A cafeteria worker had her dreams come true thanks to the students at Elon University. Taylor Zisholtz and Lucy Smith-Williams were speaking about Florida when they struck up a conversation with the worker, Kathryn Thompson. During the conversation, Thompson starting crying and admitted that she’d never gone anywhere on vacation. The students were moved and raised almost $7,000 to send Thompson to Disney World. (LittleThings.com)
A spooky video of a walking doll has sent the internet into a frenzy. The footage of what’s being called the “devil doll” emerged online two years ago, but has gone viral after being shared millions of times on social media. The creepy toy has huge black eyes and can walk alongside humans if they are holding its hands. According to Antonio Lopez, the YouTuber who shared the video, the owner of the doll has had it for nearly 40 years. It’s thought the doll could be from a series produced in the 70s and 80s called Lily Lady, that helped little girls learn to walk. Some viewers point out that the doll is not moving by its self, but being moved by the woman touching it.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD TOASTS OPRY’S 90TH BIRTHDAY THIS WEEKEND!
The Grand Ole Opry will celebrate its 90th birthday this weekend beginning tonight with performances by Little Big Town, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan, and Old Crow Medicine Show. The party continues tomorrow night with Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Charles Esten, The Oak Ridge Boys and more.
Carrie has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2008 when she was inducted by fellow Oklahoman Garth Brooks.
Cast members from the hit ABC show Nashville are scheduled to salute the Opry on Saturday when Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, and Aubrey Peeples mark the occasion with Plaza performances, headlining a day full of free music in the Plaza.
For more information on the Opry Birthday Weekend visit opry.com/birthday.
Lady Antebellum may be stepping away from the spotlight for a while, but group member Charles Kelley is using the break to release a solo album. The debut single is called “The Driver,” and it features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay. Eric co-wrote the song with Charles.
The song is available on iTunes and Spotify.
According to Charles, Lady A is definitely not breaking up. They are still working on their next project as planned.
The demand to see George Strait in Las Vegas next year is so great that the superstar has added two more shows to his schedule at the Las Vegas Arena — December 2nd and 3rd. The Country Music Hall of Fame member will be among the first entertainers to perform at the Las Vegas Arena, with a series of previously announced exclusive concerts on April 22, April 23, September 9, and September 10th. Kacey Musgraves will open all of George’s Vegas dates.
Tickets for the 2016 concert series will go on sale on Friday (October 2nd) at 10 a.m. PT at straittovegas.com and range in price from $75 to $200 plus applicable fees. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets for the December 2nd and 3rd shows before the general public through tomorrow (Thursday, October 1st) at 10 p.m. PT.
George’s new album, Cold Beer Conversation, is available now at Apple Music and Walmart. It is the first new studio album in two years.
George Strait‘s brand new album, Cold Beer Conversation, was released in all Walmart stores on at Apple Music on Friday. The superstar waited until just a few days before release to surprise fans with the news.
In celebration of the album drop, George launched the “Strait from Texas” pop up store, open for a limited time at the Ernest Tubb Record Shop in downtown Nashville. The shop is stocked with new merchandise including t-shirts, memorabilia and catalog albums along with the new Cold Beer Conversation. The store opened Friday morning and will remain for at least 10 days.
George will perform four exclusive engagements at the new Las Vegas Arena beginning on April 22nd. Ticket pre-sale is currently underway. Public on-sale begins on Friday (October 2nd) at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, visit StraitToVegas.com.
In case you missed it, Andy and Becky had the chance to chat with Jon Pardi this morning! Jon will be at the “Backwoods Beach Party” on Sunday, October 4th with Gary Allan and Love and Theft! Tickets and info still available!