Monday, December 9, 2019

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday & Miranda Lambert was on Maui this weekend

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday night for the 1st time since 2017, where 59 people were killed when the gunman opened fire on the crowd. Fans from that night also returned Friday and Jason opened the show saying, “let’s finish what we started!”

Miranda Lambert and her husband were on Maui this weekend as she performed at the BMI Songwriters Festival. Miranda hints she’s also working on personal goals and there’s speculation she’s talking about kids as she’s now 36.

Voice alums Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradberry were asked about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Cassadee said, “I’m sure they’re going to end up happily ever after.” Danielle added, “they just fit together and his love for her is the cutest thing ever.”

Luke Combs has an EP out of stripped down versions of songs he recorded with some songwriting friends. It’s called ‘The Writer’s Cut’ but you can only get it on Apple Music.

Finally - George Strait has a vinyl set of ‘Strait Out of the Box’ out today. It covers thirty-five years and 57 number ones but only a limited amount were made. It retails for $250.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Jason Aldean has one mansion regret & Blake Shelton's Hallmark movie airs Sunday

Jason Aldean says the mansion he’s having built will be their forever home where they raise their kids. They made sure they knew exactly what they wanted but now he wishes they’d have gone smaller cause it's taking forever to build. Jason revealed the 20 foot tall water slide and huge pool was all his idea.

Michael Ray tweeted yesterday, “drinking coffee while riding through New York City is not easy. It should be a task on American Ninja Warrior.” That’s a show on NBC.

Brad Paisley says one Christmas their new dog Annie ate the baby Jesus out of the nativity.

Blake Shelton
produced his second Hallmark film, ‘Time For You to Come Home For Christmas’ and it airs Sunday night on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s mantra is ‘play the hand you’re dealt.’ She said it’s taken 36 years to realize she doesn’t have to take herself so seriously. Miranda also found out it’s OK to make fun of herself.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jake Owen says he’s the fattest he’s ever been & Blake Shelton has a duet partner

Jake Owen’s growing his hair out and he says he’s the fattest he’s ever been right now because he’s not watching what he eats or running daily. Jake’s headed out on an acoustic tour next year; just he and his guitar and he won't even have a set list until he's on stage and is able to read the crowd.

Luke Combs has a new career/life goal; to win a Waffle House Tunie Award for being the most played artist in their restaurants. Chris Stapleton won the golden waffle this year.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani duet on his album out December 13. Blake says it’s the most epic love song he’s heard in a long time and it’s something that’ll make you stop your car.

Brett Young’s daughter was born in October and he says it feels like they’ve known her forever. Brett says she’s been the most incredibly life-changing experience ever.

Finally - Chris Janson will replace Sam Hunt tonight at the first-ever NASCAR Awards in Nashville. The performance closes out a week of NASCAR festivities.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in Jamaica & Brett Eldredge is on TV tonight

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married a few months ago and they said sometime in December is when they’d honeymoon. They’ll be at Sandals Resort in Jamaica in an over-the-water bungalow. Carly and Luke Combs just found out they’re on Forbes Top Young Entrepreneurs Under 30 List.

On Garth’s A & E special his oldest daughter Taylor said she wasn’t very nice to Trisha when she and Garth got married and Trisha came to live in his Oklahoma home. Taylor would go out in the backyard and catch tarantulas and put them in the freezer so Trisha would find them.

Blake Shelton’s had several pet turkeys all named ‘Turkey’ and he thinks it’s funny to feed them Stovetop Stuffing on Thanksgiving. He does that every year.

One time Luke Bryan played at Hershey Park and he was also able to get the family fast passes for all the rides. When Tate got on a roller coaster he said, “dad, I'm so glad you're Luke Bryan!”

Finally - NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs tonight and Brett Eldredge will perform.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

part 2 of garth's A & E special is tonight & Brad Paisley’s on The Talk because tonight his special is on

On last night’s A & E show about Garth, his brother revealed he was the baby, clown and joker in the family. When Garth moved back home 24 hours after going to Nashville his understanding dad said, “sometimes your most driving forces aren’t your greatest memories.” Garth and his ex-wife Sandy spent their 1st wedding anniversary living in a home near Nashville with five guys, two wives, a baby and a dog and cat. Part 2 airs tonight.

Thomas Rhett has said no to his family having a reality show. He’s been asked a bunch of times and says social media’s the way he opens his home and life to fans but a TV show might just be too much. In 2020 Thomas wants to be in a few scenes in a big movie. He’s already been on The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and loved it.

Brad Paisley’s on The Talk today and tonight it’s the one hour Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special on ABC with Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Peyton Manning and more.

