Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Thomas Rhett released a hopeful tune yesterday, ‘Be A Light.’ He got Keith Urban, Reba and Lady A’s Hillary Scott to sing on the song that benefits the MusicCares COVID-19 relief fund. It helps people in the music biz affected in any way by coronavirus. Thomas co-wrote ‘Be A Light’ last year and decided this was the perfect time to release it.

Each Thursday night starting this week, Dolly Parton will read a story from her Imagination Library. It’s something she’s wanted to do for a while and says the timing never felt right until now. Kids can watch Dolly read the stories on her Imagination Library YouTube channel.

As they near their middle thirties, Florida Georgia Line have reached a lot of their goals. They say one day they look forward to taking the artist hat off and working full time on their publishing company and record label. Brian says, “we’re just getting started.”

Finally - Blake Shelton is donating part of his online merchandise sales to the MusicCares Covid-19 relief fund through Friday.

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's mullet is back & The debut album from Ingrid Andress is out

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 today & Kelsea Ballerini and Halsey 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.

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.