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Kenny Chesney Wants Your Old iPods to Help Patients Struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney

Chances are, you’ve got an old iPod of MP3 player sitting in a drawer somewhere in your house, and if you do, Kenny Chesney would love to have it.  Kenny has teamed up with the non-profit organization Music & Memory to help promote their program of collecting old MP3 players to help people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Music & Memory donates MP3 players with individually customized playlists to Alzheimer’s patients to help enhance the quality of their life.  As Kenny explains in a PSA he filmed for the organization, “The gift of a music player full of favorite songs can help reconnect people with Alzheimer’s to good memories and to the people around them, and that’s a ray of hope for a lot of people.”

 

You can learn more about the program and how to donate your old MP3 player at MusicandMemory.org.

 

Justin Moore Reimburses Couple for “Baby’s First Concert”

Justin Moore (Photo Courtesy of L3 Entertainment)

Justin Moore (Photo Courtesy of L3 Entertainment)

Justin Moore recently made one lucky couple’s concert experience even more memorable by picking up the tab for their night.  According to Taste of Country, Chris and Katherine attended the Certified Platinum Tour in Mississippi and they had a sign that listed the cost of their night out, including tickets to the show and parking, but then they also had an ultrasound picture on the sign and said, “Baby’s first concert … Priceless!”

 

Justin is a father of three little girls, so he knows how expensive it can be to have a baby, so when one of his people spotted the sign in the crowd, he pulled out a wad of cash and reimbursed the couple the $145 they paid for the night.  He then told the couple, “Thank you for loving country music,” before launching into his first hit, “Small Town USA.”

Darius Rucker Promoting New Album on Today Show, SportsCenter, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and More

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Darius Rucker will release his new album, Southern Style tomorrow, and to celebrate, he’ll be performing tomorrow morning on NBC’s Today Show.  He’ll also appear on ESPN’s Mike & Mike, First Take and SportsCenter.  Then on Wednesday look for Darius on CNN’s Headline News and The Dan Patrick Show.  Next week he’ll continue the promotion of his new album with a performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday and then look for Darius on ABC’s The Chew on April 16th.

 

Darius’ new album, Southern Style, features his current single, “Homegrown Honey.”

Reba Celebrates 60th Birthday with More Confidence Than Ever

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Reba McEntire celebrated her 60th birthday on Saturday and she says without a doubt she has more confidence in herself and her music now than she did when she was younger.  She tells The Country Vibe, “I think once I passed 50 it’s more about what feels good to me and quit trying to please everybody else. I don’t know who told us when we were little you have to please everyone.  Why? I mean, if you do the right thing, and your conscience is not bothering you, go forward. Now if your conscience is bothering you, you’re doing something wrong.”

 

Now she says, “When I hear a song  and I feel good about it and it really touches my heart and soul, I know that’s the right song to sing. So, yes, I feel more confident and just a lot better in my own skin now.”

 

Reba’s new album, Love Somebody, will be released on April 14th, but is available for pre-order now on iTunes.  It features her latest single, “Going Out Like That,” plus those who pre-order the album will get an instant download of Reba’s duet with Jennifer Nettles called “Enough.”