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Miranda Lambert Takes Fans Behind the Scenes of ‘Over You’ Video
Miranda Lambert is debuting her new music video for her current emotional single ‘Over You‘ this Thursday (March 1), but the Boot released a sneak peek early, giving a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes footage of filming the video. Lambert wrote the song with husband Blake Shelton about the death of Shelton’s older brother Richie, who lost his life in a car accident in 1991 when Shelton was only 14
Lauren Alaina to Return to ‘American Idol’ This Season
Lauren Alaina will once again hit the ‘American Idol‘ stage where her dreams of country stardom first came into focus. Alaina is joining other past ‘Idol’ contestants-turned-celebrities who will perform on an upcoming episode in Season 11. Others taking the iconic stage soon are Chris Daughtry, Adam Lambert and James Durbin.
George Strait Cuts Kansas City Show Short Due to Illness
This weekend, George Strait walked onstage at his Kansas City, Mo. show to meet 18,000 fans eagerly awaiting his performance. The country music veteran stepped up to the mic with his guitar and went through the motions of starting a show, just like he knows so well how to do. But after two songs, the seasoned talent had to cut the show short, admitting he was too sick to continue.
Mindy McCready’s Son to Be Kept in Foster Care
After a long and dramatic saga at the end of last year, country singer Mindy McCready was discovered in a closet in Arkansas with her son Zander. McCready had taken the five-year-old his Florida home, where he lived with McCready’s mother, his legal guardian. Zander was placed in foster care after the pair were found, and now a court has decided that he will stay in foster care in Arkansas — even
Rascal Flatts Give Sara Evans a New Car
Sara Evans joined Rascal Flatts for the first couple months of this year for their Thaw Out 2012 Winter Tour, along with opening act Hunter Hayes. The tour made a successful run and wrapped Feb. 18 in New Jersey. And while the most of the excitement may be over, Evans still has much to be excited about. As a thank you for a tour well done, Rascal Flatts gave their female co-star a gift to help her
Taylor Swift Responds to Prom Request With Invite to 2012 ACMs
Yesterday (Feb. 23) we reported that Taylor Swift had received a prom invitation from New Jersey high school senior Kevin McGuire, who is currently battling cancer for the second time. On McGuire’s Facebook event page, which now has hundreds of thousands of fans, the teen’s older sister put out a plea asking the beautiful young starlet to take her brother to his high school prom, which coincidenta
Clint Black, Bill Anderson + Bob DiPiero Involved in Bus Crash
Yesterday (Feb. 23), Clint Black, Bill Anderson and Bob DiPiero walked away from a bus accident they were involved in while traveling in Dublin, Ireland. The three renowned singer-songwriters are currently touring Ireland and the UK with the CMA Songwriter Series. While traveling in their Gibson Guitars bus, the trio was rear-ended by a passenger car.
Woman Jailed After Rascal Flatts Concert Claims False Arrest
In August, Taste of Country reported that a New York woman had been arrested after a Darien Lake, N.Y. Rascal Flatts show for striking another person in the face while holding her iPhone, which caused lacerations to the victim’s face. Now, six months later, 33-year-old Carolyn Marie Smith has filed a claim against the Genesee Country Sheriff’s Office stating that she was the victim of a false arre
Carrie Underwood Talks Beauty, Her Style Icons and Healthy Eating
Carrie Underwood is getting ready to perform at the Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show, a sold-out event that will take place at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Feb. 28. The show, which will feature an exclusive presentation of Oscar de la Renta’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection, will also showcase a performance by Underwood. In a recent interview with Nashville’s NFocus magazine, Underwood dish
Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift + More Make 100 Greatest Women in Music List
Last week, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and a handful of musical country femmes made it onto VH1‘s 1oo Greatest Women in Music list. The complete list debuted Feb. 13 in a one-hour special that kicked off a five-day series of similar specials. Topping the list as the greatest woman in music was Madonna, with Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Adele joining her
Miranda Lambert Says She and Blake Shelton Can’t Blend in Anymore
Anytime you have two superstar musical or celebrity acts dating — or married, in this case (think Brad and Angelina or Faith and Tim) — it’s only a matter of time before that couple realizes the freedoms they have given up by being in the spotlight. While Miranda Lambert and her country hitmaker husband Blake Shelton have been well known for a couple of years now, Lambert admits that her husband’s
Joe Nichols and Wife Expecting First Child
Country hitmaker Joe Nichols and his wife, Heather, are about to get a visit from the stork, according to People. Nichols, who released his record ‘It’s All Good’ at the beginning of November, has one 13-year-old daughter, Ashelyn, from a previous relationship, but is extremely excited to be expecting for the first time with his wife of more than four years.
