Friday, October 30, 2020

CMA Awards named their first round of performers & Chris Janson steals from his kid's Halloween candy

The CMA Awards have named their first round of performers: Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda, Maren Morris and Rascal Flatts. Thomas Rhett will sing with Reba, Hillary from Lady A and Christian artist; Chris Tomlin. Everyone will be in one room this year socially distanced and the show’s November 11.

Chris Janson reveals he always steals from his kid's Halloween candy, especially the red and pink Starburst. He also likes Skittles berry blend and Gushers. Chris likes Gushers so much they’re even on his concert rider along with Mountain Dew and Lava Juice.

Kane Brown premiers his video for ‘Worship You’ live today at noon CT on his You Tube page. The livestream will also include his wife Katelyn and daughter Kingsley, who just turned a year old.

Finally - Midland’s releasing their entire performance from LA’s legendary Palomino Club today. Lady A’s deluxe version of ‘On This Winter's Night,’ is out so is the vinyl version of Carrie Underwood’s Christmas record.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Josh Turner has a free show tonight & Blake Shelton eats wild mushroom and lives

Blake Shelton found a wild mushroom on his Oklahoma farm this week. He fried it up but Gwen wouldn’t touch it cause it was covered some kind of fur. Blake was confident it was OK because he watched some YouTube videos and was pretty sure it was the edible lion's mane mushroom. Blake said the good news is it didn’t kill him. As for the engagement ring he gave Gwen, he designed it himself. Jewelry experts now say the diamond could be up to 10 carats and depending on the quality, it’s value would be between $700,000-$800,000 dollars. 


A few months into quarantine, Carrie Underwood’s husband looked at her and said, ‘You know what? I like you.’” Carrie said, ‘What does that mean? He said, “we’ve been married ten years and have two kids and I love you but quarantine’s shown me that I like you, too.’”

Finally - Josh Turner has a new album out so tonight he has a free show from AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville at 5 CT. It’ll be on Josh's Facebook and YouTube pages. His guests are Runaway June, Maddie & Tae and one surprise performer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

blake and Gwen are engaged & Thomas Rhett calls his home a chaotic mess

44-year-old Blake Shelton and 51-year-old Gwen Stefani are engaged after five years! It happened last weekend in Oklahoma. Blake tweeted, “thanks Gwen for saving my 2020 and the rest of my life." Her ring’s white gold or platinum with a round diamond that’s between 6 and 8 carats and cost well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tonight Carly Pearce and Tenille Townes countdown to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's digital fundraiser live on their YouTube at 7:30 PM CT. Performers will use vintage instruments played by country legends. Miranda Lambert’s on so is Reba, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley (who's 48 today) and more. I hear Kane Brown will sing a Randy Travis song using Randy’s personal Gibson guitar.

A few days ago Garth revealed his upcoming album ‘FUN’ includes his duet with Blake Shelton, ‘Dive Bar.’ Garth calls Blake his “second favorite female singer.” 

Ashley McBryde’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tonight Sam Hunt performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Thomas Rhett calls his home a "chaotic mess” with three kids now but Thomas says, he’s realizing their chaos is just for a season.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Lady A has a free concert tonight & Luke Combs Crocs are back

Luke Combs Crocs are back and this time with a warm, fuzz lining and the skull on the back of his tour bus. The jibbitz are a dog tag for his dog Jojo, his Gibson guitar, a pair of cowboy boots, his tour bus and a road case. His fan club Bootleggers will get first dibs when the Crocs debut November 9.

Miranda Lambert’s handwritten lyrics to ‘Bluebird’ are at auction for charity. It’s at $700. Chris Stapleton wrote the lyrics to ‘Broken Halos’ on his acoustic guitar and it’s at $10,000.

Jay from Rascal Flatts has joined new group, The Rise Above with Deen Castronovo, the drummer from Journey and he sounds just like Steve Perry, Jason Sheff from the band Chicago, guitar player Chris Rodriguez and singer Tom Yankton who has the same manager as Garth. They’ll have an album out next year. Jay sings lead on the opening verse and he sounds a lot like his cousin and Rascal Flatts band member Gary LeVox.

Finally – tonight Lady A have a free concert on all of Camping World’s socials then Kane Brown’s on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Jason Aldean gets mask shamed & Keith Urban feels like a caged animal

Jason Aldean and his family were at Disney World in Orlando, FL this weekend. They took off their masks for a photo and someone wrote, “Everyone is required to wear them at Disney. Who do you think you are? I’ll never buy your music ever!!!" Jason responded, “chill out lady. We took them off for 5 seconds to take the pic. Disney didn't give us a 'free pass' not to wear them. Stop over analyzing."

Keith Urban’s spending his 53rd birthday today in Australia’s Byron Bay. Keith says the pandemic’s made him feel like a caged animal and 2020’s taught him we need to move to a four-day work week with a three-day weekend.

Jon Pardi and his fiancé will be married next month in a big barn near Nashville in Franklin.

Garth’s album preview’s tonight during his Studio G Facebook Live series. Trisha’s on the show as well.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini performs on CBS’s Essential Heroes: A Latino Event tonight.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Miranda Lambert lost one of her best friends & Luke Combs performs on all his socials tonight

Lindsay Ell’s confirmed she's dating 35-year-old L.A.-based poet Adam Roa. They’ve been spending time together the last several months between Los Angeles and Nashville.

Dierks Bentley and family moved to Colorado when the pandemic started. They’ve been living in a small mountain town since March. He’s been writing, skateboarding and helping his daughter’s with their community radio show. This whole time Dierks has also been paying his band and crew their full salaries.

Yesterday Miranda Lambert lost one of her best friends, her dog Waylon. She found he and his sister on an Oklahoma road 12-years-ago. They were starving, frozen and nearly dead. The vet told her Waylon probably wouldn’t make it but he lived till almost 13 yesterday.

Luke Combs deluxe album, ‘What You See Ain't Always What You Get’ is out today with 5 new tunes. He and his band will perform and take requests tonight at 6 CT on all his socials.

Finally - Dolly previews her upcoming book, ‘Songteller: My Life in Lyrics’ on Talk Shop Live at 5 CT. Maddie & Tae's EP, ‘We Need Christmas’ is out today. Saturday night’s Opry performers include Lauren Alaina and Little Big Town.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Garth hurts multiple fingers & Carrie Underwood wins big at the CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood’s ‘Drinking Alone,’ won Female Video and Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards; her 21st and 22nd. Male Video was Luke Bryan’s “One Margarita.’ Duo went to Dan and Shay, “I Should Probably Go To Bed’ and the Group winner was Old Dominion’s ‘One Man Band. Collaborative Video went to Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani’s ‘Nobody But You.’ They filmed the show on the outdoor stage at Nashville’s Cumberland Park.

Jon Pardi has a stink bug problem. They eat agricultural crops and no pesticides work so he sucks them up with a shop vac. Jon said they smell like really strong cilantro. Before he got new windows he counted over 500 stink bugs in one room.

Miranda Lambert’s video for ‘Settling Down’ yesterday highlighted her shirtless husband and the magnificent Gypsy Vanner horse I think Blake gave her before their divorce.

Jason Aldean hates wearing a mask but says the cool part is you blend in with everybody.

Finally - Garth hurt multiple fingers on his left hand working on the farm this week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The CMT Music Awards are tonight & Miranda and her husband star in her new video

The CMT Music Awards are tonight hosted by Kane Brown (he's 27 today), Ashley McBride and actress Sarah Hyland. It also airs on MTV and TV Land. Performers include Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris. There will be several collaborations tonight including Luke Combs with Brooks & Dunn.

Jon Pardi says fall and winter means a pot pie for him. He doesn’t care if it’s homemade or from Kroger because Jon says he loves them all.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just celebrated Thanksgiving a month early at his Oklahoma ranch. They did that because of The Voice. Some family members were also at there and I hear Gwen made her first ever holiday pumpkin pie.

Finally – Miranda Lambert and her husband star in her new video; ‘Settling Down’ premiering at 5 CT today then at 6, Garth will preview his new albums out next month at talkshop.live.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Brett Eldredge finds a “lucky” penny & RaeLynn calls Kane Brown fat

Brett Eldredge went for a run yesterday and was feeling down when he saw a “lucky” penny on the road. It made him think of the wonderful things in his life and the bad thoughts started to fade away. Brett wrote, “let’s make this time count and drop a few pennies along the way for someone who really needs it.”

When RaeLynn called Kane Brown fat recently, he took it to heart. He’s now working out daily and watching his calories and wants to be the most shredded guy in country music. Tim McGraw said, “I’ll let ya catch up and then I’ll turn up the gas!”

Garth Brooks has two new albums out November 20. ‘FUN’ and ‘Triple Live Deluxe’ with 30 tracks and over three CDs. There will also be six different album covers and each will include a booklet with photos from the road.

Finally - Zac Brown Band has a free concert tonight on Camping World’s socials. Dolly’s on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jon Pardi’s Pardi Time airs on CMT’s socials.

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Voice returns tonight & carrie underwood hires her husband

This weekend Carrie Underwood introduced us to her newest Fit52 trainer; her X-NHL playing husband Mike. His health tips include daily Vitamin D and occasionally eating ice cream.

Jason Aldean says he’s been pulled over for speeding before and he often doesn’t get a ticket because of who he is. When they find out who they’ve stopped, the cops will say, “love your stuff. Slow down. Have a good day.”

Matt Stell’s quarantine’s included trying to get a 1978 Honda motorcycle running again. He also plans to rebuild a 1970s Ford truck and he’s restoring his grandma’s 90s GMC truck. His dad taught him how to do that and Matt said spending time with him was the best part.

Finally - The Voice returns tonight with Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. They’ll film with strict protocols and the blind auditions will have a virtual audience watching from home. At some point Kane Brown will be on as Team Blake’s mentor.

Friday, October 16, 2020

garth's fee to play at your house & Jon Pardi’s napping tips

If you want to hire a country star for your next party, $75 to $150,000 will get you Dan + Shay or Old Dominion. Little Big Town and Jake Owen go for upwards of $300,000. For between $500 thousand and a million you’ll get Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Miranda but if you want Garth or George Strait, they start at one million!

