Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill have been out on the Soul2Soul tour for about 2-3 months now. So That is a lot of time together even though yes, they are married but even when you choose to spend the rest of your life with someone, being with them for work and for fun can cause some tension after a while. But not for these two! Tim McGraw says that he absolutely loves spending time with his wife Faith Hill whether they are touring big on their current Soul 2 Soul tour or not. He said, “We spend a lot of time together, whether we are working or not. We like to be together. Our family likes to be together. (Faith laughs) We’re homebodies and we don’t go out much and we like to hang out together and watch movies and stuff. That’s a plus when you’re on the bus…The pluses are so awesome. To be able to be on the road with your wife every night and watch her sing and watch her perform and watch the magic that she creates out there, to be a part of that and be able to do that together and look back at the legacy that we have of doing this for 20 years together. Then the legacy that our children will have after we’re gone. Those are the things I think about when we work together.”
And this right here is why we love country music so much. Love & Theft announced this week that all proceeds from the sale of their song “Love Wins” over the next month will be donated to the families affected by the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England. “In light of the recent tragedy in Manchester, we’d like to give back in some way,” the duo says in a video posted to their Facebook page. “And for, the best way we know how is with our music.” In the video, the group’s Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson also perform an acoustic version of the track. “Love Wins” is available for purchase on iTunes.
Brett Eldredge shows his more sensitive side the other day when he took to Twitter and Instagram share some pretty intimate information about him. He shared that his new earpieces for live shows feature the signatures of his grandfathers from both the Eldredge and Vonderlage sides of his family. “My grandfathers were a big inspiration to me & big supporters of my dreams,” Eldredge captioned a photo of his new in-ear monitors. “These are their signatures & they live on through every song.” As Taste of Country points out, in-ears are small monitors used by musicians to hear the customized onstage mix of instruments and vocals during a live performance.
Florida Georgia Line dream big and always have good vibes. They are always looking for new musical inspiration in other genres and help from other artists and FGL believes that their “care-free good vibe” attitude is what brought the Backstreet Boys into their musical lives with “God, Your Mama and Me,” as Brian Kelley shares.”I guess putting those energies and those vibrations out in the world somehow brought Nick Carter on our bus during CMA Fest. And you know we were playing him that song and a week later they’re cutting vocals on it out in L.A.. And it’s crazy. It sounds like a big old symphony of vocals and that chorus hits and I think we’re kind of giddy and giggly when they come in singing. They were a huge part of our younger years, a big soundtrack to our lives and a lot of people’s lives, so you know just to pay homage to them and I can’t wait to do some shows with them and have a good time.”
Cole Swindell’s “Flatliner” sits in the top twenty this week on the country charts. As serious Cole Swindell fan’s we know that it has been a little bit since he released an upbeat fun song. The last few songs (“You Should Be Here” and “Middle Of A Memory) have all been slower, more serious songs. So Flatliner – which features his tour partner Dierks Bentley – is just what Cole ordered after having a couple of those serious slower songs in a row: “It’s not like anything I’ve had and that’s kinda what I want, the tempo and the fun factor of it. So the video, I hope you got to see a little bit of the action I mean, that is why we decided to do that’s why we released it, it’s a tempo and it’s fun. Lighten the mood up a little big I’ve been heavy on ’em for two songs so I had to have some fun.” The two guys on the song are touring together this summer! Dierks Bentley has Cole and Jon Pardi tagging along and they will be in Tampa June 16th!!
Trisha Yearwood sang the national anthem last night’s (5/22) Nashville Predators game, becoming the latest in a long line of country stars perform during the Preds’ playoff run. And last night had to have been the biggest game of these playoffs with the largest crowd! With her husband Garth Brooks looking on at the Bridgestone Arena, Yearwood sang her rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” with ease and had the whole crowd singing along. Also in the crowd, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood and just a few thousand other Smashville fans. Before the game start4ed, Garth took to Twitter to share a throwback shot of him and Trisha sporting Preds gear along with the caption, “Fan since day 1, singing the National Anthem right now! I LOVE this woman!!!! love, g” Fan since day 1, singing the National Anthem right now! I LOVE this woman!!!! love, g pic.twitter.com/mLYjz0yTXe — Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) May 23, 2017 Other big country names that have had the honor to sing our national anthem at one of these playoff games this season include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Kelly Clarkson.
