Brett Eldredge is one of People magazine’s “Ones to Watch”. The recognition is in connection with People‘s 40th Birthday issue.
His blurb says, “The country singer wasn’t always the lively performer he is nowadays. “When I was on stage, I used to get so freaked out that I just wouldn’t even look up,” he says. “Now I’m jumping off the stage into the crowd, and the ladies are sticking dollar bills in my pocket.”
The “Ones to Watch” list recognizes the entertainment industry’s hottest rising stars. “All About That Bass” singer Meghan Trainor and stars from the new show ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ were among the other celebrities recognized.
The buzz in country music is one of congratulations to Jerrod Niemann and Morgan Petek who were married in Puerto Rico on yesterday (October 12).
According to People, they exchanged “I dos” in a cliff-side, in a sunset ceremony overlooking the ocean.
The two were engaged roughly a year, with Jerrod popping the question last October in New Orleans. His initial plan was to propose on a carriage ride, but she didn’t want to wait in line. So, he did it in Jackson Square, by asking a stranger, “Would you be kind enough to take our picture? I think we might be getting engaged.”
In the days leading up to the big day, the two had a lot of requests from fans about gifts, which they respectfully declined, and asked for donations be made to his ‘Free the Music USA’ charity, that provides kids in need with instruments.
Jerrod’s new song, “Buzz Back Girl” is playing on The Cat.
Florida Georgia Line has found some of their biggest success teaming up with other artists like Nelly on the “Cruise” remix and Luke Bryan on “This Is How We Roll.” So, it’s a little surprising to see no special guests on the track listing for their new album, ‘Anything Goes.’
Tyler Hubbard tells ABC News, “Things just didn’t quite work out to collaborate right now with anybody.” They say they could always add one to a track at a later date. At the same time, they say they aren’t looking to add a big name to a song just to create a buzz.
“You gotta let that happen organically,” Tyler adds. “Sometimes it just doesn’t work out, you know. We’ll see what happens down the road. Right now, it’s just B.K. and myself.” As for that album title, Brian Kelley says they took an “anything goes” approach in the studio this time around.
“Anything Goes for us, is taking chances musically. Taking chances doing things with our voices. Taking chances with what we do with our music.”
‘Anything Goes’ will be out this Tuesday, October 14th.
Eric Church knows his new song, “Talladega” bring images of NASCAR to his fans minds, he wants them to know it has nothing to do with it.
“That is nothing more than the avenue through which the commentary took place. It’s really about life,” he tells Billboard.
“NASCAR was as hot as any sport back in the ’90s, and it was a thing where a group of your buddies go take stuff, tents, camp out, stay a few days, walk back and forth to the track,” he recalls. “We actually lost the damn car, you know; you’re so far away. I can’t tell you who won the race, but I could tell you all the experiences we had in a two- or three-day period.”
“Talladega” is the current champion in the New Music Smackdown, weeknights at 8:00 on The Cat.
Source: The Boot
Jason Aldean performed his song “Just Gettin’ Started” from his new album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night.
Jason says the song is somewhat of an unofficial ode to where he is personally and professionally these days. Check it out:
Tyler Farr isn’t afraid to throw a few back and share some stories of some of his “most dangerous” drinking buddies. “Some of these stories, I would love to get into detail about,” he tells Rolling Stone. “But, I would put myself at risk along with every one of my friends. TMZ would be parked outside of my house.”
Jason Aldean: “We became good friends. He’s the kind of guy that when you mix me and him together — he drinks tequila, I drink whiskey — tequila and whiskey together equals bad. It’s fun as hell, don’t get me wrong, but it’s like fire and gasoline.” (Aldean’s response: “That sounds about right… Fire and gasoline, that’s pretty dead on.”)
Lee Brice: “I think Lee wears the crown. The last time I was [in Vegas], I was on my way to my room and ran into him and Jerrod Niemann…. It was going to be a 2:00 a.m. bedtime curfew, and it ended up being a 5:00 a.m. bedtime curfew. And then we had a Cabela’s’ archery tournament the next day. When your hands are shaking profusely, it doesn’t enhance your performance.”
Randy Houser: “Randy can hold his own, don’t let him fool you.”
Jerrod Niemann: “I remember back in the days of playing the honky tonks in Nashville and Niemann literally bringing moonshine into the bar. My dad happened to be in town and before I knew it, me and Dad are drinking moonshine inside a bar in Nashville. I thought, all right, they haven’t thrown us out yet.”
When Blake Shelton isn’t touring or recording or working on The Voice, he enjoys working on his farm in Oklahoma. Blake plants a lot of different crops, but he recently admitted to People.com that he plants at least 10 acres of watermelons every year and he can’t explain why.
“I hate watermelons. I don’t know why I do it. It’s random and it’s weird. My step-dad likes them, but Miranda doesn’t even really care for them that much.”
Blake doesn’t have to worry about too many of the watermelons going to waste. He says, “Normally, it never makes it to the point where they even get eaten because deer eat them so fast.”
His new album ‘Bringing Back The Sunshine’ is out now.