Country Music 411 Archives for 2021-08

Kenny Chesney Dropped a Surprise Music Video!

Kenny Chesney dropped a surprise for his No Shoes Nation fans on Friday (August 20th) in the form of a video for "Beautiful Life." It's one of four songs added to the Deluxe Edition of his Here And Now album.


The clip was shot largely in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico and is a patchwork quilt of various memories from the last decade of Kenny's time spent sailing around the globe. 


Kenny Chesney Puts Nashville Area Mansion On The Market

Kenny Chesney has put his Nashville area mansion on the market. The 12,599-square-foot home located in Franklin, Tennessee sits on 56 acres of land and comes with a high price tag -- $13.9 million!


The home, dubbed Bella Luce (Beautiful Light), features four bedrooms and nine bathrooms, along with a home theater, gym, elevator, infinity-edge swimming pool and spa, an attached garage with parking for six cars, while a separate detached garage holds four more vehicles.


The house is described as a Mediterranean villa which was built in 2008.

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill To Star In Prequel To 'Yellowstone'

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will both star in the upcoming prequel to Yellowstone, called 1883, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday, August 4th) by streaming service Paramount+.  The prequel will also star Sam Elliott.


According to a release, "1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana." 


Tim and Faith will portray James and Margaret Dutton, the patriarch and matriarch of the Dutton family, respectively.


Tim said, “This is truly a dream job . . . The Duttons are tremendous characters and it’s so thrilling to be able to bring them to life.  As a kid growing up riding horses, you think about dream jobs like this and I am just so excited to work with this amazing cast and crew.”


Faith said, “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The Duttons are a formidable family and it is an absolute dream to bring such a strong female character like Margaret Dutton to life . . .”


Additional cast members will be announced in the near future.



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Mickey Guyton on the Time She Sang "Natural Woman" at Prince's House

CMT has a digital series called "Probably Shouldn't Tell You This".  It's the perfect title to get famous people to share stuff you actually want to hear . . . instead of promotional nonsense or fluff pieces.


The latest one has MICKEY GUYTON talking about the time she and some friends were partying in Hollywood and needed a ride home.  One of the friends was dating Prince, so she called him.  He showed up in a limo and took them to his mansion.


And it was exactly the kind of place you'd imagine Prince living in.  Mickey says, quote, "We get in this purple suede elevator, [which] takes us to this giant ballroom with chandeliers.  There's a rose piano, a microphone set-up, and some drums. 


"I first get on the drum set, and I'm trying to play, and he takes the drumsticks away and tells me I have no rhythm, which I don't.


"Then he gets on the rose piano and I get on the microphone and I was like, 'Okay, I'm with Prince, and he looks soul, so why NOT sing 'Natural Woman'?'  We sing 'Natural Woman', I am not kidding.  [Hard to] believe it actually happened, but it did."



Brett Young And Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Congrats to Brett Young and his wife, Taylor, who welcomed their second child and second daughter, whom they named Rowan Marie Young, on July 21st. Brett just shared the news over the weekend on social media with a picture of little Rowan and a sweet letter to his new baby girl.


He wrote, "I thought my heart was maxed out. I usually don’t like to be wrong…… I was wrong. And I can’t wait to thank you properly for the opportunity to be your daddy. I already love you so much and I can’t wait to watch you and your sister become best friends. FYI….. the women in your life are super heroes and you’re the luckiest lady alive. Presley has been begging for you. Be prepared for me to mess everything up and your mom and sister to always be there to fix it. I love you. Welcome to the ‘Youngs’." He signed it "Daddy." 


Brett and Taylor's oldest daughter, 21-month-old Presley, made the singer changed his mind about wanting a boy. He recently told us that he can't imagine anything being better than being a girl dad. [“I have a half-sister, but growing up in my house, my sister had already moved out, so it was just like me and my dad. And so, that’s why I was excited to have a boy and wanted that relationship. But I can’t imagine having a better relationship with my child than I do with my daughter.  It’s such a blessing.  It’s so sweet and it’s challenging because I’ve never been a woman. I don’t know what her challenges are going to be in life, but that’s what ‘Lady’ was all about. She’s got her mama for that. So I just get to be the big ‘ol dad that she runs and jumps in bed and watches cartoons with, and it’s been perfect.”] SOUNDCUE (:27 OC: . . . it's been perfect.)


Brett gets to spend a few more days at home with his growing family until he has to hit the road for a show in Salem, OR on Thursday (August 5th).


He continues climbing the charts with his latest single, "Not Yet."