Friday, January 24, 2020

blake shelton performs on sundays grammy awards & Garth is on the Kelly Clarkson show today

The Grammy awards are Sunday night on CBS. Blake Shelton will duet with Gwen Stefani. As for their performance Blake said he’ll just be standing behind the microphone and Gwen will do all the “eye candy stuff.” Tanya Tucker has the most country nominations and she’ll also perform and present. Other presenters include Keith Urban and Shania Twain. 26 recordings were also added to the Grammy Hall of Fame including Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard's ‘Pancho and Lefty’ and Patsy Cline's ‘Walkin' After Midnight.’

Garth is on the Kelly Clarkson show today. When he shot the video for Dive Bar recently his band had to be scuba certified as it was all filmed under water. They were trained in a motel pool in a bad part of town, east Nashville, because that’s the only place that had one 10 feet deep. The amps and gear used were wrecked in Nashville’s 2010 flood so Garth got them all for free. He and Blake had fans on them as they sang to move their clothes and hair so it seemed like they were under water.

Finally - Kane Brown recently bought a 1992 Honda Civic like he had when he was 18. He had to drive it to the gas station on a flat tire but said he still had the biggest smile on his face.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Blake Shelton’s on The Gayle King Grammy Special tonight & Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s caught snoring

Blake Shelton’s on The Gayle King Grammy Special tonight on CBS and it’ll include a visit from his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani. Blake reveals if he wasn’t singing he’d probably still be doing what he did before; roofing houses. US Weekly reports Gwen will marry Blake even if she can’t get her previous marriage annulled by the Catholic Church.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s wife took a video of him snoring last night. She was giggling the whole time and it was so loud I can’t believe he didn’t wake himself up!

Jake Owen had some great words of wisdom yesterday writing, ‘’tomorrow is another day. Be great. Be kind. Learn from today.”

Finally - Chase Rice is on The Bachelor Monday night. Contestant Victoria Fuller is taken on a date that includes a private concert with Chase but turns out Victoria used to date him. She had no idea he was the concert and no one told him she was a contestant. Once they got off stage, Victoria and Chase went behind a tent to talk while cameras rolled.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Luke Combs will make his debut on Saturday Night Live & Carrie underwood's son turns one

Luke Combs will make his debut on Saturday Night Live February 1st with guest host, NFL star J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans.

Thomas Rhett
tweeted, “for the sake of Lauren Akins sanity, we are hoping our baby girl gets here this week.” Her due date is February 3 and she looks like she could have their daughter any day now.

Keith Urban
launched his Vegas residency at Caesars earlier this month. He has a huge LED wall and when he’s performing, ocean waves will sometimes lap behind him. When he sings ‘The Fighter,’ a giant Carrie Underwood cameos for a digital duet. During the show Keith also walks through the crowd and he gives things away too like his guitar telling fans, ‘sorry that it’s slightly used.’

Finally - Carrie Underwood‘s son Jacob turned one yesterday. She ordered a chocolate cake with camo frosting and an edible baby on top. In trying to eat the baby Jacob destroyed the entire cake. Carrie tweeted, “you are smiley, crazy, smart and apparently, you love cake!”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

blake and Gwen's video debuts & Ingrid Andress hopes pixar comes calling

The video for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s tune, ‘Nobody But You’ debuted today. I really liked it! One of my favorite scenes was when they’re eating in a diner and Blake uses a french fry as a microphone when he sings to Gwen. They also show scenes of them at his farm, on a coach with one of his dogs and a few more lovely dovey things but it’s not too over the top.

Speaking of Blake, he says the strangest gift he ever got from a fan was found one night after he got off stage. Among the stuffed animals there was a brown paper sack and when he opened it, an iguana crawled out! Blake said he screamed like a girl when it launched itself from the sack and landed on his shirt. It’s funny he was surprised because growing up Blake was obsessed with the Texas horned lizard.

As a baby, Luke Bryan was so sickly, his mom had to bounce him a lot. She hummed while she bounced him and Luke could actually hum songs before he could even talk. In the 2nd grade Luke was hit by a car but thankfully did not have any permanent damage.

Besides music, Ingrid Andress has a goal to voice an animated character in a Pixar movie but in a funny role. Ingrid says she doesn’t ever want to be the romantic interest.

Finally - Maren Morris’ husband Ryan Hurd has been spoiling his wife during her pregnancy. He’ll not only walk downstairs to get her ice cream now, he’ll take it back when she’s done.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Old Dominion perform on The Tonight Show & sam hunts case goes to a grand jury

Sam Hunt was supposed to be in a Nashville court room Friday on DUI charges but the hearing was canceled so it can be heard by a grand jury March 17 in Nashville. We don’t know if the trial was recommended by his attorney but a grand jury only hears cases involving serious felonies. There could be criminal charges or an indictment against Sam.

Jason Aldean’s son Memphis just found some of his sisters Barbie’s in the playroom. He calls them his “girls” and he carries them everywhere. This weekend Memphis requested quesadillas and chips for lunch for he and his "girls" then they watched ‘Madagascar.’

This weekend Michael Ray played the Opry for the 50th time. Michael tweeted, “playing that stage will always be the honor of my life.”

Dustin Lynch has been dating model Kelli Seymour for a year now. He says she’s everything he was looking for; laid-back, confident, loves to laugh, is spontaneous and she likes to travel.

