On the Scene
NFL Kickoff Ceremonies
Point State Park, Pittsburgh, Sept. 10
HE’S STILL GOT IT!
Tim McGraw, who played football in high school, at the Steelers-Titans game.
Checotah, Okla., High School
Carrie Underwood returned to her high school and donated 31 new music instruments, a joint gift from Underwood’s C.A.T.S. Foundation and the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives program.
To thank her, Principal Brian Terry presented Carrie with her own football jersey.
JULIANNE & FAMILY
Katherine Hough (left) and Marabeth Poole celebrate little sis Julianne Hough’s 21st birthday in Atlantic City Aug. 1.
TOBY’S GRAND OPENING
Toby Keith helped Cherokee Nation executives celebrate their brand new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa Aug. 3.
Jack Ingram set a Guinness Book record for most consecutive radio interviews in a day—215!—in Brooklyn Aug. 25 to promote Big Dreams & High Hopes.
TALE OF TWO TAYLORS
Taylor Swift and Twilight‘s Taylor Lautner shared a (passionate!) smooch filming Valentine’s Day in L.A., July 30.
ROCK ON, JOE
Joe Nichols serenades his audience at a show in San Antonio Aug. 2. The singer’s latest CD Old Things New is due Oct. 27.
A Grammy Salute to Country Music Honoring Vince Gill
Nashville, Sept. 9
BRAD’S GUITAR HERO
“He’s one of the best golfers, a fantastic musician, singer, humanitarian and…he knows all the great places to eat in town!” Paisley says of his childhood idol.
“You’re the kindest thing I’ve ever gotten to experience,” Gill told wife Amy Grant before they sang “Faint of Heart.”
FATHER OF THE BRIDE-TO-BE
After announcing that his eldest daughter, Jenny, 27, also a singer, was engaged, he brought her onstage to sing “Forever Changed.”