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.

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.

Monday, May 31, 2021

Luke Bryan had his first road show since covid & Florida Georgia Line will be grilling today

Luke Bryan and Jordan Davis perform on the Today Show tomorrow. This weekend Luke was on the road this weekend in Michigan; his first show since Covid. His wife and boys found an arcade right after getting there and won two stuffed animals; a mouse and a unicorn they named Dingleberry.

With our holiday today, Florida Georgia Line will be showing their grilling skills. Tyler likes to make a pizza on his ‘Big Green Egg’ and Brian says he’s master of corn on the grill. He says they’ve even grilled pie before.

Keith Urban’s nickname for his wife, Nicole Kidman is Hokulani; Hawaiian for ‘Heavenly Star.’ Nic was born on Oahu and she got that name from her parents.

Finally - Eric Church’s musical influences include Merle Haggard, Hank Williams Jr, AC/DC and Metallica. When it came time for him to make his own music, Eric just combined things in his own way.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Garth and Trisha guest host the Ellen show & Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa is officially open

Miranda Lambert’s Nashville bar and restaurant, Casa Rosa, is officially open. It’s on Broadway near Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House, Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row. It has four floors and three have stages for live entertainment.

I learned a few new things about Michael Ray. He recently started doing fasted cardio, where he doesn’t eat before going for a run. He also does free weights every day. And Michael’s favorite place to sit on a plane; the window but he doesn’t want anyone sitting right next to him!

Jake Owen’s favorite snack is salted nuts in a Coke. He says after you drink the Coke, you have a little snack at the very end.

Garth and Trisha guest host the Ellen show today.

Finally - Lady A will hit the road this summer with Carly Pearce, Tenille Arts and Niko Moon. Tickets go on sale today at ladyamusic.com.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Shania’s on Live With Kelly And Ryan & miranda lambert does karake with her husband

Tuesday night Miranda Lambert had the grand opening of her bar, Casa Rosa on Broadway in Nashville. It was just for VIP guests tho; Jon Pardi, Charles from Lady A, Morgan Wallen, Pistol Annies, Lindsay Ell and Kid Rock. Miranda even did karaoke with her husband on the John Travolta/Oliva Newton-John duet, ‘Summer Nights’ from Grease. Miranda’s place is 17,400-square-feet and includes a rooftop bar and it will open sometime this summer.

Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay Rum and Tipsy Scoop are teaming up on some ice cream flavors; Piña Colada, Spiked Key Lime Pie with a graham cracker crumble, Mango Daiquiri Sorbet and Dirty Banana with a chocolate fudge swirl. You can get these limited edition flavors at TipsyScoop.com.

Finally - Shania’s on Live With Kelly And Ryan today. She’s bringing back her Vegas residency at Zappos Theater Planet Hollywood. The 14 dates are in December and February and it goes on sale on June 1. $1 of every ticket will go to her charity that helps kids who deal with poverty.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

I have a Voice spoiler alert & Tomorrow Chris Young and Kane Brown perform on NBC’s Today

I have a Voice spoiler alert. Wanna know if Blake Shelton won last night? He had his eighth win with Cam Anthony and Blake’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show today. His new album, ‘Body Language,’ includes a song called, ‘Corn,’ about the vegetable. Blake made a serious push for ‘Corn’ to be a single but executives said, “pretty sure no one’s as into corn as you are.”

Florida Georgia Line are on Ellen today. Dierks Bentley and his band have a free show on Country Now’s Twitch channel at 9 CT tonight. Tomorrow morning, Chris Young and Kane Brown perform on NBC’s Today with Hoda and Jenna.

Miranda Lambert’s Broadway honky-tonk, Casa Rosa is currently under construction and will open this summer. It’ll have music, a Tex-Mex menu, pink booths and Nashville’s biggest tequila bar.

Finally – Jake Owen’s been working on new music. Last December he got engaged to his fiancé Erica but we still don’t know if they’re getting married this year.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Florida Georgia Line sing on The Ellen Show &what's Jason Aldean doing with ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons

Jon Pardi introduced us to his farm animals yesterday. His three cows are a fancy breed from Scotland called The Highland; Holly, Opal and Kyle who Jon says is working his way to becoming hamburger because he’s such a jerk! His baby goats are Johnny and June.

Jason Aldean’s been in the studio recording a new album. He posted a photo yesterday of he and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons but didn’t say what they were working on.

Blake Shelton says it would be a pretty classless wedding if he was in control. He says Gwen’s having a blast planning it and if he was picking the food, it would be chicken tenders and everything fried.

Finally - Florida Georgia Line sing on The Ellen Show today. Tonight on The Voice finale, Blake will perform so will Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini and Gwen Stefani Due to popular demand, Luke Bryan just added three dates to his February Vegas residency at The Theatre at Resorts World.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Blake Shelton performs on The Voice and The Tonight Show & Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood’s Vegas residencies go on sale

Even tho he wasn’t allowed to attend last night’s Billboard Music Awards, Morgan Wallen won Top Country Artist, Top Country Male and Top Country Album for Dangerous. Florida Georgia Line were the Top Country Duo/Group. Gabby Barrett won Top Country Song and Top Country Female and Carrie Underwood won with her Christian Album.

The CMA Awards have now changed Morgan Wallen’s eligibility for the show. He’ll now be eligible for categories that honor artistic works; Album, Single and Song of the Year plus Musical Event and Music Video. This was done so his collaborators wouldn’t be forgotten.

Jake Owen tweeted, “one of the most incredible sights I’ve ever seen in the game of golf. God bless Phil Mickelson. Legend. My $100 bucks is worth a million now.”

Luke Bryan’s Vegas residency’s on sale today. You can buy them at AXS.com. Carrie Underwood’s Vegas residency is also on sale for dates in March, April and December.

Finally - Blake Shelton performs tonight on The Voice and The Tonight Show.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Charles from Lady A is 98-years-old & miranda lambert plays for free tonight

Charles from Lady A has a 5-year-old son, Ward. He recently brought home a school project where he answered questions about his dad. Ward wrote Charles is really good at golf. His favorite food is a ribeye and Ward said his dad is 98-years-old. Charles commented, “I’ve aged well.”


Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall have a virtual concert tonight at 8 CT. It’s free and you can sign up at NeighborsClub.com. Sunday night, Luke Combs and Mickey Guyton will perform on the season finale of American Idol.

Tickets for Jason Aldean’s Back In The Saddle tour go on sale today at jasonaldean.com. His openers are HARDY and Lainey Wilson and Jason says he hasn’t felt this excited about going on tour in 15 years.

Finally - Blake Shelton’s album ‘Body Language’ is out. His 12th record so it has 12 tracks he says also includes some classic country. 

Thursday, May 20, 2021

blake shelton and lady A hit the road & george strait is back to vegas

Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Carly Pearce and Brantley Gilbert have songs on the soundtrack for the Netflix film ‘The Ice Road, out June 25. It’s about an ice driver that leads a rescue mission over a frozen ocean to save the lives of trapped miners when a diamond mine collapses in Canada.

Blake Shelton’s Friends and Heroes tour will go to 16-cities with opener Lindsay Ell and special appearances by Martina McBride, Tracy Byrd and Trace Adkins. Blake’s first date is the last city he had to cancel due to Covid; Omaha. Tickets go on sale June 10.

Lady A will hit the road this summer on the What A Song Can Do Tour with Carly Pearce, Tenille Arts and Niko Moon. Tickets go on sale May 28 at ladyamusic.com.

George Strait will have two shows in Vegas; August 13 and 14 at T- Mobile Arena. These are rescheduled shows and additional tickets are on sale now at his website.

Finally – happy 36th birthday to Jon Pardi today.

