This week’s H & S Feed & Country Store Pet of the Week is “Buddy”, a 4 year old Pitbull/Boxer mix. Buddy is a quiet fellow who gets along well with other dogs, but he’s a little shy when it comes to cats. He’s affectionate, well-mannered, leash-trained, and ready to find his forever home.

If you’d like to set up an appointment to meet Buddy or any of the pets at Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter, visit https://www.stephenmemorial.org/ and fill out an adoption application.

Check out our visit about Buddy with Terry Gott from Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter here:

First CMT Music Award Performers Announced

The CMT Music Awards are finally happening later this month and the first set of performers for the telecast have now been revealed. Performers for the show include Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris.

As we told you, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, Ashley McBryde, and Kelsea Ballerini lead the list of nominees with three a piece.

Fan voting is now open and will run until 12 pm ET on October 12th. The 2020 CMT Awards air October 21st on six networks including CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1969, Loretta Lynn recorded her signature song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
  • Today in 1980, President Jimmy Carter declared October to be Country Music Month.
  • Today in 1990, Garth Brooks’ self-titled debut album was certified gold. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry later that same year.
  • Today in 1991, the album, “For My Broken Heart,” by Reba McEntire was released.
  • Today in 1991, Clint Black’s “Put Yourself In My Shoes” album was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1995, nearly $1-million was raised at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Today in 1997, Trisha Yearwood’s “Songbook: A Collection of Hits” went gold and platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 1997, the video for “In Another’s Eyes,” which consisted of Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performing the song on “The Tonight Show,” debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 1999, Neal McCoy kicked off his 5th annual benefit weekend for the East Texas Angel Network in his hometown of Longview, Texas.
  • Today in 2002, the “Will The Circle Be Unbroken III” album by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, LeAnn Rimes’ “Twisted Angel” CD and Randy Travis’ “Rise & Shine” project arrived in stores.
  • Today in 2002, Brad Paisley announced that he was officially engaged to his actress/screenwriter girlfriend, Kimberly Williams. The couple exchanged vows the following May.
  • Today in 2005, Dierks Bentley was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry and performed “Come A Little Closer” after being introduced by Marty Stuart.
  • Today in 2009, Dailey & Vincent were repeated as Entertainer of the Year at the International Bluegrass Music Association awards in Nashville.
  • Today in 2010, Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” video premiered on CMT.
  • Today in 2011, Lady Antebellum sang “We Owned The Night” and “Just A Kiss” on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

Kane Brown Drops “Worldwide Beautiful” Video

Kane Brown is sharing his vision of the future in the new video for his latest single “Worldwide Beautiful.”

In case you missed it, Kane just released the clip, which depicts a group of children who seem to bring hope to a world devastated by their parents, which begins to bloom again by the end of the video.

Kane even gets personal in the clip, with his daughter Kingsley Rose making a cameo at the end.

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1950, WSM-AM radio’s country music showcase, “Grand Ole Opry,” was telecast for the first time.
  • Today in 1977, Elvis Presley’s “Welcome To My World” album was certified gold.
  • Today in 1984, the album, “His Epic – The First Eleven – To Be Continued,” by Merle Haggard was released.
  • Today in 1992, George Jones was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Today in 1996, the album, “The Closer You Get,” by Alabama was certified quadruple platinum.
  • Today in 1997, LeAnn Rimes’ “You Light Up My Life” single was certified gold.
  • Today in 1997, Patty Loveless released her ninth album “Long Stretch of Lonesome.”
  • Today in 2002, the Dixie Chicks’ “Home” album was certified gold, platinum and double-platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 2003, Billy Currington’s self-titled album debuted.
  • Today in 2006, George Strait lifts the Jamey Johnson-penned “Give It Away” to the top of the Billboard chart.
  • Today in 2013, The Band Perry’s Kimberly Perry got engaged to Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia at her parents’ home in Greeneville, Tennessee. The lovebirds exchanged “I do’s” the following June 19th (2014).
  • Today in 2014, Warner Bros. releases the Blake Shelton album, “Bringing Back The Sunshine.”

Keith Urban Lands Seventh Top Country Album Number One

Keith Urban has a new number one album. As we told you, his latest release, “The Speed of Now Part 1” debuted at number seven on the all-genre “Billboard” 200 Album chart, which means it also lands at number one on the Top Country Albums chart.

The record is now his seventh number one country album chart, with all seven debuting at number one.

Elsewhere on the chart…

Lee Brice’s “One Of Them Girls” is number one on the Country Airplay chart, his seventh number one single. It’s also his third consecutive number one, following “I Hope You’re Happy,” his duet with Carly Pearce, and “Rumor.”

Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” tops the Hot Country Songs chart for a 10th week.

