Friday, October 18, 2019

Blake Shelton is now a vegan & Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today

Word has it Blake Shelton is now a vegan because of Gwen Stefani. She’s been a vegetarian 38 years and Blake’s supposedly trying to get healthier and lose weight. I guess Gwen’s stamina is what sold Blake on this new way of eating.

Jason Aldean’s wife gets a lot of negative feedback on social media and sometimes she’d just like to stop it all together. Brittany says, "I get awful comments every single day that are rude and unnecessary but there’s no point in arguing with ignorance.”

The GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends airs tonight on PBS. Garth will perform ‘Soul Man’ with Sam Moore who made the song a hit in 1967.

Chris Janson's ‘Real Friends’ is out today with 13 tunes including guest vocals from Blake Shelton. Florida Georgia Line’s new album, ‘The Acoustic Sessions’ is also out today but only at Walmart.

Finally - Patsy & Loretta premier’s tomorrow night on the Lifetime channel.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

no more jumping up and down for Kenny Chesney & Maren Morris is on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration

Kenny Chesney had knee surgery last year, he says due to 20 years of jumping up and down on stage. He says he’ll keep touring as long as he can but he can’t jump up and down anymore. The surgery was due to a concert at Arrowhead Stadium in 2018. Kenny was leaping around when it looked like he hurt his knee and had to hobble around the stage the last hour of the show.

Jon Pardi stops by Good Morning America tomorrow to perform. When Jon was four, his grandma would take videos with them doing karaoke singing Alan Jackson tunes together.

Maren Morris
will be on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary celebration November 9 on HBO. PBS will re-air it November 17.

Blake Shelton stops by the Ellen Show today to surprise Craig Morgan who’s performing. 

Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley will producer a musical called, 'May We All.' It's about a fledgling country singer who reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville. the premier will be in Nashville sometime in 2021.

Finally - at last night’s CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, Chris Young performed ‘Drowning’ in honor of Kane Brown's drummer who was killed in a car accident last weekend. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet & Blake and Gwen want to leave Hollywood

Lauren Alaina isn’t ready to date yet since recently breaking up with comedian John Crist. ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is keeping her really busy and her dancing partner asked if any cute country boys had reached out yet and Lauren said, “a lot have but I’m not interested in dating right now.”

Both of Thomas Rhett’s young daughters listen to his new songs and he pays close attention to that. Thomas says, “if Willa Gray wants to listen six times in a row, maybe it’s one I should record.”

Life & Style reports Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani want to leave Hollywood and settle down on his farm in Oklahoma. An insider says Blake wants to build her a dream house because she deserves it.

Finally - Brian from Florida Georgia Line says besides music he also owns a production company, a restaurant and a clothing line where everything’s made in the U.S. But Brian says he’s had to hunt down every single dream he’s ever had.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Luke Combs helps pick wedding napkins & Tim McGraw chats live today at 2 pm CT

I hear Luke Combs is just as much a wedding planner as his fiancée is. He says, “if I can't put effort into planning the most important day of our lives what does that say about me.” Luke can’t believe this but he’s actually excited to pick out the kind of napkins they’ll use.

Midland will reveal a secret on The Ellen Show today. My sources say they’ll play Hollywood’s Palomino Club tonight but it closed in 1995. I hear the club will open just for them and their sold-out crowd.

Tim McGraw will talk about his upcoming fitness book ‘Grit & Grace’ today at 2 pm CT at talkshoplive. Tim will go live from his Nashville gym and says, “exercising daily was a pebble that set off a ripple effect, improving the way I eat, sleep and relate to others. It also made me a better person to be around.” ‘Grit & Grace’ will be in stores November 5.

Finally - the new nine-part podcast, Dolly Parton's America, launches today with new episodes each week. Look for interviews with Jane Fonda, Ralph Emery and others, as well as Dolly herself.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Luke Combs fiancé fires back & Blake Shelton officiates Trace Adkins wedding

This weekend Luke Combs fiancé Nicole fired back on Twitter after people slammed her for dating a bigger guy. They also called Luke a goat. One fan wrote, “people are so cruel. Happiness and love come in all different sizes.”

Blake Shelton officiated the wedding of good friend Trace Adkins Saturday to his Canadian actress girlfriend Victoria Pratt. It took place in the French Quarter in New Orleans. They met in 2014 on the set of the film ‘The Virginian.’

