Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman claims the band was starstruck when they performed with Elton John during his upcoming special “Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute.”
Karen Fairchild says; “We went in and made this version of ‘Rocket Man’ that we really just wanted Bernie and Elton to be proud of. They both love it, and that meant everything to us. They’ve been so lovely. Elton had tea yesterday for us, and he sat down at the table, and we chatted like we were old best friends.”
“Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute” airs Tuesday on CBS
Brad Paisley admits that he sometimes forgets the words to his songs when he’s performing live. He tells The Tennessean; ”I do the mistake that you make when you play a song a lot now. Used to, I’d just make mistakes when I played new material. The kind of mistakes you make at the end of the tour singing songs that have been hitting for a decade, they’re the kind of thing that makes you go, “What was that? Where did that come from? Why did I sing that? Any night this happens, my bass player who has stood beside me since 2000, he knows as well as I do and I get this grin out of him. He’s older than me, and he looks at me like, ‘It’s happening, isn’t it?’ ”Celebrity,” one night, I just blew that out of the water. I don’t know what I was thinking. But the interesting thing is that when it’s a hit, you can just point at the (audience) and it looks like you did it on purpose.”
The Tennesseean claims Ronnie Wood recently visited the Rolling Stones’ exhibit at Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum. He also spent time in the studio with Brad Paisley.
High Valley star Curtis Rempel tells Billboard magazine that people often think their band is called Hidden Valley (ranch dressing). “I like ranch with pizza, but that’s it. I don’t like ranch with anything else, ever.”
Brad Rempel jokes; “We are never getting an endorsement from Hidden Valley.”
Contact Music claims Katy Perry recently thanked Kacey Musgraves for curing her homesickness. She Tweeted; ”Was feeling homesick today, being on this leg of the tour for over four weeks now and then I put on @KaceyMusgraves’s new record, Golden Hour during yoga and she made me feel not so alone. Music is so powerful and I am so grateful [love emoji] (sic)”
Rolling Stone magazine recently asked Darius Rucker to name the songs that have influenced him the most. He listed the following five …
“So. Central Rain” by R.E.M.
“For the Good Times” by Green
“Old Silver” by Foster
“Mary and Omie” by Griffith
“The What” by Notorious B.I.G.