Friday, February 5, 2016

Dierks Bentley Honored At The Country Music Hall Of Fame + Charles Kelley's Solo LP Out Today


An exhibit honoring Dierks Bentley opens March 4 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. On March 12, he’ll be there to perform and talk about his career and it’ll be streamed live on the museum's web site. 

Lady A’s Charles Kelley has his debut solo album, ‘The Driver’ out today. The nine tunes include guest vocals from Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Eric Paslay and Stevie Nicks. Tonight Charles will perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. 

The Super Bowl’s Sunday and Sam Hunt will co-headline the CBS Tailgate Party. As for who will win, Sam says, “I’m going with Peyton Manning because it could be his last go. He deserves it more than anyone and he’s one of the best that’s ever played.” 

Luke Bryan says his Super Bowl snacks include spicy cheese dip with Frito’s Scoops. 

Finally – a new species of tarantula where the males are predominantly black was recently found roaming near Folsom Prison, California, so it’s been named after Johnny Cash. Its scientific name is, ‘a-phono-pelma johnny-cashi.’

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Miranda Lamberts Buys 400 Acres + Sam Hunt Plays Superbowl Tailgate Party


Miranda Lambert just paid $3.4 million for 400-acres an hour from Nashville near Primm Springs, TN.  She got at least three homes, a six-car garage, a horse barn plus a huge lake and boathouse. There’s also lighted walking trails that lead to a 60-seat stage on the creek.

Kelsea Ballerini will open for Rascal Flatts this year but before that the guys are back at the Hard Rock in Vegas for shows that kick off on the 17th. Joe Don says they really like the hotel over a bus because the bed isn’t constantly moving. In their off time, they golf and dine at the all-you-can-eat buffets but their wives like Vegas for the shopping!

Carrie Underwood says after a long day, it’s so nice to take off her makeup, put on sweats and watch TV. Carrie says one of her favorite parts of the day is getting ready for bed.

Newcomer Maren Morris’s debut single, ‘My Church’ is screaming up the charts and the vocals we hear were recorded the day she wrote it; that’s unheard of! The song only took her an hour to write.

Finally - Sam Hunt will co-headline the Super Bowl Tailgate Party Sunday on CBS.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Luke Bryan Has Surgery Today + Jana Kramer Is In Love


About a year ago, Luke Bryan had surgery on a tendon in his elbow that he’d been putting off. It was probably chronic tendonitis; common among guitar players because of how they hold the neck. Today Luke’s having surgery on that elbow again so his arm will be in a sling for his tour kick-off on the 18th. 

Miranda Lambert’s album, ‘Platinum’ has now gone platinum, shipping over a million copies. 

Jana Kramer posted a photo yesterday with her newborn daughter writing, “absolutely in love. #JolieRae.” 

Chris Janson’s addicted to Mountain Dew and knows he needs to quit but he says, “after drinking six, I like to write songs. People make fun of me, but Mountain Dew’s my rocket fuel.” 

I found out that Brett Eldredge rarely if ever wears socks. 

Finally - Jake Owen’s following Kenny Chesney and launching, ‘Beach Whiskey,’ this year. Jake says it’s a “smooth, refreshing concoction.”