Archive for September, 2017

Little Big Town Picks Opening Acts for ‘The Breakers Tour’

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by cali

Apparently if you want to go on tour with Little Big Town you just have to make music they enjoy.

Sounds too easy, but it’s really that simple. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild told ET Online said that she “love(d) the first songs off (Midland’s) record, the traditional country sound” and thinks that Kacey (Musgraves) is a songwriter and entertainer that will “be around for a long, long, long time”.

Kacey Musgraves and Midland (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy and Mark Wystrach), joined Little Big Town to appear on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Sept. 20 in celebration the LBT’s tour announcement. All the artists took to the stage for a medley of Midland’s hit “Drinkin’ Problem,” Musgraves’ “Merry Go Round” and also performed the 1979 Electric Light Orchestra hit “Don’t Bring Me Down”.

The Breakers Tour begins February 8th in Oklahoma City and includes almost 30 cities.

He said “Yes!” to ‘American Idol’: Luke Bryan to be Second Judge

Posted on: September 26th, 2017 by cali

Country music star Keith Urban was a judge when the show went away… So obviously, it only makes sense that another country superstar would join Katy Perry on the panel, right?

With American Idol set to premiere March 2018 on ABC, the show needed to start locking in judges and picking air times. Sundays and Mondays are the days the revived show is said to be airing, and the search for judges is almost locked in too.

Luke Bryan is going to be the second judge on next year’s season of American Idol. Luke’s schedule is set to be open for American Idol auditions and hopefully this will take things to a new level in the upcoming auditions.

He will be joining Katy Perry and the returning show host Ryan Seacrest. The third and final spot has not been filled yet.

Jake Owen helps Floridians affected by Irma

Posted on: September 19th, 2017 by cali

Jake Owen partnered with Florida governor Rick Scott to raise and donate funds to help those affected by hurricane Irma.

According to a press release, “Jake reached out to the governor to find out the best way to help people in his home state who have been affected by Hurricane Irma.”

‘Bring Back the Sunshine’ is a campaign that donates all of the raised funds through the Florida Disaster Fund to help victims in Florida.

Governor Scott said that they are “thrilled” that Jake is “lending a helping hand to Floridians in need”.

The campaign on Jake’s Instagram through a video that told fans how and where they can help.

Jake said, “Florida thrives on tourism and people visiting our state” and that “We aren’t just rebuilding homes. Together we are rebuilding jobs, schools, infrastructure,… we are rebuilding LIVES.”


Rules-Thomas Rhett Listen To Win

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 by brent

                                                            September 16, 2017

 CAT COUNTRY 98.7 Thomas Rhett Listen to Win


The specific rules for this Contest written below are in addition to “Cat Country 98.7 General Contest Rules” dated 09.24.14  If there is a conflict in language, these specific rules will govern.

Contest Name: ‘CAT COUNTRY 987 Thomas Rhett Listen to Win Thomas Rhett Tickets

Station(s):  CAT COUNTRY 98.7 – WYCT(FM), PENSACOLA (the “Stations(s)”)

Station Business Address:  7251 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504

Station Business Telephone:  850-262-6000

Station Fax – 850-494-0778.

1. Description of Contest/Promotion.

A.  DATE OF CONTEST: September 18, 2017 – September 29, 2017



Listen to Cat Country 98.7  for the Thomas Rhett  song “Unforgettable”  week days between 7am and 7pm.  Be the 9th caller at 850-430-1987 when you hear it.


Each correct caller will win a pair of tickets to the Thomas Rhett  show on October 13, 2017 at the Pensacola Bay Center, plus be qualified to by upgraded to the Thomas Rhett VIP experience.


This is a local contest sponsored by Cat Country 98.7, and it has no connection to any other organization.  The Contest is open to all Cat Country listeners 18 or older who live in the Pensacola Total Survey Area (TSA) (as defined by a national survey ratings company).  All winners must have legal residence in the counties that are in the Pensacola TSA coverage area as defined by the Neilson Company. Only one winner per household.


2 Thomas Rhett Thickets for October 13, 2017 at the Pensacola Bay Center. Other Prizes may be awarded.

All prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-transferable.

