Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Today's Country Tidbits

Blake Shelton couldn't pass up the chance to be part of "The Voice," where the coaches have to judge a singer just by their voice. According to Blake, “And I’m tellin’ you sometimes you turn around and what you thought was, you know, a cute little girl singing a Colbie Caillat song might be, you know, an overweight man from Chicago, you know. You never know what you’re gonna see on this show when you turn around.” The show debuted last night and continues on NBC Tuesday nights at 9 Eastern.

American Idol is down to six, and Kellie Pickler knows just what that feels like: “I just heard it got narrowed down to six and I was like, ‘Well, hell that’s where I got the boot.’ So, good luck to number six! It’s hard. It’s not an easy ride that’s for sure. I mean, it’s an uphill, downhill, uphill, downhill. But, it’s fun and it’s worth it.” The six remaining contestants pair off into duets tonight, taking on the songs of Carole King at 8 Eastern on Fox.

The next Kenny Chesney single will be his duet with Grace Potter, "You and Tequila." This is a homemade fan video for the song.

Dierks Bentley and Josh Thompson are on the road together. What do they do when they're not performing? They grab their bands, break up in teams and play paintball.

And when they're not playing, they're... um, ...playing!

The Band Perry and Evan Farmer announce the 2011 CMT Music Awards nominees on the Today Show this morning, Emmylou Harris is on the Late Show with David Letterman, Alison Krauss and Union Station are on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Tim McGraw is on The View.

The tweet of the day is from Dierks Bentley: "our drummer steve misamore's bubble bath scene in AM I THE ONLY ONE video is cracking and creeping people out nationwide"