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.
And the Emmy goes to. . . Trace Adkins?
Trace Adkins is just KILLIN’ it on the all-star season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, right?
I mean, did you see him play the hunky pool repairman in a commercial on last night’s (March 17) episode?
Guest judge and past Celebrity Apprentice winner Arsenio Hall said Trace – on a team filled with actors – deserved the Emmy.
“He was really good,” Arsenio said.
“That’s how I roll, bro,” Trace responded, laughing.
You might remember Trace was project manager and won on the very first week of this season.
Trace will continue to be in the spotlight, with a little bit of conflict with teammate Stephen Baldwin.
In the tease for the next episode, Stephen says, “I don’t wanna be a jerk,” and Trace shoots back, “Too late.”
And that’s enough for me to set my DVR.
Carrie couldn’t stand the crying cows – so she won’t eat ‘em
Carrie grew up on a cattle farm in Oklahoma, and she hated the days when dad would sell off some of the cows.
“[T]hey would cry for each other for a couple of days,” Carrie said. “That’s why I don’t eat meat.”
Well, that and the time she saw her parents castrate a bull.
“That’s when I stopped eating red meat.”
And Luke’s hoping for yet another No. 1 album
You may have heard that Luke Bryan scored his first ever No. 1 album on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart with his latest Spring Break collection released earlier this month.
And that just makes him hungry for more.
Luke is back in the studio making a new studio album, and he says he’s much better at, well, making albums.
“I’m starting to know more about recording and being a true recording artist,” he told reporters recently.
“From the first album, all I did was just try to sing loud in the studio and just try to think that just having a big, old, loud voice was the thing to do,” he said.
“Now I’ve really learned that each song and the style of delivering it – there’s so many things that I’ve learned different. I think it’s finally all coming together, and I’m proud of that.”
No release date yet for the new album.
Watch Luke show off both his vocal and dancing talents live on the Grand Ole Opry: