Welcome to Reba's Place, a new bar, restaurant and live music venue curated in honor of the country legend herself, Reba McEntire.
Housed inside a 100-year-old Masonic Temple in Reba's home state of Oklahoma will be a two-story restaurant, bar, live music venue and retail store. Reba's Place will regularly feature live music shows, along with a personalized menu that boasts a "Fancy" steak, named after her signature hit, her favorite dish, pinto beans and corn bread, along with street tacos, chicken fried steak and more.
The multi-purpose venue will also display memorabilia from her storied career and the decor will reflect her midwestern roots, in addition to a vintage bar that will serve beer, wine and craft cocktails.
Reba made the announcement on Saturday during a performance in Atoka where the venue is located.
"We're really tickled, we're very excited about it," Reba said onstage. "It's going to have great food, family atmosphere, a bandstand in there where we can do a little pickin' and grinnin' and singin.'"
The singer says they're hoping to open in September 2022. Reba's Place is created in partnership with Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the City of Atoka.
Jimmie Allen's youngest daughter, Zara, is back home recovering after a serious health scare.
Last week, Jimmie and his wife Alexis shared on social media that one-month-old Zara had to be rushed to the hospital after she contracted respiratory syncytial virus and stopped breathing. The couple initially brought her to a hospital in Tennessee where they say they were told to return home, but soon after, Zara stopped breathing and lost color and they rushed her to another hospital.
Over the weekend, Alexis shared that they were traveling on a tour bus from Nashville to Delaware to be closer to her husband when Zara had a 10-minute coughing fit and after all remedies to stop the coughing failed, the baby was unresponsive.
"My baby was so so tired her muscles had given up on her," Alexis describes.
Zara was brought to the University of Maryland Shore Regional Health & AI DuPont Children's Hospital in an ambulance where they administered oxygen and she regained her color.
"To the 3 EMT’s who saved my daughter's life. I never got your names but I am so unbelievably thankful for you. To the nurses, respiratory therapist and doctors at U of M Shore Medical & AI DuPont - thank you for continuing to find answers and providing amazing care to my baby," she praises alongside a gallery of photos that show Zara hooked up to tubing while she rests on Jimmie's chest and another that shows him passed out in a chair beside his daughter.
"Jimmie thank you for showing up & being here for your children, ALWAYS. I truly don’t know how you do it but you always find a way!" she adds.
On Sunday, Alexis shared on her Instagram Stories that Zara had been discharged from the hospital and the family was going home.
Fans tuning in to watch the CMA Country Christmas special tonight will get a treat from the Pistol Annies, as they perform their new original Christmas tune, “Snow Globe.”
The festive track, co-written by band mates Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe, is a stand-out from their new Christmas album, Hell of a Holiday. But it almost didn’t make it onto the track list, the band mates reveal. They wrote “Snow Globe” just under the wire, while already in the studio recording their Christmas project.
“I think it was the saxophone solo of ‘Come on Christmas Time.’ It started, and I started spinning, and I was like, ‘I feel like I’m spinning around in a snow globe.’ I said it to Miranda, and she said, ‘Oh, we should have written ‘Snow Globe,’” the band mates recall. “We were like, ‘Well, it’s not too late. Why can’t we? We’re still recording the record, technically.’”
They wrote the song right then and there, while their studio musicians were at lunch, and the songwriting process only took about 20 minutes, the Annies explain.
“We just wrote about all the things you would see in a snow globe,” they continue. “With the little white church, and the little red truck, and picking out a tree...”
Aside from those classic Christmas scenes, the Annies also took inspiration from something a little less traditional, too.
“Cracker Barrel! We talked about Cracker Barrel a lot while we were writing that song. We thought about how they deck it out for Christmas,” they add with a laugh.
CMA Country Christmas airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Tune in to the halftime show during CBS’ “Dallas Cowboys & Las Vegas Raiders Thanksgiving Day NFL Football Game” to catch a performance from Luke Combs. The game starts at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Randy Travis is gearing up to share a new version of “There’s a New Kid in Town” featuring up-and-comer Drew Parker this Friday. The song is one of his “From the Vault” tracks off his deluxe, remastered version of An Old Time Christmas, which he put out earlier this month.
The Pistol Annies will make a stop on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. Their appearance comes just hours after their performance on ABC’s CMA Country Christmas special airs.
Thomas Rhett’s “Country Again” started out as a simple acoustic demo -- and now it’s earned him his fifth Grammy Awards nomination.