‘Smash’ Star Katharine McPhee Goes Country With ‘Redneck Woman’ Cover
NBC’s hit musical drama ‘Smash’ tells the story of what it takes to make it in a Broadway show, and while country music is in a different genre altogether, the show and its stars have been giving some pretty big nods to the sound. Last Monday (Feb. 13), we saw actress Megan Hilty’s character Ivy offer up a slowed-down cover of Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Crazy Dreams.’ Tonight, according to mjsbigblog, we
Taylor Swift Insists She’s Happy Being Single
Taylor Swift is perhaps best known for singing about one topic from a variety of angles: love. And while she admits that this is true, the multi-Grammy Award-winning starlet is quick to declare that she’s perfectly content to go stag for a while.
Miranda Lambert Shocked by Chris Brown’s Appearance at the Grammys
This year marked the first year hip-hop artist Chris Brown has been a part of the Grammys since 2009, when he beat up Rihanna, his girlfriend at the time, just before the ceremony. The Recording Academy’s choice to have him on as a performer in 2012 has stirred up a lot of reaction from people, both good and bad, especially since he was allowed to perform not once, but twice on Sunday night. Read
Jason Aldean Takes Viewers Backstage on CBS Special
‘CBS This Morning‘ shared the below clips of Jason Aldean‘s recent interview with Ben Tracy, where Aldean took Tracy backstage on his sold-out tour and also opened up about his rapid rise to country stardom. Despite the fact that Aldean didn’t win at the Grammys, he had the top-selling country album of the year as well as the fifth bestselling album in all of music. The singer is currently on his
Dolly Parton Brought to Tears by Whitney Houston’s Death
In a new statement made Monday (Feb. 13), Dolly Parton emphasized once again just how deeply saddened she is by the tragic and sudden death of pop superstar Whitney Houston, who died Saturday in a Beverly Hills hotel room. Parton seems to have felt a special connection with the soaring songstress, especially since they shared the hit ‘I Will Always Love You,’ a song Parton wrote and performed in 1
Julianne Hough Talks New Film, Says It’s ‘Nothing People Have Seen Me Do Before’
Mingling on the Grammy red carpet last night, two-time ‘Dancing With the Stars’ winner Julianne Hough chatted with E! News correspondent Giuliana Rancic about ‘Footloose,’ her upcoming film ‘Rock of Ages‘ with Tom Cruise and a new dark comedy she’s about to film. Wrapped in a Kaufman Franco gown with shimmering black stripes, which boyfriend Ryan Seacrest helped pick out, Hough dished on what’s be
Taylor Swift ‘Safe and Sound’ Video Preview Released
Monday at 7:54PM ET, Taylor Swift will premiere her ‘Safe and Sound’ video from ‘The Hunger Games’ soundtrack. If you don’t think you can wait that long, we’ve got good news and bad news for you. The good news is that MTV posted a preview of the video today, and the bad news is that it’s less than 10 seconds long. Still, it gives you a quick glimpse at what you can expect to see on Monday. Read Mo
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Relieved to Be Done With Wedding Planning
Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott tied the knot with love Chris Tyrrell on Jan. 7, and while she had the dream wedding complete with a custom Vera Wang gown, the new bride says she’s not missing any of the pre-wedding stress. In an interview with Reverb, she says life after the wedding has been incredible, especially since she gets to be on tour with her husband.