Miranda Lambert tells hits daily double that the paparazzi and tabloids ruined her marriage to Blake Shelton. “I’m pretty private. It’s not my fave, the glam, and cameras. It’s my least favorite part of the business. It felt like the more they wrote, the more they just made stuff up. Though honestly, it all muddied the waters so much you couldn’t tell what was true anymore. I was dragged into this paparazzi world, which I had never been part of, never wanted to be part of.”
Miranda Lambert tells People magazine that she is a flawed person. “I am who I am. I am honest about being flawed. That’s all I can be, you know? I cuss. I drink. I get divorced and get my heart broken. I break hearts. I can’t do or be that anymore, or it’ll drive me crazy. I won’t be good anymore. I felt, maybe, a different kind of fear than any other record. It was really my life’s work and my life’s story. But there was also relief, I was thankful to let the music do what the music does, and to allow myself that.”
Bebe Rexha tells Sounds Like Nashville that she and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard had a rough day before they wrote: “Meant to Be.” “The truth was, we were, and Tyler and I were both having a hard day that day because he had a session before and then somehow another artist canceled a session with them. I had a session that day and the writer I was working with was in a fight with her boyfriend. She was crying and I was trying to let her be human and not force her to write a song. She ran from the studio, I gave up on the day. “Every time I don’t really want to go to the studio is when the magic happens because you gave up so you’re doing whatever feels right. Tyler told me that he had a rough day, so when he was in the elevator coming back down from dinner, his wife told him that, ‘If it’s meant to be it’ll be.’ Not knowing that they were pregnant at the same time. It’s crazy that all that happened. As the song started growing, they had a baby and now it’s just amazing.”
Chris Lane tells Country Fancast that his guilty pleasure is watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He says had he been on the show, 2016 contestant and ‘crush’ JoJo would have picked him instead of Jordan Rodgers.
Scotty McCreery tells People magazine that he and his newlywed wife, Gabi, have yet to move in together. “We haven’t moved in together yet so I’m living with my guys and she’s living with one of her best friends. I love my guys but it’ll be much nicer coming back from the road and seeing my wife instead of three motley dudes sitting on the couch! She’s a very strong, independent woman and doesn’t put up with no crap. She’s kept me on my toes. She loves to work and it’s not just all about what I’m doing in music. I support her dreams and she supports mine.”
LeAnn Rimes is releasing a new EP today called “Reimagined.” She and Stevie Nicks have re-recorded her 2013 song “Borrowed.” Nicks tells Rolling Stone; “I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry. I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real… and I understood that it had happened to me. When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny. You can’t compete with her; you can only keep up with her. To sing with her is to be blessed. She teaches you; she takes you along for the ride. She takes you on her journey and you arrive a much better singer.”
Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay tells People Magazine that he and his wife had a low-key one year wedding anniversary celebration. “We kept it low key. We travel so much, so we just wanted to celebrate at home in Nashville. When you travel for a living, the days you appreciate the most are the days you can just enjoy each other at home.”
Brett Eldredge tells The Tennessean that he recently got lost during a bike ride through the Swiss Alps. “It was this beautiful church on the side of some road. There was the most unbelievable backdrop of the mountains and the lake and it was the most spiritual and peaceful moment that I haven’t had in a long time. It was the most amazing connection. It felt like having that experience was supposed to happen, and I was supposed to be alone. I’ve been touring a lot and have had an amazing year, but it puts everything in perspective of what to care about.”