Miranda Lambert's husband -- NYPD officer Brendan McLoughlin has taken a leave of absence from the force.

McLoughlin seems to be fully embracing his glittering new celebrity lifestyle — and even helped his new bride promote her latest single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash.”

When they’re not gallivanting across the country for Lambert’s engagements, the pair have been splitting time between Nashville and NYC.

She’s “totally upgraded Brendan’s life,” including buying a $2 million NYC apartment.

McLoughlin made $92,125 last year working in the Midtown South precinct, according to payroll records.

A source says, “Being a young NYPD officer, he wasn’t exactly rolling in money. But it seems Miranda likes spoiling him and doesn’t mind spending money to make him happy."

NYPD officers can use banked vacation and overtime to take an extended leave.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor and retired NYPD sergeant Joseph Giacalone speculated that the cop’s absence could be more about liability than living the high life.

“It might be in his best interest to use the accrued time then ride off into the sunset. As soon as someone knows you’re married to a celebrity, they’re going to be looking to sue you.”

Fans were in for a special treat during Garth Brooks' concert at Albertsons Stadium at Boise State University in Idaho Friday night. After opening the show, Blake Shelton joined Brooks on stage to give the first live performance of their new duet "Dive Bar."

The song was released in mid-June and will be featured on Brooks' upcoming album, "Fun".

During a press conference before the show, Brooks said his "Dive Bar" performance with Shelton was being filmed for a music video for the song.

Alabama have cancelled two weekend concerts (tonight, tomorrow) of their 50th Anniversary Tour. The band's frontman, Randy Owen, is suffering from a medical issue.

Owen and Alabama were scheduled to perform in Canada. According to a tweet from Big Sky, Owen "is suffering from severe vertigo and migraines," and "is currently under doctor’s care and being treated."

Alabama fans with tickets for the band's Ottawa show will automatically receive refunds if they used a credit card; those who used a debit card or cash can visit the TD Place Stadium box office for a refund. Those fans are also welcome to attend the Big Sky Music Festival; organizers ask interested fans to bring their tickets to the show to the Big Sky box office.

Miranda Lambert's next album will feature Maren Morris on a song called "Too Pretty for Prison."

Lambert explains, "I knew from the second we were writing it that I would love to have Maren on it"  She co-wrote the song with the Love Junkies (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose). "It popped in my head right away before the song was even done. So, I asked her to come in and sing on it."

Lambert describes "Too Pretty for Prison" as "a girl anthem." The song was inspired by another country star, Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild. Miranda says, "We were having a wine night, and I always tell all of my friends leaving, 'Don't leave if you've been drinking, because you're too pretty for prison'. So, thanks Karen, for sharing that wine bottle with me and for taking an Uber."

Lambert's next studio album will be out this fall.

Miranda Lambert released a new single, "It All Comes Out in the Wash," Thursday morning, then surprised fans by also releasing "Locomotive," which she describes as a "total country punk-rock" track written alongside Ashley Monroe and K.S. Rhodes.  

Lambert will hit the road for the Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour this fall, with special guests Maren Morris and Elle King, as well as Pistol Annies, of which Lambert is a member, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde and Caylee Hammack on various dates.

The Band Perry announced their 2019 The Good Life Tour, set for later this year. 
The tour kicks off on October 12th in North Carolina and will include 20 shows in the U.S.
The name of the tour comes from their recent single “The Good Life,” which Kimberly Perry says was written “during a toxic and incredibly difficult time in my life, but I’m singing it to you now with the voice of a woman who has completely regained a strong sense of self, rebuilt her womanhood, and is grateful to have learned so much." 
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday). 

George Strait will reissue his 72-song boxed set, "Strait Out of the Box: Part 1", on September 13th, available exclusively at Walmart.

Originally released in 1995, Strait Out of the Box covers George’s recordings from 1976 to 1995 and features 31 # 1 singles, including “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” and “Check Yes or No.”

Jamey Johnson and Easton Corbin will headline the inaugural Lynchburg Music Fest, a two-day country and bluegrass festival coming to downtown Lynchburg, Tennessee, on August 23 and 24.

Other names on the Nashville-heavy lineup include Joe Diffie, Montgomery Gentry, Craig Campbell, Cassadee Pope, Sam Bush, David Lee Murphy, Keith Anderson and RaeLynn.

The all-ages event will feature multiple stages, and guests also have the option of camping at nearby Camp Joy, with a free shuttle service to and from the festival site. 

Tickets are on sale now at www.lynchburgmusicfest.com.  

Singer Jimmie Allen popped the question to his 23-year-old girlfriend Alexis Gale, Monday night at Disney World in Florida.

33-year-old Allen proposed to his bride-to-be in front of Cinderella's castle at Magic Kingdom in front of both of their parents, their sisters and his cousin. The couple — who are both from Milton, Delaware — began dating in the spring after meeting through Allen's cousin's wife.

Allen has a son, 5-year-old Aadyn, from a previous relationship. He tells People he really fell for Gale -- who is a makeup artist and aesthetician -- as he watched the two interact.

A new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame will span the career of Brooks & Dunn.

"Brooks & Dunn: Kings of Neon" opens Aug. 9 and runs through July 19, 2020. The installation will start with their solo careers and move to their union as a duo and their success as recording and touring artist.

Awards, instruments, stagewear, boots and early drafts of songs like "Red Dirt Road" are among the featured items fans can expect at the exhibit. On Aug. 24 the duo will participate in a conversation about their careers that will be open to the public.