Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Jake Owen‘s daughter? ANSWER: Pearl.

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Hunter Hayes Sets Guinness World Record for Most Shows Played in Multiple Cities in 24 Hours

Warner Music NashvilleHunter Hayes now holds the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities in 24 hours. The singer performed 10 shows on his 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger starting Friday morning through Saturday morning in the Northeast. Hunter’s mini-tour raised money and awareness for ConAgra Foods’ efforts against childhood hunger.

Hunter says, “I’m so proud to get to work with them and all the sponsors. Thank you to all the fans for not only making history with us but also making this whole thing absolutely awesome!”

Charlie Worsham and Dan + Shay joined Hunter on select shows. The previous record holder, The Flaming Lips, played eight shows in 24 hours.

Look for Hunter’s new album, Storyline, in stores now. It features his latest single, “Invisible.”

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockGet-well wishes go out to Martina McBride‘s older brother, Steve, who had neck surgery Friday morning. Martina took to Twitter to ask fans for their thoughts and prayers.

ABC’s Nashville has been renewed for a third season.

Jake Owen took it easy on a vacation to the Bahamas over the weekend.

Rascal Flatts performs on NBC’s The Voice Monday.

Tickets are now on sale at Craig Morgan‘s website for his 8th annual charity motocross and concert event. The festivities take place July 20 in Dickson, Tennessee.

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Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard Headlining the “Country Weekly” Kick-Off Party in Nashville

MCA NashvilleKip Moore and Frankie Ballard are the headliners for the Country Weekly Kick-Off Party June 3 at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café. The pre-CMA Music Festival event is a fundraiser for Musicians on Call, an organization providing music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities.

Tickets for the event are available at

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Eric Church Trying to Contain His Rambunctious Two-Year-Old Son, Boone

EB Media PREric Church is one of country’s rowdiest performers, so it’s no wonder his toddler son, Boone, is something of a wild child. The country star is already preparing to take his daredevil boy on The Outsiders tour this fall, but there’ll be some changes to accommodate Boone.

“He needs his own bus. I need to put padded walls on it,” Eric says. “He had his first broken bone at one year old. Just over a year old. He jumped off the back of a chair.”

Lately, Eric has been bonding with Boone watching Tom and Jerry cartoons, but he’s had to put a stop to that father-son activity.

Eric explains, “When you watch it with your two-year-old and you see Tom take an axe and try to hit Jerry and Jerry blow up Tom, he doesn’t get it. So, then all of a sudden, Boone’s pulling my hair, slapping me, hitting [my wife] Catherine.”

Now that Tom & Jerry has been axed from Boone’s TV schedule, Eric says, “We’re back to Berenstain Bears.”

Eric kicks off The Outsiders World Tour this September.

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Taylor Swift Jokes: “I Have An Entire Wing of My House Dedicated to Planning” My Outfits

Charley Gallay/Getty Images for KedsEver since Taylor Swift moved to New York City, she’s been spotted out on the street sporting one stylish outfit after another, and every one of her fashion choices have been relentlessly documented and breathlessly reported on by numerous style blogs and websites.  But it turns out that Taylor doesn’t give much thought to her fashion choices at all, and thinks it’s hilarious that people believe that she does.

Speaking to E! at an event to promote her partnership with Keds, Taylor was asked about whether she feels pressure to look great every time she leaves her house, because she’s considered to be a “style icon.”  “Oh yeah,” she joked, “It takes me months to plan outfits.  I put them on a chart, I dress them on mannequins, and I have, actually, an entire wing of my house that’s dedicated to the planning and the plotting of me wearing different outfits. As a style icon, you have to take yourself very seriously.”

All joking aside, Taylor tells E! that really, getting dressed isn’t that big a deal.  “I decide what I’m gonna wear, like, five minutes before I walk out the door and I shop where most girls shop,” she explains.  She says she likes Keds because they’re so classic — Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe both wore them, for example — and dressing in that manner cuts down on embarrassment later.

