Go-karts strike again … Henningsens member injured in go-kart accident involving Lee Brice

Go-Karts really need to be outlawed ... at least where country stars are concerned. First there was Jake Owen and his unfortunate go-kart accident last month that landed him in the…

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Toby Keith uses Brass Balls to expand his empire

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This year's $500 million man may just become next year's $600 or $700 million man after his newest acquisition. 

Earlier this week during the iconic Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, it was announced that Toby Keith, who was in town to perform, has become the proud co-owner of Oklahoma-based custom/production bike builder Brass Balls Cycles

Dars Holdsworth, a Desert Storm veteran who founded Brass Balls Cycles, says of his new partnership with Toby, "This partnership will help Brass Balls Cycles increase its U.S. market presence, as well as expand the brand internationally. We will be revealing new and revised models in the near future and, as always, proudly power our bikes with American made S&S V-Twin motors.”

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Loretta Lynn to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Today, President Barack Obama named sixteen recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, one of which just happens to be Loretta Lynn.

According to the press release, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House later this year. 

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Chart Roundup – Week of August 17th, 2013

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Florida Georgia Line score their 23rd week at the
top of Hot Country Songs this week with ‘Cruise’, which also continues to reign
on Country Digital Songs, in addition to ‘Here’s To The Good Times’, still at
#1 on Top Country Albums. So far their latest hit ‘Round Here’ has yet to match
its success, down to #7 on Hot Country Songs, #9 on Country Airplay and #6 on
Country Digital Songs this week, although it seems like it’ll net another radio
#1 for the duo in a few weeks’ time. ‘Get Your Shine On’ has dropped #3 on both
singles sales charts.

Hunter Hayes is still at #2 on Country Airplay with ‘I Want
Crazy’, not managing to knock Randy Houser off the top spot just yet. It’s also
at #2 on Hot Country Songs and #3 on Country Digital Songs, while Hunter’s ‘Hunter
Hayes: Encore’ album sticks at #3. Meanwhile, the aforementioned Randy Houser
doesn’t move much this week, at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #4 on Country
Digital Songs with ‘Runnin’ Outta Moonlight’, and Luke Bryan’s ‘Crash My Party’
holds onto #2 on Country Digital Songs and #4 on Hot Country Songs, falling to
#8 on Country Airplay. It will soon be taken off that chart, with the
announcement of Luke’s new single, ‘That’s My Kind of Night’.

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill announce an encore run of Soul2Soul at the Venetian in Las Vegas

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have announced that they'll be back at the Venetian in Las Vegas for an encore run through April of 2014. From TimMcGraw.com:

In the wake of sold out shows and insatiable fan demand, superstar entertainers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have announced an encore run of their limited engagement Soul2Soul at The Venetian Las Vegas in its intimate 1,815-seat Venetian Theatre. The run will open on Oct. 25- 26 and cover 10 select weekends through April 2014.  Ticket pre-sales will begin Aug. 13 and tickets for the general public will go on sale Aug 16.  For a full list of dates, please visit timmcgraw.com.

Tim & Faith will also have a live Q&A with fans about the upcoming engagement on their Facebook pages on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 4PM ET: TimMcGraw and FaithHill

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