Hot Country Knights are working on their debut album, which they hope to release later this year. Dierks Bentley convinced Douglas "Doug" Douglason (Dierks Bentley) to create an album and to have him produce it. "Look, the 90's are hot right now," Doug said. "Bentley is pretty much riding our mullets to the finish line on this one. He wanted to get involved with us and produce us and we wrote some original songs. It's been a while since I've done that - writing. Just using a pen. I don't read or write much. He wrote most of them, but stole most of my ideas." Their debut single, "Pick Her Up", features Travis Tritt.
The 2020 Grammy Awards were held last night in Los Angeles. Here's a look at the winners in the Country categories:
Best Country Solo Performance: Willie Nelson "Ride Me Back Home"
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Dan + Shay "Speechless"
Best Country Song: "Bring My Flowers Now" (Tanya Tucker) - written by Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker
Best Country Album: Tanya Tucker While I'm Livin'
Keith Urban has added four dates to his residency at Caesars Palace's Colosseum in Las Vegas. One date has been booked for July and three have been booked for September. Keith has already played four shows this month and has more coming up in April, July, August and November.
Kenny Chesney revealed that he has been quietly working for the past 18 months on a new album. He says that rather than simply collecting and recording a batch of songs because it was "time", he spent much of the writing process deliberating and tapping into the "spirit" of No Shoes Nation. "They have more heart, more passion, more love of life - and if I can be true to them, then I feel like we got it," Kenny says. There is no album title, release date or track list yet. He's just taking his time with it.
Bebe Rexha will be the official advisor for Team Blake on The Voice Season 18. She was on the show last season as the fifth coach for the "Comeback Stage".
Brett Kissel's song "Drink About Me" is the number one country song in Canada. "When we found out it officially went number one, my wife Cecilia took me for a nice dinner with my kids and it was so special to spend that moment with them," said Brett. He actually became quite emotional during the dinner in a video shared on his social media. "Drink About Me" has also been named one of the top trending songs in the world, according to Rolling Stone Magazine.
Thomas Rhett revealed in a video that he and Lauren are expecting their third daughter on February 3rd. That is the official due date, however, it sounds like Lauren would like the baby to come sooner. "I hope to God that it's something sooner than Feb. 3," she jokes when Thomas asks her what she thinks the baby's actual birth date will be.
John Rich from Big & Rich has introduced a new line of jerky. It will be available in three flavours: Whiskey BBQ Strips, Amarillo Heat Seasoned Pork Strips and Spicy Fried Pickle Seasoned Pork Strips. The jerky line is part of his Redneck Riviera that includes a bar and restaurant in Nashville and a line of whiskey. Ten percent of profits raised through Redneck Riviera goes toward Folds of Honor.