Nashville News and Notes for Wednesday

THE 2014 CMT MUSIC AWARDS HAS ANNOUNCED ITS FIRST LIST OF PERFORMERS FOR THE SHOW ON JUNE 4 AND IT'S AN IMPRESSIVE ONE AS BLAKE SHELTON, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, ERIC CHURCH, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LUKE BRYAN AND MIRANDA LAMBERT ARE ALL CONFIRMED TO PERFORM AT THIS YEAR’S LIVE SHOW.

MIRANDA LAMBERT LEARNED YESTERDAY THAT A THIRD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IS "LEATHER".  THAT'S JUST PERFECT FOR HER AS SHE AND BLAKE SHELTON CELEBRATE THEIR THIRD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY.  IN FACT, SHE SAYS SHE JUST GAVE HIM A WALLET SHE PICKED UP AT THE KENTUCKY DERBY!

MEANWHILE, BLAKE SHELTON IS THE NEW SPOKESPERSON FOR PIZZA HUT AND IS THE FACE OF THE PIZZA CHAIN’S NEW LINE OF BARBECUE PIES. SHELTON IS A HUGE FAN OF PIZZA HUT.  BACK IN 2010, HE ASKED FOR A LARGE PIZZA TO BE DELIVERED TO HIS BUS AFTER EVERY SHOW! BLAKE SAYS, "MY TOUR MANAGER ALWAYS SAYS, ‘WHAT DO YOU WANT?’ AND I ALWAYS ASK FOR STUFFED CRUST PIZZA. YOU DON’T EVEN HAVE TO PUT A TOPPING ON IT. WHEN WE HAVE A LONG FLIGHT SOMEWHERE, I ALWAYS BRING IT." BLAKE IS HELPING PIZZA HUT ROLL OUT THEIR NEW LINE OF BARBECUE PIZZAS, WHICH INCLUDE CHICKEN BARBECUE, HAWAIIAN BARBECUE, AND SHELTON’S FAVORITE, SMOKEHOUSE BARBECUE.

BRAD PAISLEY TOLD THE TENNESSEAN RECENTLY THAT HIS UPCOMING ALBUM – OUT IN AUGUST – MIGHT BE CALLED "THOUGHTS FROM A BUMPKIN," ALTHOUGH HE'S NOT TOTALLY SURE. HE SAID, "LOOKING AT THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A COUNTRY SINGER IS AN INTERESTING THING. THE ALBUM SHOULD BE EASY TO LIKE."

TAYLOR SWIFT TOLD E! NEWS RECENTLY OF HER FRIENDSHIP WITH SELENA GOMEZ, "WHEN YOUR LIFE CHANGES AND YOU BECOME THRUST INTO THIS REALLY STRANGE WHIRLWIND, WHERE WHAT YOUR LIFE IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK YOUR LIFE IS, BOTH OF US HAVE KIND OF STUCK IT OUT AND HUNG IN THERE THROUGH ALL THE DIFFERENT CHANGES WE'VE GONE THROUGH."