Friday, September 25, 2020

Brett Eldredge is live today & carrie underwood's christmas album is here

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album, ‘My Gift’ is out today with John Legend and her son Isaiah. Terri Clark’s ‘It’s Christmas…Cheers!’ is out with Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, The Oak Ridge Boys and Pam Tillis. Also out, Justin Moore’s ‘Live at the Ryman’ with Chris Janson, David Lee Murphy and Ricky Skaggs.

Maren Morris says the best thing about watching football is the food! One of her favorites is Flamin’ Hot Cheetos mac-n-cheese. Maren says, “so many of the world's problems could be solved if we just sat down and had queso together!"

The cast of ‘Father of the Bride’ is reuniting after 25-years. It includes Brad Paisley’s wife Kimberly who played the bride and the movie’s when Brad saw her for the first time and said he’d marry her one day. It’ll be on Netflix’s YouTube and Facebook page at 5 CT today.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is live on Grimey's New & Preloved Music Facebook page at 5 CT. Saturday, Willie Nelson will get an award for his work to end the slaughter of America’s horses. It’s on the Equine Advocates YouTube and Facebook page at 5 PM CT.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Dolly comes clean on her tattoos & Tim McGraw's breakfast is Muscle Milk

Dolly’s fans have always wondered if she had tattoos but she’s never answered that till now. She does and most are to cover scars. They include ribbons, butterflies and bows. She also had a beehive with a tiny bee on top tattooed over her feeding tube scar. I didn’t know Dolly was so sick years ago she needed a feeding tube.

Jason Aldean says he’s financially taken care of his parents over the years because he wouldn’t be here without them. They even supported his decision to miss college and pursue music.

Tim McGraw reveals his favorite album of all time; ‘The Eagle’s Greatest Hits.’ Tim would rather skydive then get on a rodeo bull and his usual breakfast is Muscle Milk. It’s a milk that has a crazy high amount of protein in it.

Finally - Kane Brown’s hoping to have a son one day. His daughter Kingsley Rose is 10 months now and he always wanted a boy and a girl. He grew up without a dad so Kane’s vowed he’ll be the best!

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Blake Shelton's working on a scripted drama & Keith Urban performs Late Night

Blake Shelton and NBC are creating a scripted drama based on his song, ‘God's Country.’ He’s also teaming with The Fast and the Furious writer Gary Scott Thompson. It’s about a farm family in the Midwest and when their patriarch dies, they discover a devastating secret.

Lauren Alaina’s spent quarantine getting her new Nashville home decorated. It includes a huge painting of Dolly, a dressing room to house her shoe obsession and a rug made from her stepfather’s favorite cow after she died.

Eleven country records made Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. They include Eric Church – Chief, Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings, Dolly’s - Coat of Many Colors, Loretta Lynn’s - Coal Miner's Daughter and Shania’s Come On Over. 
# 164 - Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
224 - The Chicks - Fly
229 - Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection
237 - Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
257 - Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
270 - Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
284 - Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994
300 - Shania Twain - Come On Over
419 - Eric Church - Chief
440 - Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
480 - Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings

Finally – Tim McGraw’s on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Keith Urban performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brad Paisley’s on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Blake Shelton's peach jam & Keith Urban’s added a new family member

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have kept busy during quarantine in Oklahoma making jam. Blake has eight peach trees and normally just eats them but this year there were so many and they had nothing else to do, so they got online and learned to make jam. Blake says, “we made cases of peach jam but probably will never do that again." They also learned how to make sourdough bread, built a garden and planted thousands of zinnia flowers.

COVID-19 made Jon Pardi and his fiancée postpone their wedding two times so far. It will now be in Nashville with pizza instead of a wedding cake but they haven’t told us their new date yet.

Luke Bryan says one important thing he’s learned during this pandemic is that he’s gonna be really good at retirement someday.

Finally - Keith Urban’s added a new family member, a black and white recue cat, Louis.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Blake Shelton hosts foster kids & Faith Hill turns 53 today

This weekend Blake Shelton hosted some Oklahoma foster kids on his Tishomingo ranch for a fishing trip. They learned about how to clean and fillet their catch and had a fish fry for lunch. Blake’s on the board of directors for The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation.

The first 2-months of the pandemic, Keith Urban did nothing. He was uninspired and frustrated then called a close friend. After Keith got done listing his complaints, the friend said, “is there anything you can do then?” Keith said that’s what made him stop feeling sorry for himself and get back to music.

When Carrie Underwood was on American Idol she said they were very well-fed. Tables were piled with bear claws and doughnuts in the morning, vats of pasta and fried rice for lunch then pizza, tacos and platters of cookies for dinner.

