Luke Bryan will be part of the NFL Draft weekend this weekend. His performance of "Play It Again" will air on Saturday. The NFL Draft starts Thursday and runs through the weekend. Teams, players and analysts will appear from their homes or similar locations and they will practice social distancing.
Jo Dee Messina's mother, Mary, has died. Jo Dee shared the news Sunday on Instagram. She didn't say what she passed away from, but Mary has had health problems over the years, including open heart surgery in 2013. "God knew exactly what he was doing when he made me my mother's daughter," Jo Dee says. "She loved me perfectly in a way that only she could do. She was my encouragement and she believed in me at times when no one else did. She understood the way I thought and she understood the way I felt. What a blessing she was to me, my entire life."
It was one year ago that Gabby Barrett debuted "I Hope" on American Idol as an independent artist. Fast forward and she is signed to a major label, has an album on the way and now has her first number one song. "I Hope" is number one country song on both Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts this week, making her the first female since 2017 to have a number one with her debut single. The last artist to do that was Carly Pearce with "Every Little Thing". Zachary Kale and Jon Nite helped Gabby write the song, which they intended to be a more traditional break up song. Gabby wanted it to be a bit more vengeful. "The fact is that sometimes we hope for the worst when it comes to our exes," she shared with People magazine. "We would never voice that, but it wreaks havoc inside. This song now says the things that maybe you or I never said."
Brad Paisley surprised a group of teachers during their scheduled Zoom chat. Ashlyn Williamson thought she would invite Brad to their Teachers Night call, but she never thought he would jump on. She noticed that he was online about 15 minutes into the call, which consisted of about 20 teachers. Brad disguised himself with a Star Wars Mandalorian helmet. A number of teachers screamed when he revealed who he was. Brad also had some words of encouragement for the seniors who are seeing their school year disrupted, saying, "If you don't like this, then go be somebody that can fix this kind of thing someday. Go figure out what needs done and channel this. Become what you want to be. It's not fair, I hate it, go out there and make a difference."
Brett Eldredge will release his fifth studio album, Sunday Drive, on July 10th. He switched his approach to making music this time around and began the new songs by himself using a flip phone, Polaroid camera, notebook and guitar as his tools. "I think you have to give yourself permission to do anything in life, to be brave a little bit," Brett says in a press release. "I got to a certain point where I was doing something in repetition and it was all really good...but I felt like I wasn't giving enough of myself. It took a lot of self-awareness to finally realize that if I do really have a lot more in me, then I've got to take that step off the edge. And I think enough time of doing it the same way made me realize it's time to do it big." He is also launching his first-ever official fan club, the Locals, to coincide with the release of his new album. You can get more information on Brett's website.
Brad Paisley wants to join in on your Zoom Party this Saturday. Yesterday he tweeted this, "Idea...Paisley Pub Crawl. This Saturday, 7-8PM CST. You set up the Zoom party with your friends, then text me the invite to 615-235-5921. I'll crash as many as I can. Oh, and be ready to sing the chorus of "No I In Beer."
Lauren Alaina had to go to the hospital after she broke two toes the other day. She was taking out the garbage and it was raining outside. When her slides hit the hardwood floor, her feet went out from under her and down she went. Lauren hit her foot off the brass leg of her couch and broke two of her toes in the process. She's using a scooter to get around the house and the healing process is expected to take between six and twelve weeks.
Desperate times call for desperate measures. That was definitely the case when Kimberly Williams Paisley turned to her husband Brad for some help with her hair. She shared a video on Instragram where Brad shows off his talents as a hairdresser by helping her touch up her roots.