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 Swift is rockin’ Times Square for New Year’s Eve?
Looks like Ryan Seacrest is about as subtle as a Taylor Swift break-up song.
Ryan was on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night TV show last week, and the subject of the annual nationally televised New Year’s Eve special came up.
Here’s how Ryan addressed who might be headlining this year’s Times Square gig:
“We haven’t announced it yet, but wouldn’t it be great if we could get, there’s a female artist out there that’s setting records in terms of what she’s selling, recently. She loves the color red. And if you’re with her, you may never, ever, ever, be back together with her. And she loves a good break-up anthem.”
Hmmmmm…. Is he talking about Vince Gill?
No, probably not. Opry star Jeannie Seely? Don’t think so.
No confirmation from Taylor’s camp yet.
Eric Church isn’t really that interested in politics
And other singers have performed for President Obama’s re-election efforts.
But you won’t see Eric Church on the stump in advance of Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) elections.
“I’m not a political person. Sometimes I feel like maybe that’s a flaw. I feel like maybe I should not be as casual as I am, but I never have been real political,” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
“I guess I look at it sometimes, and I have a hard time telling the difference between them, with Democrats and Republicans. At least for me, it’s just not something I’m terribly interested in.”
Eric says other artists, though, can have at it if they want to support candidates.
“I think it’s the artist’s prerogative,” he says. “That’s what makes creative people creative people. They can write a song about it, talk about it….”
Reba says she’s just playing Reba on TV
Did ya catch the series premiere of ABC’s Malibu Country on Friday night?
It’s about a woman who splits from her cheating country star husband, moves to California and tries to start her own country career.
Reba McEntire is the star, and her character will probably remind Reba’s fans of, well, Reba.
ABC Radio News asked Reba if there are any differences between her and the character she plays.
“I don’t think so. You know, I really don’t,” Reba says.
“I’m not that good of an actress,” she continues, laughing. “I just have fun with it, and they give me the lines and I go with it.”