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.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Thomas Rhett livestream concert & Blake Shelton quietly sold his Oklahoma ranch

This weekend Thomas Rhett announced a livestream concert April 30, the same day his new album’s out. You can get tickets at. They’re $15 but if you want to see the concert and post show Q & A, it’s $25.

I just found out Blake Shelton quietly sold his Tishomingo, Oklahoma ranch in 2018. That means he and Gwen were quarantining at the house he built for her on Lake Texoma. The rumor’s always been they’d be married at his ranch but unless he kicks the current owner out for the weekend, that’s not gonna happen.

Eric Church’s first job after moving to Nashville was the Home Shopping channel. He got fired after talking customers out of making what Eric said were silly late-night purchases.

Finally - Kenny Chesney and Matthew McConaughey met years ago at a Saints game. Matthew and Drew Breeze used to have a yearly charity show at the House of Blues in New Orleans and Kenny was always part of it. He and Matthew’s friendship grew through text messages.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Kenny Chesney’s 53 today & introducing Dolly's Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream

We now know what Dolly Parton's ice cream flavor is; Strawberry Pretzel Pie. Jeni's calls it a throwback to the triple decker pie made famous at potlucks. Its tangy cream cheese ice cream with salted pretzel streusel and strawberry sauce and it will be in stores April 8.

Congratulations to Brett Young and his wife. Their second child due this summer will be another girl. 

Jake Owen’s morning starts with making a bottle for his daughter Paris. Then they watch cartoons together.

Carrie Underwood’s album, ‘My Savior’ is out today. 

Brad Paisley, Scotty McCreery and Jake Owen are on Dodgers Chris Taylor’s charity concert tonight. It starts at 8 CT and tickets are at HomeRunforHope.com.

Finally - Kenny Chesney’s 53 today. You can also pre-order his album, 'Here And Now Deluxe’ now. It’s out May 7 and Kenny says this past year has taught him to live in the moment.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Brett Young's on the Kelly Clarkson Show today & eric church is hoping to get the state record

Eric Church spends as much time as possible at his cabin. It’s 20 minutes from Nashville and has two lakes he built himself. They’re stocked with largemouth bass and Eric’s hoping one day to get the state record, which is a fifteen pounder.

Trisha Yearwood has a new pet line coming out. Years ago I talked to her soon after she married Garth. His biggest adjustment was her indoor dogs, he’d only ever had outdoor ones. She said that was the hardest thing for Garth to get used to once they were married.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s combined net worth is around $165 million. Their assets include property and royalties. Last year Tim made $18 million and even tho Faith hasn’t had a hit for years, she made $15 million of her own.

Finally - Brett Young will reveal if his wife’s having a boy or girl on the Kelly Clarkson Show today. Tomorrow morning Carrie Underwood performs and chats on the Today Show.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Lady A has a free show tonight & Tyler from FGL is moving to L.a.

Tyler from Florida Georgia Line and his wife just paid $3.9 million for a mansion in LA. The nearly 4,700-square-foot home includes disappearing walls of glass, an entire wall for bottles of wine, and a master bedroom that has a fridge. The family will live there part-time but Nashville’s still home.

Lady A has a free show tonight on Country Now’s Twitch page. It starts at 8 CT and will include a full band but no audience. Afterward Lady A will have a live Q&A with fans.

Since divorcing Michael Ray last September, Carly Pearce has been on a few dates but this time around says she won’t be as public with her relationships.

Brad Paisley, Jake Owen and Scotty McCreery will be part of Los Angeles Dodgers Chris Taylor’s charity concert Friday night. It starts at 8 CT and will benefit kids with cancer. Tickets are on sale now at HomeRunforHope.com.

Tenille Arts has set a personal record with her debut single, 'Somebody Like That.' She's #10 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week. It's Tenille's first top-10 hit and it took her 58-weeks to get there.

Finally - Garth has a big announcement April Fool’s Day, but says it’s not a joke.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

two tall brett's share a birthday & Kenny Chesney’s postponed his tour

Kenny Chesney’s postponed his tour until 2022 due to Covid because each city has different regulations and it was just going to be too difficult to arrange. Current tickets will be honored for rescheduled shows or fans can also get a refund. The 2022 tour will have a new line-up and name and those dates will be announced shortly.


