Friday, June 28, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Carrie Underwood gets sued & Shania guests on Strahan and Sara

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, June 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Finally – happy 34th birthday to Chris Young today.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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

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

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

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


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

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

Monday, June 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Garth and Blake Shelton will release a duet this summer & Tomorrow Michael Ray performs on Fox & Friends.

Garth and Blake Shelton will release a duet this summer called ‘Dive Bar.’ It’s at radio June 18 and on Garth’s album, ‘Fun.’ They’ll sing it for the first time at Garth’s Boise show July 19.  

The CMT Music Awards were last night and Carrie Underwood won Video of the Year for ‘Cry Pretty’ and Female Video for ‘Love Wins.’ The Male Video winner was Kane Brown for ‘Lose It.’ The Duo winner was Dan + Shay and Zac Brown Band took home Group Video.  

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s son due in August will be named Luca Reed. Luca means ‘bringer of light’ and it also reminds them of a favorite place, Lucca, Italy. Reed is Tyler’s middle name.  

Chris Stapleton performs ‘The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy,’ on the soundtrack of ‘Toy Story 4.’ It’ll be out June 21, the same day the movie’s in theaters.  

Finally - LANCO plays Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row at 6 PM CT tonight and it’ll be on their Facebook page. Tomorrow Michael Ray performs on Fox & Friends.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Little Big Town will host the CMT Awards tonight & keith urban has cofee troubles

Little Big Town will host the CMT Music Awards tonight from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Performers include Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan. Duets include Maren Morris and Sheryl Crow, Brett Young with Boyz II Men, Cole Swindell and Toby Keith and Thomas Rhett with Little Big Town and Trombone Shorty. Presenters include Carly Pearce, Jimmie Allen, Lindsay Ell, Michael Ray, Midland and Trisha Yearwood. Karen and Kimberly from LBT say their favorite thing about the show is all their wardrobe changes. Also tonight, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Toby Keith and Cole Swindell perform for free before the show on a stage outside Bridgestone Arena at Fifth and Broadway.  

Even a big celebrity like Keith Urban has a problem coffee drinkers across the world have. His pour over coffee maker has slowed down to his great frustration. Keith does pour over to be healthy and get a purer tasting cup of coffee.  

On the first day of their tropical family vacation, Jason Aldean’s wife dropped his phone in the pool.  It didn't survive.

Finally - Carrie Underwood’s concert originally scheduled at the Scotiabank Arena June 9 will now be October 14 due to the NBA Finals. Tickets for the original show will be honored for the new date.