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I am originally from Hartford, Kentucky in Ohio County, which is 20 miles south of Owensboro. I spent a lot of my early years tagging along with my Dad to various sporting events, so needless to say, I love sports! My favorite sports are basketball, baseball, football, tennis. My favorite team bar none is the St. Louis Cardinals. I love TV way too much! A partial list of my favorite shows would include The Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Glee, Pretty Little Liars, GIRLS, True Blood, Face Off, Survivor, The Big Bang Theory, you get the idea. My hobbies include reading, writing, blogging and spending time with my niece Zoey. I started my broadcasting career in 1998 at Western Kentucky University and I have been involved in radio ever since.
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Miranda Lambert Uses Twitter for Oklahoma Homeless Pet Crusade

Twitter is very powerful. Especially in the hands of a celebrity supporting a great cause like Miranda Lambert. Here's more from Taste of Country's Amy Sciarretto:

Miranda Lambert is a true crusader for animals and you’ve just gotta love her for her tireless dedication and passion to critters and creatures. In addition to adopting and caring for pets, she is using Twitter to help pets in desperate need find good homes.

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Keith Urban Is Leading Contender for ‘American Idol’ Judge Spot, Insider Says

Another day, another "Who's going to be one of the new 'American Idol' judges?" story. This time, Amy Sciarretto from Taste of Country tells us country hunk Keith Urban is in a good position, but will he get it?

Keith Urban already has experience as a reality show judge, having served as a coach on the Australian version of ‘The Voice.’ Now, Urban may be lured to a competing show’s lair, since sources are indicating that ‘American Idol’ producers would like a country star on the revamped panel and that Urban their No. 1 choice to fill that genre-specific slot.

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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus Would Love to Be the Next ‘American Idol’ Judge

Many hats have been thrown into the 'American Idol' judges race, and surprisingly, many are country stars, and now one more expresses an interest. Here's more from Taste of Country's Billy Dukes:

Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood… add one more country name to the list of potential ‘American Idol’ judges. Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus believes he’d be a good fit to fill Steven Tyler‘s empty chair when the show begins next year.

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Taylor Swift’s New Single Is ‘Not About Me,’ Joe Jonas Says

Oh, the break-up song. Somehow, Taylor Swift seems to be writing a lot of them, but according to Taste of Country's Megan Pacella, one of Swift's most beloved exes is not the subject of her new single:

Taylor Swift‘s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ hit airwaves this week and immediately climbed to the top of the iTunes chart. After just days, it’s everywhere, which has the country singer’s ex-boyfriends scrambling to figure out if the song was written about them. Although some of Swift’s fans immediately thought Joe Jonas was the subject of the powerful ‘I’m over you’ anthem, the pop star believes otherwise.

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Taylor Swift Reveals New Album, New Album Cover, And New Single During Live Video Web Chat

If you are a Taylor Swift fan, get ready for what could be the biggest album release of the fall, and maybe, of 2012. Swift hosted a live video web chat at her home in Nashville Monday night to announce details about her new album, Red, which is tentatively scheduled to be released on October 22nd.

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Alabama’s ‘American Pride’ Turns 20

It’s fitting that Alabama‘s ‘American Pride’ turns 20 today, as the 2012 Summer Olympics are winding down and Americans are beaming with pride as homespun competitors rack up the gold medals and continue to attract global attention for their athletic efforts, namely in gymnastics and swimming. So touché for the fact that the country band’s 11th platter is celebrating its anniversary.

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Lisa Marie Presley to Make Grand Ole Opry Debut

On August 21, Lisa Marie Presley will follow in the footsteps of her father, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, by performing on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. In addition to her other popular tunes, Presley will be playing a sampling of tracks from her third album, ‘Storm & Grace,’ which is an Americana record produced by T. Bone Burnett.

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Gloriana’s ‘A Thousand Miles Left Behind’ Debuts at No. 2 on Billboard Country Albums Chart

In addition to having their first Top 5 hit, ‘(Kissed You) Good Night,’ which also recently went gold, country trio Gloriana is now celebrating their sophomore album’s impressive chart debut. ‘A Thousand Miles Left Behind’ came in at No. 2 on Billboard’s Country Album Chart and at No. 10 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 albums chart.

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Plans For Dolly Parton’s Nashville Water And Snow Park Put On Hold

On Friday, while Dolly Parton was awarded her first gold record in 11 years, for the Cracker Barrel recording An Evening With...Dolly, the singer announced plans to build a new water and snow park in Nashville are on hold. The announcement comes on the heels of Gaylord's plans (announced in May) to sell its hotel brand and rights to manage its four hotels to Marriott.

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Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Brothers of the Sun Tour Sells One Million Tickets

As expected, the Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw trek, the Brothers of the Sun Tour, has surpassed the one million mark in ticket sales. The tour launched in June and has quickly become one of the summer’s hottest shows, regardless of genre. Pollstar recently named the tour as the highest-grossing trek of the summer, topping other big name artists including Roger Waters, Coldplay and the Dave Matthews Band.

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Blake Shelton to Reveal Christmas Album Details on ‘Chelsea Lately’

If you’ve been dying to get the details on Big O Music Fest headliner Blake Shelton‘s upcoming Christmas album, the wait is almost over.

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Gone To The Dogs At Combest Pool In Owensboro This Sunday

The Owensboro Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the eighth annual "Gone to the Dogs" event at Combest Pool on Sunday, August 5th. The open swim lessons for dogs and their owners will be from 6pm-8pm. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place on Monday, August 6th. Dogs of all sizes are welcome; admission to the pool is $7 per dog and his or her owner gets in FREE!

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