August 24th, 2011
09:30 AM ET
What to get the couple that has everything? How about Barbie dolls in their likenesses, available for purchase by the general public?
Yes, people, the Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Barbie set is happening!
Next month, you can purchase “country music’s ultimate power couple” in doll form, just in time for their 15th wedding anniversary in October.
May 10th, 2011
01:41 PM ET
The last episode of Oprah Winfrey's iconic talk show is airing on May 25, and a few of our favorite celebs have some ideas on how she should exit daytime TV.
Tom Hanks, for one, is hoping Winfrey will go on tour. "She should visit every city, every TV studio, every market around and just talk to people and make 'em feel a little bit better about themselves and teach them how to tell the truth."
"American Pie" dad Eugene Levy had a different take on her grand departure. "She should be shot out of a cannon and land in a big cake that says 25 years," Levy told CNN.
May 10th, 2010
12:19 PM ET
(CNN) - Country music stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced Monday they will spearhead a benefit concert for flood recovery at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, next month.
"On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Music City community will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee earlier this month," McGraw and Hill said in a news release.
Tickets are to go on sale May 14 and are to be priced between $25 and $75. The concert is to include "numerous other artists," the release said. FULL POST
May 7th, 2010
01:07 PM ET
During the last few days, I've received a number of calls and emails from colleagues in Nashville, frustrated with how the catastrophic flooding in their city has not seemed to receive the amount of attention it deserves on many national news outlets – including CNN.
My friend Heather left an impassioned message from her cell, as she pulled moldy siding off a pal's home in Bellevue. Another friend, Jules, opened up her vast rolodex for contacts we needed. And Schatzi Hageman, publicist for Trace Adkins, apologized for delays in responding to emails – never using the fact that her office was uninhabitable as an excuse.
We caught up with Trace himself in Southern California, where he was shooting a music video for his new single, "This Ain't No Love Song." The Louisiana native was defiant about his adopted city's tenacity, and didn't think the national media was obligated to shine a bigger spotlight. "I don't feel slighted in any way," he said. "I'm not worried about it, because I think that Nashville – as a community and as a city – we'll cowboy up, and we'll take care of this situation, and we'll fix what needs to be fixed, and we'll carry on. We don't need everybody in the country to come run to our aid."
Indeed, Tennessee is living up to its moniker as "The Volunteer State." As Vince Gill headlined a telethon on the local NBC affiliate, raising more than $1.7 million, a flurry of press releases hit my BlackBerry:
March 3rd, 2010
05:35 PM ET
Tim McGraw is no stranger to philanthropy. The Grammy-winning country star has done benefit concerts and other charity work for years, and in 2004, he and wife Faith Hill founded Neighbor's Keeper, which funds local organizations assisting communities in need.
The latest recipient of his determination to help is Operation Homefront, which supports U.S. troops, veterans and their families. McGraw has recorded a public service announcement for the non-profit, and T-shirt sales on his current "Southern Voice" tour will benefit the group.
McGraw's tour sponsor, Outback Steakhouse, is spearheading the campaign, pledging $1 million to the organization. It's hardly the first time Outback has dished up support for the military: over the past eight years, the restaurant chain has provided meals to more than 150,000 U.S. troops around the world. That's a lot of Bloomin' Onions!
If you're moved to add your voice to theirs, you can donate directly by texting "HERO" to 50555.
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