Without additional fanfare, here is the latest TOP 5 from Christian Kane.:
Injuries while working... Love this one
1.) Leg broken in three places... "The Donner Party"
2.) 17 stitches to the forehead... "Leverage" S2
3.) 13 stitches lip, 7 stitches lip... Secondhand Lions"
4.) 2 cracked ribs... "Leverage" S1
5.) bone fracture/nerve damage right arm... "Into the West"
Many more. These were just the worst for filming at the time.
Top 5 westerns... in honor of next week's episode
1.) The Outlaw Josie Wales
2.) Crossfire Trail (obviously)
3.) Last of the Mohicans
5.) Young Guns
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As promised, Christian begins his “TOP 5” once again:
“I did three since I owed ya:
Top 5 Road Trip Distractions.
1) Indian souvenir shops
2) A Great sunset
3) Lakes and rivers
4) Hot chicks with flat tires
5) Mom's cookin'
Top 5 Things I would like to learn to do
1) Hang glide
2) Learn yet another language
3) Build a motorcycle from scratch
4) Play piano
5) Manage my time
These were off the top of my head
Top 5 Herbs/Spices I like to cook with
1) Garlic powder
3) Red chile flakes
5) And a new one, nutmeg
There are more… but these are a staple. Except nutmeg. Still learning that one.”
Check in here at ChristianKane.com, on Twitter, and on Facebook for insight into Christian’s favorites and interests. Since he’s got THREE of them this week, this is just about the only place it will all fit. Feel free to break them up and share them elsewhere!
Christian Kane's debut single and album title track 'The House Rules' can apply to any bar in small town America, but the song's inspiration came from Sunset Strip. Christian, part-time actor -- he can be seen as 'Eliot Spencer' on TNT's 'Leverage' -- and full-time singer-songwriter, partnered with Blair Daly, who Christian describes as one of his "dearest friends," to write the tune. Christian tells The Boot about how 'The House Rules' were actually developed.
'The House Rules' originally started with me and Blair, because my band played Los Angeles' Viper Room for four years. We opened for Shooter Jennings. We went on in between hair bands; we were the only country band in Los Angeles at the time. I'm not saying we were the only country band on the Sunset Strip: we were the only country band in Los Angeles.
It was tough. You do a ballad, you lose the crowd. That's how we learned how to rock so much. We had to keep rocking, otherwise people get loud and they grab a drink. 'The House Rules' was originally about, "Listen, shut the f--- up, this is my house for an hour and we're going to play country music." The fact is, there's about three or four rows deep of cowboys that if you come in here get loud and start banging your head or whatever you want to do, they're going to whoop your a--, so these are the house rules.
That was the originally idea. Then it became more of a song about my dad and the blue collar worker. It's a song about washing the week away. You go to work and get the crap kicked out of you. When the weekend comes, come hang out with us. We know your name, this your place, these are all your friends. Come drink, come hang out, come wash the week away: everyone's welcome. But, if you're a new comer, be very careful.
There really only is one house rule, and that's just have fun. But if you get out of line, there's the exit.
by Erin Duvall
Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Jason Aldean, Clay Walker, Joe Nichols, David Nail, Gloriana‘s Tom and Mike Gossin, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley were given top honors for PEOPLE magazine’s Country’s Hottest Guys list of 2011.
This issue, which hit stands on Friday, also named Blake Shelton as Hottest Groom-to-Be, Josh Turner as Hottest Dad, Chris Young as Hottest Makeover for his transformation of his new hatless look, Eric Church as Hottest Rebel, and Charles and Josh Kelley as Hottest Brothers.
The Hottest Newcomers included Frankie Ballard, Walker Hayes, Brett Eldredge and Brantley Gilbert.
Others who made the cut for Country’s Hottest Guys include Gary Allan, George Strait, Trent Willmon, Christian Kane, Jack Ingram, Toby Keith, Jerrod Niemann, James Wesley, Danny Gokey, Josh Thompson, Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Jaron and the Long Road to Love, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin.
PEOPLE’s country special with Keith Urban on the cover is on newsstands now.
by Alanna Conaway
Taste Of Country
If you like rockin' country there's plenty here for you to enjoy. Christian's powerful, confident vocals and descriptive songwriting shine throughout this wonderful project produced by Bob Ezrin and Jimmy Lee Sloas. The chorus to the pounding barroom anthem title track sums up this disc's mood nicely - "Buckle Up tight, everybody sings and drinks and laughs and gets high, it's a country music a little soul, it's a rock 'n' roll rodeo, we don't tolerate no sittin' around, everyody's dancing, grooving, and getting on down.' Favorites includethe footstompin' Callin' All Country Women, uptempo rockers Whiskey In Mind and Seven Days, an interesting remake of Tracy Chapman's Fast Car, and the catchy ballads Thinking Of You, Let's Take A Drive and Let Me Go, which has a nice lyrical twist on the last chorus.
by: Kevin Kerfoot