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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)

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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.

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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.

Friday, 09/01/17

Twin Falls Fire Chief Tim Soule remains on paid administrative leave as the city continues in their investigation.  While officials will not say why, they did say it’s not criminal in nature.   Soule was hired in October 2016.

Raul Labrador hopes to shake things up as the 1st district congressman prepares his run to be the state’s governor.  One thing is if Labrador wins, one of his first requests will be that every state agency head resigns and re-applies for their job. 

Federal officials are awarding Idaho about $2 million in grants for 10 projects intended to protect water quality.  The U.S. Environmental Protection announced the awards yesterday to the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.

Big changes are in the works at Stanley Lake and Redfish Lake.  This fall, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area will begin reconstruction of the Stanley Lake recreation complex, including relocation of the boat ramp and inlet campsites and restoration of the inlet wetlands. A new campground spur and campsites will be developed, the trailhead will be improved and a new trail will connect all facilities.

Security at Canyon County's tent jail has been improved in the areas where eight inmates were able to escape on six different occasions. The tent jail, called Pod 5, was built for inmates on work release, but overcrowding in the jail forced officials to relocate inmates outside.

A Boise Idaho jury has rejected a Boise man's claims of self-defense and convicted him of first-degree murder. The Ada County jury on Tuesday convicted 31-year-old Adam Bodenbach of killing 20-year-old Ryan Banks.

Idaho's Republican governor Butch Otter has praised former Democratic Governor Cecil D. Andrus, whose body is lying in state at the Idaho Capitol. Andres was Idaho's most recent Democratic governor in the heavily Republican state. Otter says the two were like a political odd couple when Otter served as lieutenant governor while Andrus was governor. Andrus also headed the U.S. Interior Department when Jimmy Carter was president.

Today:  Clear Sunny WINDS: NW 5-15 MPH HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 83)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 57F. (Mountains: 54) Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87) Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 90)

LABOR DAY: Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 88)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 88)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 86)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 85)

September 1st: On this day

1931
Born on this day in Sterrett, Texas, was American country music singer Boxcar Willie. "Boxcar Willie" was originally a character in a ballad he wrote, but he later adopted it as his own stage name. He died on April 12, 1999, interstate 35E and Farm to Market Road 664 in Red Oak, Texas was renamed Boxcar Willie Memorial Overpass.

1933
Born on this day in Friars Point, Mississippi, was Conway Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins). Twitty held the record for the most #1 singles of any act with 55 #1 Billboard country hits until George Strait broke the record in 2006. Twitty who scored his first #1 in 1958 with “It's Only Make Believe" died on June 5, 1993 in Springfield, Missouri, at Cox South Hospital two months before the release of what would be his final studio album, Final Touches.

1946
Born on this day in the Isle Of Man, England, was Barry Gibb, singer, songwritter and member of The Bee Gees. With his brothers he wrote "Islands in the Stream" which became a world-wide #1 hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in 1983. The Gibbs originally wrote the song for Marvin Gaye in an R&B style, only later to change it for the Kenny Rogers album Eyes That See In The Dark.

1964
Born on this day in Houston, Texas, was Charlie Robison, country music singer, songwriter. His biggest hits including "My Hometown" released in 2000. He married Emily Erwin of The Dixie Chicks in 1999. The couple divorced on August 6, 2008 after nine years of marriage.

1976
Born on this day in Martin County, Kentucky, was Angaleena Presley, country music singer-songwriter. She is a member of the female country trio Pistol Annies who released their debut album Hell on Heels in 2011.

1992
MCA released Hearts in Armor, the second studio album by Trisha Yearwood. Four of its tracks became hits in the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1992 and 1993: "Wrong Side of Memphis", "Walkaway Joe", "You Say You Will" and "Down on My Knees". The album was released immediately following Yearwood's divorce with her first husband, and is considered one of her greatest albums.

2011
Reba McEntire kicked off her 35-date North American All the Women I Am Tour at MacDonald Island Park, Fort McMurray, Canada. With this tour announcement, McEntire was named the biggest female box office draw in country music. She has sold over nine million tickets and earned over $270 million in ticket sales.

2016
American singer-songwriter Kacey Jones died after a long battle with cancer aged 66. She co-wrote the Mickey Gilley hit "I'm the One Mama Warned You About" (credited as Gayle Zeiler), and found success as a performer through the band Ethel & The Shameless Hussies. As a record producer she developed Pearls in the Snow – The Songs of Kinky Friedman. The album featured artists such as Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, and Lyle Lovett performing songs by Friedman.

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September 2nd: On this day

1912
Born on this day was Johnnie Lee Wills the younger brother of Bob Wills. He played banjo with Bob as a member of the Texas Playboys starting in 1934. In 1949 he saw his greatest success with songs such as "Rag Mop" and "Peter Cotton Tail".

1947
Born on this day in Valencia, California, was Jay Huguely, song writer, actor who enjoyed a run of popularity as a novelty recording artist in the 1970s, who as Cledus Maggard & the Citizen's Band had the 1975 US #1 Country hit with “The White Night.”

1959
Born on this day born in Miami, Florida, was Paul Deakin, drummer and founder member of The Mavericks who charted 14 singles on the Billboard country charts.

1972
Don Gibson was at #1 on the Country chart with "Woman (Sensuous Woman)." Gibson's final #1 on the country charts has also been covered by Ray Charles on his 1984 album Do I Ever Cross Your Mind, and later by Mark Chesnutt.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

2003
Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins penned song, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". The song spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart and won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year.

