11/1/21 Nashville Minute
— Taylor Swift is getting the honors of inducting one of her biggest idols into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The country-turned-pop star inducted Carole King Saturday night at Rocket Mortgage Field house in Cleveland. Swift started the ceremony with a rendition of King’s 1960 hit “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” King is one of only three women to have been inducted into the Hall of Fame twice; the other two are Tina Turner and Stevie Nicks.
— Miranda Lambert is now a member of the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. The country music singer was inducted last Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas. She shared a series of photos with fans on Instagram this past Friday. Lambert called it “one of the greatest honors” of her life.
— Garth Brooks says he will stick to small venues for now. The country music legend left 13-thousand fans waiting for tickets after selling out his show at the Grand Ole Opry House this past weekend. He has another Opry performance planned for November 18th, followed by back-to-back shows at the Ryman Auditorium on November 19th and 20th. Garth says his team is sticking to smaller venues for the rest of the year due to COVID-19.
— Dan and Shay appear to have a Christmas project in the works. The multi-award-winning duo posted on Instagram last week, quote, “60 days until Christmas.” Day Smyers commented, “and 8 days ’til something fun,” followed by a Christmas tree and an angel emoji. The boys are currently on the road for their re-booked Arena Tour.
— Lauren Alaina is channeling her inner Dolly Parton. The “American Idol” alum dressed as Dolly when she donned black bunny ears and a bustier on the cover of Playboy magazine 43 years ago. Alaina shared a photo on social media and captioned it, “When I Dolly Parton I don’t play, boy. I NINE to THRIVE.”
Dierks Bentley recently took part in a 50-mile bike race in Bentonville, Arkansas before taking a plane to Dallas to perform later in the evening. Dierks hopes to bike 100 miles at next year’s race
Chris Stapleton tells CMT that he started riding a bike during the pandemic . “I started mountain biking during this whole thing. I hadn’t ridden in years. You know when people say, ‘Easy as riding a bike’? They’ve never had to re-teach themselves how to ride. It’s hard!”