Friday, November 28, 2014

Jason Aldean on CMT Crossroads Tonight + Carrie Underwood has New Thanksgiving Tradition



Carrie Underwood ‏tweeted yesterday, “I think the maternity pants will be making an annual appearance as my Thanksgiving pants!”

Tim McGraw posted a photo yesterday of his legs wrapped in a warm towel with the caption, “thanksgiving day football and 47 year old calf muscles; not a good combo.”

CMT Crossroads airs tonight with Jason Aldean and Bob Seger but what they won’t show is Bob leaving the stage every other song to blow dry his hair.

Shania’s hosting a party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas December 12 for her Kids Can charity! You can buy tickets now here.

Jake Owen won’t cut songs that objectify women and says, “I was raised better than that. You never want to do anything to humiliate or make a woman feel bad or put insecurities on her.”

Finally - to keep fit on tour with Garth, Trisha Yearwood does Zumba and they play basketball.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Blake and Miranda Hunt Turkeys + Garth Loves Food, Football and the Couch Especially Today



For the holiday today Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are at their farm in Tishomingo, OK and their tradition is to shoot a wild turkey and fry it for Thanksgiving supper tonight.

Miranda will be part of a special tonight on FOX called The Great American Dog-A-Thon. It will focus on dog rescue and viewers will be able to foster or adopt the dogs they profile. 

Trisha Yearwood says Thanksgiving at their house will include every food you can imagine and Garth passed out on the couch watching football.

Florida Georgia Line say an average day on tour includes phone interviews then working out and they always make room for some down time before their pre-show meet and greet.

Tim McGraw says today includes family, friends, turkey, backyard football & 3 days of recovery.

Finally – Jake Owen reveals he’s a mama's boy and says, “I think it takes a real man to say that.”

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Garth Cancels All TV This Week + Kimberly Perry's Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe



Garth cancelled all un-taped TV appearances this week then sent this note, “with the civil unrest that was going on in our nation, to spend the day promoting our stuff like nothing was wrong, seemed distasteful to me.”



When Miranda Lambert opened her Redemption Ranch last weekend, it was an existing shelter in her hometown that she totally renovated. The kennels are now pink and a bigger. The office is an old Airstream and they now have an intensive care unit and a nursery.



Carrie Underwood’s hockey player husband Mike has a game tomorrow as he always does on Thanksgiving. She told him she was tired of always missing the holiday so she and some friends will watch him on TV as they’re eat stuffing and pumpkin pie.



Kimberly Perry’s posted her sweet potato casserole that her brother Reid says is his favorite dish even tho she says it's about 1,000 calories per spoonful.


Finally - Cole Swindell performs in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade tomorrow morning on NBC.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jake Owen's New Video Debuts + a Nashville Kat Exclusive; Randy Travis is Alive and Well



The video for Jake Owen's new single, ‘What We Ain’t Got,’ just debuted on CMT and VEVO. Filmed in Nashville, it features real people who’ve struggled, experienced loss and provided inspiration to others.

Keith Urban and family are celebrating Thanksgiving in London this year as Nic’s shooting a film there. Keith says “it may be tough to find a turkey or stuffing, but we’ll make the best of it.”

Garth is on Live with Kelly and Michael today then he’ll stop by the Ellen Show.

Brantley Gilbert reveals he’ll marry Georgia school teacher Amber Cochran, at the end of next June.

Finally - a Nashville Kat exclusive thanks to Rhonda Starr... Joe Nichols played Billy Bob's last weekend and during the meet and greet he was surprised by Randy Travis who came in a talked to him for a couple minutes. Randy walked pretty carefully and his fiancĂ©e did most of the talking but he’s looking fantastic!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood Score AMA's + Garth Really Does His Own Posts



Luke Bryan won Favorite Male Country Artist at last nights American Music Awards and he thanked everyone, even his bus driver. Carrie Underwood won Female Country Artist, Favorite Country Band or Duo went to Florida Georgia Line and Favorite Country Album might be a surprise to some; Brantley Gilbert’s ‘Just As I Am.’

Garth joined Twitter and Facebook a few weeks ago and now he’s doing what my pet peeve is - making sappy public posts to his wife. I hear Garth insists on writing his own posts and says, “I think it’s kind of dangerous to have someone else do it for you.” He loves the instant access it gives him to fans and that he can write anytime, he says even 2 in the morning.

