Monday, November 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

Garth is on Good Morning America tomorrow.

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

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, November 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 8, 2019

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Thursday, November 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

Little Big Town perform on The Kelly Clarkson Show today.

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

Friday, October 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Blake Shelton is now a vegan & Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today

Word has it Blake Shelton is now a vegan because of Gwen Stefani. She’s been a vegetarian 38 years and Blake’s supposedly trying to get healthier and lose weight. I guess Gwen’s stamina is what sold Blake on this new way of eating.

Jason Aldean’s wife gets a lot of negative feedback on social media and sometimes she’d just like to stop it all together. Brittany says, "I get awful comments every single day that are rude and unnecessary but there’s no point in arguing with ignorance.”

The GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends airs tonight on PBS. Garth will perform ‘Soul Man’ with Sam Moore who made the song a hit in 1967.

Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today with 13 tunes including guest vocals from Blake Shelton. Florida Georgia Line’s new album, ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ is also out today but only at Walmart.

Finally - Patsy & Loretta premier’s tomorrow night on the Lifetime channel.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

no more jumping up and down for Kenny Chesney & Maren Morris is on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration

Kenny Chesney had knee surgery last year, he says due to 20 years of jumping up and down on stage. He says he’ll keep touring as long as he can but he can’t jump up and down anymore. The surgery was due to a concert at Arrowhead Stadium in 2018. Kenny was leaping around when it looked like he hurt his knee and had to hobble around the stage the last hour of the show.

Jon Pardi stops by Good Morning America tomorrow to perform. When Jon was four, his grandma would take videos with them doing karaoke singing Alan Jackson tunes together.

Maren Morris
will be on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration November 9 on HBO. PBS will re-air it November 17.

Blake Shelton stops by the Ellen Show today to surprise Craig Morgan who’s performing. 

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley will producer a musical called, 'May We All.' It's about a fledgling country singer who reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville. the premier will be in Nashville sometime in 2021.

Finally - at last night’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, Chris Young performed ‘Drowning’ in honor of Kane Brown's drummer who was killed in a car accident last weekend. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet & Blake and Gwen want to leave Hollywood

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet since recently breaking up with comedian John Crist. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is keeping her really busy and her dancing partner asked if any cute country boys had reached out yet and Lauren said, “a lot have but I’m not interested in dating right now.”

Both of Thomas Rhett’s young daughters listen to his new songs and he pays close attention to that. Thomas says, “if Willa Gray wants to listen six times in a row, maybe it’s one I should record.”

Life & Style reports Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani want to leave Hollywood and settle down on his farm in Oklahoma. An insider says Blake wants to build her a dream house because she deserves it.

Finally - Brian from Florida Georgia Line says besides music he also owns a production company, a restaurant and a clothing line where everything’s made in the U.S. But Brian says he’s had to hunt down every single dream he’s ever had.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Luke Combs helps pick wedding napkins & Tim McGraw chats live today at 2 pm CT

I hear Luke Combs is just as much a wedding planner as his fiancée is. He says, “if I can't put effort into planning the most important day of our lives what does that say about me.” Luke can’t believe this but he’s actually excited to pick out the kind of napkins they’ll use.

Midland will reveal a secret on The Ellen Show today. My sources say they’ll play Hollywood’s Palomino Club tonight but it closed in 1995. I hear the club will open just for them and their sold-out crowd.

Tim McGraw will talk about his upcoming fitness book ‘Grit & Grace’ today at 2 pm CT at talkshoplive. Tim will go live from his Nashville gym and says, “exercising daily was a pebble that set off a ripple effect, improving the way I eat, sleep and relate to others. It also made me a better person to be around.” ‘Grit & Grace’ will be in stores November 5.

Finally - the new nine-part podcast, Dolly Parton's America, launches today with new episodes each week. Look for interviews with Jane Fonda, Ralph Emery and others, as well as Dolly herself.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Luke Combs fiancé fires back & Blake Shelton officiates Trace Adkins wedding

This weekend Luke Combs fiancé Nicole fired back on Twitter after people slammed her for dating a bigger guy. They also called Luke a goat. One fan wrote, “people are so cruel. Happiness and love come in all different sizes.”

Blake Shelton officiated the wedding of good friend Trace Adkins Saturday to his Canadian actress girlfriend Victoria Pratt. It took place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. They met in 2014 on the set of the film ‘The Virginian.’

