Monday, March 30, 2020

Joe Diffie died Sunday from coronavirus & Garth and Trisha have a show on CBS April 1

61-year-old Joe Diffie died Sunday from coronavirus complications. Dierks Bentley called him one of the greatest country singers ever. Vince Gill said few in country music had a range like his. Chris Janson called Joe one of the nicest stars on the planet and Morgan Wallen tweeted, “our love for mullets made me feel connected to you in a special way.”

Miranda Lambert says her anxiety about the state of the world is through the roof. The care package she got this weekend from her parents made her feel better tho. It included homemade salsa, mom’s apple butter, a bottle of wine and her dad’s bbq sauce.

Thomas Rhett turns 30 today. This weekend he decided to swing on a vine from his tree because his wife said she did that all the time growing up. It broke and Thomas fell and got a headache. At 4:30 CT today Thomas has a special announcement on Instagram Live.

Garth & Trisha have a show on CBS April 1. They’ll perform live from their home studio.

Justin Moore is 36 today.

Finally - Maren Morris’ son was born after 30 hours of labor that ended with an emergency C-section. She said the maternity ward was so quiet due to no visitors allowed.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Blake Shelton’s stayed true to his quarantine promise and is bringing his 90s mullet back. Gwen Stefani also added shaved stripes into the side of his head.

The debut album from Ingrid Andress, ‘Lady Like,’ is out. At 2 pm CT she’ll have a concert on Instagram. Tonight Brantley Gilbert has a show on Instagram at 8 pm CT. A new season of Trisha’s Food Network show debuts Saturday with guest Kristin Chenoweth.

Sunday night on PBS, Garth will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tribute concert. Performers include Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton. Tim McGraw’s on Elton John’s Living Room Concert for America Sunday on Fox at 9 p.m. ET.

Finally - the ACM Our Country special on CBS April 5 will have Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker paying tribute to Kenny Rogers. Kane Brown performs with John Legend and other singers include Dierks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, FGL, Lady A, Miranda, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, Blake & Gwen, Shania, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Kenny Chesney’s 52 & Maren Morris’s hit stops a babies crying

Kenny Chesney’s 52 today. Yesterday he tweeted, “in these times, remember how blessed we are to be alive. Find something to smile about. Be mindful, happy & take care of yourself & others.”

Thomas Rhett has a new brother and they’re 29-years apart. His dad Rhett Akins wife had Brody James almost 2-weeks ago. Brody’s the new uncle to Thomas’s month-old daughter Lennon.

On Sunday night Tim McGraw’s among the performers on Elton John’s Living Room Concert for America on Fox. The-long special will be commercial free and seek donations for health care workers and first responders that are on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Finally - Maren Morris’s hit song ‘The Bones’ seems to be the magic ingredient to stop a tiny baby from crying. When Maren’s fan was pregnant, she listened to the song a lot and now when her newborn cries, it never fails to calm her down.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Scotty McCreery does Facebook Live several times today & Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey are on CMT Crossroads

Right now Luke Bryan is watching American Idol on TV at home just like us. His wife said they have not killed each other yet but they’ve come close a few times.

Growing up Miranda Lambert‘s parents were private investigators. One time in junior high they had her wear a cheerleading costume and she went door to door pretending to sell candy for her school just so they could spy on someone.

When Jon Pardi has a cheat food day it’s always Mexican and Jon says it has to include lots of carbs like rice, beans, chips and flour tortillas.

Scotty McCreery will do Facebook Live several times today starting at noon CT. Scotty’s concert airs at 12:45 CT. Mitchell Tenpenny will host a live stream on social media today at noon CT. He’ll sing and answer our questions.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini and pop star Halsey are on CMT Crossroads and it premieres tonight.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Maren Morris had her son & homas Rhett’s been doing girlie things

Dancing to Harry Bellefonte last weekend apparently worked as Maren Morris had her son yesterday. Hayes Andrew Hurd arrived seven days before his March 30 due date and one day before Maren and Ryan’s second wedding anniversary.

During this time of isolation, Thomas Rhett’s been doing what he calls girlie things. He and his daughters have had tea parties. His fingernails have been painted several times and Willa also tried to braid his hair.

Luke Bryan’s finally made it. His fan Chase bought a catfish and tweeted, “I named him Luke after the one and only.”

Brett Eldredge turned 34 yesterday and said it was definitely the weirdest birthday ever! He said what made it all better tho was peanut butter pancakes and an omelet for dinner.

Finally - Blake Shelton hints season 18 of The Voice is now on hold. NBC confirms no shows are live yet and episodes have been taped to air through the end of April.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Kenny Rogers died Friday night & Garth and Trisha have a free concert tonight

Kenny Rogers died Friday night. He was 81. He passed away peacefully at home. Blake Shelton wrote, “I can’t express the impact Kenny had on me. He was always very kind and fun to be around.” Keith Urban said, “thank you Kenny for making songs that became common threads for people from all walks of life.”

Maren Morris is so tired of being pregnant, she danced this weekend to Harry Belafonte’s ‘Jump in the Line (Shake, Senora).” We haven’t heard yet if it worked or not.

Garth
and Trisha have a free concert tonight on Facebook Live at 7 PM ET. They’ll be taking our requests too.

Carly Pearce posted a make-up free version of herself while she’s been stuck at home writing, “the majority of my days & nights involve hair extensions, lashes & lots of make-up. It’s been nice getting back to my true self.”

Finally – Lauren Alaina dyed her hair blue to reflect how the coronavirus is making her feel.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Friday news..a day early!

Miranda Lambert has two Grammys, 13 CMAs and 34 ACMs but you won’t see them at her house unless you’re really looking. They have their own small room where Miranda can close the doors so she doesn’t have to quote, “live in it all the time.”

Carrie Underwood’s guilty pleasure is microwave burritos which she eats multiple times a week cause they’re easy.

Newlyweds Carly Pearce and Michael Ray refuse to go more than two weeks without seeing each other. They share a management team so that makes it easier. They also pick a week each year to block out just for them.

Jason Aldean and his wife don’t talk about his hunting because she hates that he does it. She’s an animal rescuer and once made him live trap an armadillo and relocate it.

Finally - Garth says what’s so cool about Blake Shelton is right when you meet him, he’s really good at making you feel comfortable in your own skin.

Jake Owen loves his fried spam & Willie Nelson has a concert tonight from his backyard

Jake Owen had another live show on his Instagram page last night. Earlier in the day he used some of his coronavirus supplies and made a fried spam sandwich with grilled onions and melted cheese. It actually looked pretty good!

Brett Young is social distancing himself from his own family and he’s now quarantined on his tour bus parked in his driveway. He recently returned from tour dates in Europe and even tho he has no symptoms of coronavirus, he wants to protect his wife and four-month-old daughter.

Brian and Tyler from Florida Georgia Line gave the 117 employees of their Nashville bar and restaurant $1,000 each while they are out of work.

Finally - Willie Nelson will have a concert tonight from his backyard in Texas at 6 PM CT at luckreunion.com. Besides Willie, confirmed acts include his sons Micah and Lukas and Randy Houser who will all be performing from their homes. A digital tip jar will be set up as well.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Luke Combs had a show from his garage & Blake Shelton will grow his mullet back

Luke Combs had a 20 minute show last night from his garage. He even shared a new song about what storms do as they pass thru and the lyric said, “hold on for better days till the sunshine shines again.” Jake Owen also had a half hour live show from his house late last night and even took requests thru Twitter.

Blake Shelton’s decided to grow his mullet back as a symbol of hope. He says his girlfriend Gwen Stefani is on board with that too.

Tyler Hubbard’s wife Hayley is having a boy! The reveal took place a few weeks ago when they were in Africa when a baby elephant walked out with a blue scarf on. Hayley found out before they left for Africa what the baby was so Tyler was genuinely surprised!

Luke Bryan’s home ran out of paper towels yesterday and his wife said if someone brought them by she’d trade up with toilet paper.

Finally - Garth offered some hope the other day saying, “we’ll all get through this, I promise.”

