Two crew members and the estate of the man killed when Josh Turner's crew bus drove off a California hightway last September have filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful death, negligent and defective design of the bus and negligent hiring. The defendants are All Access Coach Leasing, the driver Bradley Dratnol and Josh Turner's management company, Modern Management. It's not clear what caused the driver to leave the road because the California Highway Patrol hasn't shared the results of their investigation. The area that the accident happened in is on Highway 46 and is known as "Blood Alley" because of the number of accidents that have happened there. It's just miles from where James Dean was killed in 1955. The lawsuit is claiming that no attempt was made to brake, steer the bus back onto the road or correct it's course, even after going over rumble strips, through a fence and over grass.
Amy Grant will undergo heart surgery this week to correct an ongoing heart condition. She let her fans know in February that her doctor discovered that she had PAPVR since she was born. Partial anomalous pulmonary venous return, or PAPVR, is a birth defect of the heart in which some of the veins bringing blood back from the lungs don't connect to the left atrium like usual.
Carrie Underwood let her fans know during a virtual fan club party that she is planning to release a Christmas album this year. She said she's been working on it since her Cry Pretty Tour 360 ended in 2019. Carrie didn't share any details about the project or the song selections.
Maren Morris' song "The Bones" spent its 12th week at Number One on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and that set a new record. That is most among female solo artists, passing Taylor Swift who's song "We Are Never Getting Back Together" was number one for 10 weeks in October 2012. "The Bones" is the second release from Marren's Girl album
Dolly Parton released a song on Wednesday called When Life Is Good Again. She wrote in while in quarantine. In the song, Dolly says that she promises to prioritize her personal relationships and live more in the moment "when life is good again." In April, she launched a 10-week livestream series called Goodnight With Dolly, which saw her reading bedtime stories to children online. She has also donated $1 million to Vanderbilt Unitversity Medical Centre to help with research toward finding a cure for the coronavirus.
Luke Bryan's nephew Til has graduated from high shool. He shared some pictures of him and his sisters on Instagram. Til started living with Luke and his family after his father passed away in 2014. Til's mom (Luke's sister) died suddenly in 2007.
Cadillac Three's drummer Neil Mason and his wife, Chelsea, are expecting their first child. The baby, a girl, is due sometime this summer. "Chelsea and I are so excited to welcome our first child into the world this summer," Neil says. "We can't wait to meet her! She is already so loved by us and our families."
During the first episode of Mike and Carrie: God & Country, the couple, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, said that things were a bit shaky when they realized that they hadn't really talked about one of Mike's favourite hobbies. He loves to hunt and Carrie is a vegetarian. "I love animals and I love life so much that I always swore that I would never marry a hunter as a child. Not in a million years," Carrie confessed. She knew that Mike hunted, but they had different ideas about what would happen when they got married. "It's like you thought I was going to stop hunting. And I thought she wasn't going to care," Mike says. "We learn from each other and we have spirited discussions about things we disagree on. But at the end of the day, we love each other very much," Carrie says.