Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry christmas!!

I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!🎅🎄

I am off until January 4th and am looking forward to a brand new year, filled with immeasurable hope and grace. 
I am hoping the same for you too! 

Never give up on HOPE!❄

Love and blessings,

Brett Eldredge owns 12 tuxedos &

Brett Eldredge was just at a restaurant in Nashville, eating outside and heard six of his Christmas songs played overhead. He said that was really weird. Because he’s part of so many Christmas celebrations, Brett owns 12 tuxedos but someone has to help him decide which one because he’s colorblind.

In 2008 Tim McGraw was in the movie, ‘Four Christmases.’ For the role, he gained 25 pounds but not because the director said to. Tim thought his character needed the extra weight and said, "I ended up being the only fat guy on set."

Chris Young got his first guitar as a Christmas gift. He said it took him a really long time to learn to play tho.

Finally - Zac Brown Band has a concert honoring veterans and the military Dec. 27 on Brantley Gilbert has a show from his home in Georgia on December 30.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

garth drives trisha crazy & Dolly has a two pie christmas

Earlier this month, Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike attended a cattle auction and that’s where he bought two cows for her an early Christmas present. It was his first-time at an auction and he got overwhelmed by how fast the auctioneers spoke. Mike said, “I raised my paddle a few times and next thing I know they're loading up two cows to bring home.'"

Garth reveals there’s one thing he does that gets on his wife’s nerves; he whistles constantly and it drives Trisha absolutely nuts. Thomas Rhett says what drives his wife crazy is he’s a perfectionist.

Dolly Parton always prepares a massive Christmas meal for her family. Instead of turkey they use big chickens. They also have ham, chicken and dumplings and both pumpkin and sweet potato pie.

Finally - Jon Pardi’s grandmother loved country music, especially Randy Travis, George Strait and Alan Jackson. Jon says his grama’s the one who put music in his ear.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Chris Young went out to dinner this weekend. His a $1,000 tip

Chris Young went out to dinner this weekend. His bill came to $118 and he left a $1,000 tip. He suggested we do the same and use the hashtag #MerryChristmasHappyHolidaysTip

Saturday night Luke Combs, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen and Cole Swindell were in Knoxville, TN for the opening of quarterback Peyton Manning’s new bar, Saloon 16. Peyton calls it a western-inspired, high-end watering hole with U of Tennessee themed dishes like Rocky Top Pork Rinds and Peyton’s Chicken Parm Sandwich.

Miranda Lambert’s husband Brendan was busy this weekend making bread. He used a recipe on the bag of King Arthur flour and made it in his high end Blue Star oven. They cost $20,000.

Finally - Maren Morris has canceled her tour next year as Covid was still gonna make her reschedule half the dates. Fans who already bought tickets will be able to get a full refund.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Luke Bryan is on Forbes highest-paid celebrities list & sunday night it's garth and trisha live

Luke Bryan is on Forbes highest-paid celebrities list at # 62. His $45.5 million included 12 million from American Idol. Luke also launched his own beer and did commercials for Jockey. The other country star on the list Blake Shelton was at # 70 making $43.5 million.

Carrie Underwood’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today. Sunday night it’s Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event on CBS. They’ll perform fan requests from their home studio with no audience and a minimal crew. After the show, Miranda Lambert sings on CBS’s A Home for the Holidays.

Jason Aldean is baffled by the existence of TMZ and says, “you have a channel and website devoted 24/7 to celebrities and stuff they do. I’ll never understand why anyone’s so interested in your personal life, that’s your business.”

Finally - since he won American Idol Scotty McCreery’s gotten better at song writing and says, “you start with a blank sheet of paper and when you’re done, you have a piece of art.”

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Carrie Underwood performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers & The winner of ‘The Masked Singer’ last night was...

At 52, Kenny Chesney’s never been married again. He says he’s a free spirit and finds it hard to settle down. Being single for Kenny means he can stay on his boat for weeks at a time and no one cares.

Carrie Underwood performs on Late Night with Seth Meyers tonight. I also found Carrie’s holiday recipe for Ugly Lasagna. It’s made in a slow cooker and just piled in. The recipe’s at

The winner of ‘The Masked Singer’ last night was The Sun or LeAnn Rimes. Early on many fans thought it was her. I think she’s the best vocalist so far to win the Golden Mask trophy.

