Friday, September 25, 2020

Brett Eldredge is live today & carrie underwood's christmas album is here

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album, ‘My Gift’ is out today with John Legend and her son Isaiah. Terri Clark’s ‘It’s Christmas…Cheers!’ is out with Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys and Pam Tillis. Also out, Justin Moore’s ‘Live at the Ryman’ with Chris Janson, David Lee Murphy and Ricky Skaggs.

Maren Morris says the best thing about watching football is the food! One of her favorites is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos mac-n-cheese. Maren says, “so many of the world's problems could be solved if we just sat down and had queso together!"

The cast of ‘Father of the Bride’ is reuniting after 25-years. It includes Brad Paisley’s wife Kimberly who played the bride and the movie’s when Brad saw her for the first time and said he’d marry her one day. It’ll be on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook page at 5 CT today.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is live on Grimey's New & Preloved Music Facebook page at 5 CT. Saturday, Willie Nelson will get an award for his work to end the slaughter of America’s horses. It’s on the Equine Advocates YouTube and Facebook page at 5 PM CT.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Dolly comes clean on her tattoos & Tim McGraw's breakfast is Muscle Milk

Dolly’s fans have always wondered if she had tattoos but she’s never answered that till now. She does and most are to cover scars. They include ribbons, butterflies and bows. She also had a beehive with a tiny bee on top tattooed over her feeding tube scar. I didn’t know Dolly was so sick years ago she needed a feeding tube.

Jason Aldean says he’s financially taken care of his parents over the years because he wouldn’t be here without them. They even supported his decision to miss college and pursue music.

Tim McGraw reveals his favorite album of all time; ‘The Eagle’s Greatest Hits.’ Tim would rather skydive then get on a rodeo bull and his usual breakfast is Muscle Milk. It’s a milk that has a crazy high amount of protein in it.

Finally - Kane Brown’s hoping to have a son one day. His daughter Kingsley Rose is 10 months now and he always wanted a boy and a girl. He grew up without a dad so Kane’s vowed he’ll be the best!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Blake Shelton's working on a scripted drama & Keith Urban performs Late Night

Blake Shelton and NBC are creating a scripted drama based on his song, ‘God's Country.’ He’s also teaming with The Fast and the Furious writer Gary Scott Thompson. It’s about a farm family in the Midwest and when their patriarch dies, they discover a devastating secret.

Lauren Alaina’s spent quarantine getting her new Nashville home decorated. It includes a huge painting of Dolly, a dressing room to house her shoe obsession and a rug made from her stepfather’s favorite cow after she died.

Eleven country records made Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. They include Eric Church – Chief, Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings, Dolly’s - Coat of Many Colors, Loretta Lynn’s - Coal Miner's Daughter and Shania’s Come On Over. 
# 164 - Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
224 - The Chicks - Fly
229 - Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection
237 - Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
257 - Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
270 - Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
284 - Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994
300 - Shania Twain - Come On Over
419 - Eric Church - Chief
440 - Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
480 - Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings

Finally – Tim McGraw’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Keith Urban performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brad Paisley’s on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blake Shelton's peach jam & Keith Urban’s added a new family member

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have kept busy during quarantine in Oklahoma making jam. Blake has eight peach trees and normally just eats them but this year there were so many and they had nothing else to do, so they got online and learned to make jam. Blake says, “we made cases of peach jam but probably will never do that again." They also learned how to make sourdough bread, built a garden and planted thousands of zinnia flowers.

COVID-19 made Jon Pardi and his fiancée postpone their wedding two times so far. It will now be in Nashville with pizza instead of a wedding cake but they haven’t told us their new date yet.

Luke Bryan says one important thing he’s learned during this pandemic is that he’s gonna be really good at retirement someday.

Finally - Keith Urban’s added a new family member, a black and white recue cat, Louis.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Blake Shelton hosts foster kids & Faith Hill turns 53 today

This weekend Blake Shelton hosted some Oklahoma foster kids on his Tishomingo ranch for a fishing trip. They learned about how to clean and fillet their catch and had a fish fry for lunch. Blake’s on the board of directors for The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation.

The first 2-months of the pandemic, Keith Urban did nothing. He was uninspired and frustrated then called a close friend. After Keith got done listing his complaints, the friend said, “is there anything you can do then?” Keith said that’s what made him stop feeling sorry for himself and get back to music.

When Carrie Underwood was on American Idol she said they were very well-fed. Tables were piled with bear claws and doughnuts in the morning, vats of pasta and fried rice for lunch then pizza, tacos and platters of cookies for dinner.

Finally – Faith Hill turns 53 today. Tim McGraw tweeted, “she’s the best person I've ever known. She lights up every room she walks in. She's every rose I see.....”

Friday, September 18, 2020

Carrie Underwood's sorry & Keith Urban plays live tonight for free

Carrie Underwood told reporters after the ACM’s she was sorry she didn’t thank her husband or sons after winning Entertainer of the Year. Carrie said, “you’d think after this many years and seeing other people give speeches, I would think of people who are important to me!"

Keith Urban’s album, ‘The Speed of Now Part 1,’ is out today. Guests include P!nk, guitar legend Nile Rodgers and new artist Breland. Keith will sing live tonight on all of Amazon Music’s socials at 8 CT then he’ll be on The Tonight Show.

Miranda Lambert says music brought joy to her in quarantine but she didn't start writing for a long time. The other day Miranda wrote a song and sent it to her mom. It had some rage in it so her mom immediately called to ask if everything was OK.

Finally - Dolly Parton’s auctioning off her 30-year-old crystal-studded Appalachian gold dulcimer. It’s worth up to $100,000. The money will go to the ACM’s COVID Response Fund.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Last night there was a first in ACM history & Tyler from FGL was at the hospital

Last night there was a first in ACM history; a tie for Entertainer of the Year between Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood. Female Artist was Maren Morris. Luke Combs won Male Artist and Album for What You See Is What You Get. Single went to Blake Shelton for God’s Country. Group of the Year Old Dominion, who also won Song for One Man Band. Duo was Dan + Shay.

Best Dressed: pretty much everything Carrie Underwood had one. Some of her dresses looked vintage too. Oddest Red Carpet ensemble was Hilary from Lady A in a frilly floral skirt with a vintage NSYNC t-shirt.

Following the ACM’s, Old Dominion are leaving Nashville to camp out in an unnamed city for a couple weeks to record new music.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line was at the hospital yesterday. Not for his wife’s due date, their 2-year-old Liv busted her chin open on the coffee table. After she was stitched up she asked her dad if she was brave.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Lady A gets countersued & Tonight’s ACM awards are on CBS

Seattle singer Anita White or Lady A, has countersued the band Lady A. She’s seeking unspecified damages and music royalties in a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit. Two months ago the band sued her so they could continue using the name Lady A.

Tonight’s ACM awards are on CBS. The pre-show’s at 6 CT on People TV’s YouTube channel. Keith Urban will host and debut his duet with P!nk. The three venues tonight are The Ryman, Opry and Bluebird Café. Performers include Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen. Blake Shelton will duet with Gwen Stefani and Trisha Yearwood will have a song tribute to those we lost in country this year.

If Carrie Underwood wins Entertainer, she’ll be the only woman with three. Fans used to be able to vote for Entertainer too then in 2016 the academy went back to deciding the winner themselves and they’ve picked all men ever since.

Finally - presenters tonight include Lauren Alaina, Clint Black & his wife and Darius Rucker.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alabama has a free show tonight & Garth also goes live

Early ACM winners were awarded yesterday. Thomas Rhett got Video of the Year for "Remember You Young’ and Music Event was ‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’ with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King. The show kicks off tomorrow with the Entertainer of the Year nominees; Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett all performing a medley of their greatest hits.

Chris Janson says we’re coming into his favorite time of the year, Pumpkin Spice Latte season. He especially likes them at Starbucks and even if they’re sold out, Chris will beg them to make him one. The best place to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte Chris says, is New York City; one of his favorite places to go in the fall.

Garth is having a special LIVE event with Best Buy tonight at 6 CT at talkshop.live.

Finally - Alabama has a free show tonight on Camping World’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. It starts at 8 CT and it’ll be Alabama's only concert in 2020.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Thomas Rhett may move to Montana & Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is a judge

Thomas Rhett and family have been vacationing recently in Montana. They had so much fun Thomas said they might just move there.

On Wednesday’s ACM awards Keith Urban will debut his new duet with P!nk and Taylor Swift will make her first appearance in seven years.

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will be a judge on a new competition show, The Go-Big Show. Other judges include Snoop Dogg and pro wrestler Cody Rhodes. It’s a talent show with acts like an alligator trainer and a monster truck driver all trying to win $100,000.

Russell Dickerson’s first child was born Thursday; Remington Edward. He weighed 10 lbs., 4 ounces and measured almost 3-inches longer that the average newborn.

Kane Brown’s 65-year-old grandfather died Friday. They were very close and share the middle name Allen.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Miranda Lambert’s new charity & Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football open debuts this weekend


Miranda Lambert’s established a fund to help those in the music industry cover their pets’ medical bills during Covid. Her backup singer’s dog got sick and that became an unexpected major expense. Miranda said, “I knew I had to do something.”

At 2:30 this morning, Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley was wide awake so he took her for a car ride, laid next to her, changed her diaper and gave her a bottle but nothing made her go back to bed.

Blake and Gwen perform at a virtual fundraiser for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. It’ll celebrate their 40th anniversary October 1 and it’s open to the public but you have to buy a ticket.

Finally – Kelsea Ballerini’s album, ‘ballerini’ is out today so is ACM New Male Artist Riley Green’s EP. Riley, Tenille Townes and Ashley McBryde will play the Opry Saturday then Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football open debuts this weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Jason Aldean’s on a beach that barks & Dierks Bentley debuts his mullet tonight

I found out Jason Aldean’s new beach mansion’s on Santa Rosa Island in Florida, right on the Gulf of Mexico. The home’s 4,452-sq-ft and listed at $5 million but it was for sale over a year so Jason got a deal; $4.1 million. The property includes a private beach with sugar white sand that also makes a barking sound as you walk in the softer areas. It’s on a very private street but Jason’s next door neighbors are really close.