BLAKE SHELTON’S “FRIENDS AND HEROES 2021” DATES:
August 18: Omaha, NE / CHI Health Center
August 20: Denver, CO / Ball Arena
September 2: Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center
September 3-4: Washington, D.C. / The Anthem
September 9: Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena
September 10: Evansville, IN / Ford Center
September 11: Rosemont, IL / Allstate Arena
September 16: North Charleston, SC / North Charleston Coliseum
September 17: Greenville, SC / Bon Secours Wellness Arena
September 18: Duluth, GA / Infinite Energy Center
September 23: St. Louis, MO / Enterprise Center
September 24: Tulsa, OK / BOK Center
September 25: Fort Worth, TX /Dickies Arena
September 30: Grand Rapids, MI / Van Andel Arena
October 1: Detroit, MI / Little Caesars Arena
October 2: Milwaukee, WI / Fiserv Forum

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Lady A’s on the Ellen show & Garth's hired by National Geographic

Garth will narrate and executive produce a series for the National Geographic Network in 2022. It’ll showcase America’s national parks and give viewers an up-close feel for the parks and the wildlife that live there. It’ll also use cutting-edge technology and high-resolution drones.

Michael Ray says his struggles with anxiety have been there since he was a child. Even causing ulcers several times. His grandfather helped him by introducing Michael to music and having him sing in his band when he was only nine. When his grandpa died, Michael inherited his guitar and made his Opry debut with it.

Trisha Yearwood’s advice for aging is ‘don’t be so hard on yourself!” She learned that a long time ago and says, “I base how I feel on what I think about myself; not how someone else feels about me."

Finally - Lady A’s on the Ellen show today. Tonight Darius Rucker’s on The Masked Singer and Blake Shelton’s on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

George Strait’s 69 today & Luke Bryan surprised patrons at his resturant

Luke Bryan surprised patrons at his 32 Bridge Food + Drink in downtown Nashville last weekend. He hopped on stage and performed Brooks & Dunn's hit ‘Neon Moon.’

After more than a year off the road, Dustin Lynch has a new hobby; flying and he’s currently working on getting his private pilot’s license. Dustin says it’s a lot harder than he thought because the stakes are so high with people’s lives.

Trisha Yearwood says Garth’s her at-home food critic. When she was working on her new cookbook, Garth would say if something needed to be tweaked and Trisha says he’s usually right. Her new recipes include sweet cream cheese pound cake & Garth’s breakfast lasagna.

Chris Young tweeted, “been said a lot, but never forget to be kind to others. You never know what they’re going through that day.”

Finally - George Strait’s 69 today. Tonight Dolly performs on Broadway On Demand’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Monday, May 17, 2021

UNO made a custom deck for Luke Bryan & Fan club tickets go on sale for Carrie’s Vegas residency.

Carly Pearce has a rumored boyfriend; former MLB baseball player Riley King. He was signed to the Royals in 2013 but mostly played in the minor leagues. He lives in Missoula, Montana and Nashville where he’s been a realtor. Riley’s also the love interest in Lainey Wilson’s video for ‘Things A Man Oughta Know.’ Lainey and Hardy are opening for Jason Aldean this fall. His tour kicks off Aug. 5 and tickets go on sale May 21 at jasonaldean.com.

Fan club tickets go on sale this morning for Carrie Underwood’s Vegas residency. This weekend Carrie shared what’s become her Sunday tradition; the crustless quiche from her book ‘Find Your Path.’ She uses leftover’s like sweet potatoes and broccoli plus kale from her garden. Her kids love it and Carrie always has one in the fridge.

This weekend Blake Shelton tweeted, “Dear Elon Musk, can I PLEASE get on the Starlink Internet experimental list? I live in Oklahoma located specifically “In the middle of no where” and I’m afraid when my fiancé Gwen realizes I have ZERO internet it could be a deal breaker!”

Finally – UNO’s made a custom deck of cards to celebrate Luke Bryan’s deluxe version of ‘Born Here Live Here Die Here.’ Tonight Chase Rice performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Luke Bryan will perform on American Idol & Nominees for the CMT Music Awards are out

As for his recent ladder accident, Matthew from Old Dominion says he changed one light bulb, no problem, then slid the ladder over to change another. As he put his foot on the very top step, the ladder went sideways, closed up and fell over. Matthew went backwards and landed on the stairs. He could hardly breathe so he dialed 911 and they took him away by ambulance. The kicker was Matthew forgot he had this tall lightbulb changing thing in the closet and he didn’t even need a ladder.