Finally - the 2-hour CMA Country Christmas on ABC airs tonight with host Trisha Yearwood. Performer include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Brett Young and Chris Janson.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mark from Midland's a new dad & Blake shelton debuts a Funyun turkey

Mark from Midland’s wife Ty recently had their daughter Sunny. Her name is Sundance Leon. She had to spend a week in the hospital and Midland are now postponing their tour due to a medical emergency following her birth. Sunny’s expected to make a full recovery, but Mark can’t be away from home until then and they’ll share more info as soon as they feel they can.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce had Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel when they noticed an old guy sitting alone. They asked him to to sit with them and ended up talking for four hours. Bill’s 89 and Michael said they already made dinner plans with him for January.

Blake & Gwen debuted a Funyun covered turkey for Thanksgiving. I hear it was really good!

Tonight and tomorrow night you'll see Garth like never before on A & E’s new documentary ‘The Road I'm On.’ We’ll even hear from his ex-wife Sandy and his three daughters.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on The Voice tonight and Brad Paisley’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Luke Bryan’s wife has onion goggles & power goes out on Brothers Osborne

For Thanksgiving yesterday; Luke Bryan’s mom and his wife used their onion goggles. They’re $19 on Amazon and you can cut onions without tears plus smoke won’t irritate your eyes and they’re fog-free so they won’t steam up.

Brothers Osborne played the halftime show at the Bears/Lions game yesterday and just as they started to sing, all the power went out but it was thankfully restored a few minutes later.

As his home’s being built, Jason Aldean's living in Kane Brown’s old house. They were living in a rental but when Kane moved to his new home his old one hadn’t sold yet so he’s letting Jason stay in it for free. They also get to stay there until their house is done.

Brett Eldredge
went to his big brothers wedding a few days ago and instead of writing a best man speech, he wrote a song. Brett wasn’t sure if he could impossible to sing thru the tears but he did.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s first vinyl ‘Greatest Hits’ is out today but only at Wal Mart.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

jason aldean has free show tonight & Shaina’s on The Talk today

Tonight at over 100 Nashville locations Jason Aldean has a show filmed from his restaurant and we can watch on Jason's YouTube page at 8 PM CT.

Blake Shelton will once again stuff his Thanksgiving turkey with cheese and coat it with crumbled Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’ll host 30 people at his ranch in Oklahoma.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is her mom’s cornbread dressing and her mom’s gravy that always included chopped hard boiled eggs.

Shaina’s
on The Talk today. Tomorrow, Chris Young, Chris Janson and Tenille Townes are on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade has Miranda Lambert. Thursday Brothers Osborne perform at halftime at the Lions game. That night Jason Aldean’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live then Friday Garth and Brad Paisley are on Good Morning America.

Finally - Dustin Lynch is dating model Kelli Seymour. He first saw her on Instagram then they got to know each other thru text and video-chatting then they met at his show in California.

Faith Hill’s
mom Edna’s Cornbread Dressing
1 Whole Chicken
1 to 1 1/2 Cups Martha White Self-Rising Yellow Cornmeal Mix
6 Eggs (5 boiled)
Buttermilk
3 TBSP butter-flavored Crisco
A bunch of green onions, chopped
3 stems of celery, chopped
Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 teas. sage seasoning
Kroger All-purpose seasoning
Salt & Pepper
CORNBREAD:
Take an iron skillet and fill with 3 TBSP butter Crisco. Heat on stop top until melted. In a mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, 1 egg and buttermilk to the right consistency. After you've mixed, pour the melted Crisco on top of the mixture and stir until desired consistency. Leave a little Crisco in the skillet so the bread won't stick. Also sprinkle a little cornmeal in skillet before pouring the bread mixture into the skillet. Bake at 500º until brown.
CHICKEN:
Clean the chicken...wash and pull out the gizzard and liver, unwrap them and cook with the chicken. If you have a pressure cooker, cover the chicken with water and cook under pressure for 20 minutes. After cooked, set aside and let cool. Set aside the gizzard and liver for the gravy.
DRESSING:
While the chicken is cooking, in a large bowl, crumble the cooked cornbread and add the chopped onions, celery, 3 chopped boiled eggs. Add 14-16 oz of homemade cream of chicken soup, sage, all purpose seasoning, chicken broth from the cooked chicken and stir together. If the mixture is too thick, add a little hot water until it's the right consistency. SET ASIDE 3 VERY LARGE SPOONFULS OF DRESSING FOR THE GRAVY. Bake the mixture at 350º-375º until form or brown on top, about 35-45 minutes.
GRAVY:
Combine 14-16 oz. of homemade cream of chicken soup, the 3 spoonfuls of dressing, 2 chopped boiled eggs, gizzard & liver (chopped), a cup of cooked chicken, chopped. Add a little grated carrot for color if you have it in your kitchen. Add a little hot water for the right consistency of gravy. Cook real slow and simmer.
NOTE: Reserve the extra cooked chicken to freeze or add to your dressing before you cook it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The 911 calls are out about Sam Hunt’s DUI charge last week. Multiple drivers called when they noticed his black SUV going the wrong way down a Nashville road. One lady said Sam almost hit her head-on.

