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.