Luke Bryan Feels The Pressure On ‘American Idol’

Luke Bryan is out promoting American Idol and stopped by Good Morning America yesterday as well as Live with Kelly & Ryan.

On Good Morning America Luke admitted that he’s been feeling a bit of pressure on “AI,” sharing, “I mean, I have laid awake… worrying about, ‘Did I make the right decision?’ with some of these contestants,” he shared. “It’s so critical.”

Luke says he found it hard to criticize other singers, noting “it’s a little out of my comfort zone to just pick people apart,” but in the end he realized he had to, offering, “It’s what you signed up for.”

Meanwhile, during his visit to Live with Kelly & Ryan, Luke admitted to sneaking in a little booze to help him get through auditions. “”I had a beer. One beer,” he joked. “Hey, I figure all my fans drink beer and listen to me. I figure, I can sit back, have a beer, watch some contestants.”

ONE MORE THING! Luke was supposed to appear on The View tomorrow, but his appearance has been pushed to Friday.

Source: Good Morning America

Luke Bryan Playing Ballparks & Stadiums

Luke Bryan is heading outside this summer. The singer just announced a stadium and ballpark leg of his “What Makes You Country Tour,” which will feature Sam Hunt and Jon Pardi on all shows, and Carly Pearce and Morgan Wallen on select dates.

The stadium dates will kick off May 31st in Toronto, Canada, and will see Luke playing MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium, before wrapping October 26th at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

Check out the new dates below and click here for Luke’s complete schedule.

May 31st: Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
June 2nd: East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
June 16th: Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ball Park
June 23rd: Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium
June 30th: Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
July 5th & 6th: Boston, MA – Fenway Park
July 21st: Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
July 28th: Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
August 4th: Denver, CO – Mile High Stadium
August 25th: St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
September 1st: Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
October 13th: Vancouver, BC – BC Place Stadium
October 26th Detroit, MI – Ford Field

Taylor Swift, Shania Twain, Johnny Cash & More

This Day in Country Music History, January 11

RCA releases “Think Of You,” a Chris Young duet with Cassadee Pope, to radio

Taylor Swift is named Favorite Country Artist during the People’s Choice Awards, aired from Los Angeles on CBS

Capitol releases Luke Bryan’s “Rain Is A Good Thing” to radio

Mark Wills begins a six-week stay at the Billboard summit with “19 Somethin'”

Shania Twain’s “Up!” video and Montgomery Gentry’s “Speed” debut on the CMT show “Most Wanted Live”

Kevin Sharp’s remake of The Tony Rich Project’s “Nobody Knows” hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s album “Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume 2” receives five Grammy nominations

Johnny Cash & June Carter record the classic “Jackson” at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville

Roger Miller records “Dang Me” and “Chug-A-Lug” at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio on 16th Avenue South in Nashville

Naomi Judd is born in Ashland, Kentucky. Along with daughter Wynonna, The Judds become the pre-eminent duo of the ’80s with harmonies that reflect mountain music and the blues. Chronic hepatitis forces her to halt regular performing in 1991

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.


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