Monday, February 20, 2017

Thomas Rhetts baby is a girl and Jale Owen adds to his family

On Saturday Thomas Rhett found out his wife Lauren is pregnant with a girl! Someone made them a cake and when he cut into it, the whole thing was pink inside. 

Jake Owen added to his family this weekend when he and his daughter Pearl went to the animal shelter and adopted a three-month-old German shepherd puppy. Jake already has two Bulldogs and a mastiff. 

At Blake Shelton‘s concert Friday night at the Forum in LA, Gwen Stefani surprised the crowd when she walked on stage to sing with him. Not long ago they went to Disneyland. It was his first time there and while he wouldn’t go on the roller coaster, he did go on the Matterhorn even tho his knees almost touched his chin. Blake has a hard time fitting in rides. Always a good sport tho, he wore the First Visit Badge pinned on his shirt all day. 

After Maren Morris’s tour with Keith Urban ended last year he gave her a Polaris 3-wheeler. She took it on a test drive then immediately had it hauled to Texas so her dad could take care of it. 

Finally - Faith Hill once tried to get out of a speeding ticket by using her fame; it didn’t work.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Keith Urban leads ACM nominees and Josh Turner's album ready for pre-sale

The ACM nominees are out and Keith Urban leads with seven. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris are tied with six, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw have five and Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton have three nods each. 

On Sunday’s Grammy red carpet, Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren was pregnant but didn’t want anyone to know yet. She’d been really sick and wasn’t sure what would happen on the red carpet but her saving grace were the saltine crackers hidden in her purse just in case she felt nauseous. 

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been married 20 years and he thinks the best gift for a 20-year marriage is salt water, sand and a spear gun.

Josh Turner’s new album, 'Deep South,' is out March 10 but it’s for pre-sale now. He hasn’t had new music out in ages because he wanted to be home and help raise his four young sons. 

Finally - Jon Pardi’s the only one in his family that’s musical. His grandma that would make him sing to the radio when he was two and Jon says, “I just started singing and never stopped.”

Thursday, February 16, 2017

ACM Award nominees are out

Keith Urban leads nominees for the 52nd Annual ACM Awards, which air April 2 from Las Vegas on CBS. Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris each have six nods, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw each have five, with Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton having three nominations each. 

The full list:

Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban.

Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Big & Rich, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Maddie & Tae.

Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts.

New Male: Kane Brown, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Brett Young.

New Female: Lauren Alaina, Cam, Brandy Clark, Maren Morris.

New Vocal Duo/Group: A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, LoCash, Maddie & Tae.

Album: Black, Dierks Bentley; Dig Your Roots, Florida Georgia Line; Hero, Maren Morris; Ripcord, Keith Urban; The Weight Of These Wings, Miranda Lambert.

Single: "Blue Ain't Your Color," Keith Urban; "H.O.L.Y." Florida Georgia Line; "Humble And Kind," Tim McGraw; "My Church," Maren Morris; "Vice," Miranda Lambert.

Song: "Blue Ain't Your Color," Keith Urban; "Die A Happy Man," Thomas Rhett; "Humble And Kind," Tim McGraw; "Kill A Word," Eric Church f/Rhiannon Giddens; "Tennessee Whiskey," Chris Stapleton; "Vice," Miranda Lambert.

Video: "Fire Away," Chris Stapleton; "Forever Country," Various Artists; "Humble And Kind," Tim McGraw; "Peter Pan," Kelsea Ballerini, "Vice," Miranda Lambert.

Songwriter: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna.

Vocal Event: "Different For Girls," Dierks Bentley f/Elle King; "Forever Country," Various Artists; "May We All," Florida Georgia Line f/Tim McGraw; "Setting The World On Fire," Kenny Chesney f/P!nk; "Think Of You," Chris Young/Cassadee Pope.

Thomas Rhett adds two babies to the family and Brett Eldredge's dog has Instagram account

Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren is pregnant and they’re also adopting an African baby. They were on safari last December there with Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler and his wife when she felt sick but thought it was food poisoning, so they began the adoption process. She took a home test there and Tyler and his wife knew the results before Thomas did as he’d been out doing something. They hope to have the adopted baby before theirs arrives in early August. Thomas had dinner with Dierks Bentley and his wife recently and Dierks said, “you’re not gonna get any sleep and Red Bull will be your best friend!’ Thomas’s tour kicks off February 23 and he already took a row of bunks out of his bus to make room for cribs and dog crates. 

Last night Kelsea Ballerini tweeted, “I wish I had stuff to make cookies so I could eat the dough.” 

Brett Eldredge’s dog Edgar now has his own Instagram account under edgarboogie. 

Word has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are in “a really good, peaceful, grateful place right now.” She denies she’s working on a country album and her nickname for Blake is ‘The Cowboy.’ 

Shania’s first record in 15 years will be out sometime in May with a single to radio in March. 

Finally - Lady Antebellum perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.