Friday, July 25, 2014

Shania Seen Dining at Giada's Restaurant

Shania was seen dining at the Vegas restaurant of Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis. Shania and her husband even got to go on a private tour of the kitchen.

This Morning Garth’s Chicago Concert Goes on Sale

This morning at 10 AM CT Garth’s Chicago concert September 4 at Allstate Arena goes on sale and the most you can buy at a time are 6. To increase your chances of getting them, set up an account now with Ticketmaster, then sign in and stay that way until tickets go on sale. When that happens search ‘Best Available’ to save you time and get you tickets. More shows could very well be added once this one sells out as his concert’s the only event there for a three-week period, so it could easily turn into a Garth mini-residency.

Big Country Concert This Weekend

The Band Perry, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert have a concert before this weekend’s races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Miranda Plus The Band Perry Perform on Fashion Rocks Live

Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry will perform on Fashion Rocks Live Sept. 9 on CBS.

LBT’s Jimi and Karen Spotted at Martin’s Bar-B-Que

Little Big Town’s Jimi and Karen were spotted at Martin’s Bar-B-Que near Nashville’s Belmont University. They have an indoor pit where whole pigs, goats and lamb spin over open flames.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jerrod Niemann Turns 35 Today

Happy 35th birthday to Jerrod Niemann today.

Carrie Underwood In Movie Theaters Nationwide Today

Carrie Underwood’s behind-the-scenes making of ‘Waiting All Day For Sunday Night’ hits movie theaters today. 

Randy Travis Has New Music Out Aug. 19

Randy Travis has new music out Aug 19, ‘Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am.’ Pre-order the album now on iTunes and you’ll get an instant download of one song for free.

Jake Owen Wants to Leave Mark of Character

Jake Owen thinks the music biz is more than just a fight for a place on the charts. He says, “we only have a short window to make our mark and at the end, all you have left is your character. I’d rather have great character than a long line of big hits no one remembers 20 years from now."

Miranda Lambert’s Tour Bus Has Retro Pink Fridge

Miranda Lambert’s tour bus was just remodeled with hardwood floors, farm-wood walls and a retro light pink fridge. She also has three bunks so friends and family can join her on the road.Watch the video here.

Kenny Chesney Directs Football Documentary This Fall

Kenny Chesney will co-direct a football documentary for ESPN, ‘The Believer’ about South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier. It airs on the SEC Network Aug 27.

Steve Spurrier will take his turn in ESPN and the SEC Network’s “SEC Storied” series at 8 p.m. on Aug. 27 in a documentary titled, “The Believer.” The film covers Spurrier’s career as a player and coach, featuring interviews with his former players and his family, and addresses why and how Spurrier became Spurrier.

“It was a documentary they wanted to put together,” Spurrier said on Tuesday at SEC Media Days. “They spent a lot of time with my family, wife, kids, grandkids and so forth, and a lot of former players. So, hopefully, it will turn out OK.”

The trailer was released on Wednesday, a 90-second burst of Spurrier playing and coaching at Florida, Duke and South Carolina. The visor-tossing, the grin and the trophies are all well represented.

ESPN and the SEC had been discussing a Spurrier film, and once ESPN’s acclaimed “30 For 30” series began, it gained traction. A country music star provided an assist.

“There had been some talk of doing a Spurrier documentary, and when Kenny got involved, it kind of just fell together,” said Andy Billman, a producer of ESPN Films.

Kenny Chesney and Spurrier have been friends since 2007, when Chesney was performing at Colonial Life Arena and invited Spurrier on stage. Chesney, a football fan and longtime supporter of Tennessee, received a No. 7 USC jersey from Spurrier when Chesney played Williams-Brice Stadium in 2013 (No. 7 not for Jadeveon Clowney, but because it was Chesney’s number in high school).

Chesney, who also helped with a 2011 film called “The Boys of Fall” about football players across all levels, pitched his support as co-executive producer and the idea took off. “SEC Storied” covered topics such as Herschel Walker and “The Play That Changed College Football,” a recap of the 1992 SEC Championship Game in which Spurrier and his Gators were well represented, and decided to include Spurrier’s own film in its next wave.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Garth Set to Become Best Selling Artist of all Time

When Garth starts selling his music digitally, maybe even as early as this week, he’ll still set records even tho he’s not using iTunes. A half a million downloads of his 18-disc catalog will blow him past Elvis so he'll likely become the best-selling solo act in history. Then he’ll take on The Beatles; he’s at 134 million in sales, they’re at 177 million. If he takes them, Garth will become the best selling artist of all time! I hear his new single’s out Monday.

FGL's Brian Kelley Goes Incognito

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley can often go incognito like the gas station outside Nashville the other day. He bought a camouflage cigarette lighter with the FGL logo, had on an FGL cap and even told the clerk, “I love this band,” but the guy still had no idea who he was.

Billy Currington Always Jogs Barefoot

Billy Currington never wears shoes anywhere unless he has to. He also always jogs barefoot because he heard it’s better for your body. Billy says he never has pain when he runs barefoot so his feet must be as thick as a dog’s.

Luke Bryan on With Ellen Today

Luke Bryan is on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jason + Kenny Seen at Nashville’s Buffalo Wild Wings

Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney just spent the afternoon at Nashville’s Buffalo Wild Wings.
Jason says, “he's a good guy to bounce ideas off of and as long as he’s been in the business, he still loves what he does.”

Luke Bryan Bellyaches About 'Getting Old'

He just turned 38 and Luke Bryan says his joints ache and his feet hurt a lot. His wife Caroline says, “when ever he starts bellyaching about getting old, I tell him growing old is a privilege.”

