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H-E-B debuted their 2018 Big Game Commercial

Music City Minute: Hillary Scott, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker 

Hillary Scott's twins have arrived! The Lady Antebellum singer announced the birth of her twin daughters via social media, saying they were born early last night. Hillary didn't reveal the names of her two little girls, but she did promise to share more details about them in the days to come. Hillary then wrote, "Thank you to everyone who prayed and prayed for these little ladies, and thank you Lord for healthy babies." Her announcement was accompanied by a photo of two baby beanies with the letters "A" and "B" written on them. The little bundles of joy join their four-year-old big sister, Eisele Kaye.

 

Carrie Underwood has did "Somethin' Bad." Yesterday morning, Carrie tweeted that she had just been pulled over for speeding for the first time in her life. Carrie said, "Well, it happened today. After 18 years, I can no longer say I've never been pulled over for speeding." It doesn’t say if she got a warning or an actual ticket but she tweeted, "I feel so ashamed! I may or may not have cried in my car after the cop let me go. #RuleFollower #GrannyDriver #ImSorry"

 

Darius Rucker and Sting will be part of Sunday's Pregame Show… and Darius is very excited about it. He hit up Twitter with the news. Darius says, "I'm performing at @NFL Tailgate Party. Y'all tune in. It's going to be a blast."

Darius described his passion for football. "I love how physical it is. I love the chess match of the game. I love the speed of the game. For me, there are two times a year… football season and waiting for football season."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music City Minute: Country Grammy Winners, Reba, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean 

It was a great night for country music at The Grammys last night! A ton of amazing performances by some of our favorite country artists, and Chris Stapleton won three Grammys! 

  

Best Country Song: "Broken Halos"Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album: "From a Room: Volume 1"Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance: "Either Way"Chris Stapleton

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group: "Better Man"Little Big Town

Eric Church, Brothers Osbourne, and Maren Morris performed and amazing tribute to those we lost in the Manchester and Vegas tragedies. 

 

Reba makes her debut as Colonel Sanders in the latest marketing campaign for the fried chicken chain KFC. Reba becomes the first woman to portray KFC's mascot and founder Harland Sanders, joining celebrities such as Ray Liotta, Rob Lowe, Jim Gaffigan and Norm MacDonald. As part of the campaign, the Country Music Hall of Famer will appear in ads promoting KFC's new smoky mountain barbecue chicken. KFC revealed Reba as the newest Colonel Sanders on Twitter Thursday night, the ad is absolutely EPIC:

 

Miranda Lambert dropped a hint that a Pistol Annies album may be in the works. She posted a photo from inside her shower that showed a guitar neck, a glass of wine, and a notepad with pen. She captioned it, "I sing, and write, and drink in the shower. Hashtag #And-So-It-begins, Hashtag #Maybe-Pistol-Annies."

 

And Jason Aldean fans don’t miss The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jason will perform on the show! 

Music City Minute: Jason Aldean, NHL All Star Game Performers, The Grammys, & Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton 

Jason Aldean is returning to his roots for his new single and album – both announced today. His new single is raw and bluesy, it’s called “You Make It Easy” and it’s the lead single from his eighth studio album Rearview Town that will be in stores April 13.

Jason says, “Growing up in Macon, Ga., I had a chance to learn about so many different styles of music, looking back on first playing in bands as a teenager, I was just soaking everything up. A lot of that comes out on this record...where I've been, and who I am now.”

The NHL has called on three of country's hottest stars to perform during its upcoming All-Star Game in Tampa Bay, Florida. Brett Young will perform to perform the U.S. national anthem, while Lindsay Ell will sing the national anthem of her home country, Canada. Chase Rice will perform during player introductions at the annual exhibition match, while Kid Rock will also be in the house to sing following the game's second period. The 2018 NHL All-Star Game will get underway this Sunday at 2:30 PM on NBC.

 

Speaking of Sunday don’t forget you still have time to plan your Grammy watching party with lots of fun snacks! Of course a ton of our favorite country stars are nominated, but you really have to watch for the amazing performances. Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne will together pay tribute to the victims of recent live music events. 

