TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022

Remember when you were a kid and you tripped and fell, and jumped right back up as if nothing happened?  That was last week?  Me too.  Here’s a country star version of that. Tim McGraw lost his balance and fell OFF the stage at his show in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday.  He was okay . . . and decided to turn the whole thing into a meet and greet with the crowd. It was an outdoor show and he landed in an open area on the grass between a barricade and the stage.  So he walked along BEHIND the barricade stopping several times to shake hands, give high-fives, and greet people. Everyone behaved, although a few female fans hugged his torso and “accidentally” touched his biceps.  (Blame them?)  The only ones NOT happy were the security guards who stayed very close and kept moving him along. Somebody posted a video of it on TikTok.

Tracy Lawrence’s annual “Turkey Fry” benefit concert will be back this November for its 17th year.  He announced on Twitter that Gary Allan and Travis Denning will be joining him. It’s being held at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville on November 22nd, two days before Thanksgiving.  Pre-sale tickets hit Ticketmaster.com tomorrow, and it opens up to the general public this Friday.  The event’s full name is “Mission: Possible – Turkey Fry and Concert”.  The first one was back in 2006. Since then, they’ve fried over 8,000 turkeys . . . served more than 90,000 Thanksgiving meals . . . and raised over $600,000 for Nashville Rescue Mission. Last year’s event raised more than $175,000, which was a new record.

Blake Shelton was on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” yesterday.  They talked about stuff like “The Voice”, and his clothing deal with Lands’ End.  And then Kelly joined him for an unplugged version of his first big hit, “Austin”.

Lainey Wilson posted some throwback photos from her early days with Luke Combs, including a brief clip of them jamming together.  She captioned it, “Damn we’ve come a long way Luke, time has done us well.  Congrats on kickin’ off your tour . . . can’t wait to meet ya out there!”  She’ll join Luke next month. 

Darius Rucker has a new song out next week on the 30th with “America’s Got Talent” finalist Chapel Hart.  It’s called “Ol’ Church Hymn”, and it features the ladies on the chorus.  There was a preview of how well they work together last week when they performed a cover of “Something to Talk About” on the “AGT” finale.

Luke Bryan’s Farm Tour 2022 continues to roll on, and raise money for a very good cause.  Every once in a while we see a clip worth sharing.  This one is Riley Green and Luke performing Tim McGraw’s “Where the Green Grass Grows”.

Gunnar and Matthew Nelson are 55. Ricky Nelson’s twin sons, the grandsons of “Ozzie & Harriet”,

Kristen Johnston is 55.  Sally on “3rd Rock from the Sun”

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2022

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