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By Dave Williams
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Dave's Country Corner

 

Last updated 7/3/2016 at 6:21am | View PDF

Mark Chesnutt

We are often warned about our Social Media accounts are vulnerable to hacking and to be on alert should it happen to us. That's because when it does usually there are some interesting post put up on our behalf that we would NEVER think about posting. Well last month a couple of country stars had their Twitter accounts hacked! Both Brett Eldredge and Kellie Pickler saw their accounts taken over and some vulgar tweets sent to other stars on their behalf. Including one to Taylor Swift from Kellie's account saying "I hope you die @taylorswift13". Yikes! Thankfully both singers were able to get control of their accounts and made quick apologies to everyone. It goes to show, anyone and everyone is vulnerable so be aware of what is being posted on your sites and make sure you are the only one with access to them. Even big stars can get messed with!

Luke Bryan announced his 8th Annual Farm Tour for the fall, it's just a handful of dates for this special tour. Say what you will about Luke, whether you are a fan of his music or not he's out on the road for his fans doing what he loves. He also uses what he loves to help others as much as he can as well. This small tour will visit 8 farms South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois in just a 10 day span! The cool thing is a portion of the ticket proceeds from the 2016 Farm Tour will be given to the Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship, which is a local college scholarship which helps students from a farming family pay for college. So even if you're not a Luke fan, you have to give him props for helping out kids who want to further their education.

If you're looking for new music, there are a few albums coming out this month. Starting with July 8; Mark Chesnutt – Tradition Lives - it's his first album since 2010. Also available that day will be Kenny Chesney – Some Town, Somewhere - July 15; David Nail – The Fighter - featuring his current single "Night's on Fire" and on July 29; Jake Owen – American Love – featuring the lead single "American Country Love Song". You can find these albums at your favorite place to buy music and of course online as well.

As you hit the road this summer and if your travels take you to Nashville, there is much to see and do! Of course you'll want to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. It's amazing to be able to learn more about the history of country music along with the amazing artists and with the rotating exhibits they have it also gives you a look at some of the newer acts too. Make sure you take the tour of the Ryman Auditorium; it is the Mother Church of country music after all. Learning the history behind the building is pretty cool too. There are the usual suspects you'll want to hit like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, the Station Inn, the Wildhorse Saloon and the like. But make sure to look for the Sun Records Store, the Hatch Print Shop and Charlie Daniels Store/Museum too. They are well worth it and trust me you'll spend quite a bit of time at them too! I hope your summer time is full of family and fun.

Fans of the TV show Nashville are rejoicing after CMT stepped up and will be the new home for the show this fall. Many fans were shocked after ABC pulled the plug on the show, especially after the city and state had done so much to help the show. They received much need financial boosts to help with the budget but man, being right there where all the music happens and the amazing locations to shoot at. Just this past season Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini and many others were on the show. The entire cast should return as they were under contract, new writers were brought in to help with better storylines too. This was maybe one of the biggest complaints over the last couple of seasons, so let's hope they get beefed up. At least Nashville fans will be able to see their favorite characters on the small screen come fall on CMT each week. You'll also be able to stream the show on Hulu, in case you happen to miss it during the week. But big Kudos for CMT & Hulu for stepping up and saving this much loved show, now you need to watch and support it to keep it going.

Thanks for checking out Dave's Country Corner. I invite you to join me each month as we catch up on all thins country coming out of Nashville and wherever great country music is found. You can find me on Facebook – Big Daddy Dave Williams, and free to drop me a line anytime; dave@106kix.com and I invite you to join me weekday afternoons from 2 - 6 p.m. (CT) on 106 KIX, you can listen online http://www.106kix.com. Remember to keep it real & keep it country!

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