Everyone seems to want the shirt Miranda Lambert wore last weekend on Matthew McConaughey’s fund raiser. It was pink plaid and looked vintage. On one side there was a patch that read, ‘School Crossing Guard’ and on the other side the patch looked like it said, ‘Outlaw.’

Carrie Underwood will have a live virtual concert of the songs on her new album, ‘My Savior.’ It’ll be at 11 AM CT April 4 from the Ryman and free on her Facebook page. Donations will benefit Save the Children and fans can RSVP via Facebook.com/events.

Finally – two of country’s tallest stars share a birthday today. 6’4” Brett Eldredge is 35 and 6’6” Brett Young turns 40 today.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Garth and Trisha say quarantine’s been good for their marriage & Lauren Alaina has COVID

This weekend Lauren Alaina tested positive for COVID. She had shortness of breath, a bad headache, was tired and congested and had no taste or smell. Lauren's quarantining at home with her dog.

Luke Combs loves basketball and in high school, he and his classmates would sneak out to watch March Madness. They’d pretend to go to the bathroom and they’d stand behind their coaches that were watching the games. Luke’s from North Carolina so he’s a huge Tar Heels fan.

Garth and Trisha say quarantine’s been good for their marriage. It made them talk about little things over the past 15 years that bug each other. Trisha said, “talking about the hard stuff is good. We're in this for the long haul."

Finally - Michael Ray’s from Florida and says, “I need Apple to make voice to text that understands Florida southern mumble cause what I’m saying and what it’s writing aren’t even close.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Midland’s ‘Cowgirl Blues’ documentary premieres tonight & Loretta Lynn’s album, ‘Still Woman Enough’ is out

Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Clint Black, George Strait and more perform on Matthew McConaughey’s virtual benefit concert for Texans impacted by last month’s storm. It’s Sunday night at 7 CT on Matthew’s YouTube channel.

Trisha Yearwood says her new favorite thing Garth makes is pasta salad. She says he’s also neater than her and his closet even looks better. Her only pet peeve is Garth whistles all the time and right now it’s the theme song of 70s TV show, The Dating Game.

Tim McGraw’s returned to the gym in hopes of touring sometime this year. Tim learned early on from a coach growing up that said, “practice has to be harder than the game." Tim lives by that philosophy on tour.

Finally - Midland’s ‘Cowgirl Blues’ documentary premieres tonight on CMT. Loretta Lynn’s album, ‘Still Woman Enough’ is out today with Reba, Carrie Underwood and Tanya Tucker. Reba sings the theme song for the movie, ‘Four Good Days’ starring Glenn Close out April 30.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Jon Pardi will eat pretty much anything & Brett Young wants to get rid of his “dad bod”

Brett Young turns 40 on March 23 and he’s challenging himself to change his “dad bod” into a “hot bod.” Last year he gained 25 pounds but he’s 6’6’’ so he could hide it under sweatshirts. He’s hired a celebrity fitness trainer to guide he and his fans through a 10-week program. By-the-way a new poll says "dad bods" are now the most attractive body type.

Kelsea Ballerini’s in this month’s Shape magazine. She eats healthy but once a month does the McDonald's drive-thru. She daily uses her $2,500 SoulCycle bike and has also become a hot bath fanatic.

Jon Pardi will eat pretty much anything and he also likes to cook. Jon says, “but I’m really an eggrolls at a gas station kind of guy.”

Finally - all three of Thomas Rhett's daughters like music, but only one has fallen for it like he did as a child; his 1-year-old Lennon Love. Thomas got his daughters a karaoke machine last year with nothing on it but Disney stuff.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Clint Black has his own coffee & Blake Shelton eats a mushroom he found in the woods

Blake Shelton found a furry mushroom on a tree in the woods on his Oklahoma ranch. He’s a member of Facebook’s Wild Mushroom Enthusiasts of Oklahoma. Blake realized it was a lion’s mane after looking at YouTube videos and said, “I fried it; didn't die and didn't see Jesus or anything."

Dolly Parton and Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will release a new flavor and all proceeds will go to Dolly’s Imagination Library. We don’t what the flavor is yet, but you can sign up to be the first to know at jenis.com/dolly.

