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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just their 20-acre private island & Blake Shelton saves Gwen Stefani’s hair

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have just listed their 20-acre private island in the Bahamas for $35 million. They bought it in 2003, but didn’t move in till 2012. The property’s a collection of eight pavilions including two yurts and a 6,500 sq ft mansion, all connected by covered verandas and passageways. As for the secret to their happy marriage Faith says it’s little things like breakfast together or a cup of coffee without being interrupted.

We’re hearing Blake Shelton had to make a drastic change to his Oklahoma ranch for Gwen Stefani’s hair. He only had well water so she had Blake add soft water into the system to keep her hair from breaking off.

Brett Eldredge says one of the silliest things he’s ever done was a few years ago at Walmart. It was 1 AM and he was playing musical chairs with a child’s pink Barbie couch. Brett says, “you're never too old to get weird at Walmart.’

Finally - Florida Georgia Line perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Tim McGraw gets fancy for Valentine's Day & Keith Urban's wife gets swatted

For Valentine's Day Tim McGraw made something his wife Faith Hill requested. His beef stew and Cornbread. To make it special to use filet mignon for her stew writing, "a man's got to do what a man's got to do!"

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman we're at the Sydney Opera house last week. When it was almost over, everyone stood and clapped. A guy sitting behind Keith and Nick got annoyed and told them to sit down. They refused, so he swatted the Nicole with his program. Security was called so we're police but no further action was taken.

Chris Young was on tour with Cassadee Pope when they found themselves in the middle of a winter storm in Pennsylvania. The interstate was shut down due to snow so they got stuck at a truck stop. Chris said the restaurant started running out of food so the menu only had a few things. On day 3 all they had left was toast and eggs.

Finally - Blake Shelton hasn't even started losing weight for his wedding because they haven't set a date yet. He says, "l'm not going to lose weight for no good reason."

      

Friday, February 12, 2021

Garth and Trisha have to quarantine & don't miss NBC’s Grand Ole Opry special sunday

Someone on Garth and Trisha’s team has Covid so they’re canceling everything and quarantining for two weeks. I’m guessing they’re both still hosting the Ellen Show today as that’s taped at least a day ahead, but I’m not sure.

Keith Urban’s never been a good sleeper so he just wrote a song designed to make us fall asleep. It’s an hour long called, “I Am Home’ and it’s only on the relaxation app Calm.

Florida Georgia Line's ‘Life Rolls On’ is out today. Michael Ray will guest on The Doctors. Sunday afternoon, Luke Combs sings at the pre-race show of the Daytona 500 on FOX. Sunday night, Idol premiers on ABC. The judges also live chat at 2 PM CT on Country Now’s Facebook page. Also Sunday, NBC’s two-hour special, Grand Ole Opry: 95 Years of Country Music airs with hosts Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Garth & Trisha, Kane Brown, Lady A, Little Big Town, Dolly and Carrie Underwood.

Since Luke Combs recorded the shows on his last tour, he’ll post one February 18.

Finally - Lindsay Ell performs songs from ‘Heart Theory’ tonight at 8 CT at vye.live.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Morgan Wallen’s finally broken his silence & Blake Shelton’s on The Late Show

Morgan Wallen’s finally broken his silence. He’s asking fans not to defend what he said a week ago. He’s been talking with a few Black organizations and has come to realize how hurtful his actions were. Morgan says, “I want to encourage anyone to please learn from my mistake. This situation is ugly right now, but I'll keep searching to become the example instead of being made one.”


Kenny Chesney says a couple years ago he was playing a festival when Kevin Costner just walked on his bus and said hi. Kenny was starstruck and said they ended up talking for a long time. I also hear Kenny planted a garden last summer and called it the ‘Green Monster’ after left field at Fenway Park.

Michael Ray has a concert tonight with his full band on his You Tube channel at 6 CT. Tonight Blake Shelton’s on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Finally - Kane Brown’s started his own label, 1021 Entertainment and it’s part of his home label Sony. His first artist is a band called Restless Road.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tenille Townes accidentally caffeinated & Eric Church keeps his employees paid

Eric Church’s only goal during the pandemic was to keep all of his employees paid. Eric has been able to do that, paying full salaries for his band and crew and says he’s proud of that.

