Neal McCoy Shares Concerns About Randy Travis' Recovery
Neal McCoy says Randy Travis "looks great." But the country star tells "People" magazine that Randy is "still struggling to use both of his hands," and he's not sure if Travis will "ever fully recover" from last summer's stroke. However, McCoy adds that Randy is "a tough guy with a work ethic," so he's confident Randy is doing everything he can to rebuild his skills and abilities.
Travis has been battling back since suffering a stroke nine months ago. He made his first public appearance in late January, attending a benefit concert in
Sara Evans Reflects On Male Domination On Country Radio
Sara Evans says she knows she's releasing a new album at a time when there aren't many women getting country radio airplay. The singer admits she's grateful to be among those few, but adds that it's a phase she hopes will end soon.
Sara adds that she believes there is "definitely room" within country music for "all kinds" of singers and song subjects -- including more female performers. Evans' new album, "Slow Me Down," will be in stores Tuesday.
Strait once lived in
Strait's "Cowboy Rides Away" tour will come to a close in
Keith Urban Making Plans For Summer Tour
Keith Urban will be returning to the road this summer. CMT.com says the country star, who just recently completed his "Light The Fuse" tour, is prepping for his next trek. The new road trip hasn't been officially announced yet. But it will reportedly be called the "Raise 'Em Up" tour, and it's expected to feature Brett Eldredge and Jerrod Niemann as openers. The tour page on Urban's website is filling up, and includes a nine-date Australian trek in June followed by shows and festival appearances across the
Urban will be busy throughout the spring with "American Idol." He's marking his second year as a judge on the Fox reality series. He also has a few concerts coming up over the next several weeks. Keith will be performing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in
Luke Bryan Would Like To Write With Openers On Current Tour
Luke Bryan says he's really enjoying touring with Lee Brice and Cole Swindell. The singer tells "Country Weekly" his opening acts aren't just great performers but also his friends, and "it's been fun" being on the road with is buddies. But Luke admits he'd like for the trek to be a little productive as well. He says he's hoping the three of them will "get together and write a song one of these days." Bryan, Brice, and Swindell just wrapped up the first leg of Luke's "That's My Kind Of Night Tour" with a show in
Luke and Cole share a songwriting history. They've collaborated on material and
Justin Moore Enjoying Second Headlining Tour
Justin Moore says he's enjoying his current tour. The "Off The Beaten Path" trek is the country star's second outing as a headliner, and he explains that he's putting on more of a show this time around.
Justin adds that he's more at ease as a performer on this tour. But the singer admits that presenting a bigger show is a bigger risk, so while his comfort level on stage has grown he still gets nervous before his concerts.
Country Stars Set For Monday's T.J. Martell Gala
Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, and Darius Rucker are some of the country stars on board for the T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala. Chesney has been tapped to be a presenter at the event, which will take place at
Dierks Bentley, OneRepublic "CMT Crossroads" Preview Posted Online
Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic fans are getting their first glimpse at the artists' upcoming "CMT Crossroads" concert. A clip of their performance of "Counting Stars" is posted at CMT.com.
In addition to singing together, Bentley and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder even took on similar looks for the show. They're both wearing a dark t-shirt and silver necklace under a leather jacket. Bentley completes his outfit with blue jeans, while Tedder's pants are black. Dierks and OneRepublic recently taped their episode before an invited audience in
Trisha Yearwood Explains SeaWorld Cancellation
Trisha Yearwood says she's neither a SeaWorld supporter or hater. The country star tells Connecticut Country's "Electric Barnyard" she was erring on the side of caution when she cancelled last month's appearance at the
Country Birthdays Include
TV and radio personality Ralph Emery is 81.
Daryle Singletary is 43.
Carrie Underwood is 31.
Gloriana's Rachel Reinert is 25.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1979, legendary R&B star James Brown played the Grand Ole Opry. Some Opry members complained, but Barbara Mandrell said he should've been invited to perform years earlier.
Today in 1981, "I Love A Rainy Night" single by Eddie Rabbitt was certified Gold.
Today in 1992, the "I Never Knew Lonely" album by Vince Gill was released.
Today in 1992, Willie Nelson scored a Platinum album with "Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson" and a multi-Platinum album with "Greatest Hits (And Some That Will Be)."
Today in 1993, k.d. lang's album "Ingénue" was certified Platinum.
Today in 1993, The "T-R-O-U-B-L-E" album by Travis Tritt was certified Platinum.
Today in 1995, Aaron Tippin's debut album "You've Got To Stand For Something" went Gold.
Today in 1995, Clint Black topped the country charts with "Wherever You Go."
Today in 2000, Vince Gill and Amy Grant were married in a sentimental
Today in 2003, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines sparked a furor Stateside when she told a
Today in 2004, Martina McBride lent her voice to a new initiative against domestic violence, joining senators and other lawmakers in
Today in 2006, Little Big Town's album "The Road to Here" was certified triple Platinum.
Today in 2006, Carrie Underwood celebrated her birthday by performing onstage with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart as part of a VH1 tribute to the sisters in
Today in 2006, Kenny Chesney climbed into the number-one spot on Billboard's country chart with "Living in Fast Forward."
Today in 2007, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were co-headliners at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's "Share the Beat" benefit in
Today in 2007, Mark Wills performed at the TASER Foundation's Benefit Concert for Families of Fallen Officers in
Today in 2008, Gary Allan topped the list in "Country Weekly" magazine's poll of country music's hottest bachelor. Chris Young took second place, followed by Keith Anderson, Kenny Chesney, and Chuck Wicks. Chris Cagle, Blake Shelton, Billy Currington, Big & Rich's John Rich, and Bucky Covington completed the top ten.
Today in 2009, Luke Bryan performed a special Spring Break concert in
Today in 2009, Sugarland resumed their first European trek with a show in
Today in 2010, Lady Antebellum played their first headlining show at
Today in 2011, Jerrod Niemann made his national TV debut with an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
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