Thomas Rhett’s family and friends are having a little fun at his expense, as People honors him in its new Sexiest Man Alive issue. The magazine proclaimed Rhett its Sexiest Country Star. “Definitely feel like I just won a high school superlative,” TR shared on his socials. “Thank you, People, for this.” “Our family group text was hilarious but brutal…” he added. Thomas also attached a preview of his photo and article in People. The full issue hits newsstands today.
Radar Online claims Blake Shelton wants Gwen Stefani to return to The Voice. A source tells the website; “Blake absolutely wants Gwen back on the show. It just isn’t the same for him without her. Gwen wants to come back, too. She gets along with everyone and is on set frequently anyways just to be there with him — it’s like a second home to her. Gwen finally left after Season 12 because she had a lot going on, but NBC stands behind her and they absolutely adore Gwen.”
Chris Janson tells Songwriters Universe that he loves to write songs for other artists. “I love writing songs for myself, but I love writing them for other people too. And the way that I do that is, I usually write songs for me as the artist, and when I get done with it, I’ll know whether I’ll record it, or if it will work better for another artist. It’s a gut feeling.”
Carrie Underwood tells Vulture magazine that recording her latest CD “Cry Pretty” was challenging because she had facial stitches due to her much-publicized fall. “I felt like the differences were more in my head than they were in anybody else’s that would listen to the things I was doing. I had wanted to be in the studio sooner than I was, actually recording these songs, but I had stitches inside my mouth, outside my mouth. It was physically impossible. ‘Do I sound the same? Is my diction the same? Does my mouth move the same as it did before?’ I would sing something and then look at [my co-producer, David Garcia] and be like, ‘Did that all come out clearly?’ My m’s and b’s and p’s were the issues. And he was like, ‘I thought it sounded great.’”
Kane Brown tells the NY Post that he doesn’t pay any attention to his haters. “There’s a lot of people — I see them online all the time. But I stay away from negativity, so I block that stuff out. It’s part of the job. Growing up biracial has gotten me ready for this part.”
Garth Brooks tells Billboard magazine that he still has the energy to perform long concerts. “Can I tell you it’s harder to watch a concert than to do one? We went to Justin Timberlake, you’re on your feet for two-and-a-half hours. You’re dancing, and you’re worn out when you get home. We went to Beyoncé and I was worn out. It’s harder to stand there and not be singing and moving around. As an entertainer, you know what the night’s going to be so you’re pacing yourself. It’s just easier than breathing for me. I so love to play music live.”