Copyright 2022 - Lee Family Broadcasting

Today:   Partly sunny chance of mountain shower  WINDS: W 5-10 MPH  HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 81)

Tonight Passing shower possible WINDS: Light LOW: 62 (Mountains: 52)

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Top of Form

THURSDAY: Showers and maybe a thunderstorm
HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 64)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 55)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 58)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 77 (Mountains: 64)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 78 (Mountains: 67)

September 12th: On this day

1931
Born on this day in Saratoga, Texas, was George Jones the country music singer who has scored more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists. Jones who married Tammy Wynette in 1969, and has had 15 US #1 country hits, is celebrated by some of his fans as the hard-drinkin', fast-livin' spiritual-son of his idol, Hank Williams. Jones missed so many engagements that he gained the nickname of "No-Show Jones." Jones died on 26th April 2013 aged 81.

1974
Born on this day, was Jennifer Nettles, American Grammy winning country music artist, lead vocalist with the duo Sugarland who scored the 2009 US #1 album Live on the Inside’.

1999
The Farm Aid 99' benefit concert took place at the Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Virginia. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Susan Tedeschi, Keb' Mo', Deana Carter, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.

2003
Johnny Cash, US singer songwriter died of respiratory failure aged 71. Widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, he was known as The Man in Black. Cash traditionally started all his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." His best-known songs included "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black." Cash also had his own US TV show in late 60's - early 70's.

2006
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing documentary film produced and directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck (daughter of actor Gregory Peck) had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film followed the Dixie Chicks over a three-year period of intense public scrutiny, fan backlash, physical threats, and pressure from both corporate and conservative political elements in the United States after lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticised then President of the United States George W. Bush during a live 2003 concert in London, England.

2014
Lynn Anderson was arrested and charged with a DUI in Nashville, Tennessee. This was the singer's third offense since 2004.

Celebration of Life Service Announced for Troy Gentry

The Grand Ole Opry will host a celebration of life service for the late Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry on Thursday (Sept. 14) at 11 a.m. CT.

For those who are unable to attend, a live stream of the event will be available through the Opry’s website. A private internment for his family will follow.

Gentry died in a helicopter crash on Friday (Sept. 8) in Medford, New Jersey, where the award-winning duo was booked to perform a concert at the Flying W Airport & Resort. He was 50 years old.

In an obituary released from Montgomery Gentry’s record label, Average Joes, it was revealed that Gentry and his duo partner Eddie Montgomery were planning to release an album of new music in 2018 to mark their 20th anniversary as a duo.

Their tour schedule included a Sunday (Sept. 10) performance at the Wayne County Fair in Wooster, Ohio, as well as 11 other shows in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Tennessee, Nevada, Florida and Georgia through the end of October.

Montgomery Gentry released its debut album Tattoos & Scars in 1999. A string of hits followed including “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” The act has been awarded platinum certification on three of their albums and gold certification on three others.

In 2009 the duo became members of the Grand Ole Opry, which was Gentry’s proudest professional achievement.

A loving father and devoted husband, Gentry is survived by his wife, Angie Gentry, as well as his daughters, Taylor and Kaylee. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Patricia Gentry, and his brother, Keith Gentry.

As a philanthropist, Gentry supported numerous charitable organizations including Make-A-Wish Foundation and T.J. Martell Foundation, as well as military-related charities such as the USO. He was an active supporter of breast cancer awareness and research. Montgomery Gentry was presented with the Academy of Country Music’s Humanitarian Award in 2009.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks supporters to donate to T.J. Martell Foundation or the American Red Cross for hurricane relief.

Around the Valley

The Wood River Sustainability Center is hosting The Hailey Chamber Of Commerce's Wake Up Hailey for September event this morning from 9 'til 10. There will be pastries and coffee served as guests network with business owners in the valley. Don’t forget your business card for a chance to win a great raffle prize. Wood River Sustainability is located at 308 S. River St. See you there!

 

The 2017 Fall Southern Idaho Career & Job Expo is this Wednesday at Canyon Crest from 10a 'til 1p.  This is your chance to network with potential employers, apply for open job positions, and even interview with some employers on-site!  The event is free and open to the public.

 

Wednesday afternoon, drop by the Community Christian Church on Grandview Drive in Twin for a Salad Sensations Fundraiser benefiting The Jubilee House.  The event features food, fellowship and a silent auction and runs from 4:30 'til 6:30.  Tickets are ten bucks at the door.

 

The 8th Annual Lost N Lava Cowboy Gathering is this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds and Community Center in Shoshone.  The event features cowboy western music and poetry.  Entertainers include Dave Stamey, Kristyn Harris, Brigid & Johnny Reedy, Prairie Wind, Poppa Mac, The Panhandle Cowboys, David Anderson and Thatch Elmer.  The event kicks off thursday Night with a potluck dinner and dance.  The mountain men will have their camp setup for you to enjoy. Vendors will have merchandise to sell Friday and Saturday as well.  General admission tickets for the Friday and Saturday night concerts are are $20.00, or buy a ticket for both nights for $35.  Get all the info at http://www.lostnlavagathering.com.

 

Catch local singer and songwriter Brianne Lynn performing at Mountain View Barn this Friday night from 6 'til 9.  Admission is free.