Carrie Underwood says she’s noticed something when she looks back at her TV performances; she has involuntary body spasms when she sings but doesn’t realize it when she’s singing.

Kane Brown’s
drummer Kenny Dixon was killed in a car accident Saturday. He was only 27. Kane wrote "Love you so much dude!!! You started all of this with me in 2015 when nobody else believed we would make it. You will never be replaced.”

Finally - Brantley Gilbert performs at half time tonight during Monday Night Football.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dolly's Opry tribute on NBC November 26 & Brothers Osborne's ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today

This year marks 20 years since Garth Brooks created his alter ego, Chris Gaines. When asked if he’ll do anything for the anniversary, it was a no for Garth who said, “cause I don’t think I could ever drop that much weight again.”

Dolly Parton became a member of the Opry in 1969. Tomorrow there’s an all-star concert on the Opry stage to honor her 50th year. It’s been sold out for a long time and now we hear it’ll be on NBC November 26. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson.

Growing up, Kane Brown thought he’d be a pro athlete one day. He was the quarterback of the football team; captain of the basketball team and their baseball teams star pitcher. After turning down a basketball scholarship to the U of Tennessee, Kane wanted to join the Army but they told him he first had to get rid of his neck tattoos. That’s when Kane got a job at FedEx and on breaks he’d play music.

Finally - Brothers Osborne's new album, ‘Live At The Ryman’ is out today. It was recently recorded during a three-night sold out stand there.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in December & today's the official return of Sam Hunt

When Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married Sunday, it rained so they had the ceremony in a barn from the 1850s. They said that actually made the day more romantic and magical. They’ll wait until December for their honeymoon at Sandals Resort in Jamaica, where an over-the-water bungalow has already been reserved.

Blake Shelton loves to cook and the two things he most often makes is chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy and cheese dip with Velveeta, jalapeños and sautéed onions. As for Blake’s favorite bus snack food, it’s Cheetos. He says, “I decided years ago Cheetos can't be that bad for you because they're basically orange air."

Jon Pardi just got engaged to his girlfriend Summer after two years of dating. Jon said before her he went through his share of crazy girlfriends but they weren’t the only ones to blame. Jon says, “I still do dumb things tho because I’m a guy/”

Finally - the official return of Sam Hunt is today at 5 p.m. ET when we’ll hear his new tune, ‘Kinfolks.’

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show & Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday

Mark from Midland got secretly married yesterday in Austin, TX to his fiancé Ty Haney in a quiet ceremony at Laguna Gloria; an Italian villa on the shores of Lake Austin. Ty’s pregnant with their daughter due next month. They met last year after she messaged him on Instagram writing, “Let’s hang!” Their first date was at an Austin restaurant.

Word has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani bought a home together in LA. It’s being renovated so they’re living in a rental in Bel-Air since she sold her mansion last month.

Jake Owen’s working on a new variety show that’ll be filmed at the Tiki Tonk on his farm in Kingston Springs, TN. He’ll have singers, songwriters, athletes and comedians. There will be a live audience when they start filming but I’m not sure where it’ll air yet, maybe YouTube?

Kane Brown’s
been hard at work on new music. Last week, he was in a Nashville studio doing vocals. His baby girl is due sometime this month.

Finally - Scotty McCreery turns 26 today.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

luke combs has sticker shock & eric church gives a fan $10,000

Luke Combs recently spent a lot of money on some furniture for his home. It was from Restoration Hardware in Nashville and Luke said he couldn’t believe how much a couch costs these days. Luke also revealed his upcoming album, ‘What You See Is What You Get’ will include a tune with Brooks & Dunn and his idol Eric Church. He said Eric doesn’t do stuff like that a lot so it was quite an honor.

Speaking of Eric, a few days ago at a show in San Francisco, a 10-year-old girl held up a sign, "will you sponsor my jog-a-thon?" Eric said, "I will” then one of his security guys got her contact info. Eric gave her a check for $10,000.

Dierks Bentley
says he’s not always recognized as a country star anymore. Right now he’s more known for his 5-Hour ENERGY TV commercials. Dierks says he’s OK being the 5-Hour guy.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s country star dad Rhett Akins once told him, “in this business you won’t get affirmed much so you have to not need it.” Thomas says he working on the ‘not needing it’ part.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday & Garth and Trisha's disagreements

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce were married Sunday at Drakewood Farm near Nashville. 100 attended and Jake Owen sang. It was an outdoor wedding but rainstorms forced everyone into a barn. The food stations included shrimp and grits and build-your-own burgers. Their cake was vanilla with chocolate frosting.