Dierks Bentley will debut his mullet tonight at a virtual music festival at 7 CT. We can watch on the Tito’s Vodka YouTube channel. It’s an acoustic concert out doors at his home in Colorado. Also on the show; Morgan Wallen.

One thing Brantley Gilbert will never wear are shorts because he has chicken legs. He might be getting tattoos on his legs tho and if he does, Brantley says he’d consider shorts.

Finally - Kane Brown says his trainer Kate now has him doing yoga and Kane says it’s been harder to do than he thought.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dierks Bentley's growing a mullet & Kane Brown's on Netflix tonight

Dierks Bentley's been quarantining with his family in Colorado. They’re hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing and biking and he says they’ll be there indefinitely. Dierks also reveals he’s been growing a mullet.

During the pandemic, Chris Janson’s grown a full beard and says he’s proud because it’s taken 34 years for it to grow in properly.

Garth’s having a live event with Best Buy September 15. Go to talkshop.live to RSVP.

Kane Brown and his wife are on a new Netflix show tonight, The Home Edit. Kane’s also coming to drive-in theaters across the US and Canada September 26. It’s $56 per vehicle with up to six people. Tickets go on sale tomorrow but it’s pre-recorded.

Finally – tonight Brad Paisley’s the guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Hardy’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

fgl's tyler falls & Kane Brown reveals his dream collaboration

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line had surgery last week on his Achilles tendon and broken ankle bone. The other day he was trying to get outside with his leg in a knee scooter when he wiped out going down a stair to his driveway. Tyler said he and his wife laughed until they cried watching the footage from his doorbell cam.

10-years-ago Luke Combs had a mullet he called a North Carolina Neck Warmer and it included NFL player Jared Allen’s racing stripes on the sides. Fellow mullet fan Morgan Wallen tweeted, “bring it back Luke, bring it back.”

Brad Paisley’s dad Doug was watching the Dodgers game the other day when he spotted the card board cut out of himself, Brad and Kimberly. With no crowd there Doug said he could hear the umps talking about wanting to go get a beer and Dodger Dog after the game.

Finally - Kane Brown reveals his dream collaboration is Shania Twain. She found out and tweeted, “let’s do it.”

Monday, September 7, 2020

Dolly Parton’s been married 54 years & Chris Janson had a sno-cone busines

Chris Janson had several odd jobs before he got a record deal. They included bailing hay and mowing lawns. One job Chris really liked was a sno-cone business he had for a short time.

Dolly Parton’s been married to Carl Dean for 54 years. They’ve never even fought or bickered. Dolly says, “we get a little pissy now and then but we'll just walk off or go do something else.” She says their warped sense of humor’s also made it work.

Growing up, Keith Urban’s father was an alcoholic who sometimes hit him. But his dad was also the one who helped Keith pursue his Nashville dreams and even sewed stage clothing for him.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is on Live With Kelly and Ryan today.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Carly Pearce finalized her divorce & Luke Combs is on Apple Music’s Bootleggers Radio

A few months ago Luke Bryan's wife was attacked by their turkey Al who hit a tendon in her leg. She had to go on antibiotics after they learned bacteria from a turkey can kill you. Luke says Al’s now living at their other farm, away from people.

Carly Pearce’s new single, ‘Next Girl’ is out today. This week she also finalized her divorce. We don’t know if the tune’s about she and Michael Ray’s relationship but it’s about getting swept off your feet by a womanizer who says and does all the right things.

Luke Combs is on Apple Music’s Bootleggers Radio today at 4 CT. He’ll be interviewed by fan club members then Luke will interview them. 

Lauren Alaina’s EP ‘Getting Over Him’ is out now.

Saturday night Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley play the Opry at wsmonline.com.

Finally – Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have moved into the Los Angeles mansion they bought last October. Gwen wanted to be there for the start of the school year which is a blend of in-class and at home.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

ACM Awards added more performers & Brett Young and Sam Hunt play Red Rocks tonight

The ACM Awards September 16 have added more performers; Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen. They’ll all play the Opry stage. Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line will also be on the show so will Thomas Rhett singing with Jon Pardi.

Jason Aldean loves being at home with his family but he really wants to be back on the road. He misses his band and crew and the baseball and basketball they played before every show. Jason’s done several virtual performances but says nothing compares to being with his fans.

Brett Young and Sam Hunt are part of a free virtual concert tonight at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater at 9 PM CT. Fans can send messages that’ll be seen on the rocks and they’ll also be able to help set off pyrotechnics.

Finally - as for the pandemic, Brantley Gilbert says some are handling it well but he’s one of those people who are "coming completely unhinged."

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Miranda Lambert leads the CMA nominees & blake shelton makes a teachers day

Miranda Lambert leads the CMA nominees with seven. Luke Combs has six and Maren Morris five. For the first time in four decades, two females are in Entertainer of the Year, Miranda and Carrie. The last time was Crystal Gayle and Barbara Mandrell in 1979. In 1974 it was Loretta Lynn and Olivia Newton-John. The last time a woman won Entertainer was Taylor Swift in 2011. The CMA snubs include Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney. Kelsea Ballerini was also snubbed and wrote, “something beautiful will undoubtedly come from the current disappointment.”

Blake Shelton made someone’s day yesterday. A 1st grade teacher from Texas tweeted him asking for help and Blake answered, ‘I’ll take care of it” and he bought all of the items on her Amazon wish list. She teaches at a low-income school in Texas where students don’t have a lot of opportunities and now they will thanks to Blake!

Finally – Brantley Gilbert’s man cave’s called "The Dog House.’ It’s almost 7,000 sq ft and it stores his tour bus, cars, motorcycles and an upstairs sleeping quarters. Brantley jokes that everyone loves it except his wife.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The CMA award nominees are out

The CMA award nominees are out.

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))
What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs (Producer: Scott Moffatt)
Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi (Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi)
Never Will, Ashley McBryde (Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets)
Old Dominion, Old Dominion (Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion)
Wildcard, Miranda Lambert (Producer: Jay Joyce)

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s))
"Bluebird"
"The Bones"
"Even Though I'm Leaving"
"I Hope You're Happy Now"
"More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress (Songwriters: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derek Southerland)

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))
"I Hope," Gabby Barrett
"Beer Never Broke My Heart," Luke Combs
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"The Bones," Maren Morris

Musical Event of the Year (Awarded to Artists and Producer(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber (Producer: Dan Smyers)
"Be a Light," Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Lady A, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban (Producer: Dann Huff)
"The Bones," Maren Morris feat. Hozier (Producer: Greg Kurstin)
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love," Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King (Producer: Jay Joyce)
"I Hope You're Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice (Producer: Busbee)

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"Homemade," Jake Owen
"I Hope You're Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"Second One to Know," Chris Stapleton

Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock did not get married last weekend. It was a joke and something they'd planned for some time. While they were attending her son's vow renewal with his wife, Loretta posted a photo of she and Kid writing, "Sorry girls, he's taken now!"

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kane Brown, Reba and more will take part in the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum's fundraiser. It’s free on their YouTube channel October 28. What’s cool is the stars will perform with historic instruments from the museum's collection.

Garth says when he was retired, his best time of the day was making lunch for his daughters. He normally made them what they wanted; peanut butter sandwiches, chicken strips or mac and cheese.

Finally - Justin Moore says when the pandemic started, he was writing a ton then he just hit a wall. He’d walk by his guitar and not even pick it up. Justin says he’s only written one song in the last six months.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Luke Combs and Carly Pearce announce CMA nominees & The Voice has a debut date

Luke Combs’ chicken Marshmallow laid her first egg this weekend and it was twice as big as a regular chicken egg. Luke and Carly Pearce will announce this year’s CMA nominees tomorrow on Good Morning America live from the Opry.

Kane Brown and his wife will be on a new Netflix show, The Home Edit. It debuts September 9. It’s a home organizational company where clients range from celebrities to everyday people. They organized Kane’s pantry and put his Cinnamon Toast Crunch right as you open the door because it's the first thing he always wants to grab.

Luke Bryan refuses to do a Zoom call if any of his gold and platinum plaques and awards are on the wall behind him. He doesn’t want people to think he’s egotistical.

Finally - The Voice now has a debut date; October 19. This weekend Blake Shelton and some fans got into a heated Twitter exchange. He commented about the CDC’s new Corona virus stats then wrote, “I’m not going to argue. A fight is the last thing I wanted. Covid’s horrifying. Stay healthy and safe everyone.”

Friday, August 28, 2020

jason aldean's beach concert is tonight & Jake Owen’s 39 today

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren are on PBS Kids' Facebook and YouTube pages this morning at 11. Lauren’s new book was out just a week ago and it’s already on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Jason Aldean will have a backyard beach concert from his new mansion today. We can see it on Live Nation's Twitter page at 5. Brett Young and Maddie & Tae will also perform.

Midland’s ‘Live at the Palomino’ is out on vinyl today. Tonight they’re part of a live concert on Record Store Day's Facebook page at 7.

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album, ‘My Gift’ is out September 23 and it will include John Legend and her 5-year-old son Isaiah.

Finally – Jake Owen’s 39 today and Shania turns 55.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s back on Sunday Night Football & Midland's on Pollstar’s Facebook page today

Carrie Underwood’s had to change up how she did her NFL open this year. On September 13 the 2020 open will debut on Sunday Night Football. Because of Covid, no extra people were allowed in studio and no fans were in the stadium. The open includes cameos from some of the NFL’s biggest stars plus fans will be in it too.

Jake Owen’s selling a special edition t-shirt thru his foundation to benefit several charities including his own and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The shirt’s $25 and all of that goes to charity.

