Justin Moore Getting His Sleep on the Road Since Baby, Rebecca Klein, Arrived in July

Valory Music Co. Justin Moore and his wife, Kate, haven’t been getting much rest since they welcomed their third daughter, Rebecca Klein, in July.

Justin says, “I’m definitely having to go on the road right now to get sleep. She’s happy and healthy and doing great, but she doesn’t like to sleep too much.”

While he loves his three daughters, Justin would like to have a boy one day. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to start trying for one any time soon.

“My wife told me the other day, it was like four in the morning, we were up with the baby, she goes, ‘I could do this again,’” Justin says with a laugh. “I said, ‘Get away from me. I’m going to work. Leave me alone.’  So, I don’t know. She can’t keep her hands off of me.”

Justin is getting some good sleep in between shows on Miranda Lambert‘s Platinum tour this weekend.


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Country Stars Remembers Those We Lost on 9/11

Big Machine RecordsQuite a few country stars took to Twitter Thursday to share their remembrances of those lost on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks:

Rascal Flatts — “We can NEVER forget those lost, nor the ongoing costs to maintain and preserve our freedom. God bless America #fallenheroes #weremember 9/11″

Hunter Hayes — “Praying for peace and love all over the world and thinking about those who need it the most especially today. #NeverForget”

Luke Bryan — “Go USA. God bless the families who lost loved ones on this day.”

The Band Perry‘s Neil Perry posted this tweet along with a photograph of the Freedom Tower– “‘The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.’ #wewillneverforget #911anniversary #freedomtower”

Thomas Rhett — “Let us remember those we lost and those who continue to sacrifice. #UnitedWeStand”



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Kenny Chesney Opens Up About His College Football Playstation Addiction, Drinking with George Strait

Image Courtesy Allister Ann/Sony Music NashvilleIf Kenny Chesney goes on a little late for one of his concerts next year, it might be because he’s sitting on his bus, playing NCAA Football on his Playstation. Kenny admits he’s “pretty addicted” to the video game.

Looking back on his 2013 tour, Kenny tells People, “Several nights my tour manager would come on the bus and say, ‘It’s time to go onstage,’ when I’m in the middle of the fourth quarter, and I’m like, ‘They can wait!’”

Kenny is no couch potato, though. He gets up really early every day to work with his trainer after eating five egg whites and one whole egg scrambled with peppers and coconut oil.  “That’s my daily ritual,” he says.

Kenny has been known to splurge on his diet, but he prefers to get his calories from alcohol over fried foods. He had his last hangover back in June, the morning after George Strait‘s final tour stop at AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

“George invited a lot of acts, and there was a big party [after the show],” Kenny says. “The next day was awful. The mixture of stuff was what killed me.”

For more of Kenny’s confessions, pick up the latest issue of People.


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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Eric Church‘s fan club? ANSWER: The Church Choir.


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Little Big Town’s Karen and Kimberly Offering Hand-Picked Home Items Through Joss & Main

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman are two of country music’s most stylish women. Now, they’re bringing their design sense to the fans thanks to a new partnership with Joss & Main, a private sale site for the home. The sale features elements from Karen’s rustic-meets-modern design in her living room and guest bedroom along with items from Kimberly’s charming, southern kitchen.

“Kimberly and I have very different styles from one another, but we both have a passion for making our homes a beautiful retreat to enjoy time with our family and friends when we’re home in Nashville,” Karen says. “We’re thrilled to share this excitement with Joss & Main on a beautifully curated assortment of items for the home.”

Karen and Kimberly’s sale is available at JossandMain.com now through October 7.


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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockEric Church refers to the seats behind the stage on The Outsiders World Tour as “The Choir Loft.”

Tim McGraw‘s collaboration with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban on “Highway Don’t Care” has been certified double-platinum for more than two-million downloads and digital plays.

Kix Brooks is filming a pilot for a new Food Network show called Steakout. According to The Tennessean, Kix will visit steakhouses around the country on the show. An airdate hasn’t been announced yet.


