Friday, March 29, 2019

jake owen and george strait are in stores & luke and jason's new eatery opens soon

Three new records are out today. Jake Owen's ‘Greetings From . . . Jake’ with Kid Rock and Latino singer, Lele Pons. George Strait’s 30th studio album, ‘Honky Tonk Time Machine’ includes Willie Nelson and George’s 6-year-old grandson, Harvey Strait. LoCash's ‘Brothers’ is also in stores today.  

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and former MLB player Adam LaRoche’s E3 Chophouse is set to open later this year. It’s a 13,000-square-foot restaurant with three stories and a rooftop bar and it’ll be located near Vanderbilt University. The guys all got to know each other while filming the TV show Buck Commander.  

Thomas Rhett's ‘Center Point Road’ out May 31 will feature Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini and Jon Pardi. The record’s named after the street he grew up on in Hendersonville, Tennessee and how that place influenced him and shaped his life.  

Finally - Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus has a new book out today, ‘Shotgun Angels: My Story Of Broken Roads And Unshakeable Hope.’

Thursday, March 28, 2019

At nearly midnight last night Jake Owen went live & Michael Ray guests on What's Next with Eric Wood

At nearly midnight last night Jake Owen went live on Instagram singing songs off his new album that’s out tomorrow. It’s been months since he had a mini concert like that from his kitchen.  

Chris Stapleton performed ‘9 to 5’ last month when MusiCares honored Dolly Parton. He said it was weird singing a Dolly song in front of her so he didn’t looked at her when he sang. As for Dolly, the sequel to her movie ‘9 to 5’ with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin is making progress. She says they’re into the second rewrite now.  

Michael Ray guests on the latest installment of ‘What's Next with Eric Wood,’ the podcast hosted by the former Buffalo Bills center. You can hear it on iTunes right now.  

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s wife will have their second child in August. To prepare they added an extra bunk on the bus and they also have a nanny.  

Finally - Tim McGraw has a new book out June 11, 'Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest and the Music That Made a Nation.' It’ll showcase music that shaped the US.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

the ACM Awards will honor classic country music & CMT Crossroads pairs Brett Young and Boyz II Men tonight

Next month’s ACM Awards will honor classic country music hits and the artists who made them so Brooks & Dunn will perform with Luke Combs. 24-time ACM winner George Strait will sing with Miranda Lambert. Miranda’s the most-awarded artist in ACM history with 32 and she’ll also perform a medley of her greatest hits. Other ACM collaborations include Kane Brown and pop star Khalid, Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley with Brandi Carlile plus Eric Church & Ashley McBryde.

Tonight CMT Crossroads pairs Brett Young and Boyz II Men where they’ll take turns collaborating on each other’s biggest hits. When he started singing, Brett says Boyz II Men pushed him as a singer. They’re the reason he learned to sing so high. Brett’s voice could easily have gotten him in the band but he’s way too tall.  

Finally - Jake Owen says when he started in country music he was willing to do whatever it took to succeed but it ended up being at the expense of he and his family’s happiness. Now Jake says, “I’m at a place in life where family is way more important than the business side of things.” His daughter Paris should be born sometime next week.