 

Superhero Saturday is THIS Saturday at Success Martial Arts in Twin Falls.  Parents, come take great photos of your kids with superheroes and theatrical backdrops! This is your chance for free live photo opportunities with superheroes like Spiderman, Batman, Kung Fu Panda’s Tigress, and more!  The event is free to attend.  Donations will be accepted benefiting the Special Olympics "Tators" of Twin Falls.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Home Again, It, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Annabelle: Creation, Wind River, Spiderman: Homecoming & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): It, All Saints, Leap!, Wind River &  Annabelle: Creation

BURLEY THEATER:  Wonder Woman

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Wind River, The Hitman’s Bodyguard & The Glass Castle

HOLLYWOOD

North Dakota Represent!  An Ivy League graduate headed to law school, with eyes on becoming her state’s first female governor, Miss North Dakota, 23 year old Cara Mund was crowned Miss America over the weekend.  Her win lands her a $50,000 scholarship and an annual six-figure salary during her reign.  Mund is the first to bring home the honor for North Dakota in the pageant's 95-year history.

 

A public memorial ceremony will be held Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry for Troy Gentry, a member of the popular country music duo Montgomery Gentry, who died in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday.  Fifty-year-old Gentry was from Lexington, Kentucky, and is survived by his wife, Angie Gentry, and daughters Taylor and Kaylee, according to the Opry website. The service will be streamed online as well.  Gentry and Eddie Montgomery became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2009.  A private interment will follow the service. Gentry's family has asked for donations to the T.J. Martell Foundation or the American Red Cross.

 

Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys over the weekend, but the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, its staffers and its 54 six-toed cats were unharmed by the storm.  Jacque Sands, the general manager of the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum told the newspaper that the house was not severely damaged by the cyclone, and that the museum's 10 staffers and the dozens of polydactyl felines that populate the property are safe and accounted for.  The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum was named a national historic landmark in 1968. The author lived in the house for eight years in the 1930s.

Bottom of Form

 

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. High around 85F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 57F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. A chance of a mountain shower.  High 88F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Scattered Showers
HIGH: 85 (Mountains: 75)

THURSDAY: Showers and maybe a thunderstorm
HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 62)

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 65 (Mountains: 56)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 67 (Mountains: 58)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 67)

Top of Form

September 11th: On this day

1899
Born on this day, was Jimmie Davis, singer, songwriter, who served two nonconsecutive terms as the 47th Governor of Louisiana (1944–1948 and 1960–1964). Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Davis died on November 5, 2000.

1962
Born on this day, was Blake Chancey American record producer and music business executive, (the son of record producer and label executive Ron Chancey, who signed George Strait and Jimmy Buffett, and produced the Oak Ridge Boys). Chancey worked with and developed Dixie Chicks, Ricochet, Montgomery Gentry, as well as overseeing the A&R of many other artists on the roster. He went on to produce Waylon Jennings, Billy Ray Cyrus, Little Big Town and Mary Chapin Carpenter and many other Sony artists.

1981
Born on this day in Augusta, Georgia, was Charles Kelley, country music singer-songwriter with Lady Antebellum, who scored the 2009 US #1 Country hit “I Run To You.” The group won five awards at the 2011 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now." Lady Antebellum was also awarded the Best Country Album award at the 54th Grammy Awards.

1984
Barbara Mandrell was seriously injured in a car accident. She suffered multiple injuries and severe concussion that caused temporary memory loss, confusion, and speech difficulties. She took an 18-month sabbatical from performing to recover.

1993
Merle Haggard married Theresa Ann Lane, the couple have two They have two children, Jenessa and Ben. Haggard has been married five times.

2001
Filmmaker and music video director Carolyn Mayer Beug, was one of the passengers who died when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center. Also on the plane with her was her mother, Mary Alice Wahlstrom. Beug had directed several music videos for country singer Dwight Yoakam.

Rodney Crowell Tapped for ASCAP Founders Award

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell will be presented the ASCAP Founders Award during the performing rights organization’s 55th annual country music awards gala on Nov. 6 in Nashville.

The Founders Award is one of ASCAP’s highest honors and is presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators. Previous recipients include Ricky Skaggs, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Melissa Etheridge and Neil Young, among others.

“Rodney Crowell is one of the most treasured voices in American music,” ASCAP president Paul Williams said. “For decades, whether writing No. 1 country hits and collaborating with some of the world’s top artists or exploring his own musical soul in rich, literary detail, he has crafted a brilliant body of work marked by powerful intimacy, epic scope and profound insight into the human experience. He is a masterful storyteller and musician who continues to elevate the songwriters’ art, and we are honored to present him with the ASCAP Founders Award.”

Crowell, a multiple Grammy winner and a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has written or recorded 15 No. 1 songs. His latest album, Close Ties, was released in March.

The ASCAP Country Music Awards, an invitation-only event taking place at the Ryman Auditorium, will include live performances of some of the past year’s most performed songs by award-winning songwriters or the artists who recorded them.

Kenny Chesney’s St. John House is “Simply Gone” After Hurricane Irma, Creating “Love for Love City” Foundation to Help Island Residents

In an interview on HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade this morning (Sept. 8), Kenny Chesney talked about how parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands have been devastated by Hurricane Irma, including the island of St. John, where the artist owns a residence.

Though Kenny was not there to experience the hurricane in person, he told Robin Meade that friends in the area described the damage as “biblical in nature.”

