Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Chris Stapleton’s joined Cameo & Tim and Faith finally sold their farm

It took over a year but Tim McGraw and Faith Hill finally sold their 600-acre farm in Franklin, TN. An investment group in Tennessee bought it for $15 million. It includes a 3,500 square foot main residence, two caretaker homes, a restored log cabin, two guest houses, a 12-stall horse stable and a home once owned by Hank Williams.

Miranda Lambert’s restaurant/bar is just two doors down from Blake Shelton’s Ole Red. I hear there’s a rule at her place against playing anything from Blake, Gwen Stefani or Anderson East. He’s a musician Miranda dated 54 days after her divorce from Blake. They broke up almost 3-years later.

Chris Stapleton’s joined Cameo for a short time and fans can submit their video requests. He’ll say whatever you want him to. It’s $600 per message and all proceeds go to his Outlaw State Of Kind charity.

Finally - Brad Paisley’s Shark Country’s on the Discovery Channel July 13. They’re gonna find out whether Brad’s songs attract or repel sharks living in the Bahamas.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Kelsea Ballerini’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan & will Keith Urban ever retire

Keith Urban was asked if he’ll ever retire and he said yes, right after Mick Jagger does. But he knows that’ll never happen. Music’s his passion and if he wasn’t playing a sold out arena Keith says he’d be performing at someone’s backyard barbecue.

Early in his career, Justin Moore missed out on several national TV spots by refusing to perform without his hat. They wanted him to take it off because they said it was just too country. As for being recognized when he’s out and about, Justin says the thing fans most often say is, ‘you seem so normal.’

Soon after he got married, Dierks Bentley realized it would be hard to be a dad and a musician on the road at the same time. Now with three kids Dierks says it’s a delicate balance. I think what helps is he’s a pilot who owns his own airplane.

Finally - Kelsea Ballerini’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today. Tomorrow Zac Brown Band perform on the Today Show.

Monday, June 28, 2021

Carrie Underwood and family at Wind River Ranch & Blake Shelton surprises a Blake Shelton tribute band

Carrie Underwood and family just got home from a week at Wind River Ranch in Estes Park, CO. They rode horses and went on a zip line. The kids got to use a bow and arrow that had a big cork on it, plus a scavenger hunt and make an old west black and white movie. Carrie and Mike were there as part of a private event for Pro Athletes Outreach. The week cost them a little over $7,000.

Jason Aldean’s wife posted a video in Instagram of their 3-year-old son Memphis this weekend. He had shorts on but no top. Her post was taken down because it went ‘against community guidelines.’ She had to add a large red heart that covered his body so she could post it.

A few weeks ago Dierks Bentley did a 100-mile bike race with Luke Bryan. Dierks said they started out wearing regular shorts then six hours in realized that was slowing them down so they switched to skin tight spandex.

Finally - last week Blake Shelton surprised a Blake Shelton tribute band known as Blake Nation. They played at Ole Red Tishomingo and had no idea Blake was there.

Friday, June 25, 2021

Jason Aldean vegas goes on sale today & Brian from FGL’s solo album is out

Jason Aldean will play the Park MGM in Vegas December 9, 10 and 11 and tickets go on sale today. Jake Owen’s July 15 fundraiser at the Ryman also goes on sale today.

Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Carly Pearce and Brantley Gilbert are on the soundtrack for the Netflix film ‘The Ice Road,’ out today. It stars Liam Neeson who plays an ice driver that leads a rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save trapped miners after a diamond mine collapses in Canada.

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville will celebrate the 4th of July with performers who’ve been on The Voice. Saturday night Alan Jackson's sold-out benefit for tornado victims in Georgia will be livestreamed on his Facebook page. Chris Young will also perform.

Finally - Brian Kelley from FGL’s solo album, ‘Sunshine State of Mind’ is out today. He recorded it during the pandemic when he moved to his home state of Florida. Lady A’s new album, ‘What a Song Can Do (Chapter One)’ is also out today.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Luke Bryan kicks off his Vegas residency & Blake Shelton’s on Ellen today

Luke Bryan kicks off his Vegas residency tonight at Resorts World. The furthest seat in the venue’s only 150 feet from the stage. Luke’s also staring in his own upcoming docuseries, ‘My Dirt Road Diary,' which follows his career. The five-part series will show Luke’s ups, downs, triumphs and tragedies and it’ll premiere for free Aug 6 on IMDb TV.

