Monday, December 23, 2019

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay perform on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve & reba's on the big screen

Michael Ray and Carly Pierce have been on their Jamaican honeymoon and this weekend he tweeted, “just heard Carly give her credit card info by memory. Meanwhile I’m not even sure what day it is.”

As for the celebrity they’d most like to kiss under the mistletoe, Luke Bryan picked almost 98-year-old Betty White. All 4 members of Little Big Town chose George Clooney.

Brett Eldredge’s favorite holiday tradition is listening to Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra while he decorates his tree.

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. On January 1 Midland will sing at the NHL Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. It starts at 1 PM ET on NBC.

Finally - Reba’s voice is in the upcoming animated film, ‘Spies in Disguise,’ in theaters Christmas Day.

Friday, December 20, 2019

luke bryan gets pranked & Tyler Hubbard's teaching

It was Day 7 yesterday of pranks at Luke Bryan’s house. So many people said last year’s soap prank was their favorite so his wife did it again. She coated Luke’s bar of Irish Spring with clear nail polish so it wouldn’t lather.

Tyler Hubbard and family are in Sun Valley, Idaho. Their 2 ½-year-old daughter Liv is learning to snowboard where Tyler learned to ski 30 years ago, Dollar Mountain. It’s the safest place for beginners as there are no trees. Tyler says the tool they’re using to pull Liv is their dog’s leash. After her lesson, the stomach bug went thru their entire home and most everyone else had to wait to ski for their first time because of it.

Looks like Carly Pearce and Michael Ray did get their honeymoon paid for by Sandals Resort and Entertainment Tonight who they gave exclusive rights to their first photos. One excursion Michael and Carly did was ride horses in the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally - Luke Combs says his holiday break will basically be doing nothing so he’s hoping he doesn’t go crazy from boredom.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Blake Shelton will open his 4th Ole’ Red & Jon pardi on being stabbed

Yesterday Keith Urban and daughters Sunday and Faith flew to Sydney, Australia. Keith walked thru the terminal wearing sunglasses, a guitar case over his shoulder and $1300 Balenciaga sneakers. He’ll perform this weekend then spend time with Nicole's mom and sister.

When Jon Pardi was 18, he got into a fight with some guy and Jon got stabbed. He said he survived because he has long arms and that helped the knife not go into any organs.

Miranda Lambert is finally getting to eat the zucchini pickles she canned this summer. She also does dills and for Christmas last year Miranda gave everyone homemade pickles and bath salts. Her latest crafty thing is making dreamcatchers.

Carrie Underwood’s very strict about what she eats but says she’ll gladly indulge over the holidays. When New Year’s is over tho, Carrie said she’ll get back on the horse and be her strict self again.

Finally - Blake Shelton will open his 4th Ole’ Red restaurant/bar next year in Orlando, Florida.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Keith Urban and family are headed to Australia & Blake Shelton was #2 last night on The Voice

Keith Urban and family are headed to Australia for Christmas. It’ll be between the upper 70’s to 90 degrees (25-32 Celsius) and he says it’s normal to wear shorts and tank tops and be at the beach Christmas Day. Keith and Nichole’s home there was built in 1878 and includes two living rooms, a grand piano, a chef’s kitchen, apple orchard, extra cottage and 111 acres for their Black Angus cows.

Blake Shelton
came in #2 last night on The Voice finale. The winner was country singer Jake Hoot and his coach was Kelly Clarkson.

When Luke Combs first moved to Nashville, he accidentally nearly ran Vince Gill over on a staircase at a downtown bar one night. Luke said Vince was as humble about it as you'd expect.

Carrie Underwood has to be careful with her dad at Christmas. When she bought him a $400 generator one year he got mad she spent that much money on him.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s pre show meal is often burritos and nachos.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Luke Combs and Lady A on The Voice season finale & Michael Ray and Carly Pierce honeymoon

Michael Ray and Carly Pierce are on their Jamaican honeymoon at Sandals Resort. Michael tweeted, “our guy here Kevin just said “it’s Jamaica, we never have bad days, just situations and we take care of them and move on.” Michael says that’ll be his 2020 motto.

When Keith Urban booked next year’s Vegas shows he called Bette Midler who’s played there for years. She told Keith to stay hydrated because Vegas has dry air and to use throat drops.

To stay grounded, Kenny Chesney has five old high school friends that work for him on the road. He says, “they know where to go in my life to bring me back down to earth.”

Blake Shelton’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tonight Luke Combs and Lady Antebellum perform on The Voice season finale.

Finally - Lauren Alaina's favorite Christmas memory is when she was 6 and got a Barbie bike. Lauren said, “I thought I ruled the world cause it had a horn and Barbie's picture on it."

Monday, December 16, 2019

Luke Bryan's ‘12 Days of Pranksmas starts & Carrie Underwood doesn't want any Christmas presents

Luke Bryan started his ‘12 Days of Pranksmas’ Friday getting his mom. He hired a girl to pretend to want to fight him. She tackled him on a golf course. His mom was screaming and trying to pull her off. A fake police officer arrived then Luke’s wife got in on it. When Luke says “Mama! Twelve days of Pranksmas,” he and his wife collapse to the ground laughing. His mom fell down exhausted saying, “don’t you ever do that again.”

Chris Young was on a flight Friday and tweeted, “I hate when someone five rows back sprints past as soon as the seat belt sign turns off. Where do they think they’re going? The doors aren’t even open yet.”

Kane Brown took back control of his Twitter Saturday writing, "it’s 1:24 PM. Have not left my bed yet. My dogs asleep, my kids asleep and my wife is watching TV.” Kane added, “26 years old and I just ate crab for the first time and it was delicious. I grew up on McDonald’s. I eat as American as you can (chicken and potatoes).”

Finally - Carrie Underwood doesn't want any Christmas presents because if there’s something she wants, she just buys it.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Blake Shelton’s album is out & tonight on CMT Crossroads it’s Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw.

Blake Shelton’s album, ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ is out today with 12 songs; 7 we’ve heard and 5 that are new including a duet with Gwen Stefani. Blake will stop by The Ellen Show today.

Luke Bryan’s pet deer was shot dead a week ago on his property. Police have not found who did it yet. Hunters in Tennessee have strict laws about which animals they can shoot and when. All hunters know it’s illegal to shoot into someone else’s private property so there will be serious consequences for the shooter.

On his holiday break, Jon Pardi’s taking his fiancée, her parents, his mom, and sister to Hawaii but they’ll home Christmas Eve. Luke Bryan will for sure have a white Christmas cause they’re all going somewhere snowy to ski.

The Kennedy Center Honors airs Sunday night on CBS with Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood. Brett Eldredge performs on the Today show three times Monday.

Finally – tonight on CMT Crossroads it’s Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Blake Shelton’s album release party is tonight & Jason Aldean’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today

The album release party for Blake Shelton’s record out tomorrow is tonight on ETLive.com. People magazine reports he and Gwen want to get married but she’s Catholic and would have to have her previous marriage annulled. That process can take a long time. They’ll be in PEOPLE magazine tomorrow.

Jason Aldean’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. We’ll see his new skinny self since he started eating healthier. Jason has a chef on the road so that makes it a lot easier. The biggest thing he did was cut out sugar and late night junk food after a show.

Actor Dylan McDermott was in ‘Steel Magnolia’s’ with Dolly Parton and his best memory was the way she smelled. Dolly always mixes about 7 perfumes and Dylan said every time he walked into room where Dolly was, he almost fainted because she smelled so good!

Finally - newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are obsessed with the TV show, ‘This Is Us.’ They never miss it and they won’t even watch without the other being there.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kane Brown’s daughter is smart & Shania’s cooking for David Copperfield

Jason Aldean finally met Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley and said, “she's beautiful and he's over the top with her as a first-time dad.” Kane says she’s also really smart and at 6-weeks old Kingsley’s already pulling her pacifier in and out of her mouth.