When asked about his house on St. John, Kenny said, “It’s just simply gone.” But the country star didn’t seem very concerned with his own property.

“That place and the people mean so much more to me than my house. I’ve always felt that music was medicine and I’m gonna do everything that I possibly can to try to relieve some stress from people that I’ve really grown to love over the years, who have meant so much to my life. This place, these islands, have meant so much to me. They’ve shaped me as a human being. It’s given me creativity. It’s given me a different way to look at the world, a different window to see the world through. And when you look through that window right now, as you can tell, it’s just devastation. It’s really odd to see such a beautiful place look like a war zone.”

Although Hurricane Irma is still on the move, Kenny and his team have already begun creating a new relief foundation called “Love for Love City,” a reference to St. John’s nickname, “Love City.” The details are still being finalized, but in addition to accepting donations, Kenny said that there will be a “musical connection” to help raise money.

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun Scattered Showers. High 89F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 63F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy Scattered Showers. High around 85F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 80)

MONDAY: Sunny/Hazy
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 81)

TUESDAY: Sunny/Hazy
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 82)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 78)

THURSDAY: Shower chances increase
HIGH: 78 (Mountains:69)

 

Top of Form

September 8th: On this day

1897
Born on this day in Geiger, Alabama, was Jimmie Rodgers, singer, songwriter, who was among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music." Rodgers sold over 12 million records and was the first person to be elected into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Rodgers died on 26th May 1933.

1927
Born on this day, in Detroit, Michigan, was Harlan Howard, American songwriter. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote songs, recorded by a variety of different artists including “Fall to Pieces", co-written with Hank Cochran and recorded by Patsy Cline. Howard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997. He died on March 3, 2002.

1932
Born on this day in Winchester, Virginia, was Patsy Cline, country music singer. Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht's and Alan Block's "Walkin' After Midnight", Hank Cochran's and Harlan Howard's "I Fall to Pieces", Hank Cochran's "She's Got You", Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams". She died aged 30 on 5 March 1963 at the height of her career in a private plane crash. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1952
Born on this day in Niagara Falls, New York, was Gary Baker, country music singer and songwriter who was once a member of The Shooters. He has written songs for John Michael Montgomery, Alabama and others. His song "I swear", recorded by both All 4-One and John Michael Montgomery has sold more than 20 million copies internationally, and won the 1995 Grammy for "Best Country Song."

1996
In a rare double bill, Johnny Cash and George Jones performed at the Oakdale Music Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut.

Bottom of Form

Top of FormSeptember 9th: On this day

1947
Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Freddy Weller, country music artist. His biggest solo hit as an artist was "Games People Play," which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1969; "Promised Land" and "Indian Lake," both 1971, peaked at #3.

1951
Born on this day Lodi, Wisconsin, was Tom Wopat, actor and singer. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He scored a handful of hits on the country charts including the 1988 "A Little Bit Closer."

1954
Elvis Presley played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.

1975
Born on this day in Alexandria, Indiana was American country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek. From 2008 to 2016, the duo Joey + Rory comprised of Joey and her husband, Rory Lee Feek. She died from cancer on March 4, 2016.

1991
Born on this day in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, was Hunter Hayes, American country music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His self-titled debut album released in 2011 included the Top 20 country single "Storm Warning" and the #1 singles "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak".

2005
To aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood were among the artists participating in Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, which aired live on cable and broadcast television stations in the United States and worldwide.

2007
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival, took place at Randall's Island, New York City, New York. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Tim Reynolds, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops, Montgomery Gentry, Jimmy Sturr, Danielle Evin, Jesse Lenat, Pauline Reese, Paula Nelson, Titty Bingo, and 40 Points.Top of Form

September 10th: On this day

1937
Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Tommy Overstreet, Often known simply as "T.O." His highest charting hit was 1972's "Ann (Don't Go Runnin')," which went to #2. He died on Nov 2 2015.

1970
Lynn Anderson recorded "Rose Garden" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. Anderson's version of "Rose Garden" remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time. The track topped the US Billboard country chart for five weeks, reached No.3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and was a major hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway and the UK.

1986
Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Ashley Monroe, singer-songwriter who became a member of Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley.

1987
Randy Travis was back at #1 on the country chart with Always & Forever, his second album. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

1991
Garth Brooks released his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind, which became his first album to debut at #1 the Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart. There it enjoyed four runs at #1 spending a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

1991
Brooks & Dunn were at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Brand New Man" the duo’s debut single. It was also the first single from their album, Brand New Man, and their first #1 single on the country charts.

1992
MCA records released George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," with a star studded line up of vocal guests: Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis.

2005
To aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, ReAct Now: Music & Relief was held where various Country performers appeared at the 4-hour concert — which aired live on CMT. Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Paul McCartney, Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and Emmylou Harris all appeared.

Bottom of Form

AROUND THE VALLEY

Brought to you by D. L. Evans Bank, local Idaho-based community bank since 1904. Serving our communities  then, now and tomorrow.

Tonight, it's the Hot 100 FM End Of Summer Bash at Canyon Crest.  Advance tickets are on sale now for eight bucks at hot100now.com.  This is a party for 21 and up.  We'll have dancing all night, drink specials, and TONS of prizes as we blow out the prize closet for the season PLUS anyone in attendance will score an automatic last-minute qualification into the Snap, Crackle, Pop contest which is your chance to win a thousand dollar grocery gift card and maybe even a 2015 Chevy Spark from Premier Auto Group!