Chris Young doesn’t talk about his personal relationships saying, “I know it drives people nuts but that was a decision I made years ago to keep my private life private.” He says if he does get his heart broken we’re sure to hear about it in a song. The most pressure he gets now is from his family who really want him to get married.

Justin Moore’s best songwriting is done hanging out with other writers at the beach for day-long retreats. He says song ideas just pop up from conversations they all have.

Finally – Blake Shelton’s on Ellen today and tickets go on sale today for George Strait’s March 20 concert at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Gabby Barrett plays for free tonight & Carly Pearce gets the surprise of a lifetime from Dolly Parton

Luke Combs says his house in North Carolina’s been a great place to stay safe from Covid. It has a studio, bar, pool tables, several big screen TVs and a collection of vintage arcade machines. It’s also where Luke’s recording his 3rd album that should be out this fall.

Carly Pearce thought she was at the Opry House doing a promotional video for Dollywood when Dolly interrupted and invited her to join the Opry. Carly immediately burst into tears! She’s now played the Opry 80 times and she’ll be inducted August 3.

Monday night Jimmy Buffett performed an unannounced show at Nashville’s Exit/In. His good friend Kenny Chesney even joined him for a couple songs.

Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Darius Rucker and Mickey Guyton are an album with over 50 other artists from all genres paying tribute to Metallica. The Metallica Blacklist is out September 10 and all profits go to charity.

Finally - Gabby Barrett has a concert tonight on Country Now’s Twitch page.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Jake Owen concert & Kenny Chesney's worst habit

Jake Owen will raise money for the CMA Foundation's music education program July 15 at the Ryman in Nashville. Guests will be the songwriters who wrote Jake’s nine #1 hits and tickets go on sale Friday.

Jon Pardi’s from a blue-collar farm and says working hard made him who he is today. At 14 Jon was already doing ranch work and operating heavy machinery. His current net worth is around $8 million and Jon says he’s a millionaire who eats gas station egg rolls because he’s that kind of guy.

Kenny Chesney says his worst habit is biting his nails. Kenny also revealed he hates bar soap and he takes multiple showers a day.

Finally - it’s the fans that come to her concerts and love her music that energizes Miranda Lambert. She says, “they sing ever word to every song, even album cuts. Just knowing people really know me and my music is sometimes overwhelming.”

Monday, June 21, 2021

Gwen throws Blake Shelton a surprise party & Tracy Lawrence got Kenny Chesney really good

Gwen Stefani surprised Blake Shelton with a backyard birthday party in California this weekend. As everyone’s waiting for him, Blake finally reaches the back doorway and Gwen can be heard saying, "it's your birthday," because he thought the surprise was for someone else.

Years ago Tracy Lawrence got Kenny Chesney really good! Kenny was opening for him and Tracy got the Future Farmers of America to loan him several crates of chickens. While Kenny was singing, Tracy got some girls to set chickens on the stage in front of him. There ended up roosting all over the stage. After that, Tracy turned three baby greased pigs loose on Kenny’s bus.

Eric Church admits he’s a guy who always pushes the envelope and says, “I sometimes even love ruffling people’s feathers. With me, you’re going to get what you get.”

Finally - Carly Pearce has several tattoos. One on her wrist are the words, ‘she believed she could so she did…’ The inspiration for that was her ex-husband Michael Ray.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Kenny Chesney’s tour kicks off April 23 & Brad Paisley hosts nascar's pre-race coverage

Kenny Chesney’s tour kicks off April 23 and he’ll play 19 stadiums. If you bought tickets to a postponed show, you can keep the same seat. Kenny needed time to organize a tour with full sold-out stadiums and said there was no way he could do that this year.
Kenny ’s Tour Dates: 
April 23 – Tampa @ Raymond James Stadium
May 7 – St Louis @ Busch Stadium
May 14 – Milwaukee @ American Family Field
May 21 – Atlanta @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium
May 28 -Nashville @ Nissan Stadium
June 4 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
June 11 – Pittsburgh @ Heinz Field
June 18 – Philadelphia @ Lincoln Financial Field
June 25 – Chicago @ Soldier Field
July 2 – Kansas City, MO @ GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
July 9 – Bozemont, MT @ Bobcat Stadium
July 16 – Seattle @ Lumen Field
July 23 – Los Angeles @ SoFi Stadium
July 30 – Denver @ Empower Field at Mile High August 6 – Minneapolis @ U.S. Bank Stadium
August 13 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 20 – Detroit @ Ford Field
August 26 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium
August 27 – Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium

Luke Bryan’s tour starts in less than one month. He says he may have to knock the rust off due to the pandemic. Luke says, “it's kind of like riding a bike. Once you get going you feel like you can pick right up where you left off.”

