Entertainment News

Ashley McBryde almost burned down Dolly Parton’s house. It happened about 10 years ago when she was new to Nashville. Quote, “I caught her microwave on fire. I got this gig helping as they remodeled her lake house. My job was to stay there with her niece who was my buddy. “We would let the wallpaper guys in and out and just do that kind of thing. Use the pool and not mess anything up.Dolly’s niece got the brilliant idea of putting a whole box of bagel bites in the microwave. They were STILL in the box, which went up in flames. That’s when Ashley made the “mistake” of trying to solve the problem. She grabbed the microwave, which was still on-fire, and ran out of the house ruining the freshly wallpapered room. She added, quote, “So I lost my job, but Dolly gave me the microwave. She knew I was poor and didn’t have one.”

Music-news.com says Chris Stapleton and Sheryl Crow will perform at Willie Nelson’s upcoming Farm Aid concert on September 24th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Willie Nelson is launching a 10-day music and cultural festival in the fall. It’s called Lucktoberfest, and it’ll be held on his ranch in Spicewood,Texas. There will be music, Halloween-themed events, and even a rodeo. The festival will run from October 28th through November 6th.

Jake Owen says he recently freaked out after Brooks & Dunn star Ronnie Dunn sent him a handwritten note. Jake posted: “Came home off the road, checked the mailbox, and freaked out getting a handwritten note from one of my country music heroes. Thanks [Ronnie Dunn] for being a legend, thanks for the music, and thanks for another kick a** honkvtonk album. I see [Jake Worthington] and [Parker McCollum] are on there as well! A well touted pat on the back to those two studs. Country music is alive and well and I’m still a giddy fan getting stuff like this! Make sure y’all go chk out 100 Proof Neon! The killer new album from my cowboy friend [Ronnie Dunn]!

Catch up on the latest news out of Music City, weekdays 6:45 and 9:10am with the Nashville 411!