November 30, 2010 - Staind front man Aaron Lewis grew up with country, but you wouldn't know it from his hard rocking band, which has enjoyed hits with "Outside, It's Been Awhile and So Far Away.
But now the New Englander is returning to roots. Lewis is releasing a five-song EP, "Town Line," through Stroudavarious... »»»
November 30, 2010 - Lucinda Williams is getting some new music out in 2011.
Williams, whose last release was "Little Honey" from 2008, announced via Facebook that "Blessed" would be out March 1, 2011 with a deluxe version containing a second disc, "The Kitchen Tapes." The second disc will be comprised of home recordings... »»»
November 30, 2010 - Drive-By Truckers canceled the final five dates of their European tour due to illness.
The band's web site said, "Drive-By Truckers will be forced to cancel the remaining shows on their European tour. The band has been sick for several days and last night Mike Cooley collapsed due to exhaustion and dehydration.... »»»
November 30, 2010 - The Jayhawks will play concerts in 5 cities in January 2011 to celebrate the reissue of the band's first two American Recordings discs.
On Jan. 18, 2011 American/Sony Legacy will release expanded editions of The Jayhawks' "Hollywood Town Hall" and "Tomorrow The Green Grass." The former was released in... »»»
November 29, 2010 - Carrie Underwood's show tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit was postponed due to illness.
The show will be held Dec. 22 with all tickets for tonight's show honored.
Underwood's web site said nothing about the postponement. Other shows remain as... »»»
November 29, 2010 - Josh Kelley will release a three-song EP on Nov. 30 that includes his current single, Georgia Clay.
Other songs on the EP are A Real Good Try and Ain't Letting Go.
Kelley's album, "Georgia Clay," is set for a spring 2011 release. "I am super excited about these songs," Kelley said.... »»»
November 29, 2010 - The Judds will receive the Country Radio Broadcasters 2011 CRB Career Achievement Award recipient and industry executive Joe Galante the CRB President's Award, it was announced Monday.
The awards are presented each year at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony, which will be March... »»»
November 29, 2010 - Brad Paisley's H2O World Tour finished out 2010 in Tulsa, Okla. at the BOK Center last weekend. Paisley invited 1973 CMA Entertainer of the Year Roy Clark, to join him on stage and they ripped through Clark's instrumental hit Ghost Riders in the Sky for the sold-out crowd.
Paisley said, "I learned... »»»
November 29, 2010 - Brett Eldredge makes his television debut appearance on Dec. 4 as part of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America's (AFA) "Together for Care" telethon. Eldredge will perform his Top 40 single Raymond on the hour-long broadcast.
Eldredge penned the song after learning about the progressing decline of his... »»»
November 28, 2010 - Keith Urban was busy over Thanksgiving weekend, but the pace is not going to slow down just yet.
Urban's Oprah Winfrey debut, during which Urban speaks to Winfrey before performing his latest single, Put You In A Song, from his brand new CD, "Get Closer," will be Monday.
Almost 30 million saw Urban's... »»»
November 28, 2010 - Willie Nelson was charged with possession of marijuana Friday after six ounces were found on his tour bus in Texas, according to a U.S. Border Patrol spokesman.
Nelson's bus was at a checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, about 85 miles east of El Paso, around 9 a.m. Friday. An officer smelled a... »»»
November 26, 2010 - Eating with Carrie Underwood is going to be very expensive, but, hey, you also get the chance to dine with her husband, Ottawa Senators hockey player Mike Fisher, and the money goes to charity.
A charity dinner held Tuesday at an Ottawa, Canada area restaurant, Fratelli, raised $82,450 with the dinner... »»»
November 24, 2010 - Rascal Flatts, the best selling country group of the decade, continued their run as their first album on Big Machine Records, "Nothing Like This," was the sixth best selling CD in the U.S. Susan Boyle's "The Gift" sold 335,000 units, with RF having sold 165,0000 units moved.
Keith Urban chartered... »»»
November 24, 2010 - Tracy Lawrence led the way for his 5th Annual Tracy Lawrence Mission Possible on Tuesday with birds collected and cooked for the needy on Thanksgiving.