 

The Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park kicks off today.  It's your chance to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.  The show runs 10 'til 8 Friday and Saturday, and 10 'til 5 on Sunday.  Admission is free.

 

Tomorrow, join Terry broadcasting live at Con Paulos Chevrolet in Jerome for the annual Kid’s Safety Day event.  The event runs from 10a ‘til 2p and features car seat checks from Safe Kids Magic Valley, first aid & personal safety information, fire truck & ambulance tours from the Jerome Police, Fire and Sherriff’s Departments, a bicycle rodeo and safety on wheels, a visit from Smokey Bear, a bounce house from The Boys & Girls Club, trips to the money machine from Idaho Central Credit Union, drawings for free bikes, car seats, bike helmets, and two pound blocks of Glanbia cheese and free food from Falls Brand, Pepsi, Chobani, Clif Bar and Schwan’s!  The event is free to attend as well

 

Also tomorrow, it's the Hot 100 FM Snap, Crackle, Pop grand prize giveaway at Premier Auto Group.  Qualifiers need to be present NO LATER THAN 1:30p.  Bring your photo I.D. and watch for a text later this week with all of the details.  Qualifiers MUST be present to win.

 

The Bring the Beat Back 5K Fun Run kicks off tomorrow morning at 8am in the Old Hospital Parking Lot in Twin.  This fun run was designed to bring awareness to our community about the importance of being educated in life-saving procedures such as CPR and First Aid. All proceeds go to assist local fitness centers in Twin Falls in acquiring AEDs for their locations as well as training staff and patrons in order to be prepared and save more lives in our community!  This is a non-profit event organized by Katlin Porter, a Senior at Filer High School for her senior project.  FOr more info, visit bringthebeatback5k.com.

 

The 2017 MS Walk is tomorrow as well.  Registration & Pre-Event Festivities begin at 9 A.M. at the Twin Falls Visitors Center, with the actual walk starting at 10am.  For more info, visit nationalmssociety.org.  LINK:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/UTUWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29113

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  Home Again, It, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Annabelle: Creation, Wind River, Spiderman: Homecoming & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): It, All Saints, Leap!, Wind River &  Annabelle: Creation

BURLEY THEATER:  Wonder Woman

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Wind River, The Hitman’s Bodyguard & The Glass Castle

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bad news for Netflix subscribers waiting out on new Star Wars & Marvel Comics movies for the flicks to show up on the streaming service.  Disney chief Bob Iger says it ain't happenin'.  He said the “Star Wars” and Marvel franchises would be on Disney’s own streaming service slated for late-2019 debut. Previously, Disney had left the door open to the possibility that streaming rights to those movies would be licensed to Netflix or another third party.  So will Disney's pull-out cost Netflix a whole lot in subscriptions when the giant launches it's own streaming service in a couple of years?  Probably not.

 

Hulu and Spotify announced a partnership yesterday that will see the two companies working together to market entertainment bundles offering both services which will be jointly sold through a single subscription plan. Initially, this bundle will be targeted towards U.S. college students and will cost just $4.99 per month – the same as Spotify’s existing student plan. The bundle includes access to Spotify Premium, the company’s on-demand music service, and Hulu’s “Limited Commercials” plan.  The companies say they’ll offer other bundles in the future to target the broader market, but didn’t announce details at this time regarding those plans.

 

Civil rights groups have announced plans to protest Kid Rock's shows next week in Detroit.  He's been booked as the opening act for a new sports arena that will house the NHL's Detroit Red Wings and the NBA's Detroit Pistons. The groups have slammed the musician because of his embrace of the Confederate flag and his expletive-laced criticism of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  In response to a question about why the company who manages the new arena selected Kid Rock as the venue's opening performer, Ilitch Holdings President and CEO Christopher Ilitch said "While I can't control what any artist does or says, I can guide our businesses to continue bringing life-changing opportunities to people in our community.  I will always demand that our companies strive to do right by Detroit, our community and its people."  Kid ROck has six concerts scheduled at the 20,000-seat arena, starting Tuesday.

Bottom of Form

 

Today  Abundant sunshine. Visibility reduced by smoke. High near 95F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight  Smokey and chane of storms. Low 62F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow  Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 95F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, not as hot
HIGH: 86 (Mountains: 81)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny & smoky haze
HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 81)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny & smoky haze
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 82)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny & smoky haze
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 83)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny & smoky haze
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 81)

Top of Form

September 7th: On this day

1949
"Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys was at #1 on the US singles chart. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest and was recorded by Emmet Miller in 1928 and later by country music singer Rex Griffin.

1961
George Jones scored his second Country #1 single with “Tender Years.” The famous French singer Johnny Hallyday recorded the original song during a Nashville session and afterward he recorded a French version Tes Tendres Années.

1977
Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The song was written by Richard Leigh and first appeared on Gayle's 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. The song became Gayle's first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century.

1985
Rosanne Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me, a song she wrote with her then-husband Rodney Crowell. Her fourth Country #1 later won a Grammy Award.

