#1.) Drunk Randy Travis Walked Into a Store Naked . . . . Crashed His Car . . . Threatened to Kill the Cops . . . and Then Assaulted Some Guy:
In the fall of 2011 RANDY TRAVIS collapsed on stage and couldn't get back up to finish his show. There were rumors that he was drunk, but doctors called it a "combination of dehydration, over-the-counter allergy medications, and caffeine."
They were probably covering for him . . . because a few months later Randy began an insane year of public intoxication embarrassments, each more humiliating than the other.
The first arrest was in the early hours of February 6th, when Randy was popped for public intoxication while SITTING IN HIS CAR with an open bottle of wine. Police said he was babbling incoherently and could barely stand up
It was embarrassing, but it looked like Randy could recover. In fact, in March he co-hosted the fourth hour of the "Today Show"with HODA KOTB.
Unfortunately, a few months later the wheels came off.
On August 7th, Randy got out of his mind wasted and walked NAKED into a convenience store near Tioga, Texas and demanded free cigarettes. The clerk turned him down so Randy got into his Trans Am and drove away.
A little while later police got a call that a man was lying in the middle of the road. When they got there they found Randy, naked and bruised. He'd crashed the Trans AM through some barricades and then, somehow, ended up lying on the road.
Randy was arrested for DUI . . . but he got into even deeper trouble by THREATENING to shoot and kill the cops. That got him a felony retaliation charge, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a $10,000 fine.
(Here's a link that features the mugshot from that arrest plus a photo of Randy leaving the courthouse wearing a paper suit.)
The dust had barely settled on Randy's drunken, naked hijinks when he stepped into it again.
On August 24th, Randy was cited . . . but not arrested . . . for assaulting a guy who was arguing with his estranged wife. Turns out THAT WOMAN is also, apparently, Randy's fiancée. Randy was charged with a Class C misdemeanor.
And THEN the next morning, police found an abandoned, tipped over truck in a Texas field that was registered to Randy. His attorney got everyone to believe that a ranch hand was driving the truck so no charges were filed.
#2.) Wynonna Has Serious Family Issues . . . and Her New Husband Lost His Leg In a Motorcycle Crash:
The year started off on a positive note for WYNONNA JUDD when she announced in January that she and HIGHWAY 101 drummerCACTUS MOSER were engaged.
They got married on June 10th . . . but then a few weeks later Wynonna told "Us Weekly" that she did NOT invite her mom NAOMI JUDD . . . or her sister ASHLEY JUDD to the wedding.
Her excuse was that she didn't want them hovering over her and doing stuff like "positioning" her dress or noticing "something in my teeth." Believe that? Me neither.
When pressed a little further, Wynonna admitted she barely talks to her mom and sister. But she did have a BRILLIANT plan to fix that. She and Ashley were going to get together to "re-do our family contract, and re-set our boundaries."
Meanwhile, there were other "family boundary" issues Wynonna had been dealing with. In July, word got out she had filed a lawsuit to evict her stepdad, Michael Ciminella, from his house in Kentucky.
Wynonna claimed she "loaned" him the money to buy the house back in 1994, but Ciminella insists that it was a gift.
On August 18th tragedy struck when Wynonna's husband Cactus Moser was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. He survived, but had to have his leg amputated. She canceled tour dates to be at his side.
Cactus proved to be a fast healer, because less than two weeks later Wynonna announced she was going back back on the road . . . AND promised that she and Cactus would, quote, "Be back together on stage again" someday.
Well, that someday happened on November 27th when Cactus was back on drums performing in her band.
#3.) Jason Aldean Was Caught "Messing Around" with "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr:
Back in September, TMZ posted photos of married JASON ALDEAN wrapped around former "American idol" contestant BRITTANY KERR at a Hollywood nightclub. They were kissing and hugging and appeared to be ready to close the deal . . . but then a video surfaced showing Jason leaving the club on his own with some buddies.
Almost immediately, the spinning and apologies began. Jason did his mea culpa on his Facebook page . . . claiming it was just an alcohol-infused moment and nothing else happened.
Brittany also apologized, calling it a "lapse of judgment" and "swore" that she didn't know he was married. Nobody believed her because that video of him leaving the club showed he was wearing a wedding band.
He told "CMT Insider" that it's "more embarrassing than anything else" . . . and later said he understands that with fame, you "take the good with the bad."
Finally, on November 16th . . . about a month and a half after the chaos went down . . . Jason and his wife Jessica made their first public appearance together on "CBS This Morning".