Miranda Lambert says she’s been on every diet imaginable including low-carb but she gained all her weight back on that one really fast. She now eats what she wants but watches her portions. Miranda says she’s been a size 6 for several years now.

Finally - Midland's on Pollstar’s Facebook page at 3 CT today. Tonight Maren Morris performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sam Hunt & Brett Young play for free & FGL used to be the "Barbecue Band"

Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Old Dominion and Tim McGraw are on the ACM awards performing from Nashville’s Bluebird Café September 16. The show will have 4 venues that night so Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett will sing from the Ryman.

Brian and Tyler from Florida Georgia Line toured with Gary Allan in 2012. They were the new openers then so they got the nickname, the "Barbecue Band," cause after the show, they had to grill every night for the 150 crew members.

Thomas Rhett admits going on the road again will be tough because his kids are now used to him being there 24/7. The down side of being home Thomas says - he hasn’t had a full night’s sleep since he was on his tour bus.

Finally - Sam Hunt and Brett Young are part of a free virtual concert Sept. 3 at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. Fans will be able to send messages that’ll be seen on the rocks and they’ll also have the ability to help set off pyrotechnics.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jason Aldean has a backyard concert Friday & Kane Brown’s daughter makes her video debut

Jason Aldean will have a backyard beach concert Friday from his new home. The show’s at Live Nation's Twitter page at 5 CT. Brett Young and Maddie & Tae will also perform. Jason’s backyard includes several palm trees, pools, a 2 story water slide, koi pond, a swim up bar and a hot tub.

Staying at home for Maren Morris now means more time with her new son Hayes and her husband. They watch a lot of Netflix and Bravo and order all their food and grocery items from Maren’s new obsession; the home delivery service Postmates.

Lauren Alaina has a friend and mentor in Trisha Yearwood. They both come from Georgia and both love to cook. If you go to nashvillekat.com, I have Lauren’s recipes for Blackberry Cobbler, Cauliflower Mac N Cheese and her Nana’s Bourban Pecan Pie. As a child Lauren would pick off the nuts and just eat the gooey pie below.

Finally - Kane Brown’s 10-month-old daughter Kingsley will make her debut in his upcoming ‘Worldwide Beautiful’ video.

Lauren Alaina’s Blackberry Cobbler
2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries or frozen that are thawed and drained
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Whipped cream or ice cream
Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together berries and sugar. Let stand 25 minutes. Whisk flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Stir in butter and spread batter in an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 375° 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Lauren Alaina’s Cauliflower Mac N Cheese With Chicken
½ tsp salt, as needed, plus Vegetable Oil Spray
1 Large Head Cauliflower, cut into small florets
¾ cup heavy cream
2 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces
3/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus 1/2 cup for topping the casserole
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt. Spray the baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Cook cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and pat between several layers of paper towels to dry. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the 1.5 cups of cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and whisk until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes, and serve.

Lauren Alaina's Pecan Pie
Dough
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick), diced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Flour, for rolling the dough
Filling
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups chopped toasted pecans
1 to 2 tablespoons bourbon
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Make the dough by hand: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles yellow cornmeal mixed with bean-sized bits of butter. (If the flour/butter mixture gets warm, refrigerate it for 10 minutes before proceeding.) Add the egg and stir the dough together with a fork or by hand in the bowl. If the dough is dry, sprinkle up to a tablespoon more of cold water over the mixture. Alternatively, make the dough in a food processor. With the machine fitted with the metal blade, pulse the flour, sugar, and salt until combined. Add the butter and pulse until it resembles yellow cornmeal mixed with bean-sized bits of butter, about 10 times. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times; don't let the dough form into a ball in the machine. (If the dough is very dry add up to a tablespoon more of cold water.) Remove the bowl from the machine, remove the blade, and bring the dough together by hand. Form the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough with a rolling pin into a 12-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie pan and trim the edges, leaving about an extra inch hanging over the edge. Tuck the overhanging dough underneath itself to form a thick edge that is even with the rim. Flute the edge as desired. Freeze the pie shell for 30 minutes. Set separate racks in the center and lower third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Put a piece of parchment paper or foil over the pie shell and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake on a baking sheet on the center rack until the dough is set, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and lift sides of the parchment paper to remove the beans. Continue baking until the pie shell is lightly golden brown, about 10 more minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. While the crust is baking make the filling: In medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stirring constantly, continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the nuts, bourbon, and the vanilla. Set the mixture aside to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. (If the crust has cooled, return it to the oven for 5 minutes to warm through) Whisk the beaten eggs into the filling until smooth. Put the pie shell on a sheet pan and pour the filling into the hot crust. Bake on the lower oven rack until the edges are set but the center is still slightly loose, about 40 to 45 minutes. (If the edges get very dark, cover them with aluminum foil half way during baking.) Cool on a rack. Serve slightly warm or room temperature.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Jason Aldean’s kids got a new pet & FGL's Tyler needs surgery

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line had a dirt bike accident last week. He over shot a jump and ruptured his Achilles tendon and broke a bone in his ankle. He’ll have surgery this week but can’t walk for over a month. Their third child’s due in 4 weeks and his wife will need his help around the house. Tyler said, “couldn’t be worse timing. I’m just gonna try to stay positive.”

Jason Aldean’s kids got a new pet this weekend. A green veiled chameleon they named Elvis. The pet store delivered it to them. His son Memphis asked if it was scary then reached out to pet him.

Dwight Yoakam’s a first time father at 63! His 36-year-old wife Emily had son, Dalton Loren August 16. They were married in March after dating for 10 years.

Blake and Gwen paid 13.2 million for their 13,000 sq ft mansion in Encino, CA. I’ve since found out they bought it off-market so no one could track what they were doing.

Finally – Tim McGraw’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Carly Pearce had a cryptic post yesterday & Tim McGraw’s 16th album's out

Carly Pearce had a cryptic post yesterday, “he’ll hide the red flags for a little while....” I hear it’s a lyric to a new song and it has to be about Michael Ray, doesn’t it? One fan wrote, “better to find out earlier than later.”

Tim McGraw’s 16th album, ‘Here On Earth’ is out. Tonight he has a show with Midland and Ingrid Andress. Tickets are at timmcgraw.com. Brothers Osborne have a free concert tonight on YouTube. Tomorrow Jon Pardi, Runaway June & Pam Tillis play the Opry at 7 CT.

There’s a statue of Dolly Parton in Sevierville, TN in front of the court house. She’s sitting on a rock, holding her guitar. Dolly says it’s maybe the greatest honor she’s ever had. Her father was so proud he’d go there at night with soap and water and clean the dirt and pigeon poop off Dolly. When she found out, Dolly said it brought her to tears.

Finally - Luke and Caroline Bryan star in a new Jockey underwear commercial. In it Luke reveals boxer briefs are his “go-tos” and once he sees some Jockey thong underwear Luke calls them dental floss.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Brett Eldredge has a free show tonight & Garth answers 36 questions

Blake Shelton and John Legend are looking forward to coaching together on the new season of The Voice. It’ll premiere in October. Blake said the person he’ll tease most is John even tho his girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s back this season. John said he wants Blake and Gwen to get married on the show.

Keith Urban and family are so used to being on the road, staying at home’s become a brand new life for them. While Nichole’s filming a TV series in Australia right now, the family’s staying at their farmhouse in New South Wales on 100 acres with a herd of cattle.

Today at 1:45 CT, Gath will answer 36 questions at launchtn.org. He’ll also talk about his over 30 year career and what helped him get there.

Brett Eldredge has a live concert tonight at 7 CT that includes a Q & A session. It’s free at gtliveathome.com.

Finally - American Idol will return to ABC and so will judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

DeMarcus Family Rules debuts today & Thomas Rhett’s marriage isn’t flawless

Kane Brown’s live today on Facebook at 2 CT. He now lives in Whites Creek, TN but his place in Franklin’s been for sale over 2-months with two price cuts. It’s at $910,000. The problem; it’s close to neighbors, the backyard’s tiny and it’s on a really busy road.

Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren reveals in her new book that her marriage isn’t flawless, they fight too. At one point they had a talk because Lauren was on her way to a really dark place. She says what fixed it was getting into her orphan charity and making jewelry.

Carrie Underwood’s biggest music critic is her husband Mike. She says, “I’ve learned he only hears the album when it’s done. Then he critiques and will tell me what he thinks about it.” Carrie says that’s like her telling him how to play hockey.

Finally - Jay from Rascal Flatts DeMarcus Family Rules debuts today on Netflix. Blake Shelton's Ole Red restaurants host a livestream "Battle of the Bands" tonight and every Wednesday at 6 CT. Luke Bryan’s live on his TikTok page at 7:30. Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett join Christian artist Chris Tomlin on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

blake and Luke face off & Reese Witherspoon's looking for country’s next superstar

Blake Shelton posted a made up news flash last night that Luke Bryan’s music’s so bad, drivers are falling asleep at the wheel. Luke replied, “your girlfriend’s the only reason people are even listening to your last two singles.” To which Blake tweeted, “hey don’t hate just cause I know how to work the system!!!”

Luke Bryan just introduced his own Amazon storefront, Outdoor Essentials. He has everything from water-proof tackle boxes to deck cleaner to bear spray. Luke’s also selling a fish-finding sonar app and a LifeStraw water bottle. Have you heard of this before? It filters bacteria and parasites from puddles to lake water. Luke says that one can actually save your life!

Actress Reese Witherspoon is looking for country’s next superstar on a new competition series, My Kind of Country. Reese will executive produce the show for Apple TV Plus.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren Akins book, ‘Live In Love,’ is out today. It’s about balancing family life while keeping romance alive.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Keith Urban seen on private jet & what Luke Bryan always has in his fridge

On Friday, Keith Urban and his daughters flew by private jet into Byron Bay, New South Wales, in Australia. They met Nicole who’s filming her TV series there. Keith was in black jeans and a long-sleeved grey T-shirt, carrying his guitar case and chatting with the flight crew on the tarmac.