Nominees for the CMT Music Awards are out and Miranda Lambert tied with Maren Morris for the most. Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown will host the show June 9. Performers and presenters will be announced later and voting’s now open at vote.cmt.com.

Alan Jackson’s 16th album, ‘Where Have You Gone’ is out today with 21 songs, 15 written by Alan. He’s also included two of his favorite instruments; steel guitar and a fiddle.

Finally - Luke Bryan will perform on American Idol Sunday and happy 36th birthday to Dustin Lynch today.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Florida Georgia Line headline a Drive-In concert & Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood head to Vegas

Two Vegas residencies have been announced, for Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood. They’ll be at The Theatre at Resorts World. Luke has 6-shows in February and Carrie’s 6-show run is in Dec. Her Fan Club pre-sale is Monday and regular tickets for both go on sale May 24. The venue holds 5,000 and the furthest seat is only 150 feet from the stage

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. The CMT Awards June 9 have two hosts; Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini.

Dan from Dan + Shay is mourning the loss of their fifth rescue dog Missy. He and his wife adopted the 16-year-old Chihuahua with cancer in February. They knew their time with her would be limited. He tweeted, “she was safe in our arms as she left us peacefully.” Dan thanked his wife for hand-feeding her every meal and for making her last days happy.

Finally - Florida Georgia Line headline a Drive-In concert June 12. Car passes include up to six people and are on sale now at encorenights.com. This is FGL's only concert of the year so far.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Dustin Lynch plays for free tonight & Eric church leaves Nashville

Every summer, Eric Church and his family leave the heat of Nashville for their cabin in Banner Elk, N.C. It’s where he’s written every album and there’s no TV so Eric takes a lot of walks and just writes. Banner Elk also has one of his favorite restaurants; Artisanal and Eric especially loves their calamari.

Growing up Jake Owen loved Alan Jackson and George Strait and Jake says his mission is to introduce younger kids to music they may not be into.

Trisha Yearwood says if she went to the grocery store without any makeup, her neighbors wouldn't recognize her. 

Finally - tonight, Dustin Lynch plays for free on Country Now’s Twitch channel. It starts at 9 CT and Dustin will also have his full band. It’ll be in Nashville at Brooklyn Bowl and a small audience will be there too.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey hospitalized & Jake Owen reveals daughter's illness

Old Dominion’s lead singer Matthew Ramsey was in the hospital yesterday. He was trying to change a light bulb and fell off a ladder. He broke a rib, had a collapsed lung and some scrapes & bruises. Matt’s back home now and recovering with what he calls “the fun pills.” He says, “make sure you have someone hold your ladder.”

I found out why Jake Owen’s daughter Paris was recently in the hospital. He thought she had a bad cold, but her eczema added a few complications like she wasn’t able to breathe. Jake rushed Paris to the hospital and doctors ended keeping her overnight.

The CMA is partnering with Feeding America to provide meals in cities with large populations of musicians and people in the music biz who are unemployed due to the pandemic. Blake Shelton’s been working on getting financial support for the food banks. He’s been paying his band and crew over the last year, but that's not the case for most.

Finally – Thomas Rhett's wife Lauren is launching a podcast today on Annie Downs Podcast Network.

Monday, May 10, 2021

Miranda Lambert added two family members & Thomas Rhett's wife is pregnant

Thomas Rhett told a secret onstage at Billy Bobs in Ft Worth, TX this weekend. Lauren will have their 4th child in November. Thomas tweeted, “buy all the merch you want, as proceeds will go straight to the weddings I’ll be paying for one day!” I think Lauren said she wants six kids. I hear baby #4 is also a girl!

Miranda Lambert added two new family members Sunday. Goat siblings Taco and Tuesday. I also found out making breakfast is her specialty. Miranda does bacon in a cast iron skillet, biscuits from a can on top of the stove in cast iron. She also loves tater tots, eggs, orange juice and coffee. I also hear Miranda sold the Nashville mansion she once lived in with Blake Shelton. It’s 5,800-sq-ft and sold last September for $2,595,000. She’s living on her 400-acre farm in rural Tennessee but I don’t know if the new house she and Brendan are currently building is on that same property.