Jon Pardi’s a napper and he says the key parts to napping are: close the curtains, have the AC at the coolest setting and turn the overhead fan on high.

Kenny Chesney says when he invited Eddie Van Halen to perform at one of his concerts, it was every kids dream come true. Kenny said all the guys that worked for him that night were onstage losing their minds.

Finally - Lauren Alaina performs her new song ‘Run’ on The Talk on CBS today. Newcomer Parker McCollum’s EP, ‘Hollywood Gold,’ is out so is Matt Stell’s EP, ‘Better Than That.’

Thursday, October 15, 2020

reba comes back to TV & Lauren Alaina's had an awkward week

Lauren Alaina bumped into two exes in her neighborhood this week. She said she had a chat with one and awkwardly waved at the other as she was driving. You can see Lauren perform her new song ‘Run’ on The Talk tomorrow.

Since they’re done having kids, Tyler from Florida Georgia Line just had a vasectomy. He said a bag of frozen peas is helping with that!

Reba will star in and executive produce an hour-long drama for NBC based on the film and novel ‘Fried Green Tomatoes.’ Reba plays Idgie Threadgoode who returns to Whistle Stop after 10 years away where she has to deal with a failing cafe and a life-changing secret.

Yesterday Miranda Lambert wished her husband happy birthday writing, “Brendan you’re a light and I love your obsession with cows. #dreamboat. “

Finally - Luke Combs was named Top Country Artist at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Garth is bringing Chris Gaines back & Jason Aldean's back in the studio

Garth Brooks says his 1999 alter-ego Chris Gaines, a fictional rock star with black hair, dark eyeliner and a soul patch may be coming back soon. All Garth will say is “it won't be anything predictable. The greatest hits had to come from somewhere, if that tells you what’s coming.” Tonight Garth will receive the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles. He joins previous honorees that include Cher, Prince, Neil Diamond, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder. Luke Combs and Kane Brown will also perform on the show tonight.

Brett Young’s a huge Dodgers fan but he doesn’t like the cardboard cutout people saying, “I know it’s a source of revenue but it creeps me out.” Brett says the NBA creeps him out even more because the “fans” are four times the size of a normal person. He’d rather see an empty stadium any day than cutouts.

Finally - Jason Aldean was back in the studio yesterday working on his 10th album. I also found out his new mansion has a massive fridge just for juice, pop, Gatorade and water.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sugarland has a free concert tonight & Granger Smith’s brother's on the Bachelorette

Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley are the only country stars taking part in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. They’ll pay tribute to inductees that include The Doobie Brothers and Whitney Houston. The virtual event is November 7 on HBO.

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany revealed their kids are both IVF babies and because of her long infertility journey, they almost put Memphis and Navy in her at the same time but she was talked out of it. The kids pretty much look identical.

Keith Urban says his marriage is like a garden. He said, “if you don't do the work, the garden starts to grow over then you complain the garden’s not very interesting and you look for another garden. I maintain my garden.”

Sugarland has a free concert tonight at Camping World’s Facebook & YouTube pages.

Finally - Granger Smith’s manager is his brother, Tyler and he’s one of 31 bachelors on season 16 of The Bachelorette that kicks off tonight on ABC.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Dierks Bentley's wife makes him bleed & the Luke Bryan Air Freshener is back

This weekend Dierks Bentley found a new form of couple’s therapy.... paint ball. His wife Cassidy nailed him in the side causing what looked like a painful bloody wound. Dierks tweeted, “lot of built up anger and resentment released from about a foot away.” He said he thought it would be a friendly game of paintball at the 7th birthday party for his son Knox.

You can pre-order the Luke Bryan 2020 Air Freshener as it’s back by popular demand. When it first went on sale, it sold out in minutes. Preorder it now at store.lukebryan.com. It has a new look and scent; coconut and it’ll be shipped in early November. It’s a standing Luke, holding a guitar with a big smile on his face. It’s a great stocking-stuffer too at just $7.

Finally - Lady A and 90s group Shenandoah are on The Kelly Clarkson Show today debuting their new duet. Written by Lady A, it’s on Shenandoah’s duets project, ‘Every Road’ out November 13. It also includes Luke Bryan, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Chris Young gets hurt & Morgan Wallen gets some support

Chris Young said the funniest thing to happen to him all year is making the news for tripping and falling when he was running yesterday. Chris got a huge scrape on his arm and he also hurt his ribs and tweeted, “they need to fix the sidewalks.”

In response to Morgan Wallen being kicked off Saturday Night Live, Miranda Lambert tweeted, "you’re a sweetheart. We got you.” Jake Owen wrote, "don’t beat yourself up pal" and Kimberly from Little Big Town added, "you are precious!!! Your humility is astounding.”

Keith Urban's wife is good at knowing when he needs to take a break from his all-girl household. Nicole says she’ll sometimes find him in his closet playing guitar and that’s when she knows they need to give him some space.

Ingrid Andress is live from the Grammy Museum in Nashville tonight. Tickets are $4.99 and all proceeds go to charity.

Finally - Tyler Hubbard, his wife and their 3rd child, Atlas are in PEOPLE magazine out today.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Morgan Wallen dumped by Saturday Night Live & Keith Urban spotted on a private jet

After a wild weekend partying in Alabama, Morgan Wallen will not make his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend. He isn’t positive for COVID but was removed due to their COVID protocols. Morgan said he has some growing up to do and he’s stepping back from the spotlight for a while to work on himself.

As for mistakes Jason Aldean’s made he says, “I don’t overthink things. I make mistakes. I don’t dwell on them but I also don’t do them again.”

Carly Pearce is now divorced from husband Michael Ray. She says the details will stay between the two of them and it’s taught her she’s way stronger than she thought she was. Carly’s a former AirBnB house cleaner and says, “anybody who's out there cleaning toilets with a dream, you can do it too.”

Finally - Keith Urban and his daughters flew into Sydney, Australia yesterday. They were spotted in a private jet after visiting Nicole in Byron Bay, where she’s filming her TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Kenny Chesney on the passing of Eddie Van Halen & Carrie Underwood says, “wish me luck!”

Yesterday Kenny Chesney tweeted, “I’m devastated by the passing of my friend Eddie Van Halen." Kenny called him the best guitar player that ever lived. Eddie’s passing hit Keith Urban hard who said, “he seemed to have arrived from a distant planet and brought a completely new color to the rainbow” and Brad Paisley added, “I studied him. We all wanted to play just like him but no one did it quite like he did.”

For Halloween, Carrie Underwood’s 5-yr-old Isaiah wants to be Ooogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. She’ll probably have to make his costume tho and says, “wish me luck!”

During Covid, Miranda Lambert and her husband have spent half the time at their New York City apartment. Miranda says all the sirens there make her anxious and stressed.

Finally - growing up, Karen from Little Big Town once had to get stitches after a vicious game of Powderpuff Football.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Morgan Wallen's out and about & Jon Pardi’s digital-variety series debuts tonight

Morgan Wallen did not social distance or wear a mask last Saturday after the Alabama football game. He was drinking, playing guitar and kissing girls in a Tuscaloosa bar. Morgan was also seen in the backseat of a fan’s car on his way to a house party.

Jon Pardi’s digital-variety series debuts tonight. The 7 remaining episodes air the next several Tuesday’s on CMT's Facebook and YouTube pages. Kimberly from Little Big Town talks about her children’s book; ‘A Dolly for Christmas’ at 1 PM CT at livesigning.com.

Brad Paisley’s on the Ellen Show and Sara Evans is on Hallmark’s Home and Family. Her Hallmark movie, A Nashville Christmas Carol airs Nov. 21 with Wynonna, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks & Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

The CMA Award hosts have been revealed. Reba and Darius Rucker. I also hear Reba’s been dating actor Rex Linn but says they haven’t seen each other much due to Covid.

Finally - Kane Brown will be Team Blake’s battle round mentor on The Voice this season.

Monday, October 5, 2020

is Kane Brown on The Voice & Carrie Underwood smacked by Loretta Lynn

This weekend Blake Shelton gave hints as to who his Battle Advisor will be on The Voice this season. Blake had him sing a snippet of a song and it sure sounded like Kane Brown. Blake says today he’ll confirm who it is. The Voice returns October 19.

Carrie Underwood had an interesting story about one of her strangest backstage Opry experiences. She said, “I was talking to Vince Gill when somebody walked by and smacked my rear end.” Carrie turned around. It was Loretta Lynn and they’d never even met before.

Tim McGraw made dinner last night. It was the dish he impressed Faith Hill with the first time he ever cooked for her; Chicken and Dumplings. Tim also made jalapeño cornbread in his cast iron skillet. They ate while binge-watching Yellowstone.

Morgan Wallen makes his Saturday Night Live debut October 10.

Finally - Michael Ray’s on WSM's 95th anniversary today at 5 CT at WSMonline.com.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Jon Pardi and Brantley Gilbert have deluxe albums out & Dierks Bentley plays the Opry

A few days ago Carrie Underwood posted a selfie to promote her CALIA workout clothes. Several people had issue with that writing, “your items are cute but not affordable” and another added, “remember we aren’t all a size 8. Please think of the bigger girls.”

20-years-ago, Tim McGraw and family were looking for an LA rental when they visited Frank Sinatra’s old house stocked with his furniture. Their 4-year-old Gracie sat on the piano bench, at the very end tho, like she was sharing it. Then she saw a photo of Frank & said, ‘dad, that’s the guy who was at the piano with me.’ Gracie then showed Tim the secret door to the kitchen that she saw Frank go in to.

Jon Pardi’s deluxe ‘Heartache Medication’ is out today so is Brantley Gilbert’s deluxe ‘Fire & Brimstone.’ Dolly’s ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’ is out with Willie, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bublé and Jimmy Fallon. You can also buy ‘Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts – The Greatest Hits.’ And Shania’s 25th Anniversary Diamond Edition of her album, 'The Woman in Me’s' out today.

Finally - Dierks Bentley & Terri Clark perform at the Opry Saturday in front of an audience.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Jon Pardi’s new variety show & keith urban debunks a rumor

Jon Pardi’s starting his own digital variety show on CMT. The 8-episode series debuts October 6 on CMT's Facebook and YouTube pages. His fiancé Summer will also be on several episodes and after they’re married this year she’ll legally be Summer Pardi.

