It looks like Miranda Lambert is headed for the movies as Hollywood Deadline reported yesterday that Lambert is collaborating on the female comedy script Something In The Water penned by celebrated country music video director Trey Fanjoy and screenwriter Cindy McCreery. Deadline writes, "The strong female-led project is a multi-generational ensemble piece set in the heartland; Lambert would take on one of the roles in the romp about five women challenging their men in a bass fishing competition. The project, which Fanjoy also hopes to direct, is said be in the vein of Bridesmaids meets Steel Magnolias." Miranda and Trey Fanjoy have collaborated on videos together for more than a decade. No word on when the movie project is coming out yet.
The Academy of Country Music announced yesterday that Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place on September 9 at 7:00PM at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. This is Owen’s first time hosting the event and the fifth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.
Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Also, Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April.
As we mentioned via Tweetable, Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann took a break from their busy touring schedules Wednesday night to fulfill one of their lifelong dreams — to perform together on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Neimann said, "The Grand Ole Opry experience last night was truly a dream come true. Lee, Randy and I are still wondering how we went from sitting in the Opry seats watching our heroes sing to being three guys up there on that Opry stage playin' music together. We're so lucky and so thankful!" Houser added, "It's always great to come home to Nashville and play the Opry. It's a huge honor and to get to share the experience with my buddies Lee and Jerrod, after all we've been through together, made it that much more memorable." And Lee said, "I love the Opry. I've played everywhere and it's still the only place that makes me nervous - it's just so special. When I got the call to perform, I asked if I could invite Randy and Jerrod to join me, and tonight, with all of you, we're getting to make one of our dreams come true."