NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017!

So how well do you think Carrie Underwood could judge musical talent?  Hollywoodlife.com claims insiders at The Voice and American Idol want Carrie Underwood as a judge. A source tells the site; “The Voice is not taking the return of American Idol lightly and wants to lock down some big names to be exclusive to their show — one name that The Voice wants as a future coach is Carrie. The problem is that American Idol wants her as well. So she is in the driver’s seat and can really choose her destiny when it comes to doing one of the shows or not. Let the bidding war begin.”  In other news, the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, has accepted an invite to be a judge on the upcoming season of “The Voice!”  That’s got to be a gut punch to American Idol that is being reborn on ABC!
So…you’re at the bar singing karaoke, just minding your own business, when, suddenly, a group of country superstars interrupts your performance!  People magazine claims Rascal Flatts recently crashed a karaoke party in Virginia Beach. They joined the hosts on stage in singing “Bless the Broken Road” and “Life Is a Highway.” ( I got to sing onstage at the Somerset County Fair with Jeff Carson once!  We sang George Strait’s The Fireman!”  It was nerve racking…but he told me I killed it!  So cool!)
CBS claims Brad Paisley was recently performing at the Grand Ole Opry when a firefighter named Cody led his girlfriend on stage before dropping down to one knee and proposing. She accepted the proposal!  If I know Brad, he most likely grabbed one of their smart phones and videoed the whole thing!  Congrats to the happy couple!