Country music artists have always been known for their charitable efforts, and now three of the genre’s elite are being recognized with nominations for 2012 VH1 Do Something! Awards. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will compete for their respective trophies, which are awarded to artists who blaze the trail for community service and involvement.
Kellie Pickler will be the first to admit that working on her latest album, ’100 Proof,’ was anything but roses. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the ‘Tough’ singer opens up about her recent split from her record label, Sony Nashville, and why she chose to walk away.
Country music’s resident mentor Jennifer Nettles and soul singer Robin Thicke kicked off week 7 of ‘Duets’ competition with their jazzy rendition of the 1980 Queen rock classic ‘Crazy Little Thing About Love,’ setting the bar high for a night of live Standards performances from the remaining four hopefuls.
With two monster country collaborations already under her belt, Kelly Clarkson is solidifying her status as a country music superstar with her current single, ‘Mr. Know It All,’ which is poised to crack the Top 20 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart. Country radio isn’t the only aspect of the genre showing love to Clarkson — pals Reba McEntire and Jason Aldean are just a few of her country peers who praise the Texas native.
The first live episode of ‘Duets‘ kicked off with a bang this week with all four celebrity mentors taking the stage first to perform their rendition of George Michael’s 1990 classic, ‘Freedom.’ Noticeably different was Kelly Clarkson‘s hairstyle — which shifted back to a platinum blonde that recalled the singer’s early years as a pop superstar. Not as noticeable was Jennifer Nettle’s growing belly, with the Sugarland singer announcing her pregnancy since filming the first batch of episodes. After another impressive showing last week with a first and second place finish for J Rome and John Glosson, respectively, did the mother-to-be step it up and set raise the bar once again this week?
After a handful of health scares this year, George Jones has been given the green light to hit the road once again. The legend’s wife, Nancy, took to Facebook to share the good news with Jones’ legions of loyal followers.
In court papers filed this week in Tennessee, Elizabeth Travis, ex-wife and ex-manager of country superstar Randy Travis, denies all accusations made by her former husband and seeks monetary damages based on lost earnings. The papers were filed in response to the countersuit made by the ‘I Told You So’ singer last month.
It’s been nearly seven years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the southeast United States, killing thousands and leaving millions of American citizens homeless. Despite aggressive reconstruction efforts, the revitalization process has been slow-going for many victims. During her recent tour stop in the Big Easy, Miranda Lambert got rather emotional about the destruction still untouched in New Orleans.
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