Friday, July 31, 2020

Jason Aldean loves shopping on eBay & Rascal Flatts has a new EP out

Jason Aldean loves shopping on eBay and it’s where he gets his vintage t-shirts. I also learned growing up Jason played baseball, first base because he noticed they got the most on-camera time in the big leagues.

Brett Eldredge reveals his favorite thing about going home is his mom’s brownies. Brett says they’re incredible and the recipe was handed down from his great grandma.

Keith Urban’s 12-year-old Sunday has been putting together short movies. Keith hopes she becomes a film director someday. Sunday also plays piano and her sister Faith plays the violin.

Dolly will have a new album out this fall, ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas,’ and it features her brother Randy, Michael Buble', Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Rascal Flatts has a 7-tune EP out today. Zac Brown turns 42. Tomorrow Florida Georgia Line play a USO show at 11 AM CT at uso.org/mvp.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Garth permanently removes himself from Entertainer of the Year & Michael Ray and Brett Eldredge are live today

Yesterday Garth permanently removed himself from the CMA Entertainer of the Year category. He felt like it’s time for somebody else to win it. He also plans to open a bar on Nashville's Lower Broadway in the next few years. I also hear it was his daughter Allie, who had COVID and since her husband works with Garth daily, everyone had to be tested.

During quarantine, several people have seen Luke Combs fishing on Nashville’s Cumberland River.

Michael Ray
is live today at 5 CT on the Diamond Resorts Facebook page. Brett Eldredge has a free show tonight at 7 CT on Facebook and his YouTube channel.

Tim McGraw
and Faith Hill will be married 24 years in October and a source told Us Weekly they’re “in it for life.”

Finally - Miranda Lambert gave Maren Morris and her son matching jean jackets with their names on it and lots of fringe.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Jason Aldean is selling his beach home & Garth has a press conference this morning

Jason Aldean is selling his nearly 7,000 sg foot Florida beach home on Saint George Island for $2.95 million. He’s since bought another beach house there for $4.1 million. It’s almost 4,500 square feet with 5 bedrooms, five bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen with two islands and a pool.

Garth has a press conference that’ll live stream this morning at 10 AM CT on his Facebook page. He says it has to do with when personal lines meet career lines.

At Blake Shelton’s drive-in concert last weekend, everyone involved did their best to make it seem like it was live. A screen in one city stretched across the front of 18 shipping containers. As for pandemic living, Blake’s been picking blackberries, growing a garden and he planted 2-acres of sweet corn, just like Luke Bryan did. Only Luke said it was so much work, don’t ever do it.

Finally - Thomas Rhett says the pandemic’s sorta been a blessing because he’s seeing his kids a lot more.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Jason Aldean just got a tattoo & Shania’s partnered with Netflix

Jason Aldean just got a tattoo of 3 palm trees on his left arm with the word Navy for his daughter. It’ll be finished in September and it was done by Bubba Irwin from the show Ink Master. The same day Bubba also tattooed Kane Brown, his wife and Jason’s wife Brittany. Tonight from his new mansion, Jason performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line’s nearly year-old son Luca’s been sick. They got his test results back yesterday and Luca thankfully was negative for Covid-19.

Maren Morris is so frugal she refuses to rent a movie on Apple if it’s more than $6. Her husband’s the one who reminds her she can afford it! Maren also wrote her first song in a long time yesterday.

Shania’s partnered with Netflix to adapt best-selling author Debbie Macomber's Heart of Texas book’s as a TV series. Shania will executive produce and be on the soundtrack too.

Finally - Kane Brown has a live virtual performance with Pandora at 7 CT today.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Dierks Bentley's “suffer fest” & Tim McGraw crashed a Zoom meeting

This weekend in Telluride, Colorado, Dierks Bentley took a 6 1/2 hour, 50 mile bicycle ride at 7,000 vertical feet. He biked thru two mountain ranges in the cold, rain and deep mud and ended up covered in it. He even had his son hose him off. Dierks called it a “true suffer fest” but he loved it and would do it again anytime!

A few days ago, Tim McGraw crashed a Zoom meeting with nurses at a hospital in New Jersey. It was a complete surprise to the Covid health care workers. Tim thanked the nurses for the great work they were doing then had a private concert just for them.

The condo Keith Urban recently bought in New York City was 3.5 million. It’s 1,600 sq ft with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms and located in Manhattan’s fancy Tribeca neighborhood. The building includes roof gardens with cabana lounges, a huge fitness center and an underground reception area with vaulted ceilings.