If he wasn't a singer, Jake Owen would be a photographer. He’s planning to make a photo book in the near future to publish his shots and says photography’s a nice way to document his daughter Pearl’s life.

Finally - newcomer Sam Hunt will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Miranda Lambert's Animal Shelter Opens Tomorrow + Luke Bryan's Getting Next Album Started



Blake Shelton’s in People's Sexiest Men Alive issue out today. Tomorrow he’s at the grand opening of Miranda’s five-acre, no-kill Oklahoma animal shelter in Tishimongo. Redemption Ranch will have animals to adopt, plus caramel apples, kettle corn, cotton candy and a fire pit for making S-mores. They’ve also had a ton of things donated to the ranch like dog beds and medicine and the shelter’s located at 10881 S Dogwood Road.



Luke Bryan says he is “1,000 percent” already thinking about his next album. He’s ramped up writing and getting ready to go into the studio to start cutting songs.



When Karen from Little Big Town’s on the road, she takes a scented candle for her hotel room to remind her of home and she also never leaves Nashville without Annie’s organic gummy bunnies.



Garth will perform Sunday night on the American Music Awards via satellite from a tour stop.



Finally - Rascal Flatts shows inside Vegas’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino go on sale today.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hunter Hayes Has to Cancel Show Tonight + the Sweet Way Carrie Underwood Finds Out She's Having a Boy



It wasn’t at the doctor’s office where Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike found out they were having a boy, she said it was too sterile there. The doctor wrote the news on a piece of paper and they looked at it when they were out to eat on a date night.

Happy 39th birthday to Dierks Bentley today. A birthday surprise he had a few years ago was meeting Merle Haggard. They were on his bus before a gig and Dierks says it freaked him out to actually hang out with such a legend.

Hunter Hayes canceled his concert tonight in St. Louis due to concerns of public unrest following the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown shooting case that’ll happen sometime this week.

Tim and Faith’s youngest, 13-year-old Audrey is a great singer but Tim says she won’t do anything professionally until she finishes high school.

Finally - Justin Moore says the fact we hardly ever see photos of his three young daughters is a calculated move on his part to keep them safe.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Garth's “A Biscuit Short of 250" + TBP and More on Nashville Tonight



My friend just saw Garth in Minneapolis and said it was amazing! He still runs all over the stage like he did years ago but now he uses the deafening crowd noise to hide he’s out of breath. He told fans half the time his guitar isn’t even on, it’s there to hide his gut and as for his weight, Garth says he’s “a biscuit short of 250.”

Tonight on ABC’s Nashville, The Band Perry, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood and Joe Nichols star as themselves as the storyline focuses on the CMA Awards.

Brett Eldredge ‏tweets, “I wish itty bitty harmless fireworks shot out of fortune cookies when you opened them.”

Blake Shelton's already signed up for Season 8 of The Voice next year and says he will step away from the show and get his life back…eventually.

Finally – I now know why Garth always pulls any concert videos of his that get on YouTube. He says “because they don’t pay artists; they claim they’re paying people, but they're not.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Carrie Underwood Uses ‘Expectant Mothers’ Parking Spot + Rascal Flatts Have Vegas Residency



A woman was hurt Sunday night at Dierks Bentley’s concert when a metal rod used for lighting fell from the ceiling and landed on her leg. She was treated and released from the hospital.

Kenny Chesney and his girlfriend vacationed in Italy a few months ago and he says cell phones have turned everyone into paparazzi; even the Virgin Islands aren’t peaceful like they used to be for him. His refuge now is his 86-ft, 7 million dollar speedboat because people can’t follow him.

Luke Bryan says the best fishing moment of his life was catching a 30-pound bass but he forgot to bring his scales so all he could do was lay him on his cooler to mark the length with a knife.

Following Shania, Tim & Faith and Garth, Rascal Flatts have a 9-show residency at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas. The shows start Feb. 25 and tickets go on sale Friday.

Finally - Carrie Underwood says she’s starting to buy things like strollers for her baby boy due next spring and one big perk; she can now use the ‘expectant mothers’ parking spot to shop.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Luke Bryan Gets Death Threats + Garth's Award in NYC Tonight



Last week Luke Bryan got death threats after posting a photo of a deer he killed bow hunting in Illinois. No word if he’s taking these threats seriously or not.