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Eric Church Getting Closer than Ever to His Fans on The Outsiders World Tour, Starting Tonight

Image Courtesy CMAEric Church‘s Outsiders World Tour kicks off Thursday night in Bossier City, Louisiana. For the first time, Eric is setting up his stage in a 360-degree configuration, which means he’ll be surrounded by fans during the show.

Eric explains, “There’ll be no barrier if you’re behind the stage, if you’re in front of the stage, wherever you are, it’s gonna be the same experience. We’re gonna work it that way. There won’t be just one front row, there’s gonna be multiple front rows all the way around the stage.”

Giving his fans more access is very important to Eric, who goes to great lengths to make sure his fans access to concert tickets over scalpers. He’s got a few other tricks up his sleeve with the show’s design to connect with fans all the way up in the upper levels, although he’s not spilling the details on those.

Eric adds, “I wanted [people anywhere in the arena] to have that experience, that complete arena experience, where regardless of where you were sitting, you were a part of the show, just like we were.”

Eric is taking Dwight Yoakam along on The Outsiders World Tour along with Brandy Clark and Brothers Osborne on select dates.


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David Nail on Ray Rice Fallout: “The NFL Must Think We’re Just Morons”

Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleDavid Nail finished up tour rehearsals for his I’m a Fire tour Wednesday in Nashville, but he was keeping up with the fallout from the release of the Ray Rice elevator video just like every other sports junkie. In the video, former Baltimore Ravens team member Ray Rice is seen punching his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, inside an Atlantic City casino elevator. Another video showing him dragging her unconscious body out of the elevator surfaced earlier this year.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell claims the league never saw the video from inside the elevator until it was released earlier this week, but David think it’s “comical” to think they never had access to that footage.

“The NFL must think we’re just morons,” David says. “You know, you hear people 365 days a year talk about the almighty NFL, how powerful they are, how much money they have, and to think that they couldn’t have somehow had access to that video and known that months ago, weeks after it happened, is just ridiculous.

Ray Rice has been fired from the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the league since the tape from inside the elevator went public, but other first-time domestic violence offenders in the NFL will only get a six-game suspension going forward. David doesn’t see the logic in the NFL’s approach in dealing with Rice.

“So, the rule doesn’t apply to him, or just because he was first and we have a video, his is worse? It doesn’t make any sense,” David explains. “If you’re having to adjust your rules as time goes along, evidently, you probably don’t know exactly what you’re doing, and you’re probably not the person that should be making the rules.”

In the future, David thinks the NFL should discipline players as soon as a domestic violence police report is filed on them, instead of waiting until something like a video becomes public.

He adds, “It’s like, if you need a video to know what went on based on the police report, but we’re gonna wait for due process or whatever it is, it’s just like, ‘Come on, man.’  It’s pretty ridiculous.”

David will be keeping up with this story as he launches his I’m a Fire tour Thursday night in Oxford, Mississippi.


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Keith Urban and Raise ‘Em Up Tour Cohorts Lip Sync the Journey Classic “Faithfully”

Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban together with his band, crew and opening acts Jerrod Niemann and Brett Eldredge, have worked to create a hilarious video showing them lip syncing the Journey hit, “Faithfully.” The clip, which was posted to Keith’s YouTube account, commemorates the end of his Raise ‘Em Up tour earlier this month.

The trek was very successful for Keith, who just earned a CMA Entertainer of the Year nomination. See if he takes home the trophy when the CMA Awards broadcast live from Nashville November 5 on ABC.


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Vince Gill to Be Honored as a BMI Icon This November at 62nd Annual BMI Country Awards

Morris PRVince Gill will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 62nd Annual BMI Country Awards Tuesday, November 4 in Nashville. The music rights organization gives the Icon award to “songwriters who have had a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Previous recipients include Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams, Jr.

The BMI Country Awards are an invitation-only event held every year the night before the CMA Awards.



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