Miranda Lambert performed a special In Memoriam tribute to Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. The unlikely pair performed “When Will I Be Loved” impeccably while the late singer’s family was shown on camera at the awards.
Darius Rucker won his first Grammy Award in 18 years, but the former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman was not on hand to pick up his trophy on stage Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Rucker was stuck in traffic and missed the pre-telecast when his award was presented, his publicist Ebie McFarland told The State.
The Charleston native also missed the red carpet and the beginning of the network telecast.
“We barely made it time for him to get to his seat,”‘ McFarland said. “He even had to stand in the hallway until the first commercial break before they would escort him to his seat because we were that late getting there.”
Lady Antebellum, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins and Jewel are all hitting the high seas, performing as part of this year’s Carnival Live Concert Series from Carnival Cruise Lines. Booked passengers can purchase tickets for $20-$40. VIP tickets are available for $100-$150. Get ticket info by clicking here
Rascal Flatts have largely been able to stay away from controversy, until now. The trio, made up of Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus, have sparked a legislative debate in the state of Ohio, thanks to the well-meaning intentions of an Ohio state senator.
Sen. Jim Hughes, acting on the request of a constituent, introduced a bill that would make the Flatts the official country music group of the Buckeye state, the home state of cousins LeVox and DeMarcus.
Hughes’ bill sparked an unexpected debate, with fellow committee members suggesting other acts who might also be suited for the honor, including Grandpa Jones, Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Paycheck and Roy Rogers.
“It seems to be that naming [Rascal Flatts] as the official country acts of the state of Ohio does so perhaps to the exclusion of others that are worth considering,” Sen. Frank LaRose commented (quote via Country Weekly).
Brantley Gilbert has stepped in to fill Trace Adkins shoes at the upcoming Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Penn. The show is presented by the National Rifle Association. Adkins is currently seeking treatment for alcohol addiction.
In other Trace Adkins news, the 52-year-old country star left the rehab facility where he is seeking treatment for an ongoing battle with alcohol this weekend — but only to buy a guitar. He was photographed over the weekend at Chafin Musicenter in Lake Worth, Fla. The photo above was posted to the store’s Facebook page on Saturday (Jan. 25). The store reported that he purchased a Martin acoustic.
Acoording to TMZ, Adkins paid $1,100 for the instrument. The gossip site also reports that employees of the rehab clinic escorted the singer on his trip.Share on Facebook