Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry and his family are mourning a sad loss: His father, Lloyd Gentry, died on Sunday.

Montgomery Gentry’s social media accounts shared the news of Lloyd Gentry’s passing on Sunday afternoon; the statement asks for prayers for Troy Gentry, his wife Angie and their family. According to the post, Lloyd Gentry died early Sunday morning, though no additional details were revealed.

Lloyd Gentry was in the restaurant business. Before pursuing a career in music and teaming up with Eddie Montgomery to form Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry worked for his father. He remembers spending the summers working for him as being “a lot of fun.”

Troy Gentry’s mom, Patricia, died in 2007. His brother Keith died in 2014.

Thomas Rhett and his wife Lauren Akins welcomed a baby girl Saturday night.

Ada James Akins was born just months after the country star and his lady love adopted daughter, Willa Gray Akins in May. 

Thomas wrote, "I can't believe that we have two daughters!! My wife @laur_akins labored almost 36 hours...She is by far the strongest human being I have ever met and I have a new found respect for moms around the world. We are so excited that Willa Gray has a baby sister! Thank you Lord and everyone for the prayers... #outnumbered." 

Chris Stapleton honored late country legend Glen Campbell with a performance of "Rhinestone Cowboy" in Hershey, Pennsylvania, last week, days following Campbell's death.

Campbell passed away on Aug. 8 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease and tributes have been pouring in ever since. 
 
Stapleton told the crowd, "I'm going to try to do a Glen Campbell song tonight. Not because I'm going to do a great job of it, but just because I want to pay my respects to Mr. Campbell." 

 

John Rich's Redneck Riviera in Nashville is now hiring for all positions in preparation for the venue’s October 2017 Grand Opening at 208-210 Broadway,. To apply, qualified candidates should send a 30-second video application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post on Redneck Riviera Nashville’s social channels: Facebook; Twitter or Instagram.   

John Rich and Redneck Riviera management will be hands on in selecting all staff, the house band and other musicians to perform at the venue. 

Interviews will begin immediately. For questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit Redneck Riviera Nashville website. 

Shania Twain: Movie star.

The country superstar is joining the cast of John Travolta’s racing movie “Trading Paint", which also stars Michael Madsen, and Kevin Dunn. Toby Sebastian (“Game of Thrones”) will also co-star.

Travolta portrays a down-and-out dirt track racing legend who is drawn back into the winner’s circle after his son, an aspiring driver, joins a competitor’s racing team, and incites an intense and dangerous competition between father and son.

No details were released regarding Shania's role.

Shooting is scheduled through mid-September at several Alabama locations.

 

Tanya Tucker released a new song “Forever Loving You” in honor of Glen Campbell.


A portion of the proceeds from “Forever Loving You” will benefit the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America to work toward a cure for the progressive illness.

Tucker said, “I’m just devastated. Absolutely devastated. It’s been so hard these past several years knowing what he’s been going through. My heart just breaks. Glen and I shared some incredible, precious memories together for a long time. There were some ups and downs and, of course, all the downs were played out in the press [the two dated in the early 80s]. We both got past all that. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing. It’s why I’m releasing ‘Forever Loving You’ in memory of Glen and for all of those who are losing or have lost someone they love. I’ll forever love you, Glen."

Kip Moore will hit the road this fall for his headlining 'Plead the Fifth Tour' which kicks off on Oct 19th in Bowling, OH. Joining him will be Drake White and Jordan Davis. Tickets will go on-sale on Aug. 18th at 10 am CT.

http://www.kipmoore.net/

Luke Combs announced his 2017 headlining Don’t Tempt Me With A Good Time Tour kicking off October 3 in Los Angeles, Calif. Combs will hit 25 cities including Atlanta, Boston and his hometown of Asheville, N.C., where he will headline his first-ever arena at US Cellular Center.

Special guests include Ray Fulcher, Josh Phillips and Faren Rachels. Ticket pre-sales launch tomorrow (Tuesday) and general on-sale starts Friday, August 18. Visit LukeCombs.com for more details.

 

Drake White continues his partnership with Geico.  The filming of a national commercial took place at Lake Powell which runs throughout Arizona and Utah. In the piece, White’s performance of “Heartbeat” is used as the backdrop for the message of loving life and experiencing it to the fullest. See the Commercial on YouTube.

Geico has been a long-time fan of Drake, previously featuring “Heartbeat” in their campaign starring Dallas Cowboy’s Jason Witten which will air again in 2017.

Toby Keith paid homage to Glen Campbell on Wednesday night at his concert in Coney Island, N.Y.  
Toby told his audience, “A great American country icon passed away this weekend: The great Glen Campbell passed away, and we’re gonna pay homage to him tonight.”

Miranda Lambert played the second of two nights at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater on Wednesday night.   Wade Bowen and Randy Rogers were on the bill supporting her, and the trio joined together during Lambert's set to perform a cover of Merle Haggard's "Sing Me Back Home."

Chris Janson’s new album, “Everybody,” will be in stores September 22nd.
Janson co-wrote all 12 songs on the album, including current single “Fix a Drink,” which is climbing the country radio airplay charts faster than nearly any other single in his career.

Country legend Willie Nelson cut short a concert Sunday night due to breathing problems.

The 84-year-old singer was performing the early part of his set when he left the stage at the USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Nelson was reportedly taken to a local hospital. Then, at 1am ET, Nelson tweeted fans a message, writing that he was "feeling better" and blaming the altitude. "This is Willie," he wrote. "I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight. The altitude got to me I am feeling better now & headed for lower ground."
 
The latest health concern comes after a report published by Radar Online in March quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was "deathly ill."  Nelson's publicist denied the claim and said he was "perfectly fine." Nelson nixed several shows in late January and early February with a "bad cold," though he has since returned to the road.

 

Locash's Preston Brust and Chris Lucas shared an Instagram post that featured the duo and a couple of their pals covering TLC’s 1995 No. 1 hit, “Waterfalls,” while chilling on their tour bus.

The cover caught the ear of TLC’s Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, who responded on Instagram: “My boys @LoCash did that!!! Guys let’s get this collab together asap! And we definitely need to sing this song together..u guys killed the harmonies just missing myself and T-Boz LOL #tlc #locash #waterfalls And go by that damn album LOL!!”