Eric Church tells the website Harmony Central that he loves the outdoors when he has free time. “I love to fish. I love the outdoors. I love to play golf. I do something outside and that’s as good as it gets for me. I just get outside.”
Maren Morris tells Country Living magazine that her husband, Ryan Hurd, is her biggest fan. “I love that we’re such different artists… But he’s always been my biggest fan when it comes to my music and vice versa. I really trust his opinion, especially if I have a new song that maybe we didn’t write together, I always play him the mix the second I get it back because I really trust his ear.”
Life & Style Weekly Magazine claims Carrie Underwood is traveling with a mobile gym on her world tour. A source tells the magazine, “Carrie has been working hard on tour, working out daily in her mobile gym,” the insider continued. “Carrie feels her most confident and happy when she is physically fit, so it’s been a priority for her. She’s talked about her weight struggles before, how she has always been quite hard on herself. Carrie and Mike have been working together so Carrie doesn’t feel like everything is falling on her shoulders. Mike’s been touring with her so the family has been all together, it’s actually the first time in years she’s been able to work and have the whole family together!”
ABC claims a Kansas man, named Lawrence Young, has customized his pickup truck with pictures of Carrie Underwood. He placed the wraps on his truck in honor of his late wife. Young says Underwood’s music brought comfort to his wife during her final days.
Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney tells Billboard magazine that he is excited by the attention the duo is getting from non-country stars. “We met a lot of cool people — Shawn Mendes, Demi Lovato. A lot of people from the pop world have reached out saying that they listen to our music, which was a really cool thing … this year has definitely been the biggest year for us with people from outside of country taking notice of what we’re doing and really digging it. It expands our genre, bringing some of their fans into the country world. It’s pretty cool to be part of that movement of not being put in a box.”
Lee Brice tells Palmetto magazine that he loves Bruno Mars and R&B music. “I love Bruno Mars, and I love John Legend. I love Coldplay, and that’s the kind of stuff that reverts back to how it used to be Boyz II Men and Whitney Houston and the ballads of Guns N’ Roses. When I listen to the outside world, Bruno Mars is really doing it for me. He’s such a great, great talent.”