Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 29, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 26, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, July 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 8, 2019

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

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

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

Friday, July 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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