Country Music Superstars On Pinterest

Are you addicted to Pinterest? If you’re like us, once you start pinning, it’s very, very hard to stop. We did a little research last night to find out which country music superstars are also addicted to Pinterest. Surprisingly, the number is very small considering how many use Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis (although, as hectic as their lives are, it’s no surprise they don’t have time for another time-consuming social media addiction…).

With that being said, here’s a look at who we’ve found so far (if you know of other official accounts, please let us know):

Lady Antebellum: – Lady A. are pretty active…  That’s not surprising considering how much they use Social Media to keep their fans in the loop on a daily basis. As of today, they have over 12,800 followers and 553 pins including personal pics like this one of Hillary and her Goldendoodle Baker:


Martina McBride: – Martina’s account is pretty active, and at the time of this post, she’s only three followers away from 10,000. If you’re on Pinterest and not following her, let’s help push her over the 10,000 mark today. What I like about Martina’s board is it’s not a Martina McBride shrine, but instead features pins of things Martina likes such as this one of a ‘fine’ bottle of Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill wine (brought back memories of lawn parties at Alabama…)


Sara Evans: – According to Sara’s activity, it’s been a few weeks since she last did anything, but she does have over 3,000 followers and is following 25. On Sara’s board, you’ll find unique pins like this one of Sara and Luke Bryan at CMT Crossroads.


Little Big Town: – It’s been about a month since they were active on the site, but there are over 300 pins to check out like the one below of LBT backstage at Jimmy Fallon. Currently, they’re following over 100, and over 2,000 are following them.


Keith Urban: – Keith’s account doesn’t appear to be that active, but there are over 300 pins to check out, and he’s got over 6,900 followers as of today. Plus, you’ll get to see pics like the one below of Keith using the ‘Old Booth’ app. Yikes!

Source: via Keith on Pinterest


Sarah Darling: – I can personally vouch for Sarah’s board as we’ve talked back and forth a number of times. Sarah’s very active on the site, and admirably, her board doesn’t just feature pictures and videos of herself. However, as a big fan of Sarah, I’m thankful she is pinning some personal photos of herself like the one below. Pretty cool photo, huh?


Edens Edge: – They have a little over 300 followers and about 200 pins to check out. It’s been about four weeks since they were active, so I’m not sure how much they’re using the account, but they do have some pretty interesting pics as evidenced below…

Source: via Edens on Pinterest


Trisha Yearwood: – Trisha has over 6,000 followers and was fairly active about a month ago. Like Martina McBride, Trisha’s account appears to be about stuff she cares about, and not really about her musical career. Although, it is interesting to note that Linda Ronstandt is apparently her biggest musical inspiration:


Rascal Flatts: – It’s been over nine weeks since the boys had any activity on the site, but there are some unique photos on their board like the one below of Joe Don’s dog Pippa sitting on Tucker’s little sleeping head…

Source: via Rascal on Pinterest


Mary Sarah: – Mary Sarah is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter living in Nashville by way of Texas. If you’re not familiar with her, check out our interview with her last year. Mary’s pretty active on Pinterest, and she has some cool pics to browse like the one below with The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall.

Source: via Mary on Pinterest


Oh, and last, but not least…  The Country Site: – We’re about as active as you can get.  With 130 boards and over 2,800 pins and counting, we’re definitely hooked, and we love it!  If you’re on Pinterest, please check out our board and follow us if you’d like.  Thanks and happy pinning!

The Best Of Nashville And LA Songwriters/Recording Artists Will Celebrate Their Craft In The Wild West Of Historic Deadwood

(Deadwood, South Dakota) – Over 20 Hot-Shot songwriters and recording artists will travel to Deadwood, South Dakota to take part in the inaugural Wild West Songwriters Festival which will take place October 11-14, 2012.

These Songwriters have penned hits for the biggest names in Country and Rock music such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Clapton, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Tonic, Fuel, LeAnn Rimes, Restless Heart, Tyler Hilton and Jack’s Mannequin,  just to name a few, and will gather to entertain and delight crowds during the exciting weekend.

The Festival will celebrate the tradition of story telling through song in a way that is unique to the culture and history of Deadwood’s Wild Western ways. Performances will be held day and night at some of Historic Deadwood’s finest establishments, including The Deadwood Mountain Grand, Saloon #10, The Bullock Hotel, and The Deadwood Loading Dock.

Performances will be “In the Round,” featuring three to five songwriters guiding the intimate, conversational show. The Songwriters themselves will perform their biggest hits as they were written, as well as share their true-life stories of how these songs began with pen and paper and ended being recorded and performed by some of the biggest Rock and Country artists. The weekend-long Festival won’t stop with powerhouse performances – the Wild West Songwriters Festival will host Nightcap Socials, Happy Hours, and other events for Weekend Pass-Holders.