Father’s Day for Thomas Rhett Sunday will include taking his kids around the farm on a four-wheeler. After that they’ll watch classic Disney movies. Thomas says it’s the one day of the year he gets to do what he wants.

Blake Shelton turns 45 today.

Finally - Brad Paisley and Dale Earnhardt Junior host pre-race coverage of Sunday's NASCAR Cup at Nashville Superspeedway. Chris Janson will perform before the race.




Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jon Pardi’s on vocal rest & maybe blake and gwen aren't married yet after all

For the first time in his life, Jon Pardi’s been ordered by a doctor to go on vocal rest. All June shows will be rescheduled. Jon said he was sorry for the inconvenience and will be back in July. A little boy in Wisconsin, Cowboy Kye hopes to see Jon in July. His mom’s taken to social media in hopes they can meet. Kye’s obsessed with Jon and he’s even memorized all his songs and dance moves.

A source tells PEOPLE magazine Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani can’t wait for their summer wedding. Her family threw her a surprise shower June 10. Most showers are about 3-weeks before the wedding. I hear Gwen's three boys will be involved in the ceremony because they see Blake as a great extra dad. For more on their wedding plans, they’re in PEOPLE magazine tomorrow.

Finally - Jake Owen heard the Girl Scouts are struggling to sell 15 million extra boxes of cookies. Jake tweeted, “I feel like I could eat 15 million boxes of Thin Mints.” The Girl Scouts never have extra inventory and say the pandemic’s the reason why.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Chris Young plyas for free & Lauren Alaina stars in a Hallmark movie

Chris Young will film a live performance for a new music video July 5 in downtown Nashville. It’ll be free and open to the public. Besides the video, Chris will perform some of his biggest hits and he might also be joined by some special guests.

Lauren Alaina stars in the Hallmark Channel’s ‘Roadhouse Romance’ September 11. She plays Lt. Callie Jackson, who returns home after a military tour to find her late grandfather’s BBQ place struggling and her high school sweetheart has moved on. No surprise, Lauren will also sing in the movie.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s 22-year-old daughter Maggie just graduated from Stanford University with a Master's degree. Tim tweeted, “I have such admiration for her work ethic, her fierce love of her family and her passion to make the world a better place.”

Finally - Trisha Yearwood learned to crochet in high school and it’s therapeutic for her. She says she’s always working on a blanket for someone.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Tim and Faith finally sold their private island & Jordan Davis studies sharks

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill finally sold their private island in the Bahamas. It included eight connected structures, a 6,500 square-foot main residence, two beaches, hundreds of imported palm trees and an observation tower. They were asking $35 million but I don’t know what they finally got. It takes about $2 million a year to keep the island running.

Newcomer Jordan Davis joined scientist and friend, Chris Fischer last fall to study sharks in Nova Scotia. They tagged a 40 or 50-year-old female that was 16-feet long and over 3,500 pounds. Jordan said he couldn’t remember the last time his heart was pumping that fast. He learned if we lose the white shark, we lose our oceans.

In high school Eric Church played football, baseball, basketball. He picked up golf when he found out you got to leave school at 10 AM for a tournament and be gone several hours. Eric says the discipline sports took still helps in his career today.

Finally - Jake Owen made his big screen debut last year in 'Our Friend.’ He says he did it because he likes to think outside the box and he also gets bored easily.

Monday, June 14, 2021

are Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani married & Carrie Underwood’s husband showed off his noodling skills

Rumor has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani secretly got married this weekend. Last Thursday Gwen’s family threw her a bridal shower. They were spotted in Santa Monica, CA Saturday afternoon at one of her sons sporting events. She was wearing a diamond band on the same finger as her engagement ring but isn’t that too quick of a turnaround for them to have been married Friday in Oklahoma.

Carrie Underwood’s husband Mike showed off his noodling skills this weekend. He stuck his fist into a big hole under the water and grabbed a catfish out with his bare hands.
Brett Young and his pregnant wife are at the Couples Negril resort in Jamaica but when Brett went for a swim in the ocean, he forget his cell phone was in his pocket.

