Thursday, August 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 19, 2019

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

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

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


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

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

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

Friday, August 16, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 9, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Finally - Keith Urban performs on Good Morning America tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Finally – Chris Janson performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Finally - Brad Paisley performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, August 5, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 2, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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

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

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

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

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