Mark Wystrach, the lead vocalist for the country trio Midland, welcomed his first child with his wife, Outdoor Voices founder and CEO Ty Haney.
The couple posted a family selfie announcing the birth of their baby girl on Instagram with the caption: “Sundance ‘Sunny’ Leon came into this world with a bang! It’s been a wild and unexpected week in the hospital, but we are all doing great and loving being together!”
The new mom, 31, added: “So grateful for our amazing doctors and nurses who have taken the best care of us and to our friends and family for all the love, prayers and support! The power of love and positivity is real. Lil Baby Sunny is strong, beautiful and an absolute joy! We’ve gotten a clean bill of health and we’re going home tomorrow. Yeehaw! The adventure has begun!!!”
Kanye West debuted the music video for “Closed on Sunday.” The song is a single from his “Jesus Is King” album
In the video West is seen resting in a rock formation with his wife, Kim Kardashian West and their four children. Soon armored vehicles are shown arriving carrying his mother-in-law, Kris Jenner, and members of his Sunday Service choir. A shot of the entire group present includes his sister-in-law Kourtney Kardashian and her children as well as West’s father.
The song centers on family and faith, and was directed by Jake Schreier in Wyoming where West recently purchased a ranch. You can view the video for “Closed on Sunday” at the link here.
The holidays just around the corner and superstar Beyoncé has just dropped a festive merch collection.
The 12-piece merch capsule is comprised of a selection of winter-ready apparel, an “I’m Sleep” face mask, tree ornaments, and, of course, Christmas accessories such as wrapping paper featuring Queen Bey herself. Standout items include the T-shirt with a graphic print of Beyoncé dressed in a Santa outfit along with the slogan “Your favorite wrapper,” and the woven blanket that reads “Gon’ Be Litty.”
You can shop Beyoncé’s festive merch on her website now where prices start at $15 USD.
Cream will release “Goodbye Tour Live 1968” on February 7th — a 4-disc box set of material from the group’s farewell tour. The box set is being previewed with previously-unreleased live audio of “Sunshine Of Your Love”.
The package contains 36 tracks, including 29 making their first appearance on CD, recorded during Cream’s farewell tour of the U.S. in October 1968 and their final UK date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 26 of that same year. There are a total of 19 previously unreleased tracks, and 10 tracks from the Royal Albert Hall show, which have only ever been available on DVD.
This new expanded edition comprises three US concerts – at the Oakland Coliseum, Los Angeles Forum and San Diego Sports Arena – alongside London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine says that following radiation treatment for throat cancer, his test results look great and he’s feeling strong.
Mustaine gave an update on his current condition to Rolling Stone, telling the publication, “I’m on the other side of the majority of the treatment, and I feel really strong. After the radiation, the guy said all of my test results looked amazing. I figured, I’m not gonna let this beat me. I’m not gonna let this even scare me.”
When he received the diagnosis, Mustaine said, “I thought about every single trick that I had learned about healing my body and the things I’d learned from martial arts, and I did everything that the doctor said to a T, and hopefully this is the end of it and I never hear of it again. But I feel great.”
Craig Morgan performed for service members in South Korea during Thanksgiving week as part of his 12th USO Tour. Craig himself spent 10.5 years on active duty in the U.S. Army in the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions and 6.5 years in the Army Reserves.
Craig’s trip to Camp Humphreys in South Korea will be highlighted in a special episode of CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown, airing at 9 a.m. ET on Dec. 14 and 15.
In 2018, Craig was awarded the Army’s Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in recognition of his dedication to entertaining troops and their families around the world. The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal is one of the highest awards that the Department of the Army can bestow upon a civilian. The Army recognized Craig for his significant dedication to supporting military members who have served their country, often in harm’s way.
George Strait headlined a benefit concert on Nov. 25 at ACL Live in Austin, Texas, that helped raise $1.5 million for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas. George partnered with the Discovery Land Company Foundation, which hosted the concert, to help the local people receive assistance following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.
In addition, George helped create a themed t-shirt to support Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. All proceeds from the shirt—which costs $20—will benefit the Abaco Relief Fund, which the Foundation created to “assist with the immediate disaster relief needs of Bahamian citizens, including water, shelter, medical needs, and the recovery of the community.” The t-shirt is available now.
Last week it was revealed that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were being dropped from the judging panel of the talent show Amercia’s Got Talent after just one season. Now new details have emerged, saying the women had been subjected to a “toxic culture” on the show, including offensive jokes, extensive criticism of their appearance and being ignored. Variety reports the two female judges received “excessive notes on their physical appearance.” Union, 47, was told more than half a dozen times that her hair styles were “too black” for the audience of America’s Got Talent. Hough, 31, is said to have been subjected to consistent criticism on hair, make-up and wardrobe, which apparently led to tensions on the show. Union is also reported to have made several complaints about offensive jokes she witnessed during filming for the talent show, that were ignored by senior executives.
NBC said in a statement: “America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show. The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously.”
Union declined to comment on the matter; however Hough denied the claims in a statement, saying: “I had a wonderful time on America’s Got Talent, I loved working with the cast, crew and producers. I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC.”
Steaming service Netflix has announced it will not be making another season of the show “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” The timing is ironic as Thanksgiving is the unofficial holiday of “MST3K,” the cult series about a guy and two robots laughing at bad movies.
The show originally premiered on Thanksgiving in 1988 on Comedy Central, with the network airing marathons. Host Jonah Ray took to twitter to announce the news, writing: “So, Netflix decided to not do another season of MST3K. We are off to Get Down in Lilyhammer while the OA helps us take it One Day At A Time. We will be in group therapy with Tuca & Bertie, Jessica Jones, & Lady Dynamite. The sessions will be run by Gypsy (w/ Naomi Watts.)”
In 2015, fans of the series contributed to a Kickstarter campaign to reboot the show. Launched by creator and original star Joel Hodgson, the campaign raised $5,764,229 in a month. That money, plus another $425,000 raised outside of Kickstarter, was enough to shoot 14 new episodes.
Greta Van Fleet singer Josh Kiszka says the band will release its second album in early 2020. Their acclaimed debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, was released back in 2018, and they previously stated that the new LP was scheduled to arrive in 2019 — but in a new interview, Kiszka outlined the updated plan.
Said Kiszka, “It’s intended to be a full release, a full album. For about two months in the heart of the summer of this year, we really poured everything into the writing and recording, and we’re hoping that sometime earlier next year we’ll be able to put it out.”
Earlier this year, guitarist Jake Kiszka said the new music would include “more outlandish stuff” than their previous music.