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Wednesday July 5, 2017

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management battled a growing fire near Bliss yesterday.  The Independence Fire was reported at 2:13 p.m. at 1274 Highway 26 between Bliss and Gooding.

The boil advisory has been lifted for the City of Hansen.  A Saturday night power outage caused more than 100 residents to be without electricity for several hours.  As a precaution and since the backflow preventer was without power, a boil advisory was instilled.

Saying that the move could mean an increase in illegal immigration prosecution by the federal government, opponents of a proposal for Jerome County to lease beds at its jail to Immigration and Customs Enforcement came out in force Monday. The contract between ICE and Jerome County hasn’t been finalized, but the plans tentatively call for the county to lease 50 beds at $75 a day per bed.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a decomposed body that was found in a home in Ammon, Idaho.  The body was found Sunday. Officials are treating the death as a homicide investigation.

A drone flying illegally created a problem for crews fighting a wildfire near Nat-Soo-Pah.  The BLM will contact the pilot again this week who could face a fine of up to $500.

Idaho officials are considering altering rules for suction dredge mining on the South Fork of the Clearwater River just before the month-long season.  State regulators were asked to clarify or simplify permits for the river.

The police chief in Alaska's capital city is leaving after four years to lead a police force in Idaho. Bryce Johnson was appointed chief in Idaho Falls.  He said he took the job to be closer to family.

Earlier this year the Idaho Judicial Council's disciplinary process gained more attention after confirming it had received a verified complaint against Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker. The complaint was filed following his decision to sentence a teen to probation for sexually assaulting a high school football teammate.  Some believe a sentence for John R.K. Howard was too lenient.  The council has not yet made a decision regarding the complaint.

Today:  Mostly sunny. High around 100F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear skies. Low 66F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny. High 100F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 101 (Mountains: 93)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 102 (Mountains: 94)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 102 (Mountains: 94)

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 89)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

July 5th: On this day

1969
Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Doug McClure and The Cowsills. Johnny performed a version of “Custer Don't Ride Very Good Any” with Buffy Sainte-Marie.

1970
Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "He Loves Me All the Way." Written by Billy Sherrill, Norro Wilson, and Carmol Taylor, it became Tammy Wynette's seventh #1 solo hit on the country charts.

1980
George Jones' classic track, "He Stopped Loving Her Today" was at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The melancholy song, written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time.

1982
Born on this day in Augusta, Georgia, Dave Haywood, 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.

2003
Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me and the love I have for her. We connect somewhere between here and heaven. She came down for a short visit, I guess, from heaven to visit with me tonight to give me courage and inspiration like she always has.” Cash died on Sept 12th of this year.

2009
Mickey Gilley was seriously injured in a fall in Branson, Missouri. The 73 year-old was helping a neighbor move some furniture when he fell, with the 'love seat' falling on top of him, crushing four vertebrae. The incident left him temporarily paralyzed from the neck down . After intense physical therapy he was able to walk again and returned to the stage a year later. However, he still lacks the hand coordination necessary to play the piano.

Country Music on the Fourth

Willie Nelson Hosts His 44th Fourth of July Picnic in Texas.  Austin and Nashville are once again living up to their reputations as country music capitals on July 4 with Willie Nelson continuing a Texas tradition and Chris Young and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band headlining a free concert in Tennessee.  The 44th edition of Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic will take place at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater with a lineup that includes Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep at the Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs. Robots, the Raelyn Nelson Band and Folk Uke.

 

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off its season on Wednesday night at the new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.  I’ll be there broadcasting live at 5 with the concert starting at 6.  The season kicks off this year with live music from The Generator Saints – and as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and a great place to get together with friends and family.  Again, the NEW location for this year’s concerts is located in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.

 

If you've ever wanted to know more about who lived in your house, The Twin Falls Library is hosting an intriguing seminar on how to get started researching it using Library resources.  The event is Friday morning at 10a.  As always, all library programs are free and open to the public.

 

The Ketchum Arts festival kicks off on Friday, and goes through Sunday.  The Ketchum Arts Festival celebrates over 100 visually enchanting art-filled booths dispersed over Festival Meadows on Sun Valley Road. This year’s festival features an array of unique artist’s wares like  hand crafted windsocks, ceramics, glass blown delights, handmade wardrobe accessories (hats, scarves, aprons, and tutus), wind chimes for that special corner of your deck, furniture of all kinds, edible treasures, and locally made skin-care.  The festival starts at 10am Friday morning, and if you’re after more info, click the link on today's Broc In The Morning Blog at Hot100now.com.

 

Don’t miss the annual Wake in the Snake event this Saturday from Idaho Watersports and Hot 100 FM.  Wake In The Snake is a grassroots wakeboard competition.  It is free to watch but costs to compete.  Bring your sunscreen, sunshade & enjoy an action packed day of riding.  Food & shaved ice will be available for sale at the event.  The action starts at 9am at Burley Golf Course Marina – and if you’d like to enter the competition, click the banner at hot100now.com.  Online pre-registration IS REQUIRED to participate.

 

The 30th Annual Shoshone Arts in the Park is this Saturday and Sunday at the Courthouse Lawn in Shoshone, Idaho.

Come down and enjoy festival food, arts and crafts, antiques, trolley and wagon rides, music all day long!  Live music

by Tylor & the Train Robbers, Spike Coggins, Evans & French and Prairie Wind - and make sure you join your neighbors

for the community breakfast on Sunday Morning.  The event is Saturday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am

to 5:00 pm. For more information click the link on today's Broc In The Morning Blog at Hot100now.com.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bad news for Ed Sheeran's 19.2 million Twitter followers.  In an interview with The Sun published Monday, the

singer-songwriter said he's no longer active on the social media platform. "I've actually come off Twitter completely.

I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. One comment ruins your day,"

the 26-year-old revealed. "The (hard part) for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

A lot of the recent hate towards Sheeran has come from Lady Gaga fans.  Gaga's fans have been trolling Sheeran since

earlier this year. After his Beats Radio 1 interview with Zane Lowe, some of her fans assumed he threw shade in her

direction. "I do not want to be the kind of artist who has had two successful albums and then feels invincible.

I have to know when to listen to people, or I'll end up like those artists you've interviewed in recent years.

You've seen them become the biggest artists in the world, and then suddenly they will say, 'I know everything!'

And just after, they are no longer at the top," Sheeran said at the time, without naming names. "The smartest thing

to do is listen to people who know I do not want to do the Super Bowl years later, after my biggest success, just to

prove I'm still relevant."  In true Gaga fashion, she came to his defense the day after the interview published.

On Instagram, she said "What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED @edsheeran deserves all our love and respect

like all humans do," she wrote on Instagram. "I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and

apart of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean. No reason to tear down an artist simply because they are on top. Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity."

 

Some call it art... some call it expression... some call it filth - but MOST celebrities who decide to take their clothes

off for the world to see don't wait as long as Celine Dion has.  A photo was posted on Vogue magazine's Instagram page on the Fourth of July, which shows the 49-year-old singer sitting on a plush chair with her arms folded and legs crossed, wearing nothing and clutching a white garment, during a trip to Paris.  Naked photos of Dion have never been released before.   She did, however, pose topless for V magazine in 2012, wearing a pair of long black gloves while folding her arms over her chest.

 

John Blackwell Jr., who performed with Prince as his drummer for 15 years, died yesterday.  He was 43.  Blackwell was considered a master drummer and was known for his unique style of drumming.  It was discovered last year that Blackwell had two brain tumors that eventually led to his passing.  His wife posted the announcement on his Instagram account, "My husband incredible drummer John Blackwell Jr. passed the way peacefully in my company today. Thanks God for his life and thanks everyone for their support."  A GoFundMe page was set up to help cover his medical bills that reached more than $78,000 in donations as of last night.

