May 31, 2011 - Stoney Creek Records, along with Ash Bowers, are sponsoring a "Homegrown Hero" contest to recognize and reward a local hero who has significantly impacted a community. The online contest ends on July 1 on Facebook.com/AshBowers.
The contest was inspired by the lyrics found in Bower's new single, I... »»»
May 31, 2011 - Toby Keith wrapped his 8th annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic with more than $650,000 raised toward construction of the OK Kids Korral.
The "Denim & Diamonds' themed event was sold out with more than 750 people attending the dinner and auction. The top auction item at the event was a dinner... »»»
May 31, 2011 - Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush of Sugarland are supporting victims of last month's Alabama tornadoes, as well as the more recent victims in Joplin, Mo., with a special performance and video clip of Stand Up from their Platinum certified "The Incredible Machine" album.
Stand Up (For Tornado... »»»
May 31, 2011 - Clint Black went into space, well at least a song of his did.
This past weekend, Black received a message on his Twitter page from NASA. He discovered his Galaxy Song song was played to wake the crews of Endeavour and Expedition 28.
The message was: "Astronauts and space station crew awoke to... »»»
May 31, 2011 - Brad Paisley hits the number one spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts this week with the second single from "This is Country Music," Old Alabama.
This marks the second week at number one on Billboard's country airplay chart and Paisley's 19th career chart topper.... »»»
May 31, 2011 - Kenny Chesney has sold more than 1 million tickets on the 2011 Corona Presents Kenny Chesney's 'Goin' Coastal' Tour, making it an 8 times Chesney has achieved these numbers.
Chesney has sold nearly 10 million tickets since 2002, and after a year off the road in 2010, this year finds Chesney once again... »»»
May 27, 2011 - The Avett Brothers released a video Thursday in time for Memorial Day. The group covered The Prettiest Thing by David Childers.
The take is mid-tempo and softer than the typically raucous sound of the group. Seth and Scott Avett both took turns on lead... »»»
May 27, 2011 - Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton raised $500,000 for victims of recent tornados in Oklahoma during two sold-out "Tornado Relief Concerts" at the Choctaw Events Center in Durant on May 25 and 26.
Kelly Clarkson made a surprise guest appearance at the May 26 relief show.
Shelton and McEntire sang for... »»»
May 27, 2011 - The legal problems of the promoter of BamaJam 2011 caused the cancellation of this year's event.
Ronnie Gilley, who pleaded guilty to bribery charges involving state officials earlier this year, announced via Facebook on Tuesday that this year's event was not going to happen.
"Please forgive me for... »»»
May 26, 2011 - The new album from Gillian Welch, "The Harrow & The Harvest," drops June 28 on her Acony label.
The disc features 10 new songs recorded at her own Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville and was produced by David Rawlings.
On May 30, Welch and long-time partner Rawlings will embark on a North American... »»»
May 26, 2011 - Brad Paisley took over the top spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending June 4 with Old Alabama, featuring Alabama, from Miranda Lambert's Heart Like Mine. On the album chart, Jason Aldean held onto first with "My Kinda Party."
On the song chart, Rascal Flatts was up two to... »»»
May 26, 2011 - The Doobie Brothers, who seem to have gained a foothold in the country market four decades into their career, will hook up with Luke Bryan in a CMT Crossroads gig.
"CMT Crossroads: The Doobie Brothers and Luke Bryan" premieres Friday, June 24 at 10 p.m. eastern.
Taped before an invitation-only... »»»
May 26, 2011 - Rodney Atkins will headline "Music City Gives Back" on June 7 in downtown Nashville, a tornado relief concert.
Josh Thompson, Thompson Square and others will join Atkins for a night dedicated to raising awareness, accept donations of needed items and raise funds for tornado victims for the American... »»»
May 25, 2011 - Tim McGraw countersued his record label, Curb Records. Curb and his only label are embroiled in a dispute over his contract. The singer claims the label wants to enforce his "involuntary servitude" through the contract.
Curb has said McGraw did not meet their contract because he submitted old... »»»
May 25, 2011 - Blake Shelton made history with Honey Bee. Shelton's new single went digital gold in seven weeks, making it the fastest rising single ever to sell more than 500,000 digital copies by a male country soloist.