Finally - Old Dominion perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Kane Brown honors his new daughter & Sam Hunt’s in court today

Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn recently got tattoos in honor of their nearly 3-month old daughter Kingsley Rose. Kane had the word ‘Kingsley’ tattooed on his neck, behind his right ear and his wife got the baby’s name on her arm.

Luke Bryan’s album, ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,’ will be in stores April 24. His tour kicks off this summer with Morgan Wallen, Runaway June & Caylee Hammack. Select dates go on sale January 31.

Today, Little Big Town’s album ‘Nighfall’ is out so is Dustin Lynch’s ‘Tullahoma.’ Also Sam Hunt’s in court today for his November 21 arrest in Nashville on DUI charges.

Dan and Shay will play the Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami February 1. Highlights will air on FOX.

Finally - Garth will go behind-the-scenes of his first music video in 12 years in, The Making Of Dive Bar, premiering on CMT Saturday.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Maren Morris says no to crunches, sit ups or jumping & Thomas Rhett spotted at Chick-fil-A

Maren Morris is pregnant and her son will be born in March. She still work’s out with a trainer several times a week but with modifications like elevated push-ups. Maren can still do a lot of things but no more crunches, sit ups or jumping. She won’t be the only new mom in her crew tho as her bass player Annie is also having a baby. Maren says that’ll happen when you’re an artist who employs women.

Last week Thomas Rhett and his road crew were spotted in Frankfort, Kentucky having lunch at Chick-fil-A.

When Dan + Shay sang at Justin Bieber’s wedding last year they were glad they’d both had their weddings because Justin’s was quite extravagant. The other day the guys posted a video of their no frills recording studio. It’s an extra bedroom in Dan’s house. All they have is a laptop, blankets tossed around to make the sound better and a mic in the corner.

Finally - Little Big Town have an album out tomorrow so tonight they’ll play Carnage Hall. The last time a mainstream country act did that was Alan Jackson 15 years ago.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

brooks & Dunn are back & Little Big Town perform on The Tonight Show

Blake Shelton will take over Ole Red’s Twitter for a Q&A Thursday. You can send questions to #AskBlake. I also hear Blake and Gwen will be guests on the Gayle King Grammy Special January 23 on CBS.

Brooks and Dunn retired from touring 10 years ago and now they’re back. The tour kicks off May 15. The other night at the Ryman the guys performed at a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital & even tho Ronnie had pneumonia and a cold, he could still hold a note for 20 seconds.

Brett Young says his favorite dish to cook is something he’s thrown together with odds and ends from the fridge because he hates to waste food.

Michael Ray’s
video for ‘Her World Or Mine’ is out and it honors his Grama. There’s a close up of a penny from 1945, the year she was born. Michael said it took forever to find that penny and he now has it tattooed on the inside of his arm.

Finally - Little Big Town perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tim McGraw touring with Luke Combs, Midland and Ingrid Andress & Luke Bryan doesn't care if people like his music

Tim McGraw was in New Orleans yesterday for the College Football National Championship and he’s getting a lot of haters. He performed his new single, ‘Way Down’ with rapper Shy Carter and people said he’s trying to copy what Billy Ray Cyrus did with Old Town Road. The lyric has ‘way down’ sung almost 70 times. Tim also tweeted about the food he ate in New Orleans including raw and fried oysters, flounder and sweet beignets, causing him an extra workout.  His 30-city Here on Earth Tour will be July and August with two stadium dates in September Luke Combs will open. His other openers are Midland and Ingrid Andress

Because calling in sick for Miranda Lambert means she’d have to cancel a concert, she’ll often get a steroid and a B12 shot if she’s not feeling well. When it’s really hot at her summer shows she’ll have paramedics give her IV’s. Miranda says that helps a lot.

Luke Bryan doesn't care if people like his music as long as he can be free to make what he wants. Luke says, “one minute, I'm the savior of country music. The next, I've ruined it.”

Finally - while working at Fed X, Kane Brown went back and forth to Nashville in his ancient Honda that could only go so fast. Kane was hoping things worked out before his car blew up.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Tim McGraw plays before the College Football Playoff National Championship & Rascal Flatts let fans help pick farewell tunes

Tim McGraw’s headlining a free concert today before the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans. Today at 10 AM CT Tim will have a special announcement on Facebook Live.

Jon Pardi will marry longtime girlfriend, Summer Duncan in May in Montana. The venue overlooks Yellowstone National Park and Jon says they chose May so they could have a non-sweaty wedding.

Rascal Flatts' are letting fans help decide what tunes they’ll play on their farewell tour later this year. Gary LeVox said, “we're gonna take 12 months to celebrate our rear-ends off with the people that have given us their everything.”

Finally – Martina McBride’s mom Jeanne Schiff died Friday following emergency heart surgery. Martina wrote, “she made her kids self-sufficient, told us to go outside and play, gave us chores and taught us how to work. She wasn’t one to smother with affection, do your homework for you, or attend every ballgame but we always knew she was there for us.”

Friday, January 10, 2020

willie nelson's wife afraid to sleep with him & no carbs after 5 for Kenny chesney

Tyler Hubbard from FGL picks one word every year that’ll determine how he lives. For 2020 it’s ‘discipline.’ Tyler says it’s the way he sets boundaries so he can be the best version of himself for others.

