Articles Posted in 2012

  • Commissioner Gaines’ Update on New Jail

    Our guest on “Around Town” this past weekend was recently re-elected Precinct #1 Commissioner B-J Gaines, Jr. We asked him how the new County Jail was coming along . . . . [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/JAILGAINES11-21-12.mp3|titles=JAILGAINES11-21-12]

  • Holiday Shopping Sets Records

    According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation, shoppers made history at stores and websites during the Thanksgiving weekend. The survey says 247 million shoppers visited websites and stores starting the day of…

  • Congressman Brady Comments on “Fiscal Cliff” Ahead

    We talked recently with our 8th District Congressman Kevin Brady and asked him what America’s chances are of averting driving off that fiscal cliff ahead. He said, “Right now in Washington people feel cautiously optimistic…

  • OFFSTAGE: Kid Rock on Orthodontists and Street Cred

    OFFSTAGE: Kid Rock on Orthodontists and Street Cred

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) You’d think having braces would pretty much ruin your street cred. And then…

  • HOT DISH: Jason Aldean Slows Briefly, Prepares for Bigger Things in 2013

    HOT DISH: Jason Aldean Slows Briefly, Prepares for Bigger Things in 2013

    (CMT Hot Dish is a weekly feature written by veteran columnist Hazel Smith. Author of the cookbook, Hazel’s Hot Dish: Cookin’ With Country Stars, she also hosts CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks With Hazel Smith and…

  • Brantley Gilbert Gets Stingy with His Songs

    Brantley Gilbert Gets Stingy with His Songs

    Brantley Gilbert photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co. Brantley Gilbert has topped the charts as an artist but before “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” reached No.…

  • Jake Owen & Wife Lacey Welcome Daughter

    Jake Owen & Wife Lacey Welcome Daughter

    Jake Owen Lacey Buchanan married Monday, May 7, 2012 in a sunrise ceremony in Vero Beach, Fla. Photo by Brian Pepper, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Congratulations to Jake Owen and his wife, Lacey, who welcomed…

  • Eli Young Band Isn’t Superstitious

    Eli Young Band Isn’t Superstitious

    Eli Young Band photo courtesy of Republic Nashville. Many artists have rituals or superstitions they must do before hitting the stage. But the Eli Young Band doesn’t reach for a certain drink, listen to a…

  • The Race Still Belongs to the Swift

    The Race Still Belongs to the Swift

    For yet another week, Taylor Swift crowns both country charts — the fourth week for her album Red and the seventh for her single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Red does, however, take…

  • Taylor Swift Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20 With “Begin Again”

    Taylor Swift Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20 With “Begin Again”

    Johanna Long Nan Kelley photo by Julee Cobb. NASCAR is undoubtedly a male-dominated sport, but this week, GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown headed to Homestead-Miami Speedway to introduce you to the women of NASCAR! Host…