Have you heard of the upcoming movie “Act of Valor” that is coming out this weekend? Well if you haven’t, here’s how IMDB describes it:
An unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking, Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a powerful story of contemporary global anti-terrorism. Inspired by true events, the film combines stunning combat sequences, up-to-the minute battlefield technology and heart-pumping emotion for the ultimate action adventure. Act of Valor takes audiences deep into the secretive world of the most elite, highly trained group of warriors in the modern world. When the rescue of a kidnapped CIA operative leads to the discovery of a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S., a team of SEALs is dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. As the valiant men of Bandito Platoon race to stop a coordinated attack that could kill and wound thousands of American civilians, they must balance their commitment to country, team and their families back home. Each time they accomplish their mission, a new piece of intelligence reveals another shocking twist to the deadly terror plot, which stretches from Chechnya to the Philippines and from Ukraine to Somalia. The widening operation sends the SEALs across the globe as they track the terrorist ring to the U.S.-Mexico border, where they engage in an epic firefight with an outcome that has potentially unimaginable consequences for the future of America. Written by Anonymous
The soundtrack for the movie comes out today and it is made up of ALL country artists: Keith Urban, Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Trace Adkins, Lori McKenna, Montgomery Gentry, Josh Kelly, Hunter Hayes, and Wynonna Judd. Fabulous lineup wouldn’t you say?
From first listen, they all sound awesome! My top three picks are “For You” by Keith Urban, “The Best I Can” by Jake Owen, “Two Soldiers Coming Home” by Lori McKenna and “Whatever Brings You Back” by Wynonna Judd.
I’ve got several albums to tell you about today. A couple that came out last week and a couple coming out today.
First up, Martina McBride’s Eleven. I have to admit, I pre-ordered this folks. I’m a fan. I bought Teenage Daughters as a single and just honestly couldn’t wait for the album to come out. My favorite song that I have on repeat from the album is Whatcha Gonna Do. Love it. This album has sort of a bluesy vibe to it and I’m loving it.
Next, Lauren Alaina’s Wildflower. This is also a release that came out last week. If you’ll recall, Lauren Alaina is one of the finalists on American Idol last season. You’ll want to check out Like My Mother Does and Dirt Road Prayer on this one.
Shelby Lynne’s Revelation Road is coming out today. I’m a big fan of Shelby Lynne. She’s got a fantastic voice and has a rebel attitude about her music. I’m always excited to check out her new stuff. Check out The Thief and I Don’t Need a Reason to Cry off this one.
Last we have Montgomery Gentry’s Rebels On The Run. I Like Those People, Missing You, and So Called Life are definitely some to listen to off this album. Sounds like Montgomery Gentry have had a rough year with a cancer diagnosis and divorce, so let’s give them some love shall we?
Here are just a few tidbits of country news floating around this week:
Have you heard the rumblings about Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now being a possible rip off of The Alan Parsons Project’s 80s hit Eye in the Sky? Listen to this mashup of the two songs. I’m kinda thinking it’s not a rip off…what say you?
Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery in December. “I will be back in January ready to rock for all the fans,” he said in a written statement. “Please keep my family and me in your prayers.”
Do you have an extra $45,000 a month lying around and want to have a place to call home in NYC? You can always rent Keith Urban‘s wife’s apartment. Nicole Kidman has decided to put her luxury apartment up for rent and here is what the place looks like. Looks pretty sweet to me!
Taylor Swift‘s new album Speak Now features a song called Innocent about Kanye West. This is what she had to say about the song and Kanye: “I felt like I knew what was going on on the other side of it,” she says. “It was publicized beyond publicized and just from reading the same headlines and from a few little conversations here and there, I knew what was going on. I just felt like that song was the best that I could do to sum up how I felt about it. I think that a lot of people expected me to write a song about him, and I felt it was more appropriate to write a song to him and for him. That just seemed more of the right thing to do.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw‘s new movie Country Strong comes out January 7th. As we saw on the CMAs last week Gwyneth can really sing. This is what she had to say about that, “When I used to go out with Brad Pitt, he’d say ‘You have a good voice for country music,’” Gwyneth Paltrow told People magazine. Tim McGraw also had this to say about his co-star, “She did such an authentic job. Her voice had a real honesty to it, which is tough to fake in country music.”
After Carrie Underwood got hitched the next question on everyone’s mind is when is she going to have kids…She talked to InStyle magazine about her concerns with having kids recently, “I didn’t grow up around kids, and I hope those motherly instincts are in me,” she says. “I’m sure they are, but I don’t know what to talk about with a 4-year-old!”