Mel Tillis Released From Hospital
Mel Tillis is back home. The Country Music Hall of Famer's daughter, singer Pam Tillis, announced in a Facebook post that her father was released from the hospital on Friday. She says Mel "did great and is feeling good." She adds that her 81-year-old dad "means the world" to her, and she's "so happy to have him" in her life. Mel spent last week in the hospital after undergoing what was described as a "routine heart procedure" at
Florida Georgia Line will be hitting the road with their "Cruise" collaborator. The country duo has tapped Nelly to join them on their "This Is How We Roll Summer Series 2014" tour, in which they'll perform at baseball parks throughout the country. Country singer
In addition to their tour with
Florida Georgia Line and Nelly's "This Is How We Roll Summer Series 2014 Tour" dates
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More Stars Added To ACM Awards Lineup
Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, and Toby Keith are the latest stars to sign on for next month's
Performers Confirmed For AMC Party For A Cause Festival
The lineups are set for the
The ACM Party for a Cause Festival supports Outnumber Hunger, the Folds of Honor Foundation, and other military-related organizations. The charity event will take place at the LINQ in
ACM Party for a Cause Festival Lineup
Friday, April 4, 2014 - "Outnumber Hunger Live!"
The Cadillac Three
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - Presented by ACM Lifting Lives in support of military-related charities
Dan + Shay
Love and Theft
Saturday, April 5, 2014 - ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends (Party Stage)
Natalie Stovall and The Drive
The Swon Brothers
David Nail Hopes Latest Single Grows On Listeners
David Nail describes his latest single as "sneaky great." The country star explains that "Kiss You Tonight" isn't "a barn burner" but just subtly grabs a listener's ear -- and doesn't let go.
"Kiss You Tonight" is the second single from David's latest release, "I'm A Fire." It's the follow up to his chart-topping hit "Whatever She's Got." The singer has been on the road supporting his new album. His next show is coming up in
Gary Allan Discusses Video To Latest Single
Gary Allan says he's pleased with the video for his latest single, "It's Ain't The Whiskey." The country star explains that he particularly likes the surprising turn in the clip's storyline.
Band Perry Members Don't Argue Over Big Issues
The Band Perry's Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry say they get along really well. But Reid admits things between him and his siblings aren't always perfect all the time.
Kimberly adds that they just got a Nespresso machine on their tour bus, and says there might be "some fireworks" if someone uses the last coffee packet. But she agrees that arguments "never" happen "over the important things" concerning their lives and career. The Band Perry have been on the road supporting their latest album, "Pioneer." The group just released "Chainsaw," the fourth single from the disc.
Josh Turner Reflects On Playing Opry House Anniversary Show
Josh Turner admits that "in some ways it's weird to go out and play the 40th anniversary of a building." But the country star tells
Turner joined Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Clint Black, Diamond Rio, and many others for last Saturday's show honoring 40 years of the Grand Ole Opry House. The special event also featured Bill Anderson and Jeannie Seely -- two stars who were there for the first show from the Grand Ole Opry House on March 16th, 1974.
SXSW: Nelson Plays iTunes Fest With Urban, Hosts Another Concert
Willie Nelson might be six weeks away from his 81st birthday, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. The country legend was among the many performers at South By Southwest in Austin Texas last week. Billboard.com says Willie took his band through a 15-song set in just 45 minutes at the iTunes Music Festival Saturday night, performing a mix of hits and classics such as "On The Road Again," "Crazy," and "Beer For My Horses" in advance of Keith Urban's energetic headlining set. Urban, by comparison played 17 songs in a 90-minute performance. He also delivered a hit-filled show, playing favorites like "Sweet Thing," "Long Hot Summer," and "Better Life" along with the new tunes "Even the Stars Fall 4 U" and "Good Thing." And Keith literally brought his music to the fans, performing a couple of songs from the Moody Theater's main floor and ending his show in the mezzanine.
But the iTunes show was just one of two South By Southwest shows for Willie. "Country Weekly" says Nelson hosted a "surprise" concert at his ranch just outside of
Country Birthdays Include
Paul Overstreet is 59.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1972, a 13-year-old Tanya Tucker entered a studio to record her first hit, "Delta Dawn."
Today in 1986, the "Lost In The Fifties" album by Ronnie Milsap was released.
Today in 1989, Keith Whitley hit number one on the "Radio & Records" country chart with "I'm No Stranger to the Rain."
Today in 1992,
Today in 1995, Suzy Bogguss and her husband, Doug Crider, became parents to son Ben.
Today in 1995, Clay Walker topped the country charts with "This Woman and This Man."
Today in 1997, filming began on the first motion picture ever shot inside of Elvis Presley's
Today in 1998, Jo Dee Messina released her second album, "I'm Alright."
Today in 1998, Doubleday announced it was canceling LeAnn Rimes' two-book deal, which was reportedly worth two-million-dollars. They made the decision after LeAnn's book "Holiday In Your Heart" failed to sell as well as expected.
Today in 1998, Shania Twain announced plans for her first world tour.
Today in 2000, Shania Twain's "Come On Over" was certified for sales of 17-million in the
Today in 2002, Vince Gill was elected president of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. He succeeded Marty Stuart, who enjoyed six consecutive terms as president.
Today in 2003, Dixie Chick Natalie Maines apologized to President George Bush for comments she made a week earlier in
Today in 2004, Kenny Chesney performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, setting a new attendance record with 70-thousand-668 tickets sold for the show.
Today in 2004, Brett Warren and his wife, Raquel, welcomed Angeli Nicole Warren to their family.
Today in 2006, Kenny Chesney climbed to number one on the "Radio & Records" country chart with "Living in Fast Forward."
Today in 2007, Loretta Lynn received an honorary doctorate from
Today in 2008, two former
Today in 2008, Steve Azar took part in Gino Torretta's Celebrity Golf and Gourmet Weekend, golfing for charity at the Jacaranda Golf Club in
Today in 2009, Willie Nelson cancelled his show in
Today in 2009, Jewel took the "Dancing With the Stars" stage -- to sing. Leg injuries forced her to drop out of the competition before the show launched, but she was regularly on hand to support husband Ty Murray -- who was still a contender -- and on this night she also promoted her then-upcoming CD "Lullaby" with a performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
Today in 2009, Randy Travis was the guest mentor for "American Idol" finalists for the show's "Grand Ole Opry Week." In addition, his CD "I Told You So: The Ultimate Hits of Randy Travis" arrived in stores, while Brad Paisley's single "Then," Rascal Flatts' song "Forever," and Alabama's Jeff Cook's solo CD "Ashes Won't Burn" were released digitally.
Today in 2010, Taylor Swift was honored for a number of her career accomplishments at an event in
Today in 2010, Larry Gatlin became a member of Fox Business Network's "
Today in 2011, Country Music Hall of Famer Ferlin Husky died at his daughter's home in
Today in 2011, Kenny Chesney launched his "Goin' Coastal" tour in
Today in 2011, the Zac Brown Band made their RodeoHouston debut.
Today in 2013,
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