Luke Bryan and Michael Ray are among the famous friends who stop by Chris Janson’s party in the video for his new song “Fix a Drink.” Premiered on Monday, the video shows Janson and his crew throwing back drinks and having a good time at a creek-side party. The visual also shows Janson and his family and friends tearing up the back roads in all sorts of off-roading vehicles. While Janson tells The Boot that he’s sober, he confesses to “lov[ing] the whole mixology subculture.” “I can fix a drink–and my drink of choice is a cold can of Mountain Dew,” he adds. “But I can fix all kinds of drinks. I’ve done it for years.” “Fix a Drink” is the title track on Janson’s forthcoming EP.
After traveling around the United States, living out of a suitcase and playing shows every single week… coming home to family and dogs and children has to be somewhat of an adjustment. Dierks Bentley admits that when he comes home off the road, things do get a little crazy sometimes with his kids and animals. He tells Westwood One’s Country Countdown USA that “Knox was like had one of my dogs in a headlock, and the dog bit him in the mouth. I worked out, I’d gone and worked out this was about a week ago. You know having a great morning eating my oatmeal, it’s about 6:15 all of a sudden my dog bites Knox. Next thing you know I headed off to the E.R. to get a bunch of stiches up by his face. It’s WWE at my house all the time. I have three kids and three animals at my house, 3 dogs and 3 kids. It is Barnum & Bailey. They say the circus retired, no, it’s actually just moved to my house.”
Memorial Day is quickly approaching. It’s a day where we sit back and remember all the people who have fought for our country. As the day gets closer and closer, Eric Church talks about how both of his grandfathers fought for our country: “Both of my grandfathers were World War II veterans. I mean, that’s something that’s very rare. I’m not unique, you know. There’s a lot of people out there like that that their grandfathers served. The way that I was raised was very much red, white and blue and very patriotic, and I think that it’s the fact that what they give up is the real thing that’s very touching to me.”
This is so exciting! Why do I feel like these are my best friends as I watch this video? Haha, baby news is always just the sweetest – Congratulations to Jason and his wife Brittany – will he finally have a Jason Jr.?! Jason, Brittany, and Jason’s two daughters all found out together. Watch the video from their gender reveal party:
By Melinda Lorge Courtesy of Rare Country Country music singer Blake Shelton and his famous girlfriend Gwen Stefani only have eyes for each other! The couple of one year accompanied each other to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21, where Blake took home the trophy for Top Country Artist. RELATED: Gwen Stefani shares the one thing that’s changed since becoming Blake Shelton’s girlfriend Prior to collecting his award at the T-Mobile Arena, Blake turned toward his ladylove and planted a big ole kiss on her lips. You can see the adorable moment in the Instagram shot below. Blake and Gwen absolutely stunned in swanky apparel while cuddling and holding hands in the front row at the star-studded event. Blake donned a grey suit jacket with fancy, brown cowboy boots. As for Gwen, she wore a gold-colored dress with a plunging neckline and fishnets. But boy, their passionate smooch was what stole the show! After flaunting their public display of affection, Blake got up to deliver his acceptance speech, where he took a moment to proudly gush over Gwen. YES, @blakeshelton! Tonight he’s taking home the award for Top Country Artist! #BBMAspic.twitter.com/04NM1E8QZQ — BillboardMusicAwards (@BBMAs) May 22, 2017 “Wow! That was pretty cool. I had a good feeling,” he told the crowd, as he held his trophy. “I felt like I was the luckiest guy in the room anyway, because Gwen is here with me, so I had a good feeling about it.” Aside from giving Gwen the sweetest shout-out, Blake thanked his fans for their support. He said, “I know this award is based on facts and industry things […] sales and streaming and radio airplay and all that stuff, but I think that all kind of comes down to a fan-voted award if you think about it. If it weren’t for the fans, we wouldn’t have the sales and the ticket sales and airplay. So thank you, fans, first and foremost.” Blake then shared his gratitude for country radio and Warner Bros. Records, saying, “I love y’all so much. This is incredible.” RELATED: Blake Shelton sets the relationship record straight for wondering fans Gwen, who gleefully watched her beau accept his prize, shared her excitement for her champion after the show. “Just hanging out w this winner @blakeshelton @billboards2017 #topcountryartist #proud #deserving #myfavorite gx,” she cutely wrote on Instagram. Now that’s the definition of a picture-perfect couple y’all!