Clint Black just launched ClintBlackCoffee.com. His Cowboy Coffee’s dark and is roasted in his home state of Texas. Clint said it started as a Christmas gift for friends and family and their reaction was always ‘where can I get more?’"

Finally - Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Brad Paisley are on A Grammy Salute to the Sounds of Change on CBS tonight.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Miranda Lambert celebrated her Grammy win with pizza & Luke Bryan wipes out skiing

Miranda Lambert celebrated her Grammy win Sunday night in Los Angeles with pizza. She was seen out with her husband, manager and tour manager. On Monday Brendan wrote, “I could not be more proud of this wonderful woman I get to call my wife. I cannot wait to be a part of the future magic you create.” Miranda says the good news of this past year was “finding out my husband really can put up with me."

Luke Bryan and family were skiing at a snowy resort somewhere yesterday. Luke was wearing a Go Pro, filming his son Tate coming down the mountain. As he tried to race past his son, Luke wiped out. He was laughing so he’s OK but it’s just one more fall for the accident prone Luke.

Finally - Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson and George Strait will perform on Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming virtual benefit concert. 100% of the money raised will go to Texans impacted by that terrible storm last month. The concert’s March 21 on Matthew’s YouTube channel.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Mickey Guyton stuns at the grammys & Alan Jackson sold his Nashville estate

On last night’s Grammy’s Best Country Album was Wildcard by Miranda Lambert. Best Country Solo went to Vince Gill ‘When My Amy Prays.’ Dan+Shay & Justin Bieber’s ‘10,000 Hours’ got Best Country Duo/Group and Best Country Song The Highwomen’s ‘Crowded Table.’ Tim McGraw was watching last night and tweeted (and I could not agree more), “Mickey Guyton’s performance killed it!!!! Miranda’s getting criticism for her red carpet look; a denim jacket, black skirt and gold cowboy boots. One fan asked if she’d just returned from a shopping trip to Target.

Being on The Voice changed Blake Shelton’s life especially meeting his fiancée there. The show recently gave him his own bobblehead doll, which Blake’s very proud of but he says it looks a little bit more like actor Jonah Hill than it does him.

Trisha Yearwood and her sister are honoring their late mother with a dinnerware line from Williams Sonoma. Their mom’s signature’s on the back of each piece.

Finally - Alan Jackson just sold his Nashville estate for $19 million. The climate-controlled garage was big enough for 15 cars.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Miranda Lambert performs at Sunday's Grammy's & Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton co-host the ACM's

At Sunday’s Grammy Awards Miranda Lambert performs from Nashville’s The Station Inn so will Mickey Guyton. Maren Morris will also duet with John Mayer. What’s interesting is this year there’s no obscure country nominees, it’s all people we’ve actually heard of. Ingrid Andress is up for the all-genre Best New Artist. Miranda says, “I have a dress and a hot husband who has a really nice suit, so we're good.”

I love the t-shirt Carrie Underwood’s husband gave her as a birthday present this week. It read, “I don’t need Google, my husband knows everything.”

Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton will co-host the ACM Awards April 18 on CBS. The show will broadcast from the Opry, Ryman and The Bluebird Cafe.

Finally – today Kelsea Ballerini’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan and Kenny Chesney’s video for ‘Knowing You’ debuts on his YouTube. Tonight Reba premiers a concert on her YouTube at 7:30 CT. It’s from 2011 and Reba will also live chat with fans.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Keith Urban’s Nutty Birdseed Diet & Carly pearce likes brett eldredge

The National Enquirer reports friends of Keith Urban are worried about his health. A source says he’s only eating nuts, berries and seeds. They’re calling it “Keith’s Nutty Birdseed Diet.” I don’t believe it because their ‘how Keith looks like now’ photo is well over two years old.

Carly Pearce says she’s generally done dating any guy in the music biz but she has an exception; Brett Eldredge. She and Brett opened for Blake Shelton’s tour a few years back and got to know each other.

Eric Church’s nickname Chief comes from his grandpa who was also called that. When Eric’s band started calling him Chief early on they didn’t even know about the family connection.

