Keith Urban is Waffle King!

His ballad "Blue Ain't Your Color" tops the annual list of the top 10 songs played across 1,850 Waffle House restaurants across 25 states.

More than 30 million songs have been played in those jukeboxes.

Eddie Montgomery will continue to make music without Troy Gentry. In a new interview with People, the singer opens up about the death of the other half of Montgomery Gentry, and how he plans to move forward without his friend.

Montgomery reveals that Montgomery Gentry's fans, as well as the country music community, have helped him cope with Gentry's death in a Sept. 8 helicopter crash in New Jersey. The magazine reports that Montgomery plans to tour in 2018, beginning in late January, to continue to share his and Gentry's music.

Montgomery shares that, years ago, he and Gentry spoke about what the surviving Montgomery Gentry member would do if one of them died. They decided at that time that the other person should keep going -- but, Montgomery admits, "I always thought it was going to be me that went down first.”
 
Montgomery Gentry were scheduled to play a concert the night of Sept. 8, at the same venue at which Gentry's helicopter crash occurred. The duo had learned that the location offered helicopter rides about a week before the show, Montgomery recalls, and they both wanted to take one.

Gentry was removed from the helicopter crash wreckage at the scene but was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. In addition to Gentry, the helicopter’s pilot, James Evan Robinson, died in the crash; crews worked for hours to remove his body from the wreck. The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its preliminary report on the crash, which expands upon initial reports that the helicopter pilot experienced mechanical issues prior to crashing.

Maren Morris got engaged to fellow country singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd in July and now the couple has finally set a wedding date. In an interview with E! News, the country star announced that they’re tying the knot on March 24th.

How about the band? "Niall's performing!" Morris teased, meaning Niall Horan, with whom she collaborated on the song “Seeing Blind” off his new album, “Flicker”. 

Whether Horan will actually make the joke a reality remains to be seen.

Turns out Carrie Underwood's wrist injury was more serious than originally reported. She underwent surgery on Tuesday.

In a tweet Underwood says that she's doing great and is grateful for the medical staff, family and friends who've been taking care of her. "All went well," she writes, "even though I’ll be setting off airport metal detectors from now on."
 
Underwood had suffered a broken wrist, cuts and abrasions when she fell on some steps outside her Nashville-area home. Husband Mike Fisher flew home to take care of her, and she only said she would need some time to recover. The fall did force her to cancel an appearance at Sunday's Country Rising event in Nashville.

A scheduled appearance at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction ceremony today was also scrapped, meaning Underwood will not be inducted as planned in 2017. The Oklahoman reports that she'll be re-eligible in 2018.

The 2017 American Music Awards are stacked with A-list performers, including Kelly Clarkson and Florida Georgia Line. Both artists will appear as part of collaborations. Clarkson is opening the show with Pink, marking the first time the two will perform together. FGL will join forces for a duet with Bebe Rexha on her new hit "Meant to Be," which appears on her 2017 EP, “All Your Fault: Part 2”.   

 

Brett Eldredge is going to be touring with People's Sexiest Man Alive next year, and he understands whyBlake Shelton was chosen.
Brett says Blake is “a sexy man,” adding, "But he's a big goofball too, which is the new sexy." "Goofy is the new sexy.”

Sunday's (11/12) star-studded "Country Rising" benefit in Nashville was a huge success, raising more than $4 million dollars to support those affected by the September 2017 hurricanes as well as victims of the recent shooting in Las Vegas. The benefit was held at two separate Nashville venues and featured performances from the biggest stars in country music, including George Strait, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba, Chris Stapleton and surprise guest Jon Pardi. Additionally, Garth Brooks sent in a special video of him performing "Callin' Baton Rouge" from Spokane, Washington, where he donated proceeds from the night's two shows to the cause.

Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Zac Brown Band, the late Donna Summer and Eagles are among the artists contributing to "A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg", available tomorrow (Friday).

Fogelberg’s widow, Jean, produced the album, along with producer Norbert Putnam, Irving Azoff and Chuck Morris, all of whom played seminal roles in Fogelberg’s career. Fogelberg died 10 years ago from prostate cancer. 

Among the highlights are Brooks’ cover of “Phoenix” and Zac Brown Band's emotionally charged live take on “Leader of the Band”.   and Gill and Grant reimagine “Longer” as a sweet duet. 

On Monday (11/13), Blake Shelton shared a heartfelt message of remembrance for his late brother Richie on the anniversary of his death. Richie was 24 years old when died in a car accident back in 1990, and the tragic loss weighed heavily on the young 14-year-old Blake. In a message posted on Twitter, Shelton wrote, "Lost my brother 27 years ago today. I was only 14 at the time but it changed my life forever... Made me realize that life is precious and there's no time like RIGHT NOW to go for it... We still miss you Richie!!"

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were this year's recipients of the Legends of Live award during the Billboard's annual Touring Awards and conference in Los Angeles Tuesday night 
The ceremony honored superstar venues, festivals, promoters and others in the touring industry.

 

Darius Rucker will headline the College Football Playoff National Championship's pregame free concert January 8th, as part of the AT&T Playoff Playlist Live! concert series.  Brett Young will open for Rucker.

 

Carrie Underwood and John Legend will co-host "Grammy's Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special" November 24th on CBS-TV. The show will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and appearances by Grammy winners and nominees, including Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

Brantley Gilbert and his wife Amber welcomed their first child, son Barrett Hardy-Clay Gilbert, into the world on Saturday (11/11). The proud father told People, "Honestly, I'm just speechless. Watching the delivery, I don't even know what to say. Amber and I are just so thankful and blessed to have this beautiful little boy. I have no words, beyond it's even more than I could've ever imagined."

Born at 1:37 p.m. at Piedmont Hospital in Athens, Georgia, baby Barrett weighs in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. and measures 20 inches in length.The baby's hyphenated middle name honors both sides of Brantley and Amber's family - Hardy comes from Amber's father's side, while Clay was Brantley's PaPaw's middle name.