Jul 03

Mitchell Police seeking Douglas County runaway

The Mitchell Department of Public Safety is looking for a 13 year old male who ran away from Douglas County.

Chance Trask, white male, 5 foot 6 inches, 110 pounds, brown hair and brown eyes. Last seen wearing all black clothing, may also have a red hoodie sweatshirt with a back pack and skateboard, believed to be in the Mitchell area.

If you see Chance, please contact the Mitchell Police Department at 995-8400.

Jul 03

Alan Jackson Recalls His Independence Day Date with Lady Liberty

John Shearer/Getty Images for Acme Feed & SeedAlan Jackson wrote one of the most moving songs ever in response to 9/11 with “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” so it seems appropriate that his most memorable Independence Day happened to take place in New York City.

“I had an old boat in Florida,” he recalls. “I’ve always wanted to take it up north like to New York and up in that area, up in the Northeast where it’s so pretty. So, we took the boat up there and Denise and the girls… They like going to New York City, which I don’t really care about going to the city. So, I got to stay in my boat there at the harbor tied up, which was cool anyway.”

Alan’s bucket-list boat-trip happened to be timed perfectly with America’s birthday.

“We went out in the Hudson River that night and they shot the fireworks off and we were anchored out in front of the Statue of Liberty and New York City was behind us… My girls still talk about that. I mean, that was the coolest thing on the Fourth of July I can ever remember. I can’t top that one.”

This Independence Day weekend, Alan’s daughter Mattie happens to be celebrating the opening of her new wine bar, restaurant and specialty market in the Sylvan Heights area of Nashville, called Salt & Vine.

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Jul 02

Welcome home 155th!

Welcome home 155th from 1490 KORN and Overtime Steakhouse!

 

 

Jul 02

Kip Moore's Personal Connection to His Patriotism

MCA NashvilleKip Moore offered his fans a special way to show off their American spirit this Fourth of July, making a special red, white and blue Wild Ones tank top available on his website — just another reflection of how he himself feels about his country.

“I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in,” he says, “and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit.”

For Kip, there’s a very personal reason he feels a special connection to America’s servicemen and women.

“My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remembering things. When I start to think that I’m half-way tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

Kip’s latest single, “Running for You,” recently cracked the top 20.

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Jul 01

Firecrackers & Bragging Rights: A Josh Turner Fourth of July

MCA NashvilleThis Fourth of July, Josh Turner will be headlining the Independence Day Festival on the Riverfront in Shreveport, Louisiana. But growing up in South Carolina, the celebration of America’s birthday meant fireworks– and bragging rights.

“All the individual families had a lot of competition with each other and tried to outdo each other to try to see who had the biggest and baddest fireworks” he reminisces. “My daddy, I think, was the smartest one. He just went out and bought maybe $25 worth of fireworks and let everybody else put on the big show, so he saved a lot of money,” he laughs.

You might recall that Josh himself probably made a dollar or two with his hit “Firecracker” back in 2007. Revelers in Shreveport will no doubt hear his latest single “Hometown Girl,” which is currently climbing the charts.

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Jul 01

For Eric Church, Fourth of July Means a Party on the Pontoon

ABC/Image Group LALittle Big Town scored a monster hit several summers ago with “Pontoon,” but it’s Eric Church who says that’s exactly where you’d typically find him on any given 4th of July.

“For me, growing up we would always go to the lake,” he recalls. “Had a buddy who had a pontoon and we would always get on the pontoon and you go out and you’d tie all the pontoons together and just have a big time… I was younger then, the adults were having more fun than we were, you know it was just to go swim in the water and shoot off fireworks. Basically, water tailgating is what it was. And then as we got older, same thing. We would just, us younger kids had our own boat and we had as much fun as the adults,” he laughs.

This Independence Day, Eric’s latest hit, “Record Year,” is on the verge of cracking the top five.

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Jul 01

Brad Paisley and Billy Ray Cyrus Help "Rebuild West Virginia" in Friday Night Telethon

Arista NashvilleTonight, Brad Paisley joins a who’s-who of celebrities from West Virginia, including actress Jennifer Garner, in a telethon to help raise money to help the flood-ravaged state. Billy Ray Cyrus, who worked for years in the house band at Ragtime Lounge in Huntington, will co-host the show.

Twenty-three people died as flood waters overwhelmed many parts of the state June 23 and 24, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage. The Rebuild West Virginia telethon will be broadcast all across the state from 7-9 p.m. ET, with a live stream of the event also available. Donations will be directed to RebuildWestVirginia.com, to help flood victims through the American Red Cross.

Thursday, Brad toured his home state, after launching his own GoFundMe campaign to try to raise $1 million to help. So far, he’s nearly half way to his goal.

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Jul 01

Find Out More About Newcomer Chris Lane's "Girl Problems" August 5

Big Loud RecordsWith his breakthrough single “Fix” now in the top ten, Chris Lane is readying his debut full-length effort for release August 5.

“While in the studio working on the album, I started to notice a trend… every song seemed to be about some type of girl problem,” the North Carolina native laughs. “So it was only fitting to title the album Girl Problems!”

You’ll be able to pre-order Chris’s first record starting July 12. Meanwhile, he continues on the Rhythm & Roots tour this summer with Rascal Flatts and Kelsea Ballerini.

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Jul 01

Former Parkston football coach accused of embezzlement

 A former Parkston High School head football coach is accused of embezzling roughly $9,000 from the Parkston football team.

29-year-old Tony Axtell of Sioux Falls faces a felony grand theft charge. If convicted, the maximum punishment is 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine plus restitution.

Authorities say that the embezzlement occurred between August and October. Parkston Superintendent Shane McIntosh says that the money supposedly stolen was raised by the football team and wasn’t school district funds.

McIntosh says Axtell stepped down from his head coaching role in late April. A warrant for Axtell’s arrest was issued in June, but it hasn’t yet been returned.

Axtell’s lawyer declined to comment.

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Jul 01

Lady Antebellum "Can't Stop the Feeling," Covering Justin Timberlake on Tour

Capitol NashvilleJustin Timberlake is certainly no stranger to country music, having performed at last year’s CMA Awards in a career-changing performance with Chris Stapleton. More recently, he chronicled some mysterious studio work with Little Big Town with an Instagram post.

Now you can add Lady Antebellum to the list of country performers with a connection to the Memphis native. Recently, Hillary ScottCharles Kelley and Dave Haywood have been covering JT’s pop smash “Can’t Stop the Feeling” in concert. You can check out their version via a YouTube clip from their show this summer in Columbus, Ohio.

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