Friday, September 20, 2019

Josh Turner‘s tour bus crashes & Brad Paisley comes to TV

Josh Turner was not on his crew tour bus when it crashed Wednesday in California. Seven were hurt and his long-time sound engineer died after being thrown out of the bus. It was leaving a venue in California at midnight when it suddenly veered off the highway and went down an embankment, falling 80 feet. They’ve already ruled out drugs and alcohol as the cause.

Brad Paisley will host his own hour-long, prime-time special, Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special. The show will be on ABC and filmed in Nashville featuring Kelsea Ballerini, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and more.

The video for Thomas Rhett’s new single ‘Remember You Young’ debuts on a billboard in New York City’s Times Square today and on YouTube at 11:15 AM CT. Tonight Thomas has a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden.

Chris Stapleton
joins Sheryl Crow on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Finally – Zac Brown Band’s 6th album, ‘The Owl’ is out today.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Carrie Underwood reveals her creepy job & Luke Bryan's next album may sound different

Carrie Underwood reveals one of her first jobs was at a hotel but it was always pretty much empty. Carries says, “like creepy empty. Like ‘The Shining’ empty. My second day there, the girl training me just didn't come in and my boss would randomly tell people I was his daughter. It was spooky so I didn't work there very long.”

Luke Bryan's
next studio album may sound different than his previous six. He says it’ll for sure be shorter and it will also be country mixed with some pop. Luke says very soon he’ll go the studio to record a tune that sounds vintage-like and he’ll even have steel guitar on his new record too.

Miranda Lambert admits she has mixed feelings about showing fans her personal life and says, "I’m not a social media person, but I don’t have a choice, because it’s part of what we do now. People are going to pry anyways so I’d rather it be my news than fake news but it’s really just an odd world to me.”

Finally - Trisha Yearwood's 55 today. Tonight Maren Morris performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Luke Combs named Songwriter/Artist of the Year & Tim McGraw on his pet peeve

The Nashville Songwriter Awards were at the Ryman last night. Song of the Year went to ‘Break Up in the End,’ recorded by Cole Swindell. Luke Combs was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year and George Strait got the White Hat Award for his services to the American songwriting community.

Tim McGraw says one of his pet peeves is going to a hotel gym and it’s so cold he has to wear a sweatshirt. At home Tim’s workout room is always between 100-105 degrees (37-40 Celsius). When Tim played a big festival last year, he looked to the side of the stage, Paul McCartney was there, singing every word. Tim said it made his night to see that Paul actually knew the words to his song.

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike says there’s one thing he could improve on in their marriage; communicating better with Carrie. His dad was the strong silent type and Mike says he’s a little bit like that too.

Finally - Thomas Rhett performs on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Lauren Alaina is single again & Blake Shelton reveals The Voice's mega mentor

Lauren Alaina and comedian John Crist have split after less than 4-months of dating. Lauren said it just didn’t work out. As for her Dancing with the Stars partner Gleb, Lauren said they are not in love.

Blake Shelton
revealed this season The Voice will have a mega mentor and it’s Taylor Swift. She’ll help prep the artists before the Knockout Rounds, offering advice at rehearsals on how to improve their performance. The mentor for Team Blake was named a few weeks ago; Darius Rucker.

Garth Brooks says he often gets asked for I.D. at most places he goes then people realize who he is and it's always a funny moment. He also was recently pulled over for speeding and when Garth showed the officer his I.D., he was let go with a warning. The cop said, “I'm letting you off because you didn't tell me who you were.”

Finally – Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today and tonight Midland perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Blake and Gwen not having twins & Jon Pardi’s work outs include medicine ball slams

Nine months ago the rumor was Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were having twins. Now we know that was not true. This weekend on Twitter Blake poked some fun at the story and commented on a photo of two kids with cute clothes on writing, “Gwen, this stuff will be great for our twins!” Saturday night, Blake and Gwen were seen at a church in Beverly Hills with her three sons.

Jon Pardi’s work outs include planks, jump squats, kettlebells and medicine ball slams. He says he doesn’t want to look like a bodybuilder, he just wants to look okay with his shirt off. At home, Jon says his half mile incline driveway makes for quite the challenging work out.

Miranda Lambert’s
currently at 23 animals and that includes her most recent dog. He’s around 9, has no teeth and Miranda found him on the side of the road. She named him Rove & he’s with her forever now. As for her next pet, Miranda’s husband said she’s supposed to be at a standstill.

Finally – Brantley Gilbert says his shows are like a rollercoaster ride with lots of adrenaline and testosterone.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sammy Kershaw is a dad again & garth coming to A& E this winter

A new series will air this winter on A&E, Garth: The Road I'm On. It’s s a four-part special that will include interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes things as well.

Two of Keith Urban's albums are out on vinyl today; his debut as it’s been 20 years and ‘Defying Gravity,’ for its 10th anniversary. George Strait’s limited-edition re-issue of his 1995 box set is out but only at Walmart. Brett Young’s 5 tune ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ EP is also in stores today.

Sunday night on PBS it’s the debut of County Music, the 8-part, 16-hour series from Ken Burns. It includes 101 interviews, over 700 hours of archival clips and 100,000 still photos. The series will end in the 90s and we’ll also find out that all four members of the Beatles were huge country fans.

Finally – 61-year-old Sammy Kershaw is a dad again for the fifth time! His girlfriend Mendy had their daughter Natelia Mae Wednesday. Natelia was his grandma’s name and Mae was Mendy’s grandma. His oldest child is 33. I also hear Sammy’s autobiography will be out soon.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Luke Combs is country’s hottest touring act & Maren Morris loves karaoke

Luke Combs is country’s hottest touring act this fall and is second only to Elton John overall. When Luke scored his first Grammy nomination as one of 2019’s best new artists, the star he most wanted to meet at the show was Elton. Luke said, “he’s a living legend and I’ve always been a big fan of his.”

Maren Morris loves karaoke and her mom’s even won contests. Her parents own a hair salon in Texas and their Christmas parties often included karaoke. Maren said she’d sneak into the party to sing and her go-to karaoke song is ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’

Billy Currington’s
home-away-from-home is in the Bahamas so Saturday, he’ll perform at 2 benefit concerts in Key West, FL. for the islands. Billy said he felt like he had to do something.

Today at 11 AM CT, Carly Pearce will go live on Instagram to debut her new tune. All I know is it has to do with a broken heart.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini turns 26 today.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Brantley Gilbert has a new daughter & Keith Urban’s free New Year’s Eve concert is on

18-years ago today, Trisha Yearwood was asleep in LA, soon to shoot a video when the phone rang. It was her crying mom saying “we’re being attacked” and her mom really thought the west coast was next. Trisha said, “then it hit me…Garth was in New York City, in Manhattan, reading to kids. I didn’t know where, but he was THERE.” After a couple of hours of frantically trying to reach him because phones were out, Garth called to tell her he was ok. Soon after that all planes were grounded so Garth had to take a bus home.

Brantley Gilbert’s wife Amber had their 2nd child, a daughter Braylen Hendrix Monday in Athens, Georgia. I’ve been searching to internet to see if Brantley’s a Jimi Hendrix fan but I can’t find any confirmation of that.

Blake Shelton loves the outdoors and says, “if the fish are biting, leave me alone. If it's deer season, I don't want to hear from you. Don't text. Don't call with some great opportunity. I just wanna be in a tree stand."

Keith Urban’s free concert New Year’s Eve will happen again December 31; his fourth year in a row. Last year almost 200,000 attended and it’ll also be televised as part of NBC’s New Year’s Eve.

The ACM Awards will be April 5 in Las Vegas. Tickets go on sale Sept. 20 at ACMAwards.com.

Finally - Lady A’s Charles Kelley is 38 today and Trisha Yearwood’s on Live With Kelly And Ryan.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

brad paisley hits the small screen & Jason Aldean’s album is out November 22

Brian from Florida Georgia Line and his wife have five German shepherds at home and last weekend they donated one, Sarge, to the Indianapolis police department, Five was just too many and they realized Sarge would make a better police dog. As for his band mate Tyler, with two kids now, he and his wife would love to have more someday. They’re even open to adoption.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, after a bidding war, Amazon got the rights to a comedy starring Brad Paisley. It’s called Fish Out of Water and is described as a spoof on celebrity vanity projects. Brad will play the host of a fishing show and he’ll also be one of the executive producers. No word yet when it will premiere tho. Speaking of Brad, he, his wife, Belmont University and Second Harvest Food Bank will open their Nashville grocery store called The Store sometime next year. It’s free for low income people to shop at and they just got a $1.5 million grant to build it.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s new album ‘9’ is out November 22 and if you pre-order it now you’ll get his new single and three other songs instantly. This is Jason’s ninth studio album, nine was his baseball number growing up and he says it's always been his lucky number.

Monday, September 9, 2019

did keith urban break his hand and the aldean's get a new family member

We’re still not sure if Keith Urban broke his left wrist or hand this weekend. He was watching the Titan’s game Sunday and posted a photo of what looked like a cast on his left wrist. Some say it’s just a Titan’s bandanna but no word from Keith yet.

The puppy Jason Aldean and his wife got a few weeks ago from a rescue in St. Louis, Missouri was delivered to their home Saturday. They asked us to help name him and he’ll be Saint, in honor of where he came from.

