Country News Daily

Posted by Joey D On November - 18th - 2009

Join Joey D every weekday at 3:18 for the latest Country News Swirling around the Country World. Whether it be artists, albums, movies or family news. If it has to do with country, Joey D has you covered daily at 3:18.

Twitter Tuesday

Posted by JoeyD On November - 17th - 2009

Join Joey D for Twitter Tuesday every Tuesday on WJPD at 3:50 PM. Find out what is going on in the Country Music Twittersphere, get up-to-date on the latest Country Music artist joining twitter and find out the Tweet of the Week, every Tuesday at 4:50 on Big Country.

Wednesday Web Pick of the Week

Posted by JoeyD On November - 16 - 2009

Every Wednesday at 4:50, join Joey D for the Wednesday Web Pick of the Week. Joey digs into the internet to find the best web applications, websites and free programs to make your life that much easier.

NFL Four Pack

Posted by JoeyD On November - 20th - 2009

Phillip Rivers and the Chargers are on a four game winning streak as they take on division foe Denver. Who Will win? Check out JoeyD's Predictions on Saturday.


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Have you ever wanted to play with the $700 Adobe Photoshop program, but didn't know how to get your hands on it? Well now you have the chance. Adobe, which are the innovaters that created Photoshop, have began a new free service, that requires no downloading, or money! Got to love that Right?

Photoshop, which is the best and most enhanced photo manipulation softaware in the world, now has a free service with two giga bytes of storage online. Used by modeling agencies, magazines, newspapers and media companies all over the world, the Photoshop series has changed the world of photography, print and even video production. Now, the everyday consumer has a chance to hack into the wonderful software.

All you have to do is visit and set up an account. Once you have done that, you can upload your photos, rotate them, tint them, touch them up, and show them off in your very own gallery. Be cautious though of what you upload, considering you can view eveyone's gallery on, and they can view yours as well.


What I love about as a regular photoshop user is the simplicity of the website. Right away you can get accustomed to the feel of the interface by taking a test drive (the third tab down on the home page). From there you get to see everything it has to offer. From basic photo fixes (sharpen, resize, red eye reduction) to adding word bubbles and other images to the photo, this is the perfect way to share your photos with friends. also has an app on the oh so popular, and can also be controled through most Windows based mobile phones.

My favorite editing tool has to be the tint function, which simply adds a photo filter of your selected color over your original photo. Usually, what can be a pain in the butt process, has now turned into a simple click of the mouse. I suggest uploading an album today, because it can be a lot of fun. The best part is that is free to personalize your own photo collection.

Final Ranking 8/10



What?: is a free version of the best manipulation software on the planet, and allows you to store up to 2 gigabytes of your photos, while editing them for free.

Why?: Simply it is free, gives you a central location for your photos, and you can have fun with them.

How?: Visit, set up a username, and enjoy!

Just a few years ago, the NBC Network launched Nashville Star to find the best talent in country music. Six Seasons later the show, which originally aired on USA has made the big move to NBC. Host Billy Ray Cyrus has tried to give it just a bit of flavor, and it rivals the Fox hit 'American Idol'. But has it produced just as many if not less contributing artists to the genre of country music as the Ryan Seacrest hosted hit. 

Going into the ninth season of American Idol, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Paula Adbul have ripped, loved and criticized the likes of Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Josh Gracin, and Bucky Covington. 

The revolving judges of Nashville Star found Miranda Lambert and Buddy Jewel in the first season. Beyond Chris Young and Lambert, talent hasn't really transitioned to the FM airwaves. Meanwhile,  Carrie Underwood has top the charts continuously since her days on Idol. Kellie Pickler has one of the hottest out in 'The Best Days of Your Life." Bucky Covington made the rounds after his stint on idol, giving him more instant familiarity.  According to Randy Goodman, Of Lyric Street Records, Covington has had the advantage press wise, simply because of his appearance on American Idol. 

"I'm not getting anywhere near the same kind of spin on (new Lyric label mates) Trent Tomlinson and Sarah Buxton that I am on Bucky Covington. I mean, Larry King Live, twice in the life of his single before we drop the album? That's unheard of. He's going to be on (Jimmy) Kimmel, he was on Good Morning America. All because of American Idol."

As we go into season number nine, It will be interesting to see what else can come to the game of country music.  Nashville Star will have to turn it up a notch to stay in the game.  

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