Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jason Aldean can't understand his own son & jake owen plays for free

Jason Aldean filmed his nearly 2-year-old son Memphis in the bathtub yesterday. Memphis was talking to him but Jason didn’t understand a word so he asked fans to help. I caught three things; ‘mess, a big mess,’ ‘more bubbles’ and ‘McDonald’s.’

Jake Owen will perform at a Kickoff Party for the Tennessee Titans August 3. It’ll happen on their training camp field and it’s free and open to the public. The concert will close with a big firework show.

Kelsea Ballerini took time off yesterday from working on her third album to play a free show at Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville.

Carly Pearce is healing nicely after hurting her knee last week. I found out she did it running. Do you know she often runs 10 miles a day?

Finally - when Eric Church played recently at The Gorge in Washington State, before the show he surprised fans at the campground and played cornhole and handed out free pit tickets.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Miranda Lambert’s husband on leave & Kane Brown performs Late Night

Garth played Friday night at the Boise State Broncos stadium where no major concert had ever been allowed before. After only a few songs, there was an ear-splitting pop and the stage went nearly silent. It took 10-minutes to fix it. Later Blake Shelton and he performed ‘Dive Bar’ then Blake did an acoustic version of ‘God’s Country.’

A few weeks ago I found out Miranda Lambert’s New York police officer husband Brendan was living with her in Nashville. Now that’s been confirmed by the NYPD; he’s on an authorized leave of absence but it’s not clear if or when he’ll be back in uniform. A retired NYPD sergeant said it might be in Brendan's best interest to use his accrued time then never come back. He adds, “as soon as someone knows you’re married to a celebrity, they’re going to be looking for ways to sue you.”
Mark from Midland’s fiancée is expecting a girl in November. Mark says, “we’re thrilled and terrified at the same time!”

Finally - Kane Brown performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Carrie Underwood reveals what you’ll never see her in & Keith Urban plays The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas

Carrie Underwood reveals there’s one thing you’ll never ever see her in; a tiny triangle-shaped bikini. She prefers a sporty bathing suit instead. Her 4-year-old Isaiah loves being in the water but Carrie prefers being by the water watching him.

Now we know why Miranda Lambert’s husband got annoyed when she took a video of him doing laundry the other day. She likes to do that when he's doing chores around the house as he often does them shirtless. Miranda says, “I creep on him doing all kinds of things: mowing, laundry and dishes.”

Carly Pearce
hurt her knee recently and she praised her fiancé Michael Ray for using his rare time off to take her to several doctor appointments.

Keith Urban
will play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas September 6 and 7. Tickets go on sale today at noon CT.

Finally - Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina are on Sunday’s Celebrity Family Feud on ABC.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Miranda Lambert's single, ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’ is here, the debut track from her upcoming seventh album. Yesterday she posted a video of her husband doing laundry shirtless but when he realized what she was doing he sounded annoyed. Miranda wrote, “#ihadto #hotcop #yourewelcome.” 
As for career achievements, being inducted into the Opry is Luke Combs #1 and the definition he’s finally made it. Luke says, “I’m proof you can do anything you set your mind to. This is the thing nobody can ever take away from me.”

Jennifer from Runaway June’s grandfather actor John Wayne died 3-years before she was born. Her two favorite quotes from his movies are; “courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway” and “life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”

Finally - Scotty McCreery says his musical influences growing up are still the same today; Johnny Cash, The Hag, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis and Elvis.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jason Aldean's got a concrete safe room & Luke Bryan turns 43 today

Jason Aldean's having his mega mansion built and yesterday I found out it’ll include a concrete safe room. In 2017 he was on stage in Vegas when the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting happened. Jason says that night will forever be etched in his mind.

When asked who their country crush is Carly Pearce picked Vince Gill. Cole Swindell’s has always been Reba and he’s never been afraid that she knows it and Morgan Wallen reveals his country crush is Shania.

The man who could moonwalk in junior high all the way to the pencil sharpener and back, Luke Bryan turns 43 today. Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was the first album Luke ever bought.

When he was in college, Thomas Rhett’s country star dad, Rhett Akins had him sit in on a songwriting session with two other guys. Thomas says he was so nervous he only said six words.

