The Today Show was full of surprises this morning for Halloween!
Reba McEntire stopped by (!) to introduces the TODAY anchors as country music legends, including:
* Carson Daly as Billy Ray Cyrus (along with the real Billy Ray!!!)
* Al Roker as Willie Nelson
* Megyn Kelly as Shania Twain
* Hoda Kotb as Blake Shelton (joined by, another surprise, the real Blake!)
* Kathie Lee Gifford as Miley Cyrus
* Savannah Guthrie as Kenny Rogers (one of our favorites!)
* Matt Lauer as a phenomenal Dolly Parton
At the end of the performance, Savannah and Matt sang “Islands in the Stream” together, as Kenny & Dolly!
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 ——–>
As we count down to the show Sunday night (live from Vegas on CBS-2), the folks at the ACMs keep giving us better news!
Just now, we found out that Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Old Dominion and Charles Kelley (from Lady Antebellum) are now all scheduled to perform on stage … Awe. Some.
They join previously-announced superstars who’ll sing —–> Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, Florida Georgia Line and more (!!!!!).
After her divorce from Blake Shelton in July, Miranda Lambert decided to stay in Nashville …
We just learned that she bought a pretty spectacular piece of land (in September) and the pictures look AMAZING ::: 400 acres, a 6-car garage, lit walking trails over 75 acres and a pavilion that seats 60 for private concerts too!
** Eric Church & Canaan Smith are both trending today as they’ll be part of the College Football Playoff National Championship game next Monday in Phoenix, AZ.
Canaan will sing “America the Beautiful” before the game while Eric will headline the Championship Tailgate!
** Blake Shelton is trending today as he’s just signed on to the new “The Angry Birds Movie.” Hewrote a song for the movie [which is based on the popular game] and also will be the voice of a pig as well. The movie is set for theaters May 20th.
** Tyler Farr is trending today after finalizing his groomsmen list for his wedding this year ::: they include some familiar names like buddies Jason Aldean, Colt Ford and Lee Brice.
Tyler told us, “I was in Jason’s wedding, walked his little girl down the aisle … along with the other guys, it’ll be quite the redneck wedding.”