When Jon Pardi was in preschool, the teacher never knew his real name because he said he was Randy Travis, Merle Haggard or George Strait. What’s funny is Jon doesn’t even remember doing that.

Garth
told US Weekly after almost 14 years of marriage he and Trisha’s disagreements are a little more intense and a little more often. Garth says it helps him understand a different viewpoint. Trisha says, “I think what that means is he listens to me and I’m usually right.”

Finally – on the road, Carrie Underwood‘s son Isaiah is now called ‘The Mayor of Catering’ because he always says hi to everybody as he rides his little scooter around the venue.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Jon Pardi is engaged & Michael Ray and Carly Pearce get married soon

Jon Pardi surprised his girlfriend Summer Duncan, by asking her to marry him during Wednesday night’s show at The Ryman. Jon got down on one knee then the crowd gave them a standing ovation after she said yes. His mom introduced them two years ago because she just knew they’d hit it off.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce are either getting married Saturday or next Saturday because they’re both off those weekends. Jake Owen is singing at their wedding and he’s also off at the same time.

Dan and Shay and Justin Bieber have a tune out today they co-wrote, ‘10,000 Hours.’ It’s the first single off Dan and Shay's next album and it’s described as wedding music. They’ve known each other for several years as they all have the same manager and the guys also went to Justin's recent wedding.

Finally - Brantley Gilbert's album, 'Fire & Brimstone' is out today. Tonight his show at an Air Force Base in Ohio will stream live on his Facebook page at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice & Jason Aldean has to return his car

Morgan Wallen got his start on The Voice in 2014 but was eliminated from Usher’s team during the Playoff round. Morgan says he’s thankful he didn’t win cause it gave him the chance to figure out who he was as an artist.

Jason Aldean’s always owned a truck until now. He just bought his first car that he calls an impulse buy; a Mercedes-AMG GT. But Jason’s gonna return it next week because he’s been feeling guilty ever since. They cost just under $200,000!

Miranda Lambert recently ran her Polaris sport utility vehicle into a ditch. They cost $22,000 and after Miranda sunk it in the mud she tweeted, "I'm the reason we can't have nice things.”

Blake Shelton will produce, ‘Time for You to Come Home for Christmas’ for the Hallmark Channel. It’s a sequel to last year's ‘Time for Me to Come Home for Christmas.’

Finally - The Highwomen led by Maren Morris perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today and Carrie Underwood’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman duet & Thomas Rhett is moving

During their trip to Italy last weekend, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were guests at a wedding when they took the stage to sing Elton John's hit ‘Your Song.’ They took turns singing each verse.

Thomas Rhett's
wife is pregnant with their third daughter and they need another bedroom for the baby so they’re getting ready to move into a new house. As for what her name will be, Thomas said they’re down to 4 or 5 that they love.

Mark
from Midland was just in New York City, walking through the Lower East Side, thinking there’s no way he’d be recognized by anyone. He’d just left a gym and was wearing workout shorts and looking pretty scruffy. Mark could not believe he was actually approached three different times by fans.

I found out Lauren Alaina has a pet turtle named Squirt.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on the Ellen DeGeneres show today with Marshmello.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a bathroom TV & Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25

Jason Aldean’s tour bus includes a recliner and three TV’s so he can watch three college football games at once. It also has a Keurig for his five plus cups of coffee a day. The kids bunk cribs zip shut so they can’t escape and the master TV’s as wide as a queen bed and the bath has a TV with a shower speaker so Jason can watch football as he showers.

Blake Shelton said he probably wouldn’t do it, but he’s now releasing an album; ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country.’ It’s out December 13 with seven songs we’ve heard and five that are brand new.

Garth’s Biography special airs Nov. 24 and 25 on A&E. His career started in his hometown of Stillwater. They raised money so he could go to Nashville but 23 hours after his arrival, Garth headed back home realizing he just wasn’t ready. Two years later he returned. Garth said, “I went back home with my tail between my legs and the only reason I can laugh about it today is cause I didn’t give up.”

Finally – Reba’s voice will be in the animated film ‘Spies in Disguise.’ The movie’s out on Christmas Day.