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When Eric Church opened for George Strait a few months ago the night before he severely cut his finger getting a toy out for his 2-year-old. It had a wire tie, so he took a super sharp pocket knife and in cutting the tie the blade went into his finger to the bone. Rather than go to emergency, his father-in-law had Eric dip his finger into kerosene for an hour then he super-glued it back together.
Justin Moore's Taking Some Time Off
Justin Moore's taking some time off after he wraps his tour this weekend. His third child is due in July and he's also looking forward to spending time at their new beach house in Destin, FL.
Miranda Lambert Wants to Add Belts + Bags
Miranda Lambert launched her own line of shoes last December and she admits that could be just the beginning. She also wants to have handbags and belts one day.
Keith Urban Cuts Hair Even Shorter
Looks like Keith Urban's gone and cut his hair even shorter as he posted a photo to Twitter yesterday. There's still some long hair over his face, but the back is really short now.
Chris Young is Country's Sexiest
Country Weekly readers have chosen Chris Young as country's Hottest Bachelor for 2014.
Brett Eldredge on Dog Talk
Finally - Brett Eldredge tweets, "it's always weird to watch people talk to their dog and then respond back to themselves in a weird high pitch "dog voice"...
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Yesterday, Luke Bryan's son Bo took black and red sharpies and wrote on every white key of their piano. Luke was able to clean it off with rubbing alcohol and he made Bo help him.
Lady A's Dave Haywood Daddy-To-Be
Congrats to Lady A's Dave Haywood as his wife Kelli's expecting their first child, a boy in Sept.
Dierks Bentley's Wife Runs Boston Marathon
Dierks Bentley was at the Boston Marathon yesterday to cheer his wife on. Cassidy finished in just over 3 ½ hours and it was just 6-months ago that she had her son Knox.
Kacey Musgraves on Her Music
Kacey Musgraves is in ELLE magazine sharing thoughts on her music, she says, "the fact the things I sing about are even considered controversial in this day and age is really sad."
Dolly Parton Gets Large Tab Paid in Full
Dolly Parton and friends were dining in Nashville recently at a new place so they ordered one of everything on the menu. But when they were done eating, they got no tab because rocker Jack White was there too, he saw them and paid it. Dolly said it had to be outrageous because the restaurant was so expensive!
David Nail's Hair Has "Reached the End"
Finally – the next time you see David Nail, don't be surprised if he's changed his current hairstyle. He says, "I think it's reached the end of its road and I'm growing it back out."
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If he could trade places for a day with another country star, Dierks Bentley picked Kenny Chesney saying, "because he has an island and with three kids now, the only water I ever see is my backyard kiddy pool."
Jake Owen Gets New Retro Corvette
Jake Owen just bought a C7 Stingray Corvette. It's very retro - white with red and black leather interior.
Brad Paisley on 'Two and a Half Men' Finale
Brad Paisley will guest on the season finale of 'Two and a Half Men,' May 8 so will his wife, Kimberly, who recently joined the cast.
Glen Campbell Moved to Alzheimer's Facility
78 year-old Glen Campbell was moved into an Alzheimer's facility late last week. They won't say yet if the move is permanent but I'm guessing it is.
Martina McBride's Beatles Fan Husband
Martina McBride's husband John has more Beatles artifacts, albums, tapes and pictures than Ringo himself. John has the original tape of the very first Beatles recording plus the original notes. With certain albums, he has a hundred copies of each.
Rascal Flatts Nashville Nickname
Finally – some may not know that around Nashville, Rascal Flatts have always been called, The Flatts.
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Kenny Chesney's in the studio working on his next album and he says he can't wait for everyone to hear the new music.
If Dierks Bentley's Cell Phone Could Talk
Dierks Bentley knows having Luke Bryan's number in his cell phone thrills many teenage girls but Dierks said he promises he'll never give Luke's number out.
Jay's Daughter Will go on Tour Next Month
When Rascal Flatts kick off their Rewind tour next month, Jay DeMarcus will occasionally have his 3-year-old daughter Maddie along and says, "I'm really excited for her to see what daddy does and she's also old enough to where she kinda gets it now."
Miranda Lambert Says Pay For Photo
In case you run into Miranda Lambert out and about, she will only let you pose with her for a photo if you donate to her Mutt Nation charity.
Why Shay Ditched the Family Farm
Shay from Dan + Shay was born and raised on a farm in Arkansas where he had to wake up every morning at 4 a.m. to milk cows. He says, "as soon as I graduated high school, I was out of there."
Faith Hill's Secret on Great Southern Supper
Finally - Faith Hill says a true Southern supper always involves a seasoned cast iron skillet.
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Luke Bryan's wife Caroline says they first met at Georgia Southern University. They hung out as friends then she was the one to kiss him first because she says, "Luke was so scared of making a girl feel uncomfortable, he wouldn't cross that line."
Kenny Chesney Seen at Smoothie King
Kenny Chesney just spotted in a T-shirt and ballcap at Smoothie King in the Belle Meade area ofNashville. Store employees say Kenny's there a lot and he's always nice.
Tyler Hubbard Gets a Puppy
Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line is the latest country star to get a puppy. It's a beautiful Golden Retriever he's named Harley Hubbard.
Carrie Underwood Sells Canadian Mansion
After a year of trying to sell their mansion in Canada, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher's place outside Ottawa just sold for $1.95 million with 11-acres, 5 bedrooms and three fireplaces.
Randy Rogers Band in Stores Today
A new live album and DVD from Randy Rogers Band is out today, 'Homemade Tamales.' TheOak Ridge Boys have 'Boys Nigh Out' in a digital download, audio CD and vinyl.
Gary LeVox On Concerts VS Duck Blinds
Finally - Gary LeVox says he's just as happy playing to 20,000 as he is sitting in a duck blind at 5 AM in the pouring rain.
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Luke Bryan's the most nominated country artist at this year's Billboard Awards so he'll be performing on the show May 18.
Miranda Lambert's First LP is Shania
Miranda Lambert says the first album she ever bought was Shania's 'Come on Over.' For Tim McGraw it was Elvis's NBC TV Special and for Brad Paisley it wasn't a whole album but the single for The Dukes of Hazzard theme song.
Who Knew Brad Paisley's a Cat Guy
Speaking of Brad, DJ Jerry House says Brad's among the cleverest people he's ever met. He also says Brad is a cat guy and Jerry says, "he's about half-Persian. He's looking at you but thinking of catching a fish, like all cats do."
Brett Eldredge Diving With Sharks
When Brett Eldredge had his first #1 hit he agreed to go skydiving. Soon after that he said if he ever got another #1 he'd go diving with sharks in a cage. With 'Beat of the Music' soon to go the top of the charts Brett knows he'll probably have to follow through.
Thomas Rhett Goes Paleo and Drops 28 Pounds
Finally - Thomas Rhett says last summer he opened for Jake Owen and they worked out daily and did the Paleo diet eating only chicken, fish and broccoli. Thomas lost 28 pounds in three months.
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Miranda Lambert performs on the Ellen Show today.
Martina McBride on Arsenio Hall Show
Martina McBride's on the Arsenio Hall Show.
The Band Perry do Charity Show Saturday
The Band Perry and Kenny Rogers are among the performers for Muhammed Ali's Celebrity Fight Night Saturday in Phoenix. For the ninth year in a row Reba will emcee.
Florida Georgia Line Help Fight Hunger
Florida Georgia Line are involved in the Outnumber Hunger campaign and Tyler says, "I was blessed to have food on the table as a kid but for many others that's not the case and we hopefully are making a big impact to fight hunger all across the world."
Jake Owen's Dog Merle Loves His Wife
Of his bulldog Merle, Jake Owen says, "my wife fell in love with him the minute they met and he now follows her everywhere."
Keith and Nicole Spotted Out and About
Keith and Nicole were just seen at Nashville's trendy new bowling-alley restaurant, Pinewood Social. It's THE hot spot in Nashville and the owners will soon put in a big outdoor pool.
Willie Nelson's Armadillo Thief Discovered
Finally – I found out who 'stole' Willie Nelson's stuffed armadillo from his piano a few times recently, it's actor and Willie's good buddy, John Stamos.
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Dan and Shay just made chart history as their debut album, 'Where It All Began,' has made them the first duo to debut at #1 with a first album. Dan spent part of the day Tuesday at Nashville's Vanderbilt hospital emergency room. He was in a car wreck and he broke his left arm and hurt his hand but the duo will still open for Hunter Hayes tonight.

