During the 87th birthday celebrations for Loretta Lynn, Keith Urban jumped out of a giant cake during her birthday concert at Bridgestone Arena. He did it because of a request from Loretta. Backstage at the celebration, he was talking with George Strait, who was surprised that Keith was going to do it. Keith offered to do the same thing for George when he turns 87. His response..."I think I'll have Lee Ann Womack do it, but thank you."
Blake Shelton announced on Twitter that his "all-time musical hero" Earl Thomas Conley passed away at the age of 77. Earl's brother confirmed that he died on April 10 after suffering from a dementia-like condition. During his career, Earl released five Top 10 albums and recorded duets with Emmylou Harris and Keith Whitley. Blake Shelton has said that his career highlight was co-writing "All Over Me" with Earl. "I got up extra early that morning so I would be awake and alert," Blake said in a 2002 interview. "I was so nervous I must have drank two pots of coffee. So when I got to his house, the first thing I did after meeting him was ask if I could use his bathroom. When I got in there, the only thing I could think of was, 'I'm using Earl Thomas Conley's toilet.'"
Luke Combs' "Beautiful Crazy" has done it again. It is number one for the seventh straight week on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. Only Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett's "It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere" and Lonestar's "Amazed" had longer runs at eight weeks. The song is featured on the deluxe version of his debut album, This One's For You Too.
Maren Morris is one of the artists featured on the upcoming Game of Thrones soundtrack. She shared the news on Twitter yesterday saying, "Let the Games begin..." The soundtrack, which is being released on April 26th, also features Lennon Stella.
According to Kelly Clarkson, a case of mistaken identity was the best thing that happened to her at Sunday night's ACM Awards show. According to a tweet from her, "The greatest thing by far that happened to me tonight was being asked to move because some guy thought I was a seat filler at the ACMs tonight," Kelly wrote. "Literally, it made my night because he was so serious, and I just politely said no."
George Strait's new studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, debuted at number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. That means that King George has a record setting 27 number one albums on the chart. Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson are tied at second with 17 number one albums each. Honky Tonk Time Machine was also number 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200.
During a recent podcast, Jake Owen admitted that he wasn't a fan of "The Match", which was a $9 million winner take all game between Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods.
As we get closer to Sunday's ACM Awards show, they have announced more performers and the presenters.