TMZ reported that Trace Adkins’ father has passed away. The country singer, who entered rehab last month, had to leave the alcoholism treatment program in Florida in order to visit with his father towards the end.
Aaron Adkins died in Lousiana & Trace did make it in time for his father’s final hours. The performer wanted to take care of his dad before making the decision of returning to an inpatient rehab center.
The country star checked himself into the facility last month after having a drink, in over a decade, then getting into a heated confrontation with an impersonator of the Country Cruise ship.
He is currently giving the fans who were on-board the cruise line tickets to his upcoming shows with meet and greets, to make up for the loss of performances he did not give the cruise.
Hunter Hayes, Zac Brown Band and The Band Perry will appear on the 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Elton John’s 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, covering “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Grey Seal” and “Harmony,” respectively. The project will be released March 25th.
Dierks Bentley‘s new album, RISER, chronicles his life since the death of his father and the birth of his son, Knox. Now, he’s giving fans an even deeper look into his life with film, DIERKS BENTLEY: RISER. A special edit of the film will debut on CMT February 22 at 2 p.m. ET followed by the full film premiere that day on Palladia. Fans will be able to purchase the film in the coming weeks, too.
Dierk’s album, RISER, will be released on February 25.
It’s a story that’s been rolling around the country music world for years: Rascal Flatts fired Eric Church from their tour for playing too long, Taylor Swift took his spot, and ‘The Outsiders’ hitmaker was “banished to the wilderness.”
Now, the trio are finally dishing their side about why they let Church go, explaining that they actually gave him four tries to stay on their tour.
Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney tell Electric Barnyard that when the now-star was the road with them in 2006 as their opening act, he played too long not one, not two, but four times.
“We asked him four times to stay to the allotted amount of time that he had to play,” the Flatts recall. “We sat him down in our dressing room and were like, ‘Look. We’ll put you on early so you can play longer. But please, just be off the stage because we still have to do our show.’”
Apparently, it wasn’t necessarily because the trio wanted to be villainous, but it had to do with money — lots of money. “For every minute that you go overtime, especially in New York City, you’re charged thousands of dollars by the minute in labor fees,” the group members share.
The ‘Rewind’ hitmakers hit their breaking point with Church at Madison Square Garden — their first time ever playing the venue. They told the country rocker that it was extremely important for him to get offstage on time that night, even giving him twelve extra minutes early in his show to ensure he would exit the stage before they were due on.
However, ever the outlaw and tired of playing by the rules, Church played 20 minutes over, starting his set 10 minutes late.
“It was kind of like a middle finger,” the trio admit now, so many years later.
Currently, Rascal Flatts are preparing for their 2014 Rewind Tour with special guests Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. Church will drop his new album ‘The Outsiders‘ on Feb. 11.
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Scotty McCreery has been named National Goodwill Ambassador for the 12.14 Foundation.
The foundation is dedicated to employing the performing arts as a healing mechanism in the wake of the horrific shootings, with the mission of building a landmark and world-class Performing Arts Centre in Newtown in memory of those lost on Dec. 14, 2012.