Michael Ray tweets, “every day you wake up, you’re given a new 24 hours. Don’t eat up the present with past anxiety.”

Finally - Maren Morris is on The Ellen Show today and Reba’s on Young Sheldon tonight on CBS.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Voice Australia has a feud brewing & Darius Rucker’s Southern Living's Southerner of the Year

The Voice Australia’s about to start with some drama. Coaches Keith Urban and Guy Sebastian, who won Australian Idol in 03, both arrived at a recent show media event wearing matching black leather jackets. Sources say Keith was “absolutely furious” and asked producers to find a new jacket for Guy, but he refused to change. In the past, Guy’s also been called out on Instagram for stealing fashion ideas from Keith.

Rumor has it Jason Aldean's selling or has already sold his beach house in Santa Rosa, Florida. He’s supposedly building in Turks and Caicos. His wife tweeted, “Jason and I love a renovation project and we are on to a new one soon.”

Darius Rucker’s Southern Living Magazine's 2021 Southerner of the Year for his compassion and generosity. On Monday, Darius hit a hole in one at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Charleston, South Carolina. He says golf calms him and if he wants to practice, Darius has a simulator at home and his yard’s big enough for chipping and putting. That was his 5th hole in one so far!

Finally – Carrie Underwood is 38 today.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Niko Moon's on Jimmy Kimmel Live & Blake shelton gets close to a bear cub

Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa Cantina will open this summer in downtown Nashville. It has 4-levels with 3-floors of live music and a rooftop bar. There will also be tufted pink booths. The food’s Tex-Mex with an extensive margarita and tequila menu. Her memorabilia will be on display like set pieces from videos, a rhinestone saddle and items that highlight milestones in Miranda's life.

Blake Shelton spent last Saturday studying black bears in eastern Oklahoma with researchers. They collected a bear cub’s weight and distinguishing marks as Blake held it. They also inserted a tracking microchip then the cub was returned to its mother in her den. They’re raffling off the chance to be a bear biologist for a day and Blake said it was one of coolest experiences of his life!

Trisha Yearwood’s finally covid negative and reveals Garth never got it. Her cookbook, ‘Trisha’s Kitchen’ is out September 28. The recipes include Garth's Teriyaki Bowl.

Finally - Niko Moon performs ‘Good Time’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Luke Bryan breaks a coffee pot & Miranda Lambert will perform on the Grammy's

Luke Bryan and his wife were at a beach somewhere this weekend. Caroline tweeted, “took 2 much needed days away. Together. Alone. We slept past 5:30 am. Got to eat sitting down and Luke only broke 1 coffee pot!”

Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Mickey Guyton will perform at this weekend's Grammy Awards. The show will take place at several venues including The Station Inn in Nashville. 

Due to the fact he lives in an all-female household, when Keith Urban is stressed out he Googles about cars.

Finally - Brett Eldredge says his ideal day is going on a hike or bike ride especially when he’s in Switzerland.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Reba will star in and produce two movies for Lifetime & Miranda Lambert’s ‘The Marfa Tapes’ is out soon

Miranda Lambert’s album, ‘The Marfa Tapes’ is a project she just did with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall. It was recorded in Marfa, TX and Miranda says it’s so raw you can hear the wind blowing and cows mooing. The record will be out May 7.

Luke Bryan’s wife Caroline went through her gym bag yesterday and wrote, “I’m seriously concerned about myself....I found Oreos, a remote control rat and an air horn!”

Dolly says the only way she’d ever go without makeup is if there was an emergency and she had to get her husband to the hospital. She does sometimes go out without a wig tho and onetime tried to go incognito wearing a black wig but her voice gave her away.

Reba will star in and produce two movies for Lifetime. ‘Christmas In Tune’ will air this year and the second one is not a holiday movie and will be out in 2022.

Finally - Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks moved to Nashville in the late '80s. They met when they were both bridesmaids in a mutual friend’s wedding.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Miranda Lambert’s opening a bar & don't miss Wheel of Fortune tonight

Miranda Lambert’s the first female country star with a bar on Nashville's Lower Broadway. Her Casa Rosa will be near all the other country bars, including Blake's Ole Red. It’s currently being renovated and is huge but we don’t yet know when it will be open.