The song, which is off his forthcoming release "Red River Blue," out July 12, is currently at... »»»
May 25, 2011 - Zac Brown Band invited Randy Travis and Amos Lee to join them for individual songs during the group's performance during the Nightly Concert at LP Field at 2011 CMA Music Festival, Thursday, June 9.
Sonia Leigh, who is signed with Brown's record label, Southern Ground Artists, also will appear to... »»»
May 24, 2011 - Brad Paisley performed with Alabama this morning on Good Morning America. Paisley sang his new number one hit Old Alabama with the band.
Paisley's ninth disc,"This is Country Music," was out Monday. The disc also contains the title track hit as well as contributions from Carrie Underwood, Don Henley... »»»
May 24, 2011 - Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of The Secret Sisters said they were "humbled" to be nominated for an Americana Music Association New/Emerging Artist of the Year.
When nominations were announced from New York on Monday, The Secret Sisters had just arrived home to Muscle Shoals, Ala.... »»»
May 24, 2011 - Eric Church struck gold. The RIAA announced today that Church's latest disc, "Carolina," is Gold-certified having sold more than 500,000 units.
"It's always been my goal to make records that are a complete body of work and not just random songs strung together - personally, I still love to put on a... »»»
May 23, 2011 - Bobby Braddock, Reba McEntire, and Jean Shepard were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday during the Medallion Ceremony.
McEntire was able to make the induction. She was not available for the announcement because she had to rush to her father's bedside in Oklahoma because he was very sick.... »»»
May 23, 2011 - Dierks Bentley's "Miles & Music for Kids" rolled through Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, raising over $143,000 for Columbus' Nationwide Children's Hospital. Nearly 1,000 bikers stretched 8 miles behind Bentley as he led the pack to the LC Pavilion where an additional 4,000 fans joined for the afternoon concert.... »»»
May 23, 2011 - Brad Paisley is out with his ninth album, "This is Country Music" today. Paisley's 15-song set includes the title track and Old Alabama, both hits. Carrie Underwood sings with Paisley on Remind Me. Don Henley helps out on Love Her Like She's Leavin.
Clint Eastwood, best known as a director, lends his... »»»
May 23, 2011 - Brad Paisley releases his ninth studio album, "This Is Country Music," today and learned that the album's second single, Old Alabama, hits number one on Billboard's country airplay chart.
Rascal Flatts also announced good news today. The trio's single, I Won't Let Go, made it to the top of the... »»»
May 23, 2011 - Robert Plant and Elizabeth Cook led the Americana Music Association award nominations with three apiece in an announcement made Monday.
Both were nominated for album and artist of the year.
Playing at the announcement were The Civil Wars, Levon Helm and His Dirt Farmer Quartet featuring Jim... »»»
May 22, 2011 - John Rich is the newest Celebrity Apprentice. Donald Trump announced Rich as the winner of NBCs The Celebrity Apprentice over runner-up Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin on tonights live season finale in New York City.
In tonights episode, Rich shocked Matlin, pulling... »»»
May 22, 2011 - Taylor Swift cleaned up the country awards at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday.
Swift took Top Country Album for "Speak Now," To Country Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist.
Lady Antebellum won the Top Country Song for Need You Now.
Eminem and Justin Bieber each took home six official awards to lead the pack.... »»»
May 20, 2011 - Brad Paisley will make a pit stop in Charlotte on Saturday to attend the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race and unveil the world premiere his new video, Old Alabama, on multiple platforms, including SPEED, NASCAR.com and the world's largest HD video board at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.... »»»
May 20, 2011 - Carrie Underwood will make her first-ever trip to Australia this summer to promote the June 10 release of "Play On: Deluxe Edition" in Australia and New Zealand. The Deluxe Edition features Underwood's current album plus an additional CD that includes six of her previous number one singles.... »»»
May 19, 2011 - Taylor Swift can't compete with Lady Gaga when it comes to being the World's Most Powerful Celebrity on Forbes' 2011 Celebrity 100 list. Gaga is first with earnings of $90 million last year, while Swift was seventh with $45 million in earnings.
Lady Gaga took over from Oprah Winfrey, who held the top spot four times.... »»»
May 19, 2011 - Miranda Lambert scored a number 1 song on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending May 28 with Heart Like Mine, part of a great week in which the singer married Blake Shelton. Lambert reached the top of the chart, replacing Sara Evans' A Little Bit Stronger, which slipped to third.... »»»
May 19, 2011 - Blake Shelton announced Thursday his ninth album will be called "Red River Blue." The disc will be out July 12 on Warner.
