StarstruckReba may be going extremely vintage when it comes to picking a dress for her stepson Brandon Blackstock's upcoming wedding to superstar Kelly Clarkson. While she hasn't picked a dress just yet, Reba tells Country Weekly, "Kelly is a huge fan of Jane Austen, so I may surprise her and come with a period piece."
Reba adds that Kelly and Brandon are "still madly in love and just silly giddy."
"Kelly's doing her Christmas album right now, so she's in L.A. and working hard on that," Reba says, "so we've been going out to dinner with them and hanging out."
Reba is playing a few select concert dates this summer, while Kelly has a new single at country radio about getting married, titled "Tie It Up."
Arista NashvilleCarrie Underwood's new video for "See You Again" includes a montage of moving images of loved ones both reuniting and saying goodbye. There are also tributes in the clip to those lost in the Sandy Hook school shootings and the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. What there isn't, is a single storyline running through the video. Carrie says that was intentional.
"We didn’t want it to be one specific story," Carrie explains. "Those are always the best songs, the best movies, the best things when people kind of fill in the gaps themselves, and it can mean something different to each person that hears it."
Since the song and video are so open-ended, Carrie's fans are applying "See You Again" to whatever situation they're facing at the moment. She says, "I’ve been hearing the most amazing stories on what it means to different people, and it means different things."
"See You Again" is the latest single from Carrie's platinum-selling album, Blown Away.
Show Dog/UniversalTrace Adkins has been in Birmingham, AL this past month shooting the new movie, Mom's Night Out. He plays the tough guy Bones in the movie, but Trace insists he's not that much of an actor.
He tells The Birmingham News, "The best acting job I do is when I get to the set and the first couple days I’m on the set, convincing the director I know what I’m doing. That’s the best acting job that I do. Once I pull that one off, the rest of it’s easy.”
Trace helps a woman find her missing baby in Mom's Night Out. Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Sarah Drew of Grey's Anatomy fame also appear in the film.
Capitol NashvilleKeithUrban's wife Nicole Kidman was spotted singing along to his performance of "Little Bit of Everything" at the CMT Music Awards, but she's not the only fan of Keith's music in the family. It turns out his young daughters Faith and Sunday are big fans of daddy's tunes too.
He tells In Style, "They always react to it, particularly Faith. She’ll just get up and move around."
Older daughter Sunday is a little more of a pop music fan. Says Keith, "Sunday loves ‘I Love It,’ by Icona Pop. She’ll start singing it in the car, and that’s hysterical.”
Keith takes his music on the road with the Light the Fuse tour launching July 18 in Cincinnati.
Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes' fans love his live shows so much they often see him multiple times in any given year. It seems the only person who isn't satisfied with Hunter's concerts, is Hunter himself.
During his recent stint as the opening act on Carrie Underwood's Blown Away tour, Hunter admits he constantly changed his set list, trying to keep the show fresh for himself and his fans. When the tour resumed earlier this year after a holiday break, Hunter thought he had devised a way to avoid changing his show on the fly.
He tells ABC News Radio, "On the second half we created this matrix of set lists. There were like, five, and we were like, 'OK, we're going to alternate through them, we're going to rotate.' We never did. We played the first one. It was like, 'Well, that felt great.'"
While Hunter and his band loved that song order, they continued to change elements of the show until the tour wrapped up last month in Canada. Hunter has now accepted that his set lists will probably evolve some more during his Let's Be Crazy tour launching this fall. He says, "More often than not, something's gonna change, always."
Hunter is playing fairs and festivals all summer long. Check out his tour dates at HunterHayes.com.
Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry has announced a few new shows for their We Are Pioneers World Tour 2013, including a December 2 date in London. They'll be in Europe for more than a month starting with a November 8 show in Sweden. They'll hit Denmark, France, the Netherlands and England before the trek wraps up with two shows in Ireland December 4 and 5.
Show Dog/UniversalToby Keith wants you to play some beer pong with him and maybe even win a prize in celebration of his new single, "Drinks After Work." Fans can stream the new song at TobyKeith.com while playing a game of virtual beer pong on the site, complete with Toby's famous red Solo cups. High scorers will receive gift cards they can use to buy a few drinks after work too.
Toby's new single is available on iTunes Tuesday. It's the lead release from his upcoming, as-yet-untitled album due later this year.