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Merle Haggard Confident About Future of Country Music
If we’re honest, we’ve probably all caught ourselves bemoaning the future of this or that, whether our critiques are directed at a genre of music, politics or even an entire generation. While many veteran artists often become the biggest naysayers for the future of their beloved genres as soon as they’re taken over by a ton of “kids,” Merle Haggard doesn’t buy all that. In a recent interview with
Trisha Yearwood + Garth Brooks May Record Album and Tour
While both Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks are highly celebrated names in country music, they’re also parents, which does more to dictate their schedule at the moment than audience demand. However, with their youngest daughter set to graduate high school in 2014, the couple are starting to let themselves dream about life as empty-nesters.
Keith Urban Working ‘Feverishly’ on Next Record
We’ve seen a good bit of Keith Urban lately, what with his recent No. 1 single ‘You Gonna Fly,’ his surprise induction into the Grand Ole Opry and his role as a celebrity coach on the Australian version of ‘The Voice.’ But one thing most of Urban’s fans might not know is that between all of the appearances, the singer is also hard at work on his next record.
The Band Perry Shoot ‘Postcard From Paris’ Video in New Orleans
This week, the Band Perry are hanging out in New Orleans, Louisiana shooting their music video for their single ‘Postcard From Paris,’ and from the looks of a photo they posted to Twitter, they seem to be enjoying themselves. The sibling trio took to Twitter to share one photo from the shoot — a snapshot of the three of them at New Orleans’ famous French market and coffee stand Cafe Du Monde, whic
Jake Owen and Fiancee Planning Private Beachside Ceremony
As a touring country artist, Jake Owen has long known that he has a steady base of fans interested in his music. But the ‘Alone With You’ singer didn’t fully comprehend just how interested those fans would be in every detail of his private life, including his proposal, engagement and the engagement ring he gave to fiancee Lacey Buchanan.
Blake Shelton Compares Justin Bieber to Elvis Presley
Blake Shelton may not be a fan of all the background dancers and glitzy staging he sees on ‘The Voice‘ — and he’s taken a little flack for his critiques from fellow judges who insinuate that he just doesn’t appreciate the art of staging. But that doesn’t mean the country king can’t appreciate things outside his own genre. If there’s one pop craze to which Shelton unabashedly subscribes, it’s Justi
Trace Adkins Gifts Randy Houser With ‘Badonkadonk’ Baby Book
Randy Houser and his wife Jessa Lee Yantz Houser welcomed their first child, sweet little baby boy West Yantz Houser, into the world on Tuesday, March 6. And now, just a month later, their good friends Trace Adkins and his wife Rhonda have gifted them with a little something special to help guide them in parenthood.
Jason Aldean Song Inspires Sweet Marriage Proposal
In his single ‘Tattoos on this Town,’ Jason Aldean weaves a tale of memories made in a small town, comparing them to tattoos. The lyric that ends the first verse inspired Natchez, Miss. resident Keith Partridge to craft the perfect marriage proposal idea.