To claim prize, winner must provide government-issued photo ID that Station will make a copy of, come to the Station’s business office at 7251 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida, 32504 and complete the eligibility forms, Station waiver and release forms, and IRS W-9 form.

See “Cat Country 98.7 General Contest Rules” dated, for  09.24.14 important additional prize information.



Emmy winners

Posted on: September 18th, 2017 by Candy

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TV’s biggest night is all said and done!

Hollywood’s best and brightest from the small screen gathered in Los Angeles for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, but while many great shows and actors have earned nominations, not everyone ended up taking home gold.

Read on below to see all the stars who are walking away with awards.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

The Crown

The Handmaid’s Tale **WINNER**

House of Cards

Stranger Things

This Is Us



Outstanding Comedy Series



Master of None 

Modern Family 

Silicon Valley 

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

Veep **WINNER**


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder

Claire Foy – The Crown

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale **WINNER**

Keri Russell – The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Robin Wright – House of Cards


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us **WINNER**

Anthony Hopkins – Westworld 

Bob Odinkirk – Better Call Saul 

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Liev Schrieber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards 

Milo Ventimiglia- This Is Us

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 

Carrie Coon – Fargo

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies **WINNER**

Susan Sarandon – Feud: Bette and Joan 

Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 

Riz Ahmed – The Night Of  **WINNER**

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Lying Detective

Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies 

Ewan McGregor – Fargo

Geoffrey Rush – Genius.

John Turturro –The Night Of


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon – Better Things 

Jane Fonda – Grace and Frankie 

Allison Janney – Mom

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep **WINNER**

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Aziz Ansari – Master of None 

Zach Galifianakis – Baskets

Donald Glover – Atlanta **WINNER**

William H. Macy – Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Ann Dowd –The Handmaid’s Tale **WINNER**

Samira Wiley – The Handmaid’s Tale

Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black

Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things

Chrissy Metz – This Is Us 

Thandie Newton – Westworld


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 

Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul

John Lithgow – The Crown **WINNER**

Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

Michael Kelly – House Of Cards

David Harbour – Stranger Things 

Ron Cephas Jones – This Is Us

Jeffrey Wright – Westworld


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Regina King- American Crime

Shailene Woodley – Big Little Lies 

Laura Dern – Big Little Lies **WINNER**

Judy Davis – Feud: Bette and Joan

Jackie Hoffman – Feud: Bette and Joan

Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Alexander Skarsgard – Big Little Lies **WINNER**

David Thewlis – Fargo

Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan

Stanley Tucci – Feud: Bette and Joan

Bill Camp – The Night Of

Michael Kenneth Williams – The Night Of


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 

Vanessa Bayer – Saturday Night Live

Leslie Jones – Saturday Night Live

Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live **WINNER**

Kathryn Hahn – Transparent

Judith Light – Transparent 

Anna Chlumsky – Veep


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson – Baskets

Ty Burrell – Modern Family 

Alec Baldwin – Saturday Night Live  **WINNER**

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 

Tony Hale – Veep

Matt Walsh – Veep


Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover – Atlanta **WINNER**

Jamie Babbit – Silicon Valley

Mike Judge – Silicon Valley

Morgan Sackett – Veep

David Mandel – Veep

Dale Stern – Veep


Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg – The Americans

Gordon Smith – Better Call Saul

Peter Morgan – The Crown

Bruce Miller– The Handmaid’s Tale   **WINNER**

The Duffer Brothers – Stranger Things

Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan – Westworld


Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Stephen Glover – Atlanta

Aziz Ansari, Lena Waithe – Master of None **WINNER**

Alec Berg – Silicon Valley

Billy Kimball – Veep

David Mandel – Veep


Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver **WINNER**

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Saturday Night Live


Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

David E. Kelley – Big Little Lies

Charlie Brooker – Black Mirror: San Junipero **WINNER**

Noah Hawley – Fargo

Ryan Murphy – Feud: Bette and Joan

Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zern, Ryan Murphy – Feud: Bette and Joan

