Joe Nichols wife Heather had their daughter yesterday morning in Texas, Georgia Blue.
Josh Turner’s Fourth Son on the Way
Josh Turner’s wife Jennifer is expecting their fourth son in September.
Lady A Perform on American Idol Finale
Tonight’s season finale of American Idol has Lady A performing their new single, ‘Bartender,’ both Jennifer Nettles and Darius Rucker will sing plus Keith Urban will team up with fellow judges J-Low & Harry Connick Jr for a tune.
Dierks Bentley Performs on Letterman Tonight
Dierks Bentley’s on the Late Show with David Letterman tonight.
Kimberly Has One Strong Handshake
I hear The Band Perry’s Kimberly has a stronger handshake than either of her brothers.
Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp
I have Justin Moore’s recipe for BBQ Shrimp. He cooks the shrimp on his Big Green Egg grill because it cooks so evenly and he always takes the Egg on the road with him.
Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp on the Big Green Egg
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
Cajun dry seasoning (I use Tony’s)
Good olive oil
Fresh chopped garlic
Freshly ground pepper
Red pepper flakes
Get the EGG to 400-450°F. In a bowl, mix shrimp with all ingredients. Amounts of each depend on your taste I like mine spicy, so I use a fair amount of Cajun spice and pepper flakes. Don’t drown in olive oil, but make sure each shrimp is covered. Use skewers for cooking on the EGG. Cook 3 to 4 minutes per side, then close all vents, and cook for 2 more minutes for a nice smoke flavor. Serve over pasta or as an appetizer with toasted French bread.
Reba Gets Turned Down at Opry Security
Finally – Reba was spotted at a Music Row sports bar, Tavern. They’re known for their lobster sliders. Speaking of Reba, in 1977 when she and her family drove from Oklahoma for her Opry debut, her name wasn't on the backstage list so security wouldn't let them in. They had to drive to a nearby gas station and call her agent and he then got her in.