Finally - Carly Pearce wants to catch up with us tonight at 7 CT on Instagram Live.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thomas Rhett makes brisket & Luke Combs will be live today

Thomas Rhett’s 5th attempt at making brisket was a success. The previous four were “tough as a brick” so he turned to company, Meat Church. They face timed with him so he could see how it’s done. Thomas tweeted, “hands down the best brisket I’ve ever had.”

Miranda Lambert thinks her marriage has passed the COVID-19 test. She and Brendan were married in January 2019. She said back in February she told herself not to panic and to use the break to rest.

Kane Brown
and his wife Katelyn have a duet out soon, ‘Mad At This World.’ It’s about what’s happened in 2020 like Covid, tornados destroying Nashville and the California fires.

Blake Shelton
and Gwen Stefani are in People magazine today. They reveal quarantining on his Oklahoma ranch includes riding four-wheelers, making sourdough biscuits and just being together.

Finally - Luke Combs will be live today at 6 CT on all his socials.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Tenille Townes leads the CCMA’s & Kenny Chesney vacations in Kennebunkport

Tenille Townes leads the CCMA’s with 6 nominations including Entertainer of the Year, Female Artist and Fans’ Choice Award. Dean Brody and Brett Kissel each got five and James Barker Band, The Reklaws and Dallas Smith four nods each. The show’s Sept. 27 on Global and the Global TV App.

Last weekend, Kenny Chesney vacationed in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was seen at the Arundel Wharf restaurant, the Colony Hotel and Alisson’s Restaurant, who’s known for their lobster rolls. Kenny’s boat captain Ben’s from there plus he has friends that are fishermen, boat guides and own bars in Kennebunkport so it has a special place in his heart. In 2018, Kenny was seen in Maine with 90-year-old Kennedy matriarch Ethel, sailing around the bay of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port.

Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts, his wife Allison and their kids Dylan and Madeline, are getting their own reality show on Netflix. DeMarcus Family Rules premieres August 19 and it’ll be a behind the scenes, unfiltered look at what they call their “crazy life.”

Garth is done with his upcoming album ‘FUN’ but says he's in limbo, just waiting for the right moment to share it. He also hinted a surprise is coming with the record's release.

Finally – tomorrow morning on the Today Show, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani perform their new single.

Opening Day Baseball tune from my husband

In honor of Opening Day, here is the song my husband wrote and is singing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Fans are mad at Keith Urban & Luke Bryan pranks his dog

Fans are mad at Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman because the government let them skip the 14-day mandatory hotel quarantine when they got to Sydney, Australia yesterday. They did have to pass a health check at a private airport but were granted special permission to self-isolate at home. Fans said once again the rich and famous always get a pass.

Jason Aldean’s 2-year-old son Memphis has hair so long his mom sometime puts it in a bun. Jason gets lots of mean comments on social media and says, “when u are talking about my child I will come out swinging. So let's agree to disagree and say no more!"

Luke Bryan pranked his chocolate lab Choc yesterday. He was watching Luke eat so he tossed him a slice of tomato. After Choc chewed it for a few seconds he spit it out.

Tim McGraw will have a live stream to talk about his upcoming album, ‘Here on Earth,’ August 21 at 8 PM CT. Tickets are on sale now for $15 at live.timmcgraw.com.

Finally – Willie Nelson’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live,

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album's out September 25 & Luke Combs Croc slides are out today

Carrie Underwood’s first ever Christmas album, ‘The Gift’ will be out September 25. The vinyl version will be in stores October 30. Carrie says the record will also feature a world-class orchestra.

Brad Paisley’s
wife Kimberly posted a video yesterday in their driveway doing a cheer saying, “2020 ain’t gonna get me down. It’s all about attitude.” All of a sudden a huge black ball fell from the sky and crushed her. Brad’s dad Doug told me it was an app called, Action Movie Fx.

Thomas Rhett says once you have three kids it just tacks on a little bit to the chaos. Thomas says he and Lauren could easily have seven.

After taking ‘Nobody But You’ to #1, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have a new single coming out, ‘Happy Anywhere.’ They’ll debut it Friday on NBC’s Today show.

Finally - Luke Combs new Croc slides are out today and be quick cause they’ll sell out!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Luke Bryan has a fishing quirk & Tenille Townes performs on the Today show tomorrow

Luke Bryan’s always wanted to take the summer off and now he can cause of Covid. Luke recently loaded his 3 boys on the tour bus and they fished in ten trout streams on their way out west. Luke’s fishing quirk is he’ll accidentally hook people and he’s done it about 100 times so far.

