Ellen: Tim McGraw & Kenny Chesney
Did you know that country stars Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw have more than 50 #1 hits between the two of them? Over the years, they’ve sold in excess of 70 million albums. That is some unimaginable success.
After they Performed “Feel Like a Rock Star” for Ellen, the guys sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for a chat about the upcoming 2012 Brothers of Summer Tour, coming to a stadium near you.
Ellen called the combined tour a great idea, and the guys said it’s been years in the making. They’ve known each other for about 20 years, and they live in the same Nashville neighborhood.
Kenny Chesney recalled a story when Tim & Faith Hill’s daughter Gracie painted everyone’s toenails. It was the weekend before the ACM Awards that year, and Kenny was hanging out at the pool before the show, having forgotten that his toenails were painted.
“Oddly enough, that still happens to Kenny,” Tim said, mentioning that he’s in a new world of trouble now that the ACMs have moved to Las Vegas.
Read about Ellen’s ACM Red Carpet Report.
Kenny Chesney Barefoot & Tim McGraw Summer Tour
Kenny Chesney likes to go barefoot, and he was even barefoot on Ellen’s couch. I’m not sure that is the most sanitary idea. Also, wouldn’t that hurt your feet? I hope he has a good podiatrist.
Tim McGraw mentioned that he’s worried his co-headliner will get a fungus. Kenny Chesney said he just likes to be comfortable.
As for the name of the tour, Kenny Chesney explained the lineage. “Tim and I both, we play music in the summertime,” he said. “We both love the outdoors, love the sun.”
Both superstars agree that they are doing it all for the fans. Ellen pointed out that the tour has already sold nearly one million tickets. You can get your tickets at kennychesney.com, if you haven’t already.
Ellen: Josh Johnson at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards
Remember Josh Johnson, the student who tap dances on New York subways to pay his tuition? Ellen sent him to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards over the weekend, and she shared the video he brought back.
Of course, the Kids Choice Awards carpet is actually orange, in the spirit of Nickelodeon. Katy Perry and Emma Stone were there. Josh talked to fashionista Kelly Osbourne, who had heard his story.
Josh asked Selena Gomez what Ellen should’ve been nominated for at the KCAs, and she suggested Kids Choice Hottie. Actor Chris Tucker shared some of his dance moves for Ellen.
He gave Cody Simpson some Ellen Underwear, and compared middle names with Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games. Sarah Hyland of Modern Family also got her groove on for Ellen, attempting an Orange Carpet Dance Dare.