Jason Aldean is at the top of his game in country music making most Entertainer ballots at award shows and selling out stadiums across the country on his “Night Train Tour.” As his latest single “1994″ sits in the Top 10 on the country charts this week, Aldean talks about enjoying his successes: “I think for a long time I didn’t…even when things were going well I didn’t enjoy the success I was having. Over the last couple of years I’ve tried to focus on that a little bit more because I’ve got everything in the world I could have ever wanted you know now and I wanna make sure that I enjoy that and not take it for granted ’cause it’s not always gonna be this way. And I hope at the end of it that I could look back and go, ‘You know what? I had a hell of a time while it was here’ and you know I enjoyed it and I didn’t do that early in my career and I kind of wish I had so, I’m trying to be better at it now.”
Lady Antebellum sits on the top of the country charts this week with their latest single, “Downtown,” marking their seventh number-one single. The song is the first release from their forthcoming album, Golden, which will be available in stores and at all online retailers May 7.
Miranda Lambert met “Honey Boo Boo” of TLC’s hit reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, while backstage at her concert in Macon, Georgia on Thursday night. The singer is a big fan of the reality series and took to Twitter to share a photo of her with the show’s star, 7-year-old Alana Thompson. In the caption, Miranda tweeted the young pageant queen’s catchphrase, “You better REDNECKONIZE!” But Lambert didn’t just meet “Honey Boo Boo,” the whole family was there to greet her. Miranda also shared a photo with Alana, June “Mama” Shannon, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, Anna “Chickadee” Shannon and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon.
Taylor’s Swift’s “Red Tour” made a stop in St. Louis, Missouri last week and during the show, the audience got a special surprise performance from hip-hop star and St. Louis native Nelly. Taylor told the audience how much she loved the city and listed some of its famous tourist attractions. Swift then said, “But you know I’ve got to be honest with you. (When I think of St. Louis)I mostly think of the fact that one of my favorite artists is from here,” Taylor then paused and said, “I’m just curious. What would you say if I told you that Nelly is here?” The crowd cheered and Nelly appeared at the top of the staircase in the middle of the stage. Nelly walked down the steps and Taylor met him at the bottom. They then performed a duet of Nelly’s newest hit, “Hey Porsche.” The two walked out on the stage platform together singing the tune while jumping around and waving their hands. After the song was over, the two stars hugged each and walked off the stage together with their arms around one another.