Carrie Underwood recently shared a picture of a school project that Isaiah brought home. He was asked to tell them all about his mom and her favourite things. He did pretty good, except for guessing that his mom was 70 years old (no that's not a spelling mistake). He also said that his mom was really good at doing laundry and they watch TV together and she always says, "I love you," to him.
The American Idol judges stopped by Jimmy Kimmel to talk about the show and how they came to be part of it. Luke Bryan admitted that he was surprised that he was chosen to be an Idol judge. Apparently, it was Lionel Richie who mentioned Luke to the show's producers and suggested that he might be the perfect addition. "Unbeknownst to any of us, they asked me during my interview, ' Who would you consider?' And I said, 'Luke,'" Lionel explains. "They were putting it together, we didn't know if we were gonna be in or out, and...I said, 'Trust me, there is never a dull moment with Luke in the house.'"
Darius Rucker's 2013 hit, "Wagon Wheel", has just been certified by RIAA as 8 times Platinum for sales of 8 million units. The song, which was written by Bob Dylan and Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor, is now one of the Top 5 best-selling country songs of all time. Darius was surprised with a plaque February 12 at the Country Music Hall of Fame. "I don't believe you," said Darius. "I don't believe this! Wow, what a testament to the fans and their love of country music."
Chris Stapleton says that the songs are written and he's now in the studio working on his next project. He told Rolling Stone that some of the songs were created with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell. "He's probably my favourite guitar player of all time," Chris says. "To sit around with him and write some songs has been cool. We did some last year too." Chris says he can't firmly commit to new material coming out in 2020, "I don't want to make any promises, but there is probably some new music on the way."
Sugarland will hit the road this summer for the There Goes The Neighbourhood Tour. The 26 date tour kicks off June 4th at Budweiser Stage in Toronto. Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tenille Townes and Danielle Bradbery will provide support on select dates.
Thomas Rhett and Lauren are now a family of five with the birth of their newest daughter. Lennon Love Akins was born on Monday at 8:30 and weighed 9lbs, 2oz. "Her sisters couldn't be happier to finally get to kiss her little face," says Lauren. "We could not be more in love." According to mom, she has "lots of dark hair and blue eyes".
Tim McGraw is no longer signed to Sony Music Nashville. Billboard reports that both sides have confirmed the split and have declined to comment. Tim and his wife, Faith Hill, both signed with Sony Music Entertainment, the parent company of Sony Music Nashville in February 2017 and released a duets album, The Rest of Our Life, in October of that year.
Keith Urban held his seventh annual All For the Hall benefit concert February 10th at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The lineup featured Keith Urban, Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Tennille Townes, Tanya Tucker and Morgan Wallen. The theme this year was Under the Influence. So each artist performed a song by an artist who influenced them, as well as one of their own hits. The event raised more than $800,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum's education programs. So far, Keith's All For the Hall concerts have raised $4.2 million in total.