Florida Georgia Line's fifth album, ‘Life Rolls On’ is out Friday. It was recorded in the Bahamas. As for wearing a mask, Tyler doesn’t mind at all. He says a mask means he can walk thru Target and not get recognized.

Dan + Shay will be Blake Shelton’s Battle Advisors on The Voice this season. Years ago they opened for him and said Blake treated them and the people around him like royalty. The guys say because of that, they do the same for their tour openers.

Michael Ray has a concert tomorrow night with his band. It’s on his You Tube at 6 CT.


Brad Paisley’s on The Kelly Clarkson Show and tonight Chris Stapleton’s on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Finally - Tenille Townes doesn’t normally do caffeine. The other day she made tea and didn’t realize it was caffeinated. She said it made her feel alive and because of the tea she wrote a fast song.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Ingrid Andress is on TV tonight & Trisha Yearwood started Matthew McConaughey's career

I can’t believe Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s place in Leiper’s Fork, TN has been for sale since 2013. It includes a 22,000 sq ft mansion with ten bathrooms, a log home built in the 1800s, two guest houses, a 12 stall horse stable and a caretaker residence. One home used to be owned by Hank Williams. Tim and Faith have since moved into a 6,000 sq-ft house and they got one more bathroom in the move; they now have 11.

As for his new wife, newlywed Jon Pardi says, “I just want to make her happy but I still do dumb things cause I’m a guy.”

I was watching Trisha Yearwood’s video for ‘Walkaway Joe,’ the other day. It’s from 1992 and starred a then unknown Matthew McConaughey. He plays the teen love interest and I hear it was Matthew’s first ever acting gig. It’s really hard to tell it’s even him.

Finally - Ingrid Andress performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Luke Bryan’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today & Eric Church crushes the National Anthem

Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan did an amazing job on the National Anthem at the Superbowl yesterday. He played guitar and wore sunglasses and a purple jacket. It’s been a long time since Eric has sang it because he thinks it’s incredibly hard to sing. Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Adam Levine stared in an ad for T-Mobil. Because of a spotty cell connection, when Gwen meets her blind date Blake, he’s the complete opposite of what she thought he was. Not sure how but Chris Young had great seats at the game yesterday. He was in the end zone with several Chief’s fans.

Eric Church is working on a North American tour and is waiting for the right time to announce details. The tour will also include new music. Eric says he’ll go to many cities he’s been to in the past and a few new ones. His fan club members will be able to buy them first.

Finally - Luke Bryan’s on Live with Kelly and Ryan today. Luke’s a judge again on American Idol and that premiers February 14 on ABC. Katy Perry and Lionel Richie are also back as judges this season.

Friday, February 5, 2021

Kane Brown has a free concert tonight & eric church sings the superbowl national anthem

On her way home from vacation this week, Miranda Lambert’s vehicle was side swiped in Atlanta. Some guy tried to squeeze between them and a semi going 70 MPH. He hit her Airstream on the passenger side sending she and her husband fishtailing into the left lane. Thankfully Brendon did a great job keeping the trailer steady. Miranda said it’ll be repaired and they’ll soon be back to their vagabond ways.

Kane Brown has a free concert tonight at 7 CT at krogersocialsocial.com. Sunday, Eric Church and R & B singer Jazmine Sullivan sing the National Anthem at the Big Game. It’s on the CBS Kick-Off Show that starts at 5 CT. Then at 10 PM Luke Bryan and Eric Church perform at a Superbowl after-party on YouTube & TikTok. I hear Carrie Underwood’s game food will include chips and salsa, bite-sized things, beer and pizza!

Finally - Morgan Wallen was dropped yesterday by the William Morris talent agency. They were in the middle of planning a massive headlining arena tour and a European tour. But yesterday Morgan had the #1 song and album on iTunes and of the top ten country tunes, nine were his.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

label suspends morgan wallen & brett young plays on a tarmac

Morgan Wallen’s label, Big Loud Records has suspended his recording contract indefinitely. His songs were pulled from CMT and hundreds of radio stations. The Academy of Country Music also removed Morgan’s eligibility to win any awards this year and halted his potential involvement on the show too.

When Miranda Lambert and her husband were in Charleston, SC last weekend, they had a fancy Sunday brunch at Halls Chophouse. Another day they were seen eating avocado toast and spiced vanilla oat milk lattes at the Harken Café. One of Miranda’s favorite parts of their trip was a sign at their KOA campground that warned alligators might live here.