They showed a united front and said "they're doing fine" . . . even though it "hasn't been a bed of roses."
#4.) Taylor Swift Dated a Kennedy . . . Crashed a Wedding . . . Broke Up with that Kennedy . . . And Rebounded with a Kid from One Direction.
When photos came out of TAYLOR SWIFT spending the Fourth of July holiday with the Kennedy family in Cape Cod, Massachusetts . . . people guessed it was because she was dating 18-year-old PATRICK SCHWARZENEGGER.
But then a few weeks later, she went to Cape Cod AGAIN and this time it was clear she had something going on with CONOR KENNEDY, the grandson of RFK.
Conor and Taylor kept it going and soon after were photographed hanging out at a couple of restaurants in Nashville where they signed autographs for giggling girls.
Towards the end of August things got weird when the two of them CRASHED a Kennedy family wedding after being told to stay away.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD, who is the bride's stepmom, confirmed the story on the "Today Show".
Meanwhile, back in Nashville, Taylor was missing Conor so much she sent a private jet to Massachusetts to haul him back to her place. And in a somewhat creepy move, she ALSO looked into buying a house near the Kennedy compound.
Sometime in October the fairytale ended . . . and we all found out that Conor and Taylor had broken up.
But wait, that left two more months till year's end for Taylor to start something else . . . and, of course, she did. On November 15th we learned that Taylor is dating HARRY STYLES, who is in the British boy band ONE DIRECTION.
They were still together a couple of weeks later when photos surfaced of them holding hands and walking into a hotel at around 4:00 A.M. (Daily Mail)
#5.) LeAnn Rimes Wore Bikinis Everywhere . . . and Then Checked into Rehab for "Emotional Therapy":
The first half of the year found LEANN RIMES all sexed-up and half naked. There were shots of her in a tiny bikini hugging some random chick on a beach. She stripped to her bra and kissed another woman at a ski lodge.
But maybe LeAnn was just crying out for attention . . . because in August she checked into a facility to help her deal with "emotional issues". Her reps were very clear that she did NOT have an eating disorder.
There was also talk that she went over the edge because of her lawsuit against two women who she accused of "illegally" taping a phone call earlier in the year.
All that, before the latest . . . standing accused of being drunk during her guest performance on "The X-Factor".
#6.) Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Are Friends with Benefits:
BRANTLEY GILBERT and JANA KRAMER got to know each other very well at the "CMT Awards" back in June, if you know what I mean. They kept it on the down low until September when Brantley came clean and admitted they're dating.
Thing is, Brantley sounded pretty excited about it. He even said they were going to walk the CMA Red Carpet together in November.
Well, a couple days later Jana had a different take on the relationship. She said, quote, "We're just having fun. We are not going to walk the CMA Red Carpet together."
Well, Jana did finally come around. Early in December she Tweeted a photo of her and Brantley on a fishing trip . . . and then actually called him her boyfriend after he rented out an entire skating rink for her belated birthday party.
#7.) Toby Keith Had Gall Bladder Surgery:
On July 31st, TOBY KEITH announced he was going in for outpatient gall bladder surgery. A few months later Toby graced us with details of the painful attack.
#8.) Zac Brown Went "Midget Bowling" at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally:
ZAC BROWN was at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in July . . . and while there, he passed the time with a little "Midget Bowling". But don't worry your politically correct little head. Mr. "Short Sleeve Sampson", the little person who was "being rolled" . . . told TMZ that Zac did nothing wrong.
#8.) Kellie Pickler Shaved Her Head:
KELLIE PICKLER shaved her head completely bald to support a childhood friend with breast cancer. To bring more awareness to the cause, they recorded it and it aired on "Good Morning America".
Country Year End Extras:
LEE BRICE'S bus caught fire in Arizona back on January 21st . . . and JERROD NIEMANN'S went up in flames about a month later, on March 6th. (RANDY HOUSER and JUSTIN MOORE also had tour bus fires the year before, in 2011.)
TRACE ADKINS fell in love with Twitter . . . and nudity. He Tweeted his bare butt in a hospital gown . . . and a shot of him naked in the recording studio.
After decades together . . . ALAN JACKSON parted ways with his mustache.
JAKE OWEN apologized for badmouthing a sheriff's deputy who almost arrested him . . . then he had a surprise wedding a couple of days later . . . and then "about" nine months later he became a dad.
Some guy got kicked out of a KENNY CHESNEY concert for looking too much like . . . Kenny Chesney.
LUKE BRYAN apologized for checking his watch and using his hand as a cheat sheet while singing the National Anthem at baseball's all-star game.