Country Stars Taking Part In
Country stars will be descending on
Jo Dee Messina will be featured at the main event. She's been tapped to sing the national anthem at the 140th Kentucky Derby, taking place at Churchill Downs in
Brad Paisley Receives, Extends Special Invitations
Brad Paisley will be among the celebrities at this weekend's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The country star and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, received their invitations from CBS News. TheWrap.com says the guest list also include a couple of "
Meanwhile, Brad is extending a special invitation of his own. CBS5 News in
Blake Shelton Wins, Performs At iHeartRadio Music Awards
Blake Shelton is among the winners at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. The singer took Country Song of the Year honors for his hit "Boys 'Round Here" during the NBC broadcast. In his acceptance Blake mentioned his competition along with his gratitude.
Keith Urban Performs On "American Idol"
Keith Urban is using "American Idol" to showcase his own music. The country star stepped away from the judges table on Thursday's installment of the Fox reality show to perform "Good Thing."
"Good Thing" is from Urban's most recent studio album, "Fuse." He'll continue to support the disc with his "Raise 'Em Up Tour" this summer. Keith will kick off the trek at the Calgary Stampede in
Rhonda Vincent Helps Police Catch Tour Bus Burglar
Rhonda Vincent -- bluegrass star, crime fighter.
But Parker denies stealing from anyone else. Other video footage shows him going into a Montgomery Gentry tour bus, while Tim McGraw has reportedly lost money from his bus as well. Parker says his job was to clean the vehicles, which is why he's seen entering other buses. When asked why he stole from Vincent, Parker said "people make mistakes." Rhonda admits it's still unsettling to know that Parker had been "pilfering through" her and her band members' belongings.
Thomas Rhett Thrilled With Career Progression
Thomas Rhett says it's hard to believe everything that's happened for him over the past two years. The country star says things have just been "amazing."
Thomas adds that it's been "a blessing" to tour with Brantley Gilbert this spring. He says he appreciates getting the chance to play his music for a new audience. Thomas will be opening the show for Gilbert in
Tyler Farr Pleased To See
Tyler Farr is friends with another
Farr will be playing shows with Florida Georgia Line again over the next six months. They're both serving as openers on Jason Aldean's "Burn It Down" tour, which extends into October. They'll be in
Leah Turner Shares Fun, Challenges Of Debut Video
Country newcomer Leah Turner says it was a lot of fun making the video to her debut single "Take the Keys." The singer says she loved getting the chance to drive a vintage 1966 Ford Mustang, but admits the vehicle wasn't easy to handle. Leah explains that there was a lot of power under the hood -- and no power steering or brakes.
"Take the Keys" is from Leah's upcoming self-titled album. The disc, which also features her current single, "Pull Me Back," will be in stores on May 6th.
James House Shares Inspiration, Motivation For New Album
James House says something that happened on the other side of the
Keith Urban Adds To Guitar Line
Keith Urban is expanding his guitar line. The country star is once again teaming up with the Home Shopping Network to offer his new "Light The Fuse" guitar collection, featuring electric and acoustic models in five different colors. The guitars come with two hour-long instructional DVDs, and are also available in 21-piece packages including extra strings, picks, a guitar strap, an amplifier, and more. Keith says his latest line of guitars grew out of his "Light The Fuse" tour. The singer explains that he "felt so much energy coming back from the crowd night after night," and it was "the perfect inspiration" for the new instruments. Urban will formally introduce his "Light The Fuse" guitars exclusively through HSN on May 18th.
Country TV Tonight
TOP 20 COUNTRY COUNTDOWN (GAC) Videos from Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton are included in the rundown of the week's most popular country music videos.
Country Birthdays Include
Larry Gatlin is 66.
Ty Herndon is 52.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1985, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson released the "Highwayman" album.
Today in 1988, the album "Remembering Jim Reeves and Patsy Cline" was released.
Today in 1989, new album releases included Clint Black's "Killin' Time" and Kenny Rogers' "Something Inside So Strong."
Today in 1998, backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, Loretta Lynn made the announcement that she intended to return to college and get a degree.
Today in 1998, Shania Twain's "You're Still the One" hit number one on the chart.
Today in 2000, LeAnn Rimes filed suit in Dallas County District Court, against her father, Wilbur Rimes and his business partner, Lyle Walker, charging that they funnelled money away from her personally and from the company set up in 1995 to manage her finances.
Today in 2000, Faith Hill and hubby Tim McGraw confirmed plans to perform their hit single "Let's Make Love" at the upcoming
Today in 2000, new CD releases included Collin Raye's "Tracks" and Chad Brock's "Yes!."
Today in 2002, Clint Black and Lonestar were among those who took part in the taping of the CBS special taped "Rockin' In The USA" in
Today in 2003, Jo Dee Messina sang the national anthem at
Today in 2005, Eddie Montgomery had titanium rods and plates inserted in his left wrist during surgery in
Today in 2006, Chris Young was named the new "Nashville Star," taking the title on the fourth season finale of the USA Network reality series.
Today in 2006, Kenny Rogers and Time Life teamed to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the network television debut of his series of movies loosely based on his hit single "The Gambler" with the release of a three-CD boxed set. The collection marked the first time the films had been available on CD. Titles included "Kenny Rogers as The Gambler," "The Adventure Continues," and "The Legend Continues." Other new releases included Rockie Lynne's self-titled CD and Phil Vassar's "Greatest Hits Vol. 1."
Today in 2006, Carrie Underwood went to her very first number one party, attending the
Today in 2009, LeAnn Rimes sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the start of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in
Today in 2013, a public memorial was held in
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