Brett Young has a free concert tonight on the runway of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport in Florida. It’ll start inside an airplane then head to the tarmac. You can see it on Spirit Airlines YouTube channel at 7 CT tonight.

Finally - last weekend Darius Rucker played golf with his son. Darius lost and the bet was he now had to buy his son a car but the car had to be one his mom approved of.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Morgan Wallen’s been dropped & Jake Owen donates $100,000

Morgan Wallen’s been dropped from radio playlists after using a racial slur last weekend. He was in his driveway with friends at midnight, talking loud and honking horns when a neighbor caught it all on their doorbell camera. Morgan said, “I’m embarrassed and sorry. There are no excuses. I promise to do better.”

Hillary from Lady A’s been trying to sell her mansion in Brentwood, TN for almost two years. It’s nearly 8,000 sq feet and now empty because Hillary has bought a 12,000 sq foot home.

Dan from Dan + Shay just got a pet plant for his home studio. He’s asking fans what he should name it. So far the biggest contenders Herb or Robert Plant.

Jake Owen just donated $100,000 to the Barstool Fund to help struggling small businesses.

Finally - Dolly’s hit '9 to 5' has been rewritten for a new Super Bowl Ad Sunday. Dolly sings the lyrics and also makes a cameo.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Kane Brown, Luke Bryan and Eric Church play for free & Carly Pearce is on with Ellen today

Kane Brown has a free Superbowl Kickoff Concert Friday night. You can RSVP at krogersocialsocial.com. Luke Bryan and Eric Church perform at a Superbowl after-party Sunday. It’ll air several places including CMT, YouTube and TikTok.

When Brian and Tyler from Florida Georgia Line were deciding on their band name years ago, their other name option was Orange Peach. It was a 3 AM decision to honor their home states of Florida known for oranges and Georgia’s peaches.

Dan + Shay will be Blake Shelton’s Battle Round Advisors on The Voice this season. The show kicks off March 1.

Chris Young reveals one time he got a little star-struck playing golf with Bill Murray. He’s seen ‘Ghostbusters’ 100 times so far.

Finally - Carly Pearce performs on the Ellen Show today.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Miranda Lambert was at the KOA campground this weekend & Carrie Underwood hurts her neck

Miranda Lambert and her husband took their Airstream to Asheville NC this weekend. They slept under the Wolf moon at the KOA campground. They also had warm biscuits as big as your face with homemade apple butter at The Moose Café. They visited The Biltmore Estate as well. It’s a 250-room French Renaissance mansion with over four acres of floor space. It has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms and 65 fireplaces.

Carrie Underwood had to take some time away from the gym after getting a neck injury. She didn’t say what happened but Friday she was able to start back to her daily routine.

Jason Aldean’s new Nashville home‘s at least 20,000 square feet and has both a man cave and a complete spa for the girls. I also found out their 12 life-sized palm trees in the backyard aren’t real. His wife Brittany says Jason worked hard for all of it.

Finally - Jon Pardi’s single, ‘Tequila Little Time’ was co-written with Thomas Rhett’s dad, Rhett Akins. Jon says because of the mariachi horns on it, he thinks listening to it should be done on a boat at the lake.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Keith Urban gave Eric Church a 1933 Martin guitar last Christmas. Eric found it under his tree along with a letter from Keith and said he was totally floored.

As for the three albums Eric has out in April, when asked if he’d do it again, he said, “probably not from a mental health standpoint. I was writing all day, not sleeping at night.” Eric said it was like a creative boot camp for him.

Luke Combs has one rule onstage; he’ll never drink something during a show that has ice. He learned long ago that ice cools the vocal cords down and that makes for a higher chance of damaging your vocal cords.

Brett Young’s wife is expecting their second child this summer. If you want to know more they’re in PEOPLE magazine, on newsstands today.

Finally – Michael Ray’s celebrating his 55th Opry performance Saturday. The livestream will be on all his socials at 7 CT.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

pre=order eric church today & Jason Aldean had a Covid test

Brett Young’s wife Taylor is expecting their second child sometime this summer. Their daughter Presley’s 15-months-old already and they always wanted their kids to be close in age.

Jason Aldean had a Covid test in his car yesterday for his livestream concert tonight. It’s at 8 CT. Some audience members will be on-screen during the performance and Jason will debut his video for ‘Blame It On You.’ Reserve your free ticket at wolfmoon.vye.live.