Jason Aldean's career started when his dad bought him his first guitar. He still has it and it will soon be hanging in his new mansion’s bowling alley. That’s where all of Jason’s plaques and trophies are.

Dolly became a member of the Opry 50 years ago and we can see the concert honoring her on NBC tonight. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

If you play Words With Friends, there’s a new Garth Brooks-inspired version you can play through December 8. You can also enter to win your own copy of his Legacy Collection.

Kane Brown’s daughter is almost a month old and they’re already thinking about baby #2.

Finally - Jon Pardi will perform on Late Night with Seth Myers tonight.

Monday, November 25, 2019

carrie underwood throws shade at cmas & Maddie from Maddie and Tae is married

At last night’s American Music Awards, Kane Brown was the Favorite Male Country Artist, Dan + Shay won Duo or Group and Country Song for ‘Speechless.’ Carrie Underwood won Female Artist and Country Album for ‘Cry Pretty’ and Carrie threw some shade at the CMAs saying, “I want to thank the AMAs for making this show fan voted because they're the ones that matter and the ones that count."

Chris Young saw a sign at his show this weekend that read, “chemo yesterday, Chris Young today” so he went out in the audience to finish his tune hugging that lady and she was in tears.

Sam Hunt got a DUI last week when he drove home after drinking at a friend’s show. He said, “it was a poor and selfish decision. I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk. It won’t happen again.” His label also indefinitely delayed the release of his next singe, 'Sinning With You.'

After Eric Church dissed Garth’s CMA Entertainer win, Garth says he pays no attention to things like that saying, “the year Eric wins, it'll be the sweetest year for him.”

Finally – Maddie from Maddie and Tae was married Friday to her high school sweetheart Jonah Font. Their food was a complete Thanksgiving meal and a hot cocoa bar.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Sam Hunt was arrested yesterday & Keith Urban performs at the Grey Cup

Sam Hunt was arrested yesterday morning in Nashville on DUI charges and possessing an open container. He was pulled over for swerving and driving south in northbound lanes. When asked for his driver’s license Sam instead handed the officer a passport and credit card. He badly failed his field sobriety test. He was twice the legal limit and Sam’s due in court January 17.

Dolly’s on The View today as her Heartstrings series debuts on Netflix. Garth’s on Strahan, Sara & Keke on ABC. Keith Urban performs at the Grey Cup halftime show in Calgary Sunday. Sunday night, Thomas Rhett and Shania sing at the American Music Awards and Kane Brown, Dan + Shay and Kelsea Ballerini will present.

Chris Stapleton is Waffle House’s most-played country artist this year and its top overall artist. He got a trophy that’s an actual-size gold waffle and the ceremony is here.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s album ‘9’ is out today with 16 tunes. Nine was always his baseball number and it's his lucky number.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tanya Tucker leads grammy nominees & Blake Shelton’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show

The Grammy’s are January 26 and the nominations are out with a few surprises. Tanya Tucker leads country with four nods. Getting two each; Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert (one was for Pistol Annies), Eric Church and Dan + Shay.

Tim McGraw says he has several scars but his worst is on the back of his heel from fishing in the Bahamas. Tim caught a wahoo and got it in the boat but as he was reeling another one in, he backed up and was gashed by the wahoo’s sharp teeth. The cut was so deep you could see his Achilles tendon the fish had just missed!

Dolly Parton has a huge structure on her property she calls the Arts & Crap building because it holds everything every fan has ever given her. I also hear Dolly still writes songs using a pencil, yellow legal pad and a cassette recorder and like everyone else, she buys her cassettes on eBay.

Blake Shelton’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show and Dolly’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Finally - Brett Eldredge stays healthy by doing hot yoga.

