Monday, May 31, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 28, 2021

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

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

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

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

Garth and Trisha guest host the Ellen show today.

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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 24, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 21, 2021

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

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


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

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

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

Thursday, May 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Finally – happy 36th birthday to Jon Pardi today.

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 17, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 13, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Dustin Lynch plays for free tonight & Eric church leaves Nashville

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 10, 2021

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

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

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

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

Friday, May 7, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 3, 2021

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

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

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

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

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