Justin Moore tells the website Cowboys And Indians that Dwight Yoakam is an inspiration. “There are a lot of them, but my favorite artist of all time is Dwight Yoakam. He was really inspiring to me. Our music is not even that similar, to be quite honest with you, but I was always a big fan of people who I consider to be stylists. What I mean by that is no matter how much anyone tries, you can’t be like Dwight Yoakam. He has his own thing.”
Luke Combs tells the Washington Post that he almost walked away from country music. “I was driving to clubs and playing shows … but barely making any money…Eventually, it was where I was like, ‘I need to move to Nashville…. or just stop doing this.'”
Garth Brooks was recently performing in Eugene, Oregon when he brought out a choir of 800 singers. They performed “We Shall Be Free” and then covered the classic song ”Shout” with Garth.
Radio.com claims Kelsea Ballerini has written over 100 songs for her next CD. She Tweeted, ”Over a hundred. Not all good. Hahaha.”
Florida Georgia Line star Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently celebrated their four-year wedding anniversary. She posted, “So hard to believe it’s been 4 years since we said I do. Life truly gets better and better with you @tylerhubbard!! Thank you for loving me so well! I love knowing that you’ll be such a great example to Liv & Luca of how to be a loving husband and also how women should be treated. Never thought in a million years I’d be lucky enough to marry a man like you.
Luke Bryan tells NBC that his wife, Caroline, is an incredible mother to their children and his nieces and nephews, who lost their own parents. “The work that she puts in with the children … I mean, it’s just amazing. I look at her phone and it’s just pinging and vibrating and going off constantly, and it’s the children. She’s really stepped in and just crushed that role at being someone for them.”