COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 29

Posted 3 months ago

By Corey Sorenson

Jo Dee Messina by boboroshi, on Flickr

JO DEE MESSINA WILLSING AT KENTUCKY DERBY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jo Dee Messina will sing the national anthem for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. She is only the sixth performer of the anthem at the derby. Messina calls it an “experience of a lifetime.”

BRAD PAISLEY GUEST-STARS ON “TWO AND A HALF MEN”

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brad Paisley will pay a visit to “Two and a Half Men.” He will be a guest star on the May 8 episode. His wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, plays Gretchen on the show.

DID BLAKE SHELTON TWEET ADAM LEVINE’S CELL PHONE NUMBER?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Shelton may have turned his bromance with Adam Levine into an all-out war — or maybe it was just a joke. Shelton claims he tweeted Levine’s cell phone number during last night’s edition of “The Voice.” Levine answered his phone during the show and pretended he didn’t understand English. He later told Shelton that was not cool. Calling the number resulted in a busy signal, although Shelton was shown talking to someone on Levine’s phone. Levine had been taunting Shelton on Twitter before the incident. Levine says his revenge will involve “a fork, an enclosed space and human poop.”

”THE VOICE” TOP TEN PERFORM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a night of tears on “The Voice.” Cat Perkins from Adam Levine’s team was crying because she was so into performing “Landslide.” Blake Shelton said she was going to make him cry. Levine told Bria Kelly from Team Usher he didn’t feel connected to her version of “I’m With You.” She left the stage in tears. The judges had positive reviews for Tess Boyer, Delvin Choice, Josh Kaufman and Audra McLaughlin. Levine said Christina Grimmie’s gutsy reworking of Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” was purely her idea and there was no ceiling for how proud he was. Shelton said Jake Worthington was “a real dude” who represented the majority of America, while Shakira said Kristen Gremlin was a true artist who represented the minorities. Levine told Sisaundra Lewis they needed a new roof because she blew it off with her rendition of “Oh Sherrie.” Two singers go home tonight.

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