Friday, July 30, 2021

Blake Shelton has a stern message for Adam Levine & Thomas Rhett's salty with his wife

Blake Shelton has a stern message for Adam Levine or anyone else hurt they weren’t invited to his wedding. He said, ‘get over it! This wedding was for close friends and family, not Hollywood celebrities." As for a honeymoon, he said they’ll probably go on one, just not now.

Thomas Rhett and his very pregnant wife Lauren are vacationing out west. Yesterday he wrote, “I love being with you honey but I’m still salty you caught the biggest rainbow trout I’ve ever seen.”

Miranda Lambert said goodbye yesterday to her dog Jessi. She had her 13 1/2 years and found her and her brother Waylon on the side of the road in Oklahoma in the middle of a sleet storm. They were 6 weeks old. Waylon died last October.

Finally – ‘Jolene,’ ‘9 to 5,’ and ‘Islands in the Stream’ are part of 13 tunes getting a lullaby makeover today. ‘Lullaby Renditions of Dolly Parton’ has soothing arrangements that babies love.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Luke Bryan’s on the cover of PEOPLE & Miranda Lambert's Nashville bar's 'must try'

Miranda Lambert says there’s no comparing her Nashville bar to Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean’s cause she’s the only one with pink umbrellas. She says she made hers extra girly. There are two things she says we have to try; the Queso Dip and the Locomotive margarita with lime juice and muddled jalapeno and pineapple.

When asked if she’d ever participate in the New York City marathon, Carly Pearce said, “yes, but I bet I wouldn’t qualify.” As for playing big venues again Carly’s never tailgated before a show but said she might this year because she’s so excited to be back.

Luke Combs late grandfather told him playing music was what he was meant to do. He said, “if you stick with this thing Luke, you’re gonna be really great.”

Finally - Luke Bryan’s on the cover of PEOPLE magazine. He talks about how tragedies in his life have never defeated him and says, “if I can inspire people to move on from tragedy by my behavior, that's what life's all about."

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Dolly’s new fragrance is out today & the shelton's eat sushi in Dallas

Blake Shelton and his wife Gwen were spotted Saturday night dining in Dallas. They were at the sushi restaurant Shinsei and I hear fellow diners offered to pay for their meal but Blake and Gwen declined.

Tim McGraw saw a trick online and decided to try it yesterday. Someone quite a ways away from him tossed a hula hoop high in the air as the blindfolded Tim threw a football thru it. He posted, “what you don’t see is the 3 tries it took.”

Lauren Alaina will talk about her new book ‘Getting Good At Being You’ today at 2 PM CT. Just head to Talk Shop Live.

Production’s underway on a docuseries about the life and career of Willie Nelson. They’re filming in Austin, Maui, Nashville, LA and New York but we have no release date yet.

Finally - Dolly’s new fragrance, Scent From Above is out today. It also includes a body cream.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Miranda Lambert’s Puppy Palace & Dierks Bentley’s more nervous on-stage than his 12-year-old

Miranda Lambert’s back on the road and her favorite place backstage is 'The Puppy Palace.’ She started that last tour where shelters bring puppies for her and the crew to play with and to boost morale. Some of her crew even adopted a few of the puppies. Miranda currently has six dogs and says as much as she wanted to, she didn’t adopt any new ones while quarantined.

Dierks Bentley’s 12-year-old Evie’s joined him onstage several times over the last year. He says he’s not forcing any of his kids to follow in his country footsteps tho. Evie’s his oldest and he thinks she has a great voice and an incredible stage presence. Dierks said he’s even more nervous on-stage than she is.

Finally - Brett Young played college baseball and was a pitcher for the U of Mississippi. He said coming out of high school, two MLB baseball teams reached out, Tampa Bay and Minnesota. After serious consideration, Brett decided to stay in college to improve his draft stock but his career ended after a bad elbow injury.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Keith Urban makes a surprise appearance & Morgan Wallen's $500k donation

Keith Urban made a surprise appearance at the Tokyo Olympics Friday singing John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with several other stars during the opening ceremony. Keith also filled the internet with rumors he and Nicole want to grow their family. OK magazine’s source said they’d likely use a surrogate and do that as soon as possible.

