Luke Bryan’s on the cover of the new People Country. He says the downside of fame is the loss of privacy. Someone was knocking on their door the other night at 3 A.M. - that happens all the time. He and his wife have also seen people go through their trash.
Florida Georgia Line on Nelly Album
Today, Florida Georgia Line are the only country collaborators on Nelly’s album, ‘M.O.’
Tyler Farr's Debut Record is Out
Tyler Farr's debut record ‘Redneck Crazy’ is in stores.
Lady Antebellum Live Chat Today
Lady Antebellumhave a live Facebook chat today at 2 pm CT and Hillary will be there too.
Billy Currington Gets Fine and Probation
In court Friday, Billy Currington got five years probation and a $1,000 fine after pleading no contest to the abuse of that older tour boar captain who gives guided tours in front of his Georgia home. The judge said Billy will also have to have anger management counseling.
Chris Young on the Cassette Turning 50
The cassette tape turned 50 this month and Chris Young was asked how it impacted his life. He said, “I used to buy cassette singles and I had a Ray Stevens cassette I absolutely wore out but the worst was when your tape would jam and get stuck.”
Brett Eldredge is so Weird, in a Good Way Tho
Finally - Brett Eldredge tweets, “I want a super man cape made of fruit roll ups...”
This summer I blogged about an amazing couple, Beverly and Alfred, who took us in when we arrived in Canada with no place to stay for the night. These are two people with HUGE hearts that we loved immediately!
Beverly and Alfred have been in a horrible car accident in Canada. They like to travel around in their little Itasca motor home...in fact they love it so much they often just sleep in it in their driveway in the summer! They were hit from behind by a tractor trailer rig at about 10 pm. They were first airborne and then they began to roll and ended up in a ditch. Beverly is really banged up and bruised and Alfred has many, many stitches.
The good news is that Beverly went home from the hospital yesterday and Alfred is up and sitting in a chair for a bit now. And, according to Beverly, he has not lost his sense of humor. He looked in the mirror for the first time and said, "I won't have to buy a Halloween costume this year!"
Please keep them in your prayers...and drive safely! This is a big reminder that it CAN happen to anyone!
Now we know why Taylor Swift and Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites were seen hanging out at the recent Toronto Film Festival. He’s part of the cast of the big screen film, ‘The Giver,’ and now we hear Taylor will be in the movie as well. It stars Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.
Florida Georgia Line Help Needy Kids
Florida Georgia Line is helping bring clean water to kids in Ethiopia and Rwanda and for only $10 you will give one child drinking water for a year. You can donate at FlashFloodforGood.org.
Carrie Underwood on E Saturday Night
Saturday night, Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are on the E! special, Power Players: Sports Hottest Couples.
Thompson Square Sing at NASCAR Race
Sunday Thompson Square sing the national anthem and have a pre race concert at the Dover International Speedway prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race on ESPN.
Thomas Rhett is Jacking Up His Truck
Thomas Rhett told me the last thing he Googled was ‘jacked up trucks’ because he’s having his truck lifted and he wanted to see how other people did it.
Lee Brice Will Be a Daddy Soon
Good news for Lee Brice. His wife Sara is expecting their second son.
Keith Urban's Embarrassing Car Purchase
Finally – Keith Urban has a song about a red Camaro on his album, FUSE but has he ever owned one? Keith says, “I'm embarrassed to say the only red car I ever owned was a station wagon.”
I got new glasses this week, mainly because my dog Festus decided my old pair of glasses would make a tasty snack (thanks buddy). When getting the new glasses I had to get an eye exam for a new prescription. Luckily my prescription hadn't changed much over the years. I also had to take the traditional color blind test, you know the one with the shapes in different colored bubbles. I'm not colorblind but I found out that just like vision, color blindness is based on a scale. 0 being completely not color blind and 100 being totally color blind. I also found out that 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. There is a test you can take right on your computer to gage where you come on the scale. I took it and got a 30, then I took it again... and got a 30, so a little color blind but not too bad. The test involves sliding colored tiles to match from one hue to another and it only takes a few minutes but is harder than you would think. Take it yourself Here
Trace Adkins just finished shooting the remake of the big screen western, The Virginian and I’m still not sure if it’ll even be in theaters but the world premiere is Oct. 27 in Santa Ana, CA.
