Kane Brown has added more details to the recent story that he had been lost for seven hours on his own property. "We have 30 acres and it's all woods. We made our own trail and then it started raining and it started getting dark and we were running out of gas," Kane explains. " We live by all these cliffs. We rain into a drop-off, so we ended up having to call the cops and walked down." It all happened on the same day that Kane and his wife, Katelyn, moved into their new home. It was raining, the temperature dropped to 40 degrees and Kane was wearing just a t-shirt and shorts when he left with two friends. When the GPS kept sending them the wrong way, he called his friend, Ryan Upchurch, who lives nearby. He showed up with a friend, and then all five of them were lost. "He has four other friends riding around in a canam and they start getting shot at," Kane recalls. "My buddy's girl who has asthma started then freaking out. We had to get her out. So we call the cops." When the police showed up, they heard the shots and thought that Kane and his group were shooting at them. "We yell at them and tell them we are not armed and made it out," Kane said.
Darius Rucker has been holding his annual Darius & Friends benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium for years. Because of the pandemic this year it moved online. The theme was 90's country, so Darius asked Clint Black and Tracy Lawrence to be part of the concert that streamed live from the Grand Ole Opry. The show raised $225,000, bringing the total raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the yearly benefit to more than $2 million.
The coronavirus pandemic has been an end to touring for the year, which means that concert road crews are out of work. Some artists have found a way to help. Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire are among many who are helping to raise money to support the road crews by auctioning off personalized coolers. The auction continues until August 10th.
Luke and Nicole Combs wedding cake was not the traditonal version. It was a tall beer can decorated with the words "Nicole and Beer Never Broke My Heart", which was a tribute to his number one song "Beer Never Broke My Heart".
Luke Bryan was warned by his mother and father when it came to planting his corn. Now, he is in the red with because of the 5 acres that he planted. When Luke told his Dad that he was going to plant that much corn, his Dad called him an "idiot" and said "you won't even know what to do with that much sweet corn". Luke decided to go ahead with it, and he and his newphew Til planted it. Luke jokes that he hasn't seen Til since the corn started coming in. So now Luke has a bunch of corn and heavy equipment sitting around. "I bought a tractor, a tiller, a planter, a plow, fertilizer....essentially, it was a money-losing endeavor," he admits. "Yeah, I'm in for a lot. I think I've only sold about $1,100 worth of sweet corn. So I'm about $30,000 in the hole on this farming operation."
Jason Aldean is just like every other parent when it comes to children and the amount of time they spend on devices. He isn't afraid to take them away when he feels they have had enough. "They've got so many other things to, I mean, we had TV and video games, but now it's like phones and iPads along with all that other stuff," Jason says. "So, I have to step in sometimes and take it away for a minute and make them go outside."
Thomas Rhett had a bit of an accident when he was fishing in Colorado. He hooked himself in the back of the leg. According to pictures posted to social media, Thomas was having a great day until that moment. In his caption he said, "The day started great! Then I hooked myself in the back of the leg. Had to push it out the other side, cut the barb off then pull it back through!"