JASON ALDEAN's daughters are 13 and eight now, and he admits that it's a struggle keeping them interested in the outdoors . . . and away from technology. Which is why he's the new ambassador for "Field & Stream".
Quote, "There are so many other things that can keep kids distracted and keep them from wanting to go outside and do things in the outdoors . . . no matter how bad you want them to not sit there with an iPad, sometimes it's inevitable.
"You can keep it to a minimum by getting them out and taking them fishing or even just walking around. Get them off the couch . . . it makes them realize there's some pretty cool things out there if you open your eyes up and look around a little bit."
DAN AND SHAY say their song "From the Ground Up" was inspired by their grandparents . . . but it also reveals five things about THEM.
And they broke it down for "Rolling Stone". . .
It's about the love they have for their elders . . . the importance of committed relationships and maturity . . . the importance of WORK in relationships to keep them strong and avoid just bailing out . . .
The joy of documenting your life in photos, and sharing them on social media . . . and finally, quote, "Family matters. Our favorite lyric from the song is 'I'll be the man your dad hoped that I'd be.'"
Kellie Pickler and her husband Kyle Jacobs were on the "Today" show yesterday, talking about the new season of their show "I Love Kellie Pickler". And they showed a preview where Kellie tries BUNGEE JUMPING. It premieres Thursday. Here’s the video.
Dolly Parton will perform on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" tonight, to promote her new album, "Pure & Simple". And she'll be on the "Today" show tomorrow morning.
Ronnie Dunn is covering Ariana Grande on his upcoming album, which is an interesting choice . . . since she's an America-hating donut-licker! I kid, I kid . . . she's a national treasure. (???)
Ronnie's daughter is a big Ariana fan, so he's covering "Tattooed Heart", AND it's also the title track.