Chris Janson tells Billboard magazine that he loves Mountain Dew. “I don’t get into any kind of flavor rushes. I don’t get into bottled Mountain Dew. I only drink it in a can. I am eccentric and weird like that.”
Russell Dickerson tells the website Building Our Own Nashville that he has a unique beer request in his contract rider when he performs. “We like to try a local beer somewhere. All the band guys love to try different beers and stuff. Me and my wife are wine people so we like to sample the areas favorite wines. Anything like that. We try to keep it healthy as well because unhealthy foods gets a little old.”
Tim McGraw, who recently released a cover of The Cars’ song ”Drive”, honored the late Ric Ocasek yesterday with the following tweet: “Man…so saddened to hear about the passing of Ric Ocasek, lead singer of The Cars, and legendary producer to many. His music was inspirational to me. Our thoughts go out to all of his family, friends, and fans.”
Kelsea Ballerini tells Smooth Radio that she has to reign herself in when she is recording a new album. “I have to have intentional cut-offs for songwriting. If I keep writing, I will just redo the record 85 million times, and I’ll just never have a done album. So my cut-off was like two weeks ago. So I’m done writing. I have to be done. And I have like 200 songs. And now I have to sort through it all and be like, ‘OK, what’s good enough?’ I’m taking my songwriter hat off for a couple of months while I finish the album so that I don’t confuse myself because I’m going to write something and be like, ‘The whole album’s wrong. I have to redo everything.’”
People magazine says Lauren Alaina and her boyfriend, John Crist, have broken up. She says they are still best friends.
Dierks Bentley tells The Daily Herald that his children are his greatest influence. “My kids have definitely been the biggest influence on me. The way I approach the road, approach the stage, the sacrifice of being away from family. How that affects your live show and makes you put more into it than you ever thought possible.”