Brad Arnold (Three Doors Down,) GAC's Suzanne Alexander, Bo Bice, Burns & Poe, Chelsea Field, Matt Gary, LoCash Cowboys, Lathan Moore, Lorrie Morgan,... »»»
November 23, 2010 - Alan Jackson had the lone big release this week with "34 Number Ones." Now, the CD does contain the right number of number ones, but there are more than 34 songs on the disc. New songs include Ring of Fire, his take on the Johnny Cash hit, As She's Walking Away with Zac Band Band (and really featuring... »»»
November 23, 2010 - Taylor Swift announced today that she will tour the world in 2011 in support of her "Speak Now" Swift is is currently slated to play 87 shows in 19 countries spanning 4 continents on the Taylor Swift Speak Now World Tour 2011, which kicks off Feb. 9 in Singapore.
The 2011 dates will include six... »»»
November 23, 2010 - Boston has something for Kenny Chesney. The singer sold out his summer stadium show in eight minutes on Saturday. This marked the sixth time Chesney sold out Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
Of the Aug. 27, 2011 sell out, Chesney said, "I can't wait to feel the energy of Foxboro again. I missed it this year, I really did.... »»»
November 23, 2010 - Alan Jackson will receive the Greatest Hits Award at the American Country Awards in December.
Jackson, who has sold more than 50 million albums over his 20-year career, will also perform on the inaugural broadcast airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m.... »»»
November 23, 2010 - Keith Urban heads to Dallas to begin rehearsals for his Thanksgiving Day halftime performance for the Dallas Cowboys versus New Orleans Saints game. The roughly seven-minute performance will air live on Fox and will also serve as the kick-off of the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.... »»»
November 22, 2010 - A three-CD tribute to Waylon Jennings featuring new recordings from Alabama and Jamey Johnson, will hit the streets in Feb. 8, 2011 with the first volume.
Big Machine music is putting out "The Music Inside - Volume 1, Collaboration dedicated to Waylon Jennings." Are You Sure Hank Done It this Way will... »»»
November 22, 2010 - Steve Buchanan will continue as chairman of the board of The Country Music Association, it was decided at the annual Board of Directors election meeting in Nashville this week. Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts will join the board. The new board year does not begin until Jan. 1, 2011.... »»»
November 22, 2010 - Ralph Stanley is preparing to launch a new disc of Appalachian spirituals this winter.
Rebel will release newly recorded spirituals as "A Mother's Prayer," on March 8. Colin Escott wrote the liner notes on the CD, Stanley's 33rd for Rebel.
This has been a busy year for Stanely.... »»»
November 22, 2010 - Keith Urban is set to return to the road next summer with a U.S. tour that will debut in Mobile, Ala. on June 16, 2011. "Get Closer 2011 World Tour" will have an all-new stage production.
"Get Closer 2011 World Tour" will make stops in Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, Washington DC, amongst other locations.... »»»
November 22, 2010 - You never know who'll show up at a concert. During a Joe's Bar stop in Chicago last Wednesday, Billy Currington surprised fans by bringing out singer and producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds for a soulful collaboration of Change The World.
The video is available at YouTube.
Currington and Edmonds met... »»»
November 22, 2010 - Don't accuse former eastmountainsouth member Kat Maslich-Bode of moving too fast.
It's been six years for the Nashville-based singer/songwriter to complete her solo debut, "The Road of 6," since parting in 2004 with Peter Bradley Adams.
The album, due Jan. 18, 2011 via Mishara Music, is produced by... »»»
November 22, 2010 - CMA Country Christmas offers music, memories, and stories of the season from the likes of Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and Reba McEntire when the special airs Monday, Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. eastern on ABC. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles hosted the show.
"The themes you find in Country Music are the... »»»
November 22, 2010 - Gloriana teamed up with Booyah, a social web and mobile entertainment company, to be featured in the music discovery game on Facebook Nightclub City for the launch of their new "Nashville" location within the game.
Gloriana will be a featured artist in the first-ever country music playlist within Nightclub City.... »»»
November 21, 2010 - Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood were the winners Sunday in the country categories at the American Music Awards.
Paisley won for male country artist, Swift for female country artist, Lady Antebellum for country group and Underwood for country album of the year for "Play On.... »»»
November 20, 2010 - Tim McGraw released the video for his new single Felt Good On My Lips.
