Friday, May 19, 2017

Audio: RASCAL FLATTS: New Album Out Today

Rascal Flatts release their 10th studio album, Back to Us, today (Friday).

Joe Don Rooney says they chose the title of the album because the songs felt like the music they produced in their early days.

Joe Don Rooney talks about the album's title.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

LUKE BRYAN: Dates for 2018 Crash My Playa Announced

Luke Bryan's vacation concert event, Crash My Playa is coming back for a fourth year. It will be held January 17th through 20th in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

He says, “Kicking the year off on the beach with an amazing backdrop, good ol’ country music and watching the fans have the time of their life…yes, I'm in!”

Luke will headline a show on two of the four nights. Other performers will be announced soon. More details are available on the event's website

GEORGE STRAIT: Happy Birthday King George

Happy 65th birthday to "The King" George Strait

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

BRANTLEY GILBERT: Going to Be a Dad!

Brantley Gilbert is going to be a dad! He and his wife Amber are expecting a little one this year.

Doctors told them that in-vitro fertilization was their only hope at having a child, but they put the treatment on hold for a while. In February, Amber surprised Brantley on his tour bus with three positive pregnancy tests.

He tells People, “I think I stared at it for at least two minutes without saying anything because I was literally in shock. We’d been told it was just not in the cards, and I’m staring at this answer to many, many, many prayers.”

They'll reveal the gender at a party in a couple of weeks. 

CARRIE, CHRIS, J-HUD: Possible Idol Judges?

Carrie Underwood has been in talks with ABC to join the judge's panel on the American Idol reboot, according to a report in Variety.

Meanwhile Us Weekly says that season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry will join the show, while other sources say that there's no truth to it. A source tells the magazine that the network hopes to have a panel of all former contestants. However, it's been rumored that Katy Perry, who never competed on Idol, will join as a judge. 

Others who've reportedly been considered include Jennifer Hudson and season 1 champ Kelly Clarkson -- who signed on with The Voice instead. 

CHRIS STAPLETON: Room at the Top

Chris Stapleton's new album, From A Room: Volume 1, debuts at the top of Billboard's Country Album chart.

The record sold 219,000 copies in its first week. It is the largest sales week for a country album since Luke Bryan's Kill the Lights moved 320,000 albums in its first week.