Wednesday, December 7, 2016
After finding out she was a Grammy nominee for all-genre Best New Artist, Kelsea Ballerini tweeted, “if anyone needs me I’ll be ugly crying all day.” She thought it was pretty cool that one of the first congratulation texts she got was from fellow Best New Artist nominee Maren Morris.
Granger Smith is out of the hospital after falling off stage and getting two broken ribs and a punctured collapsed lung. He’s back in Texas and starting to be able to move again and says, “it's deeply humbling to have fans that care so much and I am feeling very blessed."
As for how he finds the energy to often do two shows a night, Garth says, “you pace yourself and it’s actually harder to watch a concert then do one. When Trisha and I saw Justin Timberlake, we were on our feet for 2 ½ hours dancing and we were both worn out when we got home,”
Jason Aldean’s parents divorced when he was three so his mom raised him alone. They didn’t have much and Jason says he didn’t get into music to make a ton of money, he just wanted a job he’d enjoy every day. He says he’s still the same guy he was before all the fame.
Finally - today Miranda Lambert will perform ‘Vice’ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Posted by Nashville Kat at 8:23 AM
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The Grammy nominations are just in...
Best New Artist (all-genre):
Chance The Rapper
Best Country Solo Performance:
"Love Can Go To Hell" — Brandy Clark
"Vice" — Miranda Lambert
"My Church" — Maren Morris
"Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood
"Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban
Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
"Different for Girls" — Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
"21 Summer" — Brothers Osborne
"Setting The World On Fire" — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
"Jolene" — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton
"Think Of You" — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope
Best Country Song:
"Blue Ain't Your Color" — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
"Die A Happy Man" — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
"Humble and Kind" — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
"My Church" — busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
"Vice" — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album:
Big Day In A Small Town — Brandy Clark
Full Circle — Loretta Lynn
Hero — Maren Morris
A Sailor's Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson
Ripcord — Keith Urban
Every year Brett Eldredge goes with his family to a Christmas Eve candlelight service and he tries to see how close he can get his face to the flame without being burned. Brett says the Cubs winning the World Series was his gift this year and a fan gave him a mini Cubs jersey for his dog Edgar.
Blake Shelton performs on The Voice tonight then Miranda Lambert’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Chris Young’s Christmas tradition is decorating the tree together at his parent’s house. He says they never miss a year. It also includes his mom’s cheese biscuits he says are absolutely amazing,
Kelsea Ballerini is headed to Australia with her boyfriend the day after Christmas for two weeks to visit his family as he’s from there. Yesterday Kelsea chopped several inches off her hair saying she wanted to get it strong and healthy again.
Finally - Shania says she expects to finish her new album before the end of the year.
Posted by Nashville Kat at 7:46 AM
Monday, December 5, 2016
Zac Brown Band are helping wildfire victims in Gatlinburg, TN and if you also want to help, head to easttennesseefoundation.org.
Newcomer Granger Smith’s in a level one trauma center after getting hurt during his show Friday night. He had his left foot resting on a small floor monitor that either tipped or broke, sending him off the stage, chest first into a metal barricade. He somehow finished his set tho he was in excruciating pain and later, emergency room doctors found he had two completely separated and broken ribs plus a punctured and partially collapsed lung.
Blake Shelton raves on girlfriend Gwen Stefani and says, “she’s the most normal person I’ve ever met and it’s been good to be with someone so grounded and just a good human being with a great heart.”
I hear Tyler Farr likes to shop on Amazon and if he could have a super power it’d be x-ray vision.
Finally – tonight Trisha Yearwood performs on the Hallmark Channel’s, National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Posted by Nashville Kat at 7:40 AM