Blake Shelton's girl, 16-year old Danielle Bradbury won Season 4 of 'The Voice,' last night making for Blake's 3rd consecutive show win.
Thompson Square's Keifer on the Mend
Good news for Thompson Square. Keifer's vocal rest should soon be over and they'll return to the road in a little while. He had a bad hemorrhage that's now healed; and a polyp on his vocal chord is also going away so they won't have to do surgery. Keifer says vocally he can now do things he hasn't been able to do in a year.
Little Big Town on 'The View' Today
Today, Little Big Town performs on 'The View' and they'll also be a part of the 'Ladies Who Lunch' segment that'll feature food created by Kimberly.
Dierks Bentley's Bathroom Refuge
Dierks Bentley believes one of the only places a man has peace and quiet is the bathroom.
Brantley Gilbert Always Travels With...
When Brantley Gilbert flies, he brings his brass knuckles and he disguises them in his luggage to make them look like a belt buckle.
GeorgeStrait on Roping and Big Tuna's
Finally - GeorgeStrait says years ago roping was his big passion and now he says it's getting kinda hard on his body, so is trying to land a big tuna for four plus hours.
It's the season finale of 'The Voice' tonight and it's also happy 37th birthday to judge Blake Shelton. Hunter Hayes will do a duet with one of the finalists and Florida Georgia Line and Nelly perform 'Cruise,' and Blake could get his 3rd straight win as he has two acts in the finals.
Hunter Hayes Has New Album Out
Hunter Hayes 'Encore's' out today – it's an expanded version of his debut album and it includes a duet with Pistol Annie, Ashley Monroe. Hunter also takes part in a live concert tonight at 6 PM ET from New York and you can watch it on MTV.com.
Brad Paisley Sings with The Stones Tonight
Later this evening Brad Paisley says he'll have a surreal experience – he'll hit the stage with the Rolling Stones in Philadelphia. Keith Urban sang with them in L.A. recently and says, "there's something pretty awesome and incredible about being six inches away from Mick Jagger's face."
Kellie Pickler Guest Host's 'The View' Today
Today, Kellie Pickler's the guest co-host on 'The View.' She'll also perform her new single.
LoCash Cowboys Debut Album in Stores
LoCash Cowboys debut album is out today and it includes a duet with George Jones.
Don't Touch Jake Owen's Capri Sun or Else
Finally – Jake Owen says he punched a kid in the 4th grade once because he stole his Capri Sun out of his lunch bag.
If you happen to be vacationing at Lake Texoma, in Oklahoma and you see a big pontoon boat, it just may be Blake Shelton. He says, "I don't get to do it as much anymore but if I know I've got three days off, I start planning for that kind of stuff."
Miranda Lambert a Basket Case Recording
Miranda Lambert goes into the studio in August to start on her next record. She says she's always a basket case recording because she wonders if this will be the album that stops selling.
Dierks Bentley in Major Music Event
In an effort to make music history, a music event will have 50 artists perform in each of the 50 states all in one day, August 1. Dierks Bentley will participate from New York's Irving Plaza.
Darius Rucker's on 'The Bachlorette' Tonight
Tonight Darius Rucker's on 'The Bachelorette' giving a surprise performance for Desiree and one of her dates.
Carrie Underwood Sells Canadian Mansion
Carrie Underwood and hubby Mike Fisher have decided to sell their mansion in Canada for $2.2 million. It comes with two kitchens, a fireplace in the master bedroom and a massive hot tub.
Trisha Yearwood + LBT Win Daytime Emmy
Finally – the Daytime Emmy's were last night and Trisha Yearwood's 'Trisha's Southern Kitchen,' tied for the Outstanding Culinary Program while Little Big Town got Outstanding Original Song for the tune they wrote for 'Good Afternoon America.'
Toby Keith's Twister Relief Concert is July 6 at the U of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman. Tickets are $25 and they go on sale June 21 with an 8-ticket limit. Garth, Trisha, Willie and Ronnie Dunn are all performing and proceeds benefit tornado relief for Moore, OK.
Billy Ray Cyrus's
Billy Ray Cyrus's wife Tish has filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences." They've been married 19-years and Tish wants spousal support and for Billy Ray to pay her attorney bills.
Keith Urban's been hording his favorite cologne - Tom Ford Amber Absolute because it was recently discontinued. I also found out Keith gets the vintage T-shirts he wore on 'Idol' on eBay.
Little Big Town
The daytime Emmy's are Sunday night on HLN and 2 country acts are nominated – Little Big Town for 'Good Afternoon' in Outstanding Original Song and Trisha Yearwood's 'Southern Kitchen' is up for Outstanding Culinary Program.
There's a new animated sit-com coming to CMT called 'Bounty Hunters' that's being voiced by Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall. Guest voices include Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler and KixBrooks and it'll premiere on CMT July 13.
Finally - Father's Day on Sunday will be Jake Owen's first since his daughter was born and Jake says there's nothing more fulfilling than being a dad.
Toby Keith's Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert is July 6 at the U of Oklahoma's Memorial Stadium in Norman. Tickets go on sale June 21 at 10am; all seats are $25 with an 8-ticket limit. Garth and Trisha will perform so will Willie Nelson and Ronnie Dunn. Proceeds benefit The United Way of Central Oklahoma's Tornado Relief Fund.
We May Know Why Pistol AnniesCancelled
We know the Pistol Annies cancelled their June concerts and no one knew why, well my sources say Miranda's mom Beverly's telling everyone not to worry, they weren't breaking up or there wasn't bad blood, it was just record label politics. This has not been confirmed but the Annies or their labels, just rumored from a contact in Arkansas yesterday.
Trace Adkins Chats on Facebook Yesterday
Trace Adkins had a Q&A on Facebook yesterday and when asked if he wasn't singing, what would his occupation be and he said working in an oil field. As for his tattoos, they're all fake, for a movie he's doing. Trace says, "if I come up with something profound to put on my skin one day, I might get one."
Tim McGraw Works Out Five Hours a Day
Tim McGraw works out on the road for 5 hours a day and it includes two hours in a gym then he puts on a 20 pound vest and runs the stadium bleacher stairs for 45 minutes. He also flips giant tractor tires.
Hilary Scott Puts a Wheelbarrow Together
Someone from Lady Antebellum had a funny tweet yesterday, they wrote, "I, Hillary Scott, 8.5 months prego, put together a wheelbarrow for my husband today. That is something I never thought I'd do."
Darius Rucker Gets Street Named After Him
Finally - Darius Rucker is getting a street named after him in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. The official ceremony will take place later this summer.
We talked weeks ago that Luke Bryan recorded a song with T-Pain and now rumor has it the song may be on Luke's record out in August. Luke says the rumor's quote, "half true and kinda true."
Brad Paisley = Free Food at Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel is sponsoring Brad Paisley's summer tour and Brad said the deal did not include free biscuits but he's an Opry member and they eat for free at any Cracker Barrel.
Trace Adkins Facebook Q&A Today
This afternoon, Trace Adkins will host a Facebook Q&A at 2 PM CT on CMT's Facebook page from the green room at The Tonight Show where he'll sing this evening with Colbie Caillat. I also hear Trace has a Christmas record out later this year.
Win a Toby Keith Truck and Backstage BBQ
Toby Keith has a contest and fans can now enter for a chance to win a F-150 truck and a backstage BBQ with Toby – just head to TobyKeith.com/Ford for details.
Chris Young Celebrates Birthday Today
Today, LeAnn Rimes is on The Wendy Williams Show and Chris Young turns 28.
Taylor Swift + Gwyneth Paltrow in London
Taylor Swift was just seen with actress Gwyneth Paltrow at her home Sunday near London.
George Jones Last Words
Finally - George Jones wife Nancy is now revealing his last words. They were, "Hiya. I've been looking for you. I'm George Jones." Nancy thinks he was introducing himself to God.
The Pistol Annies have cancelled all upcoming tour dates due to quote, "unforeseen circumstances." Ashley Monroe says they haven't broken up and they're still planning to continue to make music and tour.
Miranda Lambert Gets Local Award
Miranda Lambert was just awarded the Small Business of the Year in Tishomingo, OK for 'The Pink Pistol.' The Chamber of Commerce thanked her for boosting their economy and because of that, Miranda says she won't ever have an online store, do orders over the phone or ship out because she wants everyone to come visit her town.
Jason Aldean Says Music is Where He'll Stay
Jason Aldean has done a little acting and says, "at the end of the day I'm a musician and I don't want to be anything other than that. I'd be miserable if I wasn't out on the road playing shows."
Zac Brown Band's Human Catapult
Zac Brown Band uses a human catapult in their video for 'Jump Right In' and Zac says the catapult thing's kinda been a joke his whole career and the day he used it to launch people into water, Zac says he felt like he'd finally made it.
Kenny Chesney Says No to Watches
Kenny Chesney never wears a watch anymore because he says he uses his phone instead.
LeAnn Rimes Performs on 'The View'
Finally – LeAnn Rimes is on 'The View' today and Darius Rucker performs on 'Ellen.'
Last night was the finale of Nashville's CMA Fest but a big storm made it so artists could only play two songs. As it got worse, Jake Owen was only allowed one, he got mad and threw his guitar down and his fans booed as he walked off stage because they had no idea what was going on. Rumors soon spread his set was cut short due to headliner Carrie Underwood being a diva and refusing to shorten her set. Jake saw the rumors and Tweeted that it wasn't Carrie's fault.
Hillary Scott Has Belly Rubbed at CMA Fest
Lady A's Hillary Scott played the CMA Fest seven months pregnant. Some fans even asked to rub her belly. Hilary says her biggest accomplishment now is she can still wear heels on stage.
Dierks Bentley's Wife is Having a Son
We already know Dierks Bentley's wife Cassidy is having their third child this fall and he just told everyone it'll be a boy. He'll join big sisters Evie and Jordan.
Brantley Gilbert Celebrates at McDonald's
Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer will be married in early October. He said it was love at first sight but he thought she was out of his league. They recently celebrated their one-year anniversary out to eat at McDonalds.
Craig Morgan Rescues Crash Victims
Finally - Craig Morgan was returning home from a concert in Texas Sunday morning when two semis and a tanker collided in front of their bus when they got to Tennessee. He and his crew helped extinguish fires and since Craig's an EMT, he helped the drivers who thankfully escaped with
Today at timmcgraw.com, Tim's releasing a live track from his tour – today it's 'Southern Girl,' then three other live songs will be out June 21, July 12 and the 26.
Luke Bryan's Record Out August 13
For Luke Bryan's fourth studio record in stores August 13, he wrote four of the tunes then he says he found some of the best songs he's ever heard come out of Nashville.
LeAnn Rimes Case Goes to Trial in 2014
Lawyers for the women being sued by LeAnn Rimes told a Los Angeles court the call with LeAnn was made while she was at a restaurant so there could not have had a reasonable expectation of privacy but LeAnn did not consent to being recorded so the law was broken. The case will now go to trial in June of 2014.
Taylor Swift Delays Stones Concert
When Taylor Swift sang recently with the Rolling Stones in Chicago, I found out The Stones had to start the show an hour late because she wasn't on time. Their fans took to Twitter to write some not very nice things. As she started singing, one wrote, "my ears are hurting, what have I done to deserve this horrifyingly cruel punishment! Taylor Swift get off and stop ruining this song."
Zac Brown's Food Line All Goes to Charity
Finally - Zac Brown's creating a line of food products modeled after Paul Newman's where he'll give all proceeds to charity. Zac's will go to his Camp Southern Ground for disabled kids. Zac's also still working on opening a restaurant in Nashville and right now he's looking for the perfect spot.
The 'CMT Music Awards' were last night…the opener with Jason Alden and Lenny Kravitz had so many screaming guitars, you wouldn't have guessed it was a country show. I didn't like Jason and Kristen as hosts. People in the audience seemed bored. It also made me laugh to see the stars going up to get their awards from cheap, folding chairs.
Carrie Underwood Wins The Big One
Here's no surprise, Female video and Performance of the Year went to Miranda Lambert. Blake Shelton won Male Video. Florida Georgia Line won two, Breakthrough Video and Duo Video of the Year for 'Cruise' and Carrie Underwood took home the big one, Video of the Year for 'Blown Away.'
Scotty McCreery Deer in the Headlights
There were lots of technical difficulties last night, the teleprompter broke down a few times and that explains why Kellie Pickler and Scotty McCreery seemed so confused.
Little Big Town Rocks 'CMT Awards'
I thought one of the best performances was Little Big Town singing Fleetwood Mac's hit 'The Chain,' complete with wind machines, Keith Urban on guitar and the best light show of the night.
Thompson Square Cancels More Shows
Thompson Square canceled concerts last weekend due to Keifer battling a serious vocal condition and now they're canceling this weekends shows on doctors orders. Keifer's even been wearing a button that says, 'I Am on Voice Rest Therefore I Cannot Speak.'
