Country Music 411 Archives for 2019-09

"Old Town Road" Guy Taking a Break

Lil Nas X, rose to fame quickly over the last 7 months thanks to his hit alongside Billy Ray Cyrus, "Old Town Road". However, the 20 year old artist says he needs a break! He has canceled his appearance at Twitchcon and Sandbox Festival, telling his fans he will make it up to them somehow. 


While we are on the subject of Lil Nas X, Fiona Apple has a little beef she took to Instagram to discuss.

It's not clear if she truly is upset enough to take action against the rising "Old Town Road" star. Regardless, she found a way to make it back into the headlines.

Get Ready for the Brad Paisley Variety Special, on ABC

Here's a thought:  Maybe it was BRAD PAISLEY's idea to have other people co-host this year's CMAs with CARRIE UNDERWOOD.  Why is that, you ask?  Well, he's HOSTING a one-hour TV special later this season on ABC.

It's called "Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special" and it'll have musical performances, surprises . . . and something they're calling "heartfelt field pieces."  It sounds like an old-fashioned variety show to me . . . especially when you consider his A-list guests.

Check this out.  He'll be joined by Hootie & The Blowfish, Tim McGraw, the Jonas Brothers, Kelsea Ballerini, Peyton Manning, "The Bachelor's" Chris Harrison, and even Carrie Underwood herself.  (I guess they're still tight.)

Here's Brad's "funny" statement.  Quote, "Wait, I thought it was called the Brad Paisley Special.  Who added the 'Thinks He's'?  Oh well, I'm still psyched."

If you add this to Brad's comedy series that he's developing for Amazon, it's not a stretch to think that he's decided to move on from the CMAs. 


Josh Turner's tour bus accident claimed the life of one of the crew members.

A tour bus carrying JOSH TURNER's road crew crashed on Wednesday after the show in Paso Robles, California.  Seven people were injured, and Josh's longtime sound man David Turner was killed.  He was 64.  They're not related.

Josh and his band were in a separate bus and weren't injured.  The investigation is still ongoing, but here's what we know.  For some reason, the bus left the road at around 11:30 P.M. and drove 20 yards before falling off a cliff.

The California Highway Patrol has ruled out drugs or alcohol, and the bus is being checked out to see if there were any mechanical issues.  They're also looking into whether the driver may have suffered a medical problem that could have caused it.

All of Josh's September shows have been canceled and will be rescheduled.  A rep issued a statement saying, "Josh Turner and his road family have suffered a devastating loss.  Please keep the crew, band, and Josh in your thoughts and prayers."



Miranda Lambert Announces 2020 'Wildcard' Tour

Miranda Lambert is going right back out on tour. Her 2020 tour, 'Wildcard' will begin January in Tupelo Mississippi. There are currently over two dozen scheduled stops with the closest to our area being Evansville, IN. We will be looking for any updates on the tour schedule and hope to see some stops closer to Kicks Country.

The Wildcard Tour is named after Lambert's upcoming seventh studio album Wildcard, expected on Nov. 1. It's her first studio album in three years and she's been leaking songs to fans in advance ahead of its release in stores and at digital service providers. “Pretty Bitchin’,” “Way Too Pretty for Prison” featuring Maren Morris and “Bluebird” are three of the songs fans can hear. -Taste of Country



Miranda Lambert's 'Wildcard' Album will release this coming November.

WATCH: Craig Morgan Gets a Little Help From His Friends.

Blake Shelton turned to Twitter to tell the world to listen to Craig Morgan's song, "The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost". The song reaches our hearts and requires tissues. Craig Morgan sings about the loss of his teenage song. It clearly touched Blake Shelton and now he wants this song to be a hit and he knows exactly how to make that happen.

Blake Shelton did a second tweet encouraging fans to make the song number one on iTunes and saying, "All people need to do is hear it once. They will want to own it. It deserves to be recognized." The Twitter campaign worked and as of today, Craig Morgans song is ranked #1 Top Songs on iTunes.

Garth Brooks Documentary Coming to A&E

A&E is doing a documentary on the life and career of the legendary Garth Brooks. A&E is calling the show, "Garth: The Road I'm On" and it'll air on four different nights in November. 

The documentary will give us exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the life of the number one solo artist in history. 

Dierks Bentley was fined after his fans snitched.

I'm not saying DIERKS BENTLEY is a criminal.  But he did go fishing without a license in Colorado . . . and had to pay a $139.50 fine because of it.  Even worse, his fans are the ones who ratted him out.

Dierks and Luke Bryan were comparing fishing stories on stage at the Seven Peaks Festival over the weekend.  So somebody decided to pass the word onto the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, just in case they didn't have the proper licenses.

Turns out they didn't, but there still had to be evidence before officials could spring into action.  And wouldn't you know it, Dierks made it easy by posting a pic where he's holding a brown trout that he caught in Cottonwood Creek, Colorado. 


After that made the rounds a local cop saw him walking through town and the next thing you know he's in the officer's truck paying the fee in cash.

And what about Luke?  Well, he didn't incriminate himself by posting photos so he's still off the hook.  But a Colorado Parks spokesman did say that "the case is under investigation."  (Denver Post)

WATCH: Florida Georgia Line and Chris Tomlin Sing a Classic Worship Song Live

Florida Georgia Line invited Chris Tomlin on stage when a church worthy praise and worship service began. The sound brought tears and chills to the audience. Watch the performance below from FGL's Instagram page. You can also see Florida Georgia Line live this coming weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for FGL Fest where they will be joined with Nelly, Dan & Shae and several other amazing artists. It will for sure be a day to remember.

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