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Jason Aldean On CMA Snub, “It’s Frustrating”

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Chris

Jason Aldean has been tearing up the summer on his ‘Burnin’ It Down’ tour and has a new album on the way (“Old Boots, New Dirt”) October 7, but found himself upset when he wasn’t nominated for a CMA Award last week.

He tells Rolling Stone Country, “Obviously it’s disappointing. We’re still out there selling out shows. With maybe the exception of Luke [Bryan], I don’t think there is anybody else out there that is doing the kind of touring numbers that we’re doing. It’s frustrating, man. Things like that are out of your hands.”

But it’s not just his snub that has him upset. “But at the same time, you know, I wasn’t the only one. You look at the New Artist category and who’s in there, and I look at my buddy Tyler Farr, who’s on tour with me coming off of two No. 1s, and I’m going, ‘How can this guy get left out of that deal?’ Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan having ‘This Is How We Roll,’ one of the biggest songs of the year, and not getting a nod for [Musical Event]. I don’t really understand how they come up with that stuff.”

The 48th annual CMA Awards are November 5th.

Blake Shelton Works At Pizza Hut

Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton showed up at a California Pizza Hut to sell a few pies. He posed as a worker named “Stephen”, going undercover for series of ads. Okay, not really. But he was dressed in a Pizza Hut uniform. Most customers recognized who he was.

Blake’s new album, ‘Bringing Back The Sunshine’ will be out September 30.

Make It 4 Boys For The Turners

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Chris

Josh Turner and his wife Jennifer welcomed Samuel Hawke, their fourth child, into the world last Thursday. 

“God has truly blessed Jennifer and me with this healthy little boy,” said Josh. “We are so thankful and excited to see our family grow yet again.”

Samuel is the fourth son for Josh and Jennifer. He joins older brothers Hampton, Colby and Marion. 

Besides helping to take care of the new baby, Josh is currently in the studio finishing his sixth studio album due out in early 2015.

The Tale Of Kenny And ‘Moby’

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Chris

If someone asks you to name one of Kenny Chesney’s longest relationships, tell them about ‘Moby’. The two have been together since the early part of Kenny’s career. No, it’s not Moby the musician and dj famous for his electronic club music…Moby is the name of Kenny’s tour bus and the subject of a new song called, “If This Bus Could Talk.”

He says, “This bus has been a part of this whole journey.  It’s been a common denominator of all the years of touring. It’s been there every single step of the way.”

“It’s all the jokes that have been told and all the laughter. All the songs that have been listened to and all the songs that have been written.  All the lovers found, all the lovers lost and all the intoxicated philosophy at night after shows with band members and crew.”

The song will be on Kenny’s new album, ‘The Big Revival’, which will be out September 23rd.

Kelly Clarkson Joins Garth And Trisha In Chicago

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

Kelly Clarkson couldn’t have chosen a bigger stage to make her first post-pregnancy performance. She made a surprise appearance at Friday’s Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood show in Chicago, and she brought her daughter, River, along for her first concert!

In this fan video Garth introduces her new song “PrizeFighter” saying he’s going to stand in for Kelly on it, before she walked on stage. “PrizeFighter”’ is Trisha’s first song in six years and is about standing up after getting knocked down. “When you hit the ground / You find your wings / You go one more round / When that bell rings / You say you’re done but here you come / You’re a hammer hitting, spitting fire / Prize fighter.”

Miranda And Blake’s B&B Open For Business

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

Miranda Lambert’s got a new business. She’s already a singing superstar, she has her own store in Tishomingo, OK (‘The Pink Pistol‘) and she’s a part of all kinds of animal charities including the “MuttNation“, and now she’s in the hospitality business. ‘The Ladysmith‘, her and Blake Shelton’s bed and breakfast in Tishomingo, is now open for business.

The building, which was built in 1901, is across the street from her ‘Pink Pistol’ store. Renovations on the old building took about a year, and it’s not just a B&B. There’s space that can be rented for weddings, showers and private parties.

The B&B features eight, individually decorated bedrooms designed around her “Shabby Chic meets Rock & Roll” style. Depending on the room, rates range from $200 to $320 for a one-night stay. Check out pictures below.

Miranda brings her ‘Platinum’ tour to The Bay Center on Thursday night with Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett.

Garth Brooks Doesn’t Stick The Landing

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

He’s been doing one show after the next in Chicago, even two in one day, for the first set of shows on his comeback tour and while he says he’s feeling great every show his legs might not be enjoying it, as he took a tumble on stage over the weekend.

Friday night, he tried to leap from one level of the stage to the next and missed the landing. He had a nice recovery, though.

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Lady Antebellum’s New Edition

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

Lady Antebellum has a new member.

Dave Haywood and wife Kelli welcomed their first child, a baby boy, Sunday night (9/7).

The couple named their son Cash Van. Cash joins Hillary Scott’s one-year-old girl, Eisele, among the “Babies A”.

Lady A had to canceled their show in Allegan, Michigan at the Allegan Country Fair so that Dave could rush home to be next to his wife.

Joe Nichols stepped it and performed a show for fans at the last minute to fill in for the trio.

First Sight Of Carrie’s Baby Bump

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Chris

Less than a week after announcing she’s due with her first baby, Carrie Underwood performed at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago with an ever-so-slight baby bump.

While in Chicago she also attened Friday night’s Garth Brooks show where she posted, “Garth Brooks/Trisha Yearwood concert tonight in Chicago. I may have gotten misty-eyed a few times. Hormones? Maybe. Amazing concert? Definitely”

Jake Owen, “I Want To Be Taken Seriously”

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Chris

Jake Owen grew up on the beach but says he’s growing tired of being known as that guy. He thinks it’s time he’s taken more serious in music.

““A lot of folks think I’m just the ‘Beachin’ guy, I’m the f—ing beach bum,” he tells Rolling Stone. With care-free hit’s like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin” it’s easy to discount some of the deeper songs he’s recorded.

“I’m not downplaying that,” he insists. “I’ve made a good living and a good career out of doing songs like ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night.’ I take a lot of pride in being a pretty good singer, and (those) songs don’t showcase that.”

That may be why he’s opted to release the heartfelt ballad, “What We Ain’t Got.” He says, “For the first time in my career, I feel like it’s imperative for me to put out a song that offers some validity.”

He hopes the change in direction will bring about awards he’s missed out on. He was not nominated for any CMA Awards this year, and says that recognition is something he wants.

“I admire all these people that are winning awards and I commend them for it, but I want that too. In order for me to do that, I have to be recognized as someone that isn’t just making up songs that are ditties.”

“I want to be a bigger part of this business,” he adds.