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September 3rd: On this day

1925
Born on this day in Waco, Texas, was Henry William Thompson, who became known as Hank Thompson. His career which spanned seven decades saw him sell over 60 million records worldwide. He was a leader in the music industry with accomplishments including the first music-based television show to be broadcast in color, the first artist to travel with sound and lighting systems and the first to record a live album. Thompson died from lung cancer, on November 6, 2007 aged eighty-two.

1933
Born on this day in Spalding, Nebraska, was Tompall Glaser, who recorded as a solo artist and with his brothers Chuck and Jim in the trio Tompall & the Glaser Brothers. He scored the 1975 solo hit with Shel Silverstein's "Put Another Log on the Fire", which peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles and appeared with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Jessi Colter on the album Wanted! The Outlaws. Glaser died August 13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee, aged 79, after a long illness.

1964
Jim Reeves had his first of six posthumous #1’s on the US country chart with his version of "I Guess I'm Crazy", which spent seven weeks at the top and a total of twenty-four weeks on the chart. The song was first recorded in 1955 by Tommy Collins.

1974
"Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" a song written by Kris Kristofferson, and recorded by Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country chart. Kristofferson recorded the song with Rita Coolidge for their final duet album, Natural Act, and later with Mark Knopfler for The Austin Sessions.

1986
Storms of Life the first album by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. It features the singles "On the Other Hand" (previously recorded by Keith Whitley on his 1985 album L.A. to Miami), "1982", "Diggin' up Bones", and "No Place Like Home".

1989
Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina was singer-songwriter and producer Jimmy Robbins. His songs have been covered by; Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Keith Urban, and Scotty McCreery.

1996
Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart.” The fourth single from McGraw's All I Want album was written by Chris Waters and Tom Shapiro.

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September 4th: On this day

1915
Born on this day, was Dick Thomas, American singing cowboy and actor. He was best known for his 1945 single "Sioux City Sue," a #1 country hit and #16 pop hit that year which later became a country music standard and was included in a Gene Autry movie. Thomas died on November 22, 2003.

1954
After a two-week courtship, George Jones married his second wife eighteen-year-old Shirley Ann Corley.

1963
Born on this day in Bakersfield, California, was Noel Haggard the son of country music legend Merle Haggard who released his debut album, One Lifetime, in 1997.

1972
The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. the debut studio album by Donna Fargo was at #1 on the Country chart. The album was produced by Fargo's husband and manager Stan Silver and the album's title track became Fargo's first major hit and a crossover Country pop hit.

1981
"(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" by Ronnie Milsap was at #1 on the Country charts, (the song's official title appears nowhere in the lyrics). It became one of Milsap's biggest country and pop hits during his recording career.

1991
Dottie West, country music singer and songwriter died in hospital on the operating table aged 58. West had been involved in a car crash a few days earlier when she was on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. Along with Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, West is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Her career started in the early 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965.

1999
Lonestar's hit, "Amazed," spent its eighth week at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first song to do so since Jack Greene's 1966 hit, "There Goes My Everything." In several other charts, including Radio & Records, "Amazed" reigns for nine weeks, which made it the longest-lasting #1 single since 1966's "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston.

2015
Canadian country singer Hal Willis died aged 82. His famous country single was "The Lumberjack," an international hit that sold over 1.5 million copies. In 1965, it peaked at #5 on the Billboard country charts in the USA. This success was such a phenomenon that he was nicknamed "Mr. Lumberjack."

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Why Dierks Bentley Is So Outdoorsy

The world’s smart phone addiction is a very real thing. But it’s probably easier to kick the habit if you have someone like Dierks Bentley in your corner.  He recommends that instead of looking down at your phone, look up at the stars.  “It’s just getting off the grid, getting away from technology and looking up at the stars at night. There’s nothing like it,” Bentley told People about his love for camping in the great outdoors.  Or just in his backyard in Nashville with his kids.

“They love to camp whether it’s just in the backyard or somewhere out in the national parks back home. My kids love S’mores — the main motivation to get them to go camping was to make S’mores,” he said of Jordan, 7, and Evalyn, 8, and Knox, 3.

And since he worries about spending too much time on a screen, for him and for his kids, Bentley goes old school and carries a flip phone so that he’s not tempted to check it as often. (It’s not like you can scroll through your Instagram feed, upload pictures to tweet, or Google the name of that song in your head when all you have is a flip phone, right?)

“I actually carry a flip phone as much as possible to remind myself that there’s more to look at than just my phone. We have a saying on the road as a band called ‘living life.’

“There were so many moments where we used to do nothing but sit on the bus, and there was no life being lived,” he said.

Wanda Jackson’s Autobiography Coming This Fall

Wanda Jackson, 79, will release her autobiography Every Night is Saturday Night: A Country Girl’s Journey to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Nov. 14.

The book will chronicle the Queen of Rockabilly and the first Lady of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s rise to prominence following her discovery by Country Music Hall of Famer Hank Thompson. Elvis Costello contributed the foreword, and the book will feature more than 80 photos from her personal collection.

Every Night is Saturday Night will also include passages on why she refused to return to the Grand Ole Opry after more than 50 years, the challenges of touring America with an integrated band during a racially intolerant era, her personal memories of her relationship with Elvis Presley and how she ultimately found the love of her life, her husband Wendell Goodman.

