Thursday, May 24, 2018

maren morris rejected by Idol and The Voice & Darius Rucker performs on The Tonight Show

Maren Morris is from Arlington TX where her parents ran a hair salon. She started singing when she was 10 but after a decade a performing she hit a wall and quit. At 21 she moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and lived in a run-down house she found on Craigslist. She had no idea who her roommates were but ended up living there a year because it was so cheap. Only 6-months later her first song was cut by Tim McGraw. Maren also tried out for Idol and The Voice but she was rejected by both.  

Tonight Darius Rucker performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Tomorrow morning he headlines The Today Show's Summer Concert Series. Here’s a few things about Darius you may not know. He’s watched ‘Stir Crazy’ starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor over 100 times. Darius thinks Barry Manilow’s a genius and he loves the band KISS so much he owns KISS pajamas.  

Finally - the CMT Awards June 6 has named its first performers and they include Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, fellow Voice coach Kelly Clarkson, Chris Stapleton, Kelsea Ballerini and Sam Hunt. Little Big Town will host the show this year and fan voting continues until June 4 at CMT.com.