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Dierks Bentley gives 1,000 to his employees & Miranda Lambert's enjoying domestic bliss

Luke Bryan says for the safety of everyone, his Nashville bar/restaurant, Luke's 32 Bridge is closed until further notice. Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson and Blake Shelton have all done the same. So has Dierks Bentley but he’s giving his fulltime employees $1,000 to help with lost wages. Tyler Hubbard's wife, Hayley says, turn off the media, stop googling and go for a walk or a hike instead. Michael Ray and Carly Pierce say being at home means lots of Netflix and Halo Top ice cream.

It sounds like Miranda Lambert and her husband are enjoying their marriage and are all about domestic bliss right now and have been for a while. They also both love that Brendan doesn't have to go back to New York for his career.

Maren Morris’s son is due March 30. She says the charm of pregnancy has worn off. She’ll have to get back in shape quickly tho as her RSVP Tour, kicks off June 5.

Finally - the best thing about success for Luke Combs is he’s been able to buy his parents things they couldn’t afford before. He’s getting to watch them live their dreams too.

Monday, March 16, 2020

ACM Awards have been postponed & Michael Ray was just trying to be funny

Due to coronavirus, April’s ACM Awards have been postponed till September. Nashville’s mayor closed all bars on Lower Broadway and restaurants can seat no more than 100. Bar’s in Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean’s places and more must limit capacity to no more than 50 with no standing allowed. Before the closures last night there was a big gathering at a bar and Maren Morris tweeted, “while the rest of us are trying to be responsible in our homes, Broadway you aren’t a hero for staying open.”

Chris Young
posted a photo yesterday sporting a big, bushy mustache and wanted our opinion. A lot of fans hated it and several thought he looked like a 1980 Magnum P.I or actor Jack Black.

When Michael Ray tweeted last week that Coronaboomer babies are coming this holiday season, he said it was meant to be funny and not a hint that Carly’s pregnant.

Finally - Kane Brown‘s still trying to sell his $120,000 tricked-out Ford truck. With the birth of his daughter Kingsley, Kane just bought an electric Tesla and calls it his “dad car.”

Friday, March 13, 2020

kenny, jason, blake and more postpone tours & is newlywed Carly Pierce pregnant

Kenny Chesney’s postponed the first 11 dates of his Chillaxification Tour due to coronavirus saying, “in times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love.” Kenny’s trying to reschedule those shows now. Dan + Shay are postponing the spring leg of their tour and have already rescheduled with the new dates starting July 30. Blake Shelton’s postponed his final week, so has Jason Aldean. Shania in Vegas and Chris Stapleton have also postponed their shows.

Dolly Parton’s
theme park, Dollywood is set to open Saturday. They issued a statement saying if you feel sick don’t come to the park. They want park-goers to be vigilant about hand washing and Dollywood’s also added 300 hand-sanitization stations.

Carly Pierce performs on The Rachael Ray Show today. Her husband Michael Ray had a somewhat cryptic post on Twitter last night writing, “Coronaboomer babies coming this holiday season...” Is he hinting that Carly is pregnant?

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini’s album, ‘Kelsea’ is out today with Kenny Chesney on a tune.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Jason Aldean's palm trees are in & Miranda Lambert will sing twice on April's ACM's

Jason Aldean and his wife are building their dream home outside of Nashville. It’ll have a bowling alley, 8 bars, a children’s wing plus a lazy river and two-story closet for Brittany. It also has three garages and several palm trees were just planted in their massive backyard that includes a two-story water slide.

Miranda Lambert
will sing twice on next month’s ACM Awards. She'll have a solo performance and also take the stage with Lindsay Ell, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde, Elle King and Caylee Hammack. Keith Urban will also perform. Because of the coronavirus, the ACM’s will take every precaution to make sure the artists, staff, crew, guests and attendees are safe.

Carrie Underwood’s athleisure line CALIA has added a swim collection. You can buy them at caliastudio.com. The swimsuits are for adults and teenagers and Carrie says everything stays where it’s supposed to!

Finally - Shania and Billy Ray Cyrus are on The Kelly Clarkson Show today.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Zac Brown Band cancels due to the coronavirus & Blake Shelton and Pitbull seen hanging out

Zac Brown Band may be the first of many to postpone a tour due to the coronavirus. All their shows this spring will be rescheduled. Right now their summer tour dates will be performed as planned. Two of the biggest music festivals, Coachella and Stagecoach have also been postponed due to coronavirus.

After a recent show in San Antonio, Jon Pardi was seen at midnight at celebrity hot spot, Mi Tierra, eating Mexican food and singing with their mariachi band. Jon also danced, which is funny because he says dancing is by far his worst talent.

Carrie Underwood drinks a gallon of water a day and her bottle has hour-by-hour intake marks on it. As for eating healthy, Carrie says she’s OK with making a bad food choice from time to time.

Finally - since Blake Shelton and Pitbull were seen hanging out at a NASCAR event in Phoenix last weekend, fans wanna know what’s going on but no one’s talking. Blake sang on Pitbull’s recent single and video.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Chris Janson’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today & Carly Pearce and Michael Ray perform their new duet

When Tim McGraw kicks off his tour in July, he’ll be joined by Midland and Ingrid Andress. Tim’s a big fan of Ingrid and is really looking forward to hearing her sing but also working out with her too. Her dad Brad was a major league baseball coach for 19 years and Ingrid couldn’t help but be athletic. Tim thinks she’ll kick he and the other old guys around when they do Cross Fit together.

Luke Bryan said the first time he heard his song on the radio it was 2007. He was on Highway 82 in Alabama and the first thing he thought was ‘now my worries are all over.' Luke says, “little did I know that that's not true. Sometimes I cope well, but sometimes life does get me down." Luke says he never stays down for long tho.

Carly Pearce and Michael Ray will perform their new duet, ‘Finish Your Sentences’ on Good Morning America tomorrow. After that they’ll sing on the E! Networks Pop of the Morning.

Finally - Chris Janson’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today and Carrie Underwood turns 37 today.

Monday, March 9, 2020

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line hangs with Giraffes & Carrie Underwood's on Rachel Ray show

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line and family are vacationing in Africa and staying at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel’s home to a herd of Rothschild's giraffes.

Kane Brown’s tour opener Chris Lane tweeted this weekend, “I learned today that Kane is freakishly good at basketball! Honestly think he could play in the NBA.’

Hot Country Knights with Dierks Bentley just released the video for ‘Moose Knuckle Shuffle.’ The little kid dancing in it is Dierks oldest daughter Evie wearing a blonde wig.

Carrie Underwood stops by the Rachel Ray show today to talk about her new fitness book and make a recipe from it.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were spotted with her kids at the grocery store in LA.

Finally – the Rib Round Up event in West Palm Beach, Florida was cut short Saturday due to a medical emergency. Carly Pearce performed early in the day and during Michael Ray’s set, I hear a local crew member had a heart attack while operating a light.

Friday, March 6, 2020

child #3 for tyler hubbard & Carrie Underwood 's on the Tonight Show

Yesterday Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line revealed his wife Hayley’s pregnant. Soon the Hubbard’s will have three kids under the age of three.

Eric Church’s furniture collection called ‘Highway to Home’ is now in stores. It includes bedroom, dining room and other things inspired by Eric's music and lifestyle. One piece is a wood coffee table make from wine crates.

Lauren Alaina’s 6-tune EP is out today called, ‘Getting Good.’ She’s also on tour with Blake Shelton and when she was 11, Lauren won a talent contest and got to meet Blake. She says the fact she’s now on tour with him is just crazy.

Carrie Underwood talks about her new fitness book tonight on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - George Strait will play Notre Dame Stadium August 15 with openers Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne. Tickets go on sale today at 9 AM CT.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Kenny Chesney’s album is out May 1st. & luke bryan's most annoying habit

Kenny Chesney’s album, ‘Here and Now’ is out May 1st. He’s been working on it the last 18 months and says there will be a high fun factor to it because people need music that makes them smile. Kenny’s Chillaxification Tour kicks off next month in Texas.

Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline says the most annoying thing about Luke is the way he slurps his coffee. He knows it drives her nuts and she always has to tell him to stop. Caroline says one thing she doesn’t ask about anymore is how much Luke spends on fishing gear. Of all the guys in her house including their teenage nephew, Luke’s by far the messiest.

Keith Urban will perform his new single, ‘God Whispered Your Name’ tonight on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini recently revealed she struggles with anxiety and its ongoing but she’s finally starting to overcome it. Kelsea says growing up, talking about anxiety was taboo but she knows others struggle too and she wanted to open the door for conversation.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Dierks Bentley dodges the storm & tornado misses maren morris by an inch

As tornadoes were about to start in Nashville Monday, Dierks Bentley was flying his plane home and landed at the airport around 11:30 PM. He tweeted, “glad we landed when we did. Wouldn’t have been good an hour later.” Shots of the area around the airport showed the space virtually destroyed by the storm.

At 2 AM Monday Carrie Underwood was out of town so her husband Mike took their two young sons into the safe room in their house. Maren Morris said the tornado missed their block by an inch but the neighborhood nearby was hit hard.

Chris Young donated $50,000 to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response at cfmt.org. Chris Janson is also urging us to give what we can.

Finally - yesterday Bridgestone Arena opened their doors to give people a safe, calm place to have lunch. Nashville mayor John Cooper tweeted, “we will get through this and come out stronger.”

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s book is out & Luke Combs interesting career start

Tornados touched down in Nashville last night. One hit very close to downtown so today I’m sure we’ll hear if any celebrity restaurant/bars were hit. Canadian country star Brett Kissel tweeted, “the tornado has touched down outside our condo. Trees are everywhere and a few crushed cars too. The AutoZone by our place is absolutely destroyed.”

Carrie Underwood’s book, ‘Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life’ is out today. To get ready for a tour, her trainer has her run and sing and jump rope and sing cause it helps to make sure she won’t get winded. When she was on Idol Carrie read posts about her weight gain and says, “I let haters be my motivators.” She lost the weight eating as few as 800 calories a day.

Luke Combs started his music career recording tunes on his own then posting them on Tune Core. A month later they sent his first check. He was hoping for maybe $200 but when he opened it, the total was $11,000. Luke’s first thought was to buy an Xbox and some Little Debbie snack cakes.

If Tyler from Florida Georgia Line needs a babysitter, he’d pick Kelsea Ballerini, but not Luke Bryan. Tyler would not say why tho.

Finally - Dustin Lynch has been dating model Kelli Seymour for over a year. They met on Instagram. She’s based in LA and he’s on tour but they’re still able to make it work.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Miranda Lambert's husband retires & Charles Kelley steals his kid's fries

Miranda Lambert's husband Brendan took a leave of absence as a New York City police officer last summer and now we hear he’s officially retired and is working on her security team. He even wears an earpiece. A source says he’s the last person you see before you get in to the meet-and-greet and he’s the guy asking if you have anything for Miranda to sign. He was seen February 7 at her show in Tulsa monitoring lines of people and checking bags as they came in. Fans are also being told, ‘no photos with Brendan.’

Luke Combs turns 30 today. He learned to play guitar one summer when he was home from college. He was 21 and wondering what to do with his life. His mom said, “you know Kenny Chesney didn’t learn to play guitar till he was 21” so Luke said, “if he could do it that late, so could I!”

Finally – this weekend Lady A’s Charles Kelley tweeted, “the best thing about eating out with your kid is eating all their fries.” His son Ward is four and he not only loves to sing he’s also been on the road. That’s taken him on over 100 flights and multiple continents, including Europe.

Friday, February 28, 2020

the acm nods and snubs & midland has a live record out

The ACM nominees were announced yesterday. Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Old Dominion had five nods. Dan + Shay and Blake Shelton had four. Justin Bieber even got a few nominations for doing ‘10,000 Hours’ with Dan + Shay. Snubs include Jason Aldean; absent from every category. Carly Pearce was also left out and even tho ‘God's Country’ earned three nods and ‘Dive Bar’ got one, Blake Shelton was not in the Male Artist of the Year.

Midland recorded their concert at Hollywood's legendary Palomino Club and that new album is out today, ‘Midland Live From the Palomino.’

Eight months into her pregnancy, even tho Maren Morris has been good about working out and eating relatively clean, she’s gained 40 pounds and is only 5’1. Maren says she wouldn’t change a thing tho. She daily battles lower back pain and anemia but still has really enjoyed being pregnant. Her baby boy’s due in March.

Finally – Jason Aldean turns 43 today.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

2020 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees

2020 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees
Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Carrie Underwood

Male Artist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
The Highwomen

Album of the Year
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
Girl, Maren Morris
Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs
Wildcard, Miranda Lambert

New Male Artist of the Year
Jordan Davis
Russell Dickerson
Riley Green
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

New Female Artist of the Year
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes

Video of the Year (Awarded to Producer(s) / Director(s) / Artist(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"One Man Band," Old Dominion
"Remember You Young," Thomas Rhett
"Sugar Coat," Little Big Town

Music Event of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))
“10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Dive Bar," Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love," Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King
"Old Town Road," Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus
"What Happens in a Small Town," Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) / Producer(s) / Record Label(s))
"God’s Country," Blake Shelton
"One Man Band," Old Dominion
"Rainbow," Kacey Musgraves
"Rumor," Lee Brice
"What If I Never Get Over You," Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s) / Publisher(s) / Artist(s)
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Girl Goin' Nowhere," Ashley McBryde
"God's Country," Blake Shelton
"One Man Band," Old Dominion
"Some of It," Eric Church




Blake Shelton's selling his ranch & Garth will receive the Icon Award

Blake Shelton's been trying to sell his ranch in Oklahoma since 2017. He’s asking 4.7 million. It’s over 1,300 acres and includes a house, horse barn and a barndominium home plus some stocked lakes. His newest house on Lake Texoma is all white with a tropical theme, sleeps 20 and includes a giant swimming pool and swim-up tiki bar. There’s also three grass roof guest huts. Blake even planted Gwen her own wildflower patch. The home has it’s own private beach and Blake does a lot of boating there.

As for fans that act like paparazzi Kane Brown says, “we spot you before you spot us so don’t be awkward and take pics from a far just be nice and say hi.” Tomorrow Kane performs on the Today Show.

I hear Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline gets a foot massage from Luke every night before bed.

Finally - Garth will receive the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards April 29. Garth’s only the 9th artist to ever get the icon award. The others include Prince, Cher, Stevie Wonder and Neil Diamond.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

FGL want Carrie Underwood & Miranda Lambert 's leaned a new instrument

Florida Georgia Line finished a new song last week and yesterday wrote on Instagram, “Carrie Underwood whether you know it or not, we’re huge fans and we’ve always wanted to do a song with you. We’ve just been waiting on the right one. We think this is it.”

Before a show, Jason Aldean often plays pickle ball. He also brings he and his crew’s softball championship trophy on the road. Jason always has it in the room they hang out in before the show.

Miranda Lambert recently learned how to play the washboard and says just like a normal person, she learned how watching YouTube.

Finally - Luke Bryan says being a judge on Idol made him a better parent because he sees the struggles today’s kids have. Luke says the toughest part of being so busy is time away from family. On tour he often takes his wife, two sons and nephew. It’s a tight squeeze on the bus but Luke says it works thanks to iPads, snacks and a well-stocked fridge.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Dustin Lynch performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live & Chris Janson helps out fans

Fans tried to buy tickets to a Chris Janson concert this week and tweeted, “I just had back surgery. My husband has terrible back pain and all they have is standing room only left.” Chris’s wife Kelley responded writing, “I’ll take care of you and I will make sure you have a seat.”

Miranda Lambert’s most recent dog’s name are the initials, R.O.E. for ‘running on empty. Miranda found him on the side of the road. He’s about 10 with no teeth but she was immediately in love with him. With 8 dogs, visitors to her house are always surprised they’re so well behaved. Miranda says her secret is the ‘talkin’-in-church’ look she always gives them.