Jackson’s debut single “You Can’t Have My Love” became the Oklahoma native’s first Top 10 country hit when she was 16 years old and still in high school. After graduation, her first major tour was with rock pioneers Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Presley, the latter of whom encouraged Jackson to crossover from country to rock.

Jackson’s signature hits include “Let’s Have a Party,” “Right or Wrong” and “In the Middle of a Heartache.” Her forthcoming album is produced by Joan Jett. Her 31st studio album, Unfinished Business, was released in 2012, and the year prior, she released the Jack White-produced The Party Ain’t Over.

Jackson continues to tour today. Her next show is Oct. 20 in Toronto, Ontario. Her fall schedule will include several public appearances and signings to promote the release of Every Night is Saturday Night, including events at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Nov. 14 and at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on Dec. 2.

Charley Pride, Neal McCoy, Dwight Yoakam & More to Perform at “Grammy Salute to Legends” TV Special

The Recording Academy honored Charley Pride with one of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Awards during a ceremony and tribute concert on July 11 at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. PBS will air the show, Grammy Salute to Music Legends, on Oct. 13 at 9 p.m.

Other 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Jimmie Rogers, who is known as the “Father of Country Music,” as well as Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Nina Simone, Sly Stone and the Velvet Underground.

Dwight Yoakam saluted Jimmie Rodgers with a medley of songs, including “Hobo Bill’s Last Ride,” “Mule Skinner Blues” and “T For Texas,” while Neal McCoy paid tribute to Charley by singing “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone.”

Charley also performed his well-known hit, “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin.’”

The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates performers who have made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording. The recipients are determined by vote of the Recording Academy’s national board of trustees.

The full musical program is below (honorees in bold; performers in parentheses).

Thom Bell
“You Make Me Feel Brand New” (Russell Thompkins Jr.)
“Then Came You” (Dionne Warwick)

Ahmad Jamal
“But Not For Me” / “Ahmad’s Blues” / “Poinciana” (Stanley Cowell)

Nina Simone
“Mississippi Goddam” (Andra Day)

Jimmie Rodgers
“Hobo Bill’s Last Ride” / “Mule Skinner Blues” / “T For Texas” (Dwight Yoakam)

Ralph S. Peer
“Crazy Blues” (Catherine Russell)
“The Great Pretender” (Russell Thompkins Jr.)
“Georgia on My Mind” (Andra Day)

The Velvet Underground
“I’m Waiting For The Man” / “Sunday Morning” (John Cale Band with Maureen “Moe” Tucker)

Shirley Caesar
Medley: “You Name It” / “It’s Alright, It’s OK” / “You’re Next In Line for a Miracle” / “Satan, We’re Going “To Tear Your Kingdom Down” (Kirk Franklin with Le’Andria Johnson)
“Caught Up” / “Jesus, I Love Calling Your Name” (Shirley Caesar)

Mo Ostin
“A Few Words In Defense Of Our Country” / “I Think It’s Going To Rain Today” (Randy Newman)

Charley Pride
“Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone” (Neal McCoy)
“Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'” (Charley Pride)

Sly Stone
“I Want To Take You Higher” / “Everybody Is A Star” / “Sex Machine” / “Dance To The Music” (Charlie Wilson, Valerie Simpson, Vernon Reid)

Alan Jackson Steps Up to Help the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund

Alan Jackson has launched a five-day initiative to aid the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund. Beginning today (Aug. 31) and running through Sept. 4, Alan’s downtown Nashville honky-tonk and restaurant, AJ’s Good Time Bar, will donate $1 for every item sold to the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund administered through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

“I’ve toured a lot over the years in east Texas, played the Houston Rodeo 23 times and I hate to see what’s happening down there,” says Alan. “It’s tough to watch. I can’t imagine what my fans and all the people of Texas are goin’ through. I hope this allows folks in Nashville to feel like they can do a little something to help.”

The four-level building on Nashville’s Lower Broadway boasts more than 6,000-square-feet of good timin’ fun, including a honky-tonk on the first floor, a man cave on the second floor, a fishing-themed third level (the bar is a replica of AJ’s Hullbilly boat from his “5 O’clock Somewhere” video) and a rooftop bar. The venue also sports wall-to-wall memorabilia from throughout Alan’s career, televisions for watching the big games, stages for live performances and a karaoke bar.

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Thursday 08/31/17

One person has died in an accident on State Highway 51 in Owyhee County.  36-year old Armand Mason of Mountain Home was northbound when he crossed the center line and collided with a construction sweeper driven by James Cole of Declo.

An Ada County jury has decided Idaho State Police retaliated against a detective after he raised concerns about a fatal crash investigation years ago. The jury awarded Brandon Eller $1.5 million in damages and $30,500 in lost wages.

Search crews are looking for a Utah man that disappeared Tuesday from the Paradise Creek Treatment Center.  The center is an inpatient facility that treats sexual addiction.  59-year-old Eldon Buchanan was last seen at 2:57 p.m. on foot south of Malta.

The public has been invited to pay its respect to former secretary of the Interior and Idaho Gov. Cecil D. Andrus. The 85-year-old Andrus died last Thursday of complications from lung cancer. People can pass by Andrus' casket in the Idaho Statehouse until Thursday afternoon.

