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Luke Bryan Reads Fan’s Text Messages Onstage

If you’re sitting in the front row at a Luke Bryan concert and he asks to borrow your phone, just be advised that he might read your text messages aloud to the whole crowd. That’s what happened to a fan at one of Luke’s recent concerts when the singer asked to use their phone to look up song lyrics. In a video posted on Twitter, Bryan can be seen onstage reading a few of the fan’s text messages before sending a feisty response to the guy who had been texting her. A video of the hilarious moment can be seen here.

Country Acts Nominated for Teen Choice Awards

The nominees for the 2017 Teen Choice Awards have been revealed, with two country acts earning nods in the all-genre categories this year. Sam Hunt’s latest hit “Body Like A Backroad” picked up a nomination in the all-genre Choice Song: Male Artist category, while Florida Georgia Line’s single “God, Your Mama, And Me” featuring the Backstreet Boys collected an all-genre Choice Collaboration nod. In the Choice Country Artist category, Hunt and FGL will also go up against Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini and Luke Bryan for the coveted trophy.

 

  • The Teen Choice Awards will air live on FOX on August 13 at 8 PM ET.
  • The full list of nominees can be seen here.
  • Voting will be open through June 22 at 9:00 PM PT (12 AM ET), and fans are allowed 10 votes per category.

Country Stars Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities List

Several country stars have made the cut on Forbes’ “100 Highest-Paid Celebrities” list for 2017. Garth Brooks is the highest ranked country singer on the list, coming in at 26th place with 60 million made. Kenny Chesney earned $42.5 million and Luke Bryan earned $42 million, putting them at No. 53 and 55, respectively. Dolly Parton notched the No. 71 spot with earnings of $37 million, while Toby Keith and Florida Georgia Line found themselves tied at No. 83 with $34.5 million of income. Jason Aldean rounded out the country stars with a 98th place finish and $32.5 million earned.

 

Topping this year’s list was rapper Sean Combs (A.K.A. Diddy), who pulled in $130 million over the last year.

The list’s findings were compiled from celebrities’ pretax income from June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017. The full list can be seen here.

2017 CMT Music Awards Winners List

Video of the Year

 

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

 

Male Video of the Year

 

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

 

Female Video of the Year

 

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

 

Duo Video of the Year

 

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

 

Group Video of the Year

 

Little Big Town, “Better Man”

 

Breakthrough Video of the Year

 

Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”

 

Collaborative Video of the Year

 

Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”

 

CMT Performance of the Year

 

Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (From CMT Crossroads)

 

Social Superstar of the Year

 

Keith Urban

More Performers Added to CMT Music Awards

The list of performers at the upcoming 2017 CMT Music Awards has grown with the addition of Kelsea Ballerini and Little Big Town to the lineup. The show will include previously announced performances Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett, with all-star collaborations by The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire.

 

  • 2017 CMT Music Awardswill air live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7 at 8:00 PM ET on CMT.
  • Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

Collaborations Announced for CMT Music Awards

Several all-star collaborations have been announced for the upcoming 2017 CMT Music Awards, including cross-genre pairings from Florida Georgia Line with The Chainsmokers as well as Lady Antebellum with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. The night will also include superstars Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood performing live together for the first time on any CMT stage.

 

·         These acts will join previously announced performers Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett from Nashville’s Music City Center on June 7 at 8 PM ET. Additional performers will be announced soon.

Brett Eldredge Plays the Fifth Wheel

Nobody wants to be the fifth wheel on a double date, but Brett Eldredge made an exception on Monday night (5/22) so he could hang out with Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and their wives at the Nashville Predators’ home playoff game. Rhett shared a picture of the all-star squad at the Bridgestone Arena after the big win, writing, “Solid crew tonight… headed to the cup.” Eldredge shared the same picture the next day, saying, “I’ll 5th wheel with this crew any day…”

 

  • Brett and Thomas were only a few of the country stars who made it out to the big game, including Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and more.
  • The Preds are moving on to the Stanley Cup Finals next week.

Luke Bryan Names Florida Home After His Late Brother

Luke Bryan and his wife Caroline have named their home in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, in honor of Luke’s late brother Chris, who died in a car accident in 1996. Caroline tells Traditional Home that the couple has named their four-story beachfront home “Snowman” is reference to Chris’ love of golf. Caroline tells the publication, “Evidently, Chris wasn’t a great golfer. Snowman became his nickname. We named our farm Red Bird Farm after Luke’s sister and wanted to honor Chris as well.”

 

  • In golf, “Snowman” is a slang term referring to when golfers use eight strokes on any individual hole – not a term you’d want to hear on the links.

 

May 19th: On This Day

On this day in 2014, Luke Bryan’s singles “Drink a Beer” and “Play It Again” were both Certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.

“Drink a Beer” was his seventh number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Bryan has described the song as “the coolest sad song ever” and notes he connects with the story after having lost both of his siblings.

“Play It Again” was Bryan’s eighth chart-topper on the Hot Country Songs chart and has since been Certified Triple Platinum.

Nashville Predators Anthem – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is the latest music superstar to sing the National Anthem at the Nashville Predators playoff game last night (5/18) in downtown Nashville. Kelly follows an impressive list of country superstars that preceded her in singing the anthem for the Predators that includes Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Vince Gill. Check out Kelly slaying the National Anthem last night (5/18) here.

 

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