Luke Bryan talks about the time he saved Eric Church from a shark

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Hmm. Luke Bryan's apparently a hero. 

Back in January, I told you the story of how Eric had gotten into spear fishing thanks to Zac Brown. I was fascinated by the fact that Zac and Eric were friends enough to vacation together. 

Turns out Eric sort of vacations with everyone. 

Luke Bryan co-hosted the Country Countdown with Lon Helton back in January and continued Eric's spear-fishing adventure story, but this time with a twist that involved Eric nearly getting eaten by a shark!

Okay, that may be a bit dramatic, but there was a shark involved. 

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John Rich officially launches new lifestyle brand, Redneck Riviera

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John Rich officially launches the new lifestyle brand, Redneck Riviera, LLC, today at a press conference at Spinnaker in Panama City Beach, Florida in front of thousands of Spring Break revelers.  Joining Rich for the announcement were Doug Allen of FunTees, a division of Delta Apparel, Inc. and Sparky Sparkman, owner of Spinnaker.  The “Redneck Riviera Spring Break Takeover” is officially in session with merchandise currently being sold at the club and online at REDNECK RIVIERA.  The branded lifestyle line will be available in numerous mass merchandise outlets later this spring.   
 
"After seeing so many people enjoying the laid-back, carefree beach lifestyle of the ‘Redneck Riviera,’ I realized it is not just a place," says John Rich, brand ambassador, during the press conference prior to a huge Big & Rich concert at the Spinnaker Beach Concert Series.  "It’s a state of mind that can be found coast to coast and every land-locked town in between.  My main goal is to make sure this product lives up to the lifestyle," he continued.

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Trace Adkins’ father’s obituary

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Trace Adkins' father unfortunately passed away recently after an undisclosed illness. As I've done in the past, I went looking for the obituary so that fans may get to know something about this person who meant so much to their favorite artist. I've had to write several obituaries in the past myself and I'm always fascinated by how they are handled by other people. 

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Willie Nelson cancels SeaWorld performance after public outcry

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Blackfish strikes again!

So have you watched the incredible documentary Blackfish yet? If you haven't, what are you waiting for? 

While many documentaries will touch your feelers while you're watching them, Blackfish seems to have brought about an actual change in how people view killer whales in captivity, and that includes celebrities. 

Barenaked Ladies recently canceled a performance at SeaWorld due to their feelings after watching the documentary, and now Willie Nelson has done the same. 

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