Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Eric Church will sing at the Super Bowl & Luke Combs performs at the Daytona 500

Eric Church will join R & B singer Jazmine Sullivan to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl February 7. It’ll be on the CBS Kick-Off Show.

Luke Combs will sing at the pre-race show of the Daytona 500 February 14 on FOX. Luke grew up watching NASCAR every Sunday with his granddad so this is quite an honor for him. Fans will be there but limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Several country stars are part of a charity auction to raise money for things like schools in Tennessee. Auction items include concert tickets to a future Luke Combs show plus an autographed guitar. Keith Urban also donated a signed guitar and Jon Pardi autographed a poster and a CD.

Finally - Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard perform their new tune, ‘Undivided,’ on tonight’s Celebrating America special. It’ll be on all the networks plus YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Garth will also perform.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

garth has an honor tomorrow & Carrie Underwood performs at gospel show

Garth will perform at Joe Biden's inauguration tomorrow. He says it’s not a political statement but one of unity. Garth has played for every president since Carter, with the exception of Reagan and says no matter who the president-elect is, it's an honor to be asked. 

Keith Urban says his last meal would include a great steak and listening to the Beach Boys, ‘God Only Knows.’ Keith thinks it’s so well written and calls it one of the greatest love songs ever.

When Blake Shelton first got to Nashville he played at Jack’s Guitar Bar. Blake said, “back then it wasn’t like it is now and you did not want to be downtown after dark in the 90s.”

Carrie Underwood will perform at gospel singer CeCe Winans concert February 21 on Compassion Live. Carrie’s first gospel album ‘My Savior’ will be out at Easter.

Finally – happy 75th birthday to Dolly Parton today.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Luke Bryan's duck hunting date & Eric Church says he’ll be back on the road this year

Luke Bryan and his wife went on a duck hunting date this weekend. I don’t know how but Luke got their Polaris stuck in brown water that filled the cabin up to the vehicle’s seat. His wife sarcastically said, “this date’s going great.”

Blake Shelton joked about gaining 117 pounds during quarantine. He says he wants to lose 20 before he marries Gwen. So he doesn’t let people down, Blake’s now changed his goal to losing 10 pounds. As for his quarantine mullet Blake cut it off saying, “you can't be fat and have a mullet.”

I have two of the crazy on-line rumors about Kenny Chesney. His staffers must say “the pearl is in the river” to get into his dressing room. It’s a line from the Chevy Chase film, ‘Under the Rainbow.’ The rumor that’s been around forever tho is Kenny was born with a tail but it was removed at birth. Supposedly these tails run in Kenny's family.

Finally - Eric Church misses playing concerts and says he’s confident he’ll be back on the road this year. Eric thinks he was born to play live shows!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Carrie Underwood has secret talent & Morgan Wallen’s planning on a break

Carrie Underwood’s secret talent is organizing things. She’ll work on one space, one drawer, or an area at a time. Carrie sometimes takes everything out of her pantry and puts it back in the way it should go. She says “if you’re not going to eat it, If you haven’t worn it in a year, let it go and you feel so much lighter afterwards.” 

Morgan Wallen’s planning on a break after a busy season of putting together his recent album. He’ll be using the hiatus to focus on raising his six-month-old son, Indigo Wilder but Morgan calls him Indie. His mom says he’s just like Morgan in how he looks and how he acts. 

Miranda Lambert says her Nashville farm and animals help her unwind. She also wears no makeup and is in the same clothes for three days.

Finally - while studying in California at Butte Junior College, Jon Pardi entered a contest to write a song about not driving and driving. He won and his prize was $300. He used all of it to money to buy a P.A. system for his college band.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lindsay Ell just adopted a puppy & Garth will receive a Kennedy Center Honor

A Tennessee State Representative has introduced a bill that would bring a Dolly Parton statue to the capitol. If passed, the statue would be on the capitol grounds facing the direction of the Ryman.

Lindsay Ell just adopted a puppy. She’s wanted a dog for years but didn’t feel like she could because of touring. She named her female pup Hendrix and I hear friends of hers from Nashville drove to New Orleans to pick Hendrix up.

Growing up Carrie Underwood’s job on the farm was when a fence got trampled by a cow or the wind blew it down if dad was out of town, Carrie had to help rig the fence up till he got home. At her property outside Nashville, Carrie’s sons help feed their horses and chickens and they even collect eggs.