2003
The Farm Aid 03, benefit concert took place at the Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Emmylou Harris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Los Lonely Boys, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Titty Bingo, Trick Pony, Billy Bob Thornton and Daniel Lanois.

 

Jo Dee Messina Diagnosed With Cancer & Will Begin Treatment This Fall

Jo Dee Messina has been diagnosed with cancer and has cancelled all tour dates after Oct. 7. Jo Dee will begin treatment this fall.

The news was shared via a post by “Team JDM” on Jo Dee’s website. Included in the post was a lyric video for Jo Dee’s new song, “Here,” which she penned and recorded after learning of her diagnosis.

Around the Valley

The Art Show continues today at Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry, this month featuring the photography of  Shari Hart of Wind and Sage Photography.  The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 'til 9, and Sunday from 10:30 'til 8 for the entire month of September.  Admission to the gallery is free.  Crossings Winery is formerly Carmela Winery, and is on West Madison Avenue in Glenns Ferry.

 

Friday Night, it's the Hot 100 FM End Of Summer Bash at Canyon Crest.  Advance tickets are on sale now for eight bucks at hot100now.com.  This is a party for 21 and up.  We'll have dancing all night, drink specials, and TONS of prizes as we blow out the prize closet for the season PLUS anyone in attendance will score an automatic last-minute qualification into the Snap, Crackle, Pop contest which is your chance to win a thousand dollar grocery gift card and maybe even a 2015 Chevy Spark from Premier Auto Group!

 

This Friday kicks off Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park.  It's your chance to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.  The show runs 10 'til 8 Friday and Saturday, and 10 'til 5 on Sunday.  Admission is free.

 

Saturday, it's the Hot 100 FM Snap, Crackle, Pop grand prize giveaway at Premier Auto Group.  Qualifiers need to be present NO LATER THAN 1:30p.  Bring your photo I.D. and watch for a text later this week with all of the details.  Qualifiers MUST be present to win.

 

The Bring the Beat Back 5K Fun Run is this Saturday and kicks off at 8am in the Old Hospital Parking Lot in Twin.  This fun run was designed to bring awareness to our community about the importance of being educated in life-saving procedures such as CPR and First Aid. All proceeds go to assist local fitness centers in Twin Falls in acquiring AEDs for their locations as well as training staff and patrons in order to be prepared and save more lives in our community!  This is a non-profit event organized by Katlin Porter, a Senior at Filer High School for her senior project.  FOr more info, visit bringthebeatback5k.com.

 

The 2017 MS Walk is this Saturday as well.  Registration & Pre-Event Festivities begin at 9 A.M. at the Twin Falls Visitors Center, with the actual walk starting at 10am.  For more info, visit nationalmssociety.org.  LINK:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/UTUWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29113

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 & Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Wind River, Leap!, The Hitman’s Bodyguard,  Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Blood Road, Girls Trip, Wind River, Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Glass Castle, Leap!

HOLLYWOOD

 

Here's one of those Hollywood couples that make you go, "Really?"  Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx!  It's been rumored for years that they were a thing, but now, Daily Mail has PROOF -  Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have been photographed, not just together, but holding hands and walking on a beach.  And if you go WAY back, it seems as though they MET through Katie's ex, Tom Cruise.  When Foxx won his Best Actor Oscar for Ray in 2005, he had also been nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a cabdriver who's forced to chauffeur Cruise's hit man around L.A. in the 2004 thriller Collateral. It was at that time that Foxx and Cruise became friends - or at least colleagues.  Then, in April 2005, Cruise met Holmes and within weeks they were spotted together in Italy. He declared his love for his new girlfriend on Oprah Winfrey's couch in May and by the time their respective films War of the Worlds and Batman Begins came out within a week of each other in June, they were engaged.  That ended in divorce, yada yada yada, there's rumors of the two keeping the relationship a secret over a contract Holmes had with the Church Of Scientology - who knows... but might they finally be able to love each other out loud now, four years after rumors of the two falling for each other first started to hit the tabloids?

 

North and Saint West are getting a little sibling!  The surrogate who Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian West hired to carry their third child is pregnant.  Kardashian West, 36, and West, 40, were married in May 2014. Son Saint is 21 months old, while daughter North turned 4 in June.

 

And speaking of the Kardashian Clan, The Los Angeles County Fire Department has confirmed that they responded to a call at Scott Disick's home last month.  A spokesperson for the department says on August 18th, they arrived to Disick's residence after a call came in for a possible 5150 psychiatric hold on a male at the house. The responders, who noted that the man was non-violent when they arrived at the residence, then transported him to a local hospital.  News of the fire department being called out to the 34-year-old reality star's house comes nearly two years after Disick spent a month in a drug and alcohol rehab center.  No word yet from Scott's people.

 

And quick props to Dave Matthews Band, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake, The Roots, Chris Stapleton, Brittany Howard and Cage The Elephant.  Those artists as well as others yet to be announced are performing a FREE benefit concert in Charlottesville.  While tickets to the event are free,  if financially able, you're encouraged to give a donation in exchange for your ticket. The money raised will go to the Charlottesville victims, their families, first responders, and organizations devoted to the promotion of healing, unity and justice locally and nationwide.  The concert is set for Sunday, September 24th.

