Monday, September 23, 2019

The Voice returns tonight with Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s "not too happy"

The Voice returns tonight with Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The mentor for Team Blake will be Darius Rucker and the mentor that will help every team is Taylor Swift. As for Blake and Gwen on set, a source tells PEOPLE magazine they still act like lovebirds and are happier than ever.

Brian from Florida Georgia Line was hiking this weekend with his wife. I’m not sure where they were but he had a long-time dream come true. Brian got footage of a giant tarantula in the wild; something he’s always wanted to see.

As for her new marriage, Miranda Lambert’s in love and says. "I always tell people I’m really happy, but not too happy. I still have a chip on my shoulder that’s classic me."

Thomas Rhett’s wife’s new book, Live In Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes, is out May 5. Lauren says sharing her personal life to the world is not easy for her.

Finally - Trisha Yearwood is on the Kelly Clarkson show today.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Josh Turner‘s tour bus crashes & Brad Paisley comes to TV

Josh Turner was not on his crew tour bus when it crashed Wednesday in California. Seven were hurt and his long-time sound engineer died after being thrown out of the bus. It was leaving a venue in California at midnight when it suddenly veered off the highway and went down an embankment, falling 80 feet. They’ve already ruled out drugs and alcohol as the cause.

Brad Paisley will host his own hour-long, prime-time special, Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special. The show will be on ABC and filmed in Nashville featuring Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and more.

The video for Thomas Rhett’s new single ‘Remember You Young’ debuts on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square today and on YouTube at 11:15 AM CT. Tonight Thomas has a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

Chris Stapleton
joins Sheryl Crow on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Finally – Zac Brown Band’s 6th album, ‘The Owl’ is out today.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Carrie Underwood reveals her creepy job & Luke Bryan's next album may sound different

Carrie Underwood reveals one of her first jobs was at a hotel but it was always pretty much empty. Carries says, “like creepy empty. Like ‘The Shining’ empty. My second day there, the girl training me just didn't come in and my boss would randomly tell people I was his daughter. It was spooky so I didn't work there very long.”

Luke Bryan's
next studio album may sound different than his previous six. He says it’ll for sure be shorter and it will also be country mixed with some pop. Luke says very soon he’ll go the studio to record a tune that sounds vintage-like and he’ll even have steel guitar on his new record too.

Miranda Lambert admits she has mixed feelings about showing fans her personal life and says, "I’m not a social media person, but I don’t have a choice, because it’s part of what we do now. People are going to pry anyways so I’d rather it be my news than fake news but it’s really just an odd world to me.”

Finally - Trisha Yearwood's 55 today. Tonight Maren Morris performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Luke Combs named Songwriter/Artist of the Year & Tim McGraw on his pet peeve

The Nashville Songwriter Awards were at the Ryman last night. Song of the Year went to ‘Break Up in the End,’ recorded by Cole Swindell. Luke Combs was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year and George Strait got the White Hat Award for his services to the American songwriting community.

Tim McGraw says one of his pet peeves is going to a hotel gym and it’s so cold he has to wear a sweatshirt. At home Tim’s workout room is always between 100-105 degrees (37-40 Celsius). When Tim played a big festival last year, he looked to the side of the stage, Paul McCartney was there, singing every word. Tim said it made his night to see that Paul actually knew the words to his song.

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike says there’s one thing he could improve on in their marriage; communicating better with Carrie. His dad was the strong silent type and Mike says he’s a little bit like that too.

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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lauren Alaina is single again & Blake Shelton reveals The Voice's mega mentor

Lauren Alaina and comedian John Crist have split after less than 4-months of dating. Lauren said it just didn’t work out. As for her Dancing with the Stars partner Gleb, Lauren said they are not in love.

Blake Shelton
revealed this season The Voice will have a mega mentor and it’s Taylor Swift. She’ll help prep the artists before the Knockout Rounds, offering advice at rehearsals on how to improve their performance. The mentor for Team Blake was named a few weeks ago; Darius Rucker.

Garth Brooks says he often gets asked for I.D. at most places he goes then people realize who he is and it's always a funny moment. He also was recently pulled over for speeding and when Garth showed the officer his I.D., he was let go with a warning. The cop said, “I'm letting you off because you didn't tell me who you were.”

Finally – Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today and tonight Midland perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Blake and Gwen not having twins & Jon Pardi’s work outs include medicine ball slams

Nine months ago the rumor was Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were having twins. Now we know that was not true. This weekend on Twitter Blake poked some fun at the story and commented on a photo of two kids with cute clothes on writing, “Gwen, this stuff will be great for our twins!” Saturday night, Blake and Gwen were seen at a church in Beverly Hills with her three sons.

Jon Pardi’s work outs include planks, jump squats, kettlebells and medicine ball slams. He says he doesn’t want to look like a bodybuilder, he just wants to look okay with his shirt off. At home, Jon says his half mile incline driveway makes for quite the challenging work out.

