Author: Easton Rex

‘Tis the season. Thanksgiving has passed, so the Christmas music haters are officially out of time to put off the caroling. Everywhere you go holiday music is in full swing, so let’s take a look at the best country version of some classic Christmas hits. “Jingle Bell Rock”- George Strait Starting off with a classic. When you’ve been cranking out country hits for over 40 years, you’re bound to have cut a Christmas album or three, as is the case for King George. George has recorded his own take on nearly every Christmas hit at this point, but his version…

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What a pleasant surprise. On Tuesday, Tim McGraw surprised audiences with the release of his new EP, Poet’s Resume. McGraw announced the project with an Instagram post Tuesday showing his gratitude for his fans. The EP fits well with the message of gratitude and reflection that McGraw shared on social media. The title track, written by Josh Osborne, Lori McKenna, and Scott Stepakoff, explores the concept of the experiences of life being what makes one “qualified” to be a poet. “One Bad Habit,” written by Aaron Eshuis, Marc Beeson, and Tony Lane, serves as a thank you letter, presumably to…

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Asking the hard hitting questions. The CMAs aired last week, which meant we got plenty of interviews and quotes from the red carpet. Among them was Riley Green getting a bit TMI while answering some interview questions. In a TikTok posted Saturday, Riley was asked how much he would sell feet photos for. His response? “Lunch.” The interviewer, model Katie Austin, couldn’t help but laugh, paired with a lighthearted “you’re lying.” She then asked him how much he would sell his dirty socks for. This one seemed to puzzle Riley a bit more drawing a response of “Dirty socks? People…

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Tennessee royalty. On Saturday, the Georgia Bulldogs traveled to Knoxville to take on the Tennessee Volunteers, and the big rivalry game brought out some big names to Neyland Stadium. At the end of the first quarter, former Tennessee quarterback and Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning, walked country music legend Dolly Parton onto the field to perform a rendition of the unofficial UT anthem “Rocky Top.” Dolly has been a Tennessee fan her whole life, growing up just 45 miles from Knoxville in Pittman Center, Tennessee, so her appearance is no surprise. Tennessee football has a deep connection within country music.…

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Never heard that one before. In a TikTok posted to Wheeler Walker Jr.’s page Saturday, Wheeler showed off an interaction with a fan in the front row. In the video, Walker asks the man how much he paid for the front row seats. The man responded saying: “too much… I had a bad signal, and next thing I know, I had VIP tickets.” Walker, clearly confused, asked for an explanation, to which the fan responded: “I was f***ing around trying to get tickets for your ass.” Walker playfully told the man “Don’t- It’s not my fault.” Walker, ever the comedian,…

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Football and country music. What else could you ask for? On Thursday ESPN announced the lineup for the 2023 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live, a series of concerts leading up to the 2024 College Football National Championship Game in Houston, Texas on January 8th. Among those set to perform are country staples Jon Pardi, Megan Moroney, and Jake Owen. The concerts run from January 5th through the 7th, but all three country artists are set to perform Sunday the 7th. The shows are slated to take place at Shell Energy Stadium. Interestingly, the concerts are free, and anyone can attend by…

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