Midland's Mark Wystrach’s in the upcoming film, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, based on the story of Christian TV’s Tammy Faye Bakker. Mark plays Gary Paxton, a hit songwriter and producer who she reportedly had a crush on during her marriage to Jim Bakker. Mark is not new to acting tho. Years ago he was on the soap opera Passions and he also had a cameo on CSI: Miami.

Dierks Bentley has spent quarantine doing a lot of bicycle riding and working on his mullet which is getting pretty long.

Tenille Townes performs on the Today show tomorrow.

Finally - Hillary from Lady A has two tattoos, a music note on her foot and the #14 on her wrist for the age she decided to do music for a living.

Friday, July 17, 2020

thomas rhett has a pedicure & Dolly's White Limozeen opens today in Nashville

Thomas Rhett’s 3-year-old daughter Ada painted his toenails white yesterday. He said it was “invigorating.”

Midland used to fight a lot because they’re all so competitive. One thing that helped fix that was getting rid of their backgammon set because it caused too much friction.

A Dolly Parton-themed restaurant opens today in Nashville, ‘White Limozeen.’ The name’s from a tune off her 1989 album. It has a roof-top pool. The menu includes everything from a classic burger to caviar to champagne Jello shots.

Michael Ray
and Tenille Townes are on a live concert to benefit London's Royal Albert Hall. It’s on the venue's YouTube channel Saturday at 1:30 CT.

Finally - Luke Bryan turns 44 today. Keith Urban debuts the video for ‘Superman.’ The vinyl version of Sam Hunt's ‘Southside’ is out today then tonight Reba has a live show from 1994 on her YouTube channel.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman just bought a two-bedroom New York apartment in the Tribeca section of Manhattan. They paid $3.5 million for their place at 108 Leonard Street. Nic especially liked the building security as it has three entrances and a “sky garage” so they can park right next to their apartment. There’s an elevator just for their car. The Urbans also have homes in Nashville, Los Angeles and two in Australia.

New mom Maren Morris tweeted, “Getting dressed felt like a win today.” Her son Hayes was born March 23.

Brett Eldredge says his grama was an amazing cook especially her fried chicken, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. One of his favorites was a chocolate cake she made from scratch with thick white icing. She’d serve it in a cup with milk poured over and called it Eldredge Cake.

Finally - Luke Combs performs from home on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

what led Carly Pearce to file for divorce & Luke Combs new Crocs are out Tuesday

We may now know what led Carly Pearce to file for divorce from Michael Ray. A fan tweeted something yesterday Carly retweeted and clicked ‘like’ on. The fan wrote, “Carly’s deleted all pics of Michael from her Instagram. Show him he messed up. Imagine cheating on someone so perfect.”

Maren Morris wrote, “remember when Maren got rejected from Idol, The Voice and America’s Got Talent? Now they use her music in the shows for promo and audition songs.”

Thomas Rhett’s 5-month-old Lennon’s named after Beatle John Lennon. Her middle name was gonna be Louise, but in the hospital they changed it to Love cause she was born so close to Valentine’s Day.

Luke Combs new Crocs are out Tuesday. The black slide has a wood grain side panel and the Jibbitz include a guitar pic holder, a beer bottle, an American flag and a guitar.

Finally - Chris Young’s canceled his remaining tour dates and now can refund ticket-holders.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Luke Bryan ‘Ain't Divorced Yet' & Garth’s acoustic live show with Trisha is tonight

If he had to write a song about quarantine, Luke Bryan would call it, ‘Ain't Divorced Yet.’ Even tho quarantine divorces are happening, Luke says he and his wife are better than ever.

Randy Houser shared a photo of an airplane full of people wearing masks sitting side-by-side and a picture of an empty music venue. He wrote, “Anybody see a problem?” Jason Aldean responded, “let’s pack em in like sardines breathing recirculated air” and Clint Black added, “maybe we should see if we can sing to people packed into planes.”

Garth’s acoustic live show with Trisha doing our requests is tonight at 6 CT.

Morgan Wallen’s former fiancĂ©e Katie Smith gave birth to their son Indigo Wilder Friday. Morgan writes, “this year has been the hardest of my life but that’s not what I’ll remember it by. You are. I’ll be the Dad you deserve.”

Finally - Dolly’s line of greeting cards exclusively at Walmart will be in stores later this month.