TBP + Justin Moore + Brantley Gilbert Perform at NASCAR Races

The Band Perry, Justin Moore and Brantley Gilbert have a pre race show before NASCAR’s Indiana 250 & Brickyard 400 this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Joe Nichols Recovering From Back Surgery

Joe Nichols never missed a show even tho he had back surgery three weeks ago. Long distance running caused the damage and doctors had to remove bone and ligaments.

Eli Young Band Perform on The Late Show

Tonight Eli Young Band perform on The Late Show With David Letterman.

Jazz Star Norah Jones Goes Country

Jazz and pop star Norah Jones has a new country trio, Puss & Boots and their album, ‘No Fools No Fun,’ was out last week. I absolutely love them and they sorta have a Johnny Cash vibe as well.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tim McGraw’s Now Talking About His Viral Video

Tim McGraw’s now talking about his Atlanta concert last week where video shows him hitting a female fan. He says her swatted at her to keep her from ripping his already ripped designer jeans but she tore them anyway and was escorted out by security.

Luke Bryan’s a Pretty Handy Guy

Who knew Luke Bryan’s a pretty handy guy - he just built a stone wall out of pavers all by himself.

Tyler Farr Buys 32-Acres Plus a Log Home

Tyler Farr just bought 32-acres an hour north of Nashville with a log house that’s next door to Jason Aldean. He saw it 5-years ago and hoped one day to own a home like that. Tyler says his bachelor pad will be classy with a rustic lodge, vibe.

Lady Antebellum’s ‘747’ Out September 30

Lady Antebellum’s fifth album, ‘747’ is out September 30. Hillary says, "we’re taking ourselves out of our comfort zone and there's an energy to it that we've never released before."

Brad Paisley’s Dad Keeps Him Grounded

Brad Paisley’s dad Doug works for Brad and he says having him on the road keeps him grounded. As for unusual requests on his tour rider, Brad says he always asks for 2 percent milk and cereal.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Friday News a Day Early...

Brad Paisley recorded two new songs for the big-screen animated film, ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ that’s in theaters today. Brad also voices a cameo in it as a pickup truck.

Miranda Lambert owns a lot of vehicles but one of her favorites is her ’55 Chevy pick up, ‘Tammy’ that she learned to drive a stick shift on when she was just 17.

Jake Owen’s backstage ‘Jungle Room’ is the space he created to write in when he’s on the road.

The weirdest thing Tyler Farr’s ever eaten is what he thought were chicken tenders but they were ‘rooster fries.’ The texture bothered him but then he found out what they were and he almost got sick.

Finally - when asked if they ever fight, the Swon Brothers Zach said, “we fight because I like to spend money and Colton doesn’t.”

Kenny Chesney Plays Free Show Aug. 16

Kenny Chesney’s making a record right now but Aug. 16 he’ll do his only show this year and it’s free at the Flora-Bama Lounge & Package Bar, between Florida and Alabama. Check here on how to get show wristbands.

Luke Bryan Turns 38 Today

Happy 38th birthday to Luke Bryan today.

Florida Georgia Line Perform on Kids Choice Sports Awards

Florida Georgia Line perform tonight on the Kids Choice Sports Awards live on Nickelodeon.

Brad Paisley's on ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Soundtrack

Brad Paisley has two new songs on ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ and the soundtrack’s in stores today.

Shania on Dancing with the Stars?

Shania says if Dancing with the Stars wants her on the show she would not turn them down!

‘LeAnn & Eddie,’ Debuts Tonight on VH1

LeAnn Rimes and her husband Eddie Cibrian are on The Wendy Williams Show today and their reality show ‘LeAnn & Eddie,’ debuts tonight on VH1 but it looks like the network’s burying it at 10:30 PM CT.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Garth and Trisha in Concert Sept. 4 Just Outside Chicago

Garth’s Chicago concert will be Sept. 4 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL with Trisha Yearwood. Tickets go on sale July 25 with a 6-ticket limit. The $65.50 price includes tax and service charges.

Lady A Plus Scotty McCreery Head to the Dominican

Lady Antebellum and Scotty McCreery head to the Dominican Republic the end of Sept. and you can too. There will be concerts, meet and greets and more. To book it, head here.

Dierks Bentley Wanst to Raise Son Knox to be Good Boy

Dierks Bentley’s son Knox is already nine months old and he says, “I want to teach him how to treat girls cause there’s so many terrible guys out there. I feel a tremendous responsibility to raise him to be a good boy.”

Tyler Farr in Trouble on the Monkey Bars

Tyler Farr has his second #1 as an artist and a writer with ‘Whiskey in My Water.’ I hear his 1st kiss was in the third grade on the monkey bars. For some reason he got in trouble for it.

Kellie Pickler stars as a Yam This Fall

This fall, Kellie Pickler stars in ‘Beauty and the Beet,’ the next installment of the animated kid's series VeggieTales. Kellie plays a yam.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Garth Picks Chicago as First World Tour Stop

Garth picked Chicago for the first stop of his world tour and as for a date and ticket details, I hear he’ll reveal that sometime today and I also hear at 8:45 AM CT on his website his music will be available digitally. As for this time out, he says, "I want people walking out of the arena going, 'best show I've ever seen.’

Justin Moore's a Daddy for the Third Time

It’s another girl for Justin Moore and his wife Kate. Rebecca Klein was born yesterday. She’s named after her great-grandmother but will go by her middle name, Klein. She joins big sisters Kennedy and Ella.