Friday, February 26, 2021

Breaking News: ACM nominees

 2021 ACM Award Nominees:

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

New Female
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

New Male
Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

Born Here Live Here Die Here, Luke Bryan
Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown
Never Will, Ashley McBryde
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"I Hope," Gabby Barrett
"I Hope You’re Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress
"The Bones," Maren Morris

"Bluebird," Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby
"One Night Standards," Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally
"Some People Do," Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally
"Starting Over," Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson
"The Bones," Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz

"Better Than We Found It," Maren Morris
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"Gone," Dierks Bentley
"Hallelujah," Carrie Underwood and John Legend
"Worldwide Beautiful," Kane Brown

Music Event
"Be A Light," Thomas Rhett f/Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
"Does To Me," Luke Combs f/Eric Church
"I Hope You’re Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"Nobody But You," Blake Shelton f/Gwen Stefani
"One Beer," Hardy f/Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson
"One Too Many," Keith Urban f/P!nk

Tenille Townes performs tonight & George Strait just listed his mansion

Dan from Dan and Shay has four rescue dogs and just added a 16-year-old emaciated and toothless Chihuahua. She was terrified at the shelter and Dan couldn’t let this tiny dog live out the rest of her life there.

George Strait just listed his San Antonio mansion for $7.5 million. It’s almost 8,000 sq ft, has a walk-in safe and comes with a golf course membership. Before you get to his home, there are three gates (and one has a guard). George is selling because he and his wife want more privacy.

Tim McGraw has one thing he won’t do any more; rides. When he and Faith were in Paris, Tim said he froze with fear on the Ferris wheel and couldn’t move.

Finally – Tenille Townes performs tonight to help end childhood homelessness. It’s at 6:30 CT at Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words documentary premieres on PBS Saturday night.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Trisha Yearwood has Covid & Reba’s on Young Sheldon tonight

Garth and Trisha have been quarantining at home for 2-weeks since someone on their team got Covid. Now Trisha has it but Garth’s negative. He says Trisha’s ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now and is under the greatest care with doctors who know how to treat and heal singers. Garth says, “we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.”

Brett Eldredge struggles with anxiety and depression and said it took him a long time to understand it wasn’t shameful to go to therapy and get help. Brett says, “I’m glad for the brutal times I’ve gone through. It’s taught me resilience and to be a better creator, friend and person.”

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's Australian home is their sanctuary. It’s in New South Wales on 111 acres with cows and alpacas. They both love the simplicity and peace their property brings.

Finally – Reba’s on Young Sheldon tonight and Florida Georgia Line perform songs from ‘Life Rolls On’ at 7 CT. They’ll be on the Amazon Music Twitch channel and their music app.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Dierks Bentley just broke ground & Carly Pearce has a live show today

Dierks Bentley just broke ground in Denver, Colorado for his latest Whiskey Row restaurant. It will open sometime in December.

Brad Paisley reveals the most bizarre place he’s ever performed was singing for toddlers at a library one day. Brad says, “you realize quickly there’s nothing in your arsenal that will work and I think I was booed off stage by five-year-olds.”

Carly Pearce has a live show today on her YouTube at 6 CT but it will only be available to view for 29 hours. Carly will perform songs from her new album, ‘29’ and take questions live. Carly reveals there’s one thing fans don’t know about her. Both of her arms are double-jointed.

To decide on what songs he’ll record, Jake Owen does Rock Paper Scissors.

Finally - rumor has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be getting married at his 1,300 acre Oklahoma ranch. He’s even built a chapel for their big day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

how Keith Urban gets rid of concert jitters & how Luke Combs wife knew he was the one

One way Keith Urban gets rid of concert jitters is a 1985 workout cassette from Hulk Hogan. They crank it backstage and he and the band do a pre-show workout with Hulk. Keith says it’s absurd in all the right ways. I also hear the strangest thing Keith was ever asked to sign was a fans nose. He thought that was just too weird and said no.

