Dierks Bentley‘s eighth studio album will be called Black, and while a specific release date has not been set, the project will be in stores sometime in early 2016. Dierks said, “It’s a relationship album. And to do it right, I had to dig deep as a writer, dig into the Nashville songwriting community, and record songs that explore the shadows and edges of the heart. The songs on Black range from the lonesomeness of an impossible relationship to ones that describe the feeling of finding that person that makes you forget the one that broke your heart.”
Fans can pre-order the collection now on Dierks.com and have access to extra tracks, bonus videos, special merchandise and VIP Black Card member experiences with Dierks on his 2016 tour.
A new single from Black will be released in the coming weeks.
Dierks Bentley had a little trouble at a Nashville Kreuger the other day. Not to worry though, Thomas Rhett came to the rescue! Dierks tweeted out, “hit Krogers for ginger beer. forgot money! luckily i knew the guy behind me in line. thx @ThomasRhett#moonshinemule.”
Toby Keith treated customers at Kelly O’Neil’s pub in Waikiki to an impromptu performance of Chuck Berry‘s “Johnny B. Goode” over the weekend. He sat in with the house band, and TMZ reports that Toby’s rendition “was fueled by Jack and Coke.”
You most likely think of Olive Garden as a place to go for a nice, affordable meal. You’d be right if you don’t go to the chain’s Times Square, New York City location on New Year’s Eve, because that’ll run you $400 per person. The Olive Garden’s fee includes a DJ, open bar and buffet meal, but notably no breadsticks. And their price isn’t even as steep as it could be. Bubba Gump Shrimp on Broadway is charging $799 per person, and tickets to eat at Ruby Tuesday will range from $349 a head to $1,699 for the “Couple’s VIP Table.” By the way, Ruby Tuesday offers no view of the ball dropping, so you’d have to head outside for that.
Meet Ruca! Ruca is our, “Creature Feature” winner this week, brought to you by Farm Supply! Ruca is a five year old Rat Terrier from Templeton! Enter your pet to be the next, “Creature Feature” and they could win a $25 gift card to Farm Supply!
This week’s featured pet is Popoki, a three year old long haired girl who is spayed, current on vaccinations and microchipped.
Aloha! O Popoki ko`u inoa. Popoki is my name, which means cat in Hawaiian. I was appropriately named for my stunning looks and silky soft coat. I’m also surprisingly adventurous. Normally you’ll find me napping in my cubby but once you coax me out, I’ll explore the new world outside of the box.
I do well with other kitties. When the new bunch came in, I gave all of them my kisses. I’m a huge lovebug and you definitely do not want to miss out on me! I’m currently in the market for a home that will let my imagination soar by giving me lots of love, attention, and opportunities for my creativity to blossom. Do you think that could be with you? Come find me on the beautiful Hawaiian islands and take me home to paradise.
She’s available for adoption right now at woodshumanesociety.org!
In a sign of the times, Orlando’s major theme parks all added metal detectors as a security precaution yesterday.
Walt Disney World placed walk-through metal detectors in front of its theme parks, while Universal Orlando began using wand-style metal detectors in an area leading into its parks and nightlife district, and SeaWorld also employed the use of wand-style detectors.
Additionally, Disney announced it was ending the sale of toy guns, including squirt guns, at both Florida and California parks, and banned guests from bringing such items inside with them.
Also, guests over the age of 14 have been banned from wearing costumes inside Disney World–even on Halloween.
Increased security measures come after the federal Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin earlier in the week saying it was “especially concerned that terrorist-inspired individuals and homegrown violent extremists might be encouraged or inspired to target public events or places.”
A Louisiana photographer became the target of criticism after she posted a photo that she’d taken of a family for their Christmas card that showed the mother and two young daughters with duct tape over their mouths and their hands bound by Christmas lights with the father and young son behind them, the boy giving a thumbs-up and the father holding up a sign that says: “Peace on earth.” After the photo was posted on the Facebook page for Hannah Hawkes Photography on Sunday (December 13th), it quickly went viral, and drew criticism from people who said it was offensive, sexist and promoted the idea of violence toward and silencing of women. The photo has since been taken down, but the photographer did post a response, writing, “I would like to say that as a female I do NOT and have never promoted violence to women! I do not support abuse, or the degradation of women. My controversial photo was taken by request by the family, and was in no way meant to promote abuse. This photo was taken with humor in mind, and was meant as a comical Christmas photo.”
Without lights and ornaments, what would one decorate their Christmas tree with? The internet’s latest idea is flowers. Floral Christmas trees are the latest craze, and the results are actually pleasing to the eye. A quick search brings up photos of trees decked out with everything from fresh-cut blossoms, dried flowers, or branches being dotted with floral arrangements, to petals strung around in lieu of traditional lights.