a tattoo is SO permanent. And yet, RANDY HOUSER and his wife Tatiana went for it . . . and even put them on their left ring fingers. Where the wedding bands go. He got the letter “T” and she got an “R.” I don’t think I need to explain. Also, do you think they’ll be wearing the wedding bands OVER the tattoos?


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CANAAN SMITH‘s bus caught fire while he was on his way to last night’s show in Ft. Loramie, Ohio. Apparently, he was shirtless when it happened because that’s how he looked when he posted a photo. He captioned it, “This is the expression you have when your bus catches on fire in the middle of the night.”

This is the expression you have when your bus catches on fire in the middle of the night ???☠

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STEVEN TYLER says his real band, Loving Mary, is featured in the video to his country song, “Love Is Your Name”. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that he means his backup band. His real band is, and always will be, AEROSMITH.

BRANDY CLARK goes unplugged in a video to her song “You Can Come Over”. It’s just her, a piano . . . and a whole lot of talent.


DOLLY PARTON has mixed emotions about fans who get tattoos of her likeness. Quote, “It’s kind of a double-edged sword. You got to worry about it . . . but they’re just so devoted you can’t keep from loving them with all your heart for loving you like that.”

NEW MUSIC! “Tradition Lives”, country singer Mark Chesnutt. It’s his 15th studio release.

Happy Birthday to Toby Keith he is 55 today.