Friday, October 30, 2020

CMA Awards named their first round of performers & Chris Janson steals from his kid's Halloween candy

The CMA Awards have named their first round of performers: Eric Church, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda, Maren Morris and Rascal Flatts. Thomas Rhett will sing with Reba, Hillary from Lady A and Christian artist; Chris Tomlin. Everyone will be in one room this year socially distanced and the show’s November 11.

Chris Janson reveals he always steals from his kid's Halloween candy, especially the red and pink Starburst. He also likes Skittles berry blend and Gushers. Chris likes Gushers so much they’re even on his concert rider along with Mountain Dew and Lava Juice.

Kane Brown premiers his video for ‘Worship You’ live today at noon CT on his You Tube page. The livestream will also include his wife Katelyn and daughter Kingsley, who just turned a year old.

Finally - Midland’s releasing their entire performance from LA’s legendary Palomino Club today. Lady A’s deluxe version of ‘On This Winter's Night,’ is out so is the vinyl version of Carrie Underwood’s Christmas record.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Josh Turner has a free show tonight & Blake Shelton eats wild mushroom and lives

Blake Shelton found a wild mushroom on his Oklahoma farm this week. He fried it up but Gwen wouldn’t touch it cause it was covered some kind of fur. Blake was confident it was OK because he watched some YouTube videos and was pretty sure it was the edible lion's mane mushroom. Blake said the good news is it didn’t kill him. As for the engagement ring he gave Gwen, he designed it himself. Jewelry experts now say the diamond could be up to 10 carats and depending on the quality, it’s value would be between $700,000-$800,000 dollars. 


A few months into quarantine, Carrie Underwood’s husband looked at her and said, ‘You know what? I like you.’” Carrie said, ‘What does that mean? He said, “we’ve been married ten years and have two kids and I love you but quarantine’s shown me that I like you, too.’”

Finally - Josh Turner has a new album out so tonight he has a free show from AJ’s Good Time Bar in Nashville at 5 CT. It’ll be on Josh's Facebook and YouTube pages. His guests are Runaway June, Maddie & Tae and one surprise performer.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

blake and Gwen are engaged & Thomas Rhett calls his home a chaotic mess

44-year-old Blake Shelton and 51-year-old Gwen Stefani are engaged after five years! It happened last weekend in Oklahoma. Blake tweeted, “thanks Gwen for saving my 2020 and the rest of my life." Her ring’s white gold or platinum with a round diamond that’s between 6 and 8 carats and cost well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tonight Carly Pearce and Tenille Townes countdown to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's digital fundraiser live on their YouTube at 7:30 PM CT. Performers will use vintage instruments played by country legends. Miranda Lambert’s on so is Reba, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley (who's 48 today) and more. I hear Kane Brown will sing a Randy Travis song using Randy’s personal Gibson guitar.

A few days ago Garth revealed his upcoming album ‘FUN’ includes his duet with Blake Shelton, ‘Dive Bar.’ Garth calls Blake his “second favorite female singer.” 

Ashley McBryde’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tonight Sam Hunt performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Thomas Rhett calls his home a "chaotic mess” with three kids now but Thomas says, he’s realizing their chaos is just for a season.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Lady A has a free concert tonight & Luke Combs Crocs are back

Luke Combs Crocs are back and this time with a warm, fuzz lining and the skull on the back of his tour bus. The jibbitz are a dog tag for his dog Jojo, his Gibson guitar, a pair of cowboy boots, his tour bus and a road case. His fan club Bootleggers will get first dibs when the Crocs debut November 9.

Miranda Lambert’s handwritten lyrics to ‘Bluebird’ are at auction for charity. It’s at $700. Chris Stapleton wrote the lyrics to ‘Broken Halos’ on his acoustic guitar and it’s at $10,000.

Jay from Rascal Flatts has joined new group, The Rise Above with Deen Castronovo, the drummer from Journey and he sounds just like Steve Perry, Jason Sheff from the band Chicago, guitar player Chris Rodriguez and singer Tom Yankton who has the same manager as Garth. They’ll have an album out next year. Jay sings lead on the opening verse and he sounds a lot like his cousin and Rascal Flatts band member Gary LeVox.

