Warner Music NashvilleCountry newcomer Chris Janson is flying up the country chart with his top 20 hit “Buy Me a Boat.” The song is written from the point of view of a working-class guy dreaming of having enough money to buy a boat so he can have some fun in the sun. Chris says his life isn’t that different from that of the guy in the song, which is why he still depends on friends with boats to take him out on the water.
“That’s pretty much the way I keep it, ’cause they’re so darn expensive,” Chris tells ABC Radio, “and I’ve always heard great things and problematic things [about owning a boat], so I’m just sort of right in the middle.”
These days, Chris has no time to actually get out on a boat between touring the country opening for Toby Keith and raising his four kids with his wife, south of Nashville. Since “Buy Me a Boat” is such a hit, Chris is thinking he might be able to work out a deal with a boat company at some point.
He says with a smile, “If one shows up in my driveway for free, I might take it.”
All that said, Chris admits he doesn’t know that much about boats in the first place.
“Everybody just keeps telling me that you need a Malibu boat,” Chris says. “I want something I can take my kids on skiing, I can go fishing off of, and we could just sit around and lay in the sun.”
Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard had quite a few of his country star buddies on hand for his wedding to new wife, Hayley, last week in Sun Valley, Idaho. In a video posted on People.com, Tyler’s seen posing for photos with guests Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Canaan Smith and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley.
Though he’s used to being onstage in front of thousands of fans every night, Tyler admits he was a “basket case” watching Hayley walk down the aisle. He says, “”I was super emotional. It was a very spiritual moment the first time I got to see her. It was beautiful.”
Hayley grew up in Idaho, so that location was a natural choice for the couple. Tyler adds, “It’s heaven on earth. Mountains in the background, a little river and a bunch of really awesome people.”
As for the wedding reception, Tyler says it was rowdy as any FGL concert, and “Nobody needed encouragement to dance and have fun.”
Look for more details and photos from Tyler and Hayley’s wedding in the new issue of People, on sale this Friday.
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGloriana performs a free show at The Grove in Los Angeles Wednesday, July 15 as part of the entertainment district’s Summer Concert Series.
Country newcomer Cam is making quite an impression with her new single, “Burning House.” She says of the track, “This song has had a life of its own since the day we finished writing it. ‘Burning House’ is really a hard song to sing because it’s such a heavy, personal subject for me. But I think the more vulnerable you feel about your lyrics, the more likely it is that you are saying something that needs to be said.”
Miranda Lambert has postponed her Thursday date at Calgary’s Scotiabank Saddledome, due to serious inflammation of her vocal cords. She said in a statement, “I’m so sorry that I can’t be at Stampede this week, but I’ll be back in Calgary just as soon as I can for all of my Stampede fans.” She plans to reschedule the show in the Canadian city.
Sony Music NashvilleMirandaLambert is obviously a huge Little Big Town fan since she covered their song, “Girl Crush,” during a club show earlier this year in Nashville. Now that she’s got the vocal group singing with her on her new single, “Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” Miranda feels like she’s truly winning at life.
“It’s not really fair to add Little Big Town [to a song] because you’re immediately cooler,” Miranda says with a laugh. “You’re like, ‘Ha, ha, I have Little Big Town!’ You automatically have bragging rights if you can say you sang with Little Big Town.”
“Smokin’ and Drinkin'” is the latest single from Miranda’s Grammy-winning album, Platinum.
Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line are teaming up with Ryan Seacrest to surprise some unsuspecting fans on Ryan’s new Fox series, Knock Knock Live.
The show enlists Kellie Pickler and a few other personalities to show up unannounced on people’s doorsteps across the country. Should they answer the door, the person living there might have a chance to win a prize, turn their wildest dream into reality or meet their favorite celebrities, like Luke or FGL.
Look for Knock Knock Live to premiere July 21 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
The clip features footage from FGL’s band and crew’s backstage cornhole tournament, complete with custom-made cornhole boards and bags. Though the duo’s Brian Kelley participated in the competition, he didn’t end up winning the tournament.
The rest of the episode features footage from one of Florida Georgia Line’s headlining shows. They’re on the bill for Luke Bryan‘s big stadium show at Vanderbilt in Nashville this Saturday night.
Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott is rocking a shorter haircut for summer. She posted a picture of her new hairdo on Instagram with the caption, “New hair today…thanks [Lee at Style House Salon in Nashville] for my color and trim!! #nofilter #newhairnewday #gotmyhairdid.”
Look for Hillary to be showing off her new, shorter cut when Lady A’s Wheels Up tour plays San Diego Friday night.
CMACarrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are headed to New York City’s Times Square Best Buy Theater to play a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. All for the Hall New York is set for Tuesday, October 6, and Country Music Hall of Fame members Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill join Carrie and Brad for the informal, guitar-pull style show.