Morgan Wallen was caught on video months ago using a racial slur and now says he donated $500,000 to the Black Music Action Coalition and other organizations. Morgan also checked into a San Diego rehab for 30 days to fix his alcohol problem. He just sold the home where the incident took place and got $835,000 for the duplex that included a rooftop patio.

Finally - in 1991 at the Illinois State Fair, Garth headlined and Trisha was new so she was his opener. After her show, she signed autographs and my radio friend was 2nd in line. Trisha walked out to the autograph table alone when the guy who was first in line leaned over the table, grabbed Trisha by the lapels and kissed her on the lips for five seconds. He then let go and took off running. Trisha looked at my friend and said "don’t get any funny ideas!”

Friday, July 23, 2021

Luke Combs does something quite amazing & Jason Aldean’s duet partner is revealed

Luke Combs paid for the funerals of three fans who died at Michigan's Faster Horses Festival last weekend. He headlined, so did Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett. The three were found inside a campground trailer and authorities believe they died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a nearby generator. Luke’s declined to give further comment at this time.

Luke Bryan’s talking about the joys of fatherhood and getting to watch his sons, Tate 10, and Bo 13, grow up. He calls them ‘functional little microcosms’ of him. Luke says they’re his buddies but he still has to discipline them and teach them the right and wrongs of life.

Eric Church played music the whole time he was in college and by his junior year he was singing five or six nights a week. Eric said his grades were terrible but the crowds were pretty good. As soon as he graduated, Eric moved to Nashville.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s new duet, ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ is out today with Carrie Underwood. Speaking of Carrie, her DVD, ‘My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman’ is out today.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Luke Bryan needs a name for his tractor & Miranda Lambert’s Gringo Taco

Luke Bryan just bought a new tractor and need helps naming it. Your suggestion on his Instagram post could win you tickets to a stop on his Farm Tour. Some of the names so far: Jolene, Ethel, Tillie, Sheila and Blanche since his wife loves The Golden Girls!

Luke Combs has helped both his parents retire early and did that so he could spend more time with them as they get older. Luke’s also part of SEC football this fall. He wrote a new song for them and the video includes clips of every team in the SEC. It kicks off Sep. 2.

Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa Cantina in Nashville’s been packed ever since it opened in May. The menu item that’s a “must try” and the one that makes Miranda happy is the Gringo Taco. It has spicy ground beef, pepper jack cheese, chipotle ranch sauce, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and its $18.

Finally - Kane Brown and Jon Pardi have become good friends because they’re neighbors now.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Dierks Bentley gets incredible gift & Miranda Lambert rocks her daisy dukes

Miranda Lambert rocked some daisy duke shorts shopping for cowboy hats yesterday in Nashville. She was at Standard Hat Works and took home eight hats! She wrote, “thank you for making my cowgirl dreams come true today!”

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line, his wife and kids flew out for a vacation yesterday. On the plane their son Atlas could not stop crying and Tyler whispered, “we’re those people.’ They ended up having a long layover and decided to have a picnic on the ground of the terminal.

Dierks Bentley was just gifted an incredible bicycle from his famous bike endurance trainer friend Robbie Ventura. Dierks said that bike’s worth more than his truck and they go for about $6,400!

Finally - Carly Pearce still has not confirmed her supposed boyfriend, Nashville real estate agent Riley King. Yesterday he posted a photo of them on Instagram, arm in arm. She hasn’t looked that happy in a long time!

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Keith Urban in jail & luke bryan has a very special moment in concert

Last weekend at his show, Luke Bryan, a fan handed him a t-shirt. It said, 'Hey Luke, I want to adopt my stepson Michael. Can you help me ask him?'" The father-son duo were in the front row so Luke handed the dad a mic. His stepson said yes then broke down in tears.

Luke Combs, George Strait and Blake Shelton are the only country artists on Billboard's list of the Top Paid Musicians of 2020. Luke was #16 making $9.2 million. George at #26 with $6.9 million and Blake was #28 making $6.7 million. Speaking of Blake, he’s back on The Voice September 20 with fellow coaches Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Ariana Grande. Blake’s the only coach to appear on all 21 seasons.

Keith Urban says if he hadn’t found music years ago, he’s very certain that he’d be in jail today.

Finally - Jason Aldean’s always worn a cowboy hat and when he was starting his career, he couldn’t afford an expensive felt hat so he bought a $40 straw one saying, “little did I know it would be one of the signature things in my career.”