Blake Shelton's
Ole Red Nashville is getting a new look due to city regulations. The Metro Historic Zoning Commission filed a lawsuit saying the exterior red lights needed to be changed as the building's in a historic district. They won and now Ole Red will have to change its outside lighting to white. They say they intend to pursue additional avenues so they can light their building red as they want to. 


The CCMA’s were last night. Dallas Smith was Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist. Tenille Townes took home four including Female Artist and Single of the Year for ‘Somebody’s Daughter.’ The Washboard Union was Best duo/group, The Reklaws won Best Album with ‘Feels Like That.’ Brett Kissel was the Apple Music Fans’ Choice. My two favorite moments: Paul Brandt at the end and The Reklaws. Doesn’t Stuart kinda look like Dudley Dooright?

Finally - Luke Bryan helps first responders from a sheriffs office in New York on Lip Sync to the Rescue tonight on CBS.

Friday, September 6, 2019

the Sunday Night Football open with Carrie Underwood debuts & Darius Rucker will join Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice

The new open for NBC's Sunday Night Football with Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett debuts this weekend. After that, The Tonight Show has a special weekend airing and Kane Brown will perform.

As for college football, Jake Owen tries to watch as many games as he can. When Georgia plays Thomas Rhett has a few superstitions; he wears a jersey and on every fourth down he puts on a helmet.

I just found out when Garth and Trisha go see a movie they never have to pay for a ticket.

Darius Rucker
will join Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice as their mentor during the battle rounds. Blake says he’s the perfect choice because when he decides what he wants, Darius always conquers it. The Voice returns September 23 on NBC.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line says his new son Luca is a lot like him especially where his appetite is concerned. Luca and his family are in People magazine out today.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Justin Moore wears kid-sized clothes & never get in a car with Willie nelson

Justin Moore's wife runs a kid’s clothing store, This Little Piggy in Benton, Arkansas. Justin’s about 5’5” and he isn’t happy about this but the kid-sized clothes at her shop fit him.

When’s he having trouble thinking of lines for a song, Thomas Rhett’s learned to get up and just move around. He says coffee can also help get ideas going.

When it comes to driving a car, Willie Nelson’s wife says never get in with him. Willie drives way too fast and he agrees.

Carrie Underwood has a book out March 17 with a really long title, ‘Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life.’ It details her fitness routine and more.

Finally – an Opry Salute to Ray Charles airs tonight on public TV. Darius Rucker will host and performers include Chris Young, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, LeAnn Rimes, Travis Tritt and Trisha Yearwood.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Jason Aldean's dream house has a 60-ft water slide & Maren Morris performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Jason Aldean's dream house that’s currently being built will have a massive beach in the backyard complete with sand, a tiki bar made out of special trees from Michigan and a 60-foot long water slide. Brittany says Jason’s a child at heart and the water slide is all for him.

Pumpkin spice spam is soon here and Brett Eldredge says he’ll be the first to try it. The strangest food he’s ever eaten tho is scrapple. It’s flour and ground up internal organs of animals fried. Brett says people often eat it on white bread with grape jelly.

Cameron from Midland reveals one time on stage at the Ryman he split his pants in the middle all the way back. It happened during a high kick. He doesn’t do those anymore.

Maren Morris performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight.

Finally - Carrie Underwood’s openers Maddie & Tae are both now off the market as Tae just got engaged to songwriter Josh Kerr. He wrote hits for Keith Urban, Kelsea, Thomas Rhett and more.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dierks Bentley fined fishing without a license & Miranda Lambert destroys a beach ball

Dierks Bentley was at his music festival in Colorado this weekend when he and Luke Bryan bragged on stage about fishing that day. A few concertgoers called wildlife officials and Dierks got a ticket for fishing without a license. He was fined because he posted a photo of the trout and that’s the proof officials needed. His ticket was $139.50 which he paid in cash and Dierks said he appreciated being treated like a regular person. Luke didn’t get a ticket because he didn’t post any fish photos.

At Miranda Lambert’s show Saturday she proved how much she dislikes beach balls at her concerts. When it got close she popped it with a knife she had on the drum riser. She did the same thing in 2016 but then she used her pocketknife necklace. Miranda says beach balls distract too much from the music.

Kane Brown’s management team will now be running his Twitter and Facebook. He says it’s taking over his life so Instagram’s the only way we’ll hear personally from Kane.

Finally - this weekend was Carly Pearce’s bachelorette party with her bridesmaids at Dollywood.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Kane Brown’s removed his Twitter account & Trisha Yearwood's new album is out

In the wake of his CMA snub, Kane Brown’s removed his Twitter account. He put a few things on it showing his frustration and also retweeted notes from fans taking his side so I wonder if his label told him to remove them so he just closed it? Kane still has his Facebook and Instagram up tho.

Trisha Yearwood's 14-tune album ‘Every Girl’ is out today. It features her husband Garth Brooks plus Kelly Clarkson and a previous collaborator; the Eagles Don Henley. As for her duet with her husband, Trisha says, “I couldn’t imagine singing with anyone else on it. Garth’s my person and my crush.”

Mark from Midland jokes that Garth’s offered to be the house band at his wedding. Trisha said he should keep wishing! She and Garth sang at many friends’ weddings over the years but Trisha says their fee’s a little higher than it used to be.

Finally - Luke Combs goal right now is to lay the foundation for a career that will last 20 or 30 years.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

some big CMA snubs & tim mcgraw's new single is an old pop hit

The CMA nominations are out and Maren Morris leads with six. A few snubs include Luke Bryan who for the first time since 2012 wasn’t nominated for Entertainer. Kane Brown who’s so hot right now was also ignored, as was Jason Aldean. In 2014, Jason was snubbed by the CMA’s so his dad wrote on Facebook, “we have an artist who’s the most downloaded country star of all time, consistently sells out stadiums, has broken attendance records set by Chesney and Strait. He’s deserving and the CMA’s are a joke and a farce.”

Tim McGraw will release his version of The Cars 1984 pop hit, ‘Drive’ today.

Jon Pardi lives on 15 acres in rural Tennessee. He says his life there consists of dogs, working out, boats, tractors, mowing and what he calls a cheap pool. On tour, I hear Jon’s fridge is stocked with salsa, eggs, string cheese, broccoli, asparagus, pickles and cauliflower pizza. He’s also a huge fan of grilled elk meat, which he hunts himself in Montana. Jon grew up on a farm in California and says he likes to live wild game-to-table if he can.

Finally - tomorrow Kane Brown performs on Good Morning America.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

CMA Nominations

Entertainer
Garth Brooks
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Album
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
Cry Pretty, Carrie Underwood
Dan + Shay, Day + Shay
Desperate Man, Eric Church
Girl, Maren Morris

Single Of The Year
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
"Girl," Maren Morris
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"Millionaire," Chris Stapleton
"Speechless," Dan + Shay

Song Of The Year
"Beautiful Crazy," Luke Combs, Wyatt B. Durrette III, Robert Williford
"Girl," Maren Morris, Sarah Aarons, Greg Kurstin
"God's Country," Devin Dawson, Jordan Schmidt, Michael Hardy
"Rainbow," Natalie Hemby, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
"Tequila," Dan Smyers, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds 

Musical Event
"All My Favorite People," Maren Morris f/Brothers Osborne
"Brand New Man," Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
"Dive Bar," Garth Brooks & Blake Shelton
"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X f/Billy Ray Cyrus
"What Happens in a Small Town," Brantley Gilbert & Lindsay Ell

Video
"Burning Man," Dierks Bentley f/Brothers Osborne
"Girl," Maren Morris
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves
"Some of It," Eric Church

New Artist
Cody Johnson
Ashley McBryde
Midland
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Jason Aldean has a new puppy & Keith Urban is not getting ready to be a dad again

Jason Aldean has a new puppy from Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Missouri. He and his siblings were found in a drain pipe on a very hot day. Jason got him when he played there last Saturday but they still haven’t named him and need our help. Several fans are suggesting Louie.

Keith Urban is not getting ready to be a dad again. Last week Nichole Kidman shared a photo online and tabloids said she had a baby bump. It was really a scarf hanging loosely on her body.

When Brett Young moved to Nashville, he’d already spent 13 years in Los Angeles, playing four hours a night, five days a week but his career was still going nowhere. When Brett started tasting blood in his throat he knew he was singing too much and that’s when he moved to Nashville.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are filming The Voice right now and sources say they’re being very playful and flirty.

Finally - Jake Owen’s 38 today, Shania’s 54 and Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde are on ABC’s Strahan & Sara.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Miranda Lambert was at it again yesterday & Lauren Alaina postpones her tour

Miranda Lambert was at it again yesterday taking a video of her shirtless husband Brendan weed eating the front yard. She tweeted, “house husband shirtless, #lawnhavemercy #ihadto. Karen from Little Big Town added several slow clapping emoji’s. Miranda’s post has gotten close to a million views already!

Lauren Alaina has decided to postpone her tour so she can do Dancing With The Stars. She calls the show a once in a lifetime opportunity and she just can’t do both. Lauren writes, “but this decision will be very embarrassing if I get out the first week, so please vote for me!”

The CMA Award nominees are announced tomorrow morning on Good Morning America by Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde. After that Morgan Wallen and Midland will reveal final nominees on the CMA’s Twitter and YouTube channel. Jimmie and Ashley will also be on ABC’s Strahan & Sara tomorrow.

Finally - Matt Stell will perform his hit single, ‘Prayed For You’ tonight on Bachelor in Paradise. He sings at the wedding of two Bachelor in Paradise alums who will get married on the show.

Monday, August 26, 2019

luke bryan honored in corn maze & Brian from FGL turns 34 today

Gull Meadow Farms in Richland, Michigan has made a six-acre corn maze done in the likeness of Luke Bryan. He’ll be there next month for a Farm Tour stop. It’s seven rows deep and designed to be as difficult as possible for the adult maze runners. If they make it, their reward will be a taste of the farms cider and donuts.

Lauren Alaina told Dancing With The Stars producers she won’t wear any short skirts and she has to wear tights every show. Lauren says she got that from Dolly Parton who always wears tights even though they show thru her shoes. I hear the show’s tried to get Dolly on ever since it started 14-years-ago but she always says no.

For years now, Midland exclusively wears vintage clothes they find in thrift stores. Mark says they’ve even been known to wear a ladies’ thrift blouse if it works right. The guys say there’s two things they won’t buy second-hand tho; boots, cause they formed to some other guy’s foot and hats, so Standard Hat Works in Waco makes their hats on machines dating back to the Civil War.

Finally - Brian Kelly
from Florida Georgia Line turns 34 today.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Tyler Hubbard offers 'dude-la’ services & Jason Aldean’s Vegas residency goes in sale

OK! Magazine reports George Strait asked Miranda Lambert to join him on stage at his recent Gillette Stadium show but once she found out Blake Shelton would be there she backed out. A supposed source said she doesn’t want to be within “100 miles of Blake.” But it’s just not true.

New dad Tyler Hubbard joked instead of dula birthing services he’s offering dude-la’ services that includes a shoulder to lay on during contractions, back rubs and a good flashlight if needed.

Jake Owen says his therapy is going to the golf course and taking his shoes off because he likes how the grass feels on his feet. Jake says he may even like that better than actually playing golf.

Midland's 14-tune album, ‘Let It Roll’ is out today. They say the record was partly influenced by Chris Stapleton and his ability to tap into the blues and soul. The cover was shot in Austin, Texas with the guys around a vintage pink limo that had longhorns on the front.

Finally - tickets go on sale today for Jason Aldean’s residency in Vegas at Park MGM Dec. 6 thru the 8.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Shay from Dan + Shay is going to be a dad & Drake White is battling AVM

Jake Owen’s video for ‘Homemade’ out soon recreates the story of his grandparents who’ve been married for over 70 years. In 1940, his grandfather saw his grandmother in Mumfordville, KY walking down the street. He took a picture of the house she went into with his camera then started writing her letters. They became pen pals and the rest is history.

Shay from Dan + Shay is going to be a dad again. His wife’s pregnant with their 2nd child, a son. He wrote, “we thought it was a girl, but God has other plans.”

Newcomer Drake White who opened for Scotty McCreery last weekend is battling AVM; a tangle of arteries and veins in the brain that disrupts blood flow. He had a procedure for it days before his show so I’m pretty sure that’s why he nearly collapsed. Doctors say Drake’s treatments have gotten rid of 75% of his issue so far.

Finally - Lauren Alaina will be on Dancing With The Stars next season. There’s speculation her partner will be Alan Bersten. Today on Twitter Old Dominion has a Q & A session at 11:30 AM ET.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

\Carrie Underwood has a new SNF partner & even bacon can't wake new dad Tyler Hubbard

NBC’s Sunday Night Football will have a new tune opener this season as Joan Jett joins Carrie Underwood for the opener. They’ll perform an updated rendition of 2006’s ‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night’ the one based on Joan’s hit ‘I Hate Myself For Loving You.’ Last year Carrie and NBC were sued over the song they used last season. A sneak preview of new open will air Sunday during halftime of the Titans/Steelers game. The full version will debut September 8.

Tyler Hubbard’s wife had their son Luca on Monday. Yesterday Hayley needed help with the baby so she tried for 20 minutes to wake Tyler by putting a crispy piece of bacon under his nose. She finally gave up after her third and final attempt.

With ‘God's Country’ going #1, Blake Shelton will probably do an album one day but for now he loves being able to record a song and get it right out.

Finally - Garth Brooks and Ashley McBryde talk about songwriting tonight in Nashville at Belmont University. It’s free but people had to register for tickets.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line is a dad again & Jason Aldean will have Vegas residency

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line is a dad again. Their son Luca Reed was born yesterday morning. The minute Tyler flew in from his last show of the weekend, Hayley’s contractions started! Luca means bringer of light and Reed is Tyler’s middle name. Tyler has one more bunk on the bus for another baby and says, “we’ll just see what happens.”

Jason Aldean is heading to Vegas for a three-night residency at Park MGM, December 6 thru the 8. Tickets will be available August 23. For more info, visit JasonAldean.com.

Keith Urban revealed a few days ago he was in the studio recording with fellow Aussie, Barry Gibb from the Bee Gee’s. But Keith hasn’t said what it’s for yet.

Brett Eldredge wears a ring that tracks his body rhythms and the ring tells him when it’s time to sleep and when he should wake up.

Finally - Willie Nelson’s
son Lukas says his dad’s doing fine after a recent breathing problem. He wrote, “at 86 you gotta make sure everything’s running smoothly so you can keep doing 100 plus shows a year! He HATES to miss shows.”

Monday, August 19, 2019

Drake White nearly collapses on stage & Garth brooks has free even Wednesday

Scotty McCreery had a show in Roanoke, Virginia Friday night. When his opener Drake White was on stage, he stopped mid-performance feeling lightheaded making him nearly collapse. He had to go to the hospital by ambulance and gave a thumbs-up to fans as he was taken away on a gurney. Drake’s tour manager said he’s been going through some medical procedures in Nashville and it's uncertain what the issue is right now.

Before his show Saturday night in Phoenix, it was so hot, Chris Young put an egg in a foil dish next to his bus tire and it cooked. 


Carrie Underwood will return to host the CMA Awards with two iconic hosts but longtime partner Brad Paisley is not one of them. Dolly Parton and Reba will help celebrate the iconic women of country music throughout the night. The CMA Awards air on ABC Nov. 13.

Garth Brooks and Ashley McBryde will talk about songwriting during an event Wednesday night in Nashville at Belmont University. It’s free and open to the public, but tickets are required. To reserve them head to belmont.edu/countrymile.

Finally - Blake Shelton played with George Strait Friday night at Gillette Stadium. Blake performed in the middle of a downpour then left the stage, wrapped up in a towel and was given a golf cart ride back to his tour bus.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard out November 1 & Keith Urban's on Strahan & Sara today

Miranda Lambert’s 7th studio album, 'Wildcard' is out November 1 and you can preorder it now. She also has a new producer, the guy who does records for Eric Church and Little Big Town. Yesterday, Miranda and her husband took his 9-month-old son to a doctor’s appointment in New York City. To keep his privacy, Brendan carried a car seat with a blanket covering the boy.

Morgan Wallen loves his mullet even though he knows not everyone does. His label even wanted him to cut it off but he wouldn’t. Morgan got the idea for it by looking at old photos of his dad. He says his dad also had a perm and Morgan says he too might do that one day.

Florida Georgia Line just started their own label, Round Here Records and newcomer Canaan Smith is their first artist. The guys tho will remain with Big Machine Label Group.

Kane Brown
guests on the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Voices in the Hall podcast today.

Finally - Keith Urban performs on Strahan & Sara today on ABC.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Jason Aldean's mansion should be done in March & Kane Brown reveals his unborn daughter’s name

Jason Aldean and his family are living in a rental after selling their house in January. The new home like the old one will have a bowling alley. They got carried away with the pool tho which Jason says will look like a Sandals Beach Resort. Their mansion should be done in March.

Kane Brown officially announced his unborn daughter’s name yesterday, Kingsley. A fan wrote, “that's my dogs name.”

When Keith Urban was 10, he came home from school to find their house had burned down. Everything was gone, even his trophies were melted. Friends had a fund raiser for them and the giving Keith saw then still impacts him today.

I have a feeling by Monday we’ll hear Tyler from Florida Georgia Line's second child, a son Luca was born. Tyler just posted this is their last weekend on the road before the baby’s here.

Finally - Willie Nelson says his fiery temper goes along with the red hair. Once he gets mad, Willie lives by the motto, ‘Delete then fast-forward.’

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Zac Brown harassed by locals in homer alaska & Carrie Underwood sings with her idol

Zac Brown is building a log mansion in a remote part of Homer, Alaska so his five kids can have a normal childhood. Locals who don’t like that he’s there are trying to build a public trail right by his property line. The local newspaper told readers how to get there so now Zac has to deal with 50 plus carloads of people driving by every day. The trouble started when a neighbor was trying to sell Zac an adjacent piece of property for double the market value and when he said no, the neighbor told everyone where his property was and that included a map to his place. Zac now feels like a prisoner in his own home. It’s also a very steep piece of land and Zac says people are even getting hurt trying to see it. Yesterday the city planning commission OK’d that public trail even tho Zac spent 2-hours trying to talk them out of it.

