» Hall's Haul: If Keith Urban's guitar skills blew your mind during his collab with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift at the ACM Awards, image him doing the same thing alongside Jason Aldean, Trace Adkins, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Kris Kristofferson, McGraw, Willie Nelson and more. Keith teamed with Vince Gill to host We’re All For The Hall at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night (4/16) and they stayed true to the benefit’s title, Rebels And Renegades: The Outlaws Are In. Individual performances from Urban doing the Rolling Stones' "Tumblin' Dice" and Gill doing his version of "Can't You See" by The Marshall Tucker Band preceded The Band's "Ophelia" with Church, David Allen Coe's "Long Haired Redneck" with Gilbert and a solo acoustic performance from Hank Williams, Jr. The night ended with Urban's promise of a fifth year, and a performer/crowd sing-along to Williams' "Family Tradition." The event, now in it's fouth year, has raised approximately $2 million to date for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
» Kid's Incorporated: Tickets for $20 and $4 beers all summer long. That's what's happening on Kid Rock's Rebel Soul Tour. Kid recently discussed the plan on CNN's Piers Morgan Live. "It's gotten out of hand: the price of concerts, the price of entertainment period," he explained. The problem led him to sit down with promoter Live Nation. They told him if he wanted to lower prices, he'd make less money. "All my friends are taking pay cuts that are in the unions, that are farming in Alabama ... I can surely take a pay cut, too." Rock also admitted previously scalping 1,000 of his own tickets at each show to meet the higher price market demands. Watch here.
» Kenny's Powers: Big Kenny removed his top hat this week, reached inside and pulled out a brand new genre of music that he calls "Electro Shine." BK blends elements of EDM, Americana, Country, Reggae, Rock, Pop and Hip-Hop to create a sound he didn't want anybody to confuse with anything that has ever been done before. The first single "Dance Upon Solid Ground" featuring CheBacca and ChessBoxer has been released through Glotown Records. More singles are in the pipeline; collaborators will include Cowboy Troy, Megan Mullins and Dave Stewart, formerly of Eurythmics. Listen here.
» Annies Are You Okay? Wanna help catch a bad guy on Twitter? Pistol Annies, starring as cartoon versions of themselves, have released Pistol Annies and the Case of the Stolen Gear. Fans are invited to participate in the interactive online graphic novel via social media outlets. Clues will help users solve the crime and make sure nothing pretend like this ever happens again. New chapters will be made available every week leading up to the May 7 release date of the girls' new album Annie Up. More here.
» Jet Set: Lady Antebellum will perform at JetBlue's Live From T5 Concert Series May 2. The show, which is normally held inside JFK's Terminal 5 and open to air travelers, will become a private event on the rooftop of the airline's New York support center. Lady A's album Golden will be released May 7.
» In Case You Missed It: Kellie Pickler "wigged out" and remained safe for another week on Dancing With The Stars, and The Band Perry stopped by to perform "Better Dig Two." Watch here.
Glen Campbell (4/22)
Friday (4/19): Kid Rock, Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC); Hayden Panettiere, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC).
Saturday (4/20): Blake Shelton, The Voice (NBC).
Sunday (4/21): Blake Shelton, The Voice (NBC); Jennifer Wayne and Caroline Cutbirth, The Amazing Race (CBS); Trace Adkins, All-Star Celebrity Apprentice (NBC).
Monday (4/22): Kenny Chesney, The Ellen DeGeneres Show; Kellie Pickler, Hunter Hayes, Dancing With The Stars (ABC); Steve Earle, The Late Show With David Letterman (CBS).
Upcoming Album Releases
Tate Stevens Tate Stevens (4/23)
Kenny Chesney Life On A Rock (4/30)
Pistol Annies Annie Up (5/7)
Craig Campbell Never Regret (5/7)
George Strait Love Is Everything (5/14)
Darius Rucker True Believers (5/21)
Hunter Hayes Encore (6/18)
» Jock Owen: The L-sit pullup shirt-chew ... just one of the many signature exercises Jake Owen does three or four hundred times a day to get in shape.