Miranda Lambert’s
currently at 23 animals and that includes her most recent dog. He’s around 9, has no teeth and Miranda found him on the side of the road. She named him Rove & he’s with her forever now. As for her next pet, Miranda’s husband said she’s supposed to be at a standstill.

Finally – Brantley Gilbert says his shows are like a rollercoaster ride with lots of adrenaline and testosterone.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sammy Kershaw is a dad again & garth coming to A& E this winter

A new series will air this winter on A&E, Garth: The Road I'm On. It’s s a four-part special that will include interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes things as well.

Two of Keith Urban's albums are out on vinyl today; his debut as it’s been 20 years and ‘Defying Gravity,’ for its 10th anniversary. George Strait’s limited-edition re-issue of his 1995 box set is out but only at Walmart. Brett Young’s 5 tune ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ EP is also in stores today.

Sunday night on PBS it’s the debut of County Music, the 8-part, 16-hour series from Ken Burns. It includes 101 interviews, over 700 hours of archival clips and 100,000 still photos. The series will end in the 90s and we’ll also find out that all four members of the Beatles were huge country fans.

Finally – 61-year-old Sammy Kershaw is a dad again for the fifth time! His girlfriend Mendy had their daughter Natelia Mae Wednesday. Natelia was his grandma’s name and Mae was Mendy’s grandma. His oldest child is 33. I also hear Sammy’s autobiography will be out soon.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Luke Combs is country’s hottest touring act & Maren Morris loves karaoke

Luke Combs is country’s hottest touring act this fall and is second only to Elton John overall. When Luke scored his first Grammy nomination as one of 2019’s best new artists, the star he most wanted to meet at the show was Elton. Luke said, “he’s a living legend and I’ve always been a big fan of his.”

Maren Morris loves karaoke and her mom’s even won contests. Her parents own a hair salon in Texas and their Christmas parties often included karaoke. Maren said she’d sneak into the party to sing and her go-to karaoke song is ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’

Billy Currington’s
home-away-from-home is in the Bahamas so Saturday, he’ll perform at 2 benefit concerts in Key West, FL. for the islands. Billy said he felt like he had to do something.

Today at 11 AM CT, Carly Pearce will go live on Instagram to debut her new tune. All I know is it has to do with a broken heart.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini turns 26 today.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Brantley Gilbert has a new daughter & Keith Urban’s free New Year’s Eve concert is on

18-years ago today, Trisha Yearwood was asleep in LA, soon to shoot a video when the phone rang. It was her crying mom saying “we’re being attacked” and her mom really thought the west coast was next. Trisha said, “then it hit me…Garth was in New York City, in Manhattan, reading to kids. I didn’t know where, but he was THERE.” After a couple of hours of frantically trying to reach him because phones were out, Garth called to tell her he was ok. Soon after that all planes were grounded so Garth had to take a bus home.

Brantley Gilbert’s wife Amber had their 2nd child, a daughter Braylen Hendrix Monday in Athens, Georgia. I’ve been searching to internet to see if Brantley’s a Jimi Hendrix fan but I can’t find any confirmation of that.

Blake Shelton loves the outdoors and says, “if the fish are biting, leave me alone. If it's deer season, I don't want to hear from you. Don't text. Don't call with some great opportunity. I just wanna be in a tree stand."

Keith Urban’s free concert New Year’s Eve will happen again December 31; his fourth year in a row. Last year almost 200,000 attended and it’ll also be televised as part of NBC’s New Year’s Eve.

The ACM Awards will be April 5 in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale Sept. 20 at ACMAwards.com.

Finally - Lady A’s Charles Kelley is 38 today and Trisha Yearwood’s on Live With Kelly And Ryan.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

brad paisley hits the small screen & Jason Aldean’s album is out November 22

Brian from Florida Georgia Line and his wife have five German shepherds at home and last weekend they donated one, Sarge, to the Indianapolis police department, Five was just too many and they realized Sarge would make a better police dog. As for his band mate Tyler, with two kids now, he and his wife would love to have more someday. They’re even open to adoption.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, after a bidding war, Amazon got the rights to a comedy starring Brad Paisley. It’s called Fish Out of Water and is described as a spoof on celebrity vanity projects. Brad will play the host of a fishing show and he’ll also be one of the executive producers. No word yet when it will premiere tho. Speaking of Brad, he, his wife, Belmont University and Second Harvest Food Bank will open their Nashville grocery store called The Store sometime next year. It’s free for low income people to shop at and they just got a $1.5 million grant to build it.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s new album ‘9’ is out November 22 and if you pre-order it now you’ll get his new single and three other songs instantly. This is Jason’s ninth studio album, nine was his baseball number growing up and he says it's always been his lucky number.

