Friday, September 28, 2018

Keith Urban will perform for free & Karen from Little Big Town has a birthday today

Keith Urban will perform at Nashville’s free New Year’s Eve concert December 31. So will rocker Peter Frampton and more. The hotels that are offering special package deals are at visitmusiccity.com.

Tim McGraw wrote a song called, ‘Gravity’ for the new film, ‘Free Solo’ in theaters today. The documentary follows climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to scale El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. Tim says he was picked to write a tune because of one line from his hit, ‘Live Like You Were Dying' where the lyric says, "I went Rocky Mountain climbing."

Even tho she’s pregnant, Carrie Underwood’s still exercising daily and says, “it’s my therapy and I’m also working out now for my tour.” Carrie adds, “I need to be able to sing and walk across the stage in heels without being winded.”

Finally – Karen from Little Big Town turns 49 today.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies are back & Brett Eldredge has an interesting pre-show ritual

Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies have been rehearsing a lot so they can headline this year’s Maui Songwriters Festival. Luke Combs will also play it. Tickets go on sale October 6. I also hear the third album from Pistol Annies called ‘Interstate Gospel’ should be out sometime this fall.  

After Brett Eldredge watched a documentary about life coach Tony Robbins he was inspired to do a pre-show dance party on his bus. He plays 80s music so the band can do their most ridiculous dance moves. Brett says it gets his adrenaline going and makes him not as worried to get on stage.  

Blake Shelton’s first job at 16 was roofing houses for two summers. He says it was hard work, but it made him get in shape for the first time in his life. He also introduced his boss to his mom and they got married. They’re still together today.  

Finally - Cole Swindell’s a really good athlete and he not only played baseball, basketball and football in high school, he also went out for track and was on the golf team.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

luke combs watches soap operas & Kelsea Ballerini performs on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today

Luke Combs has now gone from playing free shows in empty bars to being one of the most successful new artists in country music. When he goes home to North Carolina tho Luke says he’s no big star. His grandma still makes him watch soap operas with her. Luke says, “they treat me no differently so it’s always fun to go home."  

24-year-old Kane Brown is already making history as a chart topper. Before he got a record deal he had a massive social media following on Facebook and YouTube. Back then his fans started calling themselves the Kane Train and they still do today.  

What makes Luke Bryan most proud of his sons Tate who’s 8, Bo 10 and his 16-year-old nephew Til is they’re all becoming gentlemen. Luke says they also come home and do their homework, something he did not do as a child. They’re also well-rounded and have learned how to live on a farm and they often help Luke pick what songs will be on his albums.  

Finally – Kelsea Ballerini and The Chainsmokers perform their new tune on the Ellen DeGeneres Show today.