Jake Owen won’t let a little thing like mangled fingers stop his fun

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It wasn't too long ago that Jake Owen, bless his accident-prone little heart, was undergoing surgery on his fingers after mangling his hand in a gruesome Go-Karting accident. 

Did I mention it was gruesome? Yeah. 

Today, Jake took his chances and rode the waves once again. Here's his tweets about getting back on that horse board.

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Sarah Darling Calls Opening for Alan Jackson “Beyond Amazing” (from the mailbag)

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(left) with Alan Jackson prior to openingSaturday night's show in Salt Lake
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As a waitress at Nashville's Stoney River Steakhouse® prior to landing her first record deal, Sarah Darling waited on country superstar Alan Jackson, dreaming what it might be like if she could one day share the stage with him. This past weekend, she celebrated that milestone, opening back-to-back shows for Jackson in Boise, Idaho, Salt Lake City, Utah and Arlington, Wash. (August 9, 10, and 11). Calling the experience "beyond amazing" on Twitter, Darling adds, "I was blessed to have been on tour with one of the most humble and gracious men in the music business this weekend. What an unforgettable experience. Thank you Alan!"

This Saturday, Darling will make her forty-first appearance at the Grand Ole Opry prior to performing as part of Southern Living's "Biscuits & Jam" concert series presented by AT&T U-verse at The Woods at Fontanel on Sunday. Then she'll head to New York City for the national television debut of her latest summertime hit "Little Umbrellas" on FOX & Friends Saturday, August 24. 

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Carrie Underwood inspires line of nail polish (from the mailbag)

Nicole by OPI announces 14 new nail lacquers inspired by award-winning superstar Carrie Underwood. Available in January, this collection features a colorful mosaic of hues ranging from soft pastels to dark sultry shades to playful glitters. Additionally, the line will include a signature gold textured shade called Carrie’d Away, created exclusively for Carrie.

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But who will play the kids? LeAnn Rimes’ reality show hits a motherly roadblock

According to RadarOnline, Brandi took to her Twitter on Friday to let fans know that her kids won't be appearing on the show: “My fancy kids don’t want 2 wake up but they R being picked up by dad 2 go 2 Aspen!Fancy! PS.no they won’t be on eddie show.”

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Chris Stapleton sends an open letter to Tom Petty for criticizing modern country music

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Tom Petty made his bold, controversial opinion known regarding the state of modern country music in a recent interview with industry publication Rolling Stone (see his statements below). In response, singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton, whose recent "What Are You Listening To?" single is making headway at country radio, responded by sharing an open letter to Petty on his Facebook.

"I think it's safe to say most modern country artists, including me, would list you as an influence," Stapleton began his note. "Your recent comments lead me to believe you see room for improvement in modern country music. I, for one, would like to see you put you money where your mouth is in a tangible way."

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