Two things Luke Bryan always has in his fridge; Coffee Mate hazelnut coffee creamer and yogurt. The craziest thing to happen to Luke in concert was in North Carolina where he fell off the stage three years in a row. He got stitches and had head trauma.

Shania will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album, ‘The Woman in Me,’ by releasing a Diamond Edition October 12. It has previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, new mixes and in a CD and LP. Tonight Shania performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Tim McGraw tweeted, “I’m often asked who I’d like to hang out with living or dead and there’s no question...Elvis."

Friday, August 14, 2020

Onions make luke bryan cry & Lindsay Ell's 'Heart Theory' is out today

After recently singing 100 country songs in 10 minutes, Luke Bryan took on the challenge of chopping as many onions as possible in 10 minutes while answering fan questions. He did it and ended up getting thru several large onions and he hardly even cried. Yesterday Luke completed his first 105 mile bike ride and Saturday, he and Darius Rucker play the Opry at 7 CT at opry.com.

Jon Pardi just recorded 8 classic songs from his musical heroes. It’s called The Rancho Fiesta Sessions and you can find out more at his Facebook page.
1. The Bottle Let Me Down 2. Honky Tonk Man 3. Right Or Wrong 4. Marina Del Rey 5. Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) 6. Somebody’s Doin’ Me Right 7. The Waiting 8. Nothing Compares 2 U.

Lindsay Ell's album, 'Heart Theory' is out today with 12 tunes, one co-written with Tyler from Florida Georgia Line and one with Kane Brown. Monday Lindsay will perform on NBC's Today show, live from the Ryman in Nashville. 

Yesterday in the 100 degree Oklahoma heat, Blake Shelton did chores like unrolling several bales of hay. He said it almost made him nauseous. Blake also admits before girlfriend Gwen Stefani came along, he was a jerk to everybody. Gwen was in a bad marriage and getting a divorce when they met and says, “Blake saved my life, everybody knows that.”

Finally - Kane Brown’s EP ‘Mixtape Volume 1’ is out today. It has seven songs including collaborations with John Legend, Swae Lee and Khalid.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Keith, Brett Eldredge & Lady A play for St Jude today & Garth has a fan press conference tonight

Luke Bryan says negotiations are underway with the judges of Idol for next season. Producers are working on being live in studio with the judge's table six feet apart.

Blake Shelton and the other coaches on The Voice won't return in September as planned. They just aren’t going to be ready on time. Speaking of Blake, he heard some fans are still waiting for refunds from his canceled concerts, so he’s helping them get their money back.

Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Lady A and Brad Paisley perform today on a virtual benefit concert for St. Jude. It starts at 4 PM CT on all of St. Jude’s social media platforms.

Five years ago Luke Bryan started cycling when he stopped jogging. He said running 5 miles a day then doing a show was hard on his knees so he started biking. It changed his life. Luke’s bike can also go on the beach and that’s one of his favorite things to do. He’ll sometimes wear a backpack and add a fishing pole too.

Finally - Garth will have a fan press conference on his Facebook page tonight at 6 CT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Luke Bryan's pandemic perk & old dominion comes clean on the meows

Luke Bryan says one pandemic perk is he’s gotten to sleep next to his wife a lot more and says, “but I’m not sure she’s enjoying that.” On TV, they’ve been watching Yellowstone. Luke says he especially loves the music he calls Texas cowboy music.

Last week Old Dominion released a remake of their latest album that replaces most all of the lyrics with the word "meow." Fans want to know why. Lead singer Matthew Ramsey reveals it was just a bunch of grown men making a joke. I guess the band had to leave the studio a lot when recording because they couldn't stop laughing.

Jake Owen thinks men who use gift cards on a first date gives guys a bad name.

The weirdest thing both Jason Aldean and Keith Urban ever autographed was a fan’s prosthetic leg.

Finally – when Blake Shelton heard that Big 12 presidents will allow college football to move forward this season. Blake tweeted, “Doing a happy dance!!! Football is oxygen to me.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

images can be seen in Carrie Underwood’s knees & Tim McGraw’s pandemic cravings include hot milk cake

Fans say faces and images can be seen in pretty much every photo of Carrie Underwood’s knees. In 2018, her knee became an internet sensation when fans saw a Lord from the Harry Potter book. Carrie even posted a photo of her knee one time that did resemble a baby’s face.

Yesterday Brad Paisley caught and released a lime green snake he found in the grass. His wife Kimberly posted, “fun fact; Brad caught this whilst wearing no pants but he wouldn’t let me show you that part.”

Tim McGraw’s pandemic cravings include his mom’s hot milk vanilla cake. Tim also revealed Faith’s fried chicken and mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers and his wife’s roasted chicken’s also been on the menu.

Finally - Miranda Lambert and husband have their sights set on traveling the California coast soon in their new Airstream. She says touring never let her see places like this and the pandemic’s made it possible.

Monday, August 10, 2020

weigh in on Carrie Underwood's Twitter poll & Faith hill's gone pink

Carrie Underwood had a Twitter poll last night. The question was are donuts breakfast or dessert? Carrie says breakfast. Her husband Mike says donuts are only dessert. Carrie won with almost 80% agreeing that donuts are only for breakfast.

Gary LeVox from Rascal Flatts has promised a job to anyone in Nashville, Columbus or Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s the owner of Black Tie Moving and he’ll hire anyone who’s lost a job, wants extra income or is a veteran. Black Tie’s a luxury moving company that caters to celebrities, athletes, musicians and NBA Teams.

Brittany Aldean says the top two arguments in their household are Alabama vs. Georgia and Hunting Season.

Faith Hill's joined the list of country stars changing up their look during the pandemic. Faith’s added a pastel pink color to her blonde hair.

Finally - Luke Bryan’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Kane Brown sets the record straight & Luke Bryan has a free live performance today

Kane Brown set the record straight about getting lost in the woods. He, a friend and that guy’s girlfriend went to check out his 30 acres. 3 hours later it started getting dark and cold. GPS kept taking them to cliffs they couldn’t drive a 4 wheeler down. The girl had asthma and started freaking out so they called police. Kane said, “they arrive, hear gun shots and think we’re shooting at them. We yell & tell them we’re not armed and finally made it out.”

Luke Bryan’s album ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’ is out today. He’ll have a live performance and Q&A with Amazon Music at 5 PM CT.

Luke Combs and his wife Nicole were married last Saturday and one of their cakes was a huge white beer can that read, “Nicole & Beer – Never Broke My Heart, August 1, 2020.”

Maren Morris just donated $70,000 to East Nashville Magnet High School so they can buy instruments, uniforms, tuxedos and gowns.

Finally - Jon Pardi’s on NBC’s Today on Monday. He’ll perform ‘Heartache Medication.’

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Luke Bryan performs on the Today Show & who's Luke Combs celebrity crush

Luke Bryan will perform on the Today Show tomorrow morning. During quarantine, Luke planted 5-acres of sweet corn. When he told his dad he wanted to do that he said, “son, you're an idiot. You won't even know what to do with that much sweet corn.'" Luke bought a tractor, tiller, planter and a plow. So far he’s sold $1,100 worth of corn putting him about $30,000 in the hole today.

Garth says he and Trisha have used quarantine to quote, "face everything.” He says they’re both alphas who like to be the leader so quarantine has been the most they’ve ever gone through as a couple. Garth says "it's probably that way with a lot of families, the matriarch is gonna follow the rules and make sure the silly boys kind of keep in line."

When Dan + Shay recorded their new single, ‘I Should Probably Go To Bed’ Shay hit a note so high, he shattered a glass window in the studio.

Finally - Luke Combs high school celebrity crush is Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Thomas Rhett hooks himself & Tim McGraw cries at TV commercials

Thomas Rhett was fly fishing yesterday and accidentally hooked himself in the back of the leg. He had to push it out the other side, cut the barb off then pull it back through.

Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike went fly fishing last weekend and Carrie caught a bigger rainbow trout than he did. He joked that he didn’t like that she catches bigger fish. I also hear Carrie has a new trainer, Mike. He’ll also work out with subscribers on her Fit52 app.

Tim McGraw's 53 and says he’s getting more and more emotional about everything. He thinks quarantine has also sped up that process. Tim reveals he now cries at TV commercials and calls it “ridiculous."

Finally - Luke Bryan’s boys Bo and Tate have no interest in music. They’re more into sports, hunting and fishing. Luke’s going to ask their school if he can take them on a Shark Research Boat. Luke says that would let them learn something off the wall that they’d never normally have the opportunity to do.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Kane Brown gets lost in the woods & Luke Bryan performs live Friday

The day Kane Brown and his wife moved into their new home, he and a friend got lost for 7-hours on Kane’s wooded 30 acres. They took ATV’s out on a trail they made then it started raining plus it was getting dark. They ended up running out of gas and got stuck on a cliff with a big drop-off. They had to call the police to help them find their way back.

Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline constantly prank each other. He says “I literally get tortured and have scars from her pranks." He admits there is a line he draws with her tho; snakes. She’s terrified of them, even rubber snakes. Luke says she’s the one who started the pranks and now she has prank anxiety. On Friday Luke will have a live performance and a Q&A with Amazon Music to celebrate his new album. You can send him your questions now.

Finally - Maren Morris says she’s gotten sucked into Bravo TV's Below Deck Mediterranean. It’s about people on a mega yacht trying to navigate heartbreaks to power struggles. It also includes a chef that has to deal with picky and demanding guests. Maren says, “I’ve worked in the service industry and I’m too scared to ever send food back.”

Monday, August 3, 2020

Luke Combs is married & Luke Bryan’s wife had a rough weekend

Luke Combs got married to longtime girlfriend Nicole Hocking Saturday in front of family at their southern Florida home. Even tho there was a hurricane threat, the ceremony was not interrupted. Because of Covid all of their family & friends could not be there. Luke said they’d celebrate with all of them early next year.