Michael Ray’s more determined than ever to turn the challenging parts of his life into something positive. He’s been writing a lot and trying to balance his personal life and career better. If he wasn’t a singer, Michael would be a firefighter. His favorite place for music’s the Opry and during hunting season, Michael’s in the woods as much possible.

Finally – today Eric Church’s fan club members can pre-order his upcoming three albums. They’re out April 16, 20 and the 23rd. The 
rest of us can pre-order tomorrow. Eric's newest music features 3 albums, Heart & Soul.
Church Choir pre-order begins Thursday January 28, 2021, 8am CST
Public pre-order begins Friday January 29, 2021, Midnight
Release Dates
Heart - April 16, 2021 & - April 20, 2021
Soul - April 23, 2021

Heart and Soul are available to the public in black vinyl, CD, and Digital on Friday Jan 29th through Store.Ericchurch.com.
- Heart and Soul are also availalbe in white vinyl (with CD included) to the Church Choir (Premium members) while supplies last starting Thursday, Jan 28th.
- & album is only available in white vinyl (CD not included) to the Church Choir only starting Thursday, Jan 28th.
- Heart & Soul white vinyl albums are available in a limited quantity and are not guaranteed with a premium membership. Once they are sold out, they're sold out. However, we feel confident we ordered plenty of white vinyl to accomodate all orders.
- Even if you order Heart and Soul, you will receive all products on April 16. Same if you order Heart & Soul. Meaning, you will receive 1 package even though they have 3 separate release dates.
- Any merchandise you purchase (Shirts, koozie, etc) will begin shipping 2nd week of February.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Blake Shelton has a new album is on the way & Luke Combs on 'Elvising'

Growing up in Sneedville, TN, Morgan Wallen wanted to be a pro baseball player and was well on his way when an elbow injury ended that. He was supposed to play in college but that injury changed his direction to music and he started playing guitar and writing songs. A few years later got a record deal.

Luke Combs tour bus was built with a white interior because he’s often parked under a dark arena and that started affecting his mood. While on tour, Luke’s Saturday night tradition is “Elvising,” where after the show, he and his wife get to his already running bus and pull out before fans even get to the parking lot. 

Lindsay Ell will perform songs from her album, ‘Heart Theory,’ Feb. 12. All proceeds will go to charity and special guests will be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now at vye.live. 

The first one up in the morning at Garth’s house is Garth. He's also the one most likely to misplace something. Garth’s lost his wallet four times and each time it's been mailed back with all the money still in it. As for who has the lead foot in the family; that’s Trisha.

Finally - Blake Shelton’s confirmed a new album is on the way and “Minimum Wage’ is its first single.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley meets Hollywood & Darius Rucker pays for everyone at iHop

FGL member Brian Kelley’s CuzBro Productions and Lively McCabe Entertainment have teamed up with filmmaker Andy Fickman to direct the upcoming movie musical 'May We All.' It’s the fictional story of Jenna Coates, an aspiring country singer who returns to her small town after her career fails to take off in Nashville. FGL will also debut two original songs in the musical feature. 

Kane Brown is working on a new album that’ll include 12 new tunes and one he’s already released, ‘Worship You.’ Kane has not told us when that record will be out tho.

Darius Rucker eats at iHop every month where he lives in Mount Pleasant, SC. Last weekend he paid the bill for the entire restaurant. In addition to paying for everyone's meals, he also left a generous tip for the servers. The place was full at the time and the manager said it really added up.

Finally - Gabby Barrett had her daughter Baylah May January 18. Gabby and her husband

Cade met as contestants on American Idol during season 16.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Ingrid Andress is on the Ellen Show today & Michael Ray's in the Guinness Book of World Records

Blake Shelton was seen in Los Angeles this weekend. He was spotted showing off his toned arms in a navy polo shirt while climbing onto a private jet.

Garth’s been catching some flak for shaking hands with and hugging former presidents and first ladies maskless during last week's inauguration ceremony. Now we hear he had several Covid tests before he went and was always negative. There’s still talk that Garth had hair plugs inauguration day but he’s never said a word.

When Michael Ray played in Haines City, Florida years ago, the city was set to break the Guinness record for the most sparklers lit at one time. Michael joined in and now has a Guinness Book of World Records plaque.

