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Andree Valentine comes to us from Toronto, Canada. A recent graduate from Hawaii Pacific University with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, Dre works as the Digital Managing Editor; focusing on delivering the best consumer experience across our digital platforms.Traveling, watching movies, working out and going to concerts and sporting events are among some of Dre's favorite things to do. She was also a three-time national champion on HPU's cheerleading team and a member of the Canadian National Power Tumbling Team for four years. Search her name on YouTube to see her flip at the 2005 World Championships!
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Cledus T. Judd Talks About His Inspiration Behind ‘She’s Going Places’, The Caylee Anthony Song [VIDEO]

A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to a powerful song dedicated to Caylee Anthony, the toddler who went missing in 2009 and who gained national attention this summer after her mother, Casey Anthony, was found not guilty for her daughter's death.

Cledus T. Judd teamed up with Rascal Flatt's singer Gary LeVox to co-write 'She's going Places' shortly after the verdict was read.  The country music parody comedian, and father of two, revealed that the murder trial had angered him to the point where he started writing a tribute song to the little girl right away.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Trailer Officially Released [VIDEO]

Just one day after it leaked online, Film Stage got its hands on a better-quality version of the trailer for ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’

In the teaser, fans can now see a much clearer picture of Spidey (Andrew Garfield) as he goes from nerdy Peter Parker to heroic web-slinger Spider-Man.

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Introducing The New Streaming Player And Playlist Page On KICKS 105

Hey folks!

As you've probably noticed already, KICKS 105 has a new streaming player on the website, powered by radioPup.

This new player will re-direct you to our 'Listen Live' page, which features album artwork, song title and artist information, recent stories and headlines, a photo gallery and even a place for you to request a song you'd like to hear!

Have you clicked on the 'Listen Live' button yet? We'll show you how to turn your streaming player into a  pop-up window, so you can easily navigate to other sections of our website, right after the jump.

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‘It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, Danny Merrell Is Snoring’ [VIDEO]

OK, Danny Merrell isn't really snoring, but it is pouring and thundering in Lufkin! This much-needed rain got everyone at the office to stop working for a quick minute and cheer - who knew we would get this excited for a little rain?

I shot a couple of videos from around the studio, trying to capture the dark skies, heavy rain, strong winds, deafening thunder and bright lightning. Does this mean I have too much time on my hands?

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Dolly Parton Adds U.S. Dates to ‘Better Day’ Tour

Fans of Dolly Parton will have additional opportunities to see the country music legend as she tours in support of her critically acclaimed new album 'Better Day.' Parton has added a second U.S. leg to her tour and will perform at six venues in the south this fall.

The summer portion of Parton's tour kicks off in her home state of Tennessee on July 17 and concludes two-and-a-half weeks later in Georgia on August 3. During this leg, she'll perform for the very first time at the historic Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles for two consecutive nights.

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Our Top 5 Videos Of Funny Animals In A Swimming Pool [SPONSORED POST]

It's summer time, which means there's nothing better to do than hanging out in your backyard and cooling off in the swimming pool.

Well, from the videos below, it looks like animals feel the same way we do!

Check out our top 5 funny videos of animals going for a swim, and be sure to enter for your chance to win a prize from K and B pools!

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Go Behind the Scenes of Keith Urban’s Latest Tour [VIDEO]

If you put together a string of three multi-platinum albums and 24 top 10 singles, you might start to relax a little. Not Keith Urban, though -- the singer recently hit the road for his Get Closer tour, and he devoted plenty of thought to giving his fans the best concert experience possible.

During a recent behind-the-scenes segment for Yallwire, Urban went into some of the hard work behind the setup for the tour, discussing the stage's theme park vibe, his decision to perform in the round, and his continued quest to preserve an element of unpredictability, even as the shows get bigger and more elaborate.

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Bronchitis Forces Taylor Swift to Cancel More Shows [VIDEO]

To watch Taylor Swift conquer the pop and country worlds over the last few years, you might think there's nothing she can't do -- but, unfortunately, for fans hoping to see her on tour this week, she can't perform with bronchitis.

Having already canceled her Louisville stop last week, Swift is under doctor's orders to beg off her scheduled dates in Atlanta and Charlotte this weekend.

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Keith Urban Sings for Scotty McCreery — In the Men’s Room [VIDEO]

If you've ever been to Nashville, you know music is pretty much everywhere in the city -- and when you're recent 'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery, that includes the men's room.

McCreery, currently in town to record his debut album, recently received an unusual serenade while using the facilities.

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