Finally - Luke Bryan and his wife planned a dinner date this weekend but they both fell asleep in a chair. Caroline wrote, “best date I’ve ever had in my life!”

Friday, May 7, 2021

Miranda Lambert’s building a new home & Brett Eldredge has a new goal

Miranda Lambert’s building a new Nashville area home with her husband Brendan. They’re currently living in a little cabin behind the house. Her album, ‘The Marfa Tapes’ with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall is out today. On some songs you can hear the wind and cows mooing. At 6 CT tomorrow, The Marfa Tapes documentary debuts on her Facebook page but it’ll only be available for 24 hours.

Since Trisha Yearwood still can’t taste or smell after having Covid three months ago, Garth says there’s no sense in him cooking right now. He said the best part of her losing her sense of smell; he hasn’t taken a shower in a month. By the way, on Zoom calls you can’t see them but Garth wears pajama pants.

Brett Eldredge calls himself a goofball that likes to have fun. He says he’s picked up a new skill since being off the road last year; cooking. Brett’s goal is to make a new recipe each week and his most recent one is a quinoa salad.

Finally - Eric Church’s tour tickets go on sale today.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tim McGraw’s best romantic surprise & Brett Young’s worst kitchen fail

Thomas Rhett says he’s becoming a "stereotypical dad." His bus is filled with nothing but kid toys, he takes a big camera everywhere he goes and his shorts are getting shorter. Thomas says his daughters are starting to show an interest in music and they often pick what songs should be on his records.

Brett Young’s go-to bus snack are hot dogs. If he only had $7 for the grocery store what would he get? He said all the Cup-O-Noodles he could. Brett also reveals his worst kitchen fail was leaving the house while he had chicken boiling on the stove.

Tim McGraw’s best romantic surprise for Faith was their tenth anniversary. He set up an Arabian tent at their farm. It included a movie theater, fire pit and dinner. Tim even made an outdoor bedroom so they could sleep under the stars.

Finally - Darius Rucker lives in Charleston, South Carolina and he says his favorite places to eat include FIG, The Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan’s Island and for good cheap food it’s TBonz.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

luke bryan gets a five-part miniseries & Gary from Rascal Flatts miserable moment

When Luke Bryan had COVID a few weeks ago, he had one or two days where it was pretty bad but he never lost his sense of taste and smell. He said the worst part was the fatigue but Luke says he’s now back to normal. Amazon Prime’s IMDb TV just announced a five-part miniseries,’ Luke Bryan: My Dirt Road Diary.’ It will include interviews and personal footage. Luke will be the executive producer and it will air sometime this summer.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall will have a virtual concert hosted by Tractor Supply May 21. It’s free if you sign up at NeighborsClub.com.

Gary from Rascal Flatts said the first time he ever performed with Joe Don and Jay it was at the Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar in Nashville. When they got to their second song tho, Gary ripped the crotch of his pants. He said doing the rest of the show like that was miserable.

Finally - Blake Shelton’s salary for The Voice is $13 million dollars a season and with two a year, he makes $26 million a year. Blake also owns four Ole Red locations giving him a reported net worth of a $100 million dollars.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Miranda Lambert hints & Thomas Rhett's on The Tonight Show

Luke Bryan’s on the Ellen show today. He says quarantining with his family has been a breath of fresh air. It’s also helped him write new music and has given Luke the chance to do a lot of hunting and fishing. His goal still is to catch a 10 pound bass and he says he won’t give up until he catches one.

Tickets for Eric Church fan club members go on sale today for his tour that starts in a few months. Eric decided not to move any dates to 2022 so he could help start to pull people out of what he calls, “this Covid nosedive.”

Miranda Lambert hints her side group, Pistol Annies’ has quote, “something up our sleeve,” and added a fire emoji. Their last album was out in 2018.

Thomas Rhett performs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight.

