While 2014 produced some truly amazing music, there were also a fair amount of stories we followed away from the studio. Here are some of the most newsworthy off record stories of 2014:
George Strait Finishes Up Touring
The king of country called it quits from touring this spring. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour concluded at AT&T Stadium in Dallas back in June. His final show attracted more than 100,000 and featured appearances by many of country’s biggest stars.
Scotty McCreery Robbed
The American Idol winner found himself in a scary situation back in early May. Scotty McCreery and some friends were held at gunpoint as the robbers took their wallets and cell phones. Thankfully, no one was injured in the scare.
Tim McGraw Lashes Out
Apparently, 2014 was the year Tim McGraw would finally crack under the stress of constantly having fans draped all over him. McGraw slapped a woman’s hand away after she grabbed at him inappropriately back in July. The women went on to hire a lawyer likely to sue McGraw, but settled out of court.
Brantley Gilbert Gets Engaged
Brantley Gilbert, who was previously engaged to fellow country singer Jana Kramer, got engaged this past October. The singer revealed on the Bobby Bones Radio show, that he would be marrying a woman he’d known for almost ten years and has played a role in many of his songs.
Garth Brooks’ Returns
After nearly fourteen years, Garth Brooks made his return to music this year. He started his return with the announcement that he would be touring worldwide over the next year, followed it up with the launch of GhostTunes, and finished his year off with the release of his new album Man Against Machine.
Jason Aldean Gets Engaged
Not only did Jason Aldean release one of the biggest albums this year, but he also made plans to tie the knot with his girlfriend Brittany Kerr. This will be the singer’s second marriage.
Carrie Underwood Announces Pregnancy
After getting married to NHL player Mike Fisher back in 2010, many have wondered if the two would have a child. Well we found out they would be in 2014. Underwood is pregnant with the couple’s first child, a boy, and is due in early 2015.