Nashville Notes – Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, ACM Responds To Sexism
The ACM Awards have been under some criticism for a lack of women artists represented in the award categories, most notably for Entertainer of the Year. There hasn’t been a woman nominated in the category in over two years, and a woman hasn’t won since Taylor Swift in 2011. In response the Academy of Country Music has launched a diversity task force that’s going to look at whether or not women are getting a fair shake in country music.
Classic rock icon David Crosby is a Kacey Musgraves fan. He tweeted about her yesterday and spelled her name wrong, but Kacey was cool about it and didn’t exactly correct him.
Lately it seems like Thomas Rhett is putting out one hit song after another. How does he do it? He says it's because his wife Lauren gives the final word on whether or not a song is good. Rhett says, "She's the ultimate gauge. If she didn't like a song, it means that 70% of the female population is not going to like it, which is a big percentage . . . so I'm always playing her songs."
Carrie Underwood wants to clear something up -- she's not related to The Bachelor Colton Underwood.
Full House actress Lori Laughlin and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman were among the over 40 people involved in a college-entrance cheating scandal. Apparently, they hired the services of a "fixer" who used various shady methods to get the kids of powerful parents into elite schools, including fraud (like having other kids take entrance exams and photoshopping their kids into sports teams), and bribes ranging from $15K-$500K to schools like Georgetown, UCLA, USC, Stanford, University of San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest and Yale.
Shea's Buffalo announced its 2019-2020 season, featuring shows such as Mean Girls, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hello Dolly!, Les Miserables and more. See the full lineup here.