Alec Baldwin Calls Hank Williams, Jr. a ‘Broken-Down, Senile, Racist Coot’
Actor Alec Baldwin has never been shy in expressing his opinions about politics, and yesterday he took to his Twitter account to slam country star Hank Williams, Jr. for his recent rants against President Obama, calling him a “broken-down, senile, racist coot.”
Sugarland Perform ‘Baby Girl’ With 4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor
The members of Sugarland got the chance to make a young girl’s life brighter at a recent tour stop in Minnesota. Singer Jennifer Nettles and singer-songwriter Kristian Bush were performing at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Aug. 8 when they were joined onstage by a very special guest — a 4-year-old cancer patient named Avery.
Taylor Swift Donates Red Shoes To Raise Money For Charity
When it comes to charity, superstar Taylor Swift is putting her money where her feet are. The ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ singer has donated a pair of her own red shoes for an online auction to raise money for a charity that provides shoes to people living in poverty.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Lands a Recurring Role on ‘Nashville’
It looks like there’s a little bit more authenticity coming to ABC’s ‘Nashville.’ Former ‘According to Jim’ star Kimberly Williams-Paisley has joined the show in a role that will recur over a multi-episode arc. The performer not only lives in Nashville, but knows the ropes, as she is also married to country star Brad Paisley.
Loretta Lynn to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on Grand Ole Opry in Style
Country music legend Loretta Lynn is set to celebrate her 50th anniversary on the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 25, and it’s shaping up to be a big all-star party. The ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’ singer will be joined by her sister, Crystal Gayle, as well as friends like Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, and Pistol Annies, who will be making their debut on the hallowed stage.
Tom T. Hall to Receive BMI Icon Award
Legendary country singer-songwriter Tom T. Hall will receive BMI’s prestigious Icon Award at a private ceremony in Nashville on Oct. 30 as part of their 60th Annual Country Awards.
Taylor Swift Found Herself in ‘Really Dark Places’ While Writing for ‘Red’
Taylor Swift has a longstanding penchant for writing about her love life, and in a new interview, the young superstar says her romantic chaos played a very big role in her upcoming fourth album, ‘Red.’
Reba McEntire Not the Basis of ‘Nashville’ Character Rayna James, Despite Rumors
There’s been a lot of anticipation in Music City for the upcoming ABC drama ‘Nashville,’ which centers around the country music business. The show is filming locally in Nashville, and speculation has been swirling as to whether some of the characters are based on real-life country stars. In a new interview, series star Connie Britton insists her character, Rayna James, is not based on Reba McEntir
Appeals Court Judges Question Lawyers in Tim McGraw Lawsuit With Curb Records
A panel of three judges with the Tennessee Court of Appeals questioned lawyers for country superstar Tim McGraw and his former record label, Curb Records, as part of an ongoing lawsuit in a court session in Nashville on Friday (July 27.)
‘The Voice’ Nabs Four Emmy Nominations
NBC’s runaway hit singing competition ‘The Voice‘ has scored four nominations in the 2012 Emmy Awards. The reality show, which features country’s own Blake Shelton as a judge, earned nominations in the categories of Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, and Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Medi
Tracy Byrd and Wife Injured in Car Accident
Country star Tracy Byrd and his wife Michele were injured in a car accident in Texas on Tuesday afternoon. According to 12 News Now in Beaumont, Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis said the ‘Keeper of the Stars’ singer and his wife were driving northbound on Highway 69 in a Ford Excursion shortly after 1PM, when a woman driving a Toyota going southbound turned left onto 327 and
Toby Keith’s ‘Red Solo Cup’ Becomes Singer’s All-Time Best-Selling Single
Never underestimate the power of partying. Toby Keith’s party-hearty anthem ‘Red Solo Cup’ has been certified double platinum by the RIAA after selling two million digital downloads, which also makes it Keith’s career top seller. The news comes just six months after the song was certified as the first platinum single of his career in January.
Lady Antebellum Disappointed After Bruce Springsteen Silenced at London Concert
The members of Lady Antebellum are “disappointed” that Saturday night’s (July 14) Bruce Springsteen concert in London was cut off mid-song after the legendary rocker ran into overtime.
Craig Morgan Talks New Single, Becoming an Actor and Giving Back to Charity
To quote from the title song of Craig Morgan’s current album, “This ole boy got it going on.” The energetic singer/songwriter, television host, outdoorsman and philanthropist is extremely busy with the release of a new single, ‘Corn Star,’ from his current album, ‘This Ole Boy.’
Dustin Lynch Reveals Cover Art and Track Listing for Upcoming Debut Album
Hot country newcomer Dustin Lynch has revealed the cover art and song titles for his self-titled debut album, which is due August 21 from Broken Bow Records.
Tim McGraw Issues Clarifying Statement Regarding Curb Lawsuit Ruling
Despite a press release to the contrary on Thursday, country superstar Tim McGraw is not still under contract to Curb Records, and no legal finding has been made that he owes the label another album, according to a spokesperson for the singer.
Kenny Chesney’s ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ Debuts as Top Country Album
Just when you think Kenny Chesney can’t get any hotter, he goes and proves you wrong. The country superstar’s new album ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, selling more than 193,000 units in its opening week according to Nielsen SoundScan. ‘Fishbowl’ is Chesney’s eleventh straight album to debut in the top position.