Carrie Underwood’s fitness book is out March 3. She found the time to write it when she had terrible pregnancy insomnia. She actually wrote the majority of her book between 2 and 5 AM.

Finally - Dustin Lynch performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, February 24, 2020

shay mooney is a dad again & The Voice is back tonight with Blake Shelton

Shay from Dan + Shay‘s wife Hannah had their second son, Ames Alexander Friday in Nashville. He joins 3-year-old big brother Asher.

Carly Pearce had two nicknames growing up in Kentucky. She said she was chunky when she was younger then in elementary and middle school she grew and got taller. Some kids called her ‘Shrek' but the nickname that stuck was 'Heifer.' And Carly says she’s still trying to get over that.

The Voice is back tonight on NBC. Blake Shelton returns as a judge. Blake’s lived in Tishomingo Oklahoma since 1994 on several hundred acres. He says it's also the place where he’ll grow old. 


George Strait will play Notre Dame Stadium August 15. His openers are Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne. Tickets go on sale March 6 at 10AM EST and you can get more info at GeorgeStrait.com/Calendar. Garth’s the only other musician to ever play at Notre Dame.


Finally - Taylor from Maddie & Tae married songwriter Josh Kerr Friday in Nashville. Josh wrote Kelsea Ballerini‘s hit ‘Dibs’ and Dylan Scott‘s ‘My Girl.’ Maddie & Tae’s sophomore album, ‘The Way It Feels,’ is out April 10.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Garth plays his first Stadium Tour show Saturday & miranda lambert has 19 animals

Garth plays his first Stadium Tour show Saturday in Detroit with opener Chase Rice. Last summer at CMA Fest, Chase was doing an interview with Entertainment Tonight telling them his idol is Garth. All of a sudden Garth popped in to surprise Chase and invite him to open one of his stadium shows.

One time Tim McGraw was in L.A. and ran into Barry Manilow in a store. He walked up to him and said, “Barry, I’m a huge fan, so nice to meet you I’m Tim.” He just looked at Tim like he was crazy and walked off. Someone must have told Barry who he was because later Tim saw in the store and Barry walked over and started talking to him.

Miranda Lambert shared a photo of her animals yesterday. She has 8 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits, 6 horses and one pony for a grand total of 19. She wants more but her husband has made her stop for now.

Finally - Maren Morris says one food she’s stayed away from during pregnancy is seafood. She used to love salmon but now she can’t smell it without getting sick.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Kane Brown's mini documentary is here & luke bryan has a new project out soon

Luke Combs played football in high school and was a defensive tackle. He said he was horrible because he didn’t have the quickness or aggression. Luke says his favorite part about football was making a hit on people.

Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn met thru a mutual friend and their first date was at Topgolf in Orlando, Florida. When he proposed in 2017, they were watching ‘The Amityville Horror.’ A mini-documentary about Kane's rise to stardom called ‘Velocity’ debuts on Amazon Music's YouTube page today.

Luke Bryan’s Two Lane American Golden Lager made with water from the Blue Ridge Mountains is out March 2. Luke says it’s no secret he likes beer and he’s dreamed of creating one for a long time. The name ‘Two Lane’ is for the places you find at the end of a two-lane road — secret fishing holes, secluded campsites and dive bars.

Finally - Jon Pardi’s fiancée Summer said as for next Valentine’s Day, instead of a gift, she wants him to write something to her on a card.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

tim mcgraw likes to grocery shop & chris janson rescues a donkey

It’s been 5-years since Tim McGraw had a solo tour and this year his openers are Midland and Ingrid Andress. When they play an arena, to workout, Tim always runs the stairs. Off the road, one of his favorite things to do is grocery shop with Faith. They usually get two carts of stuff.

Chris Janson says you know you’re living in the country when you have to rescue a stray donkey that’s in the road by your house.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani are facing their first significant time apart in years and an insider says Blake falls apart without Gwen by his side. He’s on tour now and she has a residency in Vegas but they think that will make them even closer.

Carly Pierce says cooking’s her love language so she and husband Michael Ray often take a cooking class together. They also have a wine subscription so they get a new bottle every month.

Finally - a documentary about Nashville’s legendary venue, the Bluebird Café premieres on CMT tonight with interviews and performances by Garth & Trisha, Maren Morris, Faith Hill and more.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

It looks like Chris Janson may have a stalker & Jason Aldean's done having kids

It looks like Chris Janson may have a stalker. A few days ago, a guy try to get his autograph and followed Chris from the airport to his hotel. Chris’s wife Kelly said it was scary when they found out cameras at a private airport in Salt Lake City showed the guy hiding. Cameras also caught him at Chris’s hotel. Then at 1 AM he followed Chris’s car and Kelly tweeted how creepy it all was. The guys Twitter account is dedicated to his obsession with famous people. He also blew Chris’s cover by tweeting that he was staying at the Salt Lake City Hilton.

Jason Aldean says he and his wife Brittany are done having kids even tho she really wants one more. Every time Jason hugs Brittany, his two-year old son Memphis runs away screaming, “no no like it.”

Maren Morris is due to have her son next month and yesterday she officially retired every pair of her pants. None of them fit anymore.

Finally - Dierks Bentley and Chris Stapleton are on the soundtrack of the animated movie, ‘Trolls World Tour’ in theaters this April.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Luke Combs goes vegan & carrie underwood loses a valentine

Luke Combs lost a football bet to his keyboard player so he now has to go vegan for 3-months. So no meat, dairy or animal products like honey. Luke’s only 10 days in and is eating mostly veggies and protein bars. He says when it's all over, he can’t wait to have a deer steak.

Friday morning Carrie Underwood asked her 4-year-old Isaiah who his Valentine was. She was pretty sure he’d say her but he instead said Maddie from Maddie and Tae.

The last time Jason Aldean’s 2-year-old Memphis had his hair cut he went ballistic. He was screaming so they gave him two lollipops. He was also covered in slobber and his cut hair was sticking to the lollipops he was eating. Jason says he’s OK with Memphis looking like a surfer kid for now.

Finally - the oddest thing to ever happen on Garth’s tour was when his drummer was in a plastic orb onstage and it suddenly started spinning out of control. Garth grabbed it not knowing the ball was coated in fiberglass so he cut his hands pretty bad and he said there was blood everywhere.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s 4-year-old thinks she's 70 & Sunday Luke Bryan returns as a judge on Idol

Carrie Underwood’s 4-year-old son Isaiah filled out some questions about his mom at school yesterday. He said her job is washing laundry, she’s good at folding clothes and he listed Carrie’s age as 70.

Chris Young’s friend’s truck broke down on a hill and they couldn’t push it. Chris tweeted, “out of nowhere 4 construction workers ran up and helped us push. Human decency isn’t dead.”

As for Blake Shelton’s rap debut on Pitt Bull’s song ‘Get Ready’ a girl named Michelle tweeted, “it’s s the most embarrassing thing Blake’s ever done...even worse than ‘Boys Round Here.’ Somewhere Miranda’s laughing, if she even noticed. I feel bad Blake.”

Jake Owen kicks off his Tiki Tonk tour tonight in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s just Jake, a barstool, a guitar and a leg lamp like the one from the movie, ‘A Christmas Story.’

Carly Pearce’s
self-titled album is out today. It includes a duet with her husband, Michael Ray.

Finally - Kane Brown plays in the Celebrity NBA All-Star game tonight on ESPN. Tenille Townes sings the national anthem at Sunday's NBA All-Star game. Also Sunday Luke Bryan returns as a judge on American Idol.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

win a trip to Blake Shelton's ole red & Sam Hunt;s on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight

Blake Shelton’s newest Ole Red bar and restaurant will open in Orlando, Florida in April and you can win an all-expenses-paid trip there. It’ll include airfare, accommodations, tickets to the theme park of your choice and more. Register online by May 15 at OleRed.com.

Brett Young
vividly remembers every detail when he met his wife Taylor. He was on Facebook and saw her. She was from his hometown. Brett says it was love at first sight. He found a way to get ahold of her but it took two weeks of pleading for Taylor to go on a date with him. Their daughter Presley was born in October and Brett and his wife are testing her to see if she likes the road.