Produced by multi-award winner, Scott Hendricks the forthcoming album includes Shelton's fastest rising single-to-date, Honey Bee.
This has been a busy period for Shelton... »»»
May 19, 2011 - Craig Campbell will perform the national anthem at the start of the NASCAR Nationwide Series "Iowa Dealers 250" The race will broadcast live from Iowa Speedway on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. eastern on ABC.
Immediately following the race, Campbell will perform a free concert for race attendees.... »»»
May 19, 2011 - Taylor Swift announced today via Twitter that she will expand her fundraising efforts for tornado victims by streaming two songs during Saturday's "Speak Now ... Help Now" benefit event.
"I'll be streaming 2 of the songs from the Speak Now/Help Now rehearsal performance worldwide- Saturday at 9pm... »»»
May 18, 2011 - Jason Aldean's "My Kinda Party" is the only country disc in the Billboard Top 200. Aldean sold 28,000 units of his CD, going from 12th to 10th on the chart. Sales of his CD decreased one percent.
Adele continues leading the charts with "21," her second CD.
Aldean, of course, will top the country album... »»»
May 18, 2011 - Levon Helm will donate a portion of the "Ramble at the Ryman" CD and DVD proceeds to the Americana Music Association.
"They are one of the few outfits that supports great music" said Helm, "we gotta help 'em." Helm is the first artist to donate the shares of cd and dvd sales to the AMA.... »»»
May 18, 2011 - Rascal Flatts was at Chicago's United Center last night to tape a surprise appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The band was tapped by Oprah's producers to perform on one of their finale shows "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1." Rascal Flatts performance is slated to air in the May 23 show.... »»»
May 18, 2011 - Connie Smith is coming out with her first disc in 13 years in late August. "Long Line of Heartaches" is set for release on Aug. 23 on Sugar Hill.
This will be the country singer's second release since 1978. The sound is similar to Smith's recordings during the 1960's and '70s.
"And that," said Smith, 69.... »»»
May 17, 2011 - John Rich is busy today because he has two releases out. "Rich Rocks" and "for the Kids" both are six-song EPs. The former does rock, while the latter is not a children's record, even though the title might indicate that. The songs do relate to children, but are for an older crowd.... »»»
May 17, 2011 - Alabama is spearheading a tornado relief concert for its home state in June. Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, and Brad Paisley are among those who will sing at the fest.
"BAMA RISING: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery," presented by Verizon, will take place at Birmingham's BJCC Arena on Tuesday, June 14.... »»»
May 17, 2011 - Tim McGraw was sued by Curb Records in state court for a breach of contract.
McGraw and Curb have not enjoyed a smooth relationship for several years with McGraw making it clear he wanted to leave the label.
The label is claiming in a lawsuit filed Friday in Davidson County Court that the superstar... »»»
May 16, 2011 - Kenny Chesney and fans got more than they bargained for Saturday night in Lexington, Ky.
After weeks of under-the-radar-preparation, when Chesney took the stage, a bus with a special guest pulled into the backstage parking area. So, halfway into the show, just before an acoustic part of the set,... »»»
May 16, 2011 - Franke Ballard is gearing up for his debut album set for release on May 24 on Warner. But for those who can't wait, a full stream of the CD is available.
Hailing from Battle Creek, Mich., Ballard blends country rock and guitar skills. Ballard's current single, A Buncha Girls, is his fastest rising single to date.... »»»
May 16, 2011 - Lady Antebellum's lead track, Just A Kiss, off their forthcoming third Capitol Nashville album debuted at 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became the highest debut by a country group in the chart's 52-year history.
The single sold more than 211,000 digital copies in its first week, earning the... »»»
May 16, 2011 - Josh Turner traveled to Scotty McCreery's hometown of Garner, N.C., on Saturday to surprise the American Idol finalist at his hometown celebration in front of more than 30,000 fans. McCreery performed a few songs for the thousands of screaming fans before he sang his self-proclaimed "theme song," Your Man.... »»»
May 16, 2011 - Old 97's will release "The Grand Theatre Vol. 2," their ninth studio album on July 5 via New West Records. The new record is a companion to "The Grand Theatre Volume One" from 2010 and features 13 new songs.
Salim Nourallah ("The Grand Theatre Volume One" and "Blame It On Gravity") produced the disc.