Finally – Luke Combs was inducted into the Opry last night. Kelsea Ballerini performed as did Chris Janson and more. Luke says what keeps him humble is he’s their homes litter box cleaner.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Old Dominion are coffee snobs & Brad Paisley's on America's Got Talent tonight

Old Dominion have gone from five guys living in a van for over a decade to four tour busses now. Lead singer Matthew says they’ve also become coffee snobs since he started bringing a French press along. Their buses were also custom built because they wanted them to feel like home. Old Dominion's self-titled, third album will be out October 25.

As for Blake Shelton’s duet, ‘Dive Bar’ with Garth, Blake says, “he didn’t need me on it, but I’m not gonna to tell him that." When they met in the studio to record it Blake told him, “you’re the reason I moved to town, so you might as well tell me how to sing it.” The only tip Garth gave him was, “I wanna hear your smile.”

Brad Paisley joins Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel as guest judge tonight on NBC's America's Got Talent. Brad will have his own Golden Buzzer to pick who he thinks should go straight to Hollywood for the live shows beginning August 13.

Finally - when Kelsea Ballerini signed her record deal, the Opry was so impressed with her they invited her to sing before she even had a hit. Now she’s their youngest member.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tim McGraw had to cancel his outdoor show & Garth’s on Jimmy Kimmel tonight

Tim McGraw had to cancel his outdoor show at Country Thunder in Craven, Saskatchewan Saturday night. A severe thunderstorm made it too dangerous to play. Before he got to safety tho, Tim posted a video calmly singing an Alabama tune under that electric sky.

Jason Aldean’s little sister, Kasi got married this weekend to country singer Chuck Wicks in Cabo San Lucas. Jason and his wife Brittany were there and stayed at the Diamond Resorts.

Dive Bar Tour kicks off tonight from Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago and Jimmy Kimmel will air his performance of ‘Dive Bar’ on the show tonight.

Actor Chris Pratt made a surprise appearance at two iconic venues in Nashville last week to sing some country songs. He was at Robert’s Western World performing Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ then he was at Tootsie’s and got on stage with the band to sing a few more tunes.

Finally – at their shows this summer Florida Georgia Line are giving away all-terrain wheelchairs to veterans.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Kenny Chesney will release a coffee table book & Chris Stapleton’s on Ed Sheeran’s new album

Dierks Bentley hates to admit this for the grief he’ll get but he really likes organizing expert Marie Kondo. Dierks says she’s about getting rid of clutter and all the stuff he gets from fans comes back to his house. You figure out what’s most important and for Dierks a gold record doesn’t come close to the joy of a painting his 5-year-old made for him.

Kenny Chesney will release a coffee table book with nearly 600 pictures in it. Only 3,500 will be made, they're all signed and will only be available to fan club members via a lottery system.

Forbes Top 100 Highest Paid Celebrities has Luke Bryan at # 78 earning $42.5 million. The only other country act on the list; Zac Brown Band at # 95 making $38.5 million.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman just got a Cavoodle puppy. It’s her first ever dog and she’s waited her whole life for one. It’s a poodle mixed with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Finally – today, Chris Stapleton’s on Ed Sheeran’s new album and Garth’s youngest, Allie Colleen has her debut single, ‘Work in Progress,’ out.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cole Swindell is single again & hallmark's Christmas At Dollywood airs in december

Just three months after their ACM red carpet debut, Cole Swindell and pro wrestler Barbie Blank have split. Her ring name is Kelly Kelly. Their break-up was made public after a look at their Instagram revealed they were no longer following each other.

The morning Garth recorded ‘Dive Bar’ he walked into the studio in his socks. He was late and didn't want to waste time putting his boots on before he left home. Blake Shelton was turkey hunting the day Garth called asking if he wanted to sing with him. He said yes before he even heard the tune. They recorded it coincidentally wearing the same thing; hoodies, jeans, ball caps and work boots. Okie Garth said that’s just how people from Oklahoma dress.

The other day Thomas Rhett and family went out for a nice dinner. Willa Gray dressed herself wearing sweatpants and soccer shorts. Thomas said some things that aren’t worth fighting about.

Dolly Parton will appear as herself in a Hallmark movie, ‘Christmas At Dollywood’ to air in December. It’ll begin filming in the Smoky Mountains next month.

