Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Luke Bryan hooked his thumb fishing & Chris Janson has a free concert tonight

Luke Bryan hooked his thumb fishing yesterday and showed a video of it. Instagram felt it was so gruesome they added the disclaimer, ‘this video may contain graphic or violent content.’ Later Luke gave an update on the drive to get medical help. As a nurse remove the hook, Luke mostly laughed then went right back to fishing. This time he hooked himself but he’s hooked others dozens of times.

When he can’t sleep, Brett Young goes down his list of remedies. If watching TV doesn’t work, he’ll listen to vintage music. If that fails Brett has a late-night snack and his last resort is a shot of Jack Daniel’s. He says that almost always works.

Dolly Parton’s the focus of a new Female Force TidalWave Comic book today. It honors strong, independent women. A few years ago they profiled Dolly’s friend Cher and the other day I noticed Blake Shelton follows Cher on Instagram.

Finally - Chris Janson has a free concert tonight on Country Now’s Twitch channel at 8 CT. He will also have his full-band.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Blake Shelton goes crab fishing & Kelsea Ballerini’s been on a tropical vacation

Blake Shelton will release his first full-length album, ‘Body Language,’ May 21. It has 12 tunes and Blake says it’ll include some classic country as well. Fans can pre-order it April 23.

Speaking of Blake, he and Gwen visited California’s Central Coast last weekend to do some crab fishing. They rented a whale watching boat and in just one day ended up catching 17 crabs and 50 Sand Dabs. They’re a small type of flounder.

Kelsea Ballerini’s been on a tropical vacation with her husband Morgan Evans. Besides a little boat side grilling, they’ve also been indulging in fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Carrie Underwood says her playlist might surprise us because it includes grunge. She grew up in the 90s and her favorites are Nirvana and Soundgarden.

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s 31 today. Justin Moore turns 37 and Jordan Davis is 33.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Thomas Rhett livestream concert & Blake Shelton quietly sold his Oklahoma ranch

This weekend Thomas Rhett announced a livestream concert April 30, the same day his new album’s out. You can get tickets at. They’re $15 but if you want to see the concert and post show Q & A, it’s $25.

I just found out Blake Shelton quietly sold his Tishomingo, Oklahoma ranch in 2018. That means he and Gwen were quarantining at the house he built for her on Lake Texoma. The rumor’s always been they’d be married at his ranch but unless he kicks the current owner out for the weekend, that’s not gonna happen.

Eric Church’s first job after moving to Nashville was the Home Shopping channel. He got fired after talking customers out of making what Eric said were silly late-night purchases.

Finally - Kenny Chesney and Matthew McConaughey met years ago at a Saints game. Matthew and Drew Breeze used to have a yearly charity show at the House of Blues in New Orleans and Kenny was always part of it. He and Matthew’s friendship grew through text messages.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Kenny Chesney’s 53 today & introducing Dolly's Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream

We now know what Dolly Parton's ice cream flavor is; Strawberry Pretzel Pie. Jeni's calls it a throwback to the triple decker pie made famous at potlucks. Its tangy cream cheese ice cream with salted pretzel streusel and strawberry sauce and it will be in stores April 8.

Congratulations to Brett Young and his wife. Their second child due this summer will be another girl. 

Jake Owen’s morning starts with making a bottle for his daughter Paris. Then they watch cartoons together.

Carrie Underwood’s album, ‘My Savior’ is out today. 

Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery and Jake Owen are on Dodgers Chris Taylor’s charity concert tonight. It starts at 8 CT and tickets are at HomeRunforHope.com.

Finally - Kenny Chesney’s 53 today. You can also pre-order his album, 'Here And Now Deluxe’ now. It’s out May 7 and Kenny says this past year has taught him to live in the moment.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Brett Young's on the Kelly Clarkson Show today & eric church is hoping to get the state record

Eric Church spends as much time as possible at his cabin. It’s 20 minutes from Nashville and has two lakes he built himself. They’re stocked with largemouth bass and Eric’s hoping one day to get the state record, which is a fifteen pounder.

Trisha Yearwood has a new pet line coming out. Years ago I talked to her soon after she married Garth. His biggest adjustment was her indoor dogs, he’d only ever had outdoor ones. She said that was the hardest thing for Garth to get used to once they were married.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s combined net worth is around $165 million. Their assets include property and royalties. Last year Tim made $18 million and even tho Faith hasn’t had a hit for years, she made $15 million of her own.