Keith Urban Surprises Fan Club at Country Music Hall of Fame Breakfast
Keith Urban‘s fans may have been disappointed when the ‘For You’ singer had to postpone his annual All for the Hall benefit concert due to vocal cord surgery. Though the concert was originally set to take place mid-January, Urban’s vocal rest caused him to reschedule the annual Country Music Hall of Fame fundraiser for tonight, April 10. And while fans had to wait three months for the event, Urban
Trace Adkins Wants You to Try His New Country Smoked Sausage
Trace Adkins has forged a new partnership, but it’s not with a label or another country artist or agency — it’s with his meat. Adkins has joined forces with the Louisiana-based company Hightower Enterprises to bring his celebrity name to Hightower’s Country Smoked Sausage. In a commercial for the product, Adkins is grilling out in the backyard, explaining why he chose to align himself with the com
Taylor Swift’s ACM Awards Date Kevin McGuire Anxious to Hit the Red Carpet
We’ve followed the touching story of New Jersey high school senior and cancer patient Kevin McGuire since he first asked Taylor Swift to prom via Facebook, only to remain speechless when she instead invited him to be her date to the ACM Awards. Now, just days away from the big night, McGuire is getting more and more excited, while at the same time trying to keep his expectations realistic. Read Mo
Martina McBride Dishes on ACM Awards Wedding Details
It’s truly one of the sweetest stories, and now Martina McBride is giving the details behind the live wedding that’s going to take place onstage at the ACM Awards while the country songstress and Train frontman Pat Monahan sing a live version of McBride’s single ‘Marry Me.’ The ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’ singer says the whole wedding plan was actually her own (admittedly crazy) idea. Read Mor
Blake Shelton Named Country Music’s Hottest Guy
The verdict is in for People Country’s hottest guy, and the top cowboy stud of the year just so happens to be now widely-loved ‘The Voice‘ celebrity coach and country star Blake Shelton. The Oklahoma native is (not surprisingly) quite “aww shucks” about the whole thing, telling the magazine, ”I think it’s funny because there is nothing about me, if I was a girl, that I would think is sexy” (quotes
2012 ACM Awards Performances to Include Duets From Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie
The 2012 ACM Awards are shaping up to be quite an entertaining evening, with new country stars being added to the celebrity lineup of performers each day. That’s in addition to a live onstage wedding, and now, a list of country talents set to bring special duets to the ACM stage. The Academy announced today (March 29) the lineup of special collaborations that are slated to be a part of country mus
Kenny Chesney Reveals Cover Art for New ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ Album
Kenny Chesney hasn’t put out a new album since his Sept. 2010 release ‘Hemingway’s Whiskey,’ which resulted in four No. 1 singles and went platinum. Now, he is gearing up for another release — his 13th studio album — which is set to come out June 19 on BNA Records. The ‘You and Tequila‘ singer just announced today (March 29) that the moniker for his new record will be ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl.’ Re
‘Idol’ Hopeful Hollie Cavanagh Gets Mixed Reviews Singing Carrie Underwood’s ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel’
‘American Idol‘ contestant Hollie Cavanagh isn’t one of the country singers in the bunch; but given the choice to sing a song from her real-life idol, small-statured, giant-voiced Cavanagh went for a Carrie Underwood hit.
Carrie Underwood and Husband Remind Teens of Their Worth in Mental Health PSA
Carrie Underwood and her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher, are revered by teens across the country for their success in their respective careers. This week, the celebrity couple used that platform and took a minute to speak out for teen mental health. In support of the youth-driven organization D.I.F.D. (Do It For Daron), which works to raise awareness and get people talking about teen mental he
Skylar Laine Brings the Sass With Miranda Lambert’s ‘Gunpowder & Lead’ on ‘American Idol’
Only 9 ‘American Idol‘ contestants are left vying for the top spot in America’s hearts, and this week country rocker Skylar Laine showed her sass with a rendition of Miranda Lambert‘s revenge hit ‘Gunpowder & Lead.’ Each contestant got to pick a song from their real-life idol to perform this week, and the little country songstress says Lambert is it for her.
Taylor Swift to Receive ‘Big’ Honor From Michelle Obama at Kids’ Choice Awards
Kids definitely know a good song when they hear one, and apparently they know a good philanthropist when they spot one, too. For her many charitable endeavors and contributions, Taylor Swift will be the recipient of this year’s the Big Help Award at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Presenting the prestigious honor to the country starlet will be a widely acclaimed past winner, a philanthro
Taylor Swift Plays Dress-Up in Wedding Attire
While most celebrities are known for random party photos or the occasional didn’t-mean-for-anyone-to-see-that-moment snapshots, Taylor Swift recently retweeted a friend’s candid photo of her — playing dress-up. Looking like happy little girls enjoying a moment of delight, Swift and pal Claire Kislinger are decked out in charming dresses, and Swift’s appears to be a wedding gown with a matching vei