Before girlfriend Gwen Stefani came along, Blake Shelton admits he wasn’t always the nicest guy. He says, “I don’t want to remember what I was like before Gwen. I was a jerk to everybody.” I also hear Blake and Gwen have been butting heads over how to decorate their new Los Angeles home. She wants modern with glass and all-white and Blake says that just shows all the dirt.

Shania’s doing her residency in Las Vegas now and after her show’s over, she and good friend magician David Copperfield order out for late-night food. But his meat is always too raw and vegetarian Shania has to recook it for him.

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

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

luke bryan's pet deer is killed & Jason Aldean performs on Strahan, Sara and Keke today

Luke Bryan’s pet red stag deer was killed last week on his private property. Someone shot it from the road on Luke’s farm near Columbia and Mt. Pleasant, TN. The sheriff's office is offering a $5,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty party.

Kelsea Ballerini was on Trisha Yearwood's Food Network show last week and her husband Morgan Evans tweets, "I’d like to publicly thank Trisha. Since the show Kelsea’s absolutely ruling the kitchen. There's cookies baking and I'm the happiest fella on planet Earth."

Jason Aldean
performs on Strahan, Sara and Keke today on ABC. Blake Shelton sings with Trace Adkins on The Voice tonight.

Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren is still sick at almost 32 weeks of pregnancy so Thomas has been doing the cooking, giving his daughters baths and getting them ready for bed at night.

Finally - Jake Owen kicks off his Down To The Tiki Tonk acoustic tour on Valentine's Day in Des Moines, IA. Jake says playing guitar on a barstool is what led him to love performing.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday & Miranda Lambert was on Maui this weekend

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday night for the 1st time since 2017, where 59 people were killed when the gunman opened fire on the crowd. Fans from that night also returned Friday and Jason opened the show saying, “let’s finish what we started!”

Miranda Lambert and her husband were on Maui this weekend as she performed at the BMI Songwriters Festival. Miranda hints she’s also working on personal goals and there’s speculation she’s talking about kids as she’s now 36.

Voice alums Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradberry were asked about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Cassadee said, “I’m sure they’re going to end up happily ever after.” Danielle added, “they just fit together and his love for her is the cutest thing ever.”

Luke Combs has an EP out of stripped down versions of songs he recorded with some songwriting friends. It’s called ‘The Writer’s Cut’ but you can only get it on Apple Music.

Finally - George Strait has a vinyl set of ‘Strait Out of the Box’ out today. It covers thirty-five years and 57 number ones but only a limited amount were made. It retails for $250.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Jason Aldean has one mansion regret & Blake Shelton's Hallmark movie airs Sunday

Jason Aldean says the mansion he’s having built will be their forever home where they raise their kids. They made sure they knew exactly what they wanted but now he wishes they’d have gone smaller cause it's taking forever to build. Jason revealed the 20 foot tall water slide and huge pool was all his idea.

Michael Ray tweeted yesterday, “drinking coffee while riding through New York City is not easy. It should be a task on American Ninja Warrior.” That’s a show on NBC.

Brad Paisley says one Christmas their new dog Annie ate the baby Jesus out of the nativity.

Blake Shelton
produced his second Hallmark film, ‘Time For You to Come Home For Christmas’ and it airs Sunday night on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s mantra is ‘play the hand you’re dealt.’ She said it’s taken 36 years to realize she doesn’t have to take herself so seriously. Miranda also found out it’s OK to make fun of herself.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jake Owen says he’s the fattest he’s ever been & Blake Shelton has a duet partner

Jake Owen’s growing his hair out and he says he’s the fattest he’s ever been right now because he’s not watching what he eats or running daily. Jake’s headed out on an acoustic tour next year; just he and his guitar and he won't even have a set list until he's on stage and is able to read the crowd.

Luke Combs has a new career/life goal; to win a Waffle House Tunie Award for being the most played artist in their restaurants. Chris Stapleton won the golden waffle this year.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani duet on his album out December 13. Blake says it’s the most epic love song he’s heard in a long time and it’s something that’ll make you stop your car.

Brett Young’s daughter was born in October and he says it feels like they’ve known her forever. Brett says she’s been the most incredibly life-changing experience ever.

Finally - Chris Janson will replace Sam Hunt tonight at the first-ever NASCAR Awards in Nashville. The performance closes out a week of NASCAR festivities.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in Jamaica & Brett Eldredge is on TV tonight

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married a few months ago and they said sometime in December is when they’d honeymoon. They’ll be at Sandals Resort in Jamaica in an over-the-water bungalow. Carly and Luke Combs just found out they’re on Forbes Top Young Entrepreneurs Under 30 List.

On Garth’s A & E special his oldest daughter Taylor said she wasn’t very nice to Trisha when she and Garth got married and Trisha came to live in his Oklahoma home. Taylor would go out in the backyard and catch tarantulas and put them in the freezer so Trisha would find them.

Blake Shelton’s had several pet turkeys all named ‘Turkey’ and he thinks it’s funny to feed them Stovetop Stuffing on Thanksgiving. He does that every year.

One time Luke Bryan played at Hershey Park and he was also able to get the family fast passes for all the rides. When Tate got on a roller coaster he said, “dad, I'm so glad you're Luke Bryan!”

Finally - NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs tonight and Brett Eldredge will perform.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

part 2 of garth's A & E special is tonight & Brad Paisley’s on The Talk because tonight his special is on

On last night’s A & E show about Garth, his brother revealed he was the baby, clown and joker in the family. When Garth moved back home 24 hours after going to Nashville his understanding dad said, “sometimes your most driving forces aren’t your greatest memories.” Garth and his ex-wife Sandy spent their 1st wedding anniversary living in a home near Nashville with five guys, two wives, a baby and a dog and cat. Part 2 airs tonight.

Thomas Rhett has said no to his family having a reality show. He’s been asked a bunch of times and says social media’s the way he opens his home and life to fans but a TV show might just be too much. In 2020 Thomas wants to be in a few scenes in a big movie. He’s already been on The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and loved it.

Brad Paisley’s on The Talk today and tonight it’s the one hour Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special on ABC with Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Peyton Manning and more.

Finally - the 2-hour CMA Country Christmas on ABC airs tonight with host Trisha Yearwood. Performer include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Brett Young and Chris Janson.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mark from Midland's a new dad & Blake shelton debuts a Funyun turkey

Mark from Midland’s wife Ty recently had their daughter Sunny. Her name is Sundance Leon. She had to spend a week in the hospital and Midland are now postponing their tour due to a medical emergency following her birth. Sunny’s expected to make a full recovery, but Mark can’t be away from home until then and they’ll share more info as soon as they feel they can.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce had Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel when they noticed an old guy sitting alone. They asked him to to sit with them and ended up talking for four hours. Bill’s 89 and Michael said they already made dinner plans with him for January.

Blake & Gwen debuted a Funyun covered turkey for Thanksgiving. I hear it was really good!

Tonight and tomorrow night you'll see Garth like never before on A & E’s new documentary ‘The Road I'm On.’ We’ll even hear from his ex-wife Sandy and his three daughters.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on The Voice tonight and Brad Paisley’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Luke Bryan’s wife has onion goggles & power goes out on Brothers Osborne

For Thanksgiving yesterday; Luke Bryan’s mom and his wife used their onion goggles. They’re $19 on Amazon and you can cut onions without tears plus smoke won’t irritate your eyes and they’re fog-free so they won’t steam up.

Brothers Osborne played the halftime show at the Bears/Lions game yesterday and just as they started to sing, all the power went out but it was thankfully restored a few minutes later.

As his home’s being built, Jason Aldean's living in Kane Brown’s old house. They were living in a rental but when Kane moved to his new home his old one hadn’t sold yet so he’s letting Jason stay in it for free. They also get to stay there until their house is done.

Brett Eldredge
went to his big brothers wedding a few days ago and instead of writing a best man speech, he wrote a song. Brett wasn’t sure if he could impossible to sing thru the tears but he did.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s first vinyl ‘Greatest Hits’ is out today but only at Wal Mart.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

jason aldean has free show tonight & Shaina’s on The Talk today

Tonight at over 100 Nashville locations Jason Aldean has a show filmed from his restaurant and we can watch on Jason's YouTube page at 8 PM CT.