A few months ago rumor had it Keith Urban’s New York City apartment had a sky garage so he could park his car next door to his high rise home. Keith says not true. One place they used to live in had sky garages but no one ever used them. Keith’s always been known as one of the best smelling guys in country & says, “2020’s been a waste of good cologne.”

Tim McGraw’s been growing a pandemic mustache. Tim realized 3-months ago that in order to be able to trim, he needed to wear reading glasses. He says that’s made it so much easier to get it even now.

Finally - Luke Combs has added a trophy to his growing collection. He’s the recipient of the Nashville Songwriter Awards’ Songwriter-Artist of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Kenny Chesney’s mourning the loss of a friend & Garth and Trisha are hinting

Garth and Trisha hint they have a Nashville attraction in the works. Earlier this year Garth confirmed it was a downtown restaurant but says they can’t talk about it yet.

Kenny Chesney’s mourning the loss of a friend, country star Mac Davis, who died yesterday at 78. Kenny said Mac turned a creative light on him and made him feel like what he was doing mattered. Kenny called Mac a good guy, a family man and his songwriting hero.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line has a new son and a new tattoo. Yesterday he showed off a massive lion on his left arm done by Bubba Irwin; the same guy who did Jason Aldean and Kane Brown’s recent tattoos.

Tim McGraw’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today. I also hear Tim and family have a rule for birthdays and Christmas; no one can spend more than a $100.

Finally - Darius Rucker and his wife Beth split after 20 years of marriage and now we hear he’s dating comedian Kate Quigley.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

how Blake Shelton got blue purple hair & Chris Young plays for free tonight

During quarantine Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani ordered Just For Men to cover his grey hair. It turned blue purple instead but he figured, who care’s, no ones gonna see me. Right now Blake’s concentrating on trying to lose his Covid weight.

Thomas Rhett’s nearly 5-million dollar barn home in Nashville’s on 126-acres with a skeet shooting area, lake and 4 miles of horse and ATV trails. The living room has a suspended, swinging sofa and the master includes a private outdoor shower. The cozy lake guest cottage has a fireplace, breakfast area and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Kimberly from Little Big Town’s written a children's book; A Dolly for Christmas: The True Story of a Family's Christmas Miracle. It’s about the adoption of her youngest daughter Dolly, named after the country star. The book’s $20 and out October 6. That day Kimberly will also answer our questions live.

Finally - Chris Young plays for free on all of Camping World’s socials tonight at 7 CT.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Tyler Hubbard's a new dad & Alan Jackson’s selling his castle-like home

CCMA’s last night…Entertainer Of The Year was Dallas Smith. Brett Kissel won 3 - Fans’ Choice, Male Artist & Album for ‘Now Or Never.’ Female Artist Tenille Townes. Group Or Duo The Washboard Union & Single went to James Barker Band’s ‘Keep It Simple.’

Tyler Hubbard's wife had their third child Thursday. A second son, Atlas Roy. Atlas stands for strength and it represents their passion for experiencing different cultures. Roy was Tyler’s dad, who died when he was 20.

Alan Jackson’s selling his castle-like home in Franklin, TN for $23 million. It’s 22,000 sq ft with 5-bedrooms and 12-bathroooms. It’s on 120 acres with a gated entrance that’s manned 24/7. In 2017 Alan sold his nearly 7,000 sq ft Georgia mansion for over $6-million.

This weekend Trisha Yearwood tweeted, “I literally sat in the swimming pool all day, then Garth made dinner.”

Carrie Underwood has a new contest at carrieseasonofgiving.com. Share how you or someone in your life has given back in a time of need and you could win a prize package that includes an artificial Christmas tree.

Finally - Karen from Little Big Town’s 51 today and Blake Shelton’s on the Ellen Show.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Brett Eldredge is live today & carrie underwood's christmas album is here

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album, ‘My Gift’ is out today with John Legend and her son Isaiah. Terri Clark’s ‘It’s Christmas…Cheers!’ is out with Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys and Pam Tillis. Also out, Justin Moore’s ‘Live at the Ryman’ with Chris Janson, David Lee Murphy and Ricky Skaggs.

Maren Morris says the best thing about watching football is the food! One of her favorites is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos mac-n-cheese. Maren says, “so many of the world's problems could be solved if we just sat down and had queso together!"

The cast of ‘Father of the Bride’ is reuniting after 25-years. It includes Brad Paisley’s wife Kimberly who played the bride and the movie’s when Brad saw her for the first time and said he’d marry her one day. It’ll be on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook page at 5 CT today.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is live on Grimey's New & Preloved Music Facebook page at 5 CT. Saturday, Willie Nelson will get an award for his work to end the slaughter of America’s horses. It’s on the Equine Advocates YouTube and Facebook page at 5 PM CT.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Dolly comes clean on her tattoos & Tim McGraw's breakfast is Muscle Milk

Dolly’s fans have always wondered if she had tattoos but she’s never answered that till now. She does and most are to cover scars. They include ribbons, butterflies and bows. She also had a beehive with a tiny bee on top tattooed over her feeding tube scar. I didn’t know Dolly was so sick years ago she needed a feeding tube.

Jason Aldean says he’s financially taken care of his parents over the years because he wouldn’t be here without them. They even supported his decision to miss college and pursue music.

Tim McGraw reveals his favorite album of all time; ‘The Eagle’s Greatest Hits.’ Tim would rather skydive then get on a rodeo bull and his usual breakfast is Muscle Milk. It’s a milk that has a crazy high amount of protein in it.

Finally - Kane Brown’s hoping to have a son one day. His daughter Kingsley Rose is 10 months now and he always wanted a boy and a girl. He grew up without a dad so Kane’s vowed he’ll be the best!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Blake Shelton's working on a scripted drama & Keith Urban performs Late Night

Blake Shelton and NBC are creating a scripted drama based on his song, ‘God's Country.’ He’s also teaming with The Fast and the Furious writer Gary Scott Thompson. It’s about a farm family in the Midwest and when their patriarch dies, they discover a devastating secret.

Lauren Alaina’s spent quarantine getting her new Nashville home decorated. It includes a huge painting of Dolly, a dressing room to house her shoe obsession and a rug made from her stepfather’s favorite cow after she died.

Eleven country records made Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. They include Eric Church – Chief, Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings, Dolly’s - Coat of Many Colors, Loretta Lynn’s - Coal Miner's Daughter and Shania’s Come On Over. 
# 164 - Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
224 - The Chicks - Fly
229 - Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection
237 - Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
257 - Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
270 - Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
284 - Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994
300 - Shania Twain - Come On Over
419 - Eric Church - Chief
440 - Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
480 - Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings

Finally – Tim McGraw’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Keith Urban performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brad Paisley’s on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blake Shelton's peach jam & Keith Urban’s added a new family member

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have kept busy during quarantine in Oklahoma making jam. Blake has eight peach trees and normally just eats them but this year there were so many and they had nothing else to do, so they got online and learned to make jam. Blake says, “we made cases of peach jam but probably will never do that again." They also learned how to make sourdough bread, built a garden and planted thousands of zinnia flowers.

COVID-19 made Jon Pardi and his fiancée postpone their wedding two times so far. It will now be in Nashville with pizza instead of a wedding cake but they haven’t told us their new date yet.

Luke Bryan says one important thing he’s learned during this pandemic is that he’s gonna be really good at retirement someday.

Finally - Keith Urban’s added a new family member, a black and white recue cat, Louis.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Blake Shelton hosts foster kids & Faith Hill turns 53 today

This weekend Blake Shelton hosted some Oklahoma foster kids on his Tishomingo ranch for a fishing trip. They learned about how to clean and fillet their catch and had a fish fry for lunch. Blake’s on the board of directors for The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation.

The first 2-months of the pandemic, Keith Urban did nothing. He was uninspired and frustrated then called a close friend. After Keith got done listing his complaints, the friend said, “is there anything you can do then?” Keith said that’s what made him stop feeling sorry for himself and get back to music.

When Carrie Underwood was on American Idol she said they were very well-fed. Tables were piled with bear claws and doughnuts in the morning, vats of pasta and fried rice for lunch then pizza, tacos and platters of cookies for dinner.

Finally – Faith Hill turns 53 today. Tim McGraw tweeted, “she’s the best person I've ever known. She lights up every room she walks in. She's every rose I see.....”

Friday, September 18, 2020

Carrie Underwood's sorry & Keith Urban plays live tonight for free

Carrie Underwood told reporters after the ACM’s she was sorry she didn’t thank her husband or sons after winning Entertainer of the Year. Carrie said, “you’d think after this many years and seeing other people give speeches, I would think of people who are important to me!"

Keith Urban’s album, ‘The Speed of Now Part 1,’ is out today. Guests include P!nk, guitar legend Nile Rodgers and new artist Breland. Keith will sing live tonight on all of Amazon Music’s socials at 8 CT then he’ll be on The Tonight Show.

Miranda Lambert says music brought joy to her in quarantine but she didn't start writing for a long time. The other day Miranda wrote a song and sent it to her mom. It had some rage in it so her mom immediately called to ask if everything was OK.

Finally - Dolly Parton’s auctioning off her 30-year-old crystal-studded Appalachian gold dulcimer. It’s worth up to $100,000. The money will go to the ACM’s COVID Response Fund.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Last night there was a first in ACM history & Tyler from FGL was at the hospital

Last night there was a first in ACM history; a tie for Entertainer of the Year between Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood. Female Artist was Maren Morris. Luke Combs won Male Artist and Album for What You See Is What You Get. Single went to Blake Shelton for God’s Country. Group of the Year Old Dominion, who also won Song for One Man Band. Duo was Dan + Shay.

Best Dressed: pretty much everything Carrie Underwood had one. Some of her dresses looked vintage too. Oddest Red Carpet ensemble was Hilary from Lady A in a frilly floral skirt with a vintage NSYNC t-shirt.

Following the ACM’s, Old Dominion are leaving Nashville to camp out in an unnamed city for a couple weeks to record new music.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line was at the hospital yesterday. Not for his wife’s due date, their 2-year-old Liv busted her chin open on the coffee table. After she was stitched up she asked her dad if she was brave.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Lady A gets countersued & Tonight’s ACM awards are on CBS

Seattle singer Anita White or Lady A, has countersued the band Lady A. She’s seeking unspecified damages and music royalties in a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit. Two months ago the band sued her so they could continue using the name Lady A.