Carrie Underwood says she’s noticed something when she looks back at her TV performances; she has involuntary body spasms when she sings but doesn’t realize it when she’s singing.

Kane Brown’s
drummer Kenny Dixon was killed in a car accident Saturday. He was only 27. Kane wrote "Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me in 2015 when nobody else believed we would make it. You will never be replaced.”

Finally - Brantley Gilbert performs at half time tonight during Monday Night Football.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dolly's Opry tribute on NBC November 26 & Brothers Osborne's ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today

This year marks 20 years since Garth Brooks created his alter ego, Chris Gaines. When asked if he’ll do anything for the anniversary, it was a no for Garth who said, “cause I don’t think I could ever drop that much weight again.”

Dolly Parton became a member of the Opry in 1969. Tomorrow there’s an all-star concert on the Opry stage to honor her 50th year. It’s been sold out for a long time and now we hear it’ll be on NBC November 26. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

Growing up, Kane Brown thought he’d be a pro athlete one day. He was the quarterback of the football team; captain of the basketball team and their baseball teams star pitcher. After turning down a basketball scholarship to the U of Tennessee, Kane wanted to join the Army but they told him he first had to get rid of his neck tattoos. That’s when Kane got a job at FedEx and on breaks he’d play music.

Finally - Brothers Osborne's new album, ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today. It was recently recorded during a three-night sold out stand there.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in December & today's the official return of Sam Hunt

When Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married Sunday, it rained so they had the ceremony in a barn from the 1850s. They said that actually made the day more romantic and magical. They’ll wait until December for their honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Jamaica, where an over-the-water bungalow has already been reserved.

Blake Shelton loves to cook and the two things he most often makes is chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy and cheese dip with Velveeta, jalapeños and sautéed onions. As for Blake’s favorite bus snack food, it’s Cheetos. He says, “I decided years ago Cheetos can't be that bad for you because they're basically orange air."

Jon Pardi just got engaged to his girlfriend Summer after two years of dating. Jon said before her he went through his share of crazy girlfriends but they weren’t the only ones to blame. Jon says, “I still do dumb things tho because I’m a guy/”

Finally - the official return of Sam Hunt is today at 5 p.m. ET when we’ll hear his new tune, ‘Kinfolks.’

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show & Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday

Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday in Austin, TX to his fiancé Ty Haney in a quiet ceremony at Laguna Gloria; an Italian villa on the shores of Lake Austin. Ty’s pregnant with their daughter due next month. They met last year after she messaged him on Instagram writing, “Let’s hang!” Their first date was at an Austin restaurant.

Word has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani bought a home together in LA. It’s being renovated so they’re living in a rental in Bel-Air since she sold her mansion last month.

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show that’ll be filmed at the Tiki Tonk on his farm in Kingston Springs, TN. He’ll have singers, songwriters, athletes and comedians. There will be a live audience when they start filming but I’m not sure where it’ll air yet, maybe YouTube?

Kane Brown’s
been hard at work on new music. Last week, he was in a Nashville studio doing vocals. His baby girl is due sometime this month.

Finally - Scotty McCreery turns 26 today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

luke combs has sticker shock & eric church gives a fan $10,000

Luke Combs recently spent a lot of money on some furniture for his home. It was from Restoration Hardware in Nashville and Luke said he couldn’t believe how much a couch costs these days. Luke also revealed his upcoming album, ‘What You See Is What You Get’ will include a tune with Brooks & Dunn and his idol Eric Church. He said Eric doesn’t do stuff like that a lot so it was quite an honor.

Speaking of Eric, a few days ago at a show in San Francisco, a 10-year-old girl held up a sign, "will you sponsor my jog-a-thon?" Eric said, "I will” then one of his security guys got her contact info. Eric gave her a check for $10,000.

Dierks Bentley
says he’s not always recognized as a country star anymore. Right now he’s more known for his 5-Hour ENERGY TV commercials. Dierks says he’s OK being the 5-Hour guy.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s country star dad Rhett Akins once told him, “in this business you won’t get affirmed much so you have to not need it.” Thomas says he working on the ‘not needing it’ part.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday & Garth and Trisha's disagreements

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday at Drakewood Farm near Nashville. 100 attended and Jake Owen sang. It was an outdoor wedding but rainstorms forced everyone into a barn. The food stations included shrimp and grits and build-your-own burgers. Their cake was vanilla with chocolate frosting.