Bottom of Form

 

Today:  Hazy WINDS: NE 5-10 MPH HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  Hazy and Warm WINDS: SE 5-10 MPH LOW: 60 (Mountains: 53)

Tomorrow Visibility reduced by smoke. High 98F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Hazy
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 85)

FRIDAY: Small Chance of showers
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 82)

SATURDAY: Small chance of showers
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 80)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 80)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 81)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 82)

Top of Form

September 6th: On this day

1942
Born on this day in Checotah, Oklahoma, was Mel McDaniel, country music artist. His chart-making years were mainly the 1980s with his hits from that era including "Louisiana Saturday Night", "Big Ole Brew", "Stand Up", and the #1 "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On". He died on March 31, 2011.

1943
Whilst hanging out backstage at the Montgomery Municipal Auditorium, Hank Williams offered to go out on stage to retrieve Hardrock Gunter's guitar who had just finished his set. Hank walked onto the stage and picked it up, and played a few songs, bringing the house down!

1952
Born on this day in Fairborn, Ohio, was Buddy Miller, country singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer, who has toured as lead guitarist for Emmylou Harris's Steve Earle, Linda Ronstadt, Patty Griffin and Gillian Welch.

1963
Born on this day in Beaumont, Texas, was Mark Chesnutt, country music singer who scored the 1991 US Country #1 single with his version of “Brother Jukebox”, (which Don Everley had recorded in 1977).

1969
Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Charley Pride and Ian & Sylvia. Charlie performed a medley; Tribute to Hank Williams with Johnny Cash.

1975
Glen Campbell started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy', his first #1 after 13 Top 40 hits. It made #4 in the UK. Written by Larry Weiss, Campbell first heard the song on the radio and, during a tour of Australia decided to learn the song. Soon after his return to the United States, Campbell went to Al Coury's office at Capitol Records, where he was approached about "a great new song" — "Rhinestone Cowboy."

1984
Ernest Tubb died. Nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, American singer and songwriter Tubb was one of the early pioneers of country music. His biggest hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" from 1941, marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.

2013
Abraham Spear was sentenced to 17 years in jail for arranging to have sex with two young girls. The banjo player from Nashville had logged onto a website and began communicating with someone he thought was the mother of two young girls. He asked the woman to send photos of the girls and in exchange, he sent back a photo of himself in his underwear, and allegedly offered to be the girls' "teacher." What he didn't know was that the girls' "mother" was actually an FBI agent.

Blake Shelton Reveals Title and Artwork of New Single, “I’ll Name the Dogs”

Tuesday, it was announced that Blake Shelton would be a part of two big events in September.

The first event is a celebration of the grand opening of his new Ole Red venue in Tishomingo, Okla., featuring Ronnie Milsap, RaeLynn and more on Sept. 30.

The second event included Blake as one of the many musicians, actors and other public figures—including George Strait and Oprah Winfrey—that would be participating in the Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon, a multi-network telethon to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 12.

George Strait, Blake Shelton & More to Appear on Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon on Sept. 12

ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will team up for a multi-network telethon to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey on Sept. 12.

The telethon—Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief—will feature appearances from Blake Shelton, George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and more.

The hour-long telethon will be staged live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Times Square in New York and the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET., as well as streamed internationally via Facebook and Twitter.

George Strait will conclude the telethon by performing live from his Hurricane Harvey benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio. Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will join George onstage for the concert benefiting the Rebuild Texas Fund.

Around the valley

The Art Show continues today at Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry, this month featuring the photography of  Shari Hart of Wind and Sage Photography.  The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 'til 9, and Sunday from 10:30 'til 8 for the entire month of September.  Admission to the gallery is free.  Crossings Winery is formerly Carmela Winery, and is on West Madison Avenue in Glenns Ferry.

 

Friday Night, it's the Hot 100 FM End Of Summer Bash at Canyon Crest.  Advance tickets are on sale now for eight bucks at hot100now.com.  This is a party for 21 and up.  We'll have dancing all night, drink specials, and TONS of prizes as we blow out the prize closet for the season PLUS anyone in attendance will score an automatic last-minute qualification into the Snap, Crackle, Pop contest which is your chance to win a thousand dollar grocery gift card and maybe even a 2015 Chevy Spark from Premier Auto Group!

 

This Friday kicks off Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park.  It's your chance to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.  The show runs 10 'til 8 Friday and Saturday, and 10 'til 5 on Sunday.  Admission is free.

 

Saturday, it's the Hot 100 FM Snap, Crackle, Pop grand prize giveaway at Premier Auto Group.  Qualifiers need to be present NO LATER THAN 1:30p.  Bring your photo I.D. and watch for a text later this week with all of the details.  Qualifiers MUST be present to win.

 

The Bring the Beat Back 5K Fun Run is this Saturday and kicks off at 8am in the Old Hospital Parking Lot in Twin.  This fun run was designed to bring awareness to our community about the importance of being educated in life-saving procedures such as CPR and First Aid. All proceeds go to assist local fitness centers in Twin Falls in acquiring AEDs for their locations as well as training staff and patrons in order to be prepared and save more lives in our community!  This is a non-profit event organized by Katlin Porter, a Senior at Filer High School for her senior project.  FOr more info, visit bringthebeatback5k.com.

 

The 2017 MS Walk is this Saturday as well.  Registration & Pre-Event Festivities begin at 9 A.M. at the Twin Falls Visitors Center, with the actual walk starting at 10am.  For more info, visit nationalmssociety.org.  LINK:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/UTUWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29113

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 & Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Wind River, Leap!, The Hitman’s Bodyguard,  Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Blood Road, Girls Trip, Wind River, Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Glass Castle, Leap!