Tonight’s ACM awards are on CBS. The pre-show’s at 6 CT on People TV’s YouTube channel. Keith Urban will host and debut his duet with P!nk. The three venues tonight are The Ryman, Opry and Bluebird Café. Performers include Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen. Blake Shelton will duet with Gwen Stefani and Trisha Yearwood will have a song tribute to those we lost in country this year.

If Carrie Underwood wins Entertainer, she’ll be the only woman with three. Fans used to be able to vote for Entertainer too then in 2016 the academy went back to deciding the winner themselves and they’ve picked all men ever since.

Finally - presenters tonight include Lauren Alaina, Clint Black & his wife and Darius Rucker.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alabama has a free show tonight & Garth also goes live

Early ACM winners were awarded yesterday. Thomas Rhett got Video of the Year for "Remember You Young’ and Music Event was ‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’ with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King. The show kicks off tomorrow with the Entertainer of the Year nominees; Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett all performing a medley of their greatest hits.

Chris Janson says we’re coming into his favorite time of the year, Pumpkin Spice Latte season. He especially likes them at Starbucks and even if they’re sold out, Chris will beg them to make him one. The best place to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte Chris says, is New York City; one of his favorite places to go in the fall.

Garth is having a special LIVE event with Best Buy tonight at 6 CT at talkshop.live.

Finally - Alabama has a free show tonight on Camping World’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. It starts at 8 CT and it’ll be Alabama's only concert in 2020.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Thomas Rhett may move to Montana & Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is a judge

Thomas Rhett and family have been vacationing recently in Montana. They had so much fun Thomas said they might just move there.

On Wednesday’s ACM awards Keith Urban will debut his new duet with P!nk and Taylor Swift will make her first appearance in seven years.

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will be a judge on a new competition show, The Go-Big Show. Other judges include Snoop Dogg and pro wrestler Cody Rhodes. It’s a talent show with acts like an alligator trainer and a monster truck driver all trying to win $100,000.

Russell Dickerson’s first child was born Thursday; Remington Edward. He weighed 10 lbs., 4 ounces and measured almost 3-inches longer that the average newborn.

Kane Brown’s 65-year-old grandfather died Friday. They were very close and share the middle name Allen.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Miranda Lambert’s new charity & Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football open debuts this weekend


Miranda Lambert’s established a fund to help those in the music industry cover their pets’ medical bills during Covid. Her backup singer’s dog got sick and that became an unexpected major expense. Miranda said, “I knew I had to do something.”

At 2:30 this morning, Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley was wide awake so he took her for a car ride, laid next to her, changed her diaper and gave her a bottle but nothing made her go back to bed.

Blake and Gwen perform at a virtual fundraiser for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. It’ll celebrate their 40th anniversary October 1 and it’s open to the public but you have to buy a ticket.

Finally – Kelsea Ballerini’s album, ‘ballerini’ is out today so is ACM New Male Artist Riley Green’s EP. Riley, Tenille Townes and Ashley McBryde will play the Opry Saturday then Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football open debuts this weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Jason Aldean’s on a beach that barks & Dierks Bentley debuts his mullet tonight

I found out Jason Aldean’s new beach mansion’s on Santa Rosa Island in Florida, right on the Gulf of Mexico. The home’s 4,452-sq-ft and listed at $5 million but it was for sale over a year so Jason got a deal; $4.1 million. The property includes a private beach with sugar white sand that also makes a barking sound as you walk in the softer areas. It’s on a very private street but Jason’s next door neighbors are really close.

Dierks Bentley will debut his mullet tonight at a virtual music festival at 7 CT. We can watch on the Tito’s Vodka YouTube channel. It’s an acoustic concert out doors at his home in Colorado. Also on the show; Morgan Wallen.

One thing Brantley Gilbert will never wear are shorts because he has chicken legs. He might be getting tattoos on his legs tho and if he does, Brantley says he’d consider shorts.

Finally - Kane Brown says his trainer Kate now has him doing yoga and Kane says it’s been harder to do than he thought.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dierks Bentley's growing a mullet & Kane Brown's on Netflix tonight

Dierks Bentley's been quarantining with his family in Colorado. They’re hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing and biking and he says they’ll be there indefinitely. Dierks also reveals he’s been growing a mullet.

During the pandemic, Chris Janson’s grown a full beard and says he’s proud because it’s taken 34 years for it to grow in properly.

Garth’s having a live event with Best Buy September 15. Go to talkshop.live to RSVP.

Kane Brown and his wife are on a new Netflix show tonight, The Home Edit. Kane’s also coming to drive-in theaters across the US and Canada September 26. It’s $56 per vehicle with up to six people. Tickets go on sale tomorrow but it’s pre-recorded.

Finally – tonight Brad Paisley’s the guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Hardy’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

fgl's tyler falls & Kane Brown reveals his dream collaboration

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line had surgery last week on his Achilles tendon and broken ankle bone. The other day he was trying to get outside with his leg in a knee scooter when he wiped out going down a stair to his driveway. Tyler said he and his wife laughed until they cried watching the footage from his doorbell cam.

10-years-ago Luke Combs had a mullet he called a North Carolina Neck Warmer and it included NFL player Jared Allen’s racing stripes on the sides. Fellow mullet fan Morgan Wallen tweeted, “bring it back Luke, bring it back.”

Brad Paisley’s dad Doug was watching the Dodgers game the other day when he spotted the card board cut out of himself, Brad and Kimberly. With no crowd there Doug said he could hear the umps talking about wanting to go get a beer and Dodger Dog after the game.

Finally - Kane Brown reveals his dream collaboration is Shania Twain. She found out and tweeted, “let’s do it.”

Monday, September 7, 2020

Dolly Parton’s been married 54 years & Chris Janson had a sno-cone busines

Chris Janson had several odd jobs before he got a record deal. They included bailing hay and mowing lawns. One job Chris really liked was a sno-cone business he had for a short time.

Dolly Parton’s been married to Carl Dean for 54 years. They’ve never even fought or bickered. Dolly says, “we get a little pissy now and then but we'll just walk off or go do something else.” She says their warped sense of humor’s also made it work.

Growing up, Keith Urban’s father was an alcoholic who sometimes hit him. But his dad was also the one who helped Keith pursue his Nashville dreams and even sewed stage clothing for him.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is on Live With Kelly and Ryan today.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Carly Pearce finalized her divorce & Luke Combs is on Apple Music’s Bootleggers Radio

A few months ago Luke Bryan's wife was attacked by their turkey Al who hit a tendon in her leg. She had to go on antibiotics after they learned bacteria from a turkey can kill you. Luke says Al’s now living at their other farm, away from people.

Carly Pearce’s new single, ‘Next Girl’ is out today. This week she also finalized her divorce. We don’t know if the tune’s about she and Michael Ray’s relationship but it’s about getting swept off your feet by a womanizer who says and does all the right things.

Luke Combs is on Apple Music’s Bootleggers Radio today at 4 CT. He’ll be interviewed by fan club members then Luke will interview them. 

Lauren Alaina’s EP ‘Getting Over Him’ is out now.

Saturday night Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley play the Opry at wsmonline.com.

Finally – Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have moved into the Los Angeles mansion they bought last October. Gwen wanted to be there for the start of the school year which is a blend of in-class and at home.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

ACM Awards added more performers & Brett Young and Sam Hunt play Red Rocks tonight

The ACM Awards September 16 have added more performers; Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen. They’ll all play the Opry stage. Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line will also be on the show so will Thomas Rhett singing with Jon Pardi.

Jason Aldean loves being at home with his family but he really wants to be back on the road. He misses his band and crew and the baseball and basketball they played before every show. Jason’s done several virtual performances but says nothing compares to being with his fans.

Brett Young and Sam Hunt are part of a free virtual concert tonight at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater at 9 PM CT. Fans can send messages that’ll be seen on the rocks and they’ll also be able to help set off pyrotechnics.

Finally - as for the pandemic, Brantley Gilbert says some are handling it well but he’s one of those people who are "coming completely unhinged."

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Miranda Lambert leads the CMA nominees & blake shelton makes a teachers day

Miranda Lambert leads the CMA nominees with seven. Luke Combs has six and Maren Morris five. For the first time in four decades, two females are in Entertainer of the Year, Miranda and Carrie. The last time was Crystal Gayle and Barbara Mandrell in 1979. In 1974 it was Loretta Lynn and Olivia Newton-John. The last time a woman won Entertainer was Taylor Swift in 2011. The CMA snubs include Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney. Kelsea Ballerini was also snubbed and wrote, “something beautiful will undoubtedly come from the current disappointment.”

Blake Shelton made someone’s day yesterday. A 1st grade teacher from Texas tweeted him asking for help and Blake answered, ‘I’ll take care of it” and he bought all of the items on her Amazon wish list. She teaches at a low-income school in Texas where students don’t have a lot of opportunities and now they will thanks to Blake!

Finally – Brantley Gilbert’s man cave’s called "The Dog House.’ It’s almost 7,000 sq ft and it stores his tour bus, cars, motorcycles and an upstairs sleeping quarters. Brantley jokes that everyone loves it except his wife.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The CMA award nominees are out

The CMA award nominees are out.

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))
What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs (Producer: Scott Moffatt)
Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi (Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi)
Never Will, Ashley McBryde (Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets)
Old Dominion, Old Dominion (Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion)
Wildcard, Miranda Lambert (Producer: Jay Joyce)

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s))
"Bluebird"
"The Bones"
"Even Though I'm Leaving"
"I Hope You're Happy Now"
"More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress (Songwriters: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derek Southerland)

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))
"I Hope," Gabby Barrett
"Beer Never Broke My Heart," Luke Combs
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"The Bones," Maren Morris

Musical Event of the Year (Awarded to Artists and Producer(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber (Producer: Dan Smyers)
"Be a Light," Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Lady A, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban (Producer: Dann Huff)
"The Bones," Maren Morris feat. Hozier (Producer: Greg Kurstin)
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love," Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King (Producer: Jay Joyce)
"I Hope You're Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice (Producer: Busbee)

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"Homemade," Jake Owen
"I Hope You're Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"Second One to Know," Chris Stapleton

Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock did not get married last weekend. It was a joke and something they'd planned for some time. While they were attending her son's vow renewal with his wife, Loretta posted a photo of she and Kid writing, "Sorry girls, he's taken now!"

