Entertainment Update – 03/14/17

Here is what talked about on the air! ACM Winners, Brantley Gilbert, Luke Bryan & More!


Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Jon Pardi are the winners of the ACM’s New Artists of the Year awards. The announcement of the early winners was made this morning.

The New Vocal Duo or Group winner, the New Female Artist winner and the New Male Artist winner have earned performance spots on the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2nd. They join a bill that includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with The Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.

Luke and Dierks host the awards, which will air live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on CBS. 

BONUS VIDEO: Luke Bryan Orders a Gyro with Fallon

Luke Bryan tried to grab a bite to eat with Jimmy Fallon in a music video for last night’s Tonight Show, but he ran into a very common problem when trying to order food at a New York food cart. He doesn’t know how to pronounce “gyro.”

THOMAS RHETT: Living Up to Fan Expectations

It’s well known that Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren have one of the cutest relationships in country music. Fans look forward to seeing the happy couple in each of his music videos, but that may change in the future. 

Thomas Rhett: “I kinda put myself in a hole the first time I put Lauren in a video because I feel like my fans are now like, ‘Well, why is she not gonna be in all of your videos?’ And I’m like, ‘Cuz she does not want to be.’ She hates being the center of attention. And so, anytime I bring her onstage, or I say her name at a concert, she gets really shy.”

RANTLEY GILBERT: Moment of Revelation

Brantley Gilbert has been sober for more than five years, but he will never forget the moment he decided to make this life change and go to rehab. He and his band were busy celebrating one of his career milestones, when Brantley started thinking about his life and habits.

Brantley Gilbert: “I remember sitting in the very back lounge of the bus going, ‘Man, when good things happen, I’d celebrate but I don’t know that I actually ever took it in.’ Eventually, after about two hours of just sitting there thinking, I called my manager, and I was like, ‘Hey man I need to find a gap in my schedule. I need to make space for something.’”