Tim McGraw eats canned tuna almost every day but he adds a couple unusual ingredients; his mom’s homemade sweet and spicy pickles, apples, walnuts and chili peppers. Tim says he adds peppers because they speed up the metabolism.

Finally - Sam Hunt will perform ‘Kinfolks’ tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live! It’s on Sam’s sophomore album, ‘Southside,’ out April 3.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Thomas Rhett’s wife had their baby & Luke Bryan’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight

Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren had their 3rd daughter Monday, a week past her due date. Lennon Love Akins weighed over 9-pounds and she looks just like Thomas and older sister Ada. He tweeted, “pray for us as we switch from man on man defense to zone.”

Kimberly
from Little Big Town did the broom challenge a few days ago and freaked her two golden retrievers out. NASA said Monday was the only day a broomstick could stand on its own on the bristle end because of the earth's gravitational pull.

Ingrid Andress
is one of five siblings with each child only 13-months apart. Her mom home schooled them for 2-months a year because her dad was an MLB coach for the Rockies, Mets and Tigers and he always had to be at spring training.

Tim McGraw has left his label, Sony Nashville. His most recent singles didn’t do very well and there’s no word when or if Tim will have a new album out.

Finally – Luke Bryan’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Garth will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize & Martina McBride's husband loses in court

Garth will receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song during a tribute concert March 4 in Washington, DC. Performers include Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton. PBS stations will broadcast it the night of March 29.

Kane Brown’s secret talent is playing guitar with his stocking feet. Kane’s quirk is he always wears socks, even to the beach. He’ll even change them several times a day. His wife says he has the softest feet in the world and Kane says, “I think that’s kinda weird for a dude.”

Martina McBride's husband John and their Blackbird Studios were just found guilty of retaliation in a Nashville Federal court. They were sued by a fired employee who said unpaid interns were made to get groceries for Martina and even check for a possible intruder at the McBride's Nashville home with a gun even though the intern had no experience with one. The jury awarded half a million dollars to the x-employee.

Finally - Brett Eldredge’s favorite snack is something he says he can’t get enough of; peanut butter chocolate ice cream.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Maren Morris will take her baby on the road & Neal McCoy’s tour bus goes up in flames

Maren Morris and her husband have a name picked out for their son due in March but say they want to meet him before officially signing the birth certificate. The baby will go on the road with her as soon as he can and that will involve schooling and kid-friendly food at catering. Maren says her music friends say babies sleep great on the road because the bus naturally rocks and also provides white noise.

Trisha Yearwood paid all fees for animals adopted from Maury County, Tennessee Animal Services Saturday. She did that because all the kennels were full and Trisha asked fans to come out and adopt.

Early Saturday morning Neal McCoy’s tour bus ‘Old Glory’ went up in flames on the highway in Mansfield, Louisiana. Everyone thankfully got off and firefighters arrived before their equipment and gear was burned in the trailer they were towing
.After the fire was out Neal and the first responders stood in front of it and said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Finally – as of Saturday Thomas Rhett’s wife still hadn’t had their 3rd daughter. I’m guessing it has to be this week.

Friday, February 7, 2020

jake owen wins a million dollars & the John Anderson Blake Shelton duet debuts today

When Kane Brown and his wife went to see a movie at Nashville’s Greenhill’s theater, they got there too late to order food so Kane begged them to make anything for them. The girl working knew who he was and said, “you’re so much different than Luke Bryan. He just shuts down the theater and buys every seat.” Kane said he didn’t even know you could do that.

The Pebble Beach Pro Am is today thru Sunday on CBS. Jake Owen’s playing so is Toby Keith, Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Joe Don Rooney from Rascal Flatts, Clay Walker and Larry the Cable Guy. Yesterday Jake won the Million Dollar Hole-in-One and the money will go to his charity, the Jake Owen Foundation.

Brett Young’s music career started when he got an elbow injury as a college baseball pitcher. Four months later, Brett sang the vocals on his first 6-songs in a bedroom coat closet with a blanket over his head and a rented microphone.

Finally - John Anderson’s song with Blake Shelton, ‘Tuesday I'll Be Gone’ debuts on YouTube today. Garth turns 58 and Tenille Townes 6-tune EP, ‘Road To The Lemonade Stand’ is out.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Luke Combs is very frugal & Jake Owen plays the Pebble Beach Pro AM

Last night a pregnant Maren Morris tweeted “it’s pouring rain. Ryan’s at a show. I’m embarrassingly watching Housewives reruns. It’s time for a q + a.” Her husband Ryan Hurd immediately responded writing, “am I the father?” to which Maren replied, “God I hope so.”

Jake Owen broke his wrist in early January and even tho doctors say he still has 2-weeks to heal, Jake’s playing the Pebble Beach Pro Am this week with Jordan Spieth starting today.

Luke Combs is very frugal with his money and he mostly likes to save it. He pays cash for everything even his home. Luke’s a big believer in not being in debt and says the only things he’s splurged on are watches and furniture for the house.

When Little Big Town started in 2002, they took turns singing lead vocals. Because of that they had some fights with their label as they wanted a designated lead singer. I hear Little Big Town also stacks their harmonies in a certain way so they always sound the same.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and Kane Brown is playing in the NBA’s Ruffles Celebrity Game February 14 on ESPN.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Mark from Midland's wife almost died during childbirth & Blake Shelton and Pitbull have a song coming out

Last year Mark from Midland’s wife Ty had their daughter Sunny and they said it was a traumatic birth and he’d update us when they felt comfortable talking about it. Now he reveals during an emergency C-section, Ty started hemorrhaging. It was a fetal to maternal hemorrhage so the baby’s heart stopped beating and Ty’s vitals were crashing. They both almost died. Mark says that taught him life’s a gift and you can’t take it for granted.Hot Country Knights' with Dierks Bentley will have an album out sometime this year. Travis Tritt’s on their debut single and there’s also a romantic ballad with Terri Clark. The band has now become Dierks main focus, not just a side project anymore.

Either Thomas Rhett’s wife’s due date came and went February 3 or she’s had their daughter and they just haven’t told us yet.

Blake Shelton and Pitbull have a song out, ‘Get Ready’ band the video will be here soon!

Finally - a documentary about Nashville’s legendary venue, the Bluebird Café premieres on CMT Feb. 19 with interviews and performances by Garth & Trisha, Maren Morris, Faith Hill and more.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

jon pardi 's favorite energy drink & Keith Urban’s Vegas residency includes new tunes

Keith Urban’s Vegas residency includes new tunes he’s testing. He’s still recording songs for his next project and has been in the studio since January of 2019. Keith says Vegas will let him play new songs before they’re released and that’ll also help him decide what ones he wants on his next album.

On tour Jon Pardi eats very little before a show and instead of Red Bull for energy he drinks kombucha; that fermented mushroom tea.

Miranda Lambert’s toured and recorded with Little Big Town and says “I love this band, not only for their music but also for who they are. Singing with the four of them makes you feel like you can fly.”

As for his haters, Kane Brown gets so many mean comments on social media, his blocked list is huge. He says it’s all good cause that’s even more publicity when they post Kane blocked them.

Finally - Shania says she learns something new every day and plans to do that till the day she dies.

Monday, February 3, 2020

miranda lambert cancels shows & Hot Country Knights are on Jimmy Kimmel Live

A pregnant Maren Morris watched the Super Bowl yesterday and dined on some of her favorite foods; chips & queso and salted caramel truffle gelato. Maren says she buys 12 pints at a time! 

Miranda Lambert had to cancel tour stops this weekend in Salt Lake City and Denver. She was sick and even tho she did not leave her bus. Stopped talking and drank a ton of tea and took meds, her voice was just not there. Miranda has dates to come back to both cities later this month. 

Justin Moore’s the father of four and he’s also a neat freak that spends much of his day cleaning up after his children. Justin says, “I might as well be wearing a butler outfit because I feel like I’m cleaning or cooking all the time.” 