Grammy Nominations

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Tyler Childers - "All Your’n"

Ashley McBryde - "Girl Goin' Nowhere"

Willie Nelson - "Ride Me Back Home"

Blake Shelton - "God's Country"

Tanya Tucker - "Bring My Flowers Now"


BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs - "Brand New Man"

Brothers Osborne - "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)"

Dan + Shay - "Speechless"

Little Big Town - "The Daughters"

Maren Morris f/ Brandi Carlile - "Common"


BEST COUNTRY SONG
(award goes to the songwriter(s) - performer in parens)

"Bring My Flowers Now" (Tanya Tucker) - Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker

"Girl Goin' Nowhere" (Ashley McBryde) - Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde

"It All Comes Out in the Wash" (Miranda Lambert) - Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose

"Some of It" (Eric Church) - Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson

"Speechless" (Dan + Shay) - Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Eric Church - Desperate Man

Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel

Thomas Rhett - Center Point Road

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brad Paisley’s a big Hallmark Christmas movie fan & why dan from dan + shy won't cut his hiar

If you take a peek inside Jon Pardi’s fridge you’ll find salad stuff, eggs, spicy dill pickles and salsa. Jon also has elk meat he hunts himself. String cheese is his go-to snack and his new thing is cauliflower pizza crust. If he could work out with anyone Jon said it would be Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Brad Paisley’s a big Hallmark Christmas movie fan. His sister-in-law, Ashley Williams frequently acts in them. Ashley also revealed a secret about Brad. His freezer’s so big he sometimes put guitars in it, like three at a time along with the food. It’s called guitar relicing and it gives them a vintage aged look.

Dan from Dan + Shay has gotten superstitious about his long hair. The guys luck has been great since he started growing it out and Dan says as soon as they start losing awards he’ll cut it.

Finally - Shania’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today then Garth’s on The Talk this afternoon and Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves are on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Moore’s on Marty Smith's America on ESPN.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Carrie Underwood’s husband has a tune out & Erich church disses garth

Eric Church lost CMA Entertainer of the Year to Garth so at his show Saturday he changed the lyrics of ‘Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way’ to “I know Garth didn’t do it this way.” Then he smiled and shrugged his shoulders. The crowd knew what he meant and roared! The song criticizes the glitz of top selling county stars in the 70s so he inferred Garth’s fame is more glamor and materialism. Fans are bringing signs to his shows saying he’s the real Entertainer to which Eric replied, “I’m fine with it and the CMAs made the wrong fans mad.”

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani have an official nickname and it’s one Blake came up with, 'Gwake.’

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher just released a video for a parody deer hunting song to Lonestar’s hit ‘Amazed.’ It has over 11,000 views on YouTube and fans are now demanding a Carrie/Mike duet.

Finally - Miranda Lambert says she feels her prettiest when she’s wearing a ball cap, no makeup and cutoff jeans.

Monday, November 18, 2019

luke bryan's #1 & Jon Pardi will get married in May

Forbes Highest-Paid Country Acts list has Luke Bryan at #1 making $42.5 million. Zac Brown Band was next at $38.5 million. #3 Keith Urban made $35 million, Blake Shelton was #4 followed by Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Shania, Florida Georgia Line, Garth and #10 Jason Aldean.

Jon Pardi will get married in May in Montana. May because Jon says they want a non-sweaty wedding. The high then is in the 60s. They’ve picked a venue overlooking Yellowstone National Park and his fiancé says instead of cake she wants to cut a pizza.

Luke Combs is giving us a hint on the date of his upcoming wedding saying it's one of 365 days next year. He said he’s keeping details vague so we don’t find out about it early.

Garth is on Good Morning America tomorrow.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s future goals include writing for a Broadway musical and doing a cartoon voiceover in a movie.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Luke Bryan on Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets & Florida Georgia Line have a yard sale

The bobbing heads of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were seen at the CMA’s while Miranda Lambert sang on stage. They even clapped after it was over but Miranda and her husband did not join the standing ovation Blake got after he sang. While running backstage off camera, Carrie Underwood tripped on her gown but quickly caught herself and kept going.

Luke Bryan
was on Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets. Someone named Jason wrote, “I’d rather listen to a barn full of baby pigs being vaccinated than Luke Bryan’s new song.”

Dan from Dan + Shay is in People's Sexiest Man Alive issue. He’s part of a feature showing guys and their pets. He and his wife have four rescue dogs; Chief, Macaroni, Joy and Ghost.

Florida Georgia Line are having a yard sale in Nashville Sunday afternoon. It will include gently used clothing and shoes and all proceeds go to people who are homeless.

Dierks Bentley’s announced a fifth Whiskey Row bar and restaurant. This one will be in Denver.

