Miranda Lambert could be dropping clues about the status of her relationship with Anderson East.

During a recent concert in Knoxville, Tenn., the country music superstar touched on a few personal matters, including her experience with heartbreak.  Lambert shared her perspective on the positives of a breakup. 

She told her audience, "I make it my mission every single time I step on the stage that no matter what, no matter where I am, I want to make you feel everything you could possibly feel. I want you to feel sad, mad, happy and nostalgic and really pissed sometimes. That's my favorite."

Lambert added, "And part of feelings is also heartbreak unfortunately, but fortunately for me, I can use it for my art or whatever. I like to write sad songs. I like to listen to sad songs, so I want to sing y'all one."
 
Reports that Lambert and East had gone their separate ways began circulating earlier last week. The pair has yet to comment publicly on the rumored split, but fans have noticed that East hasn't posted about Lambert on social media since November and doesn't follow her on Instagram. 

After nearly four years of marriage, The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry and husband J.P. Arencibia have split.

On Friday, the singer filed for divorce from the former MLB player in Greeneville, Tennessee, citing irreconcilable differences.

Perry wrote on Instagram Sunday evening: “Yes it’s true, my marriage has come to an end.  I know that beauty will come from these ashes and, as always, I want to thank you all for your love and support. I’ll be in touch soon.”
 
Perry and Arencibia first met in February 2012 at the Florida Strawberry Festival, after the baseball player asked shared connections to arrange a meeting. Arencibia then proposed to Perry in October 2013 with a 3.3-carat ring in her parents’ backyard.

They tied the knot in June 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, Tennessee, surrounded by family and friends, including Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert; Grammy winner Perry’s brothers and bandmates — Reid and Neil — served as her best men at the star-studded wedding.

2018 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS (2018)
ACM AWARDS 



ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
" Jason Aldean
" Garth Brooks
" Luke Bryan
" Chris Stapleton
" Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
" Kelsea Ballerini
" Miranda Lambert
" Reba McEntire
" Maren Morris
" Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
" Jason Aldean
" Thomas Rhett
" Chris Stapleton
" Keith Urban
" Chris Young

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
" Brothers Osborne
" Dan + Shay
" Florida Georgia Line
" LOCASH
" Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
" Lady Antebellum
" LANCO
" Little Big Town
" Midland
" Old Dominion

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
" Lauren Alaina
" Danielle Bradbery
" Carly Pearce
" Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR 
" Kane Brown
" Luke Combs
" Devin Dawson
" Russell Dickerson
" Brett Young

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR 
" High Valley
" LANCO
" LOCASH
" Midland
" Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
" Breaker - Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce 
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

" California Sunrise - Jon Pardi
Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

" From A Room Vol. 1 - Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Record Label: Mercury Records

" Happy Endings - Old Dominion
Producer: Shane McAnally
Record Label: RCA

" Life Changes - Thomas Rhett
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett
Record Label: The Valory Music Co. 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
" Better Man - Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce 
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
" Body Like A Back Road - Sam Hunt
Producer: Zach Crowell 
Record Label: MCA Nashville
" Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton
Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton
Record Label: Mercury Records

" Drinkin' Problem - Midland
Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Record Label: Big Machine Records

" I'll Name The Dogs - Blake Shelton
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros.

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] 
" Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits

" Female - Keith Urban
Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR)

" Tin Man - Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music

" Whiskey And You - Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (BMI)

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] 
" Black - Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Max A. Butler

" It Ain't My Fault - Brothers Osborne
Director: Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver
Producer: Tiffany Davies

" Legends - Kelsea Ballerini
Director: Jeff Venable
Producer: Ben Skipworth

" Marry Me - Thomas Rhett
Director: TK McKamy
Producer: Dan Atchison

" We Should Be Friends - Miranda Lambert
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: April Dace

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR*(Off Camera Award)
" Rhett Akins
" Ashley Gorley
" Hillary Lindsey
" Shane McAnally
" Josh Osborne

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company-Label(s)]
" Craving You - Thomas Rhett Featuring Maren Morris
Producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

" Dear Hate - Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
Producers: Brad Hill, Maren Morris
Record Label: Columbia Nashville

" Funny (How Time Slips Away) - Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson
Producer: Carl Jackson 
Record Label: Universal Music Enterprises

" The Fighter - Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
Producers: Busbee, Keith Urban
Record Label: Capitol Nashville

" What Ifs - Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina
Producer: Dann Huff
Record Label: RCA Nashville

Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

The Tustin Police Department in Tustin, California got an unexpected delivery this week when flowers arrived in memory of deceased Sgt. Delbert “Del” Pickney. The large, white, heart-shaped arrangement came with a note that read: “In Loving Memory of Your Dedication & Service — Taylor Swift.”
 