This week marks 25 years since the end of an Idaho standoff that left a 14-year-old boy, his mother and a federal agent dead, and sparked a growth in radical, right-wing groups across the U.S. The standoff at Ruby Ridge unfolded over 11 days in 1992 at a remote cabin near the Canadian border.

Wildlife advocates and a Montana Indian tribe are asking a U.S. court to restore protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park so that trophy hunting of the fearsome animals wouldn't be allowed. The Northern Cheyenne Tribe and several conservation groups filed lawsuits challenging the government's recent move to lift protections.

Authorities have identified an elderly couple found dead in their Nampa home with apparent gunshot wounds in what is being investigated as a murder-suicide.  Officials say 83-year-old Harry L. Price and his wife, 82-year-old Eunice K. Price, died from gunshot wounds.

People who want to snowmobile in Yellowstone next winter without a guide can enter a lottery starting this Friday.  The park requires all non-commercially guided snowmobile groups that enter the park to have a permit.

Today:  Partly Sunny with limited shower chances WINDS: NW 10-15 MPH HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 83). High 91F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clearing and comfortable WINDS: SW 5-10 MPH LOW: 56 (Mountains: 50)

Tomorrow:  Sunny. HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 83)Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 90)

LABOR DAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 86)

August 31st: On this day

1973
Jeanne Pruett was at #1 on the country album chart with Satin Sheets, the singer’s second studio album. The album contained Pruett's first major hit and signature song of the same name as the album. The single reached #1 on the Billboard Country Chart.

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.

1993
Garth Brooks released his fifth studio album In Pieces, which like his previous album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. It was also a huge hit outside the United States and in Great Britain was Brooks' highest placed album on the charts.

1999
Dixie Chicks released Fly, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts, selling over 10 million copies and making the Dixie Chicks the only country band and the only female band of any genre to hold the distinction of having two back-to-back RIAA certified diamond albums.

2008
Jerry Reed, country music singer, guitarist, songwriter, and actor died. His signature songs included "Guitar Man,", "A Thing Called Love," (both of which were covered by Elvis Presely), "When You're Hot, You're Hot" "Ko-Ko Joe", "East Bound and Down" (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)".

2010
Miranda Lambert received five nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association awards. Three were for the second single from her album Revolution, "White Liar,". Lambert later donated the original, handwritten copy of "White Liar" to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for public display behind a glass case.

Chris Young Joins Grand Ole Opry Oct. 17

When Chris Young, 32, woke up at 7 a.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 29), he had his entire work day mapped out in his head.

He knew his day would include a party to celebrate his No. 1 hit “Sober Saturday Night” with Vince Gill, followed by a performance at the Grand Ole Opry.

And then he had a plan to get home fast and get some shuteye so he could wake up fresh for a production shoot the following day to promote his sixth album Losing Sleep.

But Gill and the Opry had other plans in store for Young’s performance.

By the time Young hit the Opry stage to perform his first song of the night, “Getting You Home,” his GoFundMe campaign online had raised more than $300,000 to support Hurricane Harvey victims through the American Red Cross.

Then after singing “Lonely Eyes,” Gill walked onstage to surprise Young with two RIAA plaques recognizing his platinum-certified album Neon and single “Think of You,” as well as their gold hit “Sober Saturday Night.”

After giving Young a hard time about not getting paid for his session work on their hit collaboration, Gill casually invited Young to join the Grand Ole Opry.

“I’ll make you a deal,” Gill said. “I’ll forgive the session fees if you’ll be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.”

As someone who is not easily surprised, Young was visually floored by the invitation. Young bent over, pointed and smiled at Gill, and then he hugged the Country Music Hall of Famer so tightly, he lifted him off his feet.

 “Dang, you got me good,” Young said. “I love you guys. I love everybody here. I love this place.”

Young’s induction ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 17.

After his performance, Young met with media backstage and said becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry has always been his white whale. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee, native recalled being raised on the historic show as a child and added that he would often call WSM-AM/Nashville as a fan to speak with station personality Bill Cody.

He said it meant the world to him that his grandfather, Richard Yates, was there with his family to witness the invitation. Yates raised Young on classic country by Marty Robbins and Lefty Frizzell, and he wouldn’t be a country singer without his influence.

“That’s the only time I saw him cry tears, and he was trying to stop,” Young said of his grandfather. “Pretty incredible. This sounds really morbid, but when your grandfather looks at you and said, ‘I’m glad I was around to see it,’ that’s special.”

“I had no idea this was coming,” he told CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown. “It was a really incredible day. There is a lot of stuff going on — with the fundraising we’re doing for Harvey relief, the No. 1 with Vince, finding out that I have my first platinum record, getting that plaque, playing the Opry and then, yeah, Vince got me good today. Everybody got me good today.”

Young added that it is emotionally moving to see his followers contributing what they can to support Harvey victims.

“The thing is, people giving $1, that $1 may change somebody’s life,” Young said. “They might need that $1 for something that’s really going to help somebody that needs it. It’s all about genuine compassion and humanity from people worrying about other people. It’s pretty incredible to see.”

Young added he doesn’t know what has happened to his Texas home, which was in the direct path of the storm. But everything considered, he doesn’t care. He just wants to help those affected by the storm rebuild their lives in the quickest way possible. His goal is to raise $500,000 for the American Red Cross.