May 15, 2011 - The new leading couple in country music - Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert - tied the knot Saturday night in Texas with about 550 of their closest friends.
Shelton and Lambert married at the Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas, near San Antonio. Among the guests were Dierks Bentley, Reba McEntire,... »»»
May 13, 2011 - The fundraiser for the victims of the recent tornadoes and floods, "Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert," from last night will re-air on HLN Sunday at 9 p.m. eastern followed by a Robin Meade-hosted after-show special.
American Red Cross donations are still being accepted online, via text... »»»
May 13, 2011 - Jason Aldean will have a lot of people to party with this summer.
In the upcoming two runs, Aldean has sold out three shows a week in advance, including the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Indianapolis, the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in St. Louis and the Jiffy Lube Live in Washington, DC for a... »»»
Country News Digest
May 13, 2011 - Brad Paisley will celebrate the release of his new album, "This Is Country Music during the America's Opry Weekend Memorial Day Special. Paisley will join regular host Mike Terry to play some of his favorite songs from the new album, some tunes of summer, live cuts from the Opry stage and songs... »»»
May 12, 2011 - Sara Evans stayed first on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending May 21 with A Little Bit Stronger. Jason Alden stayed first one the Country Albums chart with My Kinda Party."
Alison Krauss & Union Station remained second with "Paper Airplane," while Colt Ford debuted in third with... »»»
May 12, 2011 - Lorrie Morgan signed with ANR Records, a Nashville label.
"We are thrilled to add Lorrie to our roster and look forward to doing many projects with her," he said. Morgan joins the Christian rock band Petra on the ANR roster.
Morgan has had 14 top 10 hits and 12 albums (7 of which have gone gold and... »»»
May 12, 2011 - Brad Paisley, who was a contributor to the first "Cars" soundtrack, will have two songs in the "Cars 2" movie and soundtrack out next month.
Paisley wrote and performed Nobody's Fool and teams with British singer/songwriter Robbie Williams on Collision of Worlds, which they wrote and perform as a duet.... »»»
May 12, 2011 - Zac Brown is launching a new record label, Southern Ground Artists, dedicated to developing, introducing and promoting Georgia artists.
Brown's label comes out of a devotion to giving talented artists a voice. "I'd like to think there's a movement coming out of Atlanta that's like (Memphis-based soul... »»»
May 12, 2011 - Kenny Chesney said today that his scheduled concert on May 25 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. will go on as planned and that Chesney's fees, as well as those of his management and booking representatives, will be donated to a charity helping those affected by the deadly tornado on April 27.
May 11, 2011 - Lady Antebellum's premiere performance of Just a Kiss on "American Idol" last week, gave the song a big boost as it debuted at number 3 on the Billboard digital songs chart with 211,000 sold.
This was the act's second-largest sales week for a single. (Need You Now was second with slightly more than 1... »»»
May 11, 2011 - Hunter Hayes, who will open shows for Taylor Swift this summer, has a video on iTunes available for free. Storm Warning is the current single from the singer on the Atlantic Nashville label.
"This video was a blast to make and is my first real video I've ever worked on," he said in a press release.... »»»
May 11, 2011 - Miranda Lambert's annual fundraiser for animals raised almost $300,000, she announced Wednesday.
The fourth Annual "Cause For Paws" Benefit, held in Tyler, attracted more than 7,000 people for a concert with Lambert, Stoney LaRue and Josh Kelley.
Through ticket sales, sponsorships and live... »»»
May 11, 2011 - Luke Bryan announced today he was released his third studio disc, "Tailgates & Tanlines," on Capitol Records Nashville and on Aug. 9.
Bryan made the announcement via Facebook. He performed several new album songs live - Drunk On You and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. He also revealed behind the scenes... »»»
May 11, 2011 - The fourth annual GAC Kick-off Breakfast - the unofficial start of CMA Music Fest - will be held Wednesday, June 8 at 7 a.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in downtown Nashville. Lee Ann Womack, Ashton Shepherd, David Nail and Laura Bell Bundy are scheduled to perform at what is always a sold-out fan event.... »»»
May 11, 2011 - Farm Aid, the group spearheaded by Willie Nelson and Neil Young, announced today that it will bring its annual benefit concert to Kansas City in August, marking the first time that the organization will stage the event in Kansas. Farm Aid 2011 will be the first concert event at the new LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.... »»»
May 10, 2011 - Zac Brown Band is getting a little help from Jimmy Buffett on Knee Deep,the new single from the band's "'You Get What You Give" (Atlantic/Southern Ground) that hit radio on Monday.
