A Huge Thank You to All the Something for Nothing Readers

I just wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to all those who read Something for Nothing. Nothing could make me happier than when I see a search on Google like this one. That means I’m offering something of value to the world and that makes me happy.

This SYTYCD, ABDC and Nashville Star summer season, this blog has set traffic records that have blown me away. It amazes me how many people have click through to read what’s been written on this blog. This blog started on a whim and has grown into a bit of a passion for me. However, I haven’t done it alone. This summer I brought on an incredible writer named Rocky. Not only has she written some incredible posts, but she’s also given me a lot of motivation to take this blog to the next level.

This Fall I’m planning to really take this blog to the next level by creating a TV blog network. I plan on starting out small and growing it organically. I’m always looking for people that are passionate about a TV show and interested in writing about it. If you are, then leave a comment on this post and I’ll get in touch with you.

Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of readers of this blog. You make this fun and interesting. I hope you’ll continue coming back, comment more and stay with me as I expand this blog like you haven’t seen before.

Thanks,
John Lynn
Editor, Something for Nothing

August 8, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Music from Nashville Star 2008 Finale

The Nashville Star Finale was quite the event. Highlighted of course by some great music. This list of Nashville Star music highlights some of the greatest country music around. Below you’ll find links to download all the songs from the finale of Nashville Star.

GABE performed:
“Celebrity” by Brad Paisley
Brad Paisley - Mud On the Tires - Celebrity
Celebrity – Original Brad Paisley Music Video
“Gone Country” by Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson - Who I Am - Gone Country
SHAWN performed:
“Gunpowder and Lead” by Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - Gunpowder & Lead
Gunpowder & Lead (Live) – Original Miranda Lambert Music Video
“How Do You Like Me Now?” by Toby Keith
Toby Keith - How Do You Like Me Now?! - How Do You Like Me Now?!
How Do You Like Me Now?! – Original Toby Keith Music Video

MELISSA performed:
“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts - Me and My Gang (Bonus Track) - My Wish
“Something More” by Sugarland
Sugarland - Twice the Speed of Life - Something More
Something More – Original Sugarland Music Video

Melissa Lawson performed her new single “What If It All Goes Right”
Melissa Lawson - What If It All Goes Right (Nashville Star Winner 2008) - Single - What If It All Goes Right

August 5, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Melissa Lawson Wins Nashville Star

This is a little bit personal for me, because Melissa Lawson is from Arlington, TX which I still consider a major part of me since I lived there for 7 years during my growing up years. No, I don’t think I knew Melissa Lawson, but that doesn’t change anything.

It also doesn’t change how wonderful of a singer Melissa Lawson is. She has an amazingly powerful voice that just kicks BUTT!! I’d say it rivals who I consider to sing the largest most powerful voice in country music, Martina McBride. Wouldn’t it be cool if they had a powerful voice show down.

All in all, there’s no doubt that Melissa Lawson deserved it and will make a great star. Gabe Garcia will probably do good things also. I bet Shawn Mayer will end up being a song writer in Nashville. She definitely had the best song writing of any. Should be fun to watch.

I was going to post a link to be able to purchase Melissa Lawson’s new single that she sung at the end of the show, but iTunes doesn’t seem to have it up yet. Once they have it up, I’ll post the song here. What do you bet we hear Melissa Lawson on the radio tomorrow too.

Melissa Lawson’s new single “What If It All Goes Right”
Melissa Lawson - What If It All Goes Right (Nashville Star Winner 2008) - Single - What If It All Goes Right

Also, make sure you go and check Melissa, Gabe and Shawn on the Nashville Star tour.

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A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Nashville Star 2008 Tour Dates

I’ve been working hard searching for the Nashville Star 2008 Tour dates and today they announced a larger list. I’d be very surprised if this is all the shows they do. As such, I’ll add Nashville Star tour dates below as their added to the tour. Plus, you can watch the Nashville Star ticketmaster link for more venues to be added.

Sept. 12th & 13th, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri
Argosy Casino

September 26, 2008
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Firelake Grand Casino

September 27, 2008
Castle Rock, Colorado
Douglas County Fairgrounds & Events Center

October 3, 2008
Stockton, California
Stockton Arena

October 11, 2008
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Memorial Hall

October 15, 2008
Jacksonville, Florida
The Florida Theatre
Buy Tickets on sale Now

October 16, 2008
Lakeland, Florida
Youkey Theatre
Buy Tickets – on sale Now

October 17, 2008
Tallahassee, Florida
Tallahassee Civic Center
Buy Tickets – on sale Mon, 08/18/08 10:00 AM EDT

November 1, 2008
Fort Worth, Texas
Billy Bob’s Texas
Buy Tickets on sale Mon, 08/18/08 10:00 AM CDT

November 15, 2008
Rama, Ontario Canada
Casino Rama
Buy Tickets Onsale to General Public: Tue, 08/19/08 12:00 PM EDT

Sat, Nov 22, 2008 08:00 PM
Spencer, IA
Clay County Regional Events Center
Buy Tickets on sale Now!

You might also look for Nashville Star tour tickets on eBay. They are sometimes cheaper and it’s a great place to look for Nashville Star shows that sell out.

Nashville Star Tour Performers:
Melissa Lawson
Gabe Garcia
Shawn Mayer

August 4, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

See Taping of Nashville Star Live for Free

When I found tickets for Nashville Star tour in Jacksonville, I also found that you can get free tickets to see the taping of Nashville Star. Here’s the details for the show and a link to get tickets to see Nashville Star taped live:
Nashville Star
Acuff Theatre, Nashville, TN
Mon, Aug 4, 2008 09:00 PM
Get Free Nashville Star Tickets

I love that they’ve made it so simple to get tickets. Maybe I’ll have to convince my sister that lives in TN to go and check it out for me.