Finally - Lady A’s album, ‘Ocean’ is out. Kane Brown’s on Austin City Limits on PBS this weekend. Sunday night, Maren Morris is on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration on PBS.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Garth wins Entertainer of the Year & Luke Combs Crocs are out

At last night’s CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year was Garth; his seventh and he now has the most entertainer wins. In his speech Garth said, “Luke Combs, this has got your name on it in the future, I can tell you that.” Luke Combs won Male Vocalist and Song for ‘Beautiful Crazy.’ He did not get booed during his acceptance speech. It was fans chanting ‘Luke.’ Female Vocalist was Kacey Musgraves. Maren Morris took Album of the Year for ‘Girl.’ Blake Shelton got Single for ‘God's Country.’ Old Dominion won Vocal Group. Dan + Shay were Vocal Duo and Ashley McBryde won New Artist.

Last night Twitter blew up with people convinced Carrie Underwood’s pregnant. At one point she slightly held her stomach. Several dresses made it seem like she had a baby bump. Carrie’s son Jacob turns one in January.

There was concern after Willie Nelson sang. He was easily winded and had a hard time catching his breath. He actually talked and whispered more than he sang.

Finally – Luke Combs Croc shoes are out today but hurry cause his last edition sold out quickly. Head to crocs.com/LukeCombsXCrocs.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The CMA Awards are tonight & Zac Brown Band and Maren Morris are on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The CMA Awards are tonight with hosts Carrie, Reba and Dolly and they’ll open the show singing, ‘Those Memories of You,’ a Dolly hit. After that, 12 other women are part of the open including Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Terri Clark and Sara Evans. Other performers include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda, Old Dominion and Keith Urban. Chris Stapleton sings with Pink. Garth and Blake Shelton perform ‘Dive Bar.’ Brooks & Dunn duet with Brothers Osborne and Lady Antebellum sing with Halsey. Presenters include Midland, Morgan Wallen and comic Jim Gaffigan. Kris Kristofferson will get the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and paying tribute to him; Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Brothers Osborne and Sheryl Crow. The pre-show’s at CMAawards.com/redcarpet. Thomas Rhett says his daughters may walk the red carpet with him tonight if they can stay awake cause their bedtime is eight.

Miranda Lambert’s
hubby often drags her along on his workouts. She says, “he does a pity run with me then he does his real run.” Miranda says she’s now happily a size 6.

Finally – Zac Brown Band and Maren Morris are on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again with Robin Roberts airs on ABC tonight. It’s emotional, surprising, deeply personal and shows a Dolly we’ve never seen before. Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood are also on the special. Also tonight, Old Dominion and Carrie perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tomorrow Luke Combs is on Good Morning America.

Maren Morris shared a sonogram video yesterday and it looked like her baby boy was waving at his parents.

Gwen Stefani wore a massive diamond on her left ring finger at Sunday’s People’s Choice Awards. When rumors started, Gwen said it was not a wedding ring from Blake Shelton.

Keith Urban’s
grateful women are being recognized on the CMA’s tomorrow. He said he’s sad it took such an effort to make something happen that should have been happening all along.

Finally - Shania will perform at the American Music Awards Nov. 24, singing a medley of some of her greatest hits. It’ll be her first time returning to the AMA stage in 16 years.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Florida Georgia Line perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live & Blake Shelton wins People's Choice award

Florida Georgia Line perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Brian was recently in the lobby of Planet Hollywood in Vegas when he saw a statue of a dog. He's 6'4" and the statue’s only a few inches shorter. Brian said he’s one billion percent getting four of them made of their German Shepard’s and they’ll guard their yard.

Last year was the first year Carrie Underwood had a real Christmas tree. Her husband set it up but it soon fell over on someone visiting their home. A tradition she started 2-years ago is making Christmas cookies with her son Isaiah and another tradition is Christmas morning Carrie doesn’t want to make breakfast on a day she’s already making so much food so they all go to the Waffle House. Carrie says they always leave a “ginormous tip.”

Blake Shelton was the only country star to win a People's Choice award last night. He was named Country Artist of 2019.

Finally - ‘The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash,’ is a new documentary that premieres tonight on YouTube Originals.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Do not miss the open of next week’s CMA awards & Carrie Underwood guest hosts Live! With Kelly and Ryan

Do not miss the open of next week’s CMA awards as it will have quite a performance celebrating legendary women in country. It will include Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Reba, Dolly, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Terri Clark, Gretchen Wilson and more.

Luke Combs 17-tune album, ‘What You See Is What You Get’ is out today with special guests Eric Church and Brooks & Dunn. The record also includes five tracks previously released on Luke’s recent EP.