Jake Owen’s daughter Pearl shares his love of the water, which is evident by the fact that she’s already taken up wakeboarding and of course as a parent you LOVE to see your child doing what you love to do… but it took some time to get Pearl to that point. Jake Owen said, “You know, she’s only four, so she could be like, ‘No, daddy I don’t want to, like I’m scared.’ But I think because I’ve just encouraged her to be fearless and do what she wants to do and not…I don’t ever want her to hurt herself, but I’m there for her, I’m not gonna let her get hurt. And that’s the best part of learning as a kid, like…I know when I was really little — 4 or 5 years old is when I learned to start like, you know, gettin’ in the water and waterskiing, being from Florida, so she’s enjoying it, she likes it.”
Florida Georgia Line teamed up with John Legend for a performance of their hit singles “H.O.L.Y.” and “Surefire.” Legend opened the performance by singing “Surefire” alone on a darkened stage. As he segued into “H.O.L.Y.,” Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard appeared onstage to trade lines and harmonized with Legend throughout the rest of the tune. “We got to write a song together in L.A. [recently],” Hubbard told The Boot of Legend on the red carpet Sunday. “He’s a great dude…so it just kind of organically worked out. We’ve been big fans of him for years and respect him a lot.” About a minute and 15 seconds into the video below is when the boys of FGL talk about their performance with John Legend
Carrie Underwood will get to join many country music legends as she is inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame on November 16th as part of their Class of 2017. The Checotah native will be honored by her home state during an induction ceremony in Oklahoma City , which will be emceed by past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth. Underwood joins previously-inducted country stars such as Toby Keith, Reba, Blake Shelton and more. Carrie says, “I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma. The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!” Also, in addition to being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2017 Honorees will also have their portraits unveiled at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline have debuted their new Florida Beach home for the world to see and they even shared that they dubbed it “The Snowman”. Caroline tells Traditional Home that the couple has named their four-story beachfront home after Luke Bryan’s late brother who died in 1996 in a car accident. “Snowman” is reference to Chris’ love of golf. Caroline tells the publication, “Evidently, Chris wasn’t a great golfer. Snowman became his nickname. We named our farm Red Bird Farm after Luke’s sister and wanted to honor Chris as well.” In golf, “Snowman” is a slang term referring to when golfers use eight strokes on any individual hole – not a term you’d want to hear on the links.
Red Carpet photos of some of our favorites from tonight at the BBMA (Billboard Music Awards): Sam Hung and Wife Hannah: Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley Of Florida Georgia Line: Jessie James Decker: Billy Ray Cyrus:
This has been a big week of week of firsts for Thomas Rhett’s new daughter. Coming from Uganda and being only a year and a half old, Willa has not been able to experience much. Thomas Rhett and Lauren’s dogs were the first dogs Willa has ever met. But last night, (saturday 5/21) Willa got to go on stage at her very first concert with her dad. Thomas took to instagram to share the special moment. He posted a picture someone took of the jumbo tron and captioned it “The coolest thing ever”… seriously though.. CUTEST THING EVER.
Midland guitarist has quite the interesting story when it comes to his second childs birth… Jess Carson and his wife have welcomed their second child,, Parker Emmanual, at 9:20AM on Sunday, May 14, in Texas, after a frantic hour-long drive from their home in Driftwood, Texas to the nearest hospital, which is in Austin. And she ALMOST made it… but the couple revealed to People that the labor came on so suddenly and it was so intense that Carson’s wife, Camille, ended up having to give birth in the parking lot of the hospital before they could even get inside! Carson says that “terrified doesn’t begin to describe” how he was feeling in that moment… we can’t even imagine! He says, “We’re like halfway there and she’s saying, ‘Oh no, oh no, he’s coming. She calls the midwife and the midwife’s on the phone and she’s yelling at me and telling me to pull over and she’s gonna talk me through delivering Parker.” They ended up making it to the emergency room roundabout of the hospital in south Austin. Carson then says when he put his vehicle in park and went around to the passenger side to get his wife, “opened the door and [Parker] just came out.” Fortunately, Parker was in good health. He weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and measured 19.5 inches long at birth. “He’s good — he had a wild entrance, but he’s healthy and he’s a happy little boy,” Carson shares. “He’s pretty rambunctious, he likes to keep us on the move.” Read More: Midland Guitarist’s Wife Gives Birth in Hospital Parking Lot |
Here’s a cliché that isn’t true. It’s the one about women needing to hear “I love you” . . . but men hating to say it. Our point here is that BRETT YOUNG is either not like most guys, or he is proof that not all guys are the same. Not only does he say “I Love You”, he’s also the one who always blurts it out first. Quote, “I’m a hopeless romantic, so I’ve never actually been afraid. I probably say ‘I love you’ too soon in relationships, in all honestly. I can’t think of one relationship where I wasn’t the one that said it first . . . and I’m totally okay with that.”