The long-anticipated NBC presentation of the Sound of Music, starring Carrie Underwood aired Thursday night. Nobody had any complaints about her singing, though the critics were not kind about her overall performance in terms of acting and chemistry. The people we heard from, felt she was fine and that expectations might have been too high for her, partially because she's already famous. Probably true. Even the critics who didn't like her, generally gave her credit for tackling such an iconic character and role. If you missed it, here's Carrie with the opening number.
We're getting ready for Christmas. Wrap Up the Holidays with the Blaze and Carl's Jr in Chico. We're handing out over $5,000 worth of X-Mas presents. It's happening on Dec. 21. Until then, listen for us to mention the places you can sign up to win and what gift could be yours..
The comeback is underway for Garth Brooks. He just announced two shows with the full band at the Encore Theater at Wynn's in Las Vegas. The shows are Jan 3-4.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 6 at 10AM PST for $200 per ticket (not inclusive of taxes and fees) at www.wynnlasvegas.com, www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 702-770-1000 or 800-745-3000.
Coats for Kids is on right now. Grab a new or gently used coat or jacket and drop it in the Coats for Kids barrels at any of the Chico Fire Stations and many other locations around Chico. Salvation Army will distribute these coats to kids who really need one. If you need help finding the barrels, 342-2199.
George Strait is about ready for the final leg of his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in 2014. He won't be back in Sacramento, but if you missed him and feel like he's worth a little road trip (He is!) here are some possibilities.
January 30, 2014 SAP Center│San Jose, Calif.
January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif.
February 1, 2014 MGM Grand Arena│Las Vegas, Nev.
February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz.
February 8, 2014 Staples Center│Los Angeles, Calif.
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If you missed the CMA Country Christmas Special last night, here are some of the highlights.
The minute Thanksgiving was in the books, somebody was desperate to hear Jeff Foxworthy's "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas". I've decided to put the video up so you can watch it over, and over, and over again whenever you want. Knock yourself out.
And on the serious Christmas song side, Lauren Alena, runner-up to Scott McCreery on American Idol a couple seasons ago, was in the CMT studio singing some holiday songs. She does a nice job on this one.
Something new from Lady A, "Jammin' in the Tour Bus" style.
Oh boy. Believe it or not, they sound better than I thought. A new talent for San Diego's best at the Anchorman 2 premiere in Australia. Stay Classy Sidney!
1) Don't need Santa, you've got the Blaze. Wrap up the Holidays.
2) Cold Weather this week, finally gonna feel like Christmas.
3) Getting ready for Carrie Underwood-Sound of Music on TV.
4) Blaze Mobile Posse. Text Blaze to 51879 to get in
5) New Hit Country from Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, and Jason Aldean.