Dierks Bentley brought home a huge surprise, and his kids were brimming with excitement. The superstar and his family are HUGE hockey fans, and the kids came home from school to see the Stanley Cup sitting on the kitchen counter.
Yesterday Knox came home from school thinking it was just another day… the surprise was a success! Not every day the Stanley Cup is in your house @NHLpic.twitter.com/nSgKYi45AT
Kacey Musgraves is among the headliners at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place October 7th-9th and October 14th-16th at Zilker Park in Austin. The Chicks, P!nk, Paramore, Lil Nas X and Red Hot Chili Peppers will also headline the festival. Tickets are on sale now.
Tyler Hubbard will team up with fitness trainer Erin Oprea for Fitness at Fest, taking place during CMA Music Fest at Bridgestone Arena Plaza June 10th at 8:15am CT. All proceeds from the $10 ticket will be donated to the CMA Foundation.
Brothers Osborne will perform at Nashville Superspeedway prior to the Ally 400 NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, June 26th.
Chris Stapleton has been announced as one of the headliners at this year’s Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, Tennessee. The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival will return for its eighth year on September 24th and 25th at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm. Artists, including Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Jon Batiste, Elle King, Marty Stuart, Brittney Spencer and more, are scheduled to perform across five stages during the two-day festival.
Keith Urban joined wife Nicole Kidman at the L.A. premiere of The Northman at the TCL Chinese Theatre earlier this week. Nicole, who appears in the film, will also appear on ABC’s Good Morning America on Friday (April 22nd).
Brothers Osborne‘s TJ Osborne will serve as a Grand Marshal of this year’s Nashville Pride Parade. The parade kicks of June 25th at 10am on Broadway and 8th Ave. Other Grand Marshals include Leslie Jordan, Greg Cason and Alberta Hardison.
Brothers Osborne were among those recognized at the seventh annual AIMP (Association of Independent Music Publishers) Awards in Nashville earlier this week. Also honored were HARDY, Lee Brice, Tenille Arts and Morgan Wallen. Jordan Davis, Kassi Ashton, Jimmie Allen, Callista Clark, Lee Brice, Matt Stell and HARDY performed during the event.
Jordan Davis (Easter) OC: …that holiday was. :53 “We would always have the Easter Egg Hunt before church. You know, my mom, she would dress us in these ridiculous, pastel-colored, gosh, good Lord, I’m sorry for saying this, but the worst part about Easter for me is some of the photos I have of what my mom dressed us in. It was hideous! But yeah, that was it growing up. We would have our Easter Egg Hunt, and I think for me early on, and probably like a lot of kids, Easter was another Sunday where it was a very mini, mini Christmas. We’d get some candy, every once in a while, we’d get a present, something that we wanted, we’d go to church, and everybody looked great. It was like the day to wear the new dress or the guys had these crazy ties on or something like that. And it really wasn’t until, I think, I was able to kinda hit my high school years and kind of start to strengthen my faith that I realized how special that holiday was.”
Maddie & Tae (Easter) OC: (Maddie) …hope and joy. :51 TAE: “Easters growing up for the Dye fam, my side, is when I was younger, we’d go to my grandparents a lot and we’d do the whole Easter egg hunt and we’d go to church. My parents would always dress us up in these really cute springy outfits. But, yeah, Easter with family is always so much fun.” MADDIE: “Our Easter was very similar. My grandma would always get us this white chocolate cross with little flowers on it. It was so delicious. And me and my sister typically had matching dresses, which annoyed me at the time, but looking back it was precious. But Easter for us, Tae and I love us some Jesus! That is our favorite dude ever! (TAE: “That’s what Easter means.”) And so Easter is all about praising Jesus for his sacrifice so that we can know God and Him and just live a life full of purpose and hope and joy.”
Chris Stapleton won three GRAMMY Awards including Best Country Album for Starting Over, Best Country Song for “Cold” and Best Country Solo Performance for “You Should Probably Leave” — both songs from Starting Over. During his acceptance speech for Best Country Album, Chris spoke about the sacrifices everyone in the room had made chasing their musical career. In fact, his twins’ fourth birthday was on Sunday (April 3rd). “Hopefully we’re all doing it so it would make the world a better place and the people that live in it will love each other and have a good time together and come together.”
Backstage talking to the media, an emotional Carrie says this is probably one of the most important award wins she’s had in her entire career. “I feel like it’s more important because I feel like this is one of the most important bodies of work I’ve ever been a part of, been able to do. This is what one thing that I’ve wanted to do literally my whole career. I’ve wanted to make this album and I got to, and this just means the world to me.”
Audio / Backstage at last night's Grammy Awards, Chris Stapleton talks about winning awards, particularly at The Grammys.
