Alan Jackson is celebrating 30 years in the industry. Back in 1985, Jackson singed his first major-label record deal with Arista Nashville on June 26, 1989. Eight months later, Alan released his debut album, Here in the Real World, which spawned hits such as the title track, “Wanted” and “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow.”
Over the course of his 30-year career, Alan has become one of the Top 10 best-selling country artists of all time, with 35 No. 1 hits, more than a dozen platinum albums, two Grammys, 16 CMAs (three for Entertainer of the Year) and 18 ACMs. He’s also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jackson is not slowing down after 30 years in the business. He is also writing and recording new music, and is the subject of a new documentary, Alan Jackson: Small Town Southern Man, which was released on DVD this week.
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Dierks Bentley broke his hand after a mountain biking accident that happened during a touring break. The accident took place in Colorado, where Bentley was spending a few days off with family. Bentley shared that he broke a few bones in his hand but his guitar playing looks to be minimally affected.
Bentley posted on Instagram: “broke a few bones in my hand but totally fine. Fired up for WI, MI and NY this weekend.” Bentley regularly spends time in Colorado, especially near Buena Vista where his annual Seven Peaks Music Festival is scheduled to happen for a second straight year.
Bentley’s Burning Man Tour with Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes picks up again this weekend in Michigan.
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The new “Charlie’s Angels” trailer was just released, with your first look at Ella Balinska, Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott in the title roles.
Director Elizabeth Banks is at the helm this time around, and in the new trailer, the women take on action-packed missions. In this film, the women are led by mentors, all of whom call themselves Bosley. Banks will appear as one of them. Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, and Patrick Stewart also play a Bosley. Noah Centineo, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Nat Faxon are also in the cast.
The trailer is accompanied by the just-released song from Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey. Take a look at the trailer in the link below.
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Paul Rudd has announced he will join the next installment of the “Ghostbusters” franchise. In a video posted to social media on Thursday, Rudd said, “I can’t wait to join the cast this fall for ‘Ghostbusters.’ In fact, I’m sliming myself right now.”
Director Jason Reitman, whose father Ivan Reitman directed the first two “Ghostbusters” films, is helming the new movie.
Reitman’s “Ghostbusters” is set for release in 2020.
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This week, Daniel Caesar teased the release of new music with a cryptic trailer which featured some narration.
Now the Canadian singer and rapper has announced the release of his new album CASE STUDY 01. The album will serve as the followup to his critically acclaimed project Freudian that came out almost two years ago.
CASE STUDY 01 features 10 songs in total and has guest appearances from Brandy (on the expected single ‘Love Again’), Pharrell Williams, John Mayer and more.
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Michigan emcee NF has his new album The Search set to hit stores July 26. Earlier this month, he unveiled the official tracklist for the project.
Now NF is dropping the follow-up to the title song with a new single called ‘When I Grow Up’ where he raps about his dreams of becoming a rapper when he was struggling and had all odds against him.
You can check out the new music video in the link below.
President Trump’s imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, pleaded not guilty Thursday to state mortgage fraud charges during an arraignment hearing in a New York City courtroom.
Manafort, 70, is already serving a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence. If convicted of the fraud charges, Manafort presumably would remain behind bars even if he is pardoned for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Manafort, was transferred last week to a federal prison in New York for his scheduled 2:15 p.m. arraignment before Judge Maxwell Wiley. The 16-count New York indictment alleges Manafort gave false and misleading information in applying for residential mortgage loans, starting in 2015 and continuing until three days before Trump’s inauguration in 2017. He is also charged with falsifying business records and conspiracy.
Manafort’s next court date is Oct. 9.
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The investigation into the double murder of an American doctor and his local guide in Belize has resulted into the detainment of a woman who allegedly was close with the guide, according to a local new station in Belize.
The guide, Mario Graniel, had been hired to take Dr. Gary Swank fishing while the U.S. doctor was on vacation when they both were fatally shot. Swank was a victim of circumstance as Graniel “had a misunderstanding with one of the notorious gang figures in San Pedro,” Chester Williams, the commissioner of police in Belize, said earlier this week. Graniel’s home was shot at before the murders, too, Williams said.
The woman, whose identity the station did reveal, has not been charged. She has been cooperating with authorities and has not been named as a suspect.
The Boston Celtics are expected to make All-Star guard Kemba Walker a four-year, $141 million contract offer when free agency opens Sunday. Walker, who spent his first eight seasons in the league with the Charlotte Hornets, is expected to accept the offer.
In Boston, Walker would replace Kyrie Irving, who is expected to sign elsewhere. The 29-year-old Walker averaged 25.6 points and 5.9 assists while starting all 82 games for the Hornets last season. Those numbers are above his eight-year career averages of 19.8 points and 5.5 assists.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says slugger Giancarlo Stanton is more likely to return in August than July after straining his right knee. Stanton went on the 10-day injured list with a strained posterior cruciate ligament Wednesday, barely a week after returning from a series of setbacks that sidelined him for almost three months. Stanton was hurt this time on a headfirst slide against Toronto on Tuesday night.
Stanton has played only nine games this season; he has been out with torn biceps and strains in his shoulder and calf. He is hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs.
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