Just a few performances here and there this week. I personally always love the performances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show because she generally will also briefly interview them, so that’s always fun to me. What are you most looking forward to?
Miranda Lambert performs on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, 12/6.
The Today Show has Taylor Swift on Tuesday, 12/7.
Keith Urban performs on The Late Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday, 12/7.
Jimmy Kimmel Live has a performance by Little Big Town on Wednesday, 12/8.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has Keith Urban on Thursday, 12/9.
I think all the Food Network personalities took over all the shows this week because of Thanksgiving. Unless you are interested in seeing Taylor Swift on a ton of talk shows or her first primetime special, you are out of luck this week!
Taylor Swift will be performing on the American Music Awards tonight on ABC.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has Taylor Swift on Monday, 11/22.
Wednesday, 11/24 The Oprah Winfrey has Garth Brooks on!
Regis and Kelly have Dolly Parton on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday 11/25.
A Thanksgiving Special will air Thursday, 11/25 showcasing Taylor Swift.
Taylor Swift will also be on The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, 11/25.
Here are just a few tidbits of country news floating around this week:
Have you heard the rumblings about Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now being a possible rip off of The Alan Parsons Project’s 80s hit Eye in the Sky? Listen to this mashup of the two songs. I’m kinda thinking it’s not a rip off…what say you?
Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery in December. “I will be back in January ready to rock for all the fans,” he said in a written statement. “Please keep my family and me in your prayers.”
Do you have an extra $45,000 a month lying around and want to have a place to call home in NYC? You can always rent Keith Urban‘s wife’s apartment. Nicole Kidman has decided to put her luxury apartment up for rent and here is what the place looks like. Looks pretty sweet to me!
Taylor Swift‘s new album Speak Now features a song called Innocent about Kanye West. This is what she had to say about the song and Kanye: “I felt like I knew what was going on on the other side of it,” she says. “It was publicized beyond publicized and just from reading the same headlines and from a few little conversations here and there, I knew what was going on. I just felt like that song was the best that I could do to sum up how I felt about it. I think that a lot of people expected me to write a song about him, and I felt it was more appropriate to write a song to him and for him. That just seemed more of the right thing to do.”
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw‘s new movie Country Strong comes out January 7th. As we saw on the CMAs last week Gwyneth can really sing. This is what she had to say about that, “When I used to go out with Brad Pitt, he’d say ‘You have a good voice for country music,’” Gwyneth Paltrow told People magazine. Tim McGraw also had this to say about his co-star, “She did such an authentic job. Her voice had a real honesty to it, which is tough to fake in country music.”
After Carrie Underwood got hitched the next question on everyone’s mind is when is she going to have kids…She talked to InStyle magazine about her concerns with having kids recently, “I didn’t grow up around kids, and I hope those motherly instincts are in me,” she says. “I’m sure they are, but I don’t know what to talk about with a 4-year-old!”
This is a big week with the CMAs on Wednesday. Miranda Lambert is nominated with a record breaking 9 nominations. We’ll also get to see the duet with Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson on the show in addition to Gwyneth Paltrow’s performance of Country Strong. What are you most looking forward to?
GAC showcases Blake Shelton in The Collection on Monday, 11/08.
Reba McEntire performs on Good Morning America on Tuesday, 11/09.
Good Morning American has Dierks Bentley performing live from Nashville on Wednesday, 11/10.
The 44th Annual CMA Awards air live on Wednesday, 11/10 featuring Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean.
Blake Shelton performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, 11/10.
The Late Show with David Letterman has Reba McEntire on Friday, 11/12.
Lots of appearances by Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean this week in conjunction with their album releases. What I’m most looking forward to is the Taylor Swift interview withe Ellen DeGeneres. I’m very interested in what she has to say about the songs she wrote about certain people. Very exciting!
Taylor Swift talks to and performs on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday, 11/1.
The Today Show has a performance by Jason Aldean on Tuesday, 11/2.
GAC’s The Collection will showcase Jason Aldean on Tuesday, 11/2.
ABC’s In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts showcases Carrie Underwood, Leann Rimes, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert on Wednesday, 11/3.
Brad Paisley performs on The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, 11/3.
Good Morning America has a performance by Brad Paisley on Thursday, 11/4.
Biography showcases Brooks & Dunn on Thursday, 11/4.
Also on Biography, Johnny Cash is showcased on Thursday, 11/4.
Jason Aldean will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, 11/5.
What are you most excited about watching this week?