I love Friday surprises like this … found out Midland was coming in at 11:30a at about 9:45a!
Mark, Jess & Cam are opening for Little Big Town tonight – we talked about that, oysters for Valentine’s Day, how Garth Brooks’ words for them meant so much last year, what they want to try overseas next month at the #C2C Festival & so much more >>>>>
From the moment Blake Shelton took the stage Friday night at the Allstate Arena, we knew it was going to be a party! He played 24 songs (about 30 minutes *over* curfew!), he had the crowd singing every word to every song & he made us laugh. A lot!
Backstage, he talked with Stylz & Roman before the show (video below) ::: you HAVE to see his face after Stylz surprised him with a St. Patrick’s Day shot of Jameson!
Check out the cool videos & setlist below (more on my FB page HERE) ——–>
RaeLynn was just named one of 2017’s Billboard Magazine’s Ones To Watch … and we are thrilled for her, because that many more people are going to know how fabulous we already know she is!
Listen below as she calls Drew to talk about the upcoming Blake Shelton show at Allstate Arena on 3/17, how we’re supposed to coordinate our outfits that day, the complexities of Green Beer & so much more ——–>
** Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann & Tyler Farr are all trending today as they’re set for a Boots On The Beach Vacation in May at Sandals Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica!
The best part? Proceeds from the Memorial Day weekend event will benefit military personnel and their families through The Boot Campaign. Full details HERE (click).
** Eric Church is trending today as all day tomorrow, it’s YOUR “Last Call for Eric Church!” Grab seats every hour between 6a and 6p, with the grand prize winner picking up $100 in Eric Church merchandise.
Want your tickets before then? Win ‘em with me at 1:30 when you #NameItAndClaimIt.
** Phil Vassar is trending today as he’s in town for a show at the Genesee Theatre tonight, with a few seats still available HERE (click).
He gave me a quick call this morning, listen as we chatted about new music coming from him, life in his house with a teenager (and his daughter’s boyfriend) and much more:
From the special guest Karyn Rochelle who opened the show with her 4-piece band, to the final encore with the “song that started it all”, it was a night to remember!
Garth took the stage last night at 8:25p and led the crowd through two hours of hits, singalongs, laughter, and a lot of sweat!
He went “off the set list, because it’s the last night and I don’t care!” during an acoustic set with inspiring renditions of “Make You Feel My Love” and “If Tomorrow Never Comes.”
For the 2nd encore, he returned with just a guitar to sing “the songs that I’d write on a sign for the artist to sing, if I was going to the show!” beautiful verses of “Operator” by Jim Croce, “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and “Amarillo by Morning” by George Strait.
Ending the show with a 3rd encore, Garth told us, “I want to end 11 shows in Chicago with the song that started it all in 1988…” and the full band returned for “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).”
** Garth Brooks is trending today as we learned that Chicago is his homebase for kicking off his world tour! Allstate Arena, Thur, September 4th. Full details HERE (click).
** Justin Moore is trending today as he and his wife Kate welcomed baby #3 on Monday! Rebecca Klein Moore arrived in style … 6 lbs 13 oz, 19 1/4 inches … mom & baby are doing well.
** Little Big Town is trending today as they reveal the title and release date of their next project. It’ll be called Pain Killer, available everywhere October 21st.
** Carrie Underwood is trending today as she’ll star in a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” the opening theme for NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The spot will debut in movie theaters next weekend.
** Alan Jackson kicks off our summer 2010 concert season — Saturday, 5/1 @ the Allstate Arena with Josh Turner & Chris Young. Seats on sale this Saturday, but win ‘em first … with the Drew Walker Drive @ 5!
** Phil Vassar comes back to Joe’s Bar Friday, 4/9 … the show WILL sell out, so win tickets first @ 4:10pm, when you Sing It Or Say It!
** Tomorrow night, Chicago’s Houndstooth Saloon moves down the street for their grand re-opening celebration & the biggest Thursday Country Night ever! Join me with Miller Lite8-10pm @ their new location, 3369 N Clark St (intersection of Clark & Roscoe)
** Right after Houndstooth, I head back to the studio for The Road @ 10pm – it’s 2 hours of live music & conversation with Billy Currington & Craig Morgan
** FNPP9-11pm @ The Lantern in Naperville! Address is 8 E Chicago Ave (intersection of Washington & Chicago) with Miller Lite specials & prizes!