Finally - Runaway June performs on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Keith Urban's not adopting a baby & Dierks Bentley hit the jackpot with opener Tenille Townes

On the list of country stars net worth, #6 is Blake Shelton at 60 million. Keith Urban’s #5 puts his net worth at $75 million. #4 Carrie Underwood’s worth of $85 million. Jason Aldean’s #3 puts him at $110 million. #2 is Luke Bryan with 120 million and #1 with a net worth of 500 million is Dolly Parton.

We’ve talked about this before and now it’s hit the tabloids again. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are not adopting a baby boy. Nichole’s people also say there’s “no truth” to that and Keith told 60 Minutes Australia last week there would be no more babies for them.

Dierks Bentley says he hit the jackpot with opener Tenille Townes. His manager introduced them and as soon as he heard her voice, Dierks was hooked. He says Tenille’s a real student of the road and she crushes it every show.

Finally - Brett Young and his wife have been spending a lot of time with Thomas Rhett and his wife. Brett says, “getting to be around them and their family has been very motivating and encouraging and lets us see we have in store for our future.”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Garth kicks off our Monday at Joe’s on Weed Street & Lee Brice’s wife is his video co-star

Garth will kick off his 7-city Dive Bar Tour Monday at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago. Jimmy Kimmel Live! will show his performance of ‘Dive Bar’ live from there on Monday night’s show. ‘Dive Bar’ will also be available for streaming from Amazon Music Monday.

Thomas Rhett’s first ever job was laying hardwood floors for his uncle. He got paid $7 an hour. Thomas says it taught him a lot about hard work but it also taught him that he didn’t want to lay hardwood floors for a living. Thomas says he can barely even open a stroller without reading the manual.

Lee Brice’s wife Sara is his video co-star in his hit ‘Rumor.’ They’ve been married for five years and he wanted fans to get a glimpse into their marriage. Lee says, “between three children and being on the road, it’s important I show Sara she’s loved and appreciated as much as I can.”

Finally - Kane Brown's single, ‘Homesick,’ was written by him and inspired by how he much missed his wife when he was on the road. It also became a tribute to those serving in the military. Kane says, “the soldiers who are overseas sacrifice so much, I wanted to honor them.”

Monday, July 8, 2019

Garth just announced his new Dive Bar Tour & Kelsea Ballerini gets food poisoning in greece

Garth just announced his new 7-city Dive Bar Tour that’ll kick off July 15 in a Chicago dive bar tho he won’t reveal the location yet. The rest of the dates will be announced July 15 and country radio will be the only way you can get tickets to the shows. He and Blake Shelton will perform ‘Dive Bar’ live in Boise, Idaho July 19.

Sources close to Miranda Lambert say her new husband Brendan has moved from New York City to be with her near Nashville and he’s “ecstatic” about it. Sources say he wouldn’t move back to New York because he loves the Tennessee lifestyle and is so happy.
Kelsea Ballerini and her husband Morgan Evans are on vacation in Greece right now but she got a wicked case of food poisoning on Santorini. Kelsea tweeted she’s just starting to be able to laugh about it now.
Finally - Jason Aldean's supervising construction of his mansion from his St. George Island Florida home right now. The island’s a long, thin strip of land crammed with houses with only one road in or out. Jason bought the house because the island has some of the best oyster beds in the world and he loves oysters.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Michael Ray plays the Coke Zero Sugar 400 & Blake Shelton kisses Gwen Stefani's dad

This weekend Michael Ray will spend time with family in Eustis, FL, then tomorrow he’ll drive an hour to play at the Daytona International Speedway where he’ll headline the pre-race concert at the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Blake Shelton spent the 4th of July with Gwen Stefani and her dad Dennis yesterday. It was his 74th birthday so Blake planted a big kiss on his cheek.

Midland's Mark Wystrach recently got engaged and I hear his fiance Tyler is a lot like him; athletic and hardworking with a youthful spirit. Mark waited a long time to find her and says she was worth the wait. They met on a blind date and he knew from the minute he saw her they’d get married one day. Tyler owns an athletic clothing line at outdoorvoices.com.