“I’m more worried about the people, about everybody else getting out, being safe, finding their loved ones and making sure they’re OK … A lot of the things that you see where people’s businesses are gone — not just their homes — their way to make money and their way of life may be completely changed in the short term and possibly the long term. There’s a lot about that that makes you want to do something to help.”

Around the valley…

The Twin Falls County Fair continues today in Filer with the fair buildings opening up at 10am and the carnival at 3p.  This year’s fair features the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo tonight, tomorrow and Saturday night, and Trace Adkins live in concert on Sunday.  For tickets and more fair information, visit tfcfair.com.  Gates open up this morning at 7 o’clock.

 

An informational meeting about the new partnership between Harmony Education and the Twin Falls School District will be held this morning from 10:30 'til noon in the Event Room at the  Twin Falls Public Library.  The meeting will explain how Harmony Education works to provide homeschoolers with access to curriculum and resources that they may not otherwise have - and you'll have a chance to ask any questions you might have if you're interested in homeschooling your kids.

 

All day Saturday, it’s Jammin’ In The Park at Hagerman City Park.  The event features live music, karaoke contests, kids activities, vendors and more.  The day gets underway with Coffee And Wheels from 7:30 ‘til 10.  Jammin’ In The Park is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.

 

The Pine/Featherville Arts & Crafts Show is this Saturday at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center in Pine - and features arts and crafts items, wine tasting, wood work, jewelry, and lunch!  Admission is free.  The show runs from 9a 'til 4p.

 

 

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, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Wind River, The Glass Castle, Leap! (Ballerina), Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, Dunkirk

HOLLYWOOD

 

One of them sleezy not-so-reliable Hollywood tabloids is reporting that Miranda Lambert is desperate to meet ith Blake Shelton after his reported split from Voice co-star Gwen Stefani.  It’s been more than two years since Blake and Miranda split and divorced, but she’s finally ready to sit down and hash things out - this according to a new report that doesn't identify the source.  This so-called "source" says “There’s still a lot of unfinished business between [Miranda] and Blake. She needs to look straight into Blake’s eyes, ask certain questions, and get answers.”  The source goes on to say that Miranda is very happy with her man, Anderson East, but feels a face-to-face with Blake is what she needs to fully be ready to commit to another relationship.

 

YouTube star Todrick Hall revealed in a new interview that he was sworn to secrecy after filming his stint as a backup dancer in Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" music video in May.  He said "It was the hardest secret ever to keep, but I know how I am as an artist and when I'm creating stuff, even if it's just on my YouTube channel, I don't want anyone to tell anything, I don't want anybody to post a Snapchat or a picture."  Since its premiere, "Look What You Made Me Do" has become YouTube's most-viewed music video in a 24-hour period with an astounding 43.2 million views.

 

Bots have ruined a good thing once again.  Tickets for Bruce Springsteen’s eight-week run of Broadway shows went on sale yesterday morning, and despite the efforts of Ticketmaster’s “Verified Fan” program, they were available almost immediately on secondary-market websites like StubHub and Vivid Seats for thousands of dollars.  Ten minutes after they went on sale, StubHub listed a pair of “Springsteen on Broadway” tickets at the 975-capacity Walter Kerr Theatre for $6,700.  Several dates on Vivid Seats are listing front row center orchestra by unknown sellers with prices ranging from $9,000 to as “low” as $6,000.  What I want to know is this - what ever happened to ticket scalping laws?  I can remember a time when if I stood outside the Fargodome and tried to resell my Pearl Jam tickets, it could lead to fines and jailtime.  When did that law of morality go out the window?

 

Wednesday 08/30/17

Authorities in Nampa say an elderly couple is dead after an apparent shooting. Someone called police just after 9 a.m. yesterday to report a shooting then hung up.  No suspects are being sought.  Investigators have yet to determine whether it's a murder-suicide.

A man and a woman were arrested over the weekend after, police say they stole shoes, clothes, jewelry and mascara from Shopko in Twin Falls and the man threatened to kill an employee who tried to stop them.  The two suspects were identified as 33 year old Nicholas Coxey and 36 year old Rebecca Dudley both of Twin Falls.

Blaine, Camas and Gooding counties are eligible for federal aid to help repair damage due to flooding this spring.  President Donald Trump approved the disaster declaration covering the three counties, plus Elmore and Custer counties.

Officials say a school bus with 45 children aboard has collided with a pickup truck in Boise yesterday afternoon, but none of the school children were seriously injured.  The driver of the pickup has been transported to a hospital in critical condition.

Officials say a Washington state man is in custody following the killing of a Washington state cabdriver in northern Idaho. 19-year-old Jacob Corban Coleman was taken into custody on Monday on suspicion of first-degree murder.

A northern Idaho lawmaker says he and his wife are lucky to be alive after escaping serious injury in a vehicle crash. Republican Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d'Alene said he and his wife were traveling on Highway 95 north of Moscow on Saturday when a hay bale flew off a nearby trailer.

Idaho officials have declined to seek a ban on a toxic landscaping shrub blamed for than 100 wildlife deaths in the past two winters. The Idaho State Department of Agriculture on Monday completed its negotiated-rulemaking process and didn't include a rule banning such plants for the Legislature to review.

Health officials say a rabid bat was found in Ada County. Officials with the Health Department said Tuesday the dead bat was brought into a home by a family cat in the Eagle area.