Finally – tonight Lady A have a free concert on all of Camping World’s socials then Kane Brown’s on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Jason Aldean gets mask shamed & Keith Urban feels like a caged animal

Jason Aldean and his family were at Disney World in Orlando, FL this weekend. They took off their masks for a photo and someone wrote, “Everyone is required to wear them at Disney. Who do you think you are? I’ll never buy your music ever!!!" Jason responded, “chill out lady. We took them off for 5 seconds to take the pic. Disney didn't give us a 'free pass' not to wear them. Stop over analyzing."

Keith Urban’s spending his 53rd birthday today in Australia’s Byron Bay. Keith says the pandemic’s made him feel like a caged animal and 2020’s taught him we need to move to a four-day work week with a three-day weekend.

Jon Pardi and his fiancé will be married next month in a big barn near Nashville in Franklin.

Garth’s album preview’s tonight during his Studio G Facebook Live series. Trisha’s on the show as well.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini performs on CBS’s Essential Heroes: A Latino Event tonight.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Miranda Lambert lost one of her best friends & Luke Combs performs on all his socials tonight

Lindsay Ell’s confirmed she's dating 35-year-old L.A.-based poet Adam Roa. They’ve been spending time together the last several months between Los Angeles and Nashville.

Dierks Bentley and family moved to Colorado when the pandemic started. They’ve been living in a small mountain town since March. He’s been writing, skateboarding and helping his daughter’s with their community radio show. This whole time Dierks has also been paying his band and crew their full salaries.

Yesterday Miranda Lambert lost one of her best friends, her dog Waylon. She found he and his sister on an Oklahoma road 12-years-ago. They were starving, frozen and nearly dead. The vet told her Waylon probably wouldn’t make it but he lived till almost 13 yesterday.

Luke Combs deluxe album, ‘What You See Ain't Always What You Get’ is out today with 5 new tunes. He and his band will perform and take requests tonight at 6 CT on all his socials.

Finally - Dolly previews her upcoming book, ‘Songteller: My Life in Lyrics’ on Talk Shop Live at 5 CT. Maddie & Tae's EP, ‘We Need Christmas’ is out today. Saturday night’s Opry performers include Lauren Alaina and Little Big Town.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Garth hurts multiple fingers & Carrie Underwood wins big at the CMT Music Awards

Carrie Underwood’s ‘Drinking Alone,’ won Female Video and Video of the Year at the CMT Music Awards; her 21st and 22nd. Male Video was Luke Bryan’s “One Margarita.’ Duo went to Dan and Shay, “I Should Probably Go To Bed’ and the Group winner was Old Dominion’s ‘One Man Band. Collaborative Video went to Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani’s ‘Nobody But You.’ They filmed the show on the outdoor stage at Nashville’s Cumberland Park.

Jon Pardi has a stink bug problem. They eat agricultural crops and no pesticides work so he sucks them up with a shop vac. Jon said they smell like really strong cilantro. Before he got new windows he counted over 500 stink bugs in one room.

Miranda Lambert’s video for ‘Settling Down’ yesterday highlighted her shirtless husband and the magnificent Gypsy Vanner horse I think Blake gave her before their divorce.

Jason Aldean hates wearing a mask but says the cool part is you blend in with everybody.

Finally - Garth hurt multiple fingers on his left hand working on the farm this week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The CMT Music Awards are tonight & Miranda and her husband star in her new video

The CMT Music Awards are tonight hosted by Kane Brown (he's 27 today), Ashley McBride and actress Sarah Hyland. It also airs on MTV and TV Land. Performers include Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Maren Morris. There will be several collaborations tonight including Luke Combs with Brooks & Dunn.

Jon Pardi says fall and winter means a pot pie for him. He doesn’t care if it’s homemade or from Kroger because Jon says he loves them all.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani just celebrated Thanksgiving a month early at his Oklahoma ranch. They did that because of The Voice. Some family members were also at there and I hear Gwen made her first ever holiday pumpkin pie.

Finally – Miranda Lambert and her husband star in her new video; ‘Settling Down’ premiering at 5 CT today then at 6, Garth will preview his new albums out next month at talkshop.live.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Brett Eldredge finds a “lucky” penny & RaeLynn calls Kane Brown fat

Brett Eldredge went for a run yesterday and was feeling down when he saw a “lucky” penny on the road. It made him think of the wonderful things in his life and the bad thoughts started to fade away. Brett wrote, “let’s make this time count and drop a few pennies along the way for someone who really needs it.”

When RaeLynn called Kane Brown fat recently, he took it to heart. He’s now working out daily and watching his calories and wants to be the most shredded guy in country music. Tim McGraw said, “I’ll let ya catch up and then I’ll turn up the gas!”

Garth Brooks has two new albums out November 20. ‘FUN’ and ‘Triple Live Deluxe’ with 30 tracks and over three CDs. There will also be six different album covers and each will include a booklet with photos from the road.

Finally - Zac Brown Band has a free concert tonight on Camping World’s socials. Dolly’s on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Jon Pardi’s Pardi Time airs on CMT’s socials.

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Voice returns tonight & carrie underwood hires her husband

This weekend Carrie Underwood introduced us to her newest Fit52 trainer; her X-NHL playing husband Mike. His health tips include daily Vitamin D and occasionally eating ice cream.

Jason Aldean says he’s been pulled over for speeding before and he often doesn’t get a ticket because of who he is. When they find out who they’ve stopped, the cops will say, “love your stuff. Slow down. Have a good day.”

Matt Stell’s quarantine’s included trying to get a 1978 Honda motorcycle running again. He also plans to rebuild a 1970s Ford truck and he’s restoring his grandma’s 90s GMC truck. His dad taught him how to do that and Matt said spending time with him was the best part.

Finally - The Voice returns tonight with Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson. They’ll film with strict protocols and the blind auditions will have a virtual audience watching from home. At some point Kane Brown will be on as Team Blake’s mentor.

Friday, October 16, 2020

garth's fee to play at your house & Jon Pardi’s napping tips

If you want to hire a country star for your next party, $75 to $150,000 will get you Dan + Shay or Old Dominion. Little Big Town and Jake Owen go for upwards of $300,000. For between $500 thousand and a million you’ll get Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan and Miranda but if you want Garth or George Strait, they start at one million!

Jon Pardi’s a napper and he says the key parts to napping are: close the curtains, have the AC at the coolest setting and turn the overhead fan on high.

Kenny Chesney says when he invited Eddie Van Halen to perform at one of his concerts, it was every kids dream come true. Kenny said all the guys that worked for him that night were onstage losing their minds.

Finally - Lauren Alaina performs her new song ‘Run’ on The Talk on CBS today. Newcomer Parker McCollum’s EP, ‘Hollywood Gold,’ is out so is Matt Stell’s EP, ‘Better Than That.’

Thursday, October 15, 2020

reba comes back to TV & Lauren Alaina's had an awkward week

Lauren Alaina bumped into two exes in her neighborhood this week. She said she had a chat with one and awkwardly waved at the other as she was driving. You can see Lauren perform her new song ‘Run’ on The Talk tomorrow.

Since they’re done having kids, Tyler from Florida Georgia Line just had a vasectomy. He said a bag of frozen peas is helping with that!

Reba will star in and executive produce an hour-long drama for NBC based on the film and novel ‘Fried Green Tomatoes.’ Reba plays Idgie Threadgoode who returns to Whistle Stop after 10 years away where she has to deal with a failing cafe and a life-changing secret.

Yesterday Miranda Lambert wished her husband happy birthday writing, “Brendan you’re a light and I love your obsession with cows. #dreamboat. “

Finally - Luke Combs was named Top Country Artist at last night’s Billboard Music Awards.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Garth is bringing Chris Gaines back & Jason Aldean's back in the studio

Garth Brooks says his 1999 alter-ego Chris Gaines, a fictional rock star with black hair, dark eyeliner and a soul patch may be coming back soon. All Garth will say is “it won't be anything predictable. The greatest hits had to come from somewhere, if that tells you what’s coming.” Tonight Garth will receive the Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles. He joins previous honorees that include Cher, Prince, Neil Diamond, Mariah Carey and Stevie Wonder. Luke Combs and Kane Brown will also perform on the show tonight.

Brett Young’s a huge Dodgers fan but he doesn’t like the cardboard cutout people saying, “I know it’s a source of revenue but it creeps me out.” Brett says the NBA creeps him out even more because the “fans” are four times the size of a normal person. He’d rather see an empty stadium any day than cutouts.

Finally - Jason Aldean was back in the studio yesterday working on his 10th album. I also found out his new mansion has a massive fridge just for juice, pop, Gatorade and water.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Sugarland has a free concert tonight & Granger Smith’s brother's on the Bachelorette

Luke Bryan and Brad Paisley are the only country stars taking part in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. They’ll pay tribute to inductees that include The Doobie Brothers and Whitney Houston. The virtual event is November 7 on HBO.