Describing her style as “ladylike,” Taylor explains, “I like to wear pearl earrings, I like red lips. I like things that are kinda classic staples because I figure if I stick to classics, I won’t have as many cringe-worthy moments looking back 25 years from now at my decisions, style-wise.”

While Taylor is friends with many top models, she says it’s some of her other celebrity pals who give her the best fashion advice and inspiration: Girls star Lena Dunham and New Girl star Zooey Deschanel.

“Lena always has really great websites, and shops at great stores, so she always tells me her newest obsession, whether it be a website, or a blog or a new store or something,” Taylor reveals. “She’s really good with that stuff.  And Zooey Deschanel is one of the most fashionable people I know.”

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Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney Enlisting His Kids to Make Mother’s Day Picnic Lunch

Big MachineRascal Flatts‘ new album, Rewind, comes out Tuesday, but the guys made a point to be home Sunday for Mother’s Day. The celebration is even more special for band member Joe Don Rooney, whose wife Tiffany is expecting their third child. Joe Don plans to get the couple’s two children, Jagger and Raquel, in on the Mother’s Day planning.

He tells ABC News Radio, “I’m gonna put together a little picnic lunch and have the kids make it. I want them to make the meal and go take ‘em out to the park and have Tiff come with us, if Tiff’ll go. If she won’t, we’ll just do it by ourselves.”

Joe Don doesn’t expect the kids to put together a gourmet meal though.

He says with a laugh, “I’m telling ya. It’s Goldfish. It’s Chex Mix. Everything.  It’s a snack attack. Well, she’s pregnant she’ll eat anything right now.”

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Trisha Yearwood Giving Commencement Address at Georgia Alma Mater

VectorTrisha Yearwood will give the commencement address this Saturday at her alma mater, Young Harris College in Young Harris, GA. Trisha graduated from the school with an associate’s degree in 1984. While at Young Harris, Trisha participated in several musical ensembles and served as president of the Sigma Beta Sigma sorority. She also made some relationships that continue to this day.

Trisha says, “My best friends today are girlfriends that I met at YHC. We try to see other once a year. I think that says something about the school.”

Trisha went on to earn her bachelor’s in business administration from Nashville’s Belmont University before launching her music career.

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Miranda Lambert Sending Her Custom Airstream on the Road for Platinum Across America Tour

Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert is looking to drum up excitement for her new album, Platinum, with the Platinum Across America tour. Miranda’s 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream, which she calls “Wanda the Wanderer,” will be visiting several cities starting May 20 in Los Angeles. The Airstream will be topped by a three-foot-tall platinum crown detailed with crystals.

Miranda named her Airstream “Wanda the Wanderer” after her feisty maternal grandmother. She says, “This Airstream has been with us on tours throughout the years and is now embarking on yet another adventure! Platinum Across America! She IS the ‘queen of the road,’ and I’m so happy to share her, in all of her glory, with fans across the nation.”

Fans can sign up at Miranda’s website for a chance to experience a  preview of Miranda’s new album at the events. The Platinum Across America experience will also feature a platinum hair station, a sun tea stand, corn hole, a leather workshop and vintage postcard photo ops.

Once the Platinum Across America tour wraps, Miranda will have her Airstream set up at the CMA Music Festival during the album’s release week the first week of June.

Here are the Platinum Across America Tour Dates:

5/20 — Los Angeles
5/23 — Denver
5/26 — Dallas
5/27 — Oklahoma City
5/29 — Chicago
5/30 — Indianapolis
5/31 — Philadelphia

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Tim McGraw Giving Away Homes to Veterans Again on Sundown Heaven Town Tour

Greenroom PRTim McGraw has teamed up with Chase and Operation Homefront again this year to give mortgage-free homes to veterans in need at each stop on his Sundown Heaven Town tour. The program is called HomeFront. It’s Tim’s way of giving back to those who have served the U.S.

As for what you can expect from Tim’s set list this summer, he says, “Fans this summer are going to get to hear some new songs off the new album, too, which is cool because I’ll get that immediate feedback that only a live crowd can provide.”

Tim’s new album, Sundown Heaven Town, is due out September 16.  It includes his latest single, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” featuring Faith Hill.

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