May 23, 2013 - As
Carrie Underwood prepares to wrap her 2012-2013 "Blown Away Tour" tonight in Abbottsford, Canada, a $1 million dollar donation is being made to the Red Cross for disaster relief.
The charitable contribution to the Red Cross derives from the tour's concert proceeds and was established when it... »»»
May 23, 2013 - George Strait topped the Country Albums chart for the week ending June 1 with "Love Is Everything." Florida Georgia Line yet again led the Hot Country Songs chart with Cruise.
Strait displaced Lady Antebellum's "Golden," which fell to second. "Annie Up" from Pistol Annies was third.... »»»
May 23, 2013 - Aaron Lewis will make his debut on the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday May 28 along Bill Anderson, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Dustin Lynch, Craig Campbell and Sam Palladio from the ABC hit show "Nashville."
"Getting to play the Grand Ole Opry is such an incredible honor," said Lewis. "It's a dream come true... »»»
May 23, 2013 - Little Big Town will host the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" on Monday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.
"It's an incredible honor to be hosting this year's CMA Fest," said Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town. "We could not be more excited about the party that's going to break out at... »»»
May 23, 2013 - The inaugural Faster Horses Festival, coming July 19-21 to Brooklyn, Mich., is adding to its second stage acts including Frankie Ballard, Kelleigh Bannen, The Cadillac Three, Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys, Will Hoge and Chris Stapleton.
The second stage artists will join previously announced headliners... »»»
May 22, 2013 - George Strait will have the second biggest selling album in the U.S. when the charts are officially released Thursday. Strait's "Love is Everything" is second to Vampire Weekend's "Modern Vampires of the City," which sold 134,000 units in its debut week.
The disc is Strait's 18th top 10 album, tying... »»»
May 22, 2013 - Rascal Flatts will kick-off its 35-city tour, Farmers Insurance Presents Rascal Flatts "LIVE & LOUD," on Friday in Jones Beach, N.Y. with tailgating events for their fans prior to each of the shows in the FarmersFans Zone.
Special guests on the tour are The Band Perry and 2012's The Voice winner Cassadee Pope.... »»»
May 22, 2013 - Kellie Pickler became the first-ever country artist to win Dancing With The Stars last night.
Pickler joined with partner Derek Hough (sister of Juliane Hough, who put out a country disc in 2008 and won DWTS in 2004 and 2005), gave a shout out to Pickler's grandfather before the season 16 champ was... »»»
May 22, 2013 - Tim McGraw will be releasing live tracks from his Two Lanes of Freedom Tour 2013 for the first time ever this summer as part of his new program "McGraw Overdrive Series Live."
The first track, Southern Girl, will be available starting this Friday, May 24 exclusively at timmcgraw.... »»»
May 21, 2013 - Bluegrass ace Don Rigsby does the tribute thing on "Doctor's Orders: A Tribute to Ralph Stanley" (Rebel), which was released today. Ricky Skaggs, Larry Sparks, Charlie Sizemore, James Alan Shelton of Stanley's band, and Dr. Ralph himself all play on the disc of 14... »»»
May 21, 2013 - Blake Shelton is working on a benefit concert to help the victims of Monday's tornado in his home state of Oklahoma that has killed 24 people and leveled Moore, Okla., Billboard reported.
Shelton is working with NBC to organize a benefit concert. "We'll know more about it in the next 24 hours,"... »»»
May 21, 2013 - Hank Williams Jr. is gearing to launch a summer tour in celebration of his latest album, "Old School, New Rules." Stops include Detroit, Orlando, Atlantic City and Biloxi, Miss.
"I always have fun playing shows. I love to get out in front of my loyal fans and making my mark on this great country," he says.... »»»
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May 20, 2013 - Toby Keith voiced support on Monday for his hometown of Moore, Okla., which was hit by a monster tornado killing at least 50 people, including 20 children.
Keith issued a statement voicing his support for the town. "This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Jana Kramer has a lot of hope for her new single.
I Hope It Rains from her self-titled debut album is impacting radio now. Kramer shot a video for the song just outside of Nashville to be released next month. Kramer is currently on tour with Darius Rucker through June joining Blake Shelton on the Ten... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Wynonna returns to ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" for the Tuesday, May 21 2-hour season finale, airing at 9 p.m. eastern.
Judd will perform an opening dance number with all her fellow celebrity cast members and the pro and troupe dancers. She will later sing I Want To Know What Love Is.... »»»
May 20, 2013 - RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Joanna Smith will have a life-long dream come true when she makes her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 15.
"Playing the Opry is the biggest honor I can imagine," said Smith. "I can remember watching it on my great grandmother's TV and dreaming of the experience.... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Little Big Town will world-premiere its video for current single, Your Side of the Bed, this Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America.
An exclusive CMA Music Festival Announcement will also take place in the 8:30 a.m. hour.
The video, shot last month by Becky Fluke (Pistol Annies/The Civil Wars),... »»»
May 19, 2013 - Taylor Swift was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with eight.
Swift took home Artist of the Year, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Swift also took home Top Digital Songs Artist, Top 200 Album for "Red," Top Country Album ("Red"), Top Country Artist and Top Country... »»»
May 17, 2013 - American Idol is done for the season, and country came in second.
Kree Harrison placed second in the annual search for talent to Candice Glover of South Carolina.
Harrison, 23, will play the Grand Ole Opry on June 4, she learned on Friday in a call from Idol judge Keith Urban.... »»»
May 17, 2013 - Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles announced today that she will release her first solo album this fall. She has enlisted the help of producer Rick Rubin on the project.
Rubin, previously co-president of Columbia Records and founder of Def Jam Records, has worked with a variety of artists such as... »»»
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May 17, 2013 - Kacey Musgraves debuted the official video for her current single, Blowin' Smoke on her brand new web site this week.
The video was filmed in Los Angeles last month and was shot by director Honey (Kings of Leon, Ke$ha). The track comes from her acclaimed debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park.... »»»