December 4, 2013 - The Lone Bellow postponed tour dates due to vocal problems of lead singer Zach Williams.
"Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers," wrote in a Facebook posting on Wednesday. "In Denver a couple days ago I lost my voice and went in to see a doctor. I was told that I had a cyst on my vocal... »»»
December 4, 2013 - Garth Brooks is back. His "Blame It All On My Roots" box set debuts in third on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart with 160,000 units sold. That wasn't good enough to top One Direction, which sold a whopping 546,000 units of "Midnight Memories."
Brooks' six-CD/two-DVD set was sale-priced for $24.... »»»
December 4, 2013 - Carrie Underwood stars as Maria in NBC's three-hour television production, "The Sound of Music Live!," coming Thursday night.
In advance of the live broadcast, Sony Masterworks released the companion soundtrack, "The Sound of Music" - Music from the NBC Television Event," featuring studio recordings... »»»
December 4, 2013 - Eric Paslay (pass-lay) will release his self-titled debut album on Feb. 4, 2014.
The album features Paslay's Top 15 hit single Friday Night, which he co-wrote with Rose Falcon and Rob Crosby. The song has been featured in weekly ESPN College Football Friday Primetime Broadcasts this fall.... »»»
December 3, 2013 - Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson are among the artists named by The Recording Academy today to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25... »»»
December 3, 2013 - Garth Brooks is going back to Vegas, but this time he'll bring his band with him instead of performing solo.
Brooks and band will play four shows at the Wynn Las Vegas resort Jan. 3-4 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Brooks will play his own songs, instead of music that influenced him as he did during his solo gigs.... »»»
December 3, 2013 - Jake Owen releases his fourth studio disc, "Days of Gold," today. The title track is the current single. The dozen-song release was produced by Joey Moi. The title track is the first single. Owen enjoyed four top 10 hits from his last release, "Barefoot Blue Mean Night," including the title track and... »»»
December 3, 2013 - Drive-By Truckers will release "English Oceans," its 12th album, on March 4, 2014 on ATO Records.
The music has varied sounds. "It can go from this chainsaw rock 'n' roll to this very delicate, pretty-sounding stuff," said Mike Cooley.
"English Oceans" was recorded over 13 days at Chase Park... »»»
December 2, 2013 - Joe Nichols will sit atop the Billboard Country SOngs chart when it is out this week with Sunny and 75.
Nichols will take over from Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert, who were first with We Were Us.
The lead single from Nichols' new album "Crickets," reached number one on both the Billboard Hot Country... »»»
December 2, 2013 - DJ Silver will make his national TV debut on Tuesday on Fox News Channel's morning show "Fox & Friends."
The country DJ/remixer/producer will perform a track off his debut EP, "Country Club," out now on Sony Music Nashville. The disc contains four songs including Barefoot Blue Jean Night and Two Black Cadillacs.... »»»
November 26, 2013 - Zac Brown Band will release "The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1" on Brown's Southern Ground Artists label via iTunes on Dec. 10.
The release features the first studio recording of Day for the Dead, the song which the band performed with Grohl on this year's Country Music Association.... »»»
November 26, 2013 - Craig Campbell will Keep Them Kisses Comin' or at least he hopes radio will because that's the new single off "Never Regret.
The disc already spawned one hit with Outta My Head.
The new single, written by Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip, is a mature look at two people with a true love.... »»»
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November 26, 2013 - CMT and Clear Channel Media and Entertainment today announced a multi-platform partnership that will create the largest country music platforms in radio and television, with access to CMT's reach of 92 million households and CCM+E's reach of 89 million country listeners per month.... »»»
November 25, 2013 - Kip Moore's Young Love, the lead single from the his sophomore album, drops today on iTunes.
The second album, the follow-up to "Up All Night," is due out in January.
Moore is nominated for four American Country Awards including "Artist of the Year: New Artist," "Single of the Year," "Single of the... »»»
November 25, 2013 - Taylor Swift was the big winner at the American Music Awards Sunday by taking four awards including Artist of the Year.
Swift said upon winning the fan-voted big honor, "The fact that you voted for my music means we're on the same page. I'm 23, and I have no idea what's going to happen with my life.... »»»
November 25, 2013 - A bus carrying members of Willie Nelson's band crashed early Saturday resulting in three people being injured.
As a result, four concerts slated for November were canceled.
The band's bus (Nelson was in his own bus) crashed along I-30 around 3:30 a.m. when it hit a bridge pillar about 80 miles east of Dallas.... »»»
November 22, 2013 - Highlighting original music from the hit drama "Nashville," "The Music of Nashville, Original Soundtrack Seasns 1, Volume 1" hits stores Dec. 10 on Big Machine.
Buddy Miller produced the new project, which features the voices of actors Connie Britton (Rayna Jaymes), Hayden Panettiere (Juliette... »»»
November 22, 2013 - John Prine said on Thursday that he is being treated for lung cancer and expects to make a full recovery.
"I've been diagnosed with non-small cell carcinoma of the lung. Doctors here in Nashville have caught it early, and it is operable. They see no reason why I won't fully recover.... »»»
November 21, 2013 - Toby Keith led the way in the grand opening of the OK Kids Korral grand opening ceremony last Thursday.
The Oklahoma City residence is for parents and children dealing with cancer. Keith was instrumental in helping fund the project.
"OK Kids Korral is like Ritz Carlton meets Disney World and I... »»»
November 21, 2013 - Kevin Fowler announced his annual Deck The Dancehalls tour this morning.
Kicking off on Friday, Nov. 29 at Big Texas Dance Hall in Spring, Texas, the yearly holiday-infused run will bring the Texas singer to dance halls across the region.
Fowler is once again spearheading the Fowler Food Drive... »»»
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November 21, 2013 - Country Music Association Board President Ed Hardy received the Chairman's Award today in a surprise move, honoring him for his leadership.
The organization's Chairman Troy Tomlinson gave the award, which is given at the discretion of the chairman. Tomlinson praised the leadership and hours of... »»»