Dolly Parton To Renew Wedding Vows In 2016
Dolly Parton says she has plans to renew her wedding vows in 2016. In an interview with "Closer Weekly," the country music legend reveals that she and husband Carl Dean want to plan something special to mark their 50th wedding anniversary that year. The 67-year-old tells the magazine that she may have "another big wedding" at her
New Year's Eve Always Rough For Tyler Farr
Tyler Farr says he typically has a tough time getting through the holiday season. The country star explains that late December is when personal dramas tend to erupt in his life.
Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley says the duo's fans really took him by surprise this year. The country star tells "Glamour" that as he and Tyler Hubbard's career took off, nobody ever told them "how cool and passionate" their followers would be. And Florida Georgia Line is hoping to maintain the excitement level into next year. Hubbard says if 2014 is like 2013, they'll "be pretty happy." The singer explains that he's hoping next December he and Brian will be looking back on a year in which they played "a lot of sold-out shows" and put their sophomore album in stores.
Country Stars Up For Golden Moose Awards
Craig Morgan, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Clay Walker are all getting recognition as outdoorsmen. The country stars are among the nominees in some of the fan-voted categories for the Outdoor Channel's 14th annual Golden Moose Awards. "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors;" "Buck Commander" -- Bryan and Aldean's series with "Duck Dynasty's" Willie Robertson; and "Trophy Hunters TV," which features Walker; are all in the running for Fan Favorite Best Overall Series and Fan Favorite Hunting Series. In addition, the country singers are each vying for Fan Favorite Host for their respective shows.
Voting at OutdoorChannel.com closes Sunday. The Outdoor Channel's 14th Annual Golden Moose Awards will take place in
Taylor Swift Enjoys Writing Songs For Movies
Taylor Swift says she likes writing songs for films. The country-pop superstar, who's known for her autobiographical material, says it's "a bit of a relief" to shift the focus away from herself. She explains that doing such personal writing "can get pretty intense" and put her in "a very vulnerable place." While
"Sweeter Than Fiction" is
Kacey Musgraves Leads "Country Weekly" Top Albums List
Kacey Musgraves continues to get praise for latest studio effort, "Same Trailer Different Park." The singer's major label debut is leading the way on "Country Weekly's" rundown of the Top Ten Albums of 2013. The publication calls Kacey a "breath of fresh air" in "a country music world of oversingers," and praises her for simply allowing her "honest, effortless vocals" to "shine." The magazine adds that Musgraves' musical arrangements and lyrics are just as "distinctive" as her voice.
Brandy Clark's first album, "12 Stories," is taking the number two spot on the list. Her disc is getting recognition as a "staggeringly great collection of original tunes that paint vivid, honest portraits of real life." Gary Allan's "Set You Free completes the top three. "Country Weekly" says Allan's CD "doesn't sound like every other album" coming out of
"Country Weekly's" Top Ten Albums Of 2013
1. Kacey Musgraves, "Same Trailer Different Park"
2. Brandy Clark, "12 Stories"
3. Gary Allan, "Set You Free"
4. Brad Paisley, "Wheelhouse"
5. Ashley Monroe, "Like A Rose"
6. Keith Urban, "Fuse"
7. Thomas Rhett, "It Goes Like This"
8, Billy Currington, "We Are Tonight"
9. Randy Houser, "How Country Feels."
10. "High Cotton: A Tribute to
Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry are the other spring Country Thunder headliners. The festival will take place in
Celebrity Birthdays Include
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's Bob Carpenter is 67.
Sons of the Desert drummer Brian Westrum is 51.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1926, The WSM Barn Dance began regular Saturday night broadcasts.
Today in 1958, Johnny Cash received the top billing at the Showboat Hotel in
Today in 1960, the single, "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," by Brenda Lee peaked at number 14 on the pop singles chart.
Today in 1970, Lynn Anderson's single "Rose Garden" began a dozen week sweep as the number one song on the country charts. It also made it to number three on the Top 40 charts.
Today in 1971, George Jones and Tammy Wynette's first duet, "Take Me," charted.
Today in 1976, the Gatlin Brothers joined the Grand Ole Opry.
Today in 1987, Highway 101's "Somewhere Tonight" became the group's first chart-topping single.
Today in 1991, Opry legend Roy Acuff became the first country music entertainer lauded at the Kennedy Center Honors in
Today in 1992, Vince Gill's "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away" hit number one on the Billboard country chart.
Today in 1996, Johnny Cash's Kennedy Center Honors tribute aired on CBS. Emmylou Harris, Kris Kristofferson, and Lyle Lovett were among those who participated in the event.
Today in 1998, Terri Clark's "You're Easy On The Eyes" became her first song to hit number one on the Billboard chart.
Today in 2001, Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack shot the video to "Mendocino County Line" in
Today in 2006, Dolly Parton's Kennedy Center Honors tribute aired on CBS. Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain, Vince Gill, and Carrie Underwood were among those who participated in the event. Jessica Simpson also took part in the pre-taped ceremony, but she asked to be left on the cutting room floor after forgetting the lyrics to Parton's "9 to 5." Simpson even re-taped her segment, but still wasn't happy with the results.
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