Today:  Partly cloudy Scattered Storms WINDS: NE 5-10 MPH HIGH: 93 (mountains: 83)

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight Chance of lingering shower/storm. Low 67F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:   Mostly Sunny. High 91F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 89 (Mountains: 85)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 88)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 89)

LABOR DAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 87)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 86)

August 30th: On this day

1919
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was Ellen Muriel Deason who became known as Kitty Wells. Her 1952 hit "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", made her the first female country singer to top the US country charts, and turned her into the first female country star. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame; as of 2011 - at the age of 92 - is its oldest living member. Wells' accomplishments earned her the moniker, 'The Queen of Country Music.'

1949
Hank Williams went into Herzog Studio in Cincinnati to record "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". Williams wrote the song originally intending that the words be spoken, rather than sung. The song about loneliness was largely inspired by his troubled relationship with wife Audrey Sheppard and was released as the B side to "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" which was a #2 hit in 1949.

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
Roger Miller was the special guest on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show. Roger performed “Me And Bobby Magee” and a short comedy version of “I Walk The Line”.

1971
Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with You're My Man, Anderson's fourth studio album. The record was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for seven weeks, Anderson's third (and to date, last) #1 on the chart. Produced by Anderson's husband Glenn Sutton, the title song was Anderson's second #1 record.

2004
Kris Kristofferson and former record executive Jim Foglesong were named the 2004 inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

2007
Reba McEntire received two CMA nominations: Female Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year. With those two nominations plus another in 2008 and two more in 2009, McEntire became the female artist with the most nominations (forty-eight) in the forty-three year history of the CMA Awards, surpassing Dolly Parton, who has forty-three

2009
Shania Twain was a special guest judge on this week's American Idol TV show, filmed in Chicago. Twain returned to American Idol the following year as a guest mentor for a week where the top 6 contestants showcased her songs.

2011
Jake Owen released his third album Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The album's title track and first single, became his first #1 Country hit and the album also hit #1.

How Brad Paisley Spreads Kindness

Compliments and Gratitude Go a Long Way.  I don’t think we’ve ever needed kindness more. It’s one of the only silver linings around the cloud hovering over Houston right now.

When you see neighbors rescuing neighbors, and strangers helping strangers, it makes you think that the whole world has accepted the Kindness Challenge.

One of the recent country stars to join the K.C. is Brad Paisley. He accepted the challenge from actor Olivia Munn, and shared some quick advice on how he stays kind.

“Ten seconds of how I spread kindness,” Paisley says in his Instagram video. “Go.”


“First of all, compliment people. Look for the positive. Say something nice about them. Look for the things they do or say that you love.

“And then also, say thank you. Saying thank you is key these days when somebody does something for you,” he says.

When he was done, he challenged fellow artist Darius Rucker and country radio’s Cody Alan and Bobby Bones to share their kind of kindness with their followers to keep the chain going.

On Monday (Aug. 28), Paisley also tweeted a story about a man in Texas City who had a boat and was planning on saving some lives.

Baby Breakdown: Which Country Stars Have Babies On the Way? (Here’s a Hint: A Lot)

While more than a dozen country stars have already welcomed babies in 2017—including Kimberly Schlapman, Love & Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles, Lee Brice, Mo Pitney, Justin Moore, Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney, Randy Rogers, Josh Abbott, Josh Kelley, Thomas Rhett X2 and Ashley Monroe—there are plenty more babies on the way.

Check out who’s expecting.

Locash’s Chris Lucas and wife Kaitlyn
Baby girl
Due in September

Clay Walker and wife Jessica
Baby ?
Due in October/November

Brantley Gilbert and wife Amber
Baby boy
Due in November

Jason Aldean and wife Brittany
Baby boy
Due in November/December

Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon
Baby ?
Due in December

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley
Baby girl
Due in December

Dylan Scott and wife Blair
Baby boy
Due in December

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and wife Kelli
Baby girl
Due in December

Craig Wayne Boyd and wife Taylor
Baby boy
Due in January

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrell
Twins ??
Due in February

Luke Bryan’s Equipment Truck Crashes Into Overpass

This is no time to make “Crash My Party” or “This Is How We Roll” jokes.

A Tractor trailer carrying equipment for Luke Bryan’s Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour crashed into an overpass early Monday morning (Aug. 28) on a Long Island parkway.

The equipment truck wedged under the overpass at 2:30 a.m. after Luke’s concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 27, causing two lanes of traffic to be shut down.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

Photos from the scene show the crumpled truck bearing Luke’s face. Luke’s tour picks back up on Sept. 6 in Scranton, Pa.

Around the Valley today…

The Twin Falls County Fair kicks off today in Filer with the fair buildings opening up at 10am and the carnival at 3p.  This year’s fair features the All Star Monster Truck Tour tonight, the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo tomorrow, Friday and Saturday night, and Trace Adkins live in concert on Sunday.  For tickets and more fair information, visit tfcfair.com.  Gates open up this morning at 7 o’clock.

 

An informational meeting about the new partnership between Harmony Education and the Twin Falls School District will be held tomorrow morning from 10:30 'til noon in the Event Room at the  Twin Falls Public Library.  The meeting will explain how Harmony Education works to provide homeschoolers with access to curriculum and resources that they may not otherwise have - and you'll have a chance to ask any questions you might have if you're interested in homeschooling your kids.

 

All day Saturday, it’s Jammin’ In The Park at Hagerman City Park.  The event features live music, karaoke contests, kids activities, vendors and more.  The day gets underway with Coffee And Wheels from 7:30 ‘til 10.  Jammin’ In The Park is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.

