» Bryan Grumble:Luke Bryan will try to squeeze into Reba's high heels (figuratively ... we hope) as co-host of the 48th ACM Awards alongside Blake Shelton. Bryan announced his new gig in a video that praised the ACM for selecting "someone that's maintained their country roots, hadn't moved out to LA and ... left us all behind in Nashville." Watch the video here. Additionally, Brad Paisley is set to host and perform at the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam which will broadcast remotely from the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas throughout the April 7 telecast on CBS-TV.
» Waggin' Wheel:Brad Paisley visited Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night (1/9) to announce the title of his new album, Wheelhouse, out April 9 in standard and deluxe versions. "It's all about leaving your comfort zone," said Paisley after Kimmel suggested the title Thriller. "It's like what is in my wheelhouse?" Paisley also performed his first single off the album, "Southern Comfort Zone" and premiered "The Ballad Of Honey Boo Boo," his proposed new theme song for the hit TLC series. Watch here.
» Peeps Show: "I wanna thank radio and I wanna thank the fans for calling radio and being like, 'Play her music,'" said Taylor Swift after Olivia Munn tried to pull a Kanye during the acceptance speech for Favorite Country Artist at the People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night (1/9). The broadcast also included Jason Aldean's performance of “My Kinda Party." Watch all the highlights here.
» Catch 22:Everyone knows 13 is Taylor Swift's favorite number. But what about Hunter Hayes? We're going to guess it's 22. Hayes turns 22 this year and, along with Swift, represents country music on the 22-track 2013 Grammy Nominees album, out Jan. 22. Proceeds benefit the MusiCares Foundation and the Grammy Foundation. Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" and Hayes' "Wanted" are included based on their respective Record of the Year and Best New Artist nominations. Pre-orders include a chance to win a trip to this year's Grammy's, while the physical release will feature a game piece offering a chance to win a trip to the 2014 show. The 55th Annual Grammy Awards airs Feb. 10 on CBS-TV. More here.
» Redneckbook:Miranda Lambert graces the Feb. cover of Redbook and dishes about Twitter feuds with Chris Brown, insecurity and maintaining a private life with Blake Shelton. "He's the sweetest guy," she says. "Like, he will talk to anyone, sign anything, take a picture with everyone. And if I don't stop it at some point, it ruins our whole night. I have to be the bad guy. The people are like, 'Oh, God, don't mess with her, she'll murder people.'" The issue hits newsstands Jan. 15.
Tune in when Kelly Clarkson performs "My Country 'Tis Of Thee" at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20. Clarkson will join Beyoncé and James Taylor to honor President Barack Obama during his second-term inauguration.
Taylor Swift is among the first batch of performers announced for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Swift will join fellow nominees The Black Keys, Fun., Mumford & Sons and Rihanna; she is nominated in three categories. LL Cool J hosts Feb. 10 on CBS-TV.