93.1 Coast Country’s Nashville Notes: WATCH! Chris Stapleton Jams with Justin Timberlake / Carrie Works Out with Hoda

CHRIS STAPLETON made a surprise appearance at JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’s concert in Nashville on Wednesday.  They performed “Say Something”, which is up for two CMT Music Awards.  And since everyone will always love their version of “Tennessee Whiskey”, they did that too!




When Carrie Underwood Needs to Cry, She Gets Into Her Car



CARRIE UNDERWOOD was on yesterday’s “Today Show” . . . and HODA KOTB asked her about “the fall” and the scar on her lip.  As fans, it’s stuff we’ve already heard about.


But they also talked about her song “Cry Pretty”, and that was interesting.  They both admitted that crying is something they just need to do once in a while.


Carrie said, quote, “I feel like people relate to [the song] because it’s like, ‘oh man . . . sometimes you just have to let it out.'”  Hoda said she cries in the bathroom because “there’s no other escape hatch.”


Carrie said people have been telling her about all the places they go to cry.  She’s heard closet, shower . . . bathroom.  And then she revealed her special place.


Quote, “I feel like my car kind of is for me because [it’s] just that you feel safe in your little bubble car.” 




Kane Brown Didn’t Know He Was Mixed Race Until He Was Nine

We’ve heard KANE BROWN talk about being raised by a single mom . . . and how they were so poor they lived in a car.  He’s always given her props for doing the best she could. 



Well, in a new interview he opens up about something that she held back for a very long time.  Perhaps because she wanted to shield him for some reason.



He said, quote, “My mom just did so good at hiding things.  I know this sounds crazy, and it’s probably going to go viral when I say this.  I didn’t know I was mixed [race] until I turned nine years old, which is wild.



“I just thought I was all white because I didn’t know my dad.  My mom ended up telling me and I was like, ‘What?  What do you mean?  So I started learning all kinds of different new things.”  



Kane’s only met his father twice, but it sounds like he harbors no hard feelings . . . and that goes back to his mom again.  He says he was raised to “love people” and “give back.”  (The interview was with CMT’s Cody Alan.)