 

The Pine/Featherville Arts & Crafts Show is this Saturday at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center in Pine - and features arts and crafts items, wine tasting, wood work, jewelry, and lunch!  Admission is free.  The show runs from 9a 'til 4p.

 

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, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Wind River, The Glass Castle, Leap! (Ballerina), Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, Dunkirk

HOLLYWOOD

 

And now, I take a moment to acknowledge some really awesome people with a lot of money who have helped raise over a million bucks for the Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts already - The Kardashians, Chris Brown, Beyonce, Drake, The Chainsmokers, Chris Young, DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj and others I don't have readily available have made pledges totaling over a MILLION BUCKS in just a day after Kevin Hart first challenged all of them to match or beat his donation of $25 grand.  While there aren't a lot of us who could give even close to that amount of cash, even a few bucks would be great.  If you'd like to kick in to the Hurricane Harvey Relief effort, every little bit helps - I have all of the links posted at hot100now.com.  At last check, the death toll had reached 30 people - and there are millions of people displaced by the storm.  Again, all of the links are posted on the left hand side of the page at hot100now.com.  Please do what you can!

 

The family of two Lynyrd Skynyrd bandmembers killed by the 1977 plane crash have won an injunction against 'Street Survivor.'  The movie is a story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash - and the problem is that Artimus Pyle, a former drummer for the band, contributed to the film - but had signed away his right to do that very thing decades ago.  According to lore, the survivors of the 1977 plane crash that killed two of the band's original members took a "blood oath" never to use the name Lynyrd Skynyrd again. That pact was tested a decade later by a "Lynyrd Skynyrd Live" album in conjunction with a 1987 tour. Afterwards, the parties entered into a settlement agreement, adopted by a judge as a "Consent Order." One of the signatories was Artimus Pyle.  When word of Street Survivor got around, heirs of Van Zant and Gaines - the two who died in the crash - as well as founding lead guitarist Gary Rossington sued the makers and alleged Pyle assisted the making of the movie in violation of his agreements.  In an opinion released Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet wrote "Cleopatra is prohibited from making its movie about Lynyrd Skynyrd when its partner substantively contributes to the project in a way that, in the past, he willingly bargained away the very right to do just that; in any other circumstance, Cleopatra would be as 'free as a bird' to make and distribute its work."

 

The new "It" movie is being blamed for scaring off business for working clowns - and they're not happy about it!  Producers of the new flick argue that the movie's main villain, Pennywise, is just another in the history of the horror genre.  In an interview, producer Seth Grahame-Smith said "It’s not as if a group of NHL goalies got up and protested Jason or a group of toy manufacturers protested Chucky."  In April, filmmaker Stephen King tweeted that real clowns were mad at him. He said "Sorry, most are great. BUT ... kids have always been scared of clowns.  Don't kill the messengers for the message."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The body of a 71-year-old woman discovered Saturday morning was found inside the trunk of her vehicle.  The Elmore County Sheriff's Office said Paula Knudson Ferbrache was reported missing after she left work at 2 p.m. Friday and never returned home.

Federal officials have reopened public comments on proposed routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. The BLM will take comments through Sept. 27 for two segments of the Gateway West project proposed by Idaho Power and Rocky Mountain Power.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he wants to speed up a proposal to block new gold mining claims on forested public land near Yellowstone and will consider blocking other types of mining. The Interior Department is undergoing a two-year review launched by Zinke's predecessor following concerns over two gold mines proposed in the forests that border Yellowstone.

Idaho lawmakers are mulling several key changes to the state's campaign disclosure laws to shine more transparency into a system has seen more money funneled into state and local elections. The bipartisan working group met yesterday to hear possible recommendations from the state's top lobbyists and Secretary of State Lawerence Denney.

The state has auctioned off 59 residential cabin sites in northern Idaho, bringing in $29.1 million. The Spokesman-Review reports a majority of the Priest Lake properties went to buyers that already owned cabins on the land. The cabin sites were sold at their appraised values which ranged from $313,000 to $707,000.

Construction and large equipment is the reason the Baumgartner campground is closed this upcoming Labor Day weekend.  The campground is located along the South Fork of the Boise River east of Featherville. Citing safety concerns, the Sawtooth National Forest's Fairfield Ranger District closed the area. 

Black flies have returned to the area and this time in mass.  Officials say it’s likely to be much worse before the first killing frost.  The bountiful black fly population is a result of last winter’s record snowpacks that resulted in high flows in the Snake River this spring and early summer.

Another Twin Falls City Budget is coming to a close.  At the council Meeting this week the proposal was finalized.  The new 66-point 0ne million dollar budget will increase street spending, provide raises for city employees and increase utility rates. 

Today:  Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds with a passing shower. High 98 (Mountains: 88). Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 65F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 97F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 84)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 84)

SATURDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 87)

LABOR DAY: Sunny
HIGH: 97 (Mountains: 86)

August 29th: On this day

1952
Born on this day in Durham, North Carolina, was Don Schlitz, country music songwriter who has earned two Grammys, as well as four ASCAP Country Songwriter of the Year awards. Since 1993, Schlitz has also been a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Schlitz' first hit as a songwriter was Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler", which became a crossover country hit in 1978. Garth Brooks, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker and The Judds have all recorded his songs.

