Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kelsea Ballerini Hosts New TV Show + Brad Paisley Donates $100K


Kelsea Ballerini and Arsenio Hall host the 6-episode, Greatest Hits, debuting tonight on ABC. It showcases tunes of iconic artists from 1980 and 2005. Kelsea says Arsenio’s taught her it’s not just about reading the prompter, it’s really about the energy you bring. At some point, Little Big Town perform on the show and so will Kelsea. 

On June 23, flooding in Brad Paisley’s home state of West Virginia killed 20 and destroyed entire towns. He’s asking us to help at gofundme.com/WestVirginiaFloods. Brad gave it $100,000 yesterday and his goal is to raise a million dollars. Brad’s there today to meet people affected by the floods. Right now the fund’s at almost 216, 000 dollars. 

Jake Owen’s album, ‘American Love’ is out July 29 and it’s by far his favorite record he’s ever made. Jake says it’s the first one where he’s really comfortable with what he wants to say. Going thru a divorce last year was tough so Jake says not every tune’s a happy-go-lucky love song. 

Finally - Chris Young has a live Facebook chat today at 1 PM CT from the studio where he’s recording a new album.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Justin Moore Gets Parenting Advice From Tim McGraw + the Question Carrie Underwood Hates


Keith Urban inherited his love of cars from his dad and growing up they’d take family trips just for the love of driving. He says, “for me, cars symbolize freedom, independence, adventure and so much more.” 

Growing up, Gary from Rascal Flatts says every Saturday night he was at his grandparents along with cousin and bandmate Jay DeMarcus. Gary sang, Jay played piano, grandpa was on guitar and grandma played the spoons. 

As the father to three daughters, Justin Moore takes parenting very seriously so his girls will stay humble. He says, “I heard Tim McGraw say something years ago that the thing he’s learned most as a dad is patience and I’d tend to agree.” 

Finally - the one question Carrie Underwood hates being asked on a red carpet is about other stars like if they recently went thru a divorce. Her answer always is, “I don’t know. I wasn’t there!'”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blake Shelton Debuts Video Today + FGL Record With 90s Boy Band


Blake Shelton debuts his video, ‘She's Got A Way With Words’ today on his Twitter page. He filmed it in an old dentist's office he bought in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Blake says the lyrics have just a hint of sarcasm and many think they’re directed toward Miranda Lambert.  

Kelsea Ballerini was in the studio yesterday starting on her new record. She was also eating tacos; two things she said made yesterday her favorite day ever. 

We now know one of the collaborations Florida Georgia Line have on their upcoming album, 90s boy band, The Backstreet Boys. The album comes out in late August. 

With the recent tragedy and loss of life from flooding in West Virginia, one of their own, Brad Paisley said he’s working right now on ways to help them.  

Jake Owen says something that works for him every time is "righty tighty, lefty loosey.” 

Finally - Sam Hunt’s favorite place to write songs is in his bathroom because of the reverb.