Rascal Flatts has admitted to lip-syncing their hit single "Rewind" during their performance on Sunday night's ACM Awards. Following their performance, social media was buzzing with claims that Rascal Flatts didn't actually sing the tune, and now the band has issued a statement on Facebook and Twitter. It reads, "After having performed several shows earlier in the week, Gary lost his voice. So, instead of canceling our commitment to do the show, we made a last minute decision to lip-sync. We've never done it before, and we're obviously not very good at it. We look forward to singing live again in the very near future!" The trio will get that chance to sing live this week when they play a show in Laughlin, Nevada on April 12. (Photo Credit: www.musictimes.com)
George Strait helped one Paralympic athlete cross an item off his bucket list recently. Nikko Landeros was a member of USA's ice sled hockey team that won the gold medal at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Nikko had accomplished so many things, but one item on his bucket list had eluded him. Nikko desperately wanted to see George in concert before he retired from touring, so he sent the singer a message on Twitter. And King George was happy to grant his request. Strait sent the athlete a reply that read, "There will be two tickets at will call under your name tonight. Thank you for representing our Country!" After the show, Nikko returned to Twitter to thank George for making his dream come true.
On Monday night, Toby Keith was on hand to perform at the television taping for "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" in Las Vegas. And while Keith was at the event to pay tribute to those serving in our armed forces, it was actually the troops who were honoring him. After his set, Toby was onstage shaking hands with the service members in attendance when a military officer and USO executive took the microphone to present the singer with the Spirit of the USO Award. They told the audience that Keith had performed 200 shows and entertained more than a quarter of a million troops and their families. The "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" will air on May 20 at 9 PM ET on CBS.
Craig Morgan is preparing to make his eleventh overseas tour to entertain U.S. troops serving abroad. Morgan will travel with Armed Forces Entertainment and Stars For Stripes to perform a series of acoustic shows in Southwest Asia this spring. Morgan spent more than 10 years of active duty in the Army and an additional nine years in the Army Reserves, so he knows how much these concerts can mean for the troops serving abroad. In addition to performing for service members overseas, Morgan has also shown his support for the troops and their families through the Folds of Honor and Jack Daniel's Toast To The Troops charities. Morgan will also appear on "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops," which airs on May 20 at 9 PM ET on CBS.