Chris Stapleton (Grammys 2022) OC: …those guys. :36
“You know, anytime that you are even nominated for a award or someone thinks enough of you to invite you to these kinds of shows, particularly the Grammys, it’s, you know, it’s a very surreal moment and we had a very surreal moment all day today. And so it was it was a very and to get to play a song, you know that I wrote with the guys in the band on the show, won a Grammy for it earlier in the year and in the evening, and it was a special night for it. For me. For me, it’s special and it’s special. Get it to do with those guys.
Audio / CHRIS STAPLETON SAYS HE DOESN'T REALLY THINK ABOUT A THEME IN HIS NEW ALBUM, STARTING OVER."
Chris Stapleton (theme of Starting Over album) OC: …as humans. :54
“I’ve never really looked at records necessarily as having a theme. I’ve never made a record in that kind of a constraint necessarily. And there are a lot of great records that have this theme and this overlying thread that kind of runs through them. Maybe the thread for me is just I’m singing. I wrote a bulk of the songs. It’s the same guys playing all the songs. If there’s a theme – if there’s a theme it’s hopefully there’s a theme of truth somewhere in it. And what I mean by that is hopefully we’re conveying in the songs some experiences that feel real and hopefully people can find themselves in those songs and in the album. And for me if I’m looking for a theme it’s that kind of, I don’t know, that thing that binds us all together as humans.”
Audio / Backstage at last night's GRAMMY AWARDS, TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne talks about winning their first Grammy Award and especially for the significance of it being for the song, "Younger Me."
Brothers Osborne (Grammys 2022) OC: …on myself. :52 “We, John and I have taken, I think, a lot of risks in our career and sometimes don’t always pay off and we try to just stick with who we are and what we do. And this was the validation that you got for that hard work and the sacrifices that we made. It felt like they were suddenly weren’t all for nothing. And I’m so incredibly grateful for it. And I think on top of that, with the song that we were nominated for younger me was a song that my brother and I both wrote really kind of as a letter to our younger selves. If they could just see where we are now, that would have saved themselves a lot of heartbreak and strife. And and then the add on to that to be accepting a Grammy also does adds to that story that if I could just tell my younger self that this would be here, this is where I would be in my life here on the stage right now. I would certainly not believe it, but I would also be a hell of a lot easier on myself.”
Audio / BROTHERS OSBORNE'S TJ OSBORNE TALKS ABOUT THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THEIR SONG, "YOUNGER ME," WHICH IS FEATURED ON THE DELUXE EDITION OF THEIR ALBUM, SKELETONS.
Brothers Osborne (Younger Me) OC: …made it through. :38 TJ: “The inspiration behind ‘Younger Me’ was really inspired by both, really kind of both of our stories and just the different things that we struggled with in our youth and we just made things overly complicated. I truly didn’t think I’d get to this point in my life, and I’m sure John would probably say the same for himself. And we really just wanted to really kind of almost in some ways write a note to our younger selves and just kind of tell them to hold on, hold tight, and hopefully in an effort for maybe other people out there that are going through that currently to realize there will be a moment in your life where you can look back on this and be happy that you made it through.”
Audio / Backstage at last night's Grammy Awards, an emotional Carrie Underwood says the win for My Savior is probably the most important win of her career.
Carrie Underwood (Grammys 2022) OC: …world to me. :24 “I’m probably immediately going to start crying, OK? I feel like it’s more important because I feel like this is one of the most important bodies of work I’ve ever been a part of been able to do. This is what one thing that I’ve wanted to do literally my whole career. I’ve wanted to make this album and I got to, and this just means the world to me.”
Audio / CARRIE UNDERWOOD GREW UP SINGING MANY OF THE HYMNS ON HER NEW ALBUM, MY SAVIOR, IN CHURCH AND REVISITING THEM FELT LIKE “HOME” TO HER.
Carrie Underwood (hymns feel like home) 1:05 “These particular songs for My Savior, you know, I grew up singing these in church and my church that we go to right now they play a lot of very contemporary Christian songs, praise and worship songs, and it’s great. But every once in a while, they’ll kind of throw in like a chorus or something of some hymn that I grew up with and there’s an immediate sense of home when I hear that. And that’s kind of where I was at when we were recording this. It should be like a warm hug, and I feel like there’s so many people that are like me that kind of long for that. You think back to that sense of home and your church that you grew up in with the pews. I mean it’s just one of those things that it just feels like home. And after a year like last year, I feel like people are definitely searching. A lot of people were thrown out of their daily routines and trying to figure life out and be more introspective or kind of slow down. We were all forced to slow down.”
