I’m starting to think people will never stop believing CHRIS YOUNG had something to do with MIRANDA LAMBERT and BLAKE SHELTON splitting up, because the questions just keep coming.
He went on the defensive again on “Entertainment Tonight”, saying, quote, “Man, it sucks that I got put in this situation with two people who are my friends. It’s just so weird getting pulled into something like that where it just wasn’t true.”
The rumors about him and Miranda started three years ago, but guess who had his back when they picked up steam last month? Chris says, quote, “I was in touch with Blake all day that day. He was like, ‘Dude, sorry.’ I was like, ‘I know, man.'”
Despite all this, he’s still on good terms with both of them. Quote, “I’ve not seen them, [but] I’ve definitely texted and called both of them. They’re both good since [the last] time I’ve heard from them. As good as you can be.”
MADDIE & TAE did a lot of experimenting before deciding on their band name. And they got dangerously close to choosing a few awful ones. They even looked at paint swatches hoping to come up with something they’d like.
TAE DYE says quote, “That’s how desperate we were to find a cool name. [Stuff] like Pearl Iris or Ivory Moon.”
At one point they picked Sweet Aliana, a name that MADDIE MARLOW admits was terrible. She says, quote, “That was the worst name ever. [It] was the most childish band name, and our music wasn’t childish.”
Fortunately, they made the change at just the right time. She adds, quote, “Right before we got our record deal, we were like, ‘You know what? I think we should just go by our names. Because our music is very honest and transparent.’
“It was hard for us to go by something other than our names. Maddie & Tae just fit us so well.”
FRANKIE BALLARD is not afraid to admit he likes dressing up. It’s something he discovered about himself a long time ago. Quote, “I didn’t feel confident or comfortable unless I was dressed up. And I don’t mean a suit, just dressed as best as I could feel.
“I’ve caught some flak for it, especially in school. But I always stayed with it. After a while people just understand that’s the way you do things. It’s about me making sure I walk out the door and feel confident so I can be my best.”
BRAD PAISLEY announced the first set of dates of his Country Nation College Tour, which is a series of free campus concerts. It kicks off September 6th at Virginia Tech, and will make stops at Baylor, the University of Texas, and the University of Arkansas. More dates are coming. Details are at BradPaisley.com.
DEANA CARTER is seeking a restraining order against an alleged “aggressive” stalker. She’s accusing him harassing her for several years. (Full Story)
Steven Tyler to Guest Star on ‘Nashville’
Steven Tyler posted a pic on Instagram with Hayden Panettierre on the set of Nashville this past Tuesday (Aug.18) announcing that he will be on the show this fall.
“Hayden and I getting a little “Crazy” on the set of @nashvilleabc You won’t want to miss this…..#patsycline”
Carrie Underwood’s Big Announcement
Don’t forget this afternoon Carrie Underwood plans to make a big announcement on her Facebook page via live video chat at 5pm ET. Then you can catch her on Entertainment Tonight at 7:30pm ET tonight! We are thinking it’s a new album!
Kelly Clarkson Lets Big News Slip Last Night
Kelly let it slip during her concert last night that she is expecting baby number two! She got emotional while singing her song ‘Piece By Piece’, a song about her relationship with her dad.
“I was totally not planning on announcing this, but … I’m totally pregnant,” Clarkson told the crowd at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, according to People. ”I’m having a really hard time.
“… That was not how I wanted to announce that … I hate this song right now,” the singer continued. “My makeup artist is backstage hating me right now. I just don’t want you to think I’m on pills or drunk.”
And if any fans didn’t believe her the first time, after Clarkson finished the song, she explained that the moment really was unplanned — she and husband Brandon Blackstock haven’t even told their extended family yet!
“I’d like to apologize to my husband. That was not planned. I just didn’t want you to think I was crazy or something,” Clarkson added. “Honestly, I’m just so hormonal today … I haven’t vomited yet. That is a freakin’ win, y’all.”
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Happy Birthday going out to our good friend Aaron Watson today! He is 38. Keep on Keepin’ on Honky Tonk Kid.