Love his music or hate it, Jason Aldean doesn’t care. He says he wants his music to “hit a nerve, one way or another.” He tells Radio.com, “I think one of the worst things people can say is…’Yeah, it’s OK.’”
The love is defiantly there as his new album, ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ sold over 275K copies its first week and it’s lead song, “Burnin’ It Down” has reached number one on the music charts.
Still, his social media pages blow up with people loving and hating his style, songs and personal life decisions, something he just takes in. “A lot of times I’ll just sit there and smile at it and am like, ‘This is perfect,’” he admits. “If it doesn’t hit a nerve with people, then it’s elevator music.”
Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley has a new tattoo on his right forearm — of a jagdeer. It’s a jaguar with deer antlers.
Thanks @adamthekid for this new addition on my right forearm
Kristian Bush’s video for, “Trailer Hitch,” has a timely theme, zombies.
He tells CMT, “a zombie apocalypse” is under way, and apparently “the only thing that can save us” is his guitar and “the backbeat of this song.”
The “undead” element to the video was inspired by the same line that sparked the song — “I’ve never seen a hearse with a trailer hitch.” Kristian says he found the lyric “kinda funny” but also “kinda true. ”You can’t take it with you when you go.”
Blake Shelton is not just loved by fans, he’s been named the country musician with the most celebrity crushes.
Us Magazine has an article on which country artist’s have the most admitted celebrity crushes and Blake won by a nose. With five crushing on him (not including his wife, Miranda Lambert), Blake sits at the top of the ‘Crush’ list with Aisha Tyler (actress), Hoda Kotb (from the Today show), Jessica Alba (actress), Kimberly Perry (from The Band Perry) and Reba McEntire have all admitted that he’s their crush.
Keith Urban and Tim McGraw tied for second on the list with four. Again, Keith’s wife Nicole Kidman isn’t counted in that batch. Neith is Faith Hill for Tim. Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez, Kathy Griffin (comedian) and Sara Evans wouldn’t mind being around Keith a bit more.
Those taking a liking to Tim include Chrissy Teigen (supermodel), Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman from Little Big Town and Michelle Williams (actress) all getting giggly over him.
Brantley Gilbert had a surprise announcement today…he’s engaged! This morning on a radio program he said he’s marrying a girl he’s written many songs about.
“I met this little girl 10 years ago. You’ll hear her in most of my songs,” he shared. One of them, “More Than Miles” where he sangs:
“Cause that girl’s in every song I sing / She’s in every song I write / And that six string ridin’ in her seat / Won’t keep me warm tonight.”
At least once source says the song “Hell On An Angel” from his ‘Halfway to Heaven’ album is about his new fiancee. He admits “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do” is one, too.
He says they dated years ago, drifted apart and recently rekindled old fires. “She was the one who got away for about five years,” he added. “I can honestly say I’ve never been happier.”
It’s the second engagement for Brantley, following a high-profile engagement to Jana Kramer that ended in 2013.
Source: Taste Of Country, Bobby Bones Show
The Zac Brown Band have announced their first greatest hits album, creatively called ‘Greatest Hits So Far…’
14-songs will be packed on it including all of their 11 of their number one songs, including “Chicken Fried”, “Sweet Annie”, “As She’s Walkin’ Away” and “Jump Right In.”
In recent weeks Zac has stepped out with a new, slimmed down spiffier look that has him down about 30 pounds and no longer sporting his once trademark beanie.
Carrie Underwood has dreams of being a biker mama this fall, but she’s had to put those plans on hold for now.
Earlier this year she got a motorcycle from Miranda Lambert as a ‘thank you’ gift for singing “Something Bad” with her, and Carrie promised she’d learn how to ride it. Her husband, Mike Fisher, even bought her a mini-bike to help her along, but she says those plans are on hold until after the baby comes.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 25, 2014
“The whole pregnancy thing has kind of thrown a monkey wrench into my progress,” She tells CMT. “Mike bought me a little dirt bike to learn how to ride on first because the bike [Lambert bought] is a really big bike. It’s kind of serious, so I need some practice, and I was like, ‘OK, I guess we’ll have to take a timeout on the motorcycle lessons for a while!’”
Carrie is keeping her due date a secret saying it’s one thing as a celebrity she gets to keep secret. We’ll see (and guess) how far along she is when she co-hosts the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley on November 5.
Source: Taste Of Country
Kenny Chesney has released a live video for his latest single, “Til It’s Gone,” taken from his show at the Georgia Theater in Athens that was filmed for ‘CMT Instant Jam’ special.
Fewer than 1,000 people were in the audience for the show, so Kenny is glad to share the performance on a larger scale. Kenny says, “If you think about what the song says, it’s very much a one-on-one piece of communicating. It’s about hanging on to the one who matters to you. For me, it’s talking straight to those hardcore fans who’ve been there — and saying ‘no matter where or what, I’m in this as long as you hang on.’”