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kane Brown, Reba and more will take part in the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum's fundraiser. It’s free on their YouTube channel October 28. What’s cool is the stars will perform with historic instruments from the museum's collection.

Garth says when he was retired, his best time of the day was making lunch for his daughters. He normally made them what they wanted; peanut butter sandwiches, chicken strips or mac and cheese.

Finally - Justin Moore says when the pandemic started, he was writing a ton then he just hit a wall. He’d walk by his guitar and not even pick it up. Justin says he’s only written one song in the last six months.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Luke Combs and Carly Pearce announce CMA nominees & The Voice has a debut date

Luke Combs’ chicken Marshmallow laid her first egg this weekend and it was twice as big as a regular chicken egg. Luke and Carly Pearce will announce this year’s CMA nominees tomorrow on Good Morning America live from the Opry.

Kane Brown and his wife will be on a new Netflix show, The Home Edit. It debuts September 9. It’s a home organizational company where clients range from celebrities to everyday people. They organized Kane’s pantry and put his Cinnamon Toast Crunch right as you open the door because it's the first thing he always wants to grab.

Luke Bryan refuses to do a Zoom call if any of his gold and platinum plaques and awards are on the wall behind him. He doesn’t want people to think he’s egotistical.

Finally - The Voice now has a debut date; October 19. This weekend Blake Shelton and some fans got into a heated Twitter exchange. He commented about the CDC’s new Corona virus stats then wrote, “I’m not going to argue. A fight is the last thing I wanted. Covid’s horrifying. Stay healthy and safe everyone.”

Friday, August 28, 2020

jason aldean's beach concert is tonight & Jake Owen’s 39 today

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren are on PBS Kids' Facebook and YouTube pages this morning at 11. Lauren’s new book was out just a week ago and it’s already on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Jason Aldean will have a backyard beach concert from his new mansion today. We can see it on Live Nation's Twitter page at 5. Brett Young and Maddie & Tae will also perform.

Midland’s ‘Live at the Palomino’ is out on vinyl today. Tonight they’re part of a live concert on Record Store Day's Facebook page at 7.

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album, ‘My Gift’ is out September 23 and it will include John Legend and her 5-year-old son Isaiah.

Finally – Jake Owen’s 39 today and Shania turns 55.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s back on Sunday Night Football & Midland's on Pollstar’s Facebook page today

Carrie Underwood’s had to change up how she did her NFL open this year. On September 13 the 2020 open will debut on Sunday Night Football. Because of Covid, no extra people were allowed in studio and no fans were in the stadium. The open includes cameos from some of the NFL’s biggest stars plus fans will be in it too.

Jake Owen’s selling a special edition t-shirt thru his foundation to benefit several charities including his own and St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The shirt’s $25 and all of that goes to charity.

Miranda Lambert says she’s been on every diet imaginable including low-carb but she gained all her weight back on that one really fast. She now eats what she wants but watches her portions. Miranda says she’s been a size 6 for several years now.

Finally - Midland's on Pollstar’s Facebook page at 3 CT today. Tonight Maren Morris performs on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sam Hunt & Brett Young play for free & FGL used to be the "Barbecue Band"

Miranda Lambert, Luke Combs, Old Dominion and Tim McGraw are on the ACM awards performing from Nashville’s Bluebird Café September 16. The show will have 4 venues that night so Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett will sing from the Ryman.

Brian and Tyler from Florida Georgia Line toured with Gary Allan in 2012. They were the new openers then so they got the nickname, the "Barbecue Band," cause after the show, they had to grill every night for the 150 crew members.

Thomas Rhett admits going on the road again will be tough because his kids are now used to him being there 24/7. The down side of being home Thomas says - he hasn’t had a full night’s sleep since he was on his tour bus.

Finally - Sam Hunt and Brett Young are part of a free virtual concert Sept. 3 at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. Fans will be able to send messages that’ll be seen on the rocks and they’ll also have the ability to help set off pyrotechnics.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Jason Aldean has a backyard concert Friday & Kane Brown’s daughter makes her video debut

Jason Aldean will have a backyard beach concert Friday from his new home. The show’s at Live Nation's Twitter page at 5 CT. Brett Young and Maddie & Tae will also perform. Jason’s backyard includes several palm trees, pools, a 2 story water slide, koi pond, a swim up bar and a hot tub.

Staying at home for Maren Morris now means more time with her new son Hayes and her husband. They watch a lot of Netflix and Bravo and order all their food and grocery items from Maren’s new obsession; the home delivery service Postmates.

Lauren Alaina has a friend and mentor in Trisha Yearwood. They both come from Georgia and both love to cook. If you go to nashvillekat.com, I have Lauren’s recipes for Blackberry Cobbler, Cauliflower Mac N Cheese and her Nana’s Bourban Pecan Pie. As a child Lauren would pick off the nuts and just eat the gooey pie below.

Finally - Kane Brown’s 10-month-old daughter Kingsley will make her debut in his upcoming ‘Worldwide Beautiful’ video.

Lauren Alaina’s Blackberry Cobbler
2 1/2 cups fresh blackberries or frozen that are thawed and drained
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon table salt
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Whipped cream or ice cream
Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together berries and sugar. Let stand 25 minutes. Whisk flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl. Stir in butter and spread batter in an ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter; sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 375° 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Lauren Alaina’s Cauliflower Mac N Cheese With Chicken
½ tsp salt, as needed, plus Vegetable Oil Spray
1 Large Head Cauliflower, cut into small florets
¾ cup heavy cream
2 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces
3/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, plus 1/2 cup for topping the casserole
¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season the water with salt. Spray the baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Cook cauliflower in the boiling water until crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well and pat between several layers of paper towels to dry. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking dish and set aside. Bring the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan and whisk in the cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the 1.5 cups of cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and whisk until the cheese melts, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, pour over the cauliflower, and stir to combine. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and bake until browned and bubbly hot, about 15 minutes, and serve.

Lauren Alaina's Pecan Pie
Dough
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick), diced
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Flour, for rolling the dough
Filling
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
2 cups chopped toasted pecans
1 to 2 tablespoons bourbon
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten
Make the dough by hand: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles yellow cornmeal mixed with bean-sized bits of butter. (If the flour/butter mixture gets warm, refrigerate it for 10 minutes before proceeding.) Add the egg and stir the dough together with a fork or by hand in the bowl. If the dough is dry, sprinkle up to a tablespoon more of cold water over the mixture. Alternatively, make the dough in a food processor. With the machine fitted with the metal blade, pulse the flour, sugar, and salt until combined. Add the butter and pulse until it resembles yellow cornmeal mixed with bean-sized bits of butter, about 10 times. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times; don't let the dough form into a ball in the machine. (If the dough is very dry add up to a tablespoon more of cold water.) Remove the bowl from the machine, remove the blade, and bring the dough together by hand. Form the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough with a rolling pin into a 12-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie pan and trim the edges, leaving about an extra inch hanging over the edge. Tuck the overhanging dough underneath itself to form a thick edge that is even with the rim. Flute the edge as desired. Freeze the pie shell for 30 minutes. Set separate racks in the center and lower third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees F. Put a piece of parchment paper or foil over the pie shell and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake on a baking sheet on the center rack until the dough is set, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and lift sides of the parchment paper to remove the beans. Continue baking until the pie shell is lightly golden brown, about 10 more minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees. While the crust is baking make the filling: In medium saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and stirring constantly, continue to boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the nuts, bourbon, and the vanilla. Set the mixture aside to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. (If the crust has cooled, return it to the oven for 5 minutes to warm through) Whisk the beaten eggs into the filling until smooth. Put the pie shell on a sheet pan and pour the filling into the hot crust. Bake on the lower oven rack until the edges are set but the center is still slightly loose, about 40 to 45 minutes. (If the edges get very dark, cover them with aluminum foil half way during baking.) Cool on a rack. Serve slightly warm or room temperature.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Jason Aldean’s kids got a new pet & FGL's Tyler needs surgery

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line had a dirt bike accident last week. He over shot a jump and ruptured his Achilles tendon and broke a bone in his ankle. He’ll have surgery this week but can’t walk for over a month. Their third child’s due in 4 weeks and his wife will need his help around the house. Tyler said, “couldn’t be worse timing. I’m just gonna try to stay positive.”

Jason Aldean’s kids got a new pet this weekend. A green veiled chameleon they named Elvis. The pet store delivered it to them. His son Memphis asked if it was scary then reached out to pet him.

Dwight Yoakam’s a first time father at 63! His 36-year-old wife Emily had son, Dalton Loren August 16. They were married in March after dating for 10 years.

Blake and Gwen paid 13.2 million for their 13,000 sq ft mansion in Encino, CA. I’ve since found out they bought it off-market so no one could track what they were doing.

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

Friday, August 21, 2020

Carly Pearce had a cryptic post yesterday & Tim McGraw’s 16th album's out

Carly Pearce had a cryptic post yesterday, “he’ll hide the red flags for a little while....” I hear it’s a lyric to a new song and it has to be about Michael Ray, doesn’t it? One fan wrote, “better to find out earlier than later.”

Tim McGraw’s 16th album, ‘Here On Earth’ is out. Tonight he has a show with Midland and Ingrid Andress. Tickets are at timmcgraw.com. Brothers Osborne have a free concert tonight on YouTube. Tomorrow Jon Pardi, Runaway June & Pam Tillis play the Opry at 7 CT.

There’s a statue of Dolly Parton in Sevierville, TN in front of the court house. She’s sitting on a rock, holding her guitar. Dolly says it’s maybe the greatest honor she’s ever had. Her father was so proud he’d go there at night with soap and water and clean the dirt and pigeon poop off Dolly. When she found out, Dolly said it brought her to tears.