Wild West Songwriters Festival Performers:

Emerson Hart (of Tonic) – “If You Could Only See” and “Open Up Your Eyes” – Tonic 

Wayne Kirkpatrick – “Change The World” – Eric Clapton, “Boondocks” and “Bring It On Home” – Little Big Town

Jaren Johnston – “Sing ‘Em My Good Friend” – Kenny Chesney, “You Gonna Fly” – Keith Urban, “If It Rains” – Meatloaf 

Carl Bell (of Fuel) – “Shimmer,” “Hemorrhage,” and “Bad Day” – Fuel  

Billy Burnette – “What’s a Little Love Between Friends,” “Soldier of Love,” and “Ain’t It Just Like Love” – Billy Burnette 

Tyler Hilton (Songwriter, Artist, and Actor) – “This World Will Turn Your Way,” “You’ll Ask for Me” and “How Love Should Be” – Tyler Hilton

Cary Barlowe – “American Honey” – Lady Antebellum, “Untouchable” – Taylor Swift, “No Yesterday” – Bucky Covington

Andrew McMahon – “Dear Jack”, “The Resuloution” and “Swim” – Jack’s Mannequin, “Space,” “Punk Rock Princess” – Something Corporate  

Steven Dale Jones – “One More Day” – Diamond Rio, “He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire, “Ten Thousand Angels” – Mindy McCready

Bonnie Baker – “Love Makes Me” and “Rainy Season” – Hunter Hays, “Play” – Rascal Flatts    

Catilyn Smith – “It Ain’t Easy” – Jason Aldean, “Let It Hurt” – Rascal Flatts    

Shane McAnally – “Last Call” – Le Ann Womack, “Neon” – Chris Young, “Alone With You” – Jake Owen

Josh Osborne – “Neon” – Chris Young, “Come Over” – Kenny Chesney    

Marc Beeson – “When She Cries” – Restless Heart, “Long After I’m Gone” – Big Kenny, “This Love” – LeAnn Rimes 

Brandy Clark – “Crazy Woman” – LeAnn Rimes, “Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert, “The Day She Got Divorced” – Reba McEntire

Danny Myrick – “She’s Country” – Jason Aldean, “International Harvester” – Craig Morgan, “Loud” – Big & Rich  

Weekend passes are available for $75 and will include access to all performances, Night Caps, Happy Hour Socials, and more. Single-Day tickets are available for $25-35. To order tickets, please visit

About The Deadwood Mountain Grand: Prior to the opening of this Hotel, Event Center, and Casino, the property was home to the mining structure known as the Deadwood Slime Plant. The City’s Historic Preservation Commission funded the facade restoration, to ensure the historic mining heritage is honored and preserved. Currently, the Event Center plays host to performances by some of Music’s biggest acts. Artists who have set the stage include: Don Williams, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Pat Benatar, Clay Walker, Tracy Lawrence, Ronnie Milsap, The Bellamy Brothers, Randy Travis, Chris Young, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and many more. For more information please visit

About Saloon #10: Saloon #10 is the famed location where Wild Bill Hickok played his last game of poker after being killed by the assassin Jack McCall. When Wild Bill was killed he was holding a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights, forever known as the “Dead Man’s Hand”. Billed as the only museum in the world with a bar, the Saloon #10 is known throughout the world for not only its history but for its range of live music and parties. For more information please visit

About The Bullock Hotel: This historic property on Deadwood’s Main Street was built by Deadwood’s first sheriff, Seth Bullock. You can step back in time and through the very same corridors that Bullock still proudly “haunts”. According to dozens of reports, Bullock continues to play host at his beloved hotel. Participants will enjoy live music and sessions in “Seth’s Cellar” in the basement of the Hotel. For more information please visit

About Deadwood Loading Dock: The Deadwood Loading Dock sits in the location where W.E. Adams made his fortune and right next to Deadwood’s train depot which brought thousands of people to Deadwood seeking their fortune either from gold or from other “not- so-reputable” ways. Fore more information please visit

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Happy Birthday Mr. Gary LeVox

Rascal Flatts’ frontman Gary LeVox was born on this day back in 1970 in Columbus, OH. All of us at The Country Site network wish you a happy birthday Gary. We hope you’re having a great day!

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Little Big Town’s 6th Annual Ride For A Cure Raises Over $55,000 For The T.J. Martell Foundation

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NASHVILLE TN (June 15, 2012) Little Big Town’s 6th annual Ride For A Cure event took place this past Sunday, June 10th in Franklin and Columbia, TN.  The annual motorcycle ride portion of the event was cancelled due to inclement weather but the pre-ride Jam Session at Mickey Roo’s and All-Star Jam Session at the Harley-Davidson Columbia Superstore continued as planned.


In total the highly anticipated event raised over $55,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which specializes in finding cures for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS.  This increases the total amount of money Ride For A Cure has raised since inception to over $310,000.

One of the most coveted auction items of the day was an autographed Epiphone Guitar signed by Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Edens Edge and was purchased by Mike Wolfe from The History Channel’s successful reality show, American Pickers.

