Kix Brooks isn’t only working his music career, now he can add actor to his resume. A couple years back he shaved his signature mustache and said it was for a movie role, and that movie was finally released this past weekend at the 2012 Hollywood Film Festival. Brooks makes his screen debut as a character in the independent film “Thriftstore Cowboy.” He runs with a pretty rowdy bunch in the movie that has some action, to say the least. No word on if the movie will have a nationwide release. See the trailer at the Country Music Minute Blog.
"Thrftstore Cowboy" Trailer
And Martina McBride has mentioned plans to write a book. Not about her music career, but party planning. McBride says, “I love to entertain and throw dinner parties. If I wasn’t doing this, I’d probably be a party planner or something.” McBride admits the book is more of an idea with an outline at this point, as she hasn’t pitched it to any publishers.
And the new duo Florida Georgia Line is making waves with their hit single “Cruise.” Not only has “Cruise” been a hit with fans and other artists, but the duo also has songwriting credit on Jason Aldean’s new album with a dark tune called “Black Tears.” But that’s not all. Florida Georgia Line recently became honorary Friends and Family members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The duo hopes to be inducted to that Hall of Fame someday, and fans can help them out by picking up a copy of their debut album “Here’s to the Good Times” when it’s released on December 4th.