Friday, October 18, 2019

Blake Shelton is now a vegan & Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today

Word has it Blake Shelton is now a vegan because of Gwen Stefani. She’s been a vegetarian 38 years and Blake’s supposedly trying to get healthier and lose weight. I guess Gwen’s stamina is what sold Blake on this new way of eating.

Jason Aldean’s wife gets a lot of negative feedback on social media and sometimes she’d just like to stop it all together. Brittany says, "I get awful comments every single day that are rude and unnecessary but there’s no point in arguing with ignorance.”

The GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends airs tonight on PBS. Garth will perform ‘Soul Man’ with Sam Moore who made the song a hit in 1967.

Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today with 13 tunes including guest vocals from Blake Shelton. Florida Georgia Line’s new album, ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ is also out today but only at Walmart.

Finally - Patsy & Loretta premier’s tomorrow night on the Lifetime channel.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

no more jumping up and down for Kenny Chesney & Maren Morris is on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration

Kenny Chesney had knee surgery last year, he says due to 20 years of jumping up and down on stage. He says he’ll keep touring as long as he can but he can’t jump up and down anymore. The surgery was due to a concert at Arrowhead Stadium in 2018. Kenny was leaping around when it looked like he hurt his knee and had to hobble around the stage the last hour of the show.

Jon Pardi stops by Good Morning America tomorrow to perform. When Jon was four, his grandma would take videos with them doing karaoke singing Alan Jackson tunes together.

Maren Morris
will be on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration November 9 on HBO. PBS will re-air it November 17.

Blake Shelton stops by the Ellen Show today to surprise Craig Morgan who’s performing. 

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley will producer a musical called, 'May We All.' It's about a fledgling country singer who reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville. the premier will be in Nashville sometime in 2021.

Finally - at last night’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, Chris Young performed ‘Drowning’ in honor of Kane Brown's drummer who was killed in a car accident last weekend. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet & Blake and Gwen want to leave Hollywood

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet since recently breaking up with comedian John Crist. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is keeping her really busy and her dancing partner asked if any cute country boys had reached out yet and Lauren said, “a lot have but I’m not interested in dating right now.”

Both of Thomas Rhett’s young daughters listen to his new songs and he pays close attention to that. Thomas says, “if Willa Gray wants to listen six times in a row, maybe it’s one I should record.”

Life & Style reports Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani want to leave Hollywood and settle down on his farm in Oklahoma. An insider says Blake wants to build her a dream house because she deserves it.

Finally - Brian from Florida Georgia Line says besides music he also owns a production company, a restaurant and a clothing line where everything’s made in the U.S. But Brian says he’s had to hunt down every single dream he’s ever had.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Luke Combs helps pick wedding napkins & Tim McGraw chats live today at 2 pm CT

I hear Luke Combs is just as much a wedding planner as his fiancée is. He says, “if I can't put effort into planning the most important day of our lives what does that say about me.” Luke can’t believe this but he’s actually excited to pick out the kind of napkins they’ll use.

Midland will reveal a secret on The Ellen Show today. My sources say they’ll play Hollywood’s Palomino Club tonight but it closed in 1995. I hear the club will open just for them and their sold-out crowd.

Tim McGraw will talk about his upcoming fitness book ‘Grit & Grace’ today at 2 pm CT at talkshoplive. Tim will go live from his Nashville gym and says, “exercising daily was a pebble that set off a ripple effect, improving the way I eat, sleep and relate to others. It also made me a better person to be around.” ‘Grit & Grace’ will be in stores November 5.

Finally - the new nine-part podcast, Dolly Parton's America, launches today with new episodes each week. Look for interviews with Jane Fonda, Ralph Emery and others, as well as Dolly herself.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Luke Combs fiancé fires back & Blake Shelton officiates Trace Adkins wedding

This weekend Luke Combs fiancé Nicole fired back on Twitter after people slammed her for dating a bigger guy. They also called Luke a goat. One fan wrote, “people are so cruel. Happiness and love come in all different sizes.”

Blake Shelton officiated the wedding of good friend Trace Adkins Saturday to his Canadian actress girlfriend Victoria Pratt. It took place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. They met in 2014 on the set of the film ‘The Virginian.’

