Tenille Townes opened for Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town on their Bandwagon Tour in 2018 and Tenille says that Miranda has been very supportive. "It was my very first tour and night on a bus, first time playing an amphitheatre, last summer," she recalls. "She ran to Target and got me this duffel bag filled with goodies and said, 'These are your tour bus essentials'. The bag also included a handwritten note from Miranda that made Tenille cry. "She's incredible," Tenille says. "We've had a couple of moments where we've had heart-to-heart chats and just telling me she's there for me if I ever need anything and that means the world to me coming from her." Miranda must be a fan because Tenille will be back on the road with her later this year for her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour. It will also feature Maren Morris, Elle King, Pistol Annies, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack.
When Austin Burke, an aspiring country star from Arizona, landed a performance slot at 2019 Country Thunder on Saturday, he decided he wanted to do something special for his girlfriend. Later in the night, Dierks Bentley brought Austin out for a special performance. After singing a duet of "Come a Little Closer", he invited his girlfriend, Lexy Kady, to the stage and got down on one knee. "Not only are you my best friend but you're the love of my life," Austin said just before popping the question. Lexy said yes.
Kane Brown and Katelyn Jae have announced that they are expecting their first child. Kane made the announcement yesterday (April 15) on Instagram by posting a sonogram picture. They were married in October 2018.
Brantley Gilbert will be hitting the road this summer for his 2019 Not Like Us Tour. Michael Ray and Lindsay Ell will be joining him. The tour starts June 20 in Cincinnati and will make stops in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Tampa and more. Additional dates will be announced soon. "I’m trying to open things up, but keep bringing the intensity,” says Brantley. “I think Michael really gets how guys feel, and rolls into a sound that’s all his own, and Lindsay, man, the only thing better than the way she sings is the way she plays that guitar! I am really fired up to be bringing both these folks out on the road this fall, because I know they’re gonna give the BG Nation something that’s gonna lift em up, throw em down, and make them glad they got there early.”
A Thousand Horses singer Michael Hobby and his wife, Caroline, confirmed to People that they are expecting a baby girl in early September. The couple found out they were expecting when they were visiting Caroline's sister at Christmas.. "We've been trying for a while so it wasn't a surprise but Caroline just had that sixth sense of 'I think I'm pregnant,'" Michael recalls. "She came out of the bathroom, we were all in the kitchen, and she announced it." "It was quite the Christmas present," Caroline adds.
90's country singer Hal Ketchum is living with Alzheimers and dementia. His wife Andrea says that the family decided to share his diagnosis because fans have been wondering why he has no future scheduled tour dates."Dementia is an exhausting and confusing illness, and now it's time for Hal to stay home with loved ones," Andrea says. "Hal is otherwise healthy and happy, enjoying time with his family and friends." Hal, who turned 66 on April 9, released his debut album, Past the Point of Rescue in 1991. The title track and "Small Town Saturday Night" both hit number 2 on the country charts.
There was a video that went viral in February that showed Clay Warner, who is legally blind, being put into his high school's basketball game with just one minute left in the game. He sunk his first-ever shot during a game and the fans on both sides went crazy. Clay, who is a senior at the school, was born prematurely at 23 weeks and he also has cerebral palsy. He loves basketball and is a member of the school's team. He usually cheers from the sidelines and doesn't get to play. Clay and his mom appeared on Pickler & Ben yesterday, where his teammates, friends and coach paid tribute to him in a series of videos. The last video was a personal one from Kane Brown inviting him to a show. "I heard your a big country music fan, and I saw that shot that you made. You shoot better than me, man," Kane added. " I'd love to see you backstage and get to hang out with you, and give you tickets to my show. So I'm looking forward to seeing you, man." Clay was pretty starstruck.
Is Dustin Lynch off the market? During a recent interview, he talked aobut going on a date and said that "Life is good". He added that his date loves scary movies, but by the time they had dinner, there wasn't a lot of movie choices left. Dustin never referred to her as his girlfriend and he did walk the red carpet solo at the ACM Awards.