Luke Bryan Undergoes Minor Surgery to Repair Tendon in His Elbow

Luke Bryan (photo via @LUKEBRYAN on Instagram)

Luke Bryan (photo via @LUKEBRYAN on Instagram)

Luke Bryan revealed that he recently underwent minor surgery to repair a tendon on his elbow.  He shared the news with his fans in a tweet, but assured them it was “no biggie,” and that it was just something that he had been putting off.  He is apparently recovering well and said it’s “all good.”

 

Luke has a break in his touring schedule until April 12th, when he is scheduled to perform at Country Thunder USA in Arizona, so it looks like he chose to spend his Spring Break recovering from surgery so that his touring schedule wouldn’t be affected by the surgery.  However, based on an Instagram post he put up yesterday of himself out large-mouth bass fishing, his recovery seems to be going well.

 

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan Take Digs at Each Other During a Game of “Would You Rather”

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In between shooting promos and rehearsing to co-host the upcoming ACM Awards, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan sat down to play a game of “Would You Rather.”  Blake had to pick which of Luke’s songs he would rather listen to on repeat for 24 hours, “Country Girl Shake It for Me” or “Rain Is a Good Thing.”  He couldn’t resist taking a couple of digs at Luke and said, “I’m trying to think which one of them is country … neither one of them really.”  He ultimately settled on “Rain is a Good Thing” because he said, “It doesn’t objectify women as badly.”

 

Luke didn’t even wait for Blake’s answer when he asked him, “Would you rather go ten days without showering, which you do regularly anyway, or ten days without drinking?”  He said, “We don’t even have to go there.  Next question.”

 

When asked whether he would rather get “Drunk on a Plane” with Dierks Bentley or go “Day Drinking” with Little Big Town, Luke opted for “Day Drinking” because he said, “I would prefer to be around two girls and two guys verses one Dierks.”

 

You can see Blake and Luke co-hosting the 50th ACM Awards April 19th, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on CBS.

 

Tim McGraw Says 70’s Music Influences All of His Music

Tim McGraw (photo courtesy of Big Machine Records)

Tim McGraw (photo courtesy of Big Machine Records)

Tim McGraw says if you listen closely to any of his music you can hear how heavily influenced he is by 70’s music.  Tim says, “I grew up in the 70’s and I’m a child of the 70’s. That kinda music is really what made me fall in love with music. So, you could probably pick apart any song that I’ve ever done and find some 70’s in it.”

 

Tim says the Eagles were a huge influence on him, and if he had to describe his own musical style, he would say, “It’s like George Strait, Merle Haggard and the Eagles all meshed together.”

 

Tim McGraw’s new movie, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, will be in theaters May 22nd, and he’ll kick off his Shotgun Rider Tour with Billy Currington and Chase Bryant on June 5th.

Eric Church and Kacey Musgraves to Play Willie Nelson’s 4th if July Picnic

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Eric Church and Kacey Musgraves will be among the headliners at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic this year in Austin, Texas.  They’ll join fellow performers Merle Haggard, Asleep at the Wheel, Chris Stapleton, Jamey Johnson, Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, David Allan Coe and more.

 

The 42nd edition of the 4th of July Picnic will be an all-day event held at the Austin360 Amphitheater on Saturday, July 4th, featuring more than 20 artists on two stages.  It will also feature a special fireworks display and will be broadcast live on Willie’s SiriusXM  channel, Willie’s Roadhouse.  Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.  For more information about Willie’s 4th of July Picnic, visit circuitoftheamericas.com.

Cam Releases Theatrical, Fresh EP, Welcome to Cam Country

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Cam, who recently released her debut single, “My Mistake,” to radio, has just released her debut EP called Welcome to Cam Country, featuring her single plus three other songs, to give fans a taste of what’s to come when she releases her full length album later this year.

 

Describing her musical style to The Country Vibe, Cam said, “It is a little theatrical.  I love that it’s really relatable stories.  All of them come from something that I went through, so hopefully they’re really relatable.  And then the music is really fresh and kind of hard hitting because I have these producers that are so great that have worked with so many awesome people.”

 

Cam’s producers, Jeff Bhasker  and Tyler Johnson, have produced music for everyone from Beyonce to Bruno Mars, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and Pink.  Cam says the sound she’s been able to create with them on her EP, “It’s a way to sort of set it up so that when you come to the live show it can be … I don’t want to say Disney movie or Alice in Wonderland, but you get to have a little larger than life experience and you get to be imaginative for a second, but also think about some of the stuff that you’re going through, that I’m going through and we’re all going through.”

 

Cam says the four songs on Welcome to Cam Country cover the widest range of emotions so that hopefully everyone can recognize themselves in at least one of the songs.  She says, “This is just the beginning of the adventure, and everyone is welcome.”