Friday, April 16, 2021

The ACM Awards are Sunday & Eric Church’s ‘Heart’ is out today

The first of Eric Church’s three-part, ‘Heart & Soul, ‘Heart’ is out today. It’s been 20 years since Blake Shelton released ‘Austin’ and today it’s out on vinyl. Tim McGraw’s ‘Here On Earth’ Ultimate Edition is also out with a few new songs and there’s also two versions of ‘Here on Earth.’

The ACM Awards are Sunday on CBS. Keith Urban & Mickey Guyton will host from the Opry, Ryman and Bluebird Cafe. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Alan Jackson, Lady A, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Maren Morris. Little Big Town will be without Phillip Sweet who has Covid but he’s feeling better.

Blake Shelton was in Orlando yesterday to help open his newest 'Ole Red. Blake said opening a restaurant during the pandemic's a challenge, but he thinks it will fit in well.

Finally - The ACM Music Event of the Year was given out yesterday to Carly Pearce & Lee Brice for 'I Hope You’re Happy Now.' Tonight Jon Pardi’s on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Ashley McBryde’s on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Eric Church will have a free show Tuesday & Carrie Underwood performs on the Latin American Music Awards tonight

Eric Church will have a free show Tuesday. He'll play songs from his three-part album ‘Heart & Soul,’ followed by a Q & A with fans. It’s on Amazon Music's Twitch channel or Amazon Music's mobile app. The first of the trio, ‘Heart’ comes out tomorrow.

Jon Pardi was married almost five months ago and says they’re still adjusting. Jon says the hardest thing they're struggling with is laundry. Because he’s not on the road, he has so much more clothes all over the place. He says Summer happily does laundry just not his socks. She makes Jon pair them together.

The Trisha Yearwood Pet Collection will be available today. It includes dog treats, beds, collars and more. Her rescues inspired the line so the dog bedding’s machine washable. Trisha also made sure to include a quilted backpack with several compartments to put all your dog’s stuff in. Get it here

Finally - Carrie Underwood performs on the Latin American Music Awards tonight on the Telemundo channel.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Loretta Lynn’s 89 today & Morgan Wallen's broken his silence

Brett Eldredge sings on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today. Brett’s also been busy working on new music but his hobby is playing Call Of Duty with Shay from Dan + Shay.

Morgan Wallen has broken his silence with a handwritten note to his fans. He’s cancelled all upcoming tour dates and that includes opening for Luke Bryan. Morgan talked about his mistakes writing, “I’ve been making amends and feel like I've really worked on myself. I've needed this time off and I am proud of the man I am becoming. Just know you'll be seeing me sooner than later."

On Sunday’s ACM Awards, Miranda Lambert and Elle King will open the show. Kenny Chesney will perform solo and also with Kelsea Ballerini. Maren Morris and her husband Ryan Hurd will duet so will Chris Young and Kane Brown. Miranda will sing with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall and Carrie Underwood will have a medley from her hymns album.

Finally – Loretta Lynn’s 89 today. Tonight Keith Urban’s on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Luke Bryan has Covid & Blake Shelton has a new possum friend

Luke Bryan missed the first live American Idol last night because he has Covid. He said he’s doing well and is quarantining in LA. Paula Abdul will be filling in until Luke’s back.

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany addressed yesterday’s rumors she’ll be on the Real Housewives of Nashville. She said, “fake news strikes again but it would be entertaining.” Jane Kramer and several others are shooting something together but Brittany’s not involved.

Blake Shelton walked to his patio late last night to get the meat he’d smoked for 24 hours but saw a possum eating it. He got close enough to pet the wild possum.

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley has a debut EP out today, ‘BK's Wave Pack.’ FGL will perform and chat tomorrow on Good Morning America.

Finally - Chris Stapleton, Toby Keith, George Strait and more are on CMT tonight paying tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis.

Monday, April 12, 2021

are Jason Aldean and Real Housewives of Nashville connected & dolly's ice cream's on ebay

Jason Aldean and his wife were at the Masters this weekend. Rumor has it Real Housewives of Nashville’s in the works and some think Brittany Aldean, Jason’s sister Kasi Wicks, Jana Kramer are involved. Jana teased she’s filming something and Jason’s sister also did the same thing on Instagram.

This weekend Luke Combs went hunting for morel mushrooms and did not do very well; just 10 smaller ones. Blake Shelton caught a huge paddlefish in Oklahoma Saturday. He also bought a new Kubota tractor. It has a covered cab with a seat for Gwen and they run around $194,000.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream only made 10,000 pints of Dolly Parton’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream. They’re now going for upwards of $1,000 on eBay. That seller claimed 80% of the proceeds would go to Dolly’s Imagination Library.

