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.
Fit Kenny Chesney cops to being “overserved a lot”
And that’s due to a pretty strict work-out regimen, and Kenny is very particular about what he eats.
But can you blame the guy for having a cold one every now and then?
“I’ve never abused my body with drugs,” he says. “I’ve never smoked.
“But I will say that I’ve probably been over-served a lot. You can’t spend 19 years on the road and not have a few drinks.”
OK, so yes to some alcohol. But “no” to salt, and a “rarely” to dairy and bread. Of course, anything goes on Sunday, his cheat day.
In the gym, “I don’t go in here and try to bench-press 200 pounds,” he says.
Cardio is key for moving around for a two-hour concert, he tells the magazine.
“You think you’re sprinting on this treadmill,” he says. “When I’m up there it’s like I’m at a constant sprint at a 15 level. But the thing you have onstage that you don’t have in the gym is adrenaline.”
So why are Garth Brooks and Troy Aikman singing together?
Nope, it’s not a new TV reality all-star karaoke show.
Rather, Garth Brooks and former Dallas Cowboys star Troy Aikman combined forces to put a state-of-the-art TV and music recording studio in a children’s hospital.
And the two wanted to show off the new child life zone at the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Tex.
So Garth and Troy gathered a few patients last week for a round of “This Land Is Your Land” in that new hospital recording studio. Kids will be able to make their own music, their own shows and their own music videos.
And if a patient is too sick to come down to the studio, there are ways to get cameras in the rooms so that all the kids can be part of the productions.
As part of the grand opening, an eight-year-old boy battling cancer interviewed Garth and Troy. The boy asked Garth what they should put on the center’s new jukebox.
“I think you should have a lot of Garth Brooks on there, and a lot of Trisha Yearwood,” he suggested. “I think you’re good!”
Something brand-new for Lady A: Angst, raw emotion, all in an abstract video
Sounds like some sort of intense hippy trip from the ‘60s, doesn’t it?
But don’t be scared; it’s just the new music video for Lady Antebellum’s “Wanted You More,” a song about the pain of loving someone more than they love you.
The folks in Lady A say this video will be really different, “more abstract than anything we’ve done,” Charles Kelley tells ABC News Radio.
“A little more artsy,” Charles says.
Says Hillary Scott: “It’s very angsty, and I think when the video is done, you’ll see a lot of raw emotion in all three of us.”
The video should be out in the next few weeks. Until then, here they are on the Opry stage: