The Band Perry Play Super Bowl Pre-Game Show
The Band Perry is praising the Super Bowl 48 halftime show headliner, tweeting, "Great job tonight @brunomars!!!" along with a picture of MetLife Stadium all lit up as he performed. But the country group also took part in the big game, which aired Sunday on Fox. Their set at the NFL Taligate Party included their hit "Done."
The Band Perry also tweeted a photograph of the group on the Tailgate stage. The sibling trio joined former "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips and cast members from the Broadway musicals "Jersey Boys" and "Rock of Ages" for the Tailgate Party, but only The Band Perry and Phillips were featured on TV. The Super Bowl 48 pre-game also featured Queen Latifah singing "America The Beautiful" and soprano Renee Fleming, who became the first opera star to sing the national anthem at the start of a Super Bowl game. Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers were a featured guest during Mars' halftime show.
Band Perry To Pay For Burials For
The Band Perry is stepping up to help a
Tim McGraw Performing On "Sports Illustrated" TV Special
Tim McGraw is helping "Sports Illustrated" honor the publication's most celebrated issue. He's singing "Lookin' For That Girl" on the TV special "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful." The country star says the show's taping marked his debut performance of the song.
McGraw also praises the show's producers, saying they "incorporate some great shots of the models throughout the years." But Tim isn't the only performer for the show. Lady Antebellum contributes a song as well, along with The Fray, John Legend, and Enrique Iglesias. Former "SI" swimsuit models Tyra Banks, Christie Brinkley, and Kate Upton are among the stars who make appearances, while former "SI" swimsuit issue cover girl Heidi Klum hosts the show. "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beauty" will air on NBC Monday night at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.
Little Big Town To Appear On "The Chew"
The members of Little Big Town will be demonstrating some of their other creative skills as guests on ABC's "The Chew." The country quartet will take part in a crafts project, and join the hosts in the kitchen to help prepare a favorite breakfast recipe introduced by co-host Mario Batali. Viewers will also get a glimpse of the group's latest music video. Little Big Town will share a sneak preview of the clip to the song "Sober," the fourth single from their album "Tornado." The group's appearance on "The Chew" will air on ABC Monday at 1:00 p.m. Eastern.
Miranda Lambert Unveiling New Single This Week
Miranda Lambert has a new song on the way. The country star says "Automatic" is "about slowing down, taking a breath, and remembering what it's like to live life a little more simply." She explains that the autobiographical song isn't "about going back, but reminiscing about what it was like" when she was younger. In the song Miranda reflects on the days of pay phones, hanging the laundry out to dry, and her dad teaching her to drive stick shift on her 1955 Chevy. Lambert explains that the song "brings back good memories," and helps remind her to "take a deep breath and to remember that getting there is half the fun."
"Automatic" is the first release from Miranda's upcoming fifth album, which is expected later this year. The track will be released to radio on Wednesday.
Eric Paslay Has Vague Memories Of First Stage Appearance
Eric Paslay is about to release his debut album. But the new country star says he's been performing since he was a very young child.
Eric adds that he didn't always have his eye set on country music stardom. The singer explains that he has Type 1 diabetes, and as a teenager he "was kinda flirting" with the idea of becoming a pediatric endocrinologist so he could help others living with the disease. But Eric says eventually "music had its way," and he attended college in
Garth Brooks will be playing to a capacity crowd at his shows in
Travis Tritt To Narrate Walt Disney Biopic
Travis Tritt is contributing to an upcoming biopic about Walt Disney. The country star has been tapped to narrate the new independent film "As Dreamers Do." Director Logan Sekulow admits he's a big Travis Tritt fan. And he says when he read through the script in his head, "it was in the voice of Travis Tritt."
Luke Bryan Proud Of ACM Nominated Album
Luke Bryan says he's glad to see his album "Crash My Party" get a nomination from the
Album of the Year is one of three ACM nominations for
Kenny Rogers Honored For His Photography
Kenny Rogers is getting recognition as a photographer. TasteOfCountry.com says the country star received an honorary masters of photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America. The presentation took place at the recent PPA Award & Degree ceremony. PPA President Ralph Romaguera Sr. explains that everyone knows Kenny is an entertainer, but says the singer is also "a remarkably talented photographer." He adds that when they notified
Over the course of his career
Country Birthdays Include
Singer-songwriter Jessica Harp is 32. She was part of the duo The Wreckers along with Michelle Branch.
Singer-songwriter Matraca Berg is 50. Her writing credits include such number one hits as Martina McBride's "Wild Angels," Deana Carter's "Strawberry Wine," and Reba McEntire's "The Last One To Know." Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Patty Loveless, and Gretchen Wilson are some of the others who have recorded her songs.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson all died when their chartered plane crashed in
Today in 1971, Lynn Anderson's single "Rose Garden" was certified Gold.
Today in 1978, the "Waylon & Willie" album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson was certified Gold.
Today in 1992, Tracy Lawrence released his second single, "Today's Lonely Fool."
Today in 1993, the "Pure Country" soundtrack album by
Today in 1994, Ricky Van Shelton's "Don't Overlook Salvation" album was certified Gold.
Today in 1995, Sawyer Brown topped the country singles charts with "This Time."
Today in 1999, Trace Adkins injured his ankle. While he was surveying some property outside
Today in 2004, Kenny Chesney released the album "When the Sun Goes Down."
Today in 2005, Montgomery Gentry launched their Turn It Up And Bring It On tour, featuring Trace Adkins, with a show in
Today in 2006, Chris Cagle shot the clip for his single "Wal-Mart Parking Lot" during a live concert performance in
Today in 2008, Willie Nelson and Sara Evans entertained at an invitation-only Super Bowl Tailgate Party in Glendale, Arizona, while Trace Adkins performed "I've Got My Game On" to kick off the 14th installment of "Howie Long's Tough Guys: Super Bowl Edition" in conjunction with the big game. Trace also took part in the countdown to Howie's Ultimate Tough Guy award.
Today in 2008, Brooks & Dunn's Kix Brooks hosted a special Arrington Vineyards kick-off party in
Today in 2008, former Lonestar frontman Richie McDonald and Bryan White took part in the annual Country Cruise, which set sail from
Today in 2009, Vince Gill played his first of three special shows as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's 2009 Artist-in-Residence. The performances took place at the Museum's intimate, 213-seat Ford Theater.
Today in 2009, steel guitarist Tom Brumley, who was a member of Buck Owens' backing band The Buckaroos, passed away in
Today in 2009, new releases included Dierks Bentley's CD "Feel That Fire," Wynonna's "Sing," Willie Nelson and Asleep at the Wheel's "Willie and the Wheel," and Aaron Tippin's "In Overdrive."
Today in 2010, Lady Antebellum's album "Need You Now" debuted at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart and the all-genre Billboard 200.
Today in 2012, Keith Urban was featured on the Grand Ole Opry in his first public performance since undergoing a procedure a few months earlier to have a polyp removed from his vocal cords.
Today in 2013, Rascal Flatts teamed up with Journey for the Super Bowl edition of "CMT Crossroads," which they taped in
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