Richard Price, Steven Zaillian – The Night Of


Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Vince Gilligan – Better Call Saul

Stephen Daldry – The Crown

Reed Morano – The Handmaid’s Tale **WINNER**

Kate Dennis – The Handmaid’s Tale

Lesli Linka Glatter – Homeland

The Duffer Brothers – Stranger Things

Jonathan Nolan – Westworld


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Amazing Race 

American Ninja 

Project Runway 

RuPaul’s Drag Race 

Top Chef 

The Voice**WINNER**


Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee 

Jimmy Kimmel Live 

Last Week Tonight **WINNER**

The Late Late Show With James Corden

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Real Time With Bill Maher


Outstanding Limited Series 

Big Little Lies **WINNER**


Feud: Bette and Joan 


The Night Of


Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero **WINNER**

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: The Lying Detective

The Wizard of Lies


Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Jean-Marc Vallee – Big Little Lies  **WINNER**

Noah Hawley – Fargo

Ryan Murphy – Feud: Bette and Joan

Ron Howard – Genius

James Marsh – The Night Of

Steven Zaillian – The Night Of


Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series

Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner – Drunk History

Andy Fisher – Jimmy Kimmel Live

Paul Pennolino – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Jim Hoskinson – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Don Roy King – Saturday Night Live **WINNER**


Outstanding Informational Series or Special

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown 

Inside the Actors Studio 

Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath **WINNER**

StarTalk With Neil deGrasse Tyson 



Outstanding Variety Special

Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special **WINNER**

2017 Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Presents Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner 

Louis C.K. 2017 

Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust 

Stephen Colbert’s Live Election Night Democracy’s Series Finale: Who’s Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Ben Mendelsohn – Bloodline 

BD Wong – Mr. Robot

Hank Azaria – Ray Donovan

Denis O’Hare – This Is Us

Brian Tyree Henry – This Is Us 

Gerald McRaney – This Is Us **WINNER**


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Wanda Sykes – Black-ish

Carrie Fisher – Catastrophe

Becky Ann Baker – Girls 

Angela Bassett – Master of None

Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live 

Melissa McCarthy – Saturday Night Live**WINNER**


Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alison Wright – The Americans

Alexis Bledel – The Handmaid’s Tale**WINNER**

Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away With Murder

Ann Dowd – The Leftovers

Laverne Cox – Orange Is the New Black 

Shannon Purser – Stranger Things


Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

Billy on the Street

Documentary Now!

Drunk History


Saturday Night Live **WINNER**

Tracey Ullman’s Show

Outstanding Special Class Program

Hairspray Live! 

The Oscars 

Super Bowl LI Halftime Show starring Lady Gaga 

70th Annual Tony Awards **WINNER**


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special 

Amanda Knox 

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years 

A House Divided (Vice Special Report) 

L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later 

13th **WINNER**


Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series 

American Masters 

Chef’s Table 

The Keepers 

Planet Earth II **WINNER**

30 for 30


Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds 

LA 92 **WINNER**

O.J.: Made in America 

Oklahoma City (American Experience) 

The White Helmets


Outstanding Structured Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Fixer Upper

Lip Sync Battle

Shark Tank **WINNER**

Who Do You Think You Are? 


Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Born This Way

Deadliest Catch


Gaycation With Ellen Page

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked

United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell **WINNER**


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series 

Riz Ahmed – Girls

Matthew Rhys – Girls

Dave Chappelle – Saturday Night Live **WINNER**

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Saturday Night Live 

Tom Hanks – Saturday Night Live

Hugh Laurie – Veep


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Dad from “This Is Us” says he would never date another co star.

Posted on: September 15th, 2017 by Candy

Before Ventimiglia was cast as one of the leads on NBC’s hit drama series This Is Us, the actor starred as Peter Petrelli on the sci-fi drama Heroes from 2006-10. While acting opposite Hayden Panettiere, who appeared as Claire Bennet on the Golden Globe-nominated show, the pair’s relationship turned romantic, thrusting the former couple into the limelight.

Reflecting on dating a previous costar in a new interview with Mr. Porter, Ventimiglia admitted he would “never do it again.”

