A new species of snail has been named in honour of the late Jimmy Buffett. According to CNN, scientists recently discovered the snail, known as the Cayo Margarita in the Florida Reef. It is named after Jimmy Buffett's hit, "Margaritaville."
"In some ways our team was no stranger to the regional signature drink. And of course, Jimmy Buffett's music," Rudiger Bieler, the biologist who first saw the snail while scuba diving, told CNN. "So when we came up with a species name, we really wanted to allude to the colour of the drink and the fact that is lives in the Florida keys."
The snail is bright yellow, which apparently acts as a defense mechanism against potential predators.
Russell Dickerson and his wife Kailey welcomed their second child, Radford Arthur, on October 1st. The couple shared pictures of the new baby on social media. He was born a little early, and Russell had just finished a stop on his Big Wheels & Back Roads Tour.
"Lil Rad man made his way into the world 17 hours after the show in Kansas City...Dad was dropped off at the hospital on the tour bus and all...But we made it!" The birth announcement read. "Lil Rad is a dream baby and Rem is obsessed with being a super big brother!"
Radford is their rainbow baby. Kailey suffered a miscarriage in 2022 when she was eight weeks along. At the time, she shared the pain of their loss in a heartfelt social media post. During her pregnancy with their new baby, Kailey never forgot the baby she lost...her baby shower was rainbow-themed.
Reba McEntire is releasing her album Not That Fancy today. It features acoustic versions of some of her biggest hits, including "Fancy," which Reba says she knew was going to be a hit for her. "I fell in love with that song when Bobbie Gentry had it out in the late '60's," Reba says. "It was a hit then, and it's been a hit every time anybody listens to it. Everybody can relate to it, it's a rags-to-riches song. I just absolutely love it. I've recorded it. I've performed it many times, done it on television shows, and it's always a hit."
Reba's new book, Not That Fancy: Simple Lessons on Living, Loving, Eating and Dusting Off Your Boots, comes out on Tuesday.
Darius Rucker was inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville on Wednesday. His favourite wrestler and good friend, Ric Flair, was there to induct Darius.
Ric Flair shared lots of humourous stories about hanging out with Darius, but he got emotional when he talked about what a great person Darius is, saying he was a "second-to-none musician" and "one of the greatest human beings we've all ever been gifted to know.
Darius had tears in his eyes when he thanked his family for the sacrafices they made as he pursued his musical dreams. "I'm just a kid from South Carolina who got lucky twice, so I'm shocked and humbled that I'm here," said Darius.
His new album, Carolyn's Boy, is being released on Friday.