Lawrence Debuts New VideoMarch 28, 2014
ACM Awards Around the Corner!March 16, 2014
Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum are the latest country artists confirmed to perform on the ACM Awards.
In addition, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac will sing with Lady Antebellum during the ceremony, which will air live from Las Vegas on CBS Sunday, April 6th!
Can’t wait for this!
Mel Tillis RecoveringMarch 16, 2014
Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis is ready to hit the road — but not for a tour.
He left Nashville’s TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center this passed Friday, March 14 after a heart surgery that his daughter Pam Tillis describes as a “routine procedure.”
The country star’s daughter says, “Dad is doing great and is happy to be leaving the hospital in time to catch today’s Florida vs. Missouri game.”
The 81-year-old is a champ for getting through the heart operation, and now he can sit back, relax, heal, and enjoy some basketball!
Wishing you a quick recovery Mel!
Music's Top Money MakersMarch 11, 2014
The seven-time Grammy Award-winner has topped Billboard’s 2014 “Money Makers” list.
Swift, 24, made nearly $40 million in 2013, thanks in part to physical and digital sales of her 2012 album, “Red.” But most of the profits came from her Red Tour, which pulled in more than $30 million in the U.S. alone over a six-month period.
Another country star, Kenny Chesney, came in at No. 2 on the music magazine’s annual list, with earnings of almost $33 million.
Crooner Justin Timberlake landed in the No. 3 position, launching a successful comeback in 2013 with his “The 20/20 Experience” album and two tours, one of which featured Jay Z (who came in at No. 16 this year).
Rockers Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones rounded out the top 5.
Denver ~ New W.V. State SongMarch 10, 2014
John Denver never lived in West Virginia. But his song that name-checks the state is now one of West Virginia’s official state songs. The state legislature has adopted the 1970s hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” The song has been a part of West Virginia’s psyche for decades. Oddly enough, the effort to make Denver’s song a state song was launched by the widow of “Gilligan’s Island” actor Bob Denver – but the two Denvers aren’t related.
ACM PerformersMarch 06, 2014
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, The Band Perry and Keith Urban are the first artists confirmed to perform at this year’s ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
Bryan and Shelton will return as hosts for the event taking place April 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. However, Bryan will perform with Florida Georgia Line during the show at another location — the ACM Fan Jam at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
New Josh Thompson, April 1stFebruary 08, 2014
Shania Still A Big DealJanuary 27, 2014
There is no doubt about it. Shania Twain is still the one we love. Tickets to Twain’s announced July 9 concert sold out within mere minutes of the public on-sale time of 10 a.m. this morning. Owing to strong demand, a second concert was announced immediately. Tickets for the July 10 concert went on sale at 10:30 a.m. By shortly after 11 a.m., all of those tickets were also snapped up by fans.
Garth On Leno's Final ShowJanuary 22, 2014
In fact, Garth Brooks is set to be on that very last Feb. 6 show, along with Billy Crystal, who was also Jay’s very first guest back in 1992, the Associated Press reports.
Also slated for the final week, starting Monday, Feb. 3, are Blake Shelton and Lyle Lovett.
Jimmy Fallon—an avowed country music fan—takes over for Jay starting Feb. 17.
Randy Travis RecoveringJanuary 21, 2014
Photos of what appears to be a slimmed-down but healthy Randy Travis have surfaced on Twitter. According to a tweet from actor-bodybuilder Anthony Maurizio—@antmaurizio—he received the photos from Randy’s stepson.
The photos are the first images released of Randy since the singer suffered a stroke this past July.