It seems like Chris Young has been a part of the Nashville fabric for so long that it’s surprising to learn the singer is only 27-years-old. Today (June 12) is his birthday, and we’re honoring the hitmaker and ACM Award nominee by letting his fans decide the all-time greatest Chris Young song. So, which one is your favorite?
This week, Carrie Underwood stood up for something no other country superstar has been brave enough to speak in favor of. Find out what she said and how people are reacting in today’s Daily Roundup. Chris Young‘s story is not nearly as contentious. Find out what he bought himself for his birthday, as well as the next three songs on the Top 100 Country Songs list, below.
Country superstar Carrie Underwood has spoken up in support of gay marriage. During a lengthy interview with British newspaper the Independent, Underwood admits she and husband Mike Fisher attend a gay-friendly church in Nashville, and that she believes two people who love each other should be able to do so without scrutiny.
Twitter has made it possible to feel like you’re inside the arena during televised award shows, even if you’re just watching it on a 13″ TV at home. A number of stars commented from their seats during the 2012 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night. A few, like Jake Owen, even took time to have a little fun with fans.
Ronnie Dunn made a stunning announcement on his Facebook page early this morning. Find out where his musical career is headed next by clicking the lead story in today’s Daily Roundup. Taylor Swift is also included, as she’s making wishes come true for fans with serious medical conditions. Also today, find pictures of Jewel playing June Carter Cash and the next songs in our Top 100 Country Songs list.
There’s a song on Alan Jackson‘s ‘Thirty Miles West’ album that could be the title-track. Actually, ‘Nothin’ Fancy’ could be the title-track for his entire career. This isn’t the best song on the project — one gets lost in the long, sleepy melody — but it’s a message that speaks to why we love this country legend.
The 2012 CMT Music Awards featured top-notch performances from some of country music’s biggest stars, as well as red carpet highlights — and a few lowlights. Find it all in the Daily Roundup today. Also included is Scotty McCreery‘s momentous occasion and reviews of Alan Jackson‘s new album and Trace Adkins‘ new single.
Perhaps this was the song Trace Adkins was recording naked? The big man has become quite a sex symbol for women over a certain age, and his new song ‘Them Lips (On Mine)’ is sure to stir their pots. Adkins avoids lyrical euphemisms, but underscores his steamy message with suggestive guitar licks and his trademark growl.
Over a dozen of country music’s top stars performed on the big stage and outside the Bridgestone Arena during the 2012 CMT Music Awards telecast on Wednesday night. It was a fast-paced, high-energy night full of highlights. Even softer songs like Kenny Chesney‘s ‘Come Over’ proved to be can’t-miss television. Which performance was your favorite?
It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment during the 2012 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday (June 6). Who was the Marine seated next to Kellie Pickler? He certainly isn’t her husband Kyle — did she bring someone back from her recent USO trip?
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