Blake Shelton Thrilled to Add Pharrel
Blake Shelton's thrilled to have Pharrell Williams join The Voice next season as a coach and says, "I love his music and his hat." That hat, by-the-way has its own Twitter account as does Luke Bryan's bottom; it has two separate Twitter accounts.
Dierks Bentley and Family Love Hockey
Dierks Bentley and family love to watch the Nashville Predators play hockey but he rarely gets to see the end of the game cause his kids often have an issue he has to deal with. Dierks says, "I'd rather go to half a game with them, than see a whole game by myself."
Brett Eldridge's Pet Peeve
Brett Eldridge's pet peeve - people who make loud noises while they eat. At dinner parties, Brett's been known to turn music on just to drown out their noises.
Luke Bryan Eats Chips Before a Show
Finally - Luke Bryan says movie popcorn's his guilty pleasure and he always eats Lay's potato chips right before a show because the oils coat the throat for a long time.
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Miranda Lambert's album, 'Platinum,' out June 3 will include Carrie Underwood and Little Big Town. When just asked about having babies, Miranda says, "I'm not ready and every time I think about it, I get a puppy."
Luke Bryan's Talents Include Moonwalking
Luke Bryan says Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' was the first cassette he ever bought and he learned how to moonwalk so in school he could do it all the way to the pencil sharpener and back.
Jake Owen is Selling His Boat for $100,000
Jake Owen's selling his slightly used and loaded 2013 Malibu Wakesetter boat complete with Corvette engine and a two year warranty; all for just under a hundred grand.
Dierks Bentley Won't Share His Toothbrush
The one thing Dierks Bentley will not share - his toothbrush.
Trisha Yearwood Selling Brentwood Home
Trisha Yearwood is selling her 6,500 sq ft Brentwood home for $2.2 million because Garth owns acreage in Nashville and they just don't need both places.
Thomas Rhett Adds Puppy to His Family
Finally – Thomas Rhett and his wife have a new addition, a beautiful puppy they named Cash.
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I was right and now Rascal Flatts have admitted to lip-synching at the ACM's. Gary says he lost his voice so instead of canceling they made a last minute decision to do that saying, "we're obviously not good at it."
Luke Bryan's Merch Guy Diss's King George
After George Strait won Sunday's big award, Luke Bryan's merch guy, Hunter tweeted, "it's called 'Entertainer of the Year' not 'How's Your Career'. Unreal ACM's. Not an entertainer." His Twitter account's been deleted. The wife of Luke's bassist tweeted, "he is not an entertainer. He needs to hang his hat up!"
Jason Aldean's New Record Out in June
Jason Aldean's about to wrap working on a new album and a new single from it will be out the end of June. His tour that kicks off in May will support the new record as well.
Martina McBride Has Album in Stores
Martina McBride has a new album out today on her own label; it's called 'Everlasting.'If you download it on iTunes, you'll get two bonus cuts.
Swift's Parents are "Difficult and Controlling"
Finally - Insiders say Taylor Swift's mom and dad are "difficult and controlling stage parents" who are assuming total power over her career even tho they live in separate houses & rarely speak to each other. Taylor's longtime publicist and business managers have just resigned because of them.
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Luke Bryan's on The Talk today chatting about Sunday night's ACM Awards on CBS.
He and Blake Shelton host and The Band Perry kick it off.
Miranda Lambert will duet with George Strait on a tribute to the Hag and Garth will present Merle with the Crystal Milestone Award. Merle has pneumonia right now so hopefully he will be there!
Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line will sing as the Nitro Circus sports stars do stunts on dirt bikes.
Other performers include Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts.
Blake Shelton will duet with Shakira Sunday night and Lady A sing with buddy Stevie Nicks.
A few things in ACM goodie bag are chocolate and caramel covered macadamia nuts, sessions with a life coach and vegan toothpaste.
2014 ACM Awards nominees:

