Dierks Bentley and his family have temporarily moved away from Nashville and are living in Colorado. Dierks is loving it. His kids....not so much. "They can't wait to come back. They're having a good time where they are but they love the city, they love their friends, obviously," he shares. "But they're looking forward to coming back, so we'll be back at some point." Dierks says it actually took some coercing to get the kids to agree to leave Nashville in the first place.
Happy Birthday to Keith Urban, who turns 53 today! Keith prides himself on smelling nice. He picked it up from his dad, because he always smelled good when Keith was younger. He also likes to get creative with his cologne by blending different kinds together and creating his own unique scent.
2020 has been a tough year for Michael Ray with the pandemic, his marriage to Carly Pearce ending and the death of his uncle. "It's one of those years that you grow a lot from ....You go through a lot of stuff, and through that, you find out more of who you are," Michael shared. "You just have no choice but to kind of rely back on who you are." He had been spending time recently in his hometown of Eustis, Florida, but has since returned to Nashville.
Blake Shelton shared his thoughts on award shows when he and Gwen Stefani accepted the CMT Musiic Award for Collaborative Video of the Year for "Nobody But You". He was comparing fan-voted awards to ones that are decided by industry insiders. "So thank you so much, first of all, to the fans," he said. "I really do believe that these awards shows are beginning to lose credibility over the last few years, and fan-voted awards to me are really the only standup awards shows left in our industry it feels like sometimes, because you guys are the ones who buy the records, you come to the shows and you vote on all these things. We love y'all so much."
Miranda Lambert shared the news Thursday night that her dog, Waylon, has died. She posted a wonderful tribute to him on social media and shared the story of how he became hers. She says she found two puppies on an Oklahoma roadside in 2008 "starving and freezing nearly to death. I was listening to Jessi Colter and Waylon Jennings at the time me and mom saw them and pulled over to pick them up," she recalls. Miranda was told by a vet that the male probably wouldn't survive. "But he did. For almost 13 years," she continues. "He was a rock in our family and always held down the fort. We are heartbroken but happy that he is running across the rainbow bridge right now and will be waiting for us when we get there"
Garth Brooks had to postpone his Fun album preview event after an accident on his farm damaged his hand. He tried to delay the Facebook Live event, but eventually postponed it until October 26th. Garth's publicist says that he hurt multiple fingers on his left hand. He tried to play guitar, but unfortunately he was not able to.
The 2020 CMT Music Awards were held last night at multiple locations around Tennessee with Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and Sarah Hyland as the hosts. Here's a look at the winners from last night:
Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood "Drinking Alone"
Female Video of the Year: Carrie Underwood "Drinking Alone"
Male Video of the Year: Luke Bryan "One Margarita"
Duo Video of the Year: Dan + Shay "I Should Probably Go To Bed"
Group Video of the Year: Old Dominion "One Man Band"
Performance of the Year: Chris Young "Drowning"
Breakthrough Video of the Year: Gabby Barrett "I Hope"
Collaborative Video of the Year: Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani "Nobody But You"
Quarantine Video of the Year: Granger Smith "Don't Cough On Me"
CMT Equal Play Award: Jennifer Nettles