The T.J. Martell Foundation's Best Cellars event was held in Nashville on April 22. The wine-tasting event, which also features a gourmet dinner, raised more than $400,000 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, which is the music industry's leading foundation to fund cancer research. Kix Brooks, Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Hunter Hayes, Cole Swindell, Big Kenny of Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion and more were there to mingle with guests.
Dan + Shay will be performing their single "Speechless" at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1. They have also received 7 nominations, including in the all-genre Top Duo/Group category and Chart Achievement. The show is being hosted by Kelly Clarkson and will air live on NBC starting at 8pm.
Kacey Musgraves has been named one of People's "Beauty of the Day" recipients. In the article, she talks about her beauty routine which includes washing her face every night before bed and using Aquaphor lip balm. Kacey also says that she would tell her 15-year-old self to stop tweezing her brows. Her golden age goal includes "a rhinestoned cane, platinum-silver hair like Emmylou Harris, endless good stories and a sharp memory." What thing make Kacey the happiest? "Writing songs," she says. "Deliciously memorable meals. Sleeping in. Riding my horse. A gret vintage store score. Plants. Sunshine. A beautiful glass of red wine. Massages."
Dylan Scott and his wife, Blair, took to Instagram on Sunday to announce the sex of their second child. They shared a video that shows them holding an "Oh Baby" balloon that Dylan pops and releases pink confetti all over the yard. Judging by Blair's reaction, she is very excited that their second child will be a girl. They have a 2-year-old son, Beckett, who makes a brief appearance in the video. Dylan found out they were expecting again on Christmas when Blair's brother gave him a wrapped box that had a positive pregnancy test and a pair of little socks.
Toby Keith will be on the road this year for his That's Country Bro! Tour, which is scheduled to start in late May. The tour is named after a new song from Toby, which is due out on May 3. The first leg of the tour includes 28 stops and the press release promises there are more dates to come.
Bebe Rexha, who worked with Florida Georgia Line on 'Meant To Be', has shared in a series of tweets on Monday that she has bipolar disorder. "For the longest time, I didn't understand why I felt so sick," she explains. "Why I felt lows that made me not what to leave my house or be around people and why I felt highs that wouldn't let me sleep, wouldn't let me stop working or creating music. Now I know why. I'm bipolar and I'm not ashamed anymore. That is all." Musicians and fans responded with messages of support and encouragement.
Last night Kelsea Ballerini was officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Carrie Underwood was there to help honour her on her special day. "I want to thank them for asking this talented, incredible, smart, sweet, beautiful woman to be a member," Carrie said. "You have accomplished so much in your career and you will undoubtedly accomlish infinite amounts more in your career and in your life. Awards and number ones and sales and tours and fans and just all of it. But this is better than all of that. This is the heart and soul of country music." Fans threw pink roses onto the stage to mark the moment. "There's rarely been a moment that's made me just stop and take a minute and be grateful and look up," Kelsea said. "One that I remember is February 14, 2015 and that is when I made my Opry debut. And one is right now. I just want to say that it's so nice and comforting to know that no matter where life takes me and no matter if the radio stops playing me tomorrow and whatever happens, that I can always come here and I can always play country music." Congratulations Kelsea!!
Brett Young and his wife Taylor shared their gender reveal video on Instagram yesterday. Taylor pitched a powder-filled ball to Brett. He hits the ball and it breaks open showering him with pink dust. The couple's baby girl is due this fall. "We have always shared the same heart for wanting a family," Brett says. "I love knowing that we get to give this little one an amazing life and I just can't wait for the future ahead of us as a family. We are so blessed!"