On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 was struck by a flock of geese during takeoff from LaGuardia Airport. The plane’s captain, Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, successfully brought the plane down in the Hudson River, where all 155 passengers and crew members were evacuated and survived. It was an incredible story, one that played out in real time on the news; I vividly remember being at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and watching the whole rescue play out on television.
In 1980 Clint Eastwood sang a song with Merle Haggard called "Bar Room Buddies." It was off the soundtrack to a movie at the time called "Bronco Billy." That soundtrack also included a number one hit from Ronnie Milsap called "Cowboys & Clowns." Not only did Clint sing with Merle Haggard, but he also did a duet once with Ray Charles.
My wife doesn't follow movie news and is impervious to advertising. "What is this, a baseball movie?" she asked as we settled in for 'Trouble with the Curve.' "Kinda," I said. "Clint's a gruff baseball scout, out on the road with his estranged daughter." "Uh-oh," she chimed as the lights dimmed. "Life lessons!"
Life lessons indeed, and they come at
Clint Eastwood was thrust into the political spotlight after his speech at the Republican National Convention, where he had his now famous empty chair speech. While appearing on Ellen, Clint addressed the criticism and also spoke out about politics and gay marriage.
Clint Eastwood isn’t exactly known for romances, either as an actor or as a director, so when word surfaced that he was planning to helm a remake of ‘A Star Is Born’ with Tim McGraw as a possible star, people naturally wanted to know more. We’ve heard plenty of the rumors as well, including the reported involvement (and subsequent un-involvement) of Beyoncé Knowles and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Brad Paisley is getting ready to release his tenth CD, 'This Is Country Music' on May 24th, it's his first CD of new material since 2009's 'American Saturday Night'.
Brad has enlisted some big star power for this album including Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton, who will both sing a duet with Brad. Carrie on a track called "Remind Me" and Blake on a track called "Don't Drink The