Miranda Lambert is a featured cast member and an executive producer on a new podcast called Make It Up as We Go. The scripted series will follow the story of a singer-songwriter pursuing her dream. Lindsay Ell, Dennis Quaid and Billy Bob Thornton are also going to featured. Miranda, Lindsay Ell, Scarlett Burke (who also plays the main character) and Nicolle Galyon will all contribute music to the podcast, which debuts in October.
Luke Combs and his fiancee, Nicole Hocking, got married on Saturday at their home in southern Florida. Their family was there for the ceremony, and the couple plans to celebrate with friends and family in the new year. Luke and Nicole started dating in 2016, he won her over with his song "Beautiful Crazy", which he wrote for her, and they were engaged in November of 2018.
After he lost a football bet earlier this year, Luke Combs had to go vegan for 90 days. He didn't end up sticking with it. "Am I still a vegan? No, I'm not still a vegan," Luke answered when asked. "Did I honour the bet for the whole 90 days? No, I did not. I made it just over a month and I just was like, 'Man, I don't really want to do this anymore.' So, I made the bet with my keys player anyways, and I really debated on just firing him if I had to do the whole 90 days. And, he was cool with me giving up."
Garth Brooks hasn't created his own restaurant in Nashville.....yet. "It's coming in the future," he shared at a press conference. "But it's gonna be done the way we do it. So it'll be its own place very much like Blake [Shelton's Lower Broadway bar Ole Red] is his own place. We're gonna do it our own way." He didn't give any specific details, other than saying it could happen in the next two to three years and he wants it be located on Lower Broadway "because, well, man, when you talk about Broadway, that is 'Friends in Low Places' right there. It's the perfect place," Garth adds.
Garth Brooks announced yesterday that he is permanently taking his name out of the running for the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award. He said he started the discussion with the Country Music Association shortly after the 2019 CMA Awards. Garth beat out Carrie Underwood and Eric Church, who were both favourites to win the award last year. He made the decision after seeing a Tweet that said he should step down from contention for the award in the future. "The last thing I want to do is seem ungrateful," he says. "But it's time for somebody else to hold that award...'cause they're all out there busting their butts." Garth has won the CMA Entertainer of the Year seven times in his career. However, he still wants to be considered for all other CMA Awards and all ACM categories. The Country Music Association said in a statement that voting rules don't allow artists to officially withdraw from award consideration. "If voters have nominated Garth Brooks in the first round, his name will appear on the second ballet," the statement says. "It will then be up to voters in this second round to select their top finalists."
As Kayne West continues to struggle with his bipolar disorder, The Chicks Natalie Maines decided she wanted to show some support and love for him. She posted a video of herself playing guitar and performing the song "Only One", which Kayne released in 2014. The song was written as a message to him from his mom Donda West, who died in 2007.
Maren Morris shared a picture of the special gift she and 4-month-old son, Hayes, received from Miranda Lambert...custom monogrammed mother and child jean jackets. One has Maren on the back, and the other has Hayes on it. In true Miranda style, the jackets also feature some blinged out fringe.