The song is from his forthcoming greatest hits collection, "#1 Hits," which drops Nov.... »»»
November 19, 2010 - Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion will release their second full-length album, "Bright Examples," on Ninth Street Opus on Feb. 22, 2011.
Produced by Vetiver's Andy Cabic and Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Devendra Banhart) and recorded at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, N.Y., the CD includes 12 original... »»»
November 19, 2010 - Big & Rich seemingly may have gone their own ways, but they will be together at least for one show in 2011 - at the self-described The World's Greatest Country Music Festival, aka Craven Country Jamboree (July 14-17, 2011) in Craven, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Big & Rich will play on Saturday, July 16 in... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Look for new music from Dolly Parton in 2011 and a world tour starting next summer.
Parton announced the news on her web site and Twitter.
"This is the news you have waited all year for! Dolly Parton is pleased to announce that she is planning to release an album full of new material on her own Dolly... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Eddie Montgomery, one-half of Montgomery Gentry, is battling prostate cancer.
"I will be undergoing surgery to remove the cancerous tumor in December," Eddie said in a statement released Thursday.. "I will be back in January ready to rock for all the fans. Please keep my family and I in your prayers.... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Kid Rock will tour the U.S. this winter with Jamey Johnson serving as his opening act.
Kid Rock announced the tour this week, the same wee he released his CD , "Born Free," which is trying to gain a foothold in the country market.
The kickoff of the tour comes in the form of a 40th birthday party... »»»
November 18, 2010 - WSIX/Nashville radio personality Gerry House will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame April 12, 2011 in Las Vegas. House, who also has achieved fame as a songwriter, is the first country radio personality to receive this honor since the awards began in 1977.
House joined... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Kix Brooks told fans this week he was headed off to Phoenix to begin shooting an independent film called "Thriftstore Cowboy. "
Brooks said he's playing a darker character in the movie, which has no set release date as yet.
"When I leave here, I'll try to leave my happy go lucky and get in a little... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Zac Brown Brown stayed number 1 on the Billboard Country Songs chart with "As She's Walking Away for the week ending Nov. 27. ZBB features Alan Jackson on the song. Among CDs, Taylor Swift was replaced by Susan Boyle's "The Gift" as the best selling disc in the U.S. and fell to second.... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Taylor Swift has joined NBC's Thanksgiving lineup on Thursday, Nov. 25 with an all-new musical special "Taylor Swift: Speak Now" at 8 p.m. Eastern.
The one-hour special will bring fans on a whirlwind trip from New York City to Los Angeles with concerts in Central Park and on top of a tour bus on... »»»
November 18, 2010 - A new installment of CMT Crossroads with Martina McBride and Train will air Saturday night.
McBride and Train swapped lines of A Broken Wing, Wrong Baby Wrong, Drops of Jupiter and Hey, Soul Sister before an invitation-only audience in Nashville. The show is at 8 pm. Eastern/Pacific.... »»»
November 18, 2010 - Jo Dee Messina will perform her second annual Christmas concert benefiting Harvest Hands Community Development Corporation (CDC), a non-profit, faith-based organization in South Nashville.
Harvest Hands CDC exists to be a catalyst of holistic community development focusing on healthy living,... »»»
November 18, 2010 - In the midst of promoting their new CD, "Nothing Like This" in New York earlier this week, Rascal Flatts announced the JCPenney Online Angel Giving Tree Program, to host a toy drive and to present a check $100,000 to the Salvation Army on behalf of JCPenney.
Rascal Flatts adopted their own online... »»»
November 17, 2010 - Trace Adkins will host and perform on the American Country Awards on Dec. 6 from Last Vegas.
Easton Corbin, Steel Magnolia and Uncle Kracker are also set to perform during the two-hour show.
This is the only country music awards show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists... »»»
November 17, 2010 - Taylor Swift no longer has the best selling CD in the U.S. When the charts are officially released Thursday, Susan Boyle's "The Gift" debuts in first with 318,000 units sold. Swift's "Speak Now' dropped to second with 212,000 units sold, down 34 percent.