Finally - Brett Young will reveal if his wife’s having a boy or girl on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tomorrow morning Carrie Underwood performs and chats on the Today Show.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Lady A has a free show tonight & Tyler from FGL is moving to L.a.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line and his wife just paid $3.9 million for a mansion in LA. The nearly 4,700-square-foot home includes disappearing walls of glass, an entire wall for bottles of wine, and a master bedroom that has a fridge. The family will live there part-time but Nashville’s still home.

Lady A has a free show tonight on Country Now’s Twitch page. It starts at 8 CT and will include a full band but no audience. Afterward Lady A will have a live Q&A with fans.

Since divorcing Michael Ray last September, Carly Pearce has been on a few dates but this time around says she won’t be as public with her relationships.

Brad Paisley, Jake Owen and Scotty McCreery will be part of Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor’s charity concert Friday night. It starts at 8 CT and will benefit kids with cancer. Tickets are on sale now at HomeRunforHope.com.

Tenille Arts has set a personal record with her debut single, 'Somebody Like That.' She's #10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. It's Tenille's first top-10 hit and it took her 58-weeks to get there.

Finally - Garth has a big announcement April Fool’s Day, but says it’s not a joke.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

two tall brett's share a birthday & Kenny Chesney’s postponed his tour

Kenny Chesney’s postponed his tour until 2022 due to Covid because each city has different regulations and it was just going to be too difficult to arrange. Current tickets will be honored for rescheduled shows or fans can also get a refund. The 2022 tour will have a new line-up and name and those dates will be announced shortly.


Everyone seems to want the shirt Miranda Lambert wore last weekend on Matthew McConaughey’s fund raiser. It was pink plaid and looked vintage. On one side there was a patch that read, ‘School Crossing Guard’ and on the other side the patch looked like it said, ‘Outlaw.’

Carrie Underwood will have a live virtual concert of the songs on her new album, ‘My Savior.’ It’ll be at 11 AM CT April 4 from the Ryman and free on her Facebook page. Donations will benefit Save the Children and fans can RSVP via Facebook.com/events.

Finally – two of country’s tallest stars share a birthday today. 6’4” Brett Eldredge is 35 and 6’6” Brett Young turns 40 today.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Garth and Trisha say quarantine’s been good for their marriage & Lauren Alaina has COVID

This weekend Lauren Alaina tested positive for COVID. She had shortness of breath, a bad headache, was tired and congested and had no taste or smell. Lauren's quarantining at home with her dog.

Luke Combs loves basketball and in high school, he and his classmates would sneak out to watch March Madness. They’d pretend to go to the bathroom and they’d stand behind their coaches that were watching the games. Luke’s from North Carolina so he’s a huge Tar Heels fan.

Garth and Trisha say quarantine’s been good for their marriage. It made them talk about little things over the past 15 years that bug each other. Trisha said, “talking about the hard stuff is good. We're in this for the long haul."

Finally - Michael Ray’s from Florida and says, “I need Apple to make voice to text that understands Florida southern mumble cause what I’m saying and what it’s writing aren’t even close.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Midland’s ‘Cowgirl Blues’ documentary premieres tonight & Loretta Lynn’s album, ‘Still Woman Enough’ is out

Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Clint Black, George Strait and more perform on Matthew McConaughey’s virtual benefit concert for Texans impacted by last month’s storm. It’s Sunday night at 7 CT on Matthew’s YouTube channel.

Trisha Yearwood says her new favorite thing Garth makes is pasta salad. She says he’s also neater than her and his closet even looks better. Her only pet peeve is Garth whistles all the time and right now it’s the theme song of 70s TV show, The Dating Game.

Tim McGraw’s returned to the gym in hopes of touring sometime this year. Tim learned early on from a coach growing up that said, “practice has to be harder than the game." Tim lives by that philosophy on tour.

Finally - Midland’s ‘Cowgirl Blues’ documentary premieres tonight on CMT. Loretta Lynn’s album, ‘Still Woman Enough’ is out today with Reba, Carrie Underwood and Tanya Tucker. Reba sings the theme song for the movie, ‘Four Good Days’ starring Glenn Close out April 30.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Jon Pardi will eat pretty much anything & Brett Young wants to get rid of his “dad bod”

Brett Young turns 40 on March 23 and he’s challenging himself to change his “dad bod” into a “hot bod.” Last year he gained 25 pounds but he’s 6’6’’ so he could hide it under sweatshirts. He’s hired a celebrity fitness trainer to guide he and his fans through a 10-week program. By-the-way a new poll says "dad bods" are now the most attractive body type.

