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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Little Big Town members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman and Jimi Westbrook were formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Friday (October 17th) by Opry members Little Jimmy Dickens and Vince Gill. The night marked a major milestone for the group whose first-ever public performance together was on the Opry in 1999.
Backstage before the induction, Little Big Town told reporters what it means to be members of the Grand Ole Opry.
(Phillip) "My first feeling is it just feels like a family, and I feel like we're being welcomed into a small family. It's not like everyone's invited as members of the Opry. It's a small group of people, and it's such an honor. I have such good warm feelings when I think about coming to play the Opry. It feels like home. It's like family when you come here. It's heartwarming. (Jimi) It is. There's nothing like walking these halls through here. From the very first time we ever came in here, it's magical. You walk through and see all those pictures and the history and the tradition. (Karen) We feel a responsibility for that, to keep it going. (Jimi) It means something. It really does. (Karen) And to preserve that reverence. I think it's serious, you know? And we feel a great responsibility to carry on the tradition. It feels super serious in the most amazing way, you know?"
Little Big Town will also be celebrating the release of their new album, Pain Killer, which is in stores today! (October 21st).
Niceville, Florida turned out to not be so nice for Dustin Lynch. On Friday (October 17th), the singer was on stage performing at the city's MulletFest when a concergoer hurled a full can of beer at the singer, hitting him in the face.
Dustin said he was walking down the catwalk and out of nowhere this beer can just nailed him in the face. It was a completely full can and it felt like a baseball had hit him.
The bloodied singer continued performing until the end of the show and he didn't see exactly who threw the beer can, but fans reportedly began pointing to the person and a small fight broke out. Unfortunately, the offender was not caught.
Moral of the story, don't be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.
Eric Church is climbing the country charts with his latest single, "Talladega," which is from his CMA-nominated album, The Outsiders. While the song makes reference to the famed NASCAR track, Eric tells us it isn't about car racing, per se.
"When you see the (title of) the song, you think it's about racing, but it's not. It's about guys having an experience built around a town. When I hear the song in my head, I see that. I can envision that movie is playing in my head when I hear that song."
Eric is nominated for four CMA awards, including Male Vocalist, Album (The Outsiders) and Single and Song of the Year for "Give Me Back My Hometown," which he wrote with Luke Laird, who is also the co-writer on "Talladega".
That's your Buzz of Country for Today, tune in Same Time - Same Place tomorrow for your daily dirt from Nashville. For B103, I'm Clint Leifeld.