Finally - Garth is among the artists who will receive 2021 Kennedy Center Honors. It’ll air June 6. The ceremony will be held during multiple events so they can physically distance audiences.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

morgan wallen breaks big records & luke combs likes to give cars away

In just a few days, Morgan Wallen’s double album, ‘Dangerous’ has over 100 million audio streams, the most single-week streams for a country album in history. It broke the record for Apple Music’s biggest single week for a country album and it broke Spotify’s all-time first-day stream record. At Amazon Music, the album broke their global first day streaming record for a country debut.

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany says the pandemic’s silver lining is she likes having him home more and she especially likes Jason’s early morning help with the kids.

I hear Kenny Chesney’s food guilty pleasure is a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of salt.

Luke Combs doesn’t need a lot of stuff. He says he has things you can’t buy like a great family and friends. He uses his money to help people who’ve helped him and Luke often gives his old cars away to someone in need.

Finally - Brett Eldredge has never had a tattoo but he says he’ll for sure get one someday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Luke Combs opens up about anxiety & Morgan wallen has a free show tonight

Luke Combs is opening up about his obsessive compulsive disorder where he can’t stop thinking about various issues. It’s called ‘Purely Obsessional OCD’ and one way it gets him is Luke constantly worries that he’ll have a stroke or heart attack. He says the anxiety comes in waves but is mostly under control now.

Speaking of Luke, he just gifted Dierks Bentley with a pair of his special edition Crocs. They’re now Dierks go-to shoes and he says he may never take them off.

Morgan Wallen has a live show at the Ryman today on his YouTube and Facebook page at 8 CT. Carrie Underwood performs on the Drew Barrymore show today. She’s also partnered with BodyArmor Lyte Sports Drink. It has no artificial sweeteners and it’s only 20 calories a bottle.

Finally - Thomas Rhett and his cousin Jeff just introduced; ‘Dos Primos’ a premium sipping tequila. They’ve been working on it almost 3 years with 4th generation distillers from Mexico.

Monday, January 11, 2021

covid hits Luke Combs house & Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne gets married

Luke Combs’ wife has spent the last two weeks battling COVID. Nicole said it’s been brutal and she had all the symptoms, except a fever. She just started feeling better and hopefully will test negative soon. We’re still not sure if Luke got it or not. Tonight Luke’s on Straight Up with Steve Austin on the USA Network.

Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and their daughters were at a live music event in Sydney, Australia this weekend. They wore sunglasses, hats and masks so no one but paparazzi noticed them. Keith wore a tight black T-shirt that revealed his tattooed biceps.

Runaway June's Jennifer Wayne married musician Austin Moody on Santa Rosa Beach in Florida Saturday. They were engaged less than two weeks ago. The ceremony had a cowboy theme in honor of her grandfather, actor John Wayne. She also wore the engagement ring her grandmother got from John. Runaway June opens for Luke Bryan this year.

Finally - Old Dominion perform on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Tenille Townes gets locked out & Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous’ is in stores

Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Dolly and more are on Bee Gees Barry Gibb’s album, ‘Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1. The artist’s got to pick what Bee Gee’s tune they sang and it was recorded in Nashville where Elvis did a lot of his stuff.

Morgan Wallen’s double album, ‘Dangerous’ is out today with 30 songs and a duet with Chris Stapleton. Eric Church wrote a tune and Morgan co-wrote the title track with Thomas Rhett on Zoom. If you get the record at Target it has two bonus tracks.

Here’s an idea; Jason Aldean has a regular event at his house he calls, "no pants bowling parties.” They’re on hold for now because Jason and his wife are working on getting rid of their Covid weight.

Tenille Townes spent yesterday writing a song on the tailgate of her truck waiting for AAA to unlock it. Tenille keeps locking the keys inside and AAA said that was the last free lockout with her membership. 

Finally – after 15 years of marriage, Garth says, “I’ll put all my money the next 15 will be the best of my life.” Garth remembers everything about the first time he met Trisha, even what she was wearing that day.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Kenny Chesney’s underwater reef park & Luke Combs fans kept his crew alive

Kenny Chesney’s joined with some conservation groups to plant thirteen 10,000-pound reef balls near Delray Beach in Florida. They’ll make a 32-acre underwater reef park. Kenny said, “people don’t realize how fragile and resilient the ocean’s ecosystems are.”

Luke Combs says his fans are the reason he was able to keep 21 crew guys on his payroll last year. He said they would not have survived the financial burden of the pandemic. In the early days Luke was his own tour manager and booking agent and said he actually enjoyed that.

As for 2020 and her very rough year, Carly Pearce wrote, “For every lesson learned, I’m grateful. For every uncomfortable moment, I’m better. A lot of things broke my heart but fixed my vision.”

