It's not unusual to hear performers say they wouldn't have made it without the support and encouragement from their parents. HUNTER HAYES got that, and a little extra.
He explains, quote, "My mom, one summer, decided, 'You know what? How about I go and get a guitar and learn to play so that when you do your acoustic gigs, I can accompany you.' And that's exactly what she did."
His mom taught him a few guitar basics, and then he took it from there. He adds, quote, "I kept practicing, and she didn't." (Here's video of him and his mom talking about it. It's from Saturday's edition of "CMT Inside Fame".)
JOHN CARTER CASH . . . the only child of JOHNNY and JUNE CARTER CASH . . . was arrested Monday afternoon for disturbing the peace and being drunk in public, after stripping down to his underwear at an airport in Canada.
He was at Deer Lake Airport in Northeastern Canada on his way home from a hunting trip when things went bad. Police got a report at 2:10 P.M. that a man had taken his clothes off and was only in his underwear.
Airport security convinced him to put his clothes back on by the time the cops arrived. Even though he was arrested, no charges were filed because he was co-operative and has no criminal record.
He was expected to leave town the next day, which was yesterday. If there's any bright side, security said that very few people witnessed the event. John Carter is 44.
Ladies, if one of your bucket list items is seeing LUKE BRYAN shake his butt live and in person, well, you have less than a DECADE to see that through.
In an interview with "Nightline" he said, quote, "Ten years from now will I be on stage dancing? No I won't be. I would certainly say [my shows] will be much more tame.
"I'm up there being really free, relaxed and chilled out . . . and that's really our basis for dancing and having fun. And if fans want to create fan pages dedicated to my butt I will take that as flattering."
Luke also admitted that social media posts have influenced which songs he's performed in concert. He said, "They didn't even know they were advising me.
"They just said something about 'why don't you do this anymore' and then we'll put it back in the set. I don't think you can ever stop gaining knowledge from, first of all, the fans. They have to tell you your direction."
KIP MOORE gave a look inside his tour bus. There's the usual stuff like the snack area, bunk beds and liquor cupboard . . . but the biggest surprise comes at the 1:17 mark when he casually mentions 13 GUYS sleep on it.