Finally - Jake Owen says his 2-year-old daughter Paris is feeling a lot better and is finally on the mend.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Eric Church is 44 today & Dierks and Luke go for a bike ride

This weekend Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan went on a bicycle ride. Dierks tweeted, “not sure what was harder... doing 100 miles in 4 hours and 30 minutes or going out in public without my shorts on.” Dierks said it looked like Luke didn’t have any shorts on either because they both wore skin tight spandex.

Thomas Rhett’s first ever tour was with Toby Keith in 2012 but he had the flu. When Thomas said he didn’t think he could go on, Toby replied, “I had my gallbladder out early today so if you want to be a pansy about it, be my guest.’ Thomas did the show but after was sick all night.

When he was 13, Keith Urban got a role in his school play, ‘Oliver.’ He played the lead and all of a sudden girls were calling him when they never had before. Keith said after the play ended, so did all the calls from girls.

Finally - Eric Church is 44 today. Tomorrow his tour tickets go on pre-sale to his fan club members.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Jake Owen’s daughter hospitalized & Luke Bryan’s tour's on sale this morning

Jake Owen’s daughter Paris turned two yesterday and had to be hospitalized on her birthday. She was at the Children’s Hospital in Nashville and Jake tweeted, “she seems to be doing a lot better and hoping to go home soon.”

Tickets for Luke Bryan’s tour go on sale this morning at lukebryan.com. With last year off the road, Luke did a few Zoom concerts but says he had trouble remembering the words to his songs. So for his upcoming tour Luke will spend time in his music room doing extra prep because he’s out of practice.

Thomas Rhett’s album, ‘Country Again: Side A,’ is out today. Tonight, he’ll have a concert with his band. Tickets are $15 at thomasrhett.com.

Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram & Jon Randall’s behind the scenes recording 'The Marfa Tapes’ will be May 8 on her Facebook page and it’s free.

Finally - if Post Malone puts out a country album, Jason Aldean wants to collaborate on it.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Garth's playing a Stadium & Trisha Yearwood still can't taste or smell

Garth just announced a show at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City. It’s July 17 and goes on sale May 6. Tickets are just over $94 and it’ll be in-the-round with an eight ticket limit.

Trisha Yearwood had Covid 8 weeks ago and she still doesn’t have all her sense of taste and smell back. The one thing she can tell is if something’s spicy or not. Garth makes her coffee every morning and she thinks he’s making it really weak but he’s not.

Blake Shelton says there’s an event he isn't looking forward to attending but he’ll have to one day. It’s the 'Met Gala,' fashions biggest night out and Gwen always goes. It was supposed to be Monday but was rescheduled for September 18. Gwen says, "I will get Blake to the Met one day. We will be there together!"

Finally - Thomas Rhett said it took being off the road last year to figure out who he was without a guitar. He says his wife put him back down to earth and reminded him he’s more than a singer. Thomas says he’s never been more creative and his double album comes out tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Luke Combs interior decorating advice & Carly Pearce, Miranda, Trisha, Gabby Barrett, Luke Bryan and Lindsay Ell perform today

Luke Combs best interior decorating advice is he just doesn’t care. His says his wife Nicole does a great job with that and Luke says window treatments just aren’t worth fighting about.

Thomas Rhett reveals early on in his career he was trying to be someone he wasn't and that somebody was his idol, Eric Church. Thomas said, “I wanted to be Eric. I used his producer. I tried to sing like him but my first two singles did nothing at all.” Thomas said he then decided to be original and his music starting catching on.

Carly Pearce is on The Talk today. Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram perform on The Ellen Show. Gabby Barrett performs on The Late Late Show, Luke Bryan’s on The Tonight Show and Lindsay Ell performs on Country Now’s Twitch page tonight.

Finally – Eric Church and Morgan Wallen were seen fishing yesterday at a golf course pond. Eric is Morgan’s musical hero and he calls him, “the best country artist that ever lived.”

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Miranda Lambert will be inducted today & Dierks Bentley heads out on tour

Miranda Lambert will be inducted into the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame today in Fort Worth. Her career started in Texas bars. The museum’s 33,000 sq ft with over 4,000 artifacts from historical people like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Sacagawea and Annie Oakley.

