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The view from the front row: Keith Urban re-lives the Oscar mix-up

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ABC/Image Group LA In Music City, the saying goes “There’s always a country connection” — and that’s even true of last week’s history-making mix-up at the Oscars.

Keith Urban was in the front row next to his nominated wife, Nicole Kidman, as La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner, instead of Moonlight.

“It was a bit surreal…” Keith says of the whole experience.

The man behind “The Fighter” goes on to explain what it was like to watch the entire scene unfold.

“We were only feet from the stage, and I’m watching them talk, and I saw one of the guys come out with the clipboard,” he recalls. “I was like, ‘This is a live TV show. I’m not sure if he’s in camera shot.’ And I looked around at where they had the teleprompter and it was black and there was a guy doing this,” he says, as he makes the universal sign to indicate you should stop.

“I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, have we lost transmission?’… And then you had the feeling like, ‘Mmm, that might be the wrong…’ ’cause everyone’s looking at envelopes close and this sort of thing. And I thought, ‘They’ve brought out the wrong name.’ Extraordinary!” he adds.

The Aussie superstar was quick to find the humor in the mishap.

“I was sitting next to Octavia Spencer and we were walking out, and I said, ‘Octavia, do you want to wait a beat to see if Hidden Figures actually won?’” he laughs. “You’ve got a shot!”

Keith looked back on the events of the week as he celebrated the #1 success of his hit “Blue Ain’t Your Color” Friday afternoon with a party and a performance at Basement East in Nashville.

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Nashville notes

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By Music News Group

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock Newcomers Caitlyn Smith and The Brummies will open for Little Big Town during their next residency dates at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Smith will start the show May 19, with The Brummies following on May 20.

Newly inducted Opry member Crystal Gayle sits down with Dan Rather in the latest installment of The Big Interview. You can watch it Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on AXS-TV.

Newcomer Seth Ennis played the Grand Ole Opry Friday night to mark the release of his four-song debut EP, Mabelle.

Don’t forget to watch Kelsea Ballerini Monday as she hosts The Talk. You can catch the show at 2 p.m. ET on CBS.

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Source:: Country Music News


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Scoreboard roundup -- 3/5/17

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By Jeanette Torres

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

Chi. Cubs 9, Texas 9
Arizona 4, Chi. White Sox 1
Baltimore 2, Philadelphia 2
Philadelphia 8, Detroit 5
Boston 11, Atlanta 1
N.Y. Yankees 3, Pittsburgh 2
Minnesota 4, Washington 2
Houston 7, Miami 7
Cleveland 8, San Diego 2
L.A. Dodgers 7, Seattle 3
Kansas City 4, San Francisco 3
Cincinnati 11, L.A. Angels 3

Oakland 5, Seattle 4
Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 3

St. Louis 14, N.Y. Mets 11
Milwaukee 9, Colorado 4

Indiana 97, Atlanta 96
Golden State 112, New York 105
Phoenix 109, Boston 106
Washington 115, Orlando 114
OT/Utah 110, Sacramento 109
Dallas 104, Oklahoma City 89
New Orleans 105, L.A. Lakers 97

Calgary 5, N.Y. Islanders 2
Columbus 3, New Jersey 0
Pittsburgh 4, Buffalo 3
Minnesota 3, San Jose 1
St. Louis 3, Colorado 0
Vancouver 2, Anaheim 1
Carolina 2, Arizona 1

(16) Purdue 69, Northwestern 65
(22) Wisconsin 66, Minnesota 49
(18) Cincinnati 67, Connecticut 47
(21) Wichita State 71, Illinois State 51

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