Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Luke Bryan Says he's Sorry + Easton Corbin Learns a Secret From Blake Shelton

Luke Bryan‘s now apologizing for comments he made in a recent interview linking outlaw country to drug use and running around. He mentioned Merle, Willie and Waylon in the interview so he’s already called Waylon’s widow, Jessie Colter to say he was sorry. Then he called Merle Haggard’s son Ben who accepted his apology and said, “we’re all humans and we make mistakes and say things we wish we hadn’t.” 

Brad Paisley keeps his awards at his parents’ house in West Virginia because he wants to always look ahead and says, “if you look back too much, you aren’t focused on the road in front of you.” 

Jake Owen’s daughter Pearl is 3 in November and he says soon he’ll be putting her in water skis. 

Easton Corbin told me while touring with Blake Shelton several years ago, Blake told him to drink Pedialyte. It’s the stuff for infants and Blake found out it gives you electrolytes so you don’t get dehydrated.  

The CCMA’s have announced nominees in most categories with more to follow as the morning goes on. For RISING STAR it’s Jason Benoit, Lindsay Broughton, Leah Daniels, Lindsay Ell, Tristan Horncastle, Jordan McIntosh, Madeline Merlo and Steven Lee Olsen. The ALBUM OF THE YEAR has Tim Hicks 5:01, County Line by High Valley, Dean Brody’s Gypsy Road, Lifted by Dallas Smith and Light Up The Night by Jess Moskaluke. The FANS’ CHOICE AWARD gonna be a tough one…Gord Bamford, Dean Brody, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith and my friend Paul Brandt. 

Finally - Alan Jackson performs on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as his new album’s out Friday.