Dierks Bentley and Michael Ray are on Clint Black’s album out today, ‘Still Killin’ Time.’ Also on the record; Trace Adkins, Travis Tritt, Sara Evans and more. 


Jake Owen adopted a puppy last night at a charity golf event. Jake named her Dolly and he thinks she looks like a Build-A Bear.

Today Carrie Underwood will take Kelly Ripa's chair and guest host Live! With Kelly and Ryan.

Finally – Lauren Alaina turns 25 today. Kelsea Ballerini performs on Sunday’s People’s Choice Awards.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Jason Aldean’s noticeably thinner & Dolly never goes on Dollywood rides

Jason Aldean’s been eating low carb and sugar free to be healthier and he’s noticeably thinner. He didn’t even change his workout schedule he just started eating better. When Jason kicks off his tour in 2020, he says he won’t be using fire on stage as he’s had a few close calls in the past.

In his spare time on the road, Kane Brown plays a lot of the game cornhole. It’s something he and his band have done together ever since they started touring.

Blake Shelton’s new favorite thing is a huge planter and seeder he recently got delivered. Besides the vegetables he already grows, Blake planted several acres of alfalfa with his new seeder.

Luke Combs major in college was criminal justice and he wanted to be a homicide detective. The intriguing part for him would be solving the puzzle. He says writing a song is like a puzzle that has no pieces and you have to put them together.

Finally - Dolly Parton never goes on the rides at Dollywood. She says parts of her don’t do well in high speed plus she gets motion sickness really easy.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

No dress code is posted at Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville yet a woman said her husband was denied entrance because of his race and his hoodie. She noted several white customers were let in with hoodies tho. The TC Restaurant Group actually owns Jason's Kitchen and they've promised to investigate and take action. It sounds like third-party security contractors violated policy.

Luke Combs past jobs included bouncer at a bar and he also lived above that bar between the tanning salon and Domino’s Pizza. He said he could hear the salon phone ringing at all hours of the night. Luke also folded shirts at an Izod store and his fiancé makes fun of him all the time because he still folds his shirts the way he did in that store.

Miranda Lambert and her husband live part-time in New York City. She loves to people watch at The Red Lion bar and Miranda also likes that she can walk around the city anonymously.

Finally – Reba’s split with Skeeter, her boyfriend of 2-years. It happened in May but she’s kept it a secret till now.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tim McGraw’s on Live With Kelly & Ryan today & Luke Combs makes his own deer sausage

Tim McGraw’s on Live With Kelly & Ryan today because his book is out, ‘Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life.’ Tim lost 40 pounds several years ago because he wanted to be around for his kids and grandkids. Tim says, “I feel my best years are still ahead of me.”

Luke Combs lives on 140 acres and when he’s home, he hunts. Luke hasn’t bought meat from a store in years. He even makes his own deer sausage. Someday, he plans to grow corn, wheat and millet. When he’s home Luke’s job is cleaning the cat litter box.

Miranda Lambert says her husband Brendan has brought her a level of joy she never knew existed. He's positive and upbeat which is good for her because Miranda says she tends to lean negative. She adds he even happily does laundry without being asked.

Finally - Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts will interview Dolly Parton for an hour-long special November 12 on ABC. Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood will also make an appearance.

Monday, November 4, 2019

jason aldeans wife tries to save deer & Tim McGraw’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

On Saturday Jason Aldean posted a photo showing what happened when he let his wife put out the deer corn he uses for hunting. In corn kernels on the ground, Brittany spelled out, “it’s at trap.”

Thomas Rhett’s daughter Willa Gray turned four on Saturday and her gift was something she’d been wanting a long time; she got her ears pierced and didn’t even cry till it was all done.

The making of Miranda Lambert’s album, ‘Wildcard’ debuts today but only on Apple Music. Speaking of Miranda, her hatred of beach balls at shows started in 09 on tour with Kenny Chesney. She was singing a ballad when a beach ball hit the mic which hit her lip, busting it open and making it bleed. That’s when Miranda started carrying a knife on stage to pop them.

Blake Shelton’s net worth has increased greatly since 2017. That’s when he made Forbes list with $31.5 million. I hear Blake’s net worth now is around $80 million.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Miranda Lambert’s ‘Wildcard’ is out & Garth debuts the video for ‘Dive Bar’ today

Miranda Lambert’s 14-tune album ‘Wildcard’ is out. She’s on The View today and this weekend Sunday Today with Willie Geist. She’s also in People magazine today where she’ll show off her latest tattoo; the Queen of Hearts playing card just above her right wrist. Miranda’s fund raiser for shelter pets is going on now. She donated 425 things like stage clothes, shoes and jewelry and you can bid on them at eBay.com/MuttNation.

Garth will debut the video for ‘Dive Bar’ on his Facebook page at 10 AM ET. His ‘Legacy’ set with seven LPs and seven CD’s is in stores today and he’ll also be on the Ellen Show.

Kane Brown
has a new tune out, ‘For My Daughter.’ Before she was born he’d say, “hi baby king it’s ur daddy I love you.” When he does that now Kane says she immediately stops crying. Jason Aldean had some good advice for him, “juggle it and make sure that you spend time at home. Balance is the best thing.”

Finally – tickets go on sale today for Luke Bryan’s concert at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 23. Just head to IMS.com.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Kane Brown’s daughter is born & Miranda Lambert’s on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Kane Brown’s wife Katelyn had their first child, a baby girl, Kingsley Rose Tuesday in Nashville. They’re calling her King.

Miranda Lambert’s on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight then NBC’s Today show tomorrow morning. As for her secret wedding earlier this year, she and Blake’s was very public and she didn’t want that again. When Miranda first saw her husband Brendan she said, “it was love at first sight just like it was with all of my rescue dogs.”

A reputable source and not a tabloid says Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be married by years end.

Luke Bryan says Halloween’s his opportunity to find out what kind of neighbors he has by the candy they give out. Luke says if it’s Dots and no chocolate, they’re just not good neighbors.

Finally - Dave of Lady A once dressed up as a dice. He painted a cardboard box white with black dots and as he was walking up a hill to get to a party he fell and rolled back down the entire hill.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Jason Aldean is becoming a thinner & Miranda Lambert’s in love with her stepson

Jason Aldean is becoming a thinner to better handle life on the road. His new diet includes four eggs with avocado for breakfast. A couple hours later he’ll have a protein bar. Lunch is fish and broccoli then another protein bar. Jason says he’s eating high protein, low carb and very little sugar.

Blake Shelton says he’s the reason Heisman Trophy winner and fellow Oklahoman, Kyler Murray is quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. Blake’s friends with the Cards' GM Steve Keim and he told Steve they wouldn't be friends anymore if he didn't take Kyler as their #1 draft pick.

I hear Miranda Lambert’s in love with her nearly 1-year-old stepson and says, “I’ve raised a million dogs but this is a whole new journey.” Her stepson was born three days after she and Brendan met. Word has it he’s much happier living in Tennessee than he ever was in New York.

Finally - the CMA awards just added more performers; Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett. Collaborations include Garth and Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne and Willie Nelson performs with Kacey Musgraves.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lauren Alaina's dancing with a broken rib & Luke Combs ties Shania

Since her first week on Dancing With the Stars Lauren Alaina's been dancing with a broken rib. Three others are also hurt and while they haven’t been X-rayed, Lauren thinks they’re fractured too. All she wants is to win the coveted mirror ball trophy.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line has a secret method of testing demos. He’ll pick up his toddler Liv and dance while the song plays. If she’ll dance with him till the end of the tune it’s a hit.

Luke Bryan’s a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons and his game day food includes chili, beer and Fritos with RoTel cheese dip that Luke says makes your stomach hurt for three days!

Luke Combs debut project, ‘This One's For You’ just tied Shania's 1997 ‘Come on Over’ as the longest running album on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies are the reason she met her husband Brendan. They did Good Morning America in New York and he was doing street security. The Annies saw him and invited him to their show without telling Miranda. Just two months later they were married.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Keith Urban hints collaborations & Little Big Town perform on The Kelly Clarkson Show today

Keith Urban was 52 Saturday and Nicole got him several gifts, helium balloons and 52 red roses. Keith hints his upcoming record will include a few collaborations. His next tune out is, 'I'll Be Your Santa Tonight.’ Keith said it was strange writing a song about Christmas in the middle of summer.

Charles from Lady A’s favorite sandwich is smashing egg salad together with pimento cheese. Charles dumps one of the pieces of bread tho so he doesn’t get too many carbs.

Jason Aldean’s wife auditioned for Idol years ago but didn’t get far. He doubt’s she’ll ever pursue music because she sees what goes into his crazy career. Jason says they might do a duet someday but nothing’s planned yet.

Little Big Town perform on The Kelly Clarkson Show today.

Finally – this weekend in Nashville, Chris Lane and Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell and newcomer Devin Dawson married Leah Sykes under a 250-year-old oak tree.