Finally – Faith Hill turns 53 today. Tim McGraw tweeted, “she’s the best person I've ever known. She lights up every room she walks in. She's every rose I see.....”

Friday, September 18, 2020

Carrie Underwood's sorry & Keith Urban plays live tonight for free

Carrie Underwood told reporters after the ACM’s she was sorry she didn’t thank her husband or sons after winning Entertainer of the Year. Carrie said, “you’d think after this many years and seeing other people give speeches, I would think of people who are important to me!"

Keith Urban’s album, ‘The Speed of Now Part 1,’ is out today. Guests include P!nk, guitar legend Nile Rodgers and new artist Breland. Keith will sing live tonight on all of Amazon Music’s socials at 8 CT then he’ll be on The Tonight Show.

Miranda Lambert says music brought joy to her in quarantine but she didn't start writing for a long time. The other day Miranda wrote a song and sent it to her mom. It had some rage in it so her mom immediately called to ask if everything was OK.

Finally - Dolly Parton’s auctioning off her 30-year-old crystal-studded Appalachian gold dulcimer. It’s worth up to $100,000. The money will go to the ACM’s COVID Response Fund.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Last night there was a first in ACM history & Tyler from FGL was at the hospital

Last night there was a first in ACM history; a tie for Entertainer of the Year between Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood. Female Artist was Maren Morris. Luke Combs won Male Artist and Album for What You See Is What You Get. Single went to Blake Shelton for God’s Country. Group of the Year Old Dominion, who also won Song for One Man Band. Duo was Dan + Shay.

Best Dressed: pretty much everything Carrie Underwood had one. Some of her dresses looked vintage too. Oddest Red Carpet ensemble was Hilary from Lady A in a frilly floral skirt with a vintage NSYNC t-shirt.

Following the ACM’s, Old Dominion are leaving Nashville to camp out in an unnamed city for a couple weeks to record new music.

Finally - Tyler from Florida Georgia Line was at the hospital yesterday. Not for his wife’s due date, their 2-year-old Liv busted her chin open on the coffee table. After she was stitched up she asked her dad if she was brave.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Lady A gets countersued & Tonight’s ACM awards are on CBS

Seattle singer Anita White or Lady A, has countersued the band Lady A. She’s seeking unspecified damages and music royalties in a trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit. Two months ago the band sued her so they could continue using the name Lady A.

Tonight’s ACM awards are on CBS. The pre-show’s at 6 CT on People TV’s YouTube channel. Keith Urban will host and debut his duet with P!nk. The three venues tonight are The Ryman, Opry and Bluebird Café. Performers include Dan + Shay, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi and Morgan Wallen. Blake Shelton will duet with Gwen Stefani and Trisha Yearwood will have a song tribute to those we lost in country this year.

If Carrie Underwood wins Entertainer, she’ll be the only woman with three. Fans used to be able to vote for Entertainer too then in 2016 the academy went back to deciding the winner themselves and they’ve picked all men ever since.

Finally - presenters tonight include Lauren Alaina, Clint Black & his wife and Darius Rucker.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Alabama has a free show tonight & Garth also goes live

Early ACM winners were awarded yesterday. Thomas Rhett got Video of the Year for "Remember You Young’ and Music Event was ‘Fooled Around And Fell In Love’ with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King. The show kicks off tomorrow with the Entertainer of the Year nominees; Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett all performing a medley of their greatest hits.

Chris Janson says we’re coming into his favorite time of the year, Pumpkin Spice Latte season. He especially likes them at Starbucks and even if they’re sold out, Chris will beg them to make him one. The best place to get a Pumpkin Spice Latte Chris says, is New York City; one of his favorite places to go in the fall.

Garth is having a special LIVE event with Best Buy tonight at 6 CT at talkshop.live.

Finally - Alabama has a free show tonight on Camping World’s Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. It starts at 8 CT and it’ll be Alabama's only concert in 2020.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Thomas Rhett may move to Montana & Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles is a judge

Thomas Rhett and family have been vacationing recently in Montana. They had so much fun Thomas said they might just move there.

On Wednesday’s ACM awards Keith Urban will debut his new duet with P!nk and Taylor Swift will make her first appearance in seven years.

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles will be a judge on a new competition show, The Go-Big Show. Other judges include Snoop Dogg and pro wrestler Cody Rhodes. It’s a talent show with acts like an alligator trainer and a monster truck driver all trying to win $100,000.

Russell Dickerson’s first child was born Thursday; Remington Edward. He weighed 10 lbs., 4 ounces and measured almost 3-inches longer that the average newborn.