Monday, July 13, 2020

The Lady A saga continues & Luke Bryan's on Live With Kelly & Ryan

The Lady A saga continues… Seattle’s Lady A, Anita White, told Rolling Stone when she asked Lady A for $10 million, she told them she’d donate half to charity. Anita says “they should change their name. They have the resources and money to do that. I don't want to share my name with them." The band isn’t suing White to prevent her from using “Lady A.” They’re attempting to ensure they won’t be sued for using the handle going forward. I hear White never trademarked the name Lady A but the band did in 2011.

Luke Bryan's on Live With Kelly & Ryan today. Tonight he hosts the 3-hour CMA Best of Fest on ABC with performances from the past 16 years like Blake Shelton, Garth, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and more.

Darius Rucker and his wife Beth are getting a divorce after nearly 20 years of marriage. On Saturday he wrote, “after much reflection we have made the decision to consciously uncouple. We remain close friends and parenting partners. Please be kind.”

Finally - Little Big Town sing ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon & Brett Eldredge is on Southern Living magazine’s biscuits and jam podcast today.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Charlie Daniels funeral will livestream today & Carrie Underwood's seen on a cattle drive

The funeral for Charlie Daniels starts at 11 AM CT today and will be live-streamed at the Charlie Daniels Band Facebook page and YouTube channel. Performers include Travis Tritt, Vince Gill, Gretchen Wilson and Trace Adkins.

Brett Eldredge’s album, ‘Sunday Drive’ is out today. Brett will go live at 3:30 CT playing the songs, telling the stories behind them and answering fan questions.

Rascal Flatts say when they retire from touring the things they’ll miss most are getting the best tables at restaurants and a discount and VIP passes at Disney World.

Thomas Rhett says quarantine for he and his family means lots of Chick-fil-A take out. They also swing in the hammock, walk in the woods and play in the pool. Thomas says a daily highlight is walking to the mailbox.

Finally - Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike went on a cattle drive in Wyoming this week. They celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

lady a sue lady a & Blake Shelton has a drive-in concert

A few weeks ago Lady A thought they'd come to an agreement with Seattle R&B singer Anita White, who's been using Lady A for 20 years. They hoped they could both perform as Lady A. Anita now says she’ll do that for $10 million dollars so they’re suing her. The suit claims they’ve used “Lady Antebellum” and “Lady A” since 07 and they registered “Lady A” with the U.S. Patent Office in 2011 with no opposition from anyone including Anita. They’ll now head to court so they can continue using ‘Lady A’ and say “we’re disappointed we won’t be able to work with Anita and hope she and her advisors change their minds. We could do so much more together.”

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins will have a drive-in concert in the U.S. and Canada July 25. It’ll feature performances filmed exclusively for the drive-in show and there will also be interviews and stories from Blake, Gwen and Trace. The cost is $114.99 per vehicle for up to 6 people and tickets go on sale on July 14.

Finally - Michael Ray has a new Instagram Live series, Power Hour that starts tonight at 7 CT.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Carly Pearce on the inaugural ACM Wine Down & Charlie Daniel's funeral is Friday

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani continue to be the hottest tabloid subject. Rumor has it Blake wants to surprise Gwen and propose on The Voice next season as she’ll be back on the show. A source close to the situation says this simply isn’t true. Speaking of Blake, he has a home on Lake Texoma in Oklahoma that he built for Gwen. It has a Hawaiian theme with palm trees, grass-roof guest bungalows and an infinity pool. The property is fenced and gated but it surprised me that neighbors on both sides are just a few feet away.

Carly Pearce is part of the inaugural ACM Wine Down Wednesday today at 6 CT on Carly’s Facebook. As for her cat Emmylou, Carly says “most friends she won’t get within 10 feet of and if she comes over it’s always on her terms.” Carly says Emmylou rules the house.

Finally – Charlie Daniels died Monday. Today, Trace Adkins, Tracy Lawrence, Darryl Worley and more will sing outside of Sellars Funeral Home in Mt Juliet, TN then there will be an open visitation. Charlie’s funeral is 11 AM Friday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Charlie Daniels died yesterday & garth cancels tonight's concert

While Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are fine, someone in their camp has possibly been exposed to Covid-19. To be safe, they’re all quarantining for 2-weeks and that means tonight’s live acoustic show will happen at a date to be determined later.