Earlier this year, Keifer from Thompson Square got death threats after he posted a photo of a 6-foot snake he killed because it was coiled up and snapped at their small dog.



Trisha Yearwood’s ‘PrizeFighter: Hit after Hit’ is out today with 10 hits and 6 new songs. Wal-Mart.com has autographed copies while they last and Trisha will perform on Good Morning America tomorrow.



Garth’s a recipient of ASCAP's ‘Once-A-Century Centennial Awards’ for songwriting tonight at the swanky Waldorf Astoria in New York City.



Finally - Sara Evans holiday album, ‘At Christmas’ is out today with 10-tracks and vocals from her two daughters; 12-year-old Olivia and Audrey who’s 10.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Blake Says NO to Miranda + Keith Urban Sells Guitars on HSN Tomorrow



Miranda Lambert wanted to add an 8th dog to their family but Blake sent her a text that said; ‘No.’ Of her seven rescues, she pretty much has at least four in their home or bus all the time and to give Blake a break, she just built them their own outside dog house that has beds, heat and AC.

Kenny Chesney’s concert filmed at the Flora-Bama back in August premieres tonight on CMT.

Keith Urban’s on HSN tomorrow to sell his new Night Star Guitar in both an acoustic and electric version plus it comes with a DVD guitar lesson taught by Keith. He’s on HSN several times Saturday leading up to premiering his collection that night.

Chris Young performs on the Late Show with Letterman tonight. Tomorrow night Eric Church is on Austin City Limits on PBS. 

Finally - tickets for Garth’s Tulsa, Oklahoma shows go on sale this morning.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Zac Brown’s in the Middle of a Controversy + Blake Shelton’s Inducted Into Oklahoma Hall of Fame



It seems Zac Brown’s in the midst of a controversy. I saw the end of a song he did on the Concert of Valor Tuesday night. It was with Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl and it was the anti-war tune, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Fortunate Son’ and the concert was to honor the military.

Blake Shelton’s in Oklahoma City today to be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Dierks Bentley got his pilots license in 1997 and he flies himself to most of his shows in a small plane and says, “you basically get an extra 12 hours with family which is a long time when you've got three kids.” Dierks calls his plane ‘The Time Machine’ because it buys him more family time.

Of all the meals Trisha Yearwood makes, Garth’s favorite is her mashed potatoes. He even eats them for breakfast along with Captain Crunch and instead of milk; he likes Dr. Pepper on it.

Jake Owen says fishing is his main hobby and the Bahamas is his favorite place to go.

Finally - Cole Swindell’s five-song EP, ‘Down Home Sessions’ is out today.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Garth Joins Facebook + Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour Grows




Garth joined Twitter and Facebook yesterday and in a few hours he had over a million likes. He’s also doing something public figures rarely do on Facebook; he lets fans send him a private message. 
Garth also just broke the record for most tickets sold for a single city in North America for his Minneapolis shows; he’s sold over 201,000 tickets for the 11 shows he’s having there.

Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour just grew; he’s added Jake Owen, Chase Rice and Cole Swindell to select dates.

Blake Shelton’s backstage rider includes Red Bull, peanut butter & jelly and Cheetos but his after show requests are kinda odd; Blake wants hummus, pita chips and a fruit basket.

Trisha Yearwood’s on QVC’s In The Kitchen with David tonight; she’s debuting her brand new cookware line.

Finally - Carrie Underwood’s tour rider includes peppermint Altoids, an electric tea kettle, freshly laundered bath towels and a well sanitized bathroom!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Garth + Carrie Underwood + Kenny Chesney, Shania and More...



Garth’s ‘Man Against Machine’ is in stores today with 14 tunes and both a limited-edition album cover and a standard one.



Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band perform tonight on the 3-hour Concert for Valor in Washington, D.C. to honor the courage and sacrifice of our veterans and their families. It airs live on HBO and good news; non subscribers can watch too. 



Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour next year has Eric Church now opening five stadium dates. 



Whenever they can Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman watch Dancing with the Stars together.



I found out what a few of the stars had to eat before last week’s CMA’s. Karen from Little Big Town had a chocolate peanut butter bar for her performance protein boost and Kimberly Perry's pre-CMA meal was shrimp, grits and sweet tea.



Finally – Shania tweeted a photo of herself in the studio yesterday working on her new record.