This weekend Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline went to college tweeting, “I left a big piece of my heart today in Georgia. Been dreading this day for years, but it’s time for Til to fly.” Til’s their nephew. His mom, Luke’s sister died in 07 then his dad died in 2014 and the Bryan’s adopted him. Luke says his sons Bo and Tate are back in school today but Nashville schools are only having virtual classes. Luke and his wife learned they don’t have the patience to home school.

Finally - Blake Shelton's Ole Red Orlando recently opened in Florida. It has a red tractor hanging over the stage that Blake’s GM found on some back road in Tennessee. It was an actual working tractor and he talked the guy into selling it. The menu includes tater tots Blake says aren’t like the grocery store. His are scratch made and hand-scooped to order.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Jason Aldean loves shopping on eBay & Rascal Flatts has a new EP out

Jason Aldean loves shopping on eBay and it’s where he gets his vintage t-shirts. I also learned growing up Jason played baseball, first base because he noticed they got the most on-camera time in the big leagues.

Brett Eldredge reveals his favorite thing about going home is his mom’s brownies. Brett says they’re incredible and the recipe was handed down from his great grandma.

Keith Urban’s 12-year-old Sunday has been putting together short movies. Keith hopes she becomes a film director someday. Sunday also plays piano and her sister Faith plays the violin.

Dolly will have a new album out this fall, ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas,’ and it features her brother Randy, Michael Buble', Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Rascal Flatts has a 7-tune EP out today. Zac Brown turns 42. Tomorrow Florida Georgia Line play a USO show at 11 AM CT at uso.org/mvp.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Garth permanently removes himself from Entertainer of the Year & Michael Ray and Brett Eldredge are live today

Yesterday Garth permanently removed himself from the CMA Entertainer of the Year category. He felt like it’s time for somebody else to win it. He also plans to open a bar on Nashville's Lower Broadway in the next few years. I also hear it was his daughter Allie, who had COVID and since her husband works with Garth daily, everyone had to be tested.

During quarantine, several people have seen Luke Combs fishing on Nashville’s Cumberland River.

Michael Ray
is live today at 5 CT on the Diamond Resorts Facebook page. Brett Eldredge has a free show tonight at 7 CT on Facebook and his YouTube channel.

Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill will be married 24 years in October and a source told Us Weekly they’re “in it for life.”

Finally - Miranda Lambert gave Maren Morris and her son matching jean jackets with their names on it and lots of fringe.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jason Aldean is selling his beach home & Garth has a press conference this morning

Jason Aldean is selling his nearly 7,000 sg foot Florida beach home on Saint George Island for $2.95 million. He’s since bought another beach house there for $4.1 million. It’s almost 4,500 square feet with 5 bedrooms, five bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with two islands and a pool.

Garth has a press conference that’ll live stream this morning at 10 AM CT on his Facebook page. He says it has to do with when personal lines meet career lines.

At Blake Shelton’s drive-in concert last weekend, everyone involved did their best to make it seem like it was live. A screen in one city stretched across the front of 18 shipping containers. As for pandemic living, Blake’s been picking blackberries, growing a garden and he planted 2-acres of sweet corn, just like Luke Bryan did. Only Luke said it was so much work, don’t ever do it.

Finally - Thomas Rhett says the pandemic’s sorta been a blessing because he’s seeing his kids a lot more.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jason Aldean just got a tattoo & Shania’s partnered with Netflix

Jason Aldean just got a tattoo of 3 palm trees on his left arm with the word Navy for his daughter. It’ll be finished in September and it was done by Bubba Irwin from the show Ink Master. The same day Bubba also tattooed Kane Brown, his wife and Jason’s wife Brittany. Tonight from his new mansion, Jason performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s nearly year-old son Luca’s been sick. They got his test results back yesterday and Luca thankfully was negative for Covid-19.

Maren Morris is so frugal she refuses to rent a movie on Apple if it’s more than $6. Her husband’s the one who reminds her she can afford it! Maren also wrote her first song in a long time yesterday.

Shania’s partnered with Netflix to adapt best-selling author Debbie Macomber's Heart of Texas book’s as a TV series. Shania will executive produce and be on the soundtrack too.

Finally - Kane Brown has a live virtual performance with Pandora at 7 CT today.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Dierks Bentley's “suffer fest” & Tim McGraw crashed a Zoom meeting

This weekend in Telluride, Colorado, Dierks Bentley took a 6 1/2 hour, 50 mile bicycle ride at 7,000 vertical feet. He biked thru two mountain ranges in the cold, rain and deep mud and ended up covered in it. He even had his son hose him off. Dierks called it a “true suffer fest” but he loved it and would do it again anytime!

A few days ago, Tim McGraw crashed a Zoom meeting with nurses at a hospital in New Jersey. It was a complete surprise to the Covid health care workers. Tim thanked the nurses for the great work they were doing then had a private concert just for them.

The condo Keith Urban recently bought in New York City was 3.5 million. It’s 1,600 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and located in Manhattan’s fancy Tribeca neighborhood. The building includes roof gardens with cabana lounges, a huge fitness center and an underground reception area with vaulted ceilings.

Finally - Carly Pearce wants to catch up with us tonight at 7 CT on Instagram Live.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thomas Rhett makes brisket & Luke Combs will be live today

Thomas Rhett’s 5th attempt at making brisket was a success. The previous four were “tough as a brick” so he turned to company, Meat Church. They face timed with him so he could see how it’s done. Thomas tweeted, “hands down the best brisket I’ve ever had.”

Miranda Lambert thinks her marriage has passed the COVID-19 test. She and Brendan were married in January 2019. She said back in February she told herself not to panic and to use the break to rest.

Kane Brown
and his wife Katelyn have a duet out soon, ‘Mad At This World.’ It’s about what’s happened in 2020 like Covid, tornados destroying Nashville and the California fires.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani are in People magazine today. They reveal quarantining on his Oklahoma ranch includes riding four-wheelers, making sourdough biscuits and just being together.

Finally - Luke Combs will be live today at 6 CT on all his socials.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tenille Townes leads the CCMA’s & Kenny Chesney vacations in Kennebunkport

Tenille Townes leads the CCMA’s with 6 nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist and Fans’ Choice Award. Dean Brody and Brett Kissel each got five and James Barker Band, The Reklaws and Dallas Smith four nods each. The show’s Sept. 27 on Global and the Global TV App.

Last weekend, Kenny Chesney vacationed in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was seen at the Arundel Wharf restaurant, the Colony Hotel and Alisson’s Restaurant, who’s known for their lobster rolls. Kenny’s boat captain Ben’s from there plus he has friends that are fishermen, boat guides and own bars in Kennebunkport so it has a special place in his heart. In 2018, Kenny was seen in Maine with 90-year-old Kennedy matriarch Ethel, sailing around the bay of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.

Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts, his wife Allison and their kids Dylan and Madeline, are getting their own reality show on Netflix. DeMarcus Family Rules premieres August 19 and it’ll be a behind the scenes, unfiltered look at what they call their “crazy life.”

Garth is done with his upcoming album ‘FUN’ but says he's in limbo, just waiting for the right moment to share it. He also hinted a surprise is coming with the record's release.

Finally – tomorrow morning on the Today Show, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani perform their new single.

Opening Day Baseball tune from my husband

In honor of Opening Day, here is the song my husband wrote and is singing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Fans are mad at Keith Urban & Luke Bryan pranks his dog

Fans are mad at Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman because the government let them skip the 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine when they got to Sydney, Australia yesterday. They did have to pass a health check at a private airport but were granted special permission to self-isolate at home. Fans said once again the rich and famous always get a pass.

Jason Aldean’s 2-year-old son Memphis has hair so long his mom sometime puts it in a bun. Jason gets lots of mean comments on social media and says, “when u are talking about my child I will come out swinging. So let's agree to disagree and say no more!"

Luke Bryan pranked his chocolate lab Choc yesterday. He was watching Luke eat so he tossed him a slice of tomato. After Choc chewed it for a few seconds he spit it out.

Tim McGraw will have a live stream to talk about his upcoming album, ‘Here on Earth,’ August 21 at 8 PM CT. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at live.timmcgraw.com.

Finally – Willie Nelson’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live,

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album's out September 25 & Luke Combs Croc slides are out today

Carrie Underwood’s first ever Christmas album, ‘The Gift’ will be out September 25. The vinyl version will be in stores October 30. Carrie says the record will also feature a world-class orchestra.

Brad Paisley’s
wife Kimberly posted a video yesterday in their driveway doing a cheer saying, “2020 ain’t gonna get me down. It’s all about attitude.” All of a sudden a huge black ball fell from the sky and crushed her. Brad’s dad Doug told me it was an app called, Action Movie Fx.

Thomas Rhett says once you have three kids it just tacks on a little bit to the chaos. Thomas says he and Lauren could easily have seven.

After taking ‘Nobody But You’ to #1, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have a new single coming out, ‘Happy Anywhere.’ They’ll debut it Friday on NBC’s Today show.

Finally - Luke Combs new Croc slides are out today and be quick cause they’ll sell out!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Luke Bryan has a fishing quirk & Tenille Townes performs on the Today show tomorrow

Luke Bryan’s always wanted to take the summer off and now he can cause of Covid. Luke recently loaded his 3 boys on the tour bus and they fished in ten trout streams on their way out west. Luke’s fishing quirk is he’ll accidentally hook people and he’s done it about 100 times so far.

Midland's Mark Wystrach’s in the upcoming film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, based on the story of Christian TV’s Tammy Faye Bakker. Mark plays Gary Paxton, a hit songwriter and producer who she reportedly had a crush on during her marriage to Jim Bakker. Mark is not new to acting tho. Years ago he was on the soap opera Passions and he also had a cameo on CSI: Miami.

Dierks Bentley has spent quarantine doing a lot of bicycle riding and working on his mullet which is getting pretty long.

