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Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Brantley Gilbert is engaged! The singer popped the question to his longtime on-again-off-again girlfriend who lives back in his homestate of Georgia. Brantley was engaged to fellow singer and actress Jana Kramer, but they called things off about a year ago.
Brantley visited a nationally syndicated morning show Tuesday (October 21st) where he said that he's known his new fiancee for 10 years and that a lot of his hit songs were inspired by her, including "More Than Miles" and "You Don't Know Her Like I Do."
Brantley didn't reveal his fiancee's name, but said that she's a teacher at a school very close to his house.
Dustin Lynch is clearly a believer in the old adage, "the show must go on." After taking a full can of beer to the face during his concert in Florida over the weekend, the singer opted to finish his performance despite his cut and bleeding face.
Dustin tells us why that show in particular was important to him.
"I wanted to finish the show for a couple of reasons. One, my grandmother was on-stage actually. She was sitting in a chair on stage and we had just finished singing 'Happy Birthday' to her myself and all the fans. So it was a special night because she was there. And also the crowd was electric. As a whole it was one of the most electric crowds we've had in a while and everybody was into all the new songs and I didn't want this one clown to ruin a great night and a great memory for me and all the fans that came out to support us and, of course, my grandmother. So I decided to continue on with the show without missing a beat bleeding or not bleeding."
Dustin is on the mend after getting a few stitches after the show.
Keith Urban returns as a judge for his third season of American Idol, which begins airing after the first of the year. He, along with Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and show host Ryan Seacrest, are currently crisscrossing the country for the audition process.
Keith says he and his American Idol co-stars have fallen seamlessly back in the groove of things, and they're very impressed by some of the new contenders.
"Well, it felt like we never stopped. I think when we first met here in Nashville, and I hadn't seen Harry or Jen and Ryan for a month, I guess. It felt like no time had passed at all, and boom, we're back behind the desk and people are singing in front of us, and it was like, 'Whoa! What the ' It's so fluid working with them, working with all of them. And this season, I think we're finding some really strong talent. So, I think it's, it's all (in) the journey. You find these diamonds-in-the-rough, or sometimes you just find straight-out (snaps) diamonds, and I love watching the journey of them, and then looking their audition tapes a few months down the track, going, 'What the hell was I wearing? What was I thinking?' Those are great moments."
That's your Buzz of Country for Today, tune in Same Time - Same Place tomorrow for your daily dirt from Nashville. For B103, I'm Clint Leifeld.