Charlie Daniels died yesterday at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN from a stroke that was probably caused by a brain aneurism. He was 83. Blake Shelton tweeted, “Just when I thought 2020 couldn’t break my heart anymore... Charlie Daniels you will always be an American hero. Rest In Peace sir.” Jake Owen wrote, “His music and talent speaks for itself, but boys and girls it’s the legacy you leave behind and your character. It doesn’t get better than Charlie Daniels.” Jason Aldean added, “He was one of the nicest/kindest people I have ever met.” Luke Bryan posted, “What a hero. A true patriot and country music icon.” Tim McGraw wrote, “without fail, every time I had the pleasure of being around him, he was one of most genuine, kind and thoughtful folks I've ever run across.”

Finally - Willie Nelson’s
on Southern Living magazines Biscuits & Jam podcast today mostly talking about food.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Maren Morris removes all photos of her son & will Brett Eldredge do The Bachelor

Maren Morris deleted all photos of her 3-month-old son Hayes from Instagram Friday after being mom-shamed one too many times. She and her husband had talked about not posting photos anyway until he’s a bit older, but Maren said other moms definitely “forced their hand.'

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have 2 cats, Ginger and Snow. On walks Nic carries them in a backpack with a window so they can peek out and get some air. She says they love it.

Brett Eldredge was asked if he’d ever want to be on NBC’s The Bachelor and said, "I don't think so cause I like my private life too much." As for dating post-pandemic, Brett said, ‘once we get out of this, conversations will have more depth and we’ll hopefully cut out things that don’t give value to our life."

Finally – Luke Combs is a huge Will Ferrell fan and he hopes one day to have him in a music video. Luke says he’s always wanted to meet him and thinks he’s the funniest guy on the planet.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Maren Morris’s husband defends her & Zac Brown Band has a free show tonight

Maren Morris’s husband Ryan Hurd took to social media yesterday writing, “my wife usually doesn’t need me to defend her but she’s a great mom and my kid was not recently unsafe on a float in 1 feet of water being held by an adult with 5 people watching.”

Multiple sources say Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will marry once social distancing guidelines are lifted. They want ceremonies in LA and Oklahoma and hoped it would be this summer but are OK if they have to wait till the fall.

Zac Brown Band
has a free show tonight on the band's YouTube and Facebook pages at 7 CT. Saturday on NBC Florida Georgia Line play after the NASCAR Xfinity race then it’s NBC’s Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular with Lady A, Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley at 7 but it repeats at 9 PM. Also Saturday night Lauren Alaina and Brantley Gilbert are on A Capitol Fourth on PBS’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Finally - Luke Combs has been in the studio working on his next album.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Miranda Lambert will stream her album release party tonight & Blake Shelton fans are not happy

Miranda Lambert will stream her Wildcard album release party on YouTube tonight at 7 PM CT. Wildcard is her 7th studio album and it includes a tune with Maren Morris. Speaking of Maren, since she had her son Hayes, she’s been sharing lots of photos of him on social media but now that may change. This week she showed Hayes on her lap in an inflatable boat. A Twitter user asked why he wasn’t wearing a life jacket. Maren said she gets so many criticisms on just about anything she posts on Hayes, she may stop.

Blake Shelton fans are not happy. Kanye West took Blake’s tune title, ‘God’s Country’ for his upcoming album. Blake’s fans say they don’t like it one bit but he hasn’t weighed in yet.

Scotty McCreery performs a 20 minute acoustic show on the Navy Exchange Facebook & Instagram pages at 7 CT tonight. 
Old Dominion sing tomorrow on Good Morning America.
Finally - country newcomer, Breland will have Keith Urban on an upcoming tune out later this year that he’s calling a “Country-Twerk” song.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Carly Pearce gets a puppy & carrie underwood makes a scarecrow

Almost 2-weeks after announcing her upcoming divorce, Carly Pearce broke her social media silence to introduce a new puppy. June looks like a designer poodle mix and she was also wanting to get a dog during quarantine anyway. Carly has a rag doll cat she walks on a leash named Emmylou after Emmylou Harris.

Besides her new hobby of beekeeping, Carrie Underwood has a garden. She just used her zucchini to make bread and the other day she and the family made a scarecrow with jeans, a flannel shirt and a mean face to keep birds away from her blueberries.

On tour, Dierks Bentley is often seen walking around backstage with a peanut butter and jam sandwich. I hear that’s where he gets some of his magic.

Finally – the CMA Summer Stay-Cay will have performances and Q&As with Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Chris Janson, Lady A, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Michael Ray, Brett Young and more. The 3-hour show streams on the CMA YouTube channel and Facebook page today at 5 CT.