Finally - one thing Brett Eldredge has learned during quarantine was playing piano. He took a few lessons then just kept practicing by himself at home, though he still doesn't read music.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw have a new song & Walmart leaks Morgan Wallen’s album

We now know what Tyler Hubbard and Tim McGraw have been up to. Their new song ‘Undivided’ is here January 13. It’ll be on the deluxe version of Tim’s album, ‘Here On Earth’ out sometime this spring. Tyler co-wrote the tune when he quarantined on his bus in Nov. after testing positive for COVID. He said Tim was the first guy he wanted to hear it.

In light of Walmart leaking Morgan Wallen’s album Monday, Morgan said he’d start leaking some of the songs himself. So yesterday he released three on TikTok. When the record’s in stores Friday, Target’s the only one that’ll have two extra tunes. Walmart’s since apologized and say only a "handful" of stores were involved and they’re removing all copies till Friday’s release date.

Jason Aldean’s coffee must have at least four packets of sugar free sweetener and he needs plenty of coffee for energy. Jason also reveals his food vice is eating a huge bowl of popcorn every night.

Finally - Carrie Underwood wears workout clothes all the time because she says a workout can happen anywhere.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

ronnie dunn backs blake shelton & Fgl add solo to their careers

Blake Shelton has an answer for those critical of his new song, ‘Minimum Wage.’ He tweeted, “when Ronnie Dunn and Sammy Hagar have your back, it’s going to be a good year.” Yesterday Ronnie tweeted, “I slept on the floor in a musician friend’s home and played dive bars for years before I ever made a $100. Most country singers pay dues and go through things to become successful no sane human ever would.” 

Minimum Wage by Blake Shelton
Yeah, I met you 'fore anyone knew my name
Playin' for pennies on the dive bar stage
Split an all-star special on our first date in a Waffle House booth
Your daddy was cryin' when he gave you away
'Cause all those country songs I played
They didn't come with a 401k
But hey, I had you

You can make a six pack on the carpet
Taste like a million dollar bill
You can make a one bed room apartment
Feel like a house up on the hill
You can make my truck out in the driveway
Roll like a cleaned up Cadillac
Girl, lookin' at you lookin' at me that way
Can make a man feel rich on minimum wage

Girl, your love is money, your love is money
Yeah, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage
Girl, your love is money, your love is money
Yeah, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage

[Verse 2]
You can give me a tab that's always open
Give me a yacht parked out in the ocean
But all that keepin' up with the Jones'
It just ain't my style
Just give me some lights strung out in the yard
Give me a lawn chair under the stars
The top of the world's right where you are
'Cause every time you smile

You can make a six pack on the carpet
Taste like a million dollar bill
You can make a one bed room apartment
Feel like a house up on the hill
You can make my truck out in the driveway
Roll like a cleaned up Cadillac
Girl, lookin' at you lookin' at me that way
Can make a man feel rich on minimum wage

Girl, your love is money, your love is money
Yeah, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage
Girl, your love is money, your love is money
Yeah, your love can make a man feel rich on minimum wage

Brett Eldredge just made a huge donation to Nashville’s Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Brett gave them $500,000 to treat children who have cancer and other serious illnesses.

Florida Georgia Line’s 2021 plans include new music as both a duo and solo acts. Brian and Tyler insist they’re not breaking up just creating freedom for themselves. Brian’s working on a solo album right now and Tyler’s been in the studio with Tim McGraw.

Finally – Loretta Lynn has a new album out March 19, ‘Still Woman Enough,’ that features a few of her good friends; Carrie Underwood, Reba and Tanya Tucker.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Jake Owen gets burned & Blake Shelton faces backlash

Jake Owen was roasting marshmallows with his daughter Friday when one caught on fire. He went to blow it out and got a marshmallow burn under his eye. 

Blake Shelton debuted a new song New Year’s Eve, ‘Minimum Wage.’ People called him insensitive and said his timing was ‘tone-deaf’ in light of the pandemic's effect on lost jobs and wages. Someone asked Blake if he’d like to pay their rent.

Dierks Bentley bought a new pair of light weigh running shoes a year ago. He said they started falling apart the first week he got them and they weren’t cheap. He told himself he’d wear them for the year and yesterday tweeted, “Mission complete.”

Luke Bryan, his wife and mom plus Jason Aldean and his wife rang in the New Year in the Dominican Republic. The guys golfed and the ladies spent time on the beach.

Finally – Brad Paisley donated a new guitar to Nashville musician Buck McCoy after his apartment was destroyed on the Christmas Day bombing. Brad also gave him unlimited food from his nonprofit grocery store.