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.
Dierks Bentley tries to keep ‘em guessing with “Bourbon in Kentucky”
Have ya heard Dierks Bentley’s latest, “Bourbon in Kentucky,” as in, there ain’t enough bourbon in Kentucky to get over you?
It’s kinda dark, kinda rockin’ – and kinda different from songs we usually hear from Dierks. And that’s how he likes it.
“[It] just opens the door to a whole new dimension, and it just was different. I think when people hear that, they won’t be able to pigeonhole the record and be like, ‘Oh, I know exactly what he’s doing here, what he’s trying to do,’” he told United Stations radio.
“It’s gonna be like, ‘Wow! I really have no idea what is going on here. It’s so different from what I’ve heard in the past.’ But, hopefully it peaks their interest to check out the whole album.”
Dierks and Kacey are both set to visit the Opry stage on Tuesday, June 25.
Drumroll, please! Zac Brown Band percussionist gets fan-voted honor
Looks like Daniel de los Reyes can do it all. Daniel plays percussion for the Zac Brown Band, but tours with Sting, Stevie Nicks, Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin are also on his resume.
And it looks like fans from all his bands just love him: Modern Drummer magazine readers have named Daniel the percussionist of the year.
Daniel took to YouTube to thank lots of folks, but he gave a special shout out to the ZBB nation.
“Without your support I would not have been able to win this most prestigious award. Thank you.”
And Jake probably took another couple of dozen pics on Father’s Day
Doncha know that Jake Owen had the best day Sunday (June 16), his very first Father’s Day as a dad.
Before the day even arrived, Jake admits to being a particularly proud father. All ya have to do is check his phone.
“My whole entire cell phone went from pictures of my dog and, like, pictures of my truck and my boat in the water and bein’ out on the lake to now every picture in my phone is a picture of Pearl,” he tells reporters, laughing.
“And it’s funny, ’cause people say, ‘Do you have any photos of her?’ And I’ll spend the next, you know, 15, 20 minutes just thumb-scrolling through my iPhone to show them pictures of my little girl. It’s pretty bad, actually, but I’m proud of her and I like showing her off.”