Kenny Chesney's 47 today; it's also his Big Revival Tour kick off in Nashville. To be road ready, months ago, Kenny started a strict diet that includes lots of vegetables, no carbs after 5 and an hour work out a day, except Sunday. For this tour, Kenny has state-of-the-art lighting, high tech toys and people who've worked for Metallica, Guns N' Roses, AC/DC and Lady Gaga. One of his openers, Chase Rice, says it's surreal to be touring with his musical hero.
At a recent Justin Moore show, someone noticed a couple very far away from the stage holding a poster and on it written, 'tickets $125; parking $20.' Justin found out about it, called them on stage and after he shook their hands, he handed them $145 to cover their expenses.
When he first heard, 'A Guy Walks Into a Bar' Tyler Farr loved that it was country and it had meaning. Tyler says, "there's a fine line as an artist trying to pick a song that's country and sticks to the roots, yet is also fresh and new."
Finally - Thomas Rhett told me his best beauty tip is his tight jeans.
Luke Bryan's second annual Crash My Playa Mexican getaway January 22 – 26 will include nightly concerts with celebrity guests to be named soon. Tickets go on sale April 9 at cidpresents.com.
Eric Church found the perfect place to have his party this week to celebrate 'Talladega' going #1; Nashville's Acme Feed & Seed Restaurant.
Keith Urban is doing a live Facebook chat today at 5:30 ET/4:30CT/3:30 MT/2:30 PT.
Tyler Farr's upcoming album, 'Suffer in Peace' out April 28 will include a duet with Jason Aldean. He'll also have two album packages; one has an autographed CD and an instant track download and the Deluxe Package also includes a Tyler Farr leather and stainless flask and a bottle opener keychain made from a real bullet.
Finally - Garth says getting a record deal now is quote, "a thousand times harder to hang on to today cause everything's so disposable now."
Luke Bryan joined the White Sox at spring training yesterday in Arizona. He took batting practice and out of 5 pitches he actually made solid contact with one. Sox first baseman Adam LeRoche, Luke and Jason Aldean formed the Buck Commander hunting apparel company a few years ago.
Last weekend Eric Church played Allstate arena outside Chicago and he not only set a new attendance record, while he sang, 'These Boots' fans held their boots in the air and one guy's pair made it on stage to get signed by Eric.
If you have tickets to see Dierks Bentley in concert, he's known to race offstage, over the guardrails and into the crowd. He'll also posed for selfies while singing and not miss a word.
Dierks wife Cassidy is part owner in a Nashville salon called The Dry House. It's a blowout-only salon so they only do shampoos and blow dries and what surprised me is one of their clients is Jake Owen.
Finally - Little Big Town perform 'Girl Crush' on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr were married Saturday night in Mexico. Jason said, "this is the best day ever." They'll only honeymoon for 5-days tho as Jason's next show is Thursday night.
This weekend, Tim McGraw posted a photo of a hammock strung between two palm trees on a beach and wrote, "my plans this afternoon." He may have been on his island, Goat Cay in the Bahamas where his neighbor an island over is Johnny Depp.
Certified Roses has a new rose hybrid in their 2016 catalog, the Miranda Lambert. It's hot pink and very fragrant and part of the purchase price will go to her MuttNation Foundation.
Kenny Chesney's Big Revival Tour kicks off Thur and he's already sold over one million tickets.
The Zac Brown Band are on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.
Finally – happy 29th birthday to Brett Eldridge and as to how he'll celebrate his latest #1, it might be Dinner in the Sky where you hang from a crane 300 feet up at a table, strapped in a seat, with your legs dangling.
Earlier this week, Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly renewed their vows after 12 years of marriage. It was actually a surprise set up by a friend at her LA home; their sons Huck and Jasper were there too.
Randy Houser's launched House Band TV that airs every other Thursday on YouTube with a glimpse of life on the road and his fan club members can watch new episodes before anyone else. Randy's opening for Luke Bryan'stour in May and last year while out with Brad Paisley, he loved the catering so much he asked Luke to hire them and he did. Their dishes include Fried Mac n' Cheese Squares, Caesar Salad in little Parmesan Cups, Mini Candied Apples and Lemon Geranium Sorbet with Rose Petals.