The song follows seven previous number one singles for the Zac Brown Band including Colder Weather and As She's Walking... »»»
May 10, 2011 - Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry (The Band Perry) joined both the Greene County Chapter of the Red Cross and the Greene County Disaster Relief/Donation Center to assist in relief efforts in their home area.
Their current touring schedule on Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic Tour has allowed them little time... »»»
May 10, 2011 - Jimmie Dale Gilmore teams up with a California band, The Wronglers, for a new CD, "Heirloom Music" (Redeye), that has his unmistakable vocals dominating. Gilmore and and Warren Hellman (founder and benefactor of the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco) joined to make an album of early... »»»
May 9, 2011 - Chris Young will release his third studio album, "Neon," on July 12.
The CD, which features the lead single Tomorrow, the fastest-rising single of Young's career, will include 10 songs. Produced by James Stroud, 7 of the 10 songs were co-penned by Young, including the... »»»
May 9, 2011 - Tickets will go on sale this Thursday morning, May 12 at 10 a.m. central for "Speak Now ... Help Now", Taylor Swift's benefit for tornado victims.
"Speak Now ... Help Now", the final dress rehearsal for Swift's Speak Now Tour, will be held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, May 21.... »»»
May 9, 2011 - David Nail will be head home to headline the "David Nail Flood Relief Benefit Concert" to raise money for the thousands of residents in southeast Missouri who have been pushed out of their homes and lost personal belongings thanks to recent flooding.
The benefit concert will be Friday, May 27 in Sikeston, Mo.... »»»
May 9, 2011 - Single discounted tickets for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field for the CMA Music Festival go on sale today through Krogers.
The fest takes place Thursday-Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville.
Beginning today, shoppers in Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green and Hopkinsville, Ky.... »»»
May 9, 2011 - The Country Music Association announced Monday it would honor touring instrumentalists and background vocalists through the new CMA Touring Musician Award. The inaugural award will be presented during the 2011 CMA Music Festival, held Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville.... »»»
May 6, 2011 - Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are adding a second Tornado Relief Concert show in Durant, Okla to raise support for their hometown friends after the first show sold out.
The pair, who both hail from Oklahoma, sold out the May 26 show in less than 2 hours this morning. A second show is set for May 25.... »»»
May 6, 2011 - The Charlie Daniels Band partnered with Topspin Media to document one of The CDB's live concert performances. Implementing LiveJam HD technology, The Charlie Daniels Band has made its April 15 show with Widespread Panic in Birmingham, Ala., available for sale in high definition video.... »»»
May 6, 2011 - Marty Stuart will host the 10th Anniversary Late Night Jam as part of the events surrounding the CMA Music Fest in Nashville with Dolly Parton, Mel Tillis and Connie Smith.
The show begins at 10 p.m. on June 8 at the Ryman Auditorium. Also appearing are The Quebe Sisters Band, Doug Kershaw and guests... »»»
May 6, 2011 - Taylor Swift announced today that she will open the last dress rehearsal for her Speak Now Tour to fans as a fundraiser to benefit victims of last week's deadly tornadoes in the Southeast.
About 13,000 fans will get a first look at Swift's new show almost a week early for her final tour rehearsal, on... »»»
May 5, 2011 - Sara Evans scored the number 1 song on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending May 14 with A Little Bit Stronger. Evans took over for Kenny Chesney's Live a Little, which slipped to third. Jason Aldean was first on the Country Albums chart with "My Kinda Party." He switched spots with... »»»
May 5, 2011 - Ashton Shepherd gives a sneak peak of her upcoming album, "Where Country Grows," with an acoustic performance of I'm Just a Woman on YouTube in time for Mother's Day.
The song focuses on the challenges and perspective of females. Shepherd is a working mother - she has a son, James, who is five and is... »»»
May 5, 2011 - Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Hank Williams, Jr., Alabama, Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans are among the artists teaming up for a live fundraising special on May 12 to benefit those affected by last week's deadly storms, flooding and tornadoes.
The fundraising special will air live from... »»»
May 5, 2011 - Alison Krauss and Union Station added nine shows to their tour in support of "Paper Airplanes." The new dates include etwo at the Ryman in Nashville and one show in New York.