Monday 7/03/17

The military judge overseeing Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's case says prosecutors can try the soldier on a rare charge alleging he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009.  The Judge also said serious wounds to a soldier and a Navy Seal who searched for Bergdahl can be used at the sentencing phase of his upcoming trial.

At least three different legal challenges are being launched against the U.S. government's decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area that have been in place for more than 40 years. The groups intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the plan to lift the protections this summer.

Add another group to the growing list of Idahoans saying they haven’t been consulted on state plans to comply with a major federal education law. This time, state lawmakers say they’ve been left in the dark.  And when they were consulted and briefed on Idaho’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan, those same lawmakers peppered schools chief Sherri Ybarra and her deputies with questions.

In a decision that could have an implication for Idaho schools, the Supreme Court has sided with a Missouri church that sought a share of state funding.  In a 7 to 2 ruling, the court said the church could tap into a state fund for playground improvements.

The Idaho Secretary of State office is reviewing a request for key points of voter data from President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 election. State Election Director Betsie Kimbrough said Friday that Secretary of State Lawerence Denney received the request from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity earlier this week.

Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest Supervisor Cheryl Probert has approved a redesigned logging plan for the Johnson Bar Salvage Sale that will see fewer trees cut and more assurances that scenic views and water quality are protected. The Lewiston Tribune reported Thursday the sale was first approved last year but was halted by a federal judge who granted a temporary injunction requested by the Friends of the Clearwater and Idaho Rivers United.

On July 3, 2017, at approximately 12:07 a.m., Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle injury crash eastbound on 2277 E 3300 S, in Gooding County.

 

A juvenile male was driving a 2002 Chevy Silverado and failed to negotiate a turn near 2277 E 3300 S, ran off of the road, over-corrected, and rolled.  The vehicle came to rest in the center of the roadway.  The male was wearing a seatbelt.

 

He was transported by air to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID.

 

The lanes were blocked for approximately three hours while crews worked to clear the scene. 

 

Idaho State Police was assisted by Gooding County Sheriff's Office and Wendell Police Department.

 

On Sunday, July 2, 2017, at approximately 8:44 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle injury crash northbound on US93, near milepost 10, in Twin Falls County.

 

Cody M. Chandler, 34, of Filer, ID, was driving northbound on US93 in a 1994 Honda Accord. Cameron J. Kelly, 36, of Lincoln, CA, was driving northbound on US93 in a 2014 Toyota Sequoia.  Amanda S. Allen, 42, of Kimberly, ID, was driving northbound behind Kelly in a 1998 Honda Civic.    Kelly attempted to pass Chandler using the first, inner southbound lane.  Allen attempted to pass Kelly and Chandler using the second, outer southbound lane.  Kelly struck Allen's vehicle, which then rolled onto the shoulder. 

 

Allen was not wearing a seatbelt.  Kelly and Chandler were both wearing seatbelts.

 

Allen was transported by ground ambulance to St Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center in Twin Falls, ID.  

 

The lanes were blocked for approximately one hour and forty-five minutes while crews worked to clear the scene. 

Today:  Sunny. High around 95F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 63F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High around 95F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 93)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 94)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 102 (Mountains: 94)

SATURDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 102 (Mountains: 93)

SUNDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 93)

July 3rd: On this day

1946
Born on this day in Texas City, Texas, was Johnny Lee country music singer whose 1980 single, "Lookin' for Love" spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart in 1980 He racked up a series of country hits in the early and mid-80s.

1958
Born on this day in Pensacola, Florida, was Aaron Tippin, country music artist and record producer. His debut single, "You've Got to Stand for Something" became a popular anthem for American soldiers fighting in the Gulf War. Tippin also scored the 1992 US Country #1 hit “There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio.”

1975
Born on this day in Blytheville, Arkansas, was Trent Tomlinson, country music artist. His debut album Country Is My Rock, released in early 2006 produced three Top 40 singles on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Drunker Than Me", "One Wing in the Fire" and "Just Might Have Her Radio On."

1980
Born on this day in Lawrence, Kansas, was Sarah Buxton, singer, songwriter who had the 2012 US Country #1 hit with David Nail, “Let It Rain.”

1980
The film Honeysuckle Rose, starring Willie Nelson, made its world premiere in Austin, Texas. The plot sees Buck Bonham (Willie Nelson) a country singer, with a good family, struggling to find national fame. He juggles his music career with his responsibilities to his wife and son. He has everything going his way until the daughter of his former guitarist joins his tour. The road leads to temptation, which leads to his downfall.

1993
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the country charts with "That Summer". Written by Garth Brooks, Pat Alger and Sandy Mahl and taken from his fourth studio album The Chase, the track also appears on The Hits, The Ultimate Hits, The Limited Series and Double Live.

2013
Songwriter Johnny MacRae died at his home in Ashland City aged 84. He wrote such country hits as Conway Twitty's "I'd Love to Lay You Down," Reba McEntire's "You Lift Me Up to Heaven," and Highway 101's "Whiskey, if You Were a Woman".

Country Music on the Fourth

Willie Nelson Hosts His 44th Fourth of July Picnic in Texas  Austin and Nashville are once again living up to their reputations as country music capitals on July 4 with Willie Nelson continuing a Texas tradition and Chris Young and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band headlining a free concert in Tennessee.  The 44th edition of Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic will take place at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas’ Austin360 Amphitheater with a lineup that includes Sheryl Crow, Kacey Musgraves, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Asleep at the Wheel, Turnpike Troubadours, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Insects vs. Robots, the Raelyn Nelson Band and Folk Uke.  As of Sunday (July 2), tickets remained available via Ticketmaster.  While it can’t claim the history of Nelson’s event, the annual concert in downtown Nashville has become a tradition. In fact, organizers are predicting a crowd as large as 280,000 for “Let Freedom Sing! July 4 in Music City,” the free concert on Broadway near Riverfront Park.  Young, a native of nearby Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will headline the show featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, R&B artist Jonny P and folk-rock duo the Sisterhood, featuring Alyssa Bonagura and Ruby Stewart, daughter of rock icon Rod Stewart.  If you’re planning to celebrate the holiday at home, there are other country music options available.  Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley and Sheryl Crow will perform on Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular airing on NBC. The lineup also includes Jennifer Lopez, Charlie Puth and Hailee Steinfeld.

Kellie Pickler and Trace Adkins will be in Washington, D.C., for the A Capitol Fourth concert on PBS. John Stamos will host the show from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol with performances by the Beach Boys, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi of the Blues Brothers, the Four Tops and Yolanda Adams.

Needless to say, fireworks displays will cap all of the celebrations.  But as a bit of trivia, this is the 44th edition of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic and only the 37th annual edition of A Capitol Fourth. God bless America and Willie Nelson.

Luke Bryan Brings Home the Chocolate

New Puppy Joins the Family

On Saturday morning (July 1), Luke Bryan introduced his nearly 4 million Instagram followers to the latest addition to his family — their brand new chocolate Labrador retriever, who looks like he’s about 3 months old.  He followed the first picture of Choc up with another one: a full body shot. One where you can see how Choc is all floppy ears and giant paws and puppy dog eyes.   And then that was it for the photo gallery. Which might just mean that Bryan and his family — his wife, his two sons and his nephew — are too busy playing with the new guy to be bothered to take any pictures.

Bryan has a couple of weeks off before his tour resumes in Bethel, New York, on July 13, so he’ll have plenty of time to bond with Choc.

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Perform for NASA Astronauts in Space

Mission Control in Houston Hosts Special Meet-and-Greet

It was a meet-and-greet that was out of this world.