Next year it looks like Trace’ll be in two movies. One that just wrapped is ‘Moms' Night Out,’ that stars Sean Astin and Patricia Heaton. The other one nobody knows about till now, it’s a western in pre-production and it stars Daryl Hannah. It’s called, ‘Palominas’ and at this point Trace is just rumored to be playing Judge Guilt Roads.
Willie Nelson Needs a Crime Solved
Willie Nelson needs our help to solve a crime. A crew members toy stuffed armadillo, Ol’ Dillo, was taken by a lady who just walked onstage after Willie’s New York concert. Willie has video of it on his Facebook page and he wants our help to identify the woman. BBQ restaurant, Texas Roadhouse, is offering a $1,000 gift card for info leading to Ol' Dillo's return. Tipsters can call 1-800-TEX-ROAD.
Kelly Clarkson on Robin Williams Sitcom
Kelly Clarkson will guest tonight on the series premiere of the new Robin Williams sitcom, The Crazy Ones, on CBS.
Little Big Town Sing For Jay Leno
Finally - also tonight, Little Big Town perform on the Tonight Show.
Tim McGraw’s confirmed he is in that George Clooney film, ‘Tomorrowland’ it’s a mystery/sci-fi they started filming in Vancouver, BC this week. Tim says, “I love the script. It’s a great story.” It’s about a teen and a former boy-genius inventor who go back in time.
Blake Shelton on 'Live with Kelly & Michael'
Blake Shelton’s on Live with Kelly & Michael today and Jimmy Fallon tonight.
Jason Aldean Has Movie Out Oct. 11
Jason Aldean just tweeted a picture of the movie poster for his debut film Sweetwater that’s in theaters October 11. It stars Ed Harris and Jason plays a bad guy.
Toby Keith Goes Down Under Next Year
Toby Keith will tour in Australia for the first time next March. He’ll play arena shows with openers Eli Young Band and Kellie Pickler.
Carrie Underwood says 'love me, love my dogs'
Carrie Underwood had a small dog when she met her husband Mike. He was not a fan of tiny dogs but he came around when Carrie told him, “if you love me, you love my dog.”
Blake Shelton on His Wife's Animals
Finally - Blake Shelton lives in the middle of nowhere but he still has to have a chain link fence for all of his wife’s animals. Blake says, “I finally figured out if it makes her happy, then I’m happy.”
My goodness, what a week! First, our oldest son Adam and his lovely wife Sara announced we have a grandchild on the way in May. This will be the first for Mike and me so we are pretty excited!
Then we got another call last night…this one from our middle soldier son, Eric and his lovely wife Lilly. Yep, you guessed it! We have ANOTHER grandchild on the way…also in May!!! An embarrassment of riches! And there are so many reasons to rejoice. Eric and Adam will get to go through this together and I think it will make them even closer than they are. Lilly and Sara will also share this amazing time. Hopefully the little cousins will be very good friends!
But the BEST thing about all of this is that I get to hold babies again!
I don't mean to always talk about movies here but sometimes I just have to. One of my favorite films as a lad was Dumb and Dumber, I don't know how many times I've asked "Do you want to hear the most annoying sound in the world" and I will admit that my best friend and I went to every tux shop in town to find orange and blue tuxedos for our high school prom (we couldn't find them, our dates were very pleased). Well now they are about to come out with a sequel, actually starring Jim Carry and Jeff Daniels as Harry and Lloyd. Filming started today! Jim Carrey just posted this picture:
Needless to say I'm dumbly ecstatic... and it should hit theaters sometime next year... a full 20 years after the first one. A lot has changed since then. Jeff Daniels just won an Emmy for Outstanding Dramatic Actor and Jim Carrey has won... an MTV Movie Award for Best Villain... as the Grinch... so yea both of those things are the same. Jim Carrey has published a childrens book, it is actually the book they are reading upside down in that picture. But odds are they both win best actor oscars for Dumb and Dumber To. The Odds are One in a Million.