The Courier claims Willie Nelson has canceled some tour dates because he is suffering from a breathing problem.
Cole Swindell tells Golf Digest that he loves playing golf, but being a country singer is what he was born to do. “I’d love to be a lot better at golf. I’m competitive. I don’t like not playing well. But I get to do what I love for a living, and golf is just something I enjoy. When I get on that stage at night, I know that’s what I was born to be doing.”
Dierks Bentley tells Global News that when he’s not touring he’s a regular dad. “I’ve been on the road for, like, 15 years. I mean it’s crazy. I tell my kids sometimes, ‘Guys, I’m thinking about maybe slowing down a little bit,’ and they’re, like, ‘No! You can’t stop!’ When I’m home I really try to be home. I do the school dropoff. I do the school pickup. I just try to be involved in everything.”
CMT says Luke Combs will release his next album on November 8th. No other details are available. Luke is working on a title for the album.
Eric Church tells New York magazine that he loves listening to songwriters, who tell a story over the course of multiple albums. “My favorite artists are the ones that I can take their eight or ten albums and I can see the arc of their life. I was listening to a bunch of Bob Seger and I was hearing his music kind of evolve. Springsteen is another guy that does that great. You can really see where they were when they were young and reckless: the “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.” That’s what I appreciate as a fan.”
Maren Morris tells the website Garden And Gun that her parents took her singing seriously after she sang ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow.’ “I loved singing, but the first time my parents realized it wasn’t a novelty thing, I was singing karaoke in their living room during a Christmas party for the employees of the hair salon they own. I sang ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ because it was the only song I recognized in the machine catalogue, and I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. My parents were in the other room, and they thought it was a recording. I was probably nine. It happened very quickly after that.”