Jason Aldean’s daughter Navy took her first steps this weekend and it happened on his tour bus. She walked to him and he was so glad he didn’t miss it! 

Finally – Hot Country Knights with lead singer Dierks Bentley perform tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Luke Combs debuts on SNL & Little Big Town are on Live! With Kelly and Ryan

Luke Combs makes his debut on Saturday Night Live tomorrow with NFL star host, J.J. Watt. Also tomorrow Dan + Shay play the Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami and highlights will air on FOX at 10 PM CT.

Luke Bryan says what he eats watching the Super Bowl is equally as important as the game. He always has Rotel and Velveeta with Frito scoops and a black-eyed pea dip too.

Shania Twain calls her 9-year marriage to Swiss entrepreneur Frédéric “beautifully twisted.” He was married to her best friend that had an affair with Shania’s husband Mutt Lang. Shania said there were days she didn't care if tomorrow came but she finally found a way out falling in love with Frédéric.

Dierks Bentley celebrates the fifth anniversary of the release of his album, ‘Riser’ with a vinyl edition out today. You can get it on standard black or limited-edition translucent orange vinyl.

Finally - Little Big Town perform on Live! With Kelly and Ryan & Tyler from FGL is 33 today.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Kane Brown thinks the Chief’s will win Sunday & Carrie Underwood can't live without coffee

Kane Brown thinks the Chief’s will win Sunday’s Super Bowl because of quarterback Patrick Mahomes. He also thinks it’ll be a high scoring game, maybe 42 to 28. Kane will watch from Ireland as he's on his first international headlining tour. The game starts at 11:30 PM local time! He plays Dublin Sunday night but the concert will be over by game time.

Carrie Underwood sticks to a strict 8 p.m. bedtime for her sons. After that she and Mike watch the Discovery channel and share a glass of wine. She starts each day with exercise and coffee. Working out puts her in a better mood and Carrie says she can't live without coffee.

Tim McGraw will headline the first-ever TEX Gala at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas April 23. The Texas Rangers will show off their new home and also raise money for their charity. Ticket prices start at $2,000. 


Hot Country Knights
is a new parody band with Dierks Bentley as the lead singer. Their debut single is out now 'Pick Her Up” and it features Travis Tritt. Dierks calls Travis their longtime spirit animal and Travis said when they asked him to be a part of their video he wasn’t sure what to think but he's glad he said yes


Finally - Ingrid Andress is opening for Dan + Shay in March then Keith Urban this summer. Tho she seems fearless, Ingrid says there’s things she’s scared of and she’s also an over thinker who over analyzes. Ingrid embraces that about her tho saying, “I find people like you if you’re genuine.”

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jason Aldean’s mansion has a glass room & Little Big Town on Late Night With Seth Meyers

Jason Aldean’s mansion indulges a glass room just for wine. There’s also a cedar-lined room for Jason’s hunting gear. The backyard has a koi pond and a hidden grotto by the pool. The bowling alley will have an arcade and two mother-in-law suites with a kitchen, living room and bunk room. Brittany’s closet is two stories tall and will include a champagne bar and other quote “crazy stuff.” They should be living there by mid-May.

Maren Morris’s son is due in March and she predicts she’ll be the stricter parent and the rule-setter while her husband Ryan will be the fun one they’ll want to hang out.

Dustin Lynch says the Super Bowl’s a cheat day for him with dip made from Rotel, Velveeta and spicy sausage plus pigs-in-a-blanket. Dustin says he’ll have to unbutton his jeans a few notches.

The American Currents exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame features Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Combs and more. It runs March 6 thru February of next year.

Finally - Little Big Town perform on Late Night With Seth Meyers tonight.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Jason Aldean's daughter is almost walking & Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show

Jason Aldean's 11-month-old daughter Navy is almost walking and so far she has two and a half teeth. Jason’s touring this year but will be home more often and says the longer he’s been in the business the more he realizes the importance of home. His mansion has taken 2-years to build and I hear they move in mid-May. Jason’s backyard will have huge palm trees, a sand beach, tiki bars, a pool and a 2-story water slide.

When Miranda Lambert graduated from high school, she took two-month’s to learn Tammy Wynette's vocal style to audition for a musical about her life. She wanted to learn how to sing with pain in her voice like Tammy did. Miranda’s goal’s always been to have a long-haul career like Dolly’s.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani are not currently working on a duets album and say they probably never will.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today. Her third studio album, ‘Kelsea’ will be out March 20 and you can pre-order it now.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Tanya Tucker wins big at the grammy's & Miranda Lambert celebrates one year wedding anniversary

At last night’s Grammy’s, 47-years after her first nomination, Tanya Tucker won Best Country Song and Country Album. The Country Solo winner was Willie Nelson’s ‘Ride Me Back Home’ and the Country Duo/Group Dan + Shay’s ‘Speechless.’ Dolly earned a Grammy for her collab with For King and Country and Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X ‘Old Town Road’ won Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.

Jason Aldean tweeted about Kobe Bryant’s death yesterday writing, “I am literally sick to my stomach. One of the greatest of all time. I’ll forever treasure a jersey he signed for me.” Luke Bryan wrote, ‘heavy heart as I get in bed. Praying for the Bryant family. Truly heartbroken.’

Miranda Lambert celebrated her one year wedding anniversary Sunday writing, “I’m so happy to walk through life with you. Thank you for making me the proudest wife and stepmom. You’re the reason for all my new smile lines. I love you. #MrsMcLoughlin.”

Finally - Chase Rice has a concert on The Bachelor tonight. He plays for a contestant he used to date that he didn’t know was on the show and we’ll get to see all the drama!

Friday, January 24, 2020

blake shelton performs on sundays grammy awards & Garth is on the Kelly Clarkson show today

The Grammy awards are Sunday night on CBS. Blake Shelton will duet with Gwen Stefani. As for their performance Blake said he’ll just be standing behind the microphone and Gwen will do all the “eye candy stuff.” Tanya Tucker has the most country nominations and she’ll also perform and present. Other presenters include Keith Urban and Shania Twain. 26 recordings were also added to the Grammy Hall of Fame including Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard's ‘Pancho and Lefty’ and Patsy Cline's ‘Walkin' After Midnight.’

Garth is on the Kelly Clarkson show today. When he shot the video for Dive Bar recently his band had to be scuba certified as it was all filmed under water. They were trained in a motel pool in a bad part of town, east Nashville, because that’s the only place that had one 10 feet deep. The amps and gear used were wrecked in Nashville’s 2010 flood so Garth got them all for free. He and Blake had fans on them as they sang to move their clothes and hair so it seemed like they were under water.

Finally - Kane Brown recently bought a 1992 Honda Civic like he had when he was 18. He had to drive it to the gas station on a flat tire but said he still had the biggest smile on his face.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Blake Shelton’s on The Gayle King Grammy Special tonight & Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s caught snoring

Blake Shelton’s on The Gayle King Grammy Special tonight on CBS and it’ll include a visit from his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani. Blake reveals if he wasn’t singing he’d probably still be doing what he did before; roofing houses. US Weekly reports Gwen will marry Blake even if she can’t get her previous marriage annulled by the Catholic Church.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s wife took a video of him snoring last night. She was giggling the whole time and it was so loud I can’t believe he didn’t wake himself up!

Jake Owen had some great words of wisdom yesterday writing, ‘’tomorrow is another day. Be great. Be kind. Learn from today.”

Finally - Chase Rice is on The Bachelor Monday night. Contestant Victoria Fuller is taken on a date that includes a private concert with Chase but turns out Victoria used to date him. She had no idea he was the concert and no one told him she was a contestant. Once they got off stage, Victoria and Chase went behind a tent to talk while cameras rolled.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Luke Combs will make his debut on Saturday Night Live & Carrie underwood's son turns one

Luke Combs will make his debut on Saturday Night Live February 1st with guest host, NFL star J.J. Watt from the Houston Texans.

Thomas Rhett
tweeted, “for the sake of Lauren Akins sanity, we are hoping our baby girl gets here this week.” Her due date is February 3 and she looks like she could have their daughter any day now.

