Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Miranda Lambert Starts New Scholarship + Eric Church Heads to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

All proceeds from Miranda Lambert‘s show in Nashville last night, about $40,000 went toward her new scholarship for ladies in Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. It’ll start in the 2016 school year and it will support women who want to pursue their dreams in the music biz. At last night’s concert, I hear Blake’s music played over the speakers for an hour before it started and at Miranda’s second song, she said these days she’s getting by on a lot of caffeine and sad tunes. Raelynn was on Miranda’s show but hours before it, Blake posted a photo of them in the studio together and the caption read, “so happy right now... Got to see my RaeLynn 2 days in a row!!!!!! I love her so much it's stupid.”   

Jake Owen was asked recently if he thinks it’s harder for females to break into country music and he said, “not really, but there’s also not many songs written from a girls perspective. Miranda Lambert connects so well because she sings songs that relate to both guys and girls.”  

Finally - Eric Church is featured in a new exhibit opening at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum September 18. It’ll include stage clothes, guitars, song manuscripts and more and it will go thru next February.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Miranda Lambert Laughing With Girlfriends + Dierks Bentley Lists Home For 1.7 Million

A former Oklahoma lawmaker says the sealed divorce records of Blake and Miranda may have violated an Oklahoma law passed last year that states some private items can be sealed but not all of them like they did with the Shelton’s. Attorney Irven Box believes it was done for them cause they’re celebrities. 

Miranda Lambert was seen out to eat with girlfriends in Nashville a few nights ago at Cantina Laredo. Fellow diners said she was laughing a lot and looked great. Tonight she performs an acoustic show at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley club.  

Dierks Bentley and his wife just listed their Nashville home for $1.7 million. It’s over 4,000 sq ft and comes with a guesthouse and pool. Hopefully the new owner can get it taken off the ‘Homes of the Stars’ tour bus route that drives by every day.   

When he played football, Chase Rice learned about his peers by studying their moves and he says he’s doing that same thing today by studying his musical heroes; Kenny Chesney and Eric Church.  

Finally - Rascal Flatts are on Dan Rather’s show, The Big Interview tonight on AXS TV.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Blake and Miranda Have First Post-Divoce Twitter Exchange + Little Big Town Extends Road Break

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert had their 1st public Twitter exchange since their divorce. It was Friday and it was about their friend Ashley Monroe’s new album. Blake tweeted to Miranda first then she tweeted right back and it was playful and sarcastic. 

Little Big Town has sadly had to extending their break from the road because doctors say Jimi’s vocal cords need a little more time to heal. 

We know Kenny Chesney is super disciplined about his diet on tour but this fall, he says he’ll be watching football and eating a bag of Doritos. Kenny weaknesses include cheese, pasta and chocolate. 

Luke Bryan says his wife Caroline helps keep his life together and it’s not easy. A couple times he even flew home thru the night just to be at one of his boy’s baseball games that next morning. 

Finally –if you want to run into Dierks Bentley next time you’re in Nashville, he often has lunch at Arnold's, a meat-and-three cafeteria downtown.