Finally - Luke and Caroline Bryan star in a new Jockey underwear commercial. In it Luke reveals boxer briefs are his “go-tos” and once he sees some Jockey thong underwear Luke calls them dental floss.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Brett Eldredge has a free show tonight & Garth answers 36 questions

Blake Shelton and John Legend are looking forward to coaching together on the new season of The Voice. It’ll premiere in October. Blake said the person he’ll tease most is John even tho his girlfriend Gwen Stefani’s back this season. John said he wants Blake and Gwen to get married on the show.

Keith Urban and family are so used to being on the road, staying at home’s become a brand new life for them. While Nichole’s filming a TV series in Australia right now, the family’s staying at their farmhouse in New South Wales on 100 acres with a herd of cattle.

Today at 1:45 CT, Gath will answer 36 questions at launchtn.org. He’ll also talk about his over 30 year career and what helped him get there.

Brett Eldredge has a live concert tonight at 7 CT that includes a Q & A session. It’s free at gtliveathome.com.

Finally - American Idol will return to ABC and so will judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

DeMarcus Family Rules debuts today & Thomas Rhett’s marriage isn’t flawless

Kane Brown’s live today on Facebook at 2 CT. He now lives in Whites Creek, TN but his place in Franklin’s been for sale over 2-months with two price cuts. It’s at $910,000. The problem; it’s close to neighbors, the backyard’s tiny and it’s on a really busy road.

Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren reveals in her new book that her marriage isn’t flawless, they fight too. At one point they had a talk because Lauren was on her way to a really dark place. She says what fixed it was getting into her orphan charity and making jewelry.

Carrie Underwood’s biggest music critic is her husband Mike. She says, “I’ve learned he only hears the album when it’s done. Then he critiques and will tell me what he thinks about it.” Carrie says that’s like her telling him how to play hockey.

Finally - Jay from Rascal Flatts DeMarcus Family Rules debuts today on Netflix. Blake Shelton's Ole Red restaurants host a livestream "Battle of the Bands" tonight and every Wednesday at 6 CT. Luke Bryan’s live on his TikTok page at 7:30. Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett join Christian artist Chris Tomlin on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

blake and Luke face off & Reese Witherspoon's looking for country’s next superstar

Blake Shelton posted a made up news flash last night that Luke Bryan’s music’s so bad, drivers are falling asleep at the wheel. Luke replied, “your girlfriend’s the only reason people are even listening to your last two singles.” To which Blake tweeted, “hey don’t hate just cause I know how to work the system!!!”

Luke Bryan just introduced his own Amazon storefront, Outdoor Essentials. He has everything from water-proof tackle boxes to deck cleaner to bear spray. Luke’s also selling a fish-finding sonar app and a LifeStraw water bottle. Have you heard of this before? It filters bacteria and parasites from puddles to lake water. Luke says that one can actually save your life!

Actress Reese Witherspoon is looking for country’s next superstar on a new competition series, My Kind of Country. Reese will executive produce the show for Apple TV Plus.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren Akins book, ‘Live In Love,’ is out today. It’s about balancing family life while keeping romance alive.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Keith Urban seen on private jet & what Luke Bryan always has in his fridge

On Friday, Keith Urban and his daughters flew by private jet into Byron Bay, New South Wales, in Australia. They met Nicole who’s filming her TV series there. Keith was in black jeans and a long-sleeved grey T-shirt, carrying his guitar case and chatting with the flight crew on the tarmac.

Two things Luke Bryan always has in his fridge; Coffee Mate hazelnut coffee creamer and yogurt. The craziest thing to happen to Luke in concert was in North Carolina where he fell off the stage three years in a row. He got stitches and had head trauma.

Shania will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her album, ‘The Woman in Me,’ by releasing a Diamond Edition October 12. It has previously unreleased tracks, live recordings, new mixes and in a CD and LP. Tonight Shania performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Tim McGraw tweeted, “I’m often asked who I’d like to hang out with living or dead and there’s no question...Elvis."

Friday, August 14, 2020

Onions make luke bryan cry & Lindsay Ell's 'Heart Theory' is out today

After recently singing 100 country songs in 10 minutes, Luke Bryan took on the challenge of chopping as many onions as possible in 10 minutes while answering fan questions. He did it and ended up getting thru several large onions and he hardly even cried. Yesterday Luke completed his first 105 mile bike ride and Saturday, he and Darius Rucker play the Opry at 7 CT at opry.com.

Jon Pardi just recorded 8 classic songs from his musical heroes. It’s called The Rancho Fiesta Sessions and you can find out more at his Facebook page.
1. The Bottle Let Me Down 2. Honky Tonk Man 3. Right Or Wrong 4. Marina Del Rey 5. Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die) 6. Somebody’s Doin’ Me Right 7. The Waiting 8. Nothing Compares 2 U.

Lindsay Ell's album, 'Heart Theory' is out today with 12 tunes, one co-written with Tyler from Florida Georgia Line and one with Kane Brown. Monday Lindsay will perform on NBC's Today show, live from the Ryman in Nashville. 

Yesterday in the 100 degree Oklahoma heat, Blake Shelton did chores like unrolling several bales of hay. He said it almost made him nauseous. Blake also admits before girlfriend Gwen Stefani came along, he was a jerk to everybody. Gwen was in a bad marriage and getting a divorce when they met and says, “Blake saved my life, everybody knows that.”

Finally - Kane Brown’s EP ‘Mixtape Volume 1’ is out today. It has seven songs including collaborations with John Legend, Swae Lee and Khalid.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Keith, Brett Eldredge & Lady A play for St Jude today & Garth has a fan press conference tonight

Luke Bryan says negotiations are underway with the judges of Idol for next season. Producers are working on being live in studio with the judge's table six feet apart.

Blake Shelton and the other coaches on The Voice won't return in September as planned. They just aren’t going to be ready on time. Speaking of Blake, he heard some fans are still waiting for refunds from his canceled concerts, so he’s helping them get their money back.

Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Lady A and Brad Paisley perform today on a virtual benefit concert for St. Jude. It starts at 4 PM CT on all of St. Jude’s social media platforms.

Five years ago Luke Bryan started cycling when he stopped jogging. He said running 5 miles a day then doing a show was hard on his knees so he started biking. It changed his life. Luke’s bike can also go on the beach and that’s one of his favorite things to do. He’ll sometimes wear a backpack and add a fishing pole too.

Finally - Garth will have a fan press conference on his Facebook page tonight at 6 CT.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Luke Bryan's pandemic perk & old dominion comes clean on the meows

Luke Bryan says one pandemic perk is he’s gotten to sleep next to his wife a lot more and says, “but I’m not sure she’s enjoying that.” On TV, they’ve been watching Yellowstone. Luke says he especially loves the music he calls Texas cowboy music.

Last week Old Dominion released a remake of their latest album that replaces most all of the lyrics with the word "meow." Fans want to know why. Lead singer Matthew Ramsey reveals it was just a bunch of grown men making a joke. I guess the band had to leave the studio a lot when recording because they couldn't stop laughing.

Jake Owen thinks men who use gift cards on a first date gives guys a bad name.

The weirdest thing both Jason Aldean and Keith Urban ever autographed was a fan’s prosthetic leg.

Finally – when Blake Shelton heard that Big 12 presidents will allow college football to move forward this season. Blake tweeted, “Doing a happy dance!!! Football is oxygen to me.”

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

images can be seen in Carrie Underwood’s knees & Tim McGraw’s pandemic cravings include hot milk cake

Fans say faces and images can be seen in pretty much every photo of Carrie Underwood’s knees. In 2018, her knee became an internet sensation when fans saw a Lord from the Harry Potter book. Carrie even posted a photo of her knee one time that did resemble a baby’s face.

Yesterday Brad Paisley caught and released a lime green snake he found in the grass. His wife Kimberly posted, “fun fact; Brad caught this whilst wearing no pants but he wouldn’t let me show you that part.”

Tim McGraw’s pandemic cravings include his mom’s hot milk vanilla cake. Tim also revealed Faith’s fried chicken and mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers and his wife’s roasted chicken’s also been on the menu.

Finally - Miranda Lambert and husband have their sights set on traveling the California coast soon in their new Airstream. She says touring never let her see places like this and the pandemic’s made it possible.

Monday, August 10, 2020

weigh in on Carrie Underwood's Twitter poll & Faith hill's gone pink

Carrie Underwood had a Twitter poll last night. The question was are donuts breakfast or dessert? Carrie says breakfast. Her husband Mike says donuts are only dessert. Carrie won with almost 80% agreeing that donuts are only for breakfast.

Gary LeVox from Rascal Flatts has promised a job to anyone in Nashville, Columbus or Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s the owner of Black Tie Moving and he’ll hire anyone who’s lost a job, wants extra income or is a veteran. Black Tie’s a luxury moving company that caters to celebrities, athletes, musicians and NBA Teams.

Brittany Aldean says the top two arguments in their household are Alabama vs. Georgia and Hunting Season.

Faith Hill's joined the list of country stars changing up their look during the pandemic. Faith’s added a pastel pink color to her blonde hair.

Finally - Luke Bryan’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Kane Brown sets the record straight & Luke Bryan has a free live performance today

Kane Brown set the record straight about getting lost in the woods. He, a friend and that guy’s girlfriend went to check out his 30 acres. 3 hours later it started getting dark and cold. GPS kept taking them to cliffs they couldn’t drive a 4 wheeler down. The girl had asthma and started freaking out so they called police. Kane said, “they arrive, hear gun shots and think we’re shooting at them. We yell & tell them we’re not armed and finally made it out.”

Luke Bryan’s album ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’ is out today. He’ll have a live performance and Q&A with Amazon Music at 5 PM CT.

Luke Combs and his wife Nicole were married last Saturday and one of their cakes was a huge white beer can that read, “Nicole & Beer – Never Broke My Heart, August 1, 2020.”

Maren Morris just donated $70,000 to East Nashville Magnet High School so they can buy instruments, uniforms, tuxedos and gowns.

Finally - Jon Pardi’s on NBC’s Today on Monday. He’ll perform ‘Heartache Medication.’

