Florida Georgia Line are on The View today and maybe Brian will talk about his pet sugar gliders that he brings on the road now. They’re like small flying squirrels.
Chris Young is Afraid of Heights
Chris Young debuted his new stage last weekend and it includes an elevated catwalk that’s nine feet in the air. Chris doesn't like heights and says, "I won't be wearing new shoes or anything slippery this tour.”
Dierks Bentley’s Wife Opens Hair Salon
Dierks Bentley’s wife Cassidy is opening a blow-dry salon in Nashville called Dry House. It’ll open in mid-May in the Green Hills area.
Joe Nichols is Having a Girl Not a Puppy
We knew Joe Nichols wife Heather was having a baby soon but he revealed yesterday it’s a girl and she’s due May 20 and every time their 2-year-old daughter Dylan points to Heather’s belly she says, ‘puppy!’”
Alan Jackson Sings for Up-Coming Film
Alan Jackson’s recorded the title track for the upcoming big screen comedy, ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West.’ It opens May 30 with Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson. Seth co-wrote the tune and he handpicked Alan to sing it.
Josh Turner on The Chew Today
Finally – check out Josh Turner, he’s on The Chew today.
April 29th/30th is Willie Nelson's birthday. Why is it 29/30? Well, he was born just before midnight on the 29th. In other Willie news, he was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall Of Fame recently. There's a great story about it here.
And despite being 81, Willie is now a 5th degree black belt!! See Willie in action here.
Brad Paisley’s filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against his longtime label, Sony for breach of contract. He claims they cheated him out of millions due to incorrect royalty rates and they failed to live up to their agreements and other legal obligations. Carrie Underwood also has a lawsuit against Sony for 10 million in unpaid royalties.
Blake Shelton Tweets Adam's Cell Number
Blake Shelton Tweeted fellow Voice judge Adam Levine’s cell number last night on a dare. Adam didn’t think he’d do it, Blake did and now Adam’s voice mail is full.
Keith Urban on Live with Kelly + Michael
Keith Urban’s on Live with Kelly & Michael today.
Carrie Underwood Sings in NYC Tonight
Tonight Carrie Underwood headlines the Time 100 Gala at New York City’s Lincoln Center.
Willie Nelson Turns 81 Today
5th degree black belt Willie Nelson’s 81 today but many think his birthday’s tomorrow. Because he was born so close to midnight, doctors didn't file his birth certificate until the next day.
Josh Turner Has New Book Out
Finally - Josh Turner’s book, ‘Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood’ is out today.
All my life I have had a problem with my name. Dana. Seems easy right? Nope. Rarely is it pronounced right…Day-nah is how it is usually pronounced. My name is actually Dan-uh. I know most of you don’t think it is a big deal and I just need to get over it. But for me, if you miss-pronounce my name you might as well be calling me Debbie!
I bring this up now because I was at an event recently where nearly everyone called me Day-nah. And these were people who should have known better! What I find is that my family and friends tend to step in to correct people who do not pronounce my name correctly...so I don’t have to! In fact, those who really know me, tend to get pretty insulted on my behalf!
That being said, I am as guilty as anyone of assuming that when I see the name Dana, it is pronounced Daynuh. I just wish my mom had named me Lisa.
Tickets are selling fast for Eric Church’s ‘Outsiders World Tour’ but Friday over 900 Minneapolis tickets were identified as being bought by scalpers so they were cancelled and put on sale again. Eric says, “while I can’t stop scalpers completely, I will make it harder for them.”Tickets are going for as much as $847 on one broker's site.
Miranda Lambert Attends Derby Gala
Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are some of the celebrities attending this year’s Barnstable Brown Gala on the eve of the Kentucky Derby. The event takes place May 2. Also attending are Kix Brooks will also be there as will Travis Tritt, Lee Ann Womack, Clay Walker and more.
Brantley Gilbert Gets Umbilical Hernia
Brantley Gilbert can’t work out right now as he recently got hurt from his 5-day a week work outs. He was lifting and doing cross fit but an umbilical hernia with four stomach tears has stopped that for now.
Jerrod Niemann Rescues Shelter Dog
Jerrod Niemann just got a 6 ½ year old coon dog named Beulah June. She was in a kill shelter for seven months till Jerrod found out and rescued her. He says, “she’s my party buddy.”
Keith Urban on with Jimmy Fallon Tonight
Finally – Keith Urban will perform on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Carrie Underwood made Time magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People list. It recognizes people for activism, innovation and achievement and the issue’s on newsstands today.
Luke Bryan on Continued Success
Luke Bryan's ‘Crash My Party’ has had huge success and he says, “my main thing is to continue to up my game constantly with better songs and singing so I can grow into bigger and bigger venues for as many years as possible."
Garth and Trisha Own Malibu Home
Besides owning homes in Oklahoma and Nashville, Garth and Trisha own a house in the gated community of Paradise Cove in Malibu, CA. They bought it in 08 for just under 5 million and it’s over 3,700 square feet with direct beach access.
Dolly Parton’s on QVC Sunday
Sunday night Dolly Parton’s on QVC to pre-sell her bluegrass and country album, ‘Blue Smoke.’ The hour-long show will feature a live performance and a studio audience. If you pre-order this new album on QVC, you’ll also get ‘Dolly Live,’ a bonus CD with five tunes, all for just $20.25.
Thomas Rhett Leaves Wallet Everywhere
Finally - Thomas Rhett told me he won’t leave home without his wallet but he also admits he has a terrible habit of leaving it everywhere.
No one else has this, but I hear Faith Hill and her oldest Gracie were just seen on the campus ofBaylor University in Waco, Texas. They’re known for their music and nursing programs and Gracie turns 17 in May.
Jerrod Niemann Runs Out of Gas
When Jerrod Niemann first heard ‘Lover Lover’ on the radio, he was looking for a gas station somewhere in California and when his song came on, he forgot about needing gas so he ran out and had to walk until he found a guy that sold him five gallons but he made Jerrod pay $100.
Garth May Have Hired Songwriter
Speaking of Jerrod, he wrote several of Garth's singles, including ‘Good Ride Cowboy,’ and he’s recently hinted he may be writing tunes for Garth’s upcoming tour that I think will kick off inBoston in August.
Carrie Underwood Sings in NYC Next Week
Carrie Underwood will entertain the crowd of movers and shakers next week at the 10th annual Time 100 Gala at New York City’s Lincoln Center.
Mike Eli Buys Thunder Coat for Scared Dog
Finally - Mike Eli from Eli Young Band is on airplanes a lot but he’s never ordered from the Skymall magazine but he was just at the mall and bought something he saw in it; a thunder coat for his dog who’s afraid of storms.
Okay, I am here to admit that I am not perfect. I know, I know…you are surprised. My children are probably surprised I am even admitting I am not perfect because I have been telling them their whole lives that I AM!
Anyway, we are in the middle of this whole-house renovation nightmare. My brother Troy, who has been here for the last 5 WEEKS helping with this huge, endless and exhausting process, had just finished carefully laying the mosaic tile floor in one of the three showers we are re-tiling. As I was going to be tiling the walls of this shower, I wanted to talk about how we wanted it to look and in my enthusiasm I stepped on his newly laid shower floor.
He quietly turned to me and said “I think you should leave now.” Well, I just felt so stupid. And there is nothing like a brother who holds a grudge! The next day, when he finished tiling the bathroom floor I found blue painters tape stretched across the door that said, “Dana No Step”. He’s sooooo funny!