When Garth Brooks' music does go digital soon, it's a good chance he will break Elvis Presley's record for albums sold. The USA Today speculates that he'll likely become the best-selling solo act in history almost immediately — even before he releases his first comeback single. Garth's digital music will be offered only through www.garthbrooks.com. He said at the recent Nashville press conference, "People are going to mistake (what I'm doing) for giving it away, but I'm not."
Kristian Bush made his solo debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday night. Bush stepped up to the microphone and took the opportunity to introduce his voice and new material to the live audience saying, "I feel so grateful, to the Opry for inviting me, to the audience who heard me use my voice, and to my brother for joining me in both writing this song and performing it on such a hallowed stage. It was an amazing experience, like a roller coaster I want to get back on." (Photo Credit: www.cmt.com )
Brad Paisley has commented on the woman being asked to move away from the stage because she was breast feeding real close to the pit with a very young baby at a California show. Brad says, "I don't know what she was doing, but according to police, it had nothing to do with breastfeeding at all. Nothing! There's no way I would take a 6-month old, or however old the baby is, into the pit at one of my concerts. It seems to me that she did the absolute wrong thing. And then, from what I saw in the video, they looked like they were kind. It didn't look like they were mean. They just said, 'get the baby out of here.' I just think that people are crazy. They do some crazy things. And they make some bad decisions. And that was in every way a bad decision. And I wish she would just learn from this, as opposed to pretending like being a victim."
Joe Nichols had to go back on tour shortly after he and his wife, Heather, welcomed their baby girl, Georgia Blue, nine weeks ago. Joe now wants Heather to just kick back, relax and say "Yeah," just like he sings about it in his latest hit, so he's taking her to the Bahamas in the next week for some R&R. Joe expects Heather to get some good sleep on the trip as well. This trip marks Joe's first time back to the Bahamas since singing at Anna Nicole Smith's funeral there in 2007. Joe could definitely use some downtime after undergoing back surgery just four weeks ago. Joe went against his doctors to return to the road just four days after surgery to repair an injury in his lower back from long-distance running.