Monday, July 19, 2021

Carly Pearce is bullied & Luke Bryan's edible race car wheel cake

Luke Bryan celebrated his 45th birthday Saturday on stage and off. During the show, Luke was surprised with gag gifts that included a fire extinguisher and underwear. His cake looked like two stacked race car wheels surrounded by edible Pennzoil bottles plus an edible wrench and needle nose plyers.

Jason Aldean’s tour kicks off Aug. 5 and he’s feeling a little bit rusty after taking almost a year and a half off. Jason said, “but it doesn’t take long to get back into the groove of everything. It’s kind of like riding a bike. I think the fans will give us a free pass for a few mistakes during a show.”

Keith Urban will join new artist Sam Williams on a duet called ‘Kids.’ He’s the grandson of legend Hank Williams. The tune’s on Sam’s debut album, ‘Glasshouse Children,’ that’ll be out August 20.

Finally - Carly Pearce says growing up she was bullied and teased in school just because she’s tall.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Miranda Lambert is hitting the road & blake and gwen play for free

At noon yesterday Blake Shelton tweeted, “I’ve got some shows coming up soon so I’m gonna be rehearsing today at Ole Red in Tishomingo. It’s only a rehearsal and it may not be good but at least it’s free!" He brought Gwen along too. The intimate crowd was also able to get very close.

You asked so Garth found new seats available for his Nashville tour stop. They’re on sale today at noon CT.

Miranda Lambert is hitting the road this summer, headlining several fairs and festivals. It kicks off tomorrow in Belmont, OH. As for her time at home, the farm with her animals, husband and friends has been great and she’s glad she’s had the early part of the summer off as now’s her favorite time of year.

Finally - Thomas Rhett calls his 90s country star dad Rhett Akins his musical hero. They also write a lot together and I hear his dad will even play a few dates on Thomas’s upcoming tour.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Miranda Lambert’s solo album is soon & Justin Moore's stage fall

Miranda Lambert’s next solo album is closer than fans might think. She’s been co-writing with several artists and when asked when she'll be releasing it, she said, “it's not far." I hear one thing she’s started at her Casa Rosa restaurant/bar in Nashville is 'Sunday Funday.’ If you’re planning on visiting her place, Sunday would be a good day. Sometimes she starts the Fun Day at lunch time but normally its dinner time.

Justin Moore says he once fell off stage twice at the same concert. In Springfield, Missouri in 2013, the show catwalk was shorter than the rehearsal one so Justin walked right off the end of the stage. He fell onto a metal barricade. After he got back on stage, he said he wanted to meet the first person to put that on YouTube. The next day at the hospital he found out he had three broken ribs.

Finally – Keith Urban will return as a coach to The Voice Australia. He was on the very first season nine years ago. Keith will also be part of this year’s "Global Citizen Live," a 24-hour event where the performances will be from Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe and air on ABC, YouTube, Twitter and more.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Charles from Lady A’s out of the hospital & Garth and Trisha give quite an anniversary gift

Charles from Lady A’s out of the hospital after having appendicitis. He said he’s healthy and back with the band to play Billy Bob’s in Dallas this weekend. Charles was put on heavy antibiotics making him not need surgery and he said he recovered quickly.

Word has it Blake and Gwen are putting off a honeymoon for now. They both have work commitments coming up so it's a busy time. I hear they’re extremely happy and excited about finally being married. The tabloids say the couple are talking about having a baby and it’ no secret Gwen wants a daughter. Sources says there’s a few ways they can go about that but “the discussion is definitely on the table.”

Finally - Garth and Trisha gave former President Jimmy Carter and his wife a very nice 75th wedding anniversary gift; a red convertible from 1946, the year they were married. Garth has done this several times before. In 1993, he saw a couple on Christmas Eve who had a broken down car. He found out where they lived and an hour later brought them the keys to a really nice used one. When the lady asked if he was Garth Brooks, he smiled and said he was just a big fan.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Brad Paisley’s on Shark Country & luke bryan's onion chopping tip

Garth has a strict concert rule; he never sells tickets for the first two rows because of scalpers. He sends his crew up to the highest sections furthest away from the stage and gives the front row seats to those fans. As for his Vegas concert Saturday, I found out the M & M’s Garth shared during the show were from the Vegas M & M store; it’s 28,000 square feet with four levels.

