Blake Shelton's career took off when he released his debut single 'Austin', but he almost didn't record the song. During a recent interview, Blake said he thought the song was "super cheesy." "Luckily back then I had Bobby Braddock and Debbie Zavitson in my ear going, 'Listen man, you need to just live with this song, work on it' and I was just so stupid. I did and thank god they stayed on me about that, because otherwise I wouldn't be sitting here talking to you 20 years later, probably." Blake has gone on to score 28 number one hits to date.
Even though they are close friends now, Carly Pearce was not a fan of Kelsea Ballerini the first time they met. They were at a group therapy session for artists when Kelsea started talking about landing a record deal. It made Carly jealous. "I hated her," she remembers. "I literally looked at her and was like, 'This girl is like five years younger than me. She's so happy and not jaded and, like, innocent.'" Carly decided during that meeting to be honest about her feelings, instead of keeping them bottled up. "Kelsea and I became friends in that meeting. We aligned because I was honest," says Carly. She went on to say that Kelsea took her on tour when she didn't have a record deal, and she let her ride in the bus with her so Carly could get some sleep.
Jordan Davis will be on the road later this year on his Buy Dirt Tour. It kicks off September 9th and runs until mid-December. Seaforth and MacKenzie Porter will be the opening acts.
Congratulations to Jimmie Allen and his new bride, Alexis Gale. It looks like the couple got married on Thursday. Some of the guests included Darius Rucker, Tyler Rich and Chuck Wicks. No details about the wedding have been released yet. The couple started dating in the spring of 2019 after Jimmie's cousin's wife introduced them. They have said that it was an instant connection. They got engaged in front of Cinderella's castle at Disney World in July of 2019 and welcomed their daughter, Naomi Bettie Allen, in March 2020.
Shania Twain would really love to do a collaboration with Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. She shared her wish during an interview on ET. During her podcast, Home Now Radio, Shania also sent the couple good thoughts for their wedding day, saying, "Even if I'm not invited, I'll be thinking of you."
Good timing sent Dylan Scott and his family away from Nashville during the pandemic. They ended up in Louisiana. He and his wife are both from that area and they had just finished building a home there when when the pandemic hit. So they packed up, moved to the new home and spent time hanging out with family.
In a new interview with People, Colt Ford is talking about his recent health scare. He had to undergo surgery after being diagnosed with eye cancer in March. It started when his friend pointed out a spot in his eye. He was prescribed some eye drops, but the spot got bigger instead of smaller. His doctor came back with the diagnosis of eye cancer, and told Colt that he was just days ago from having to go through chemo. He had the surgery in April. Colt says he is treating his eye with drops and they are watching his condition closely.
Dierks Bentley turned to social media to let his fans know that his Seven Peaks Music Festival will return on Labour Day weekend this year. The three-day camping and music festival is held in Beuna Vista, Colorado. When it debuted in 2018, Dierks explained why he decided to create the event. "I love mountains. It's selfish. I'm picking the bands I want to be here. I'm picking the location," he explained. "And in a way, kind of picking the fans, people that I want to travel and are passionate about music and community and that's who you have here."