Monday, December 23, 2019

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay perform on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve & reba's on the big screen

Michael Ray and Carly Pierce have been on their Jamaican honeymoon and this weekend he tweeted, “just heard Carly give her credit card info by memory. Meanwhile I’m not even sure what day it is.”

As for the celebrity they’d most like to kiss under the mistletoe, Luke Bryan picked almost 98-year-old Betty White. All 4 members of Little Big Town chose George Clooney.

Brett Eldredge’s favorite holiday tradition is listening to Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra while he decorates his tree.

Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Dan + Shay perform on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. On January 1 Midland will sing at the NHL Winter Classic at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas. It starts at 1 PM ET on NBC.

Finally - Reba’s voice is in the upcoming animated film, ‘Spies in Disguise,’ in theaters Christmas Day.

Friday, December 20, 2019

luke bryan gets pranked & Tyler Hubbard's teaching

It was Day 7 yesterday of pranks at Luke Bryan’s house. So many people said last year’s soap prank was their favorite so his wife did it again. She coated Luke’s bar of Irish Spring with clear nail polish so it wouldn’t lather.

Tyler Hubbard and family are in Sun Valley, Idaho. Their 2 ½-year-old daughter Liv is learning to snowboard where Tyler learned to ski 30 years ago, Dollar Mountain. It’s the safest place for beginners as there are no trees. Tyler says the tool they’re using to pull Liv is their dog’s leash. After her lesson, the stomach bug went thru their entire home and most everyone else had to wait to ski for their first time because of it.

Looks like Carly Pearce and Michael Ray did get their honeymoon paid for by Sandals Resort and Entertainment Tonight who they gave exclusive rights to their first photos. One excursion Michael and Carly did was ride horses in the Atlantic Ocean.

Finally - Luke Combs says his holiday break will basically be doing nothing so he’s hoping he doesn’t go crazy from boredom.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Blake Shelton will open his 4th Ole’ Red & Jon pardi on being stabbed

Yesterday Keith Urban and daughters Sunday and Faith flew to Sydney, Australia. Keith walked thru the terminal wearing sunglasses, a guitar case over his shoulder and $1300 Balenciaga sneakers. He’ll perform this weekend then spend time with Nicole's mom and sister.

When Jon Pardi was 18, he got into a fight with some guy and Jon got stabbed. He said he survived because he has long arms and that helped the knife not go into any organs.

Miranda Lambert is finally getting to eat the zucchini pickles she canned this summer. She also does dills and for Christmas last year Miranda gave everyone homemade pickles and bath salts. Her latest crafty thing is making dreamcatchers.

Carrie Underwood’s very strict about what she eats but says she’ll gladly indulge over the holidays. When New Year’s is over tho, Carrie said she’ll get back on the horse and be her strict self again.

Finally - Blake Shelton will open his 4th Ole’ Red restaurant/bar next year in Orlando, Florida.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Keith Urban and family are headed to Australia & Blake Shelton was #2 last night on The Voice

Keith Urban and family are headed to Australia for Christmas. It’ll be between the upper 70’s to 90 degrees (25-32 Celsius) and he says it’s normal to wear shorts and tank tops and be at the beach Christmas Day. Keith and Nichole’s home there was built in 1878 and includes two living rooms, a grand piano, a chef’s kitchen, apple orchard, extra cottage and 111 acres for their Black Angus cows.

Blake Shelton
came in #2 last night on The Voice finale. The winner was country singer Jake Hoot and his coach was Kelly Clarkson.

When Luke Combs first moved to Nashville, he accidentally nearly ran Vince Gill over on a staircase at a downtown bar one night. Luke said Vince was as humble about it as you'd expect.