The Recording Academy has also revealed multiple paired acts: Miley Cyrus and Elton John are going to perform together, as will Bruno Mars and Cardi B. Emmylou Harris and Chris Stapleton are slated to team up, too.

And althought it isn’t country I’m SO pumped for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee will perform “Despacito”.

The Grammys will start at 6:30 PM Sunday on CBS.

 

Justin Timberlake has finally released his new song, "Say Something," featuring Chris Stapleton. The video starts with Justin looping the song's beat, before he picks up a guitar and walks through a building singing. Eventually, Chris comes into frame and the two trade lyrics as they make their way towards each other to finish out the tune together. "Say Something" appears on Justin’s upcoming fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, which comes out next February 2nd. 

Music City Minute: Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, Pink 

After taking center stage at last year's Super Bowl to perform the national anthem, Luke Bryan is offering some words of encouragement to his successor at this year's big game: Pink. Luke said that Pink is one of the best singers in the world and will do an "unbelievable job" with the national anthem. Luke also said, "It's pretty nerve-wracking, I'm sure she'll kill it though. She's been on the big stage for a lot of years, certainly even more than me, so I know she'll do great." He then added, "Good luck, Pink."

Blake Shelton will be calling on one of his longtime friends for help during the upcoming season of The Voice, his "Hillbilly Bone" duet partner, Trace Adkins will join the show for Season 14. Trace will serve as an advisor to Team Blake during the battle rounds portion. You can see Blake back in action when the new season premieres on NBC February 26.Blake & Trace will also be hitting the road on his "Country Music Freaks Tour," that’ll make a stop in Dallas March 3rd. 

A very interesting rumor has emerged about Kacey Musgraves, it says she will join Bravo's reality show Real Housewives of Dallas, but Kacey was quick to shut it down. After a fan page tweeted that Kacey had signed a deal with Bravo for the Season 3 of the show, Kacey simply wrote, "Oh really? News to me. #nothappening #doesntevenmakesense."While Kacey won't appear on any reality shows soon, she is working on a new studio album, Golden Hour, expected out early this year.

 

It's a good time to be a Chris Stapleton fan, because he's everywhere this week. It started yesterday when Justin Timberlake posted a clip of his new song “Say Something". Chris is on that, and it's out today. 

He's also going to be the musical guest on this week's "Saturday Night Live". Will Ferrell is the host.

And the Grammys announced he'll be performing with EmmyLou Harris. We don't know the details, but Emmylou's already in line for a big night. She'll be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, alongside Queen, Tina Turner, and Neil Diamond.

Chris's night could also get bigger because he has three nominations. He's up for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album.

Music City Minute: Country Babies Meet, Russell Dickerson, Dierks Bentley, Maren Morris 

There’s been a lot of new babies in country music over the past few months and now two of country music's cutest babies have come together for one adorable shot. Tyler Hubbard's wife, Hayley, recently posted a picture on Instagram that shows her one-month-old daughter, Olivia Rose, meeting with Thomas Rhett's five-month-old girl, Ada James. In the picture, Hayley and Thomas’s wife, Lauren, are both holding their precious girls, while looking forward to their bright future together. Hayley said in the caption, "So in love with these little angels and oh, the adventures they have ahead of them. Can't wait to watch them grow up together."

 

It’s an amazing week for Russell Dickerson his single "Yours" has hit the top of the country charts giving Russell his first No. 1 song. Russell reacted to his chart-topper on social media, thanking his wife, Kailey, along with his team and country radio for making it all possible. Russell said he started chasing this dream with everything he had in 2010, and knew he had something special when he co-wrote "Yours" exactly four years ago this week. What a goosebump moment! Russell said, "This was the song that kept me going. NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TOOK I was going to fight for this song because I've never believed in a song more than YOURS!" and we are so glad he fought hard!

 

Dierks Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, will always have each other's backs, regardless of what the challenge may be, recently they decided to take on the challenge of not drinking.

