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.
Sugarland show includes a chest shaving
Oh, these silly country kids and their tour-ending pranks.
Sugarland wrapped up its 2012 tour this weekend, a.k.a. the Jennifer Nettles Baby Bump-in’ Around the Country.
Jennifer and Kristian Bush launched into their most powerful ballad, “Stay,” when suddenly Lauren, Canaan and some shaving cream hit the stage.
Lauren and one of Canaan’s guitar players started shaving Canaan’s chest in the middle of the song.
And Sugarland went right along with it, feeling some new lyrics: “Why don’t you shave?”
“Oh how we love a good tour prank!” duo posts online.
Storms bump The Band Perry off stage in Maryland
Gotta feel bad for the folks who showed for The Band Perry at the Maryland State Fair Saturday night (Sept. 1).
First, they waited out an hour long rain delay – and after Kimberly, Neil and Reid got through seven songs or so, lightning sent the band scurrying off stage.
Fans waited another 20 minutes or so before officials announced the concert was canceled.
But ‘twas a different story the next night, where the sibling trio played an awesome, packed show at the New York State Fair.
Guess the three fair-ed much better in the Empire State.
Here’s “You Lie” on the Opry stage:
Unlike her snake, Paula Abdul is warm hearted
How fun was it to see Paula Abdul and Carrie Underwood back on national TV together again?
Paula introduced Carrie’s performance at the annual MDA Labor Day weekend telethon Sunday night (Sept. 2).
That comes about seven years after Paula was super-sweet to Carrie on American Idol. Some things don’t change: Paula remains effusive in her praise for Carrie.
“I’m literally blown away by this beautiful talent,” Paula said on the MDA telethon.
“What a blessing it is for me to have been an up-close and personal witness to your growth, your talent, your passion and your amazing success,” she said.
From the Opry House stage, Carrie sang “Nobody Ever Told You.” And Luke Bryan used the same stage to perform “Country Man” for the same telethon.