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Brantley Gilbert Mum On Wedding Date

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Chris

Brantley Gilbert has learned to keep his mouth shut when it comes to his upcoming wedding. He tells Billboard he’s already had to move it once after he “screwed up” and accidentally revealed it publicly.

Now, he’ll only say it’s “coming up real soon,” but says fiancée Amber Cochran had her bachelorette party the week of May 11 before meeting him in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards, and that his own bachelor party is coming up fast.

As for the big day itself, he says “I will be pulling up to the wedding, like, sliding in my driveway sideways from the road. But after that we get to go away for seven or eight days, so I’m really excited about that.”

He’s currently on Kenny Chesney’s ‘Big Revival’ tour which shows he has a 13-day break from between June 27 and July 11. Hmmm…

Three Year Wait Almost Over For Gloriana Fans

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Chris

It’s been almost three years since Gloriana released their last album, ‘A Thousand Miles Left Behind’, but that will change in a week.

Tom and Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert announced last week their new album ‘Three’ will be released next Tuesday (June 2).

SURPRISE! We've got a new album called THREE coming out on June 2nd! Pre-order it on iTunes today! #GlorianaTHREE

Posted by Gloriana on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The album will carry 12 songs including their current song, “Trouble”.

Source: Taste Of Country

Jana Kramer Married!

Posted on: May 25th, 2015 by Chris

Jana Kramer has married free agent football player Michael Caussin. The couple wed in an intimate ceremony in Charlottesville, Virginia, Friday (May 22).

“We feel extremely blessed to have found each other and are so fortunate to have shared our day with close friends and family. We look forward to sharing our lives together,” they told US Weekly in a joint statement.

They plan on taking a honeymoon this winter after her touring schedule wraps up, unless Michael signs with an NFL team.

Randy Houser Remembers David Letterman Taking A Chance On Him

Posted on: May 20th, 2015 by Chris

Tonight is David Letterman’s last ‘Late Show’ and Randy Houser is looking back on the big break Dave gave him back in 2008.

Before he became a regular hit maker, Randy was struggling to break through with, “Anything Goes.” Dave heard the song while working on his ranch, loved it, and booked Randy to perform a special version of the song on ‘The Late Show’.

Randy tells Rolling Stone, “He loved the second verse of the song so much he wanted to hear it twice. The arrangement was literally in Dave’s request. ‘Anything Goes’ was the first single I ever put out, maybe in the fifties on the chart at the time.”

Through the years, Dave has had a history of taking a chance on new artists, as he did recently booking Chris Stapleton to perform on The Late Show. Randy says of his booking music acts, “It doesn’t have to be a big hit — if Dave digs it, he pushes it.”

Clay Walker Hails Then Criticizes Current Country Music

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Chris

It appears Clay Walker has mixed feelings about the current state of country music. Late last year he said he was encouraged by the future of the format, but this week has come out against classic rockers turning to country to keep their careers alive.

“There’s never been a better time to release an album,” he told the Modesto Bee. “It’ll never be the same; we will never go back to the way it was in the ’80s or the ’90s or anything like that. Which is good. This change in the music has definitely helped country music grow.” Apparently that doesn’t go for everyone.

“I can’t stand to see outdated rock-and-rollers coming in to play country music,” he said. “That really pi**ed me off.” those are words aimed at The Doobie Brothers, Motley Crue and most recently Aerosmith’s front-man Steven Tyler who have all released country albums the last couple of years.

“We have great singers, great country musicians. There’s no reason we have to dilute it by letting people in the format that don’t have any business being in the format.”

His new album ‘Long Live the Cowboy’ is expected to be out this summer.

‘Moby’ Gets Zeroed Out

Posted on: May 19th, 2015 by Chris

‘Moby’ has turned 1 million miles. Kenny Chesney’s beloved tour bus, which he affectionately named ‘Moby,’ turned the milestone on a recent trip from St. Louis, MO to Des Moines, IA. “We were on Interstate 64 headed west, just passing exit 24 — and all those zeros just rolled over,” says Kenny. One million miles is a long way for anyone to go across several vehicles, let alone in the same bus.

Unlike other acts, Kenny owns ‘Moby’, which has been with him since he started so, if it could talk it would have some stories to tell, something that doesn’t escape Kenny as he wrote the song “If This Bus Could Talk” in its honor.

“It was a used Silver Eagle when I bought it, and the bank had no business lending me the money, ’cause all I owned was a little pickup and my guitar. But I knew if I owned my bus, we could keep doing this, keep bringing the music to the people!” He says.

“I always thought it was important, no matter what happened, to keep Moby on the road.” he explains. “He’s seen it all, and it reminds me and the guys who’ve been here from the beginning where we came from. Right now some of the No Shoes Radio folks and the tech people are riding it, but we park it right up front…and everybody who walks by just smiles.”

Source: Taste Of Country

Little Big Town Team With Faith Hill On Billboard Music Awards

Posted on: May 18th, 2015 by Chris

Little Big Town performed “Girl Crush” with Faith Hill on the Billboard Music Awards last night.

Carrie Underwood’s Men

Posted on: May 16th, 2015 by Chris

Now that the Nashville Predators are no longer in the NHL playoffs Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher is spending more time at home and that means more time with their son, Isaiah.

Yesterday he posted this picture of his little man:

Me and my little man #lifeisgood

A photo posted by Mike Fisher (@mfisher1212) on

As for Carrie, she’s been MIA for the most part since giving birth but, she’s been working on new music and is getting ready to start playing live again. “Played some of the new music this morning for little Isaiah and he smiled from ear to ear the whole time,” she recently tweeted. And, she’s got a June festival date on her tour calendar.

Sugarland Stays On Hold

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by Chris

Jennifer Nettles will return to the studio on Monday (May 18) and start work on a new album after a short run on Broadway in ‘Chicago The Musical’. It will be her second solo album.

A new solo album for her means she and Sugarland partner Kristian Bush will wait longer before refocusing on the band, which they’ve both said will happen at some point.

She released her debut solo album ‘That Girl’ in January 2014. Kristian released his, ‘Southern Gravity’, last month.

Source: Taste Of Country

Darius Rucker Surprises Veteran With New Home

Posted on: May 15th, 2015 by Chris

Darius Rucker is known for giving his time and money to various charities, most notably his Darius and Friends annual benefit concert for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. But he took his generosity to a new level on the Today show this week when he surprised a veteran with a brand new home.

The gift is one of 11 homes he will be giving to veterans on his ‘Southern Style’ tour this summer through the Military Warriors Support Foundation.

Source: Taste Of Country