Dierks says, "We have a way of just being on the same page together. Like, right now we're not drinking. It's been twenty days. Let me tell ya, it's now easy, especially when you open a bar sober. But we're in that fight together, you know, we talk about it every day like, 'we're really not gonna...it's another snow day, we're not gonna [laughter]...are you kidding me? There's a 2013 Jordan sitting over there. Alright, hand me the freakin' LaCroix." Good luck to Dierks and his wife! In case you haven’t heard it yet, here’s Dierks new song “Woman, Amen”.

 

Maren Morris had an incredible year last year, a duet with Thomas Rhett, her own music was topping the charts, and now she’s performing Sunday on The Grammys. Her performance partners might surprise you thought, she’ll be performing with Zedd and Grey. They're going to debut their song "The Middle", and although it isn’t country, it’s so catchy!

 

Make sure you’re watching the show Sunday, Maren could walk away with another Grammy. She's up for Best Country Solo Performance for "I Could Use a Love Song".

Music City Minute: Dierks Bentley, CAM, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line

After announcing his new "2018 Mountain High Tour" yesterday, Dierks Bentley sat with his openers Brothers Osborne and LANCO at his Whiskey Row bar and restaurant in Nashville and talked about the tour announcement video. In the announcement Dierks takes on the role of a dreadlocked shaman as he helps LANCO and Brothers Osborne search for enlightenment on a psychedelic-induced journey.

The first round of tickets go on sale Friday – Dierks will make a stop in Austin, Houston, and Dallas! 

CAM performed the Cranberries' classic "Zombie" during a "tribute night" at a club in Nashville. It was in honor of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who passed away last week.

We know Brad Paisley is coming for the rodeo February 19th and 20th but it’s Brad’s proficiency with a paintbrush that getting everyone's attention this week. On Monday, Brad unveiled a wall mural at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, which he actually helped paint with the local artist Rob Hendon. The Music City-themed mural features a big acoustic guitar as well as several nods to the hometown hockey team, the Nashville Predators. The mural was revealed as part of Brad’s announcement that he's adding an April 6th stop at the Bridgestone Arena as part of his "Weekend Warrior World Tour."

And remember to DVR or watch The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight, Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha will be on to sing their song “Meant to Be”. 

Spurs Move Parker to Bench, Start Murray

He’s only 21 years old and Spurs guard Dejounte Murray has been appointed starter over Spurs vet and four-time champion, Tony Parker. The Spurs have been plagued by injuries this season and have used several rotations throughout the year at the guard positions. The recent change occurred before the Spurs took on the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. Spurs head coach, Gregg Popovich reportedly pulled Parker aside to tell him, “he thought it was time.”

“I was just like, ‘Oh, no problem,’” Parker told ESPN. “Just like Manu, just like Pau, that day’s going to come. And if Pop sees something that is good for the team, I’ll try to do my best.”

To his credit, Murray has shown flashes of the versatile player the Spurs saw when they drafted the 6’5 Washington guard. He’s even put up double digits in rebounds in multiple games, something no Spurs point guard pulled off with ease since Rod Strickland achieved the feat during the 1989-90 season.

Spurs fans shouldn’t be surprised at Parker’s “team-first” attitude. That mentality has been behind the Spurs longevity of success. Even with injuries looming over the team all year, the Spurs are still sitting at fourth place in the Western Conference behind only the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors.

The Spurs will put their new starting point guard to the test when they host LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night at 7pm at the AT&T Center.

You can read more on the Spurs change at the point guard position from our friends at KSAT 12, here!

Music City Minute: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley 

In Miranda Lambert's 2015 hit "Little Red Wagon" she sings the line "I live in Oklahoma" which she no longer does with her then husband Blake Shelton. Now in her new 2018 "Live Like Hippies" tour she sings a different line and it has her crowds cheering. Miranda found a rather intense replacement for the lyric during the opening night of her tour January 18th in Greenville, S.C. In a fan video posted to Instagram, Miranda struts and shimmies her way on stage up to the fateful verse, before replacing the line with a pointed "I got the hell out of Oklahoma!"