The 16-year-old toothless Chihuahua Dan from Dan + Shay fostered a week ago has now been adopted; by he and his wife. Dan says the dog’s health is failing so they adopted her.

Tonight on Wheel of Fortune’s charity show, Brad Paisley’s The Store in Nashville has comedian Kevin Nealon playing for them.

Luke Bryan and his family went to this year’s Super Bowl. They got to meet Mike Tyson, who Luke said was very cordial and very nice. He also met Shaq and said Shaq even knew who he was!

Finally - Thomas Rhett’s wife keeps him grounded. He says it’s nice to have someone who can bring him back down to earth.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Dolly just got the coronavirus vaccine & CMA Fest in Nashville has been canceled

Dolly just got the coronavirus vaccine. She got the shot at Vanderbilt University and even tho she’s been eligible for a while know she didn't want it to seem like she was being favored because she donated a million dollars to Vanderbilt last year.

This year's CMA Fest in Nashville has been canceled for the second year in a row due to Covid. They’ve already started planning for next summer and the new CMA dates are June 9-12.

Niko Moon’s ‘Good Time’ is very close to being a #1 hit. He taught himself how to play guitar in high school by watching You Tube videos. Niko’s at-home studio is the laundry room which he converted into a vocal booth.

Since the pandemic started, Brian from Florida Georgia Line’s been throwing a baseball, getting his arm back in shape. Brian played in college and was on his way to the pros before he decided to go to Belmont and pursue music.

Finally - Lady A’s Charles Kelley and his wife Cassie have a passion for dinner parties. Charles loves to cook and he says no one makes better grilled corn-on- the-cob.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

luke combs is 31 today & Maren Morris is on The Late Late Show with James Corden

On The Voice last night, Blake Shelton failed to recognize a contestant, his ex-bandmate, Pete. Blake said it was because he hadn’t seen him in 20-years and his hair had changed. Because of their history together, even tho John Legend wanted Pete, he choose Blake as his coach.

Morgan Wallen’s double album, ‘Dangerous’ is #1 on the all-genre Billboard chart for the seventh week in a row. That makes it the only country album to spend its first seven weeks at #1 in the 64-year history of the chart.

Maren Morris is on The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight. I also hear Maren and her husband’s favorite thing to do with their 1-year-old son Hayes is watch kid shows like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, Sesame Street and Peppa Pig.

Garth and Trisha are among the musicians thanking music educators for keeping the music playing during these challenging times.

Finally – happy 31st birthday today to Luke Combs.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Keith Urban's kids make a rare public appearance & The Voice premieres tonight

On last night’s Golden Globes, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and their daughters Sunday and Faith appeared virtually. It’s the first time we’ve had a clear look at the girl’s faces. I also found out more about their time at the Sydney opera a few weeks ago. They broke protocol to stand at the end of the performance because they thought it was so great. That’s when the guy behind Nicole swatted her with his program. Keith said he wanted to whack the guy but instead showed great restraint.

The ACM nominees have Maren Morris and Chris Stapleton each getting six nods. Miranda Lambert has five and Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett have four. ACM snubs include Carrie Underwood, no Luke Combs in Single, Song or Album of the Year and Keith Urban was not in either Entertainer or Male Artist of the Year.

Finally – The Voice premieres tonight on NBC and Blake Shelton’s back as a judge. He only got the job years ago because Reba turned it down. She said no because she didn’t think she’d be able to tell somebody they’re terrible. In a few weeks Dan + Shay will be on as Blake’s Battle Advisors.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Breaking News: ACM nominees

 2021 ACM Award Nominees:


Entertainer
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Female
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

Male
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton

Duo
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Group
Lady A
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three
The Highwomen

New Female
Ingrid Andress
Tenille Arts
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton
Caylee Hammack

New Male
Jimmie Allen
Travis Denning
Hardy
Cody Johnson
Parker McCollum

Album
Born Here Live Here Die Here, Luke Bryan
Mixtape Vol. 1, Kane Brown
Never Will, Ashley McBryde
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Single
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"I Hope," Gabby Barrett
"I Hope You’re Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress
"The Bones," Maren Morris

