Matt Stell tells Entertainment Focus that he always knew he could sing. “I always thought I could carry a tune but always thought of myself as an athlete and a basketball player. I just try to be as authentic as I can when I’m singing. That’s my M.O. in writing as well too. It humbles me to think that I have a voice that people want to want to hear. It’s interesting.”
Dierks Bentley tells Billboard magazine that Kenny Chesney helped him become the artist he is. “For me, Kenny was the one and is the one. There are other acts who don’t give their opening acts time to soundcheck, which for me is just a given. Kenny was the one that really set the bar for the industry. He really showed you what the road should feel like and made everybody feel important. I’ve been on tours that have been kind of miserable, but Kenny’s the one I learned from and tried to emulate.”
Luke Bryan is going to perform two shows at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, October 22nd. The shows will feature a pink backdrop as he performs to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, and The Oak Ridge Boys will also perform. Five dollars from every ticket will be donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation.
Miranda Lambert tells Billboard magazine that she had the title of ‘It All Comes Out in the Wash’ in her head for a long time. “I actually had the title for a while, and I took it to the Love Junkies. They’re some of my favorite people to write with and one day I walked in and I was like, ‘You know what? Everything’s fine. No matter what happens, it all comes out in the wash,’ which is something my mom and grandma always would say and it’s true. Everything finds a resolve, and at the end of the day it doesn’t matter.”
Russell Dickerson tells Forbes magazine what his pre-show ritual is. “Before every show, I eat Lays potato chips and have a little bourbon neat to lube up the ole pipes while I do my vocal warm-ups.”
Cole Swindell tells Haute Living magazine that he golfs on his days off. “It really depends on the day. I’m a big golf fan, so I like to get out and play some golf.”