 

Carrie Underwood can't resist a sweet moment in her home and she shared one on Saturday On Instagram. The video was of her husband Mike Fisher reading aloud to their 2½-year-old son Isaiah from a colorful, biblical storybook. Carrie captioned the precious moment, "Story time with Daddy? Learning about Noah? and my heart melts?." Isaiah learned all about Noah and his arc and he’s pretty knowledgeable about all the animals.

Speaking of Carrie Underwood she shared a picture that shows just how serious her wrist fracture was following the fall she took in November. On Friday, she posted an x-ray image of her wrist online, revealing the plate and screws that were inserted during surgery. In the caption, Carrie said Friday's doctor visit marked the last check up on her wrist, adding that she was now "good to go!" Carrie also thanked her doctor and physical therapist for fixing her up. Aside from her wrist surgery, Carrie also had more than 40 facial stitches due to the fall.

Dierks Bentley has always embraced having personal interactions with his fans, and now they have a new way to stay connected. On Friday, Dierks tweeted that if anybody needed to reach him over the weekend, they could call his "mountain line": 970-426-5381. Upon calling the number, Bentley can be heard saying he was sorry to miss the call, but was up on the mountain right now. He then says to leave a voicemail and he'll try to call back. The phone number's Western Colorado area code encompasses the small town of Telluride, where Dierks wrote and recorded much of his new album, The Mountain.

Music City Minute: The Grammys, LANCO, Jason Aldean, Chris Young 

Three of the artists who performed at last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas will team up at the Grammy Awards to honor victims of concert tragedies. Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne are all slated to take the Grammy stage on January 28, coming together for a touching tribute in honor of those affected by the tragic shooting at the Las Vegas festival as well as other victims of concert violence. During the night, the Recording Academy will also take a moment to honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at live music events over the course of the past year.These artists join previously announced Grammy performers, including Little Big Town, Elton John, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Pink and more.Hosted by TV personality James Corden, the 60th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from New York's Madison Square Garden on January 28 at 6:30 PM. It’s definitely going to be an emotional night for everyone, including Eric Church, who says he feels a personal connection to the people that lost their lives in Vegas because a lot of them frequently attended Eric’s shows. 

 

As LANCO releases their debut album, Hallelujah Nights today, the band's Brandon Lancaster talks about how the record's title track sets its tone:

He says, "It kind of encompasses the theme of the entire album which is no matter what situation you're in, looking at the moments you're given and realizing that they're special and the people around you and the things you're going through, you know, you won't get those back and to make the most of them. That's to us what a 'hallelujah night' is."

Check out their next single “Born to Love You”: 

 

Jason Aldean announced a new tour yesterday! The "High Noon Neon Tour," kicks off in Kansas City, Missouri, on May 10. The new tour will hit 34 cities across the country through the fall and will feature special guests Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina. Jason named the tour after a song that appears on his next album, which he says reminds him of the bars he played in Georgia when he was cutting his teeth. Tickets for select dates go on sale beginning January 26. He’ll make a stop in Dallas July 28th. 

It turns out wrestler turned actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a big fan of Chris Young's music. The revelation of The Rock’s love for his music came after the he responded to a tweet from Chris which praised the actor's new film, Jumanji. After thanking Chris for his kind words about his new film, The Rock opened up about what one of the country star's songs did for him. He tweeted, "For the record, 'The Man I Want to Be' came along at the perfect time. Helped me get thru some tough times but that's for another conversation over tequila."Responding to The Rock on Instagram, Chris soon assured The Rock that he'd take him up on the offer. Chris said, "Yeah... I'll drink tequila with @therock anytime... also, go see #Jumanji it's too good."

Music City Minute: Keith Urban + Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Jason Aldean, & Miranda Lambert 

Keith Urban had a few surprises for his Nashville fans on last night during a free pop-up show at the city's Exit/In venue. But Keith didn't just stop by to perform some songs he also had several major announcements to make. While onstage, Keith surprised the crowd by announcing the release of his next studio album, Graffiti U, and also revealing its accompanying world tour. And if those announcements weren't cool enough, Keith then welcomed the tour's opener, Kelsea Ballerini, to the stage to help him perform the Camila Cabello song "Never Be the Same." Keith and Kelsea will make a stop in Dallas November 3rd.

