Willie Nelson turns 90 on April 29th.  He’s talked about how weed saved his life. He said. “Well, it not only saved my life, it probably saved some other people’s lives.  Because, before I smoked marijuana, I was drinking a lot.  And I might have killed a lot of people, too.  So I’m just glad that that didn’t happen.” They also asked if there’s some kind of special diet that keeps him going. “I don’t eat a lot.  [My wife] Annie does my cooking for me.  She’ll say that I don’t eat much.  I’ll eat an egg or two, a waffle.  I like toast, I like this protein shake.  I drink a lot of those. “I’ve managed to keep my weight down pretty good.  And I really don’t do anything that’s bad for me.  I don’t drink as much as I used to.  I still take a drink of tequila occasionally.  But not like I used to.”

Americans can’t stop naming their KIDS after their favorite characters from Yellowstone. A new study looked at character names from the 100 most popular shows over the past three years.  Then they cross-referenced them with official stats from the Social Security Administration to see which shows inspired the most baby names.  The top three names that saw the most gains in 2022 were all from “Yellowstone” . . . Dutton, Rip, and Kayce. “Dutton” is the last name of Kevin Costner’s family on the show, and was 33 times more popular than it was in 2021. Three other names from the show also ranked high . . . Laramie, Walker, and Tate.

Carrie Underwood shared a close-up look of the “orb” that she rides high over the crowd while singing “Crazy Angel” at her concerts.  She loves how it helps her connect with the people in the cheap seats.  “One of my favorite things is figuring out how I will see everybody else in the audience.  In these big old arenas, sometimes you see these people and you feel these people, but you want to see THEM too, and go say hi.”

Reba McEntire is getting her own COMIC.  This is a 26-page comic covering her career.  There will be three formats . . . a hard cover, a soft cover, and a digital edition . . .  and they’ll all be available on March 22nd.

Dierks Bentley teased a new song called “Cowboy Boots” with Ashley McBryde.  It comes out Friday.  It’s on his upcoming album, “Gravel and Gold”, which lands February 24th.

Harry Styles is 29.

Ronda Rousey is 36.

Michael C. Hall is 52.  “Dexter”. 

Pauly Shore is 55.

Bill Mumy is 69.  Garrett Morris is 86.  Original “SNL” cast member, Earl on “2 Broke Girls”, and Lloyd on “This Is Us


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”…