Carrie Underwood played the Opry last night where she got to sing with her idol, Bryan White. Growing up, Carrie was a member of his fan club and once even sang to him in a meet and greet.

Finally - Keith Urban’s daughters are in the animated film ‘Angry Birds 2’ out today. 11-year-old Sunday and 8-year-old Faith voice hatchlings: Lily and Beatrice. Luke Combs also has a tune on the soundtrack.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

luke bryan on new TV special & wanna work for george strait?

A TV special next month, Lip Sync to the Rescue was inspired by the recent Lip Sync Challenge. Luke Bryan surprised the deputy sheriff’s office in Saratoga County, New York and we can see how it went September 9 on CBS.

When Brett Eldredge had his first #1 in 2013, to commemorate each he started doing crazy things like having dinner hanging from a crane 300 feet high. Since ‘Love Someone’ went #1 this summer, Brett wants to kiss a grizzly bear on the lips but his mom said no.

Thomas Rhett’s daughter Ada turned 2 yesterday. Thomas tweeted, “I really wish time would stop and you’d stay this little forever and sleep an hour longer each morning too.”

If you wanna work for George Strait, his golf resort in Texas is looking for 100 new employees like cooks, servers, golf player services, housekeepers and dishwashers.

Finally - Jake Owen’s 3-month-old daughter Paris often has a serious look on her face people say she gets from him. Jake says he had no idea he often has a serious look.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Keith Urban experiences Pareidolla & Blake and Gwen bought a house together

On Friday, Keith Urban experienced Pareidolla; it’s when you see shapes in clouds or faces in potato chips or fabric patterns. When Keith poured his coffee grounds in the sink, two bubbles made it look like there were eyes and bubbles also made a mouth so the coffee grounds resembled a monkey’s face.

A fan walking into Scotty McCreery’s show Saturday night saw Scotty walking to his bus. The fan said ‘are you Scotty?’ to which he replied, ‘what’s up man?’ The guy said, ‘nah, guess not, but you look just like him, if you were only a little taller.”

Finally - Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have bought a house together in LA. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, guest house and tennis court. Blake still owns his Oklahoma ranch and Gwen just sold the California home she shared with her ex-husband. This weekend Blake, Gwen and her sons were seen shopping in Los Angeles and spotted leaving a mall through the parking garage. Blake was the one carrying what they bought from the Microsoft Store.

Friday, August 9, 2019

luke combs shares album date & Willie Nelson is resting and feeling better

Sept. 8 is the first Sunday Night Football game of the season with the Steelers and the Patriots. After that, The Tonight Show airs with Kane Brown performing. Carrie Underwood also returns to sing the Sunday Night Football theme.

Luke Combs has a new album out November 8 but we still don’t know it’s title. As for what country singer Luke considers to be his spirit animal, it’s Garth. Luke said, “we’re both great performers and we’re both dashingly handsome.”

Willie Nelson is resting and feeling better after a medical issue made him cancel upcoming tour dates. Now I hear he'll be back on the road in September and that includes his Farm Aid show at the end of the month.

Finally - early this year, Brett Eldredge stepped back in time and traded his iPhone for a flip phone. He says that’s been a game changer both artistically and creatively. Brett doers have a smart phone again but mostly for going overseas so he can find his way around.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Brad Paisley must feel old & Willie Nelson’s canceled his tour

The website Hollywood Life says with her second marriage, Miranda Lambert’s trying to avoid the mistakes she made with Blake, including how much time they spent apart. Brendan has no issue joining her on tour and being off work and I hear Miranda’s more easy-going now and trying not to pressure Brendan into anything.

I wonder if this makes Brad Paisley feel old. Kane Brown says his first ever concert was Brad with opener Chris Young.

86-year-old Willie Nelson’s canceled the rest of his tour tweeting, “I’m sorry but I have a breathing problem I need to have checked out. I’ll be back." 4-years-ago Willie had a stem cell operation to improve his breathing, but we never heard how that went.

Michael Ray says fiancé Carly Pearce checks every box on his list and she’s also his voice of reason.

Finally - Keith Urban performs on Good Morning America tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Thomas Rhett gets caught in a downpour & Luke Combs breaks a record Randy Travis set in 1987.

A big storm passed thru Nashville last night. Kelsea Ballerini’s dog Dibb’s hates storms so he was really scared. Thomas Rhett and his family were out for ice cream and they got caught in the downpour sending all four of them running for their car.

Kane Brown’s wife is having a daughter soon and yesterday he tweeted, "I’ve never had a bigger smile on my face. 6:38 AM and I wake up thinking a muscle in my arm is twitching and realize it’s just my baby girl kicking her mama."

Luke Combs has now broken a record Randy Travis set in 1987. Luke’s ‘This One’s for You’ has been #1 on the Country Album chart for 44-weeks now breaking the record Randy’s ‘Always & Forever’ set. Shania still holds the overall record tho with 50 weeks at #1 for her 1997 album, ‘Come on Over.’

Garth says his mom and dad were not only his biggest fans, they were also his worst critics.

Finally – Chris Janson performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Thomas Rhett creates a swimwear line & Tim McGraw has a free concert September 8

Thomas Rhett has teamed with Chubbies to create their Rhettro Collection swimwear line. It’s a limited-run of boy's and men’s trunks plus girl's and women’s one-piece swimsuits. Thomas says the inspiration for the line came from his love of '90s fashion.

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation pet line will be exclusively at Tractor Supply this fall, both in stores and on line. All proceeds benefits homeless animals.

A source tells PEOPLE magazine Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani still act like lovebirds and are happier than ever after almost 4-years of dating.

Tim McGraw will have a free concert September 8 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL prior to the Buccaneers season-opener.

Judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie will return on American Idol next spring.

Finally - Brad Paisley performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, August 5, 2019

miranda lambert's hubby cooks & Thomas Rhett’s wife battling morning sickness

Sunday afternoon Miranda Lambert sat on her front porch sipping sweet tea while her hubby made fried buttermilk chicken. Miranda tweeted, “the New Yorker took to the cast iron skillet just fine!”

Thomas Rhett’s wife is due with their 3rd child but she’s been battling extreme morning sickness. Lauren wrote, “SO READY to be fun mommy again when this all-day-morning-sickness goes away.” She mentioned her kids, dogs and husband deserve gold medals for living with her during this time.

Yesterday Lady A's Charles Kelley tweeted, "played such bad golf today I literally gave my clubs to the caddie. Hope he has better luck with them!"

Finally - Garth Brooks will be involved in the MLB's new Home Plate Project, helping to prevent childhood hunger across the U.S. and Canada. Garth says 100 % of the money donated will feed children in local communities.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy & Jon Pardi’s ‘Heartache Medication’ video debuts today

Dierks Bentley performed on the Today Show yesterday then held a border collie mix puppy named Goose during a segment on adoption. His wife and three kids were watching and sent a text begging Dierks to bring him home. He has two dogs and says this little guy was meant to be. After that he stopped at Petco then showed Goose off at his show last night in New York.

Jon Pardi’s video for ‘Heartache Medication’ debuts today and features his girlfriend Summer. They danced together and Jon said they had to rehearse a lot in his barn cause dancing’s just not his thing.

Sunday night on ABC it’s the 3-hour CMA Fest special with hosts Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini. Performers include Keith Urban, Maren Morris, FGL, Miranda, Luke Bryan, Blake, Little Big Town, Midland, Lindsay Ell and more. Carrie Underwood will also sing a few tunes with rocker Joan Jett and Tim McGraw teams up with Luke Combs.

Finally - tomorrow Jake Owen will have a free show at a Kickoff Party for the Tennessee Titans on their training camp field. It’ll close with a big firework show.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Dustin Lynch reveals his favorite movies & Johnny Cash's Kitchen & Saloon opened this week

Yesterday Luke Combs and his fiancé Nicole had a contest to see who could catch the biggest bass. Luke fishes all the time but it was Nicole who caught the biggest one! She beat him by almost an inch.

Kane Brown’s daughter is due in a few months and he says it’s weird but they’ve already got the baby seat in the car. Kane says, “I've also got my daddy books because I need to read before she gets here."

There’s a new country star bar/restaurant in downtown Nashville. Johnny Cash's Kitchen & Saloon opened this week. The 15,000-square-foot complex has two stages and cafeteria style dining. The words to "I Walk the Line" are on the steps going up to the second floor, where a replica of the front porch of his cabin sits. If you go, make sure you try their extra crispy fried chicken.

Finally – Dustin Lynch reveals his favorite movies are ‘National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation’ and ‘Wedding Crashers.’

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dierks Bentley scales 7000 feet & Luke Combs got a shout out from a hero yesterday

Yesterday Dierks Bentley was at Grand Teton Park in Wyoming. He and a friend climbed a rock that was over 7,000 vertical feet. It took the guys 18 hours up and down. Dierks tweeted, “some much needed living.”

Luke Combs got a shout out from a hero yesterday. Randy Travis tweeted, “congrats on tying ‘Always & Forever’ as the longest #1 album by a male artist on the Billboard Country Chart. We’ve held on for a long time but it’s good to see a country artist breaking records and proving albums still sell.”  'Always & Forever' started it's run June of 1987. That's 32 years!!!

