- 1:11 am Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
It seems safe to say that anyone affected by the shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1 will never forget that day. But for some—especially those who lost loved ones, were wounded themselves or narrowly escaped with their lives, and those artists who were just there to give fans a great time—the memories are much more vivid.
Jake Owen was the fifth artist to perform that day in Las Vegas. Hot newcomer Tyler Reeve kicked off the day’s music, then Texas favorites Josh Abbott Band followed him. Kane Brown and Big & Rich took their [More]
- 12:34 am Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Chris Stapleton not only lost a musical hero last week when Tom Petty passed away. He lost a friend as well.
This summer, Chris performed three shows with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Chicago and Milwaukee. There was a mutual respect growing between the two artists. It’s evident in Chris’s recollection of their final conversation. Chris shared his memories of that exchange during a recent concert in Illinois.
Chris told the crowd, “Last thing he said to me was, ‘I hope we get the opportunity to do this again,’ and I left there thinking that we might. I sure am sad [More]
- 12:25 am Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Russell Dickerson is a rising star in the country music world that you should keep an eye on and he’s opening up to JustJared.com about five things you probably don’t know about him.
The 30-year-old entertainer is releasing his debut album Yours on Friday (October 13) and it has spent several weeks as the number one country music pre-order!
Here are the five things to know about Russell:
I wore swim trunks and cowboy boots to college graduation: Took me 6 years to finally graduate so I had to go out in RD fashion! As I walked across the stage you could totally see I definitely wasn’t [More]
- 12:19 am Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Say what you will about Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines — the girl is one tough cookie. And she showed off that toughness recently when she had a bit of a run-in with a cabinet door.
It all began with a pic she posted on Oct. 10 showing off a fresh new shiner on her eye. “My face met the edge of a cabinet door,” she told her fans. “It’s a look.”
- 12:27 am Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, visited survivors still recovering in Las Vegas hospitals on Oct. 8, one week after gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers during the country singer’s headlining show at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
A powerful photo posted on Brittany’s Instagram page shows the married couple standing on an airport tarmac while looking at a distant view of Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, where the shooter carried out his deadly attack.
- 12:22 am Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
There is no doubt that Blake Shelton is in love not only with the beautiful Gwen Stefani, but also with her three kids. Although Blake has no children of his own, he looks at his happiest when he is with the boys that Gwen shares with her ex-husband, Gavin Rossdale — Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.
“We have so much fun,” Blake said in a recent interview with “Entertainment Tonight.” “I don’t think you should be able to have that much fun. It’s probably illegal in California.”
This happiness seems to point toward this question then — does the 41-year-old Blake see himself [More]
- 3:40 pm Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Staff Writer
As Dee Jay Silver and his wife were among the thousands of attendees protecting themselves at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, their baby boy was merely doors down from the gunman’s hotel room in the Mandalay Bay.
Expressing her gratefulness for their son’s wellbeing as well as thanking the protection of her family over their child, Dee Jay Silver’s wife, Jenna Straub, took to her Instagram to post a heart-wrenching yet emotional story about how close to home the horrific shooting truly was to their family.
“Wake is our whole soul & reason for living. He was in our room at Mandalay [More]
- 2:28 pm Saturday, September 30th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Country music has a long history of being open and inviting to anyone who wants to give our much-loved genre a try.
Well, almost anyone.
Don’t even think about it, Kanye.
And this process of being open to artists from other genres is certainly easier when they seem to fit right in — which looks to be the case for pop star Tori Kelly. The blonde talent and her crazy-amazing voice will be featured as the duet partner for none other than 24-year-old Chris Lane on his new single, “Take Back Home Girl.” And from the sounds of it, she is certainly welcome [More]
- 2:25 pm Saturday, September 30th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
The national anthem controversy has been a trending topic since President Donald Trump declared that NFL players should be fired for taking a knee during the song’s performance at ball games. But a new storm is brewing and a new audience is offended … by Tyler Farr’s rendition of the national anthem at the Sept. 28 Packers and Bears football game.
And it surprisingly started with a comment made by ESPN reporter Darren Rovell, who tweeted, “Good thing for tonight’s anthem singer, no one seems to be paying attention to the actual song.”
- 12:37 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Texans take pride in their love of Whataburger, which started in Corpus Christi in 1950. Now that feeling is spreading across the country as Whataburger takes the top spot in the “better burger” chain rankings.
Data collected from January through March 2017 was used to create the most recent rankings of national burger chains. Out of the seven total chains analyzed by data analytics firm 1010data, Whataburger claimed a whopping 44 percent of burger transactions during that period.