This weekend Dierks Bentley's 12-year-old daughter pulled off a spine transfer at the skateboard park.

Finally - on Friday, Jake Owen was on the lake wakeboarding, something he’s now been doing his entire life. Someone asked if he could still do a flip. Jake said yes and nailed it!

Friday, June 11, 2021

jason aldean reality show rumors & Luke Combs most embarrassing moment on stage

Weeks ago it was rumored Jason Aldean and his wife were going to be part of a reality show based in Nashville. Jason says they were in talks with the network but said no because they didn’t want people in their house all the time. He and his wife will make occasional appearances on the show because their friends are part of it.

Luke Combs says among his most embarrassing moments ever on stage was leaving his fly down not once but twice when he played the Opry. Luke said it was down for the whole set because no one ever told him.

Rumor has it Keith Urban has a ‘Do Not Pick Him’ list of actors his wife Nicole Kidman cannot do romantic scenes with. Gossip Cop is shooting down the rumor tho as "completely false."

Finally – this weekend Kane Brown’s on Guy Fieri’s Restaurant Reboot teaming with a restaurant to make Nashville hot chicken. It’s on Guy’s Facebook page Saturday night and is a benefit for the restaurant industry.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

the CMT Awards were last night & Midland's Mark Wystrach’s in an upcoming film

At the CMT Awards last night, Video of the year was Carrie Underwood and John Legend’s ‘Hallelujah.’ Female video Gabby Barrett’s ‘The Good Ones.’ Male video Kane Brown ‘Worship You.’ The Duo/group video went to Little Big Town’s ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey and Collaborative video was Chris Young and Kane Brown’s ‘Famous Friends.’ Carly Pearce’s dog June was her date. Lindsay Ell wore a cast because she broke her foot running after her dog when she left her bus door open. She has to wear it for eight weeks.

Midland's Mark Wystrach’s in the upcoming film ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye.’ About the life of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. Jessica Chastain plays Tammy and Mark plays Gary Paxton; a country singer and producer of 60s hits ‘Alley Oop’ and ‘Monster Mash.’ Tammy’s crush on him was the beginning of the end for Tammy and her husband. Gary was also married at the time. To this day, Gary will not talk to the press about it.

Finally – tickets go on sale today for Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes tour with opener Lindsay Ell. Select dates have appearances by Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd & Trace Adkins.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Blake Shelton sings to corn & the cmt music awards are tonight

Blake Shelton recently planted sweet corn on his Oklahoma farm and when he went to check on it yesterday it looked great. It’s supposed to be knee high by the 4th of July and it was pretty much already there. Blake then sang the chorus of a song on his new album called “Corn.” Blake and Gwen are in the tabloids weekly and the latest rumor is she’s packing on the pounds so she’ll be able to carry his baby.

The CMT Music Awards are tonight hosted by Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini. Presenters include Brett Young, Carly Pearce, Little Big Town, legend Gladys Knight and more. Performers include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Tenille Arts, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Lindsay Ell and Carrie Underwood. Chris Young will sing with Kane Brown, Lauren Alaina will duet with Jon Pardi. Besides CMT, the show will also be on MTV and TV Land.

Finally - growing up Jason Aldean was a huge Garth fan and he says it’s a mind-blowing experience to now call him a friend.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Thomas Rhett is praising his wife for staying strong in her third and most difficult pregnancy. He says, "one of the worst for her as far as nausea and yakking all day." Thomas said all he can do is order Taco Bell for her around midnight.

Keith Urban’s five Vegas shows at The Colosseum at Caesars go on sale this morning. When asked if he was high maintenance, Keith said he wasn’t but if his wife offers to give him a pedicure and foot massage, he won’t say no.

Luke Bryan kicks off his tour next month and because he’s so glad to be back after the Covid delay, Luke says he won’t even complain if the venue shower doesn’t have good water pressure.

Finally - Carrie Underwood is giving fans a glimpse into her upcoming Vegas residency. She says it’ll be all about rhinestones, fringe and several wardrobe changes throughout the show.

Monday, June 7, 2021

you can rent Reba’s former eight-bedroom mansion & This weekend Maren Morris flew with the Air Force Thunderbirds

This weekend Maren Morris got to fly with the Air Force Thunderbirds. Even tho she went up side down and took some intense G forces, she did not get sick.

