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Although Kid Rock is now offering an affordable summer concert option with his $20 Best Night Ever Tour, he recently admitted to participating in scalping his own tickets in order to make a bigger profit.
The rocker-turned-country artist explained to CNN’s Piers Morgan that it’s not an uncommon practice in today’s entertainment industry. He says, “I’m going to tell people, a lot of artists already do it. I think I’ve been guilty of it in the past, too. We take some of our tickets, we put them on StubHub, overcharge with what the market determines they’re worth … I’m taking 1,000 of them and I’m scalping them.”
It’s a rather unfortunate and unfair practice, and fans can be assured that Rock’s new $20 Best Night Ever Tour will not allow any sort of online ticket scalping — fans have to bring the original credit card to get tickets at will call. Perhaps he’s hoping it will make up for his past actions. The tour will also offer fans discounted food and beverage prices, and the ‘Picture’ hitmaker even states that he’ll give every fan free coffee as they leave the venue.
With cheap food, cheap ticket prices, and free coffee, Rock’s tour is an appealing offer for country music fans. HIs tour starts on June 28 in Virginia.
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Trisha Yearwood was the talk of the 2013 ACMs when she showed off her slimmer figure in a gorgeous red dress. The 48-year-old country singer, Food Network star and wife of the iconic Garth Brooks has built up a brand new, unshakable confidence through dropping those pesky pounds.
Losing weight is never easy, but Yearwood was determined to shed her extra baggage, and ended up creating a diet that worked for her. “I designed my own plan that’s low-fat, low-sugar 90 percent of the time,” the singer tells People. Although she sticks with it most of the time, she’s quick to admit that sometimes, you need to give yourself a little grace. “There’s no way you never fall off the wagon,” she says. It’s nice to hear her keep an upbeat and healthy mindset about weight loss.
The singer’s newfound confidence stems from losing two dress sizes, going down from a “tight size 14″ to a slim size 10. She spills that along with eating right, she has a go-to workout: Zumba. “I fell in love with it!” she exclaims, adding that she boogies to the rhythm at least three times a week, burning lots of calories.
In the end, it’s not about the lost pounds or dress sizes; it’s about the confidence and satisfaction that’s gained through working toward your goals. It’s given Yearwood a whole new outlook on life, as she states, “I have a strength I never had before. I feel like I can do anything.”
~ 6 cups grated carrots
~ 1 cup BROWN sugar
~ 1 cup raisins
~ 4 eggs
~ 1 1/2 cup WHITE sugar
~ 1/2 cup vegetable oil
~ 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
~ 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
~ 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
~ 3 cups flour
~ 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
~ teaspoon salt
~ 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
~ 1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees....Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans (set aside).....In a medium bowl, combine carrots and brown sugar....set aside for 60 minutes...then stir in raisins. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs until light....gradually beat in white sugar, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract. Stir in pineapple. Add in flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until all absorbed....THEN finally stir in the carrot mixture and walnuts. Pour batter into the two cake pans equally. Bake on center rack for 45 to 50 minutes, until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from pans......DON'T FROST UNTIL COMPLETELY COOLED.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING INGREDIENTS:
~ 2 (8OZ.) packages of softened cream cheese
~ 1/2 cup salted butter, sofented
~ 1 to 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (to your tastes)
~ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING DIRECTIONS:
In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter until smooth and creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the fridge until chilled.
After the cakes have completely cooled and the frosting is completely chilled....frost the cake in layers....for a nice topping accent sprinkle more finely crushed walnuts on the top of the cake.....SO YUMMY!!!! Enjoy!