It seemsâ¯Blake Sheltonâ¯is licking his acting chops. Following his debut as host of NBC'sâ¯Saturday Night Liveâ¯over the weekend, Blake is now set to star in the upcomingâ¯Adam Sandlerâ¯filmâ¯Ridiculous 6, according toâ¯The Wrap.â¯Ridiculous 6â¯is a Western spoof that will be Sandler's first of four films announced in his huge deal with streaming service Netflix. Joining Shelton in the all-star cast will be Sandler,Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Vanilla Ice,â¯Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd,â¯and many more. Blake is set to play legendary lawmanâ¯Wyatt Earpâ¯while Vanilla Ice will playâ¯Mark Twain. Production for the film will reportedly start in February.
Chicago is known for its famous deep dish pizza and hot dogs, but The Windy City will soon be getting a down-home dose of country music. Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans yesterday to launch Chicago's first major country music festival dubbed the Windy City LakeShake. The three-day festival will take place on the city's scenic Northerly Island located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The festival will run from June 19 through 21 and will feature headlining actsâ¯Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Lineâ¯andâ¯Brad Paisley. Set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago's city skyline, the festival will also feature performances byâ¯Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, and Thomas Rhettâ¯among others.â¯There will also be more acts revealed in the coming weeks.â¯
They say letting your baby listen to classical music when you're pregnant will turn them in to a classical fan later in life, but is the same true for country music?â¯Carrie Underwoodâ¯seems to be putting that hypothesis to the test. Carrie recently revealed that she's been letting her baby listen to music, but only if the tunes meet her criteria. Carrie may not be playing classical music for her baby boy, but she is exposing him to the classics including favorites she grew up with like George Strait, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, andâ¯Trisha Yearwood.
The lineup at Rock The Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival is getting even more star power with the addition of more hot country acts to the roster. The already announced headlinersâ¯Kenny Chesneyâ¯andâ¯Zac Brown Bandâ¯will be joined at the festival byâ¯The Band Perry and Josh Turner.â¯ The third annual festival is set for April 12-13 at Florida's oceanfront Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, where tens of thousands of fans are expected make it out to enjoy the good music and sunshine. Previously announced performers includeâ¯Sam Hunt, Jake Owen, Little Big Town, Trace Adkins, David Nail, The Mavericks, Colt Ford, Chase Rice, Frankie Ballard, Chase Bryant and many more.