Entertainer of the Year (voting at closes in 3rd hour of broadcast)
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year (voting at closes at start of broadcast) Kip Moore
Justin Moore
Brett Eldredge

Album of the Year [Award to artist(s)/producer(s)/record company-label(s)]
Blake Shelton — Based on a True Story…
Luke Bryan — Crash My Party
Florida Georgia Line — Here's to the Good Times
Kacey Musgraves — Same Trailer Different Park
Tim McGraw — Two Lanes of Freedom

Song of the Year [Award to songwriter(s)/publisher(s)/artist(s)]
"Every Storm Runs Out of Rain" — Gary Allan (Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren)
"I Drive Your Truck" — Lee Brice (Jimmy Yeary, Connie Harrington, Jessi Alexander)
"Mama's Broken Heart" — Miranda Lambert (Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves)
"Mine Would Be You" — Blake Shelton (Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan)
"Wagon Wheel" — Darius Rucker featuring Lady Antebellum (Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor)

Single Record of the Year
Florida Georgia Line — "Cruise"
Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban — "Highway Don't Care"
Lee Brice — "I Drive Your Truck"
Miranda Lambert — "Mama's Broken Heart"
Darius Rucker featuring Lady Antebellum — "Wagon Wheel"

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to artist(s)/producer(s)/record company–label(s)]
Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies and Friends – "Boys 'Round Here"
Florida Georgia Line with Nelly — "Cruise (Remix)"
Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban — "Highway Don't Care"
Darius Rucker featuring Lady Antebellum — "Wagon Wheel"
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert — "We Were Us"