The Recording Academy shared its 2022 nominees on Tuesday, and among them was Thomas, who’s up for Best Country Song thanks to “Country Again.” To celebrate the milestone, Thomas shared an early version of the tune, recorded right after it was written.
“Here’s the first worktape of ‘Country Again.’ Me, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell wrote this song over Zoom in the dead center of 2020,” Thomas remembers. “This title has been in my phone since May of 2019. This week it was nominated for a [Grammy.] So grateful and blown away.”
The Grammy for Best Country Song is awarded to songwriters, making the work tape -- and its connection to Thomas’ co-writers -- even more special.
If Thomas wins at the 2022 ceremony, it’ll be his first-ever Grammy. He’s not short on trophies from awards shows in general, though: Most recently, at the 2021 ACMs, he won Male Artist of the Year.
A new, extended teaser for the Yellowstone prequel 1883 includes a romantic moment between co-stars and real-life husband and wife Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
The clip shows Tim and Faith’s characters in a bath together, sharing a passionate kiss. Both stars appear elsewhere in the clip, too, along with other co-stars like Sam Elliott, Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May and LaMonica Garrett.
1883 is described as "a stark retelling of Western expansion" and will follow "the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America...Montana."
Tim and Faith play James and Margaret Dutton, the “patriarch and matriarch” of the Dutton family. When it was announced that the superstar couple were going to appear in the series, Tim described the role as a “dream job.”
"[Show creator] Taylor [Sheridan] has found a way of storytelling that brilliantly creates these epic dramas and family sagas with so much depth and creativity,” he noted. “The Duttons are tremendous characters and it’s so thrilling to be able to bring them to life."
Yellowstone follows the current generation of the Dutton family. 1883 premieres December 19 on Paramount+.
Brett Young dropped his first holiday album, Brett Young & Friends Sing the Christmas Classics, this year, but that’s not all he’s doing to get into the holiday spirit.
Next month, the singer will bring his collaborations album to the stage for a televised special on CMT, called CMT Crossroads Christmas: Brett Young & Friends. It’s a mash-up of a Christmas special and an episode of CMT Crossroads, which pairs artists from different genres together onstage.
That’s perfect for Brett’s album, which features a number of out-of-genre collaborations with acts like Christian artist Chris Tomlin and pop singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat.
The special also gives Brett a chance to team up with some performers who aren’t on his album, including Boyz II Men, the legendary R&B trio who joined Brett for an installment of CMT Crossroads back in 2019.
This time around, Brett and Boyz II Men are performing “This Christmas” -- a seasonal classic that actually doesn’t appear on the track listing of Brett Young & FriendsSing the Chrismas Classics. The full special will air on CMT on Dec. 8, but ahead of the show, fans can check out a clip of the two acts’ rendition of the beloved holiday standard.
Other stars joining Brett for his CMT Christmas special include Gavin DeGraw, Maddie & Tae, Darius Rucker and more.
Jason Aldean admits that he never thought he’d be raising young children at 40 years old -- but now that he is, he wouldn’t change a thing.
In the latest edition of Peoplemagazine, the singer reflects on the differences he’s found between parenting young kids in his 20s, versus parenting young kids nowadays at age 44. Jason has two teenage daughters from his previous marriage to Jessica Ussery, and he says that back when his daughters were little, things were a “helluva lot different,” especially when it came to balancing family life with his career.
At the time, the singer was chasing success and touring as many as 250 days a year. That means “you’re going to miss a lot of things” at home, he admits.
“At this point in my career, I’ve been able to be home a lot more for the little ones and experience a lot more of those things,” he reflects. “I’m not out there going after the unknown.”
With massive career success under his belt, Jason feels content to spend more time off the road and at home watching his kids grow up.
“It feels good to know that for the last 16 years, I’ve had a chance to do a job that I truly love to do,” he goes on to say, adding, “but if it all went away tomorrow, I’d be like, ‘My kids are good.’ I got no regrets at all.”
Jason’s 10th studio album, Macon, came out earlier this month. It’s one half of a double album, the other half of which -- titled Georgia -- is due out next spring.
Jimmie Allen spoke out during a scary medical crisis on Tuesday night, saying that his five-week-old baby girl, Zara, had trouble breathing -- and the medical staff working with his family did little to help her.
“Attention Doctors, if the parent of your one month old patient tells you the child [is] having a hard time breathing and the only thing your lazy self wants to do is check [her] heart and temperature, find another career,” he wrote on Twitter. “Your job is to save lives so do it.”