Also on the docket is a performance session on Yahoo! Music, set to go live online on May 25.
May 4, 2011 - Robert Earl Keen, a long-time purveyor of the Texas music scene, is out with his 16th CD in late August.
"Ready for Confetti" drops Aug. 30 on Lost Highway. The CD was produced by Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Flatlanders), who also produced Keen's 2009 album "The Rose Hotel" (Lost Highway).... »»»
May 4, 2011 - Sheryl Crow's loss is Dierks Bentley's gain.
Due to scheduling issues, Bentley will replace Crow at the CMA Music Festival Nightly Concerts at LP Field on Friday, June 10.
CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event will once again... »»»
May 4, 2011 - With a slew of hit singles under his belt from his first two releases, Eric Church's third studio album, "Chief" will hit stores July 27 on EMI.
Church took a month off and went to a secluded cabin in North Carolina to reflect and write the entire album, which he later recorded in Nashville with... »»»
May 4, 2011 - Australian country singer Kasey Chambers is releasing a new disc in July, her first project in four years.
Sugar Hill Records will put out "Little Bird" on July 13. The 14-song collection came from new material written within a two-week period in February 2010.
Recorded a month later in brother... »»»
May 3, 2011 - Colt Ford and a surprising entry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, released new CDs today.
Colt Ford's third CD, "Every Chance I Get," (Average Joe's) drops from the country hip hopper.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are better known for gospel music, but they adopt a country sound on some of "Take the High Road (Saguaro Road).... »»»
May 3, 2011 - John Rich will be a double threat come May 17. He will release EPs, "Rich Rocks," along with "For the Kids," paying tribute to the friends and families of his favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Rich is currently one of six contestants left on NBC's"Celebrity Apprentice," where he... »»»
May 3, 2011 - The Doobie Brothers video for their single World Gone Crazy will be available exclusively on CMT.com and also in heavy rotation on CMT Pure along with being a CMT IPhone App starting today.
The video was directed by Roger Pistole of Ruckus Films and filmed in March on Nashville's Printers Alley during... »»»
May 3, 2011 - The tornados that roared through Alabama last week directly affected Davis Music Group artist Jacob Lyda and his family. While no one in his family was injured, Lyda and his family suffered major property damage to several structures and vehicles in their town of Stevenson, Ala.... »»»
May 3, 2011 - Shania Twain will appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" today in her first TV interview in more than five years to discuss the release of her autobiography, "From This Moment On" (out today) and the upcoming OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premier of her docu-series "Why Not? With Shania Twain" on May 8.... »»»
May 2, 2011 - Phil Vassar has a new home on a brand new label.
The singer songwriter, who previously was with Arista Nashville and Universal South, is now with Rodeowave Entertainment.
Vassar's web site said, " First up to be released is Phil's 7th album - his first ever Live CD/DVD combo recorded in Nashville with... »»»
May 2, 2011 - One of the leading country music web sites, The 9513, announced Monday it is shutting down.
The web site had extensive discussions, CD and concert reviews and news. Recently, they cut down on the news area.
In a statement on its web site from owners Brady and Brody Vercher, they wrote, "Sometimes we... »»»
May 2, 2011 - More than two decades after its release, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's number one hit single Fishin' in the Dark is still setting records. The song has been certified Gold by the RIAA for digital sales of over 500,000 copies.
NGDB held down the top spot on the country charts in both the US and Canada... »»»
May 2, 2011 - Lady Antebellum released the lead single off their forthcoming third Capitol Nashville studio album to radio today. Lady A will also host a live web chat through Facebook and ladyantebellum.com/live to talk about their new music on Tuesday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m. central.
The new song will be debuted... »»»
May 2, 2011 - By Dan MacIntosh
Kenny Chesney appeared informal and relaxed during his interview Thursday with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Robert Sanetelli in Los Angeles. Although the Lakers weren't playing at the nearby Staples Center, there was still a sports-enthusiast-turned-musician in the house, there... »»»
May 2, 2011 - Taylor Swift will give the closing performance at 2011 CMA Music Festival. The superstar, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and placed singles atop the country and pop charts, was added to the Nightly Concert at LP Field on Sunday, June 12.
CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday... »»»
May 2, 2011 - Randy Travis releases his new CD today exclusively with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. "Randy Travis" contains nine hits and three previously unreleased songs.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project. "Randy Travis" is available starting today at all Cracker Barrel... »»»