Brothers Osborne, who are up for two awards at Sunday night’s (April 3rd) GRAMMY Awards (Best Country Album for Skeletons and Best Country Duo/Group), chatted with journalist Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning ahead of the show this weekend about their nominations and being able to perform.
During COVID, the GRAMMY Awards were postponed twice and then moved from Los Angeles to Las Vegas this year.
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will air live on Sunday (April 3rd) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas beginning at 8pm ET/7pm CT on CBS.
Brothers Osborne performed their song “Headstone” on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (March 22nd). “Headstone” is from the deluxe edition of their Grammy-nominated album, Skeletons.
The duo are taking their We’re Not For Everyone tour to the northeast this week, playing shows in Port Chester, NY (March 23rd), Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (March 24th), Rochester, New York (March 25th) and Hershey, Pennsylvania (March 26th).
Chris Stapleton and Brothers Osborne are set to hit the road on select dates of Willie Nelson & Friends’ Outlaw Music Festival Tour this summer. For complete information on tickets and guests details, go to: http://outlawmusicfestival.com
Brothers Osborne will perform at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. The duo is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Younger Me,” as well as for Best Country Album for Skeletons. “Younger Me” appears on the deluxe edition of Skeletons.
There were lots of big wins at Monday night’s ACM Awards, and some incredible and moving performances.
Chris Stapleton won his third ACM Male Artist of the Year, which is his 13th ACM Award overall. He also performed a fiery, moving and pulse-inducing performance of “Watch You Burn,” which he wrote with Mike Henderson after the devastating mass shooting at the Route 91 festival in 2017. The performance was introduced by Jason Aldean, who was on stage performing at the festival when the shooting took place.
Carrie Underwood picked up an ACM Award for Single of the Year with Jason Aldean for “If I Didn’t Love You,” which they turned in a spectacular performance of during the show. This makes her 16th overall ACM win.
Brothers Osborne’s win for Duo of the Year marks their third win in the category, and sixth win overall. John and TJ performed twice on the show. First, they played the title track from their latest album, Skeletons, complete with light up outfits. They also closed the show performing a cool version of “These Boots Were Made For Walking” with Brittney Spencer.
Parker McCollum was named New Male Artist of the Year, his first-ever ACM Award. He also performed his No. 1 “Pretty Heart.”
Eric Church performed a 16-song medley on the show, which featured Ashley McBryde and included songs such as “How Bout You,” “Guys Like Me,” “Love Your Love The Most,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “Drink In My Hand,” “Springsteen,” “Talladega,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “Round Here Buzz,” “Record Year,” “Desperate Man,” “Some Of It,” “Hell Of A View,” and his latest single “Heart On Fire.”
Luke Bryan performed his latest single, “Up,” before joining Jordan Davis on the two-week No. 1 “Buy Dirt.”
Fans can relive all of the excitement of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony now on Prime Video and on IMDb TV, Amazon’s premium free streaming service on March 8th beginning at 8pm ET/5pm PT.
Audio / Backstage at this year's ACM Awards, Carrie Underwood talks about her performance with Jason Aldean on "If I Didn't Love You" on the show.
Carrie Underwood (ACM 2022 performance with Jason Aldean) OC: …the performance. :46 “It’s my home away from home with our residency not too far from here, so I feel like I’ve gotten a taste for Vegas showmanship. And it’s just so much fun, and we were trying to think of ways to make this performance fresh and fun and what else can we do. The song has such a huge success and we love it so much, we really just wanted to take the moment and celebrate it. When somebody said, ‘How would she feel about descending from the ceiling?’ I was like, ‘I feel good about that.’ I was excited. It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’m always up for trying new things; adding a bit of danger in to the performance.”
Audio / Brothers Osborne's TJ Osborne talks about closing the ACM Awards with Brittney Spencer.
Brothers Osborne (closing ACM show) OC: …room was fun. :24 “We knew with Brittney (Spencer) and her vocal ability and just her stage presence, we liked the arrangement that we came up with, and it was something that I genuinely just wanted to play. I was like this is gonna be exciting and fun to play. We also knw there was going to be confetti cannons at some point. I’ve never experienced that. But I felt really excited about the whole thing. I thought the night, just us aside, I thought the whole night went very well and the energy in the room was fun.”
Audio / Backstage at Monday night’s ACM Awards, Parker McCollum says he’s realizing a dream come true.
Parker McCollum (ACM Award) OC: …good feeling. :18 “Since I was a little kid, all I wanted to do was play country music for a living and work my butt off and my team’s worked their butt off. So, to get to have a night like this after putting out a record like that, just to know that it worked a little bit? I don’t know what else anybody could ask for. It’s, I don’t know, that’s a good feeling.”