Luke Bryan Gets to “Hug Up” on Connie Britton Tonight on ABC’s Nashville

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan will make a guest appearance on tonight’s episode of Nashville.  Luke filmed his part of the show when he performed a Central Park concert on Good Morning America and he says, “I like the way they incorporated me into the show.  They set up a script around [my GMA performance], and we kind of built it around that and made it happen. So, you’ll kind of understand it if you watch.”

 

He also enjoyed getting to share some screen time with Connie Britton who plays Rayna Jaymes on the show. Luke brags, “Yeah, I got to hug up on Miss Connie Britton. She’s a beautiful woman.”

 

Luke is a fan of Nashville because he says, “I know that it embodies Nashville for the most part.”  He knows they have to embellish a little because it’s a television show, but he thinks they do the city of Nashville and the music industry justice in their portrayal.
You’ll be able to see Luke’s appearance on Nashville toward the end of the show, which begins tonight at 10pm ET/9pm CT on ABC.

Florida Georgia Line Offers Several Options for Pre-Ordering Their New Album, Including a Deluxe Version

florida georgia album

Florida Georgia Line will release their new album Anything Goes on October 14th, but fans have several options for pre-ordering the album now.  They will be releasing a deluxe version exclusively through Target, which will feature three bonus tracks, “Girl on the Radio”, “Dance For Me” and “That’s What’s Up.”  You can pre-order the album now on Target.com.

 

If you pre-order the album through iTunes or Amazon, you’ll get instant downloads of four tracks, including “Dirt”, “Sun Daze”, “Anything Goes”, and “Bumpin’ the Night.”  There’s also still time for fans to pre-order Anything Goes through JAXtailgate.com and receive an exclusive event t-shirt and ticket to their album launch party on October 31st in Jacksonville, Florida.
 

Cole Swindell Celebrates Second Consecutive #1 Song in Advance of Opry Debut

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell

Cole Swindell is celebrating his second consecutive #1 song off of his self-titled debut album, with “Hope You Get Lonely Tonight” reaching the top of the charts this week. Cole says, “I grew up listening to country radio and it still blows my mind that songs I am a part of have a spot on their playlists.”

 

Although 2014 is starting to wind down, Cole still has a pretty busy schedule ahead of him. He’ll make his Grand Ole Opry debut on October 7th.  Tonight he’ll join Luke Bryan for the kick off of his eight-city Farm Tour, then on November 13th he’ll kick off his own  Down Home Tour, which will run through December 20th.  You can see a complete list of Cole’s tour dates here.

 

Miranda Lambert Hosting 7th Annual Cause for the Paws Benefit this Weekend in Las Vegas

Miranda Lambert and Delilah

Miranda Lambert and Delilah

Miranda Lambert will play the inaugural Route 91 Harvest Festival Friday night in Las Vegas, and she’s decided to turn her portion of the show into her seventh annual Cause for the Paws benefit concert. All proceeds from her appearance will go to her MuttNation Foundation, which aims to help end animal cruelty, neglect, and homelessness.

 

In addition to her performance during the festival, Miranda is also hosting a sold-out, pre-show VIP cocktail party, which will also feature a live and silent auction. All proceeds from the party and the auction will also be donated to the MuttNation Foundation.

 

To date, the MuttNation Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million, which Miranda and her mom Bev personally oversee and decide how it is dispersed to help animals in need. You can learn more about the foundation here.

 

Blake Shelton is a Watermelon Farmer and He Doesn’t Know Why

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton

When Blake Shelton isn’t touring or recording or working on The Voice, he enjoys working on his farm in Oklahoma.  Blake plants a lot of different crops, but he recently admitted to People.com that he plants at least 10 acres of watermelons every year and he can’t explain why.  Blake says, “I hate watermelons. I don’t know why I do it. It’s random and it’s weird. My step-dad likes them, but Miranda doesn’t even really care for them that much.”

 

Fortunately, Blake doesn’t have to worry about too many of the watermelons going to waste. He says, “Normally, it never makes it to the point where they even get eaten because deer eat them so fast.”