 

Dierks Bentley has a brand-new song called "Woman, Amen." Dierks explains that this song is an ode to his wife Cassie.He says, “The song's about gratitude, and the song's just the cracks in your heart and love and how you really need to have those failures and those cracks to really let love get in, so it's an inspiring song. I think it's an album that has a lot of gratitude in the album throughout every song. So, it's a good song to really just get that message out there, and all that gratitude for me starts at home. There'd be nothing without Cass and the way she's not only made my life, she's been through the ups and downs and made me a better person. I don't know where I'd be without her."

Dierks goes on to say, "Our journey together has made me the man I am today. I doubt my heart would even recognize the old me. This song addresses that in the most direct possible way."Dierks will appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to perform the new song! The video for the song gives a glimpse into its creation, featuring shots from the Telluride, Colorado, studio where it was recorded mixed with clips of the epic mountain landscapes surrounding the area.

 

Jason Aldean shared a photo of his infant son in full-scream mode. He captioned it, "Brittany is always posting pics of Memphis that are good, but this is actually the stuff she doesn't post."

 

 

While the recent batch of winter weather caused many in the country world to rejoice, Miranda Lambert's experience with the snow was much less exciting. Miranda updated her fans on her snow day situation late Tuesday night, posting a series of Instagram videos that show her literally pulling a little red wagon full of her luggage down a snowy driveway.In the video, Miranda explained that she was hauling her things down the driveway because the snow had prevented her tour bus from pulling up to the house. Miranda went on to say that she was preparing to embark on her "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," so improvising a solution was a must. She said,"I'm trapped on my hill and I'm leaving for tour in 4 hours. It's the most cliché, ridiculous thing that's ever happened to me."

Music City Minute: Luke Bryan, Tim & Faith, Midland, Kenny Chesney 

As a snow storm headed for Nashville on Monday night, Luke Bryan sat his boys down to share some pretty exciting news with them. In a video posted on Instagram, Luke told his sons and their friends that school had been canceled yesterday and their response is priceless. The video begins with Luke gathering the boys on the couch to tell them the happy news and ends with them jubilantly jumping and screaming to celebrate another day off of school. 

 

Speaking of snow fun – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill recently had a snow day of their own! Faith posted an adorable shot of herself and Tim having a no-holds-barred snowball fight! Then of course they followed it up with the cutest post ever of them kissing. 

 

Midland came on the scene pretty fast last year, and even picked up two Grammy nominations along the way. Quick success like that always brings out the haters. One critic actually accused them of not paying their dues.

That didn't sit well with singer Mark Wystrach. He said, "[That] guy has never seen us live. We take the greatest pride in our ability to play live and to deliver an incredible show.

"And, that's not something that you can fake. You can't fake a live Honky-Tonk or Rock 'n' Roll or Country show. That's something that we've worked at, and it's genuine. That's all we care about. 

"Anybody who wants to try to make up falsities about us, come and see us live. Period. That's it."

And you can do that at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo February 11th! Here they are at our Y100 Bud Light 8 Man Jam:

 

Kenny Chesney is leaving his label home of more than 20 years, Sony Music Nashville, to sign with Warner Music Nashville, we found out yesterday.

There is no word yet on why he decided to make the label change, nor any word on plans for an album after Cosmic Hallelujah, that came out in 2016. He'll join such artists as Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Cole Swindell, and Chris Janson. 

Music City Minute: Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton

Dierks Bentley had a lot of help from his friends on Sunday night as he opened his new Whiskey Row bar and restaurant in downtown Nashville. Dierks launched the new Nashville hot spot by welcoming several of his fellow stars to the stage to sing a few 90's country covers. The night included performances from Dierks, as well as Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne, Cole Swindell, Lauren Alaina, Maddie and Tae and more.