Thomas Rhett vacationed in Italy last year and he loves that Italians have no idea who he is, only the America’s on vacation there do. Thomas said, “it’s nice to get to know fans but it’s also nice to be anonymous sometimes.

Finally - Brett Eldredge’s first performances as a child were in the living room at family events. Brett was so nervous tho, he’d hide behind a door. What got him to sing; his mom paying him $5.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Keith Urban's daughters are in ‘Angry Birds 2' & Maren Morris performs on The Tonight Show

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's daughters are in upcoming movie ‘Angry Birds 2’ out Aug. 14. 11-year-old Sunday and 8-year-old Faith will voice hatchlings: Lily and Beatrice. The girls also had minor roles in the second season of Nicole's ‘Big Little Lies,’ playing students at school.

Michael Ray reveals the person he’d most like to have dinner with, dead or alive is Johnny Cash.

Blake Shelton’s mom Dorothy is the co-owner of the store, Junk Stars, in Tishomingo, Ok. She paints and makes jewelry and Dorothy also sells Blake-inspired mementos.

Brett Young's first child, a daughter, will be born later this year. He asked father of three, Dierks Bentley for advice on how to balance career and family and Dierks told him “you can’t really balance it. That’s why we appreciate the women in our lives so much.”

Finally - The Highwomen, led by Maren Morris perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Maren Morris got quite a surprise Saturday & Kane Brown's most painful tattoo

Maren Morris got quite a surprise Saturday when her musical idol Dolly Parton walked on stage at the Newport Folk Festival in Rhode Island. They got to sing together as well and Maren also found out her single ‘Girl,’ has topped the country charts.

Years ago Keith Urban had this great idea to perform a song in total darkness. He put candles on the piano and dramatically blew them out one by one. When he started the song tho, he couldn’t see a thing. Keith said the piano just clunked and it was absolutely terrible. He said his lesson learned was; maybe rehearse it first!

Kane Brown told me his most painful tattoo is the rose on his right wrist because it swelled up really bad. He got it to honor his wife because Rose is her middle name.

Finally - Luke Combs is an only child. His dad was a maintenance man and his mom worked in human resources at a women’s prison. Luke says what he thought was cool is every night they always had dinner together.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Chris Gaines is back & Carly Pearce played her first ever down pour

It's now been 20 years since Garth’s alter-ego Chris Gaines appeared, a falsetto singing troubled rock star with black hair. The album went double platinum but in six months Chris was gone forever, till now. On September 28 in Nashville, fans have put together Gainesfest 2019 with a tribute band, look-alike contest and more. No word yet if Garth will make an appearance tho.

When Nicole Kidman called Keith Urban saying she’d finally found a dog to adopt; a toy poodle, Keith was like NOOOOOOOO! He wanted a much bigger dog. Now Keith’s in love with the little guy and they named him Julian.

Carrie Underwood’s
husband Mike says if she has time to work out in the morning, Carrie’s much more pleasant to be around that day.

Last night Carly Pearce
played her first ever down pour and said it was magical. Carly got soaked and tweeted, “thank you Jesus I didn’t slip & fall!”

Finally – Willie Nelson guests on the season finale of HBO’s Big Little Lies Sunday.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Lauren Alaina tries fish & chips & what book makes Tim McGraw cry

Lauren Alaina had never tried fish & chips till she had them in England yesterday. She was in Brighton for a show and found out she loved them and tweeted, “I’m happy to announce I’m ofFISHially British now.”

Hollywood Life says, “Miranda Lambert’s new husband took a leave of absence as an NYPD police officer to travel with her and be her bodyguard on tour. They believe they shouldn’t spend long stretches of time apart. Their source also says he does plan to return to his job at the NYPD and Miranda’s all for it.”

Thomas Rhett
says he’s never had a career Plan B, for him it’s only ever been music. He says, “I can barely even open a stroller without reading the manual.”

Tim McGraw says the book that made him cry like a baby at the end is The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. He adds if he wants to impress Faith he just reads poetry to her.

Finally – Lady A perform on Good Morning America tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Thomas Rhett’s wife is pregnant & Carly Pearce has never been happier

Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren is pregnant with their 3rd child, another girl. Lauren tweeted, “despite his initial shock, we’re absolutely over the moon for our baby girl.” Thomas added, “I’ll now be paying for 3 weddings. Bring on the crazy.”

Since Garth just played in Idaho, he talked about potatoes saying, “they’re my favorite meal, that and bread. Ms. Yearwood can take a potato and turn it into heaven, especially mashed.”

When Miranda Lambert and her husband were living in New York City, he often had to work so she’d sometimes take herself on a date. She’d have dinner alone then head to the Red Lion to hear a rock cover band.

Carly Pearce
posted on Instagram yesterday writing, “I weigh more now than I ever have but I feel better and am happier than ever. I’m posting this because I know so many of us struggle with our bodies. Thank you Michael Ray for always making me feel so beautiful."

Finally – tonight Midland’s on The Tonight Show and Rascal Flatts sing on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jason Aldean can't understand his own son & jake owen plays for free

Jason Aldean filmed his nearly 2-year-old son Memphis in the bathtub yesterday. Memphis was talking to him but Jason didn’t understand a word so he asked fans to help. I caught three things; ‘mess, a big mess,’ ‘more bubbles’ and ‘McDonald’s.’

Jake Owen will perform at a Kickoff Party for the Tennessee Titans August 3. It’ll happen on their training camp field and it’s free and open to the public. The concert will close with a big firework show.

Kelsea Ballerini took time off yesterday from working on her third album to play a free show at Jason Aldean’s Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville.

Carly Pearce is healing nicely after hurting her knee last week. I found out she did it running. Do you know she often runs 10 miles a day?

Finally - when Eric Church played recently at The Gorge in Washington State, before the show he surprised fans at the campground and played cornhole and handed out free pit tickets.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Miranda Lambert’s husband on leave & Kane Brown performs Late Night

Garth played Friday night at the Boise State Broncos stadium where no major concert had ever been allowed before. After only a few songs, there was an ear-splitting pop and the stage went nearly silent. It took 10-minutes to fix it. Later Blake Shelton and he performed ‘Dive Bar’ then Blake did an acoustic version of ‘God’s Country.’

A few weeks ago I found out Miranda Lambert’s New York police officer husband Brendan was living with her in Nashville. Now that’s been confirmed by the NYPD; he’s on an authorized leave of absence but it’s not clear if or when he’ll be back in uniform. A retired NYPD sergeant said it might be in Brendan's best interest to use his accrued time then never come back. He adds, “as soon as someone knows you’re married to a celebrity, they’re going to be looking for ways to sue you.”
Mark from Midland’s fiancée is expecting a girl in November. Mark says, “we’re thrilled and terrified at the same time!”

Finally - Kane Brown performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Carrie Underwood reveals what you’ll never see her in & Keith Urban plays The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas

Carrie Underwood reveals there’s one thing you’ll never ever see her in; a tiny triangle-shaped bikini. She prefers a sporty bathing suit instead. Her 4-year-old Isaiah loves being in the water but Carrie prefers being by the water watching him.

Now we know why Miranda Lambert’s husband got annoyed when she took a video of him doing laundry the other day. She likes to do that when he's doing chores around the house as he often does them shirtless. Miranda says, “I creep on him doing all kinds of things: mowing, laundry and dishes.”

Carly Pearce
hurt her knee recently and she praised her fiancé Michael Ray for using his rare time off to take her to several doctor appointments.

Keith Urban
will play The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Vegas September 6 and 7. Tickets go on sale today at noon CT.

Finally - Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina are on Sunday’s Celebrity Family Feud on ABC.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Miranda Lambert's single is here & luke combs loves the opry

Miranda Lambert's single, ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’ is here, the debut track from her upcoming seventh album. Yesterday she posted a video of her husband doing laundry shirtless but when he realized what she was doing he sounded annoyed. Miranda wrote, “#ihadto #hotcop #yourewelcome.” 
As for career achievements, being inducted into the Opry is Luke Combs #1 and the definition he’s finally made it. Luke says, “I’m proof you can do anything you set your mind to. This is the thing nobody can ever take away from me.”

Jennifer from Runaway June’s grandfather actor John Wayne died 3-years before she was born. Her two favorite quotes from his movies are; “courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway” and “life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.”

Finally - Scotty McCreery says his musical influences growing up are still the same today; Johnny Cash, The Hag, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis and Elvis.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Jason Aldean's got a concrete safe room & Luke Bryan turns 43 today

Jason Aldean's having his mega mansion built and yesterday I found out it’ll include a concrete safe room. In 2017 he was on stage in Vegas when the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting happened. Jason says that night will forever be etched in his mind.

When asked who their country crush is Carly Pearce picked Vince Gill. Cole Swindell’s has always been Reba and he’s never been afraid that she knows it and Morgan Wallen reveals his country crush is Shania.

The man who could moonwalk in junior high all the way to the pencil sharpener and back, Luke Bryan turns 43 today. Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was the first album Luke ever bought.

When he was in college, Thomas Rhett’s country star dad, Rhett Akins had him sit in on a songwriting session with two other guys. Thomas says he was so nervous he only said six words.

