FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2023

George Strait is such an icon that other country stars get nervous around him.  Randy Rogers remembers the time he tried too hard to impress him, and ended up sticking his foot in his mouth. It was at one of George’s golf tournaments for wounded warriors.  Each hole on the course had a bottle of George’s tequila brand, Código 1530.  Randy thought he’d use that as a way to suck up. “I walked up to him one tournament, and I was like, ‘Hey, George.’  [I] really like your tequila.  The Rosé.’  He goes, ‘It’s Rosa . . . Randy.’  [And] just rolled his eyes and walked off.

Miranda Lambert celebrated being married to Brendan McLoughlin for four years . . . with a post on Instagram that included four photos.  Here’s your question:  In how many of those pics was Brendan topless? Surprisingly, the answer is ONLY two.  She even teased it in the comments.  Quote, “Celebrating four years married today with my main squeeze.  Happy Anniversary babe.  You are the best.

Kelsea Ballerini and “Outer Banks” actor Chase Stokes are still “having a good time”.  TMZ shared a video of them listening to live music at Robert’s Western World in Nashville on Tuesday. They’re sitting very close to each other while munching on appetizers, and holding hands.  Other patrons at the place said there was “no kissing or any other heavy PDA . . . but they were vibing.”

Natalie Stovall of Runaway June shared a health update yesterday on Instagram.  She went into the hospital on January 9th for a myomectomy, but there were some serious complications, and she ended up staying there for 15 days.  She’s home now and “starting to heal.”

Luke Combs finally revealed the title of his next album.  It’s called “Gettin’ Old”, and it’ll be out March 24th.  He describes it as a sequel to his last album, “Growin’ Up”.  In fact, he mashed them together to create the name of his new single, “Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old”, which drops today. 

Jake Owen posted his first-ever TikTok, and he got creative.  It’s a spoof on hostage videos.  He’s sitting in an empty room saying he’s “not” being forced to read a prepared statement . . . as he reads a prepared statement.  He closes it by announcing that his new song “My Boots Miss Yours” is out today.

Hannah Teter is 36.  Female snowboarding superstar. 

Jake Pavelka is 45.  He lost on the fifth season of the “The Bachelorette”. . . lost on “Dancing with the Stars” . . . and lost Vienna after he proposed to her on “The Bachelor”.

Tracy Lawrence is 55.  Country star.

Bridget Fonda is 59.  “Single White Female”, “Lake Placid”, Cameron Crowe’s “Singles”, and Ash’s girlfriend Linda in “Army of Darkness”. She gave up acting in 2003, the same year she married master movie composer Danny Elfman.  Bridget is Jane Fonda’s niece, Peter “Easy Rider” Fonda’s daughter, and Henry “On Golden Pond” Fonda’s granddaughter.

Mimi Rogers is 67.  Mrs. Kensington in the first “Austin Powers”.  And Agent Diana Fowley on “The X-Files”.  She was Tom Cruise’s first wife (1987-1990).

SATURDAY

Alan Alda is 87.  Hawkeye Pierce on “M*A*S*H

SUNDAY

MacKenzie Porter is 33. 

Eric Paslay is 40. 

Justin Hartley is 46.  Kevin on “This Is Us”. 

Sara Gilbert is 48.  Darlene on “Roseanne”.  Creator and co-host of “The Talk”.

Greg Louganis is 63.

Judy Norton-Taylor is 65.  Mary Ellen Walton on “The Waltons”.

Irlene Mandrell is 67.  Barbara’s sister.

Oprah Winfrey is 69.

Tom Selleck is 78.  Commissioner Frank Reagan on “Blue Bloods”, Thomas Magnum on “Magnum P.I.”, and Monica’s older boyfriend Richard on “Friends”.

Blogs

MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2023

Over a THIRD of the songs on Billboard Hot 100 there right now are Morgan Wallen’s. Morgan’s album “One Thing at a Time” came out this month, and ALL 36 songs are now on the Hot 100 list.  That’s a new record, and not just for country artists.  This only happens when a huge artist…

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2023

Are you a TRUE country fan?  Not unless you have a really good memory, I guess.  “Taste of Country” posted a huge list of the, quote, “country music singalongs” that “every country fan should know by heart”.  A lot of them are classics, like “Friends in Low Places” . . . “On the Road Again”…