1966
Born on this day in Perryville, Arkansas, was American musician Shawn Camp who has found success as a songwriter, having co-written hit singles for many country music artists, including Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, Brooks & Dunn, and Blake Shelton, although he continues to record his own material as well.

1995
Faith Hill released her second studio album, It Matters to Me. It produced five Top Ten hits on the Hot Country Songs charts: "Let's Go to Vegas", "Someone Else's Dream", "You Can't Lose Me", "It Matters to Me", and "I Can't Do That Anymore."

2000
John Michael Montgomery released "The Little Girl" which featured harmony vocals by bluegrass musicians Alison Krauss and Dan Tyminski. It was released as the lead single from the album Brand New Me and became Montgomery's seventh #1 hit.

2002
Alan Jackson collected 10 nominations for the 36th annual Country Music Association awards, breaking a 32-year-old record held by Merle Haggard.

CMA Nominations to Be Announced Sept. 4

Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch Will Reveal Finalists on Good Morning

Brothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch will reveal the final nominees for the 51st annual CMA Awards during a Sept. 4 segment on ABC’s Good Morning America in New York’s Times Square.

Nominees in select categories will be announced during the 8:30 a.m. ET half-hour segment of GMA. Immediately following the show, the remaining categories, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com and other online and social media.

Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA vocal duo of the year, will close out Good Morning America‘s Labor Day show with a performance of “It Ain’t My Fault.”

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will again host this year’s CMA Awards show, airing live from Nashville on Nov. 8 on ABC.

Around the Valley…

The Twin Falls County Fair kicks off tomorrow in Filer with the fair buildings opening up at 10am and the carnival at 3p.  This year’s fair features the All Star Monster Truck Tour on Wednesday night, the Magic Valley Stampede PRCA Rodeo on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and Trace Adkins live in concert on Sunday.  For tickets and more fair information, visit tfcfair.com.  Gates open up tomorrow morning at 7 o’clock.

 

An informational meeting about the new partnership between Harmony Education and the Twin Falls School District will be held this Thursday morning from 10:30 'til noon in the Event Room at the  Twin Falls Public Library.  The meeting will explain how Harmony Education works to provide homeschoolers with access to curriculum and resources that they may not otherwise have - and you'll have a chance to ask any questions you might have if you're interested in homeschooling your kids.

 

All day Saturday, it’s Jammin’ In The Park at Hagerman City Park.  The event features live music, karaoke contests, kids activities, vendors and more.  The day gets underway with Coffee And Wheels from 7:30 ‘til 10.  Jammin’ In The Park is a free, family-friendly event open to the public.

 

The Pine/Featherville Arts & Crafts Show is this Saturday at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center in Pine - and features arts and crafts items, wine tasting, wood work, jewelry, and lunch!  Admission is free.  The show runs from 9a 'til 4p.

 

 

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, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Spiderman: Homecoming, Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY):  The Dark Tower, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Nutjob 2: Nutty By Nature, Annabelle: Creation, Dunkirk

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

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  Wind River, The Glass Castle, Leap! (Ballerina), Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To The Power, Dunkirk

HOLLYWOOD

 

Kevin Hart is calling on his fellow celebrities to help make a difference in helping the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  The comedian posted a video to Instagram starting a new "challenge" he's hoping will sweep social media among his famous friends.  In the video, he says "I'm starting a real challenge" and says that he will "lead the charge in stepping up this way." Hart will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross to help those suffering from damages and injuries caused by the hurricane that has left some people in Texas homeless and thousands more without electricity.  If you want to help out - no amount is too small - just click one of the links we have posted at hot100now.com.

And now, the interwebs breaks down who and what Taylor Swift is dissing in her new music video.  Taylor dropped “Look What You Made Me Do” last Thursday, and the video for the new single premiered Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards – and it’s FULL of subtle jabs at all of the haters who have chased Taylor’s career around.  First, the snakes.  She’s pictured in the video sitting on a throne surrounded by snakes.  This, apparently because when Kim Kardashian went after her on social media for being upset about husband Kanye West referring to her as the “b” word in his single “Famous”, she referred to her as a snake, posting “Wait… it’s legit national snake day?  They have a holiday for everyone!”  The I <3 TS tank tops her back up dancers are wearing in the video?  That’s from when everybody made fun of her ex-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston for rocking the same shirt when they were photographed at a party together.  The surprise face jab at the end of the video?  In 2011, after winning her 3rd award at the American Music Awards, she looked just as shocked to win #3 as she did to win #1 – and whether it was a pretend shock-face or not, the world made fun of her for it.   And the part in the video where young Taylor says “stop acting like you’re all nice” while yet another Taylor says, “There she goes playing the victim again.”  That’s about all of the backlash she got after “playing the victim” when she and Calvin Harris broke up.  Care about it all or not, Taylor gets the last laugh.  Can you imagine the size of that bank account?

 

Selena Gomez is the latest in the long and growing list of celebrities to have their social media accounts hacked.  Hers was broken into yesterday, and the hackers took their unauthorized access to post naked pictures of ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber.  The account was deactivated very shortly after the hack took place, allegedly by Selena’s record label who has been running her Instagram account for some time now.  In an interview earlier this year, Gomez revealed that she purposely started posting less on the photo-sharing site, no longer has the app on her phone and does not know the password to her account.  She said that she always ended up feeling poorly of herself when she went on Instagram, so called it quits.