Finally - a few years ago at Christmas, Tim McGraw went to a store where you paint your own pottery and he did a mug for Faith. On the back he wrote, “as the sun sets, I will love you more” but today Tim thinks that sounds kinda cheesy.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Brett Eldredge is on The Kelly Clarkson Show & thomas rhett leaves instagram

Thomas Rhett is taking an indefinite break from Instagram because of too much negativity. He and Lauren were just in Cabo and he posted some photos. Several fans blasted them for traveling during a pandemic and for a lack of COVID-19 protocols.

Jake Owen has a free show tonight on Outback Steakhouse’s Facebook page. He’s calling it a Steakmas concert and it starts at 6 CT.

Jon Pardi’s obsessed with his Instant Pot and often uses it to make elk chili. He has a freezer full of elk meat and says he’s just giving it away. Growing up, Jon says no one could make an elk taco like his dad, even to this day.

Keith Urban and family have several pets. A toy poodle, Julian, three cats; Ginger, Snow and Louis, 10 fish and several chickens and alpacas.

Finally - Brett Eldredge is on The Kelly Clarkson Show today and tonight CMT Remembers Charley Pride.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Jon Pardi's Pardi Time Christmas is tonight & Keith Urban duets with P!nk on The Voice

Luke Combs and his wife have a bet, is it ‘sir’-up or ‘sear’-up?” He says it’s ‘sir’-up’ and 71% of his fans agree. 29% are with his wife for “sear”-up.

Before Blake Shelton proposed to Gwen Stefani he hid the $500,000 ring in his truck for nearly three weeks. He had it in a compartment where stuff falls out all the time and kept thinking, 'somebody's gonna hit the jackpot when I drop this thing out of my truck.’

Justin Moore lost his dog Hank in June. He has two great Danes but wanted another smaller dog so they adopted an Aussie Doodle. Each Dane is 180 pounds then add in a new puppy & 4 young kids and Justin says their house is like a circus.

Finally – tonight Jon Pardi's Pardi Time Christmas airs on all of CMT's socials. Tonight’s Voice finale has Keith Urban dueting with P!nk plus Tyler Hubbard from Florida Georgia Line and Dan + Shay are performing.

Carrie Underwood’s Ugly Lasagna

Carrie Underwood’s Ugly Lasagna
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced
24-ounce jar spaghetti sauce or marinara sauce
12-ounce box no-boil lasagna noodles
1 big handful spinach
8 ounces shredded cheese
Italian seasoning
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper (and any other veggies you want to add) and cook, stirring, until the onion is just turning golden brown and the bell pepper is soft. Set aside. Spray a slow cooker with a light coating of cooking spray, then cover the bottom with a thin layer of the sauce (just enough to coat the bottom). Break the noodles and fit them over the sauce to mostly cover the bottom in one layer. Spread a thin layer of spinach over the noodles and sprinkle with the onion-bell pepper mixture and whatever other veggies you have prepared. Top with a thin layer of sauce and then a thin layer of cheese and a few shakes of Italian seasoning. Repeat layers of noodles, spinach, extra veggies, sauce, cheese and seasoning, until you reach the top of the slow cooker or run out of ingredients. End with a final layer of sauce and seasoning. Cover and cook the lasagna on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 3-4 hours. Check it periodically to make sure the edges aren't burning. It should be done within a couple of hours, but you can test to make sure the noodles are tender. When you're ready to serve it, scoop it out into bowls.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Country mourns the loss of Charley Pride & Kane Brown's at a secret tropical location

Charley Pride died Saturday at 86. He’d been in the hospital since late November with COVID. Several fans thought he got the virus after his appearance at the CMA Awards Nov. 11. Maren Morris tweeted, "I don't want to jump to conclusions but if this was a result of the CMAs being indoors, we should all be outraged.” She later deleted that tweet. The CMA’s said Charley was tested before traveling to Nashville then after arriving and tested again on show day, and all were negative. Returning to Texas, he also tested negative multiple times. Luke Combs wrote, “I was in awe of his presence and talent. He was a true legend and trailblazer.” Carrie Underwood added, “whenever he saw you he’d offer a smile & tell you your birthday. I don’t know how but he always remembered.”

Dolly Parton’s new fragrance line is out next spring. Actor Dylan McDermott said she mixed seven perfumes and it was so intoxicating, he almost fainted working on set with her. Dolly says people even followed her down the street wanting to know what she was wearing.

