Well looky what we have here. It seems that Brad Paisley's been keeping a secret and has a surprise for everyone who buys his new CD "This is Country Music" - and I'm not talking about the digital copy, I'm talking about the actual go down to Wal-Mart and pick up your copy copy.
Jeff, who writes on the blog Musings at the Ploughboy Mansion, got an advance copy of Brad's upcoming CD and was happily surprised to see that inside the package was the announcement that Brad has a new book coming out...his very first.
From Jeff's blog...
The surprise came from inside the packaging -- a small glossy ad announcing: :"BRAD'S First Book Ever." Yes, Diary Of A Player will be available in stores in November. Co-written with David Wild, the book's subtitle is "How my musical heroes made a guitar man out of me."
Here's a description of the book from the announcement: "Brad's first book is a very personal story of how he developed into the musician and guitar aficionado he is today. Brad tells the story of his own musical passion, while writing loving salutes and sharing memorable tales about the great players in country, blues and rock & roll who have inspired him over the years."
How cool is that? So "This is Country Music" on May 23rd and a copy of Diary of a Player sometime in November....sounds like a plan to me.
UPDATE: Okay, I didn't google before I posted so now I know that it's not a secret and the book news actually went around the web back in October that Brad had a book coming out. Yeah, I'm not always on the ball.
Oh well, still excited here.
Congrats to Jimmy who Tweeted the good news about a new book deal he signed today. No word on what his upcoming book is about but I'm sure we'll get all the details soon.
Good Job Trisha!
If you'd like to catch-up with Trisha, she will be featured in the May issues of Good Housekeeping, First For Women and Paula Deen Magazine. She's also the new cooking columnist for PEOPLE Country and will make her first appearance as such in the July issue which hits stores June 18th.
You can also catch Trisha on her remaining book tour dates...
Birmingham, AL - Williams Sonoma
211 SUMMIT BOULEVARD
BIRMINGHAM, AL 35243
Fairhope, AL - Page & Palette
Page & Palette
32 South Section St.
Fairhope, AL 36532-2212
Plano, TX - Sam’s Club
1200 East Spring Creek Pkwy
Plano, TX 75074
Oklahoma City, OK - Sam’s Club
1900 W. Memorial Rd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Bloomington, MN - Mall Of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
Houston, TX - Williams Sonoma
HOUSTON, TX 77027
Austin, TX - Book People
603 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78703
Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles Times Book Festival
405 Hilgard Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tim McGraw and kid book co-author, Tom Douglas, chatted yesterday about their new book Love Your Heart with my radio buddies, Big D & Bubba. The first half of the interview is here, you can check out the second half of the interview here.
You can also check out video of Tim at his recent book signing here.
I really liked Chely Wright's songs Single White Female and Jezebel so it's exciting to report that she's got a brand new label and CD on the horizon.
Country Standard Timeis reporting that Chely has signed with Vanguard Records and will release her new CD, "Lifted Off The Ground," on May 4.
On top of the label and CD news, Chely is also releasing her first book called "Like Me" which is also due May 4. Chely's publicist describes the book as a "candid account of her life, her
Tim McGraw is getting ready to release his second children's book next month on February 16, 2010.
"Love Your Heart" is the second book in his "My Little Girl" series and according to descriptions "is a heartwarming story of a little girl's selfless act of kindness. At her school's talent show, Kate decides to drop out of the contest to help her friend, showing kindness is the best talent of all."
Do you hear that? That's the sound of 1000 publishers scrambling to track down Taylor's people because rumor has it she's got an unpublished novel just sitting there waiting for it's time on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Oh it could happen. After all, Miley Cyrus spent a few weeks there last year with her "Miles To Go" book.
According to UK's OK! Magazine (via Contact Music) Taylor already has written a 350-page novel which surprisingly is completely untouched by the publishing world. She's also taken to recording everything in her life because someday she plans on writing an autobiography.
"Years from now it would be cool to write a book about all the crazy stuff and the insane things I've gotten to do. My life moves so fast, I have to write it all down, otherwise I can't remember where I was yesterday. I will write my biography (sic) for sure."
I've been telling you for a while now that Sara Evans first novel, The Sweet By and By, was coming out soon. Well yesterday was the day that the book finally hit store shelves.
Congrats Sara. She's actually signed a four-book deal with the publisher so this will only be the first of many book releases to come.
Read a little bit of the book here and be sure to get your very own copy below.
Carrie Underwood's hit the big time, The World Almanac big time. The country cutie is on the cover of 2010's The World Almanac and Book of Facts along with the Obama's during President Obama's inauguration and some baseball player (Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle according to BAM's Blog).
Carrie's picture is her in her red hot lava dress from last April's ACM Awards.
And while we're talking about Carrie, check out the video below of Carrie chatting with Good Day L.A.