Country Music

The New Book, "Country Music Hair," Covers Mullets, Beehives and Everything Inbetween

How would I know?

Well, I wrote it.

My first book, "Country Music Hair," is out now and I hope you enjoy it. It looks at the evolution of hairstyles in our favorite genre from the 1960s to today. As a country fan, I think it's fair to say that we identify with far more than just the music of our favorite stars. We identify with their personas and hair is a big part of that. Can you imagine Reba without the red hair? Or Billy Ray Cyrus without the mullet? Hair becomes an important piece of an artist's image that we emulate and envy.

You see Dolly Parton across the decades and the precursor to Willie Nelson's signature look.

There are major moments, like when Faith Hill cut her hair in the 1990s.

And most recently Jake Owen's clean cut look.

There's also behind-the-scenes stories from the stylists to the stars who talk about how they created the looks of Tammy Wynette, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Martina McBride and more.

Buy a copy here.


Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died At 99

Evangelist Billy Graham, who was referred to as "America's Pastor" has died at the age of 99. Graham was known for his revival preaching and message of God's love through Christ. Through his life, he preached to millions of people across the world including every President from Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama and the Queen of England.

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Kelsea Ballerini Makes History With Fourth No.1 Single and Still Needs Mom When She's Sick (Which Is Why She's a Legend)

Kelsea Ballerini's "Legends" (from her Unapologetically album) is the country music singer's fourth No. 1 single, making her a part of country music history-- not since 2007 has a female Country artist's debut singles from both of her first and second albums have reached No. 1 on Billlboard's Country Airplay chart; Carrie Underwood achieved this feat in 2007. "Legends" follows in the footsteps of" Love Me Like You Mean It," "Dibs," and "Peter Pan" and Underwood's "Jesus Take the Wheel" and "So Small" (first singles off her first two albums).

And though it's quite a big week for Ballerini as she also just kicked off her Unapologetically Tour, she also has the flu, which means she is going miss a scheduled Grand Ole Opry Performance and a team celebration for "Legends."

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Fergie Apologized for Her Sexy, Sultry National Anthem Rendition, But The Damage Has Already Been Done

Moments before the NBA All-Star game started, GRAMMY-winner Fergie (DBA: Stacy Ferguson) strutted to center court at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and unleashed the sexiest, jazziest rendition of the National Anthem anyone has ever heard. In summation, it was terrible. Players were laughing. Fans in attendance were laughing. By all accounts, it was a disaster.

But, now Fergie has apologized, telling TMZ: "I've always been honoured and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best."

The problem? You just can't do that to the National Anthem and in 2018, everything is permanent. One YouTube clip of the performance has been viewed 10 million times. Fergie's apology isn't going to help anything for a long, long time. But, at least she loves America. That helps.

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Carrie Underwood Lends A Helping Hand To Hometown Police Officer And Childhood Friend

Carrie Underwood is once again shining as an example of kindness and charity. The superstar recently gave a large sum of money the Assistant Police Chief in her hometown of Checotah, OK who was recently in a violent car crash and needed help with his medical bills. Others have pitched in and followed her example.

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Disney Now Has a Home Goods Store and It's a Disney Lover's Dream Come True

Exciting news for Disney fans! According to Disney Destinations, Disneyland resort now has a home goods store in the Downtown Disney District, and it's kind of incredible.

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Jimmy Explained Why He Was Smiling During Fergie's Disastrous National Anthem Performance

Other than Draymond Green and Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel was the standout audience member of Fergie's National Anthem performance prior to the NBA All-Star game. As the camera panned to him, he's seen casually bursting into smile-- like everyone else in the arena.

Jimmy took to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to explain what happened, " In my defense, I was only smiling because I love the National Anthem so much. That was some arrangement! I didn't know I was on camera and then... my phone started buzzing."

And he kind of defended Fergie, "Fergie even apologized and said she tried the song that way because she's a risk tasker, but here's the thing- don't. Don't take risks when doing brain surgery. Don't take risks when driving a school bus or singing the National Anthem. Just regular is fine! It's not like she was intentionally trying to ruin the song. We don't know what Francis Scott Key was thinking when he wrote the song... maybe he wanted it to be sexy."


Mandy Moore Had Her Pantry Professionally Organized and Her Reaction Was the Cutest Thing Ever

Mandy Moore continues to prove herself to be just like the rest of us-- from having to wear under-eye patches from crying so much after watching Jack die on "This Is Us" to finding posters of Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez in the fireplace of her new home, she's always been pretty relatable and down to earth.

She recently finished up renovations on her new home and had The Home Edit (the BEST home organizer for our favorite celebrities) come to her house and organize her pantry-- and her reaction to seeing it was honestly the cutest thing ever.

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Joanna Gaines Shares the Sweet Reason Why Dinner is the Most Important Meal for Her Family

You've likely heard it said once or twice that breakfast is the most important meal of the day-- and while that might be true from a scientific, nutritional standpoint, Joanna Gaines has a different opinion that we can all get behind. In the spring edition of Magnolia Journal, Joanna shared that as her family has grown and become more and more busy over the last couple of years, dinner has become a vital part of their family routine.

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