Finally - Keith Urban will never display any awards saying, “I could never create with that stuff all over the walls, the expectation would cripple me.”

Friday, April 9, 2021

Brad Paisley saves his sons fish & Gabby Barrett wins an early ACM

Looking back on his career, Blake Shelton said he would have told his younger self two things; get more rest and the “mullet's not as cool as you think it is.” These days Blake calls himself a “slow slug," who’s lucky to have a job where he gets to sit in a red chair for a living.

When Brad Paisley noticed his son Jasper's pufferfish struggling, he had to help. A puffer’s beak can grow so long they can't eat, so Brad watched YouTube videos to find out how to fix that. He put clove oil in the tank to make the fish go to sleep, then Brad trimmed its beak with fingernail clippers and the fish survived. Brad and his wife are in People magazine out today.

Luke Bryan’s deluxe version of ‘Born Here, Live Here, Die Here’ is out today with six new songs.

Finally – two ACM Awards were just handed out. The New Female Artist of the Year is Gabby Barrett and the New Male is Jimmie Allen.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Luke Bryan’s on Good Morning America tomorrow & eric church announces big tour

Eric Church’s tour kicks off September 17 and ends in 2022. 55 cities and tickets for the U.S. shows are on sale May 7 but fan club members can buy them May 4. Sale dates for the three Canadian cities will be soon. The shows are in-the-round with the stage in the center so as many fans as possible can be there.

Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina have been friends for years now. One time she introduced him to a guy she was dating and right in front of the guy, Jon said, ’I don’t like him, he’s not good enough for you.” It didn’t work out for them and now Lauren has Jon vet all her potential boyfriends.

The other night torrential rain flooded part of Brad Paisley’s property. He ran outside at 2 AM to see if a nest of goose eggs was OK. His wife Kimberly says Brad has the biggest heart.

Finally - Luke Bryan’s on Good Morning America tomorrow.

Eric's Tour dates:
Sept. 17, 2021 - Rupp Arena Lexington, Ky.
Sept. 18, 2021 - Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio
Sept. 24, 2021 - Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse Cleveland, Ohio
Sept. 25, 2021 - KeyBank Center Buffalo, N.Y.
Oct. 1, 2021 - Alerus Center Grand Forks, N.D.
Oct. 2, 2021 - Bell MTS Place Winnipeg, Manitoba
Oct. 8, 2021 - PPG Paints Arena Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 9, 2021 - Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, Pa.
Oct. 15, 2021 - Ball Arena Denver, Colo.
Oct. 22, 2021 - Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, Alberta
Oct. 23, 2021 - SaskTel Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Oct. 29, 2021 - Rogers Arena Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct. 30, 2021 - Climate Pledge Arena Seattle, Wash.
Nov. 12, 2021 - Thompson-Boling Arena Knoxville, Tenn.
Nov. 13, 2021 - Ford Center Evansville, Ind.
Dec. 3, 2021 - SNHU Arena Manchester, N.H.
Dec. 4, 2021 - UBS Arena Belmont Park, N.Y.
Dec. 10, 2021 - The Anthem Washington, D.C.
Dec. 11, 2021 - The Anthem Washington, D.C.
Dec. 17, 2021 - Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, S.C.
Dec. 18, 2021 - Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C.
Jan. 7, 2022 - Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, Neb.
Jan. 8, 2022 - Denny Sanford PREMIER Center Sioux Falls, S.D.
Jan. 14, 2022 - Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 15, 2022 - Canadian Tire Centre Ottawa, Ontario
Jan. 21, 2022 - Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jan. 22, 2022 - Little Caesars Arena Detroit, Mich.
Feb. 4, 2022 - KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky.
Feb. 5, 2022 - Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, Ind.
Feb. 11, 2022 - CHI Health Center Omaha Omaha, Neb.
Feb. 12, 2022 - Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines, Iowa
Feb. 18, 2022 - T-Mobile Center Kansas City, Mo.
Feb 19, 2022 - BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
Feb. 25, 2022 - Hampton Coliseum Hampton, Va.
Feb. 26, 2022 - Spectrum Center Charlotte, N.C.
March 4, 2022 - Amway Center Orlando, Fla.
March 5, 2022 - Amalie Arena Tampa, Fla.
March 11, 2022 - United Center Chicago, Ill.
March 12, 2022 - Enterprise Center St. Louis, Mo.
March 18, 2022 - Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
March 19, 2022 - Resch Center Green Bay, Wis.
March 25, 2022 - Legacy Arena at the BJCC Birmingham, Ala.
March 26, 2022 - Simmons Bank Arena Little Rock, Ark.
April 1, 2022 - Dickies Arena Fort Worth, Texas
April 2, 2022 - AT&T Center San Antonio, Texas
April 8, 2022 - Toyota Center Houston, Texas
April 9, 2022 - Smoothie King Center New Orleans, La.
April 15, 2022 - Moda Center Portland, Ore.
April 16, 2022 - Spokane Arena Spokane, Wash.
April 29, 2022 - ExtraMile Arena Boise, Idaho
April 30, 2022 - Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, Utah
May 6, 2022 - Pechanga Arena San Diego, Calif.
May 7, 2022 - STAPLES Center Los Angeles, Calif.
May 11, 2022 - Golden 1 Center Sacramento, Calif.
May 13, 2022 - T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, Nev.
May 14, 2022 - Gila River Arena Glendale, Ariz.
May 20, 2022 - Madison Square Garden New York, N.Y.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Luke Bryan’s on Jimmy Kimmel tonight & Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute premieres tonight on Netflix