Whenever Blake Shelton’s in New York City he always has lunch at Trattoria Dell'arte because Blake’s obsessed with their expensive pizza, they start at $26. A bowl of soup is $14 and salads are $25 bucks!

Thomas Rhett’s
dad Rhett Akins wife is having a son in March. Thomas’s daughter will also be born very soon so they’ll almost be the same age. His dad’s little boy will be her uncle.

Willie Nelson’s wife Annie says it’s dangerous to sleep with him. He’ll dream and kick and scream. After 29 years of marriage, Annie still hasn’t gotten used to it.

Kenny Chesney
won’t eat carbs after five including potatoes, rice and pasta. Kenny says if you go to bed at night without eating carbs, you wake up feeling leaner.

Finally - Luke Bryan will perform at The American Express PGA TOUR in La Quinta, CA January 18. Tickets are on sale now at TheAmexGolf.com.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jason Aldean's new eating plan & Luke Combs story sounds like a lie but it's true

Jason Aldean said he’s always been thin but as he gets close to 43, that’s changed so he met with a nutritionist last year. He said, “it's not rocket science. I do a lot of protein and vegetables and not too many carbs or sugar.” In between meals Jason has a protein bar.

Luke Combs has a story about himself that sounds like a lie but is true. When he was at one of his first label meetings in Nashville he was told the songs weren’t good enough. They eventually all went #1. Luke said, “the moral of the story, don’t ever let anyone stop you from chasing your dreams.”

Miranda Lambert
can't live without her coffee and says “don't talk to me before I have coffee. Period."

Finally - after a workout, Tim McGraw always has a juice he makes with kale, banana, apple and jalapenos. Lunch is whole milk with a tuna or peanut butter sandwich. If he could work out with anyone, dead or alive Tim said he’d wanna do karate with Elvis.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

it's Rascal Flatts farewell tour & Blake & Gwen perform together on the grammys

With ‘Dive Bar’ still climbing the charts, Garth Brooks has now appeared on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs for the past five decades. Beating him tho are Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson who appeared in six different decades. George Jones made it seven starting in the 50s.

Rascal Flatts farewell tour will kick off June 11. They’ve been in the business 20 years and Gary LeVox said, “the greatest feeling ever is being told our music’s been the soundtrack to people’s lives.” Jay DeMarcus added, “there’s no sadness, just new chapters, new journeys and new beginnings.”

Jon Pardi has a picture on his phone of Little Jimmy Dickens at the Ryman two days before his death. In a pew over Jimmy’s shoulder there’s a seated man wearing a cowboy hat and an old-fashioned suit with a large musical note only you can see through where the face should be. Jimmy’s caretaker said the place was empty that day. Jon and others think it’s Hank Williams.

Finally - Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani perform together on the GRAMMYs January 26.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Blake Shelton's restaurant opens in Orlando April 13 & Jason Aldean on his best career advice ever

Blake Shelton will open his fourth Ole Red restaurant and bar in Orlando, FL April 13. There will be live music, seating for 500, a private event area and three bars. The menu will include Blake’s signature Champagne of Fried Chicken that’s marinated in beer plus dishes native to Orlando as well.

Trisha Yearwood makes records and tours. She also has a cooking show, a furniture line and bestselling cookbooks giving her a net worth of $40 million. Garth just does music and his net worth’s about $350 million.

Luke Combs revealed he does not do bar soap anymore only the liquid kind; even in the shower.

Brett Eldredge starts the day healthy and his normal breakfast is a peanut butter, banana, almond milk, blueberry smoothie.

Finally - Jason Aldean says the best career advice he ever got was from Tim McGraw who said, ‘be aware of every move you make as you’re ultimately the boss of your own career.’


This recipe is inspired by Blake Shelton’s popular Ole Red restaurant chain.
Champagne of Fried Chicken
¾ cup dill pickle brine
3 Tbsp kosher salt, divided
3 (12-oz) bottles Miller High Life, divided
1 fresh thyme sprig
1 bay leaf
1 whole chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces
Canola oil, for frying
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup finely ground cornmeal
2 Tbsp smoked paprika
1½ Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cayenne
In a small saucepan, combine pickle brine and 2 Tbsp salt to a boil. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until salt dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in 2 bottles of beer, thyme sprig and bay leaf. Transfer to a bowl large enough to hold brine and chicken. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until cold. Add chicken to cold brine; refrigerate 6-12 hours. Fill a large Dutch oven or pot with 3 inches oil. Heat to 350°F. In pie plate, combine flour, cornmeal, remaining 1 Tbsp kosher salt, paprika, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme and cayenne. Pour remaining bottle of beer into a shallow bowl. Set a wire rack over a sheet pan. Working with one piece at a time, remove chicken from brine, shaking off excess. Dredge in flour mixture, dip in beer and dredge again in flour mixture. Place on wire rack; let stand 3 minutes. Fry 8-10 minutes or until golden and chicken registers 165°F on a meat thermometer, turning to cook evenly. (Fry chicken in batches to avoid overcrowding pan.) Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Jake Owen broke his wrist & Miranda Lambert snuck up on her shirtless husband

On Friday Jake Owen broke his wrist riding a skateboard while showing his daughter Pearl what not to do on her new skateboard. Jake says he’ll still play the Pebble Beach Pro AM with Jordan Spieth Feb. 6 even tho its 2-weeks sooner than doctors say he’ll be healed.

Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman was in tears at a Golden Globes party Saturday in LA after she heard their home in Australia was being threatened by fires there. They have a house in Sydney and a 100-acre farm a few hours away. This weekend Keith and Nic made a $500,000 donation to the Rural Fire Services.

Dolly Parton's husband, 77-year-old Carl Dean was photographed last month running errands in Brentwood, TN. Carl’s avoided being photographed for over four decades. I hear he and Dolly live in a different buildings on their property.

Finally - this weekend Miranda Lambert snuck up on her shirtless husband as he was cooking and singing ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ by Guns N' Roses. You can see Miranda on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Dierks Bentley’s band has a record deal & Kane Brown has a secret talent.

Dierks Bentley’s 90s parody cover band, Hot Country Knights just signed a record deal. Dierks is lead singer Doug Douglason and all the guys wear wigs that are either mullets, shags or heavily permed plus lots of sleeveless tank tops. Their goal is to bring real ’90s country music back to radio.

Luke Combs owns 200 guitars including one that belonged to Johnny Cash. A few years ago he saw a post from Carters Vintage Guitars in Nashville saying they had one of Johnny's for sale. Luke said he couldn’t drive there fast enough to pick it up. He paid 6 figures for it.

Kane Brown has a secret talent. His wife says he’s the best swaddler she’s ever seen and when he does that his infant daughter Kingsley immediately stops crying.

Finally - when Miranda Lambert tours, she’s terrified she’ll accidentally say the wrong city in front of the crowd so she always writes the cities name in huge capital letters on her set list.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Keith Urban’s getting grief on social media & Carrie Underwood will stop hosting the CMA Awards

Keith Urban headlined Nashville’s New Year’s Eve concert in front of a record-breaking 200,000 plus crowd. Keith’s getting grief on social media tho over what he wore that night; a black and red striped sweater many thought looked like the one worn by Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street.

Kane Brown tweeted, “2020 was always the year we were supposed to have flying cars and all we get is a car that parks its self.”

Carly Pearce married Michael Ray a few months ago and she’s now officially changed her last name. Carly said it took 8-hours of running all over Nashville to get it done tho.

Jake Owen
took to social media yesterday writing, “my whole life I’ve had 20/20 vision, so this has got to be the year everything makes sense.”

Finally - Carrie Underwood will stop hosting the CMA Awards after 12 years. No replacement has been named yet but I pick Kelsie Ballerini and Thomas Rhett for Brad Paisley.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay perform on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve & reba's on the big screen

Michael Ray and Carly Pierce have been on their Jamaican honeymoon and this weekend he tweeted, “just heard Carly give her credit card info by memory. Meanwhile I’m not even sure what day it is.”

As for the celebrity they’d most like to kiss under the mistletoe, Luke Bryan picked almost 98-year-old Betty White. All 4 members of Little Big Town chose George Clooney.

Brett Eldredge’s favorite holiday tradition is listening to Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra while he decorates his tree.

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. On January 1 Midland will sing at the NHL Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. It starts at 1 PM ET on NBC.

Finally - Reba’s voice is in the upcoming animated film, ‘Spies in Disguise,’ in theaters Christmas Day.

Friday, December 20, 2019

luke bryan gets pranked & Tyler Hubbard's teaching

It was Day 7 yesterday of pranks at Luke Bryan’s house. So many people said last year’s soap prank was their favorite so his wife did it again. She coated Luke’s bar of Irish Spring with clear nail polish so it wouldn’t lather.

Tyler Hubbard and family are in Sun Valley, Idaho. Their 2 ½-year-old daughter Liv is learning to snowboard where Tyler learned to ski 30 years ago, Dollar Mountain. It’s the safest place for beginners as there are no trees. Tyler says the tool they’re using to pull Liv is their dog’s leash. After her lesson, the stomach bug went thru their entire home and most everyone else had to wait to ski for their first time because of it.

Looks like Carly Pearce and Michael Ray did get their honeymoon paid for by Sandals Resort and Entertainment Tonight who they gave exclusive rights to their first photos. One excursion Michael and Carly did was ride horses in the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally - Luke Combs says his holiday break will basically be doing nothing so he’s hoping he doesn’t go crazy from boredom.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Blake Shelton will open his 4th Ole’ Red & Jon pardi on being stabbed

Yesterday Keith Urban and daughters Sunday and Faith flew to Sydney, Australia. Keith walked thru the terminal wearing sunglasses, a guitar case over his shoulder and $1300 Balenciaga sneakers. He’ll perform this weekend then spend time with Nicole's mom and sister.

When Jon Pardi was 18, he got into a fight with some guy and Jon got stabbed. He said he survived because he has long arms and that helped the knife not go into any organs.

Miranda Lambert is finally getting to eat the zucchini pickles she canned this summer. She also does dills and for Christmas last year Miranda gave everyone homemade pickles and bath salts. Her latest crafty thing is making dreamcatchers.

Carrie Underwood’s very strict about what she eats but says she’ll gladly indulge over the holidays. When New Year’s is over tho, Carrie said she’ll get back on the horse and be her strict self again.

