It was a couple weeks ago when MADDIE & TAE said their song "Sierra" was inspired by a high school 'friend' who badmouthed MADDIE MARLOW behind her back.
Well, TAE DYE got the feeling there needed to be some closure, so she told Maddie to reach out to the girl . . . so she did. She sent a text to the real Sierra telling her about the song, and hoping there'd be no hard feelings.
And the girl responded almost immediately, and said it's all good . . . she's glad they both moved on, and congratulated Maddie on her success.
That actually DID lead to closure for Maddie. She says, quote, "I think it's awesome that even though she was someone that really made me feel like crap about myself, we have been able to mend that relationship.
"I hope that story helps people understand that once you demand respect from someone, most of the time it happens. It's exciting to have the situation come out so positive."
The last song MERLE HAGGARD recorded is on sale today. It's called "Kern River Blues", and it's about his memories of leaving Bakersfield, California in the late 1970s.
It's available on iTunes and at MerleHaggard.com. 10% of each sale will go to homeless charities.
BRAD PAISLEY's Life Amplified World Tour kicks off May 19th in Sacramento, California. Tyler Farr and Maddie & Tae will open the shows . . . with Chris Young filling in here and there. More dates will be announced soon. Grab details at BradPaisley.com.
COLE SWINDELL performed his song "You Should Be Here" on a recent Southwest Airlines flight.
Their Facebook page has the video and it features him performing, hanging with fans, and talking about how his dad inspired the song.
The video to ANDERSON EAST's song "Devil In Me" shows him in bed with a woman who is NOT MIRANDA LAMBERT.