Jason Aldean moved down four spots to sixth... »»»
November 17, 2010 - Trace Adkins will appear as a special guest on Fox & Friends (Fox News). The show will broadcast a live segment from the newly refurbished Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center as part of the hotel's reopening celebration. The hotel was closed until this week due to the May floods.... »»»
November 17, 2010 - Country Thunder, one of the biggest country music festivals, will have Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts headlining the four nights of the Wisconsin event. In the Arizona version of the event, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Sawyer Brown and McBride headline.... »»»
November 16, 2010 - It's a big day for new releases because Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts are out with new discs. Urban put out "Get Closer," which contains the radio hit Put You in a Song. The disc comes in three different versions with the basic version having eight songs. Target is carrying 10- and 15-song versions as well.... »»»
November 16, 2010 - Lady Antebellum showed you can go home again.
The trio played their first hometown headlining show in Augusta, Ga. on Monday, Nov. 15. Lady Antebellum, including Nashville's Hillary Scott and Augusta natives Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, performed two sold-out shows and received multiple honors... »»»
November 16, 2010 - Valerie Smith has just released a new Christmas single, Send Yourself Home For Christmas.
The song from the bluegrass/country singer was written by Lisa Aschmann and Joni Bishop and is reminiscent the 1940's era of classic Christmas songs. Smith provides vocals and is joined by Becky Buller (fiddle,... »»»
November 16, 2010 - Johnny Cash will be inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in January.
Cash was among four performers named to the hall along with DeGarmo & Key, the Golden Gate Quartet and Bill "Hoss" Allen. The inductions will be on Jan. 24, 2011 in Hendersonville, Tenn.
Cash was raised on gospel music and later... »»»
November 16, 2010 - Just when you thought things were going great for Keith Urban - he has a new CD out today - he is busking in Penn Station in New York City.
And then he boarded the Amtrak to Philadelphia to get a little more love.
Of course, this was all part of the game plan to introduce Urban's new CD, "Get Closer," to the world.... »»»
November 16, 2010 - Jason Aldean announced today the 2011 My Kinda Party Tour kicking off Jan. 21 in Little Rock, Ark. Additional dates for the 32-city tour through May with special guests Eric Church and the JaneDear girls will roll out over the coming weeks.
"This is the tour I've dreamed about putting together my whole life.... »»»
November 16, 2010 - Robet Plant is heading back on the road for a U.S. tour starting in January. Plant will be touring behind his September release, "Band of Joy."
Tour dates are:
Jan. 18 Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
Jan. 19 Pittsburgh, PA - Peterson Events Center (University of Pittsburgh)
November 15, 2010 - John Lomax III, owner of Roots Music Exporters, received the 2010 Jo Walker-Meador International Award during last week's Country Music Association festivities. "It's a huge honor and a real thrill to be recognized after a lot of miles and a lot of nights away from home," said Lomax.... »»»
November 15, 2010 - Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner will perform at the American Country Awards airing live from Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 6 on Fox.
The inaugural two-hour event will also feature appearances by Lady Antebellum, Laura Bell Bundy, Rodney Carrington, Jewel and Bret... »»»
November 15, 2010 - Abigail Washburn's third album, "City of Refuge," will be released by Rounder in January.
Produced by Tucker Martine and featuring members of My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, the disc drops Jan. 11, 2011. Washburn previously released music on Nettwerk. She was a member of Uncle Earle and has... »»»
November 12, 2010 - Eddie Spaghetti, best known as the front man of the "punk-and-roll" outfit The Supersuckers, is set to release his third solo record in February, his first for Bloodshot Records.
"Sundowner" features several new Spaghetti original compositions - Never Thought I Would and the title track. The disc drops Feb. 22.... »»»
November 12, 2010 -
Keith Urban will make national television visits next week in support of sixth studio album, "Get Closer," out Nov. 16. Urban will appear on CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX Television Networks.
Urban, fresh from his performance of his new single Put You In A Song on the CMA Awards will arrive in New York... »»»
November 12, 2010 - The 2010 Cold Beers and Reindeers Tour with Josh Thompson featuring special guests Joanna Smith and James Wesley will run through Texas in December.
Thompson burst onto the country music scene with the release of his debut album, "Way Out Here." A native of Cedarburg, Wisc., Thompson began pouring... »»»
November 12, 2010 - Little Big Town and Randy Houser will reveal their strategies of songwriting on NBC's Weekend Today in a segment titled "Secrets of Songwriters."
