Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Taylor Swift leads the pack of country artists on Forbes magazine's list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. The 20-year-old comes in at number 12. Swift brought in $45 million for the past year and ranks at number three on Forbes' social list.
Also making this list Kenny Chesney ranks at number 54 on the overall list, while Rascal Flatts come in at number 62. Toby Keith lands the number 67 spot and Keith Urban rolls in at number 76. (countrynow.com)
Trace Adkins' new album, Cowboy's Back In Town, will be released on August 17. The release, which is his first for the Toby Keith and Mark Wright-owned Show Dog-Universal label, features the singles "Still Love You," "Hold My Beer" and "This Ain't No Love Song" - which is the album's first single. (countrynow.com)
Monday, June 28, 2010
The highly-anticipated fourth album from multi-award-winning duo Sugarland (Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles) now has a name and an official release date! 'The Incredible Machine,' which is also the name of the duo's current tour, hits stores on October 19. The first single off the new album will be "Stuck Like Glue" and will be soon be heard on WFLS!
Friday, June 25, 2010
The Charlie Daniels Band will be releasing two new songs on July 4. The tracks, "Iraq Blues" and "What This World Needs Is A Few More Rednecks 2010," form part of an upcoming patriotic compilation entitled Land That I Love, which will be released on August 10. "I wrote 'Iraq Blues' on three separate trips to entertain the troops over there in Iraq," Daniels said. "It's about the troops and for the troops." (countrynow.com)
The Charlie Daniels Band will also be here in Fredericksburg on July 16th in the job.com pavilion at Celebrate Virginia Live on Friday, July 16th! Get your tickets now!!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker have joined an all-star lineup set to perform in Washington, D.C. on the Fourth of July. The country stars will be part of the annual Capitol Fourth event, which will be broadcast at 8PM Eastern Time on PBS.
In addition to the impressive musical lineup, attendees will also enjoy a 17-minute fireworks display over the D.C.'s many iconic landmarks. Television star Jimmy Smits is set to host the event, which is in its 30th year. (source: Countrynow.com)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
5-6 med. ripe peaches (enough to cover the bottom of a 13"X 9" baking dish)
1 Tblsp. fresh lemon juice
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tblsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup whole milk
Cinnamon and/or nutmeg for sprinkling
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 375.
Cut an X in bottom of each peach with a paring knife and blanch peaches in 2 batches in a 3-quart saucepan of boiling water 10 seconds. Transfer peaches with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice water.
Peel off skin with paring knife, beginning from scored end and discard. Halve peaches, pit, and cut lengthwise into 1/4 " slices
Transfer peaches to a 3-quart heavy saucepan and add lemon juiceand 2/3 cup sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
Pour melted butter into a 13"X9" baking dish. Whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining cup sugar in a bowl, then whisk in milk just until combined. Pour batter over butter (do not stir). Pour peaches over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and bake until cobbler is bubbling and top is golden brown, 40-45 minutes. Cool in pan on a rack until warm, about 25 minutes.
This is so good with vanilla ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream.