Brad Paisley will release his first major book, Diary of A Player, on Nov. 1. Published by Howard Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, the book is Paisley’s salute to the guitar gods of country, blues, and rock & roll who have shaped his life. It is described as a love letter to the guitar from Paisley, whose grandfather gave him his first guitar when he was eight years old. The book is co-written with David Wild, a contributing editor to Rolling Stone and an Emmy-nominated television writer and producer.
Reba McEntire, who had a big hit TV show with her namesake sitcom, could return to acting. She will shoot the pilot to a show called Malibu Country in April 2012. ABC is behind the pilot, and if the network picks it up, full production would start in August 2012. Variety reports it is a comedy about a divorced mother of three who leaves Nashville for a fresh start in Malibu, with plans to give her singing career another go.