Jason Aldean’s obsessed with buying things off infomercials. He owns a Pedi Paw for his dogs’ nails, a Magic Bullet blender and a Slim Clip money clip he uses instead of a wallet.

Luke Combs met his wife Nicole at a songwriter festival in Florida. She knew right away she could be herself with him and said, “we could be weird in front of each other and that’s when I knew Luke was a keeper.’” Nicole says quarantine’s been a blessing because as newlyweds they’ve been able to spend basically every day together.

Finally - Jake Owen often brings his Jeep on tour so he can do things like go fishing. Other road must haves for Jake are vintage movies and gummy bears.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Jon Pardi got his cows & Tim McGraw's a godfather

Jon Pardi’s been passing time making money through the Cameo app. He charges $125 to sing 'Happy Birthday’ and he’ll also help fans with engagements. Jon uses the money to do stuff on his farm and this weekend he finally got his cows.

On Sunday Kane Brown tweeted, “just wanted to say thanks to the pastor from Alabama who paid for our meal this morning and didn’t even say hello.”

Tim McGraw and actor Garrett Hedlund met 17 years ago when they filmed ‘Friday Night Lights’ playing father and son. Garrett’s girlfriend actress Emma Roberts just had their son Rhodes Robert and Tim’s his godfather. Emma’s the niece of actress Julia Roberts.

Finally - Blake Shelton’s video for ‘Minimum Wage’ was directed by Gwen Stefani’s brother while they were all quarantined at Blake’s Oklahoma ranch. They had Covid protocols in place to shoot and he says Gwen’s brother captured exactly what he wanted.

Friday, February 19, 2021

you have to try Niko Moon's cobbler & Carly Pearce’s new EP is out today

Dolly Parton’s asking the Tennessee lawmakers to remove a bill to have a statue in her honor at the Tennessee Capitol. Dolly says there's too much going on in the world to put her on a pedestal right now, but several years from now would be OK.

Jason Aldean’s a master with an iron. Growing up he wanted everything ironed and his mom got tired of always doing it so she taught him how.

Newcomer Niko Moon's 'Good Time' EP has just gone platinum! Niko and his wife were recently on Facebook making one of his favorite things; 7-Up Peach Cobbler. Niko says it’s one of the best peach cobblers ever and it only has 3 ingredients; a boxed cake mix, peach pie filling and 7-Up.

Finally - Carly Pearce’s seven-song EP, ‘29’ is out today, documenting her 29th year of life. Carly won’t speak publicly about her divorce from Michael Ray but she isn’t afraid to sing about it and says, “I think there’s something for everyone on this record.”

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Luke Combs has a free show tonight & Keith Urban returns to the Australian version of The Voice

Luke Combs is airing a concert from last year tonight at 7 CT. It’s free on Luke's Facebook and You Tube. Luke also made Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Garth said, “Luke’s letting everybody else do the talking for him. He realizes being a star is not up to him but the people.” Yesterday Luke apologized for photos that resurfaced showing him with a Confederate flag saying, "there is no excuse for those images."

Carrie Underwood’s 5-year-old son Isaiah is taking horseback riding lessons. The lesson was on a horse his parents own. They’re calling him a soon to be cowboy.

Eric Church’s upcoming three-album set was recorded with his band when they were holed up in the mountains of North Carolina. The restaurant in town had a wood interior making for great acoustics so that’s what Eric used for a studio.

Finally - Keith Urban will return to the Australian version of The Voice for season 10. He was a coach on the show's very first season.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Florida Georgia Line perform tonight & Chris Young’s struggling

Nashville’s also been hit hard by this cold weather. Chris Young’s struggling to get his dog to go to the bathroom in the snow. Kane Brown’s pool is almost completely frozen, only the waterfall is still working. Michael Ray tweeted, “did I just see where Houston is colder than Alaska?” And Luke Combs has been stuck at the Daytona 500 due to weather.

Tim McGraw’s been married to Faith Hill for 24 years. The best advice he heard for a long marriage was from actor Harrison Ford. He said, “I’ve learned to say the least amount of words you possibly can to keep yourself out of trouble.”