Carrie Underwood has to be careful with her dad at Christmas. When she bought him a $400 generator one year he got mad she spent that much money on him.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s pre show meal is often burritos and nachos.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Luke Combs and Lady A on The Voice season finale & Michael Ray and Carly Pierce honeymoon

Michael Ray and Carly Pierce are on their Jamaican honeymoon at Sandals Resort. Michael tweeted, “our guy here Kevin just said “it’s Jamaica, we never have bad days, just situations and we take care of them and move on.” Michael says that’ll be his 2020 motto.

When Keith Urban booked next year’s Vegas shows he called Bette Midler who’s played there for years. She told Keith to stay hydrated because Vegas has dry air and to use throat drops.

To stay grounded, Kenny Chesney has five old high school friends that work for him on the road. He says, “they know where to go in my life to bring me back down to earth.”

Blake Shelton’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tonight Luke Combs and Lady Antebellum perform on The Voice season finale.

Finally - Lauren Alaina's favorite Christmas memory is when she was 6 and got a Barbie bike. Lauren said, “I thought I ruled the world cause it had a horn and Barbie's picture on it."

Monday, December 16, 2019

Luke Bryan's ‘12 Days of Pranksmas starts & Carrie Underwood doesn't want any Christmas presents

Luke Bryan started his ‘12 Days of Pranksmas’ Friday getting his mom. He hired a girl to pretend to want to fight him. She tackled him on a golf course. His mom was screaming and trying to pull her off. A fake police officer arrived then Luke’s wife got in on it. When Luke says “Mama! Twelve days of Pranksmas,” he and his wife collapse to the ground laughing. His mom fell down exhausted saying, “don’t you ever do that again.”

Chris Young was on a flight Friday and tweeted, “I hate when someone five rows back sprints past as soon as the seat belt sign turns off. Where do they think they’re going? The doors aren’t even open yet.”

Kane Brown took back control of his Twitter Saturday writing, "it’s 1:24 PM. Have not left my bed yet. My dogs asleep, my kids asleep and my wife is watching TV.” Kane added, “26 years old and I just ate crab for the first time and it was delicious. I grew up on McDonald’s. I eat as American as you can (chicken and potatoes).”

Finally - Carrie Underwood doesn't want any Christmas presents because if there’s something she wants, she just buys it.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Blake Shelton’s album is out & tonight on CMT Crossroads it’s Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw.

Blake Shelton’s album, ‘Fully Loaded: God’s Country’ is out today with 12 songs; 7 we’ve heard and 5 that are new including a duet with Gwen Stefani. Blake will stop by The Ellen Show today.

Luke Bryan’s pet deer was shot dead a week ago on his property. Police have not found who did it yet. Hunters in Tennessee have strict laws about which animals they can shoot and when. All hunters know it’s illegal to shoot into someone else’s private property so there will be serious consequences for the shooter.

On his holiday break, Jon Pardi’s taking his fiancĂ©e, her parents, his mom, and sister to Hawaii but they’ll home Christmas Eve. Luke Bryan will for sure have a white Christmas cause they’re all going somewhere snowy to ski.

The Kennedy Center Honors airs Sunday night on CBS with Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood. Brett Eldredge performs on the Today show three times Monday.

Finally – tonight on CMT Crossroads it’s Chris Young and Gavin DeGraw.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Blake Shelton’s album release party is tonight & Jason Aldean’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today

The album release party for Blake Shelton’s record out tomorrow is tonight on ETLive.com. People magazine reports he and Gwen want to get married but she’s Catholic and would have to have her previous marriage annulled. That process can take a long time. They’ll be in PEOPLE magazine tomorrow.

Jason Aldean’s on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. We’ll see his new skinny self since he started eating healthier. Jason has a chef on the road so that makes it a lot easier. The biggest thing he did was cut out sugar and late night junk food after a show.

Actor Dylan McDermott was in ‘Steel Magnolia’s’ with Dolly Parton and his best memory was the way she smelled. Dolly always mixes about 7 perfumes and Dylan said every time he walked into room where Dolly was, he almost fainted because she smelled so good!

