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.
Lady A has butterflies about performing on Leno
Seriously? Lady Antebellum has now been on national television about, oh, a gazillion times.
But tonight (Monday, Jan. 28) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lady A will debut a new single, “Downtown,” from a new album—and the single is a little bit different. (You can listen to “Downtown” here.)
Add all that up, and, well, “so yeah, that’ll make you extra nervous,” Lady A’s Dave Haywood recently told reporters.
But Dave likes the idea that Lady A could be reaching new fans.
“When you think about that kind of whatever group or demographic or people that are watching that stuff late at night, that’s really, it’s cool,” he says.
“It’s not just country fans. It’s a lot of people. A lot of different ages. A lot of different types of people.”
The bravest thing that Taylor Swift says she has ever done
No, the answer is NOT dating a Jonas Brother.
So what is the bravest thing that Taylor has done?
“I think the biggest risk that I took in my life was convincing my family to move to Nashville,” the Pennsylvania native says in a new promotional video.
“I think that’s the bravest thing that I’ve ever been a part of,” she adds.
Speaking of corporate sponsorships, looks like Tay Tay will be a Diet Coke ambassador soon, according to Ad Age.
That makes sense. Taylor recently told Bon Appetit magazine that she keeps the soda in her house “because it understands me.”
Isn’t that sweet—or maybe artificially sweetened? Let’s hope that Diet Coke and Taylor never break up. Then again, that could make for another awesome song….
There’ll be three, count ‘em, three country Grammy performances
Super Bowl, Shmuper Bowl.
The next Sunday, Feb. 10, the Grammy awards show hits CBS—and this year, L.A. will be Twang Town.
The Grammys will have a total of three country music performances, definitely better than the one or two that the show usually has.
You’ve heard the Diet Coke-swiggin’ Taylor Swift is performing. The Grammys producers just added two others.
If you can’t wait til the Grammys for more Carrie, this video is for you: