Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are pretty strict parents & Midland have 8 guys packed on one bus

We know Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Luke Bryan recently had dinner in Hollywood. I found out they spent their time catching up and talking about family and Luke said, “it was fun hanging with them and seeing them so happy.”

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are pretty strict parents. Their daughters Sunday and Faith are 8 and 10 and they don’t have a phone or an Instagram account. Keith and Nic also keep them out of the limelight. Both girls are interested in music too; Sunday plays piano and Faith is learning the violin.

Midland are still a young band, so they have 8 guys packed on one bus. The toys they bring are simple; baseball mitts, bats and footballs. One day they fantasize about having a helicopter pad on top of the bus.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line is addicted to NBC’s This Is Us but he’s also a huge fan of old Dallas reruns.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Old Dominion borrow some of Kenny Chesney’s ideas & Sara Evans and her children perform today on Pickler & Ben

After several summers opening for Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion's on their own headlining tour. They admit they've borrowed some of Kenny’s ideas like a backstage vibe room. The guys say Kenny also taught them the right way to treat the people that work for you.  

When Jon Pardi goes home to California, he likes to play golf. As for his favorite PGA player, Jon said he really likes Jake Owen’s good friend, Jordan Spieth.  

Years ago, Garth signed a minor league contract with the Padres and the Mets and he also did a guest stint with the Royals. Garth says, “half the people in the park are for you, the rest hate you and people also yelled, ‘and I hate your music too.”  

Newcomer Chris Lane opened for Kenny Chesney last summer and he says that motivated him to find some great songs for his next record. After hearing almost 300 tunes, Chris narrowed it down to 14.  

Finally - Sara Evans and her children Avery and Olivia perform today on Pickler & Ben.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Luke Combs spent the weekend in Exuma & Blake Shelton will do a rare Nashville concert May 31

Luke Combs, Dustin Lynch and a songwriting buddy spent the weekend in Exuma. It’s a district of the Bahamas consisting of over 365 islands, also called cays. Luke tweeted, “such a fun, much needed few days writing with these guys.”

Blake Shelton will do a rare Nashville concert May 31 in the Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater. The show celebrates the 20th anniversary of Musicians on Call, the nonprofit that brings music to patients in hospitals across the U.S. A limited number of tickets will be on sale April 26. You can find out more at MusiciansOnCall.org.

Hillary from Lady A has three girls; 5-year-old Eisele, and 1-year-old twins Betsy and Emory. Her husband Chris was the band’s drummer but now he’ll be staying home with their daughters and says, “the band can do without me but not her.”

Finally – growing up in Knoxville, TN, Kelsea Ballerini never intended to pursue music because she always wanted to be a veterinarian.