Garth Brooks’ decision to return to stages worldwide after a nearly two-decade absence has clearly paid off, as he tops Forbes’ rankings of the highest-paid country acts of 2015. But it’s the ex-couple tied for ninth, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who are the real newsmakers here. Below are the top 10, along with how much they’ve made over the past 12 months:Garth Brooks, $90 millionToby Keith, $53 millionJason Aldean, $43.5 millionLuke Bryan, $42.5 millionKenny Chesney, $42 millionTim McGraw, $38 millionFlorida Georgia Line, $36.5 millionZac Brown Band, $32 milliontie Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert, $28.5 millionThe World’s Highest-Paid Country Acts 2015:
After breaking her ankle playing rugby, Erica was concerned about her leg hair being uneven when her cast comes off. After Mike made fun of her, Erica (with the backing of nearly 100 listeners) challenged Mike to wax one of his legs so they would match.
It was like Christmas morning for Erica
Kristen Bell reprised her role of Princess Anna in Frozen for a good cause recently. E! reports that Bell left a special voicemail message in Anna’s voice for 6-year-old Frozen fan Avery Huffman after learning that the little girl had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. In the message, the bubbly Bell tells Huffman that Elsa has been so impressed with the little girl’s bravery that she’s making her an honorary princess of Arendelle. A YouTube video of the young fan’s cute reaction to the voicemail has since gone viral. As expected, it’s adorable. Frozen’s Kristen Bell Leaves a Voicemail in Character as Princess Anna for Young Fan With a Brain Tumor’Watch!
You probably remember him from the 90′s on MuchMusic and City TV but Ed The Sock has been quietly rebuilding his career on the world wide web for the last decade or so. This week he released rant about tipping- which I think is bang on! Warning: Some salty language might be NSFW
Remember Tupelo Honey? If you’re from Alberta and dabbled in going to rock concerts there’s a good chance you have. The St. Albert/Edmonton based band have toured with and opened for bands like Theory Of A Deadman, Bon Jovi and Default. And of course Default lead singer Dallas Smith went the Country root a few years back so it should be no surprise that Dallas convinced Tupelo guitarist Dan Davidson(who took over lead vocals in 2010) to try his hand at Country. Check out his first single Unkiss her:
Here’s a Tupelo track with Dan on vocals to compare
Just two days after news of her divorce from Blake Shelton broke, Miranda Lambert returned to the stage last night in East Nashville, joining her Pistol Annies bandmate Ashley Monroe at the release party for Monroe’s new solo album The Blade. Us Weekly reports that Lambert was all smiles and looked stunning in a little black dress as the two sang a duet of Monroe’s song “Has Anybody Ever Told You.“ Lambert seemed a little nervous at the start, telling Monroe, “I’ll take the harmony.“ But she soon eased into the performance and gave Monroe a big hug at the end.Miranda Lambert Makes First Public Appearance Post Blake Shelton Split
Another Peter Pan live action movie? They’ve run the gauntlet from the awesome Robin Williams/Dustin Hoffman starring Spielberg directed “Hook” to the less exciting 2003 “Peter Pan” live action film. This one serves as a prequel imagining a much younger Peter Pan and Captain Hook as friends- until something inevitably goes wrong. It looks awesome!