E! News says Chris Lane and Bachelor star Lauren Bushnell held their engagement party this past weekend in Kernersville, North Carolina.
Lauren posted, “Got to celebrate all weekend long in Chris’ hometown with our family, friends, and dogs. At one point I even looked at Chris and said ‘I wish we were just getting married tonight!’ Woke up this morning still smiling only to find out my fiancé has the #1 song in country music! I am so proud of you @iamchrislane!! So many hardworking people behind this song, including all the radio stations playing it and we are so grateful we get to continue celebrating…thanks for all the love & support.”
Garth Brooks was recently being interviewed by Martina McBride for her podcast when he revealed that he cried at a Bruno Mars concert. “So the crazy thing was, with Bruno Mars was the first time ever in my life I got to put the light on my phone and sing. I cried like a baby the whole time I did it because I’m thinking, ‘Wow if this is what they’re feeling, that’s cool’.”
Billboard magazine says Carrie Underwood was recently performing in Nashville when she inspired fans with the following message. She told them, “When I was a little girl … if you had asked me what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would have told you I wanted to be a famous country music singer. As I got older, dreams tend to give way to practicalities, so I started going to school to get a real job. One day there was an open door, and I walked through it and my life was changed forever. If there is something you guys out there are holding on to that just seems like too big of a dream or something too crazy. I’m living proof that the craziest things can happen, and you can end up exactly where you always wanted to be.”
Gwen Stefani tells NBC that Blake Shelton is a romantic guy. ”This is the most what I thought love was supposed to be. And it’s the most pure (sic) in the sense that it’s all the storybook of love. The giving and the receiving, it all feels very even. It’s pretty magical and I feel really blessed. I feel like I’m bragging when I talk about it, and I am, because I’m so lucky, and it was so unexpected.”
Whiskey Riff claims Blake Shelton has recorded a new song with rapper Pitbull titled “Get Ready”. It’s on Pitbull’s new CD.
Kelsea Ballerini tells the BBC that she had a special moment with Carrie Underwood before taking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry. ”I was rehearsing backstage with Carrie, facing each other with our lyric sheets and working out who’s singing what, when all of a sudden we hear a third harmony come in. It turned out Keith Urban had been roaming the halls of the Opry and he just walked in the room, singing. To me, that was the moment, because it was like, “This is what it means: You’re part of this family forever.”