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Blake’s Ole Red Restaurants Will Host A “Battle Of The Bands”

Blake’s Ole Red Restaurants Will Host A “Battle Of The Bands”

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red locations will host a “Battle of the Bands” competition starting next Wed. Aug. 19th. Every Wednesday at 6pm, they will livestream performances for Blake’s different venues in Tishomingo, OK; Nashville and Gatlinburg, TN; and Orlando.  Each band will play two songs, one original and one cover, and the audience will then…

“The Voice” Won’t Be Returning In September Due To COVID-19

“The Voice” Won’t Be Returning In September Due To COVID-19

NBC announced that “The Voice” won’t be returning next month as fans and Blake Shelton had hoped.  Taping for Season 19 was due to start in July or early August.  Due to the current state of the coronavirus they have halted production. Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani were slated to join Blake Shelton.…

Billy Bob’s Texas Will Reopen At 11am Thursday

Billy Bob’s Texas Will Reopen At 11am Thursday

Billy Bob’s Texas will officially open for daytime admission starting Thursday(Aug. 13) at 11am as “The World’s Largest Honky Tonk” themed restaurant.  Of course, Billy Bob’s Texas will also feature live concerts including The Bellamy Brothers on Friday(Aug. 14) and Flatland Cavalry this Saturday. These upcoming concerts will be limited to 1,200 tickets; however, capacities…

Pac-12 Conference Joins Big 10 In Postponing Their College Football Season

The Pac-12 Conference announced this afternoon that they are joining the Big 10 in postponing the 2020 College Football Season this fall due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This monumental decision wasn’t a surprise as rumors about it being delayed had been swirling for several days. Both conferences are looking to possibly reschedule football for next…

Dallas Stars Begin The Playoffs Against Calgary

Dallas Stars Begin The Playoffs Against Calgary

The Dallas Stars had an exciting come from behind shootout victory Sunday over St. Louis to grab the third seed in the Western Conference Playoffs.  Starting Tuesday, they’ll face off against the Calgary Flames.  With the NHL operating in two different bubbles because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the playoff schedule will also be unique. The…

Miranda Lambert’s Part Of A New Podcast

Miranda Lambert’s Part Of A New Podcast

Miranda Lambert is one of the cast members in the new scripted podcast “Make It Up As We Go.”  The podcast is about an aspiring singer-songwriter trying to navigate the music industry. Miranda tells People, “I was drawn to a new form of storytelling with podcasts, which I have never done before. The main character, played by…

The Dallas Mavericks Season Resumes!

The Dallas Mavericks Season Resumes!

142 days after the NBA season was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Mavericks return to the hard court tonight to face the Houston Rockets. This will be the first of eight games the Mavs are scheduled to play in the next two weeks to determine their Western Conference playoff seed.  After an…

Why Is Big Tex In Boerne? Getting A Makeover…..What’s Changed?

Why Is Big Tex In Boerne? Getting A Makeover…..What’s Changed?

There’s no State Fair this year, but next year Big Tex will be back with a new, updated look.  The 55 foot tall cowboy has been in Boerne the past couple of months getting a makeover.  The official greeter of the State Fair is getting some mechanical changes to run more smoothly.  He’ll also get…

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Kelly Clarkson Shares Her Light

Kelly Clarkson Shares Her Light

I am continually impressed with the grace in which Kelly Clarkson handles herself. She is an amazingly strong woman and always makes Texas so proud! This week a woman on Twitter chose to use the platform to take a very unkind shot at Kelly, after she offered to fill in for Simon Cowell on America’s…

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