Finally - when Luke Combs played his first ever outdoor show it was at a public beach in Virginia. He had no idea how many people would show up and he said they lost count at 68,000. Luke was shocked so many people were there.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lindsay Ell is back in the studio & Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and more perform tonight on NBC

Brett Eldredge headlines Nashville’s free 4th of July celebration tonight and we can see it on CMT. He grew up on a lake where he’d get up first thing in the morning on the Fourth because to him it was like it was Christmas. Brett says, “I loved how the community came together. We’d get out on the lake and boat then we’d have a cookout. That togetherness really made you feel like you were in an awesome place.”

Lindsay Ell is back in the studio working on her next record. She credits her third grade teacher Mrs. Patterson as the one who inspired her toward music. Lindsay said, “she made me feel like I could do anything.”

Jason Aldean’s been touring for 10 years and says there are very few surprises anymore and everything pretty much runs like clockwork. Jason likens touring to riding a bike.

Finally - Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley and more will perform tonight on the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular at 8 PM ET on NBC.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brett Eldredge's favorite late-night eatery & Miranda Lambert has a new producer

Tomorrow night, Brett Eldredge will headline Nashville’s 4th of July Celebration. After the show, he’ll stop by his favorite late-night Nashville eatery, Robert’s for the Recession Special. It’s a fried bologna sandwich, chips, a moon pie and a beer. Brett says anytime he’s there it’s like stepping back in time.

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike sleeps on the bus couch while she’s on her tour. It’s because of her 5-month-old Jacob. Carrie says it’s a lot easier to wake up in a moving bus and just grab the baby and feed him.

Luke Combs says when fans bring signs to his show, he really can’t read them even tho he’d like to because if he does he’ll forget the next line of the song he’s singing.

Finally - now I know why Miranda Lambert’s upcoming album is such a rocker; she got a new producer, Jay Joyce; the first new producer in her 14-year career. Jay’s the long-time producer of Eric Church and Br
others Osborne. Miranda’s album is out sometime in October.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Michael Ray fires back at social media troll & lee brice OK after concert shooting

Michael Ray fired back at the social media troll who slammed his fiancé, Carly Pearce. She posted a photo of herself and the troll wrote. "Michael needs someone better than you!" He answered back, “it doesn't get any better than her!! I won’t put up with anyone putting her down." Michael has a contest right now where he’ll fly the winner to Hollywood to be in his next video. You can enter at MichaelRayMusic.com till July 14.

Yesterday Dierks Bentley took an 8-mile hike in Colorado with his wife at 11,000 feet. He tweeted, “I’d say we did it together, but I’m usually 10 yards behind her. Kind of mirrors real life in that way... following her lead.”

After Lee Brice played the Shake the Lake festival in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday, a 20-year-old guy was shot in the leg and a police officer hurt as he tried to help panicked people. Lee and his crew ran to the bus when the shots stopped and found out later the shooter was actually hiding under their trailer along with some fans hiding there too. The shooter got away.

Finally - Dustin Lynch told me his female fans often ask him to sign their foreheads.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Kelsea Ballerini make sa big mistake & pet pigs named after tim & faith

Kelsea Ballerini was out of dishwasher pods this weekend so she made a mistake and used dish soap. She tweeted a photo of it leaking out of the dishwasher writing, “I didn't know that was something you don't do, now I know." As for her next album Kelsea should finish it in the next few months.

This weekend actor Chris Pratt got a birthday present from his wife, two pet Kunekune pigs. They named them Tim and Faith after the McGraw’s saying it was because their love is inspiring. Chris also promises Tim and Faith will never become bacon.

When Dan + Shay sang a tune last month at the surprise wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner in Vegas, they thought it was a prank. They got a text from Joe a few days before the ceremony and he told them they couldn’t tell anyone, not even their management team.

Finally - Miranda Lambert and her husband Brendan were in New York City Friday. She had a huge smile plastered on her face as they walked arm in arm. Brendan also showed off his muscles wearing a purple tank top.

Friday, June 28, 2019

CMT Crossroads tonight includes Brooks & Dunn & Trisha Yearwood willl live chat on Facebook

Keith Urban just celebrated their 13 year wedding anniversary. The best thing their priest told them early in their marriage was, ’always kiss hello and kiss goodbye.’ He and Nicole say that’s helped them stay connected.

