All the country news you can shake a stick at!
- Keith Urban‘s latest album, Ripcord, has been certified platinum — making him only the second country artist who released an album in 2016 to move more than a million units.
- Trisha Yearwood has just the thing for your summertime entertaining without the hassle. She’s come out with a line of barbecue sauce, a rub and even a cocktail mix called “Summer in a Cup.”
LUKE COMBS: Say a Little Prayer
When it comes to pre-show routines, Luke Combs likes to keep his as simple as possible.
Luke Combs: “I kinda just try to relax a little bit, you know. Probably have a dip, and then we always say a prayer right before we walk up the ramp. But there is no real special, like, thing that I have to do. It’s really just as long as we get that prayer in, you know, that’s really kind of it.”
DIERKS BENTLEY: Fierce Fang Fingers
It’s no secret that Dierks Bentley is a huge fan of Nashville’s hockey team, the Predators. He celebrated with his buddy Luke Bryan last week when the team beat the Chicago Blackhawks, moving them to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Tonight, the Predators face the St. Louis Blues, and Dierks is lucky to have a night off. There’s no doubt he plans to spend it watching his boys on the ice.
Dierks Bentley:“You know, Nashville is just on fire right now. And I think what’s so cool about the Predators is it’s a young team. The energy in that building is just this youthful exuberance, excitement, you know? Just with every game they win, the hockey just grows more and more exciting in this town. It’s so fun to be a part of that energy and this moment for the Preds. So, hopefully they can keep it going on.”