Friday, May 25, 2018

The video for Kenny Chesney’s ‘Get Along’ is out & Sam Hunt plays before the Indy 500 tomorrow

The video for Kenny Chesney’s ‘Get Along’ is out. Kenny says the whole point of the song is to look for your common ground instead of worrying about your differences.” Kenny adds, “It takes a lot to tour with his rolling Tiki Bars, tons of sand and wading pools. Fans have as much fun waiting to get into the show as they do at the concerts, and I love that!”  

Carrie Underwood vacationed with her husband last week at California’s Napa Valley and she tweeted, “I’m missing that cool breeze and beautiful scenery. We don’t get to vacation much, but are so glad when we have a day or two to unwind and catch up with great friends!”  

Jason Aldean calls himself a southern rock country singer as that's what he grew up singing. If it sometimes sounds like he’s clenching every muscle to project a song, Jason says he has to do that so he can hit those notes.  

Lindsay Ell’s version of John Mayer’s Continuum is out today. ‘The Continuum Project’ began as a homework assignment from her producer Sugarland’s Kristian Bush in preparation to record her album ‘The Project.’  

Finally - Sam Hunt plays before the Indy 500 tomorrow at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

maren morris rejected by Idol and The Voice & Darius Rucker performs on The Tonight Show

Maren Morris is from Arlington TX where her parents ran a hair salon. She started singing when she was 10 but after a decade a performing she hit a wall and quit. At 21 she moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and lived in a run-down house she found on Craigslist. She had no idea who her roommates were but ended up living there a year because it was so cheap. Only 6-months later her first song was cut by Tim McGraw. Maren also tried out for Idol and The Voice but she was rejected by both.  

Tonight Darius Rucker performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Tomorrow morning he headlines The Today Show's Summer Concert Series. Here’s a few things about Darius you may not know. He’s watched ‘Stir Crazy’ starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor over 100 times. Darius thinks Barry Manilow’s a genius and he loves the band KISS so much he owns KISS pajamas.  

Finally - the CMT Awards June 6 has named its first performers and they include Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, fellow Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini and Sam Hunt. Little Big Town will host the show this year and fan voting continues until June 4 at CMT.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dierks Bentley's tour toys include an inflatable boat & wanna play george strait in an upcoming musical

Because Dierks Bentley is touring most of the summer, he hauls several toys including mountain bikes, fishing poles, bowling balls, a hockey bag and an inflatable boat. He likes to be outdoors as much as possible and when he’s home you’ll find Dierks at the lake in his boat.

A Broadway-style musical is in the works based on the life of singer/songwriter Dean Dillon. Because Dean wrote 6o tunes for George Strait, producers are looking for someone to play George in the musical. You can submit a video to TennesseeWhiskeyTheMusical.com singing one of the 60 George songs written by Dean.

34-year old newlywed Sam Hunt wants kids and says he has baby fever a little more than his wife right now but she’s coming around. He’d actually like several children in his future.

Luke Combs says the oddest place he’s ever heard one of his songs on the radio was in a gas station bathroom.

Finally - Lauren Alaina’s been singing in church since she was 3 and she won her first singing competition at only 8. Lauren was on Idol when she was 17 but lost to Scotty McCreery.