swatting at a fan at his show last week in Atlanta is all over the Internet. While McGraw himself hasn't commented on the incident where a female fan grabbed onto his leg and he appeared to slap her away and then had her escorted off by security, his Nashville rep did saying in a statement, "At the end of the night during the encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone firmly grabbed onto his leg and wouldn't let go as he was moving through the crowd. He instinctively swatted to try and keep them from ripping his jeans -- which they succeeded at doing! -- and so he could get to more fans who were trying to slap hands with him before the end of the show."
The teenagers sure do love them some Luke Bryan
as a second wave of nominations were announced last week for the upcoming Teen Choice Awards
and Bryan received an additional four nods. Luke’s hot-selling "That’s My Kind of Night Tour" was nominated for Choice Summer Tour. Bryan also received a nomination as Choice Summer Music Star: Male and two nods in the Country Choice Song category for "Play It Again," and "This Is How We Roll" with Florida Georgia Line. The Teen Choice Awards
air August 10 on FOX. (Photo Credit: www.lukebryan.com
On Saturday night on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, Opry member Brad Paisley
and former Rising Star
contestant Sarah Darling
performed Paisley’s hit "Whiskey Lullaby." This was the fulfillment of the invitation he extended to Darling last week during the live broadcast of ABC’s new hit singing competition Rising Star
after she was eliminated from the show by just a fraction of a percentage in the votes. Brad introduced Darling before the performance, saying “Welcome home – back to the place you belong, Nashville, Tennessee." Darling responded, "There’s no place like home."
was named Las Vegas Weekly’s
"Best Resident Performer" for their "Best of Vegas 2014" list. Twain returned to Las Vegas last week to begin the July run of her award-winning show, "Shania: Still the One" at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The star’s return immediately followed two record-setting performances at this year’s Calgary Stampede, as she is the first artist to sell-out two back-to-back shows there. Shania's Vegas show debuted in December 2012 and is a concert celebration that takes guests on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania's life and career. The high-energy production is a compilation of Shania’s most celebrated hits and is designed to give audiences that intimate, only in Las Vegas concert experience.