Blake Shelton tells People magazine that his friends couldn’t believe it when he told them he was dating Gwen Stefani. “When we first started seeing each other, friends of mine would be like, ‘What the hell is that all about?’ But if you ever had a chance to be around us together, it does make sense. People do like us together. We love to go out on the lake. My family, Gwen and her family, we all get together and go out and float around. The kids swim and tube and all that stuff. We have a blast.”
Billboard magazine claims Kenny Chesney’s current tour has earned him $53 million from twenty-one tour dates.
Morgan Evans tells CMT that he hasn’t written music with his wife Kelsea Ballerini. “We’ve never written together, but we do sing together around the house. She says, ‘I’m too nervous, I can’t. But we’ll get there eventually.”
Morgan Wallen tells People Magazine that Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of ‘Florida Georgia Line’ consider him their ‘Little Brother.’ “Five years ago, I never would have thought that I would have them on my song. Hubbard and Kelley have taken me under their wing and treated me like a little brother.”
Maren Morris tells Country Living that her marriage to Ryan Hurd has influenced her next album. “I’ve been in this amazing relationship and I got married in the time that I’ve written and started recording this album. The new record, it has a lot of love in it. I don’t shy away from topics [like love], so I’m really excited for people to hear it.”
Chris Lane tells Pop Culture Country that he once got booted from American Idol. “That was probably roughly ten years ago. I never sang in front of anybody before, and I thought it’d be a cool opportunity just to go try. I was about to graduate from college, and I just went for it. Made it through a bunch of the rounds. I even, nobody knows this, but I went back the year after, tried out by myself, and made it through all the rounds again, and didn’t make it to Hollywood again. I had a lot of learning to do. I never sang in front of anybody, so it was kind of one of those things – I’m glad it didn’t work out, because I had a lot of time to grow when I started as a cover band here in North Carolina. Ultimately, I think it worked out the best way that it could, because I wouldn’t be where I am right now, had I not been able to work all that out myself, by playing live. That’s ultimately what helped me the most.”