For the first time in her life, Miranda Lambert’s watching all the Harry Potter movies because her husband wanted to, so they cut a deal; she made him watch ‘Lonesome Dove’ and ‘Tombstone’ in return. Miranda said she couldn’t get into the Harry Potter books but now that she’s seen the movies she’ll probably try them again.

Luke Bryan has a trick for chopping piles of onions. He wears wraparound sunglasses so he won’t cry.

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

Monday, July 12, 2021

Garth played to 68,000 in Vegas & Blake and Gwen are back in L.A.

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani arrived back at their home in L.A. this weekend after their wedding a week ago. They got to L.A. in a private jet and were all smiles as they drove off in a Chevy pickup. From what I could tell, Gwen has a big sparkly new wedding ring. I also hear nobody from Gwen’s former band, No Doubt were invited to the wedding.

Saturday night, Garth played to 68,000 in Vegas; the first major US stadium concert since Covid. There was no social distancing, hardly any masks and Garth even shared M&M’s with the crowd at one point. He was nervous about returning to the stage after over 500 days off. The crowd sang every word to every song as Garth played for over two hours.

Jake Owen lost one of his best friends Saturday; his German shepherd Slash. He got bloat and it kills so fast, even with emergency surgery, they couldn’t save him. Jake said he was more like a human than a dog and he feels like he lost a family member.

Finally - Lady A couldn’t kick off their tour this weekend as Charles headed to the emergency room with appendicitis. As of yesterday, he was still in the hospital.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Luke Bryan will stop by MTV & Tim McGraw’s guilty food pleasure

Kenny Chesney may switch from writing beach songs to aeronautical tunes as he says he’ll be among thousands watching Richard Branson and crew fly to space Sunday morning at 8 CT. Head to Virgin Galactic Global Livestream on YouTube. If all goes according to plan, and a lot could go wrong, the VSS Unity will lift off from New Mexico. The mothership will carry it several miles then the space plane must immediately fire its rocket engines and accelerate to three times the speed of sound. Richard and three crew will be on board. They tried something like this in 2014 and it crashed and killed the pilot. Richard wants to start flying tourists to space on this rocket plane next year and Kenny’s all for that!

Tim McGraw’s guilty food pleasure is a cheeseburger and he takes it to another level by adding jalapeno poppers with cream cheese between two patties.

Finally - Luke Bryan will stop by the MTV comedy series, Ridiculousness Saturday to talk about his Proud to Be Right Here tour that kicked off Thursday. I also hear one of Luke’s favorite things to do is listening to 80’s bands like the Beastie Boys, Heavy D and Duran Duran.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Dierks Bentley reaches out to Garth & Toby Keith turns 60

Dierks Bentley’s 90s parody side band; Hot Country Knights has reached out to Garth Brooks. They’re making a plea to open for him when he plays in Nashville this summer. The guys wrote, “we’re talking a guaranteed sold-out show if you let us play.”

Miranda Lambert’s Tex-Mex Casa Rosa in downtown Nashville’s been packed since it opened a few weeks ago, with lines around the block. The person who helped design it is Miranda’s friend from Oklahoma, Phara Queen. Miranda hired her because she’s really good at girl vibes. Phara’s also done interior design work for Blake and Gwen but she won’t say what. Her motto for working with celebrities is, ‘be respectful, do your job and don’t talk about it.’

Brantley Gilbert loves all things dangerous like driving fast cars and riding his Harley with no hands. He also uses his skateboard as a luge to go down his long driveway. From day one Brantley told his management and label those things were non-negotiable.

Finally – Toby Keith turns 60 today.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Jon Pardi’s off vocal res & luke bryan swims with sting rays

The guest list at Blake and Gwen’s wedding was limited to 40 and his friend Jimmy Fallon made the cut. Their five tier cake included sugar flowers and chocolate cherubs and it was based on Gwen's parents' wedding cake. It was vanilla with vanilla buttercream frosting and a salted caramel filling. They wrote their own vows and Gwen brought guests to tears with hers. For his, Blake cried as he played guitar and sang a song he wrote for Gwen. The reception music was from The Dallas String Quartet. I hear they also signed a quote, ‘iron clad” pre-nup. They did that because Gwen’s worth around $150 million and Blake around $100 million and they’ve both had messy divorces.

