CRAIG MORGAN and KENI THOMAS are both former U.S. Army Majors, so who better to ask what Veteran’s Day means to them . . . and while they’re at it, share a few thoughts about their time serving our country.
Craig Morgan said this about his days in the service: Quote, “I remember relationships I established that I still have today. When you spend that much time in that type of an environment, you know each other’s souls.”
On what Veteran’s Day means to him, he said, quote, “It’s a day to celebrate those who provide us with our freedom and remember those who’ve made great sacrifices for us.”
Keni Thomas shared his thoughts about being in the service: Quote, “It’s the value of the people on your left and right. Taking care of one another is an absolute. Lives are on the line. You miss that when you get out into the real world.”
On what Veteran’s Day means to him, he said, quote, “They are your neighbors, your family, your military. As this next generation begins to transition home from 15 years of fighting, we as a community must help them back into the real world.
LUKE BRYAN may have set a record that he had no idea existed . . . because it didn’t, until now. I think. CMT.com put a stopwatch on the hug he gave his wife after he was announced as Entertainer of the Year. It lasted 13 seconds, which, apparently, is the longest televised hug in the history of the CMAs.
Before KACEY MUSGRAVES was a big star performing without panties on the CMAs, she was an 18-year-old contestant on “Nashville Star”. It was Season 5 and she came in 7th place. Some chick named Angela Hackerwas the winner.
If it doesn’t jog your memory, well, Kacey’s happy about that. She says, quote, “It’s probably a good thing that people don’t remember me from that time period. I was very young and figuring myself out musically and personally.
“It was a great platform to get myself kind of accustomed to being in the industry and seeing what it was like being away from my tiny little hometown in Texas.”
KENNY CHESNEY invited ERIC CHURCH to join him for five shows on his “Big Revival” tour. The dates are: May 9th in Indianapolis, May 30th in Pittsburgh, June 13th in Atlanta . . . plus July 11th in Philadelphia and August 22nd in Detroit. Details are at KennyChesney.com.
JANA KRAMER was moved to tears while recording a duet with STEVEN TYLER. She tells RollingStone.com, quote, “I’m in the studio and they’re like, ‘Holy crap, we just got background vocals from Steven Tyler!’ I immediately started crying.” The song is called “Bullet” and it’ll be on Jana’s new album, which will be out next year.
Texas billionaire T. BOONE PICKENS shelled out $135,000 for one of GEORGE STRAIT’S guitars. He revealed it in a letter to the “Dallas Morning News“ . . . while nominating George as Texan of the Year.
SAM HUNT announced the dates of his first-ever headline tour. He’s calling it the Lipstick Graffiti Tour, and it’ll launch January 29th in Los Angeles. NATIVE RUN and MICHAEL RAY are the openers. Grab your dates atSamHunt.com.