Pickney’s 17-year-old daughter Ryan shared a photo of the flowers with a message of gratitude for Taylor: “Thank you @taylorswift13 for recognizing my dad’s service; it was much appreciated.”

The Tustin Police Department also shared a photo with a message of thanks:

“We received this beautiful wreath today to honor Master Sergeant Pickney’s life of service. Thank you @taylorswift13 for this gesture. It means a great deal to all of us. And thank you for your continued support of our brave men and women in law enforcement.”

Sgt. Pickney served the local police department for 29 years and suffered a heart attack on February 22nd. Pickney oversaw a wellness program and co-founded the department’s softball league. He is survived by his wife, Michele, and their two daughters.

 

Luke Bryan is preparing for the premiere of "American Idol", March 11th with several television appearances. On Tuesday, March 6th Luke will visit "Good Morning America", "Live! with Kelly & Ryan" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers", where he is also slated to perform. Additionally, Luke will make an appearance on "The View" on March 8th.
 


Kenny Chesney is set to kick off a new tour with a show inside Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas.

Before kicking the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour off at Tampa, Florida’s Raymond James Stadium on April 21st, Chesney returns to the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas March 16th-17th.

A few tickets remain. For information on Chesney’s Trip Around the Sun Tour visit www.kennychesney.com.

 

Kelly Clarkson tweets a country album is in the works, with assistance from country songwriter Shane McAnally. 


A Clarkson fan tweeted: "Shane I hope you are writing #1 songs for Kelly’s next record."

Clarkson responded directly, confirming that McAnally has inked some "future country jamz" for her

Carrie Underwood's childhood friend and Checotah Assistant Police Chief Justin Durrett has died from the injuries he suffered during a rollover automobile accident on February 11. The police department in Checotah, Oklahoma, announced the sad news on Facebook, saying Durrett succumbed to his injuries on Monday (2/26) after a "courageous battle." After the tragic accident, Underwood donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account that was set up to pay Durrett's medical expenses and help his family financially. The 13-year veteran of the police department has two children. Funeral arrangements are pending.

The GoFundMe account has nearly reached its goal of $20,000 for the family.

The American Idol judges may have a serious responsibility ahead of them as they search for the next big star, but that doesn't mean it's strictly business at work. Luke Bryan and Katy Perry recently had some fun on the Idol set, dressing up as their fellow judge, Lionel Richie. In a picture posted on Instagram, Luke and Katy can be seen standing next to Richie as they each don a curly wig and thick mustache to mimic Lionel's signature 1980's look. Bryan wrote in the caption, "Trust me, you're gonna want to tune in for @AmericanIdol."

The new season of American Idol kicks off on March 11 at 8 PM ET on ABC.

Craig Morgan's family docuseries, "Morgan Family Strong", premieres tonight (9:30 p.m. ET) on Up TV.

The series will follow Craig and his family (wife Karen, daughter Alexandra, and sons Kyle and Wyatt) at home and on tour as they come together after the death of their son and brother, Jerry, in a tragic accident in July 2016, by launching the family’s passion project, Morgan Farms.

This season, viewers will see the Morgans juggling life at home and on the road, including opening The Gallery at Morgan Farms. The family will also explore the Alaskan wilderness on vacation, take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry and celebrate birthdays and other milestones along the way.

 

Another year, another awesome birthday cake for Carrie Underwood's son, Isaiah. Isaiah celebrated his third birthday on Tuesday (2/27), with Nashville's Ivey Cake bakery once again providing the sweet stuff. Carrie took to Instagram to share a picture of Isaiah's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-themed birthday cake, which was designed by her good friend, Ivey Childers. The multi-tiered masterpiece was festooned with several Mickey Mouse-related decorations, with Mickey himself perched atop the cake in a little hot air balloon. 

Dan + Shay will perform their latest hot single “Tequila” on tomorrow's (Thursday's) episode of "Ellen".

Currently the duo are in the studio working on their third studio album, expected for release later this year. 

 

Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation donated a total of $189,000 to more than 50 animal shelters across the country, with individual grants ranging from $3,000-$5,000.  

https://muttnation.com/foundation/