What’s Going On In Country Music! 5/20/22

This week in country music includes details about the upcoming concert in Mankato featuring Justin Moore, Granger Smith, and more! Thomas Rhett spills the details about the first time he heard his song on the radio. And Luke Combs and Keith Urban shares what it’s like being a parent!

Justin Moore and Granger Smith will be in Mankato on the 21st this Saturday. The two are doing “The Country On It Tour” with special guests Earl Dibbles Jr. and Lucas Hoge. The concert will be located at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in downtown Mankato.

Keith Urban tells Everything Nash that he makes a lot of mistakes as a parent. “I’m trying to set a good example for the kids, but I still don’t know if I’m getting it right. I have made so many mistakes, but you have to work out what works for you. My message to them is always to do whatever they are passionate about, I don’t care, as long as they work hard to achieve it. Both Nic and I worked really hard.”

Luke Combs says he cried like a baby when he found out his wife, Nicole, was pregnant. Music Mayhem magazine quotes him as saying, “I don’t think I’ve told anybody about how she told me. I cried… I cried a lot. Yeah, I was very excited. It was on the bus, she told me on the bus when it was just me and her on there. I think she had been on a trip with some friends, like a girl’s trip kind of thing,” Combs explained. “It’s like Redneck Napa maybe, I’m not sure, but they went there and I guess she found out on the trip, on that trip.”

Brad Paisley was doing an interview with Ellen DeGeneres yesterday when he said he joined his first band at age 13. The band was comprised of senior citizens. “I was this little guy that had a band of senior citizens. We were named the C-Notes, because that was our fee, $100. And my friends called them The Seniles. They were all Korean War veterans that were playing with me. It was an amazing experience. They dressed me, too, which was kind of the problem. I sort of dressed like them.”

Thomas Rhett almost got sick the first time he heard one of his songs on the radio. Music Mayhem magazine quotes him as saying, “I’ll never forget. I was in my truck. That’s when I still lived in Hendersonville. And he goes ‘Coming up next we got the brand new one from Thomas Rhett, ‘It Goes Like This’’ and I literally pulled over on the side of the road and almost threw up. Because I was like, ‘If Thomas Rhett fails in this business, I don’t want it to be because of me. I don’t want my song to be the one that killed the career here.”