Back in June of 2009, Blake Shelton opened his Twitter account and his first ever Tweet shows a much tamer Blake as he wrote, "I always thought rice was a form of pasta."
Finally - Willie Nelson sings on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight and Monday,Chase Rice will perform on Good Morning America.
Keith Urban's been looking at RV's and hopes to get one so he and his family can take it to some music festivals this summer. Keith grew up camping in Australia but back then it was just a two-man tent that got flooded a lot.
If you see Miranda Lambert in concert, she has five giant mirrored, spinning disco balls that drop from the ceiling during the show.
Jason Aldean's favorite movies include Field of Dreams, The Shawshank Redemption and Nightmare on Elm Street.
Billy Currington told me one of the first times he surfed he ran into a shark. It was in Hawaii on a late night surf when he ran over the top of it, then it followed him around for a while. Billy's since learned after dark's when sharks do most of their feeding.
Finally - Cole Swindell will soon be opening for Kenny Chesney on 11 of his stadium shows and he says doing that's been on his bucket list for a while now.
Kenny Chesney's two-hour special today to preview his new tour is at noon ET on noshoesradio.com and it will also repeat tonight.
Fair seasons soon here and Darius Rucker's one guy looking forward to not only playing shows, but eating fair food and going on rides. He says, "I'll eat anything fried, even butter and Oreos.
Jason Aldean says his 2015 calendars are on sale now for $7.50 but they're almost gone so if you want one, head to jasonaldean.com.
Eric Church told me he only ever uses hotel soap and shampoo and says, "why buy it when you can get it for free."
Finally - the best sandwich Lee Brice ever had was a burger in Minneapolis called the Juicy Lucy. It's a big chunk of cheese between 2 beef patties and you have to wait five minutes before you eat it or you will burn your mouth.
The Zac Brown Band and Lady A will perform during the free NCAA March Madness Music Festival April 5 in Indianapolis. A portion of their performance will air on CBS but the whole show will stream live at NCAA.com.
Luke Bryan's seventh and final two-day spring break concerts in Florida last week brought record-breaking crowds with both days having a combined total of well over 400,000.
One of Brad Paisley's favorite hobbies is shooting a bow and he's filled his yard with so many targets he says, "it looks like a miniature golf course with bears, coyotes and velociraptor targets. It makes me look like I'm a nut."
Brett Eldridge just had his 3rd consecutive #1 and as for social media, he posts some of the funniest things and says, "as long as I keep it mostly clean, I can get as weird as I want."
Finally - Kenny Chesney has yet another hit with 'Wild Child' and when it comes to women he's attracted to those "with a little bit of island soul plus some hippie and a whole lot of free spirit."
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler moved to Nashville recently and I hear he's getting a record deal with Big Machine that will be announced soon as he's supposedly working on a debut country album.
Brad Paisley's on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight. The other day Jimmy asked Brad what appliance he'd be most afraid of if it came to life and Brad said, "the washing machine cause they're scary anyway and they're the one thing you buy that's trying to leave the minute you turn it on."
Miranda Lambert's mom and grandma taught her the lesson of owning up to mistakes and saying she's sorry. Miranda says, "I think it's OK to make mistakes because I learn from them."
Tim McGraw narrates a new documentary called Shaq & Dale; exploring Shaquille O'Neal's college career at LSU under coach Dale Brown. It debuts on ESPN's SEC Network April 13.
Finally – Lady A's Hillary Scott was in Australia last week and her daughter couldn't go. She tweets, "I've been away from Eisele so long I've asked almost every mom I see if I can hold their child."
Miranda Lambert was at the Loveless Cafe in Nashville the other day and basically caused a scene eating biscuits because everyone knows about her weight loss last year. Miranda says every once in a while she'll even go out with her girlfriends and eat all fried food. As for she and Blake'srelationship, Miranda admits they're normal and says, "we argue like regular husband and wife. We have great moments and not-so-great moments; we don't hide a lot of things."