Finally – Luke Combs was inducted into the Opry last night. Kelsea Ballerini performed as did Chris Janson and more. Luke says what keeps him humble is he’s their homes litter box cleaner.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Old Dominion are coffee snobs & Brad Paisley's on America's Got Talent tonight

Old Dominion have gone from five guys living in a van for over a decade to four tour busses now. Lead singer Matthew says they’ve also become coffee snobs since he started bringing a French press along. Their buses were also custom built because they wanted them to feel like home. Old Dominion's self-titled, third album will be out October 25.

As for Blake Shelton’s duet, ‘Dive Bar’ with Garth, Blake says, “he didn’t need me on it, but I’m not gonna to tell him that." When they met in the studio to record it Blake told him, “you’re the reason I moved to town, so you might as well tell me how to sing it.” The only tip Garth gave him was, “I wanna hear your smile.”

Brad Paisley joins Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel as guest judge tonight on NBC's America's Got Talent. Brad will have his own Golden Buzzer to pick who he thinks should go straight to Hollywood for the live shows beginning August 13.

Finally - when Kelsea Ballerini signed her record deal, the Opry was so impressed with her they invited her to sing before she even had a hit. Now she’s their youngest member.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tim McGraw had to cancel his outdoor show & Garth’s on Jimmy Kimmel tonight

Tim McGraw had to cancel his outdoor show at Country Thunder in Craven, Saskatchewan Saturday night. A severe thunderstorm made it too dangerous to play. Before he got to safety tho, Tim posted a video calmly singing an Alabama tune under that electric sky.

Jason Aldean’s little sister, Kasi got married this weekend to country singer Chuck Wicks in Cabo San Lucas. Jason and his wife Brittany were there and stayed at the Diamond Resorts.

Garth’s
Dive Bar Tour kicks off tonight from Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago and Jimmy Kimmel will air his performance of ‘Dive Bar’ on the show tonight.

Actor Chris Pratt made a surprise appearance at two iconic venues in Nashville last week to sing some country songs. He was at Robert’s Western World performing Johnny Cash’s ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ then he was at Tootsie’s and got on stage with the band to sing a few more tunes.

Finally – at their shows this summer Florida Georgia Line are giving away all-terrain wheelchairs to veterans.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Kenny Chesney will release a coffee table book & Chris Stapleton’s on Ed Sheeran’s new album

Dierks Bentley hates to admit this for the grief he’ll get but he really likes organizing expert Marie Kondo. Dierks says she’s about getting rid of clutter and all the stuff he gets from fans comes back to his house. You figure out what’s most important and for Dierks a gold record doesn’t come close to the joy of a painting his 5-year-old made for him.

Kenny Chesney will release a coffee table book with nearly 600 pictures in it. Only 3,500 will be made, they're all signed and will only be available to fan club members via a lottery system.

Forbes Top 100 Highest Paid Celebrities has Luke Bryan at # 78 earning $42.5 million. The only other country act on the list; Zac Brown Band at # 95 making $38.5 million.

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman just got a Cavoodle puppy. It’s her first ever dog and she’s waited her whole life for one. It’s a poodle mixed with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Finally – today, Chris Stapleton’s on Ed Sheeran’s new album and Garth’s youngest, Allie Colleen has her debut single, ‘Work in Progress,’ out.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Cole Swindell is single again & hallmark's Christmas At Dollywood airs in december

Just three months after their ACM red carpet debut, Cole Swindell and pro wrestler Barbie Blank have split. Her ring name is Kelly Kelly. Their break-up was made public after a look at their Instagram revealed they were no longer following each other.

The morning Garth recorded ‘Dive Bar’ he walked into the studio in his socks. He was late and didn't want to waste time putting his boots on before he left home. Blake Shelton was turkey hunting the day Garth called asking if he wanted to sing with him. He said yes before he even heard the tune. They recorded it coincidentally wearing the same thing; hoodies, jeans, ball caps and work boots. Okie Garth said that’s just how people from Oklahoma dress.

The other day Thomas Rhett and family went out for a nice dinner. Willa Gray dressed herself wearing sweatpants and soccer shorts. Thomas said some things that aren’t worth fighting about.

Dolly Parton will appear as herself in a Hallmark movie, ‘Christmas At Dollywood’ to air in December. It’ll begin filming in the Smoky Mountains next month.

Finally - Runaway June performs on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Keith Urban's not adopting a baby & Dierks Bentley hit the jackpot with opener Tenille Townes

On the list of country stars net worth, #6 is Blake Shelton at 60 million. Keith Urban’s #5 puts his net worth at $75 million. #4 Carrie Underwood’s worth of $85 million. Jason Aldean’s #3 puts him at $110 million. #2 is Luke Bryan with 120 million and #1 with a net worth of 500 million is Dolly Parton.

We’ve talked about this before and now it’s hit the tabloids again. Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are not adopting a baby boy. Nichole’s people also say there’s “no truth” to that and Keith told 60 Minutes Australia last week there would be no more babies for them.

Dierks Bentley says he hit the jackpot with opener Tenille Townes. His manager introduced them and as soon as he heard her voice, Dierks was hooked. He says Tenille’s a real student of the road and she crushes it every show.

Finally - Brett Young and his wife have been spending a lot of time with Thomas Rhett and his wife. Brett says, “getting to be around them and their family has been very motivating and encouraging and lets us see we have in store for our future.”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Garth kicks off our Monday at Joe’s on Weed Street & Lee Brice’s wife is his video co-star

Garth will kick off his 7-city Dive Bar Tour Monday at Joe’s on Weed Street in Chicago. Jimmy Kimmel Live! will show his performance of ‘Dive Bar’ live from there on Monday night’s show. ‘Dive Bar’ will also be available for streaming from Amazon Music Monday.

Thomas Rhett’s first ever job was laying hardwood floors for his uncle. He got paid $7 an hour. Thomas says it taught him a lot about hard work but it also taught him that he didn’t want to lay hardwood floors for a living. Thomas says he can barely even open a stroller without reading the manual.

Lee Brice’s wife Sara is his video co-star in his hit ‘Rumor.’ They’ve been married for five years and he wanted fans to get a glimpse into their marriage. Lee says, “between three children and being on the road, it’s important I show Sara she’s loved and appreciated as much as I can.”

Finally - Kane Brown's single, ‘Homesick,’ was written by him and inspired by how he much missed his wife when he was on the road. It also became a tribute to those serving in the military. Kane says, “the soldiers who are overseas sacrifice so much, I wanted to honor them.”

Monday, July 8, 2019

Garth just announced his new Dive Bar Tour & Kelsea Ballerini gets food poisoning in greece

Garth just announced his new 7-city Dive Bar Tour that’ll kick off July 15 in a Chicago dive bar tho he won’t reveal the location yet. The rest of the dates will be announced July 15 and country radio will be the only way you can get tickets to the shows. He and Blake Shelton will perform ‘Dive Bar’ live in Boise, Idaho July 19.

Sources close to Miranda Lambert say her new husband Brendan has moved from New York City to be with her near Nashville and he’s “ecstatic” about it. Sources say he wouldn’t move back to New York because he loves the Tennessee lifestyle and is so happy.
Kelsea Ballerini and her husband Morgan Evans are on vacation in Greece right now but she got a wicked case of food poisoning on Santorini. Kelsea tweeted she’s just starting to be able to laugh about it now.
Finally - Jason Aldean's supervising construction of his mansion from his St. George Island Florida home right now. The island’s a long, thin strip of land crammed with houses with only one road in or out. Jason bought the house because the island has some of the best oyster beds in the world and he loves oysters.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Michael Ray plays the Coke Zero Sugar 400 & Blake Shelton kisses Gwen Stefani's dad

This weekend Michael Ray will spend time with family in Eustis, FL, then tomorrow he’ll drive an hour to play at the Daytona International Speedway where he’ll headline the pre-race concert at the Coke Zero Sugar 400.

Blake Shelton spent the 4th of July with Gwen Stefani and her dad Dennis yesterday. It was his 74th birthday so Blake planted a big kiss on his cheek.

Midland's Mark Wystrach recently got engaged and I hear his fiance Tyler is a lot like him; athletic and hardworking with a youthful spirit. Mark waited a long time to find her and says she was worth the wait. They met on a blind date and he knew from the minute he saw her they’d get married one day. Tyler owns an athletic clothing line at outdoorvoices.com.

Finally - when Luke Combs played his first ever outdoor show it was at a public beach in Virginia. He had no idea how many people would show up and he said they lost count at 68,000. Luke was shocked so many people were there.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Lindsay Ell is back in the studio & Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and more perform tonight on NBC

Brett Eldredge headlines Nashville’s free 4th of July celebration tonight and we can see it on CMT. He grew up on a lake where he’d get up first thing in the morning on the Fourth because to him it was like it was Christmas. Brett says, “I loved how the community came together. We’d get out on the lake and boat then we’d have a cookout. That togetherness really made you feel like you were in an awesome place.”

Lindsay Ell is back in the studio working on her next record. She credits her third grade teacher Mrs. Patterson as the one who inspired her toward music. Lindsay said, “she made me feel like I could do anything.”

Jason Aldean’s been touring for 10 years and says there are very few surprises anymore and everything pretty much runs like clockwork. Jason likens touring to riding a bike.