Luke Bryan and his wife were at a tropical beach yesterday. They posed for a photo while they were in the water when a stingray swam right under them.

Carly Pearce has been rumored to be dating Riley King, a former pro baseball player and Nashville real estate agent. Yesterday he posted a photo of he and Carly at a restaurant. They were sitting very close and he added three red heart emoji’s. That means love,

Finally - Jon Pardi’s been on vocal rest the last month and ended that performing on the Ellen show this week. Jon promises to do his part to stay healthy so he can keep singing.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

I have blake and gwen's wedding details & Lauren Alaina talks about her bestie

When Blake and Gwen got married Saturday, Gwen wore a custom white Vera Wang silk gown with miles of fluffy tulle. Blake wore a black tux jacket with a white shirt, black vest and blue jeans. Gwen’s above the knee party dress was actually under her wedding dress. Their 5-tier cake was topped with a dancing bride and groom. At one point Blake’s dog Betty was seen trapped under Gwen’s fluffy tulle. Blake drove her off in a golf cart decorated with white bows. The night before, the family had dinner at Blake’s Ole Red, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. They dined on burgers, fries and tacos. Their wedding photos also revealed the massive Oklahoma mansion Blake had built for her. It’s on a cliff in front of a lake. The main house appears to have three sections. There’s also a partially detached stone house and a pool.

Lauren Alaina has a book out November 2 and Trisha Yearwood wrote the foreword. Lauren calls Trisha ‘her childhood’ as she grew up in the 90s. Lauren often sang her songs at competitions and they also share a love for food. Trisha calls her Trisha Junior.

Finally - Lady A perform on The Ellen Show today.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were married Saturday & Jon Pardi's on the Ellen show

Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were married Saturday on his ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The wedding was inside a chapel he’d built on the property. I hear they also wrote their own vows and there were white flowers everywhere. Guests sat at five white umbrella covered tables.

Tim McGraw had a lifelong dream come true Saturday night in Nashville. He went to the Alabama show and it was his first time ever seeing them in concert. He even got to go on stage with the band and sing a song.

Cameron Merchant from the Australian version of Married At First Sight, got to meet fellow Aussie Keith Urban recently. I love Cameron’s description of Keith. He called him, 'a dead set legend, genuine top bloke & inspiring individual!’

Finally - Jon Pardi performs on the Ellen show today. Also today, Chris Young's taping a video in downtown Nashville. It’s free and fans will be part of it.

Friday, July 2, 2021

are blake and gwen get married this weekend & Brad Paisley’s on Sunday Today

According to the clerk in Johnston County, Oklahoma, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani applied for their marriage license Tuesday. Oklahoma law says they have 10 days now to marry. Thunderstorms have been forecast and they’re planning on having the ceremony in an outdoor chapel provided they can. TMZ found out the immediate family were flown into Oklahoma on a private plane from Los Angeles yesterday. Only close friends and family are expected to be there.

Lady A and Seattle blues singer Anita White have been in a legal battle for over a year now. When she demanded several million dollars, Lady A set a court date they’re still waiting on.

When Dierks Bentley toured with George Strait years ago, his favorite memory was sitting on George’s bus drinking wine with he and his wife,

Finally - Sunday morning, Brad Paisley’s on Sunday Today with Willie Geist. Sunday night, Blake Shelton and Reba perform on Macy’s 4th of July celebration on NBC.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Lady A performs on Good Morning America & Trisha Yearwood’s up for some Emmy's

Dierks Bentley rented a home in Telluride, Colorado during the pandemic and he still has it. He’s been doing lots of biking and hiking but recently got hurt on a 100 mile gravel bike race, the same one Luke Bryan went on. At mile 60, he was going 30 miles an hour downhill when he flew over the handlebars and hit his head and hip hard. He still finished the race and later found his intense neck pain was from a spinal disk pressing against his nerve.

Luke Combs is back on the road this year and his wife wants to take along a tiny breed of cow like Jon Pardi has. Luke says the problem is he’ll be the one shoveling manure.

Carly Pearce tweets, “when you hit the high notes you have to squat. Sorry, I don’t make the rules.” Now we know why Carrie Underwood squats a lot when she sings.

Trisha Yearwood’s Southern Kitchen cooking show has two Emmy Nominations; “Outstanding Culinary Program” and “Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing!

Finally - Lady A performs on Good Morning America tomorrow.