Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Daily Inspiration for Today... October 17, 2017...(Food for Thought)

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Inspiration for Today

  


 Today's Verse:

           ( Romans 13:11 )

Duties Toward One Another

      You must do this, because you know that the time has come for you to wake up from your sleep. For the moment when we will be saved is closer now than it was when we first believed.


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"Tasty Tuesday" @ Raider Country's Wine & Dine...October 17, 2017 (Boozy Carmel Apples)

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Today's Suggestion 

Boozy Caramel Apples

 

 Vodka infused apples are way better than regular apples

Total Time:
Prep:
Level: Easy
Serves: 6-8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 apples, sliced
  • 2 c. vodka
  • 1 c. Caramel
  • 1/2 c. toasted coconut, for dipping
  • 1/2 c. crushed graham crackers, for dipping
  • 1/2 c. mini chocolate chips, for dipping
  • 1/2 c. chopped peanuts, for dipping
  • 1/2 c. sprinkles, for dipping
 Directions
  1. Fill a wide mouthed mason jar with vodka. Skewer one slice of apple per skewer and place in vodka. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Place any toppings you want into shallow bowls. Serve apple slices with caramel and toppings for dipping.
 

Today in Country Music History...October 17, 2017

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2015
Merle Haggard makes a surprise appearance on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where he performs "Big City," "Silver Wings," "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink" and "Okie From Muskogee." It's his last time on the Opry stage

2014
Little Big Town is inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. The band performs "Bring It On Home" and "Boondocks" and ropes Vince Gill into joining them on "Why Me"

2011
Capitol releases Keith Urban's "You Gonna Fly" to radio

2006
Tim McGraw receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His honor is located at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Virgin Records store

1992
Billy Ray Cyrus performs the national anthem at the World Series as the Braves beat the Blue Jays, 3-1. The Atlanta Journal says: "Unofficially, it was the first time the pelvic thrust was brought into 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for a World Series game"

1990
Naomi Judd tells reporters she has hepatitis and will have to give up performing. She and Wynonna hold the press conference in the same room in which they auditioned for RCA in 1983

1989
As Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers prepare to sing the national anthem before the third game of the World Series in San Francisco, a major earthquake rocks the city, postponing their performance, and the game

1987
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hooks a #1 record in Billboard with "Fishin' In The Dark"

1958
Alan Jackson is born in Newnan, Georgia. The first artist signed to Arista Records' country division in 1989, he becomes a traditional icon thanks to such hits as "Chattahoochee," "Gone Country" and "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)," joining the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017

1941
Earl Thomas Conley is born in Portsmouth, Ohio. After writing hits for Conway Twitty and Mel Street, he fashions a string of his own tuneful singles in the 1980s, including "Fire & Smoke," "That Was A Close One" and "Your Love's On The Line"

Monday, October 16, 2017

Country in the NEWS: Where New Country meets Old Country....October 16, 2017 (Kelsea Ballerini - Legends)

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Kelsea Ballerini Is Doing Something Right

Having Moments with Her Idols is Proof 

It’s one thing to meet the people you idolize. But it’s quite another when they offer you something that will help get your own career off the ground. And that’s how Kelsea Ballerini feels right now about a few of the big country stars who came before her.
“The people that I look up to the most in country are Shania Twain, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift. Those were my three that I really studied,” Ballerini told Parade.
“To not only have them acknowledge what I do, but literally turn around and reach out their hand to me and be like, ‘Hey, come sing with me onstage,’ or ‘I’m going to post about your album because I want you to work,’ to have those moments where people that I learned from and look up to and think are not only talented but graceful do that, it makes you feel like you’re doing something right.”
In the new interview, Ballerini also talks about being honest — and being herself — when she was writing for her new album Unapologetically (out Nov. 3). “I decided that I wanted to be the same person on my albums as I was on social media, as I was out to dinner with my mom, as I was out having a glass of wine with my friends. I wanted there to be a consistency between artist and person. I think that I tried to write this album that way too, just being very open and honest,” she explained.
And right now, being herself means occasionally taking time to realize that what’s been happening for her in life and in work is really, really special. Ballerini says that she tells herself, “This is cool. This doesn’t happen all the time. Take it in.”





Country in the NEWS: Where New Country meets Old Country....October 16, 2017 (Old Dominion - World Tour)

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Old Dominion Plots 2018 Happy Endings World Tour

Michael Ray, Brandon Lay, The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County To Open on Various Dates 
The initial 20 dates for Old Dominion’s Happy Endings 2018 world tour will include overseas performances at the C2C Country to Country festivals in the U.K. and Ireland, as well as Australia’s CMC Rocks festival.
A nine-show Canadian run with openers The Washboard Union and Cold Creek County starts Feb. 1 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Michael Ray and Brandon Lay will open Old Dominion’s American shows beginning later that month in Redding, California.



The band is currently on the road performing select dates on Thomas Rhett’s Home Team Tour in the U.S. and the U.K. While abroad this fall, the group will headline several concerts for the U.S. military stationed in Italy and Spain.
Old Dominion heads to the 51st annual CMA Awards with two nominations for new artist and vocal group of the year. They are also among the favorite duo or group — country nominees at the 2017 American Music Awards.
Tickets for the initial dates on Old Dominion’s 2018 world tour go on sale on Friday (Oct. 20).
Here are the 20 shows that were announced on Monday (Oct. 16):
Feb. 1: Regina, SK
Feb. 2: Winnipeg, MB
Feb. 3: Saskatoon, SK
Feb. 5: Calgary, AB
Feb. 6: Edmonton, AB
Feb. 7: Lethbridge, AB
Feb. 9: Kamloops, CB
Feb. 10: Abbotsford, BC
Feb. 11: Penticton, BC Events Centre
TBA: Redding, CA
Feb. 16: Central Point, OR
Feb. 17: Kennewick, WA
Feb. 22: Missoula, MT
Feb. 23: Billings, MT
Feb. 24: Rapid City, SD
March 9: London, UK
March 10: Glasgow, UK
March 11: Dublin, IE
March 16: Ipswich, Queensland, AUS
March 17: Ipswich, Queensland, AUS

Country in the NEWS: Where New Country meets Old Country....October 16, 2017 (Brantly Gilbert - Tour)

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Brantley Gilbert Fans to Curate His 2018 Tour

Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips Join Gilbert’s The Ones That Like Me Tour
 
Brantley Gilbert‘s The Ones That Like Me 2018 tour with Aaron Lewis and Josh Phillips launches Feb. 1 in Worcester, MA. The initial 19 shows were announced Monday (Oct. 16).
Gilbert said on social media that his new tour, “is for the fans that come year in and year out — the hardcore, the lifers, the #BGNation….
“We were blown away by your support throughout the summer and we couldn’t think of a better way to thank y’all than a new tour that’s just for you…. We’re gonna get your help on it, even what songs we play.”
Ticket pre-sales for his BG Nation fan club start Tuesday (Oct. 17). All other tickets will go on sale Friday (Oct. 20). Additional concerts for the 36-show run will be announced at a later date.
Here are the initial dates for Gilbert’s The Ones That Like Me 2018 Tour:
Feb. 1: Worcester, MA
Feb. 2: Hershey, PA
Feb. 3: Albany, NY
Feb. 8: Greenville, SC
Feb. 9: Knoxville, TN
Feb. 10: Tupelo, MS
Feb. 15: Fairfax, VA
Feb. 16: Augusta, GA
Feb. 17: Charleston, SC
March 24: Tuscaloosa, AL
April 19: Lexington, KY
April 20: Salem, VA
April 21: Pikeville, KY
April 26: Dayton, OH
April 27: Terre Haute, IN
April 28: Rogers, AR
May 10: Cedar Rapids, IA
May 11: Grand Rapids, MI
May 12: Erie, PA

Country in the NEWS: Where New Country meets Old Country....October 16, 2017 (Follow what the Country Stars Post)

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Last Weekend’s Greatest Hits

The Best Posts You Might Have Missed 
 
So much has happened since last week. And it all kind of started over the weekend, when the country stars got a little bit of rest from the road and started to get their autumn on.
Miranda Lambert got her first taste of canning with her Fire Kisses pickles and peppers, Jake Owen looked back at his day schedule from the day he’ll never forget, Carrie Underwood started getting used to her hockey plus one, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill looked so good in love under the trees, Kacey Musgraves couldn’t get off cloud nine, Keith Urban took a long drag off “First Cigarette,” Thomas Rhett and his family fit right in at the pumpkin patch, and Lauren Alaina shared the love of her love.