Keith Urban
launched his Vegas residency at Caesars earlier this month. He has a huge LED wall and when he’s performing, ocean waves will sometimes lap behind him. When he sings ‘The Fighter,’ a giant Carrie Underwood cameos for a digital duet. During the show Keith also walks through the crowd and he gives things away too like his guitar telling fans, ‘sorry that it’s slightly used.’

Finally - Carrie Underwood‘s son Jacob turned one yesterday. She ordered a chocolate cake with camo frosting and an edible baby on top. In trying to eat the baby Jacob destroyed the entire cake. Carrie tweeted, “you are smiley, crazy, smart and apparently, you love cake!”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

blake and Gwen's video debuts & Ingrid Andress hopes pixar comes calling

The video for Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s tune, ‘Nobody But You’ debuted today. I really liked it! One of my favorite scenes was when they’re eating in a diner and Blake uses a french fry as a microphone when he sings to Gwen. They also show scenes of them at his farm, on a coach with one of his dogs and a few more lovely dovey things but it’s not too over the top.

Speaking of Blake, he says the strangest gift he ever got from a fan was found one night after he got off stage. Among the stuffed animals there was a brown paper sack and when he opened it, an iguana crawled out! Blake said he screamed like a girl when it launched itself from the sack and landed on his shirt. It’s funny he was surprised because growing up Blake was obsessed with the Texas horned lizard.

As a baby, Luke Bryan was so sickly, his mom had to bounce him a lot. She hummed while she bounced him and Luke could actually hum songs before he could even talk. In the 2nd grade Luke was hit by a car but thankfully did not have any permanent damage.

Besides music, Ingrid Andress has a goal to voice an animated character in a Pixar movie but in a funny role. Ingrid says she doesn’t ever want to be the romantic interest.

Finally - Maren Morris’ husband Ryan Hurd has been spoiling his wife during her pregnancy. He’ll not only walk downstairs to get her ice cream now, he’ll take it back when she’s done.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Old Dominion perform on The Tonight Show & sam hunts case goes to a grand jury

Sam Hunt was supposed to be in a Nashville court room Friday on DUI charges but the hearing was canceled so it can be heard by a grand jury March 17 in Nashville. We don’t know if the trial was recommended by his attorney but a grand jury only hears cases involving serious felonies. There could be criminal charges or an indictment against Sam.

Jason Aldean’s son Memphis just found some of his sisters Barbie’s in the playroom. He calls them his “girls” and he carries them everywhere. This weekend Memphis requested quesadillas and chips for lunch for he and his "girls" then they watched ‘Madagascar.’

This weekend Michael Ray played the Opry for the 50th time. Michael tweeted, “playing that stage will always be the honor of my life.”

Dustin Lynch has been dating model Kelli Seymour for a year now. He says she’s everything he was looking for; laid-back, confident, loves to laugh, is spontaneous and she likes to travel.

Finally - Old Dominion perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Kane Brown honors his new daughter & Sam Hunt’s in court today

Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn recently got tattoos in honor of their nearly 3-month old daughter Kingsley Rose. Kane had the word ‘Kingsley’ tattooed on his neck, behind his right ear and his wife got the baby’s name on her arm.

Luke Bryan’s album, ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here,’ will be in stores April 24. His tour kicks off this summer with Morgan Wallen, Runaway June & Caylee Hammack. Select dates go on sale January 31.

Today, Little Big Town’s album ‘Nighfall’ is out so is Dustin Lynch’s ‘Tullahoma.’ Also Sam Hunt’s in court today for his November 21 arrest in Nashville on DUI charges.

Dan and Shay will play the Super Bowl Music Fest in Miami February 1. Highlights will air on FOX.

Finally - Garth will go behind-the-scenes of his first music video in 12 years in, The Making Of Dive Bar, premiering on CMT Saturday.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Maren Morris says no to crunches, sit ups or jumping & Thomas Rhett spotted at Chick-fil-A

Maren Morris is pregnant and her son will be born in March. She still work’s out with a trainer several times a week but with modifications like elevated push-ups. Maren can still do a lot of things but no more crunches, sit ups or jumping. She won’t be the only new mom in her crew tho as her bass player Annie is also having a baby. Maren says that’ll happen when you’re an artist who employs women.

Last week Thomas Rhett and his road crew were spotted in Frankfort, Kentucky having lunch at Chick-fil-A.

When Dan + Shay sang at Justin Bieber’s wedding last year they were glad they’d both had their weddings because Justin’s was quite extravagant. The other day the guys posted a video of their no frills recording studio. It’s an extra bedroom in Dan’s house. All they have is a laptop, blankets tossed around to make the sound better and a mic in the corner.

Finally - Little Big Town have an album out tomorrow so tonight they’ll play Carnage Hall. The last time a mainstream country act did that was Alan Jackson 15 years ago.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

brooks & Dunn are back & Little Big Town perform on The Tonight Show

Blake Shelton will take over Ole Red’s Twitter for a Q&A Thursday. You can send questions to #AskBlake. I also hear Blake and Gwen will be guests on the Gayle King Grammy Special January 23 on CBS.

Brooks and Dunn retired from touring 10 years ago and now they’re back. The tour kicks off May 15. The other night at the Ryman the guys performed at a fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Hospital & even tho Ronnie had pneumonia and a cold, he could still hold a note for 20 seconds.

Brett Young says his favorite dish to cook is something he’s thrown together with odds and ends from the fridge because he hates to waste food.

Michael Ray’s
video for ‘Her World Or Mine’ is out and it honors his Grama. There’s a close up of a penny from 1945, the year she was born. Michael said it took forever to find that penny and he now has it tattooed on the inside of his arm.

Finally - Little Big Town perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tim McGraw touring with Luke Combs, Midland and Ingrid Andress & Luke Bryan doesn't care if people like his music

Tim McGraw was in New Orleans yesterday for the College Football National Championship and he’s getting a lot of haters. He performed his new single, ‘Way Down’ with rapper Shy Carter and people said he’s trying to copy what Billy Ray Cyrus did with Old Town Road. The lyric has ‘way down’ sung almost 70 times. Tim also tweeted about the food he ate in New Orleans including raw and fried oysters, flounder and sweet beignets, causing him an extra workout.  His 30-city Here on Earth Tour will be July and August with two stadium dates in September Luke Combs will open. His other openers are Midland and Ingrid Andress

Because calling in sick for Miranda Lambert means she’d have to cancel a concert, she’ll often get a steroid and a B12 shot if she’s not feeling well. When it’s really hot at her summer shows she’ll have paramedics give her IV’s. Miranda says that helps a lot.

Luke Bryan doesn't care if people like his music as long as he can be free to make what he wants. Luke says, “one minute, I'm the savior of country music. The next, I've ruined it.”

Finally - while working at Fed X, Kane Brown went back and forth to Nashville in his ancient Honda that could only go so fast. Kane was hoping things worked out before his car blew up.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Tim McGraw plays before the College Football Playoff National Championship & Rascal Flatts let fans help pick farewell tunes

Tim McGraw’s headlining a free concert today before the College Football Playoff National Championship in New Orleans. Today at 10 AM CT Tim will have a special announcement on Facebook Live.

Jon Pardi will marry longtime girlfriend, Summer Duncan in May in Montana. The venue overlooks Yellowstone National Park and Jon says they chose May so they could have a non-sweaty wedding.

Rascal Flatts' are letting fans help decide what tunes they’ll play on their farewell tour later this year. Gary LeVox said, “we're gonna take 12 months to celebrate our rear-ends off with the people that have given us their everything.”

Finally – Martina McBride’s mom Jeanne Schiff died Friday following emergency heart surgery. Martina wrote, “she made her kids self-sufficient, told us to go outside and play, gave us chores and taught us how to work. She wasn’t one to smother with affection, do your homework for you, or attend every ballgame but we always knew she was there for us.”

