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Darius Rucker Releases His Own Brand Of Whiskey “Backstage Southern Whiskey”

  • 6:31 am Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Staff Writer

Darius Rucker has released his own signature brand of whiskey. According to a press release shared Thursday, Rucker’s Backstage Southern Whiskey was introduced this week in his home state of South Carolina, with distribution in Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee to follow. The “Whiskey and You” singer partnered with 843 to develop the smooth, 84.3-proof craft blend. The Backstage moniker comes form Rucker’s tradition of collecting his tour mates, band and any special guests backstage before shows to raise a glass as “good luck.” “That toast is a vital part of our nightly routine,” he explains. “It’s really about celebrating the [More]

RaeLynn Introduces Her Service Dog To The World

  • 6:25 am Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Staff Writer

Everyone, meet Jazz. Jazz is Raelynn’s super huge German Shephard that can detect when her blood sugar is very low. Raelynn has type 1 diabetes and Jazz lets his mama know when her blood sugar levels are low, waking her up in the middle of the night when necessary.

He has also taken on the unofficial role of tour mascot. He goes with her everywhere… on planes, on tours, you name it. Right now, Raelynn is out on the “Doing it to Country Songs” Tour with Blake Shelton and RaeLynn even says that Blake Shelton loves Jazz.  She told PEOPLE Magazine [More]

Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney and Fiance Introduce Baby Asher For The First Time

  • 6:08 am Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Staff Writer

Ever since becoming a dad in January, Shay Mooney‘s favorite audience is made up of one very small fan. “Anytime I’m holding him, I’ll make up silly songs about him,” the Dan + Shay singer says of son Asher James, who was born Jan. 24. “He smiles so big and it’s the most amazing feeling in the world.”

Mooney, 25, admits that he and fiancée Hannah Billingsley, 26, are “very emotional parents. We’re always crying happy tears!”

Calling from Nashville, where Mooney was taking a break from songwriting and Billingsley was giving Asher a bottle, the couple told PEOPLE all about life with their 9-week-old baby boy.

Read the full interview [More]

Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Fiance Share Wedding Details and Engagement Photos

  • 6:05 am Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Staff Writer

This is a big year for Dan Smyers, of Dan + Shay. Him and his band mate, Shay Mooney, are on tour and BOTH planning a wedding! Dan gave PEOPLE an exclusive interview (shared below) and shared some engagement photos. “Trying to juggle [the tour] and wedding planning is a handful but it’s going to be a good year for us,” Smyers, 29, tells PEOPLE.

One step closer to tying the knot, PEOPLE has the first look at their adorably romantic engagement photos (posted above and below). “It was really representative of us honestly—laid-back and low key,” Law says of the [More]

Blake Shelton Hilariously Addresses Death Hoax On Twitter

  • 5:50 am Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Staff Writer

Blake Shelton always has jokes. But this time, he was on the other end of one when he had to take to Twitter hilariously address rumors that he’d died. Taste of Country reports that Shelton shared a link about his alleged death that a fan had posted on Wednesday night, along with the cheeky caption, “Well s**t…” The fan who posted the original link was obviously aware of the hoax, as he joked, “Sorry to hear that you died. LOL This appeared on Facebook today.” This is the second time Shelton’s death has been falsely reported, following claims by a [More]

Rascal Flatts Opening New Restaurant In Hollywood

  • 6:07 am Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Looks like Rascal Flatts is dipping their toe in a new industry! Last year they opened a restaurant of their own in Cleveland, Ohio and now they are continuing to open more in other places. Looks like now, you can get a little bit of that country twang now in the big city. They are opening a new restaurant in heart of Hollywood, according to Eater Los Angeles. The new Rascal Flatts Restaurant and Bar will be located in the iconic Hollywood & Highland Complex on Hollywood Boulevard and is expected to open in late 2017. A sign posted at the site [More]

Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion Added To ACM Performance Line Up

  • 5:56 am Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer

The 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards announced its final list of performers and presenters on Wednesday, including newly added performers Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion, as well as some exciting onstage collaborations. Radio.com reports that Reba McEntire will team up with contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle, while other collabs include Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett combining forces on “Craving You,” and a medley performed by Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys. Other previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Miranda Lambert. The ACMs will air live this Sunday on CBS beginning [More]

Thomas Rhett Gets Dad Advice From One Of The Best, Dierks Bentley

  • 5:51 am Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Staff Writer

When you are about to become a parent to two kids at the same time, you take dad advice from ANYWHERE you can get it. Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren are getting ready to become parents to both a biological child and an adopted one–so he tells The Boot he’s getting plenty of advice from his fellow country stars. “Dierks [Bentley] said, ‘Don’t be afraid if you drink four Red Bulls a day,’” Rhett recalls. “And I’ve watched Dierks drink a lot of Red Bulls.” He adds, “I think my biggest fear is looking at my daughter and being [More]

Even Carrie Underwood Goes Months Without Getting Her Hair Done

  • 7:14 am Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Just when you thought celebrities are on top of their game when it comes to all things having to do with their appearance (constantly getting pampered, etc). that’s certainly not the case for our busy girl Carrie Underwood. She revealed on Instagram that she hadn’t had her hair colored since November – but let’s be honest – she’d look incredible no matter what!

I haven't had my hair colored since November! It was time… @marissadanelle had her work cut out for her! [More]

Nicole Kidman Says Her Bruises on “Big Little Lies” Were Completely Real

  • 6:13 am Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Staff Writer

Talk about taking the role seriously… Nicole Kidman, who plays a woman in an abusive marriage on Big Little Lies, has revealed that the bruises on her body during the filming of the HBO show were real. “I felt my way through that character because the only way to play her was to feel and be her,” she explains to Vogue magazine. “There are other characters that are easier to intellectually approach, but this was visceral.”  Kidman goes on to admit that her husband Keith Urban was sometimes upset by her dedication to the role. “I didn’t realize how much of it penetrated [More]