On Thursday (June 29), Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed for astronauts Jack Fischer and Dr. Peggy Whitson who were onboard the International Space Station. Brooks and Yearwood spoke via video conference from NASA’s Mission Control in Houston for a special edition of his Facebook Live series, Inside Studio G.

Fischer is on his first flight mission, and Whitson recently set a new record for most cumulative days spent in orbit.

Over the course of their 15-minute conversation, Fischer revealed “The River” was his favorite song, telling Brooks, “You have so many great songs and so many great messages, but it’s the heart that you put into every performance and the soul you put into all those songs that makes them so impactful.”

It was the first song on the pre-launch playlist he heard in the moments leading up his departure from Kazakhstan on April 20.

Brooks performed the song for Fischer with Yearwood on harmony vocals. Then Yearwood surprised Fischer with an opportunity to speak with his wife and daughter, who were also there for the visit. Before they wrapped, Yearwood offered the astronauts home-cooked versions of their favorite foods when they return to Earth.

Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Hillary Scott & More Recall Their Favorite Fourth of July Memories

Some of country music’s biggest stars shared their favorite memories from the Fourth of July. And wouldn’t you know it, most of ’em involve fireworks.

Check out what Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Darius Rucker and more had to say about their fond Fourth flashbacks.

Luke Bryan
“Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family. I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. But, it was always a great memory, and I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”

Sam Hunt
“I’m from Georgia, and most [fireworks] were illegal, I’m pretty sure, growing up. But over in Alabama, that’s where all the firework stands were, and we only had to drive 10, 15 minutes to get to the Alabama line, so we could go get a bundle of fireworks pretty easy. But [my granddad] would always take a lot of pride in going and finding all the good stuff and coming back with a  big pile. He’d have his torch out there at the end of the driveway and we’d all eat homemade ice cream and put down towels on the driveway and he’d shoot off fireworks for 30, 45 minutes. Such a good time.”

Eric Church
“The Fourth of July for me, growing up we would always go to the lake, we didn’t live on the lake but we would all go to the lake. Had a buddy who had a pontoon and we would always get on the pontoon and you go out and you’d tie all the pontoons together and just have a big time. This was before, I was younger then, the adults were having more fun than we were, you know it was just to go swim in the water and shoot off fireworks. Basically, water tailgating is what it was. And then as we got older, same thing . . . we would just, us younger kids had our own boat and we had as much fun as the adults.”

Darius Rucker
“Oh, I love fireworks. We had the bottle-rocket fights and all that good stuff. I was the typical little crazy kid, you know. In South Carolina, it was always legal, so we shot fireworks when it was legal. We did all that sort of stuff. I almost blew my hand off once.”

Billy Currington
“My best memories would be hanging out with my mom, brother and sister on the beach on Tybee Island right off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. We’d go there every year and we’d light our own fireworks and watch the ones that they had for us. They were the best times, some of the best times of my life.”

Canaan Smith
“Williamsburg, Virginia, has a great fireworks display. It’s one of the best in the nation . . . We’d go to the Governor’s Palace. They have a big lawn, and we’d sit out there and lay a blanket down. This was before I was old enough to drink, but we probably tried to sneak some in anyhow. And we’d just watch the [show], you know they’d have the grand finale, which always blew my mind ’cause just when you thought it was over, they’d start bringing out all of the tricks and it just gets crazy. We did that on a regular basis. Other times, we’d do stuff in our own yard. We had a big yard when we were growing up with a dirt track in the back, and our neighbor’s yard was equally as big, so when you put ’em together, we had a massive area to be destructive and do whatever we wanted. So, we blew up all kinds of stuff.”

Easton Corbin
“Fourth of July, I remember growing up and having cookouts, and of course we did the whole fireworks thing. I remember my uncle, he’d always get fireworks and bring ’em down like from Alabama, because in Florida, you couldn’t get the bottle rockets and stuff, so he’d always go up to Alabama, ’cause they live in Tallahassee, which was close to the [state] line. So, he would go over the line and get the good fireworks and bring ’em down to my grandma’s for me and my cousin, and we’d just hang out all day and shoot off fireworks and clown around.”

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum
“For many, many years in a row, we would be up at the lake for Fourth of July, and having those memories of being on the boat and going tubing and skiing and enjoying being out in the summertime, great weather on the water. But, then for me, Fourth of July was when [husband] Chris [Tyrell] proposed. So, I got proposed to on July 2 up at the lake, the same lake I grew up going to, and so that’s probably the biggest highlight of Fourth of July to me—getting a rock on my hand.”

Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum
“July 4th is always, for me, my birthday week. My birthday is July 5, so we grew up going on family trips to the beach. We would d always go to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and always take trips for my birthday, so that’s always a fun time of the year . . . watch fireworks. I think my best memory would be my birthday party when I was 9 or 10 years old. We went to the batting cages and I remember I was swinging so hard, it was 100 degrees outside, I was swinging in the batting cage and ended up passing out right there in the batting cage. You’re trying so hard to hit the ball, you’re a kid and you really don’t realize how much water you should be drinking and I was that kid who was on the ground in the batting cage, people fanning and pouring water all over my face. Happy Birthday to me and America.”

Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore, Karen Fairchild, Darius Rucker & More Share Messages of Support and Thanks to Our Military

While we celebrate America’s birthday on July 4th, let’s remember to thank and support the members of our military for their service to our great nation.

Country stars Kip Moore, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Karen Fairchild and more recently shared messages of appreciation for our servicemen and women below.

Kip Moore
“I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit. My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remembering things. When I start to think that I’m halfway tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

Darius Rucker
“The Fourth of July to me is a day to celebrate freedom. We get to travel all over the world and see a lot of stuff, and I’ve been to a lot of countries that aren’t like ours and that’s when you really appreciate the fact that you can do whatever you want. As long as you’re willing to deal with the consequences, you can do whatever you want, you know?  [I] appreciate those soldiers who died for us to be sitting here doing this, and we live in the greatest country in the world.”

Dierks Bentley
“I’m extremely patriotic. I love this country, and I love the history of this country. I read books on this country. I spend my time on the road traveling physically throughout the country. The soldiers and their families are constantly on my mind. We work closely with the Wounded Warriors Project. We think about this stuff all the time.”

Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town
“It’s such a huge sacrifice what these men and women do for us, and not only the ones that are serving, but the families that are left here at home. I mean, it’s just a huge commitment that they make, and what an honor. We love to be able to sing for them and entertain them and to say thank you whenever we can.”

Jordan Davis
“I think Fourth of July weekend is a special time to really sit back and be thankful for what we have—thankful to our military, thankful for family and for friends, just a time to really sit back and appreciate how great it is to be an American.”

 

The Rupert 4th of July celebration continues today on the square with food vendors opening up for business at 11 this morning.  Tonight, enjoy “Sounds of Freedom”, the Wild West Shootout at the Wilson Theater at 6 as well, and a performance from the Chancellors at 7:30.  The lawnmower races are today at the fairgrounds tonight as well.  Those get underway at 6 p.m.  Tomorrow, the festivities continue with the 40k Bike Race underway at 7am at East Minico.  The Rupert 4th of July parade starts at 11.  Don’t miss Hot 100 FM in the parade for your chance to win a trip to Roaring Springs!  Just remember to show your Hot 100 FM pride on the route – with a Hot 100 FM t-shirt, a homemade sign, or anything else that shows us YOUR LOVE for Hot 100 FM!  Then, get a picture of yourself wearing your Hot pride and post it to the Hot 100 FM Facebook page.  We’ll draw the winner Wednesday morning.  Food vendors, by the way, will open up a half hour early tomorrow morning at 10:30a so you can grab your fair food BEFORE the parade gets underway.   Get all the info by clicking the link from today’s blog on the Broc In The Morning page at hot100now.com.

