Miranda Lambert Performs “Baggage Claim” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Miranda Lambert, the reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, was the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this past Monday night. Miranda performed her smash hit “Baggage Claim.” After the performance Jay congratulated Miranda and told her “she cleans up nice” to which Miranda jokingly responded, “so do you!” Jay should [...] Read More

Scotty McCreery Will Celebrate Debut Album with GAC Special & Hometown Show

Scotty McCreery will celebrate the release of his debut album, Clear As Day, on October 4 with several national television appearances, a GAC special and a hometown concert that will also celebrate his 18th birthday. “I am so excited,” Scotty said. “This is something we’ve been working on for months now and the release date is almost here. [...] Read More

Brad Paisley Lives Beyond His Dreams

From the day Brad Paisley signed his first recording contract more than 10 years ago, he had a plan. He knew how he wanted his first album to introduce him, the kinds of talents and lyrical themes he wanted to unveil on the second and even a bit of how the third project should go. Plans change, of course, and Brad’s planned and adjusted repeatedly through the years, finally finding himself at the top of the country music heap in 2010. He won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award after being nominated six straight years. But it wasn’t the only highlight of the last 12 months for Brad. He put out his first greatest-hits album, he was the first musical guest when Jay Leno resumed his place as the host of “The Tonight Show,” and he got a personal phone call from President Barack Obama with words of encouragement for the city of Nashville in the wake of the floods in May. If that weren’t enough, Brad played for an estimated 65,000 people in boats during an AquaPalooza concert at Lake Travis in Texas. And he headlined a sold-out stadium for the first time, playing Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans and Easton Corbin. All of that planning he did in the beginning? Well, Brad’s way beyond any of his expectations. Read More

Garth Brooks: Expensive Bodyguard

A lot of fans might not be aware of it, but one of the most frustrating things for people who are friends with stars is when a meal gets interrupted by autograph hounds at a restaurant. Conversations get cut short, food gets cold, and it sends a signal to other customers that somebody famous is there. Most stars have gotten used to it — after all, most people don’t see a star in the same place they’re eating every day. So when Garth Brooks had a business dinner with casino owner Steve Wynn in Las Vegas, he knew how to handle the situation when a few fans approached them. Read More