Friday, January 29, 2021

Keith Urban gave Eric Church a 1933 Martin guitar last Christmas. Eric found it under his tree along with a letter from Keith and said he was totally floored.

As for the three albums Eric has out in April, when asked if he’d do it again, he said, “probably not from a mental health standpoint. I was writing all day, not sleeping at night.” Eric said it was like a creative boot camp for him.

Luke Combs has one rule onstage; he’ll never drink something during a show that has ice. He learned long ago that ice cools the vocal cords down and that makes for a higher chance of damaging your vocal cords.

Brett Young’s wife is expecting their second child this summer. If you want to know more they’re in PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands today.

Finally – Michael Ray’s celebrating his 55th Opry performance Saturday. The livestream will be on all his socials at 7 CT.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

pre=order eric church today & Jason Aldean had a Covid test

Brett Young’s wife Taylor is expecting their second child sometime this summer. Their daughter Presley’s 15-months-old already and they always wanted their kids to be close in age.

Jason Aldean had a Covid test in his car yesterday for his livestream concert tonight. It’s at 8 CT. Some audience members will be on-screen during the performance and Jason will debut his video for ‘Blame It On You.’ Reserve your free ticket at wolfmoon.vye.live.

Michael Ray’s more determined than ever to turn the challenging parts of his life into something positive. He’s been writing a lot and trying to balance his personal life and career better. If he wasn’t a singer, Michael would be a firefighter. His favorite place for music’s the Opry and during hunting season, Michael’s in the woods as much possible.

Finally – today Eric Church’s fan club members can pre-order his upcoming three albums. They’re out April 16, 20 and the 23rd. The 
rest of us can pre-order tomorrow. Eric's newest music features 3 albums, Heart & Soul.
Church Choir pre-order begins Thursday January 28, 2021, 8am CST
Public pre-order begins Friday January 29, 2021, Midnight
Release Dates
Heart - April 16, 2021 & - April 20, 2021
Soul - April 23, 2021

Heart and Soul are available to the public in black vinyl, CD, and Digital on Friday Jan 29th through Store.Ericchurch.com.
- Heart and Soul are also availalbe in white vinyl (with CD included) to the Church Choir (Premium members) while supplies last starting Thursday, Jan 28th.
- & album is only available in white vinyl (CD not included) to the Church Choir only starting Thursday, Jan 28th.
- Heart & Soul white vinyl albums are available in a limited quantity and are not guaranteed with a premium membership. Once they are sold out, they're sold out. However, we feel confident we ordered plenty of white vinyl to accomodate all orders.
- Even if you order Heart and Soul, you will receive all products on April 16. Same if you order Heart & Soul. Meaning, you will receive 1 package even though they have 3 separate release dates.
- Any merchandise you purchase (Shirts, koozie, etc) will begin shipping 2nd week of February.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Blake Shelton has a new album is on the way & Luke Combs on 'Elvising'

Growing up in Sneedville, TN, Morgan Wallen wanted to be a pro baseball player and was well on his way when an elbow injury ended that. He was supposed to play in college but that injury changed his direction to music and he started playing guitar and writing songs. A few years later got a record deal.

Luke Combs tour bus was built with a white interior because he’s often parked under a dark arena and that started affecting his mood. While on tour, Luke’s Saturday night tradition is “Elvising,” where after the show, he and his wife get to his already running bus and pull out before fans even get to the parking lot. 

Lindsay Ell will perform songs from her album, ‘Heart Theory,’ Feb. 12. All proceeds will go to charity and special guests will be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now at vye.live. 

The first one up in the morning at Garth’s house is Garth. He's also the one most likely to misplace something. Garth’s lost his wallet four times and each time it's been mailed back with all the money still in it. As for who has the lead foot in the family; that’s Trisha.

Finally - Blake Shelton’s confirmed a new album is on the way and “Minimum Wage’ is its first single.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley meets Hollywood & Darius Rucker pays for everyone at iHop

FGL member Brian Kelley’s CuzBro Productions and Lively McCabe Entertainment have teamed up with filmmaker Andy Fickman to direct the upcoming movie musical 'May We All.' It’s the fictional story of Jenna Coates, an aspiring country singer who returns to her small town after her career fails to take off in Nashville. FGL will also debut two original songs in the musical feature. 

Kane Brown is working on a new album that’ll include 12 new tunes and one he’s already released, ‘Worship You.’ Kane has not told us when that record will be out tho.

Darius Rucker eats at iHop every month where he lives in Mount Pleasant, SC. Last weekend he paid the bill for the entire restaurant. In addition to paying for everyone's meals, he also left a generous tip for the servers. The place was full at the time and the manager said it really added up.

Finally - Gabby Barrett had her daughter Baylah May January 18. Gabby and her husband

Cade met as contestants on American Idol during season 16.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Ingrid Andress is on the Ellen Show today & Michael Ray's in the Guinness Book of World Records

Blake Shelton was seen in Los Angeles this weekend. He was spotted showing off his toned arms in a navy polo shirt while climbing onto a private jet.

Garth’s been catching some flak for shaking hands with and hugging former presidents and first ladies maskless during last week's inauguration ceremony. Now we hear he had several Covid tests before he went and was always negative. There’s still talk that Garth had hair plugs inauguration day but he’s never said a word.

When Michael Ray played in Haines City, Florida years ago, the city was set to break the Guinness record for the most sparklers lit at one time. Michael joined in and now has a Guinness Book of World Records plaque.

The best career advice Miranda Lambert ever got was from Kelly Clarkson. She won’t do red carpets anymore & told Miranda, “I don’t want them judging my life’s work on a dress.”

Finally - Ingrid Andress is making her Ellen Show debut today.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Jason Aldean’ spent 5 hours at the ER & Eric Church will have three albums out

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany had terrible chest pains yesterday and thought it was a heart attack so Jason took her to the ER. After five hours she was diagnosed with pleurisy, where the lining of the lungs is inflamed. What fixed it was a couple of Advil.

Eric Church will have three albums with 24 songs out called, ‘Heart & Soul.’ The release dates are April 16, 20 and the 23. The April 20 album will be vinyl and it’s only for Eric’s fan club members. They can pre-order January 28 and the general public can pre-order on the 29th.

Jake Owen makes his acting debut today in ‘Our Friend’ based on the true story of a journalist and his wife who find out she has terminal cancer. Jake plays one of their college friends. It stars Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck.

Finally - Lady A were at the Opry yesterday rehearsing their performance on a February NBC special about the Opry. Darius Rucker surprised them with an invitation to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Morgan Wallen gets a wake-up call & Chris Young’s next album will include Lauren Alaina

Blake Shelton‘s ‘Minimum Wage,’ is quickly climbing the charts. Years ago he roofed houses, making less than minimum wage. Blake only needed money to pay rent, so he could play guitar all weekend. As for those who criticized the tune, Blake said it was just four or five people that hadn’t heard it yet.

Morgan Wallen’s been learning what it means to be a celebrity and says what happened with Saturday Night Live was the wake-up call he desperately needed. He said, “I get that I offended some people, but I’m not a malicious person. I’m just a little bit rowdy and a little bit wild. It’s just how I am.”

Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice and Larry the Cable Guy will perform during the LPGA’s Tournament of Champions today thru the 24th in Orlando. Toby performs Sunday. The shows are outdoors with fans socially distanced. It’s on the Golf Channel and also NBC the 23rd and 24th.

Finally - Chris Young’s next album will include Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley and Riley Green.

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

[Chorus]
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

[Post-Chorus]
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

[Post-Chorus]
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.