Brad Paisley and his wife opened The Store in Nashville a week before the pandemic last March. It’s for people who’ve fallen on hard times. They projected to do 300,000 meals last year. They just passed a million.

Finally - Florida Georgia Line perform songs from their new album ‘Life Rolls On’ live from FGL House tonight at 8 CT. It’ll be on the Amazon Music app and the guys Twitch channel.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just their 20-acre private island & Blake Shelton saves Gwen Stefani’s hair

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have just listed their 20-acre private island in the Bahamas for $35 million. They bought it in 2003, but didn’t move in till 2012. The property’s a collection of eight pavilions including two yurts and a 6,500 sq ft mansion, all connected by covered verandas and passageways. As for the secret to their happy marriage Faith says it’s little things like breakfast together or a cup of coffee without being interrupted.

We’re hearing Blake Shelton had to make a drastic change to his Oklahoma ranch for Gwen Stefani’s hair. He only had well water so she had Blake add soft water into the system to keep her hair from breaking off.

Brett Eldredge says one of the silliest things he’s ever done was a few years ago at Walmart. It was 1 AM and he was playing musical chairs with a child’s pink Barbie couch. Brett says, “you're never too old to get weird at Walmart.’

Finally - Florida Georgia Line perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Tim McGraw gets fancy for Valentine's Day & Keith Urban's wife gets swatted

For Valentine's Day Tim McGraw made something his wife Faith Hill requested. His beef stew and Cornbread. To make it special to use filet mignon for her stew writing, "a man's got to do what a man's got to do!"

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman we're at the Sydney Opera house last week. When it was almost over, everyone stood and clapped. A guy sitting behind Keith and Nick got annoyed and told them to sit down. They refused, so he swatted the Nicole with his program. Security was called so we're police but no further action was taken.

Chris Young was on tour with Cassadee Pope when they found themselves in the middle of a winter storm in Pennsylvania. The interstate was shut down due to snow so they got stuck at a truck stop. Chris said the restaurant started running out of food so the menu only had a few things. On day 3 all they had left was toast and eggs.

Finally - Blake Shelton hasn't even started losing weight for his wedding because they haven't set a date yet. He says, "l'm not going to lose weight for no good reason."


Friday, February 12, 2021

Garth and Trisha have to quarantine & don't miss NBC’s Grand Ole Opry special sunday

Someone on Garth and Trisha’s team has Covid so they’re canceling everything and quarantining for two weeks. I’m guessing they’re both still hosting the Ellen Show today as that’s taped at least a day ahead, but I’m not sure.

Keith Urban’s never been a good sleeper so he just wrote a song designed to make us fall asleep. It’s an hour long called, “I Am Home’ and it’s only on the relaxation app Calm.

Florida Georgia Line's ‘Life Rolls On’ is out today. Michael Ray will guest on The Doctors. Sunday afternoon, Luke Combs sings at the pre-race show of the Daytona 500 on FOX. Sunday night, Idol premiers on ABC. The judges also live chat at 2 PM CT on Country Now’s Facebook page. Also Sunday, NBC’s two-hour special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music airs with hosts Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Garth & Trisha, Kane Brown, Lady A, Little Big Town, Dolly and Carrie Underwood.

Since Luke Combs recorded the shows on his last tour, he’ll post one February 18.

Finally - Lindsay Ell performs songs from ‘Heart Theory’ tonight at 8 CT at

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Morgan Wallen’s finally broken his silence & Blake Shelton’s on The Late Show

Morgan Wallen’s finally broken his silence. He’s asking fans not to defend what he said a week ago. He’s been talking with a few Black organizations and has come to realize how hurtful his actions were. Morgan says, “I want to encourage anyone to please learn from my mistake. This situation is ugly right now, but I'll keep searching to become the example instead of being made one.”

Kenny Chesney says a couple years ago he was playing a festival when Kevin Costner just walked on his bus and said hi. Kenny was starstruck and said they ended up talking for a long time. I also hear Kenny planted a garden last summer and called it the ‘Green Monster’ after left field at Fenway Park.