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Luke Bryan performs on the Today Show & who's Luke Combs celebrity crush

Luke Bryan will perform on the Today Show tomorrow morning. During quarantine, Luke planted 5-acres of sweet corn. When he told his dad he wanted to do that he said, “son, you're an idiot. You won't even know what to do with that much sweet corn.'" Luke bought a tractor, tiller, planter and a plow. So far he’s sold $1,100 worth of corn putting him about $30,000 in the hole today.

Garth says he and Trisha have used quarantine to quote, "face everything.” He says they’re both alphas who like to be the leader so quarantine has been the most they’ve ever gone through as a couple. Garth says "it's probably that way with a lot of families, the matriarch is gonna follow the rules and make sure the silly boys kind of keep in line."

When Dan + Shay recorded their new single, ‘I Should Probably Go To Bed’ Shay hit a note so high, he shattered a glass window in the studio.

Finally - Luke Combs high school celebrity crush is Friends actress Jennifer Aniston.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Thomas Rhett hooks himself & Tim McGraw cries at TV commercials

Thomas Rhett was fly fishing yesterday and accidentally hooked himself in the back of the leg. He had to push it out the other side, cut the barb off then pull it back through.

Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike went fly fishing last weekend and Carrie caught a bigger rainbow trout than he did. He joked that he didn’t like that she catches bigger fish. I also hear Carrie has a new trainer, Mike. He’ll also work out with subscribers on her Fit52 app.

Tim McGraw's 53 and says he’s getting more and more emotional about everything. He thinks quarantine has also sped up that process. Tim reveals he now cries at TV commercials and calls it “ridiculous."

Finally - Luke Bryan’s boys Bo and Tate have no interest in music. They’re more into sports, hunting and fishing. Luke’s going to ask their school if he can take them on a Shark Research Boat. Luke says that would let them learn something off the wall that they’d never normally have the opportunity to do.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Kane Brown gets lost in the woods & Luke Bryan performs live Friday

The day Kane Brown and his wife moved into their new home, he and a friend got lost for 7-hours on Kane’s wooded 30 acres. They took ATV’s out on a trail they made then it started raining plus it was getting dark. They ended up running out of gas and got stuck on a cliff with a big drop-off. They had to call the police to help them find their way back.

Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline constantly prank each other. He says “I literally get tortured and have scars from her pranks." He admits there is a line he draws with her tho; snakes. She’s terrified of them, even rubber snakes. Luke says she’s the one who started the pranks and now she has prank anxiety. On Friday Luke will have a live performance and a Q&A with Amazon Music to celebrate his new album. You can send him your questions now.

Finally - Maren Morris says she’s gotten sucked into Bravo TV's Below Deck Mediterranean. It’s about people on a mega yacht trying to navigate heartbreaks to power struggles. It also includes a chef that has to deal with picky and demanding guests. Maren says, “I’ve worked in the service industry and I’m too scared to ever send food back.”

Monday, August 3, 2020

Luke Combs is married & Luke Bryan’s wife had a rough weekend

Luke Combs got married to longtime girlfriend Nicole Hocking Saturday in front of family at their southern Florida home. Even tho there was a hurricane threat, the ceremony was not interrupted. Because of Covid all of their family & friends could not be there. Luke said they’d celebrate with all of them early next year.

This weekend Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline went to college tweeting, “I left a big piece of my heart today in Georgia. Been dreading this day for years, but it’s time for Til to fly.” Til’s their nephew. His mom, Luke’s sister died in 07 then his dad died in 2014 and the Bryan’s adopted him. Luke says his sons Bo and Tate are back in school today but Nashville schools are only having virtual classes. Luke and his wife learned they don’t have the patience to home school.

Finally - Blake Shelton's Ole Red Orlando recently opened in Florida. It has a red tractor hanging over the stage that Blake’s GM found on some back road in Tennessee. It was an actual working tractor and he talked the guy into selling it. The menu includes tater tots Blake says aren’t like the grocery store. His are scratch made and hand-scooped to order.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Jason Aldean loves shopping on eBay & Rascal Flatts has a new EP out

Jason Aldean loves shopping on eBay and it’s where he gets his vintage t-shirts. I also learned growing up Jason played baseball, first base because he noticed they got the most on-camera time in the big leagues.

Brett Eldredge reveals his favorite thing about going home is his mom’s brownies. Brett says they’re incredible and the recipe was handed down from his great grandma.

Keith Urban’s 12-year-old Sunday has been putting together short movies. Keith hopes she becomes a film director someday. Sunday also plays piano and her sister Faith plays the violin.

Dolly will have a new album out this fall, ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas,’ and it features her brother Randy, Michael Buble', Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Rascal Flatts has a 7-tune EP out today. Zac Brown turns 42. Tomorrow Florida Georgia Line play a USO show at 11 AM CT at uso.org/mvp.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Garth permanently removes himself from Entertainer of the Year & Michael Ray and Brett Eldredge are live today

Yesterday Garth permanently removed himself from the CMA Entertainer of the Year category. He felt like it’s time for somebody else to win it. He also plans to open a bar on Nashville's Lower Broadway in the next few years. I also hear it was his daughter Allie, who had COVID and since her husband works with Garth daily, everyone had to be tested.

During quarantine, several people have seen Luke Combs fishing on Nashville’s Cumberland River.

Michael Ray
is live today at 5 CT on the Diamond Resorts Facebook page. Brett Eldredge has a free show tonight at 7 CT on Facebook and his YouTube channel.

Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill will be married 24 years in October and a source told Us Weekly they’re “in it for life.”

Finally - Miranda Lambert gave Maren Morris and her son matching jean jackets with their names on it and lots of fringe.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jason Aldean is selling his beach home & Garth has a press conference this morning

Jason Aldean is selling his nearly 7,000 sg foot Florida beach home on Saint George Island for $2.95 million. He’s since bought another beach house there for $4.1 million. It’s almost 4,500 square feet with 5 bedrooms, five bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with two islands and a pool.

Garth has a press conference that’ll live stream this morning at 10 AM CT on his Facebook page. He says it has to do with when personal lines meet career lines.

At Blake Shelton’s drive-in concert last weekend, everyone involved did their best to make it seem like it was live. A screen in one city stretched across the front of 18 shipping containers. As for pandemic living, Blake’s been picking blackberries, growing a garden and he planted 2-acres of sweet corn, just like Luke Bryan did. Only Luke said it was so much work, don’t ever do it.

Finally - Thomas Rhett says the pandemic’s sorta been a blessing because he’s seeing his kids a lot more.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jason Aldean just got a tattoo & Shania’s partnered with Netflix

Jason Aldean just got a tattoo of 3 palm trees on his left arm with the word Navy for his daughter. It’ll be finished in September and it was done by Bubba Irwin from the show Ink Master. The same day Bubba also tattooed Kane Brown, his wife and Jason’s wife Brittany. Tonight from his new mansion, Jason performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s nearly year-old son Luca’s been sick. They got his test results back yesterday and Luca thankfully was negative for Covid-19.

Maren Morris is so frugal she refuses to rent a movie on Apple if it’s more than $6. Her husband’s the one who reminds her she can afford it! Maren also wrote her first song in a long time yesterday.

Shania’s partnered with Netflix to adapt best-selling author Debbie Macomber's Heart of Texas book’s as a TV series. Shania will executive produce and be on the soundtrack too.

Finally - Kane Brown has a live virtual performance with Pandora at 7 CT today.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Dierks Bentley's “suffer fest” & Tim McGraw crashed a Zoom meeting

This weekend in Telluride, Colorado, Dierks Bentley took a 6 1/2 hour, 50 mile bicycle ride at 7,000 vertical feet. He biked thru two mountain ranges in the cold, rain and deep mud and ended up covered in it. He even had his son hose him off. Dierks called it a “true suffer fest” but he loved it and would do it again anytime!

A few days ago, Tim McGraw crashed a Zoom meeting with nurses at a hospital in New Jersey. It was a complete surprise to the Covid health care workers. Tim thanked the nurses for the great work they were doing then had a private concert just for them.

The condo Keith Urban recently bought in New York City was 3.5 million. It’s 1,600 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and located in Manhattan’s fancy Tribeca neighborhood. The building includes roof gardens with cabana lounges, a huge fitness center and an underground reception area with vaulted ceilings.

Finally - Carly Pearce wants to catch up with us tonight at 7 CT on Instagram Live.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thomas Rhett makes brisket & Luke Combs will be live today

Thomas Rhett’s 5th attempt at making brisket was a success. The previous four were “tough as a brick” so he turned to company, Meat Church. They face timed with him so he could see how it’s done. Thomas tweeted, “hands down the best brisket I’ve ever had.”

Miranda Lambert thinks her marriage has passed the COVID-19 test. She and Brendan were married in January 2019. She said back in February she told herself not to panic and to use the break to rest.

Kane Brown
and his wife Katelyn have a duet out soon, ‘Mad At This World.’ It’s about what’s happened in 2020 like Covid, tornados destroying Nashville and the California fires.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani are in People magazine today. They reveal quarantining on his Oklahoma ranch includes riding four-wheelers, making sourdough biscuits and just being together.

Finally - Luke Combs will be live today at 6 CT on all his socials.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tenille Townes leads the CCMA’s & Kenny Chesney vacations in Kennebunkport

Tenille Townes leads the CCMA’s with 6 nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist and Fans’ Choice Award. Dean Brody and Brett Kissel each got five and James Barker Band, The Reklaws and Dallas Smith four nods each. The show’s Sept. 27 on Global and the Global TV App.

Last weekend, Kenny Chesney vacationed in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was seen at the Arundel Wharf restaurant, the Colony Hotel and Alisson’s Restaurant, who’s known for their lobster rolls. Kenny’s boat captain Ben’s from there plus he has friends that are fishermen, boat guides and own bars in Kennebunkport so it has a special place in his heart. In 2018, Kenny was seen in Maine with 90-year-old Kennedy matriarch Ethel, sailing around the bay of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.

Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts, his wife Allison and their kids Dylan and Madeline, are getting their own reality show on Netflix. DeMarcus Family Rules premieres August 19 and it’ll be a behind the scenes, unfiltered look at what they call their “crazy life.”

Garth is done with his upcoming album ‘FUN’ but says he's in limbo, just waiting for the right moment to share it. He also hinted a surprise is coming with the record's release.

Finally – tomorrow morning on the Today Show, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani perform their new single.