Monday, September 9, 2019

did keith urban break his hand and the aldean's get a new family member

We’re still not sure if Keith Urban broke his left wrist or hand this weekend. He was watching the Titan’s game Sunday and posted a photo of what looked like a cast on his left wrist. Some say it’s just a Titan’s bandanna but no word from Keith yet.

The puppy Jason Aldean and his wife got a few weeks ago from a rescue in St. Louis, Missouri was delivered to their home Saturday. They asked us to help name him and he’ll be Saint, in honor of where he came from.

Blake Shelton's
Ole Red Nashville is getting a new look due to city regulations. The Metro Historic Zoning Commission filed a lawsuit saying the exterior red lights needed to be changed as the building's in a historic district. They won and now Ole Red will have to change its outside lighting to white. They say they intend to pursue additional avenues so they can light their building red as they want to. 


The CCMA’s were last night. Dallas Smith was Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist. Tenille Townes took home four including Female Artist and Single of the Year for ‘Somebody’s Daughter.’ The Washboard Union was Best duo/group, The Reklaws won Best Album with ‘Feels Like That.’ Brett Kissel was the Apple Music Fans’ Choice. My two favorite moments: Paul Brandt at the end and The Reklaws. Doesn’t Stuart kinda look like Dudley Dooright?

Finally - Luke Bryan helps first responders from a sheriffs office in New York on Lip Sync to the Rescue tonight on CBS.

Friday, September 6, 2019

the Sunday Night Football open with Carrie Underwood debuts & Darius Rucker will join Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice

The new open for NBC's Sunday Night Football with Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett debuts this weekend. After that, The Tonight Show has a special weekend airing and Kane Brown will perform.

As for college football, Jake Owen tries to watch as many games as he can. When Georgia plays Thomas Rhett has a few superstitions; he wears a jersey and on every fourth down he puts on a helmet.

I just found out when Garth and Trisha go see a movie they never have to pay for a ticket.

Darius Rucker
will join Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice as their mentor during the battle rounds. Blake says he’s the perfect choice because when he decides what he wants, Darius always conquers it. The Voice returns September 23 on NBC.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line says his new son Luca is a lot like him especially where his appetite is concerned. Luca and his family are in People magazine out today.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Justin Moore wears kid-sized clothes & never get in a car with Willie nelson

Justin Moore's wife runs a kid’s clothing store, This Little Piggy in Benton, Arkansas. Justin’s about 5’5” and he isn’t happy about this but the kid-sized clothes at her shop fit him.

When’s he having trouble thinking of lines for a song, Thomas Rhett’s learned to get up and just move around. He says coffee can also help get ideas going.

When it comes to driving a car, Willie Nelson’s wife says never get in with him. Willie drives way too fast and he agrees.

Carrie Underwood has a book out March 17 with a really long title, ‘Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life.’ It details her fitness routine and more.

Finally – an Opry Salute to Ray Charles airs tonight on public TV. Darius Rucker will host and performers include Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, LeAnn Rimes, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jason Aldean's dream house has a 60-ft water slide & Maren Morris performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Jason Aldean's dream house that’s currently being built will have a massive beach in the backyard complete with sand, a tiki bar made out of special trees from Michigan and a 60-foot long water slide. Brittany says Jason’s a child at heart and the water slide is all for him.

Pumpkin spice spam is soon here and Brett Eldredge says he’ll be the first to try it. The strangest food he’s ever eaten tho is scrapple. It’s flour and ground up internal organs of animals fried. Brett says people often eat it on white bread with grape jelly.

Cameron from Midland reveals one time on stage at the Ryman he split his pants in the middle all the way back. It happened during a high kick. He doesn’t do those anymore.

Maren Morris performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight.

Finally - Carrie Underwood’s openers Maddie & Tae are both now off the market as Tae just got engaged to songwriter Josh Kerr. He wrote hits for Keith Urban, Kelsea, Thomas Rhett and more.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dierks Bentley fined fishing without a license & Miranda Lambert destroys a beach ball

Dierks Bentley was at his music festival in Colorado this weekend when he and Luke Bryan bragged on stage about fishing that day. A few concertgoers called wildlife officials and Dierks got a ticket for fishing without a license. He was fined because he posted a photo of the trout and that’s the proof officials needed. His ticket was $139.50 which he paid in cash and Dierks said he appreciated being treated like a regular person. Luke didn’t get a ticket because he didn’t post any fish photos.

At Miranda Lambert’s show Saturday she proved how much she dislikes beach balls at her concerts. When it got close she popped it with a knife she had on the drum riser. She did the same thing in 2016 but then she used her pocketknife necklace. Miranda says beach balls distract too much from the music.

Kane Brown’s management team will now be running his Twitter and Facebook. He says it’s taking over his life so Instagram’s the only way we’ll hear personally from Kane.