Song
"Bluebird," Luke Dick, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby
"One Night Standards," Ashley McBryde, Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally
"Some People Do," Jesse Frasure, Matt Ramsey, Thomas Rhett, Shane McAnally
"Starting Over," Chris Stapleton, Mike Henderson
"The Bones," Jimmy Robbins, Maren Morris, Laura Veltz

Video
"Better Than We Found It," Maren Morris
"Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
"Gone," Dierks Bentley
"Hallelujah," Carrie Underwood and John Legend
"Worldwide Beautiful," Kane Brown

Music Event
"Be A Light," Thomas Rhett f/Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, Keith Urban
"Does To Me," Luke Combs f/Eric Church
"I Hope You’re Happy Now," Carly Pearce and Lee Brice
"Nobody But You," Blake Shelton f/Gwen Stefani
"One Beer," Hardy f/Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson
"One Too Many," Keith Urban f/P!nk


Tenille Townes performs tonight & George Strait just listed his mansion

Dan from Dan and Shay has four rescue dogs and just added a 16-year-old emaciated and toothless Chihuahua. She was terrified at the shelter and Dan couldn’t let this tiny dog live out the rest of her life there.

George Strait just listed his San Antonio mansion for $7.5 million. It’s almost 8,000 sq ft, has a walk-in safe and comes with a golf course membership. Before you get to his home, there are three gates (and one has a guard). George is selling because he and his wife want more privacy.

Tim McGraw has one thing he won’t do any more; rides. When he and Faith were in Paris, Tim said he froze with fear on the Ferris wheel and couldn’t move.

Finally – Tenille Townes performs tonight to help end childhood homelessness. It’s at 6:30 CT at haloworldwide.com. Loretta Lynn: My Story in My Words documentary premieres on PBS Saturday night.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Trisha Yearwood has Covid & Reba’s on Young Sheldon tonight

Garth and Trisha have been quarantining at home for 2-weeks since someone on their team got Covid. Now Trisha has it but Garth’s negative. He says Trisha’s ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now and is under the greatest care with doctors who know how to treat and heal singers. Garth says, “we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.”

Brett Eldredge struggles with anxiety and depression and said it took him a long time to understand it wasn’t shameful to go to therapy and get help. Brett says, “I’m glad for the brutal times I’ve gone through. It’s taught me resilience and to be a better creator, friend and person.”

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman's Australian home is their sanctuary. It’s in New South Wales on 111 acres with cows and alpacas. They both love the simplicity and peace their property brings.

Finally – Reba’s on Young Sheldon tonight and Florida Georgia Line perform songs from ‘Life Rolls On’ at 7 CT. They’ll be on the Amazon Music Twitch channel and their music app.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Dierks Bentley just broke ground & Carly Pearce has a live show today

Dierks Bentley just broke ground in Denver, Colorado for his latest Whiskey Row restaurant. It will open sometime in December.

Brad Paisley reveals the most bizarre place he’s ever performed was singing for toddlers at a library one day. Brad says, “you realize quickly there’s nothing in your arsenal that will work and I think I was booed off stage by five-year-olds.”

Carly Pearce has a live show today on her YouTube at 6 CT but it will only be available to view for 29 hours. Carly will perform songs from her new album, ‘29’ and take questions live. Carly reveals there’s one thing fans don’t know about her. Both of her arms are double-jointed.

To decide on what songs he’ll record, Jake Owen does Rock Paper Scissors.

Finally - rumor has it Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will be getting married at his 1,300 acre Oklahoma ranch. He’s even built a chapel for their big day.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

how Keith Urban gets rid of concert jitters & how Luke Combs wife knew he was the one

One way Keith Urban gets rid of concert jitters is a 1985 workout cassette from Hulk Hogan. They crank it backstage and he and the band do a pre-show workout with Hulk. Keith says it’s absurd in all the right ways. I also hear the strangest thing Keith was ever asked to sign was a fans nose. He thought that was just too weird and said no.

Jason Aldean’s obsessed with buying things off infomercials. He owns a Pedi Paw for his dogs’ nails, a Magic Bullet blender and a Slim Clip money clip he uses instead of a wallet.