Tickets for Shania's farewell tour go on sale this morning. It kicks off June 5 in Seattle and will include 58 cities in the US and Canada.
Tickets also go on sale today for Darius Rucker's annual 'Darius and Friends' benefit concert in Nashville at the Wildhorse to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. Be quick if you want to go as this always sells out really fast!
Finally – Brett Eldredge really wants a girlfriend but he's gone a lot and he's very focused on his music. He says the right girl for him is someone who's laid back and loves the beach and water.
The first round of performers have been announced for the ACM Awards and they include Miranda, Garth, Dierks, Keith Urban, FGL, Jason, Luke, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, George Strait and Reba. The show's live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas April 19 on CBS.
Eric Church filed a lawsuit in federal court this week to stop sales of unlicensed T-shirts outside his concerts. He's seeking an injunction to prevent them from selling the illegal merchandise and he also wants money from all of their past unlawful sales.
Dierks Bentley met his wife Cassidy years ago in middle school and they dated sporadically over the years but that all changed in 05 when he asked her to visit him on the road. Dierks says, "the minute she walked on my bus, I knew one day she'd be my wife." Dierks also says Cassidy quote, "sort of dragged me into being a real man."
Finally - Thomas Rhett told me he was in the principal's office only one time growing up; when he ate glue in class.
Jake Owen just got a new toy, a special gift from Malibu Boats. It's a fully-loaded 2015 Wakesetter built to his specifications and you can both ski and surf off the back of it.
Blake Shelton says he came back for an eighth season of The Voice because he likes helping new artists and giving them a chance for the world to hear their music. Blake says, "to have a tiny part in that is what's really exciting for me."
Brett Eldredge will soon have his third consecutive #1 with 'Mean to Me' and his ultimate goal is to quote, "be like Willie Nelson when I'm 80; still hopping on a tour bus and heading to the next town." Brett's opening forDarius Rucker's Southern Style tour that kicks off May 14 and he's almost finished recording his sophomore album.
Shania's on Bravo's, Watch What Happens Live tonight.
Finally - as for being the topic of many conversations these days, Sam Huntsays, "that can be good and bad so hopefully it's more good than bad!
Luke Bryan's final spring break album, 'Checkin' Out' is in stores today with five new songs he co-wrote and six songs from last year's EP. You can only get the deluxe ZinePak tho at Walmart and that has 25 songs and a 48-page magazine. Luke's 38 now and says, "any time you can stretch spring break into your upper 30s, you've conquered something."
Happy 32nd birthday to new mom Carrie Underwood who tweeted early today; "my 1st present was a late night date with a tiny semi-bald, chubby dude, who likes to grunt & cry."
The music Miranda Lambert listens to before a show is not her husband's, but girlfriends RaeLynn and Ashley Monroe. Miranda says, "all of us are outspoken and we don't make apologies for that."
Jake Owen tweeted, "I just saw a young boy kneeling by the road; placing flowers in front of a wooden cross. It crushed me. Please drive safe."
Finally - Keith Urban and his fellow Idol judges are on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.
Brett Eldridge had an interesting weekend in Corpus Christi, Texas. Before his concert there
he was out having coffee and ended up getting attacked by seagulls.
Eric Church says his all-time favorite kid's book to read to his children is Maurice Sendak's 'Where The Wild Things Are.' Eric says, "I love exaggerating the characters' voices and when it comes to the part about howling, I howl and when they march in the book, I march too."
Bachelor Cole Swindell says his perfect match will have to be "somebody that understands what I do and loves me for me." Cole's been single for so long he says he doesn't even know what to say to a girl anymore.
Being a country star never gets old for Justin Moore and he says the positives far outweigh things like being away from your family so much.
Finally - Luke Bryan's idea of happiness is fishing and among his favorite things are the movie Forrest Gump, the TV show Friends and Cocoa Pebbles.
Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and more will take part in the ACM Party for Cause Festival in Arlington, Texas next month. It'll be filmed for the TV special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! airing May 15 on CBS.
