Kelsea Ballerni is taking a break from Twitter after seeing hateful conversations between her fans and she recently talked about being real on social media. Before taking a break from twitter she did tweet, "I'm sad to see the hate in these comments to each other. It's not what I stand for. I just want to make music and people happy." “I made a deal with myself when I signed my record deal and when I knew I was going to get to be an artist to be very open on socials… And post the great stuff, but also post no-makeup, zit on my face, picking up dog poop in the morning. I really wanted to make sure that I presented myself as myself.”
It's been two years since Luke Bryan released his last chart-topping album, Kill the Lights, and the country star is taking his time recording new music. "I really have not ever taken a breath since I rolled into this town," Bryan told The Boot. "So I'm kind of taking a little breath and enjoying that." Luke did say he is in the studio, "about halfway through" a new project. He recently broke a record by being the only artist in 27 years to have all six singles from one album reach the top spot of Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
A NASCAR event is being named after Brantley Gilbert. The country star's label, Big Machine Label Group, is the title sponsor of the NASCAR Brickyard 400 next week and has named the event in his honor. It's now called the Brantley Gilbert Big Machine Brickyard 400 and will feature a pre-race concert from the artist. The event also marks the final race for famous driver Dale Earnhardt Junior at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Top name country artists are raising money in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Reba McEntire, Brandy Clark, LeeAnn Womack, Martina McBride and several others raised 50-thousand dollars during last week's fundraising concert. They performed for a sold-out crowd of 400 at the City Winery in Nashville. Proceeds will benefit AFA initiatives in the local area.
Toby Keith is set to release an album that will have fans playing the dashboard drums. "The Bus Songs" features 12 tracks of road-worthy fun, including Keith's latest single, "Wacky Tobaccy." The album is available for pre-order on July 21st. Dylan Scott is busy celebrating his first number-one, after "My Girl" reached the top of the Mediabase Country Airplay chart over the weekend.