The best career advice Miranda Lambert ever got was from Kelly Clarkson. She won’t do red carpets anymore & told Miranda, “I don’t want them judging my life’s work on a dress.”

Finally - Ingrid Andress is making her Ellen Show debut today.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Jason Aldean’ spent 5 hours at the ER & Eric Church will have three albums out

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany had terrible chest pains yesterday and thought it was a heart attack so Jason took her to the ER. After five hours she was diagnosed with pleurisy, where the lining of the lungs is inflamed. What fixed it was a couple of Advil.

Eric Church will have three albums with 24 songs out called, ‘Heart & Soul.’ The release dates are April 16, 20 and the 23. The April 20 album will be vinyl and it’s only for Eric’s fan club members. They can pre-order January 28 and the general public can pre-order on the 29th.

Jake Owen makes his acting debut today in ‘Our Friend’ based on the true story of a journalist and his wife who find out she has terminal cancer. Jake plays one of their college friends. It stars Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck.

Finally - Lady A were at the Opry yesterday rehearsing their performance on a February NBC special about the Opry. Darius Rucker surprised them with an invitation to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Morgan Wallen gets a wake-up call & Chris Young’s next album will include Lauren Alaina

Blake Shelton‘s ‘Minimum Wage,’ is quickly climbing the charts. Years ago he roofed houses, making less than minimum wage. Blake only needed money to pay rent, so he could play guitar all weekend. As for those who criticized the tune, Blake said it was just four or five people that hadn’t heard it yet.

Morgan Wallen’s been learning what it means to be a celebrity and says what happened with Saturday Night Live was the wake-up call he desperately needed. He said, “I get that I offended some people, but I’m not a malicious person. I’m just a little bit rowdy and a little bit wild. It’s just how I am.”

Toby Keith, Cole Swindell, Lee Brice and Larry the Cable Guy will perform during the LPGA’s Tournament of Champions today thru the 24th in Orlando. Toby performs Sunday. The shows are outdoors with fans socially distanced. It’s on the Golf Channel and also NBC the 23rd and 24th.

Finally - Chris Young’s next album will include Lauren Alaina, Brad Paisley and Riley Green.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Eric Church will sing at the Super Bowl & Luke Combs performs at the Daytona 500

Eric Church will join R & B singer Jazmine Sullivan to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl February 7. It’ll be on the CBS Kick-Off Show.

Luke Combs will sing at the pre-race show of the Daytona 500 February 14 on FOX. Luke grew up watching NASCAR every Sunday with his granddad so this is quite an honor for him. Fans will be there but limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Several country stars are part of a charity auction to raise money for things like schools in Tennessee. Auction items include concert tickets to a future Luke Combs show plus an autographed guitar. Keith Urban also donated a signed guitar and Jon Pardi autographed a poster and a CD.

Finally - Tim McGraw and Tyler Hubbard perform their new tune, ‘Undivided,’ on tonight’s Celebrating America special. It’ll be on all the networks plus YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Garth will also perform.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

garth has an honor tomorrow & Carrie Underwood performs at gospel show

Garth will perform at Joe Biden's inauguration tomorrow. He says it’s not a political statement but one of unity. Garth has played for every president since Carter, with the exception of Reagan and says no matter who the president-elect is, it's an honor to be asked. 


Keith Urban says his last meal would include a great steak and listening to the Beach Boys, ‘God Only Knows.’ Keith thinks it’s so well written and calls it one of the greatest love songs ever.

When Blake Shelton first got to Nashville he played at Jack’s Guitar Bar. Blake said, “back then it wasn’t like it is now and you did not want to be downtown after dark in the 90s.”

Carrie Underwood will perform at gospel singer CeCe Winans concert February 21 on Compassion Live. Carrie’s first gospel album ‘My Savior’ will be out at Easter.

Finally – happy 75th birthday to Dolly Parton today.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Luke Bryan's duck hunting date & Eric Church says he’ll be back on the road this year

Luke Bryan and his wife went on a duck hunting date this weekend. I don’t know how but Luke got their Polaris stuck in brown water that filled the cabin up to the vehicle’s seat. His wife sarcastically said, “this date’s going great.”