Blake Shelton will once again stuff his Thanksgiving turkey with cheese and coat it with crumbled Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’ll host 30 people at his ranch in Oklahoma.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s favorite Thanksgiving dish is her mom’s cornbread dressing and her mom’s gravy that always included chopped hard boiled eggs.

Shaina’s
on The Talk today. Tomorrow, Chris Young, Chris Janson and Tenille Townes are on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade has Miranda Lambert. Thursday Brothers Osborne perform at halftime at the Lions game. That night Jason Aldean’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live then Friday Garth and Brad Paisley are on Good Morning America.

Finally - Dustin Lynch is dating model Kelli Seymour. He first saw her on Instagram then they got to know each other thru text and video-chatting then they met at his show in California.

Faith Hill’s
mom Edna’s Cornbread Dressing
1 Whole Chicken
1 to 1 1/2 Cups Martha White Self-Rising Yellow Cornmeal Mix
6 Eggs (5 boiled)
Buttermilk
3 TBSP butter-flavored Crisco
A bunch of green onions, chopped
3 stems of celery, chopped
Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 teas. sage seasoning
Kroger All-purpose seasoning
Salt & Pepper
CORNBREAD:
Take an iron skillet and fill with 3 TBSP butter Crisco. Heat on stop top until melted. In a mixing bowl, combine cornmeal, 1 egg and buttermilk to the right consistency. After you've mixed, pour the melted Crisco on top of the mixture and stir until desired consistency. Leave a little Crisco in the skillet so the bread won't stick. Also sprinkle a little cornmeal in skillet before pouring the bread mixture into the skillet. Bake at 500º until brown.
CHICKEN:
Clean the chicken...wash and pull out the gizzard and liver, unwrap them and cook with the chicken. If you have a pressure cooker, cover the chicken with water and cook under pressure for 20 minutes. After cooked, set aside and let cool. Set aside the gizzard and liver for the gravy.
DRESSING:
While the chicken is cooking, in a large bowl, crumble the cooked cornbread and add the chopped onions, celery, 3 chopped boiled eggs. Add 14-16 oz of homemade cream of chicken soup, sage, all purpose seasoning, chicken broth from the cooked chicken and stir together. If the mixture is too thick, add a little hot water until it's the right consistency. SET ASIDE 3 VERY LARGE SPOONFULS OF DRESSING FOR THE GRAVY. Bake the mixture at 350º-375º until form or brown on top, about 35-45 minutes.
GRAVY:
Combine 14-16 oz. of homemade cream of chicken soup, the 3 spoonfuls of dressing, 2 chopped boiled eggs, gizzard & liver (chopped), a cup of cooked chicken, chopped. Add a little grated carrot for color if you have it in your kitchen. Add a little hot water for the right consistency of gravy. Cook real slow and simmer.
NOTE: Reserve the extra cooked chicken to freeze or add to your dressing before you cook it.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The 911 calls are out about Sam Hunt’s DUI charge last week. Multiple drivers called when they noticed his black SUV going the wrong way down a Nashville road. One lady said Sam almost hit her head-on.

Jason Aldean's career started when his dad bought him his first guitar. He still has it and it will soon be hanging in his new mansion’s bowling alley. That’s where all of Jason’s plaques and trophies are.

Dolly became a member of the Opry 50 years ago and we can see the concert honoring her on NBC tonight. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

If you play Words With Friends, there’s a new Garth Brooks-inspired version you can play through December 8. You can also enter to win your own copy of his Legacy Collection.

Kane Brown’s daughter is almost a month old and they’re already thinking about baby #2.

Finally - Jon Pardi will perform on Late Night with Seth Myers tonight.

Monday, November 25, 2019

carrie underwood throws shade at cmas & Maddie from Maddie and Tae is married

At last night’s American Music Awards, Kane Brown was the Favorite Male Country Artist, Dan + Shay won Duo or Group and Country Song for ‘Speechless.’ Carrie Underwood won Female Artist and Country Album for ‘Cry Pretty’ and Carrie threw some shade at the CMAs saying, “I want to thank the AMAs for making this show fan voted because they're the ones that matter and the ones that count."

Chris Young saw a sign at his show this weekend that read, “chemo yesterday, Chris Young today” so he went out in the audience to finish his tune hugging that lady and she was in tears.

Sam Hunt got a DUI last week when he drove home after drinking at a friend’s show. He said, “it was a poor and selfish decision. I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk. It won’t happen again.” His label also indefinitely delayed the release of his next singe, 'Sinning With You.'

After Eric Church dissed Garth’s CMA Entertainer win, Garth says he pays no attention to things like that saying, “the year Eric wins, it'll be the sweetest year for him.”

Finally – Maddie from Maddie and Tae was married Friday to her high school sweetheart Jonah Font. Their food was a complete Thanksgiving meal and a hot cocoa bar.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Sam Hunt was arrested yesterday & Keith Urban performs at the Grey Cup

Sam Hunt was arrested yesterday morning in Nashville on DUI charges and possessing an open container. He was pulled over for swerving and driving south in northbound lanes. When asked for his driver’s license Sam instead handed the officer a passport and credit card. He badly failed his field sobriety test. He was twice the legal limit and Sam’s due in court January 17.

Dolly’s on The View today as her Heartstrings series debuts on Netflix. Garth’s on Strahan, Sara & Keke on ABC. Keith Urban performs at the Grey Cup halftime show in Calgary Sunday. Sunday night, Thomas Rhett and Shania sing at the American Music Awards and Kane Brown, Dan + Shay and Kelsea Ballerini will present.

Chris Stapleton is Waffle House’s most-played country artist this year and its top overall artist. He got a trophy that’s an actual-size gold waffle and the ceremony is here.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s album ‘9’ is out today with 16 tunes. Nine was always his baseball number and it's his lucky number.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tanya Tucker leads grammy nominees & Blake Shelton’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show

The Grammy’s are January 26 and the nominations are out with a few surprises. Tanya Tucker leads country with four nods. Getting two each; Ashley McBryde, Miranda Lambert (one was for Pistol Annies), Eric Church and Dan + Shay.

Tim McGraw says he has several scars but his worst is on the back of his heel from fishing in the Bahamas. Tim caught a wahoo and got it in the boat but as he was reeling another one in, he backed up and was gashed by the wahoo’s sharp teeth. The cut was so deep you could see his Achilles tendon the fish had just missed!

Dolly Parton has a huge structure on her property she calls the Arts & Crap building because it holds everything every fan has ever given her. I also hear Dolly still writes songs using a pencil, yellow legal pad and a cassette recorder and like everyone else, she buys her cassettes on eBay.

Blake Shelton’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show and Dolly’s on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Finally - Brett Eldredge stays healthy by doing hot yoga.

Grammy Nominations

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE

Tyler Childers - "All Your’n"

Ashley McBryde - "Girl Goin' Nowhere"

Willie Nelson - "Ride Me Back Home"

Blake Shelton - "God's Country"

Tanya Tucker - "Bring My Flowers Now"


BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs - "Brand New Man"

Brothers Osborne - "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)"

Dan + Shay - "Speechless"

Little Big Town - "The Daughters"

Maren Morris f/ Brandi Carlile - "Common"


BEST COUNTRY SONG
(award goes to the songwriter(s) - performer in parens)

"Bring My Flowers Now" (Tanya Tucker) - Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker

"Girl Goin' Nowhere" (Ashley McBryde) - Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde

"It All Comes Out in the Wash" (Miranda Lambert) - Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose

"Some of It" (Eric Church) - Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde & Bobby Pinson

"Speechless" (Dan + Shay) - Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers & Laura Veltz


BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Eric Church - Desperate Man

Reba McEntire - Stronger Than the Truth

Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel

Thomas Rhett - Center Point Road

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin'

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brad Paisley’s a big Hallmark Christmas movie fan & why dan from dan + shy won't cut his hiar

If you take a peek inside Jon Pardi’s fridge you’ll find salad stuff, eggs, spicy dill pickles and salsa. Jon also has elk meat he hunts himself. String cheese is his go-to snack and his new thing is cauliflower pizza crust. If he could work out with anyone Jon said it would be Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Brad Paisley’s a big Hallmark Christmas movie fan. His sister-in-law, Ashley Williams frequently acts in them. Ashley also revealed a secret about Brad. His freezer’s so big he sometimes put guitars in it, like three at a time along with the food. It’s called guitar relicing and it gives them a vintage aged look.