HOLLYWOOD

 

“Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief” is set to air live next Tuesday night across ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and cable network CMT in a roadblock fashion - and will feature stars from every facet of Hollywood, including Beyonce, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Barbara Streisand, Resse Witherspoon, Oprah and more.  Country superstar George Strait will appear on the telecast in concert from the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, Texas. The telecast will originate from the Universal Studios lot, Times Square and Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.  Proceeds from the event will be distributed to a range of charities aiding recovery efforts in Houston, which was ravaged last week by the storm and widespread flooding left in Harvey’s wake. The organizations include the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.  Appearances from Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, and Blake Shelton are also planned for next Tuesday's telecast.  The cost of Hurricane Harvey clean-up and repair is said to be the second most expensive natural disaster in history, second only to Hurricane Katrina that struck New Orleans over a decade ago.

 

A French court convicted six people of complicity and breach of privacy yesterday over long lens photographs taken of Princess Kate sunbathing while on vacation with Prince William in 2012.  France's Closer Magazine was fined just under $120,000 by a Paris court yesterday after it ruled the magazine had breached William and Kate's privacy.  A second publication, La Provence newspaper, was fined a little more than $3,500 for publishing images of Kate in her bathing suit.  Each photographer and magazine exec tied to the photos have been convicted of criminal charges as well, and each were also ordered to pay a fine.  In all, the photos will cost the parties involved around a million bucks. 

 

Taylor Swift is gearing up for a huge performance at this year's College Football National Championship in Atlanta this January.  A source says she'll headline a concert in Centennial Olympic Park during halftime of the game, and that it will be a free concert.  ESPN has her booked for the event and has a massive deal to release new music from her upcoming album Reputation through its college football coverage this season.  No plans for Taylor to play the Superbowl Halftime show.  It's not that they don't WANT her there - it's that she has that tiny little multi-million dollar deal with Diet Coke, and since the Superbowl is sponsored by Pepsi, Taylor has found it best to follow the money.

Bottom of Form

 

Tuesday September 5, 2017

Crews spent about two hours moving a semi-truck that became stuck at a tight curve on Canyon Springs Road going into the Snake River Canyon.  The call for help came in just before 6 pm Sunday.  The driver thought he was on Highway 93.

Authorities say a small aircraft crashed in the mountains of central Idaho, killing a Boise man and injuring the pilot. David Henderson died and Andrew D. Akin of Griffin, Georgia, was injured when their aircraft went down Saturday near the Sulphur Creek Ranch airstrip. 

Prosecutors in the trial of a former Blaine County sheriff's deputy accused of stealing from a police program have finished calling witnesses. Idaho State Police Detective Jarod Sweesy testified for hours last week about his seizure of items bought by Chad Schiermeier with misspent funds.

High temperatures and low humidity continue to make fighting wildfires in Idaho a challenge, especially with a wildfire-fighting force that's already stretched to the limit. Fire officials say those factors along with shifting winds could cause problems for a 35-square-mile wildfire in central Idaho.

Crews recovered the remains of a Burley man Yesterday afternoon who was swept away while fishing a few days ago.  Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr said the man's body was recovered within a mile of where he went missing on Friday.  The man’s identity should be announced later today. 

An Idaho company that has been producing bobbleheads of Boise State University players and coaches for about a decade says there will be no bobbleheads this year.  Jackson Food Stores is ending the run for now after releasing 40 Boise State bobbleheads saying they have become less desirable but declined to discuss sales numbers.

Officials with the Canyon County Public Defender's office say they are considering a possible agreement with a nearby county to handle their legal defenses in death penalty cases because they don’t have anyone certified to be a lead attorney in a death penalty trial.  This means Ada County could take over Canyon County's death penalty cases if the defendant requires a public defender.

Gas prices are going up.  Currently, the average price in Idaho is $2.77, a 20 cent jump over the past month and more than 10 cents above the national average of $2.63.

Today:  Clear Sunny WINDS: NE 5-10 MPH HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 61F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High 97F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 86)

FRIDAY: Small Chance of showers
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 80)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 80)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 81)

 

September 5th: On this day

1939
Born on this day in Akron, Ohio, was David Allan Coe songwriter, outlaw country music singer and guitarist. His best-known compositions are the #1 successes "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)," which was covered by Tanya Tucker; and "Take This Job and Shove It," which was later covered by Johnny Paycheck.

1950
Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1969
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album, which spent 20 weeks at the top of the chart, was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

1970
Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me and Bobby McGee”. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous #1 single in US chart history after the 1968 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" by Otis Redding.

1978
Dolly Parton was at #1 on the US country music album chart with Heartbreaker, her 20th solo studio album. The title song, a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the US country charts, and became Parton's third top-forty pop hit.

2012
American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer Joe South died aged 72. Best known for his songwriting, South won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970 for "Games People Play" and South's most-commercially-successful composition was Lynn Anderson's 1971 country/pop monster hit, "Rose Garden", which was a hit in 16 countries worldwide.

CMA Awards: Miranda Lambert Tops List of Nominees

As a contender in five categories, Miranda Lambert leads the list of nominees at the 51st annual CMA Awards. Keith Urban and Little Big Town follow close behind with four nominations each.