Finally - Blake Shelton will open his 4th Ole’ Red restaurant/bar next year in Orlando, Florida.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Keith Urban and family are headed to Australia & Blake Shelton was #2 last night on The Voice

Keith Urban and family are headed to Australia for Christmas. It’ll be between the upper 70’s to 90 degrees (25-32 Celsius) and he says it’s normal to wear shorts and tank tops and be at the beach Christmas Day. Keith and Nichole’s home there was built in 1878 and includes two living rooms, a grand piano, a chef’s kitchen, apple orchard, extra cottage and 111 acres for their Black Angus cows.

Blake Shelton
came in #2 last night on The Voice finale. The winner was country singer Jake Hoot and his coach was Kelly Clarkson.

When Luke Combs first moved to Nashville, he accidentally nearly ran Vince Gill over on a staircase at a downtown bar one night. Luke said Vince was as humble about it as you'd expect.

Carrie Underwood has to be careful with her dad at Christmas. When she bought him a $400 generator one year he got mad she spent that much money on him.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s pre show meal is often burritos and nachos.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Luke Combs and Lady A on The Voice season finale & Michael Ray and Carly Pierce honeymoon

Michael Ray and Carly Pierce are on their Jamaican honeymoon at Sandals Resort. Michael tweeted, “our guy here Kevin just said “it’s Jamaica, we never have bad days, just situations and we take care of them and move on.” Michael says that’ll be his 2020 motto.

When Keith Urban booked next year’s Vegas shows he called Bette Midler who’s played there for years. She told Keith to stay hydrated because Vegas has dry air and to use throat drops.

To stay grounded, Kenny Chesney has five old high school friends that work for him on the road. He says, “they know where to go in my life to bring me back down to earth.”

Blake Shelton’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tonight Luke Combs and Lady Antebellum perform on The Voice season finale.

Finally - Lauren Alaina's favorite Christmas memory is when she was 6 and got a Barbie bike. Lauren said, “I thought I ruled the world cause it had a horn and Barbie's picture on it."

Monday, December 16, 2019

Luke Bryan's ‘12 Days of Pranksmas starts & Carrie Underwood doesn't want any Christmas presents

Luke Bryan started his ‘12 Days of Pranksmas’ Friday getting his mom. He hired a girl to pretend to want to fight him. She tackled him on a golf course. His mom was screaming and trying to pull her off. A fake police officer arrived then Luke’s wife got in on it. When Luke says “Mama! Twelve days of Pranksmas,” he and his wife collapse to the ground laughing. His mom fell down exhausted saying, “don’t you ever do that again.”

Chris Young was on a flight Friday and tweeted, “I hate when someone five rows back sprints past as soon as the seat belt sign turns off. Where do they think they’re going? The doors aren’t even open yet.”

Kane Brown took back control of his Twitter Saturday writing, "it’s 1:24 PM. Have not left my bed yet. My dogs asleep, my kids asleep and my wife is watching TV.” Kane added, “26 years old and I just ate crab for the first time and it was delicious. I grew up on McDonald’s. I eat as American as you can (chicken and potatoes).”

Finally - Carrie Underwood doesn't want any Christmas presents because if there’s something she wants, she just buys it.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Blake Shelton’s album is out & tonight on CMT Crossroads it’s Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw.

Blake Shelton’s album, ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ is out today with 12 songs; 7 we’ve heard and 5 that are new including a duet with Gwen Stefani. Blake will stop by The Ellen Show today.

Luke Bryan’s pet deer was shot dead a week ago on his property. Police have not found who did it yet. Hunters in Tennessee have strict laws about which animals they can shoot and when. All hunters know it’s illegal to shoot into someone else’s private property so there will be serious consequences for the shooter.

On his holiday break, Jon Pardi’s taking his fiancée, her parents, his mom, and sister to Hawaii but they’ll home Christmas Eve. Luke Bryan will for sure have a white Christmas cause they’re all going somewhere snowy to ski.

The Kennedy Center Honors airs Sunday night on CBS with Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood. Brett Eldredge performs on the Today show three times Monday.

Finally – tonight on CMT Crossroads it’s Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Blake Shelton’s album release party is tonight & Jason Aldean’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today

The album release party for Blake Shelton’s record out tomorrow is tonight on ETLive.com. People magazine reports he and Gwen want to get married but she’s Catholic and would have to have her previous marriage annulled. That process can take a long time. They’ll be in PEOPLE magazine tomorrow.

Jason Aldean’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. We’ll see his new skinny self since he started eating healthier. Jason has a chef on the road so that makes it a lot easier. The biggest thing he did was cut out sugar and late night junk food after a show.

Actor Dylan McDermott was in ‘Steel Magnolia’s’ with Dolly Parton and his best memory was the way she smelled. Dolly always mixes about 7 perfumes and Dylan said every time he walked into room where Dolly was, he almost fainted because she smelled so good!

Finally - newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are obsessed with the TV show, ‘This Is Us.’ They never miss it and they won’t even watch without the other being there.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kane Brown’s daughter is smart & Shania’s cooking for David Copperfield

Jason Aldean finally met Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley and said, “she's beautiful and he's over the top with her as a first-time dad.” Kane says she’s also really smart and at 6-weeks old Kingsley’s already pulling her pacifier in and out of her mouth.