Luke Bryan’s on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. Yesterday his wife bought kombucha at the store. It’s a fermented tea. When she got to the car, she opened it and it exploded all over her face. It went up her nose and got on her shorts. Caroline said a cop saw the whole thing and was cracking up.

Jon Pardi’s wife had to have cows, so he got her some for Christmas. Yesterday she had to have goats so he went and got two. He posted a video wrangling them as they’d already escaped.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were spotted at Market Hill and the Marburger Farm Antique Show in Round Top Texas this week. They also had dinner at Lulu’s. They serve Italian food and I’ve heard it’s known for being quite a romantic place.

Finally - Dolly Parton: A MusiCares Tribute premieres tonight on Netflix. Honoring her are Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton & more. Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill Monday to make Dolly's version of "Amazing Grace" a state song. The vote was 91-1.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Michael Ray loves his Instant Pot & why Garth bows to Trisha

Performers for the ACM Awards April 18 have been finalized. They include Kane Brown, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Maren Morris.

Michael Ray says his favorite kitchen appliance is the Instant Pot his bus driver gave him. He calls it the new Crock Pot after it went away for a while and did some work on itself.

Carrie Underwood says when she doesn’t work out, her attitude is noticeable to her husband who will tell her to go take a run. If she could dump one thing from her routine, it’s burpees. That’s a jump, squat, plank and pushup all done at the same time and Carrie hates them!

Finally - when Garth sings with his wife, he always bows to her afterward. He says it’s because Trisha joked years ago that he had to. Garth says he still does it out of respect for her talent.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Dustin Lynch still headlining in Las Vegas & Jon Pardi broke ground Sunday

Jon Pardi broke ground Sunday on a massive new pond. It looks so big, I thought he was working on a garden. This will be his 2nd pond.

Keith Urban will be on Taylor Swift’s upcoming album, ‘Fearless.’ He’ll duet on one song and sing harmonies on another. They’ve been friends since 2009 when Taylor was Keith’s opening act. Maren Morris will also do background vocals on a tune.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani both think they’ve gone as far as they can career wise with touring and TV. Blake says, “hopefully at some point we get a chance to live life and we’re both ready for that. The older I get, the more I’m turning into a hermit and passing on several things.”

Finally - Dustin Lynch says despite cancellations due to Covid, he's still headlining in Las Vegas this summer. The Dustin Lynch Pool Situation is June 3-6 at the Imperial Palace. Dustin says he may even be able to sneak in some more tickets soon even tho it’s sold out. The event will also feature Jordan Davis and HARDY.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Eric Church wants to have a fall arena tour so he just got the Covid vaccine and wants fans to do the same. Eric promises if new protocols make for an extra expense in some cities, he’ll try as much as possible to absorb that cost.

Carrie Underwood has a live concert Sunday morning at 11 CT from the Ryman. She’ll be singing songs from her new album, ‘My Savior’ and the show’s free on her Facebook page.

Miranda Lambert and her husband like to take their Airstream on mini vacations. She calls it the “Freedom Wagon” cause it gets her out and gives her the travel fix she’s been missing since she can’t be on the road right now.

Sunday night, Jason Aldean & Jimmie Allen each perform two duets with American Idol contestants.

Finally – Chris Janson turns 35 today.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Garth has a big announcement today & Blake and Gwen get married this summer

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will get married this summer Blake said yesterday. If they wait until fall, he’s back doing the 'The Voice' and Blake wants plenty of time before and after the wedding. He also has a new line of hard seltzer out soon. Blake says they taste like liquid sunshine and come in lemonade, lime, strawberry and peach.

Brian Kelley from Florida Georgia Line will release solo music this spring with an album later this year. He calls the music ‘Beach Cowboy,’ but this doesn’t mean he’s stepping away from band mate Tyler Hubbard.

Garth has a big announcement today. I’m guessing it has to do with a new tour.

Carrie Underwood’s on the list of People magazine's Beauties of the Year. Their Beautiful issue is out Friday.

Finally - happy 35th birthday today to Hillary Scott of Lady A.