Kelsea Ballerini’s in this month’s Shape magazine. She eats healthy but once a month does the McDonald's drive-thru. She daily uses her $2,500 SoulCycle bike and has also become a hot bath fanatic.

Jon Pardi will eat pretty much anything and he also likes to cook. Jon says, “but I’m really an eggrolls at a gas station kind of guy.”

Finally - all three of Thomas Rhett's daughters like music, but only one has fallen for it like he did as a child; his 1-year-old Lennon Love. Thomas got his daughters a karaoke machine last year with nothing on it but Disney stuff.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Clint Black has his own coffee & Blake Shelton eats a mushroom he found in the woods

Blake Shelton found a furry mushroom on a tree in the woods on his Oklahoma ranch. He’s a member of Facebook’s Wild Mushroom Enthusiasts of Oklahoma. Blake realized it was a lion’s mane after looking at YouTube videos and said, “I fried it; didn't die and didn't see Jesus or anything."

Dolly Parton and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will release a new flavor and all proceeds will go to Dolly’s Imagination Library. We don’t what the flavor is yet, but you can sign up to be the first to know at jenis.com/dolly.

Clint Black just launched ClintBlackCoffee.com. His Cowboy Coffee’s dark and is roasted in his home state of Texas. Clint said it started as a Christmas gift for friends and family and their reaction was always ‘where can I get more?’"

Finally - Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Brad Paisley are on A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change on CBS tonight.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Miranda Lambert celebrated her Grammy win with pizza & Luke Bryan wipes out skiing

Miranda Lambert celebrated her Grammy win Sunday night in Los Angeles with pizza. She was seen out with her husband, manager and tour manager. On Monday Brendan wrote, “I could not be more proud of this wonderful woman I get to call my wife. I cannot wait to be a part of the future magic you create.” Miranda says the good news of this past year was “finding out my husband really can put up with me."

Luke Bryan and family were skiing at a snowy resort somewhere yesterday. Luke was wearing a Go Pro, filming his son Tate coming down the mountain. As he tried to race past his son, Luke wiped out. He was laughing so he’s OK but it’s just one more fall for the accident prone Luke.

Finally - Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson and George Strait will perform on Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming virtual benefit concert. 100% of the money raised will go to Texans impacted by that terrible storm last month. The concert’s March 21 on Matthew’s YouTube channel.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Mickey Guyton stuns at the grammys & Alan Jackson sold his Nashville estate

On last night’s Grammy’s Best Country Album was Wildcard by Miranda Lambert. Best Country Solo went to Vince Gill ‘When My Amy Prays.’ Dan+Shay & Justin Bieber’s ‘10,000 Hours’ got Best Country Duo/Group and Best Country Song The Highwomen’s ‘Crowded Table.’ Tim McGraw was watching last night and tweeted (and I could not agree more), “Mickey Guyton’s performance killed it!!!! Miranda’s getting criticism for her red carpet look; a denim jacket, black skirt and gold cowboy boots. One fan asked if she’d just returned from a shopping trip to Target.

Being on The Voice changed Blake Shelton’s life especially meeting his fiancĂ©e there. The show recently gave him his own bobblehead doll, which Blake’s very proud of but he says it looks a little bit more like actor Jonah Hill than it does him.

Trisha Yearwood and her sister are honoring their late mother with a dinnerware line from Williams Sonoma. Their mom’s signature’s on the back of each piece.

Finally - Alan Jackson just sold his Nashville estate for $19 million. The climate-controlled garage was big enough for 15 cars.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Miranda Lambert performs at Sunday's Grammy's & Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton co-host the ACM's

At Sunday’s Grammy Awards Miranda Lambert performs from Nashville’s The Station Inn so will Mickey Guyton. Maren Morris will also duet with John Mayer. What’s interesting is this year there’s no obscure country nominees, it’s all people we’ve actually heard of. Ingrid Andress is up for the all-genre Best New Artist. Miranda says, “I have a dress and a hot husband who has a really nice suit, so we're good.”

