Eric Church tells the website Harmony Central that he named his first guitar ‘Hummingbird.’ “My first guitar that I remember was in college and it was a Gibson. I got into the guitar and got my first one my sophomore year. When I got in college, I started touring and playing, and I would take it out and carry it to every show. It actually got stolen, but I made a lot of money with that guitar. It was a Hummingbird. My first Bird!”
In Touch Weekly Magazine claims Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s sons have grown close. A source tells the magazine, “Blake loves getting dirty with the boys. They’re always playing basketball or running around. They love it there because it’s just the five of them out on the land, hunting or hiking.”
Maren Morris tells Women’s Health magazine that she’s glad she gave up cigarettes. “Smoking used to be such a stress reliever. Now, to relieve stress, I like hanging out after a concert and have a good chat with my band and whoever is visiting that night.”
Justin Moore tells the Morning Call that he has a party every time he gets on stage. “For me, in particular, I tell my band every night it’s our job to go out and throw a party for a couple of hours. And we just go have a good time, and that’s infectious. If we’re having fun on stage and the audience can tell that, then they’re going to have a good time.”
Kenny Chesney was recently doing an interview with Pollstar when he compared Alabama to The Beatles. ”Seeing them was incredible because when they got on stage, there was no stopping them! Randy had his wristbands on, and they were all over the stage. It was edgy; it was coming for you and at you. I’d never been out of the county. But here was this band who understood us, how we lived and what we felt. It was in their songs! They were ours. We didn’t know jam bands; the genius of Phish or Dave Matthews Band didn’t exist. But Alabama? They were the first ones in the country, in how hard they played and took the songs places.
The way they looked, and the way they attacked the music. It was genreless, but it was also everything we were. They were our Beatles because that’s how big they were to us. And they reflected our lives. I don’t think it’s possible for me to ever tell them the impact they had on me … The way they grabbed things I didn’t even realize, energized them, gave them rock & roll intensity.”
People magazine says Jimmie Allen has gotten engaged to his girlfriend, Alexis. He proposed during a trip to Disney World. Jimmie got down on one knee and popped the question in front of the Magic Kingdom castle. Jimmie and Alexis are from Milton, Delaware and met through his cousin’s wife.