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- Airplane seats are about to get MORE uncomfortable -

Airbus Airlines is proposing a new seat design where you would basically be sitting on a glorified bicycle seat for your flight. It's supposed to be lighter, take less space and can fit more people on the plane...but it would be SO UNCOMFORTABLE! I hope this doesn't become the new normal in airline travel.


- New study shows how bad our social etiquette has become -

In a new poll, 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair teamed up to find out how bad our social etiquette has become over the years.  Most of this is due to technology, while the rest is simply a lack of manners.  The study talks about: Worst ways to breakup with someone, Rude behaviors, Bad habits & more. Click here to see all of the poll results.




- Little Big Town announce details about their new album -

Hot off the release of their latest single "Day Drinking", Little Big Town just announced more details about their upcoming album. The name is going to be "Pain Killer" and is set to hit store shelves October 21st!  The album will feature 13 tracks, 8 of which were co-written by the four members.

Karen Fairchild says, “We knew the record was going to be called ‘Pain Killer’ way on into the process because we love that song.  That song is really kind of tongue-in-cheek — ‘Be the person that numbs my pain.’ We started talking about tying that thread through the whole record, to ease your pain. Don’t we want the whole record to do that for people, anyway? Whether it’s a sad moment, or a song that’s more thoughtful and has a lot more substance in the lyric, we want music to take us away. ‘Pain Killer’ fits, that’s the common thread through all the songs.”


- Taylor Swift writes an article in the Wall Street Journal -

Proceeds from ticket sales for the show will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the ACM that is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. ACM Lifting Lives partners with artists to develop and fund music-related therapy and education programs.

Read More: 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Tribute to the Troops' Lineup | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-acm-tribute-to-the-troops-lineup/?trackback=tsmclip

Love her or hate her, Taylor Swift is full of opinions...and I agree with a lot of them.  She recently wrote an Op-Ed piece for The Wall Street Journal on the music business today and the future of it going forward.  

She even talks about piracy: "Music is art, and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is. I hope they don't underestimate themselves or undervalue their art."

For more on what she had to say, you can read more here.

“There are so many addicting games about birds right now, and we thought it would be funny to create our own Riser Bird game,”

Read More: Dierks Bentley Launches His Own Bird Game | http://tasteofcountry.com/dierks-bentley-riser-bird-game/?trackback=tsmclip

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean, ‘Night Train’
Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ – THE WINNER
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story…’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best Country Solo Performance
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Hunter Hayes, ‘I Want Crazy’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’ – THE WINNER
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars, ‘From This Valley’ – THE WINNER
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, ‘Don’t Rush’
Little Big Town, ‘Your Side of the Bed’
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’

Best Country Song
Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ – THE WINNER
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Album of the Year
Sara Bareilles, ‘The Blessed Unrest’
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’ – THE WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis – THE WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best American Roots Song
Sarah Jarosz, ‘Build Me Up From Bones’
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses), ‘Invisible’
Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, ‘Keep Your Dirty Lights On’
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, ‘Love Has Come for You’ – THE WINNER
Allen Toussaint, ‘Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed’

Best Americana Album
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, ‘Old Yellow Moon’ - THE WINNER
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, ‘Love Has Come for You’
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, ‘Buddy and Jim’
Mavis Staples, ‘One True Vine’
Allen Toussaint, ‘Songbook’

Best Bluegrass Album
The Boxcars, ‘It’s Just a Road’
Dailey & Vincent, ‘Brothers of the Highway’
Della Mae, ‘This World Oft Can Be’
James King, ‘Three Chords and the Truth’
Del McCoury Band, ‘The Streets of Baltimore’ – THE WINNER

Read More: 2014 Grammy Awards - Country Winners List | http://theboot.com/2014-grammy-awards-winners-list/?trackback=tsmclip


7/26 - Pittsburgh, PA (PNC Park) - Jason Aldean's Burn It Down Tour (with Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr) - GET TICKETS HERE

8/9 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) Tobey Keith's Shut Up and Hold On Tour (with Colt Ford & Krystal Keith) - GET TICKETS HERE

9/6 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) - Rascal Flatt's Rewind Tour (with Sheryl Crow & Gloriana) - MEGATICKET available, general admission NOT ON SALE yet

10/11 - Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center) - Eric Church's The Outsiders Tour  (with Dwight Yoakam & Brothers Osborne) - GET TICKETS HERE


Hunter Hayes 2014 We’re Not Invisible Tour Dates:

3/20 – Pikeville, Ken.
3/21 – Huntington, W.V.
3/22 – Youngstown, Ohio
3/27 – Peoria, Ill.
3/28 – Toledo, Ohio
4/10 – Memphis, Tenn.
4/11 – Cape Girardeau, Mo.
4/12 – Springfield, Mo.
4/17 – Huntsville, Ala.
4/18 – Roanoke, Va.
4/19 – Asheville, N.C.
4/23 – Colorado Springs, Colo.
4/24 – Salt Lake City, Utah
5/1 – Bangor, Maine
5/2 – Boston, Mass.
5/3 – Uncasville, Ct.
5/29 – Augusta, Ga.
5/30 – Pensacola, Fla.
5/31 – Estero, Fla.

Read More: Hunter Hayes to Embark on 2014 We're Not Invisible Tour | http://tasteofcountry.com/hunter-hayes-were-not-invisible-2014-tour-dates/?trackback=tsmclip


August 26
Brad Paisley - "Moonshine in the Trunk"

September 16
Tim McGraw - "Sundown Heaven Town"

September 23
Lee Ann Womack - "The Way I'm Livin"



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