Tenille Townes performs on the Today show tomorrow.

Finally - Hillary from Lady A has two tattoos, a music note on her foot and the #14 on her wrist for the age she decided to do music for a living.

Friday, July 17, 2020

thomas rhett has a pedicure & Dolly's White Limozeen opens today in Nashville

Thomas Rhett’s 3-year-old daughter Ada painted his toenails white yesterday. He said it was “invigorating.”

Midland used to fight a lot because they’re all so competitive. One thing that helped fix that was getting rid of their backgammon set because it caused too much friction.

A Dolly Parton-themed restaurant opens today in Nashville, ‘White Limozeen.’ The name’s from a tune off her 1989 album. It has a roof-top pool. The menu includes everything from a classic burger to caviar to champagne Jello shots.

Michael Ray
and Tenille Townes are on a live concert to benefit London's Royal Albert Hall. It’s on the venue's YouTube channel Saturday at 1:30 CT.

Finally - Luke Bryan turns 44 today. Keith Urban debuts the video for ‘Superman.’ The vinyl version of Sam Hunt's ‘Southside’ is out today then tonight Reba has a live show from 1994 on her YouTube channel.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman just bought a two-bedroom New York apartment in the Tribeca section of Manhattan. They paid $3.5 million for their place at 108 Leonard Street. Nic especially liked the building security as it has three entrances and a “sky garage” so they can park right next to their apartment. There’s an elevator just for their car. The Urbans also have homes in Nashville, Los Angeles and two in Australia.

New mom Maren Morris tweeted, “Getting dressed felt like a win today.” Her son Hayes was born March 23.

Brett Eldredge says his grama was an amazing cook especially her fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. One of his favorites was a chocolate cake she made from scratch with thick white icing. She’d serve it in a cup with milk poured over and called it Eldredge Cake.

Finally - Luke Combs performs from home on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

what led Carly Pearce to file for divorce & Luke Combs new Crocs are out Tuesday

We may now know what led Carly Pearce to file for divorce from Michael Ray. A fan tweeted something yesterday Carly retweeted and clicked ‘like’ on. The fan wrote, “Carly’s deleted all pics of Michael from her Instagram. Show him he messed up. Imagine cheating on someone so perfect.”

Maren Morris wrote, “remember when Maren got rejected from Idol, The Voice and America’s Got Talent? Now they use her music in the shows for promo and audition songs.”

Thomas Rhett’s 5-month-old Lennon’s named after Beatle John Lennon. Her middle name was gonna be Louise, but in the hospital they changed it to Love cause she was born so close to Valentine’s Day.

Luke Combs new Crocs are out Tuesday. The black slide has a wood grain side panel and the Jibbitz include a guitar pic holder, a beer bottle, an American flag and a guitar.

Finally - Chris Young’s canceled his remaining tour dates and now can refund ticket-holders.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Luke Bryan ‘Ain't Divorced Yet' & Garth’s acoustic live show with Trisha is tonight

If he had to write a song about quarantine, Luke Bryan would call it, ‘Ain't Divorced Yet.’ Even tho quarantine divorces are happening, Luke says he and his wife are better than ever.

Randy Houser shared a photo of an airplane full of people wearing masks sitting side-by-side and a picture of an empty music venue. He wrote, “Anybody see a problem?” Jason Aldean responded, “let’s pack em in like sardines breathing recirculated air” and Clint Black added, “maybe we should see if we can sing to people packed into planes.”

Garth’s acoustic live show with Trisha doing our requests is tonight at 6 CT.

Morgan Wallen’s former fiancée Katie Smith gave birth to their son Indigo Wilder Friday. Morgan writes, “this year has been the hardest of my life but that’s not what I’ll remember it by. You are. I’ll be the Dad you deserve.”

Finally - Dolly’s line of greeting cards exclusively at Walmart will be in stores later this month.

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Lady A saga continues & Luke Bryan's on Live With Kelly & Ryan

The Lady A saga continues… Seattle’s Lady A, Anita White, told Rolling Stone when she asked Lady A for $10 million, she told them she’d donate half to charity. Anita says “they should change their name. They have the resources and money to do that. I don't want to share my name with them." The band isn’t suing White to prevent her from using “Lady A.” They’re attempting to ensure they won’t be sued for using the handle going forward. I hear White never trademarked the name Lady A but the band did in 2011.

Luke Bryan's on Live With Kelly & Ryan today. Tonight he hosts the 3-hour CMA Best of Fest on ABC with performances from the past 16 years like Blake Shelton, Garth, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and more.

Darius Rucker and his wife Beth are getting a divorce after nearly 20 years of marriage. On Saturday he wrote, “after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners. Please be kind.”

Finally - Little Big Town sing ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon & Brett Eldredge is on Southern Living magazine’s biscuits and jam podcast today.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Charlie Daniels funeral will livestream today & Carrie Underwood's seen on a cattle drive

The funeral for Charlie Daniels starts at 11 AM CT today and will be live-streamed at the Charlie Daniels Band Facebook page and YouTube channel. Performers include Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins.

Brett Eldredge’s album, ‘Sunday Drive’ is out today. Brett will go live at 3:30 CT playing the songs, telling the stories behind them and answering fan questions.

Rascal Flatts say when they retire from touring the things they’ll miss most are getting the best tables at restaurants and a discount and VIP passes at Disney World.

Thomas Rhett says quarantine for he and his family means lots of Chick-fil-A take out. They also swing in the hammock, walk in the woods and play in the pool. Thomas says a daily highlight is walking to the mailbox.

Finally - Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike went on a cattle drive in Wyoming this week. They celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

lady a sue lady a & Blake Shelton has a drive-in concert

A few weeks ago Lady A thought they'd come to an agreement with Seattle R&B singer Anita White, who's been using Lady A for 20 years. They hoped they could both perform as Lady A. Anita now says she’ll do that for $10 million dollars so they’re suing her. The suit claims they’ve used “Lady Antebellum” and “Lady A” since 07 and they registered “Lady A” with the U.S. Patent Office in 2011 with no opposition from anyone including Anita. They’ll now head to court so they can continue using ‘Lady A’ and say “we’re disappointed we won’t be able to work with Anita and hope she and her advisors change their minds. We could do so much more together.”

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins will have a drive-in concert in the U.S. and Canada July 25. It’ll feature performances filmed exclusively for the drive-in show and there will also be interviews and stories from Blake, Gwen and Trace. The cost is $114.99 per vehicle for up to 6 people and tickets go on sale on July 14.

Finally - Michael Ray has a new Instagram Live series, Power Hour that starts tonight at 7 CT.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Carly Pearce on the inaugural ACM Wine Down & Charlie Daniel's funeral is Friday

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani continue to be the hottest tabloid subject. Rumor has it Blake wants to surprise Gwen and propose on The Voice next season as she’ll be back on the show. A source close to the situation says this simply isn’t true. Speaking of Blake, he has a home on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma that he built for Gwen. It has a Hawaiian theme with palm trees, grass-roof guest bungalows and an infinity pool. The property is fenced and gated but it surprised me that neighbors on both sides are just a few feet away.

Carly Pearce is part of the inaugural ACM Wine Down Wednesday today at 6 CT on Carly’s Facebook. As for her cat Emmylou, Carly says “most friends she won’t get within 10 feet of and if she comes over it’s always on her terms.” Carly says Emmylou rules the house.

Finally – Charlie Daniels died Monday. Today, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley and more will sing outside of Sellars Funeral Home in Mt Juliet, TN then there will be an open visitation. Charlie’s funeral is 11 AM Friday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Charlie Daniels died yesterday & garth cancels tonight's concert

While Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are fine, someone in their camp has possibly been exposed to Covid-19. To be safe, they’re all quarantining for 2-weeks and that means tonight’s live acoustic show will happen at a date to be determined later.

Charlie Daniels died yesterday at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN from a stroke that was probably caused by a brain aneurism. He was 83. Blake Shelton tweeted, “Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t break my heart anymore... Charlie Daniels you will always be an American hero. Rest In Peace sir.” Jake Owen wrote, “His music and talent speaks for itself, but boys and girls it’s the legacy you leave behind and your character. It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels.” Jason Aldean added, “He was one of the nicest/kindest people I have ever met.” Luke Bryan posted, “What a hero. A true patriot and country music icon.” Tim McGraw wrote, “without fail, every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he was one of most genuine, kind and thoughtful folks I've ever run across.”

Finally - Willie Nelson’s
on Southern Living magazines Biscuits & Jam podcast today mostly talking about food.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Maren Morris removes all photos of her son & will Brett Eldredge do The Bachelor

Maren Morris deleted all photos of her 3-month-old son Hayes from Instagram Friday after being mom-shamed one too many times. She and her husband had talked about not posting photos anyway until he’s a bit older, but Maren said other moms definitely “forced their hand.'

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have 2 cats, Ginger and Snow. On walks Nic carries them in a backpack with a window so they can peek out and get some air. She says they love it.

Brett Eldredge was asked if he’d ever want to be on NBC’s The Bachelor and said, "I don't think so cause I like my private life too much." As for dating post-pandemic, Brett said, ‘once we get out of this, conversations will have more depth and we’ll hopefully cut out things that don’t give value to our life."

Finally – Luke Combs is a huge Will Ferrell fan and he hopes one day to have him in a music video. Luke says he’s always wanted to meet him and thinks he’s the funniest guy on the planet.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Maren Morris’s husband defends her & Zac Brown Band has a free show tonight

Maren Morris’s husband Ryan Hurd took to social media yesterday writing, “my wife usually doesn’t need me to defend her but she’s a great mom and my kid was not recently unsafe on a float in 1 feet of water being held by an adult with 5 people watching.”

Multiple sources say Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will marry once social distancing guidelines are lifted. They want ceremonies in LA and Oklahoma and hoped it would be this summer but are OK if they have to wait till the fall.

Zac Brown Band
has a free show tonight on the band's YouTube and Facebook pages at 7 CT. Saturday on NBC Florida Georgia Line play after the NASCAR Xfinity race then it’s NBC’s Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Lady A, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley at 7 but it repeats at 9 PM. Also Saturday night Lauren Alaina and Brantley Gilbert are on A Capitol Fourth on PBS’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Finally - Luke Combs has been in the studio working on his next album.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Miranda Lambert will stream her album release party tonight & Blake Shelton fans are not happy

Miranda Lambert will stream her Wildcard album release party on YouTube tonight at 7 PM CT. Wildcard is her 7th studio album and it includes a tune with Maren Morris. Speaking of Maren, since she had her son Hayes, she’s been sharing lots of photos of him on social media but now that may change. This week she showed Hayes on her lap in an inflatable boat. A Twitter user asked why he wasn’t wearing a life jacket. Maren said she gets so many criticisms on just about anything she posts on Hayes, she may stop.

Blake Shelton fans are not happy. Kanye West took Blake’s tune title, ‘God’s Country’ for his upcoming album. Blake’s fans say they don’t like it one bit but he hasn’t weighed in yet.

Scotty McCreery performs a 20 minute acoustic show on the Navy Exchange Facebook & Instagram pages at 7 CT tonight. 
Old Dominion sing tomorrow on Good Morning America.
Finally - country newcomer, Breland will have Keith Urban on an upcoming tune out later this year that he’s calling a “Country-Twerk” song.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Carly Pearce gets a puppy & carrie underwood makes a scarecrow

Almost 2-weeks after announcing her upcoming divorce, Carly Pearce broke her social media silence to introduce a new puppy. June looks like a designer poodle mix and she was also wanting to get a dog during quarantine anyway. Carly has a rag doll cat she walks on a leash named Emmylou after Emmylou Harris.

Besides her new hobby of beekeeping, Carrie Underwood has a garden. She just used her zucchini to make bread and the other day she and the family made a scarecrow with jeans, a flannel shirt and a mean face to keep birds away from her blueberries.

On tour, Dierks Bentley is often seen walking around backstage with a peanut butter and jam sandwich. I hear that’s where he gets some of his magic.

Finally – the CMA Summer Stay-Cay will have performances and Q&As with Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Lady A, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Michael Ray, Brett Young and more. The 3-hour show streams on the CMA YouTube channel and Facebook page today at 5 CT.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Garth’s working on a secret project & Keith Urban celebrates 14 years

Several fans complained about Garth’s drive in show last weekend because it wasn’t live. Last night Garth revealed he’ll play a live acoustic show July 7. I also hear Garth’s working on a secret project with actor Chris Pratt. All we know is Chris will be singing country music.

Since Chase Rice was blasted for having a packed concert last weekend, he says there’s a lot of opinions on COVID-19 and live music crowds. Going forward Chase will do drive-in shows and says at some point he'll have to start cutting his employees pay if all this continues.

Actress Reese Witherspoon tweeted, “to the woman in the parking lot who just asked if I was Carrie Underwood, you officially made my day!” Carrie responded, "YOUR day, that lady just made my whole life!"

Finally - Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary a few days ago with Italian takeout from a place in Beverly Hills. They both wore face masks because California law mandates that.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Kelsea Ballerini slams chase rice & Miranda Lambert rescues a kitten

Chase Rice posted a video of his concert in Tennessee Saturday night. It was outdoors and fans were shoulder-to-shoulder not wearing masks. Kelsea Ballerini slammed Chase writing, “imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk. The rest of us care about our fans and their families enough to wait.” Chris Janson played in Idaho this weekend to a sea of people and posted a video then later removed it from Instagram.

Miranda Lambert and her husband were driving down a Texas highway yesterday when he spotted a tiny orange kitten in the road. Miranda says her rescue ways are rubbing off on him. That kitten will be their newest pet. This weekend Chris Young found a fake Twitter account for his dog Porter intended to scam people. Chris wrote, “this is low and dirty, take it down!”

Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike have a new quarantine hobby; beekeeping.

Finally - Dierks Bentley has a concert tonight on his Instagram page at 5 CT and you can now pre-order Keith Urban’s album, ‘The Speed of Now Part 1.’

Friday, June 26, 2020

Dolly Parton’s out on vinyl today & the Dixie Chicks change their name

Jon Pardi, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker are part of a three-night drive-in concert series in Nashville, St. Louis and Indianapolis. Jon plays July 10, Brad the next day and Darius July 12 and tickets go on sale today.

‘The Very Best of Dolly Parton’ is on vinyl for the first time ever today. Tenille Townes debut album, ‘The Lemonade Stand’ is out with 12 songs, all co-written by Tenille. Her biggest pet peeve is the sound of popcorn in a bowl.

Blake Shelton’s obsessed with gum and his favorites are Big League Chew, Orange Orbit, and Bubble Tape. Blake said he’ll often chew three pieces at a time.

Saturday night, Garth has a concert event at 300 drive-in’s across the US and Canada. I also hear an acoustic show with he and Trisha is in the works.

Finally – the Dixie Chicks will now be known as The Chicks. The 1960s New Zealand pop group with the same name is letting them co-exist together.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Carrie Underwood's tour secret & The CMA Stay-Cay streams July 1

Carrie Underwood always does her own hair and makeup on tour and her secret is piling it on thick and using lots of glitter on her eyes. Carrie says making the bus her home is also important. When she’s off the road, Carrie’s place to unplug is home and she always sleeps better in her own bed.

In college Luke Combs played rugby and he was so big, Luke said he’d just crush people.

Kane Brown grew up listening to country music but he had a brief interest in R&B during his middle school years. After winning a talent contest in the 11th grade singing Chris Young’s ‘Gettin’ You Home,’ Kane returned to his country roots.

The CMA Summer Stay-Cay will have performances and Q&As with Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Lady A, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Michael Ray and more. It streams on the CMA YouTube channel and Facebook page July 1.

Finally - Brett Eldredge’s favorite meal is anything Thai especially sticky rice with mango.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Jake Owen loves NY Pie & Willie Nelson’s concert rider is eclectic

Next time you’re in Nashville, you’ll probably find Jake Owen is at NY Pie; his favorite pizza place. They sell it by the slice and Jake says they make their own dough and all of their tomatoes are imported from Italy.

Blake Shelton has a brick pizza oven in his backyard but still hasn’t figured out how to use it. He had his friend who owns a restaurant show him how but Blake says he actually prefers Pizza Hut or frozen from the grocery store.

Willie Nelson’s concert rider is eclectic. Everything has to be organic; milk, potatoes and all fruit. The rider includes a dozen free range brown eggs, four-thin cut pork chops, a six-pack of Dr. Pepper and 2 gallons of aloe vera juice. On Wednesday & Saturday only, Willie’s rider states you must provide him organic celery, cottage cheese & 2 rolls of paper towels.

Finally - Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have been at their Nashville home during quarantine. Keith’s been recording in his home studio, Nic’s learning Italian and they’re both doing a lot of reading and playing card games with their daughters.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are getting divorced & Luke Combs performs on the Tonight Show

After 8-months of marriage, Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are getting divorced. A source close to her said it was a hard decision and not something Carly wanted to do. It had nothing to do with quarantine and was a “last resort." A recent Instagram post showed Carly without her wedding ring and Michael hasn’t been in any of her newest photos.

Jon Pardi, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker are part of Live Nation’s drive-in concerts in Nashville, St. Louis and Indianapolis. Jon plays July 10, Brad on the 11th and Darius July 12. The music will be heard thru big speakers and not car radios and tickets go on sale Friday.

I don’t know what gift Gwen Stefani got Blake Shelton for his 44th birthday but the cake was an edible mini Farmall red tractor with a little Blake and Gwen driving it.

Glen Campbell’s widow Kim has a tell-all book out today, ‘Gentle On My Mind: In Sickness and in Health with Glen Campbell.’

Finally - Luke Combs performs on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Luke Bryan's wife is attacked & Carrie Underwood's closet surprise

Last week Luke Bryan's wife Caroline was attacked by her turkey, Al. He hit a tendon in the back of her leg, making it hard to walk. Caroline had to get a tetanus shot and she needed a cane for a few days too. Al’s attacked her before but this was the worst one. She says it’s a love hate relationship.

For the first day of summer this weekend, Carrie Underwood posted a photo in one of her new CALIA by Carrie swimsuits. What got more attention than the bikini was her massive closet where Carrie has a washer and dryer.

As for his pandemic tune, ‘Six Feet Apart,’ Luke Combs didn’t write it to be opportunistic, corny or cheesy, he wanted to give people hope. Luke said, “anything that can give someone even three minutes of relief I'm proud of.”

Blake Shelton’s favorite dessert is Rice Krispie treats and he says he can't live without them. As for the craziest thing Blake's ever eaten, he and his friend once cooked crow just so they could say they've eaten crow. Blake said don’t try it tho, it was terrible.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s son Memphis will be three in December and his new thing is putting sentences together. Each day he says a new word or sentence and Jason’s like, 'where did he learn that one? He said he and his wife really have to watch what they say now!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Tim McGraw and Little Big Town are on United We Sing & Garth’s drive-in concert show's on sale

Tickets go on sale today for Garth’s drive-in concert show June 27. They’re $100 per car load. His 23-year-old daughter Allie Colleen’s on Trisha Yearwood’s Food Network show this weekend. She’ll be singing and cooking with Trisha who she calls her bonus mom.

Miranda Lambert was in New York yesterday with her husband. An ice cream truck went buy and she got a rainbow snow cone saying, “anytime I can follow the music of the ice cream truck to happiness I want to. I’m either running to ice cream or running it off!” Growing up they lived so far from town, Miranda either had homemade Kool-Aid freezer pops or an Oreo blizzard from Dairy Queen.

Tim McGraw and Little Big Town are on United We Sing: A Grammy Salute To The Unsung Heroes hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. Sunday night on CBS.