 

Carrie Underwood finally gave fans what they've been craving on Friday, she released her anthemic song, "The Champion," to the world. Carrie teamed up with rapper Ludacris for the new song, which will open NBC's Super Bowl 52 on February 4th with a video that was filmed last year. In addition to opening this year's big game, "The Champion" will also be incorporated into NBC's coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which kick off on February 9 in South Korea.Carrie co-wrote "The Champion" last year with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Ludacris (Christopher Bridges), who Carrie personally asked to collaborate on the tune. Carrie says their main focus when writing the song was celebrating athletes at the top of their game, while also resonating with people in their everyday lives. Carrie says, "We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There's a champion in every single one of us!" Ludacris says, "It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song."

 

Two years after making his debut on NBC's Saturday Night Live in 2016, Chris Stapleton is heading back to the show January 27th. He’ll join the host for that evening, Will Ferrell. 

Music City Minute: Tim & Faith, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett 

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have been named in a copyright lawsuit regarding the title track from their duets album, The Rest of Our Life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, two Australian songwriters -- Sean Carey and Beau Golden -- are suing Tim and Faith, along with the song's co-writers and their respective publishing companies, claiming that "The Rest of Our Life" is "blatant copying" of their 2014 song, "When I Found You." The lawsuit, which was filed in a New York federal court, seeks at least $5 million in actual damages, plus profits, a running royalty and attorney's fees.McGraw and Hill were named in the lawsuit because they're the artists who performed the song, which was written by Ed Sheeran, Amy Wadge, Johnny McDaid and Steve McCutcheon.

 

 

Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line and his wife Hayley welcome their little girl Olivia Rose into the world December 23rd, well it looks like they’re getting all settled in because they had an ADORABLE photo shoot of their little family of 4, including dog Harley. PEOPLE Country got the photos of the newest member of their little family!

 

We know that one of the biggest thing Thomas Rhett’s wife likes to be a part of is the 147 Million Orphans Charity which helps out Orphans in Uganda. That is where Lauren and Thomas met their sweet Willa Gray and adopted her from. Now that things have settled down a little bit in the Rhett household Lauren thought it was time to go back and give more of her time and love to the Orphanage.

 

Lauren recently shared a story on her Instagram on a little boy that she and her team helped named Frances. She captioned the photo with “So this is sweet little Frances. And if you scroll through these pics **WARNING some of them are hard to look at-but it was his reality** he was found by our @147millionorphans ground team in Masindi, Uganda. He is a total orphan, meaning no living relatives… and goes on to explain how they found him, and how he’s doing so great now. 

Music City Minute: Dierks Bentley, American Idol, & Cam 

Dierks Bentley shared some big news yesterday announcing the release of his ninth studio album, The Mountain, out in early 2018. Dierks revealed that the album was set in motion this past summer while surrounded by some of his musical heroes at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, Colorado. Dierks soon returned to the small mountain town for a retreat with his songwriter friends, where he said the writing process for the album came together quickly. The bulk of the album's songs, including the title track were written during the week of that retreat, which Dierks described as the most inspiring creative experience he's ever had.Dierks said, "Telluride just makes you want to reach for your guitar. We all went out there and got completely off the grid...out of our normal element and the grind that happens on Music Row and it was, from the very get-go, magic. We'd wake up every morning, grab a coffee, take the gondola up, watch the sun come up over the mountains, and by 8:30 we were writing. We just wrote non-stop."

 

Yesterday we also told you the new version of "American Idol" is abandoning the bad auditions, and we know a lot of people will be sad, that’s their favorite part! Well William Hung thinks that's a BIG MISTAKE.

 Of course, William became the bad audition by which ALL bad auditions were judged when he butchered Ricky Martin's “She Bangs” on Season Three.

William Hung did make a great point, he said that without those auditions, the show might not have anything to separate it from "The Voice"…which doesn't do bad auditions.

 

 Our Y100 Bud Light 8 Man Jam alumni Cam is coming to the rodeo February 18th and we can’t wait! Well, yesterday she posted a selfie on Instagram, but it wasn't some fun "Hey, look at me" pic. She wrote some serious stuff in the caption about how the photo was taken last year before a show when she was feeling anxious and inadequate.

She sent it to a friend hoping for feedback because she thought she looked, quote, "ugly-ridiculous-stupid." It's a feeling that she experiences before EVERY show during what she calls her "one hour of anxiety" of trying to look perfect. Now I’m not saying I’m glad this happens to her, but I am glad that she’s showing the world that she’s just a regular girl like all of us. 