Dan from Dan + Shay has gotten superstitious about his long hair. The guys luck has been great since he started growing it out and Dan says as soon as they start losing awards he’ll cut it.

Finally - Shania’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today then Garth’s on The Talk this afternoon and Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Dolly Parton and Kacey Musgraves are on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Moore’s on Marty Smith's America on ESPN.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Carrie Underwood’s husband has a tune out & Erich church disses garth

Eric Church lost CMA Entertainer of the Year to Garth so at his show Saturday he changed the lyrics of ‘Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way’ to “I know Garth didn’t do it this way.” Then he smiled and shrugged his shoulders. The crowd knew what he meant and roared! The song criticizes the glitz of top selling county stars in the 70s so he inferred Garth’s fame is more glamor and materialism. Fans are bringing signs to his shows saying he’s the real Entertainer to which Eric replied, “I’m fine with it and the CMAs made the wrong fans mad.”

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani have an official nickname and it’s one Blake came up with, 'Gwake.’

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher just released a video for a parody deer hunting song to Lonestar’s hit ‘Amazed.’ It has over 11,000 views on YouTube and fans are now demanding a Carrie/Mike duet.

Finally - Miranda Lambert says she feels her prettiest when she’s wearing a ball cap, no makeup and cutoff jeans.

Monday, November 18, 2019

luke bryan's #1 & Jon Pardi will get married in May

Forbes Highest-Paid Country Acts list has Luke Bryan at #1 making $42.5 million. Zac Brown Band was next at $38.5 million. #3 Keith Urban made $35 million, Blake Shelton was #4 followed by Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Shania, Florida Georgia Line, Garth and #10 Jason Aldean.

Jon Pardi will get married in May in Montana. May because Jon says they want a non-sweaty wedding. The high then is in the 60s. They’ve picked a venue overlooking Yellowstone National Park and his fiancé says instead of cake she wants to cut a pizza.

Luke Combs is giving us a hint on the date of his upcoming wedding saying it's one of 365 days next year. He said he’s keeping details vague so we don’t find out about it early.

Garth is on Good Morning America tomorrow.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s future goals include writing for a Broadway musical and doing a cartoon voiceover in a movie.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Luke Bryan on Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets & Florida Georgia Line have a yard sale

The bobbing heads of Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were seen at the CMA’s while Miranda Lambert sang on stage. They even clapped after it was over but Miranda and her husband did not join the standing ovation Blake got after he sang. While running backstage off camera, Carrie Underwood tripped on her gown but quickly caught herself and kept going.

Luke Bryan
was on Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets. Someone named Jason wrote, “I’d rather listen to a barn full of baby pigs being vaccinated than Luke Bryan’s new song.”

Dan from Dan + Shay is in People's Sexiest Man Alive issue. He’s part of a feature showing guys and their pets. He and his wife have four rescue dogs; Chief, Macaroni, Joy and Ghost.

Florida Georgia Line are having a yard sale in Nashville Sunday afternoon. It will include gently used clothing and shoes and all proceeds go to people who are homeless.

Dierks Bentley’s announced a fifth Whiskey Row bar and restaurant. This one will be in Denver.

Finally - Lady A’s album, ‘Ocean’ is out. Kane Brown’s on Austin City Limits on PBS this weekend. Sunday night, Maren Morris is on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration on PBS.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Garth wins Entertainer of the Year & Luke Combs Crocs are out

At last night’s CMA Awards, Entertainer of the Year was Garth; his seventh and he now has the most entertainer wins. In his speech Garth said, “Luke Combs, this has got your name on it in the future, I can tell you that.” Luke Combs won Male Vocalist and Song for ‘Beautiful Crazy.’ He did not get booed during his acceptance speech. It was fans chanting ‘Luke.’ Female Vocalist was Kacey Musgraves. Maren Morris took Album of the Year for ‘Girl.’ Blake Shelton got Single for ‘God's Country.’ Old Dominion won Vocal Group. Dan + Shay were Vocal Duo and Ashley McBryde won New Artist.

Last night Twitter blew up with people convinced Carrie Underwood’s pregnant. At one point she slightly held her stomach. Several dresses made it seem like she had a baby bump. Carrie’s son Jacob turns one in January.

There was concern after Willie Nelson sang. He was easily winded and had a hard time catching his breath. He actually talked and whispered more than he sang.

Finally – Luke Combs Croc shoes are out today but hurry cause his last edition sold out quickly. Head to crocs.com/LukeCombsXCrocs.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The CMA Awards are tonight & Zac Brown Band and Maren Morris are on Jimmy Kimmel Live

The CMA Awards are tonight with hosts Carrie, Reba and Dolly and they’ll open the show singing, ‘Those Memories of You,’ a Dolly hit. After that, 12 other women are part of the open including Tanya Tucker, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Terri Clark and Sara Evans. Other performers include Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda, Old Dominion and Keith Urban. Chris Stapleton sings with Pink. Garth and Blake Shelton perform ‘Dive Bar.’ Brooks & Dunn duet with Brothers Osborne and Lady Antebellum sing with Halsey. Presenters include Midland, Morgan Wallen and comic Jim Gaffigan. Kris Kristofferson will get the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and paying tribute to him; Dierks Bentley, Chris Janson, Brothers Osborne and Sheryl Crow. The pre-show’s at CMAawards.com/redcarpet. Thomas Rhett says his daughters may walk the red carpet with him tonight if they can stay awake cause their bedtime is eight.

Miranda Lambert’s
hubby often drags her along on his workouts. She says, “he does a pity run with me then he does his real run.” Miranda says she’s now happily a size 6.

Finally – Zac Brown Band and Maren Morris are on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again with Robin Roberts airs on ABC tonight. It’s emotional, surprising, deeply personal and shows a Dolly we’ve never seen before. Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood are also on the special. Also tonight, Old Dominion and Carrie perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tomorrow Luke Combs is on Good Morning America.

Maren Morris shared a sonogram video yesterday and it looked like her baby boy was waving at his parents.

Gwen Stefani wore a massive diamond on her left ring finger at Sunday’s People’s Choice Awards. When rumors started, Gwen said it was not a wedding ring from Blake Shelton.

Keith Urban’s
grateful women are being recognized on the CMA’s tomorrow. He said he’s sad it took such an effort to make something happen that should have been happening all along.

Finally - Shania will perform at the American Music Awards Nov. 24, singing a medley of some of her greatest hits. It’ll be her first time returning to the AMA stage in 16 years.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Florida Georgia Line perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live & Blake Shelton wins People's Choice award

Florida Georgia Line perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Brian was recently in the lobby of Planet Hollywood in Vegas when he saw a statue of a dog. He's 6'4" and the statue’s only a few inches shorter. Brian said he’s one billion percent getting four of them made of their German Shepard’s and they’ll guard their yard.

Last year was the first year Carrie Underwood had a real Christmas tree. Her husband set it up but it soon fell over on someone visiting their home. A tradition she started 2-years ago is making Christmas cookies with her son Isaiah and another tradition is Christmas morning Carrie doesn’t want to make breakfast on a day she’s already making so much food so they all go to the Waffle House. Carrie says they always leave a “ginormous tip.”

Blake Shelton was the only country star to win a People's Choice award last night. He was named Country Artist of 2019.

