Dolly Parton's "Big Interview" Airs On AXS TV Monday Night
Dolly Parton is featured on Monday's edition of AXS TV's "The Big Interview." For the hour-long show, the country superstar discusses her life and career with TV news legend Dan Rather. In a preview of the show, Dolly jokes that she'll do whatever it takes to maintain her looks. But she adds that her attitude has a lot to do with it as well.
Parton taped the interview in
Reba McEntire Hosts Muhammad Ali's Annual Charity Event
Reba McEntire is once again throwing her support behind Muhammad Ali's annual Celebrity Fight Night. "USA Today" says the country singer served as the emcee for this year's event, which took place in
Lady Antebellum Tweets About Missed
Lady Antebellum is extending their concerns to their fans in
Martina McBride Maintains Her Sound On "Everlasting"
Martina McBride admits "Everlasting" isn't really a country album. The singer tells "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" the disc features "a different kind of music," but she doesn't "sound like a totally different person." She explains that as always, she did her best at "interpreting the lyrics and feeling it and making it as emotional and heartfelt" as she could. But Martina says one track was particularly challenging for her. She recorded her version of Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" with the song's writer in the studio. McBride admits that was a little intimidating, especially since "he's heard Aretha sing it." "Everlasting" is in stores now.
Eric Church "Honest" About Fame, Social Media, Other Stars
Eric Church admits he's glad he's able to record albums and play shows, because that's where his passion lies. The country star tells "Spin" magazine he hates the other aspects of his career, like "the fame part" and "getting recognized" and dealing with the press, and he just wants "to make music." Church adds that he's "been very honest with the fans" about his aversion to Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media. He says the music and live show are "what you're gonna get" from him, and what he's "gonna focus on."
Church also says he's not out to make nice with every other music star. He admits he doesn't "like everybody," even though such an attitude is "not popular in country music." But Eric says it's honest. He also believes it's "normal" and "real," explaining that a person can go to "any industry...any family, or go anywhere," and it's doubtful they'll "like everybody." He adds that he's not trying to please everyone with his music. Church says some people hate his latest album, "The Outsiders," but others love it.
The Oak Ridge Boys are finally ready to release a live album. Band member Duane Allen says fans have been asking the group for a concert disc, because the songs don't sound the same performed live. The country star explains that the difference has to do with the concert experience.
And Allen says he believes they've done a good job of capturing that vibe on their album. He calls "Boys Night Out" a "good representation" of an Oak Ridge Boys concert, explaining that they give a "high energy" performance that's "right in your face." "Boys Night Out" features renditions of 14 hits and fan favorites including the group's signature hits "Elvira" and "Bobbie Sue." The album will be in stores Tuesday.
Josh Turner Sees Book As
Josh Turner says he's glad he's had an opportunity to write a book. The country star explains that it's giving him an outlet to share things with his fans that he otherwise couldn't really say.
Josh adds that he's never felt comfortable deviating from the music when he's performing live, and with songwriting he's limited in what he can say and how he can say it. But the singer explains that his book provides him a way to "just really open up" about his experiences and what he's learned from them. Turner's "Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood" will be in stores on April 29th.
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Excited To Bring Daughter On Tour
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus will have a family member with him when the group hits the road this spring. The country star admits he's excited about bringing his three-year-old daughter Madeline on the band's next tour, and letting her see him in action.
Rascal Flatts will officially launch their "Rewind" trek in
Brantley Gilbert Reveals His Biggest Fears
Brantley Gilbert says there isn't much that really rattles him. But the country star admits he's not completely fearless.
Gilbert is currently headlining his "Let It Ride Tour." His next stop is coming up in
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Today in 1979, the "Classics" album by Kenny Rogers & Dottie West was released.
Today in 1983, Kenny Rogers' album "We've Got Tonight" was certified Gold.
Today in 1986, the video "
Today in 1992, the single "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus was released.
Today in 1995,
Today in 1997, Pam Tillis released her single "All the Good Ones Are Gone."
Today in 1998, Shania Twain was among the performers at a special benefit concert in
Today in 1999, the body of Tammy Wynette was exhumed and an autopsy performed in
Today in 2000, Brad Paisley was named International Rising Star at the HMV British Country Music Awards. Other prizes went to Reba McEntire, who was dubbed the International Female Vocalist for the second consecutive year, and the Dixie Chicks, who scored trophies in the International Group/Duo and International Album categories. George Jones snagged an award for International Male Vocalist while Dolly Parton won for International Independent Artist. Alison Krauss & Union Station garnered their 7th consecutive win as International Bluegrass Group.
Today in 2002, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, and Lyle Lovett were among the artists saluting Willie Nelson at a special concert at
Today in 2004, Dolly Parton was honored as a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in
Today in 2008, Taylor Swift, Kellie Pickler, and Trace Adkins were the big winners at the CMT Music Awards. Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, and Brad Paisley also took awards, along with country-rock duets by Bon Jovi and LeAnn Rimes and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
Today in 2008, Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery and his wife, Tracy, were honored for their charitable efforts on behalf of the
Today in 2008, the inaugural series "Can You Duet?," featuring Naomi Judd as a judge, began on CMT. Joey + Rory took third place in the competition, which helped them launch their career.
Today in 2009, LeAnn Rimes' book "What I Cannot Change" arrived in stores.
Today in 2010, Kenny Chesney attended a special advanced screening of his concert film "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D" in his hometown of
Today in 2010, Garth Brooks was in
Today in 2010, Lyric Street Records announced that the label was closing. Rascal Flatts was among the acts with the company.
Today in 2011, Jason Aldean joined Kelly Clarkson to perform their chart-topping collaboration "Don't You Wanna Stay" on "American Idol."
Today in 2012, Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood and his girlfriend, Kelli Cashiola, were married with a ceremony at the Front Porch Farms in
Today in 2012, Trisha Yearwood launched her cooking show, "Trisha's Southern Kitchen," on the Food Network.
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