0 SEE: Garth Brooks Rocked Notre Dame Saturday Night!

It was a night for the ages … windy, rainy (& even snow!) with 85,000 fans inside Notre Dame stadium to see Garth Brooks!

He played for 3 hours, told stories & then surprised the crowd with the news that he’ll be back to “close the world tour” in 3 years!

Check out the setlist & highlights below >>>>

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Last night was amazing!!!! #GARTHatND @garthbrooks

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All Day Long
That Summer
Two of a Kind, Workin’ on a Full House
The River
Papa Loved Mama
Two Pina Coladas
Unanswered Prayers
“Night Moves” (Bob Seger cover)
Standing Outside The Fire
Live Again (Gabe Dixon cover)
Let It Be (Beatles cover)
Hey Jude (Beatles cover)
Ain’t Goin Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up)
The Thunder Rolls
Callin’ Baton Rouge
Friends In Low Places
The Dance


She’s Every Woman
Red Strokes
More Than A Memory
Guy Goin’ Nowhere (Ashley McBryde altered cover)
Turn The Page
American Pie (Don McLean cover)

0 The Today Show Goes Country Music Legends For Halloween!

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!

0 A Few Words, After An Awful 24 Hours For Our Country Music Family

Words I wrote to open the show today:

So much sadness yesterday. Now more than 24 hours out, we’re still beginning to let it all soak in. I was in bed last night at 9:30, with melatonin to try and make sure I’d sleep. But I kept waking up to the sounds we all heard yesterday in all those videos.

This morning, making the kids’ lunches, getting them out to school, taking the Metra downtown, having time in my thoughts … what really struck me was the courage of the first responders. The courage of the country music fans who are just like you and me. Helping one another. In a place they were all excited to go to, for their love of country music. Just like you and I have done countless times in Chicago.

Garth Brooks said some great words yesterday that resonated with me as well:

“When things go bad, doctors go to work. When things go bad, policemen go to work. When things go bad, music & musicians go to work … they need ya. Things have gone bad, they need music, they need the power of that healing. The show must go on … start spreading the love, the greatest power that music holds, which is the power to heal.”

I truly believe these words, for all of us. Lots of love from me to you. Again, for all of us.

0 OMG! Have You Seen Jimmy Butler’s Insane Shoe Closet?

Our resident Chicago Bulls country star Jimmy Butler got traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves two weeks ago, and he’s put his River North mansion on the market for $5,000,000!

What does that kind of money buy you?

The most insane shoe closet you’ve ever seen HERE (click).

The only other person I know with something like this? Dougie Stylz of Stylz & Roman!

What’s YOUR dream hobby room filled with?

0 LOOK: Jimmy Butler’s High School Jersey Number Retired!

Jimmy Butler has been the shining star / saving grace for your Chicago Bulls for years (also a huge country fan!) and this week, he got one of the highest honors around!

His high school in Tomball, TX retired his number. So well deserved ———>

0 Jay Leno Peeks Into Brad Paisley’s Bus!

Brad Paisley is a guitar guy. And a car guy too. So when he was designing his new tour bus, he wanted to pay tribute to his favorite car: a 1958 Corvette.

To the tune of $1.74 million, Brad added classic Corvette branding all over the bus, upgrading both the tire rims and the leather upholstery (even the interior lighting looks like the tail lights of the Corvette!) … not bad, huh?

Check out Jay Leno’s preview below!

0 WATCH: Jimmy Butler Loves Luke Bryan Just Like We Do!

What an incredible night of Luke Bryan music Saturday at Wrigley Field … one guy who couldn’t make it back to town in time? Our Chicago Bulls basketball star Jimmy Butler!

That’s okay, because his pal caught an impromptu singalong recently … and WE LOVE IT!

0 Up For A Road Trip To Nashville This Weekend?

Hey, intern Dom here!

The summer festival season has almost come to an end, but there is still Southern Ground Music & Food Festival down in Nashville this weekend!

The festival is hosted by Zac Brown Band and not only is Zac Brown Band performing both nights, but they also have artists like Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz, John Fogerty, Willie Nelson and many more!

Music festivals are the best thing about summertime. A couple days of you and your closest friends, tailgating, camping out (optional), but every festival is a great experience and Zac Brown Band puts on an amazing show, so Jump Right In to Whatever It Is, get in line for a Chicken Fried and be happy that it’s not Colder Weather this weekend!

0 Reality TV: Would You Watch A Show About LeAnn Rimes & Her Husband?

LeAnn told People Magazine today that she and her husband Eddie Cibrian are heading back to TV and ready to face their critics head-on.

“We’re doing a TV based on our reality. We’ll take things out of our lives and elaborate them and make them funny. People have been laughing at us – we want them to laugh with us!”

Would you watch?

Who would you rather see on a new reality TV show?