Pre-Thanksgiving News and Musings

On Nov. 27th, CMT’s Katie Cook will be interviewing Taylor Swift on CMT Insider (10:30 am ET/PT). 

Nov. 23rd’s American Music Awards’ country winners included Carrie Underwood (album), Brad Paisley (male artist), Taylor Swift (female artist), and Rascal Flatts (group).  Congratulations to you all!!

Congratulations to Emerson Drive’s fiddler David Pichette, whose wife Jill delivered their first child on Nov. 21st. Emma Victoria weighed in at 5 lbs, 14 oz. and the family doing well and happy.

Superwoman Julianne Hough will be taking a year off Dancing With the Stars next season to pursue her musical career and, in her words, “be taken seriously a little bit.” 

Kevin Costner’s band Modern West just released their first album, “Modern Truths”; a blend of country and roots rock and quite good, in fact.

While Tim McGraw said he enjoyed hosting “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, despite being nervous, rumor has it that he did the best he could with the subpar material he had to work with.  I TiVo’d the show, but have not had a chance to watch it yet.  Once I do, I will be back with my oh-so-opinionated opinion; however, as big a fan as I am of his, he could stand there, drool, and twiddle his thumbs and I would probably be enamored.  As a long-time SNL fan, I’m sure the material is better than that possibility.

That’s about it for now, fans.  Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!!