"When we went into the studio to record 'The Reason Why,' we put a lot of emphasis on the writing process and song selection for the record, and it's great... »»»
November 11, 2010 - Taylor Swift continued having the best selling disc in the U.S. with "Speak Now" selling 320,000 units, while Zac Brown Band notched another number 1 on the Billboard Country Songs Chart with As She's Walking Away with Alan Jackson for the week ending Nov. 20.
On the country album chart, Swift was... »»»
November 11, 2010 - Miranda Lambert will play at the Grammy Nominations Live concert in December along with Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and B.o.B
The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night will be hosted by LL Cool J. The one hour special will be live on Wednesday, Dec.... »»»
November 11, 2010 - Nashville singer Caitlin Rose's full-length debut, "Own Side Now," will be released on March 15, 2011 on Theory 8 Records.
Rose co-produced the record with Mark Nevers (Lambchop, Will Oldham & Andrew Bird) and Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle). Thirty Tigers/RED will distribute the disc in the U.S.... »»»
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November 11, 2010 - Rascal Flatts announced today they will continue their "Nothing Like This Tour" into 2011 with shows re-launching Jan. 14 in Sioux Falls, S.D. This leg of the tour will perform 21 shows and features opening acts Luke Bryan and Chris Young.
When Rascal Flatts wrapped the first leg of the "Nothing Like... »»»
November 11, 2010 - Jessica Lea Mayfield signed with Nonesuch Records with her label debut, "Tell Me," due Feb. 8, 2011.
Produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the album follows Mayfield's 2008 release, "With Blasphemy So Heartfelt," which debuted in the CMJ Top 200 and in the top 50 on the "Indie Albums" chart.... »»»
November 11, 2010 - Miranda Lambert, who came in with a record nine nominations, walked away with three Country Music Association awards. Brad Paisley won the biggest honor of the night - Entertainer of the Year.
Lambert took home three trophies, including Female Vocalist, Album for "Revolution" (produced by Frank Liddell... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Ending the evening, Brad Paisley walked away with the biggest prize of the CMA night - Entertainer of the Year.
Paisley was emotional as he clutched the prize, pursing his lips, and clearing his throat. "Ah," he said with his voice breaking. "My hero, Little Jimmy Dickens has a saying, and he said if... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Miranda Lambert won the CMA Female Vocalist.
"I don't know what's going on," Lambert said. I just told Blake I think we need to go to church."
With Loretta Lynn standing next to her, Lambert said, "The woman who paved the way for all females ever in country music is standing beside me here giving me this award.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Blake Shelton seemed amazed as he walked up the stage taking home the CMA for Male Vocalist of the Year. After all, he just took it over Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Dierks Bentley.
"That's about 34 years worth of steps for me right there, y'all," he said, who demonstrably climbed each... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Sugarland won its fourth CMA for Country Duo.
Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles took it over Brooks & Dunn, which has split up.
"It's been a wonderful few weeks for us," Nettles said, "with the release of a new record and this tops it tonight." The band released a new disc in October.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Miranda Lambert walked away with the CMA for Album of the Year for "Revolution."
"Revolution truly caused a revoution in my life this year," said Lambert. "It's what I do. It's what I live. Thanks so much for loving it too."
Mike Wrucke, who produced the disc with Frank Liddell, praised Lambert for... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Lady Antebellum capture the CMA for Vocal Group of the Year.
"This has been the most incredible year of our lives," said Charles Kelley.
"I can't imagine two better people, more fun," said Hillary Scott.
The trio took the honor over Zac Brown Band, The Band Perry, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - took home the honor of New Artist from the CMAs Wednesday.
Zac Brown thanked the fans. "It's the honor to live on a legacy...and to be the best musicians we can possibly be," he said while surrounded by his band.
Others nominated were Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Miranda Lambert scored a CMA award Wednesday with "The House That Built Me" for Song of the Year.
"I want to thank you guys so mcuh for writing a beautiful song," said Lambert.
The award also went to songwriters Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin. Shamblin mentioned in his comments that they were... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Lady Antebellum won the Country Music Association award for Single of Year for "Need You Now." This was the band's second CMA for single of the year.
The band thanked fans, country radio and Josh Kelley, Charles' brother "for making me move to Nashville six years ago."
Lady A took the honor over:
November 10, 2010 - Hillbilly Bone by Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins won the CMA Award for Music Event of the Year.
