The first song Luke Bryan wrote was to sing in his church in Leesburg, Georgia. That lyric can be found in the singer's new exhibit, "Dirt Road Diaries," at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Although the lyric is stained, Bryan says there is enough of it there for his fans to read and see what the song was about. Among other memorabilia, fans can see Bryan's first guitar, which was given to him by his parents when he was 14.
Taylor Swift is one of the most powerful women in the world. She's making her first appearance on the annual "Forbes" list, coming in at 64th. She's also the youngest person on the list. Forbes used four metrics to compile the rankings. They were money, media presence, spheres of influence and impact.
Carrie Underwood will mark ten-years in country music in Nashville with a week full week of celebrations. On June 9th, she'll play two "Grand Ole Opry" shows. The following day, she'll perform "Little Toy Guns" during the CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena. She's also up for five awards that night, including two each in the Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year categories. On June 13th, Underwood will perform at LP Field for the CMA Music Festival. Other performers include Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Wynonna and The Big Noise, and Kellie Pickler. Those shows are sold out.
Miranda Lambert Says There's Peace In Country Living
Miranda Lambert says there's a "peace" that comes with living in the country. Lambert and her husband Blake Shelton live in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and are roughly two-hours from any major city. In the June issue of "Good Country Living" magazine, Lambert says country life has "been in my blood since birth." She was raised on a farm, where her father taught her to live off the land. She admits, however, that Shelton is really the gardener. She says, "This year, we're planting tomatoes and strawberries to make jam. I have a little downtime this summer, so I'm looking forward to this task."