Carrie Underwood says she’s noticed something when she looks back at her TV performances; she has involuntary body spasms when she sings but doesn’t realize it when she’s singing.

Kane Brown’s
drummer Kenny Dixon was killed in a car accident Saturday. He was only 27. Kane wrote "Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me in 2015 when nobody else believed we would make it. You will never be replaced.”

Finally - Brantley Gilbert performs at half time tonight during Monday Night Football.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dolly's Opry tribute on NBC November 26 & Brothers Osborne's ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today

This year marks 20 years since Garth Brooks created his alter ego, Chris Gaines. When asked if he’ll do anything for the anniversary, it was a no for Garth who said, “cause I don’t think I could ever drop that much weight again.”

Dolly Parton became a member of the Opry in 1969. Tomorrow there’s an all-star concert on the Opry stage to honor her 50th year. It’s been sold out for a long time and now we hear it’ll be on NBC November 26. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

Growing up, Kane Brown thought he’d be a pro athlete one day. He was the quarterback of the football team; captain of the basketball team and their baseball teams star pitcher. After turning down a basketball scholarship to the U of Tennessee, Kane wanted to join the Army but they told him he first had to get rid of his neck tattoos. That’s when Kane got a job at FedEx and on breaks he’d play music.

Finally - Brothers Osborne's new album, ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today. It was recently recorded during a three-night sold out stand there.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in December & today's the official return of Sam Hunt

When Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married Sunday, it rained so they had the ceremony in a barn from the 1850s. They said that actually made the day more romantic and magical. They’ll wait until December for their honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Jamaica, where an over-the-water bungalow has already been reserved.

Blake Shelton loves to cook and the two things he most often makes is chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy and cheese dip with Velveeta, jalapeños and sautéed onions. As for Blake’s favorite bus snack food, it’s Cheetos. He says, “I decided years ago Cheetos can't be that bad for you because they're basically orange air."

Jon Pardi just got engaged to his girlfriend Summer after two years of dating. Jon said before her he went through his share of crazy girlfriends but they weren’t the only ones to blame. Jon says, “I still do dumb things tho because I’m a guy/”

Finally - the official return of Sam Hunt is today at 5 p.m. ET when we’ll hear his new tune, ‘Kinfolks.’

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show & Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday

Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday in Austin, TX to his fiancé Ty Haney in a quiet ceremony at Laguna Gloria; an Italian villa on the shores of Lake Austin. Ty’s pregnant with their daughter due next month. They met last year after she messaged him on Instagram writing, “Let’s hang!” Their first date was at an Austin restaurant.

Word has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani bought a home together in LA. It’s being renovated so they’re living in a rental in Bel-Air since she sold her mansion last month.

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show that’ll be filmed at the Tiki Tonk on his farm in Kingston Springs, TN. He’ll have singers, songwriters, athletes and comedians. There will be a live audience when they start filming but I’m not sure where it’ll air yet, maybe YouTube?

Kane Brown’s
been hard at work on new music. Last week, he was in a Nashville studio doing vocals. His baby girl is due sometime this month.

Finally - Scotty McCreery turns 26 today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

luke combs has sticker shock & eric church gives a fan $10,000

Luke Combs recently spent a lot of money on some furniture for his home. It was from Restoration Hardware in Nashville and Luke said he couldn’t believe how much a couch costs these days. Luke also revealed his upcoming album, ‘What You See Is What You Get’ will include a tune with Brooks & Dunn and his idol Eric Church. He said Eric doesn’t do stuff like that a lot so it was quite an honor.

Speaking of Eric, a few days ago at a show in San Francisco, a 10-year-old girl held up a sign, "will you sponsor my jog-a-thon?" Eric said, "I will” then one of his security guys got her contact info. Eric gave her a check for $10,000.

Dierks Bentley
says he’s not always recognized as a country star anymore. Right now he’s more known for his 5-Hour ENERGY TV commercials. Dierks says he’s OK being the 5-Hour guy.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s country star dad Rhett Akins once told him, “in this business you won’t get affirmed much so you have to not need it.” Thomas says he working on the ‘not needing it’ part.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday & Garth and Trisha's disagreements

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday at Drakewood Farm near Nashville. 100 attended and Jake Owen sang. It was an outdoor wedding but rainstorms forced everyone into a barn. The food stations included shrimp and grits and build-your-own burgers. Their cake was vanilla with chocolate frosting.

When Jon Pardi was in preschool, the teacher never knew his real name because he said he was Randy Travis, Merle Haggard or George Strait. What’s funny is Jon doesn’t even remember doing that.

Garth
told US Weekly after almost 14 years of marriage he and Trisha’s disagreements are a little more intense and a little more often. Garth says it helps him understand a different viewpoint. Trisha says, “I think what that means is he listens to me and I’m usually right.”

Finally – on the road, Carrie Underwood‘s son Isaiah is now called ‘The Mayor of Catering’ because he always says hi to everybody as he rides his little scooter around the venue.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Jon Pardi is engaged & Michael Ray and Carly Pearce get married soon

Jon Pardi surprised his girlfriend Summer Duncan, by asking her to marry him during Wednesday night’s show at The Ryman. Jon got down on one knee then the crowd gave them a standing ovation after she said yes. His mom introduced them two years ago because she just knew they’d hit it off.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce are either getting married Saturday or next Saturday because they’re both off those weekends. Jake Owen is singing at their wedding and he’s also off at the same time.

Dan and Shay and Justin Bieber have a tune out today they co-wrote, ‘10,000 Hours.’ It’s the first single off Dan and Shay's next album and it’s described as wedding music. They’ve known each other for several years as they all have the same manager and the guys also went to Justin's recent wedding.

Finally - Brantley Gilbert's album, 'Fire & Brimstone' is out today. Tonight his show at an Air Force Base in Ohio will stream live on his Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice & Jason Aldean has to return his car

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice in 2014 but was eliminated from Usher’s team during the Playoff round. Morgan says he’s thankful he didn’t win cause it gave him the chance to figure out who he was as an artist.

Jason Aldean’s always owned a truck until now. He just bought his first car that he calls an impulse buy; a Mercedes-AMG GT. But Jason’s gonna return it next week because he’s been feeling guilty ever since. They cost just under $200,000!

Miranda Lambert recently ran her Polaris sport utility vehicle into a ditch. They cost $22,000 and after Miranda sunk it in the mud she tweeted, "I'm the reason we can't have nice things.”

Blake Shelton will produce, ‘Time for You to Come Home for Christmas’ for the Hallmark Channel. It’s a sequel to last year's ‘Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas.’

Finally - The Highwomen led by Maren Morris perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and Carrie Underwood’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman duet & Thomas Rhett is moving

During their trip to Italy last weekend, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were guests at a wedding when they took the stage to sing Elton John's hit ‘Your Song.’ They took turns singing each verse.

Thomas Rhett's
wife is pregnant with their third daughter and they need another bedroom for the baby so they’re getting ready to move into a new house. As for what her name will be, Thomas said they’re down to 4 or 5 that they love.

Mark
from Midland was just in New York City, walking through the Lower East Side, thinking there’s no way he’d be recognized by anyone. He’d just left a gym and was wearing workout shorts and looking pretty scruffy. Mark could not believe he was actually approached three different times by fans.

I found out Lauren Alaina has a pet turtle named Squirt.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on the Ellen DeGeneres show today with Marshmello.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a bathroom TV & Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a recliner and three TV’s so he can watch three college football games at once. It also has a Keurig for his five plus cups of coffee a day. The kids bunk cribs zip shut so they can’t escape and the master TV’s as wide as a queen bed and the bath has a TV with a shower speaker so Jason can watch football as he showers.

Blake Shelton said he probably wouldn’t do it, but he’s now releasing an album; ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country.’ It’s out December 13 with seven songs we’ve heard and five that are brand new.

Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25 on A&E. His career started in his hometown of Stillwater. They raised money so he could go to Nashville but 23 hours after his arrival, Garth headed back home realizing he just wasn’t ready. Two years later he returned. Garth said, “I went back home with my tail between my legs and the only reason I can laugh about it today is cause I didn’t give up.”

Finally – Reba’s voice will be in the animated film ‘Spies in Disguise.’ The movie’s out on Christmas Day.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Miranda Lambert got into trouble this weekend & Jon Pardi performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Miranda Lambert got into trouble this weekend trying to get dressed before a show. She needed her husband to put shoes on her feet as her pants were way too tight. He said he’d help if she could grab the shoes but as she tried, her pants felt like they were gonna rip so he helped her.

