Farm Fun

Grammy winners

Country went to L.A. and came back with Grammy awards. Taylor Swift’s song “Mean” claimed two, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. Barton Hollow (The Civil Wars) walked away with Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Lady A was awarded Best Country Album for Own The Night.

Not only did country win, they also gave awesome perfomances. The Band Perry and Blake Shelton performed a tribute Glen Campbell. TBP sang “Gentle On My Mind”, while Blake sang “Southern Nights”. The 75 year old Campbell sang “Rhinestone Cowboy” and showed no signs of struggles with Alzhimer’s Disease, working the stage like the audience at the Staples Center and viewers at home were tuned in to see him — and only him. He danced and skipped across the stage, singing a song that sounded more like advice to the new generation than ever before.

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson also performed their duet “Dont You Wanna Stay”.

The Ryman says farewell…..

to its 61 year old stage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time for a new stage at Ryman Auditorium. Scuffed by the heels of thousands of singers in cowboy boots and high heels, scarred by road cases and worn by six decades of music history, the Ryman’s oak floorboards have reached the end of a very long, very successful run.

The current stage is just the second in the 120-year history of the “Mother Church” after the original was installed in 1901 for a performance of the Metropolitan Opera. It was laid down in 1951 and has lasted far longer than expected. The stage was refinished during a renovation in 1993-94 and even then officials knew it would be the last resurfacing. Today it’s heavily scuffed and scarred, its age easily visible from the Ryman’s balcony.

Work will begin Feb. 4 and continue seven days a week until Feb. 20. They will retain an 18-inch lip of the blonde oak at the front of the stage, similar to the way the Ryman stage was commemorated in a circle of wood at the new Opry House. The rest of the stage will be stored and replaced with a medium brown Brazilian teak that will be far more durable and camera friendly.

Beneath the stage, the original hickory support beams will be kept and reinforced with concrete foundations, crossbeams and joist work that will help triple the stage’s load capacity.

Bo Weevil Wizard of Oz Pre-Audition

The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center in Huntingdon is hosting auditions for their upcoming performance of “The Wizard of Oz”.  Bo Weevil got the bright idea that he wanted to audition for the role of the “Cowardly Lion”.  Kelly Green didn’t really think Bo had what it takes to land the role, so they did a pre-audition and let the listeners decide.  Here’s the wacky audio!  It’s must-hear!

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Kelly Green Gets His Pits WAXED!!

Here’s the exclusive video of Kelly Green paying off the “Christmas Tree of Cash” bet to Bo Weevil by getting his armpits WAXED!!

TRACE ADKINS HOUSE FIRE – TOTAL LOSS

Shortly after 3:00 Saturday afternoon Trace’s two youngest daughters, Brianna & Trinity, along with their nanny and a family friend were watching a movie when they heard a loud noice. They thought maybe a shelf had fallen so the nanny went to the kitchen but didnt see anything, she then opened the door to the garage and saw that the washer and dryer had fallen over and saw smoke. At that time she ushered the kids outside where they made their way to their meeting place that they had been taught to go to incase of a fire. They called 911, firefighters were on the scene 4 minutes after the call. Trace’s wife, Rhonda, had been in Atlanta that day but was on her way home from the airport at the time. She was only about 3 minutes from home when she got the call, she said that she could see the black smoke at that time and thought “this cant be happening”. Trace was on a plane to Alaska and wouldn’t land until 11:30 that night so he had no idea what was going on. Both Rhonda and Brianna were very calm while explaining to reporters what had happened.  There were no injuries other than a neighbor who was bitten on the face by the Adkins’ dog that he was trying to recue from the burning home. Brianna also got a couple of scratches from one of the dogs. The home is a total loss. The family has a cabin on a farm in Eaglesville, just a few miles south of their Brentwood home, where they will stay.

Rhonda pleads that everyone practice fire safety, which she gives credit to saving her childrens lives. She also urges everyone to back up your photos which she had not done, now she says she has lost all her family photos as well as her wedding pictures.

Please pray for the Adkins’ family as they deal with this terrible loss and start all over.

WEEVIL KNIEVEL ARM WRASTLIN’ CHALLENGE

Here’s the Green Team video of the arm-wrestling challenge, as Weevil Knievel battled the NFL’s Michael Jasper of the Buffalo Bills! It did not end well for the official super hero of Carroll County! Epic fail!!

WEEVIL KNIEVEL’S “CINNAMON CHALLENGE”

It’s nearly impossible to eat an entire tablespoon of cinnamon, without drinking any water. Weevil Knievel, Carroll County’s official super hero, successfully completed the “Cinnamon Challenge” on Thursday, June 23rd!! Watch the semi-impressive results here!

Leah Seawright-Bama Sky (with drummer Mark Herndon) LIVE

Here’s rising country star Leah Seawright performing “Bama Sky” live in the Carroll Bank & Trust Studios on June 22, 2011 with the Green Team! You may recognize her drummer–that’s Mark Herndon from the legendary group Alabama!