Country Fancast claims Morgan Wallen knows how to play the piano and violin because he took lessons as a youngster. He started singing in his father’s church choir when he was three years old.
CMT claims Carrie Underwood’s hockey-playing husband, Mike Fisher, officially retired from the Nashville Predators yesterday with an Instagram post that read: ”I’m so grateful for the last 18 years. It’s hard to believe how fast the time goes. I got the chance to play and work with so many incredible people along the way. God taught me some incredible life lessons through the game of hockey over the years and without the gift He gave me none of this would have been possible. Thanks to the @predsnhl and @senatorsfor all the amazing memories! Lastly thanks to my friends and family for supporting me over the years. It’s been a blast!!”
Kane Brown tells The Tennessean that the first concert he ever attended inspired him to be a country singer. “When Chris Young came out, I was a little fangirl. Just seeing him up on stage and seeing Brad Paisley come out with his light show and his lasers, it was just like, ‘Dude, I want to do this.’ I just started running with it.”
Luke Combs tells Rolling Stone that he may be Country music’s most ‘regular guy’. “I’ve always been a super regular guy. I think there’s kind of a comfortability with me onstage – and I think my cool factor is not having one. I’m not extra cool or extra different. I’m an honest dude, not trying to be anything other than who I am.”
ESPN claims NFL owners met yesterday to discuss how to deal with players who kneel during the National Anthem. Darius Rucker weighed in on the controversy by telling Billboard magazine; ”It saddens me that we’ve gotten to a point to where the one two-and-a-half minutes I think we all should be unified; we’re so separated. But I understand exactly what the NFL players are saying. I’ve been stopped [by police] so many times — just for driving a nice car basically. I’ve got cousins and brothers and nephews and friends who can tell a million stories. America is so divided right now — it’s a sad, sad time.”
Bebe Rexha tells the Hong Kong Tattler that her career has cost her friends. ”I missed out on a lot of things. I didn’t go to prom, and I didn’t go to graduation. I was always in the studio and I lost a lot of friends because of that. They just didn’t understand and they thought I was weird. It was tough but I had this attitude—that I still have now—that was like, “you know what. I know this is worth it. It’s going to make sense someday.”