CMT Crossroads tonight has Brooks & Dunn joined by some of the artists on their duets album; Midland, Luke Combs, Jon Pardi, Brett Young and more.

Dolly launched her new Pirates Voyage & Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN June 7. A source there told Radaronline she looked different and couldn’t seem to move her face much. Dolly’s always been very open about cosmetic procedures and as for what she’s done lately, experts say “it’s more what hasn’t she done?”

Today Trisha Yearwood will live chat on Facebook at 5 PM CT. Also today, Runaway June’s debut album, ‘Blue Roses’ is out.

Finally - the video for Luke Bryan’s ‘Knockin’ Boots’ debuts today.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

carly pearce has an amazing mom & miranda lambert gets lullaby-ed

Blake Shelton moved to Tishomingo, OK in 06 and now that town of just over 3,000 has become a destination. Blake once moved away 11 years ago but when he felt like he had his foot in the door in Nashville and got a few songs on the radio, he moved back and has never left.

Luke Combs favorite way to spend a day off at home in Nashville is fishing on the Cumberland River. If he’s indoors tho, Luke’s obsessed with NBA 2K, a basketball video game.

Carly Pearce says her mom quit her cosmetologist job when Carly was only 10 so they could move to Dollywood. Soon after that they moved to Nashville so Carly could follow her dream.

Trisha Yearwood has a TV cooking show, her own furniture line, she’s touring with Garth and she has a new album out soon. She says her trick to keeping sane is realizing ‘you can’t do everything 100% all of the time so give yourself a break.’

Finally - ‘Lullaby Renditions of Miranda Lambert,’ is out today. It’s some of her biggest hits turned into kid’s classics.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dierks Bentley went to the emergency room & the Chris Young Cafe is coming soon

Dierks Bentley spent yesterday morning in a Colorado emergency room after a mountain bike accident. He wiped out on the road and broke bones in his left hand. He says he should be back to normal in about a month but we’re still not sure if his hand will be in a splint or a cast.

Chris Young attended Middle Tennessee State's College of Media and Entertainment and they just announced plans for the Chris Young Cafe. They already have a scholarship named for Chris.

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray celebrated their one-year dating anniversary Monday at the same place they had their first date; the Nashville Palace. Michael shared a photo of them writing, “you’re my foundation and I can’t wait for 99 more years with you."

Miranda Lambert’s
next album is done and she hopes the first single will be out in as soon as a few weeks. She says it’s a new stage of life for her and she feels like this music reflects that.

Finally – Little Big Town are on the Tonight Show then tomorrow Dan + Shay perform on The Today show.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jake Owen's wedding surprise & Kane Brown’s music helps coma patient

A couple in Sioux Falls, SD got the surprise of a lifetime when Jake Owen showed up at their wedding reception last weekend. He was in town for a show and one of the groomsmen messaged Jake on Twitter asking him to attend. They got to have a beer with him and talk and everyone said he was really cool.

One of the best stories Kane Brown’s heard about his music is one of his fans was in a coma and someone started playing one of Kane’s tunes on a guitar in her hospital room and she woke up.

Garth says he won’t ever license his music for commercials because he doesn’t want to see ‘We Shall Be Free’ being used for a Depends ad. I also hear at their home, Garth and Trisha have a safe room and it includes two pieces of furniture no one ever sees. Her old brown, puffy recliner she calls a guilty pleasure and Garth’s favorite chair that has a cup holder and a button that makes it lean back.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is working on being kinder to himself when it comes to career expectations. He says, “I’m learning I don’t always have to be the best with everything I do.”

Monday, June 24, 2019

Luke Bryan overthrow's Rob Gronkowsk & Jason Aldean cancels due to weather

This weekend Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike sang a Vince Gill tune to their 5-month old son Jacob who immediately started crying. Then Carrie sang and he’d stop but he’d cry again when Mike sang. On tour this year, instead of hotels, Carrie’s renting houses so Isaiah can have a home with a backyard to play in.

Luke Bryan's concert at Gillette Stadium Friday had an appearance by former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Luke was wearing a Patriots jersey and he grabbed a football and tried to complete a pass to Gronk on stage, but Luke overthrew him and a fan ended up with the ball.