Before girlfriend Gwen Stefani came along, Blake Shelton admits he wasn’t always the nicest guy. He says, “I don’t want to remember what I was like before Gwen. I was a jerk to everybody.” I also hear Blake and Gwen have been butting heads over how to decorate their new Los Angeles home. She wants modern with glass and all-white and Blake says that just shows all the dirt.

Shania’s doing her residency in Las Vegas now and after her show’s over, she and good friend magician David Copperfield order out for late-night food. But his meat is always too raw and vegetarian Shania has to recook it for him.

Finally - Thomas Rhett performs on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

luke bryan's pet deer is killed & Jason Aldean performs on Strahan, Sara and Keke today

Luke Bryan’s pet red stag deer was killed last week on his private property. Someone shot it from the road on Luke’s farm near Columbia and Mt. Pleasant, TN. The sheriff's office is offering a $5,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty party.

Kelsea Ballerini was on Trisha Yearwood's Food Network show last week and her husband Morgan Evans tweets, "I’d like to publicly thank Trisha. Since the show Kelsea’s absolutely ruling the kitchen. There's cookies baking and I'm the happiest fella on planet Earth."

Jason Aldean
performs on Strahan, Sara and Keke today on ABC. Blake Shelton sings with Trace Adkins on The Voice tonight.

Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren is still sick at almost 32 weeks of pregnancy so Thomas has been doing the cooking, giving his daughters baths and getting them ready for bed at night.

Finally - Jake Owen kicks off his Down To The Tiki Tonk acoustic tour on Valentine's Day in Des Moines, IA. Jake says playing guitar on a barstool is what led him to love performing.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday & Miranda Lambert was on Maui this weekend

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday night for the 1st time since 2017, where 59 people were killed when the gunman opened fire on the crowd. Fans from that night also returned Friday and Jason opened the show saying, “let’s finish what we started!”

Miranda Lambert and her husband were on Maui this weekend as she performed at the BMI Songwriters Festival. Miranda hints she’s also working on personal goals and there’s speculation she’s talking about kids as she’s now 36.

Voice alums Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradberry were asked about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Cassadee said, “I’m sure they’re going to end up happily ever after.” Danielle added, “they just fit together and his love for her is the cutest thing ever.”

Luke Combs has an EP out of stripped down versions of songs he recorded with some songwriting friends. It’s called ‘The Writer’s Cut’ but you can only get it on Apple Music.

Finally - George Strait has a vinyl set of ‘Strait Out of the Box’ out today. It covers thirty-five years and 57 number ones but only a limited amount were made. It retails for $250.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Jason Aldean has one mansion regret & Blake Shelton's Hallmark movie airs Sunday

Jason Aldean says the mansion he’s having built will be their forever home where they raise their kids. They made sure they knew exactly what they wanted but now he wishes they’d have gone smaller cause it's taking forever to build. Jason revealed the 20 foot tall water slide and huge pool was all his idea.

Michael Ray tweeted yesterday, “drinking coffee while riding through New York City is not easy. It should be a task on American Ninja Warrior.” That’s a show on NBC.

Brad Paisley says one Christmas their new dog Annie ate the baby Jesus out of the nativity.

Blake Shelton
produced his second Hallmark film, ‘Time For You to Come Home For Christmas’ and it airs Sunday night on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s mantra is ‘play the hand you’re dealt.’ She said it’s taken 36 years to realize she doesn’t have to take herself so seriously. Miranda also found out it’s OK to make fun of herself.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jake Owen says he’s the fattest he’s ever been & Blake Shelton has a duet partner

Jake Owen’s growing his hair out and he says he’s the fattest he’s ever been right now because he’s not watching what he eats or running daily. Jake’s headed out on an acoustic tour next year; just he and his guitar and he won't even have a set list until he's on stage and is able to read the crowd.

Luke Combs has a new career/life goal; to win a Waffle House Tunie Award for being the most played artist in their restaurants. Chris Stapleton won the golden waffle this year.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani duet on his album out December 13. Blake says it’s the most epic love song he’s heard in a long time and it’s something that’ll make you stop your car.

Brett Young’s daughter was born in October and he says it feels like they’ve known her forever. Brett says she’s been the most incredibly life-changing experience ever.

Finally - Chris Janson will replace Sam Hunt tonight at the first-ever NASCAR Awards in Nashville. The performance closes out a week of NASCAR festivities.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in Jamaica & Brett Eldredge is on TV tonight

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married a few months ago and they said sometime in December is when they’d honeymoon. They’ll be at Sandals Resort in Jamaica in an over-the-water bungalow. Carly and Luke Combs just found out they’re on Forbes Top Young Entrepreneurs Under 30 List.

On Garth’s A & E special his oldest daughter Taylor said she wasn’t very nice to Trisha when she and Garth got married and Trisha came to live in his Oklahoma home. Taylor would go out in the backyard and catch tarantulas and put them in the freezer so Trisha would find them.

Blake Shelton’s had several pet turkeys all named ‘Turkey’ and he thinks it’s funny to feed them Stovetop Stuffing on Thanksgiving. He does that every year.

One time Luke Bryan played at Hershey Park and he was also able to get the family fast passes for all the rides. When Tate got on a roller coaster he said, “dad, I'm so glad you're Luke Bryan!”

