Julie Reeves: McGraw on the mend after concert collapse
Tim McGraw is on the mend after collapsing on stage during a performance in Dublin, Ireland, on Sunday, March 11. A representative for McGraw told People, “Tim McGraw was suffering from dehydration in Dublin ... at the C2C show. He was attended to by local medical staff on-site and will be fine.
He and (wife Faith Hill) thank everyone for their love and support and look forward to seeing their Irish fans again soon.” McGraw had just sung his hit “Humble And Kind” when he slumped to his knees on the stage and was helped off stage by crew members. Hill came out shortly after and told fans McGraw would not continue his performance.
She said, “He’s been super dehydrated. I apologize, but I made the decision that he cannot come back out on stage.” The audience responded by chanting “We love Tim.” This was McGraw and Hill’s third show over three days and three cities. The couple brings their Soul2Soul tour stateside beginning May 31 in Richmond, Virginia.
OH, WHAT A WORLD: Kacey Musgraves announced a headlining world tour - The Oh, What A World tour - before a sold-out crowd of 14,000 fans at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, March 10, during the C2C: Country to Country Festival. The tour will play in countries across Europe this fall, including The Netherlands, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, with Musgraves headlining London’s legendary Wembley Arena on Oct. 27. Pre-sales for the European leg of the tour began Wednesday, March 14.
The Oh, What A World: Tour will support Musgraves’ fourth studio album, “Golden Hour,” due out March 30. While overseas, Musgraves hung out with Sir Elton John at his home in England where they shared a conversation, took some selfies and John gifted Musgraves with a gold pair of Gucci sunglasses. Musgraves is currently on
The Breakers tour with Little Big Town and will join Harry Styles on his U.S. tour this summer, including two nights each at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ The Forum, before kicking off her headlining “Oh, What A World” tour.
JUDGE SHANIA: Shania Twain has signed on to be one of the judges on the reality series “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which features several female impersonators through a series of competitions and challenges. The new season premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22, on VH1.
CLASSIC COVERS: Joe Nichols has launched his “Never Gets Old: Traditional Country Series” in which he will release a classic country cover song with coinciding video content every month. Nichols kicked off the series last Friday with a cover of Don Williams’ “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” as an ode to his wife. Fans can look for a new track the first Friday of every month, with the next song hitting streaming services and digital retailers Friday, April 6.
Julie Reeves is the midday host on Big Buck Country 101.5. Also contributing is Bill Cornwell.