This weekend, Jason Aldean had to cancel a show in Topeka, Kansas due to weather. He's only had to cancel because of weather a handful of times in his career. He tweeted, “we can play in the rain but the lightning being so close is what got us. I apologize.”

Finally – Blake Shelton says he and Gwen Stefani’s bond gets stronger every day. She’s the most encouraging person he’s ever had in his life and he says she’s helped calm him down too.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Miranda Lambert adds to her family & Carrie Underwood immortalized in cheese

Miranda Lambert visited an animal shelter outside Nashville yesterday and when she found out they had over 120 rabbits for adoption, she took two home; Frida and Selena! She’s asking her fans to go adopt the rest. Miranda says she now has 21 animals and counting. She’s also putting the finishing touches on an album out this fall and says it won’t be a love song overload but a rock and roller with a happy vibe.

Carrie Underwood played in Milwaukee last night and backstage the venue had a big surprise; her image carved into a 40 pound block of Wisconsin cheese. Carrie tweeted, “I’m speechless!!!”

‘Toy Story 4’ is out today and it includes Chris Stapleton singing ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy.’ I hear #4 has the saddest ending of all of them and even Tom Hanks who voices Woody and Tim Allen who’s Buzz Lightyear said they had trouble voicing it because it was so sad.

Finally – today, tickets go on sale for Willie Nelson and family’s short residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas. It’s October 18 thru the 26 and prices range from $119 - $275.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Carrie Underwood gets sued & Shania guests on Strahan and Sara

Carrie Underwood, her produce, NBC and the NFL are being sued for copyright infringement. Singer Heidi Merrill claims their version of the Sunday Night Football theme was stolen from her song. She had submitted that tune to Carrie’s producer Mark Bright hoping they’d use it for the 2018 NFL season.

Luke Bryan and family are fostering a dog that needs a home. Kimmie’s a big dog and she was found in an enclosure so small she couldn’t even lay down. If you want to adopt her, head to proverbs1210rescue.org.

Luke Combs tweeted yesterday, “I hate golf. I quit golf. I can’t wait to play tomorrow.”

Brantley Gilbert recently kicked off his tour with Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell. He says the weirdest thing to see on the road are fans who get his face tattooed on their arm or somewhere else on their body. He’s OK with his song lyrics and signature getting tattooed but not his face.

Finally - Shania guests on the daytime talk show Strahan and Sara today.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have duet news & Blake Shelton gets kissed by a seal

For Blake Shelton's birthday yesterday he got a kiss from girlfriend Gwen Stefani and one from Ty, an 18-year-old, 500 pound sea lion at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have a duet coming out on her upcoming album later this year. Michael says it paints a perfect picture of where you're at when you first start dating.

Newcomer Chris Lane is opening for Brad Paisley this summer and Sunday he got engaged to Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell in her parents’ backyard. He gave her a 3.5 carat, emerald-cut diamond ring & said, “as I was about to propose, I stepped in fresh dog poop with my bare feet.”

Scotty McCreery’s video for ‘In Between’ premiers today at usatoday.com. He says his 8-years in the music biz have been a roller coaster. If he could tell his younger self something he’d say don’t sweat the small stuff and have faith you’ll come thru the tough times better than you were before.

Finally – Kane Brown’s unborn daughter already has Gucci shoes & little pink Jordan’s. Kane says he’ll be the kind of dad who will coach her Little League team and help with homework.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Garth and Blake Shelton’s duet ‘Dive Bar’ is out today & Post Malone honors Dolly Parton

Garth and Blake Shelton’s duet ‘Dive Bar’ is out today. There were several times when he and his engineer were mixing it when Garth thought is that him or me?” Blake turns 43 today and Ole Red Nashville will be serving free cake. If you share the same birthday your meal will be free.

Luke Bryan was performing the other night when he caught some ladies underwear that was thrown at him. When he realized what he was holding, Luke quickly tossed it to the side and just kept singing.

A 20-year-old man was arrested for climbing into the crawl space at Jason Aldean's Kitchen and Rooftop Bar in Nashville. He kicked large holes into the drywall to hide from dogs he said were chasing him. The venue's audio and visual equipment had extensive damage.