Luke Combs met his wife Nicole at a songwriter festival in Florida. She knew right away she could be herself with him and said, “we could be weird in front of each other and that’s when I knew Luke was a keeper.’” Nicole says quarantine’s been a blessing because as newlyweds they’ve been able to spend basically every day together.

Finally - Jake Owen often brings his Jeep on tour so he can do things like go fishing. Other road must haves for Jake are vintage movies and gummy bears.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Jon Pardi got his cows & Tim McGraw's a godfather

Jon Pardi’s been passing time making money through the Cameo app. He charges $125 to sing 'Happy Birthday’ and he’ll also help fans with engagements. Jon uses the money to do stuff on his farm and this weekend he finally got his cows.

On Sunday Kane Brown tweeted, “just wanted to say thanks to the pastor from Alabama who paid for our meal this morning and didn’t even say hello.”

Tim McGraw and actor Garrett Hedlund met 17 years ago when they filmed ‘Friday Night Lights’ playing father and son. Garrett’s girlfriend actress Emma Roberts just had their son Rhodes Robert and Tim’s his godfather. Emma’s the niece of actress Julia Roberts.

Finally - Blake Shelton’s video for ‘Minimum Wage’ was directed by Gwen Stefani’s brother while they were all quarantined at Blake’s Oklahoma ranch. They had Covid protocols in place to shoot and he says Gwen’s brother captured exactly what he wanted.

Friday, February 19, 2021

you have to try Niko Moon's cobbler & Carly Pearce’s new EP is out today

Dolly Parton’s asking the Tennessee lawmakers to remove a bill to have a statue in her honor at the Tennessee Capitol. Dolly says there's too much going on in the world to put her on a pedestal right now, but several years from now would be OK.

Jason Aldean’s a master with an iron. Growing up he wanted everything ironed and his mom got tired of always doing it so she taught him how.

Newcomer Niko Moon's 'Good Time' EP has just gone platinum! Niko and his wife were recently on Facebook making one of his favorite things; 7-Up Peach Cobbler. Niko says it’s one of the best peach cobblers ever and it only has 3 ingredients; a boxed cake mix, peach pie filling and 7-Up.

Finally - Carly Pearce’s seven-song EP, ‘29’ is out today, documenting her 29th year of life. Carly won’t speak publicly about her divorce from Michael Ray but she isn’t afraid to sing about it and says, “I think there’s something for everyone on this record.”

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Luke Combs has a free show tonight & Keith Urban returns to the Australian version of The Voice

Luke Combs is airing a concert from last year tonight at 7 CT. It’s free on Luke's Facebook and You Tube. Luke also made Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Garth said, “Luke’s letting everybody else do the talking for him. He realizes being a star is not up to him but the people.” Yesterday Luke apologized for photos that resurfaced showing him with a Confederate flag saying, "there is no excuse for those images."

Carrie Underwood’s 5-year-old son Isaiah is taking horseback riding lessons. The lesson was on a horse his parents own. They’re calling him a soon to be cowboy.

Eric Church’s upcoming three-album set was recorded with his band when they were holed up in the mountains of North Carolina. The restaurant in town had a wood interior making for great acoustics so that’s what Eric used for a studio.

Finally - Keith Urban will return to the Australian version of The Voice for season 10. He was a coach on the show's very first season.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Florida Georgia Line perform tonight & Chris Young’s struggling

Nashville’s also been hit hard by this cold weather. Chris Young’s struggling to get his dog to go to the bathroom in the snow. Kane Brown’s pool is almost completely frozen, only the waterfall is still working. Michael Ray tweeted, “did I just see where Houston is colder than Alaska?” And Luke Combs has been stuck at the Daytona 500 due to weather.

Tim McGraw’s been married to Faith Hill for 24 years. The best advice he heard for a long marriage was from actor Harrison Ford. He said, “I’ve learned to say the least amount of words you possibly can to keep yourself out of trouble.”

Brad Paisley and his wife opened The Store in Nashville a week before the pandemic last March. It’s for people who’ve fallen on hard times. They projected to do 300,000 meals last year. They just passed a million.

Finally - Florida Georgia Line perform songs from their new album ‘Life Rolls On’ live from FGL House tonight at 8 CT. It’ll be on the Amazon Music app and the guys Twitch channel.