Gretchen Wilson on 'The Talk' Today
Finally – Gretchen Wilson will be on 'The Talk' today.
It's the 'CMT Music Awards' tonight with hosts Jason Aldean and actress Kristen Bell. Jason kicks off the show with Lenny Kravitz, Carrie Underwood pays tribute to the Oklahoma tornado victims and Nelly will join Florida Georgia Line. Other performers include Keith Urban, Pistol Annies, Lady A, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town.
George Strait was to perform tonight but his father John died yesterday at 91 and he's buried tomorrow so George has canceled.
Presenters tonight include The Band Perry,Kellie Pickler, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Kevin Bacon, Larry the Cable Guy and Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie.
GeorgeStrait's Dad Passes Away at 91
GeorgeStrait's father John died yesterday at 91 following a lengthy illness. George said, "we're grateful we were able to spend time with daddy the weeks before he passed away." He'll be buried tomorrow.
Jake Owen Saves a Life
Jake Owen's new album is out in December and speaking of Jake, when the husband of his former publicist got this deadly bacterial infection on vacation in Wyoming, Jake got him to Nashville on a private jet and saved his life.
Taylor Swift Winning Over R.I. Neighbors
Taylor Swift may just win over her new neighbors in Rhode Island, because she's now allowing beach cleanup volunteers onto her property. When they returned earlier this week, they were not hassled by her guards when they were in the area behind her house.
Johnny Cash Stamp Out Today
The post office is releasing a limited edition Johnny Cash Forever Stamp today.
LeAnn Rimes Up Late Tonight
Finally – tonight LeAnn Rimes is on 'Chelsea Lately' and Gretchen Wilson performs on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
Today or tomorrow we should have a date for that tornado benefit in Oklahoma with Toby Keith, Garth, Ronnie Dunn and hopefully The Hag. It'll happen the 4th of July weekend but Garth just sold-out 3 shows in Vegas that weekend so they're going to have to work around his schedule.
LeAnn Rimes's 'Spitfire' is Out Today
LeAnn Rimes's album, 'Spitfire' is out today but only at Wal-Mart and she's on 'The Tonight Show.' We're also hearing LeAnn will likely file criminal charges against two women who recorded a phone call with her. If found guilty, the ladies could face a fine and up to a year in jail.
Taylor Swift is Making New Neighbors Mad
As for Taylor Swift's new mansion on the beach in Rhode Island, neighbors say she always has guards patrolling the area and she's on a public beach. Officials say the public can only be on the beach by her place below the high tide mark so at high tide, they can't be there at all so officials say she is well within her rights.
Thompson Square Are First Time Authors
Keifer and Shawna fromThompson Square and Christian author Travis Thrasher wrote a book based on their single, 'Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not?' and you can get it in bookstores today.
Carrie Underwood Video Peek Tomorrow
Carrie Underwood will sneak peek her video 'See You Again' tomorrow on 'Good Morning America.' After that the entire video will be shown at abcnews.com.
Lady A Stop By 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Tonight
Finally – Lady A are on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' tonight.
Tim McGraw stars in the first episode of Vevo's new series, 'Turn Up the Music' and for it he designed a car that's on display at all of his summer tour stops. You can win it at Pennzoil.com/TimMcGraw.
Kenny Chesney's Got a Girlfriend
We now know who Kenny Chesney's been dating since Christmas when they were seen in Hawaii; a brunette named Mary Nolan. Kenny says, "it's going really well and I'm very happy."
The Seahawks Practice With Kenny Chesney
Speaking of Kenny, he was on tour this weekend in Seattle and got to practice with the Seahawks. He met Coach Pete Carroll a few years ago and he asked Kenny to work out with the team and he even caught a few passes from quarterback Russell Wilson.
Garth Plays Vegas July 4th
Garth the Encore Theater in Las Vegas the 4th of July weekend with three shows. Tickets are $146 and they go on sale this morning at ticketmaster.com. They're also filming it for a TV special that'll be available on DVD and Blue Ray as well.
Shania Wins Smitty Award
Shania just won the Smitty Award for Most Innovative Use of Scent Marketing. In her Las Vegas show she has the air inside infused with various scents during the performance, including both of her own fragrances.
Scotty McCreery on 'The Tonight Show'
Finally – tonight, Scotty McCreery performs on The Tonight Show.