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.
Taylor’s 2013 tour to hit nine football stadiums
This Taylor Swift character seems to be catching on.
Not only is she capable of selling a half-million albums in one day with her latest, Red, but Taylor has announced a tour to support it that puts her with the big boys.
The RED Tour – which Taylor announced Friday night (Oct. 26) on that ABC Katie Couric country music special – includes stops at nine stadiums, among them, the places where the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers call home.
That, and Taylor is playing multiple nights in many other of the 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada where the RED Tour will stop.
The shows open March 13 in Omaha, Nebraska, and will finish in Nashville in September.
And Tay Tay wants all fans to be able to come. So she has set aside some tickets for $50 at all the shows.
The first round of tix go on sale Nov. 16. Taylor has all the deets up on her website.
Hey son, quit coloring on my CMA trophy!!
Ah, the prestige of winning a CMA Awards trophy. . . .
To some, they represent the pinnacle in a career, the representation of a lifetime of hopes, dreams, aspirations and hard work.
To others, they’re toys.
Just ask Kristian Bush of Sugarland, up for a sixth straight CMA Awards trophy Thursday night (Nov. 1) for Duo of the Year.
Kristian’s son Tucker had a lot of fun with that second trophy.
“Tucker was like, ‘That’s a rocket, Dad! Can I play with your rocket?’ And I saw crayon stuff on it, and I was just trying to like wipe it off,” Kristian told ABC News Radio.
“I was like, ‘Oh geez, Tucker. Do not. If you hit a Sharpie on that thing, I’m gonna get you, my little one.’”
Now, Kristian keeps his CMA Awards trophies in his home studio. They sit on a shelf with some other sacred possessions.
“And then there’s also like my favorite Chewbacca mug, and my Ripley’s Believe it or Not book.”
Check out the CMA Award winning duo performing on the Opry.
George Strait might be leaving the road – but not without a new single
That’s where George debuted his new single, “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight,” on Play MPE radio.
It’s so new that the song is from an upcoming George Strait album that doesn’t even have a title yet.
In a statement, George describes the new song this way:
“The song has a very unusual melody and very cool phrasing, which I’ve always been drawn to.”
George is soon to start his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.