Nashville’s Latest Hit? The City Itself

NASHVILLE — Portland knows the feeling.  Austin had it once, too.  So did Dallas.

English: Collage of Nashville landmarks. Top r...

English: Collage of Nashville landmarks. Top row: 2nd Avenue, Kirkland Hall (Vanderbilt University), The Parthenon; Middle row: Nashville Skyline; Bottom row: LP Field, Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Even Las Vegas enjoyed a brief moment as the nation’s “it” city.

Now, it’s Nashville’s turn.

Here in a city once embarrassed by its Grand Ole Opry roots, a place that sat on the sidelines while its Southern sisters boomed economically, it is hard to find a resident who does not break into the goofy grin of the newly popular when the subject of Nashville’s status comes up.

Mayor Karl Dean, a Democrat in his second term, is the head cheerleader.

Read more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/us/nashville-takes-its-turn-in-the-spotlight.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp

Blake Shelton To Headline Allentown Fair Grandstand Shows!

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The Country Music Association’s reigning male vocalist of the year for the past two years, and a judge on the hit TV singing competition show “The Voice,” will headline Allentown Fair’s grandstand, it was just announced.

Blake Shelton, whose latest album “Red River Blue,” released in July, hit No. 1 and went gold – meaning all six of his studio albums have hit Top 7 – will play the fairgrounds Aug. 29.

For all the details, click here: http://blogs.mcall.com/lehighvalleymusic/2012/02/reigning-country-male-vocalist-of-the-year-the-voice-star-coming-to-allentown-fair.html

Carrie Underwood Is Coming To Reading

Carrie Underwood is making a stop at the Sovereign Center in Reading on March 11th as part of her upcoming tour.  The show is at 7:30 pm. 

Tickets go on sale 12/18 at 10 am so check out Ticketmaster or the Sovereign Center box office for more information.

http://www.sovereigncenter.com/events/moreinfo.php?id=1122

Crossover Country Cutie Taylor Swift Breaks Record

19 year old Taylor Swift (born in Wyomissing) now has the longest charting album of the CENTURY with her 2006 self-titled ablum Taylor Swift.  The album is in week 157 on the Billboard top 200!

Interesting fact I found on the internet.   Thought I would share since she hails from the Reading area.

Hint: Jon and Kate…this is how you go about actually having a career…pay attention!