Sage Brush days continue today in Buhl with the annual Trout Festival.  The trout dinner starts tonight at 4, and then catch live music from Copperhead tonight at 7.  The event is packed with vendors selling all sorts of goods – and remember to cool down with an ice cold beer or glass of wine in the beer and wine garden.  The festivities continue on  the 4th with the Buhl Key Club Fun Run, the Kiwana’s pancake breakfast from 7 ‘til 10, the parade at 10:30, vendors opening up for business at 11, music from Copperhead at noon and Uppa Creek at 5 in the park, free swimming at the Buhl City Pool, a firehose competition at McClusky Park, and fireworks at dusk.  Get all the info by clicking the link from today’s blog on the Broc In The Morning page at hot100now.com.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off its season on Wednesday night at the new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.  I’ll be there broadcasting live at 5 with the concert starting at 6.  The season kicks off this year with live music from The Generator Saints – and as always, cold drinks, delicious food, and a great place to get together with friends and family.  Again, the NEW location for this year’s concerts is located in the parking lot behind Rudy’s and Sav-Mor Drug.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

HOLLYWOOD

No surprise here – Despicable Me 3 crushed it at the box office over the weekend, debuting in 1st place with about 75 and a half million dollars.  Baby Driver debuted in 2nd with around 21 million.  Transformers fell from the number one spot to land in 3rd this weekend with 17 million.  In 4th was Wonder Woman with 16 millilon, and rounding out the top 5 was Cars 3 with nine and a half million.  One thing that DID surprise me, though, was that The House starring Will Ferrell and Amy Pohler COMPL ETELY tanked, debuting in SIXTH with just 9 million dollars.

The dominoes have begun to fall in the court battles with organizers of the failed Fyre Festival.  One of the organizers has been arrested and charged with wire fraud.  Billy McFarland was arrested Friday in New York and accused of making “false representations to investors” in his company, Fyre Media LLC, and in a “luxury” music festival that had been set to take place in the Bahamas over two weekends in April and May.  Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said in a statement Friday that McFarland allegedly presented fake documents to induce investors to put over a million dollars into his company.  25 year old McFarland appeared Saturday before a judge and was released from jail on a $300,000 bond.  Wire fraud carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Emmy-award winning actor James Cromwell is going to be spending a week in an Orange County Jail.  The 77-year-old actor’s sentence is the result of his refusal to pay a $375 fine following his arrest during a protest in Wawayanda, New York.  Cromwell and six others were found guilty of obstructing traffic during a sit-in at the proposed future site of a natural gas-fired power plant owned by Competitive Power Ventures. The protesters say they are concerned that the CPV power plant’s carbon emissions could immediately harm the local environment and will accelerate global climate change.  Cromwell was one of three protesters who refused to pay the fine. “If we don’t stay together, nothing will change,” Cromwell told the Times-Herald Record after refusing to pay his fine (according to Variety). “Power to the people.”

July 4th: On this day

1916
Born on this day in Annville, Jackson County, Kentucky, was David Akeman better known as Stringbean (or String Bean), American country music banjo player and comedy musician best known for his role on the hit television show, Hee Haw. On November 10, 1973, Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973 after they returned home after he performed at the Grand Ole Opry.

1949
Born on this day in Shreveport, Louisiana, was James Stroud, drummer and record producer. He has worked with Eddie Rabbitt, Conway Twitty, Eddy Raven, Clint Black, John Anderson, Clay Walker, Toby Keith and Tim McGraw.

1964
Buck Owens was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "My Heart Skips a Beat", Owens's third #1. The B-side, "Together Again", also hit #1 on the country chart both replacing and being replaced by "My Heart Skips a Beat" from the top spot.

1985
Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic in Austin featured the first live assembly of the Highwaymen: Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson. Also appearing was, Neil Young, Hank Snow and June Carter Cash.

1986
The second Farm Aid benefit concert took place at Manor Downs Racetrack, Manor, Texas. 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: Alabama, The Beach Boys, Judy Collins, Rita Coolidge, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Exile, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Emmylou Harris, Jason & the Scorchers, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Bon Jovi, Nicolette Larson, Los Lobos, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty, Vince Neil and Willie Nelson.

2006
Johnny Cash released American V - A Hundred Highways his 93rd overall album and a posthumous album by Johnny Cash. As the title implies, it is the fifth entry in Cash's American series. Like its predecessors, American V: A Hundred Highways was produced by Rick Rubin and released on Rubin's American Recordings record.

Today:  Sunny. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low near 55F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 93F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 87)

JULY 4TH: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 91)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 91)

THURSDAY: Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 92)

 

 

June 30th: On this day

1936
Born on this day, was Doyle Holly, American musician best known as the bass guitar player of the country music band Buck Owens and the Buckaroos and for his solo hit songs "Queen Of The Silver Dollar" and "Lila". The Buckaroos had more than 30 Top 40 singles on the country music charts in the 1960s and early 1970s, with 21 #1 hits such as "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail," "Love's Gonna Live Here, “and "Act Naturally." Their sound influenced later artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jackson Browne, The Eagles, The Derailers and the Desert Rose Band. Holly died on January 13, 2007.

1972
Opryland USA Theme Park and Opryland Hotel opened to the public well ahead of the Grand Ole Opry House, which debuted nearly two years later, on March 16, 1974. The opening night, was attended by US President Richard Nixon, who played a few songs on the piano.

1983
Born on this day was Cole Swindell, American country music songwriter known for his 2013 breakout hit "Chillin' It" and co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's "This Is How We Roll."

1995
Garth Brooks received a star in front of Capitol Records on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer also buried the master tapes to his The Hits underneath the star.

2001
Chet Atkins died after a long battle with cancer. An influential guitarist & producer who helped create "The Nashville Sound," he entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1973 and earned a Lifetime Achievement award from the Grammys. A stretch of Interstate 185 in southwest Georgia (between LaGrange and Columbus) is named "Chet Atkins Parkway." Clint Black's album Nothin' but the Taillights includes the song "Ode to Chet".

 

July 2nd: On this day

1923
Born on this day, in Maces Spring, Virginia, was Janette Carter who was the last surviving child of A.P. and Sara Carter, of Carter Family musical fame. In 1976, she and community members built an 880-seat amphitheater, the Carter Family Fold, beside the store her father operated in Southwestern Virginia. Today, the Carter Family Fold attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year. She died on 22nd Jan 2006 aged 82.

1925
Born on this day, in Wichita, Kansas, was Marvin Rainwater, country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman." He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and was 25 percent Cherokee. Rainwater died on Sept 17 2013.

1983
Born on this day, was Michelle Branch, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and in 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single "Leave the Pieces". The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers.

1991
MCA released Trisha Yearwood, the eponymous debut album by future country music superstar Trisha Yearwood. It features her first Billboard Hot Country Songs hit "She's in Love with the Boy", which reached the top of the country charts in June 1991. Also included are follow-up hits "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart", "That's What I Like About You", and "The Woman Before Me". The album which itself reached the #2 position on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart contains the track "Victim of the Game", originally recorded by Yearwood's friend and future husband, Garth Brooks, for his 1990 album No Fences.

2005
The Live 8 concerts were held around the world to battle poverty, which saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in Rome, and Toby Keith and Keith Urban in Philadelphia. Among other acts who took part: Paul McCartney, U2, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Sting and Brian Wilson. More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.

When Luke Bryan Borrows Your Phone

Texting With a Fan's Friends at Concert.  You know when you’re scrolling through someone else’s text messages — when you finally look up from the phone, an hour has gone by? Me neither.  But that’s kind of what happened at a Luke Bryan show on Sunday night (June 25), when he borrowed a fan’s phone to look up lyrics to one of his new tunes.