Kane Brown’s 65-year-old grandfather died Friday. They were very close and share the middle name Allen.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini’s on The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Miranda Lambert’s new charity & Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football open debuts this weekend


Miranda Lambert’s established a fund to help those in the music industry cover their pets’ medical bills during Covid. Her backup singer’s dog got sick and that became an unexpected major expense. Miranda said, “I knew I had to do something.”

At 2:30 this morning, Kane Brown’s daughter Kingsley was wide awake so he took her for a car ride, laid next to her, changed her diaper and gave her a bottle but nothing made her go back to bed.

Blake and Gwen perform at a virtual fundraiser for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. It’ll celebrate their 40th anniversary October 1 and it’s open to the public but you have to buy a ticket.

Finally – Kelsea Ballerini’s album, ‘ballerini’ is out today so is ACM New Male Artist Riley Green’s EP. Riley, Tenille Townes and Ashley McBryde will play the Opry Saturday then Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football open debuts this weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Jason Aldean’s on a beach that barks & Dierks Bentley debuts his mullet tonight

I found out Jason Aldean’s new beach mansion’s on Santa Rosa Island in Florida, right on the Gulf of Mexico. The home’s 4,452-sq-ft and listed at $5 million but it was for sale over a year so Jason got a deal; $4.1 million. The property includes a private beach with sugar white sand that also makes a barking sound as you walk in the softer areas. It’s on a very private street but Jason’s next door neighbors are really close.

Dierks Bentley will debut his mullet tonight at a virtual music festival at 7 CT. We can watch on the Tito’s Vodka YouTube channel. It’s an acoustic concert out doors at his home in Colorado. Also on the show; Morgan Wallen.

One thing Brantley Gilbert will never wear are shorts because he has chicken legs. He might be getting tattoos on his legs tho and if he does, Brantley says he’d consider shorts.

Finally - Kane Brown says his trainer Kate now has him doing yoga and Kane says it’s been harder to do than he thought.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dierks Bentley's growing a mullet & Kane Brown's on Netflix tonight

Dierks Bentley's been quarantining with his family in Colorado. They’re hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing and biking and he says they’ll be there indefinitely. Dierks also reveals he’s been growing a mullet.

During the pandemic, Chris Janson’s grown a full beard and says he’s proud because it’s taken 34 years for it to grow in properly.

Garth’s having a live event with Best Buy September 15. Go to talkshop.live to RSVP.

Kane Brown and his wife are on a new Netflix show tonight, The Home Edit. Kane’s also coming to drive-in theaters across the US and Canada September 26. It’s $56 per vehicle with up to six people. Tickets go on sale tomorrow but it’s pre-recorded.

Finally – tonight Brad Paisley’s the guest host on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Hardy’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

fgl's tyler falls & Kane Brown reveals his dream collaboration

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line had surgery last week on his Achilles tendon and broken ankle bone. The other day he was trying to get outside with his leg in a knee scooter when he wiped out going down a stair to his driveway. Tyler said he and his wife laughed until they cried watching the footage from his doorbell cam.

10-years-ago Luke Combs had a mullet he called a North Carolina Neck Warmer and it included NFL player Jared Allen’s racing stripes on the sides. Fellow mullet fan Morgan Wallen tweeted, “bring it back Luke, bring it back.”

Brad Paisley’s dad Doug was watching the Dodgers game the other day when he spotted the card board cut out of himself, Brad and Kimberly. With no crowd there Doug said he could hear the umps talking about wanting to go get a beer and Dodger Dog after the game.

Finally - Kane Brown reveals his dream collaboration is Shania Twain. She found out and tweeted, “let’s do it.”

Monday, September 7, 2020

Dolly Parton’s been married 54 years & Chris Janson had a sno-cone busines

Chris Janson had several odd jobs before he got a record deal. They included bailing hay and mowing lawns. One job Chris really liked was a sno-cone business he had for a short time.

Dolly Parton’s been married to Carl Dean for 54 years. They’ve never even fought or bickered. Dolly says, “we get a little pissy now and then but we'll just walk off or go do something else.” She says their warped sense of humor’s also made it work.

Growing up, Keith Urban’s father was an alcoholic who sometimes hit him. But his dad was also the one who helped Keith pursue his Nashville dreams and even sewed stage clothing for him.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is on Live With Kelly and Ryan today.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Carly Pearce finalized her divorce & Luke Combs is on Apple Music’s Bootleggers Radio

A few months ago Luke Bryan's wife was attacked by their turkey Al who hit a tendon in her leg. She had to go on antibiotics after they learned bacteria from a turkey can kill you. Luke says Al’s now living at their other farm, away from people.

Carly Pearce’s new single, ‘Next Girl’ is out today. This week she also finalized her divorce. We don’t know if the tune’s about she and Michael Ray’s relationship but it’s about getting swept off your feet by a womanizer who says and does all the right things.