Friday, October 25, 2019

brett young's a new dad & carrie underwood's mom is a rapper

Brett Young’s wife Taylor had their daughter Presley Monday night in Nashville. Taylor’s tiny but Brett’s 6’6” so the baby weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was almost an inch longer than average. They’ve spent the last few months stocking their house and cars with things to quote, 'keep their daughter alive.’

On her tour, Carrie Underwood has a guest from each town sing the rap part of ‘The Champion.’ Last night in Tulsa, her own mom did it. Carrie tweeted, “she nailed it! Who knew Mom could rap?” At the end her mom said ‘Did I do OK?’

In Tim McGraw’s upcoming book ‘Grit & Grace’ he talks about the darkest period of his life. He was drinking heavily when Faith Hill gave him a choice; “partying or family, take your pick,” That’s what finally got Tim sober. His book is out November 5.

Finally – Old Dominion and Toby Keith have new albums out today, Chris Janson performs on Ellen, tickets for Keith Urban’s Vegas shows go on sale and Luke Bryan performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, following Sunday Night Football.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The first round of cma performers is out & Luke Combs helps both parents retire early

The first round of performers for the CMA Awards includes Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Maren Morris, Dolly, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Pink with sing with Chris Stapleton. The show airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville November 13 on ABC.

Rather than spend his money on fancy vacations and expensive cars, Luke Combs helped both of his parents retire within the last year. Luke did is so he could spend more time with them as they get older.

Since being on Dancing With the Stars in July, Lauren Alaina’s lost 25 pounds and says none of her clothes fit anymore. She eats a low-carb diet and has a personal trainer on the show six days a week. Lauren does about four hours of dancing every day.

Luke Bryan will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 23. Tickets go on sale November 1.

Finally - Toby Keith performs tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

maren morris is pregnant & Carly Pearce refuses to have groceries delivered

Yesterday Maren Morris revealed she’d been keeping a secret her last few weeks on tour; she’s pregnant with a boy and due sometime in March. A source says she and her husband Ryan Hurd are already buying lots of baby clothes and they’ll also celebrate with a babymoon early next year.

Carrie Underwood says next month’s CMA Awards will include she and her co-hosts Reba and Dolly helping write their funny lines. Carrie says backstage will be chaos with three women, multiple dress changes, fringe and lots of rhinestones. I hear the CMA’s will also include a ‘Brad and Carrie’ moment.

Carly Pearce refuses to have groceries delivered because she says grocery shopping is one of her favorite things to do. She says it humanizes her and it’s also therapeutic for her to push a cart around.

Finally - last night Luke Bryan played the Opry and got quite a surprise; the Academy of Country Music awarded him Album of the Decade for 2013's ‘Crash My Party.’

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Garth and Trisha are on the cover of tabloid The Globe & blake shelton wins best boyfriend

Garth and Trisha are on the cover of tabloid The Globe with a story they’re divorcing after nearly 14 years of marriage. The supposed tipster said Trisha has an idea of what their lives should be and Garth is expected to go along with it. I can tell you it’s a false report and none of it’s even remotely true.

Following a recent concert at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Gwen Stefani was seen on a private jet with Blake Shelton getting an after show foot rub from him. When they got home, Blake helped make Halloween cookies that looked like fingers.

Kenny Chesney does a pool workout he learned from his surfer friend Laird Hamilton. Laird taught him how to hold his breath under water for long periods of time and Kenny says it’s been very beneficial for him. He also sits in an ice bath every day even tho Kenny says,it’s painful and uncomfortable.

Finally - if music didn’t work out, Carrie Underwood’s Plan B was to be a TV news anchor and journalist. Carrie’s time on Idol counted for college credit toward a communications degree.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Chris Young is lucky & Keith Urban will have a mini-residency in Las Vegas

Chris Young was singing in La Crosse, WI Friday night, when a chain fell out of the ceiling but luckily not on top of him or anybody else onstage.

This weekend, Carrie Underwood played in Louisville, KY when one of her high heels temporarily got stuck in a crack on stage. Carrie tweeted, “it can be a dangerous place, especially in heels! We put our lives on the line night after night for the sake of the music!”

Garth upcoming record, ‘Fun,’ will now be out early next year so it won’t compete with his ‘Legacy’ set. That’s in stores Nov. 1 with seven LP’s and seven CD’s. Only 500,000 were made and its $50 to $75, depending on which version you choose.

Keith Urban will have a mini-residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for 12 dates in 2020. It will kick off January 10 and tickets go on sale on Friday.

Finally - Brooks & Dunn were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum last night in Nashville. Performers included Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne and Trisha Yearwood.

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.