Date: Aug 04, 2021
    Posted By: Dakota Cloutier
Garth Brooks is in the midst of his current stadium tour, with upcoming shows set for Kansas City, Missouri’s Arrowhead Stadium on Aug. 7 and Lincoln, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium on Aug. 14.

According to a statement from Brooks’ team on Tuesday (Aug. 3), following the Nebraska show on the 14th, the tour will have a three-week window with no shows scheduled and will use the time to reassess whether they will continue with the remaining shows slated through the end of the year, due a rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. Additionally, they will not be going forward with the on-sale date for an upcoming show slated for Sept. 4 at Seattle, Washington’s Lumen Field.

Other upcoming stadium concert dates that have previously been announced include stops in Cincinnati (Sept. 18), Charlotte, North Carolina (Sept. 25), Baltimore (Oct. 2), and Boston (Oct. 9). Following a 16-month touring halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brooks relaunched his stadium tour in Las Vegas on July 10, and has previously played in Salt Lake City on July 17 and Cheyenne, Wyoming on July 23.

“It breaks my heart to see city after city go on sale and then have to ask those sweet people and the venues to reschedule,” said Brooks in the statement. “We have a three-week window coming up where we, as a group, will assess the remainder of the stadium tour this year. It’s humbling to see people put this much faith in you as an artist, and it kills me to think I am letting them down.”

On Saturday, July 31, Brooks was also set to hold a concert at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, though the show was ultimately postponed due to heavy rain and lightning, shortly after performances from Chris Young, Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood. During Monday’s (Aug. 2) Inside Studio G, Brooks said that there is a new Nashville date in the works.

“There is a rescheduled date that we are working with but we can’t confirm it yet.. but it’s not anywhere as soon as I would like it…because you have to remember this is an NFL stadium, so all of a sudden you are dealing with NFL games, practices…and–oh, wait a minute–maybe there’s other people playing stadiums, too.”

An onsite clinic–an idea spearheaded by Kansas City officials–will be set up at Brooks’ Kansas City, Missouri show, aimed at encouraging attendees to get their COVID-19 vaccination prior to Brooks’ concert. For his part, Brooks has also been encouraging fans to stay safe. During an Inside Studio G segment, Brooks said of the rising COVID-19 cases, “It’s getting real sticky out there,” and encouraged fans, saying, “Follow all the rules, make your own rules up, too. You can’t be safe enough. You can’t be cautious enough. Keep your space. Keep your distance.”

He also advised those attending his Kansas City show to “please feel free to wear the masks at the concert. Nobody is going to look at you strange, I promise.”


    Date: May 18, 2021
    Posted By: Dakota Cloutier
“We had goats and calves, I wanted to get into bull riding, so we had some steers out at the cabin. I had spurs and the whole thing. I wanted to rodeo when I got older.” For “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90s” vocalist Sam Hunt, a career in country music wasn’t necessarily what he originally believed was in the cards for the rest of his life. In a recent Audacy Country interview, Hunt revealed that, in his youth, he was a farm sports enthusiast.

“Every day after school, I would go to a babysitter in elementary school, and they had horses,” he continued. “I started riding and showing horses with them…I would ride in some of the shows and I got a horse when I was probably 10. A mustang named Comanche, and then I had a paint horse named Snowball and I had another horse named Jiggalo, which I didn’t name,” he noted with a chuckle.

Sam Hunt is in the midst of completing a follow-up to his 2020-released album Southside, which he has recently offered will be arriving in the next three months. The previously mentioned “Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90s” has recently ascended to the number-one position on country radio. The October 2020-released track joins “Hard To Forget” and the 2017-released “Body Like A Back Road” as chart-topping hits from his current album.

To Audacy Country upon its release, Hunt noted, “My favorite line from that song is ’Modern love leads to modern hearts breaking. I’m just a product of my generation. It’s just a fun kinda simple reflection on how much more difficult it is to be so connected – the downside of being so connected nowadays.”


    Date: Mar 02, 2021
    Posted By: Dakota Cloutier
Darius Rucker recently offered his thoughts about his longtime friend, golf legend Tiger Woods, following Woods’ accident earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, golf legend Woods suffered significant leg injuries and underwent surgery following a rollover crash outside of Los Angeles. Woods is awake and responsive and was later transferred to Cedars-Sinai.

Rucker, 54, spoke with Today about Woods’ accident during an interview while promoting his single “Beers and Sunshine.”

“When it first happened, you’re all worried about his health, but now that we know what’s going on, I think Tiger is such a strong guy. If the question is will Tiger play again…I say if Tiger wants to play again, he’ll play again. I just want him to get better, get healthy,” Rucker said.

Rucker and Woods have been friends since meeting in the 1990s, when Rucker and Hootie and the Blowfish was riding on the success of songs such as “I Only Want To Be With You” and Woods was first ascending in the world of professional golf.

“So we’re finishing up a string of clubs and we’re playing this club in East Lansing, Michigan. … We’d play a show and then we’d go out to a bar called Rick’s American Café,” Rucker recalled meeting Woods to in 2019. “We were sitting at the bar and I look over the bar and I’m like, ‘Isn’t that that Tiger Woods kid that everybody’s talking about?’ He’s 18. And he was going to Stanford and (our bass player Dean Felber) says like, yeah. So I went over and I said, ‘Are you Tiger Woods?’ and he says, ‘Are you the guy from Hootie and the Blowfish?’ and I sat down and we just hung out all night.”

During the interview with Today, Rucker also discussed writing and recording his recent No. 1, “Beers and Sunshine,” during a pandemic.

“Nobody was in the room together, it was all done over the internet because all the studios were closed when we were trying to do it, so that Zoom thing is the new cool thing, but I want to get back to where we’re all sitting in the same room.”


    Date: Jan 15, 2021
    Posted By: Dakota Cloutier
In a lot of ways, Luke Combs is just like all of us. In more ways than one.

“I like to think I’m a regular guy. There isn’t this big gap between me and the guy in the front row. There’s something super freeing about that, man. Just say what you believe. Write songs that you love. I just love country music. It’s what I love.”

That’s what Combs has to say on Wednesday night’s (Jan. 13) episode of The Big Interview with Dan Rather. But he also opens up for the first time about his struggles with anxiety dating back to the time he was in middle school, an issue that’s becoming more and more commonplace in adolescents and adults.

“I still have my moments here and there,” Combs told Rather, “but it’s something I’ve learned about and something I’ve been able to get ahold of. It’s kind of like a unique form of OCD that I have called Purely Obsessional OCD,” he explains of what is sometimes called Pure-O OCD. It’s more about mental compulsions and intrusive thoughts than the compulsive behaviors usually associated with OCD, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. “Essentially, my version of fixing the blinds or straightening the carpet are thoughts that I play over and over in my head. Like for example, it’ll be something about my health. I’ll be worried that I’m about to have a heart attack or a stroke. It becomes this very obsessive thing that you literally can never have an answer to. And so that’s kind of the awful part of it,” he added. “You really have to teach yourself to become being comfortable with the fact that you’ll never get an answer.

“And that it is a super uncertain thing. That’s what I’ve particularly struggled with. Sometimes that’s tough, but it’s something that you learn about yourself, and arming yourself with the knowledge of exactly what’s going on is the most important thing, I’ve found.”


    Date: Jan 01, 2021
    Posted By: Dakota Cloutier
Happy New Year Everyone!!! Say good bye to drama, toxic people and self criticism! Say Yes to more happiness, time with good friends and family!!


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