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You may have read our story that Dierks Bentley's 67 Chevy Camaro caught on fire Tuesday night (Jan. 18). Dierks tells the full story saying that if he hadn't bumped into Charles Kelley, the car might have been a total loss. Instead, complete disaster was averted. Here's Dierk's account of the events:
"If I had not bumped into Charles (Kelley) last night, my new car might not have made it. It was the night of the Nashville Grammy party, so I thought it would be a good night to take it out for a spin. Then after that party, I drove it to Whiskey Kitchen, and I didn't want to valet park it, but I did," he said. Then he went inside and bumped into Kelley, who said he wanted to see the new car. "It was not even a minute after I'd walked in, and Charles and I go back outside and there are flames coming out from under the engine -- and wrapping around the sides," he explained. "The valet guy was still in it, trying to pop the hood. My brain was not even processing it. I was in shock. But Charles saw a guy from the bar who had access to a fire extinguisher and said, 'Get over here.'" The cause of the fire apparently had something to do with the power steering fluid being too close to the exhaust system. Bentley credits Kelley's gut reaction to put the fire out for saving his new old car. "Charles definitely came to the rescue last night," he told me on his way to write a song today. Maybe this whole find-out-who-your-friends-are idea can somehow become new again.
Carrie Underwood may be on the shy side when she is around people she doesn't know well, but her mom is just the opposite according to Carrie. So, the country star says that she and her mom have developed a "hush code" that let's Carol Underwood know when she needs to keep quiet about Carrie. CMT reports that Carrie had to find a way to stop her mom from telling those embarrassing childhood stories! Carrie reveals, “We’ll be somewhere and mom will just disappear and she’s like over talking to Kid Rock or something.” She adds, “I was like, ‘If you start telling embarrassing stories about me as like a three-year-old, I’m just going to sporadically yell out ‘chocolate bunnies,’ and you’re going to have to change the subject.’”
Nicole Kidman is taking over the cover of People magazine (on newsstands this Friday) and telling the story of her and Keith Urban ‘s brand new baby girl, Faith Margaret. The news was a surprise to most everyone except those closest to the couple. Faith Margaret was born via gestational carrier at Nashville’s Centennial Hospital. Nicole has come out with a few new details through her spokesperson. She says, “We spent Christmas on tenterhooks and after Faith Margaret was born on Dec. 28, a healthy 8 lbs., 9 oz., we spent New Year’s on cloud nine… We have been having a wonderful bonding experience with Faith Margaret and feel truly blessed,” she said. The couple decided to pick a gestational carrier from the US instead of from their homeland of Australia because they felt like they had more freedom here. In Australia, the couple’s every move is followed, but here…it’s much more relaxed.
I have a way for you to get a hold of Tim McGraw's belt buckle. Tim is raffling off a limited-edition belt buckle in honor of his new scent Silver. The custom design features a black guitar pick set in silver buckle with a rope-patterned edge. For every entry through Feb. 11, fragrance company Coty will donate $1 to McGraw’s Neighbor’s Keeper Foundation. So Tim would like us all to register. Go to http://www.timmcgrawfragrances.com/contest/ to register.
James Otto Tweeted “Just wrote a great song with @JohnOates of Hall & Oates. I am truly blessed to get to work with such amazing artists & writers.”
Brad Paisley Tweeted “The mixing of the album ThisIsCountryMusic has begun. Right now it's more like ThisIsGoingToBeCountryMusicEventually.”
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