Eric Church and His Road Crew Do a Shot of Jack Daniels Before Every Show
“CBS This Morning” took a behind-the-scenes look at ERIC CHURCH’s current tour. A lot of the focus was on the nuts and bolts of doing a major tour, but it also touched on how much respect Eric has for his hard-working crew.
He says, quote, “Those guys are my family, and they would have my back in any situation, and I would have theirs.”
He also does a shot of Jack Daniels with them each night before the show. He says, quote, “They busted their ass since 7:00 A.M., and they’ve been out there doing what they do and I feel like when I walk out there I get to, for them, spike the ball.”
Here are a few interesting tour facts: It costs $250,000 just to pull up to the venue each night, and $19 million to produce the nine-month tour. There are 14 trucks and 12 buses, and it takes 12 hours to put the show up, and six to take it down.
Eric is up for FOUR Grammys, but in his mind, he’s already won. He explains, quote, “It’s the one award that it’s enough to be nominated. With the Grammys the way they choose them, it’s not about the commercial side.
Watch Reba McEntire Do the “Boob Bounce”
REBA MCENTIRE brought her stepson Brandon Blackstock and his famous wife KELLY CLARKSON to see the musical “Kinky Boots” on Tuesday in Nashville. But that’s not the story. The story is what happened backstage AFTER the show.
Reba wore a pair of kinky boots and did the “boob bounce” with a female cast member. Basically, you stick your chest out . . . and then bounce. Reba didn’t perform with as much zest as the actress, but I’m not complaining.
Brantley Gilbert is Getting Married in June, And There Will Be Mac and Cheese at the Reception
BRANTLEY GILBERT and his fiancée Amber Cochran are getting married in June. She’s doing the wedding planning, and letting him THINK he’s in on it.
BRAD PAISLEY announced the first round of dates of his “Crushin’ It World Tour”. It kicks off May 15th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will stretch into the fall. JUSTIN MOORE and newcomer MICKEY GUYTON are the openers. Shows are still being added but you check for updates at BradPaisley.com.
Is bro-Country” on its way into the dictionary? The Cambridge Dictionary Blog added it the other day. They define it as, quote, “A sub-genre of country music sung by young white men, featuring songs with macho themes such as trucks, drinking, and partying.”
According to Taste of Country, making it onto the blog means it’s been “recognized” as a new word, but it hasn’t officially been added to the English language.