The Band Perry are working with pop star and Voice judge, Pharrell on their upcoming album but we don't exactly know what role he has as the siblings aren't saying much but I think it may be in more of a producer role.
Tomorrow afternoon on The Sportsman Channel, Blake Shelton and his new friend, Food Network chef Guy Fieri go turkey hunting on Blake's Oklahoma property.
Luke Bryan's son has a favorite song and every time he gets in the car, he begs them to play it but it's not dad's; his son loves Kenny Chesney's 'Pirate Flag.'
Finally - Zac Brown Band's next album, 'Jekyll + Hyde' is out April 28 & they'll sing new music from it this weekend on Saturday Night Live. Also tomorrow, don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour.
Shania's first North American tour in over 10 years will also be her last. It kicks off June 5 in Seattle and tickets go on sale March 13. The 48-dates have openers Wes Mack and pop star Gavin DeGraw and Shania says she won't play any new music on it, just the stuff we know and since this is her last tour she wants to "go out with a bang."
Carrie Underwood's new work out line, CALIA, sold at Dick's Sporting Goods is out today both in stores and on line. Carrie says, "it's fitness clothing where you can look cute dropping your kids off at school or meeting a friend for coffee. My goal was to bridge the gap between ugly workout clothes and ones you could wear anywhere."
Speaking of Carrie, her husband Mike has an update on his new son and says, "everyone is feeling good and we're definitely blessed to have him in our lives. There's no better feeling than being a dad."
Finally - among the oddest things Thomas Rhett's autographed are a baby's forehead and a woman's pregnant stomach.
31-year old Carrie Underwood had her baby 5 days ago and kept it a secret until yesterday when she tweeted that Isaiah Michal Fisher was born February 27. Carrie says she hopes Isaiah has her husband's blue eyes and his love for people.
Good friend Kimberly from The Band Perry and her husband have already volunteered to babysit and as for the timetable for having her own baby, Kimberly says, "someday."
Randy Houser just wrapped up his first run of shows opening for Luke Bryanand says what's so cool is Luke didn't restrict him to only perform on a small part of the stage; the opposite of what happened to Eric Church years ago when he opened for Rascal Flatts.
Speaking of Randy, he has a huge fan in newcomer Chase Bryant. Chase says Randy's his favorite country singer and he grew up idolizing his voice.
Finally - Chris Young just made his first big purchase; a new car. He's never had one before and in high school he drove a Barney purple Dodge Daytona with no radio.
Blake Shelton's made history as he's now the country star with the most consecutive #1's as 'Lonely Tonight' just topped the charts. It's his 14th consecutive #1; the 19th of his career.
Tim McGraw's accepted his buddy, X-quarterback Brett Favre's challenge; if Tim gets 10,000 followers by April 1 on Sqor, the Twitter-like network for sports fans, Brett will publically sing a line from one of his songs. If Tim loses, he has to wear Brett's old Packer jersey for 24 hours straight.
Three country acts made the YouTube Music Award winners list; Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line and Hunter Hayes. They award's based on growth in video views & number of subscribers.
Keith Urban says he goes to great lengths to structure his tour schedule to allow him to fly to where ever his wife Nicole is shooting a movie.
Finally - Shania's album/DVD, 'Still the One Live From Vegas,' is out today but only at Walmart. The CD features 19 songs and the DVD has 25 performances.
Miranda Lambert got a new tattoo this weekend; a single black musical note on the outside of her right forearm. Her tour opener RaeLynn and backup singer Gwen Sebastian also got one.
We now know what that scar was on the back of Faith Hill's neck Oscar night. She had surgery last month to fix a herniated disc she got a few years ago. She's having physical therapy on it and says her recovery's going well.
Thomas Rhett's a huge Mick Jagger fan and says, "somebody who's 71 moving around the stage as good as he does, makes you wanna work twice as hard."
Last week Rascal Flatts kicked off their Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and they've also been talking to Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and hope to collaborate with him soon.
Finally - Jason Aldean says his iTunes playlist includes new stuff from Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr plus Kenny Chesney's album 'The Big Revival.'