Charley Pride is 77 today! Happy Birthday Charley!
Miranda Lambert must of had the luck of the Irish on her side yesterday because she hit 1 MILLION followers!
HIGHLIGHTS: SHANIA TWAIN is defending MADONNA’s sexy performance at the Grammys. She says, quote, “It’s like saying once you reach 70, you should stop having sex. Art is a platform where self-expression should not be limited. There’s no age limit to that.”
SHANIA TWAIN will be 50 in August, so that qualifies her to discuss whether or not women of a certain age are allowed to be sexy, right? That’s what Canada’s “Maclean’s” magazine thinks.
They asked for her take on 56-year-old MADONNA getting criticized for her sexed-up performance at the Grammys. Naturally, she thinks it’s unfair. Quote, “It’s like saying once you reach 70, you should stop having sex.
“Art is a platform where self-expression should not be limited. Should art be controlled? It’d be painful if we started to overregulate self-expression . . . especially when it has to do with age. I’m here to inspire. There’s no age limit to that.”
They also asked if she gets flashbacks when she sees TAYLOR SWIFT getting pummeled in the media. She certainly has sympathy: Quote, “Anybody who makes it to the top knows what it’s like. I sometimes relive it when I see it again.
“I feel for that person, I really do. I’m thinking, ‘I hope they’re being strong right now and they have good support.’ I hope they aren’t taking it too personally. I have compassion for them.”
Remember when BRAD PAISLEY showed off that fully stocked bar in his house? Well, his yard isn’t exactly shabby either. It’s filled with targets so he can practice his bow and arrow skills any time he wants. He says, quote, “I shoot a bow a lot.
“I’ve got a bunch of targets. It looks almost like a miniature golf course or something. I’ve got bears and velociraptors . . . and coyote targets all over the farm. It looks like the worst zoo you’ve ever seen.
“They’re not alive. It looks like I’m a nut. But I go out on the porch in the morning with a cup of coffee and just shoot.” (CMT)
COLE SWINDELL was asked how it feels to be one of the ACM New Artist finalists. He said, quote, “I wouldn’t be in the final three without my fans. I hope they take pride in knowing they did this.
“The fact that some of my music is connecting means the world to me. That’s what you do. You make music and you hope people accept it and love it like you do.”
JASON ALDEAN doesn’t know why he tends to sell more albums than other country artists.
THOMAS RHETT caught his own supper during a recent fishing trip in Key West, Florida . . . then posted photos of the vacation on social media. You can check ’em out at CMT.com.
CHASE BRYANT says his new single, “Little Bit Of You“, is about being up way too late . . . and thinking about that one person way too much.
CountryWeekly.com is previewing JASON MICHAEL CARROLL’S new song “God Only Knows”. It’s the first single from his album, “What Color Is Your Sky”, which will be out May 5th.