Finally - newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray are obsessed with the TV show, ‘This Is Us.’ They never miss it and they won’t even watch without the other being there.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Kane Brown’s daughter is smart & Shania’s cooking for David Copperfield

Jason Aldean finally met Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley and said, “she's beautiful and he's over the top with her as a first-time dad.” Kane says she’s also really smart and at 6-weeks old Kingsley’s already pulling her pacifier in and out of her mouth.

Before girlfriend Gwen Stefani came along, Blake Shelton admits he wasn’t always the nicest guy. He says, “I don’t want to remember what I was like before Gwen. I was a jerk to everybody.” I also hear Blake and Gwen have been butting heads over how to decorate their new Los Angeles home. She wants modern with glass and all-white and Blake says that just shows all the dirt.

Shania’s doing her residency in Las Vegas now and after her show’s over, she and good friend magician David Copperfield order out for late-night food. But his meat is always too raw and vegetarian Shania has to recook it for him.

Finally - Thomas Rhett performs on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

luke bryan's pet deer is killed & Jason Aldean performs on Strahan, Sara and Keke today

Luke Bryan’s pet red stag deer was killed last week on his private property. Someone shot it from the road on Luke’s farm near Columbia and Mt. Pleasant, TN. The sheriff's office is offering a $5,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of the guilty party.

Kelsea Ballerini was on Trisha Yearwood's Food Network show last week and her husband Morgan Evans tweets, "I’d like to publicly thank Trisha. Since the show Kelsea’s absolutely ruling the kitchen. There's cookies baking and I'm the happiest fella on planet Earth."

Jason Aldean
performs on Strahan, Sara and Keke today on ABC. Blake Shelton sings with Trace Adkins on The Voice tonight.

Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren is still sick at almost 32 weeks of pregnancy so Thomas has been doing the cooking, giving his daughters baths and getting them ready for bed at night.

Finally - Jake Owen kicks off his Down To The Tiki Tonk acoustic tour on Valentine's Day in Des Moines, IA. Jake says playing guitar on a barstool is what led him to love performing.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday & Miranda Lambert was on Maui this weekend

Jason Aldean returned to Vegas Friday night for the 1st time since 2017, where 59 people were killed when the gunman opened fire on the crowd. Fans from that night also returned Friday and Jason opened the show saying, “let’s finish what we started!”

Miranda Lambert and her husband were on Maui this weekend as she performed at the BMI Songwriters Festival. Miranda hints she’s also working on personal goals and there’s speculation she’s talking about kids as she’s now 36.

Voice alums Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradberry were asked about Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Cassadee said, “I’m sure they’re going to end up happily ever after.” Danielle added, “they just fit together and his love for her is the cutest thing ever.”

Luke Combs has an EP out of stripped down versions of songs he recorded with some songwriting friends. It’s called ‘The Writer’s Cut’ but you can only get it on Apple Music.

Finally - George Strait has a vinyl set of ‘Strait Out of the Box’ out today. It covers thirty-five years and 57 number ones but only a limited amount were made. It retails for $250.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Jason Aldean has one mansion regret & Blake Shelton's Hallmark movie airs Sunday

Jason Aldean says the mansion he’s having built will be their forever home where they raise their kids. They made sure they knew exactly what they wanted but now he wishes they’d have gone smaller cause it's taking forever to build. Jason revealed the 20 foot tall water slide and huge pool was all his idea.

Michael Ray tweeted yesterday, “drinking coffee while riding through New York City is not easy. It should be a task on American Ninja Warrior.” That’s a show on NBC.

Brad Paisley says one Christmas their new dog Annie ate the baby Jesus out of the nativity.

Blake Shelton
produced his second Hallmark film, ‘Time For You to Come Home For Christmas’ and it airs Sunday night on Hallmark Movies and Mysteries.