“There are things that happen to you in your life that shape who you are. Everything I’ve been through from jobs to friendships to partnerships, everything has built me to who I am,” he said.

“You learn from it. You learn a better way of doing things. It wasn’t until my mid to late twenties that the job wears on you, relationships wear on you,” added Ventimiglia.

Still, he revealed he “wouldn’t change a thing.”

“When you get knocked over the head in life, it builds your perspective,” he added.

New “This Is Us” starts in two weeks!


There is a really great interview with him in People Magazine this week (where this story is lovingly borrowed from) … read more of it here:

Chase Bryant Engaged

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by cali

Well, it seems like everyone is either having babies, getting married, or getting engaged. With all the excitement we can barely contain ourselves, and now we have another name to add to the list! Chase Bryant!

Chase Bryant popped the question to his girlfriend Kourtney Kellar. If you watched Chase’s music video “Room To Breathe”, then you should recognize her because she starred in it!

Chase told People He was best friends with Kourtney, but wanted to take their relationship to the another level so he decided to invite her to be in his video. This was where they had their first kiss and Chase decided to use that moment as inspiration for his proposal.

The proposal was just like the scene from the video, then he got down on one knee and now… THEY’RE ENGAGED!!!

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by Candy

This story also lovingly borrowed from


Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant this summer, and the donor was her best friend.

Selena posted this pic post surgery of her and kidney donor Francia Raisa.  She said, “I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed i was laying low for part of the summer and questioning why I wasn’t promoting my new music, which I was extremely proud of.”

Selena goes on … “So I found out I need to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering.  It was what I needed to do for my overall health.”

OJ Simpson set to be released October 1st

Posted on: September 13th, 2017 by Candy

This story lovingly borrowed from TMZ

O.J. Simpson to Media Catch Me if You Can

9/13/2017 1:00 AM PDT

O.J. Simpson will be playing a cat-and-mouse game with the media when he’s released, and it involves his safety.

We’ve learned the media has a 1 in 18 chance of spotting the famous convict when he’s released from Lovelock Correctional Center in Nevada. That’s because there are 18 release points and our prison sources say they are keeping the actual release site and date on the DL.

As for why the clandestine release … we’re told it’s because prison officials are concerned for Simpson’s safety. You’ll recall, just after Simpson was granted parole, he was moved to a protective wing of the prison.

Prison sources tell us they’re not just concerned about Simpson’s safety. They worry a chase could ensue and prison staff, bystanders and Simpson himself could be injured or even worse. As one prison official told us, “We don’t want another chase on our hands.”

And, we’re told, Simpson himself has made it clear to prison officials, he wants nothing to do with the media when the prison doors open. We’re guessing it’s part of a bigger plan for him to cash in with a splashy interview. The more he’s seen, the more the value goes down.

Our prison sources wanted to make it clear … the secrecy and conditions of Simpson’s release will be made by the prison … not O.J.


America’s Got Talent

Posted on: September 13th, 2017 by Candy

This story is lovingly borrowed from the USA Today

Two contestants in the semi-final episode — Celine Tam, 9, and Angelica Hale, 10 — bookended the show with their larger-than-life vocals. The pint-sized stars were show highlights.

First, Celine sang her version of How Far I’ll Go from Disney’s Moana. 

In front of fog, snow and a prop hot air balloon, her smile was almost as big as the notes she held.

And at the end of the episode, Angelica performed a rendition of the David Guetta/Usher song Without You.

Her performance — which included an incredible run and high note — was lit. Yes, the fire helped.

Both young ladies were previously recipients of the Golden Buzzer, which sent them straight through to the live rounds. From the sounds of it, they have a good chance of making it to next week’s finals without the aid of a single judge hitting a button.

Another preteen who stood out in the semi-finals was dancer Merrick Hanna, who showed off his robotic moves and flew.

Speaking of robotic moves, dance crew Light Balance performed in their light-up outfits, complete with a glowing hoverboard. (Yes, stagehands helped out with that stunt.)

AGT is back on at its regular time Wednesday (NBC, 8 ET/PT), where it will reveal the results of viewer votes.