George Jones was buried yesterday following an emotional service where many had trouble getting thru their songs. Alan Jackson ended it with an amazing rendition of ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today.’ We found out George liked Raisin Bran and his wife Nancy was so devoted to him she’d pick out the raisins because he hated them so much. Nancy said the last moments of his life were pain free and he was alert until six hours before he died. One of the last things he said was, ‘why y’all crying, I’m going to heaven.’
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have said a baby’s still a few years away, but a source tells Hollywood Life, “after this summer she wants to slow down and focus on having a baby. Blake’s ready too and if it were up to him, they’d already have a kid running around.”
My rumor yesterday was true, Jason Alden’s been confirmed to co-host June’s ‘CMT Awards.’
Garth will play four shows at the Encore Theater in Las Vegas soon and they’ll film it for purchase later. Memorial Day’s two shows go on sale Monday morning at ticketmaster.com and the July 4th shows go on sale June 3.
Eric Church is 36 today.
Tonight Kacey Musgraves performs on ‘Letterman.’
Finally - Saturday, Martina will sing the national anthem prior to the Kentucky Derby and Chris Young sings it before the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega.