Sara Evans celebrates the fifth No. 1 single of her career this week! “A Little Bit Stronger” holds the No. 1 position on the Billboard and Country Aircheck charts. Sara is also the first female artist to reach No. 1 this year on both charts.
“I am so humbled and overwhelmed that ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ made it to No. 1,” says Sara. “This song has had the biggest emotional response of any other single I’ve ever released. I think it is because almost everyone has gone through a difficult time in their life and most people can relate to the line in the song ‘even on my weakest days, I get a little bit stronger.’”
“To have everything happen the way it has makes me feel like I’m on top of the world,” reflects Sara. “This is my dream and the passion and desire has never gone away; it was just put on hold for a little while. I feel very thankful and grateful to so many people right now: country radio, my fans and the music industry.”
“A Little Bit Stronger,” which has been certified Gold by the RIAA, was written by Hillary Scott, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey.
Charley Pride announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will star and produce a biopic about his life. Originally, actor Terrence Howard was slated to play Charley, but studio changes delayed and ultimately shelved the Howard film. “Terrence is no doubt a more in-depth actor academically, but Dwayne is such a force on screen,” said Charley. “It startled me a little at first, but he flew down to Dallas and spent a day with me just sitting, talking recently. And when he left it was like parting with an old friend. We had such similar views on so many things.”
Thompson Square is enjoying a huge amount of success right now! Their first single “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” went all the way to #1, now they’re following it up with “I Got You”! Keifer and Shawna talked to the Green Team about their new-found fame, touring with Jason Aldean and their hilarious new video! It’s must-hear audio!
Mel McDaniel, a member of the Grand Ole Opry, who was best-known for his 1981 hit, “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On,” died March 31 at age 68 after battling cancer, according to media reports.
A native of Checotah, Okla., Mel moved to Nashville and landed jobs as a demo singer and songwriter before signing to Capitol Records in 1976.
He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1986 and also scored with “Louisiana Saturday Night” and “Stand Up,” among other hits.
Despite his condition, he was able to participate in the Opry’s 85th anniversary last fall.
Steven Yeun plays “Glenn” on the highly rated series “The Walking Dead” on AMC! Season 1 has just been released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Steven joined the Green Team on 100.9 The Farm to talk about the show!
She’s one of the “Real Housewives of Orange County”! Alexis Bellino joined the show in season 5 and continues on season 6 on Bravo. She’s feisty, fun and gorgeous! Check out what she had to say when she talked to the Green Team recently.
You can now keep up with The Grand Ole Opry on your phone with their new Opry App available for IPhone, Android and Blackberry devices. For more information check out www.opry.com.
Keith and Nicole announced today that their two-year old daughter, Sunday Rose, has a baby sister! Faith Margaret Kidman Urban was born through a gestational carrier (what we here at The Farm call a “sarah-gut” mama) at Nashville’s Centennial Womens Hospital on December 28, 2010. Faith Margaret is Urban and Kidman’s biological daughter.
The proud parents issued the following statement: Our family is truly blessed, and just so thankful, to have been given the gift of baby Faith Margaret. No words can adequately convey the incredible gratitude that we feel for everyone who was so supportive throughout this process, in particular our gestational carrier.
Congratulations to Keith, Nicole & Sunday Rose!!!