Finally - Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley and more will perform tonight on the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular at 8 PM ET on NBC.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brett Eldredge's favorite late-night eatery & Miranda Lambert has a new producer

Tomorrow night, Brett Eldredge will headline Nashville’s 4th of July Celebration. After the show, he’ll stop by his favorite late-night Nashville eatery, Robert’s for the Recession Special. It’s a fried bologna sandwich, chips, a moon pie and a beer. Brett says anytime he’s there it’s like stepping back in time.

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike sleeps on the bus couch while she’s on her tour. It’s because of her 5-month-old Jacob. Carrie says it’s a lot easier to wake up in a moving bus and just grab the baby and feed him.

Luke Combs says when fans bring signs to his show, he really can’t read them even tho he’d like to because if he does he’ll forget the next line of the song he’s singing.

Finally - now I know why Miranda Lambert’s upcoming album is such a rocker; she got a new producer, Jay Joyce; the first new producer in her 14-year career. Jay’s the long-time producer of Eric Church and Br
others Osborne. Miranda’s album is out sometime in October.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Michael Ray fires back at social media troll & lee brice OK after concert shooting

Michael Ray fired back at the social media troll who slammed his fiancé, Carly Pearce. She posted a photo of herself and the troll wrote. "Michael needs someone better than you!" He answered back, “it doesn't get any better than her!! I won’t put up with anyone putting her down." Michael has a contest right now where he’ll fly the winner to Hollywood to be in his next video. You can enter at MichaelRayMusic.com till July 14.

Yesterday Dierks Bentley took an 8-mile hike in Colorado with his wife at 11,000 feet. He tweeted, “I’d say we did it together, but I’m usually 10 yards behind her. Kind of mirrors real life in that way... following her lead.”

After Lee Brice played the Shake the Lake festival in Madison, Wisconsin Saturday, a 20-year-old guy was shot in the leg and a police officer hurt as he tried to help panicked people. Lee and his crew ran to the bus when the shots stopped and found out later the shooter was actually hiding under their trailer along with some fans hiding there too. The shooter got away.

Finally - Dustin Lynch told me his female fans often ask him to sign their foreheads.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Kelsea Ballerini make sa big mistake & pet pigs named after tim & faith

Kelsea Ballerini was out of dishwasher pods this weekend so she made a mistake and used dish soap. She tweeted a photo of it leaking out of the dishwasher writing, “I didn't know that was something you don't do, now I know." As for her next album Kelsea should finish it in the next few months.

This weekend actor Chris Pratt got a birthday present from his wife, two pet Kunekune pigs. They named them Tim and Faith after the McGraw’s saying it was because their love is inspiring. Chris also promises Tim and Faith will never become bacon.

When Dan + Shay sang a tune last month at the surprise wedding of Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner in Vegas, they thought it was a prank. They got a text from Joe a few days before the ceremony and he told them they couldn’t tell anyone, not even their management team.

Finally - Miranda Lambert and her husband Brendan were in New York City Friday. She had a huge smile plastered on her face as they walked arm in arm. Brendan also showed off his muscles wearing a purple tank top.

Friday, June 28, 2019

CMT Crossroads tonight includes Brooks & Dunn & Trisha Yearwood willl live chat on Facebook

Keith Urban just celebrated their 13 year wedding anniversary. The best thing their priest told them early in their marriage was, ’always kiss hello and kiss goodbye.’ He and Nicole say that’s helped them stay connected.

CMT Crossroads tonight has Brooks & Dunn joined by some of the artists on their duets album; Midland, Luke Combs, Jon Pardi, Brett Young and more.

Dolly launched her new Pirates Voyage & Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN June 7. A source there told Radaronline she looked different and couldn’t seem to move her face much. Dolly’s always been very open about cosmetic procedures and as for what she’s done lately, experts say “it’s more what hasn’t she done?”

Today Trisha Yearwood will live chat on Facebook at 5 PM CT. Also today, Runaway June’s debut album, ‘Blue Roses’ is out.

Finally - the video for Luke Bryan’s ‘Knockin’ Boots’ debuts today.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

carly pearce has an amazing mom & miranda lambert gets lullaby-ed

Blake Shelton moved to Tishomingo, OK in 06 and now that town of just over 3,000 has become a destination. Blake once moved away 11 years ago but when he felt like he had his foot in the door in Nashville and got a few songs on the radio, he moved back and has never left.

Luke Combs favorite way to spend a day off at home in Nashville is fishing on the Cumberland River. If he’s indoors tho, Luke’s obsessed with NBA 2K, a basketball video game.

Carly Pearce says her mom quit her cosmetologist job when Carly was only 10 so they could move to Dollywood. Soon after that they moved to Nashville so Carly could follow her dream.

Trisha Yearwood has a TV cooking show, her own furniture line, she’s touring with Garth and she has a new album out soon. She says her trick to keeping sane is realizing ‘you can’t do everything 100% all of the time so give yourself a break.’

Finally - ‘Lullaby Renditions of Miranda Lambert,’ is out today. It’s some of her biggest hits turned into kid’s classics.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Dierks Bentley went to the emergency room & the Chris Young Cafe is coming soon

Dierks Bentley spent yesterday morning in a Colorado emergency room after a mountain bike accident. He wiped out on the road and broke bones in his left hand. He says he should be back to normal in about a month but we’re still not sure if his hand will be in a splint or a cast.

Chris Young attended Middle Tennessee State's College of Media and Entertainment and they just announced plans for the Chris Young Cafe. They already have a scholarship named for Chris.

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray celebrated their one-year dating anniversary Monday at the same place they had their first date; the Nashville Palace. Michael shared a photo of them writing, “you’re my foundation and I can’t wait for 99 more years with you."

Miranda Lambert’s
next album is done and she hopes the first single will be out in as soon as a few weeks. She says it’s a new stage of life for her and she feels like this music reflects that.

Finally – Little Big Town are on the Tonight Show then tomorrow Dan + Shay perform on The Today show.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Jake Owen's wedding surprise & Kane Brown’s music helps coma patient

A couple in Sioux Falls, SD got the surprise of a lifetime when Jake Owen showed up at their wedding reception last weekend. He was in town for a show and one of the groomsmen messaged Jake on Twitter asking him to attend. They got to have a beer with him and talk and everyone said he was really cool.

One of the best stories Kane Brown’s heard about his music is one of his fans was in a coma and someone started playing one of Kane’s tunes on a guitar in her hospital room and she woke up.

Garth says he won’t ever license his music for commercials because he doesn’t want to see ‘We Shall Be Free’ being used for a Depends ad. I also hear at their home, Garth and Trisha have a safe room and it includes two pieces of furniture no one ever sees. Her old brown, puffy recliner she calls a guilty pleasure and Garth’s favorite chair that has a cup holder and a button that makes it lean back.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is working on being kinder to himself when it comes to career expectations. He says, “I’m learning I don’t always have to be the best with everything I do.”

Monday, June 24, 2019

Luke Bryan overthrow's Rob Gronkowsk & Jason Aldean cancels due to weather

This weekend Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike sang a Vince Gill tune to their 5-month old son Jacob who immediately started crying. Then Carrie sang and he’d stop but he’d cry again when Mike sang. On tour this year, instead of hotels, Carrie’s renting houses so Isaiah can have a home with a backyard to play in.

Luke Bryan's concert at Gillette Stadium Friday had an appearance by former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. Luke was wearing a Patriots jersey and he grabbed a football and tried to complete a pass to Gronk on stage, but Luke overthrew him and a fan ended up with the ball.

This weekend, Jason Aldean had to cancel a show in Topeka, Kansas due to weather. He's only had to cancel because of weather a handful of times in his career. He tweeted, “we can play in the rain but the lightning being so close is what got us. I apologize.”

Finally – Blake Shelton says he and Gwen Stefani’s bond gets stronger every day. She’s the most encouraging person he’s ever had in his life and he says she’s helped calm him down too.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Miranda Lambert adds to her family & Carrie Underwood immortalized in cheese

Miranda Lambert visited an animal shelter outside Nashville yesterday and when she found out they had over 120 rabbits for adoption, she took two home; Frida and Selena! She’s asking her fans to go adopt the rest. Miranda says she now has 21 animals and counting. She’s also putting the finishing touches on an album out this fall and says it won’t be a love song overload but a rock and roller with a happy vibe.

Carrie Underwood played in Milwaukee last night and backstage the venue had a big surprise; her image carved into a 40 pound block of Wisconsin cheese. Carrie tweeted, “I’m speechless!!!”

‘Toy Story 4’ is out today and it includes Chris Stapleton singing ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy.’ I hear #4 has the saddest ending of all of them and even Tom Hanks who voices Woody and Tim Allen who’s Buzz Lightyear said they had trouble voicing it because it was so sad.

Finally – today, tickets go on sale for Willie Nelson and family’s short residency at the Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas. It’s October 18 thru the 26 and prices range from $119 - $275.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Carrie Underwood gets sued & Shania guests on Strahan and Sara

Carrie Underwood, her produce, NBC and the NFL are being sued for copyright infringement. Singer Heidi Merrill claims their version of the Sunday Night Football theme was stolen from her song. She had submitted that tune to Carrie’s producer Mark Bright hoping they’d use it for the 2018 NFL season.

Luke Bryan and family are fostering a dog that needs a home. Kimmie’s a big dog and she was found in an enclosure so small she couldn’t even lay down. If you want to adopt her, head to proverbs1210rescue.org.

