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Kenny Chesney Sorry He Didn’t Take Up Surfing Earlier

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by Chris

Kenny Chesney is a self-proclaimed health nut. He works out religiously and sticks to a pretty strict diet, eating the same thing every morning before he works out. 

“I get up really early to train, and I eat five egg whites and one whole egg and scramble them with peppers and coconut oil. That’s my daily ritual,” he tells People. Every once in a while he’ll let himself cheat. The last fried food he ate was on his boat down in the Virgin Islands in June. 

“I think I had some shark bites – fried fish – but only a few. If I’m going to do a big calorie intake, I’m going to do alcohol and not food,” he says.

As for his workouts, he does mostly cardio and strength training, but he’s also found a new way to not only workout, but also to escape from the world for a little while. He recently learned to surf and he says he regrets not doing it sooner.  “It’s therapy for me. I don’t think about anything other than keeping my a** up on that board”

Carrie Underwood “Overwhelmed” With Pregnancy

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by Chris

While Carrie Underwood says she’s enjoying her first pregnancy, she admits she’s doesn’t really know what to get when shopping for the baby.

“We went to Babies ‘R Us and we were walking around and I was, like, ‘This is just so overwhelming! I just don’t want to get the wrong things, you know,” she tells CMT. “I don’t know what most of it does. There are, like, 5,000 things to choose from, and I’m like, ‘Do we need that?! I don’t know!’”

While she may be lost at the store, Carrie does say the pregnancy is going well, “I feel really good. I think I’ve been really lucky in my symptoms, thus far.”

As for a due date, she says she’s not going to make that public, as it’s one of the “very few things” that as a celebrity she can keep to herself.

Source: CMT

Jason Aldean: “I’m Not Bro-Country”

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Jason Aldean is ready to release his new album ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ and although he has a few songs with a different sound on it, he says he shouldn’t be lumped into the ‘bro-country’ movement.

“One of my best friends in the world is Luke [Bryan]. He can flash those teeth like that,” he tells Billboard, snapping his fingers, “and he walks around smiling all the time. I’m the complete opposite. We’ll do a photo shoot and I’ll look at all the ones of me smiling and I’ll just move them to the side, like, ‘Those are out.’”

“I hope people feel like what you see is what you get with me. I don’t try to be something I’m not. It’s too much work to try to be something else.”

His sixth studio album, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ is out on Tuesday (October 7th). CMT gives yiou a free preview here:

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Thomas Rhett Steps Out Of Character For “Make Me Wanna” Video

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by Chris

Thomas Rhett debuted the music video for his new single “Make Me Wanna” yesterday.

He says, “Making this video put me a little outside my comfort zone. I wanted it to have a little swagger in a loose, fun way and reflect that sort of Bee Gees feel the song has. I’ve never claimed to be a dancer, but me and my band love to goof off on stage, especially to this song. I wanted the video to reflect that and let everyone know it’s OK to shake your hips a little bit.”

Source: People

‘Party Of 5′ For One Rascal Flatts Member

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Chris

Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and his wife Tiffany Fallon, welcomed their third child, a girl on Monday (9/29) in Nashville.

Born at 7:01 p.m., Devon Olivia joins Raquel Blue, 4, and Jagger Donovan, 6, in the family. The proud parents told People, “We are so thrilled to finally become a party of five. Jagger and Raquel are so happy to be her big brother and big sister.”

Joe Don says he was really counting down the days saying “I’m just excited to have my wife back, bless her heart. She doesn’t do [pregnancy] very well. She’s been really sick with this one. She’s starting to feel a little better, she’s just in that uncomfortable stage now.”

Lady A’s Charles Kelley, “Not Disappointed In Songs We Passed On”

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Chris

As Lady Antebellum got to work on their new album, ’747′, they took a different approach to the music. They moved away from the power ballads and worked at a more aggressive sound then what they feel had become the norm for them.

Now that the album is out, they’re dishing on a couple of the sounds that they could have had in the past that they passed on for one reason or another, and two became number one hits.

One they had the opportunity to record is what turned out to be Kenny Chesney’s most recent chart-topping song, “American Kids.” But, Charles Kelley tells the Tennessean, “It just didn’t fit. ‘American Kids’ is a song about growing up in the ’70s. It makes more sense with Kenny Chesney.” Charles is the oldest one in the trio, and he was born in 1981.

They also say they gave a pass to “Better Dig Two,” which The Band Perry turned into a big hit. Even with those passes, and maybe a few others, Charles says they’re not disappointed.

“Every song found its right place. We are crazy invested in our records. We obsess over them. It’s long sleepless nights, thinking about it and worrying about it. These records are time capsules, so you want to make them great.”

Source: Taste Of Country.

Kenny Chesney’s Flora-Bama Show Gets Air Date

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Chris

Kenny Chesney’s show at the Flora-Bama has an air date on CMT!

‘Kenny Chesney Live from the Flora-Bama’ premieres Friday, November 14 at 9:00 Cat Country time.

The show took place on the beach at the FloraBama in mid-August. Kenny played songs from his new album, ‘The Big Revival’, as well as his greatest hits for more than 40,000 fans.

Source: ABC Radio News

Scotty McCreery Makes ‘Top Artists Under 21′ List

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Chris

Even though he’s in the middle of earning a degree from North Carolina State, Scotty McCreery finds time to record new music and tour and has landed om on Billboard.com’s “21 Under 21″ list.

Scotty comes in at 16 on the list of the 21 biggest artists under the age of 21. Billboard says his career has continued to grow over the past year. His ‘See You Tonight’ album topped the country chart last fall, and peaked in the top ten on the all-genre Billboard 200. And, earlier this year, his song “See You Tonight” because he first career top 10. They also say he’s continued to develop as a performer, spending the summer out on his ‘See You Tonight Tour’.

Still, his 16th place ranking is a dip from previous years. He held down 8th place on it last year and was in the 4th spot in 2012. This is the last time he’s eligible for the list as he turns 21 on October 9th.

Thompson Square Ready For The Studio, Again

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Chris

Thompson Square is back in the studio working on new music for their third album, but say they’re in no big hurry to roll out the follow-up to this year’s ‘Just Feels Good.’

In the past Keifer and Shawna have used Jason Aldean’s backing band on albums, but this time they’re working with different musicians for more flexibility. “This time we don’t have to wait for schedules to match up,” Keifer tells the Albuquerque Journal. “We’re going to move ahead with the album and see how it works out. I know that we will put out the best music we can, and that’s a top priority for us.”

The CMA Duo of the Year nominees will be at BayFest in Mobile on Friday night.

Joe Nichols Always Looking Towards Home

Posted on: September 30th, 2014 by Chris

Joe Nichols has spent time on a tour bus playing for fans for over ten years and he admits that it’s getting harder as his family grows.

With two girls Dylan (2) and Georgia Blue (4 months), he says he’s missing them grow up. “One of her first sentences was ‘no Daddy bye. It’s so hard to leave her. She’s my little buddy.”

Joe’s wife Heather says, “The last time she said, ‘No, wait Daddy!’ she ran and got her shoes, like she was going too. It broke his heart, he had tears in his eye.” She adds, “It’s tough, but they’re so little, the best place for us is at home, and when he comes home, it’s all about family time.”

Source: Taste Of Country