Finally - NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs tonight and Brett Eldredge will perform.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

part 2 of garth's A & E special is tonight & Brad Paisley’s on The Talk because tonight his special is on

On last night’s A & E show about Garth, his brother revealed he was the baby, clown and joker in the family. When Garth moved back home 24 hours after going to Nashville his understanding dad said, “sometimes your most driving forces aren’t your greatest memories.” Garth and his ex-wife Sandy spent their 1st wedding anniversary living in a home near Nashville with five guys, two wives, a baby and a dog and cat. Part 2 airs tonight.

Thomas Rhett has said no to his family having a reality show. He’s been asked a bunch of times and says social media’s the way he opens his home and life to fans but a TV show might just be too much. In 2020 Thomas wants to be in a few scenes in a big movie. He’s already been on The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and loved it.

Brad Paisley’s on The Talk today and tonight it’s the one hour Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special on ABC with Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Peyton Manning and more.

Finally - the 2-hour CMA Country Christmas on ABC airs tonight with host Trisha Yearwood. Performer include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Brett Young and Chris Janson.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mark from Midland's a new dad & Blake shelton debuts a Funyun turkey

Mark from Midland’s wife Ty recently had their daughter Sunny. Her name is Sundance Leon. She had to spend a week in the hospital and Midland are now postponing their tour due to a medical emergency following her birth. Sunny’s expected to make a full recovery, but Mark can’t be away from home until then and they’ll share more info as soon as they feel they can.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce had Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel when they noticed an old guy sitting alone. They asked him to to sit with them and ended up talking for four hours. Bill’s 89 and Michael said they already made dinner plans with him for January.

Blake & Gwen debuted a Funyun covered turkey for Thanksgiving. I hear it was really good!

Tonight and tomorrow night you'll see Garth like never before on A & E’s new documentary ‘The Road I'm On.’ We’ll even hear from his ex-wife Sandy and his three daughters.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on The Voice tonight and Brad Paisley’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Luke Bryan’s wife has onion goggles & power goes out on Brothers Osborne

For Thanksgiving yesterday; Luke Bryan’s mom and his wife used their onion goggles. They’re $19 on Amazon and you can cut onions without tears plus smoke won’t irritate your eyes and they’re fog-free so they won’t steam up.

Brothers Osborne played the halftime show at the Bears/Lions game yesterday and just as they started to sing, all the power went out but it was thankfully restored a few minutes later.

As his home’s being built, Jason Aldean's living in Kane Brown’s old house. They were living in a rental but when Kane moved to his new home his old one hadn’t sold yet so he’s letting Jason stay in it for free. They also get to stay there until their house is done.

Brett Eldredge
went to his big brothers wedding a few days ago and instead of writing a best man speech, he wrote a song. Brett wasn’t sure if he could impossible to sing thru the tears but he did.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s first vinyl ‘Greatest Hits’ is out today but only at Wal Mart.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

jason aldean has free show tonight & Shaina’s on The Talk today

Tonight at over 100 Nashville locations Jason Aldean has a show filmed from his restaurant and we can watch on Jason's YouTube page at 8 PM CT.

Blake Shelton will once again stuff his Thanksgiving turkey with cheese and coat it with crumbled Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’ll host 30 people at his ranch in Oklahoma.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is her mom’s cornbread dressing and her mom’s gravy that always included chopped hard boiled eggs.

Shaina’s
on The Talk today. Tomorrow, Chris Young, Chris Janson and Tenille Townes are on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade has Miranda Lambert. Thursday Brothers Osborne perform at halftime at the Lions game. That night Jason Aldean’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live then Friday Garth and Brad Paisley are on Good Morning America.

Finally - Dustin Lynch is dating model Kelli Seymour. He first saw her on Instagram then they got to know each other thru text and video-chatting then they met at his show in California.

Faith Hill’s
mom Edna’s Cornbread Dressing
1 Whole Chicken
1 to 1 1/2 Cups Martha White Self-Rising Yellow Cornmeal Mix
6 Eggs (5 boiled)
Buttermilk
3 TBSP butter-flavored Crisco
A bunch of green onions, chopped
3 stems of celery, chopped
Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 teas. sage seasoning
Kroger All-purpose seasoning
Salt & Pepper
CORNBREAD:
Take an iron skillet and fill with 3 TBSP butter Crisco. Heat on stop top until melted. In a mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, 1 egg and buttermilk to the right consistency. After you've mixed, pour the melted Crisco on top of the mixture and stir until desired consistency. Leave a little Crisco in the skillet so the bread won't stick. Also sprinkle a little cornmeal in skillet before pouring the bread mixture into the skillet. Bake at 500º until brown.
CHICKEN:
Clean the chicken...wash and pull out the gizzard and liver, unwrap them and cook with the chicken. If you have a pressure cooker, cover the chicken with water and cook under pressure for 20 minutes. After cooked, set aside and let cool. Set aside the gizzard and liver for the gravy.
DRESSING:
While the chicken is cooking, in a large bowl, crumble the cooked cornbread and add the chopped onions, celery, 3 chopped boiled eggs. Add 14-16 oz of homemade cream of chicken soup, sage, all purpose seasoning, chicken broth from the cooked chicken and stir together. If the mixture is too thick, add a little hot water until it's the right consistency. SET ASIDE 3 VERY LARGE SPOONFULS OF DRESSING FOR THE GRAVY. Bake the mixture at 350º-375º until form or brown on top, about 35-45 minutes.
GRAVY:
Combine 14-16 oz. of homemade cream of chicken soup, the 3 spoonfuls of dressing, 2 chopped boiled eggs, gizzard & liver (chopped), a cup of cooked chicken, chopped. Add a little grated carrot for color if you have it in your kitchen. Add a little hot water for the right consistency of gravy. Cook real slow and simmer.
NOTE: Reserve the extra cooked chicken to freeze or add to your dressing before you cook it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The 911 calls are out about Sam Hunt’s DUI charge last week. Multiple drivers called when they noticed his black SUV going the wrong way down a Nashville road. One lady said Sam almost hit her head-on.