Finally - ‘The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash,’ is a new documentary that premieres tonight on YouTube Originals.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Do not miss the open of next week’s CMA awards & Carrie Underwood guest hosts Live! With Kelly and Ryan

Do not miss the open of next week’s CMA awards as it will have quite a performance celebrating legendary women in country. It will include Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, Reba, Dolly, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker, Terri Clark, Gretchen Wilson and more.

Luke Combs 17-tune album, ‘What You See Is What You Get’ is out today with special guests Eric Church and Brooks & Dunn. The record also includes five tracks previously released on Luke’s recent EP.

Dierks Bentley and Michael Ray are on Clint Black’s album out today, ‘Still Killin’ Time.’ Also on the record; Trace Adkins, Travis Tritt, Sara Evans and more. 


Jake Owen adopted a puppy last night at a charity golf event. Jake named her Dolly and he thinks she looks like a Build-A Bear.

Today Carrie Underwood will take Kelly Ripa's chair and guest host Live! With Kelly and Ryan.

Finally – Lauren Alaina turns 25 today. Kelsea Ballerini performs on Sunday’s People’s Choice Awards.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Jason Aldean’s noticeably thinner & Dolly never goes on Dollywood rides

Jason Aldean’s been eating low carb and sugar free to be healthier and he’s noticeably thinner. He didn’t even change his workout schedule he just started eating better. When Jason kicks off his tour in 2020, he says he won’t be using fire on stage as he’s had a few close calls in the past.

In his spare time on the road, Kane Brown plays a lot of the game cornhole. It’s something he and his band have done together ever since they started touring.

Blake Shelton’s new favorite thing is a huge planter and seeder he recently got delivered. Besides the vegetables he already grows, Blake planted several acres of alfalfa with his new seeder.

Luke Combs major in college was criminal justice and he wanted to be a homicide detective. The intriguing part for him would be solving the puzzle. He says writing a song is like a puzzle that has no pieces and you have to put them together.

Finally - Dolly Parton never goes on the rides at Dollywood. She says parts of her don’t do well in high speed plus she gets motion sickness really easy.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

No dress code is posted at Jason Aldean's Kitchen + Rooftop Bar in Nashville yet a woman said her husband was denied entrance because of his race and his hoodie. She noted several white customers were let in with hoodies tho. The TC Restaurant Group actually owns Jason's Kitchen and they've promised to investigate and take action. It sounds like third-party security contractors violated policy.

Luke Combs past jobs included bouncer at a bar and he also lived above that bar between the tanning salon and Domino’s Pizza. He said he could hear the salon phone ringing at all hours of the night. Luke also folded shirts at an Izod store and his fiancé makes fun of him all the time because he still folds his shirts the way he did in that store.

Miranda Lambert and her husband live part-time in New York City. She loves to people watch at The Red Lion bar and Miranda also likes that she can walk around the city anonymously.

Finally – Reba’s split with Skeeter, her boyfriend of 2-years. It happened in May but she’s kept it a secret till now.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tim McGraw’s on Live With Kelly & Ryan today & Luke Combs makes his own deer sausage

Tim McGraw’s on Live With Kelly & Ryan today because his book is out, ‘Grit & Grace: Train the Mind, Train the Body, Own Your Life.’ Tim lost 40 pounds several years ago because he wanted to be around for his kids and grandkids. Tim says, “I feel my best years are still ahead of me.”

Luke Combs lives on 140 acres and when he’s home, he hunts. Luke hasn’t bought meat from a store in years. He even makes his own deer sausage. Someday, he plans to grow corn, wheat and millet. When he’s home Luke’s job is cleaning the cat litter box.

Miranda Lambert says her husband Brendan has brought her a level of joy she never knew existed. He's positive and upbeat which is good for her because Miranda says she tends to lean negative. She adds he even happily does laundry without being asked.

Finally - Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts will interview Dolly Parton for an hour-long special November 12 on ABC. Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood will also make an appearance.

Monday, November 4, 2019

jason aldeans wife tries to save deer & Tim McGraw’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

On Saturday Jason Aldean posted a photo showing what happened when he let his wife put out the deer corn he uses for hunting. In corn kernels on the ground, Brittany spelled out, “it’s at trap.”

Thomas Rhett’s daughter Willa Gray turned four on Saturday and her gift was something she’d been wanting a long time; she got her ears pierced and didn’t even cry till it was all done.

The making of Miranda Lambert’s album, ‘Wildcard’ debuts today but only on Apple Music. Speaking of Miranda, her hatred of beach balls at shows started in 09 on tour with Kenny Chesney. She was singing a ballad when a beach ball hit the mic which hit her lip, busting it open and making it bleed. That’s when Miranda started carrying a knife on stage to pop them.

Blake Shelton’s net worth has increased greatly since 2017. That’s when he made Forbes list with $31.5 million. I hear Blake’s net worth now is around $80 million.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Miranda Lambert’s ‘Wildcard’ is out & Garth debuts the video for ‘Dive Bar’ today

Miranda Lambert’s 14-tune album ‘Wildcard’ is out. She’s on The View today and this weekend Sunday Today with Willie Geist. She’s also in People magazine today where she’ll show off her latest tattoo; the Queen of Hearts playing card just above her right wrist. Miranda’s fund raiser for shelter pets is going on now. She donated 425 things like stage clothes, shoes and jewelry and you can bid on them at eBay.com/MuttNation.

Garth will debut the video for ‘Dive Bar’ on his Facebook page at 10 AM ET. His ‘Legacy’ set with seven LPs and seven CD’s is in stores today and he’ll also be on the Ellen Show.

Kane Brown
has a new tune out, ‘For My Daughter.’ Before she was born he’d say, “hi baby king it’s ur daddy I love you.” When he does that now Kane says she immediately stops crying. Jason Aldean had some good advice for him, “juggle it and make sure that you spend time at home. Balance is the best thing.”

Finally – tickets go on sale today for Luke Bryan’s concert at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 23. Just head to IMS.com.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Kane Brown’s daughter is born & Miranda Lambert’s on Late Night with Seth Meyers

Kane Brown’s wife Katelyn had their first child, a baby girl, Kingsley Rose Tuesday in Nashville. They’re calling her King.

Miranda Lambert’s on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight then NBC’s Today show tomorrow morning. As for her secret wedding earlier this year, she and Blake’s was very public and she didn’t want that again. When Miranda first saw her husband Brendan she said, “it was love at first sight just like it was with all of my rescue dogs.”

A reputable source and not a tabloid says Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be married by years end.

Luke Bryan says Halloween’s his opportunity to find out what kind of neighbors he has by the candy they give out. Luke says if it’s Dots and no chocolate, they’re just not good neighbors.

Finally - Dave of Lady A once dressed up as a dice. He painted a cardboard box white with black dots and as he was walking up a hill to get to a party he fell and rolled back down the entire hill.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Jason Aldean is becoming a thinner & Miranda Lambert’s in love with her stepson

Jason Aldean is becoming a thinner to better handle life on the road. His new diet includes four eggs with avocado for breakfast. A couple hours later he’ll have a protein bar. Lunch is fish and broccoli then another protein bar. Jason says he’s eating high protein, low carb and very little sugar.

Blake Shelton says he’s the reason Heisman Trophy winner and fellow Oklahoman, Kyler Murray is quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. Blake’s friends with the Cards' GM Steve Keim and he told Steve they wouldn't be friends anymore if he didn't take Kyler as their #1 draft pick.

I hear Miranda Lambert’s in love with her nearly 1-year-old stepson and says, “I’ve raised a million dogs but this is a whole new journey.” Her stepson was born three days after she and Brendan met. Word has it he’s much happier living in Tennessee than he ever was in New York.

Finally - the CMA awards just added more performers; Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett. Collaborations include Garth and Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne and Willie Nelson performs with Kacey Musgraves.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lauren Alaina's dancing with a broken rib & Luke Combs ties Shania

Since her first week on Dancing With the Stars Lauren Alaina's been dancing with a broken rib. Three others are also hurt and while they haven’t been X-rayed, Lauren thinks they’re fractured too. All she wants is to win the coveted mirror ball trophy.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line has a secret method of testing demos. He’ll pick up his toddler Liv and dance while the song plays. If she’ll dance with him till the end of the tune it’s a hit.

