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.
Country stars react to tragic Mindy McCready death
It was a sad weekend for the country music world: Authorities in Arkansas say Mindy McCready – at age 37 – died of “what appears to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
“I grew up listening to Mindy McCready…so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…”
“Just heard about Mindy McCready. My thoughts and prayers are with her 2 boys and her family.”
“Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.”
Kelly Clarkson wrote: “Her poor children.”
Tim McGraw loves him some Keith Urban – on and off Tim’s album
Well, she’s not the only superstar (who’s not Tim) on that track: Keith Urban provides those incredible guitar licks.
“With Keith playing the guitar, he’s just one of the greatest. I think he’s just such an asset to our music,” Tim tells ABC News Radio.
“He’s just one of the guys that we should prop up and say that this is somebody we’re proud of.”
And there’s more coming from the country superstar team of “Kim,” or maybe “Teith”.
“We still want to find one to sing together on, it’s just finding the right thing,” Tim adds.
Chris Young tells Katie that he married his sister
OK, seems like most days, it would be AWESOME to be a country star, right?
One small problem for those stars: Sometimes when you misspeak, it’s on national TV, for the whole world to hear.
Chris told Katie that he married his sister. He then quickly added that he had officiated at her wedding.
“I thought that was a whole different situation,” Katie said, laughing. “I was like, seriously? I was thinking the incest thing!”
“Really? Really?” Chris said with mock disgust. “I’m glad I stuck my foot in my mouth this early.”
Check out those guitar licks that Tim McGraw admires here: