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.