It goes on to say that she's DONE letting the "beauty ideal" suck up her time, confidence, and ability to control her own self-worth. She pledges to focus on the positive in the New Year.

She included this in the caption, "I'm gonna leave these insecure moments in 2017. I'm gonna save my [concerns] for magical stuff this year. Just like that. So here I go, looking however I look, without the worry, to more present and powerful experiences in 2018."

Music City Minute: Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, American Idol

Sugarland has revealed the dates for their upcoming "Still the Same Tour," which will make stops this summer. The tour will include special guests Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen on the first leg, while Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell will join the duo for the trek's second half. The will make two stops so far in Texas

July 20 - Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand PrairieJuly 21 - Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre

There is a presale code you can use to get tickets and VIP Packages right now that code is “STILLTHESAME” you can use it at Sugarlandmusic.com the rest of the tickets will go on sale Friday at 10am.

 

Wendy Williams was doing her "Hot Topics" segment the other day, and brought up Carrie Underwood’s accident back in November when she fell on her front porch… and then needed stitches on her face. 

Wendy said that she "didn't know a whole bunch about" the accident, and although that would have been the perfect place for her to stop, she didn't. Instead, she suggested that Carrie LIED about the whole thing.

She said, "Carrie said on Twitter that we might not recognize her when it's all said and done. I don't know what that means. An excuse for a facelift? But no, we're cynical. She was already cute, so I don't know what she's doing or what happened."

As you can imagine, that bit of nonsense was all over the place yesterday, which is probably what Wendy Williams was hoping for. A "source" told said Wendy wants to have Carrie on her show to clear the air. 

 

Orginally Dan + Shay thought their new song “Tequila” would be fun party song but then they decided to flip it. They explain how a lot of people related certain alcohol smells to certain memories, certain times in their life, or certain people so it’s really sort of a heartbreak song. Dan says, “It’s kind of a story where it’s like, I can do all these things I can drink whiskey, champagne, red wine all night, but when I taste tequila I’m right back there with that girl.”

This saddens me because I feel like this is a favorite part of the audition process for many people! It was the whole reason why we watch the auditions! I mean come on, who didn’t love William Hung! But American Idol did explain why they’re doing this in a way that completely makes sense, they said, "It doesn't feel comfortable to put borderline unstable people up on stage and laugh at them." Well, when you put it that way I guess it all makes sense. Plus, the inspirational stories are really the ones that make me cry! 

Music City Minute: Zac Brown Band, Brett Young, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett

Last night was an amazing game the NCAA National Championship where Alabama beat Georgia in overtime 26 to 23! Hopefully you saw the beginning of the game where the Zac Brown Band sang an amazing rendition of the National Anthem featuring the Atlanta Gospel Choir, and you know anything with a choir gives you goosebumps!

 

It’s hard to believe Brett Young wasn’t a house hold name just about a year ago. His most recent single "Like I Loved You" just went No. 1 and it’s been there the past three weeks! The song marks his third consecutive No. 1 hit and gives him a boost going into 2018. Brett says, "This was such awesome news to start the New Year. I'm genuinely blown away and so thankful to my fans and Country radio for their continued support of my music." 

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan may have once teamed up as co-hosts on the ACM Awards, but the two singers will now find themselves going toe-to-toe on primetime television. That's because ABC just announced that their reboot of American Idol, featuring Luke as a judge, will be in the same time slot as NBC's music competition The Voice starring Blake. Dun dun dun!!! While American Idol's new season launches in March with shows on Sundays and Mondays, the Monday episodes will directly compete with The Voice for viewers. Now THIS is going to be interesting.American Idol premieres its new season with two shows on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 at 7 PM. While Season 14 of The Voice launches on Monday, February 26 at 7 PM.

Thomas Rhett says his song “Marry Me” imagines what might have happened if he and his wife Lauren hadn't gotten together. He remembers years ago when they were each dating other people, until the day he took a chance and told her how he really felt. Fortunately, she felt the same.

