Maren Morris tells Keeping Track that she wants to record with Carrie Underwood. “I wrote to Carrie a few weeks ago [hoping] that we could do something together. So, maybe there will be a collaboration one day.”
CMT claims Maren Morris recently played an intimate show on the roof of Jason Aldean’s Kitchen and Rooftop Bar in Nashville.
Eric Church tells Rolling Stone magazine that he underwent surgery in 2017 to remove a blood clot. He became ill while watching a College World Series game. Eric went to the hospital and got tested before his doctor needed to operate. He says; “I said, ‘Can it kill me?’ And he said, ‘Today.’ And I said, ‘I need to make a phone call.’ They took me into the ICU and I thought, ‘OK, I’m gonna go to bed, get up in the morning and do this thing,’? But when I walk in the room, the surgical team is there and the [doctor’s] in scrubs. He says, ‘We’re gonna go now.’ That was really when it hit me. To them, I was going to die.”
Eric Church tells Rolling Stone magazine that Garth Brooks upset him when he lip-synced at an awards show. “To me, lip-syncing is and always will be a red line. It’s fabricated. I don’t want young artists thinking it’s OK, because it’s not … So the winner of the biggest category of the night lip-synced in the biggest moment on the show? And I didn’t like his excuse at all. I felt like he was speaking for the other nominees. I can speak for myself—I’m not lip-syncing. If I can’t sing, I won’t sing, or I’ll sing badly. But at least you’ll get what you get.”
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard tells People magazine that his days of partying ended when his wife gave birth. “I’m drinking less! I don’t know what’s happening. I feel like I’m not a partier anymore, but it’s okay. In our 20s, we could drink half a bottle of whiskey and wake up fine, but nowadays it doesn’t work like that anymore. I like to try and feel good.”
Brett Young tells People magazine that he always knew his fiancee, Taylor Mills, was his soulmate. “When I moved to Nashville, we took a break for a few years, and I wrote a lot of my first record about her. There was never any bad blood; it was just the wrong time for us. We got back in touch and realized that we were both finally in the same place and knew it was right.”
Keith Urban tells People magazine that he once performed in a baggage claim area. “I played at the tiny Tamworth airport in Australia with one baggage carousel, which we were instructed to play on. Eventually, a few people showed up to the delight of the band until the baggage carousel started beeping and the bags started to pop out.”