Lowdown From Twangtown (07/26/17)

It pays to go to a GARTH BROOKS concert.  You may remember that he recently gave an engaged couple a free honeymoon in Hawaii.  Well, he just did something similar, but this time he'll be digging a little deeper into the wallet. 

He helped a couple with a gender reveal at his show in L.A.  Turns out they're having a girl, and they promised to name her Brooks.  That did the trick because he offered to pay for her college education . . . if he's still alive by then. 

 

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Every young singer that moves to Nashville has one goal:  Get a record deal.  It's the Holy Grail that they may or may not ever reach.  So that's why DYLAN SCOTT's story is almost unbelievable.

He got signed to his record deal just weeks after graduating high school.  Yes, high school.  To his credit, he'd been going back and forth to Music City from his home in Louisiana since he was 16, so he put in the work.  But still.

He made the permanent move at 19, and he's 26 now and just starting to break out . . . so that shows how tough it is even after crossing that first hurdle.

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ERIC CHURCH released his breakthrough album "Chief" on this day back in 2011.  He told everyone he chose that title because it's his nickname, but that's not the whole story.  It was also his grandfather's nickname.  He was a police chief in North Carolina.

Eric says, quote, "Everybody called him chief, so it was just very neat to me, that across generations, it became my nickname and nobody knew about it being my grandpa's nickname.  Nobody.

"When it came time to title the record, 'Chief' was the right title from my point of view, but also because of my grandfather and what he meant to me."

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