Jake Owen is fired up over Tom Petty’s comments, calling modern country music “bad rock with fiddle.” In a recent interview, Jake expressed his disappointment in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, speaking as a Petty fan and a fellow Floridian he responded with, “That bums me out a little bit … but everybody makes ignorant comments from time to time. My dad always said there’s an a– for every seat so if you don’t like it, get out.”


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Sources say Taylor Swift has a new guy in her life, Criminal Minds’ actor Matthew Gray Gubler. Taylor reached out to Matthew over Facebook in June, and of course he did not believe it was her. To prove it was the real her, Taylor told him to come over for dinner. Apparently, Taylor had researched his favorite foods for the visit and cooked him up a nice meal. She knows the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

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Luke Bryan is at the top of his game musically: headlining shows, winning awards, and selling records. What he is not doing though is saying yes to Hollywood, because he does not want to lose the momentum. He says he is getting really amazing TV opportunities but says, “I don't think I am savvy enough as a headliner to start taking it for granted.”

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Jo Dee Messina may be the next country singer competing on “Dancing With the Stars.” She posted on Facebook, quote, “I had a meeting with the folks at ABC ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ I am hoping to get on there for the fall season. The folks out there were so nice. I really enjoyed meeting with them.”

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles is quite proud of her days as a tiny baton twirler. She posted a ‘Flashback Friday’ pic and wrote, “A sequined leotard, a crooked little smile and a baton, and I was ready to go be in the hometown parade! Anybody else twirl?”