Whiskey Riff says Maren Morris may be posing for Playboy. She posted a topless picture of herself where she is sitting in a chair wearing a cowboy hat with her hands over her chest. The shot is captioned with, ”strip it down. something with @playboy is coming next week..”
Kelsea Ballerini tells Teen Vogue that she looked up to Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift as a teen. “I just remember as a fan how much I looked up to and studied everything Miley Cyrus did and Taylor Swift did. I remember being so open to everything they did and wanting to be like and wanting to do the same things.”
Chris Young tells Syracuse.com that he is classically trained. ”When I auditioned and got the music scholarship, they asked me to play three songs. I played a classical song, a country song that I had written, and a jazz piece. The people in the audition room were like “What the hell?”
Cody Johnson tells The Atlanta Business Chronicle that he wants to be remembered as a hard worker and a family man. “I’d like to be known to my family as a dedicated husband and father that was always there for my family and provided for ‘em, and as a good friend, a good man, and a respectable man. As for my career, I want to leave my mark on country music. I’d like to be remembered as the guy that worked his tail off and had nothing but built something and stood for what he believed in, never gave up, made an impact on this industry and changed something.”
Brett Eldredge tells The Morning Call that helping children is the most important thing to him besides music. “That’s my number one passion, I think. I think it ties into music that I want my career to be more about just having hit songs and number one records and stuff like that. It’s way more important to me to help out others, and in this instance giving to sick kids. I go and I visit the hospitals and I see this, and I think, ‘Man I want these kids who — they don’t deserve to be sick in the first place. I want them to have the opportunity to chase down their dreams like I’ve been able to have the opportunity to chase down mine. And so we started the Brett Eldredge Family Foundation. My dad and my mom and my brother, we’re all in it together and I’m just trying everywhere we can to help out. So that’s what I want to use the spotlight for a lot in the years to come.”
Thomas Rhett tells GQ magazine that he had a teenage crush. “I don’t know if I ever pinned anybody on my wall, but I have had a crush on Rachel McAdams ever since I saw The Notebook when I was like 14 or 15. And I still have a crush on her to this day, but my wife is OK with it because we both love that movie.”
Luke Combs was at the Grand Ole Opry last night when Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, and John Conlee invited him to join the Opry. He started crying and accepted.