Christie Matthews

Music Row Minute For June 17

and her husband MIKE FISHER dropped some $3 million on two adjoining plots of land near Nashville.  You think they’ll be building a home there?

 

When “Cars 2,” hits theaters June 24.  Listen for Brad Paisley in the background. Brad penned two songs for the soundtrack of the upcoming animated film. He says the songs he wrote for the movie are very different than what he’s used to. Think more Led Zepplin and Eric Clapton. The Cars 2 soundtrack is available now.

 

Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, and Shania Twain have been nominated for PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2011. All three have held the title before- Twain in 2011, Underwood in 2005, and Pickler in 2009.

The first round of voting is being held via Twitter. PETA.org to cast your vote.

 

Forbes has just released their annual list of the World’s Highest Paid Musicians and not surprisingly, many of country music’s biggest names are on it. Here are the country stars who made the top 25 for the time period of May 2010 – May 2011:

 

11. Toby Keith ($50 million)
13. Taylor Swift ($45 million)
15. Brad Paisley ($40 million)
18. Tim McGraw ($35 million)
23. Rascal Flatts ($34 million)
24. Kenny Chesney ($30 million)

 

 

Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Wynonna are some of the stars keeping it real for this summer’s ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.  They’ll be working with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to help special-needs kids.

 

KRISTIAN BUSH of SUGARLAND is launching something called the “Day Off Record Club”.  And he’s inviting you to join.  Think OPRAH’S book club, but with records.

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