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.
Hillary Scott joins “The Voice”
The lady in Lady Antebellum – one pregnant Hillary Scott – will be a guest mentor on NBC’s “The Voice” this season, working with rocker Adam Levine.
BTW, Hillary and Adam are no strangers. Hillary sang with Adam on a Maroon 5 album cut called “Out of Goodbyes.”
The new season starts March 25 – and in addition to Hillary’s country presence, new judges Shakira and Usher will be making their debuts on the show.
Beyonce gets a split vote from the country star crowd
Well, that’s not exactly true. Most of the country stars who weighed in on Twitter during the Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 3) really liked pop star Beyonce’s halftime show.
Carrie Underwood tweeted: “and @Beyonce just made all the rest of us singers look stupid! In the most awesome way possible! Way to work it! #BestEverHalftimeShow”
And Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum tweeted, “@beyonce was so bootylicious that she knocked the power out at the #SuperBowl”
And then, there’s Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys, who suggested that Beyonce should giddy up (omm poppa omm poppa mow mow) out of the stadium.
“Beyonce? Did what she does….. did it well,” Joe tweeted. “I just do not like THAT kind of Pop music sound very much. Getting old I guess..”
Justin Moore to start his very own headliner tour next month
Every hear the expression, “Always a bridesmaid, never the bride”?
Justin Moore has opened for Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert.
Guess who’s opening his own headliner tour next month?
“Over the last few years I have been out with some of the best artists in our genre and I have learned so much from each of them,” Justin tells reporters. “I’m ready to take everything they have taught me to build our show. It’s going to be a blast I can’t wait!”
And check it out, Justin will have his own opening acts, Dustin Lynch and Jon Pardi, and Dustin looks up to Justin like Justin looked up to the superstars he opened for.
“He’s an incredible singer and he puts the crowd in the palm of his hand,” Dustin tells ABC News Radio.