Lady Antebellum is ready with new CD “747″

Get ready for new music from Lady A…the trio announced today that their 5th studio album entitled “747″ will be available on September 30th.  The set will feature 11 tracks; with members of the band sharing writing credits on five.  That includes their current hit “Bartender”, which is racing up the charts.

Fans should expect a little different sound to the new album.  “We are pushing ourselves as a band and as songwriters…taking ourselves out of our comfort zone and not taking ourselves too seriously. There’s an urgency and an energy to it that we’ve never released before”, said Hillary Scott.

Kimberly Perry’s new hubby is back in the big leagues

As the second half of the MLB season gets underway, the Texas Rangers will have a familiar face in the dugout…at least, familiar if you’re Kimberly Perry!

The Rangers recalled J. P. Arencibia from their AAA affiliate and he’ll be in uniform as Texas opens up a series with J. P.’s former team; the Toronto Blue Jays.  Arencibia opened the season with the Rangers, but struggled and was sent down to the minors.

Kimberly married J. P. last month in a ceremony in Greeneville, Tennessee.  The pair had been engaged since last September.

This Day In History – July 18

1877

Thomas Alva Edison shouted, Mary had a little lamb! into what was to become the phonograph!

If that would’ve been my neighbor, I totally would’ve thought he was on drugs! Or atleast Kimball’s White Pine & Tar Cough Syrup! 

8. Kimball White Pine and Tar Cough Syrup (Chloroform)

 1953

Truck driver Elvis Presley paid four dollars to make his first recordings at the Memphis Recording Service!

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He cut two songs:

My Happiness

and

That’s When Your Heartaches Begin

Wow! Im not saying that’s terrrrrrible, but, I love THIS Elvis so much more:

1969 

The Chappaquidick Incident  

Ted Kennedy drove off the the Chappaquidick Bridge, and his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne died in the accident. After leaving the scene, he didn’t call anyone until the next day!!!

On July 25, a Kennedy gets what a Kennedy gets - He received a suspended sentence of two months for leaving the accident scene.

And then lastly…

1995

The oldest known musical instrument in the world was found in the Idrijca River Valley in Slovenia!

This early-day wind instrument, known as the Divje Babe Flute, was thought to be…

45 thousand years old!!!!

Sweet original song, bro! Now PLAY FREE PTERODACTYL!!!!!! 

-Tyler Jackson

How Much Does Happiness Cost in Kansas?

Money can only buy happiness up to a point.

According to a new analysis by Doug Short, vice president of research at investment group Advisor Perspectives, if you live in a place like Hawaii, where the cost of living is relatively high, you need to make $122,175 per year before some extra cash doesn’t really translate into more happiness.

In Mississippi, by comparison, the threshold at which more money stops making you happier is a lot lower: $65,850 per year.

Find out how much money happiness costs in your state here!

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Fan grabs Tim McGraw…Tim McGraw slaps fan

Now that I think about it, this isn’t the first time Tim’s had a run-in with an overly aggressive fan.

Video has surfaced from a concert last weekend outside Atlanta.  At one point during the show, Tim was slapping hands with fans when one particularly grabby fan decided to latch on to Tim very close to his “special place”…and not let go.  Perhaps she thought no one would notice if she just took Timmy home with her.

Tim, however, had other plans.  He tried to pull away without success.  So he resorted to plan B…he gave the fan a swat for her trouble.  His reps confirmed the incident, and said that he was just trying to keep his jeans from getting torn, which they did anyway.

Luckily, Faith was not present…because as we all know, she doesn’t approve of ladies getting cozy with Tim’s…er…”best friend”.

This Day In History – July 17

1941

The longest hitting streak in baseball history ended at 56 games when the Cleveland Indians held New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio hitless in their contest.

This is simply one of the greatest streaks in all of sports history, and it’s one, in all likelihood, that will never be broken.

Get it, Joltin’ Joe!

1955

Happy Birthday to the happiest place on earth…Disneyland!

The 17-million-dollar brainchild of Walt Disney, Disneyland, the first of the great theme amusement parks, opened for business!

Disneyland in 1955

Disneyland today!

Most critics said it would be a bomb!!

HA!

1996

TWA Flight 800 exploded off Long Island after leaving Kennedy International Airport.  All 230 people on board were killed.

Investigators still do not know the cause of the crash.

and then lastly…

This was a sign of the times

1997

Woolworth announced it was closing its remaining 400 five-and-dime stores across the country, ending 117 years in the business

Sorry, Grandma, you could always go shopping here…?

-Tyler Jackson