LITTLE BIG TOWN'S PARENTING ADVICE TO DAVE HAYWOOD: 'A LOT OF WINE'
Since news broke earlier this week that Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli are expecting their first child, the father-to-be has been getting all kinds of parenting tips and tricks from his fellow artists.
Since Dave and Kelli will likely be hitting the road with Baby Haywood when Lady A tours, Dave turned to his friends in Little Big Town, who are all parents of road-raised little ones. He tells us: "I asked Little Big Town, I was like, ‘How do you guys do it with all those babies and family?’ And they were like, ‘You just bring a lot of wine.’ That’s all they said – ‘a lot of wine.’"
Dave and Kelli are expecting a baby boy in September.
Dustin Lynch manages to take selfies with his famous friends all the time, but there's a special someone he's still hoping to capture on his phone. In fact, the singer tells us he has some very specific details and thoughts about that ideal selfie. "If I was ever to take a ‘dream selfie’ -- the selfie of a lifetime -- it would be over a small, white table-clothed table on a cliff of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California, a nice candle lit dinner, a good glass of red wine . . . with my long time crush, Miss Reba McEntire."
Good luck with that, Dustin!
In the meantime, Dustin can watch his latest single, "Where It's At," climb the charts.
It's the debut single from his upcoming album, which is tentatively set for release later this year.
SARA EVANS HONORED TO BE ONE OF FEW WOMEN PLAYED ON COUNTRY RADIO
Sara Evans is proud to say that she's one of the few women in country music who is getting radio airplay these days. The singer has a Top 20 hit with "Slow Me Down," the debut single and title track of her new album.
She tells us: "With country music being the way that it is right now in terms of there are so many men that are dominating, it’s such an honor and, like, just makes me feel so great to know that I’m one of the females that they are playing. And ‘Slow Me Down’ I think is just phenomenally written. Just the fact that it…the hook line says, ‘hurry up and slow me down,’ and they combine this great lyric with a phenomenal melody, and it’s just all coming together perfectly and makes this song really, really emotional. She’s wanting to leave, and she’s trying to say, ‘I’m going to go, but I want you to stop me. I want you to chase after me,’ and really, that’s what most women want, in my opinion."
Sara will kick off Fox and Friends' All-American Summer Concert Series on Friday, May 23rd.
Jana Kramer is sporting some new ink this week. On Tuesday (April 22nd), she visited Nashville's Black 13 tattoo parlor with her friend and fellow singer Maggie Rose. Jana tweeted a few pictures throughout the process, sharing the final product -- a single feather tattoo -- with her nearly 400,000 followers.
Jana has certainly recovered from her short stint in the hospital last weekend. While Jana never really explained her condition, she tweeted a pic of herself in the ER at Vanderbilt University Medical Center writing, "Oh hey @MileyCyrus ...let's be hospital buddies." A few hours later she updated fans writing, "Thanks y'all for the well wishes! I'm back home and got lots of fluids in me so all is okay! Thanks for the love! #love"
Jana Is being featured in a new series from AT&T U-verse called Jana Kramer: Love to Love. The show trails Jana on the first leg of the Country Deep tour, creating eight episodes that cover the singer's professional and personal life.
CRAIG MORGAN READY TO HIT THE GO-KART TRACK WITH FANS
Craig Morgan is ready to race his fans at this year's official fan club party. The singer will hold his annual party at Music City Indoor Karting & Entertainment Center in Nashville on Wednesday, June 4th from 9-11am. Attendees will also be treated to a light breakfast, acoustic concert and meet & greet with Craig.
Tickets are now available to the public at eventbrite.com. General admission tickets are $25 to include race spectator tickets, breakfast, acoustic concert and meet & greet. A limited number of VIP tickets allowing attendees to get behind the wheel and challenge Craig can be purchased for $50 while quantities last.
Craig continues climbing the charts with "Wake Up Lovin’ You," which currently sits in the Top 15 on the country charts.
BITS AND PIECES: JOHN RICH & ERIC PASLAY
A Nashville judge warned the man accused of stalking John Rich to "stop playing games" with the court or go to jail. Mark "Chris" Sevier was in court yesterday (Wednesday, April 23rd) because a prosecutor was requesting that Sevier's bond be revoked. Sevier has allegedly failed to cooperate with the rules of his bond by not giving proper notice and detailed schedules with regard to travel plans. Sevier recently moved to New York without the court's approval. The judge did not revoke Sevier's bond but did warn him that Rich will be in New York next week and Sevier cannot be in the state as long as the singer is there. Sevier's trial on the stalking charges is set to begin in October.
Eric Paslay has debuted his "Country Covers" performance on Ram County on Yahoo Music. The performance includes a rendition of Sheryl Crow’s "I Shall Believe", as well as an acoustic version of his Top 25 hit single, "Song About A Girl." Eric is currently on the road with Brantley Gilbert on his Let It Ride tour.