Luke Bryan’s a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons and his game day food includes chili, beer and Fritos with RoTel cheese dip that Luke says makes your stomach hurt for three days!

Luke Combs debut project, ‘This One's For You’ just tied Shania's 1997 ‘Come on Over’ as the longest running album on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s Pistol Annies are the reason she met her husband Brendan. They did Good Morning America in New York and he was doing street security. The Annies saw him and invited him to their show without telling Miranda. Just two months later they were married.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Keith Urban hints collaborations & Little Big Town perform on The Kelly Clarkson Show today

Keith Urban was 52 Saturday and Nicole got him several gifts, helium balloons and 52 red roses. Keith hints his upcoming record will include a few collaborations. His next tune out is, 'I'll Be Your Santa Tonight.’ Keith said it was strange writing a song about Christmas in the middle of summer.

Charles from Lady A’s favorite sandwich is smashing egg salad together with pimento cheese. Charles dumps one of the pieces of bread tho so he doesn’t get too many carbs.

Jason Aldean’s wife auditioned for Idol years ago but didn’t get far. He doubt’s she’ll ever pursue music because she sees what goes into his crazy career. Jason says they might do a duet someday but nothing’s planned yet.

Little Big Town perform on The Kelly Clarkson Show today.

Finally – this weekend in Nashville, Chris Lane and Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell and newcomer Devin Dawson married Leah Sykes under a 250-year-old oak tree.

Friday, October 25, 2019

brett young's a new dad & carrie underwood's mom is a rapper

Brett Young’s wife Taylor had their daughter Presley Monday night in Nashville. Taylor’s tiny but Brett’s 6’6” so the baby weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was almost an inch longer than average. They’ve spent the last few months stocking their house and cars with things to quote, 'keep their daughter alive.’

On her tour, Carrie Underwood has a guest from each town sing the rap part of ‘The Champion.’ Last night in Tulsa, her own mom did it. Carrie tweeted, “she nailed it! Who knew Mom could rap?” At the end her mom said ‘Did I do OK?’

In Tim McGraw’s upcoming book ‘Grit & Grace’ he talks about the darkest period of his life. He was drinking heavily when Faith Hill gave him a choice; “partying or family, take your pick,” That’s what finally got Tim sober. His book is out November 5.

Finally – Old Dominion and Toby Keith have new albums out today, Chris Janson performs on Ellen, tickets for Keith Urban’s Vegas shows go on sale and Luke Bryan performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, following Sunday Night Football.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The first round of cma performers is out & Luke Combs helps both parents retire early

The first round of performers for the CMA Awards includes Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Maren Morris, Dolly, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Pink with sing with Chris Stapleton. The show airs live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville November 13 on ABC.

Rather than spend his money on fancy vacations and expensive cars, Luke Combs helped both of his parents retire within the last year. Luke did is so he could spend more time with them as they get older.

Since being on Dancing With the Stars in July, Lauren Alaina’s lost 25 pounds and says none of her clothes fit anymore. She eats a low-carb diet and has a personal trainer on the show six days a week. Lauren does about four hours of dancing every day.

Luke Bryan will headline the Firestone Legends Day Concert at Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 23. Tickets go on sale November 1.

Finally - Toby Keith performs tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

maren morris is pregnant & Carly Pearce refuses to have groceries delivered

Yesterday Maren Morris revealed she’d been keeping a secret her last few weeks on tour; she’s pregnant with a boy and due sometime in March. A source says she and her husband Ryan Hurd are already buying lots of baby clothes and they’ll also celebrate with a babymoon early next year.

Carrie Underwood says next month’s CMA Awards will include she and her co-hosts Reba and Dolly helping write their funny lines. Carrie says backstage will be chaos with three women, multiple dress changes, fringe and lots of rhinestones. I hear the CMA’s will also include a ‘Brad and Carrie’ moment.

Carly Pearce refuses to have groceries delivered because she says grocery shopping is one of her favorite things to do. She says it humanizes her and it’s also therapeutic for her to push a cart around.

Finally - last night Luke Bryan played the Opry and got quite a surprise; the Academy of Country Music awarded him Album of the Decade for 2013's ‘Crash My Party.’

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Garth and Trisha are on the cover of tabloid The Globe & blake shelton wins best boyfriend

Garth and Trisha are on the cover of tabloid The Globe with a story they’re divorcing after nearly 14 years of marriage. The supposed tipster said Trisha has an idea of what their lives should be and Garth is expected to go along with it. I can tell you it’s a false report and none of it’s even remotely true.

Following a recent concert at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Gwen Stefani was seen on a private jet with Blake Shelton getting an after show foot rub from him. When they got home, Blake helped make Halloween cookies that looked like fingers.

Kenny Chesney does a pool workout he learned from his surfer friend Laird Hamilton. Laird taught him how to hold his breath under water for long periods of time and Kenny says it’s been very beneficial for him. He also sits in an ice bath every day even tho Kenny says,it’s painful and uncomfortable.

Finally - if music didn’t work out, Carrie Underwood’s Plan B was to be a TV news anchor and journalist. Carrie’s time on Idol counted for college credit toward a communications degree.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Chris Young is lucky & Keith Urban will have a mini-residency in Las Vegas

Chris Young was singing in La Crosse, WI Friday night, when a chain fell out of the ceiling but luckily not on top of him or anybody else onstage.

This weekend, Carrie Underwood played in Louisville, KY when one of her high heels temporarily got stuck in a crack on stage. Carrie tweeted, “it can be a dangerous place, especially in heels! We put our lives on the line night after night for the sake of the music!”

Garth upcoming record, ‘Fun,’ will now be out early next year so it won’t compete with his ‘Legacy’ set. That’s in stores Nov. 1 with seven LP’s and seven CD’s. Only 500,000 were made and its $50 to $75, depending on which version you choose.

Keith Urban will have a mini-residency in Las Vegas at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for 12 dates in 2020. It will kick off January 10 and tickets go on sale on Friday.

Finally - Brooks & Dunn were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum last night in Nashville. Performers included Luke Bryan, Brothers Osborne and Trisha Yearwood.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Blake Shelton is now a vegan & Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today

Word has it Blake Shelton is now a vegan because of Gwen Stefani. She’s been a vegetarian 38 years and Blake’s supposedly trying to get healthier and lose weight. I guess Gwen’s stamina is what sold Blake on this new way of eating.

Jason Aldean’s wife gets a lot of negative feedback on social media and sometimes she’d just like to stop it all together. Brittany says, "I get awful comments every single day that are rude and unnecessary but there’s no point in arguing with ignorance.”

The GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends airs tonight on PBS. Garth will perform ‘Soul Man’ with Sam Moore who made the song a hit in 1967.

Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today with 13 tunes including guest vocals from Blake Shelton. Florida Georgia Line’s new album, ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ is also out today but only at Walmart.

Finally - Patsy & Loretta premier’s tomorrow night on the Lifetime channel.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

no more jumping up and down for Kenny Chesney & Maren Morris is on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration

Kenny Chesney had knee surgery last year, he says due to 20 years of jumping up and down on stage. He says he’ll keep touring as long as he can but he can’t jump up and down anymore. The surgery was due to a concert at Arrowhead Stadium in 2018. Kenny was leaping around when it looked like he hurt his knee and had to hobble around the stage the last hour of the show.

Jon Pardi stops by Good Morning America tomorrow to perform. When Jon was four, his grandma would take videos with them doing karaoke singing Alan Jackson tunes together.

Maren Morris
will be on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration November 9 on HBO. PBS will re-air it November 17.

Blake Shelton stops by the Ellen Show today to surprise Craig Morgan who’s performing. 

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley will producer a musical called, 'May We All.' It's about a fledgling country singer who reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville. the premier will be in Nashville sometime in 2021.