Garth and Trisha just hosted the Ellen show and now they’re talking about hosting their own show one day. Trisha says it would have to be filmed in Nashville and that would especially make sense for the musical guests they’d have from all forms of music.

For just $3,300 a night you can rent Reba’s former eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion on Vrbo. It’s a half-hour outside of downtown Nashville and is 13,000 sq ft and comes with a pool, tennis court, hot tub and elevator.

Miranda Lambert's partnered with the CMA to help pay veterinary bills for musicians financially impacted by the pandemic. They will also help pay for pet food as music starts its long recovery from such a tough year.

Finally - Thomas Rhett loves Chacos sandals and today the first of three designs in The Thomas Rhett collection is out at Chacos.com.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Brett Young has a new album out today & Garth gets his Kennedy Center Honor Sunday

Years ago, Kenny Chesney invited his friend’s football legend Brett Favre and actor Vince Vaughn to be at his show at Tiger Stadium. They hung out on his bus beforehand and as he was getting ready to play, Kenny asked Brett if he smelled smoke. He did, but Kenny was in a rush to go on stage so Brett and Vince helped get his personal things off the bus. By the time the show was over, Kenny didn't have a bus anymore.

75-year-old Dolly Parton’s announced a new feature being added to Dollywood; a 302-room Lodge & Resort with five-stories and it should open in 2023. It’ll have high ceilings, exposed beams, family suites and bunk rooms inspired by the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

Garth’s among the artists receiving a Kennedy Center Honor Sunday night on CBS. Trisha said, “I can’t think of an artist more deserving of this than you.”

Finally – Brett Young has a new album out today, ‘Weekends Look A Little Different These Days.’ Opry.com has a limited-edition vinyl record out with Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Luke Combs, Reba and more.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Garth just announced his next Stadium date & Little Big Town perform on the Today Show tomorrow

Garth just announced his next Stadium date; Kansas City. His first-ever concert at Arrowhead. Garth even has his own special phone number for Ticketmaster and a warning now issued says purchasers assume COVID-19 risk.

I just found out Keith Urban’s real last name has an extra letter, an h. It’s spelled Urbahn but it’s still pronounced Urban. Keith said growing up people got it wrong a lot so he changed it.

Years ago Dolly revealed she always has her wig nearby when she stays at a hotel in case there’s a fire and she has to run outside. Now we hear she sleeps with her makeup on. Dolly says, “because you never know if there’s going to be an earthquake or a tornado and I’ll have to go out in the middle of the night!” Dolly adds she also sleeps in her make up so she can look good when her husband looks at her.

Finally – Little Big Town perform on the Today Show tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Luke Bryan and his wife are up to their old tricks & Keith Urban rescheduled his Vegas residency

Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett’s families are vacationing together at the beach. Yesterday Luke helped Thomas’s 5-year-old Willa catch her first snapper. Luke and his wife have also been up to their old tricks and are tormenting his mom by goosing her. Once at the beach and when she was putting something in the fridge. His mom said, “my attorney will be contacting you.”

Keith Urban’s rescheduled Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars will be Sept. 17 thru the 25. It’s five shows and tickets go on sale June 7 and they’ll go fast because the venue only holds 4,300.

Tim McGraw’s favorite health drink is the green smoothie he makes with kale, avocado and banana.

Finally - Michael Ray’s tattoos all have a personal connection. His grandma Penny died a few years ago and he just got a tattoo of a penny with 1942, her birth year on his arm. Michael says it’s now his favorite one.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Shania’s Vegas residency's on sale & Thomas Rhett embarrasses his daughters

Thomas Rhett’s in the June issue of Country Living magazine. Growing up, his dad would pick him up from school blasting the Beatles. Thomas said that used to really embarrass him and now he has his own way to embarrass his daughters. He’ll wear slippers and a bathrobe to pick them up from school. Thomas says, “you’ll eventually turn into your parent but that’s okay.”

Brett Eldredge says he’s a recovering perfectionist and being outdoors helps his anxiety. He’s obsessed with hiking and running and says it’s taught him how resilient he really is.

When Carly Pearce first moved to Nashville, some music industry executives told her to go home because she wasn’t good enough. When she finally got a record deal, Carly said it took her a long time to shake that off.

Finally - Shania’s Vegas residency at Zappos Theater Planet Hollywood go on sale today. The 14 dates are in December and February.