Finally - Brad Paisley surprised Daniel Hayden, a cattle and chicken farmer in Kentucky with a year's worth of N95 masks for he and his staff. Brad said, "I appreciate you keeping the food chain going for all of us."

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Luke Bryan’s on The Tonight Show & Blake Shelton turns 44 today

Luke Bryan’s on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight. Luke’s real name is Thomas Luther and growing up kids called him ‘Lex Luther," so, he finally just shortened it to Luke. Lex Luthor was Superman's arch-enemy.

Blake Shelton turns 44 today. For the guy who has everything, last year Gwen Stefani gave him a huge handmade ‘Welcome to the Ranch’ sign for his place in Oklahoma.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have quarantined between Nashville and her parents’ home in Alabama. While there Michael said they took a lot of ‘wine walks’ where you drink wine as you walk around town.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman own two homes in Australia, one in New York City and one in LA but their main house is Nashville. It’s 10,000-sq-ft with 7 bedrooms & 8 bathrooms.

Finally - Kane Brown tweeted, “if you’re ever having a bad day, remember if you have a warm meal at night and a roof over your head, life ain’t bad at all.”

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

lady a mad at lady a & Dolly's got a new book out in November

We thought Monday’s talk between Lady A and the Seattle blues singer Anita White or Lady A went well but apparently not. Anita said, "I received a draft agreement from their camp and I'm not happy. They’re trying to erase me and I no longer trust them.” Lady A’s made no comment. Anita told them there’s no way she’s giving up her name.

The Voice has hired Gwen Stefani back next season. She’ll join returning coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The show will premiere sometime this fall.

Dolly Parton’s ‘Songteller: My Life in Lyrics’ is a book out in November telling the stories behind 175 of her songs. It’ll also include never-before-seen photos and memorabilia. Dolly was just the guest speaker at a virtual graduation and told high school seniors in Sevier County, TN where she was born, "as you go out in this big world, know dreams do come true.”

Finally - Carrie Underwood and her husband’s 4-part series, ‘Mike and Carrie: God & Country’ has their last show tonight on iamsecond.com.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Lady A finally talks to Lady A & Martina McBride shares her famous Fluff Salad

Yesterday Lady A reached out to Seattle singer, Lady A privately on Zoom. They said it was a transparent, honest, and authentic conversation and they’re excited to share they’re moving forward with positive solutions and common ground.

Luke Combs and his fiancée lost their favorite chicken, Agatha Sunday after a raccoon snuck into the coop. Luke said she was the “sweetest, sassiest chicken ever and I’ll miss letting her out every morning.” During this quarantine, they’ve also planted a garden and they’re cooking every meal together. Luke says he’s finding joy in the quiet.

Martina McBride’s on Southern Living’s Biscuits and Jam podcast today talking about her famous Fluff Salad. It includes pineapple, mini marshmallows, Cool Whip and pimiento cheese spread.

Finally - Tim and Faith’s 21-year-old daughter Maggie’s graduating this year from Stanford. She studied marine biology and has been helping Feed the Frontline in Nashville getting donations to buy food from restaurants to give to Covid frontline workers.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Jason Aldean moved into his mansion & Lady a have a problem

Last week Lady Antebellum changed their name to Lady A but Lady A’s a 61-year-old blues singer from Seattle who's been performing under that name for over two decades. She slammed the band for not even consulting with her first and said, “I don’t know if the new Lady A will issue a cease-and-desist but I’m not about to stop using my name.” She does own the trademark for Lady A LLC.

Jason Aldean moved into his mansion this weekend. It took 2-years to build and features 8 bars, a bowling alley and a kitchen with a restaurant style flat top where Jason cooked fried eggs Saturday. Brittany has a 2-story closet with a wine bar and hundreds of pairs of shoes that take up an entire wall. Their backyard has palm trees, a massive pool and water fall plus a lazy river and jets that make it seem like a rip tide. There’s also a 2-story water slide, tiki bars and a Koi pond. Jason also has a room with a big screen just for playing virtual golf.

Finally – at 11 AM CT Garth will reveal what drive in’s he’s playing later this month. Today, he’ll play Words With Friends 2 on twitch.tv/crown at 6:25 PM CT. He’ll compete live against Trisha and his inner circle of songwriters. He’ll also answer questions from people watching.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Lady Antebellum will now be known as Lady A & Chris Young turns 35

Lady Antebellum will now be known as Lady A. Yesterday they dropped “antebellum” because it’s associated with a time before the Civil War when there was slavery. The band wrote, “we are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused, that was never our intention so today, we speak up and make a change.”

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike took to social media yesterday to get help finding his vintage Ford F250 crew cab stolen Wednesday near Edmonton, Alberta.

When Tim McGraw’s oldest daughter went on her first date years ago, he was out of town but still wanted to meet him. The next day, Tim was trimming meat when the doorbell rings and it’s her date. He answers it with a knife in his hand and a bloody apron on. Tim thought that set a good stage to meet him.

Carly Pearce says the one thing she needs out of her house is her husband Michael Ray’s obsession with wrestling. She absolutely hates it!

Finally – Chris Young turns 35 today.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Garth’s playing 300 drive-in's & Carly Pearce is live on Instagram at 4 CT

Garth just announced he’ll host a concert event at 300 drive-in’s across North America June 27. Tickets go on sale June 19 and will cost $100 per car or SUV load. Cars will park six feet apart, theatre employees will wear masks, and they’ll also limit capacity in restrooms.

According to US Weekly, insiders say Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been gearing up to finally marry as soon as social distancing guidelines are lifted. A close source says COVID-19’s inspired them to make their relationship official.

Carly Pearce is live on Instagram at 4 CT. Tonight Eric Church is on A Tribute Celebrating John Prine on John's YouTube and Facebook pages. Also on the show; Vince Gill, Bill Murray, Kevin Bacon and more. It’ll benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Alive Hospice.

Finally - for years now, Jake Owen’s been talking about slowing down to spend more time with family. He said it took the pandemic to finally force him to do that.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

luke bryan helps new country duo & Willie Nelson has livestream benefit tonight

Jason & Brittany Aldean’s 2 ½ -year-old son Memphis has never had his hair cut and when Jason shared a photo of him in the ocean, an internet troll wrote, “get him to the barber shop," then added a rolling eyes emoji. Jason answered back with two emoji’s; one shushing and one a fist. Brittany said, "I don't know why people care. We just want him to look like a little surfer kid.”

New country duo, CB30 are brothers Christian and Brody Clementi and Luke Bryan’s taken them under his wing. Their father’s a Nashville songwriter who’s known Luke for years. Luke even helped the guys get a record deal and he took them out as openers on a few of his tour stops.

Tonight Willie Nelson and his wife Annie host A Night for Austin, a livestream benefit at 8 CT. It will include a virtual tip jar and all proceeds will go to charities in Texas.

Finally - as for our world now, Tim McGraw says, “pandemic makes us want to shut down and not let the world in but reaching out’s what keeps us from turning bitter and scared.”

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Orlando opens June 19 & Chris Janson's a chiropractic nerd

Blake Shelton’s newest Ole Red will open in Orlando, Florida June 19 at 50% capacity. Tables will be six feet apart. Staff will wear masks and get temperature checks before working. Menus, plates, silverware and condiments are disposable. The menu includes tater tot poutine and bar-b-que gator wings.

Chris Janson calls himself a chiropractic nerd and he watches Dr. Jason in Los Angeles do adjustments on YouTube. Last year on the way to his show in LA, Chris popped a rib out from airplane turbulence and when he got to LA, he met Dr. Jason. The doctor’s a big fan so he came to the show with his table to adjust Chris and now they’re good friends.

Kimberly from Little Big Town’s on Southern Living’s Biscuits-and-Jam Podcast today. Tonight Michael Ray’s Honky Tonk Tuesday has Clint Black and Brad Paisley’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Finally - Thomas Rhett has written nearly 40 songs during this 60 day quarantine. Thomas feels like he’s been more creative than ever. His new album should be out in a few months.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton make Forbes list & Blake Shelton and Gwen seen at Lake of the Ozarks

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are the only country stars on Forbes list of the 100 World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities. Luke’s # 62 with an income of $45.5 million and Blake was # 70, making $43.5 million.

Michael Ray started Honkytonk Tuesday to entertain himself during quarantine, but it's turned into a showcase for 90s country stars. His guests have included Mark Wills, Marty Raybon, Phil Vassar, Aaron Tippin and Jeff Carson. The show’s been reaching almost 21,000. This '90s music has also stoked the fire for Michael’s next album that he’s currently working on. He adds Honkytonk Tuesday will not be going away after the quarantine’s over.

Finally - last Thursday, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were at Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri. They spent the day with friends and family and got there on a friend's boat. They ate at the Dog Days Bar & Grill’s top deck that’s reserved for private parties. Then they headed to the Cajun-themed Shorty Pants Lounge where they were seen without masks and they were also photographed not socially-distancing with a few fans.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Thomas Rhett just wants to tour & Garth knocks down a tree

During this time of quarantine Thomas Rhett’s been frustrated he can’t tour. His wife reminded him he’s getting to spend triple the amount of time with his family right now. Thomas says he’s never been home this much in 10 years!

Garth says his therapy during this downtime is working on the farm. The other day he knocked down a tree with a bulldozer and says that's what makes him happy.

When Jake Owen moved to Nashville years ago, he opened an account in a bank on Music Row with the hopes of bumping into someone in the industry. After giving his bank teller a CD demo, she called him a few days later to say she’d passed it on to another customer, the head of Warner Chapel Music Publishing but it still took Jake a year to get a record deal.

Finally - Food Network star Guy Fieri will be on Happy Hour With John Rich on Big & Rich’s Facebook page at 7 CT today. Tomorrow Michael Ray and Carly Pearce play the Opry. It’s on their Facebook or YouTube pages at 7 CT.