Finally - this weekend was Carly Pearce’s bachelorette party with her bridesmaids at Dollywood.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Kane Brown’s removed his Twitter account & Trisha Yearwood's new album is out

In the wake of his CMA snub, Kane Brown’s removed his Twitter account. He put a few things on it showing his frustration and also retweeted notes from fans taking his side so I wonder if his label told him to remove them so he just closed it? Kane still has his Facebook and Instagram up tho.

Trisha Yearwood's 14-tune album ‘Every Girl’ is out today. It features her husband Garth Brooks plus Kelly Clarkson and a previous collaborator; the Eagles Don Henley. As for her duet with her husband, Trisha says, “I couldn’t imagine singing with anyone else on it. Garth’s my person and my crush.”

Mark from Midland jokes that Garth’s offered to be the house band at his wedding. Trisha said he should keep wishing! She and Garth sang at many friends’ weddings over the years but Trisha says their fee’s a little higher than it used to be.

Finally - Luke Combs goal right now is to lay the foundation for a career that will last 20 or 30 years.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

some big CMA snubs & tim mcgraw's new single is an old pop hit

The CMA nominations are out and Maren Morris leads with six. A few snubs include Luke Bryan who for the first time since 2012 wasn’t nominated for Entertainer. Kane Brown who’s so hot right now was also ignored, as was Jason Aldean. In 2014, Jason was snubbed by the CMA’s so his dad wrote on Facebook, “we have an artist who’s the most downloaded country star of all time, consistently sells out stadiums, has broken attendance records set by Chesney and Strait. He’s deserving and the CMA’s are a joke and a farce.”

Tim McGraw will release his version of The Cars 1984 pop hit, ‘Drive’ today.

Jon Pardi lives on 15 acres in rural Tennessee. He says his life there consists of dogs, working out, boats, tractors, mowing and what he calls a cheap pool. On tour, I hear Jon’s fridge is stocked with salsa, eggs, string cheese, broccoli, asparagus, pickles and cauliflower pizza. He’s also a huge fan of grilled elk meat, which he hunts himself in Montana. Jon grew up on a farm in California and says he likes to live wild game-to-table if he can.

Finally - tomorrow Kane Brown performs on Good Morning America.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

CMA Nominations

Entertainer
Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Album
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay, Day + Shay
Desperate Man, Eric Church
Girl, Maren Morris

Single Of The Year
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
"Girl," Maren Morris
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"Millionaire," Chris Stapleton
"Speechless," Dan + Shay

Song Of The Year
"Beautiful Crazy," Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford
"Girl," Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
"God's Country," Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
"Rainbow," Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
"Tequila," Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds 

Musical Event
"All My Favorite People," Maren Morris f/Brothers Osborne
"Brand New Man," Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
"Dive Bar," Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X f/Billy Ray Cyrus
"What Happens in a Small Town," Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Video
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
"Girl," Maren Morris
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves
"Some of It," Eric Church

New Artist
Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Jason Aldean has a new puppy & Keith Urban is not getting ready to be a dad again

Jason Aldean has a new puppy from Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Missouri. He and his siblings were found in a drain pipe on a very hot day. Jason got him when he played there last Saturday but they still haven’t named him and need our help. Several fans are suggesting Louie.

Keith Urban is not getting ready to be a dad again. Last week Nichole Kidman shared a photo online and tabloids said she had a baby bump. It was really a scarf hanging loosely on her body.

When Brett Young moved to Nashville, he’d already spent 13 years in Los Angeles, playing four hours a night, five days a week but his career was still going nowhere. When Brett started tasting blood in his throat he knew he was singing too much and that’s when he moved to Nashville.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are filming The Voice right now and sources say they’re being very playful and flirty.

Finally - Jake Owen’s 38 today, Shania’s 54 and Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde are on ABC’s Strahan & Sara.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Miranda Lambert was at it again yesterday & Lauren Alaina postpones her tour

Miranda Lambert was at it again yesterday taking a video of her shirtless husband Brendan weed eating the front yard. She tweeted, “house husband shirtless, #lawnhavemercy #ihadto. Karen from Little Big Town added several slow clapping emoji’s. Miranda’s post has gotten close to a million views already!

Lauren Alaina has decided to postpone her tour so she can do Dancing With The Stars. She calls the show a once in a lifetime opportunity and she just can’t do both. Lauren writes, “but this decision will be very embarrassing if I get out the first week, so please vote for me!”

The CMA Award nominees are announced tomorrow morning on Good Morning America by Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde. After that Morgan Wallen and Midland will reveal final nominees on the CMA’s Twitter and YouTube channel. Jimmie and Ashley will also be on ABC’s Strahan & Sara tomorrow.

Finally - Matt Stell will perform his hit single, ‘Prayed For You’ tonight on Bachelor in Paradise. He sings at the wedding of two Bachelor in Paradise alums who will get married on the show.

