■ JUST IN: The pranks have begun on Brad Paisley’s AMERICAN SATURDAY NIGHT Tour as Justin Moore was the first to be messed with this week. Apparently, reports from those on-site in Fresno this week, one of Brad’s crew guys came on stage during Justin’s set wearing nothing but a big diaper, in recognition of Justin’s new baby girl, Ella Kole, who was born last week. In response, Justin decided to take that same diaper and wear it on stage during the encore song “Alcohol”. Justin kept his clothes on under the diaper though. Clearly the major punches have yet to be thrown out on the road. We’re certain there’s more craziness from the tour to come!
■ REBA WILL PERFORM AGAIN THIS YEAR AT CMA MUSIC FEST: Reba will take the stage again this year at CMA Music Fest, it was announced this week. “CMA Music Fest is a great place to see the fans from all over the world. They’re the most avid country music fans which makes them an extremely exciting audience,” noted Reba. For more info, visit www.cmamusicfest.com.
■ JEWEL AND HUSBAND TY MURRAY TO HOST WWE RAW: You won’t want to miss Jewel and Ty Murray Monday night (tomorrow February 22nd) as they host WWE RAW, broadcast live at 9PM ET on USA Network. After a year of schedule conflicts, Ty Murray and Jewel will be in Indianapolis two days after the Iron Cowboy Invitational to host Raw at Conseco Fieldhouse. This particular Raw performance will feature wrestling superstars Sheamus, The Miz, and Big Show, along with Shawn Michaels, Triple H and others. For Ty, his involvement is about awareness. “I feel like it’s another way to get the sport of bull riding out to a giant audience,” Ty said. “It’s already sold out, and they do huge numbers on television worldwide.” And, of course, “it’s a fun deal.” Ty later joked, “Nacho Libre has nothing on me.” As hosts of the show, Ty said that he and Jewel were told they will essentially serve as puppeteers of the program. “For me, it’s exciting because we’re living in a world where they’re starting to include me and the sport of bull riding and cowboys into more mainstream popular culture,” said Ty. “I see it as we ought to be there to try and make more people aware of the sport.