When text messages started popping up on the screen, Bryan couldn’t resist. So he started reading Erin’s texts, then started reading them aloud to the crowd, then started responding to the texts on her behalf.

It was during Bryan’s song “Like You Say You Do.” It’s so new that he didn’t really have the lyrics memorized, so he asked Erin if he could borrow her phone to look up the words. That’s when the texts started rolling in.

“Do you want a drink?” one of Erin’s friends asked.

“Chill your broke ass out” was Bryan’s reply.

After the friend responded with a string of emojis, Bryan determined that all was well.

“He cool, we good,” he said, adding, “Hold on, let me get back to Safari. Can I go through your photos, too? No, I’m just playin’.”

Erin was quick to tweet a video of the whole encounterBottom of Form

Events In the Magic Valley

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan today, tomorrow and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off another season next week with live music from The Generator Saints!  Join us Wednesday in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s & Sav-Mor Drug for music, dancing, cold drinks, great food and more.  Broc will broadcast live from 5 ‘til 6 getting you pumped up and ready for the action.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

FORECAST

TODAY:  Sunny & 86

SATURDAY:  Ptly Cloudy & 93

SUNDAY:  Sunny & 91

MONDAY:  Sunny & 97

 

QUESTION OF THE DAYI have a friend who called for advice on who to hire to fix his dishwasher yesterday (if anyone needs help on finding someone to fix something that's broken, they call me because they know I can NOT fix ANYTHING by myself and MUST know a guy who knows a guy)... so anyways, the story goes like this.  His father-in-law was visiting and decided he'd clean their dishwasher while he was in town and bored, but while doing it - he found some sippy straws and what he thought was a marble in the dishwasher. So he threw it all away. He leaves the next day - and all of a sudden the dishwasher won't drain.  He called a plumber friend of theirs over who took it apart enough to see that his father-in-law ACTUALLY threw away the ball that regulates the dishwasher draining... and it wasn't a marble at all.  They've dubbed it "The $300 Marble" as that's what their plumber friend had guessed it would cost to fix.  Everybody has a story like this.  What's YOUR $300 marble?  Q-tips down the toilet netted us a hefty bill a while back.  How about you?  (Broc)

HOLLYWOOD

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.  The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.  There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the "Star Wars" franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

Does Niall Horan want more than just friendship from Katy Perry?  Katy Perry put Niall Horan on blast during an interview earlier this week — but it was all out of love! She said “Niall’s amazing, I love him. I see him around all the time.  He’s always trying to get my number to, like, maybe flirt with me?  But I’m like, I could babysit you! I’m like your mom!”  Now, Niall wants Katy to STOP BEING MEAN!  In an interview after Katy's statements, he begged Katy to "Stop being mean to me!” He said “She’s just finding any excuse now just to patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me. I just want to be your friend!” It sounds like most of it's all in fun, but maybe he DOES want something more - as he wrapped up the conversation saying “She’s talking like she’s about 55 years older than me.  She’s not that much older than me.”   Oddly enough, my wife is a little more than 9 years older than I am – and we’ve made it for eleven years and counting!

Professional golfer Rickie Fowler made one military family very happy Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National.  Playing a practice round, Fowler used a special caddie, SFC Bryane Greene, on the 18th hole. Greene had just returned to the States after three and a half years overseas, and Fowler helped give he and his family a special reunion.  The two enjoyed a casual stroll down the 18th fairway. Fowler, not pleased with his second shot, jokingly made sure everyone knew he miss hit it, and it was not Greene's fault.  It was about that point that Greene’s family spotted him , and rushed out onto the green to greet him with tears and hugs.

Thursday 6/29/17

Wildfires continue to burn in Southern Idaho.  The Indian Springs 2 fire is burning South of Kimberly.  The 35-hundred acre Centennial Fire started 10 miles south of Hammett in Grass and Brush.  A fire at the Vineyard Lake Recreation area west of Eden has burned several acres and the MM 271 fire near the Juniper Rest Area of Interstate 84 has reached nearly 4000 acres.

Police say 27 year old Genaro Ramirez of Heyburn has been charged with 2 counts of felony grand theft.  He is accused of creating a fake customer account while working at Norco and writing refund checks to himself.

The city of Twin Falls is continuing work for roadway rehabilitation projects by installing gutters and curbside ramps.  Today, workers will close southbound traffic at the intersection of Madrona Street and Falls Avenue.  Later traffic will be down to one lane at the intersection of Capri Drive and Falls Avenue.

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will continue to stock fish in its Magic Valley region.  The department stocks 10- to 12-inch rainbow trout.

U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson will try to keep open an Idaho sheep experiment station despite President Donald Trump's proposed budget calling for its elimination. The Post-Register reports that Clark County economic development officials worry closure of the station could have a major negative impact on the economy.

A northern Idaho lawmaker says he's considering running for the state's open 1st Congressional District seat. Rep. Luke Malek, a Republican from Coeur d'Alene, told the Spokesman-Review on Tuesday that he's currently discussing running for Congress with close family and friends.

Idaho officials are currently working to restore a government website that was hacked with a message that claims to support the Islamic State terrorist group.  A page on Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane's website was hacked Sunday that included the message: "I love the Islamic state."

Work has begun to remove 5,700 cubic yards of radioactive waste from an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility, officials said.  The waste, known as calcine, was generated by spent fuel recycling at the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center between 1963 and 2000.

Today:  Sunny. High 81F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 51F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 84)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 90 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

JULY 4TH: Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 87)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 98 (Mountains: 87)

June 29th: On this day

1968
Tammy Wynette was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with "D-I-V-O-R-C-E." Written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman, the song is a woman's perspective on the impending collapse of her marriage. The lyrics begin with an old parenting trick of spelling out words mothers and fathers hope their young children will not understand, they (the children) being not yet able to spell or comprehend the word's meaning. The original Tammy Wynette recording features in the films Five Easy Pieces and Brokeback Mountain.

1971
Jerry Reed was at #1 on the US Country chart with, “When You're Hot, You're Hot", his most successful on the country charts peaking at #1 for five weeks.

1998
The Country Music Association announced it would add four new Country Music Hall of Fame members in September: Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, George Morgan and former Grand Ole Opry executive E.W. "Bud" Wendell.

2007
Mike Curb the founder of Curb Records was honored with the 2,341st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007
Canada Post issued the limited edition Anne Murray Stamp. She was recognized along with three other iconic Canadian recording artists: Paul Anka, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.

2014
Dolly Parton pulled a huge crowd for her debut Glastonbury set, performing some of her biggest hits during the UK festival. The singer was greeted by the biggest crowd of the weekend, with many dressed in Dolly wigs with fake balloon boobs. One flag in the audience read: "Dolly, take me to your bosom."

Sara Evans Asks Where the Women Are

Looks Back on Her 1997 Debut

Saturday (July 1) marks the 20-year anniversary of Sara Evans‘ debut album release, Three Chords and the Truth. And at a Change The Conversation event on Tuesday night (June 27) in Nashville, Evans talked about how different things were back in 1997, for her and for all the other women who were topping the country charts back then. “When I first got my record deal, women were dominating country radio. We had Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Patty Loveless and on and on. I was fortunate enough to join that group of amazing women,” Evans told the crowd.

“So we need to change the conversation and figure out why it is not that way anymore.

“Why are there not enough women on country radio? Women artists are amazing and they have so much great music that we want to hear and we need to hear, so let’s change the conversation,” she added.

Evans’ new album Words will be released on July 21, and will feature music from 14 female songwriters like Ashley Monroe, Caitlyn Smith, Hillary Lindsey, Hillary Scott, Liz Hengber and Sonya Isaacs.