Luke Combs is on Apple Music’s Bootleggers Radio today at 4 CT. He’ll be interviewed by fan club members then Luke will interview them. 

Lauren Alaina’s EP ‘Getting Over Him’ is out now.

Saturday night Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley play the Opry at wsmonline.com.

Finally – Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have moved into the Los Angeles mansion they bought last October. Gwen wanted to be there for the start of the school year which is a blend of in-class and at home.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

ACM Awards added more performers & Brett Young and Sam Hunt play Red Rocks tonight

The ACM Awards September 16 have added more performers; Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay and Morgan Wallen. They’ll all play the Opry stage. Kane Brown and Florida Georgia Line will also be on the show so will Thomas Rhett singing with Jon Pardi.

Jason Aldean loves being at home with his family but he really wants to be back on the road. He misses his band and crew and the baseball and basketball they played before every show. Jason’s done several virtual performances but says nothing compares to being with his fans.

Brett Young and Sam Hunt are part of a free virtual concert tonight at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheater at 9 PM CT. Fans can send messages that’ll be seen on the rocks and they’ll also be able to help set off pyrotechnics.

Finally - as for the pandemic, Brantley Gilbert says some are handling it well but he’s one of those people who are "coming completely unhinged."

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Miranda Lambert leads the CMA nominees & blake shelton makes a teachers day

Miranda Lambert leads the CMA nominees with seven. Luke Combs has six and Maren Morris five. For the first time in four decades, two females are in Entertainer of the Year, Miranda and Carrie. The last time was Crystal Gayle and Barbara Mandrell in 1979. In 1974 it was Loretta Lynn and Olivia Newton-John. The last time a woman won Entertainer was Taylor Swift in 2011. The CMA snubs include Kane Brown, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Kenny Chesney. Kelsea Ballerini was also snubbed and wrote, “something beautiful will undoubtedly come from the current disappointment.”

Blake Shelton made someone’s day yesterday. A 1st grade teacher from Texas tweeted him asking for help and Blake answered, ‘I’ll take care of it” and he bought all of the items on her Amazon wish list. She teaches at a low-income school in Texas where students don’t have a lot of opportunities and now they will thanks to Blake!

Finally – Brantley Gilbert’s man cave’s called "The Dog House.’ It’s almost 7,000 sq ft and it stores his tour bus, cars, motorcycles and an upstairs sleeping quarters. Brantley jokes that everyone loves it except his wife.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The CMA award nominees are out

The CMA award nominees are out.

Entertainer of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts

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

New Artist of the Year
Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Carly Pearce
Morgan Wallen

Album of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Producer(s))
What You See Is What You Get, Luke Combs (Producer: Scott Moffatt)
Heartache Medication, Jon Pardi (Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi)
Never Will, Ashley McBryde (Producers: Jay Joyce, John Peets)
Old Dominion, Old Dominion (Producers: Shane McAnally, Old Dominion)
Wildcard, Miranda Lambert (Producer: Jay Joyce)

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter(s))
"Bluebird"
"The Bones"
"Even Though I'm Leaving"
"I Hope You're Happy Now"
"More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress (Songwriters: Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis, Derek Southerland)

Single of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s), Producer(s) and Mix Engineer(s))
"I Hope," Gabby Barrett
"Beer Never Broke My Heart," Luke Combs
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"The Bones," Maren Morris

Musical Event of the Year (Awarded to Artists and Producer(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber (Producer: Dan Smyers)
"Be a Light," Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Lady A, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban (Producer: Dann Huff)
"The Bones," Maren Morris feat. Hozier (Producer: Greg Kurstin)
"Fooled Around and Fell in Love," Miranda Lambert with Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack and Elle King (Producer: Jay Joyce)
"I Hope You're Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice (Producer: Busbee)

Music Video of the Year (Awarded to Artist(s) and Director(s))
"10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"Homemade," Jake Owen
"I Hope You're Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"Second One to Know," Chris Stapleton

Loretta Lynn and Kid Rock did not get married last weekend. It was a joke and something they'd planned for some time. While they were attending her son's vow renewal with his wife, Loretta posted a photo of she and Kid writing, "Sorry girls, he's taken now!"

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kane Brown, Reba and more will take part in the Country Music Hall of Fame And Museum's fundraiser. It’s free on their YouTube channel October 28. What’s cool is the stars will perform with historic instruments from the museum's collection.

Garth says when he was retired, his best time of the day was making lunch for his daughters. He normally made them what they wanted; peanut butter sandwiches, chicken strips or mac and cheese.

Finally - Justin Moore says when the pandemic started, he was writing a ton then he just hit a wall. He’d walk by his guitar and not even pick it up. Justin says he’s only written one song in the last six months.