Most people didn’t know Lainey Wilson was dating former NFL player Devlin “Duck” Hodges until she brought him to the ACMs last month. But they’ve been together for OVER two years. She talked about it in a recent interview. She said one reason the relationship works so well is because he knows what it’s like to chase a dream. “He’s good as gold. Supports me, would never come in between anything that I’m trying to do. He’s like, ‘Go get it, girl.’ And I made him wait for a while. I mean . . . it’s been a little over two years now.” She said there were clues. A couple of weeks before the ACMs she performed in Pittsburgh wearing a Duck Hodges jersey. That got the rumor mill going but the big reveal didn’t come until the big night.
Tanya Tucker made history at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday by showing up on HORSEBACK. It was the same black stallion she rode through downtown Nashville in April after she made it into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Historians say that in 97 years, it’s the first time anyone’s ever ridden a horse on stage. Her new album “Sweet Western Sound” came out on Friday, and there’s a horse on the cover. So that’s why she did it. It’s the 26th studio album of her career. She did a full set, including three new songs from the album. She opened with “Kindness”, her first single from it that came out back in April.
Maren Morris was a surprise guest at Taylor Swift’s show in Chicago on Saturday. They performed “You All Over Me” from the “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” album. It was Taylor’s first time playing it live. Maren shared a photo on Instagram and wrote, “We finally got to play ‘You All Over Me’ and I won’t ever be shutting up about it. Love you Taylor and love you always, Chicago.”
Miranda Lambert co-wrote Morgan Wallen’s hit, “Thought You Should Know”. It’s the first song she’s ever written but NOT recorded . . . that went to Number One. And she was feelin’ it on Friday when she changed a lyric while performing it at Gulf Coast Jam. Instead of “losing sleep since ’93”, which is the year Morgan was born . . . she sang “losing sleep since ’83”, which is her birth year.
The lineup for Luke Bryan’s 14th Farm Tour has been announced, and it’s loaded. His guests will include Kameron Marlowe from “The Voice”, former “American Idol” winner Chayce Beckham, the Peach Pickers, and DJ Rock. Tickets are on sale now at LukeBryan.com. Sept 15 in Ohio
Kelsea Ballerini celebrated the end of Kenny Chesney’s tour with a trip to his place on St. John in the Virgin Islands. She shared a collection of photos of the getaway, including some with boyfriend Chase Stokes.
“Hocus Pocus 3” is in the works.