Rapper Post Malone headlined last weekend’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. His shirt and pants were covered in little black and white pictures of Dolly Parton's face. She approved!

Finally - Shania’s on Live with Kelly & Ryan today. She’ll also return to Vegas for a 2-year residency starting in December at Planet Hollywood. Also today, Willie Nelson’s on The View then later The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Nicole Kidman is not “keeping tabs” on Keith Urban & Loretta Lynn squashes rumors

This weekend Carrie Underwood took her kids to Sesame Place to meet Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird. Also this weekend Isaiah watched all of Maddie and Tae‘s set then his dad said, “do you wanna watch a few of mommy’s songs before bed? Isaiah replied, “no. I want to go watch TV.”

Miranda Lambert now has a tattoo on her inner right forearm, from her wrist to her elbow. It looks like a playing card and has a big red heart in the center, some greenery and framed with the letter M on the top and bottom. I think that stands for her married name, Miranda McLoughlin.

Nicole Kidman is not “keeping tabs” on Keith Urban despite a report claiming she doesn’t trust him and has “grown wary of his wandering eye.” Nichole’s rep said that story is total nonsense.

Finally - this weekend Loretta Lynn squashed rumors that she’s living her last days and wrote, “thru the years they've said I'm broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead! If those pesky tabloids are harassing me then they're giving someone else a break. #fakenews.”

Friday, June 14, 2019

Miranda Lambert spotted with massive leg bruise & Scotty McCreery eats his wedding cake

Miranda Lambert was spotted in New York City with her husband Brendan on Wednesday sporting a massive leg bruise! She wasn’t limping tho so it must not be too serious. I also hear she and Brendan may be starring in her next music video together. And shortly after they got married, Miranda upgraded his New York City apartment and bought a $2 million place for them.

Scotty McCreery and his wife celebrate their first wedding anniversary Sunday. They plan to take their wedding cake out of the freezer and have a slice.

Finally - Father's Day is Sunday and Luke Bryan says he’s always tried to live by his dad’s words, “do something right the first time and you won’t have to do it over again.’ Thomas Rhett says being a dad means living with a lot less sleep.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dustin Lynch has a career first & Mitchell Tenpenny reveals a guilty pleasure

As for Luke Combs invitation to become a member of the Opry he said, “this is the absolute feather in my cap. It’s something I’ve dreamed about since I made my debut and when they asked, I literally couldn’t believe it.” Luke says he forgot to actually say yes tho because he was crying the whole time.

Dustin Lynch says there’s been a first in his career; a rumor about him on the internet is true. He does have a girlfriend and says he couldn’t be happier. He says it’s great to have somebody to experience the ups and downs of life with.

Mitchell Tenpenny reveals Rice Krispies treats are his guilty pleasure. He also says the first time he ever heard himself on the radio was in Nashville. He was driving his truck home and he called his mom crying.

Finally - Carrie Underwood admits having two children on the road, especially a baby, has its challenges. She calls herself a duck that’s calm on the surface but is paddling like crazy underneath.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Luke Combs is newest Opry member & happy 34th birthday to Chris Young

Last night Luke Combs was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. He bent over and immediately started crying but we still don’t have a date yet for Luke's induction.

Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and her husband can’t stand to spend a night apart so that’s why they go between New York City and Nashville every week. Miranda thinks her new life is fun and romantic and Brendan’s making her see the city in a new way. She’s totally fallen in love with New York.

As for what song Luke Bryan likes to sing in the shower it’s the Star Spangled Banner because he says you can never have enough practice.

Blake Shelton’s expanded Ole Red in Tishomingo, OK has turned into a money-maker for the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Anytime there’s a concert there now, part of the proceeds goes to the Foundation.

Finally – happy 34th birthday to Chris Young today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jason Aldean attacked by sand fleas & Tim McGraw’s on the view today

At the request of Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Garth added a second concert in Regina. It’ll be August 9. The first concert sold out in 59 minutes and set an all-time attendance record for Mosaic Stadium. With all the added fees tickets cost $94.95.

