Darius Rucker is going to be the opening act for Garth Brooks' show at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis tomorrow (May 4). Darius shared his excitement on Twitter saying, "I'm about to poop my pants I'm so excited!"
If you are watching Midland's "Mr. Lonely" video, you might recognize the lead character. Dennis Quaid plays a guy who spends his day in a bar while women torment him. The video was directed by Midland's Cameron Duddy. The song is the first single off the band's next album and was written by lead singer Mark Wystrach, guitarist Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
The Billboard Music Awards were held last night in Las Vegas. The big winner in the country categories was Luke Combs. He picked up awards for Top Country Artist and Top Country Male Artist. Carrie Underwood was named the Top Country Female Artist. Top Country Tour went to Kenny Chesney and Dan + Shay picked up the award for Top Country Duo/Group. The duo also took part in Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's surprise wedding. The couple left the awards and headed to a chapel to tie the knot. Dan + Shay were on hand to sing "Speechless" as Sophie walked down the aisle.
Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus has written a memoir and in it he shares the story of how he and an ex-girlfriend placed their child, a girl, up for adoption. Jay, who was in his early 20's, and his then girlfriend Maggie were surprised when they found out they were pregnant. They discussed their options, which included getting married and raising the child together. They quickly realized that wouldn't work and started talking about adoption. Initially, Jay's mom wanted to adopt the baby girl, but Maggie put the baby up for an outside adoption. "In the state of Tennessee, the mother has all the power," explains Jay. He doesn't blame her at all. "From the very beginning, I wanted to be in my baby's life. But her mother, Maggie, didn't want either of us in her life. That was a hard pill to swallow," he confesses. "I understand that sometimes life sends us reeling because of unexpected situations. But my heart in that moment, though scared, still desired to be in this beautiful child's life."
Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley has given up after alcohol thanks to those who love him. "I definitely had a little come to Jesus with my wife and the band about kinda controlling my drinking. I think anybody that's been around me knows I can go after it pretty good. And so it felt like through that process I got in touch with my spirituality," explains Charles. Lady Antebellum is currently busy working on new music.
Florida Georgia Line will be headlining their first show at the Ryman Auditorium on May 29. It is an invite only event. "There is a magical feeling when you walk into the Ryman and this is a place that has always been on our bucket list to play," shares Brian Kelley. "We are so excited for this show and can't wait to bring our FGL vibes to the Mother Church!"
Chris Stapleton, who is a big fan of Game of Thrones, made an appearance in an episode called "The Long Night". He was an undead Wildling-turned-White-Walker. Apparently, Chris had his management get in touch with the show about making an appearance in an episode. An Instagram photo shows Chris, his bassist JT Cure and his tour manager Jason Hecht dressed up for their roles as extras.
Jake Owen and his gilfriend, Erica Hartlein, welcomed their baby daughter, Paris Hartlein Owen, on Monday (April 29). "It's a Willie great day!!" Jake joked on Twitter because his new daughter shares her birthday with Willie Nelson.