Brett Young reveals the worst place he’s ever been recognized was standing at a urinal. Brett’s wife says his worst habit is hygiene.

One thing that made Gwen Stefani fall in love with Blake Shelton was his outdoor skills. They were driving in Oklahoma one time and there was a tree blocking their way. Blake hooked a big chain from his truck to the tree and pulled it off the road. Gwen says she’s never dated a manly man before.

Finally - Dierks Bentley’s bringing his High Times & Hangovers club tour back to five smaller venues. Tickets go on sale Friday but fan club members can buy them today at Dierks.com.

Dierks 2021 High Times & Hangovers Tour Dates:
May 11 -- Isle of Palms S.C. @ Windjammer
May 12 -- Greenville, S.C. @ Blindhorse Saloon
May 13 -- Charlotte, N.C. @ Coyote Joe’s
May 14 -- Gainesville, Fla. @ Knockin Boots
May 15 -- Knoxville, Tenn. @ Cotton Eyed Joe

Monday, April 26, 2021

Chris Janson’s grateful to be alive & Luke Bryan announces tour dates

While on a tropical vacation last week, Maren Morris saw an article in a British tabloid, The Sun claiming Luke Bryan was the father of her 1-year-old Hayes. Maren’s husband is Ryan Hurd and since then The Sun fixed their story. Maren thought the mistake was funny.

Several days ago Chris Janson’s family was asleep when his wife barely heard a smoke alarm beep. A fire had started in his basement studio and by the time Chris got there, the flames were 7 feet high. While no official cause has been determined, Chris thinks his old laptop overheated because the battery was burned up. The bottom floor of his home has to be gutted and Chris says he’s grateful to be alive. He wants to remind us to change the batteries in our smoke alarms.

Brett Young's next project, ‘Weekends Look A Little Different These Days’ is out June 4.

Finally - Luke Bryan’s Proud To Be Right Here Tour kicks off July 8 with Dylan Scott, Caylee Hammack and Runaway June. Tickets on sale Friday at lukebryan.com.

Luke 's 2021 Proud To Be Right Here Tour dates:

July 8 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
July 9 Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
July 10 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
July 16 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre *
July 17 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
July 18 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 22 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center *
July 23 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 24 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 30 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
July 31 Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf *
Aug 5 Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Aug 6 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 7 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Aug 8 Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
Aug 12 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
Aug 13 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 14 Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater *
Aug 19 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Aug 20 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
Aug 21 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug 27 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
Aug 28 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug 29 Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater *
Sept 3 Welch, MN – Treasure Island Amphitheater
Sept 23 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept 24 Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
Sept 30 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 1 Bend, OR – Les Schwab Amphitheater
Oct 2 Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Oct 8 Los Angeles, CA – STAPLES Center *
Oct 9 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct 10 Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
Oct 14 Irvine, CA – FivePoint Amphitheatre
Oct 15 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center *
Oct 16 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Amphitheater *
*indicates concerts that have been rescheduled to these dates
Dylan Scott on all dates except July 8-18
Caylee Hammack on all dates through August 14
Runaway June on all dates beginning August 19
DJ Rock on all dates

Friday, April 23, 2021

Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan Vegas residency & Luke Combs is on the Opry saturday

Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan have partnered with the new Resorts World Las Vegas hotel that opens June 24. The resort talks about A-list entertainers and it has to be a mini residency. Luke wrote, “looks like a good time. I’ll be there sometime in May.”

On ACM night, Tenille Arts boyfriend asked her to wax his nose hairs so he’d be red carpet ready. Even tho she thought it was disgusting and gross, she said yes because he basically forced her to do it.

Saturday night Luke Combs will perform two sets on the Opry during the 8 CT hour. It’ll be on Luke’s Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

Finally - today tickets go on sale today for Eric Church and Brad Paisley performing at ‘A Tribute To ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons’ at the Opry May 16. Also today Eric Church’s ‘Soul’ is out so is Justin Moore’s ‘Straight Outta the Country’ and you can also preorder Blake Shelton’s ‘Body Language.’