About the T.J. Martell Foundation

The T. J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues, in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research at top research hospitals in the United States including the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. For additional information on the T.J. Martell Foundation, visit

About Little Big Town

Critically acclaimed group Little Big Town—consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook—first entered the music scene over 14 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Good As Gone.” The group recently finished recording their fifth studio album with producer Jay Joyce and released the albums first single “Pontoon” to radio in April. Collectively, the group has earned over 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group. The foursome has played in front of over 4 million people and will be joining Rascal Flatts this summer on their “CHANGED” tour that launches June 15th in Hartford, CT. In early 2011 Little Big Town created an online video series called “Scattered, Smothered & Covered” where they tackle the challenge to make any song country. Presently their videos have had over 2 million views. For more information on Little Big Town and the release of their upcoming fifth studio album please visit

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Happy Birthday To Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus was born on this day in Columbus, Ohio back in 1971. Here he is with his wife Allison Alderson. Happy Birthday Jay! We hope you have a great day.

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Photo: Check Out The Jeep That Rascal Flatts Gave Sara Evans Today

Rascal Flatts gave Sara Evans an Alabama Crimson JEEP today as a gift from their tour. Check out the photos of Sara with her new ride as well as with the boys. Enjoy it Sara! Well done Gary, Jay and Joe Don!

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New Artists Announced For CMA Music Festival 2012 – Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley And Zac Brown Band Among Those Added

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We have some good news for everyone planning to go to the 2012 CMA Music Festival this summer in Nashville. Our friends at just announced a list of artists who have been added to the CMA Music Festival line up.

Added to the previously announced Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and The Band Perry are Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Zac Brown Band.

It looks like the 2012 festival is going to be just as exciting and star-studded as last year.

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Journey To Perform With Rascal Flatts On CMT Crossroads In 2012

Journey’s lead singer Arnel Pineda was on a show called “Kris TV’ on ABS-CBN a few days ago. According to, Pineda said, “The next tour will happen next year. We will have a two-show Crossroad thing with Rascal Flatts,” Pineda said. “It will happen on the third week of February in Nashville. They will sing a couple of Journey songs, then we will sing their songs.” Should be an interesting pairing. Here’s a clip of Rascal Flatts covering Open Arms live in concert. Enjoy!

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Carrie Underwood, Charlie Daniels, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Troy Gentry, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence Among Others Join Forces To Support TN Titans Placekicker With Pro Bowl Nomination



Nashville, Tenn. (December 17, 2011) — Rob Bironas is astonished by the amount of support generated by his friends during the final hours of his NFL 2012 Pro-Bowl campaign.  Thousands have already cast their vote to secure the Tennessee Titans placekicker a coveted spot on the starting lineup of the AFC’s special teams for the January 29th battle in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Rob’s friends and fans are passionate about sending him off to Honolulu next month.  So many have sent in viral video support that he has created two separate video vignettes for his official website,

“I am overwhelmed by the support of so many good friends I’ve met while playing for the Tennessee Titans,” said Bironas. “Who would have thought something as simple as a video would create such a buzz?! Thanks for your support.”

In the first episode, Joe Don Rooney (of Rascal Flatts), Dierks Bentley, Chad Warrix, Storme Warren (SiriusXM’s ‘The Highway’ / GAC’s ‘Headline Country’), Troy Gentry (of Montgomery Gentry), Craig Morgan, Phil Vassar, Lee Roy (of The Roys), Charlie Daniels and Kid Rock pay tribute.

Round two, scheduled to premiere today, features fun bits from Carrie Underwood, ALL the Flatts gang, including Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox (and Joe Don Rooney), Chad Warrix (an encore performance), Tracy Lawrence, Nashville Predators’ right wing dangler Jordin Tootoo, TN Titan quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, Eric Church, Keith Anderson and Colt Ford.

To cast YOUR vote for Rob and other favorite Pro-Bowl nominees, visit the Official 2012 NFL Pro Bowl ballot page at  iPhone and Android users can visit the MOBILE ballot at

Rob BironasAbout Rob Bironas:
PRO STATS: A powerful right-footed kicker in his seventh NFL season, Rob Bironas has earned the right to be named among the best players at his position.  Statistically one of the top 10 kickers in NFL history, he made 85.6 percent of his field goals in the first six years of his career and became one of the top two scorers in club history. 

Prior to winning a roster spot with the Titans in 2005, Bironas spent time in training camp with the Green Bay Packers in 2002, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004.  Meanwhile, he spent two seasons in the Arena Football League and one season in Af2.  In 2003, he made 12 of 27 field goal attempts for the Af2’s Charleston Swamp Foxes.  In 2004, he played for the Carolina Cobras and converted 17 of 40 field goal attempts and 70 of 89 PATs.  In the spring of 2005, he connected on seven of 16 field goal attempts and 99 of 117 extra point attempts for the AFL’s New York Dragons.

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VIDEO: Vince Gill Surprises Rascal Flatts With Opry Invitation On Stage At The Grand Ole Opry

While performing last night at the Grand Ole Opry, Vince Gill surprised Rascal Flatts with an invitation to become the next members of the Grand Ole Opry. They’ll be officially inducted as members of the Opry on Saturday, October 8 during two shows celebrating the Opry’s 86th Birthday Bash.

Enjoy the video below and congratulations to Joe Don, Jay and Gary from all of us here at The Country Site network!

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