Kelsea Ballerini tells The Hollywood Reporter that her mother still scolds her from time to time. “She’s really good at being super supportive and she’ll show up to everything and celebrate with me, but she’s also very good at being like, ‘Kelsea, when you’re in this house, you’re my daughter. You are not an artist. If you want to talk about it, you can but please don’t.’ I like having her with me to share those cool moments.”
Eli Young Band’s Jon Jones tells Southern Living magazine that he loved covering The Beatles during the band’s early college days. “I always loved to play “Come Together” by The Beatles. It was always fun. It doesn’t matter how old you are. Nobody hates The Beatles. It could be covered at a cowboy bar where everyone’s wearing a cowboy hat with a dip in their mouths, and everyone would still love The Beatles.”
Morgan Wallen tells CountrysChatter.com that he is a big fan of sports. “I’m a huge sports fan. I watch a lot of sports – basketball, baseball, and football are my favorites. I like golf – I’m a golfer. My favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox, Tennessee Titans, and University of Tennessee basketball, football, and baseball.”
Radio.com claims Dan + Shay will perform on the American Idol season finale on Sunday on ABC.
Country Fancast claims Kane Brown’s wife, Katelyn Jae, has graduated from the Berklee College of Music. She posted, “Today was one day I will never forget. I’m not going to write anything too sappy, but finishing my education was the most rewarding thing I have done for myself thus far. If you are thinking whether or not you’re going to get your degree or if you can get through the years of college … DO IT! This was the best decision of my life !!”
Maren Morris tells Esquire magazine that she’s doing things her way and doesn’t care what anyone thinks. “I remember having to really define my role at the beginning of my career. Not anymore. If it’s not country enough for you, change the channel. If you’re wanting to hear me with no production, then watch YouTube videos of me as a teenager at coffee shops.”