I love the t-shirt Carrie Underwood’s husband gave her as a birthday present this week. It read, “I don’t need Google, my husband knows everything.”

Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton will co-host the ACM Awards April 18 on CBS. The show will broadcast from the Opry, Ryman and The Bluebird Cafe.

Finally – today Kelsea Ballerini’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan and Kenny Chesney’s video for ‘Knowing You’ debuts on his YouTube. Tonight Reba premiers a concert on her YouTube at 7:30 CT. It’s from 2011 and Reba will also live chat with fans.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Keith Urban’s Nutty Birdseed Diet & Carly pearce likes brett eldredge

The National Enquirer reports friends of Keith Urban are worried about his health. A source says he’s only eating nuts, berries and seeds. They’re calling it “Keith’s Nutty Birdseed Diet.” I don’t believe it because their ‘how Keith looks like now’ photo is well over two years old.

Carly Pearce says she’s generally done dating any guy in the music biz but she has an exception; Brett Eldredge. She and Brett opened for Blake Shelton’s tour a few years back and got to know each other.

Eric Church’s nickname Chief comes from his grandpa who was also called that. When Eric’s band started calling him Chief early on they didn’t even know about the family connection.

Michael Ray tweets, “every day you wake up, you’re given a new 24 hours. Don’t eat up the present with past anxiety.”

Finally - Maren Morris is on The Ellen Show today and Reba’s on Young Sheldon tonight on CBS.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Voice Australia has a feud brewing & Darius Rucker’s Southern Living's Southerner of the Year

The Voice Australia’s about to start with some drama. Coaches Keith Urban and Guy Sebastian, who won Australian Idol in 03, both arrived at a recent show media event wearing matching black leather jackets. Sources say Keith was “absolutely furious” and asked producers to find a new jacket for Guy, but he refused to change. In the past, Guy’s also been called out on Instagram for stealing fashion ideas from Keith.

Rumor has it Jason Aldean's selling or has already sold his beach house in Santa Rosa, Florida. He’s supposedly building in Turks and Caicos. His wife tweeted, “Jason and I love a renovation project and we are on to a new one soon.”

Darius Rucker’s Southern Living Magazine's 2021 Southerner of the Year for his compassion and generosity. On Monday, Darius hit a hole in one at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Charleston, South Carolina. He says golf calms him and if he wants to practice, Darius has a simulator at home and his yard’s big enough for chipping and putting. That was his 5th hole in one so far!

Finally – Carrie Underwood is 38 today.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Niko Moon's on Jimmy Kimmel Live & Blake shelton gets close to a bear cub

Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa Cantina will open this summer in downtown Nashville. It has 4-levels with 3-floors of live music and a rooftop bar. There will also be tufted pink booths. The food’s Tex-Mex with an extensive margarita and tequila menu. Her memorabilia will be on display like set pieces from videos, a rhinestone saddle and items that highlight milestones in Miranda's life.

Blake Shelton spent last Saturday studying black bears in eastern Oklahoma with researchers. They collected a bear cub’s weight and distinguishing marks as Blake held it. They also inserted a tracking microchip then the cub was returned to its mother in her den. They’re raffling off the chance to be a bear biologist for a day and Blake said it was one of coolest experiences of his life!

Trisha Yearwood’s finally covid negative and reveals Garth never got it. Her cookbook, ‘Trisha’s Kitchen’ is out September 28. The recipes include Garth's Teriyaki Bowl.

Finally - Niko Moon performs ‘Good Time’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Luke Bryan breaks a coffee pot & Miranda Lambert will perform on the Grammy's

Luke Bryan and his wife were at a beach somewhere this weekend. Caroline tweeted, “took 2 much needed days away. Together. Alone. We slept past 5:30 am. Got to eat sitting down and Luke only broke 1 coffee pot!”

Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Mickey Guyton will perform at this weekend's Grammy Awards. The show will take place at several venues including The Station Inn in Nashville. 

Due to the fact he lives in an all-female household, when Keith Urban is stressed out he Googles about cars.

Finally - Brett Eldredge says his ideal day is going on a hike or bike ride especially when he’s in Switzerland.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Reba will star in and produce two movies for Lifetime & Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Marfa Tapes’ is out soon

Miranda Lambert’s album, ‘The Marfa Tapes’ is a project she just did with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. It was recorded in Marfa, TX and Miranda says it’s so raw you can hear the wind blowing and cows mooing. The record will be out May 7.

Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline went through her gym bag yesterday and wrote, “I’m seriously concerned about myself....I found Oreos, a remote control rat and an air horn!”

Dolly says the only way she’d ever go without makeup is if there was an emergency and she had to get her husband to the hospital. She does sometimes go out without a wig tho and onetime tried to go incognito wearing a black wig but her voice gave her away.

Reba will star in and produce two movies for Lifetime. ‘Christmas In Tune’ will air this year and the second one is not a holiday movie and will be out in 2022.

Finally - Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks moved to Nashville in the late '80s. They met when they were both bridesmaids in a mutual friend’s wedding.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Miranda Lambert’s opening a bar & don't miss Wheel of Fortune tonight

Miranda Lambert’s the first female country star with a bar on Nashville's Lower Broadway. Her Casa Rosa will be near all the other country bars, including Blake's Ole Red. It’s currently being renovated and is huge but we don’t yet know when it will be open.

The 16-year-old toothless Chihuahua Dan from Dan + Shay fostered a week ago has now been adopted; by he and his wife. Dan says the dog’s health is failing so they adopted her.

Tonight on Wheel of Fortune’s charity show, Brad Paisley’s The Store in Nashville has comedian Kevin Nealon playing for them.

Luke Bryan and his family went to this year’s Super Bowl. They got to meet Mike Tyson, who Luke said was very cordial and very nice. He also met Shaq and said Shaq even knew who he was!

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s wife keeps him grounded. He says it’s nice to have someone who can bring him back down to earth.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dolly just got the coronavirus vaccine & CMA Fest in Nashville has been canceled

Dolly just got the coronavirus vaccine. She got the shot at Vanderbilt University and even tho she’s been eligible for a while know she didn't want it to seem like she was being favored because she donated a million dollars to Vanderbilt last year.

This year's CMA Fest in Nashville has been canceled for the second year in a row due to Covid. They’ve already started planning for next summer and the new CMA dates are June 9-12.

Niko Moon’s ‘Good Time’ is very close to being a #1 hit. He taught himself how to play guitar in high school by watching You Tube videos. Niko’s at-home studio is the laundry room which he converted into a vocal booth.

Since the pandemic started, Brian from Florida Georgia Line’s been throwing a baseball, getting his arm back in shape. Brian played in college and was on his way to the pros before he decided to go to Belmont and pursue music.

Finally - Lady A’s Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie have a passion for dinner parties. Charles loves to cook and he says no one makes better grilled corn-on- the-cob.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

luke combs is 31 today & Maren Morris is on The Late Late Show with James Corden

On The Voice last night, Blake Shelton failed to recognize a contestant, his ex-bandmate, Pete. Blake said it was because he hadn’t seen him in 20-years and his hair had changed. Because of their history together, even tho John Legend wanted Pete, he choose Blake as his coach.

Morgan Wallen’s double album, ‘Dangerous’ is #1 on the all-genre Billboard chart for the seventh week in a row. That makes it the only country album to spend its first seven weeks at #1 in the 64-year history of the chart.

Maren Morris is on The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight. I also hear Maren and her husband’s favorite thing to do with their 1-year-old son Hayes is watch kid shows like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street and Peppa Pig.

Garth and Trisha are among the musicians thanking music educators for keeping the music playing during these challenging times.

Finally – happy 31st birthday today to Luke Combs.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Keith Urban's kids make a rare public appearance & The Voice premieres tonight

On last night’s Golden Globes, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and their daughters Sunday and Faith appeared virtually. It’s the first time we’ve had a clear look at the girl’s faces. I also found out more about their time at the Sydney opera a few weeks ago. They broke protocol to stand at the end of the performance because they thought it was so great. That’s when the guy behind Nicole swatted her with his program. Keith said he wanted to whack the guy but instead showed great restraint.

The ACM nominees have Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton each getting six nods. Miranda Lambert has five and Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett have four. ACM snubs include Carrie Underwood, no Luke Combs in Single, Song or Album of the Year and Keith Urban was not in either Entertainer or Male Artist of the Year.

Finally – The Voice premieres tonight on NBC and Blake Shelton’s back as a judge. He only got the job years ago because Reba turned it down. She said no because she didn’t think she’d be able to tell somebody they’re terrible. In a few weeks Dan + Shay will be on as Blake’s Battle Advisors.