Monday, August 26, 2019

luke bryan honored in corn maze & Brian from FGL turns 34 today

Gull Meadow Farms in Richland, Michigan has made a six-acre corn maze done in the likeness of Luke Bryan. He’ll be there next month for a Farm Tour stop. It’s seven rows deep and designed to be as difficult as possible for the adult maze runners. If they make it, their reward will be a taste of the farms cider and donuts.

Lauren Alaina told Dancing With The Stars producers she won’t wear any short skirts and she has to wear tights every show. Lauren says she got that from Dolly Parton who always wears tights even though they show thru her shoes. I hear the show’s tried to get Dolly on ever since it started 14-years-ago but she always says no.

For years now, Midland exclusively wears vintage clothes they find in thrift stores. Mark says they’ve even been known to wear a ladies’ thrift blouse if it works right. The guys say there’s two things they won’t buy second-hand tho; boots, cause they formed to some other guy’s foot and hats, so Standard Hat Works in Waco makes their hats on machines dating back to the Civil War.

Finally - Brian Kelly
from Florida Georgia Line turns 34 today.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Tyler Hubbard offers 'dude-la’ services & Jason Aldean’s Vegas residency goes in sale

OK! Magazine reports George Strait asked Miranda Lambert to join him on stage at his recent Gillette Stadium show but once she found out Blake Shelton would be there she backed out. A supposed source said she doesn’t want to be within “100 miles of Blake.” But it’s just not true.

New dad Tyler Hubbard joked instead of dula birthing services he’s offering dude-la’ services that includes a shoulder to lay on during contractions, back rubs and a good flashlight if needed.

Jake Owen says his therapy is going to the golf course and taking his shoes off because he likes how the grass feels on his feet. Jake says he may even like that better than actually playing golf.

Midland's 14-tune album, ‘Let It Roll’ is out today. They say the record was partly influenced by Chris Stapleton and his ability to tap into the blues and soul. The cover was shot in Austin, Texas with the guys around a vintage pink limo that had longhorns on the front.

Finally - tickets go on sale today for Jason Aldean’s residency in Vegas at Park MGM Dec. 6 thru the 8.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Shay from Dan + Shay is going to be a dad & Drake White is battling AVM

Jake Owen’s video for ‘Homemade’ out soon recreates the story of his grandparents who’ve been married for over 70 years. In 1940, his grandfather saw his grandmother in Mumfordville, KY walking down the street. He took a picture of the house she went into with his camera then started writing her letters. They became pen pals and the rest is history.

Shay from Dan + Shay is going to be a dad again. His wife’s pregnant with their 2nd child, a son. He wrote, “we thought it was a girl, but God has other plans.”

Newcomer Drake White who opened for Scotty McCreery last weekend is battling AVM; a tangle of arteries and veins in the brain that disrupts blood flow. He had a procedure for it days before his show so I’m pretty sure that’s why he nearly collapsed. Doctors say Drake’s treatments have gotten rid of 75% of his issue so far.

Finally - Lauren Alaina will be on Dancing With The Stars next season. There’s speculation her partner will be Alan Bersten. Today on Twitter Old Dominion has a Q & A session at 11:30 AM ET.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

\Carrie Underwood has a new SNF partner & even bacon can't wake new dad Tyler Hubbard

NBC’s Sunday Night Football will have a new tune opener this season as Joan Jett joins Carrie Underwood for the opener. They’ll perform an updated rendition of 2006’s ‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night’ the one based on Joan’s hit ‘I Hate Myself For Loving You.’ Last year Carrie and NBC were sued over the song they used last season. A sneak preview of new open will air Sunday during halftime of the Titans/Steelers game. The full version will debut September 8.

Tyler Hubbard’s wife had their son Luca on Monday. Yesterday Hayley needed help with the baby so she tried for 20 minutes to wake Tyler by putting a crispy piece of bacon under his nose. She finally gave up after her third and final attempt.

With ‘God's Country’ going #1, Blake Shelton will probably do an album one day but for now he loves being able to record a song and get it right out.

Finally - Garth Brooks and Ashley McBryde talk about songwriting tonight in Nashville at Belmont University. It’s free but people had to register for tickets.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line is a dad again & Jason Aldean will have Vegas residency

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line is a dad again. Their son Luca Reed was born yesterday morning. The minute Tyler flew in from his last show of the weekend, Hayley’s contractions started! Luca means bringer of light and Reed is Tyler’s middle name. Tyler has one more bunk on the bus for another baby and says, “we’ll just see what happens.”

Jason Aldean is heading to Vegas for a three-night residency at Park MGM, December 6 thru the 8. Tickets will be available August 23. For more info, visit JasonAldean.com.

Keith Urban revealed a few days ago he was in the studio recording with fellow Aussie, Barry Gibb from the Bee Gee’s. But Keith hasn’t said what it’s for yet.

Brett Eldredge wears a ring that tracks his body rhythms and the ring tells him when it’s time to sleep and when he should wake up.