Luke Combs tweeted yesterday, “I hate golf. I quit golf. I can’t wait to play tomorrow.”

Brantley Gilbert recently kicked off his tour with Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell. He says the weirdest thing to see on the road are fans who get his face tattooed on their arm or somewhere else on their body. He’s OK with his song lyrics and signature getting tattooed but not his face.

Finally - Shania guests on the daytime talk show Strahan and Sara today.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have duet news & Blake Shelton gets kissed by a seal

For Blake Shelton's birthday yesterday he got a kiss from girlfriend Gwen Stefani and one from Ty, an 18-year-old, 500 pound sea lion at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce have a duet coming out on her upcoming album later this year. Michael says it paints a perfect picture of where you're at when you first start dating.

Newcomer Chris Lane is opening for Brad Paisley this summer and Sunday he got engaged to Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell in her parents’ backyard. He gave her a 3.5 carat, emerald-cut diamond ring & said, “as I was about to propose, I stepped in fresh dog poop with my bare feet.”

Scotty McCreery’s video for ‘In Between’ premiers today at usatoday.com. He says his 8-years in the music biz have been a roller coaster. If he could tell his younger self something he’d say don’t sweat the small stuff and have faith you’ll come thru the tough times better than you were before.

Finally – Kane Brown’s unborn daughter already has Gucci shoes & little pink Jordan’s. Kane says he’ll be the kind of dad who will coach her Little League team and help with homework.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Garth and Blake Shelton’s duet ‘Dive Bar’ is out today & Post Malone honors Dolly Parton

Garth and Blake Shelton’s duet ‘Dive Bar’ is out today. There were several times when he and his engineer were mixing it when Garth thought is that him or me?” Blake turns 43 today and Ole Red Nashville will be serving free cake. If you share the same birthday your meal will be free.

Luke Bryan was performing the other night when he caught some ladies underwear that was thrown at him. When he realized what he was holding, Luke quickly tossed it to the side and just kept singing.

A 20-year-old man was arrested for climbing into the crawl space at Jason Aldean's Kitchen and Rooftop Bar in Nashville. He kicked large holes into the drywall to hide from dogs he said were chasing him. The venue's audio and visual equipment had extensive damage.

Rapper Post Malone headlined last weekend’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. His shirt and pants were covered in little black and white pictures of Dolly Parton's face. She approved!

Finally - Shania’s on Live with Kelly & Ryan today. She’ll also return to Vegas for a 2-year residency starting in December at Planet Hollywood. Also today, Willie Nelson’s on The View then later The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Nicole Kidman is not “keeping tabs” on Keith Urban & Loretta Lynn squashes rumors

This weekend Carrie Underwood took her kids to Sesame Place to meet Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird. Also this weekend Isaiah watched all of Maddie and Tae‘s set then his dad said, “do you wanna watch a few of mommy’s songs before bed? Isaiah replied, “no. I want to go watch TV.”

Miranda Lambert now has a tattoo on her inner right forearm, from her wrist to her elbow. It looks like a playing card and has a big red heart in the center, some greenery and framed with the letter M on the top and bottom. I think that stands for her married name, Miranda McLoughlin.

Nicole Kidman is not “keeping tabs” on Keith Urban despite a report claiming she doesn’t trust him and has “grown wary of his wandering eye.” Nichole’s rep said that story is total nonsense.

Finally - this weekend Loretta Lynn squashed rumors that she’s living her last days and wrote, “thru the years they've said I'm broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead! If those pesky tabloids are harassing me then they're giving someone else a break. #fakenews.”

Friday, June 14, 2019

Miranda Lambert spotted with massive leg bruise & Scotty McCreery eats his wedding cake

Miranda Lambert was spotted in New York City with her husband Brendan on Wednesday sporting a massive leg bruise! She wasn’t limping tho so it must not be too serious. I also hear she and Brendan may be starring in her next music video together. And shortly after they got married, Miranda upgraded his New York City apartment and bought a $2 million place for them.

Scotty McCreery and his wife celebrate their first wedding anniversary Sunday. They plan to take their wedding cake out of the freezer and have a slice.

Finally - Father's Day is Sunday and Luke Bryan says he’s always tried to live by his dad’s words, “do something right the first time and you won’t have to do it over again.’ Thomas Rhett says being a dad means living with a lot less sleep.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Dustin Lynch has a career first & Mitchell Tenpenny reveals a guilty pleasure

As for Luke Combs invitation to become a member of the Opry he said, “this is the absolute feather in my cap. It’s something I’ve dreamed about since I made my debut and when they asked, I literally couldn’t believe it.” Luke says he forgot to actually say yes tho because he was crying the whole time.

Dustin Lynch says there’s been a first in his career; a rumor about him on the internet is true. He does have a girlfriend and says he couldn’t be happier. He says it’s great to have somebody to experience the ups and downs of life with.

Mitchell Tenpenny reveals Rice Krispies treats are his guilty pleasure. He also says the first time he ever heard himself on the radio was in Nashville. He was driving his truck home and he called his mom crying.

Finally - Carrie Underwood admits having two children on the road, especially a baby, has its challenges. She calls herself a duck that’s calm on the surface but is paddling like crazy underneath.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Luke Combs is newest Opry member & happy 34th birthday to Chris Young

Last night Luke Combs was invited to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. He bent over and immediately started crying but we still don’t have a date yet for Luke's induction.

Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and her husband can’t stand to spend a night apart so that’s why they go between New York City and Nashville every week. Miranda thinks her new life is fun and romantic and Brendan’s making her see the city in a new way. She’s totally fallen in love with New York.

As for what song Luke Bryan likes to sing in the shower it’s the Star Spangled Banner because he says you can never have enough practice.

Blake Shelton’s expanded Ole Red in Tishomingo, OK has turned into a money-maker for the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation. Anytime there’s a concert there now, part of the proceeds goes to the Foundation.

Finally – happy 34th birthday to Chris Young today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jason Aldean attacked by sand fleas & Tim McGraw’s on the view today

At the request of Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe, Garth added a second concert in Regina. It’ll be August 9. The first concert sold out in 59 minutes and set an all-time attendance record for Mosaic Stadium. With all the added fees tickets cost $94.95.

Thomas Rhett slammed internet trolls last week for saying mean things about his wife. He now says he did that to encourage people to be kind. Thomas adds, “I can't imagine how someone could do that but that's the world we live in with cyber-bullying...I just wish people would be kinder."

Jason Aldean and his family have been at the beach the last few weeks and yesterday they had to leave. Not because it was time to go home but cause they were tired of dealing with sand fleas. They aren't insects but tiny crustaceans who bite and leave an itchy, red welt that stings.


Tim McGraw’s new book is out today, ‘Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation.’ He’ll be on The View today and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Finally - Kane Brown’s daughter will be born later this year and he says he’ll be protective, but he’ll also let her do her own thing but what Kane really wants is for her to play basketball. He says, "I'm ready for the pictures she’ll draw in school and she'll get one whole side of the fridge too."

Monday, June 10, 2019

Carrie Underwood on stage with Joan Jett & John Rich buys out Nashville

This weekend, Keith Urban, Billy Ray Cyrus & Lil Nas X performed ‘Old Town Road’ at CMA Fest in Nashville. Keith played banjo on the tune and sang and said he wouldn’t mind making it a repeat performance someday. Billy Ray called the collaboration, “pure magic!”

Also at CMA Fest, Carrie Underwood and her surprise guest, 60-year-old Joan Jett performed several tunes together including Joan’s, ‘I Love Rock & Roll’ and ‘Crimson and Clover.’ Carrie said, “just to be in the same room as Joan is really cool. To share the stage with her is indescribable!” 

Big & Rich’s John Rich has his Redneck Riviera bar in Nashville and now he just bought the last two buildings there that didn’t have entertainment in them; the FedEx building at third and Broadway and the Cotton Eye Joe building at the corner of second and Broad. They flank his Redneck Riviera and John says he’s bringing in tenants he calls “major star horsepower but they’re not country.” 

Finally - Luke Bryan’s favorite food is movie popcorn and Blake Shelton’s is chicken fried steak.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Thomas Rhett shames Internet trolls & Carrie Underwood did not get a tattoo on her finger.

During Wednesday’s CMT Awards, off camera, Luke Bryan grabbed the hand of a staffer who was directing cameras in the celebrity seating and he started dancing with her to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s ‘Islands in the Stream.’ Thomas Rhett shamed Internet trolls for making fun of his wife’s red carpet outfit; a pink satin top, leopard print skirt and hot pink heels. Thomas wrote, "’all of you with hateful comments should be ashamed." After the show, I hear Keith Urban was the only star who took time with fans in the pit, taking selfies and signing autographs.

Miranda Lambert says life with her new husband Brendan means spending time in New York with his 7-month old son then they come back to her farm and have a quiet life. Miranda likes the balance.

Carrie Underwood did not just get the word ‘Faith’ tattooed on her finger. A celebrity tattoo artist posted a photo of it and Carrie’s fans thought the hand was hers but it was not

Granger Smith cancelled a show in Kansas City last night because his 3-year-old son River died. He drowned in their pool and doctors could not revive him. Granger and his wife donated his organs so other kids could have a 2nd second chance at life.

Finally - because fans asked for it, Luke Combs has a five-song EP, The Prequel, out today.