HUNTER PUTS THE DARK DAYS BEHIND HIM

Hunter Hayes says his current single "Invisible" is a song about being misunderstood and not fitting in, which is something that even Hunter had to face at one point in his life. Hayes tells People Country, "This is about the fact that when I was in middle school and high school, I had the most wonderful, supportive parents in the world, and I was making music every weekend, but even with all that, those were some of the most incredibly dark days." Hunter says that even though he was bullied and felt out of place during that time, he found a way to weather the storm and break through the dark place where he was at. And overcoming those obstacles was a theme Hunter made sure to include in his song "Invisible." Hayes shares, "The point of the song was about changing the story -- saying, 'Here's the good news, this chapter will change, and you'll never see it the same way again. All this pain is gonna be invisible.'"

Jason's New Album

The ACM's new Male Vocalist, Jason Aldean is putting the finishing touches on his brand new album expected out later this year. Aldean says that this week he's actually getting the new project finished.  "I actually go in to finish putting vocals this week as a matter of fact. So, I think we'll have a new single coming off it probably end of June 1st to July maybe something like that and then the album dropping later this fall.  So we'll have a new tour and all that that kicks off in May to go along with that. So it's coming they'll be some new stuff before the end of the year."

 

TOBY'S GOLF CLASSIC RETURNS

 

Toby Keith has been hosting his annual "Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic" for more than ten years, and the event will return again this year. The 11th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic benefits OK Kids Korral, a cost-free home-away-from-home for pediatric cancer patients, and is the largest event The Toby Keith Foundation hosts. Toby says, "We work on this event for months and months because we know it helps keep all the great things at the OK Kids Korral up and running." The two day event will take place on May 16-17 and will feature a live auction, nearly 100 silent auction items, food, entertainment, and a celebrity filled round of golf. The first night will feature Keith acting as the auctioneer as 750 guests pack the invitation only event to bid on all kinds of auction items. Some of the items up for auction include an African safari, a guitar signed by the Oklahoma Tornado Relief artists, a bull elk hunt, and autographed items from celebrities such as Colin Kaepernick, Kurt Warner, Derek Jeter, Dan Marino, Nolan Ryan, Phil Mickelson, Alice Cooper, Jimmy Buffett, Jason Aldean, George Strait and many more. The next day, 200 golfers will hit the links with the many celebrities who are attending the event. Some of those celebrities include Dermontti Dawson, Tony Casillas, Roy Williams, Sam Bowie, Nancy Lieberman and Red Steagall.

 

Lip What???

Rascal Flatts have revealed what many had already suspected -- that frontman Gary LeVox was lip syncing their performance of "Rewind" at Sunday's ACM Awards.

The band tells TMZ that LeVox lost his voice last week after performing several shows and didn't want to cancel the ACM performance so he decided to use a little recorded help. The band says it's the first time they've ever done it. LeVox added, "We're obviously not very good at it."