- 12:26 am Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Earlier this week, in case you missed it, the Houston Texans released career backup quarterback Matt McGloin and signed Josh Johnson to replace him on the Texans’ bench.
With star rookie DeShaun Watson out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, an injury sustained in practice, Tom Savage is reportedly stepping in to the starting quarterback position, with former Texan T.J. Yates as his backup.
According to his NFL player profile, Johnson played 29 career games since 2008, but the last pass he threw during a regular season game came during 2011.
- 12:22 am Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
If you tuned into ABC on the night of ‘The 51st Annual CMA Awards,” then you probably caught glimpses of some of the biggest stars in country music. Nearly everybody was there, from Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire to Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini.
But there was one person who didn’t make it onto television for the show this year, or any year – Grammy winner Sturgill Simpson. That’s because he was busking as a stunt out in front of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, where the awards show takes place every year. He also wasn’t invited to the ceremony, although he’s likely [More]
- 2:10 pm Saturday, November 11th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Things were all going so well. “The 51st Annual CMA Awards” had gone off without a hitch, with fans gushing over the night’s emotional performances and heartfelt tributes. In true country fashion, everyone was acting like one big family.
But just like in any family, sometimes those moments don’t last for long.
Female Vocalist of the Year winner Miranda Lambert caused quite a stir on Nov. 10 with a remark she made on her boyfriend’s Anderson East’s Instagram account, commenting on Entertainer of the Year winner Garth Brooks’ candid backstage admission that he lip synced his CMA performance due to being [More]
- 12:19 am Friday, November 10th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill see a difference between the promise of the right to bear arms covered in the United States Bill of Rights and the right of citizens to possess military-level assault weapons.
In a new “Billboard” interview conducted just two weeks after the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Tim and Faith are emerging as the most famous country stars yet to call for what Tim calls “common sense” gun control.
Tim explains that he is a bird hunter, so he’s not calling for a ban on all guns.
He says, “I love to [More]
- 12:18 am Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
You might have noticed it during Garth Brooks’ performance at the CMA Awards and you may have chalked it up to the typical delay that is built into live television shows. Garth and his music didn’t seem in sync. Because they weren’t.
But being the artist that he is, Garth straight up admitted to reporters backstage, shortly after he was named the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year, that he was lip-syncing to his newest hit single, “Ask Me How I Know.” And it was for good reason. His voice was already under the strain of 12 shows in 10 days, and [More]
- 3:10 pm Sunday, November 5th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Garth Brooks made CMA Awards history in 2016 when he won a record fifth Entertainer of the Year trophy. He dominated the category four times in the ’90s, and this latest win came two years into his record-breaking “World Tour.” He’s nominated for the show’s top prize again this year.
Garth has fond memories of that night claiming the top prize at the CMA’s 50th annual show in 2016.
He tells Rare Country, “Little Taylor [Swift] was the one that announced it. When I heard the name, I just wanted to hug the guys [the other nominees]. Carrie [Underwood] was backstage. She [More]
- 3:02 pm Sunday, November 5th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Two months after Hurricane Harvey swept across Texas, devastating the Gulf coast, including Rockport where George Strait had a beach home, the country superstar has just experienced a tragic property loss.
According to a post on the Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort Facebook page, the resort experienced a fire in the venue’s clubhouse, which is now closed indefinitely. George, an avid golfer, is a co-owner of the resort, which includes a golf course, pro-shop, hotel and restaurant. It is located in Boerne, Texas, in the picturesque Texas Hill Country.
The post also thanks guests and staff for their speedy evacuation [More]
- 12:30 am Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 by Jake Stewart
Country singer Jessie James Decker and her family just got some big news!
The singer and her NFL star hubby Eric Decker, who co-star in the “E!” series “Eric & Jessie,” are expecting their third child together, and now we know what baby No. 3 will be.
The couple gathered at home with their daughter Vivianne, 3, and son Eric “Bub” Jr., 2, to find out if the little ones would be getting a brother or sister. The answer lies within the cardboard box filled with balloons, which the kids couldn’t wait to open.
Jessie posted the sweet video of the moment on [More]
- 12:27 am Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 by Jake Stewart
“I’ll be damned if I’m going to let anyone scare me,” Jason Aldean triumphantly told a New Orleans crowd on Oct. 26 as he performed his first outdoor concert since the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct. 1 that killed 58 people. That shooting spree terrifyingly began while Jason was onstage at a country music festival.
“It’s been a crazy few weeks,” Jason said during the New Orleans show, according to NOLA.com. “The craziest thing,” he added, is that playing music “is where we’re the most comfortable.”
But the very next night, an Aldean concert in Tupelo, Mississippi, was the setting for [More]
- 1:02 am Monday, October 30th, 2017 by Jake Stewart
This week, a Spring woman said she thought she did her homework:
“I looked on Ticket Line, StubHub [and] Craigslist. Found they were cheaper on Craigslist,” Andrea Falcon said in an interview about her search for four tickets to Game 3 of the World Series.
Being a pervious purchaser of tickets on Craigslist before, she said she felt comfortable about her decision, even taking extra steps to confirm their legitimacy.
After meeting the man near Minute Maid Park, she showed the tickets to the staff at the box office to make sure they looked legitimate.
“The ticket window person said those were printed on Astros stock [More]