"Thank you fans. That's how I like to start the night. I can relax and get drunk." said Shelton.
Shelton took the award over:
Dierks Bentley with Jamey Johnson and Miranda Lambert - Bad Angel
Zac Brown... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Miranda Lambert's video for The House That Built Me took home the Country Music Association award for Country Video of the Year.
Video director Trey Fanjoy, who also received the award, said "She's such a wonderful artist, and she's so deserving. Tonight, Miranda made country music history.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Mac McAnally won the Country Music Association award for Musician of the Year.
McAnalla, who has enjoyed a solo career and toured with Jimmy Buffett, took the honor over Paul Franklin - steel guitar, Dann Huff, Randy Scruggs and Brett Mason - guitar.
The guys nominated with me were better than me, but... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Country albums from Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Sugarland were the three best selling releases in the U.S. last week - the first time that has happened in three years.
Swift's "Speak Now" topped the chart for the second straight week, selling 320,000 units, down 69 percent from the 1,047,000 sold in the debut week.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Taylor Swift and Billy Sherrill won major awards at the 2010 BMI Country Music Awards held Tuesday in Nashville. Swift took won country song of the year for the third consecutive year, setting a record. At 20, Swift also was the youngest person ever to win the BMI country songwriter of the year prize.... »»»
November 10, 2010 - The Old 97's will appear on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" tonight in support of their new CD, "The Grand Theatre Volume One." The band also announced tour dates starting in December and continuing into March.
The new record was produced by Salim Nourallah (the band's previous release, "Blame It On... »»»
November 10, 2010 - Jason Aldean's four studio CD, "My Kinda Party," sold 193,000 in its first week, making it the highest album debut of last week and the biggest first week debut by a male vocalist in more than three years. Kenny Chesney set the previous high mark in September 2007 with "Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates.... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Todd Snider goes live on his next disc. "The Storyteller" will drop Feb. 1, 2011 on Snider's own imprint, Aimless Records.
The disc will include off-the-cuff and funny folkloric tales and meditations on contemporary culture from the humorous singer. Songs on the CD were backed by Great American Taxi... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Keith Urban fans can get closer to the singer starting today as he is releasing tracks from his new CD.
Each day leading up to the Nov. 16 release of "Get Closer," Urban and Target will release one new track via Facebook pages, Facebook.com/Keith Urban and Facebook.com/Target. At Target and Target.... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Merle Haggard returned the road late last week after being off since August with a chest infection.
Haggard was forced to cancel 10 shows in September and October due to his infection. He resumed touring last Thursday with a show in New Braunfels, Texas, followed by shows in Fort Worth Texas, Lake Charles, La.... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Two of the leading ladies of country - Reba McEntire and Loretta Lynn - are involved in new music out today.
Reba is back with "All the Women I Am." The disc includes the current hit single, Turn on the Radio. Dann Huff produced the 10 songs.
As for Loretta, she received the tribute treatment with... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Twangfest will celebrate its 15th anniversary of Americana, rock, soul and roots music in St. Louis June 8-11, it was announced Tuesday.
The non-profit, grassroots music festival presented by 88.1 KDHX, will announce its line-up in the spring.
Twangfest 14, held this past June, was sold out for two of... »»»
November 9, 2010 - For the second consecutive year, all available tickets for The 44th Annual CMA Awards are sold out, according to the CMA.
The awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 10 AT 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.,
Performers for the CMA... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Taylor Swift set a record with the release of "Speak Now" - the greatest percent of all album sales in the week of release. At 18 percent of all sales - Swift sold 1,047,000 units - she beat N Sync's "No Strings Attached," which sold a record 2.4 million units in March 20000, good for 15.3 percent.... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Gloriana headed overseas last week with Navy Entertainment to perform six shows for the troops stationed in the Middle East and Europe for two weeks. Gloriana will play for military members and their families stationed overseas and on deployed ships at sea.
"This is just a small way for us to say... »»»
November 9, 2010 - Darius Rucker and the PGA Tour are teaming up in 2011 to raise funds for PGA Tour charities through music.
As part of the PGA's first-ever entertainment-and-sports partnership of this kind, Rucker wrote and produced a custom song for the Tour's "Together, anything's possible" charity initiative that... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum took two awards at the SESAC awards event Monday. Scott won songwriter of the year at the performing right organizations' event, while Lady A's Need You Now won song of the year.
