Friday, April 17, 2015

Fire Breaks Out on Lady A's Bus + ACM's Are Sunday Night on CBS

Just outside Dallas yesterday, the bus Hillary from Lady A was riding in caught on fire so a sleeping Hillary, her husband and tour manager had to get out fast! A rear tire blew hitting a gas line making the back of the bus catch on fire. Hillary said everything in back was burned except for her Bible. Thankfully no one was hurt.

Saturday Darius Rucker hosts the ACM Celebrity Golf Classic in Dallas. Saturday night Zac Brown performs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the PBS show Front & Center features Sara Evans and Martina McBride in concert.

The ACM’s are Sunday night on CBS, hosted by Luke & Blake. Performers include Garth, Miranda, Dierks, Kenny, Eric Church, Reba, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Mr. Paisley, Lady A, Little Big Town, Cole Swindell & Sam Hunt. Presenters include Brett Eldredge, Darius Rucker, Trisha, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and Steven Tyler. Florida Georgia Line will sing with a hologram of Johnny Cash and Brooks & Dunn perform together as well.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line had his bachelor party a few days ago so I’m guessing his wedding can’t be far away so I’ll be looking for a ring Sunday night…

Thursday, April 16, 2015

LBT & Toby Keith Play Fundraiser Tonight + Easton Corbin’s Album is Out June 30

As a child, Keith Urban was a talent show contestant and the main judge told him something he still can’t shake after all these years. He said, "get out of country & western and into some real music and kindly learn to sing in tune.”

Cole Swindell spent 3-years selling T-shirts for Luke Bryan at his concerts and since he’s a marketing major, Cole remembered what fans liked and that helped him design the shirts he sells. I didn’t know this but Cole says merchandise sales gets split up between the band and crew.

Easton Corbin’s next album, ‘About to Get Real’ is out June 30. Last time we chatted I asked if he were to be in the circus, what would he do? He said, “being fired out of a cannon would be cool but I wouldn’t get in it, I’d make some other guy do that!”

Little Big Town and Toby Keith play Matthew McConaughey's charity fundraiser in Austin, TX tonight.

Finally - Darius Rucker cooks and talks on The Chew today.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Garth May Lip-Sync Sunday Night + Eric Church's Furniture Line Debuts in October

The ACM Awards Sunday night will have a ton of performances including Garth who reveals he may have to lip-sync due to how much he trashes his voice at his concerts. If he decided he can’t sing Sunday, Garth’s already taped a performance just for the ACM’s.

Also Sunday night, there will be a duet with Rascal Flatts and pop star Christina Aguilera. They’ll perform a song of hers then fade into their new single, ‘Riot,”

Eric Church has partnered with Pulaski Furniture for his ‘Highway to Home’ line that’ll debut in October with furniture from rustic western to contemporary urban industrial. As a teenager Eric worked in his dad’s upholstery plants and a portion of the proceeds will go to juvenile diabetes research.

Easton Corbin told me he has one kind of unusual thing on his contract rider; coconut water.

Finally – when he’s home, you’ll find Tyler Farr mudding on his four-wheeler but what he really looks forward to when he’s not on the road is mowing his own grass.