Blake Shelton joked about gaining 117 pounds during quarantine. He says he wants to lose 20 before he marries Gwen. So he doesn’t let people down, Blake’s now changed his goal to losing 10 pounds. As for his quarantine mullet Blake cut it off saying, “you can't be fat and have a mullet.”

I have two of the crazy on-line rumors about Kenny Chesney. His staffers must say “the pearl is in the river” to get into his dressing room. It’s a line from the Chevy Chase film, ‘Under the Rainbow.’ The rumor that’s been around forever tho is Kenny was born with a tail but it was removed at birth. Supposedly these tails run in Kenny's family.

Finally - Eric Church misses playing concerts and says he’s confident he’ll be back on the road this year. Eric thinks he was born to play live shows!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Carrie Underwood has secret talent & Morgan Wallen’s planning on a break

Carrie Underwood’s secret talent is organizing things. She’ll work on one space, one drawer, or an area at a time. Carrie sometimes takes everything out of her pantry and puts it back in the way it should go. She says “if you’re not going to eat it, If you haven’t worn it in a year, let it go and you feel so much lighter afterwards.” 

Morgan Wallen’s planning on a break after a busy season of putting together his recent album. He’ll be using the hiatus to focus on raising his six-month-old son, Indigo Wilder but Morgan calls him Indie. His mom says he’s just like Morgan in how he looks and how he acts. 

Miranda Lambert says her Nashville farm and animals help her unwind. She also wears no makeup and is in the same clothes for three days.

Finally - while studying in California at Butte Junior College, Jon Pardi entered a contest to write a song about not driving and driving. He won and his prize was $300. He used all of it to money to buy a P.A. system for his college band.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lindsay Ell just adopted a puppy & Garth will receive a Kennedy Center Honor

A Tennessee State Representative has introduced a bill that would bring a Dolly Parton statue to the capitol. If passed, the statue would be on the capitol grounds facing the direction of the Ryman.

Lindsay Ell just adopted a puppy. She’s wanted a dog for years but didn’t feel like she could because of touring. She named her female pup Hendrix and I hear friends of hers from Nashville drove to New Orleans to pick Hendrix up.

Growing up Carrie Underwood’s job on the farm was when a fence got trampled by a cow or the wind blew it down if dad was out of town, Carrie had to help rig the fence up till he got home. At her property outside Nashville, Carrie’s sons help feed their horses and chickens and they even collect eggs.

Finally - Garth is among the artists who will receive 2021 Kennedy Center Honors. It’ll air June 6. The ceremony will be held during multiple events so they can physically distance audiences.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

morgan wallen breaks big records & luke combs likes to give cars away

In just a few days, Morgan Wallen’s double album, ‘Dangerous’ has over 100 million audio streams, the most single-week streams for a country album in history. It broke the record for Apple Music’s biggest single week for a country album and it broke Spotify’s all-time first-day stream record. At Amazon Music, the album broke their global first day streaming record for a country debut.

Jason Aldean’s wife Brittany says the pandemic’s silver lining is she likes having him home more and she especially likes Jason’s early morning help with the kids.

I hear Kenny Chesney’s food guilty pleasure is a grilled cheese sandwich with lots of salt.

Luke Combs doesn’t need a lot of stuff. He says he has things you can’t buy like a great family and friends. He uses his money to help people who’ve helped him and Luke often gives his old cars away to someone in need.

Finally - Brett Eldredge has never had a tattoo but he says he’ll for sure get one someday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Luke Combs opens up about anxiety & Morgan wallen has a free show tonight

Luke Combs is opening up about his obsessive compulsive disorder where he can’t stop thinking about various issues. It’s called ‘Purely Obsessional OCD’ and one way it gets him is Luke constantly worries that he’ll have a stroke or heart attack. He says the anxiety comes in waves but is mostly under control now.

Speaking of Luke, he just gifted Dierks Bentley with a pair of his special edition Crocs. They’re now Dierks go-to shoes and he says he may never take them off.

Morgan Wallen has a live show at the Ryman today on his YouTube and Facebook page at 8 CT. Carrie Underwood performs on the Drew Barrymore show today. She’s also partnered with BodyArmor Lyte Sports Drink. It has no artificial sweeteners and it’s only 20 calories a bottle.

Finally - Thomas Rhett and his cousin Jeff just introduced; ‘Dos Primos’ a premium sipping tequila. They’ve been working on it almost 3 years with 4th generation distillers from Mexico.