Dierks Bentley appeared on the Ellen Show this week and delivered a heartfelt performance of his hit single ‘Say You Do.’ The Country singer and his band were set to attend the Super Bowl, but gave up their seats to appear on the show.
“We had six tickets. We were all gonna go but we’re like man, we wanna be here at the show. This is more important to us.”
Bentley is nominated for Country Album of the Year at this weekend’s Grammy Awards. We wish you the best on your journey Dierks!
Sturgill Simpson played a packed show at Madison Theater in Covington, KY last weekend, and when the crowd got out of control, the singer stopped his entire set to break up a fight happening offstage.
‘Sometimes Wine,’ was the song the band was playing when the fight broke out. Simpson was a good sport about it, trying to keep the show going. Eventually, he chose to stop the show and help settle things down.
“Hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up … YOU!” Simpson shouted at the man who started the fight. “Hey, hey, hey. Come on now, everyone came to have a good time. It doesn’t matter who started it; all that matters is that it’s over …
After cheers from the crowd, the show carried on without further mishap. Simpson has better things to worry about, including a Grammy Nomination for the ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’ record, and a new contract with Atlantic Records.
Hat’s off to you Sturgil for getting things under control, and protecting your fans! Watch the video below.
“She brings out the best in me,” said Brantley Gilbert on his new fiancé in an interview with 106.5 WYRK. Brantley talked about their wedding plans and how he went about proposing to his new fiancé.
“I had a plan, and I had a song. I wrote a song to her dad actually. It was called ‘Your Little Girl.’
Gilbert mentions that he and his fiancé’s Late father were ‘buddies,’ when Brantley started dating her daughter almost a decade before they were engaged. To ask for her hand in marriage, Brantley went to his grave site.
“I wrote him a song and actually stopped by and saw him at his grave that day, and put the song down, and that was my way I asked him.”
Brantley also mentioned a few details about the wedding. “She’s really good about including me. I’m getting to marry her that day, so I’m happy. I’m just trying to make sure that everything that goes on, plans and stuff like that, she gets what she wants and she’s going to be happy with it.”
Learn more details about Brantley’s big day by watching the entire interview below.
Saturday Night Live welcomed Blake Shelton last week. Not only was he a musical guest, but the show’s host, joining the ranks of Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash and Taylor Swift.
Shelton had us laughing the entire night, showing off his funny and musical sides. He opened up the show with a monologue riffing the country variety show “Hee-Haw.” As he tried to teach the cast how to tell a good country joke, things simply backfired (though he did give a quick jab and his wife’s hooking!). Watch here.
What caught our eye the most was the ’Wishin’ Boot,’ – a country music video parody about, well… a boot. Let’s just say Shelton, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon looked eerily similar to Alan Jackson, Wynonna Judd, and Reba McEntire. Watch below.
Prepare to have your mind blown. We all know the importance of a unique stage name, but some of these Country Artists were down right creative when it came to revamping their persona. Here are 10 Country Artists who were born with completely different names than their stage name.
1. Wynonna Judd
Real Name: Christina Claire Ciminella
2. Luke Bryan
Real Name: Thomas Luther Bryan
3. Shania Twain
Real Name: Eileen Regina Edwards
4. Chely Wright
Real Name: Richell Rene Wright
5. Tim McGraw
Real Name: Samuel Timothy Smith
6. LeAnn Rimes
Real Name: Margaret LeAnn Rimes
7. Jason Aldean
Real Name: Jason Aldine Williams
8. Garth Brooks
Real Name: Troyal Garth Brooks
9. Faith Hill
Real Name: Audrey Faith Perry
10. Patsy Cline
Real Name: Virginia Patterson Hensley
We weren’t aware we needed a Country version of “When I Was Your Man,” by Bruno Mars. Now we think this is the next best thing!
Country singer Thomas Rhett can’t get enough of the Popstar.
“I’m obsessed with Bruno Mars’ records,” he told Rolling Stone Country, “I’d give my right leg to be able to sing like that dude,”
After rehearsing the song before shows, and lowering it a few keys to get the right pitch, Rhett and his bandmate Reedy set out to record an intimate, stripped down version of ‘When I Was Your Man” at Nashville’s Creative Caffeine studios.
Watch the video below. What do you think? Do you love the song? Leave us a comment.