Toby Keith was almost a victim of the Moore, OK tornado. Toby says he left Moore just hours before the monster storm devastated parts of his hometown. He said he had a "bad feeling" when he left the town around noon Monday. When he heard the tornado was heading toward Moore, he called his sister to warn her. She was already in a shelter, he said.
Blake Shelton had to go live on The Voice Monday night, even as his homestate was dealing with the devastating tornado that hit Moore, OK. Blake said he was forced to "put my phone down" because the show was live. He said his family was fine, but that the victims in Moore were "going through hell."
Tim McGraw will be the first artist to play the new arena at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane. Tim's Two Lanes Of Freedom Tour will play the KS Star on July 7th, with opening act Joe Nichols. Tickets will go on sale this Friday morning at 10am. Tickets are listed at $99 & $77 on the KS Star website. http://www.kansasstarcasino.com/entertain/event-calendar
The new American Idol will be crowned tonight. It'll either be country artist Kree Harrison or soulful singer Candace Glover. In my opinion, it is a tie, although Kree got all 50 of my votes last night. Las Vegas oddsmakers are also favoring Kree to win. Both girls sang an original song that will be their first release as a winner. Here is Kree's first single, if she wins tonight:
Keith Urban may not be returning to the American Idol judges' panel. Word this morning from an AI insider that producer Nigel Lythgoe will be replacing all of the judges after this season ends. Ratings for this season on American Idol have been way down. It seems producers are trying to blame the judge's for the downturn.
Kenny Chesney just can't seem to stop debuting albums on top of the all-genre album chart. His Life On A Rock is No.1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Albums chart and, of course, on the country album chart too. This marks Kenny’s 7th Top 200 album debut and his 12th consecutive Billboard Top Country Albums chart debut. “It’s a little surreal,” says Kenny.
Tim McGraw released the video for his new single, The Highway Don't Care, in a special event Monday. Tim talked about the video with a live audience before it's premier. NOTE: In the video below, you will need to advance the video manually to get past the static photo that preceeded the live portion of the premier.