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.
Zac Brown’s girl-making factory is shut down for now
I mean, c’mon, the couple has made four girls in five years.
“It’s like herding cats at home,” Zac Brown tells Florida radio station 99.9 WKIS. “They’re always running in every direction.”
So now, Zac and his wife are putting a pause on pregnancy – no more siblings for the four sisters just yet.
“I love them. I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world,” he said. “We’re going to enjoy the ones we have for now.”
And here’s a bonus: “I’m enjoying my wife not being pregnant because she’s been pregnant most of the time I’ve known her.”
At Indy 500, Martina quietly salutes driver who died last year
Race fans probably saw Martina McBride belting out the national anthem Sunday (May 27) for the Indianapolis 500.
And if they looked closely, they could see that Martina was wearing the championship ring that driver Dan Wheldon got after winning the race last year.
Wheldon died in a crash five months later at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
After Martina was done with the anthem, she joined Dan’s widow, Susie Wheldon, in a VIP suite to watch the race.
They shared that suite with actress Ashley Judd, sister of country singer Wynonna, and hubby to this year’s race winner, Dario Franchitti, his third lifetime Indy 500 victory.
The troops and Tim: They like it, they love it. . . .
So how do you warm up for what likely will be the biggest tour ever in country music history?
Well, Kenny literally warmed up by going to the Bahamas and playing a concert for actor Michael Douglas’ annual fund-raiser show for severe weather victims.
And Tim headed to New York to play a rowdy show for troops in all branches of the U.S. military at the Beacon Theatre. That show was LOUD, I tell ya.
Tim, in a Captain America shield logo T-shirt, practically had to shout when he told the crowd:
“We appreciate you, we love you, we love your families — we love everything about you!”
On his tour with Kenny, Tim will be giving mortgage-free houses to veterans wounded in the line of duty.