Jason Aldean's career started when his dad bought him his first guitar. He still has it and it will soon be hanging in his new mansion’s bowling alley. That’s where all of Jason’s plaques and trophies are.

Dolly became a member of the Opry 50 years ago and we can see the concert honoring her on NBC tonight. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

If you play Words With Friends, there’s a new Garth Brooks-inspired version you can play through December 8. You can also enter to win your own copy of his Legacy Collection.

Kane Brown’s daughter is almost a month old and they’re already thinking about baby #2.

Finally - Jon Pardi will perform on Late Night with Seth Myers tonight.

Monday, November 25, 2019

carrie underwood throws shade at cmas & Maddie from Maddie and Tae is married

At last night’s American Music Awards, Kane Brown was the Favorite Male Country Artist, Dan + Shay won Duo or Group and Country Song for ‘Speechless.’ Carrie Underwood won Female Artist and Country Album for ‘Cry Pretty’ and Carrie threw some shade at the CMAs saying, “I want to thank the AMAs for making this show fan voted because they're the ones that matter and the ones that count."

Chris Young saw a sign at his show this weekend that read, “chemo yesterday, Chris Young today” so he went out in the audience to finish his tune hugging that lady and she was in tears.

Sam Hunt got a DUI last week when he drove home after drinking at a friend’s show. He said, “it was a poor and selfish decision. I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk. It won’t happen again.” His label also indefinitely delayed the release of his next singe, 'Sinning With You.'

After Eric Church dissed Garth’s CMA Entertainer win, Garth says he pays no attention to things like that saying, “the year Eric wins, it'll be the sweetest year for him.”

Finally – Maddie from Maddie and Tae was married Friday to her high school sweetheart Jonah Font. Their food was a complete Thanksgiving meal and a hot cocoa bar.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Sam Hunt was arrested yesterday & Keith Urban performs at the Grey Cup

Sam Hunt was arrested yesterday morning in Nashville on DUI charges and possessing an open container. He was pulled over for swerving and driving south in northbound lanes. When asked for his driver’s license Sam instead handed the officer a passport and credit card. He badly failed his field sobriety test. He was twice the legal limit and Sam’s due in court January 17.

Dolly’s on The View today as her Heartstrings series debuts on Netflix. Garth’s on Strahan, Sara & Keke on ABC. Keith Urban performs at the Grey Cup halftime show in Calgary Sunday. Sunday night, Thomas Rhett and Shania sing at the American Music Awards and Kane Brown, Dan + Shay and Kelsea Ballerini will present.

Chris Stapleton is Waffle House’s most-played country artist this year and its top overall artist. He got a trophy that’s an actual-size gold waffle and the ceremony is here.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s album ‘9’ is out today with 16 tunes. Nine was always his baseball number and it's his lucky number.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tanya Tucker leads grammy nominees & Blake Shelton’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show

The Grammy’s are January 26 and the nominations are out with a few surprises. Tanya Tucker leads country with four nods. Getting two each; Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert (one was for Pistol Annies), Eric Church and Dan + Shay.

Tim McGraw says he has several scars but his worst is on the back of his heel from fishing in the Bahamas. Tim caught a wahoo and got it in the boat but as he was reeling another one in, he backed up and was gashed by the wahoo’s sharp teeth. The cut was so deep you could see his Achilles tendon the fish had just missed!

Dolly Parton has a huge structure on her property she calls the Arts & Crap building because it holds everything every fan has ever given her. I also hear Dolly still writes songs using a pencil, yellow legal pad and a cassette recorder and like everyone else, she buys her cassettes on eBay.

Blake Shelton’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show and Dolly’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Finally - Brett Eldredge stays healthy by doing hot yoga.

Grammy Nominations

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Tyler Childers - "All Your’n"

Ashley McBryde - "Girl Goin' Nowhere"

Willie Nelson - "Ride Me Back Home"

Blake Shelton - "God's Country"

Tanya Tucker - "Bring My Flowers Now"


BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs - "Brand New Man"

Brothers Osborne - "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)"

Dan + Shay - "Speechless"

Little Big Town - "The Daughters"

Maren Morris f/ Brandi Carlile - "Common"


BEST COUNTRY SONG
(award goes to the songwriter(s) - performer in parens)

"Bring My Flowers Now" (Tanya Tucker) - Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker

"Girl Goin' Nowhere" (Ashley McBryde) - Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde

"It All Comes Out in the Wash" (Miranda Lambert) - Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose

"Some of It" (Eric Church) - Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson

"Speechless" (Dan + Shay) - Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Eric Church - Desperate Man

Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel

Thomas Rhett - Center Point Road

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'