Finally - Miranda Lambert’s mantra is ‘play the hand you’re dealt.’ She said it’s taken 36 years to realize she doesn’t have to take herself so seriously. Miranda also found out it’s OK to make fun of herself.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Jake Owen says he’s the fattest he’s ever been & Blake Shelton has a duet partner

Jake Owen’s growing his hair out and he says he’s the fattest he’s ever been right now because he’s not watching what he eats or running daily. Jake’s headed out on an acoustic tour next year; just he and his guitar and he won't even have a set list until he's on stage and is able to read the crowd.

Luke Combs has a new career/life goal; to win a Waffle House Tunie Award for being the most played artist in their restaurants. Chris Stapleton won the golden waffle this year.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani duet on his album out December 13. Blake says it’s the most epic love song he’s heard in a long time and it’s something that’ll make you stop your car.

Brett Young’s daughter was born in October and he says it feels like they’ve known her forever. Brett says she’s been the most incredibly life-changing experience ever.

Finally - Chris Janson will replace Sam Hunt tonight at the first-ever NASCAR Awards in Nashville. The performance closes out a week of NASCAR festivities.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray honeymoon in Jamaica & Brett Eldredge is on TV tonight

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray were married a few months ago and they said sometime in December is when they’d honeymoon. They’ll be at Sandals Resort in Jamaica in an over-the-water bungalow. Carly and Luke Combs just found out they’re on Forbes Top Young Entrepreneurs Under 30 List.

On Garth’s A & E special his oldest daughter Taylor said she wasn’t very nice to Trisha when she and Garth got married and Trisha came to live in his Oklahoma home. Taylor would go out in the backyard and catch tarantulas and put them in the freezer so Trisha would find them.

Blake Shelton’s had several pet turkeys all named ‘Turkey’ and he thinks it’s funny to feed them Stovetop Stuffing on Thanksgiving. He does that every year.

One time Luke Bryan played at Hershey Park and he was also able to get the family fast passes for all the rides. When Tate got on a roller coaster he said, “dad, I'm so glad you're Luke Bryan!”

Finally - NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs tonight and Brett Eldredge will perform.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

part 2 of garth's A & E special is tonight & Brad Paisley’s on The Talk because tonight his special is on

On last night’s A & E show about Garth, his brother revealed he was the baby, clown and joker in the family. When Garth moved back home 24 hours after going to Nashville his understanding dad said, “sometimes your most driving forces aren’t your greatest memories.” Garth and his ex-wife Sandy spent their 1st wedding anniversary living in a home near Nashville with five guys, two wives, a baby and a dog and cat. Part 2 airs tonight.

Thomas Rhett has said no to his family having a reality show. He’s been asked a bunch of times and says social media’s the way he opens his home and life to fans but a TV show might just be too much. In 2020 Thomas wants to be in a few scenes in a big movie. He’s already been on The Ranch with Ashton Kutcher and loved it.

Brad Paisley’s on The Talk today and tonight it’s the one hour Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special on ABC with Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Peyton Manning and more.

Finally - the 2-hour CMA Country Christmas on ABC airs tonight with host Trisha Yearwood. Performer include Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Rascal Flatts, Brett Young and Chris Janson.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Mark from Midland's a new dad & Blake shelton debuts a Funyun turkey

Mark from Midland’s wife Ty recently had their daughter Sunny. Her name is Sundance Leon. She had to spend a week in the hospital and Midland are now postponing their tour due to a medical emergency following her birth. Sunny’s expected to make a full recovery, but Mark can’t be away from home until then and they’ll share more info as soon as they feel they can.

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce had Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel when they noticed an old guy sitting alone. They asked him to to sit with them and ended up talking for four hours. Bill’s 89 and Michael said they already made dinner plans with him for January.

Blake & Gwen debuted a Funyun covered turkey for Thanksgiving. I hear it was really good!

Tonight and tomorrow night you'll see Garth like never before on A & E’s new documentary ‘The Road I'm On.’ We’ll even hear from his ex-wife Sandy and his three daughters.

Finally - Kane Brown performs on The Voice tonight and Brad Paisley’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live.