Dallas & Brenda Nashville Notes: Fri. June 16-Country Stars w/Father’s Day Jokes/The Summer of Shania/Lady A & Brad Paisley celebrate America

As Luke Bryan celebrates Father’s Day this weekend, the “Fast” hitmaker admits that — just like his song says — he can’t believe how quickly his kids are growing up.

That’s something he was reminded of recently, when he took one of his sons out on the Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour.

Bo, who is nine, my middle boy at the house, he came out on the road with me,” Luke says. “The fact that I have a nine-year-old that… He’s like, ‘Dad, I’m going to catering.’ And I’m like, ‘All right. Well, you know where it’s at.’ He goes, ‘Yeah, I went there this morning, I got some bacon. I’ll be right back.’”

Luke admits it also reminds him he’s not quite as young as he used to be.

“The fact that he can do that, and all my crew’s out there like, ‘What’s up, Bo? You want to go hit Wiffle Balls?’ You know, ‘You want to go play Wiffle Ball out on the amphitheater lawn?’”

“And I’m over there icing my knees, while he’s out there playing,” Luke laughs.

Bo’s trip with his dad also inspired some jealousy from his six-year-old brother.

“Now I’ve got to get Tate out there,” Luke says, “’cause Tate’s mad that Bo got a weekend.”

Luke and his wife Caroline are also raising his late sister’s children, Til, Kris and Jordan.


Jon Pardi’s new video for “Heartache on the Dance Floor” will be out this weekend, and from the sound of things, it’ll be his most creative one yet.


The Summer of Shania is upon us! The Canadian superstar’s camp came up with the nickname, and we’re just beginning to glimpse what they had in mind for Shania Twain’s return to the spotlight.

Hot on the heels of her new single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” we’re finding out new details about her fifth studio album, which comes out September 29. Titled NOW, the record will be available in a 12-track standard version or in a deluxe package that adds four more songs. If you pre-order the project now, you’ll instantly be able to download the lead single.

Friday, Shania takes the stage at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City as part of the Today show’s summer concert series. She’s set to play new material, as well as some of her biggest hits starting at 7 a.m. on NBC.

At the end of month, Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will unveil an exhibit devoted to the country/pop icon. Shania’s display will include both her unforgettable take on a tuxedo featured in the “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” video, as well as the Marc Bouwer pleather-duster and velvet skirt she wore during the 2003 Super Bowl halftime show. The exhibit opens June 27, and runs through mid-2018.

Lady Antebellum and Brad Paisley will celebrate America’s birthday in the Big Apple this summer, and you can join the festivities.

Both Lady A and Brad will perform on this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC. This is the 41st year the two-hour special will showcase the annual fireworks display over New York City’s East River.

The show starts at 8 p.m. ET July 4 on NBC, with an hour-long repeat airing at 10 p.m. Pop star and actress Hailee Steinfeld will sing on the show as well, with more talent to be announced in the coming days.