Jimmie and his wife, Alexis, who welcomed baby Zara in mid-October, were sent home from one hospital, only to rush to another later that same night, he goes on to say.
“Now thanks to the lazy doctors at a hospital in TN that just sent our daughter home, our daughter Zara lost color, stopped breathing and is being rushed to another hospital,” he explained in another tweet. “Thanks to the amazing EMT team that brought back Zara’s color, she can breathe again. Gonna be a rough night.”
Five-week-old Zara is Jimmie and Alexis’ second daughter together; they’re also parents to 20-month-old Naomi. Jimmie has a seven-year-old son, Aadyn, from a previous relationship.
While it’s been a difficult week in the singer’s personal life, he also hit a big career milestone Tuesday when he was nominated in the all-genre category of Best New Artist at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
Attention Doctors , if the parent of your one month old patient tells you the child having a hard time breathing and the only thing your lazy self wants to do is check heart heart and temperature find another career. Your job is to save lives so do it.
Reba McEntire is a self-professed Christmas movie fan, so it's only natural that she's starring in one herself.
The country legend teams up with Dukes of Hazzard star John Schneider in the original Lifetime movie, Reba McEntire’s Christmas In Tune, which sees the two portraying Georgia and Joe Winter, a former husband-and-wife duo who are forced to reunite when their daughter asks them to perform at a Christmas concert.
Turns out, the "Fancy" singer is a Christmas movie fanatic and is excited to launch the holiday season with her own production.
"I love Christmas movies. I watch them all year long if I can find one," she professes. "John Schneider was so much fun to work with. We're kicking Christmas off in grand style on Lifetime."
And while the two stars were walking in a winter wonderland on set, Reba reveals that getting into the holiday spirit took some extra effort, seeing as they filmed in the heat of summer. Despite the blazing temperatures, the superstar singer says the film supplies plenty of holiday cheer.
"We filmed it in June. It was hot, as you can imagine. Even when we were inside, the air conditioning couldn't keep us cool enough with all of our scarves and sweaters and things like that on, we were sweating up a storm," she describes. "But it's a sweet movie, and I hope everybody enjoys it."
Christmas in Tune premieres on Lifetime on November 26 at 8 p.m. ET.
Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson are both nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards. Dolly is nominated for her 2020 holiday album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, while Willie scored a nod for That's Life.
Miranda Lambert continues with her annual Share the Love campaign under her animal-focused nonprofit, MuttNation. This year, 20 animal shelters will receive a $1,000 grant from MuttNation in honor of randomly selected people who have volunteered at the shelter or fostered or adopted a pet.
Jimmie Allen's #1 debut single, "Best Shot," and his follow-up hit, "Make Me Want To," have been respectively RIAA-certified double-Platinum and Platinum.
Maddie & Tae are driven into "Madness" on their new song of the same name, which will be featured on their upcoming album.
Country stars' reactions to their Grammy nominations Tuesday were short, but sweet.
Among those who turned to social media to share their excitement was Jimmie Allen, who scored a nomination in the all-genre Best New Artist category. The hitmaker didn't use words to express his gratitude, but rather a series of emojis, posting the crying face, prayer hands and mind blown emojis on his Instagram stories alongside the announcement.
"Holy sh**!" Mickey Guyton exclaimed on Twitter in response to her three nominations for her debut album, Remember Her Name,which is up for Best Country Album. The title track earned Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance nods.
Mickey also gave a shout-out to her co-writer, Victoria Banks. "Love you!" she wrote in response to Victoria's video celebrating the news.
Meanwhile, Walker Hayes was "speechless" over his first-time nomination, his wildly popular hit "Fancy Like" scoring a nod for Best Country Song.
Walker found out about his nominations while surrounded by his team, sharing the celebration in a TikTok video. "Are y'all excited? We're nominated for a Grammy!" he shouts, laughing with excitement. "This is unbelievable."
"I’m speechless. So so so grateful," he adds in the caption.
Additionally, Ryan Hurd, who is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance alongside wife Maren Morris for their #1 duet, "Chasing After You," simply shared "GRAMMY NOMINATED" accompanied by several prayer hands emojis.
Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean are among the other country artists nominated at the 64th annual ceremony, airing live on January 31 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
As a father to four young children, Thomas Rhett is well-versed in living with babies, but it looks like one of his daughters is adjusting to her new role as big sister.
