Hot country couple Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer are happily playing house, sharing a new home together in Nashville. Although they chose the new digs together, Jana made the purchase and jokes that Brantley "is paying his little monthly rent." [Country Weekly]
It's heavy metal time for several country stars! Hunter Hayes has earned double-platinum status for his single, "Wanted," which has now sold more than two million digital downloads. Lee Brice has a million-seller with "Love Like Crazy," marking his third single to top one million (along with "A Woman Like You" and "Hard to Love"). And Gary Allan has a gold single (500,000 copies) with "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)." It's the singer's third to reach that threshhold, joining his hits "Watching Airplanes" and "Best I Ever Had." [CMT]
Canadian brother trio High Valley (Curtis, Brad and Bryan Rempel) made their Grand Ole Opry debut at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium last week. Special guests in the audience included the trio's three older sisters and their parents, who all made the trek from their home in La Crete, Alberta, Canada. It wasn't the first time Mr. and Mrs. Rempel had visited the Opry, however. Forty years ago, the couple made the trip -- on their honeymoon! [CMIL]
Julie Roberts is looking forward to entertaining fans throughout 2013 and is embracing a new outlook. In spite of her continuing battle against MS -- and the news that she'll now be taking medication to slow the progression of the disease -- she's hard at work on new music and has several live shows coming up throughout the year, including a special birthday StageIt show on Feb. 1. [julieroberts.com]
Brandi Glanville, ex-wife of LeAnn Rimes' husband Eddie Cibrian, talked about rumors that her ex is stepping out on the songstress during this week's episode of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." The former model, who is never shy to share her opinion of LeAnn after the "Borrowed" singer had an affair with Eddie, supported LeAnn's marriage, saying, "Even if Eddie's cheating now, I don't want him to divorce LeAnn because I don't want him to put my kids through that." [Huffington Post]
Tune-in alert! "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" viewers can "Say Goodnight" to the Eli Young Band this Friday (Jan. 11). The Grammy-nominated foursome will perform their latest hit on the show, which airs at 12:35 AM ET on NBC. [CMIL]
If you hit the dance floor at a country music club any time during 2012, chances are you heard one of these high-steppin' hits. According to Marco Club Promotions, the Top 5 dance faves of the year were -- from No. 1 to 5: "Pontoon," (Little Big Town); "Springsteen" (Eric Church); "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" (Kip Moore); "Drunk on You" (Luke Bryan); "Lovin' You Is Fun" (Easton Corbin). [CMTT]
Tuesday's Headlines: Blake Shelton gets bromantic, while Taylor Swift's romantic trip ends ...