Michael Ray has a concert tonight with his full band on his You Tube channel at 6 CT. Tonight Blake Shelton’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Finally - Kane Brown’s started his own label, 1021 Entertainment and it’s part of his home label Sony. His first artist is a band called Restless Road.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tenille Townes accidentally caffeinated & Eric Church keeps his employees paid

Eric Church’s only goal during the pandemic was to keep all of his employees paid. Eric has been able to do that, paying full salaries for his band and crew and says he’s proud of that.

Florida Georgia Line's fifth album, ‘Life Rolls On’ is out Friday. It was recorded in the Bahamas. As for wearing a mask, Tyler doesn’t mind at all. He says a mask means he can walk thru Target and not get recognized.

Dan + Shay will be Blake Shelton’s Battle Advisors on The Voice this season. Years ago they opened for him and said Blake treated them and the people around him like royalty. The guys say because of that, they do the same for their tour openers.

Michael Ray has a concert tomorrow night with his band. It’s on his You Tube at 6 CT.

Brad Paisley’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show and tonight Chris Stapleton’s on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Tenille Townes doesn’t normally do caffeine. The other day she made tea and didn’t realize it was caffeinated. She said it made her feel alive and because of the tea she wrote a fast song.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ingrid Andress is on TV tonight & Trisha Yearwood started Matthew McConaughey's career

I can’t believe Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s place in Leiper’s Fork, TN has been for sale since 2013. It includes a 22,000 sq ft mansion with ten bathrooms, a log home built in the 1800s, two guest houses, a 12 stall horse stable and a caretaker residence. One home used to be owned by Hank Williams. Tim and Faith have since moved into a 6,000 sq-ft house and they got one more bathroom in the move; they now have 11.

As for his new wife, newlywed Jon Pardi says, “I just want to make her happy but I still do dumb things cause I’m a guy.”

I was watching Trisha Yearwood’s video for ‘Walkaway Joe,’ the other day. It’s from 1992 and starred a then unknown Matthew McConaughey. He plays the teen love interest and I hear it was Matthew’s first ever acting gig. It’s really hard to tell it’s even him.

Finally - Ingrid Andress performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Luke Bryan’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today & Eric Church crushes the National Anthem

Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan did an amazing job on the National Anthem at the Superbowl yesterday. He played guitar and wore sunglasses and a purple jacket. It’s been a long time since Eric has sang it because he thinks it’s incredibly hard to sing. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine stared in an ad for T-Mobil. Because of a spotty cell connection, when Gwen meets her blind date Blake, he’s the complete opposite of what she thought he was. Not sure how but Chris Young had great seats at the game yesterday. He was in the end zone with several Chief’s fans.

Eric Church is working on a North American tour and is waiting for the right time to announce details. The tour will also include new music. Eric says he’ll go to many cities he’s been to in the past and a few new ones. His fan club members will be able to buy them first.

Finally - Luke Bryan’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today. Luke’s a judge again on American Idol and that premiers February 14 on ABC. Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are also back as judges this season.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Kane Brown has a free concert tonight & eric church sings the superbowl national anthem

On her way home from vacation this week, Miranda Lambert’s vehicle was side swiped in Atlanta. Some guy tried to squeeze between them and a semi going 70 MPH. He hit her Airstream on the passenger side sending she and her husband fishtailing into the left lane. Thankfully Brendon did a great job keeping the trailer steady. Miranda said it’ll be repaired and they’ll soon be back to their vagabond ways.

Kane Brown has a free concert tonight at 7 CT at Sunday, Eric Church and R & B singer Jazmine Sullivan sing the National Anthem at the Big Game. It’s on the CBS Kick-Off Show that starts at 5 CT. Then at 10 PM Luke Bryan and Eric Church perform at a Superbowl after-party on YouTube & TikTok. I hear Carrie Underwood’s game food will include chips and salsa, bite-sized things, beer and pizza!