Friday, January 10, 2020

willie nelson's wife afraid to sleep with him & no carbs after 5 for Kenny chesney

Tyler Hubbard from FGL picks one word every year that’ll determine how he lives. For 2020 it’s ‘discipline.’ Tyler says it’s the way he sets boundaries so he can be the best version of himself for others.

Whenever Blake Shelton’s in New York City he always has lunch at Trattoria Dell'arte because Blake’s obsessed with their expensive pizza, they start at $26. A bowl of soup is $14 and salads are $25 bucks!

Thomas Rhett’s
dad Rhett Akins wife is having a son in March. Thomas’s daughter will also be born very soon so they’ll almost be the same age. His dad’s little boy will be her uncle.

Willie Nelson’s wife Annie says it’s dangerous to sleep with him. He’ll dream and kick and scream. After 29 years of marriage, Annie still hasn’t gotten used to it.

Kenny Chesney
won’t eat carbs after five including potatoes, rice and pasta. Kenny says if you go to bed at night without eating carbs, you wake up feeling leaner.

Finally - Luke Bryan will perform at The American Express PGA TOUR in La Quinta, CA January 18. Tickets are on sale now at TheAmexGolf.com.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Jason Aldean's new eating plan & Luke Combs story sounds like a lie but it's true

Jason Aldean said he’s always been thin but as he gets close to 43, that’s changed so he met with a nutritionist last year. He said, “it's not rocket science. I do a lot of protein and vegetables and not too many carbs or sugar.” In between meals Jason has a protein bar.

Luke Combs has a story about himself that sounds like a lie but is true. When he was at one of his first label meetings in Nashville he was told the songs weren’t good enough. They eventually all went #1. Luke said, “the moral of the story, don’t ever let anyone stop you from chasing your dreams.”

Miranda Lambert
can't live without her coffee and says “don't talk to me before I have coffee. Period."

Finally - after a workout, Tim McGraw always has a juice he makes with kale, banana, apple and jalapenos. Lunch is whole milk with a tuna or peanut butter sandwich. If he could work out with anyone, dead or alive Tim said he’d wanna do karate with Elvis.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

it's Rascal Flatts farewell tour & Blake & Gwen perform together on the grammys

With ‘Dive Bar’ still climbing the charts, Garth Brooks has now appeared on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs for the past five decades. Beating him tho are Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson who appeared in six different decades. George Jones made it seven starting in the 50s.

Rascal Flatts farewell tour will kick off June 11. They’ve been in the business 20 years and Gary LeVox said, “the greatest feeling ever is being told our music’s been the soundtrack to people’s lives.” Jay DeMarcus added, “there’s no sadness, just new chapters, new journeys and new beginnings.”

Jon Pardi has a picture on his phone of Little Jimmy Dickens at the Ryman two days before his death. In a pew over Jimmy’s shoulder there’s a seated man wearing a cowboy hat and an old-fashioned suit with a large musical note only you can see through where the face should be. Jimmy’s caretaker said the place was empty that day. Jon and others think it’s Hank Williams.

Finally - Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani perform together on the GRAMMYs January 26.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Blake Shelton's restaurant opens in Orlando April 13 & Jason Aldean on his best career advice ever

Blake Shelton will open his fourth Ole Red restaurant and bar in Orlando, FL April 13. There will be live music, seating for 500, a private event area and three bars. The menu will include Blake’s signature Champagne of Fried Chicken that’s marinated in beer plus dishes native to Orlando as well.

Trisha Yearwood makes records and tours. She also has a cooking show, a furniture line and bestselling cookbooks giving her a net worth of $40 million. Garth just does music and his net worth’s about $350 million.

Luke Combs revealed he does not do bar soap anymore only the liquid kind; even in the shower.

Brett Eldredge starts the day healthy and his normal breakfast is a peanut butter, banana, almond milk, blueberry smoothie.

Finally - Jason Aldean says the best career advice he ever got was from Tim McGraw who said, ‘be aware of every move you make as you’re ultimately the boss of your own career.’


This recipe is inspired by Blake Shelton’s popular Ole Red restaurant chain.
Champagne of Fried Chicken
¾ cup dill pickle brine
3 Tbsp kosher salt, divided
3 (12-oz) bottles Miller High Life, divided
1 fresh thyme sprig
1 bay leaf
1 whole chicken, cut into 8-10 pieces
Canola oil, for frying
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup finely ground cornmeal
2 Tbsp smoked paprika
1½ Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp cayenne
In a small saucepan, combine pickle brine and 2 Tbsp salt to a boil. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until salt dissolves. Remove from heat; stir in 2 bottles of beer, thyme sprig and bay leaf. Transfer to a bowl large enough to hold brine and chicken. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate until cold. Add chicken to cold brine; refrigerate 6-12 hours. Fill a large Dutch oven or pot with 3 inches oil. Heat to 350°F. In pie plate, combine flour, cornmeal, remaining 1 Tbsp kosher salt, paprika, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme and cayenne. Pour remaining bottle of beer into a shallow bowl. Set a wire rack over a sheet pan. Working with one piece at a time, remove chicken from brine, shaking off excess. Dredge in flour mixture, dip in beer and dredge again in flour mixture. Place on wire rack; let stand 3 minutes. Fry 8-10 minutes or until golden and chicken registers 165°F on a meat thermometer, turning to cook evenly. (Fry chicken in batches to avoid overcrowding pan.) Drain on a paper-towel-lined plate.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Jake Owen broke his wrist & Miranda Lambert snuck up on her shirtless husband

On Friday Jake Owen broke his wrist riding a skateboard while showing his daughter Pearl what not to do on her new skateboard. Jake says he’ll still play the Pebble Beach Pro AM with Jordan Spieth Feb. 6 even tho its 2-weeks sooner than doctors say he’ll be healed.

Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman was in tears at a Golden Globes party Saturday in LA after she heard their home in Australia was being threatened by fires there. They have a house in Sydney and a 100-acre farm a few hours away. This weekend Keith and Nic made a $500,000 donation to the Rural Fire Services.

Dolly Parton's husband, 77-year-old Carl Dean was photographed last month running errands in Brentwood, TN. Carl’s avoided being photographed for over four decades. I hear he and Dolly live in a different buildings on their property.

Finally - this weekend Miranda Lambert snuck up on her shirtless husband as he was cooking and singing ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ by Guns N' Roses. You can see Miranda on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert tonight.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Dierks Bentley’s band has a record deal & Kane Brown has a secret talent.

Dierks Bentley’s 90s parody cover band, Hot Country Knights just signed a record deal. Dierks is lead singer Doug Douglason and all the guys wear wigs that are either mullets, shags or heavily permed plus lots of sleeveless tank tops. Their goal is to bring real ’90s country music back to radio.

Luke Combs owns 200 guitars including one that belonged to Johnny Cash. A few years ago he saw a post from Carters Vintage Guitars in Nashville saying they had one of Johnny's for sale. Luke said he couldn’t drive there fast enough to pick it up. He paid 6 figures for it.

Kane Brown has a secret talent. His wife says he’s the best swaddler she’s ever seen and when he does that his infant daughter Kingsley immediately stops crying.

Finally - when Miranda Lambert tours, she’s terrified she’ll accidentally say the wrong city in front of the crowd so she always writes the cities name in huge capital letters on her set list.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Keith Urban’s getting grief on social media & Carrie Underwood will stop hosting the CMA Awards

Keith Urban headlined Nashville’s New Year’s Eve concert in front of a record-breaking 200,000 plus crowd. Keith’s getting grief on social media tho over what he wore that night; a black and red striped sweater many thought looked like the one worn by Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street.

Kane Brown tweeted, “2020 was always the year we were supposed to have flying cars and all we get is a car that parks its self.”

Carly Pearce married Michael Ray a few months ago and she’s now officially changed her last name. Carly said it took 8-hours of running all over Nashville to get it done tho.

Jake Owen
took to social media yesterday writing, “my whole life I’ve had 20/20 vision, so this has got to be the year everything makes sense.”

Finally - Carrie Underwood will stop hosting the CMA Awards after 12 years. No replacement has been named yet but I pick Kelsie Ballerini and Thomas Rhett for Brad Paisley.