The Morning Hangover — Tuesday, February 1st
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2.2.21
By: @KurtBardella from Arlington, VA
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  • Carly Pearce will perform on ELLEN (today)
  • Eric Church will perform the National Anthem with Jazmine Sullivan at Super Bowl LV (2.7.21)
  • Luke Bryan joins his fellow American Idol judges on Live with Kelly & Ryan (2.8)
  • Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood guest-host ELLEN (2.12)
  • Brad Paisley & Blake Shelton will co-host the “Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music” special airing on NBC (2.14)
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  • Little Big Town: “Sugar Coat” (live from YouTube Space in NYC)
  • Dani Taylor: “Table for One” (acoustic performance) 
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  • Sony Music Nashville announced the signing of Kat & Alex. The newly-married country-Latin duo, made up of Kat and Alex Georgia
  • Marathon Talent Agency has signed breakout sister duo Presley & Taylor
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  • The Country Music Association assisted representatives of Phoenix-based nonprofit Musically Fed and Rhino Staging over the weekend for a food distribution event at Clair Global in Nashville. Fifty vehicles participated, each receiving six full meals that included fresh vegetables, a ham and other non-perishables. Musically Fed is organizing additional food drive-thrus in Nashville to be held Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 13 and March 27. Individuals in the live entertainment/music industry wishing to register should contact [email protected] or call 480-951-1882.  Musically Fed typically works with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. To learn more, visit MusicallyFed.org.  
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Country Radio Seminar has announced additional performers joining Thomas Rhett, on the annual “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley.” Hosted by Fitz of “Country Top 40’s” legendary countdown, the event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17 during CRS 2021: The Virtual Experience.  Thomas Rhett’s special guests who are set to appear are his Pops Rhett Akins and Parker Welling. This year’s “Bob Kingsley’s Acoustic Alley” is sponsored by Country Top 40 with Fitz and First Horizon.
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Emily Yahr writes for The Washington Post: “How the wives of country music stars created their own powerful — sometimes controversial — Instagram empires”

“If you checked Brittany Aldean’s Instagram any given day last year, you might have seen a variety of photos that captured her daily life as a social media influencer and the wife of country music star Jason Aldean: scenes from the couple’s travels; snapshots of the resort-level pool with palm trees next to their enormous Tennessee mansion; sponsored posts from lifestyle brands that pay her to endorse products to her 1.8 million followers, a picture of one of her toddlers jumping around a playroom with a neon sign on the wall that reads “Playas Gon’ Play.

But around the 2020 presidential election, some posts took on a different tone. “Still my president,” Aldean captioned an Instagram story with a Trump sweatshirt. “Same people counting the Corona cases aren’t counting the mail-in ballots are they? What a damn shame,” she wrote in another. She posted a cartoon of Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris pushing President-elect Joe Biden out of a wheelchair and over a cliff. On Jan. 6, after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol during a violent attempted insurrection that resulted in the deaths of one police officer and four rioters, Aldean posted a (false and debunked) meme in her Instagram stories that alleged that two rioters were also on a website for antifa, a loosely knit group of far-left activists. “Antifa disguised as Trump supporters. Shocker,” she wrote.

The backlash to the latter was swift. Instagram removed the story, but screenshots flew around Twitter. Fans, as well as country stars Maren Morris and Mickey Guyton, expressed outrage. CMT deleted a Q&A it had recently published with Brittany Aldean from its website. “Why Are Country Music Wives Pushing Baseless Conspiracy Theories?” Rolling Stone reported, noting that Theresa Tritt, the wife of Travis Tritt, was seen supporting pro-Trump conspiracy theories on the app Parler, and Brittney Kelley, the wife of Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley, questioned last year whether pandemic-related shutdowns were part of an “agenda.” This sparked a slew of similar stories from mainstream publications.

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