Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Luke Bryan returns to Idol & Carly Pearce expands her EP

Garth will play in Kansas City Saturday and Lincoln Nebraska August 14, then he’ll take three weeks off to assess the spread of the virus. Seattle’s his first city after that but Garth’s not even sure that date will happen. His shows in Cincinnati, Charlotte, Baltimore and Boston also appear to be up in the air. As for his restaurant/bar on Nashville's Lower Broadway, Garth says, “it can't come soon enough.” He says it’ll be one thing out of every dive bar he’s ever been in and Garth says it’s coming in the next two or three years.

Luke Bryan will return as a judge on American Idol along with Lionel Richie and Katy Perry. It’ll be his 5th season and auditions start virtually Friday. Speaking of Luke, Blake Shelton says Luke’s such a good dancer because years ago, at the Wildhorse Saloon, Luke took line dancing lessons pretty much day and night. Blake says Luke knows every line dance there is.

Finally - Carly Pearce was inducted into the Opry last night and Trisha Yearwood did the honors. I also hear Carly’s releasing an expanded edition of her EP 29, called ‘29: Written in Stone’ and it’s out September 17 with guests Patty Loveless and Ashley McBryde.