Lauren Alaina, Dustin Lynch and reigning CMA vocal duo of the year Brothers Osborne announced the nominations Monday (Sept. 4) in New York City on ABC’s Good Morning America.

The awards show will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 8 on ABC.

Here’s a list of the nominees in all musical categories.

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
Brothers Osborne

New Artist
Luke Combs
Old Dominion
Jon Pardi
Brett Young
Lauren Alaina

Single of the Year
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Dirt on My Boots,” Jon Pardi
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
The Breaker, Little Big Town
From a Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton
Heart Break, Lady Antebellum
The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
The Weight of These Wings, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriters)
“Better Man,” Taylor Swift
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen
“Body Like a Back Road,” Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
“Dirt on My Boots,” Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley
“Tin Man,” Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

Music Video
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett (featuring. Maren Morris)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne

Musical Event
“Craving You,” Thomas Rhett (featuring Maren Morris)
“Funny How Time Slips Away,” Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
“Kill a Word,” Eric Church (featuring Rhiannon Giddens)
“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney (with P!nk)
“Speak to a Girl,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Musician
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)
Derek Wells (Guitar)

Around the Valley

The Art Show kicks off today at Crossings Winery in Glenns Ferry, this month featuring the photography of  Shari Hart of Wind and Sage Photography.  The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 'til 9, and Sunday from 10:30 'til 8 for the entire month of September.  Admission to the gallery is free.  Crossings Winery is formerly Carmela Winery, and is on West Madison Avenue in Glenns Ferry.

 

Friday Night, it's the Hot 100 FM End Of Summer Bash at Canyon Crest.  Advance tickets are on sale now for eight bucks at hot100now.com.  This is a party for 21 and up.  We'll have dancing all night, drink specials, and TONS of prizes as we blow out the prize closet for the season PLUS anyone in attendance will score an automatic last-minute qualification into the Snap, Crackle, Pop contest which is your chance to win a thousand dollar grocery gift card and maybe even a 2015 Chevy Spark from Premier Auto Group!

 

This Friday kicks off Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park.  It's your chance to meet more than 250 artists and purchase their works. During the three-day event, Boise Art Museum presents a variety of contemporary arts and crafts along with an exceptional array of live entertainment, wonderful food and hands-on activities for children.  The show runs 10 'til 8 Friday and Saturday, and 10 'til 5 on Sunday.  Admission is free.

 

Saturday, it's the Hot 100 FM Snap, Crackle, Pop grand prize giveaway at Premier Auto Group.  Qualifiers need to be present NO LATER THAN 1:30p.  Bring your photo I.D. and watch for a text later this week with all of the details.  Qualifiers MUST be present to win.

 

The Bring the Beat Back 5K Fun Run is this Saturday and kicks off at 8am in the Old Hospital Parking Lot in Twin.  This fun run was designed to bring awareness to our community about the importance of being educated in life-saving procedures such as CPR and First Aid. All proceeds go to assist local fitness centers in Twin Falls in acquiring AEDs for their locations as well as training staff and patrons in order to be prepared and save more lives in our community!  This is a non-profit event organized by Katlin Porter, a Senior at Filer High School for her senior project.  FOr more info, visit bringthebeatback5k.com.

 

The 2017 MS Walk is this Saturday as well.  Registration & Pre-Event Festivities begin at 9 A.M. at the Twin Falls Visitors Center, with the actual walk starting at 10am.  For more info, visit nationalmssociety.org.  LINK:  http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Walk/UTUWalkEvents?pg=entry&fr_id=29113

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  All Saints, Birth Of The Dragon, Leap! (Ballerina). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Logan Lucky, Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, The Dark Tower, Wind River, Dunkirk, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3, Cars 3 & Wonder Woman

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): Wind River, Leap!, The Hitman’s Bodyguard,  Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk, The Dark Tower

BURLEY THEATER:  Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The Hero, Home Again, It, Blood Road, Girls Trip, Wind River, Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Glass Castle, Leap!

HOLLYWOOD

Meghan Markle is in love with Prince Harry, and in a rare, very personal interview in the latest Vanity Fair, she confesses that they're a couple and they're in love.  She says  "I'm sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us."  Through it all, the pair has managed to avoid the paparazzi on most occasions even if the quest for more information continues to grow.

 

 

Speaking of the royal family, the BIG news over the weekend was that Prince William and wife Kate are expecting.  William said the baby was “very good news” amid the anxiety of Kate’s ongoing struggle with severe morning sickness.  Meeting dignitaries at a policing and mental health conference in Oxford, William said, “There’s not much sleep going on at the moment.”  He said the couple had been able to “start celebrating this week” after “it was a bit anxious to start with.”

 

 

The annual Burning Man Festival is taking place in the remote Arizona desert this week, and the festival that is all about art, community, and coming together to sustain by relying solely on the people surrounding you took a bizarre and unfortunate turn over the weekend.  In the midst of one of  the festivals' burning rituals, 41 year old Aaron Joel Mitchell broke through a safety perimiter Saturday Night and ran into a fire at the annual event.  He succumbed Sunday morning to injuries.  Burning rituals were cancelled for the rest of Saturday night, but had resumed by Sunday night.  The event begins every year on the last Monday of August, and concludes on the first Monday of September.