"Idol" Alum Scotty McCreery Victim Of Home Invasion
Singer Scotty McCreery is safe but may be missing a few valuables after a home invasion robbery in
Mel Tillis Making Progress Following Setback After Heart Surgery
Mel Tillis says he's "on the road to recovery now." But the legendary singer tells "Country Weekly" things haven't progressed as planned. Tillis underwent quadruple bypass surgery back in March. He admits he was still pretty weak after leaving the hospital, and consequently he injured himself in a fall at his
Brantley Gilbert To Support New Album With Special Motorcycle Event
Brantley Gilbert will be marking the arrival of his new album in a special way. The country star will head out on a six-day motorcycle trek during the first week "Just As I Am" is in stores. Gilbert will launch the ride on May 21st in
Kenny Chesney To Play Charity Show In
Kenny Chesney says he's eager to perform live again. The country star tells
Chesney's concert is set for the House of Blues in
Dierks Bentley Excited About First Headlining Amphitheater Tour
Dierks Bentley says he's really excited about his upcoming "Riser" trek. The country star explains that it's his first headlining run at amphitheaters, and he wants to be included in the tradition that comes with that type of tour.
Bentley says he's been rehearsing for the trek at an abandoned steel mill just north of
Hunter Hayes Thrilled Paul Franklin Played On New Album
Hunter Hayes says it was great to have noted steel guitarist Paul Franklin contribute to his new album, "Storyline." The country star admits he has a great deal of admiration for
Hayes adds that it was easier for him to tell
Joshua Scott Jones Reveals Title, Release Date To Upcoming Album
Joshua Scott Jones is calling his debut solo album "The Healing." And the country star will have his record in stores on June 3rd. He tells GotCountryOnline.com his CD is a concept album that "has a lot to do" with what he's experienced over the past few years. He explains that the album is "about being yourself, experiencing heartbreak and loss, and ultimately redemption." Joshua adds that the disc's lead-off single, "Honk If You're Tonky," ties into the theme, calling it "an anthem" to "being who you are and not being ashamed to be that person." The singer says he also thought it would be a good first single, because it's "an upbeat, dance-able song." "The Healing" will be Jones' first album since Steel Magnolia split up.
Joe Bachman Waited Years For His Current Single
Country newcomer Joe Bachman admits he had to wait a while for his current single, "Lookatchu." But the singer says he's glad he eventually got the chance to record the song.
Joe explains that he originally wanted to record "Lookatchu" a few years ago, for his debut album. But he says when he called the publisher he learned that Dierks Bentley had just placed a hold on it. However, while Dierks recorded the track he didn't include it on his album, freeing up the song for Joe. Bachman's "Lookatchu" is available now. It's the lead-off single from his upcoming album.
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley is following through on his family plans. After the country star got married last December, he said he and his new wife Brittney wanted kids but would start their family with a dog. Late last week Brian posted a photo on Twitter of Brittney holding their new German Shepherd pup, Smoke. And Smoke already has her own Instagram account -- which quickly gained more than five-thousand followers. Posted photos also seem to show that Smoke is making fast friends with Tyler Hubbard's dog, Harley.
Old Willie Nelson Tour Bus Sells On Craigslist
One of Willie Nelson's old tour buses has a new owner. The seller, Tom O'Leary, tells "Rolling Stone" he bought the 1983 Eagle "on a whim" four years ago on eBay. He explains that he's "not especially a Willie Nelson fan," but "mainly just thought it looked cool." O'Leary says he only used the vehicle to go to NASCAR races and on hunting trips, and decided to sell because it was "just time for someone else to enjoy it." He doesn't say what he paid for the bus, but he reportedly got more than 80-thousand dollars for it.
The country star's rep confirms that the vehicle was once part of Nelson's fleet, and served as drummer Paul English's home on wheels. But one of Nelson's former tour bus drivers, Johnny Temples, tells the "Dallas Morning News" Willie occasionally rode in this particular bus when he played dominoes.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1965, Willie Nelson was among those who took part in a salute to Elvis Presley on the TV show "Shindig!"
Today in 1987, Randy Travis released his second album, "Always and Forever."
Today in 1988, the "George Strait Live" compilation video was released.
Today in 1989, Rodney Crowell topped the charts with the single "After All This Time."
Today in 1995, Mark Chesnutt hit number one on the singles charts with "Gonna Get A Life."
Today in 1997, Tim McGraw and Faith welcomed their daughter Gracie Katherine.
Today in 1998, Garth Brooks released his box set, "The Limited Series." In addition, LeAnn Rimes' album "Sittin' On Top of the World," John Michael Montgomery's "Leave A Mark," and Mark Wills' CD "Wish You Were Here" arrived in stores.
Today in 2000, Vince Gill and Amy Grant made their first national television appearance together as newlyweds today on CBS's "Early Show." The couple was plugging the Electrolux USA Championship women's golf tournament, which they were hosting.
Today in 2000, in "In Style" magazine's annual "Makeover Edition," Faith Hill was named one of the "most improved" stars while LeAnn Rimes' fashion sense was deemed "coming of age." Faith was also featured in the "Hall of Fame" section that focused on "celebrities for whom change is the only constant."
Today in 2002, Brad Paisley and his then-girlfriend Kimberly Williams, as well as SHeDAISY's Kelsi and Kassidy, were among the passengers on an American Airlines plane that lost an engine and had to make an emergency landing in
Today in 2003, a funeral for Kathy Mattea's father was held in
Today in 2004, The show "Willie Nelson & Friends: Outlaws & Angels" was taped in
Today in 2005, Alison Krauss and Union Station performed with The Count on the PBS series "
Today in 2005, Craig Morgan performed at the Pentagon in a show of appreciation for
Today in 2006, the members of Hot Apple Pie made their Grand Ole Opry debut as a group. While those in the band had performed at the Opry previously, it had been with other artists or as members of other groups.
Today in 2006,
Today in 2006, Chely Wright appeared at the Nashville Sounds baseball game to meet fans and raise money for her
Today in 2006, the season five finale of Reba McEntire's sitcom "Reba" aired on the WB. It was a cliff hanger with McEntire's character rushed to the hospital for surgery in the final scene.
Today in 2007,
Today in 2009, Gretchen Wilson was in
Today in 2009, new releases included Jewel's "Lullaby."
Today in 2010, Tim McGraw performed at the Players Championship golf tournament in
Today in 2011, Lady Antebellum debuted their single "Just A Kiss" with a performance on "American Idol."
Today in 2012, Jake Owen was arrested in his hometown of
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