by Brad Schmitt
Brad Schmitt is a longtime Nashville entertainment journalist, having shared the goods on Music City’s most interesting people in the newspaper, on TV, and online for more than 15 years. Every week, Brad hits country fans with the latest news from Nashville and the lives of their favorite country artists.
Carrie Underwood rocks the sideways ponytail – on purpose!
Opry member Carrie Underwood’s friends had an interesting way to celebrate her birthday Saturday (March 10) – celebrate the decade she was born in.
Carrie marked her 29th birthday with a surprise ‘80s party. And she jumped in with both feet.
Carrie posted pics of herself on Twitter rockin’ fishnet gloves, sideways ponytail, cut-up T-shirt and an “I Love the ‘80s” button.
Best. Birthday. Ever! twitter.com/carrieunderwoo…
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) March 11, 2012
Is Blake Shelton carrying his bro-mance to the next level?
Blake Shelton and fellow The Voice judge/mentor have been good buddies for quite a while. You might remember they partied together on New Year’s Eve.
And fans of the NBC singing competition can tell there’s something special between Adam Levine and Blake.
In a recent interview with MTV.com, Blake confirms it.
“All I have to say is, it’s true: I have a man crush on Adam. It blows me away people can pick up on that just by watching that on television.”
Then Blake adds:
“I want to kiss him. I want to kiss him so bad. I don’t care if it’s mutual or not.”
Eek. No response from Adam yet.
Brad Paisley, his big hat and big cigar make a magazine cover
West Virginia native Brad Paisley seems as down to earth as they come. But the good-natured Opry member does love him some high-end cigars.
He loves ‘em so much that Brad has smoked his way onto the cover of Cigar Aficionado. Brad is sporting a black suit, white cowboy hat – and holding a substantial cigar, of course — for the April issue.
I was going for “hillbilly secret agent”; Nailed it.lockerz.com/s/190684886
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) March 8, 2012
Brad says he has been fortunate enough to smoke a stogie with William Shatner – and he would still like to smoke one with George Clooney.