Finally - Willie Nelson’s
son Lukas says his dad’s doing fine after a recent breathing problem. He wrote, “at 86 you gotta make sure everything’s running smoothly so you can keep doing 100 plus shows a year! He HATES to miss shows.”

Monday, August 19, 2019

Drake White nearly collapses on stage & Garth brooks has free even Wednesday

Scotty McCreery had a show in Roanoke, Virginia Friday night. When his opener Drake White was on stage, he stopped mid-performance feeling lightheaded making him nearly collapse. He had to go to the hospital by ambulance and gave a thumbs-up to fans as he was taken away on a gurney. Drake’s tour manager said he’s been going through some medical procedures in Nashville and it's uncertain what the issue is right now.

Before his show Saturday night in Phoenix, it was so hot, Chris Young put an egg in a foil dish next to his bus tire and it cooked. 


Carrie Underwood will return to host the CMA Awards with two iconic hosts but longtime partner Brad Paisley is not one of them. Dolly Parton and Reba will help celebrate the iconic women of country music throughout the night. The CMA Awards air on ABC Nov. 13.

Garth Brooks and Ashley McBryde will talk about songwriting during an event Wednesday night in Nashville at Belmont University. It’s free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve them head to belmont.edu/countrymile.

Finally - Blake Shelton played with George Strait Friday night at Gillette Stadium. Blake performed in the middle of a downpour then left the stage, wrapped up in a towel and was given a golf cart ride back to his tour bus.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard out November 1 & Keith Urban's on Strahan & Sara today

Miranda Lambert’s 7th studio album, 'Wildcard' is out November 1 and you can preorder it now. She also has a new producer, the guy who does records for Eric Church and Little Big Town. Yesterday, Miranda and her husband took his 9-month-old son to a doctor’s appointment in New York City. To keep his privacy, Brendan carried a car seat with a blanket covering the boy.

Morgan Wallen loves his mullet even though he knows not everyone does. His label even wanted him to cut it off but he wouldn’t. Morgan got the idea for it by looking at old photos of his dad. He says his dad also had a perm and Morgan says he too might do that one day.

Florida Georgia Line just started their own label, Round Here Records and newcomer Canaan Smith is their first artist. The guys tho will remain with Big Machine Label Group.

Kane Brown
guests on the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Voices in the Hall podcast today.

Finally - Keith Urban performs on Strahan & Sara today on ABC.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jason Aldean's mansion should be done in March & Kane Brown reveals his unborn daughter’s name

Jason Aldean and his family are living in a rental after selling their house in January. The new home like the old one will have a bowling alley. They got carried away with the pool tho which Jason says will look like a Sandals Beach Resort. Their mansion should be done in March.

Kane Brown officially announced his unborn daughter’s name yesterday, Kingsley. A fan wrote, “that's my dogs name.”

When Keith Urban was 10, he came home from school to find their house had burned down. Everything was gone, even his trophies were melted. Friends had a fund raiser for them and the giving Keith saw then still impacts him today.

I have a feeling by Monday we’ll hear Tyler from Florida Georgia Line's second child, a son Luca was born. Tyler just posted this is their last weekend on the road before the baby’s here.

Finally - Willie Nelson says his fiery temper goes along with the red hair. Once he gets mad, Willie lives by the motto, ‘Delete then fast-forward.’

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Zac Brown harassed by locals in homer alaska & Carrie Underwood sings with her idol

Zac Brown is building a log mansion in a remote part of Homer, Alaska so his five kids can have a normal childhood. Locals who don’t like that he’s there are trying to build a public trail right by his property line. The local newspaper told readers how to get there so now Zac has to deal with 50 plus carloads of people driving by every day. The trouble started when a neighbor was trying to sell Zac an adjacent piece of property for double the market value and when he said no, the neighbor told everyone where his property was and that included a map to his place. Zac now feels like a prisoner in his own home. It’s also a very steep piece of land and Zac says people are even getting hurt trying to see it. Yesterday the city planning commission OK’d that public trail even tho Zac spent 2-hours trying to talk them out of it.

Carrie Underwood played the Opry last night where she got to sing with her idol, Bryan White. Growing up, Carrie was a member of his fan club and once even sang to him in a meet and greet.

Finally - Keith Urban’s daughters are in the animated film ‘Angry Birds 2’ out today. 11-year-old Sunday and 8-year-old Faith voice hatchlings: Lily and Beatrice. Luke Combs also has a tune on the soundtrack.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

luke bryan on new TV special & wanna work for george strait?

A TV special next month, Lip Sync to the Rescue was inspired by the recent Lip Sync Challenge. Luke Bryan surprised the deputy sheriff’s office in Saratoga County, New York and we can see how it went September 9 on CBS.

When Brett Eldredge had his first #1 in 2013, to commemorate each he started doing crazy things like having dinner hanging from a crane 300 feet high. Since ‘Love Someone’ went #1 this summer, Brett wants to kiss a grizzly bear on the lips but his mom said no.