Source: Billboard

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1976, Jerry Lee Lewis was arrested. He was celebrating his birthday by popping off a few rounds on his .357 Magnum. Two of those rounds hit bass player Butch Owens square in the chest. Amazingly, Owens survived and “The Killer” was later charged with setting-off a firearm within city limits.
  • Today in 1980, Ronnie Milsap released his “Greatest Hits” collection.
  • Today in 1984, Keith Whitley made his debut on the country charts with “Turn Me On To Love.”
  • Today in 1987, the Judds’ “Christmas Time With The Judds” project and the “Just Us” album by Alabama arrived in stores.
  • Today in 1993, Mark Chesnutt won the CMA Horizon Award.
  • Today in 1993, Vince Gill had a lot to celebrate. Not only was his album, “I Still Believe In You,” certified double platinum, but he also took home 5 trophies (including Entertainer of the Year) at the CMA Awards.
  • Today in 1993, Willie Nelson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • Today in 1995, Tracy Lawrence topped the singles charts with “If the World Had a Front Porch.”
  • Today in 1998, Martina McBride released her first holiday album, “White Christmas,” and Lorrie Morgan released “Secret Love,” her album of pop standards.
  • Today in 1999, Garth Brooks’ NBC-TV special, “In The Life of Chris Gaines,” premiered.
  • Today in 2000, Faith Hill’s album, “Faith,” was certified for multi-platinum sales of five million.
  • Today in 2000, Keith Urban made his Grand Ole Opry debut.
  • Today in 2004, Randy Travis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Today in 2005, Kenny Chesney’s “Who You’d Be Today” video and Toby Keith’s “Big Blue Note” debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2009, Miranda Lambert’s album, “Revolution,” arrived in stores.
  • Today in 2011, John Rich and his wife, Joan, welcomed their son, Colt Daniel Rich.

Trisha Yearwood Shares Personal Video For “I’ll Carry You Home”

Trisha Yearwood performed her song “I’ll Carry You Home” during the In Memoriam tribute at the ACM Awards earlier this month. Well, now she’s sharing a very personal video for the song.

The video features home movie clips of Trisha growing up in Georgia with her family, and even includes footage of her being brought home from the hospital.

“‘I’ll Carry You Home’ is almost like a prayer,” she shares. “For me, it’s very much about the people in my life that have my back, and also my strong spiritual belief that God’s got me, no matter what. I believe that. It’s really like a prayer,” adding, “It’s just one of the most beautiful songs that I’ve heard.”

This day in Country Music History

  • Today in 1928, the first recording session in Nashville took place at the YMCA. One of the first acts to be recorded was Warmack’s Gully Jumpers.
  • Today in 1956, RCA Records credited Elvis Presley with selling more than 10-million records in his first year with the label.
  • Today in 1968, Jeannie C. Riley went to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “Harper Valley P.T.A.”
  • Today in 1974, Waylon Jennings’ “I’m A Ramblin’ Man” resided at #1 on the Billboard country chart.
  • Today in 1983, the “Man Of Steel” album by Hank Williams Jr. was released.
  • Today in 1984, George Strait’s album “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” arrived in stores.
  • Today in 1991, Garth Brooks’ album, Ropin’ the Wind, became the first country music album to debut at # 1 on Billboard’s pop album chart. The project also took the top spot on the country albums chart. In fact, Brooks’ two previous albums, “No Fences” and “Garth Brooks,” held the # 2 and #5 positions on the country chart at the same time.
  • Today in 1993, the “Easy Come, Easy Go” album by George Strait, as well as Reba McEntire’s “Greatest Hits, Volume II” album were released.
  • Today in 1993, the album, “I Still Believe In You,” by Vince Gill was certified double platinum.
  • Today in 1995, the “Something Up My Sleeve” album by Suzy Bogguss was certified gold.
  • Today in 1995, Garth Brooks’ album, “The Hits,” was certified for sales of 8-million.
  • Today in 1995, Tracy Lawrence topped the country charts with the single, “If The World Had A Front Porch.”
  • Today in 1996, the Judds staged a mini reunion at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mt. View, California. They sang the heartfelt ballad, “Grandpa.”
  • Today in 1998, Alabama’s “For The Record – 41 Number One Hits” album by Alabama was certified gold and platinum simultaneously.
  • Today in 1999, Clint Black’s “D’lectrified” album, Garth Brooks’ “In…the Life Of Chris Gaines” project were released.
  • Today in 1999, Kenny Rogers’ album, “She Rides Wild Horses,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 2000, Billy Gilman’s new video, “Oklahoma,” debuted on CMT’s “Delivery Room.”
  • Today in 2001, Jamie O’Neal’s debut album, “Shiver,” was certified gold.
  • Today in 2002, Diamond Rio tidied up at #1 in Billboard with their single, “Beautiful Mess.”
  • Today in 2004, Rascal Flatts’ “Feels Like Today” album was released.
  • Today in 2009, Trace Adkins’ “All I Ask For Anymore” video debuted on CMT.
  • Today in 2010, A mass of artists performed “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” as the Grand Ole Opry House reopened following May floods. They include Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Little Jimmy Dickens.
  • Today in 2014, Dierks Bentley raised $335,000 for charity with his annual Miles & Music For Kids motorcycle ride and concert in Nashville. The lineup also features Chris Young, Kip Moore, Randy Houser and Jon Pardi.

Carrie Underwood Announces Holiday Special

Carrie Underwood’s new holiday album “My Gift” drops today and she’s found even more ways to bring holiday cheer to her fans. The singer just announced she’ll star in an exclusive holiday special for HBO Max.

The special will have Carrie performing songs from “My Gift,” including originals and holiday classics, and will feature a live orchestra and choir.

“The journey of writing and recording this album started last year when I finished my tour and we could have never anticipated the circumstances we would be in this year,” Carrie shares. “Creating this album has been good for my heart, and I’m thrilled to get to share it with the world and to bring it to life with Playtone and HBO Max.”

The special is expected to air sometime this holiday season.


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