Opening Day Baseball tune from my husband

In honor of Opening Day, here is the song my husband wrote and is singing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Fans are mad at Keith Urban & Luke Bryan pranks his dog

Fans are mad at Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman because the government let them skip the 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine when they got to Sydney, Australia yesterday. They did have to pass a health check at a private airport but were granted special permission to self-isolate at home. Fans said once again the rich and famous always get a pass.

Jason Aldean’s 2-year-old son Memphis has hair so long his mom sometime puts it in a bun. Jason gets lots of mean comments on social media and says, “when u are talking about my child I will come out swinging. So let's agree to disagree and say no more!"

Luke Bryan pranked his chocolate lab Choc yesterday. He was watching Luke eat so he tossed him a slice of tomato. After Choc chewed it for a few seconds he spit it out.

Tim McGraw will have a live stream to talk about his upcoming album, ‘Here on Earth,’ August 21 at 8 PM CT. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at live.timmcgraw.com.

Finally – Willie Nelson’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live,

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album's out September 25 & Luke Combs Croc slides are out today

Carrie Underwood’s first ever Christmas album, ‘The Gift’ will be out September 25. The vinyl version will be in stores October 30. Carrie says the record will also feature a world-class orchestra.

Brad Paisley’s
wife Kimberly posted a video yesterday in their driveway doing a cheer saying, “2020 ain’t gonna get me down. It’s all about attitude.” All of a sudden a huge black ball fell from the sky and crushed her. Brad’s dad Doug told me it was an app called, Action Movie Fx.

Thomas Rhett says once you have three kids it just tacks on a little bit to the chaos. Thomas says he and Lauren could easily have seven.

After taking ‘Nobody But You’ to #1, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have a new single coming out, ‘Happy Anywhere.’ They’ll debut it Friday on NBC’s Today show.

Finally - Luke Combs new Croc slides are out today and be quick cause they’ll sell out!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Luke Bryan has a fishing quirk & Tenille Townes performs on the Today show tomorrow

Luke Bryan’s always wanted to take the summer off and now he can cause of Covid. Luke recently loaded his 3 boys on the tour bus and they fished in ten trout streams on their way out west. Luke’s fishing quirk is he’ll accidentally hook people and he’s done it about 100 times so far.

Midland's Mark Wystrach’s in the upcoming film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, based on the story of Christian TV’s Tammy Faye Bakker. Mark plays Gary Paxton, a hit songwriter and producer who she reportedly had a crush on during her marriage to Jim Bakker. Mark is not new to acting tho. Years ago he was on the soap opera Passions and he also had a cameo on CSI: Miami.

Dierks Bentley has spent quarantine doing a lot of bicycle riding and working on his mullet which is getting pretty long.

Tenille Townes performs on the Today show tomorrow.

Finally - Hillary from Lady A has two tattoos, a music note on her foot and the #14 on her wrist for the age she decided to do music for a living.

Friday, July 17, 2020

thomas rhett has a pedicure & Dolly's White Limozeen opens today in Nashville

Thomas Rhett’s 3-year-old daughter Ada painted his toenails white yesterday. He said it was “invigorating.”

Midland used to fight a lot because they’re all so competitive. One thing that helped fix that was getting rid of their backgammon set because it caused too much friction.

A Dolly Parton-themed restaurant opens today in Nashville, ‘White Limozeen.’ The name’s from a tune off her 1989 album. It has a roof-top pool. The menu includes everything from a classic burger to caviar to champagne Jello shots.

Michael Ray
and Tenille Townes are on a live concert to benefit London's Royal Albert Hall. It’s on the venue's YouTube channel Saturday at 1:30 CT.

Finally - Luke Bryan turns 44 today. Keith Urban debuts the video for ‘Superman.’ The vinyl version of Sam Hunt's ‘Southside’ is out today then tonight Reba has a live show from 1994 on her YouTube channel.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman just bought a two-bedroom New York apartment in the Tribeca section of Manhattan. They paid $3.5 million for their place at 108 Leonard Street. Nic especially liked the building security as it has three entrances and a “sky garage” so they can park right next to their apartment. There’s an elevator just for their car. The Urbans also have homes in Nashville, Los Angeles and two in Australia.

New mom Maren Morris tweeted, “Getting dressed felt like a win today.” Her son Hayes was born March 23.

Brett Eldredge says his grama was an amazing cook especially her fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. One of his favorites was a chocolate cake she made from scratch with thick white icing. She’d serve it in a cup with milk poured over and called it Eldredge Cake.

Finally - Luke Combs performs from home on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

what led Carly Pearce to file for divorce & Luke Combs new Crocs are out Tuesday

We may now know what led Carly Pearce to file for divorce from Michael Ray. A fan tweeted something yesterday Carly retweeted and clicked ‘like’ on. The fan wrote, “Carly’s deleted all pics of Michael from her Instagram. Show him he messed up. Imagine cheating on someone so perfect.”

Maren Morris wrote, “remember when Maren got rejected from Idol, The Voice and America’s Got Talent? Now they use her music in the shows for promo and audition songs.”

Thomas Rhett’s 5-month-old Lennon’s named after Beatle John Lennon. Her middle name was gonna be Louise, but in the hospital they changed it to Love cause she was born so close to Valentine’s Day.

Luke Combs new Crocs are out Tuesday. The black slide has a wood grain side panel and the Jibbitz include a guitar pic holder, a beer bottle, an American flag and a guitar.

Finally - Chris Young’s canceled his remaining tour dates and now can refund ticket-holders.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Luke Bryan ‘Ain't Divorced Yet' & Garth’s acoustic live show with Trisha is tonight

If he had to write a song about quarantine, Luke Bryan would call it, ‘Ain't Divorced Yet.’ Even tho quarantine divorces are happening, Luke says he and his wife are better than ever.

Randy Houser shared a photo of an airplane full of people wearing masks sitting side-by-side and a picture of an empty music venue. He wrote, “Anybody see a problem?” Jason Aldean responded, “let’s pack em in like sardines breathing recirculated air” and Clint Black added, “maybe we should see if we can sing to people packed into planes.”

Garth’s acoustic live show with Trisha doing our requests is tonight at 6 CT.

Morgan Wallen’s former fiancée Katie Smith gave birth to their son Indigo Wilder Friday. Morgan writes, “this year has been the hardest of my life but that’s not what I’ll remember it by. You are. I’ll be the Dad you deserve.”

Finally - Dolly’s line of greeting cards exclusively at Walmart will be in stores later this month.

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Lady A saga continues & Luke Bryan's on Live With Kelly & Ryan

The Lady A saga continues… Seattle’s Lady A, Anita White, told Rolling Stone when she asked Lady A for $10 million, she told them she’d donate half to charity. Anita says “they should change their name. They have the resources and money to do that. I don't want to share my name with them." The band isn’t suing White to prevent her from using “Lady A.” They’re attempting to ensure they won’t be sued for using the handle going forward. I hear White never trademarked the name Lady A but the band did in 2011.

Luke Bryan's on Live With Kelly & Ryan today. Tonight he hosts the 3-hour CMA Best of Fest on ABC with performances from the past 16 years like Blake Shelton, Garth, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and more.

Darius Rucker and his wife Beth are getting a divorce after nearly 20 years of marriage. On Saturday he wrote, “after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners. Please be kind.”

Finally - Little Big Town sing ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon & Brett Eldredge is on Southern Living magazine’s biscuits and jam podcast today.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Charlie Daniels funeral will livestream today & Carrie Underwood's seen on a cattle drive

The funeral for Charlie Daniels starts at 11 AM CT today and will be live-streamed at the Charlie Daniels Band Facebook page and YouTube channel. Performers include Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins.

Brett Eldredge’s album, ‘Sunday Drive’ is out today. Brett will go live at 3:30 CT playing the songs, telling the stories behind them and answering fan questions.

Rascal Flatts say when they retire from touring the things they’ll miss most are getting the best tables at restaurants and a discount and VIP passes at Disney World.

Thomas Rhett says quarantine for he and his family means lots of Chick-fil-A take out. They also swing in the hammock, walk in the woods and play in the pool. Thomas says a daily highlight is walking to the mailbox.

Finally - Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike went on a cattle drive in Wyoming this week. They celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

lady a sue lady a & Blake Shelton has a drive-in concert

A few weeks ago Lady A thought they'd come to an agreement with Seattle R&B singer Anita White, who's been using Lady A for 20 years. They hoped they could both perform as Lady A. Anita now says she’ll do that for $10 million dollars so they’re suing her. The suit claims they’ve used “Lady Antebellum” and “Lady A” since 07 and they registered “Lady A” with the U.S. Patent Office in 2011 with no opposition from anyone including Anita. They’ll now head to court so they can continue using ‘Lady A’ and say “we’re disappointed we won’t be able to work with Anita and hope she and her advisors change their minds. We could do so much more together.”

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins will have a drive-in concert in the U.S. and Canada July 25. It’ll feature performances filmed exclusively for the drive-in show and there will also be interviews and stories from Blake, Gwen and Trace. The cost is $114.99 per vehicle for up to 6 people and tickets go on sale on July 14.

Finally - Michael Ray has a new Instagram Live series, Power Hour that starts tonight at 7 CT.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Carly Pearce on the inaugural ACM Wine Down & Charlie Daniel's funeral is Friday

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani continue to be the hottest tabloid subject. Rumor has it Blake wants to surprise Gwen and propose on The Voice next season as she’ll be back on the show. A source close to the situation says this simply isn’t true. Speaking of Blake, he has a home on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma that he built for Gwen. It has a Hawaiian theme with palm trees, grass-roof guest bungalows and an infinity pool. The property is fenced and gated but it surprised me that neighbors on both sides are just a few feet away.

Carly Pearce is part of the inaugural ACM Wine Down Wednesday today at 6 CT on Carly’s Facebook. As for her cat Emmylou, Carly says “most friends she won’t get within 10 feet of and if she comes over it’s always on her terms.” Carly says Emmylou rules the house.

Finally – Charlie Daniels died Monday. Today, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley and more will sing outside of Sellars Funeral Home in Mt Juliet, TN then there will be an open visitation. Charlie’s funeral is 11 AM Friday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.