Thomas Rhett’s daughter Ada turned 2 yesterday. Thomas tweeted, “I really wish time would stop and you’d stay this little forever and sleep an hour longer each morning too.”

If you wanna work for George Strait, his golf resort in Texas is looking for 100 new employees like cooks, servers, golf player services, housekeepers and dishwashers.

Finally - Jake Owen’s 3-month-old daughter Paris often has a serious look on her face people say she gets from him. Jake says he had no idea he often has a serious look.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Keith Urban experiences Pareidolla & Blake and Gwen bought a house together

On Friday, Keith Urban experienced Pareidolla; it’s when you see shapes in clouds or faces in potato chips or fabric patterns. When Keith poured his coffee grounds in the sink, two bubbles made it look like there were eyes and bubbles also made a mouth so the coffee grounds resembled a monkey’s face.

A fan walking into Scotty McCreery’s show Saturday night saw Scotty walking to his bus. The fan said ‘are you Scotty?’ to which he replied, ‘what’s up man?’ The guy said, ‘nah, guess not, but you look just like him, if you were only a little taller.”

Finally - Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have bought a house together in LA. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, guest house and tennis court. Blake still owns his Oklahoma ranch and Gwen just sold the California home she shared with her ex-husband. This weekend Blake, Gwen and her sons were seen shopping in Los Angeles and spotted leaving a mall through the parking garage. Blake was the one carrying what they bought from the Microsoft Store.

Friday, August 9, 2019

luke combs shares album date & Willie Nelson is resting and feeling better

Sept. 8 is the first Sunday Night Football game of the season with the Steelers and the Patriots. After that, The Tonight Show airs with Kane Brown performing. Carrie Underwood also returns to sing the Sunday Night Football theme.

Luke Combs has a new album out November 8 but we still don’t know it’s title. As for what country singer Luke considers to be his spirit animal, it’s Garth. Luke said, “we’re both great performers and we’re both dashingly handsome.”

Willie Nelson is resting and feeling better after a medical issue made him cancel upcoming tour dates. Now I hear he'll be back on the road in September and that includes his Farm Aid show at the end of the month.

Finally - early this year, Brett Eldredge stepped back in time and traded his iPhone for a flip phone. He says that’s been a game changer both artistically and creatively. Brett doers have a smart phone again but mostly for going overseas so he can find his way around.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Brad Paisley must feel old & Willie Nelson’s canceled his tour

The website Hollywood Life says with her second marriage, Miranda Lambert’s trying to avoid the mistakes she made with Blake, including how much time they spent apart. Brendan has no issue joining her on tour and being off work and I hear Miranda’s more easy-going now and trying not to pressure Brendan into anything.

I wonder if this makes Brad Paisley feel old. Kane Brown says his first ever concert was Brad with opener Chris Young.

86-year-old Willie Nelson’s canceled the rest of his tour tweeting, “I’m sorry but I have a breathing problem I need to have checked out. I’ll be back." 4-years-ago Willie had a stem cell operation to improve his breathing, but we never heard how that went.

Michael Ray says fiancĂ© Carly Pearce checks every box on his list and she’s also his voice of reason.

Finally - Keith Urban performs on Good Morning America tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Thomas Rhett gets caught in a downpour & Luke Combs breaks a record Randy Travis set in 1987.

A big storm passed thru Nashville last night. Kelsea Ballerini’s dog Dibb’s hates storms so he was really scared. Thomas Rhett and his family were out for ice cream and they got caught in the downpour sending all four of them running for their car.

Kane Brown’s wife is having a daughter soon and yesterday he tweeted, "I’ve never had a bigger smile on my face. 6:38 AM and I wake up thinking a muscle in my arm is twitching and realize it’s just my baby girl kicking her mama."

Luke Combs has now broken a record Randy Travis set in 1987. Luke’s ‘This One’s for You’ has been #1 on the Country Album chart for 44-weeks now breaking the record Randy’s ‘Always & Forever’ set. Shania still holds the overall record tho with 50 weeks at #1 for her 1997 album, ‘Come on Over.’

Garth says his mom and dad were not only his biggest fans, they were also his worst critics.

Finally – Chris Janson performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Thomas Rhett creates a swimwear line & Tim McGraw has a free concert September 8

Thomas Rhett has teamed with Chubbies to create their Rhettro Collection swimwear line. It’s a limited-run of boy's and men’s trunks plus girl's and women’s one-piece swimsuits. Thomas says the inspiration for the line came from his love of '90s fashion.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation pet line will be exclusively at Tractor Supply this fall, both in stores and on line. All proceeds benefits homeless animals.

A source tells PEOPLE magazine Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani still act like lovebirds and are happier than ever after almost 4-years of dating.

Tim McGraw will have a free concert September 8 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL prior to the Buccaneers season-opener.

Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will return on American Idol next spring.

