Brantley Gilbert tells Billboard magazine that he is more sensitive than people realize. “There is definitely a lot more to me – and to us as a band – than tattoos and chains … that’s one side I don’t like to show more often, and it takes a lot more these days than it used to get that out of me. I really enjoy being a husband and father. It’s been great to not be in trouble for a minute. That’s pretty cool.”
Chris Janson tells CMT that he started out playing music for tips. “I was just playing Waylon Jennings and Jerry Lee Lewis and whatever people would request because if you want to make money on Lower Broadway in Nashville, you have to learn to play for tips. That’s where I learned harmonica. I bought a Cracker Barrel harmonica, I learned “Piano Man” by Billy Joel and my tips started quadrupling.”
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman recently attended a wedding in Italy where they sang the Elton John hit “Your Song.”
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard tells People magazine that he is adjusting to being a father of two. “It’s definitely an adjustment, but we’re rocking and rolling. Hayley’s a good teammate and I do what I can. I’m … not helpless, but I’m not the one making the milk, so I’ll change a diaper here and there. We’re just adjusting well and really enjoying it. It goes from zone defense to man-to-man really quickly, and I take more responsibility for Liv at some points now,” he explains. “It’s kinda busier for both of us at this point, but it’s fun.”
CNN claims Toby Keith gifted a wounded Marine with an all-terrain wheelchair before his concert in Pittsburgh. Retired Marine Corporal Brandon Rumbaugh was carrying a fellow Marine to safety in Afghanistan in 2010 when he stepped on an explosive and lost both of his legs. The new wheelchair will allow him to be more active with his six-month-old daughter.
”Garth Brooks: The Road I’m On” will premiere on the A&E Network on November 24th. The two-night special will chronicle his career and tours.