LeAnn Rimes Sues Dentist; Lady Antebellum Cuts Strings + More: Country Music News Roundup
The Boot rounds up today’s country music news from around the web.
LeAnn Rimes is suing her dentist. TMZ reports that over the past three years, the country star visited Dr. Duane C. McKay for various treatments, including front veneers. However, after nine root canals and physical therapy, the songbird is claiming she’s will have “permanent cosmetic deficiency.” Watch a report on the legal controversy in the video player below.
Carrie Underwood needed oxygen after a recent high-altitude concert in Colorado! The singer shared a pic of herself sporting an oxygen mask before the encore of her Feb. 14 show in Bromfield. She later tweeted, “Thanks, Colorado, for the wonderful energy over the last two shows! I can always tell when I’m in a great place full of great people.” [Us Weekly]
It’s a girl! Sara Rue, who plays Reba‘s sassy neighbor on “Malibu Country,” welcomed a daughter named Talulah “a few days ago,” she announced on Twitter today. This is the 34-year-old actress’ first child.
Kellie Pickler made Valentine’s Day extra-special for a group of servicewomen in the Middle East. Inspired by their monthly “ladies nights,” the “Tough” singer sent gift baskets filled with items including nail polish, chocolate and chick flicks. “It’s small things like saying ‘Thank you’ that make the biggest difference, because it shows appreciation and it shows that you respect what they’re doing,” Kellie says. [Taste of Country]
Texas sure does love Oklahoma native Toby Keith. Last weekend, the country mogul broke attendance records at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Later this month, he’ll play the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and will be honored by the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame, as the Governor will declare the singer an Honorary Texan.
The Army Corps of Engineers is in hot water over high waters that greatly damaged the Grand Ole Opry during the 2010 floods that devastated Nashville. Gaylord Entertainment is suing the agency, blaming corps officials for failing to control the water level of the Cumberland River, resulting in $250 million in damage to the venue, the Opryland Hotel and convention center. [Country Music Tattle Tale]
Lady Antebellum fans can expect a different sound on the trio’s upcoming fourth studio album. Charles Kelley tells Country Weekly that the new music will have a lot less strings than their previous records, along with a Southern Rock influence. “We had just come off some very serious singles,” says the singer. “We knew going into this record that we wanted to come out of the gate with something really fresh and different and fun for us.”
Set your DVRs! Gloriana will be on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” tonight, performing their latest hit, “Can’t Shake You” with the Roots. The show airs at 12:35am ET on NBC.