When Jon Pardi was in preschool, the teacher never knew his real name because he said he was Randy Travis, Merle Haggard or George Strait. What’s funny is Jon doesn’t even remember doing that.

Garth
told US Weekly after almost 14 years of marriage he and Trisha’s disagreements are a little more intense and a little more often. Garth says it helps him understand a different viewpoint. Trisha says, “I think what that means is he listens to me and I’m usually right.”

Finally – on the road, Carrie Underwood‘s son Isaiah is now called ‘The Mayor of Catering’ because he always says hi to everybody as he rides his little scooter around the venue.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Jon Pardi is engaged & Michael Ray and Carly Pearce get married soon

Jon Pardi surprised his girlfriend Summer Duncan, by asking her to marry him during Wednesday night’s show at The Ryman. Jon got down on one knee then the crowd gave them a standing ovation after she said yes. His mom introduced them two years ago because she just knew they’d hit it off.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce are either getting married Saturday or next Saturday because they’re both off those weekends. Jake Owen is singing at their wedding and he’s also off at the same time.

Dan and Shay and Justin Bieber have a tune out today they co-wrote, ‘10,000 Hours.’ It’s the first single off Dan and Shay's next album and it’s described as wedding music. They’ve known each other for several years as they all have the same manager and the guys also went to Justin's recent wedding.

Finally - Brantley Gilbert's album, 'Fire & Brimstone' is out today. Tonight his show at an Air Force Base in Ohio will stream live on his Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice & Jason Aldean has to return his car

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice in 2014 but was eliminated from Usher’s team during the Playoff round. Morgan says he’s thankful he didn’t win cause it gave him the chance to figure out who he was as an artist.

Jason Aldean’s always owned a truck until now. He just bought his first car that he calls an impulse buy; a Mercedes-AMG GT. But Jason’s gonna return it next week because he’s been feeling guilty ever since. They cost just under $200,000!

Miranda Lambert recently ran her Polaris sport utility vehicle into a ditch. They cost $22,000 and after Miranda sunk it in the mud she tweeted, "I'm the reason we can't have nice things.”

Blake Shelton will produce, ‘Time for You to Come Home for Christmas’ for the Hallmark Channel. It’s a sequel to last year's ‘Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas.’

Finally - The Highwomen led by Maren Morris perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and Carrie Underwood’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman duet & Thomas Rhett is moving

During their trip to Italy last weekend, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were guests at a wedding when they took the stage to sing Elton John's hit ‘Your Song.’ They took turns singing each verse.

Thomas Rhett's
wife is pregnant with their third daughter and they need another bedroom for the baby so they’re getting ready to move into a new house. As for what her name will be, Thomas said they’re down to 4 or 5 that they love.

Mark
from Midland was just in New York City, walking through the Lower East Side, thinking there’s no way he’d be recognized by anyone. He’d just left a gym and was wearing workout shorts and looking pretty scruffy. Mark could not believe he was actually approached three different times by fans.

I found out Lauren Alaina has a pet turtle named Squirt.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on the Ellen DeGeneres show today with Marshmello.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a bathroom TV & Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a recliner and three TV’s so he can watch three college football games at once. It also has a Keurig for his five plus cups of coffee a day. The kids bunk cribs zip shut so they can’t escape and the master TV’s as wide as a queen bed and the bath has a TV with a shower speaker so Jason can watch football as he showers.

Blake Shelton said he probably wouldn’t do it, but he’s now releasing an album; ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country.’ It’s out December 13 with seven songs we’ve heard and five that are brand new.

Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25 on A&E. His career started in his hometown of Stillwater. They raised money so he could go to Nashville but 23 hours after his arrival, Garth headed back home realizing he just wasn’t ready. Two years later he returned. Garth said, “I went back home with my tail between my legs and the only reason I can laugh about it today is cause I didn’t give up.”

Finally – Reba’s voice will be in the animated film ‘Spies in Disguise.’ The movie’s out on Christmas Day.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Miranda Lambert got into trouble this weekend & Jon Pardi performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Miranda Lambert got into trouble this weekend trying to get dressed before a show. She needed her husband to put shoes on her feet as her pants were way too tight. He said he’d help if she could grab the shoes but as she tried, her pants felt like they were gonna rip so he helped her.

