Carly Pearce, Devin Dawson, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson and Walker Hayes will each perform on the Ram Trucks Side Stage next week at the CMT Music Awards. Carly, Devin, LANCO, Russell, and Walker are all in the running for Breakthrough Video of the Year at the fan-voted show, with Carly and LANCO also competing in the Female and Group categories. Lindsay currently has her first top-20 hit with “Criminal.” The new additions join an already crowded roster of performers that includes Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and hosts Little Big Town. The show airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, next Wednesday on CMT.
The Des Moines Register claims Keith Urban was recently performing in Des Moines, Iowa when he spotted Mike Morgan holding a sign in the crowd. Morgan and his friends ripped the awning off of their camper before writing the following message on it: “Keith, will you please let me propose on stage?” Keith invited Mike on stage before he proposed to his girlfriend Nikki. She accepted and later said; “I was in a daze. I don’t remember what Keith was saying or Mike was saying and then he got down on his knee and proposed. I was in my own little world.”
Bebe Rexha tells Allure magazine that she places hemorrhoid cream on her puffy eyes. “If you can’t find dry shampoo, baby powder is great. Also, if you have undereye bags, if they’re really puffy, try using hemorrhoid cream. I’ve used both of these a few times. And this isn’t a hack, but my grandmother still uses Nivea Crème, and her skin is insane. She uses it all over her face and all over her body, and the quality of her skin is amazing.”
Radar Online claims Tim McGraw’s former manager, Carol Booth, allegedly thinks he betrayed a lot of people. The website quotes her as saying; “Tim’s betrayed a lot of people! He was an absolute nobody and everybody in town told me I shouldn’t fool with him because he was too lazy and nasty to make it. I invested my life savings in Tim because his grandmother came to see me and begged me to help because he was the illegitimate son of Tug McGraw.”
Carol adds that Tim didn’t talk to her after he became a star. ”My daughter has multiple sclerosis and needed treatment in China to avoid becoming an invalid. I sent Tim a certified letter saying I was asking nothing of him for myself but would like him to help pay for my daughter’s trip to China. Tim sent it back unopened. He refused to even read it.”
One Country claims Michael Ray has designed a new pair of suede sneakers for charity. The camo-colored Puma kicks were custom designed for Michael’s Wrigley Cares Foundation, which provides food and toys to animal shelters and pets in need.
Dierks Bentley tells the St Louis Dispatch that touring is not as glamorous as it seems. “People think the road is all glamour, but those porta-potties — we call them the blue sauna: You get your steam on.”
Michael Ray tells The Tennessean Newspaper that he used to sing with his grandfather when he was younger. “We always joked that my grandpa was prepared for Madison Square Garden at any moment. We’d be sitting outside and somebody would be like, ‘Y’all going to pick?’ and Grandpa would be like, ‘Yeah.’ And the next thing you know, he’s got four guitars out, five microphones and a PA system all out in front of my great grandmother’s house at Easter.”