This weekend Thomas Rhett was in the studio recording a few Christmas tunes. One will be an original; the other a Christmas classic. He got in the spirit by stringing lights up and wearing a Santa hat. He also may have had a few Christmas cookies too.

Despite interest from several big publishing houses, Dolly Parton’s life story book will be with two smaller indie publishers. The big publishers wouldn’t give her audio book rights nor a term license that would revert back to Dolly in 10 years.

Luke Bryan kicked off his 11th annual Farm Tour Thursday. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students from farming families.

Finally - Jon Pardi performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Jon Pardi’s new album ‘Heartache Medication’ is out today. He wrote half the record and it also includes a duet with Lauren Alaina written by Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Thomas Rhett also co-wrote a tune. Jon recorded the vocals in an unfinished room above his mom Shelly’s garage in California. He said the acoustics were amazing and now he’s calling it Shelly's Honky-tonk. Jon’s show in New York City tonight will livestream for free at 7:45 p.m. CT on Amazon Music’s Facebook page.

Jake Owen remade his grandparents love story in the video for his current single ‘Homemade’ and it’ll premiere on YouTube today. Jake will also live chat for it at 1 pm ET.

Thomas Rhett’s on the cover of Nashville Lifestyles Most Beautiful People issue out now.

Garth is Martina McBride’s 1st guest on her new podcast today at LuminaryPodcasts.com. They met in 1991 when she sold t-shirts for him on his tour.

Finally – Reba’s on the Kelly Clarkson show today.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I have the wedding date of Michael Ray & Lady A are on the Ellen show today

I’m pretty sure I figured out the wedding date of Michael Ray and Carly Pearce; Saturday, October 5. That’s the only weekend they’re both off next month and Jake Owen’s singing at their wedding and he also happens to be off October 5. Carly says she also finished writing her vows last weekend.

Lauren Alaina says her life on Dancing With the Stars means practicing every day for five hours. Lauren even wakes up in the night and goes through dance moves in her head. She’s also trying to work on a new record right now too.

Lady Antebellum will perform and chat with Ellen DeGeneres on her show today. Their album, ‘Ocean’ is in stores November 15 and you can pre-order it now. The band will also be on Access Hollywood today.

Finally – due to popular demand, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has added a second Keith Urban show February 15. Tickets are $18-$223 but the closest that expensive ticket will get you is rows 5 & 6.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kenny Chesney rolls out his Chillaxification Tour & what's Lauren Alaina pet peeve

Kenny Chesney’s just announced his Chillaxification Stadium Tour 2020 and his openers include Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion. It will kick off in April and tickets go on sale October 4.

If she wasn't singing, Lauren Alaina would be teaching and says, “if I wasn’t a musician, I wanted to be a pediatrician or a special needs teacher.” As for Lauren’s pet peeve, its bad tippers. Growing up, Lauren remembers her waitress mom would burst into tears when she didn’t get a tip. Lauren says their family really depended on that extra cash her mom made.

Michael Ray says his road essentials are pretty simple, his guitar, peanut butter and throat coat tea.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s youngest is a high school senior so he and Faith are almost empty nesters. They only had one year together before children so they’re looking forward to time alone with no kids. Tim’s 15th album is almost done and will be out next year. He calls it a tapestry of life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jason Aldean’s wife needs some help & Brantley Gilbert has a free show

Jason Aldean’s wife took to Facebook yesterday to ask if there’s a dog trainer in Nashville that can take their new puppy Saint to their place for a week to help house break him. Brittany said she has a hard time disciplining and Saint does not listen to her.

Brantley Gilbert has partnered with Tootsies Orchid Lounge to headline its 59th birthday celebration in downtown Nashville October 9. The free show will include Jon Pardi, Lee Brice and more.

Even tho Carrie Underwood’s worth over $60 million dollars she still does some of her own chores. She always makes her bed every morning and says she can’t stand going about her day with an unmade bed. Carrie also makes sure her fridge is organized and pristine with all the labels facing out.

Finally - Morgan Wallen will perform outdoors on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. He’s from Sneedville, TN, population of 1,387. Morgan says it’s a sleepy little town where family comes first.

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.