Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tim gives a revealing interview and talks about not winning a major award in 6 years and drinking too much. Plus, more on Blake, Miranda, & Carrie

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton open up to People Country about their recent engagement. For Miranda she wants to prove herself to be a good wife. She says, "I want to tell him I really can love him the rest of my life." Awww! Blake says he's looking ahead to their future together. "When I see my parents with their grandchildren, seeing that relationship -- that's what I'm looking forward to most." They will make some cute and talented babies that's for sure!

Speaking of lovebirds...Carrie Underwood brought fiance Mike Fisher to CMA Music Festival last week, and he had a chance to meet her country music family. The Ottawa Senators hockey player even made plans for a man date with Brad Paisley. The two are going to spend a little guy time together soon.

A few days ago I told you that Tim McGraw says he's making a change after he puts out his next CD. He talked more about it saying in spite of his overwhelming success, he has spent much of his career fighting with his label, Curb Records. But now, Tim says he is putting it all to rest. "I didn't want to battle anymore," he tells Nashville's Tennessean newpaper. "You get in your own little world and sometimes you don't realize you're the only one battling." Tim also talked about not winning a major award in 6 years. "I'm blessed, and I don't like to complain about awards and nominations. I do think it makes a difference to your fans, though. Someone may say, 'Nobody remembers who won last year,' and that's true, but there are fans who watch the awards and if someone isn't nominated they think, 'Maybe they're on their way out.' It does affect the mindset of fans, and the people in the industry know that or they wouldn't try to manipulate it. What's the criteria for Entertainer of the Year, anyway?" He also talks about how he's handled things over the years saying, "I probably had some legitimate gripes that I handled the wrong way. Plus, I drank too much for a while. I've been sober for two years now, and that's done a lot to help me let go of a lot of things." Tim also opened up about his new love...acting. "In acting, I've seen myself get better. But I feel like I'm about 30 percent as good as I think I can be. It's like with singing, when I go into the studio and have these notions of, 'This is how I'm going to sing this song.' Then I hear it back and ... it's just me. There I am again.' I just want to be good." Read the full story here: http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2010/06/09/tim-mcgraw-country-star-film-actor-and-changed-man/

In more Blake Shelton news...he held his annual fan club party in Nashville last week and the let the crowd pick what songs he sang. For every song he didn't know, he donated $20 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. His final tally at the end of the evening was $510. With help from generous donations from fans and friends, Blake raised over $31,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during that night.

Tonight's Tweets:

@DierksBentley: getting ready to play nightgrass at telluride bluegrass festival. it's been 13 years since I was here last...as a fan. fun to be playing

@JackIngram: Thinkin of basketball, world cup, us open and the next song I'm gonna write.- If sum1 asked me "what's up?" I'd say... "Nothin"- I'd lie! U?

@martinamcbride: Ok folks...we have to ZIP thru 67K to 68K followers lickety-split! 6+7=13 and, for me, that's unlucky. Just 1 of my weird superstitions. So...tell a friend or two or three to follow me and let's get to 68,000 quick! Thank you very much! :)

@jakeofficial: I wish I could magically teleport myself home right now for 5 min to let my dog Vern out. Oh well.. He's probably already s#*$ a big one.

@jamesotto: Just ordered the new I-phone 4! My contract was up & I really want off AT&T but my I-phone addiction won't let me switch. Damn you Apple!

@ladyantebellum: This week's Lady A Webisode highlights the band's 2010 CMA Fest week. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/9lDZqC

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