Garth Brooks: “Get Your Voices Ready”

Are Louisiana Fans His Background Singers?

Garth Brooks cannot keep a secret.

First, during one of his recent Facebook Live chats, Brooks hinted that he might possibly be recording his Louisiana shows to turn those concerts into a live album.

“We’re gonna bring a surprise down there to you guys,” Brooks said. “So all I can tell you is: get your singing voices ready, because it could be for forever, if you’re catching my drift.

“I promise you, you will hear that weekend again and again and again. Long after the weekend is over.”

Sounds like a sure thing, right?

Then at his Cajundome show on Sunday (June 25), he made an announcement about the live album from the stage. And according to a report from the ABC news station in Lafayette, the officials from the venue confirmed that.

But while that all seems very legit, he didn’t reveal any other details of announce a release date.

Maybe it will come on the 20-year anniversary of his Double Live release. In 1998, Brooks released that two-disc compilation of live songs that he’d recorded throughout his 1996-1998 concerts. That’s the only live album Brooks has released in his nearly 30 years as a recording artist.

AmericanaFest Reveals Second Round of Performers

North Mississippi Allstars, Yola Carter, Drive-By Truckers Added to List in Nashville.

The North Mississippi Allstars, Yola Carter, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Amanda Shires, Willie Nile, Hayes Carll, Iron & Wine, Joan Osborne and John Hiatt & the Goners are on the second-round list of performers announced for the 18th annual AmericanaFest in Nashville.

Taking place at venues throughout the city, the concerts are part of the Americana Music Festival & Conference, which runs Sept. 12-17. Almost 300 acts will appear during the six days.

Other additions announced Wednesday (June 28) for AmericanaFest include Angaleena Presley, Buddy Miller, Cody Canada & the Departed, Colin Hay, Doug Seegers, Dustbowl Revival, Elizabeth Cook, Lukas Nelson, the Secret Sisters, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, the Last Bandoleros, Lee Roy Parnell, Lilly Hiatt, Lori McKenna, Marc Broussard, Mark O’Connor featuring the O’Connor Band, the Mavericks, the Wood Brothers and many more.

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Sells His Nashville Home for Almost $3 Million

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and wife Cassie recently sold their Nashville home for $2.91 million in an off-market deal, according to ArchitecturalDigest.com.

Charles and Cassie bought the 6,218-square-foot house in 2012 for $1.6 million. The five-bedroom, six-bath, two-story Georgian home, which was recently renovated by Ridley Wills Co., features an open kitchen, pool, pool house, elevator, Juliet balcony, sauna, stone patio, marble countertops and more. The home sits on 1.56 acres in the affluent Belle Meade area.

IN THE COMMUNITY...

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan today, tomorrow and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

Twin Falls Tonight kicks off another season next week with live music from The Generator Saints!  Join us Wednesday in our new temporary location in the parking lot behind Rudy’s & Sav-Mor Drug for music, dancing, cold drinks, great food and more.  Broc will broadcast live from 5 ‘til 6 getting you pumped up and ready for the action.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  DESPICABLE ME 3, HE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER:  THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN, PARIS CAN WAIT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

An R2-D2 droid that was used in several "Star Wars" films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.  The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.  There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the "Star Wars" franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker's lightsaber from the first two films, which sold for $450,000 and Darth Vader's helmet from the original film sold for $96,000.

Does Niall Horan want more than just friendship from Katy Perry?  Katy Perry put Niall Horan on blast during an interview earlier this week — but it was all out of love! She said “Niall’s amazing, I love him. I see him around all the time.  He’s always trying to get my number to, like, maybe flirt with me?  But I’m like, I could babysit you! I’m like your mom!”  Now, Niall wants Katy to STOP BEING MEAN!  In an interview after Katy's statements, he begged Katy to "Stop being mean to me!” He said “She’s just finding any excuse now just to patronize me and go around spreading rumors about me. I just want to be your friend!” It sounds like most of it's all in fun, but maybe he DOES want something more - as he wrapped up the conversation saying “She’s talking like she’s about 55 years older than me.  She’s not that much older than me.”   Oddly enough, my wife is a little more than 9 years older than I am – and we’ve made it for eleven years and counting!

Professional golfer Rickie Fowler made one military family very happy Wednesday at the Quicken Loans National.  Playing a practice round, Fowler used a special caddie, SFC Bryane Greene, on the 18th hole. Greene had just returned to the States after three and a half years overseas, and Fowler helped give he and his family a special reunion.  The two enjoyed a casual stroll down the 18th fairway. Fowler, not pleased with his second shot, jokingly made sure everyone knew he miss hit it, and it was not Greene's fault.  It was about that point that Greene’s family spotted him , and rushed out onto the green to greet him with tears and hugs.

Wednesday 6/27/17

A wildfire that has burned well over 18-hundred acres near the Idaho Utah border has forced officials to close a 50 mile stretch of I-84 between the 86 junction and the Utah Border.  ITD said all traffic should detour to I-15 or to U.S. 93 south from Twin Falls.

The Severe weather that passed through the Magic Valley Monday evening caused the most damage in Gooding and Jerome Counties.  Peak wind gusts were clocked at 54 miles per hour causing a barn to collapse near Jerome.  Over 2500 Idaho Power Customers lost power.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says removing bureaucratic obstacles to development on federal land can create jobs and offer hope to nearby communities. Zinke spoke at the Western Governors' Association annual meeting in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana, and hinted of major changes in store.

An Oakley man was injured after he crashed his bicycle at the City of Rocks National Reserve on Monday evening.  61 year old Kenneth Hale was found bleeding from a head injury and lying at the side of Emery Canyon Road about a half mile from Birch Creek Road. 

The Idaho Attorney General's Office says it's illegal for the general public to buy aerial fireworks, which require a special permit to use. The opinion that became public yesterday.

State education officials say the latest plan to close Idaho's student achievement gap needs tweaking after being told the goal was too ambitious and unrealistic. The Idaho Department of Education said they are revising the state's draft school accountability plan to make it more feasible for public schools to meet the newest benchmarks.

Firefighters are battling five lightning-sparked wildfires burning in grass and brush. The BLM says three of the fires are burning within 14 miles of Mountain Home and two more are within about 12 miles of Grandview.

Two Burley men are in stable condition at a Utah hospital after a Saturday crash southeast of Burley.  75 year old Jose Orozco-Tapia struck a feed wagon.  He and his passenger 31 year old Adrian Mendoza Hernandez were flown to the University of Utah Hospital where they are in stable condition.

Today:  Plentiful sunshine. High 83F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 81F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 87 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 85)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 88)

JULY 4TH: Sunny
HIGH: 91 (Mountains: 86)

June 28th: On this day

1924
Born on this day in Waverly, Tennessee was George Morgan, American country music singer who had the 1949 US #1 hit “Candy Kisses". In 1974, Morgan was the last person to sing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium before the Grand Ole Opry moved to the new Grand Ole Opry House. A week later he was the first to sing on stage at the venue. He died on July 7, 1975.

1940
The movie Grand Ole Opry debuted at Nashville's Paramount Theater, starring Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys, Uncle Dave Macon and Opry founder George D. Hay.

1951
Born on this day Lubbock, Texas, was Lloyd Maines, country music record producer, musician and songwriter. Best known as a pedal steel player, Maines is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded as a member of the Joe Ely Band. Maines won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 as producer of the Dixie Chicks' album, Home. As the father of Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, he was instrumental in bringing the current lineup of bandmates together in 1995.

1966
Merle Haggard recorded "The Bottle Let Me Down" at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood. Released as a single in August of this year, the track peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles.

