The Alberta Country Music Association Awards were held Sunday night in Red Deer. Tenille Townes picked up the award for Entertainer of the Year. Aaron Goodvin also won for Song of the Year for "Better In a Bar", which was written by him and Drew Gregory and was performed by Drew.
It's taken a long time, but it looks like Jason and Brittany Aldean's dream home is almost complete. "We've been working on it for about two years and we finally are moving in in mid-May," he shared. "We got it set up. This is going to be our forever home. We put everything we had into this, making sure it was something really cool, that we love living in." The backyard is one of the big features with big palm trees, tiki bars and a pool. The only thing Jason wishes was that the house was a bit smaller because it would have been done quicker. "But it will be great when it's all said and done," he added.
While they were walking the red carpet and the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were asked if they were planning to do a joint album. Blake's response was "I don't think so." Gwen agreed with him saying, "I don't think so, either. But we have done a lot of music together, actually. We wrote two songs together - that's a lot. Because he never does that. He's sharing his talent with me!"
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".