The GEORGE STRAIT tournament on WhiskeyRiff.com is finally over.  Basically fans got to vote which of his 60 Number One hits, along with four other classics . . . is TRULY Number One. George’s songs were divided into four different “eras”.  The winner for 1982 – 1988 was “Amarillo By Morning” . . . for 1989 – 1993 it was “Love Without End, Amen” . . . 1994 – 1999 was “I Can Still Make Cheyenne” . . . and lastly, 2000 – 2013 was “Troubadour”. So between those four songs, it came down to “Amarillo By Morning” and “Troubadour”, which is pretty ironic because neither were Number One hits. And in the end, the winner was 1983’s “Amarillo By Morning”.



ZAC BROWN BAND is coming out with a new album on October 15th called “The Comeback”.  It’ll include the recent single “Slow Burn”



KACEY MUSGRAVES announced her 2022 tour in support of her next album, “Star-Crossed”.  Tickets go on sale September 9th.   January 26 – Phila             Feb 5 – New York



RYAN HURD’s debut album is called “Pelago” and it comes out October 15th.



CARRIE UNDERWOOD teased her new opening theme song for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football”.  It starts September 12th with the Los Angeles Rams against the Chicago Bears.



There’s a movie in the works about DENNIS RODMAN’s wild trip to Vegs during the 1998 NBA Finals.  If you want to learn more about that trip, watch that MICHAEL JORDAN documentary, “The Last Dance”. Speaking of Michael Jordan , want to own a pair of his “personally worn” boxer shorts. A pair of the NBA legend’s undies are going up for sale by Leland’s auctioneers. An auction insider tells us that the shorts were “regularly” worn by Jordan and show signs of “heavy use.” The good news — or the bad news if that’s “your thing” — is that they have a dry cleaning tag in them, so they’ve probably been washed.



The Christmas season is just around the corner and that means its time for Trans-Siberian Orchestra to fire up their jaw-dropping live show once again. The band just announced their massive slate of 2021 tour dates as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark Christmas Eve and Other Stories album. The band will kick off the run Wednesday, Nov. 17

Nov. 19 – State College, Pa. @ Bryce Jordan Center ^

Nov. 20 – Hershey, Pa. @ Giant Center *

Nov. 21 – Wilkes Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza *

Dec. 19 – Allentown, Pa. @ PPL Center *

Dec. 22 – Newark, N.J. @ Prudential Center *




Matthew Mindler, the child actor known for his role in “Our Idiot Brother,” died by suicide … according to officials. The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said … Mindler’s manner of death has been ruled suicide, but the cause of death is still pending toxicology results. Matthew’s college, Millersville University, confirmed his death with an announcement to the student body Saturday. It said he was found deceased that morning in Manor Township near the campus. The first-year student had not been seen since Tuesday night after failing to return to his dorm room, and was reported missing late Wednesday. Along with his role in “Our Idiot Brother” alongside Paul Rudd, Mindler also appeared in a sketch on “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in 2015 and had a few other acting credits to his name.



Sir Anthony Hopkins will win The Legend Award at GQ’s Men of the Year Awards on Wednesday (9/1.)  In an interview with the magazine he encourages young actors to avoid acting schools.  He said, “Don’t waste your money.  They’re failed actors that set themselves up as gurus.  There’s one very well-known actor with an acting class here in Los Angeles and he’s the star of the show!”


FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024

A new”Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie called “The Last Ronin” is in the works, and it’ll be Rated R. Jon Bon Jovi is still recovering from his vocal cord surgery from two years ago.  He says he’s more than capable of singing again though The ACM Awards Nominations were announced this week and Luke Combs…


“Melrose Place” is coming back, with three original stars returning:  Heather Locklear, Laura Leighton, and Daphne Zuniga. A 2019 video just emerged of Morgan Wallen challenging a guy to a headbutting contest while in a bar called, “Loser’s.”  And this might give us a glimpse of what it’s like to be around Morgan when he’s…