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Trisha's Southern Kitchen nabs Daytime Emmy nomination

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ABC/Image Group LATrisha Yearwood‘s series Trisha’s Southern Kitchen has been nominated a second time for Outstanding Culinary Program at this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented April 30.

Trisha serves as Executive Producer as well as host of the show, which airs every Saturday on the Food Network. It won this category in 2013, tying with The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast from 2 a.m.-6 p.m. during the calendar year.

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Rascal Flatts are pumped about their new album: "It's the quality of the music"

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BMLGThe guys of Rascal Flatts say they’re feeling a little nostalgic these days. But as they look back on a stellar career, it’s also apparent the three of them are pretty stoked about the future, too — especially when it comes to their new album.

Back to Us, the group’s 10th studio album, is due May 19, and frontman Gary LeVox says the band has “really been fired up” about the project.

“I think it’s the quality of the music that we’ve been able to get our hands on and it’s really, really fun and they’re incredible songs,” he explains. “We’re thankful to be able to put some music and a voice to it. And it’s been really, really exciting.”

In keeping with Gary’s comments about the incredible songs, Joe Don Rooney is quick to point to the first single from the album, “Yours If You Want It,” whose video was just released last week.

“That song was written, like, two years ago and we just got it pitched to us this past summer and it’s just awesome,” says Joe Don. “Uptempo and fun, great lyric on that song…So we took it in and recorded it and out of seven songs recorded so far, that’s the one that just went to the top.”

Back To Us can be pre-ordered now, with a chance to get an autographed copy at www.RascalFlatts.com

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Nashville Notes

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockJon Pardi will perform “Dirt On My Boots” on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday. The single sits at #1 for the second week in a row on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Ryman Auditorium officials have asked Emmylou Harris to play a key role in a year-long slate of special events marking this year’s 125th anniversary of the building — commonly referred to as “The Mother Church of Country Music.” Emmylou and her then all-acoustic band The Nash Ramblers are often credited with saving the famed venue due to the success of a live album recorded there in 1991.

Craig Wayne Boyd, season seven winner of NBC’s The Voice, has signed with Copperline Music Group and Reviver Entertainment Group to release new music later this summer. Reviver is also home to chart-topping duo Locash.

Zach and Colton, aka The Swon Brothers, recently performed an acoustic set of songs from their upcoming EP, Pretty Cool Scars. The packed house at Nashville’s ACME Feed & Seed restaurant included a host of industry insiders, including friend and fellow artist Easton Corbin.

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TALENTED TEXANS NAMED RODEO ROCKSTAR CHAMPIONS AT THE HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO™

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HOUSTON — Young musical talents took the Stars Over Texas Stage at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tuesday, March 21, for the final round of the 2017 Rodeo Rockstar competition.

The Rodeo Rockstar senior division champion title was awarded to Madison Paige Urbanowski, 17, from Katy, Texas. Urbanowski, who recently auditioned for this season of “The Voice,” performed, “Broken Wing,” by Martina McBride. This budding star, who has performed since she was two, plans to use this win to catapult her music career.

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“This is a huge step in my career when it comes to getting my music out there,” Urbanowski said. “I mean, just last week Garth Brooks was on this stage so I am stepping into the shoes of country legends.”

Paper Wolf, a band that formed just six months ago, won first place in the junior division. The Houston-based band features three curly-haired boys, Levonne Cooke, 14, Aidan Bell, 15, and Danny Ochoa, 15, and lead singer Taylor Nutt, 15. These talented young rockstars performed Led Zeppelin’s original song, “Dazed and Confused.” The young bandmates said that winning Rodeo Rockstar is a big step in their career.

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“Having a chance to record is really huge for us,” Taylor said. “We really want to release an EP this summer, so winning the studio time will help make that happen.”
The year’s contest was judged by radio host Cowboy Dave from The Morning Bull on 100.3 The Bull; Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle music critic; and RODEOHOUSTON® concert video director Phil Nudelman.

Rodeo Rockstar winners received a $500 check from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, a full day in a recording studio with Stormy Cooper Media, and a performance in the 2018 Downtown Rodeo Parade. The second place winner received a $250 cash prize and the third place winner received a $100 cash prize.

To make it to the final stage, contestants in the junior division, ages 6-15, and the senior division, ages 16-21, submitted audition videos online. More than 47,000 votes were cast in the online public voting which advanced contestants to the semifinals. Just five contestants in each division were advanced to the final round where they performed live on the Stars Over Texas Stage.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed more than $430 million to the youth of Texas. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all of the latest news. The 2017 Show runs through March 26.

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Reba returns to sing National Anthem at 27th Annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game

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ABC/Image Group LACountry music’s most famous redhead, Reba McEntire, has been selected to kick-off the 27th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game set for Saturday, Jun 10 during the CMA Music Festival.

The game brings together country music’s brightest stars and draws thousands of its biggest fans with the intent to strike out cancer with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. Proceeds from the game go to support the organization.

The game is often cited by fans as one of the highlights of the CMA Music Festival. This year it will once again take place at Nashville’s First Tennessee Park. More celebrity players will be announced in the next few weeks.

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