The hit singer took to Twitter to share a humorous photo of he and wife Lauren's one-year-old daughter, Lennon, sitting next to their newest edition to the family, one-week-old Lillie. The photo shows the new baby in a state of distress, crying next to her big sister on the couch, Lennon giving a look to the camera that suggests she's clueless on how to handle the situation.
"Lennon is taking this really well," the "Country Again" singer captions the candid moment.
"lol! the look on her face is 'what is that noise and what am i supposed to do about it?!!' sweetie," one fan writes in the comment section of Thomas' Twitter post, while another shares, "Priceless! I would definitely get the picture framed. Precious babies!"
Thomas and Lauren welcomed Lillie on November 15. She is the couple's fourth daughter, following six-year-old Willa, four-year-old Ada and Lennon, who was born in February 2020.
For Brett Eldredge, Christmas has always been a part of his spirit.
Among the new memories Brett's celebrating is the release of Mr. Christmas, his 2021 album featuring two original songs alongside classics like "Jingle Bells" and "It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." That's in addition to bringing Christmas cheer around the country on his Glow Live Tour, named after his 2016 holiday album, Glow.
"It's just been so good to get to tour again this year. I got to build this Glow Tour where my fans dress up, and they bring their friends and their kids and parents, and the whole family comes along and it's just become a tradition now," Brett tells People. "I'm so excited to expand that tradition and keep growing it."
And it seems that getting into the holiday spirit early is something Eldredge has made a habit of. Growing up in Illinois, the "Good Day" singer counts among his fondest memories waking up early on Christmas morning and attending church with all of his family members.
"I think the memories that we hold in our hearts just give us so much this time of year, and pull us through a lot of tough times, as well...It's feeling that sense of comfort at the end of the year, and having everybody that you love and that means the world to you close by," he expresses. "I used to run around the house singing at seven in the morning on Christmas morning, and turn up the Christmas music many weeks before Christmas and get everybody in the spirit. It's always been in my heart."
Brett wraps up the Glow Live Tour in his home state with a performance at the Chicago Theatre on December 18.
Chris Stapleton and Mickey Guyton are the most nominated country acts at the 2022 Grammy Awards.
On Tuesday, H.E.R. announced the nominees in the country music categories of Best Country Album, Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Both Chris and Mickey scored three nods a piece, Mickey nominated for her debut album, Remember Her Name, while Chris' Starting Over, which was named Album of the Year at the 2021 CMA Awards, also appears in multiple categories.
Kacey Musgraves and Brothers Osborne picked up a pair of nominations each. "Camera Roll" lands Kacey in the categories of Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, while Brothers Osborne are up for Best Country Album for Skeletons and Duo/Group Performance for the personal "Younger Me."
Carrie Underwood also scored two nods for her hit duet with Jason Aldean, "If I Didn't Love You," and Best Roots Gospel Album for My Savior, her debut gospel album released in 2021.
Among the first-time nominees are Jimmie Allen, who appears in the coveted Best New Artist category, and Walker Hayes, who is nominated for his viral hit, "Fancy Like."
Carly Pearce helped announce the nominations at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles where she unveiled the nominees in the Americana, blues and folk music categories.
Here are the country nominees at the 2022 Grammy Awards:
Best Country Album Skeletons — Brothers Osborne Remember Her Name — Mickey Guyton The Marfa Tapes — Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Jack Ingram Starting Over — Chris Stapleton The Battle of Dood and Juanita — Sturgill Simpson
Best Country Song
“Fancy Like” — Songwriters: Walker Hayes, Cameron Bartolini Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, (Walker Hayes)
“Better Than We Found It” — Songwriters: Maren Morris, Jessie Jo Dillon, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz (Maren Morris)
“Camera Roll” — Songwriters: Kacey Musgraves, Ian Fitchuk, Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves)
“Cold” — Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon (Chris Stapleton)
“Country Again” — Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley (Thomas Rhett)
Best Country Solo Performance
“Forever After All” — Luke Combs
“Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton
“Camera Roll” — Kacey Musgraves
“You Should Probably Leave" — Chris Stapleton
“All I Do is Drive” — Jason Isbell
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"If I Didn't Love You” — Jason Aldean ft. Carrie Underwood
“Glad You Exist” — Dan + Shay
“Younger Me” — Brothers Osborne
“Chasing After You” — Maren Morris & Ryan Hurd
“Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)” — Miranda Lambert & Elle King