George Strait, Toby Keith, Chris Stapleton & more honored Jerry Lee Lewis on the Skyville Live series.  Also present were Lee Ann Womack, Kris Kristofferson and actor/singer/songwriter Waylon Payne, who portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis in the movie “Walk The Line”.

‘King’ George Strait opened the show with “Great Balls of Fire” while Toby Keith performed the iconic “Chantilly Lace”. Each performer added a little of their own flavor while imitating Lewis’ animated stage presence. Waylon Payne was first to begin the show by playing on a piano during the introduction with the song “Lewis Boogie” that kicked off the show officially.

Jerry Lee Lewis closed the production by performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” where all the performers were joined on-stage to sing BGV’s for Lewis.

Lady Antebellum have canceled their concert scheduled for Houston on Sunday (August 27th) due to warnings over a coming hurricane.

LiveNation announced, “Refunds will be made automatically at point of purchase.”

According to forecast data from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall as a “major hurricane.” It is predicted to directly impact along the Texas coast tonight into tomorrow (Saturday) morning.
 
A Hurricane Warning has been issued for parts of the Texas coast, with a Tropical Storm Warning issued in other areas and a Storm Surge Warning in effect for some Texas regions.

 

Reba McEntire is hoping to bring the show 'Reba' back to television.

Mc Entire walked the red carpet at the ACM Honors in Nashville, and in light of all of the classic TV reboots currently underway, Entertainment Tonight asked her if there were any talks about Reba returning.

Reba said, “There have been some in the past and hopefully some in the future too". She added that the cast members of the hit show are on board.  “We’d love to do it.”

Shania Twain has finally shared why she famously referenced Brad Pitt in her song "That Don't Impress Me Much", which came out in 1997. 

"Okay, so you're Brad Pitt? That don't impress me much," she sings. 

She told Billboard Thursday that while she was working on her album at the time, the scandal around Pitt's nude photos had just come out, and she didn't understand why people cared so much. 

Shania explains, "I just thought, well I don't know what all the fuss is about, and this is...where I took it from. I'm like, well that don't impress me much. I mean, we see people naked every day." 

She also clarified that she didn't mean to specifically call Pitt out, but rather use the scandal at that time as another example of things she doesn't see as that important. 

"It could have been any gorgeous guy," she said. 

Chris Young has launched a GoFundMe to provide direct support to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. While Young is a native of Tennessee, Chris lived in Arlington before signing with RCA Records.

To kick off the GoFundMe campaign, Young is donating $100,000 to benefit the Red Cross and other local disaster relief organizations throughout Texas. goal is to raise $500,000 through the campaign.

You can find his campaign and make a contribution at:

https://www.gofundme.com/ harveyrelief

GoFundMe has created a central location for all campaigns that have been created to help those affected by the storm. 

http://gofundme.com/ hurricaneharvey

 

Dierks Bentley had a pretty big surprise for his friend Jon Pardi during their "What the Hell World Tour" stop in Sacramento on Saturday night (8/19). During his headlining set, Bentley welcomed Pardi back to the stage in front of his home state crowd and made a special announcement. Joined onstage by their UMG Nashville label head, Mike Dungan, Dierks presented Jon with a Gold plaque for his California Sunrise album, signifying sales of 500,000 copies.

 

Canaan Smith was taken to the hospital Wendesrday in Pennsylvania after experiencing dehydration and stomach pain, but he was “feeling much better” Thursday.

Canaan posted a series of photos on Instagram, inducing a couple of pics of him on a Ambulance gurney, with the caption: “Where do I start? I missed bus call Tuesday night cause I came down with something fierce…lost all body fluids and felt like a knife was being twisted around in my stomach.  Flew out the next morning to try and put on a show for PA. Here’s how it turned out…For the record, I will ALWAYS give you everything I’ve got. Thanks for the support, Pennsylvania. And thanks to the fine medics/nurses/doctors at State College for taking care of me. Waking up feeling much better on my birthday . See ya tonight, Delaware.”

Tim McGraw announced that he is partnering with Snap Fitness to design a line of fitness clubs called TRU MAV Signature Clubs.

In an Instagram post, Tim writes:  “Fitness and healthy living are a key part of my music and life, which is why I want to encourage you to leave your comfort zone and get fit."

Tim says the Snap partnership appealed to him because they shared the same passion for fitness.

He explains, “I’m designing the Signature Club—it’s like a Snap Club, with different touches to it that I’ll be involved in. Roger Yuan, who’s been my trainer for probably five or six years now, will also be working with me to design some concepts and some different workouts that really can be beneficial to people in a functional way.”

Miranda Lambert brought out boyfriend Anderson East for an acoustic duet during a concert in London, England, this week (August 23rd).

Lambert was performing at London’s Apollo Hammersmith when she surprised the audience by calling East onstage for a stirring version of her song, “Getaway Driver.” East was one of the co-writer’s of the tune along with Lambert and Natalie Hemby.

Chris Young has announced a new studio album "Losing Sleep", which will be released October 20th.
 
Young made the announcement via a Facebook Live video, during which he previewed one of the album’s new songs “Where I Go When I Drink.”