Thomas Rhett slammed internet trolls last week for saying mean things about his wife. He now says he did that to encourage people to be kind. Thomas adds, “I can't imagine how someone could do that but that's the world we live in with cyber-bullying...I just wish people would be kinder."

Jason Aldean and his family have been at the beach the last few weeks and yesterday they had to leave. Not because it was time to go home but cause they were tired of dealing with sand fleas. They aren't insects but tiny crustaceans who bite and leave an itchy, red welt that stings.

Tim McGraw’s new book is out today, ‘Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation.’ He’ll be on The View today and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Finally - Kane Brown’s daughter will be born later this year and he says he’ll be protective, but he’ll also let her do her own thing but what Kane really wants is for her to play basketball. He says, "I'm ready for the pictures she’ll draw in school and she'll get one whole side of the fridge too."

Monday, June 10, 2019

Carrie Underwood on stage with Joan Jett & John Rich buys out Nashville

This weekend, Keith Urban, Billy Ray Cyrus & Lil Nas X performed ‘Old Town Road’ at CMA Fest in Nashville. Keith played banjo on the tune and sang and said he wouldn’t mind making it a repeat performance someday. Billy Ray called the collaboration, “pure magic!”

Also at CMA Fest, Carrie Underwood and her surprise guest, 60-year-old Joan Jett performed several tunes together including Joan’s, ‘I Love Rock & Roll’ and ‘Crimson and Clover.’ Carrie said, “just to be in the same room as Joan is really cool. To share the stage with her is indescribable!” 

Big & Rich’s John Rich has his Redneck Riviera bar in Nashville and now he just bought the last two buildings there that didn’t have entertainment in them; the FedEx building at third and Broadway and the Cotton Eye Joe building at the corner of second and Broad. They flank his Redneck Riviera and John says he’s bringing in tenants he calls “major star horsepower but they’re not country.” 

Finally - Luke Bryan’s favorite food is movie popcorn and Blake Shelton’s is chicken fried steak.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Thomas Rhett shames Internet trolls & Carrie Underwood did not get a tattoo on her finger.

During Wednesday’s CMT Awards, off camera, Luke Bryan grabbed the hand of a staffer who was directing cameras in the celebrity seating and he started dancing with her to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s ‘Islands in the Stream.’ Thomas Rhett shamed Internet trolls for making fun of his wife’s red carpet outfit; a pink satin top, leopard print skirt and hot pink heels. Thomas wrote, "’all of you with hateful comments should be ashamed." After the show, I hear Keith Urban was the only star who took time with fans in the pit, taking selfies and signing autographs.

Miranda Lambert says life with her new husband Brendan means spending time in New York with his 7-month old son then they come back to her farm and have a quiet life. Miranda likes the balance.

Carrie Underwood did not just get the word ‘Faith’ tattooed on her finger. A celebrity tattoo artist posted a photo of it and Carrie’s fans thought the hand was hers but it was not

Granger Smith cancelled a show in Kansas City last night because his 3-year-old son River died. He drowned in their pool and doctors could not revive him. Granger and his wife donated his organs so other kids could have a 2nd second chance at life.

Finally - because fans asked for it, Luke Combs has a five-song EP, The Prequel, out today.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Garth and Blake Shelton will release a duet this summer & Tomorrow Michael Ray performs on Fox & Friends.

Garth and Blake Shelton will release a duet this summer called ‘Dive Bar.’ It’s at radio June 18 and on Garth’s album, ‘Fun.’ They’ll sing it for the first time at Garth’s Boise show July 19.  

The CMT Music Awards were last night and Carrie Underwood won Video of the Year for ‘Cry Pretty’ and Female Video for ‘Love Wins.’ The Male Video winner was Kane Brown for ‘Lose It.’ The Duo winner was Dan + Shay and Zac Brown Band took home Group Video.  

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s son due in August will be named Luca Reed. Luca means ‘bringer of light’ and it also reminds them of a favorite place, Lucca, Italy. Reed is Tyler’s middle name.  

Chris Stapleton performs ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,’ on the soundtrack of ‘Toy Story 4.’ It’ll be out June 21, the same day the movie’s in theaters.  

Finally - LANCO plays Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row at 6 PM CT tonight and it’ll be on their Facebook page. Tomorrow Michael Ray performs on Fox & Friends.