Friday, April 29, 2016

Keith Urban Adds Canadian Shows + Miranda Lambert and Anderson East Have PDA

Keith Urban has added 5 Canadian concerts to his tour, with Dallas Smith and newcomer Maren Morris. Keith says his Canadian shows have always been off the hook giant parties. Edmonton’s the first stop and he’ll also hit Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary and Saskatoon. 

Miranda Lambert and her boyfriend Anderson East were Chris Stapleton's concert this week in Los Angeles. Chris and Anderson were about to do ‘My Girl,’ when Chris insisted Miranda join them and Anderson led her on-stage holding her hand. 

Dustin Lynch knew he wanted to be a country star when he saw his first Garth Brooks concert. Kenny Chesney was also an influence and Dustin says, “watching him play to a sold-out crowd was life-changing and inspiring. I remember having butterflies thinking, ‘what would it be like to be up there?’ 

When he realized he wanted to do music for a living years ago, Gary from Rascal Flatts changed his last name to LeVox because it means ‘the Voice.’ 

Finally - Sunday night the American Country Countdown Awards are on FOX and performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Band Perry Has Team USA's Official Song + Carrie Underwood's a Beast

Carrie Underwood’s tour was in her home state of Oklahoma last night and she tweeted; “Mom. Dad, tornadoes...yup, I'm home!.” 

The Band Perry found out yesterday their tune, 'Live Forever' will be Team USA's official song for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. 

Tim McGraw picked his next film, ‘The Shack’ based on the painful and redemptive script. Tim says, “it shows how to pick up the pieces of your life and bring something good out of a terrible situation.” ‘The Shack’s’ in theatres in November. 

Kelsea Ballerini’s on Access Hollywood Live tonight. 

A radio station winner got to work out with Carrie Underwood in San Antonio the other day and the lady couldn’t keep up saying Carrie’s a beast. She uses 20 pound weights and does half-hour planks. She also sang Van Halen tunes the whole time. 

Finally - Keith Urban was a huge fan of Prince and says, “every guitarist I’ve ever talked to knows he was just a monster on guitar.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cole Swindell on the One That Got Away + Kenny Chesney Rides His Cares Away

Cole Swindell has written songs for Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. He actually wrote more than one of Luke’s hits including ‘Beer in the Headlights’ but that one Cole regrets giving away saying, “it was my baby.” 

Randy Houser remembers his first day in Nashville; he moved from Texas into a little duplex with a friend in the bad part of town but he wasn’t really scared because he says where he comes from everyone packs heat. Randy said it was hard to sleep tho because all he had was an air mattress and he somehow used his car engine to blow it up. 

Kenny Chesney says what helps him take his mind off everything is riding his bicycle. 

As for social media, Trisha Yearwood thinks most posts seem angry and says, “we base so many things on fear. If we don’t understand it, we’re scared and we slam it. To me the answer lies somewhere in the middle.” 

Finally - Reba will be on The Talk today on CBS.