Video of the Year [Award to producer(s)/director(s)/artist(s)]
The Band Perry — "Better Dig Two"
Kacey Musgraves — "Blowin' Smoke"
Tim McGraw featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban — "Highway Don't Care"
Lee Brice — "I Drive Your Truck"
Miranda Lambert — Mama's Broken Heart"
Carrie Underwood — "Two Black Cadillacs"
Dan + Shay Hang With Ellen
Today Dan + Shay are on Ellen, Justin Moore's on The Queen Latifah Show and this weekend, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw play the NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Dallas.
Reba Gets Sued from a 2011 Incident
In 2011, prior to a Reba concert in West Virginia, a ceiling light fell and hit a worker on the head. He filed a lawsuit in 2013 against her and the concert promoter who says they weren't responsible so they've now filed a counter-suit against Reba who says her guys did not cause the light to fall.
Guess Who Small Town Pistols Are
Finally – do you remember family act The Wilkinsons? Dad left the group and Tyler and Amanda are now back as Small Town Pistols.
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The latest target of the National Enquirer is Trace Adkins who they say flirted on Twitter with his Virginian co-star Victoria Pratt, causing his wife to file for divorce last month.
Kacey Musgraves + Katy Perry on CMT
CMT Crossroads 50th episode will pair Kacey Musgraves with Katy Perry and for the first time it will also be on VH1 and MTV, airing June 13. Kacey's also touring with Katie this summer.
Luke Bryan and Blake on Daytime TV Today
Luke Bryan's on Ellen today, Blake Shelton's on The Talk.
Brad Paisley Stars on The Crazy Ones Tonight
Tonight, Brad Paisley stars as an exaggerated version of himself on The Crazy Ones on CBS.
Jake Owen's Dog Takes Backseat to Family
Jake Owen says his sidekick, his bulldog Merle stays home a lot more now 'cause he's taken a backseat to Jake's wife and baby girl.
Darius Rucker is Menace in a Golf Cart
I hear Darius Rucker drives a golf cart so crazy he's a menace to anyone within two fairways. If you happen to be in his cart, buckle up cause he floors it and one time his friend flew out of the cart and was airborne before he landed on his head on the side of a hill.
Kellie Pickler Says People Thinks She's Crazy
Finally - Kellie Pickler does not eat meat and says, "I'm from North Carolina where it's a crime to be a vegetarian. You're an alien and everybody thinks you're nuts."
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Blake Shelton just made history with his 11th consecutive #1, 'Doin' What She Likes,' he's now the record holder for the most consecutive #1's in monitored country airplay history.
The Voice Returns With Season 7 and Blake
Speaking of Blake, sources inside The Voice say schedule permitting; he, Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera will be back for season seven next year. Also next season Brad Paisley's buddy Pharrell Williams will replace CeeLo Green as a judge.
Tim and Faith's Island Has Guests
Tim and Faith bought a 17-acre island in the Bahamas seven years ago. They built a 15,000-sq-ft home on it with a lookout tower and they built three smaller homes for staff and family. I hear Gwyneth Paltrow and her soon to be X-husband are vacationing there right now. They became buddies when she and Tim filmed 'Country Strong.'
Carrie Underwood Sings for Rocker
Carrie Underwood and other female vocalists will pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt when she's inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame April 10. It will be filmed for an HBO special airing May 31.
Shania Has the Best Line
Finally - Shania has a great phrase when she forgets someone's name, she'll say, 'now there's a face that looks familiar.'
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'Working Man's Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard' is out today at iTunes and Wal-Mart with 20 tunes and some of the stars covering Merle's biggest hits include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Jake Owen, Thompson Square, Joe Nichols and Garth.
Joe Don Rooney's Wife Expecting Baby #3
Congrats to Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and his wife Tiffany – she's expecting their third child late this summer. The baby will join 5 ½ year old Jagger and Raquel Blue who's 3½.
Miranda Lambert Tells Blake to Lose Weight
Miranda Lambert's supposedly told Blake he needs to drop 25 pounds by summer so she's got him doing grueling work outs with her trainer four times a week. She's also switched potato chips to raw almonds and rice cakes and she serves dinner on appetizer plates so Blake eats less.
Dan + Shay's Debut Album in Stores
Dan + Shay's debut album, 'Where It All Began' is out today.
Brett Eldredge Bonds With Popeye
Brett Eldredge tweets, "I just ate more spinach than Popeye ever did in his entire sailing career."
Kellie Pickler Co-Hosts The Chew Today
Finally – today Kellie Pickler's on The Chew as their co-host, Brett Eldredge performs on Late Night With Seth Meyers and tomorrow Frankie Ballard's on the Today Show.
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