Taylor Swift Sells Her House + More – This Week’s Hottest News
The hottest news this week was topped by two stories from country's reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, who sang a new cover song on tour and decided to sell one of her homes. It's been a difficult week for Toby Keith, but neither of his stories of theft and destruction made the list of of this week's most read stories on Taste of Country. An interview about the Caylee Anthony tribute song that Cledus T. Judd and Gary Levox co-wrote made the cut, and readers also couldn't get enough of Tim McGraw's broken foot and Miranda Lambert's new song.
Justin Moore admits he wasn't prepared for another baby girl. He and his wife had only thought of boy names for the new arrival thus far, so this week's announcement leaves the couple with a little of work to do. In an interview with Taste of Country, Moore says that his 17-month-old daughter is pretty excited about being a big sister, but might be in for a "rude awakening."
Josh Turner talked to WYCD in Detroit about his three sons and described each of their personalities. All three -- Hampton, Colby Lynch and Crawford Marion -- are under 5, but the Turners are still getting glimpses of which parent each takes after. One is into sea creatures, and another is a little ladies man.
Taste of Country caught up with songwriter Thomas Rhett, who shared the frustration he and his songwriting partners had before finding a topic suitable to write about. Jason Aldean tries to "quit" a few things during the song, which can be found on the 'My Kinda Party' album. This is one of the first songs Rhett wrote that was cut by a recording artist, and the Nashville newcomer takes readers through his emotional journey.
Luke Bryan got asked out on a date this week. What's more surprising is that the married father of two wants to say yes. Bryan was invited to the Marine Corps Ball by Lance Corporal Nicole McCoy. Bryan responded to the video invite by telling Taste of Country that his wife is a big supporter of the troops and wouldn't have a problem with him dressing up for the formal, but there's something else that's keeping him from committing right now.
It seems Tim McGraw will be wearing a boot -- not a cowboy boot -- on his right foot for a few more weeks. The singer injured his foot almost a month ago, but didn't get it diagnosed until wife Faith Hill pestered him to get it looked at by a doctor. Now McGraw is trying to follow doctor's orders and rest the right leg, but it's been a struggle.
The 'American Idol' first couple teamed up onstage at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles recently, and Taste of Country has plenty of pictures to prove it. Find pictures of all your favorite contestants from last season in this 27-picture photo gallery.
Miranda Lambert leaked a song from her upcoming album at a show in South Carolina recently. Fan response has been more than positive for 'Baggage Claim,' a song about getting rid of a man who carries too much baggage. Watch a live video for this song, which will be on the singer's new album 'Four the Record' in stores on November 1.
Within moments of the Casey Anthony murder trial verdict, Cledus T. Judd was at his laptop writing an emotional tribute to the 2-year-old girl who lost her life. 'She's Going Places' gathered close to one-half million views on YouTube in just a few days, and Judd tells Taste of Country he didn't expect anything less. In this interview the singer and radio host tells the story of how the song came to life.
Taylor Swift opened up a weekend of shows in Newark, N.J. this week and played a minute or so of one of the state's most celebrated singer's songs. The crowd loved her tribute, but Taste of Country readers weren't so kind. Watch the video and decide what you think.
Taste of Country found pictures of the house Taylor Swift put back on the market less than one year after purchasing the $1.4 million Nashville spread. Swift has two other homes in the Music City, and one in Los Angeles so it's easy to understand why she dumped this pad so quickly.