Charlie Daniels says his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame is the “cherry on top of the icing….it’s where the cake stops.” Daniels says he never even dared to dream about being inducted and he’s flabbergasted at the honour. Randy Travis was able to smile and say “thank you” at the announcement of the inductees in Nashville yesterday. He is not able to talk much after suffering a stroke three years ago.
Merle Haggard’s pneumonia continues to dog him. He has called off his concerts for April while he recovers from a recurring case of double pneumonia.
A drive across the U-S two weeks ago inspired a revelation in Avicii: he doesn’t want to tour anymore. Avicii says on his website he’s been blessed to travel the world, but he has too little left for the life of a real person. He says his 2016 shows will be his last but he will continue to make music.
Although Patty Duke will be best remembered as an actress, she did have a short-lived career as a pop singer, and was a mother to actor Sean Astin. She died early Tuesday of complications from a ruptured intestine. She was in 69. Everyone is saddened by this loss. But I have to ask … am I the only one that only realized today that she was Sean Astin’s mother?
An Los Angeles police captain claims Elton John groped and made sexually suggestive comments to him while he worked John’s security detail. Captain Jeffrey Wenninger has filed suit against John, claiming the incident occurred in early 2014 while he was working off-duty.