Finally - Kane Brown and his wife are vacationing somewhere tropical right now for their second wedding anniversary. I think they’re in Florida at Disney World.

Friday, December 11, 2020

dolly saves a life & Willie Nelson American Outlaw is out

Florida Georgia Line premiere the cartoon video for their Christmas tune, ‘Lit This Year,’ today at 4 CT on You Tube. They’ll also live chat.

On the set of her new Netflix film, Christmas on the Square, Dolly Parton pulled her 9-year-old co-star away from a car that was headed right toward her. Dolly plays an angel in the movie and she told the little girl, 'I just saved your life!'

Carrie Underwood’s 5-year-old has named her Christmas cows; Brownie and Oreo. Carrie grew up with cows and says they’re her favorite animal because of their personalities. The next addition to the farm will be donkeys as they often have coyotes visit their farm.

At 53, Keith Urban says some of the high points in his life so far are meeting Nic and marrying her. Having children. Getting sober and being accepted in Nashville.

Finally – tonight Brett Eldredge and Kelly Clarkson sing on the Tonight Show and the tribute concert, Willie Nelson American Outlaw, is out with Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, George Strait and more.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Brett Eldredge performs tonight on NBC & Miranda Lambert’s worst gig ever

The mayor of Tishomingo, OK, where Blake Shelton lives, just signed a proclamation naming Blake honorary mayor. He’ll soon be getting his own plaque. Speaking of Blake, one of his favorite Arizona Cardinals, Larry Fitzgerald’s been hurt but yesterday was activated for Sunday’s football game. Blake tweeted, “I haven’t been this happy since I had my first bacon and mayonnaise sandwich!!”

Carrie Underwood’s silver lining to the pandemic is going to the mall in a ball cap and mask and nobody knows it’s her. She feels like a regular mom now doing Christmas shopping.

Miranda Lambert’s worst gig ever was playing at an old train car in Dallas that was turned into a bar. The stage was so you could only see Miranda from the chest up tho. There were five people there and they all wound up bloody in the parking lot by the end of the show.

Finally - Brett Eldredge performs on One Night Only: The Best of Broadway on NBC tonight and then Blake Shelton’s on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Tim McGraw is crazy & Ingrid Andress is on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Carrie Underwood’s husband often shrinks clothes when he does laundry and now it’s Carrie’s turn. Mike posted a photo of her holding a grey sweater she accidentally shrunk that’s now too small for her 5-year-old.

Tim McGraw accused his wife Faith Hill of trying to get rid of him by sending him up a 15-foot ladder to decorate the top of their enormous Christmas tree.

Keith Urban’s wife calls him warm and kind and marrying him saved Nic because Keith was protective and gave her confidence. They’re in Australia for Christmas and that will include his moms Chocolate Sauce Pudding. Served hot with lots of cream on top.

Shania lives on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. She loves to boat and use the studio where Queen did most of their recording. Freddie Mercury lived a couple houses down from her.

Finally - Ingrid Andress performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. Tomorrow, Scotty McCreery’s on NBC’s Today show.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Carrie Underwood has a free show tonight & Trisha Yearwood just finished her fourth cookbook

Jon Pardi has a Plan B in case music doesn’t work out. He can weld, drive big equipment, fix fences and run a ranch. He did that growing up and saw it as just helping his dad but he realized later he was actually learning stuff. 

Trisha Yearwood just finished her fourth cookbook that’ll be out next year. Garth’s been mowing grass and keeping the trail clean for walks with their dogs. They’ve also been playing card games like Phase 10 as Trisha says they’re burnt out on puzzles.

Tim McGraw says Faith’s good cooking makes him have to work out harder. Her specialties are fried chicken and roasted chicken. Tim said his thing is making a pretty good country fried steak and his obsession’s always been a good cheeseburger.

Carly Pearce has had a rough year but still tweets, “don’t ever let anyone dull your sparkle.”

Finally - Carrie Underwood has a show tonight on Pandora Live at 8 CT. It’s free but you have to RSVP to be able to watch.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Dan + Shay on TV tomorrow & Dierks Bentley heads home

When Jake Owen asked his girlfriend Erica to marry him it was at the same Christmas tree lot where they got their 1st Christmas tree 5-years-ago. After she said “yes” they went to her favorite restaurant, Chick-fil-A.