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany revealed their kids are both IVF babies and because of her long infertility journey, they almost put Memphis and Navy in her at the same time but she was talked out of it. The kids pretty much look identical.

Keith Urban says his marriage is like a garden. He said, “if you don't do the work, the garden starts to grow over then you complain the garden’s not very interesting and you look for another garden. I maintain my garden.”

Sugarland has a free concert tonight at Camping World’s Facebook & YouTube pages.

Finally - Granger Smith’s manager is his brother, Tyler and he’s one of 31 bachelors on season 16 of The Bachelorette that kicks off tonight on ABC.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Dierks Bentley's wife makes him bleed & the Luke Bryan Air Freshener is back

This weekend Dierks Bentley found a new form of couple’s therapy.... paint ball. His wife Cassidy nailed him in the side causing what looked like a painful bloody wound. Dierks tweeted, “lot of built up anger and resentment released from about a foot away.” He said he thought it would be a friendly game of paintball at the 7th birthday party for his son Knox.

You can pre-order the Luke Bryan 2020 Air Freshener as it’s back by popular demand. When it first went on sale, it sold out in minutes. Preorder it now at store.lukebryan.com. It has a new look and scent; coconut and it’ll be shipped in early November. It’s a standing Luke, holding a guitar with a big smile on his face. It’s a great stocking-stuffer too at just $7.

Finally - Lady A and 90s group Shenandoah are on The Kelly Clarkson Show today debuting their new duet. Written by Lady A, it’s on Shenandoah’s duets project, ‘Every Road’ out November 13. It also includes Luke Bryan, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Chris Young gets hurt & Morgan Wallen gets some support

Chris Young said the funniest thing to happen to him all year is making the news for tripping and falling when he was running yesterday. Chris got a huge scrape on his arm and he also hurt his ribs and tweeted, “they need to fix the sidewalks.”

In response to Morgan Wallen being kicked off Saturday Night Live, Miranda Lambert tweeted, "you’re a sweetheart. We got you.” Jake Owen wrote, "don’t beat yourself up pal" and Kimberly from Little Big Town added, "you are precious!!! Your humility is astounding.”

Keith Urban's wife is good at knowing when he needs to take a break from his all-girl household. Nicole says she’ll sometimes find him in his closet playing guitar and that’s when she knows they need to give him some space.

Ingrid Andress is live from the Grammy Museum in Nashville tonight. Tickets are $4.99 and all proceeds go to charity.

Finally - Tyler Hubbard, his wife and their 3rd child, Atlas are in PEOPLE magazine out today.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Morgan Wallen dumped by Saturday Night Live & Keith Urban spotted on a private jet

After a wild weekend partying in Alabama, Morgan Wallen will not make his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend. He isn’t positive for COVID but was removed due to their COVID protocols. Morgan said he has some growing up to do and he’s stepping back from the spotlight for a while to work on himself.

As for mistakes Jason Aldean’s made he says, “I don’t overthink things. I make mistakes. I don’t dwell on them but I also don’t do them again.”

Carly Pearce is now divorced from husband Michael Ray. She says the details will stay between the two of them and it’s taught her she’s way stronger than she thought she was. Carly’s a former AirBnB house cleaner and says, “anybody who's out there cleaning toilets with a dream, you can do it too.”

Finally - Keith Urban and his daughters flew into Sydney, Australia yesterday. They were spotted in a private jet after visiting Nicole in Byron Bay, where she’s filming her TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Kenny Chesney on the passing of Eddie Van Halen & Carrie Underwood says, “wish me luck!”

Yesterday Kenny Chesney tweeted, “I’m devastated by the passing of my friend Eddie Van Halen." Kenny called him the best guitar player that ever lived. Eddie’s passing hit Keith Urban hard who said, “he seemed to have arrived from a distant planet and brought a completely new color to the rainbow” and Brad Paisley added, “I studied him. We all wanted to play just like him but no one did it quite like he did.”

For Halloween, Carrie Underwood’s 5-yr-old Isaiah wants to be Ooogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas. She’ll probably have to make his costume tho and says, “wish me luck!”

During Covid, Miranda Lambert and her husband have spent half the time at their New York City apartment. Miranda says all the sirens there make her anxious and stressed.

