However, a lot of those nerves went away after the first night sold out.
It's a rite of passage!
"Of course, all the rest of my kids are waiting for their video now ... so I've put myself in a little bit of a conundrum here."
It's like a little nest you can drink!
What a moment!
Kelsea Ballerini has had an action-packed week.
Not only did the Tennessee native get inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on April 16, but Kelsea also embarked on her first headlining arena tour, which kicked off on April 11 with support from Brett Young.
“I grew up going to arena shows, and I feel like that’s always kind of been where I want to live and work up to—and create that world for people to step into for a couple of hours,” says Kelsea. “Brett Young is out with me, and I keep saying, ‘The girls are gonna come for him and stay for me, hopefully.’ I feel like we’re a good dynamic duo.”
The “dynamic duo” got to know each other as openers on Lady Antebellum’s You Look Good Tour in 2017.
“We did something like 56 dates on Lady Antebellum’s tour, and so we got to spend a lot of time together and really hit it off,” says Brett. “She’s just such a great person, such a great artist, and now to have the opportunity to go out together, I think it’s a great, great match-up. I think we have a lot of similar fans and we just enjoy each other’s company, and so I’m a big fan of hers and am looking forward to spending the time.”
Miss Me More Tour
photos: Kelsea Ballerini by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com; Brett Young by NCD
Meet Dad Bentley.
"My dad always said, 'If you wanna be good at something, surround yourself with people that are way better at it than you are' ..."
Jake Owen released a live acoustic performance of his new song, “In It,” via Vevo.
Penned by Jimmy Robbins, Josh Thompson and Laura Veltz, “In It” is featured on Jake’s recent album, Greetings From . . . Jake, which has already spawned No. 1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” and Top 10 hit, “Down to the Honkytonk.” The new album reunited Jake with producer Joey Moi, who helmed some of his biggest hits, including “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” “Beachin'” and “Alone With You.”
Watch Jake’s performance of “In It” below.
photo by O’Connor, AFF-USA.com
"Redemption Day" was inspired by Crow's trip to Bosnia with then First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Our buddy Chuck Wicks is filling in for a vacationing Kix Brooks on American Country Countdown this weekend. Guests include Jason Aldean, Michael Ray and Florida Georgia Line.
Well, with a few exceptions.
She'll be all right, as long as there's light from a neon moon.
"Either way, nothing ever changes ..."
"Someday Dream" is a song about respecting where you are in the journey while still working to pursue your goals.
The actor is stepping into country music.
Do you remember his original audition?
On April 18, 2003, Bentley made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry.
This needs an official recording!
Get ready to party!