Country Music 411 Archives for 2023-09

Blake Shelton's 'Barmageddon' Returns For Season 2

Blake Shelton’s Barmageddon will return to USA this fall with guests like Carly Pearce, Jelly Roll, Gwen Stefani and Kelly Clarkson.

The show, cohosted by Carson Daly and WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Glasser, will feature a series of celebrity bar games filmed in the country star’s Ole Red bar in Nashville.

Season Two premieres on Monday, November 11th.


Morgan Wallen Tours with Peyton Manning

Morgan Wallen took to X, previously known as Twitter, to announce his 'One Night At A Time 2024' tour with Peyton Manning! Check it out below: 



Country People's Choice Awards

Little Big Town is set to host the first-ever People's Choice Country Awards.  This Thursday, September 28th, at 8PM on NBC and Peacock. 


The People's Artist of 2023   Kane Brown   Kelsea Ballerini   Lainey Wilson   Luke Combs   Morgan Wallen   Old Dominion   Zach Bryan 

The Male Artist of 2023   Bailey Zimmerman   Blake Shelton   Hardy   Jelly Roll   Kane Brown   Luke Combs   Morgan Wallen   Zach Bryan 

The Female Artist of 2023   Ashley McBryde   Carly Pearce   Carrie Underwood   Elle King   Kelsea Ballerini   Lainey Wilson   Megan Moroney   Miranda Lambert 


T-Swift is Living Her Best Life

"Drunk Taylor" memes are all over the Internet, thanks to Taylor Swift's lively energy at the VMAs. Whether she was drinking or not, she seemed to be having the time of her life! Check out some of the clips below:


Video credit: tswiftclips on TikTok





Maddie & Tae's, Maddie Font, is a mom!

The singer and her husband Jonah welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Forrest Henry, on Saturday (September 9th).

She shared a photo of the newborn to Instagram Monday (September 11th) and revealed that she had an emergency c-section “after 37 hard hours of labor.”

She continued, “Thank you to our incredible medical team at St Thomas Midtown for taking incredible care of us and making a really scary experience as calm and comfortable as possible for our little family. Forrest is everything Jonah and I could’ve ever dreamed of, and we’d go through it all over again for him.”




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Kelsea Ballerini Shares Video Of 30th Birthday Tumble

Kelsea Ballerini took quite a spill in a video she posted to social media Sunday (Sept 10th). The clip shows her nearly tumbling off a balcony and down a steep, tree-filled incline that leads down to the water during an early 30th birthday getaway with friends. Fortunately, the "If You Go Down" singer was saved by a clear barrier that stopped her from disaster. Ballerini offiially turns 30 on Tuesday (September 12th). ARTICLE PHOTO CREDIT: LINKED BELOW



Scotty McCreery's Dog Moose Is a Crazy-Good Swimmer

Scotty McCreery recently posted a video of himself swimming with his son, Avery, who turns one year old next month.   But the real STAR of the video is Scotty's dog Moose, who's swimming in the background.  Moose is swimming laps and is totally tearing it up, like a canine Michael Phelps!  



Country Stars Share Condolences over Jimmy Buffetts's Death

The legendary Jimmy Buffett passed away of skin cancer on Friday.  He was 76.  Jimmy was a HUGE star . . . but at his heart, he was always a country singer, and he was an inspiration and influence to many country artists over the past few decades.

1.  Kenny Chesney said, "Jimmy painted pictures and short stories in all the songs he wrote.  He taught a lot of people about the poetry in just living, especially this kid from East Tennessee." Kenny also posted an early morning video of himself singing Jimmy's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" on a beach.


2.  Toby Keith posted photos with Jimmy, along with the caption:  "The pirate has passed.  R.I.P. Jimmy Buffett.  Tremendous influence on so many of us."


3.  Old Dominion thanked Jimmy for "providing countless musicians like us a comfortable, welcoming place to create our own music."  (Here's a clip of Old Dominion paying tribute to Jimmy over the weekend.)


4.  20 years ago, Jimmy appeared on Alan Jackson's singalong, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere", a massive Number One hit that earned Jimmy his first CMA Award, for Vocal Event of the Year in 2003.  (Alan shared a tribute to Jimmy on Instagram.)

"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" is #1 on Billboard's list of Jimmy's BEST country collaborations.  Here's the rest of the Top 6:

5.  A lot of musicians were celebrating Jimmy this weekend by performing renditions of "Margaritaville" . . . including Zac Brown.  Halfway through his tribute, Zac told the crowd, "He [once] said he'd pass the torch on to us.  It was one of the greatest honors of my life.  [He was] such an incredible American poet and soul."  (Here's video.)


6.  In an interview online, Clint Black said, "People always say don't meet your heroes, because, a lot of times they disappoint.  [Jimmy was] not one of those . . . he was a one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life, sweetheart of a guy. "Fun, funny, brilliant.  He holds a special place in the hearts of all of us Parrotheads."


7.  Blake Shelton Tweeted, "Heartbroken hearing of Jimmy Buffett's passing. What an incredible talent and man.  His songs will live on forever . . . raising a glass today to the 'Son of a son of a Sailor.'"


8.  Brad Paisley said, "He got the point of all this.  Thank you Jimmy, for being the soundtrack to the best in life.  Heartbroken.  But thankful for you.  Sail towards that distant horizon."

Kenny Chesney Sings a Farewell to Jimmy Buffett

Kenny Chesney said goodbye to Jimmy Buffett in a heartfelt post shared to Instagram Saturday (September 2nd).

The country star found a spot on the beach in Key West, FL and filmed himself singing Buffet’s song, “A Pirate Looks at Fort.”

He captioned the post with, “So goodbye Jimmy. Thanks for your friendship and the songs I will carry in my heart forever. Sail On Sailor.”

Buffett died Friday (September 1st) at the age of 76.



Luke Bryan is Selling Peanuts

Luke Bryan is turning into the "snack king."  Last year he started selling popcorn through his Boldly Grown Goods label . . . and this year he's added peanuts.  There are three delicious flavors "handpicked by Luke."




Luke Combs Welcomes His Second Child

Luke Combs and his wife, Nicole, have welcomed their second child.

The couple announced on Instagram Thursday (August 31st) that Beau Lee Combs was born on August 15th. They shared a photo of the newborn’s feet and wrote, “Welcome to the world. We couldn’t love you more.”

Beau, their second son, was due in September, but arrived while Combs was touring Australia earlier this month.




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