This weekend Thomas Rhett was in the studio recording a few Christmas tunes. One will be an original; the other a Christmas classic. He got in the spirit by stringing lights up and wearing a Santa hat. He also may have had a few Christmas cookies too.

Despite interest from several big publishing houses, Dolly Parton’s life story book will be with two smaller indie publishers. The big publishers wouldn’t give her audio book rights nor a term license that would revert back to Dolly in 10 years.

Luke Bryan kicked off his 11th annual Farm Tour Thursday. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students from farming families.

Finally - Jon Pardi performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Jon Pardi’s new album ‘Heartache Medication’ is out today. He wrote half the record and it also includes a duet with Lauren Alaina written by Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Thomas Rhett also co-wrote a tune. Jon recorded the vocals in an unfinished room above his mom Shelly’s garage in California. He said the acoustics were amazing and now he’s calling it Shelly's Honky-tonk. Jon’s show in New York City tonight will livestream for free at 7:45 p.m. CT on Amazon Music’s Facebook page.

Jake Owen remade his grandparents love story in the video for his current single ‘Homemade’ and it’ll premiere on YouTube today. Jake will also live chat for it at 1 pm ET.

Thomas Rhett’s on the cover of Nashville Lifestyles Most Beautiful People issue out now.

Garth is Martina McBride’s 1st guest on her new podcast today at LuminaryPodcasts.com. They met in 1991 when she sold t-shirts for him on his tour.

Finally – Reba’s on the Kelly Clarkson show today.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I have the wedding date of Michael Ray & Lady A are on the Ellen show today

I’m pretty sure I figured out the wedding date of Michael Ray and Carly Pearce; Saturday, October 5. That’s the only weekend they’re both off next month and Jake Owen’s singing at their wedding and he also happens to be off October 5. Carly says she also finished writing her vows last weekend.

Lauren Alaina says her life on Dancing With the Stars means practicing every day for five hours. Lauren even wakes up in the night and goes through dance moves in her head. She’s also trying to work on a new record right now too.

Lady Antebellum will perform and chat with Ellen DeGeneres on her show today. Their album, ‘Ocean’ is in stores November 15 and you can pre-order it now. The band will also be on Access Hollywood today.

Finally – due to popular demand, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has added a second Keith Urban show February 15. Tickets are $18-$223 but the closest that expensive ticket will get you is rows 5 & 6.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kenny Chesney rolls out his Chillaxification Tour & what's Lauren Alaina pet peeve

Kenny Chesney’s just announced his Chillaxification Stadium Tour 2020 and his openers include Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion. It will kick off in April and tickets go on sale October 4.

If she wasn't singing, Lauren Alaina would be teaching and says, “if I wasn’t a musician, I wanted to be a pediatrician or a special needs teacher.” As for Lauren’s pet peeve, its bad tippers. Growing up, Lauren remembers her waitress mom would burst into tears when she didn’t get a tip. Lauren says their family really depended on that extra cash her mom made.

Michael Ray says his road essentials are pretty simple, his guitar, peanut butter and throat coat tea.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s youngest is a high school senior so he and Faith are almost empty nesters. They only had one year together before children so they’re looking forward to time alone with no kids. Tim’s 15th album is almost done and will be out next year. He calls it a tapestry of life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jason Aldean’s wife needs some help & Brantley Gilbert has a free show

Jason Aldean’s wife took to Facebook yesterday to ask if there’s a dog trainer in Nashville that can take their new puppy Saint to their place for a week to help house break him. Brittany said she has a hard time disciplining and Saint does not listen to her.

Brantley Gilbert has partnered with Tootsies Orchid Lounge to headline its 59th birthday celebration in downtown Nashville October 9. The free show will include Jon Pardi, Lee Brice and more.

Even tho Carrie Underwood’s worth over $60 million dollars she still does some of her own chores. She always makes her bed every morning and says she can’t stand going about her day with an unmade bed. Carrie also makes sure her fridge is organized and pristine with all the labels facing out.

Finally - Morgan Wallen will perform outdoors on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. He’s from Sneedville, TN, population of 1,387. Morgan says it’s a sleepy little town where family comes first.