Finally - at last night’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, Chris Young performed ‘Drowning’ in honor of Kane Brown's drummer who was killed in a car accident last weekend. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet & Blake and Gwen want to leave Hollywood

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet since recently breaking up with comedian John Crist. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is keeping her really busy and her dancing partner asked if any cute country boys had reached out yet and Lauren said, “a lot have but I’m not interested in dating right now.”

Both of Thomas Rhett’s young daughters listen to his new songs and he pays close attention to that. Thomas says, “if Willa Gray wants to listen six times in a row, maybe it’s one I should record.”

Life & Style reports Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani want to leave Hollywood and settle down on his farm in Oklahoma. An insider says Blake wants to build her a dream house because she deserves it.

Finally - Brian from Florida Georgia Line says besides music he also owns a production company, a restaurant and a clothing line where everything’s made in the U.S. But Brian says he’s had to hunt down every single dream he’s ever had.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Luke Combs helps pick wedding napkins & Tim McGraw chats live today at 2 pm CT

I hear Luke Combs is just as much a wedding planner as his fiancée is. He says, “if I can't put effort into planning the most important day of our lives what does that say about me.” Luke can’t believe this but he’s actually excited to pick out the kind of napkins they’ll use.

Midland will reveal a secret on The Ellen Show today. My sources say they’ll play Hollywood’s Palomino Club tonight but it closed in 1995. I hear the club will open just for them and their sold-out crowd.

Tim McGraw will talk about his upcoming fitness book ‘Grit & Grace’ today at 2 pm CT at talkshoplive. Tim will go live from his Nashville gym and says, “exercising daily was a pebble that set off a ripple effect, improving the way I eat, sleep and relate to others. It also made me a better person to be around.” ‘Grit & Grace’ will be in stores November 5.

Finally - the new nine-part podcast, Dolly Parton's America, launches today with new episodes each week. Look for interviews with Jane Fonda, Ralph Emery and others, as well as Dolly herself.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Luke Combs fiancé fires back & Blake Shelton officiates Trace Adkins wedding

This weekend Luke Combs fiancé Nicole fired back on Twitter after people slammed her for dating a bigger guy. They also called Luke a goat. One fan wrote, “people are so cruel. Happiness and love come in all different sizes.”

Blake Shelton officiated the wedding of good friend Trace Adkins Saturday to his Canadian actress girlfriend Victoria Pratt. It took place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. They met in 2014 on the set of the film ‘The Virginian.’

Carrie Underwood says she’s noticed something when she looks back at her TV performances; she has involuntary body spasms when she sings but doesn’t realize it when she’s singing.

Kane Brown’s
drummer Kenny Dixon was killed in a car accident Saturday. He was only 27. Kane wrote "Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me in 2015 when nobody else believed we would make it. You will never be replaced.”

Finally - Brantley Gilbert performs at half time tonight during Monday Night Football.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dolly's Opry tribute on NBC November 26 & Brothers Osborne's ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today

This year marks 20 years since Garth Brooks created his alter ego, Chris Gaines. When asked if he’ll do anything for the anniversary, it was a no for Garth who said, “cause I don’t think I could ever drop that much weight again.”

Dolly Parton became a member of the Opry in 1969. Tomorrow there’s an all-star concert on the Opry stage to honor her 50th year. It’s been sold out for a long time and now we hear it’ll be on NBC November 26. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

Growing up, Kane Brown thought he’d be a pro athlete one day. He was the quarterback of the football team; captain of the basketball team and their baseball teams star pitcher. After turning down a basketball scholarship to the U of Tennessee, Kane wanted to join the Army but they told him he first had to get rid of his neck tattoos. That’s when Kane got a job at FedEx and on breaks he’d play music.

Finally - Brothers Osborne's new album, ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today. It was recently recorded during a three-night sold out stand there.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in December & today's the official return of Sam Hunt

When Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married Sunday, it rained so they had the ceremony in a barn from the 1850s. They said that actually made the day more romantic and magical. They’ll wait until December for their honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Jamaica, where an over-the-water bungalow has already been reserved.

Blake Shelton loves to cook and the two things he most often makes is chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy and cheese dip with Velveeta, jalapeños and sautéed onions. As for Blake’s favorite bus snack food, it’s Cheetos. He says, “I decided years ago Cheetos can't be that bad for you because they're basically orange air."

Jon Pardi just got engaged to his girlfriend Summer after two years of dating. Jon said before her he went through his share of crazy girlfriends but they weren’t the only ones to blame. Jon says, “I still do dumb things tho because I’m a guy/”

Finally - the official return of Sam Hunt is today at 5 p.m. ET when we’ll hear his new tune, ‘Kinfolks.’

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show & Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday

Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday in Austin, TX to his fiancé Ty Haney in a quiet ceremony at Laguna Gloria; an Italian villa on the shores of Lake Austin. Ty’s pregnant with their daughter due next month. They met last year after she messaged him on Instagram writing, “Let’s hang!” Their first date was at an Austin restaurant.

Word has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani bought a home together in LA. It’s being renovated so they’re living in a rental in Bel-Air since she sold her mansion last month.

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show that’ll be filmed at the Tiki Tonk on his farm in Kingston Springs, TN. He’ll have singers, songwriters, athletes and comedians. There will be a live audience when they start filming but I’m not sure where it’ll air yet, maybe YouTube?

Kane Brown’s
been hard at work on new music. Last week, he was in a Nashville studio doing vocals. His baby girl is due sometime this month.

Finally - Scotty McCreery turns 26 today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

luke combs has sticker shock & eric church gives a fan $10,000

Luke Combs recently spent a lot of money on some furniture for his home. It was from Restoration Hardware in Nashville and Luke said he couldn’t believe how much a couch costs these days. Luke also revealed his upcoming album, ‘What You See Is What You Get’ will include a tune with Brooks & Dunn and his idol Eric Church. He said Eric doesn’t do stuff like that a lot so it was quite an honor.

Speaking of Eric, a few days ago at a show in San Francisco, a 10-year-old girl held up a sign, "will you sponsor my jog-a-thon?" Eric said, "I will” then one of his security guys got her contact info. Eric gave her a check for $10,000.

Dierks Bentley
says he’s not always recognized as a country star anymore. Right now he’s more known for his 5-Hour ENERGY TV commercials. Dierks says he’s OK being the 5-Hour guy.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s country star dad Rhett Akins once told him, “in this business you won’t get affirmed much so you have to not need it.” Thomas says he working on the ‘not needing it’ part.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday & Garth and Trisha's disagreements

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday at Drakewood Farm near Nashville. 100 attended and Jake Owen sang. It was an outdoor wedding but rainstorms forced everyone into a barn. The food stations included shrimp and grits and build-your-own burgers. Their cake was vanilla with chocolate frosting.

When Jon Pardi was in preschool, the teacher never knew his real name because he said he was Randy Travis, Merle Haggard or George Strait. What’s funny is Jon doesn’t even remember doing that.

Garth
told US Weekly after almost 14 years of marriage he and Trisha’s disagreements are a little more intense and a little more often. Garth says it helps him understand a different viewpoint. Trisha says, “I think what that means is he listens to me and I’m usually right.”

Finally – on the road, Carrie Underwood‘s son Isaiah is now called ‘The Mayor of Catering’ because he always says hi to everybody as he rides his little scooter around the venue.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Jon Pardi is engaged & Michael Ray and Carly Pearce get married soon

Jon Pardi surprised his girlfriend Summer Duncan, by asking her to marry him during Wednesday night’s show at The Ryman. Jon got down on one knee then the crowd gave them a standing ovation after she said yes. His mom introduced them two years ago because she just knew they’d hit it off.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce are either getting married Saturday or next Saturday because they’re both off those weekends. Jake Owen is singing at their wedding and he’s also off at the same time.

Dan and Shay and Justin Bieber have a tune out today they co-wrote, ‘10,000 Hours.’ It’s the first single off Dan and Shay's next album and it’s described as wedding music. They’ve known each other for several years as they all have the same manager and the guys also went to Justin's recent wedding.