Finally - growing up, Karen from Little Big Town once had to get stitches after a vicious game of Powderpuff Football.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Morgan Wallen's out and about & Jon Pardi’s digital-variety series debuts tonight

Morgan Wallen did not social distance or wear a mask last Saturday after the Alabama football game. He was drinking, playing guitar and kissing girls in a Tuscaloosa bar. Morgan was also seen in the backseat of a fan’s car on his way to a house party.

Jon Pardi’s digital-variety series debuts tonight. The 7 remaining episodes air the next several Tuesday’s on CMT's Facebook and YouTube pages. Kimberly from Little Big Town talks about her children’s book; ‘A Dolly for Christmas’ at 1 PM CT at livesigning.com.

Brad Paisley’s on the Ellen Show and Sara Evans is on Hallmark’s Home and Family. Her Hallmark movie, A Nashville Christmas Carol airs Nov. 21 with Wynonna, RaeLynn, Kix Brooks & Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

The CMA Award hosts have been revealed. Reba and Darius Rucker. I also hear Reba’s been dating actor Rex Linn but says they haven’t seen each other much due to Covid.

Finally - Kane Brown will be Team Blake’s battle round mentor on The Voice this season.

Monday, October 5, 2020

is Kane Brown on The Voice & Carrie Underwood smacked by Loretta Lynn

This weekend Blake Shelton gave hints as to who his Battle Advisor will be on The Voice this season. Blake had him sing a snippet of a song and it sure sounded like Kane Brown. Blake says today he’ll confirm who it is. The Voice returns October 19.

Carrie Underwood had an interesting story about one of her strangest backstage Opry experiences. She said, “I was talking to Vince Gill when somebody walked by and smacked my rear end.” Carrie turned around. It was Loretta Lynn and they’d never even met before.

Tim McGraw made dinner last night. It was the dish he impressed Faith Hill with the first time he ever cooked for her; Chicken and Dumplings. Tim also made jalapeño cornbread in his cast iron skillet. They ate while binge-watching Yellowstone.

Morgan Wallen makes his Saturday Night Live debut October 10.

Finally - Michael Ray’s on WSM's 95th anniversary today at 5 CT at WSMonline.com.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Jon Pardi and Brantley Gilbert have deluxe albums out & Dierks Bentley plays the Opry

A few days ago Carrie Underwood posted a selfie to promote her CALIA workout clothes. Several people had issue with that writing, “your items are cute but not affordable” and another added, “remember we aren’t all a size 8. Please think of the bigger girls.”

20-years-ago, Tim McGraw and family were looking for an LA rental when they visited Frank Sinatra’s old house stocked with his furniture. Their 4-year-old Gracie sat on the piano bench, at the very end tho, like she was sharing it. Then she saw a photo of Frank & said, ‘dad, that’s the guy who was at the piano with me.’ Gracie then showed Tim the secret door to the kitchen that she saw Frank go in to.

Jon Pardi’s deluxe ‘Heartache Medication’ is out today so is Brantley Gilbert’s deluxe ‘Fire & Brimstone.’ Dolly’s ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas’ is out with Willie, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bublé and Jimmy Fallon. You can also buy ‘Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts – The Greatest Hits.’ And Shania’s 25th Anniversary Diamond Edition of her album, 'The Woman in Me’s' out today.

Finally - Dierks Bentley & Terri Clark perform at the Opry Saturday in front of an audience.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Jon Pardi’s new variety show & keith urban debunks a rumor

Jon Pardi’s starting his own digital variety show on CMT. The 8-episode series debuts October 6 on CMT's Facebook and YouTube pages. His fiancé Summer will also be on several episodes and after they’re married this year she’ll legally be Summer Pardi.

A few months ago rumor had it Keith Urban’s New York City apartment had a sky garage so he could park his car next door to his high rise home. Keith says not true. One place they used to live in had sky garages but no one ever used them. Keith’s always been known as one of the best smelling guys in country & says, “2020’s been a waste of good cologne.”

Tim McGraw’s been growing a pandemic mustache. Tim realized 3-months ago that in order to be able to trim, he needed to wear reading glasses. He says that’s made it so much easier to get it even now.

Finally - Luke Combs has added a trophy to his growing collection. He’s the recipient of the Nashville Songwriter Awards’ Songwriter-Artist of the Year for the second consecutive year.