“Entertainment Weekly” asked JAKE OWEN if he finds it hard to believe how strongly people reacted after he got his haircut. He said, quote, “No, I couldn’t believe it at all.
“I still think it’s weird . . . people asking me questions about it. I cut it over a month and a half ago and everybody still asks me about it, it cracks me up. My brother said, ‘You don’t need a publicist, you just needed a haircut.'”
They also asked for his take on all the different styles of country music coming out of Nashville. If they were trolling for some negativity, they didn’t get it.
He said, quote, “I’m loving it because I think it’s opening up the door for a lot of people. “[There’s] CHRIS STAPLETON and STURGILL SIMPSON. I love those guys, and they have so many fans that love what they do.
“And on the polar opposite, you have TAYLOR SWIFT or SAM HUNT . . . something that sounds completely different. They’ve got millions of fans as well. It’s a great time for country music in the variety that people have to choose from.”
People.com celebrated the 40th anniversary of GLEN CAMPBELL’s 1975 smash “Rhinestone Cowboy” . . . by having other artists sing a verse or two. It includes Dolly Parton, Sara Evans, Darius Rucker, Joe Nichols, and Tim McGraw.
TIM MCGRAW explains what he needs to hear in a song before he’ll record it. Quote, “When you hear a song it has to affect you. And I know that right away. If it doesn’t move me in some sort of way . . . there’s no need listening to it anymore.”
MIRANDA LAMBERT released the full video to her song “Roots and Wings”, which you may recognize from her Ram Trucks commercials.
MICKEY GUYTON decided to be a singer after watching a 10-year-old LEANN RIMES perform the National Anthem at a Texas Rangers baseball game.