CHRIS STAPLETON and his wife MORGANE have got some really BIG NEWS!
They are expecting twins. It’ll make them a family of six. They already have two children, a son and a daughter, which they’re very private about.
JON PARDI is trying to stay calm about next week’s CMA’s, and he’s doing that by rooting for his competition. He says, quote, “There’s a lot of guys doing good, and I want everybody to get the award.” He has a Best New Artist nomination, and his song “Dirt On My Boots” is up for Single of the Year and Song of the Year.
CHARLIE DANIELS‘ autobiography is called “Never Look at the Empty Seats”. That title is also his advice to new artists. They play to a lot of empty seats in the beginning of their career, and he says it’s better to focus on the ones with people in them. You have to be concerned with the ones that have people in them. Impress those people and they’ll come back to see you the next time and bring others.
KELSEA BALLERINI says her worst habit is sleeping in . . . her favorite cheat meal is chocolate . . . and her least favorite exercise is squats. The emoji she overuses the most is the upside down smiley face . . . her favorite item in her closet is shoes . . . when it comes to a duet partner, she’d choose THE WEEKND . . . and the movie she could watch over and over again is “The Wizard of Oz” and the best rumor she’s ever heard about herself, she said, quote, “That I was dating DUSTIN LYNCH.” She helped start that when she referred to him as her pick for “best snuggle buddy in country.”
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani’s two-year anniversary is fast approaching, and their fellow Voice coach Adam Levine can’t believe how mushy they can still be. “They’re so in love it’s disgusting,” the singer joked on The Howard Stern Show Tuesday.
JOHN MCEUEN announced that he’s leaving the NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND. He co-founded the group back in 1966, but then left in 1986, only to return in 2001. He cited “ongoing difference of opinions” as a reason for leaving this time