Thomas says, "It's a make-believe story about me being invited to her wedding, and never getting the chance to tell her how I felt about her. I thought that was an interesting way to write a sad song, because it could have been my life very easily."

Music City Minute: Hillary Scott, Jon Pardi, & Gary LeVox 

Hillary Scott is nearing the end of her pregnancy and recently shared a pretty incredible video that shows her twin girls quite literally on the move. In the video the twins can be seen actively kicking inside her belly, giving fans a glimpse into a special moment in her pregnancy. In the caption, Scott called her twin girls "baby ninjas" and said she's still "absolutely floored by the fact that we are created to carry life, and that they MOVE like this within us." She then wrote, "I'm trying to soak up these (slightly less uncomfortable) moments that I will miss and try to hold in my heart forever."

 

Jon Pardi appears to be plotting a duet with his tour mate, Miranda Lambert. In a recent interview he revealed that he's actually recorded a song written by Miranda for his next album with hopes that she'll sing on it, too. While the duet isn't official just yet, Jon does say, "I'm working on it, but we did shake hands. You know Miranda-she's a Texan. A handshake goes a long way. There might be some collab on the next record." 

Brian Kelley finally got to meet Florida Georgia Line's newest member: Tyler Hubbard's newborn baby girl, Olivia Rose. On Thursday, Brian posted a picture on Instagram that shows him and wife Brittney sitting on the couch next to the little bundle of joy. Brian said in the caption, "Hard not to get emotional while meeting this precious angel today oh my Lord what a blessing!" He then talked about how proud he is of Tyler and his wife, Hayley, writing, "What a beautiful story God is writing. Y'all got parents of the year on lock already." 

Gary Levox from Rascal Flatts personal tour bus caught fire Saturday morning on the way to a hunting trip in Louisiana. He and his brother were on board when it happened but they were able to escape without injuries. It's not clear what caused the fire. He posted a clip through the front door showing smoke inside the cabin. He wrote, "It happened quick and could have been a different story if the ammunition would've caught fire. Thank you lord for your covering this morning."

He also posted a photo of hunting gear sitting on the ground next to the bus, and said, "Not where I was wanting to watch the sunrise."

Health Club Implements New Rule Banning News Networks

Exercise is considered one of the best forms of stress relief and health club, Life Time Fitness seems to agree! The massive health chain made the decision to discontinue showing cable news networks in their facilities. These networks which include the likes of CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN will be replaced by channels, USA, A&E, Discovery, and HGTV.

Gym goers will still be able to access their preferred news sources through the facility’s Wi-Fi according to Life Time’s senior director of public relations and internal communications, Natalie Bushaw.

The move is likely to remove the subject of politics from the gym to reduce debates, conflicting views, and create a positive and healthy environment. Could other fitness chains follow suit? What do you think of the decision to ban news networks showing at the gym? Sound off below!

You could read more including a statement from Life Time Fitness from our friends at KSAT12 here!

Music City Minute: Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, & Thomas Rhett

Little Big Town are among the first performers announced for the upcoming 60th Grammy Awards on January 28th. Lady Gaga and hip hop star Childish Gambino are also performing that night. Little Big Town are nominated for two awards at this year's ceremony, including Best Country Album for The Breaker and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Better Man." The Grammy’s will be hosted by TV personality James Corden on the 28th!

To hold you over until the show, you can watch their amazing performance of “Better Man” from the CMA Awards two years ago. 

 

Newlyweds Kelsea Ballerini and Morgan Evans kicked their New Year off in style, hitting the beach for a horseback riding honeymoon. She posted the adorable photo to her Instagram and caption it, "And now, we honeymoon."

 

Thomas Rhett has been named one of the Best Mannered People of 2017 by the National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC), an organization that teaches children about courtesy, character and other mannerly conduct. Thomas comes in at No. 8 on the esteemed Top 10 list, which includes musicians, professional athletes and even the Prince Harry's new fiancée, Meghan Markle. Some of the other celebrities to make the list include pop star Selena Gomez, Olympic Gold medalist Aly Raisman and Sadie Robertson of the Duck Dynasty fame. 

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