Finally - Brad Paisley performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, August 5, 2019

miranda lambert's hubby cooks & Thomas Rhett’s wife battling morning sickness

Sunday afternoon Miranda Lambert sat on her front porch sipping sweet tea while her hubby made fried buttermilk chicken. Miranda tweeted, “the New Yorker took to the cast iron skillet just fine!”

Thomas Rhett’s wife is due with their 3rd child but she’s been battling extreme morning sickness. Lauren wrote, “SO READY to be fun mommy again when this all-day-morning-sickness goes away.” She mentioned her kids, dogs and husband deserve gold medals for living with her during this time.

Yesterday Lady A's Charles Kelley tweeted, "played such bad golf today I literally gave my clubs to the caddie. Hope he has better luck with them!"

Finally - Garth Brooks will be involved in the MLB's new Home Plate Project, helping to prevent childhood hunger across the U.S. and Canada. Garth says 100 % of the money donated will feed children in local communities.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy & Jon Pardi’s ‘Heartache Medication’ video debuts today

Dierks Bentley performed on the Today Show yesterday then held a border collie mix puppy named Goose during a segment on adoption. His wife and three kids were watching and sent a text begging Dierks to bring him home. He has two dogs and says this little guy was meant to be. After that he stopped at Petco then showed Goose off at his show last night in New York.

Jon Pardi’s video for ‘Heartache Medication’ debuts today and features his girlfriend Summer. They danced together and Jon said they had to rehearse a lot in his barn cause dancing’s just not his thing.

Sunday night on ABC it’s the 3-hour CMA Fest special with hosts Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini. Performers include Keith Urban, Maren Morris, FGL, Miranda, Luke Bryan, Blake, Little Big Town, Midland, Lindsay Ell and more. Carrie Underwood will also sing a few tunes with rocker Joan Jett and Tim McGraw teams up with Luke Combs.

Finally - tomorrow Jake Owen will have a free show at a Kickoff Party for the Tennessee Titans on their training camp field. It’ll close with a big firework show.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dustin Lynch reveals his favorite movies & Johnny Cash's Kitchen & Saloon opened this week

Yesterday Luke Combs and his fiancé Nicole had a contest to see who could catch the biggest bass. Luke fishes all the time but it was Nicole who caught the biggest one! She beat him by almost an inch.

Kane Brown’s daughter is due in a few months and he says it’s weird but they’ve already got the baby seat in the car. Kane says, “I've also got my daddy books because I need to read before she gets here."

There’s a new country star bar/restaurant in downtown Nashville. Johnny Cash's Kitchen & Saloon opened this week. The 15,000-square-foot complex has two stages and cafeteria style dining. The words to "I Walk the Line" are on the steps going up to the second floor, where a replica of the front porch of his cabin sits. If you go, make sure you try their extra crispy fried chicken.

Finally – Dustin Lynch reveals his favorite movies are ‘National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation’ and ‘Wedding Crashers.’

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dierks Bentley scales 7000 feet & Luke Combs got a shout out from a hero yesterday

Yesterday Dierks Bentley was at Grand Teton Park in Wyoming. He and a friend climbed a rock that was over 7,000 vertical feet. It took the guys 18 hours up and down. Dierks tweeted, “some much needed living.”

Luke Combs got a shout out from a hero yesterday. Randy Travis tweeted, “congrats on tying ‘Always & Forever’ as the longest #1 album by a male artist on the Billboard Country Chart. We’ve held on for a long time but it’s good to see a country artist breaking records and proving albums still sell.”  'Always & Forever' started it's run June of 1987. That's 32 years!!!

Thomas Rhett vacationed in Italy last year and he loves that Italians have no idea who he is, only the America’s on vacation there do. Thomas said, “it’s nice to get to know fans but it’s also nice to be anonymous sometimes.

Finally - Brett Eldredge’s first performances as a child were in the living room at family events. Brett was so nervous tho, he’d hide behind a door. What got him to sing; his mom paying him $5.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Keith Urban's daughters are in ‘Angry Birds 2' & Maren Morris performs on The Tonight Show

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's daughters are in upcoming movie ‘Angry Birds 2’ out Aug. 14. 11-year-old Sunday and 8-year-old Faith will voice hatchlings: Lily and Beatrice. The girls also had minor roles in the second season of Nicole's ‘Big Little Lies,’ playing students at school.

Michael Ray reveals the person he’d most like to have dinner with, dead or alive is Johnny Cash.

Blake Shelton’s mom Dorothy is the co-owner of the store, Junk Stars, in Tishomingo, Ok. She paints and makes jewelry and Dorothy also sells Blake-inspired mementos.

Brett Young's first child, a daughter, will be born later this year. He asked father of three, Dierks Bentley for advice on how to balance career and family and Dierks told him “you can’t really balance it. That’s why we appreciate the women in our lives so much.”

Finally - The Highwomen, led by Maren Morris perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.