We’re hearing from a People magazine source that Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will likely get married sooner than later. It won't be a long engagement and they want a wedding with just family and close friends. Blake says, “for now, we don’t have it planned cause just like everyone else in the world: we have no clue what’s coming.”

This weekend Dierks Bentley and family headed home from Colorado. His truck broke, so they had five bikes hanging off the back of their Subaru and it took them 20 hours.

Florida Georgia Line’s new album, ‘Life Rolls On’ is out February 12. If you pre-order now, you’ll instantly get seven of the 16 new tracks.

Finally - Dan + Shay perform their new holiday songs on tomorrow’s Today show.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s moo-ving gift & Morgan Wallen’s on Saturday Night Live

That socially distanced dinner with Jason and Brittany Aldean in Nashville went for $17,300. All of it goes to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Carrie Underwood’s husband just got her an early Christmas present, two calves. One’s black and white and the other is brown.

Miranda Lambert’s been doing ‘housewife stuff’ lately like decorating for Christmas and making two kinds of holiday bread; pumpkin and banana.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s wife Lauren’s on Hallmarks Home & Family today. Jon Pardi’s wedding is in PEOPLE magazine. Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce and Dolly are on Pandora Live at 8 CT. It’s free but you have to RSVP. Blake Shelton and his mom executive produced their third Hallmark movie on Saturday, ‘Time for Us to Come Home for Christmas.’ Morgan Wallen’s on Saturday Night Live. Dolly's Holly Dolly Christmas airs Sunday on CBS and Hardy performs on FOX’s WWE Tribute to The Troops.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Carrie Underwood’s Christmas special’s tonight & Jon Pardi’s wife wants a cow December 25

US Weekly says Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be married in a chapel he built at his Oklahoma ranch most likely early next year. I also hear Blake and Gwen have been watching Hallmark Christmas movies together since Thanksgiving.

For Christmas, Jon Pardi’s wife wants a Scottish Highland cow. They’re big, fluffy and very tame. Summer also wants to get it a miniature donkey friend but Jon wants a goat. He says the best part about getting farm stuff at Tractor Supply is hearing his songs on the radio station they play.

Lauren Alaina tweets, “2020’s made me want to become an illegal hug dealer, but I understand we have to stay apart.” She just got a T-shirt with "I miss hugs and live music” on it and you can buy one at

Finally - Carrie Underwood’s Christmas special’s on HBO Max tonight with John Legend and her 5-year-old Isaiah. Carrie’s on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

win a socially distanced dinner with Jason Aldean & Garth’s dead air explained

You can bid now on a socially distanced dinner date with Jason and Brittany Aldean at his E3 Chophouse in Nashville. It benefits St. Jude's and you can bid thru Thursday night at Right now it’s at $11,100. 

Garth’s finally explaining why his new album ‘FUN’ has one track that’s just two seconds of dead air. After ‘Where The Cross Don’t Burn’ with Charley Pride, Garth wanted two seconds of nothing so we could absorb what the song said, before it moved on to the next one. The album says it has 14 cuts but it’s technically 15.

Growing up in the tiny town of Checotah, OK, Carrie Underwood’s family had one TV with only five channels. Carrie said her entertainment was catching snakes, tadpoles, turtles and frogs then letting them go.

Finally – Brad Paisley recites ‘The Elf on the Shelf's Night Before Christmas Storytime’ on the Elf on the Shelf YouTube channel today. Tonight Brett Eldredge, Dolly and Dan + Shay perform on Christmas in Rockefeller Center on NBC.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Russell Dickerson performs on the Ellen Show & keith urban's in the movies

Jake Owen has asked longtime girlfriend Erica Hartlein to marry him. He got down on one knee to pop the question. Erica’s the mother of their 18-month-old daughter Paris and she and Jake met at a fancy home store in Nashville where Erica was their resident interior designer.

Keith Urban has joined the cast of the animated Netflix movie, ‘Back to the Outback.’ It follows a group of venomous animals who escape from a zoo and travel across the country to find freedom in Australia's outback. Keith voices a toad named Doug and it will debut in the fall 2021.

Brian from Florida Georgia Line says this Christmas he and his wife will be spending time at their new Florida beach home. Bandmate Tyler says he and his family will try and get away to the mountains or someplace where it snows a lot.

Finally – Russell Dickerson performs on the Ellen Show today.