Also, I’ll be updating my list of Nashville Star tour dates and locations as I find them. Jacksonville, FL is the first on the list. Which will be next? You can watch the Nashville Star ticketmaster link for more venues to be added.

August 3, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

First 2008 Nashville Star Tour Dates Announced – Lucky Jacksonville Florida

I’ve been searching for a list of Nashville Star 2008 tour dates for a little while now. I just found the first one listed on Ticketmaster today. Ticketmaster listed the Nashville Star tour at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 08:00 PM. Here’s a link to Buy Tickets when they go on sale Fri, 08/08/08 10:00 AM EDT. I’ll update more as the other locations go online.

UPDATE: I just found a listing on Ticketmaster for the Nashville Star tour at the Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, FL on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 08:00 PM . Here’s a link to Buy Tickets. I’ll post more Nashville Star tour locations as they come.

UPDATE 2: They’ve added more shows to the 2008 Nashville Star tour. I bet there’s still more to come. You can watch the Nashville Star ticketmaster link for more venues to be added.

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A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

2008 Nashville Star Tour – Will They Ever Announce It?

UPDATE: I just found a listing on Ticketmaster for the Nashville Star tour at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL on Wed, Oct 15, 2008 08:00 PM. Here’s a link to Buy Tickets. I’ll update more as the other locations go online.

UPDATE 2: I just found a listing on Ticketmaster for the Nashville Star tour at the Lakeland Center Youkey Theatre in Lakeland, FL on Thu, Oct 16, 2008 08:00 PM . Here’s a link to Buy Tickets. Certainly plenty more shows to come.

UPDATE 3: They’ve added more shows to the 2008 Nashville Star tour. I bet there’s still more to come. You can watch the Nashville Star ticketmaster link for more venues to be added.

There was quite a bit of talk on Nashville Star tonight about the Nashville Star tour. The problem is that I can’t find any of the dates and locations of the tour. This seems like a big mistake on NBC and Nashville Star’s part. The So You Think You Can Dance tour and the ABDC tour have already announced their dates and locations before the show ends. I can’t believe Nashville Star hasn’t done the same.

Just as a reference point I looked back at the dates and locations of the 2007 Nashville Star tour. Here’s the list: Read more..

July 28, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Download the Music from Nashville Star Season 6 Episode 7

Original Music night on Nashville Star and here’s the list of songs they sang. Some really interesting stuff. I’ve been waiting for original music night on Nashville Star for a while. Nice to see the singers in their element. If you want any of the country music from previous episodes, here’s a list of all the Nashville Star music.

ASHLEE performed:
“Mike’s Hard Lemonade” by Ashlee Hewitt

COFFEY performed:
“Southern Man” by Coffey

SHAWN performed:
“Not Looking Back” by Shawn Mayer

MELISSA performed:
“Ready To Stand” by Melissa Lawson & Margi Howard

GABE performed:
“Lost Weekend” Written by Gabe Garcia, Bill Shore & David Wills

I couldn’t find any of these original songs on iTunes, so here are the lyrics from the songs after the break. Read more..

July 23, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Download the Songs from Nashville Star Season 6 Episode 6

In my continuing effort to list all of the music from Nashville Star, here’s the list of music from last night’s Nashville Star. I pretty much LOVE all the country music on this list, but I have to admit that this may be the first show where I love the original versions of all these songs better than the Nashville Star versions. Should be great to hear the Nashville Star original songs next week.

LAURA & SOPHIE performed:
“Picture To Burn” by Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift - Taylor Swift - Picture to Burn
Picture to Burn – Video version
MELISSA performed:
“My Baby Loves Me” by Martina McBride
Martina McBride - The Way That I Am - My Baby Loves Me
ASHLEE performed:
“Cowboy Take Me Away” by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks - Fly - Cowboy Take Me Away
COFFEY performed:
“It’s Your Love” by Faith Hill & Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - Everywhere - It's Your Love
SHAWN performed:
“Before He Cheats” by Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood - Some Hearts - Before He Cheats
Before He Cheats – Video Version
GABE performed:
“Must Be Doing Something Right” by Billy Currington
Billy Currington - Doin' Somethin' Right - Must Be Doin' Somethin' Right

July 15, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Download the Music from Nashville Star Season 6 Episode 5

I’m a little late on this, but I want to make sure I have a complete list of Nashville Star Music. Below you’ll find all the music from Episode 5 and links to download the music from Nashville Star. Got to love country music.

TOMMY performed:
“Should Have Been A Cowboy” by Toby Keith
US Air Force Band of the Rockies - Patriot's Dream: Wild Blue Country On the Air - Should Have Been a Cowboy
COFFEY performed:
“Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle: 20 Greatest Hits - Proud Mary
GABE performed:
“Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban
Keith Urban - Golden Road - Somebody Like You
SHAWN performed:
“The First Cut Is The Deepest” by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow - The Very Best of Sheryl Crow - The First Cut Is the Deepest
ASHLEE performed:
“Take The Money And Run” by Steve Miller Band
Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits: 1974-78 - Take the Money and Run
MELISSA performed:
“Danny’s Song” by Loggins & Messina
Loggins & Messina - The Best: Loggins & Messina Sittin' In Again - Danny's Song
LAURA & SOPHIE performed:
“Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline
Patsy Cline - Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits - Walkin' After Midnight
PEARL HEART performed:
“Ain’t Going Down (Til The Sun Comes Up)” by Garth Brooks
Various Artists - Karoke Greatest Hits, Vol. 27: Garth Brooks - Ain't Going Down

July 14, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it's not my favorite TV show to blog about.