RANDY TRAVIS filed a lawsuit last week in
JENNIFER NETTLES is working on a solo album that she hopes to release in the fall. She said, quote, "The timing was right. I'm a different version of myself than what people might have known before . . . not only in my songwriting and performance, but in the sounds on this album. It reflects a more soulful, grittier life."
TIM MCGRAW says his favorite moment from last night's "Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night", was when JOHN FOGERTY started singing the CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL classic "Born on the Bayou". Tim said, “I think he's in his mid-sixties, if I'm not mistaken. He can flat [out] sing. We just sort of stepped back and looked at each other and said, 'Are you kidding me?'"
KREE HARRISON, who is this season's "American Idol" runner-up, will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 4th. Yes, it's a dream come true. She says, quote, "I'm speechless. It has been my lifelong dream to perform at the Opry."
Trace Adkins is the newest Celebrity Apprentice. In the final competition he beat out Penn Jillette to win $250,000 for his charity, The American Red Cross. Trace knew from the beginning who his toughest competitor would be.
Taylor Swift snagged the most Billboard Music Awards -- taking eight in all including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for Red.
Looks like Carrie Underwood is taking her cue from Brad Paisley when it comes to punking her opening act. Check out the goat stunt during Hunter Hayes' final performance on her Blown Away tour.
Keith Urban is staying on American Idol -- he'll be taking Randy Jackson's chair next season. Keith made the announcement on Ellen DeGeneres.
CARRIE UNDERWOOD does not like strangers getting up in her business. She said in her cover interview for Marie Claire magazine, quote, "I used to have panic attacks. People touching me, screaming . . . it made me really nervous. It's a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in."
LEE BRICE'S song "I Drive Your Truck" was inspired by a Medal of Honor recipient who lost his life in
Before this year's Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars even began filming, Trace Adkins laid it on the line for his cast mates who were, well, acting like celebrities. He told them, "OK, lets just get this out of the way right now. If any of our careers were going great, none of us would be here. So I don't want to any of this diva prima donna bull from any of you all." Trace added that if he had a hit last year, he wouldn't be there at all. Trace is in the top two going into Sunday night's finale. The show airs at /PT.
Luke Bryan will release a new album on August 13th. Luke made the announcement Monday on the Late Show with David Letterman. The still-unnamed record is Luke's fourth studio album. In the meantime, he continues his Dirt Road Diaries tour Friday in
Kenny Chesney designed a T-shirt that will help raise money for his Spread the Love fund which helps those who have lost limbs as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings. Kenny says, “People like to represent.They want people to know what they believe in… and I think the people of Boston, after what happened, would take heart knowing America still has them in their thoughts." He's also donating money made from the download of "Spread the Love" -- a song he recorded with The Wailers to the fund. Fans can order the shirts from Kenny's online store at KennyChesney.com
Kip Moore is an inked man! With two number-one hits under his belt, Kip treated himself with a visit to a tattoo artist in
KACEY MUSGRAVES once got paid for impersonating "Hannah Montana". But she said NO to a job dressing up as a French maid and delivering balloons to a birthday party. Good thing, because that ended up being for BLAKE SHELTON. She says, quote, "I would have never lived it down."
Would you like to see a video featuring a bountiful selection of women in short-shorts and bikini tops? Then make sure you check out the FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE remix of "Cruise" featuring NELLY.
Even though DARIUS RUCKER was the face of HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH . . . he was NOT the leader of the band. He says, quote, "To be honest with you, when I was with Hootie, I was a singer . . . that's all I did." That changed when he became a solo act. He says, quote, "I gotta get the band together, I gotta rehearse. How are we gonna do a show? That's all on me."
Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and the Pistol Annies are the first round of performers for the "2013 CMT Music Awards", which is going down June 5th.
SUGARLAND is still on hiatus while JENNIFER NETTLES spends every waking moment with her son Magnus, who was born back in December. She did finally post a photo of him!