Jason Aldean tells Sounds Like Nashville that he loves Memorial Day because it is the unofficial kick-off of Summer. “I always played baseball in the summertime, so I spent a lot of summers doing that. My parents are divorced, so I lived with my dad in the summer. I’d go down to Florida and he lived a few miles from the beach. I basically spent every summer of my life at the beach about four days a week. Even now, I have a house in Florida. When summertime rolls around and it starts getting warm, I pack up and go live in Florida for a couple months. That’s summer to me. It’s sitting on the beach, drinking a few beers, eating some oysters, having family coming to town to hang out and vacation for a week or so. To me, that’s summer. Now it’s amphitheaters too, that’s summer. It’s become summer.”
Billboard magazine claims Tim McGraw has released a Spanish language version of “Humble and Kind”. He tells the magazine; “It’s one thing to say ‘I’m being universal’ and it’s another thing for me to try to reach out across a language barrier and put in the effort to deliver that same message. To make someone understand that you’re trying to love them through a song and work to make people feel it is a pretty cool thing. My Spanish may not be perfect, my accent may not be perfect, but if I can reach out and touch someone in a language that’s not my own – that’s a good enough reason enough to try.”
Kane Brown tells Entertainment Tonight Canada that taking a break from social media improved his relationship with his fiance, Katelyn Jae. “Honestly, it’s helped me and my relationship with my fiancée just not being on my phone 24/7.”
Luke Combs tells the Tennessean newspaper that he got his first singing gig in Boone, North Carolina while working as a bouncer at a small club. Luke used a mop for a microphone and sang ”Friends in Low Places” before the club manager transferred him from bouncer to singer.
Morgan Wallen tells Billboard magazine that he harbors no ill will towards Blake Shelton or any of the judges on The Voice for booting him off the show in 2014 after he sang Florida Georgia Line’s ”Stay”. “It’s a cool feeling like an ‘I told you so’. Not in a bitter way, but in a sweet way. Like, ‘Y’all didn’t want me, but a lot of other people do.’”
Morgan Evans tells Billboard magazine that Keith Urban inspired him to become a country singer. “He was the first artist I’d seen that really started to combine rock, pop and country music. That was the lightbulb moment – like, ‘Wow, these are all the sounds that I love all at once.’ It kind of chose me.”
Ace Showbiz claims Bebe Rexha and Nick Jonas recently dined together in Los Angeles. BeBe left the restaurant separately from Nick with a huge smile on her face. She refused to answer paparazzi questions about their relationship or if they are recording together.