Country Radio Seminar
Nashville, Feb. 24-26
Blake Shelton smooched girlfriend Miranda Lambert at a bash celebrating her No. 1 hit “White Liar.”
BLONDES DO HAVE MORE FUN…
While in the company of Blake Shelton, anyway! The singer posed with Miranda and pal Kellie Pickler.
Brad Paisley joined forces with surprise guest Bryan Adams, performing “Cuts Like a Knife” during a Sony-sponsored cruise.
I’M WITH THE BAND
Laura Bell Bundy got giddy with Love and Theft’s Brian Bandas, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson.
THEIR LAST RODEO
Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn announced their final concert together will be in Nashville Aug. 10, with proceeds going to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Billy Ray Cyrus revved through his Toluca Lake, Calif., neighborhood March 3.
HUGGING IT OUT
Bucky Covington gave Sawyer Brown’s Mark Miller a squeeze at a studio in Franklin, Tenn., Feb. 2, where Miller is producing Covington’s new CD.
“If you stick to what you know, you’re selling yourself short”
-CARRIE, ON TRYING OUT ACTING
CARRIE’S FIRST MOVIE!
Carrie Underwood (in Hawaii Feb. 12) chatted with actress AnnaSophia Robb on the set of Soul Surfer, based on the life of shark-attack survivor Bethany Hamilton.
LATE NIGHT STOP
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley visited the Late Show with David Letterman in New York March 8.
Taylor Swift hit the beach in Melbourne Feb. 9, during a break in the Australian leg of her tour.
Country Goes Hollywood!
RED CARPET READY
MIXING & MINGLING
Tim and Faith partied with pal Rita Wilson at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York March 15.
Ryan Bingham, T Bone Burnett and Jeff Bridges showed off their Oscars for their work on the film Crazy Heart.
Julianne Hough in full glam at an Entertainment Industry Foundation benefit for women’s cancer research in Beverly Hills Jan. 27.
Joe Nichols tried his luck at the grand opening of the Country Crossing resort near Dothan, Ala., Jan. 16.
Danny Gokey returned to his roots-the stage at CBS Studios in Hollywood-March 4 for an episode of American Idol.
“We Are the World” Take Two
STAYING IN STEP
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush leave Henson Recording Studios in L.A. Feb. 1 after lending their voices to a new version of “We Are the World,” benefiting Haiti.
SINGERS UNITE FOR A CAUSE
At the taping Kristian Bush, Julianne Hough and Jennifer Nettles chatted up Rob Thomas.
George Strait charmed the crowd during a stop in Baltimore Jan. 22 on his tour with Reba McEntire.