Trace Adkins likes to fish and in a new DIY special, Ultimate Fishing Lodge, he’ll take his love of the outdoors to Deep Water Cay in the Bahamas. Located 112 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida, the private tropical island retreat has played host to the rich and famous since 1958. Ultimate Fishing Lodge premieres on DIY on Sunday, June 17 at 7/6 p.m. CT.
Eric Church is celebrating his second No. 1 single. “Springsteen” topped the charts this week, following “Drink In My Hand,” Eric’s first career No. 1. Both songs were co-written by Eric. Besides topping the chart, “Springsteen” has also been certified platinum after selling over one million copies.
Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” has been banned from a kindergarten graduation. PS 90 principal Greta Hawkins pulled the song because it’s not “age appropriate” according to the NY Post. The song’s opening lyrics are the center of the controversy. Lee released a statement in response to the song being pulled.
“I wrote “God Bless the USA” about the love I have for this country and the struggle we have gone through to remain free,” he said. “Our country was founded on the principle that it welcomes people of all cultures and gives them the same rights we have as citizens. However, I feel compelled to echo the faith or our forefathers who all believed in God and a respect of a higher authority. Personally, denying the children of PS 90 to sing “God Bless the USA,” offends me as a Christian. My song is about hope, faith, spirit and pride. How could that be wrong on any level?”
To add to the controversy, Justin Bieber’s pop hit “Baby,” a song about teenage love, was kept on the playlist. Principal Hawkins’ decision is supported by City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.