** Chase Bryant is trending today as he is our next Studio 99-5 star inside our Blue Cross Blue Shield Performance Stage … and it’s happening this Friday afternoon!
Want to be there? Grab your invitations all day long, only on US*99.5!
** Cam is trending today as she is our next Miller Lite New Country On Tap artist, giving you a free concert Wednesday, July 20th in Gages Lake with our friends at Jesse Oaks(18490 W Old Gages Lake Rd). And yup, it’s a FREE show!
Doors open at 6, she’s on stage at 8 … I’ll see you there!
** Kenny Chesney is trending today as he just announced that he’s pushing his new album “Some Town Somewhere” back a few more months, so that he can include a new duet with P!nk (!!!!!).
It was supposed to be released this Friday, but now we’ll ge
Old Dominion gave me a buzz this afternoon to chat about life!
Listen as all five guys tell us about the “dirt” they have on Kenny Chesney, why it feels so good to be them right now, what the difference is between a “car geek and actually seeing the Delorean” [from their “Break Up With Him” video], why Steve Harvey is their current TV obsession & 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 (!!!!!).
I spent Friday and Saturday with our friends from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, visiting the kids, touring the facilities and networking with other radio folk from all 50 states.
The end of our weekend was the Songwriters Dinner on Saturday night, with surprise guests Dan & Shay, Chris Young, Mac McAnally & Randy Owen (of Alabama)!
In similar fashion to our Smokin’ New Country lineup, the guys were all on stage at the same time, sharing stories of their songs & everyone grooving along. Check out the quick videos & full setlist below:
** Brad Paisley is trending today as we just learned he’ll open for The Rolling Stones at their LP Field show in Nashville June 17th! Lisa & Ray will ask him about that, when he checks in with them tomorrow morning after 7 …
**Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan are all trending today as they’re the first performers announced for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, airing live from Nashville on June 10th.
** Trisha Yearwood is trending today as her exhibit TY: The Song Remembers When will open July 3rd and run through December at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. The exhibit chronicles her life, her career and achievements, including her time as a Museum tour guide (!).
** Eric Paslay is trending today as he’s now engaged (he popped the question to his girlfriend Natalie just before New Years Eve). He told us their longtime friendship eventually turned to love, having dated for over two years and known each other for seven. So excited for them!
** Eric Church is trending today after doing an amazing acoustic arena show over the weekend in Salt Lake City. After his band and entire crew became ill with the stomach flu, there was no one to set up lights, risers, you name it.
With the decision to postpone the show only 30 minutes away, Eric decided to grab a guitar and a chair. Just him. 19 songs. Fan reaction was amazing.
** Kenny Chesney is trending today after being spotted in a luxury suite yesterday at the Super Bowl in Phoenix! After the game, he was spotted with Patriots owner Robert Kraft after the game, sporting a Patriots sweatshirt and a Blue Chair Bay Rum ballcap.
** Taylor Swift is trending today after she hosting *89* of her biggest fans at her house in Los Angeles over the weekend!
Fans got to hear her new album in its entirety, plus Taylor baked chocolate-chip pumpkin cookies for everyone. Further, they got to meet her two cats Meredith and Olivia Benson (as well as her parents). We’ve got the pics HERE (click).
** Kenny Chesney & Big & Rich are both trending today as their albums are now on sale. Kenny released “The Big Revival” and Big & Rich released “Gravity.” Go get ‘em!
** Maddie & Tae are trending today as they make their Opry debut tonight, sharing the stage with Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels, Randy Owen, Eric Paslay & more.
The ladies remarked, “We actually went to the Opry to watch Vince Gill and Kellie Pickler perform in one of our very first trips to Nashville together. We were 16 and we were just two little girls sitting in the audience, praying and hoping that one day we would have the chance to go up on stage and live out the dream too. So the fact that it’s actually happening is crazy!”
** TylerHubbard from Florida Georgia Line is trending today after announcing his surprise engagement to his fiancé Kayley via Instagram late last night. No wedding date set yet.