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Carrie Underwood's making us wait & Maren Morris comes back to her Texas roots

A few days ago Carrie Underwood said something exciting was coming yesterday. When nothing happened Carrie posted we’d have to wait “a little longer.”

Before last weekend ACMs, Blake Shelton popped in to his Nashville and Orlando Ole Red bars for a surprise performance. Blake also said he’d continue paying his employees as he’s done the entire pandemic. Back in 2017, he was named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive and Blake says he keeps that issue in the bathroom and looks at it often.

Maren Morris says her next record’s halfway done. She calls it an uplifting record that’s come back to the Texas rootsy style she grew up in. Maren also says it has Americana elements and is fun and energetic.

Finally - Eric Church and his wife were watching Elton John’s biopic, ‘Rocketman’ when a scene gave him the idea for his song ‘Rock & Roll Found Me.’ It’s on the third of his album trio, ‘Soul.’ Elton was dressed in a costume at a meeting and talked about how rock and roll found him. Eric immediately went to the kitchen and wrote the song.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Keith Urban has a new tattoo & Tim McGraw loves hog fish

Last weekend Tim McGraw got some hog fish while diving. They’re hard to catch as they live in deep water so Tim normally spears them free diving at 44 feet. Most every fish photo he posts is a hog fish and now I know why. It’s is as rich as scallops and it just melts in your mouth.

At Sunday’s ACMs, Keith Urban showed off a new tattoo on his right hand. The same hand he has a bracelet tattoo with the initials 'NMK' for Nicole Mary Kidman. I also hear Keith just got a boating license. He had one 10 years ago but let it lapse and said Covid gave him idle time to get a new one. A few years ago, Keith and the family were in Australia on a huge yacht they rented for $3,500 an hour. But there was a 4-hour minimum so it cost them $14,000 for the afternoon.

Finally - Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt and more will perform at ‘A Tribute To ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons.’ It’ll be live at the Opry May 16 and all proceeds go to charity. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

was luke bryan punched & Lauren Aliana’s in an upcoming movie

Luke Bryan’s back on Idol after recovering from COVID. He said he had a rough go of it for a while tho. The same time Luke wasn’t on, contestant Wyatt Pike suddenly left. The rumor started that Wyatt punched Luke during an argument, giving him a black eye so that’s why Luke hasn’t been on the show. His wife Caroline confirms his reason for being off the show was Covid.

Lauren Aliana’s the lead actress in an upcoming movie. Filming is set to begin in Canada very soon and the rumor is it’s for the Hallmark Channel.

Eric Church has a free show tonight followed by a Q & A with fans. It’s on Amazon Music's Twitch channel at 8 CT. Brad Paisley and Jimmie Allen perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Finally - Carrie Underwood posted something big was happening April 21. Fans think it’s a Vegas residency where she’ll perform in The Theatre in the new Resorts World Las Vegas hotel, which opens June 24. Luke Bryan’s also on the list for a possible residency there.

Monday, April 19, 2021

On the ACM Awards last night...& Keith Urban’s wife scores a big role

On the ACM Awards last night Entertainer of the Year was Luke Bryan. 

Female artist Maren Morris also won Song of the Year for ‘The Bones.’ 

The Male artist was Thomas Rhett. Thomas Rhett confessed Dierks Bentley was cracking him up as he took the stage to accept his Male Artist trophy, though he declined to say exactly what Dierks had said. 

Duo was Dan + Shay and when they performed there was an audio/video sync issue. 

Group winner went to Old Dominion. 

Album of the Year was Chris Stapleton’s ‘Starting Over.’ Miranda Lambert had to fill in at the last minute for Chris’s wife who was supposed to sing with him but had a prior doula commitment. 

Single went to the very surprised Carly Pearce & Lee Brice for ‘I Hope You're Happy Now.’

Blake Shelton said he’d lose weight for his wedding and last night I could tell he really has. I also hear due to how much trouble Blake’s gotten in with his tweets, his team now handles most of his Twitter activity. Blake says Reba's even been hard on him about it.

Finally - Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman will star as Lucille Ball in the biopic, ‘Being The Ricardo’s.’ It follows Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz during production on their 50s TV show, I Love Lucy.

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.

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.