Scott received honors for the hits she's written with the group, including Run to You and... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Nashville's Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, the Lower Broadway institution where folks like Willie Nelson played, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special show Sunday at the nearby Ryman with Kris Kristofferson, Mel Tillis and Jamey Johnson among performing.
Terri Clark, Little Jimmy Dickens, Colt Ford,... »»»
November 8, 2010 - James Otto's Soldier & Jesus will be offered as a free download on all participating radio station websites for one-week beginning on Nov. 8 and ending on Nov. 14.
"I'm part of a military family. My dad was a drill sergeant in the US Army for 23 years - and my grandfather is a Korean War vet; I served... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Southern Culture On The Skids will be out with a new disc, "The Kudzu Ranch," on Friday, Nov. 26.
An MP3 off the album, Highlife, will be available for download, posting and sharing.
The veteran band - Rick Miller, Dave Hartman and Mary Huff - have been together since 1983, selling more than... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Drive-By Truckers will release "Go-Go Boots," on Feb. 15, 2011 on ATO Records. "Go-Go Boots" is their eleventh record and was produced by their longtime producer, David Barbe (Deerhunter, Bettye LaVette, Sugar). The band also will release their documentary, "The Secret to a Happy Ending," on DVD and... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Martina McBride is leaving RCA after 18 years for Republic Nashville, according to Country Aircheck.
The label was started by Sott Borchetta, the head of Big Machine Records, and Jimmy Harnen.
The announcement was made at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Borchetta talked of "building something that... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Randy Travis was added to the lineup of artists performing at MerleFest 2011, it was announced Monday. The Grammy-winning singer - who, like fellow Grammy winner Doc Watson, is a North Carolina native - has long been a favorite of the festival's host.
Watson requested that an invitation be extended to... »»»
November 8, 2010 - A late October benefit for Charlie Louvin, who is battling from pancreatic cancer, raised about $20,000 to help him with medical bills.
"I'm thrilled with all the people that were here and I appreciate the folks who gave something to the auction," said Louvin.
"I'm not surprised, not really," said... »»»
November 8, 2010 - Frankie Ballard's rocking debut single, Tell Me You Get Lonely, has made a video for the song.
Directed by Marcel Chagnon and shot in downtown Nashville, the video captures a gritty, dirty and lonely look into Ballard's current Top 40 hit single. The video will make its television premiere on Great... »»»
November 7, 2010 - What started as one show by Garth Brooks to aid victims of Nashville's floods in May mushroomed to nine.
Tickets for Brooks' Dec. 17 benefit show went on sale Saturday morning. Brooks gave indications he would add shows depending on demand. Some tickets remained as of late Sunday afternoon.... »»»
November 7, 2010 - CMAawards.com is the official cyber-home of The 44th Annual CMA Awards, offering visitors an inside look at the awards show with opportunities to predict this year's winners, look back at past awards, answer polls and interact with fellow fans.
The awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood,... »»»
November 5, 2010 - George Strait is hitting the road with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack in late winter.
Strait previously has toured with McEntire, whose new CD comes out on Tuesday. Womack did Everything But Quits with Strait.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 14 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
November 5, 2010 - The booming sales of Taylor Swift's latest, "Speak Now," are likely to continue for another week, according to Billboard. The music web site said "Speak Now was "easily holding for a second week atop the list, with perhaps 350,000 sold by week's end on Nov. 7." The web site quoted unnamed industry sources.... »»»
November 5, 2010 - Rascal Flatts will be on the small screen this month to promote their Big Machine Records debut, "Nothing Like This," out Nov. 16.
The trio will appear on the Late Show With David Letterman and the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Nov. 15. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, they will perform on the Today Show and... »»»
November 5, 2010 - Tracy Lawrence will host his Mission Possible Turkey Fry, on Tuesday, Nov. 23 to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission.
"The Nashville Rescue Mission works hard to care for the homeless and rehabilitate those working through personal issues such as addiction or abuse. Our mission is to raise awareness... »»»
November 4, 2010 - The news was all Taylor Swift this week as she had the biggest selling release in the country by far with Speak Now, which sold almost 1.05 million units, for the week ending Nov. 13 on the Billboard charts. On the country song chart, Darius Rucker stayed first with Come Back Song.... »»»
November 4, 2010 - Kid Rock will perform on the 44th Annual CMA Awards next week, it was announced today.
