CARRIE IS IN WORK MODE

Carrie Underwood walked the red carpet at the Time 100 gala in New York City on Tuesday night along with her husband Mike Fisher and the couple talked about her working on her next album. Mike told Us Weekly of when the wife is in work mode, "I stay out of her way. I go golfing or go fishing or something." Underwood agreed, "He stays away. That whole creative process is such a weird thing, and I've talked to other people in the music business and friends and what they do and we all kind of have our own 'isms.’" Carrie then said of the progress on her newest project, "I've been writing quite a bit, it's exciting. It definitely has a different sound. There are some thematic things that are quite different. I love strong women. So I want things that I can get on stage and just feel empowered."

 

NO FGL MILEY COLLABORATION IN THE WORKS

The guys from Florida Georgia Line say they would love to collaborate with friend Taylor Swift on her next album, but not necessarily with fellow Tennessee resident Miley Cyrus. Brian Kelley tells The Huffington Post, "No, not Miley (Laughs). You never know. I know Taylor’s got an album coming out pretty soon and she’d be amazing to collaborate with. She already has some really good collaborations, so you can’t go wrong with her. For us, country wise, Ronnie Dunn and Garth Brooks would be at the top of our list, Drake, Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa outside of that would probably be fun."

 

TAKING SHOTS WITH TOBY

Toby Keith is holding a contest for one lucky fan to take a drink of his Wild Shot Mezcal with Toby himself. The "Drinks After Work" Sweepstakes - named for his current album - offers winners a one-of-a-kind experience with Keith later this year. Fans 21-and-over can enter once-per-day from May 1 to Aug. 31 by registering at facebook.com/wildshotmezcal. No purchase is necessary. Five grand-prize winners and a guest get to have "Drinks After Work" with Toby at one of the Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill locations. The contest was inspired by one fan who at his charity golf tournament last year, paid $4,000 to take a shot of Toby's signature Wild Shot Mezcal with its namesake. Twice!