1966
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was Bobby Bare Jr. American singer-songwriter, (the son of country musician Bobby Bare, Sr.). In 1974, when Bobby was only eight, he and his father were both nominated for a Grammy for the song 'Daddy What If', which was written by Shel Silverstein.

1986
Born on this day in Albemarle, North Carolina, was Kellie Pickler who gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Red High Heels", "I Wonder" and "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind".

2010
Miranda Lambert was at #1 on the US country chart with “The House That Built Me". Written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, Lambert won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for song.” Blake Shelton was originally set to record the song when Lambert heard it, she immediately wanted to record it for herself. It was the third single from her third studio album, Revolution.

Scotty McCreery Begs for “Five More Minutes” in Heartfelt Video

North Carolina Native Pays Tribute to His Grandfathers

Oh, you need to grab tissues before watching Scotty McCreery’s new video for “Five More Minutes.”

The North Carolina native has never been shy about the importance of his family and the place they hold on his list of priorities — the top spot.

In a beautifully moving tribute to them, Scotty has put his feelings into song with “Five More Minutes,” a ballad about treasuring all life’s moments and the people in it and how letting go of them truly is the hardest part.

The heart-melting video is dedicated to McCreery’s grandfathers and is full of home videos and photos of McCreery and his family over the years. From the early days when he was just a toddler to the Christmas when he got a guitar, you can see firsthand the overwhelming amount of love they all have for each other and the tremendous influence they’ve had on McCreery’s life.

 

Dierks Bentley Kicks His iPhone Habit

"What an Addictive Little Device It Is"

Good luck, Dierks Bentley.

He opened up on Instagram on Monday (June 26), telling his fans and followers that he was going phone-free.

And he asked for everyone’s well wishes.

His caption accompanied a photo of all the tools he will need to replace his smart phone: a typewriter, a recorder, a camera, a metronome, an actual notebook and Bob Hoover’s autobiography Forever Flying.

Bentley didn’t say if the break from his phone would mean a break from social media, but he hasn’t posted anything since so that may be the case.

“Amazing how much you can do with the iPhone but equally amazing what an addictive little device it is,” he wrote. “It sometimes feels like the never ending blitzkrieg of news, info, etc is sucking any intelligent thought out of my brain … and there isn’t too much in there to begin with.

“Thinking the typewriter might be a little over the top,” he joked at the end of his post.

What Martina McBride Took From Garth Brooks

He Taught Her Not to "Wish It Away"

When Martina McBride moved to Nashville to start her country career, she knew nobody. And she didn’t know a thing about the music business.

In a new interview with industry publication Country Aircheck, McBride talks about those early years, how she got her start and what lessons she learned.

And from Garth Brooks, what she learned about touring.

“Being a part of Garth’s organization and watching how he was with his fans and the energy he put out onstage,” McBride recalled, “it was family out there. That definitely made an impression on me as a young artist. Overall, it was just a great introduction to touring.”

She called herself “the most-green artist” during that era, when she was selling Brooks’ T-shirts and then later on opening shows for him.

During that time, Brooks told McBride something that she still remembers 25 years later.

“The advice that Garth gave me was to take time and soak it all in. Live in the moment. Don’t wish it away,” she said, “don’t want it to go faster.  “Just really enjoy it and relish it.”

George Strait’s Old Topless Bentley Is For Sale . . . and We Don’t Mean Dierks

According to a post on Autotrader.com, a 2012 Bentley Continental GTC convertible once owned by George Strait is for sale for $159,000.

Check out the “Seller’s Comments” and a photo gallery below.

“Previously owned by the king of country music Mr. GEORGE STRAIT!!!! With signed car manual, LIKE NEW WITH LOW MILES!!”

“A/C ice cold, All scheduled maintenance, All records, Always garaged, Excellent condition, Factory GPS system, Fully loaded with all the goodies, Looks & drives great, Mostly highway miles, Must see, Never seen snow, New tires, No accidents, Non-smoker, Perfect first car, Satellite radio, Seats like new, Title in hand, Very clean interior, Well maintained.”

Rascal Flatts Surprise Wedding Couple With First Dance Performance of “God Bless the Broken Road”

The guys from Rascal Flatts crashed a couple’s wedding reception in Oshkosh, Wis., over the weekend (June 24) and treated the newlyweds to a surprise performance of “God Bless the Broken Road.”

The bride and groom, Sara and Brandon, are longtime fans of the trio and had selected “God Bless the Broken Road” as their first dance. Unbeknownst to the newlyweds, a family friend and the bride’s sister set the wheels in motion for the surprise performance from the trio, who happened to be headlining the Country USA Music Festival in Oshkosh that very day.

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan tomorrow, Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held at the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, CARS 3, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, ROUGH NIGHT

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN, MEAGAN LEAVEY, PARIS CAN WAIT and ROUGH NIGHT.

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

FORECAST

TODAY:  Sunny & 83

TONIGHT:  Clear & 53

THURSDAY:  Sunny & 81

FRIDAY:  Sunny & 87

SATURDAY:  Ptly Cloudy & 93

SUNDAY:  Sunny & 91

 

QUESTION OF THE DAYQuestion of the Day: To throw them or to save them. In a world where society is more politically divided than it's ever been, the state has again begun bursting into flames and Kim Kardashain just can't seem to catch a break on her parenting decisions, I'M taking on topics that REALLY matter. You know when you pull through the drive through, ask Taco Bell for a handful of hot sauce and they literally give you a HANDFUL, more than you'll ever be able to use on your meal? Or when you order Chinese to go and the bottom of your bag is LITTERED with what seems like gallons of soy and duck sauce? What do you do with the left overs? My wife and I have this debate every time the fridge starts filling up with my backstock of Jack In The Box sweet & sour. Do you save them? Because I mean, throwing them away is after all WASTEFUL - or do you SAVE them, letting those expiration date-free envelopes of saucy goodness pile up in the bottom refrigerator door? I can't seem to part with them. EVER. My wife can't throw them away fast enough and in fact will go so far as to remind me to NOT ask for a "handful" but be specific when ordering. "Only ask them for three or four because you'll NEVER use the literal handful they'll give you!" she says. One thing's for sure - expired or not, I'm NEVER without a packet of generic fancy catsup when in need. (Broc)

 

HOLLYWOOD

Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki's home was burned down during a massive bush fire that is still ravaging the California coast.  Galecki was not on the property at the time of the Monday inferno, which destroyed his ranch as well as other buildings in San Luis Obispo, located roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on California's Central Coast.  Galecki, who plays Dr. Leonard Hofstadter in the hit CBS sitcom, said his "heart goes out to all in the area who are also experiencing loss from this vicious fire."  The fast-moving fire began at around 3.30 p.m. local time on Monday and is currently only 60 percent contained, according to California's fire service. Nearly 1,600 acres have already been torched in the incident, and fire officials restricting access to places affected by the blaze.

Jimmy Fallon has topped Stephen Colbert in late-night ratings for the first time since Donald Trump has been president.  The Nielsen company said that Fallon’s “Tonight” show averaged 2.66 million viewers last week, just SLIGHTLY more than the 2.62 million achieved by Colbert’s “Late Show.” Colbert, with his political humor, eclipsed long-time leader Fallon the week after Trump’s January inauguration and hasn’t looked back.

Michael Bond, the genial British author who created Paddington Bear, the polite, good-natured but disaster-prone little hero of children’s novels, picture and activity books, television series, and films, died at his home in London on Tuesday. He was 91.  The death was announced by his publisher, Harper Collins, which said that Mr. Bond had died after a short illness. It did not specify a cause.

Tuesday 6/27/17

Just before midnight Friday, Twin Falls police were called to the 500 block of Highland Avenue for a baby not breathing.  They found a 10 month old baby girl unresponsive who had been left unattended inside a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon and evening. 

