Julie Reeves: Alan Jackson reaches number 1 | Features / Entertainment
NUMBER 1: Congratulations to Alan Jackson because his latest album, “Where Have You Gone”, not only reached No. 1 on the album charts here in the US, but also in the UK, Australia and Canada! “Where Have You Gone” debuts at # 1 on the current US Country Albums chart and is No. 1 on country album in the UK, Australia and Canada.
CHURCH NEWS: Congratulations to Eric Church. He is number 1 on the national broadcast charts with “Hell Of A View”. It’s the tenth top of Eric’s chart – and the song comes from his triple album Heart & Soul… specifically the Soul Project.
GARTH HONORÉ: Garth Brooks has received numerous honors throughout his career. But last weekend he received one that few people got to experience – he was one of the people celebrated at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, DC. Garth, along with fellow award-winning actress-dancer-choreographer Debbie Allen, folk singer and activist Joan Baez, violin virtuoso Midori and beloved actor icon Dick Van Dyke, were at the medallion ceremony on Friday. Speaking of being part of this group, Garth says, “Just being a part of this level of ‘character’ is good for me. I feel very lucky.
‘THE VOICE’: Since the launch of “The Voice” in April 2011, there has been a constant presence in the chairman of the judges – Blake Shelton. The original four judges were Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green and Blake. Now, 10 years, 20 seasons, and almost 500 episodes later – Blake is still turning that chair to work with talented young singers. This week, a group of former Team Blake artists, including RaeLynn, The Swon Brothers, Toneisha Harris, Lauren Duski, Todd Tilghman, Danielle Bradbery, Ian Flanigan and Cassadee Pope, shared what it means to have Blake as mentor.
CARRIE IN VEGAS: Carrie Underwood recently made a big announcement to her fans: “It’s happening! I’m heading to Las Vegas to launch my first residency, #REFLECTION at the Theater at Resorts World Las Vegas on December 1st!
Carrie says, “Touring is one of my favorite things to do as a performer and we all really missed it. I love being on the road and coming to see the fans where they live, but it will also be fun to do multiple shows in one place where people can come and have that concert experience and have fun in Las Vegas at the same time. It is such a special honor to be one of the first artists to perform in a brand new, beautiful, state-of-the-art theater in a new destination as exciting as Resorts World Las Vegas.. Carrie’s first six shows are scheduled for December 1, 3, 4, 8, 10 and 11.
Julie Reeves is the host of the night on Big Buck Country 101.5. Bill Cornwell also contributes.