Twitter.com/KeithUrbanKeith Urban has cut his famously long locks. He revealed the new, shorter hairstyle in a picture posted to Twitter Tuesday. There are still traces of his blonde highlights in the long hair coming down over his face, but the back is very closely-cropped.
Most fans seem to like Keith's new haircut judging by the comments on Twitter, with one fan calling it "fun and funky" and another saying, "Love the new 'do!"
Photo Credit: Kelly Chrstine MusgravesKacey Musgraves was caught on camera with an unhappy look on her face at this month's CMA Awards when she lost Female Vocalist of the Year to fellow Texan Miranda Lambert, but Kacey insists she was smiling before and after that shot.
She tells Rolling Stone, "As a new artist, I’m still getting used to cameras being on me 24/7, and there’s no way you can be caught smiling at all times. If you know me, sometimes when I’m just sitting there, it looks like I’m not having a good time, but I am!"
Kacey reached out to Miranda to let her know she didn't mean anything by that look, and they both laughed about how the situation has been blown out of proportion.
Kacey adds, "If anyone should be offended, it should be me! I mean, did you see my face? I look like a dumbass. It was a long day. My feet were hurting.”
Looking forward to 2014, Kacey has plans to head out on tour with Lady Antebellum and record the follow-up to her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. Her current single, "Follow Your Arrow," is now climbing the country chart.
Jeremy Cowart/RCA RecordsWhile Kelly Clarkson is thrilled about being pregnant, she's finding that the side effects are less desirable.
Appearing on NBC's Today show on Tuesday morning, Kelly told Savannah Guthrie, "I don't know why they call it morning sickness because it's like all day and all night. I am super-excited about being pregnant. I'm just looking forward to the second trimester. They say it's better."
Kelly added that taping her upcoming NBC Christmas special wasn't easy while being "pregnant and sick."
Kelly also said that she'd been "dying to tell people" that she and husband Brandon Blackstock were expecting. Though they wanted to wait, they ended up spilling the beans before the end of her first trimester. "Everybody kept talking about it and I had to cancel something because I've been so ill," she explained. "I didn't want people to think that I'm canceling because I'm lazy or something. So, we just told people."
The singer also reiterated her belief that she's having a girl, even though it's "way too early to know." Kelly joked that "she" -- the baby -- is "killing" her, laughing, "Of course it's a girl, causing the trouble!"
Kelly revealed that she and Brandon already have a name picked out, for both a girl and a boy. But that's something that the couple won't reveal, simply because, as Kelly says, "I don't want someone to steal my baby's name."
Big Machine Label GroupThe Voice season-four winner Danielle Bradbery releases her self-titled debut album this week featuring her first single, "The Heart of Dixie." Even though she's just 17 years old, Danielle sounds like a seasoned pro on the album thanks to her experience on Blake Shelton's team. She credits her time on the show with helping her develop her own style.
Danielle tells ABC News Radio, "The covers I did on The Voice, they were different. Of course, some songs I got to pick myself, and Blake helped me with that. The comparison to the songs I have now, it had me learn how to listen to a song and how to make it my own."
As for "The Heart of Dixie,' Danielle was a little worried about singing a song talking about a woman leaving her deadbeat husband and dead-end job. After living with the song for awhile, Danielle realized the overall message of the song is hopeful.
She explains. "It's about somebody just going through a hard time then at the end of the road finding who she really is and who she really needs to be, and just starts over with her life. I felt like that was like, 'Wow, that was strong.' It was a catchy tune."
Danielle included four of the cover songs that helped her win The Voice on the iTunes version of her album -- Sara Evans' "Born to Fly," Jessica Andrews' "Who I Am," Carrie Underwood's "Jesus, Take the Wheel" and "Maybe It Was Memphis" by Pam Tillis.
FOXLadyAntebellum, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler join the performers lineup for the American Country Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on FOX Tuesday, December 10. Sara Evans, Glee star Matthew Morrison and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons will make appearances on the show, too.
Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Florida Georgia Line are among the previously-announced performers. Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick will serve as hosts.
MCA NashvilleGrocery store lines are a little longer this week as families prepare for Thanksgiving, and we've checked in with a few country stars to see which items they must have on Turkey Day.
Kip Moore is usually disciplined when it comes to his diet, but healthy eating is out the window when he's back home in Georgia for Thanksgiving. Kip tells ABC News Radio, "My mom makes a mean macaroni and cheese, man. I don't typically eat that kind of stuff, but I dominate when I'm home. I put on a good ten pounds when I'm home."
Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley plans to prepare the Thanksgiving turkey himself this year on the Green Egg cooker band mate Hillary Scott bought him a few years back.
"I'm going to give it a shot," Charles tells us. "I'll have to go online and do some research, make sure I don't mess it up."
Charles plans to do a test run on the Green Egg at the suggestion of his other band mate, Dave Haywood.
New group Parmalee will release their debut album, Feels Like Carolina, in the coming weeks, so they won't have time to make it home for Thanksgiving. B and member Josh McSwain is the cook in the group, so he's getting a little creative with the band's Thanksgiving meal -- "turkey pizza with cornbread dressing."
Newcomer Jon Pardi is a big fan of stuffing at Thanksgiving, and he plans to eat quite a bit of it on Thursday.
He tells ABC news Radio, "I will have some stuffing this year. I'm going to Texas to my dad's, and we'll probably have a big feast."
Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line releases the expanded edition of their debut album, Here's to the Good Times…This Is How We Roll, this week. The project features six new songs, including a collaboration with Luke Bryan on the track "This Is How We Roll." Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard says he and duo partner Brian Kelley just couldn't wait to get those new tracks to their fans.
"We’re excited about getting our songs out there," Tyler says. "We’re writers at heart and been writing and when you write a good song, you get so excited about it you really want to cut it and get it out there."
The deluxe edition of the album also includes behind-the-scenes videos designed to let fans into Florida Georgia Line's crazy, exciting world.
Tyler adds, "Everybody’s gonna relate to us and understand us more when they get the re-package, so we’re very excited. We poured our heart and soul into that thing, and we’re very excited to get it out there for the people."
Look for Florida Georgia Line to perform on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday before making an appearance on NBC's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday. They'll wrap the week up with a performance of their latest hit, "Stay," on ABC's Good Morning America Friday.