One person died yesterday afternoon following a car vs. motorcycle crash between Shoshone and Richfield along U.S. Highway 26.  Idaho State Police say both lanes were blocked for several hours.  The accident was reported at about 12:30.  Police say Judy K. Childs a 54 year old Shoshone resident, was stopped in the eastbound lane of travel in a 2000 Jeep waiting for traffic to clear so she could make a left and turn into a driveway.  Steven K. Jones,  66 of Jerome was also eastbound behind Childs on a 2011 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.  Jones did not slow for Childs vehicle and struck it.

A Friday afternoon multi vehicle crash near Pocatello involved a Cassia county school district bus that was transporting 30 members of the Burley Boys basketball team.  The bus crash occurred on Interstate 15 in a construction zone north of Pocatello.  There were no injuries reported in the crash.

The Ada County coroner's office has identified the body of a man found dead in a canal over the weekend. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens said Monday that 31-year-old Jared Tate Maupin was found dead in an irrigation ditch Sunday.

Police in southwestern Idaho say a girl escaped serious injuries after she was run over by a parade float in the Meridian Dairy Days Friday.  Police say the girl fell as she was leaning over the side of the float to look for a sticker her friend had dropped.

A federal judge has sentenced a man who performed guard duty at last year's occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Geoff Stanek must spend 6 months in home detention and another 2 years on probation. Stanek pleaded guilty to conspiracy months before the 2016 trial in which occupation leader Ammon Bundy and 6 others were found not guilty.

Jerome County is looking to generate additional money by renting out space for Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. Under a proposed contract with Jerome County Sheriff's Department, ICE would pay about $75 per day for each bed they lease from the county's jail.

A jailhouse phone call transcript shows that a man suspected in a string of bank robberies and of shooting at a police officer asked his mother to clear his Montana home of guns after his arrest. The transcript was submitted to a judge by federal officials seeking a search warrant for the Roundup, Montana, home. Authorities found numerous homemade explosives inside the home on Saturday.

Today:  Sunny. High near 85F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 58F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

THURSDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 83 (Mountains: 77)

FRIDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 88 (Mountains: 81)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny
HIGH: 94 (Mountains: 83)

SUNDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 93 (Mountains: 85)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 95 (Mountains: 84)

 

 

June 27th: On this day

1913
Born on this day in Marshall, Arkansas was Elton Britt, country music guitarist and singer-songwriter. He recorded over 60 albums for RCA and other labels in more than a 30-year span, and is best known for such hit songs as "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)," "Detour," "Chime Bells," "Maybe I'll Cry Over You," "Pinto Pal," and the million-selling wartime hit "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere". Britt died on June 22, 1972.

1959
Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Lorrie Morgan, country music singer, (the daughter of George Morgan, the country music singer who charted several hit singles between 1949 and his death in 1975). Lorrie scored the 1989 single, "Trainwreck of Emotion," and since then, has charted more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country hits including three #1 hits: "Five Minutes," "What Part of No" and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." Morgan has been married to three different country singers: Keith Whitley, Jon Randall and Sammy Kershaw.

1962
Hank Snow recorded "I've Been Everywhere" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, was also made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962 and has been covered by Lynn Anderson, Asleep at the Wheel and Johnny Cash.

1974
Born on this day in Dallas, Texas, was Christian Kane, actor and singer and songwriter and lead singer of the country-southern rock band Kane. He is known for his roles in the television shows Angel, Leverage and Into the West, and the movies Just Married and Secondhand Lions.

1977
Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the country chart with "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". Released at the height of outlaw country movement, from his hit album Ol' Waylon, the song was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.

1992
Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Written by Don Von Tress it was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" and recorded by The Marcy Brothers in 1991, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" In the US it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983.

1994
"Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles" went triple-platinum. The tribute album to the American rock band The Eagles features:Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.

 

Twin Falls "Finally Home!® Homebuyer Education classes get underway again today at the College Of Southern Idaho.  The class can help you navigate the home-buying process, find the right lender, avoid costly mistakes, get a better interest rate, and may even help you qualify for down payment assistance. To date, nearly 65,000 Idahoans have benefited from attendance. Finally Home! is a program of Idaho Housing and Finance Association.   Preregistration is required at www.finallyhomeidaho.com.  The classes are today and tomorrow and Wednesday from 6 'til 8:30 in Room 276 of the Taylor Building on the campus of the College Of Southern Idaho.

The Gooding Community Theater presents Peter Pan this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are five bucks at the door with all proceeds going toward future performances.  The shows begin at 7p each night and will be held ad the Gooding High School.

The Freedom Fest Fourth of July celebration is this weekend in Jerome!  Festivities will start at 2 p.m. Saturday at North Park. The celebration, presented by Community Spirit Committee, will feature music and live entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, food, and a beer garden. The fireworks display will follow at dusk Saturday night at Jerome High School, 104 Tiger Drive.

It’s Sagebrush Days this weekend in Buhl.  Sagebrush Days features a tractor pull at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Buhl Rodeo Grounds, admission is free; and a community church service and a performance by Magic Valley Jubilee, 6:30 p.m. at Eastman Park in Buhl; bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.  Festivities continue on Monday with the annual Trout Festival downtown.  The Trout dinner starts at 4 p.m., with music by Copperhead at 7 p.m. Local vendors and a beer and wine garden will be set up and available.  Hit up  Buhlchamber.org for more info.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CARS 3, ROUGH NIGHT, THE MUMMY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, WONDER WOMAN, PIRATES OF THE CARRIBEAN, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2 & GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

CENTURY STADIUM 5:  TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, CARS 3, THE MUMMY, WONDER WOMAN, ROUGH NIGHT

BURLEY THEATER:  BOSS BABY (Burley Theater showings are Friday through Tuesday ONLY)

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS:  TRANSFORMERS: The Last Knight, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN, MEAGAN LEAVEY, PARIS CAN WAIT and ROUGH NIGHT.

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com

 

HOLLYWOOD

And now, a not-always-reliable tabloid squashes some not-so-reliable rumors for us ONCE AND FOR ALL!  Brad Pitt is not dating Sienna Miller or Elle Macpherson, contrary to recent reports.  This, according to Us weekly.  The tabloid says Pitt, who as the whole world knows split from wife Angelina Jolie in September 2016, attended the Glastonbury Festival over the weekend and was spotted at the event on Saturday night with Miller.  The so-called "source" says “Brad was there with Bradley Cooper. Sienna is also good friends with Bradley Cooper. They were all hanging out as friends and there’s nothing going on there.”  Whoever these sources may be, they claim that Pitt has been focusing on himself and his kids since his nasty split from Jolie last year.

 

Kim Kardashian is getting Mom-Shamed for sharing a picture of Saint West in a FRONT facing car-seat. California mandates rear-facing car seats for kids until they’re at least 2 years of age, and on Saturday, she shared a photo of her son, who's just 18 months old, where he is clearly sitting forward-facing.  I remember this lesson when my wife and I first had to learn the ins and outs of carseatism - and it is, as a matter of fact, a pretty big deal.  The stats show that children up to 23 months old are 75 percent less likely to die or sustain serious injury in a rear-facing car car seat than a forward-facing one.  So YEAH, shame on you, Kim Kardashian!

 

Beyoncé and JAY-Z reportedly took their newborn twins home from the hospital late last week, according to TMZ. The newborns’ first home? A luxurious more home than you-or-I-could-ever-even-imagine $400,000-per-month Malibu rental.  But it wasn't just the twins Beyoncé took home this past week: The multi-Grammy-winning singer dominated the BET Awards on Sunday night, winning five of the seven categories she was nominated for, including best female R&B/pop artist and album of the year (for Lemonade).