Sara Evans was added as a presenter. Evans won the CMA Music Video of the Year Award in 2001 for Born to Fly. She is currently recording a new album, scheduled for an early 2011 release.
Hosted by Brad Paisley and... »»»
November 4, 2010 - Kenny Chesney fans who missed seeing him in stadiums this past summer, fear not. Chesney will be back in the stadiums in 2011 with dates announced today.
The "Goin' Coastal Tour" will hit nine stadiums next year. The first show is in Tampa in March with dates sprinkled until late August.... »»»
November 3, 2010 - Notebooks filled with the handwritten musings, lyrics and notes of Hank Williams; an electric guitar crafted of bone and alligator hide; and a Pulitzer Prize are some of the new artifacts now on display in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's exhibition "Family Tradition: The Williams Family... »»»
November 3, 2010 - Lorrie Morgan apparently is a big believer in marriage. The singer married Randy White on Sept. 15, The Boot reported. This is the sixth marriage for Morgan, who has been married to three different country singers.
Morgan's first husband, Ron Gaddis, was a musician in George Jones' band.... »»»
November 3, 2010 - The Secret Sisters will take a night off from their tour with Ray LaMontagne to join Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra to perform on CBS' Late Show with David Letterman this Friday, Nov. 5.
The duo from Muscle Shoals, Ala. will make their late night debut with a performance of their self-penned... »»»
November 3, 2010 - Taylor Swift sold more than 1 million units of "Speak Now" in its first week and will debut at number 1 on this week's Billboard 200 chart. The disc sold 1,047,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That made the release the best selling CD since 50 Cent's "The Massacre" with 1,141,000 in March 2005.... »»»
November 2, 2010 - Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean are out today with new CDs.
Paisley is out with "Hits Alive," a two-CD set. One disc contains studio versions of hits including Mud on the Tires, Ticks, The World and Whiskey Lullaby. A second disc contains 11 live versions of songs, such as Water, American Saturday Night... »»»
November 2, 2010 - Joe Ely recently released new tracks on iTunes. The upload signals the near arrival of his forthcoming album "Satisfied At Last," his first studio release in almost four years.
Set for release in early 2011, "Satisfied At Last" (Rack 'Em Records), will include the two newly release tracks,... »»»
November 2, 2010 - Dierks Bentley performs on ABC News' "Good Morning America" Wednesday, Nov. 10 and then again that night on The 44th Annual CMA Awards, live from Nashville on ABC.
Bentley is nominated in three categories this year, including Male Vocalist, Album for "Up On The Ridge," and Musical Event of the Year... »»»
November 1, 2010 - Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" could be the first album since to break 1 million units its first week out in more than two years.
According to Billboard's web site, Big Machine Records executives "say that that magic million first week for 'Speak Now' is almost a certainty." No one was quoted by name.... »»»
November 1, 2010 - Carrie Underwood recorded the end title song, There's a Place for Us, for the holiday motion picture "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader," in theaters Dec. 10.
Underwood agreed to co-write (with David Hodges and Hillary Lindsey) and record the song, produced by Mark Bright,... »»»
November 1, 2010 - Kristy Lee Cook, who previously was on Arista, signed a recording and publishing deal on Broken Bow Records and Magic Mustang Music, respectively.
"Kristy Lee Cook has a natural talent and beauty that is very captivating," said Broken Bow head Benny Brown. "She has so much going on and is so... »»»
November 1, 2010 - Jason Aldean will perform with Kelly Clarkson on "The 44th Annual CMA Awards next week, it was announced Monday. The two do a duet on Don't You Wanna Stay on Aldean's "My Kinda Party" CD out Tuesday.
Martina McBride and actress JoAnna Garcia (ABC's "Better With You") and Ty Pennington (host of... »»»
November 1, 2010 - Dale Carter, Charlie Cook, Dene Hallam, Barry Kent, Bill Payne and Lee Rogers will be inducted into the Country Radio Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday.
Carter, Kent and Rogers are the 2011 On-Air Personality inductees. Cook, Hallam and Payne are the Radio inductees.
The class of 2011 will be... »»»