Jason Aldean’s New Video and Country Stars in Halloween Costumes – This Week’s Hottest Posts
Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood celebrated birthdays this week, but their respective '10 Things You Didn't Know Lists' didn't top this list of the week's hottest stories. Jason Aldean takes that honor with a music video that takes a heartbreaking turn in its final minute. There was plenty of sensational news to be shared, including what Simon Cowell said about Scotty McCreery, and Tim McGraw hinting that the Dancehall Doctors could be looking for a new hospital to practice their musical medicine.
Of course, we couldn't forget about poor Lauren Alaina, whose invitation to prom was shot down by another young country singer. Catch up on all the news you missed this week right here.
McGraw still hasn't explained what he meant by a cryptic message on his Facebook page earlier this week. He indicated his backing band the Dancehall Doctors were either breaking up, or maybe just shaking up. Any one of the eight loyal members could be leaving, but as of now all are still listed on the singer's website.
Lauren Alaina went through something every teenage girl is bound to go through at one point or another, except her rejection was very public. The 'American Idol' runner-up admitted to having a crush on Hunter Hayes, and then asked him to prom during a radio interview. That same station later interviewed the 20-year-old Hayes, who -- after dodging the question for a few minutes -- indicated he'd have other plans that day. To be honest, Alaina's parents as well as staff members at her school might not be comfortable with the five-year age gap anyway.
It's looking like proposing at a Taylor Swift concert is the new cool thing to do. For the second time this summer, the looking-for-love singer watched as a young man dropped to bended knee and uttered the words every young girl dreams of hearing. No, not "I lost my keys." Men at Swift concerts are 2-2, and after the show the 'Sparks Fly' singer tweeted about what she'd witnessed.
Scotty McCreery avoided Simon Cowell's barbs during his run on 'American Idol,' but it turns out he's not out of the cantankerous judge's sights yet. When asked to do an impression of an American accent, the Brit turned on his best southern drawl and slurred, "I love you this big." Taste of Country readers were not as amused as he was.
Trisha Yearwood celebrated a birthday this week, and we celebrated by giving fans a list of 10 things they likely didn't know about the country superstar. Amongst the nuggets of trivia: Yearwood jogs, she once wanted to be Cher and she helped build her childhood home. Who knew?
Swift brought the Speak Now Tour back to Nashville and convinced friends to join her onstage. During the back-to-back shows at the Bridgestone Arena, Kenny Chesney, Ronnie Dunn and Tim McGraw made appearances. Sadly, none of those men made the trip later in the week when Swift performed in Tusla, Okla.
Two weeks before Scotty McCreery's debut album hits stores, he shared the stories behind each of the 12 songs on 'Clear as Day.' He talked about the ones that remind him of home, of love and of his mother. Lauren Alaina also released the details behind each of the 12 songs on her debut album later in the week. 'Wildflower' is in stores on October 11.
With just over a month until trick-or-treat season, you may be thinking about your costume. Take a few suggestions from some of the biggest names in country music. Most of these costumes were from 2010, but a few -- like Carrie Underwood's adorable bunny -- came from long, long ago. Lady Antebellum did a pretty good impression of three country superstars, but Kellie Pickler is the reigning queen of Halloween.
Faith Hill proved to be the bigger of the two country celebrity birthdays this week. The singer, mother and husband to Tim McGraw has lived quite a storied life, and it was a challenge to come up with our 10 Things You Didn't Know About Faith Hill list. Amongst the gems: She almost married Mel Gibson, she worked at McDonald's and she once played a tobacco spit.
Aldean debuted his new music video this week, and for the most part it stuck to the story told in the lyrics. Unexpectedly, it takes a heartbreaking turn late in the video. What seemed like such a happy moment leaves one searching for a box of tissues.