Finally - Brantley Gilbert's album, 'Fire & Brimstone' is out today. Tonight his show at an Air Force Base in Ohio will stream live on his Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice & Jason Aldean has to return his car

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice in 2014 but was eliminated from Usher’s team during the Playoff round. Morgan says he’s thankful he didn’t win cause it gave him the chance to figure out who he was as an artist.

Jason Aldean’s always owned a truck until now. He just bought his first car that he calls an impulse buy; a Mercedes-AMG GT. But Jason’s gonna return it next week because he’s been feeling guilty ever since. They cost just under $200,000!

Miranda Lambert recently ran her Polaris sport utility vehicle into a ditch. They cost $22,000 and after Miranda sunk it in the mud she tweeted, "I'm the reason we can't have nice things.”

Blake Shelton will produce, ‘Time for You to Come Home for Christmas’ for the Hallmark Channel. It’s a sequel to last year's ‘Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas.’

Finally - The Highwomen led by Maren Morris perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and Carrie Underwood’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman duet & Thomas Rhett is moving

During their trip to Italy last weekend, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were guests at a wedding when they took the stage to sing Elton John's hit ‘Your Song.’ They took turns singing each verse.

Thomas Rhett's
wife is pregnant with their third daughter and they need another bedroom for the baby so they’re getting ready to move into a new house. As for what her name will be, Thomas said they’re down to 4 or 5 that they love.

Mark
from Midland was just in New York City, walking through the Lower East Side, thinking there’s no way he’d be recognized by anyone. He’d just left a gym and was wearing workout shorts and looking pretty scruffy. Mark could not believe he was actually approached three different times by fans.

I found out Lauren Alaina has a pet turtle named Squirt.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on the Ellen DeGeneres show today with Marshmello.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a bathroom TV & Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a recliner and three TV’s so he can watch three college football games at once. It also has a Keurig for his five plus cups of coffee a day. The kids bunk cribs zip shut so they can’t escape and the master TV’s as wide as a queen bed and the bath has a TV with a shower speaker so Jason can watch football as he showers.

Blake Shelton said he probably wouldn’t do it, but he’s now releasing an album; ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country.’ It’s out December 13 with seven songs we’ve heard and five that are brand new.

Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25 on A&E. His career started in his hometown of Stillwater. They raised money so he could go to Nashville but 23 hours after his arrival, Garth headed back home realizing he just wasn’t ready. Two years later he returned. Garth said, “I went back home with my tail between my legs and the only reason I can laugh about it today is cause I didn’t give up.”

Finally – Reba’s voice will be in the animated film ‘Spies in Disguise.’ The movie’s out on Christmas Day.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Miranda Lambert got into trouble this weekend & Jon Pardi performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Miranda Lambert got into trouble this weekend trying to get dressed before a show. She needed her husband to put shoes on her feet as her pants were way too tight. He said he’d help if she could grab the shoes but as she tried, her pants felt like they were gonna rip so he helped her.

This weekend Thomas Rhett was in the studio recording a few Christmas tunes. One will be an original; the other a Christmas classic. He got in the spirit by stringing lights up and wearing a Santa hat. He also may have had a few Christmas cookies too.

Despite interest from several big publishing houses, Dolly Parton’s life story book will be with two smaller indie publishers. The big publishers wouldn’t give her audio book rights nor a term license that would revert back to Dolly in 10 years.

Luke Bryan kicked off his 11th annual Farm Tour Thursday. All proceeds go toward scholarships for students from farming families.

Finally - Jon Pardi performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Jon Pardi’s new album ‘Heartache Medication’ is out today. He wrote half the record and it also includes a duet with Lauren Alaina written by Eric Church and Miranda Lambert. Thomas Rhett also co-wrote a tune. Jon recorded the vocals in an unfinished room above his mom Shelly’s garage in California. He said the acoustics were amazing and now he’s calling it Shelly's Honky-tonk. Jon’s show in New York City tonight will livestream for free at 7:45 p.m. CT on Amazon Music’s Facebook page.

Jake Owen remade his grandparents love story in the video for his current single ‘Homemade’ and it’ll premiere on YouTube today. Jake will also live chat for it at 1 pm ET.

Thomas Rhett’s on the cover of Nashville Lifestyles Most Beautiful People issue out now.

Garth is Martina McBride’s 1st guest on her new podcast today at LuminaryPodcasts.com. They met in 1991 when she sold t-shirts for him on his tour.

Finally – Reba’s on the Kelly Clarkson show today.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

I have the wedding date of Michael Ray & Lady A are on the Ellen show today

I’m pretty sure I figured out the wedding date of Michael Ray and Carly Pearce; Saturday, October 5. That’s the only weekend they’re both off next month and Jake Owen’s singing at their wedding and he also happens to be off October 5. Carly says she also finished writing her vows last weekend.

Lauren Alaina says her life on Dancing With the Stars means practicing every day for five hours. Lauren even wakes up in the night and goes through dance moves in her head. She’s also trying to work on a new record right now too.

Lady Antebellum will perform and chat with Ellen DeGeneres on her show today. Their album, ‘Ocean’ is in stores November 15 and you can pre-order it now. The band will also be on Access Hollywood today.

Finally – due to popular demand, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo has added a second Keith Urban show February 15. Tickets are $18-$223 but the closest that expensive ticket will get you is rows 5 & 6.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kenny Chesney rolls out his Chillaxification Tour & what's Lauren Alaina pet peeve

Kenny Chesney’s just announced his Chillaxification Stadium Tour 2020 and his openers include Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion. It will kick off in April and tickets go on sale October 4.

If she wasn't singing, Lauren Alaina would be teaching and says, “if I wasn’t a musician, I wanted to be a pediatrician or a special needs teacher.” As for Lauren’s pet peeve, its bad tippers. Growing up, Lauren remembers her waitress mom would burst into tears when she didn’t get a tip. Lauren says their family really depended on that extra cash her mom made.

Michael Ray says his road essentials are pretty simple, his guitar, peanut butter and throat coat tea.

Finally - Tim McGraw’s youngest is a high school senior so he and Faith are almost empty nesters. They only had one year together before children so they’re looking forward to time alone with no kids. Tim’s 15th album is almost done and will be out next year. He calls it a tapestry of life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jason Aldean’s wife needs some help & Brantley Gilbert has a free show

Jason Aldean’s wife took to Facebook yesterday to ask if there’s a dog trainer in Nashville that can take their new puppy Saint to their place for a week to help house break him. Brittany said she has a hard time disciplining and Saint does not listen to her.

Brantley Gilbert has partnered with Tootsies Orchid Lounge to headline its 59th birthday celebration in downtown Nashville October 9. The free show will include Jon Pardi, Lee Brice and more.

Even tho Carrie Underwood’s worth over $60 million dollars she still does some of her own chores. She always makes her bed every morning and says she can’t stand going about her day with an unmade bed. Carrie also makes sure her fridge is organized and pristine with all the labels facing out.

Finally - Morgan Wallen will perform outdoors on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. He’s from Sneedville, TN, population of 1,387. Morgan says it’s a sleepy little town where family comes first.

Monday, September 23, 2019

The Voice returns tonight with Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert’s "not too happy"

The Voice returns tonight with Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend. The mentor for Team Blake will be Darius Rucker and the mentor that will help every team is Taylor Swift. As for Blake and Gwen on set, a source tells PEOPLE magazine they still act like lovebirds and are happier than ever.

Brian from Florida Georgia Line was hiking this weekend with his wife. I’m not sure where they were but he had a long-time dream come true. Brian got footage of a giant tarantula in the wild; something he’s always wanted to see.

As for her new marriage, Miranda Lambert’s in love and says. "I always tell people I’m really happy, but not too happy. I still have a chip on my shoulder that’s classic me."

Thomas Rhett’s wife’s new book, Live In Love: Growing Together Through Life’s Changes, is out May 5. Lauren says sharing her personal life to the world is not easy for her.

Finally - Trisha Yearwood is on the Kelly Clarkson show today.

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.