Finally - Morgan Wallen was dropped yesterday by the William Morris talent agency. They were in the middle of planning a massive headlining arena tour and a European tour. But yesterday Morgan had the #1 song and album on iTunes and of the top ten country tunes, nine were his.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

label suspends morgan wallen & brett young plays on a tarmac

Morgan Wallen’s label, Big Loud Records has suspended his recording contract indefinitely. His songs were pulled from CMT and hundreds of radio stations. The Academy of Country Music also removed Morgan’s eligibility to win any awards this year and halted his potential involvement on the show too.

When Miranda Lambert and her husband were in Charleston, SC last weekend, they had a fancy Sunday brunch at Halls Chophouse. Another day they were seen eating avocado toast and spiced vanilla oat milk lattes at the Harken Café. One of Miranda’s favorite parts of their trip was a sign at their KOA campground that warned alligators might live here.

Brett Young has a free concert tonight on the runway of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida. It’ll start inside an airplane then head to the tarmac. You can see it on Spirit Airlines YouTube channel at 7 CT tonight.

Finally - last weekend Darius Rucker played golf with his son. Darius lost and the bet was he now had to buy his son a car but the car had to be one his mom approved of.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Morgan Wallen’s been dropped & Jake Owen donates $100,000

Morgan Wallen’s been dropped from radio playlists after using a racial slur last weekend. He was in his driveway with friends at midnight, talking loud and honking horns when a neighbor caught it all on their doorbell camera. Morgan said, “I’m embarrassed and sorry. There are no excuses. I promise to do better.”

Hillary from Lady A’s been trying to sell her mansion in Brentwood, TN for almost two years. It’s nearly 8,000 sq feet and now empty because Hillary has bought a 12,000 sq foot home.

Dan from Dan + Shay just got a pet plant for his home studio. He’s asking fans what he should name it. So far the biggest contenders Herb or Robert Plant.

Jake Owen just donated $100,000 to the Barstool Fund to help struggling small businesses.

Finally - Dolly’s hit '9 to 5' has been rewritten for a new Super Bowl Ad Sunday. Dolly sings the lyrics and also makes a cameo.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Kane Brown, Luke Bryan and Eric Church play for free & Carly Pearce is on with Ellen today

Kane Brown has a free Superbowl Kickoff Concert Friday night. You can RSVP at Luke Bryan and Eric Church perform at a Superbowl after-party Sunday. It’ll air several places including CMT, YouTube and TikTok.

When Brian and Tyler from Florida Georgia Line were deciding on their band name years ago, their other name option was Orange Peach. It was a 3 AM decision to honor their home states of Florida known for oranges and Georgia’s peaches.

Dan + Shay will be Blake Shelton’s Battle Round Advisors on The Voice this season. The show kicks off March 1.

Chris Young reveals one time he got a little star-struck playing golf with Bill Murray. He’s seen ‘Ghostbusters’ 100 times so far.

Finally - Carly Pearce performs on the Ellen Show today.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Miranda Lambert was at the KOA campground this weekend & Carrie Underwood hurts her neck

Miranda Lambert and her husband took their Airstream to Asheville NC this weekend. They slept under the Wolf moon at the KOA campground. They also had warm biscuits as big as your face with homemade apple butter at The Moose Café. They visited The Biltmore Estate as well. It’s a 250-room French Renaissance mansion with over four acres of floor space. It has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces.

Carrie Underwood had to take some time away from the gym after getting a neck injury. She didn’t say what happened but Friday she was able to start back to her daily routine.

Jason Aldean’s new Nashville home‘s at least 20,000 square feet and has both a man cave and a complete spa for the girls. I also found out their 12 life-sized palm trees in the backyard aren’t real. His wife Brittany says Jason worked hard for all of it.

Finally - Jon Pardi’s single, ‘Tequila Little Time’ was co-written with Thomas Rhett’s dad, Rhett Akins. Jon says because of the mariachi horns on it, he thinks listening to it should be done on a boat at the lake.