ABC/Image Group LATim McGraw’s intense workouts and his travel schedule may have gotten the best of him last week, but the superstar still has a sense of humor about it.
The “Humble and Kind” hitmaker briefly collapsed onstage in Ireland during the Country to Country festival. Tim’s wife, Faith Hill, later returned to explain the fitness buff had been fighting dehydration and she’d made the decision he wouldn’t be coming back to finish his set.
Fast-forward to Tim’s socials on Monday night, where he posted a photo of himself underwater, dressed in a wetsuit, with the simple caption, “Hydrating!”
Tim will have plenty of time to make sure he’s 100%. He and Faith don’t hit the road for the latest leg of their Soul2Soul trek until May 31 in Richmond, Virginia.
ABC/Image Group LA Carly Pearce wrapped her tour with Blake Shelton this weekend, just in time to celebrate her first #1, “Every Little Thing,” with a party Monday at CMA headquarters in Nashville.
The Country Music Freaks Tour boasted a cast of characters that included Blake, Trace Adkins and Brett Eldredge, and Carly says the trek certainly lived up to its name.
“I don't know how to explain how much fun that tour was,” the Kentucky native says. “Blake is as down to earth -- I'm sure everybody knows. Trace is hilarious in his own right. Their friendship is really cute. They eat lunch every day together and hang out, and that's really fun.”
Carly confesses things got a little wackier with Brett.
“Edgar, Brett's dog, gets into everything, and became a buddy of all of ours. And on any given day, you might see Brett flying down the hallway past your dressing room on a remote-controlled suitcase. So it was kinda weird,” she laughs.
Carly’s second single, “Hide the Wine,” is now making its way up the chart. She heads out on tour with Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett later this year.
Comstock/ThinkstockReba McEntire's brother scored a #3 country hit in 1986 with "Savin' My Love for You," following it up that same year with the #12 hit "Bad Love." Can you recall the name of Reba's older sibling? ANSWER: Pake McEntire.
ABC RadioChris Janson officially becomes the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night. The induction ceremony will take place in the circle of wood on the venue's stage that was famously transported from the Opry's longtime home at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Appropriately, it was at Chris' sold-out show at the Ryman in February where Keith Urban invited him to become an Opry member. The Missouri native admits it caught him totally off guard.
"We did ['Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)'], [the] John Michael Montgomery song," Chris recalls of that night. "And it was great and the crowd went wild. And then in typical Keith fashion, and in my personal fashion -- you know, we've done duet stuff over the years together -- so I'm just totally assuming, as naturally we would, do another song. Right?"
"So I'm motioning for a guitar," he continues, "and he's talking and I'm totally in tune with it. And then all of the sudden, he just comes out with, 'Do you want to be a member of the Opry?' And I was like, 'Oh my God.' I lost it. I screamed "Holy s**t!" Chris laughs.
It wasn't long before the congratulations started rolling in.
"To put in perspective of how big of a deal it is to me and to other artists," Chris explains, "the first phone call I got the next morning at eight o'clock was Luke Bryan."
"He was home with his kids, doing the dad thing. And he called and said, 'Buddy, do you know how big that is?' And I said, 'Yes I do. I totally get it.' That says a lot for not only Luke, but it says a lot for the Grand Ole Opry, and, you know, that means a lot."
Chris adds, "The second call was Dustin Lynch, third call Craig Morgan, fourth call John Conlee. I will never forget those type of things."
Chris's latest single, "Drunk Girl," is currently in country's top 40. It's the follow-up to his #1 hit, "Fix a Drink."
Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock You can catch Blake Shelton on both the Today show and Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday. The NBC shows start at 7 a.m. and 12:35 a.m. ET, respectively.
Newcomer Jillian Jacqueline and her boyfriend Bryan Brown got engaged over the weekend in Paris, France.
Dan Shay's new single, "Tequila," has been added to Spotify's Today's Top Hits playlist. They're one of only three country artists with songs on the list, alongside Chris Stapleton, who's on Justin Timberlake's "Say Something," and Maren Morris, who's on Zedd's "The Middle."
The debut single from newcomer Travis Denning is called "David Ashley Parker from Powder Springs." You can check out the new Mercury Nashville artist via his lyric video on YouTube.
ABC/Image Group LABoth Maren Morris and Florida Georgia Line are enjoying some major momentum on the pop charts these days.
This week, FGL matches the crossover success of their debut smash, “Cruise,” as “Meant to Be” rises to #4 on the BillboardHot 100. “Cruise,” which featured rapper Nelly, also made it to #4.
And thanks to the duo, their "Meant to Be" duet partner Bebe Rexha now has the biggest hit of her career to date.
But Maren isn’t far behind. "The Middle," her song with producer/deejay Zedd and electronic duo Grey, rises to #6 on the Hot 100, and tops Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a seventh week. This is Maren’s first pop hit.
“Meant to Be” is also a top ten hit on the country chart, while “The Middle” hasn’t made its way to country radio.
EMI NashvilleYou can win a chance to see a special pre-ACM-Awards concert in Las Vegas by Brothers Osborne by going to the duo’s website. And if your luck doesn’t pan out or you just can’t make it to Sin City, you’ll still be able to enjoy the show.
TJ and John will play the Friday, April 13 set at Zappos headquarters in Las Vegas, as part of their partnership with the lifestyle brand Frye. Both Zappos and Frye will livestream the show starting at 4 p.m. PT.
The following Sunday, the reigning Vocal Duo of the Year will defend their title at the 53rd ACM Awards.
On April 20, Brothers release their sophomore album, Port Saint Joe, which features their latest hit, “Shoot Me Straight.”