Monday, November 30, 2015

Carrie Underwood Needs Maternity Pants + George Strait Wants a Tattoo

Carrie Underwood tweeted this weekend she ate so much she wished she’d held on to her maternity jeans to use as her Thanksgiving pants.

Chris Young is 30 and his family really wants him married but what took him off the hook a few years ago is his niece was born. With a new baby, no one was bugging him anymore to get married but now that she’s four, Chris is starting to get some heat again.

Miranda Lambert was asked for tattoo advice from George Strait. He’s thinking about getting one. She said, “get the state of Texas and a heart where San Antonio is, then in small print put, 'I Love Miranda!'

Blake Shelton knew when he was 15 that he wanted to be a country singer and said it was probably the only way he was ever gonna meet girls.

Finally - Frankie Ballard’s food weakness is grocery store frozen pizza; the cheaper the better!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Miranda Lambert Finally Speaks About Her Divorce + Carrie Underwood Has Thanksgiving Pie Fail

Miranda Lambert’s in December’s Cosmopolitan, out Dec 3. As for her divorce she says, "marriage is a tough business and we gave it our best college try. I had a great relationship with an amazing man, so I have a good launching pad for the future." 

Carrie Underwood posted a photo yesterday on Facebook of a badly burned pumpkin pie and wrote, “tomorrow's menu...pumpkin failure a la mode. #thanksgivingfail, #sad, #ineedanewoven. 

Luke Bryan is helping the Salvation Army kick off its Red Kettle Campaign today during his halftime show at the Cowboys’ game. Luke and family will also have Thanksgiving dinner at AT&T Stadium. 

Jake Owen and Jennifer Nettles perform this morning during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on NBC. Jake’s looking forward to it but is sad he’ll miss grandmas cooking back home. 

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini tweets, “there’s no feeling like going to mommas house. I always turn back into a little kid.”

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Trisha Yearwood's Deviled Egg Recipe + Kelsea Ballerini's Smoky Eyes

I hear Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are having lots of fun together and they’ll be spending at least one holiday with each other. It might be Thanksgiving as they're both stuck in L.A. doing something for The Voice.

Thanksgiving for Trisha Yearwood means her grandma's cornbread dressing with hard-boiled eggs in it. Trisha just bought cans of cranberry sauce and said,” I make cranberry relish for the family, but I still love the canned stuff; it must be a childhood thing!” The day after the holiday, Trisha always makes deviled eggs two ways; one kind for her and one for Garth. Hers has to be sweet and his has to have lots of mustard.

Carrie Underwood says mustard should be a food group because she puts it on almost everything.

Kelsea Ballerini gets makeup tips from YouTube and her most recent was how to do smoky eyes.

Finally – Michael Ray can’t wait for Thanksgiving tomorrow to eat his grandma’s Chocolate Dump Cake with layers of chocolate pudding, Cool Whip and crushed up Heath bars.

His and Hers Deviled Eggs:
Note from Trisha: Super fresh eggs aren’t best for boiling. They tend to be harder to peel. So for deviled eggs, I use eggs that are nearing the sell-by date on the carton.
His Filling:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. yellow mustard
1 Tbsp. butter, softened
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish: paprika
Her filling:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish
1 tsp. yellow mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
Bring eggs to a boil in medium saucepan with water to cover. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 20 minutes. Drain saucepan; refill with cold water. Crack eggshells; let stand in cold water 5 minutes. Peel eggs, cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Halve eggs lengthwise. Carefully remove yolks; set aside in a small bowl. Mash yolks with a fork; stir in filling ingredients of choice. Season with salt and pepper. Fill each egg-white half with a small scoop of yolk mixture. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.
Makes: 24 egg halves

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Luke Bryan's Obsessed + Chris Young on His Free Quesadilla Gig


Luke Bryan’s obsessed with 2 new apps; Geo Measure and MyRadar that he uses for hunting and fishing reports. 

Carrie Underwood was asked about her good friend Miranda Lambert’s split from Blake Shelton and said, “they're both amazing people and above all, us country folk, we're family and we just want everybody to be happy." 

Thomas Rhett would love to act someday and dreamed of being James Bond. Music’s his passion but Thomas could see himself moving to Hawaii and opening a surf shop to sell surf boards. 

Chris Young says his standing gig in college was playing the patio of the El Chico Mexican restaurant in Nashville. He got $100 a night plus tips and free quesadillas. 

Finally - Tim McGraw’s daughter Gracie fronts a band now and he says, “she doesn't think I'm cool at all but I like to think when I'm not around, she thinks I'm cooler than I actually think she does.”

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sam Hunt Wins Big at AMAs + Brad Paisley on Blake Shelton's Romance


Last night Sam Hunt won big at the American Music Awards; he was the All-Genre Best New Artist. Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood won Male and Female Country Artist and Country Duo or Group; Florida Georgia Line also won Country Album for ‘Anything Goes.’ 

A source tells E! News that Miranda Lambert’s “staying busy right now and is really happy. She is dating but taking things slow.” 

Brad Paisley’s on The Voice tonight and as for Blake Shelton’s romance with Gwen Stefani, Brad says, “she's completely out of his league! I don't know what he's thinking." 

For the 8th time, Kenny Chesney’s tour sold more tickets than any other one did in 2015, that’s all-genre. 

Friday night in Corbin, KY, Randy Houser threw a guy out of his show for fighting in the crowd. 

Finally - Justin Timberlake’s new country single, ‘Drink You Away’ is at radio today.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Keith Urban’s Exhibit Opens in Nashville + Luke Bryan Debuts New Tune on AMA's


Today, Keith Urban’s exhibit opens at the Country Music Hall of Fame. It includes his favorite guitar ‘Clarence’ and clothes he wore on-stage as a child that his dad made. 

Dierks Bentley’s 40 today; also today Trisha Yearwood flips the switch for the annual holiday lighting at Elvis's home; Graceland. 

Tonight, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band are on the cable special; Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. It airs on A+E, History and Lifetime. 

Sunday, Tim McGraw performs before the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on NBC. Sunday night the American Music Awards on ABC has Carrie Underwood debuting her new single so will Luke Bryan; and it’s a duet with Karen from Little Big Town. AMA presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Florida Georgia Line and Little Big Town

Finally - People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue’s out today with Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Brett Eldredge