Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Carrie, then Miranda and now it's Kellie's turn. Kellie Pickler is engaged to long-time boyfriend Kyle Jacobs. He's one of the writers of "More Than A Memory" for Garth Brooks and "Still" for Tim McGraw. Kyle proposed to Kellie last week on a beach in Florida. Yesterday she tweeted, "Yes, it's true. Can't wait to say 'I DO!'" And Kyle tweeted, "it went like this..."Kellie, will you marry me?" Kellie said, "Yes." I said, "Really?" Kellie said, "YES REALLY!"...thank you Jesus!”

Last night in London, Brad Paisley tried to convince the British to go muddin'. Most don't own 4-wheel-drive cars because you have to pay more to own one in England. Brad told the audience, just before tearing into "Mud on the Tires," "But you know, it rains so much—you’re missing out. You got a really good chance at mud in your country.” He'll do another show tonight in London, then head to Norway tomorrow.

Yesterday morning, the tickets for Jimmy Buffett's free Gulf Coast concert were available. In about 5 minutes, they weren't available, and the internet was smokin'. Three hundred and fifty thousand tickets were snapped up, some landing on eBay almost immediately. To eBay's credit, they have banned sales of the tickets on their site. The show will be a week from today in Gulf Shores, AL, and in addition to Jimmy Buffet, will include Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown and many other special guests.

Miranda Lambert shot the video for her next single, "Only Prettier," in Nashville this week, and included a few girlfriends. Kellie Pickler, Laura Bell Bundy and Lady A's Hillary Scott were part of the fun, all dressed up in 50's prom dresses.

And what were the three Lady Antebellum stars up to yesterday? Shooting a video...on a Nashville roof...on a 100-degree day. YIKES!

Rascal Flatts are now the official spokesmen for The Jason Foundation, a group which raises awareness of the problem of youth suicide and focuses on prevention. "Someone you know may need a friend - B1" is the message that Rascal Flatts will help spread.

Re-live the "unplugged" Jimmy Kimmel performance of Dierks Bentley in the midst of a power outage, shot on Jimmy's webcam.

Re-live the moment that Sandra Bullock decided to become a musical star on Tuesday night. She made her guitar debut onstage, playing - sort of - "Smoke on the Water."

The quote of the night Tuesday night at the "Nashville Rising" concert was from Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who said "In four or five days after the rain stopped, all the wet drywall, all the destroyed carpet [was] out in front of homes ready to be picked up by public works. The city government didn't do that. The state government didn't do it. The federal government didn't do it. The citizens of Nashville did it."

Congrats to Jaron & the Long Road to Love - "Pray for You" has been certified gold for sales of half a million units.

Tweet of the day is a two-parter from Martina McBride, who attended Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's engagement party yesterday: Part 1 - "Good Lord! This @blakeshelton and @mirandalambert engagement party is out in the freaking boonies!" Part 2 - "Great party! Worth the trip! Sang karaoke Does He Love You w/Miranda and I Love Rock And Roll w/ @blakeshelton. Love them both. So much fun!"