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.