Jason Aldean To Make Announcement On "GMA"
Jason Aldean is getting ready to make his "big announcement." The country star will be revealing his plans with an appearance today on ABC's "Good Morning America." He'll also perform his latest single, "When She Says Baby," on the show. Aldean has been teasing his upcoming announcement via Twitter. Throughout the week he's posted different picture "clues," with images including a box of matches, a bonfire, a trio of burgers, and a flaming baseball.
Swift, McGraw Win,
Brad Paisley continues to hit the small screen to promote his latest single. The country star performed "The Mona Lisa" at the 2014 People's Choice Awards, which aired on CBS Wednesday night.
Blake Shelton appeared during the event as well, in a pre-taped bit of "The Voice confessions. However, while the NBC reality series got the nod for Favorite Competition TV show, Blake didn't personally earn any hardware. He was up for Favorite Male Artist and Favorite Album with "Based on a True Story...," but Justin Timberlake captured both categories.
Aldean, Church, McBride, Lambert, and Dunn will also help George close out the trek. Strait's last concert, taking place in
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Keith Urban Starting Final Leg Of "Fuse" Tour
Keith Urban is spending the rest of this month on the road. The country star is launching the 2014 portion of his "Light The Fuse" tour with a show in
Urban is touring in support of his most recent studio effort, "Fuse." The chart-topping album features the number one hits "Little Bit of Everything" and the Miranda Lambert duet "We Were Us," as well as Keith's latest single, "Cop Car."
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The Band Perry Launching 2014 Tour
The Band Perry is back on the road. The country group is launching the 2014 portion of their "We Are Pioneers" tour with a show in
The Band Perry has tapped Easton Corbin and Lindsay Ell to join them as openers for most of the dates on the trek. The
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IHeartRadio Country Festival To Launch In March
The iHeartRadio Music Festival is going country. Organizers behind the star-studded
Last fall's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas include big names such as Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Maroon 5, Tim McGraw, Queen and Adam Lambert, among others.
Rascal Flatts Introduces New Single
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says he doesn't want anything to influence his opinion of a song that's pitched to the group, so he'd rather not know who the writer is in advance. The country star explains that it's the quality that counts -- the song's writer doesn't really matter.
Don Rooney credits Jay with finding the group's new single, "Rewind," which he believes is "the perfect song" for them right now. And it was written by three of
Rodney Atkins Featured On Rapper's Album
Rodney Atkins says he's glad he was able to put his voice on Bubba Sparxxx's song "Right." But the country star isn't looking to take his career into a hip-hop direction. He tells "Country Weekly" that while "everybody's rapping these days," he's not a rapper and isn't even attempting it. He says on "Right" he sings the chorus, and calls it "a real country chorus." Rodney adds that he thinks it's a "cool song," and he loves the message it sends. The song takes the perspective of someone who knows they've made mistakes, and is hoping to change and eventually "get it right." "Right" is on Sparxxx's latest album, "Pain Management," which is in stores now.
Jimmy Wayne Pleased With Book Publisher's Support
Jimmy Wayne says he's making progress on his autobiography. The country star adds that he really appreciates all the assistance he's received from his publisher as he works on the project.
Kip adds that he's hoping to see the Denver Broncos go all the way. The singer admits he's not necessarily a Broncos fan, but he likes quarterback Peyton Manning. He explains that since his favorite team -- the Atlanta Falcons -- are no longer Super Bowl contenders he has to "pull for Peyton."
But Kip won't be able to watch the games from the comfort of his own home. He's hitting the road this weekend.
Haggard, Cline Added To Hit Parader Hall Of Fame
Merle Haggard and Patsy Cline are getting new recognition. They're among the new inductees into the Hit Parade Hall of Fame. The country legends are part of the Hall's Class of 2013, along with Rod Stewart; Bob Seger, and Donna Summer. The Hit Parade Hall, which is now in its eighth year, recognizes stars who have had at least two top ten hits in a 30-year span since 1950. Previous inductees includes Kenny Rogers, Marty Robbins, and Brenda Lee. Other stars already in the Hall include Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Stevie Wonder. Ronnie Milsap was among those who received the honor last year.
Elvis Presley Celebrated In
Elvis Presley is being remembered in the city he called home. The
Other tributes came from guest Knox Phillips, son of Sun Records founder Sam Phillips. He said when he first heard "That's All Right," he discovered "the power of music and especially the power of Elvis." Veteran radio and TV personality Wink Martindale, who was at the station that debuted Presley's first single, said Knox wasn't alone in his revelation. He recalled how "That's All Right" triggered a tremendous reaction from listeners, adding that Elvis "changed music that night." Martindale will be the featured guest at Thursday's "Elvis Insiders Reception," one of the many events taking place in conjunction with the 2014 Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration that continues through Saturday.
Country TV Tonight
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (NBC) Vince Gill and Paul Franklin are the musical guests.
LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (CBS) Will Hoge performs.
HEADLINE COUNTRY (GAC) The first new episode of 2014 features Jennifer Nettles, Billy Currington, Tyler Farr, and more.
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Crystal Gayle is 63.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1976, C.W. McCall's single "Convoy" hit number one on the country and pop singles chart.
Today in 1977, Emmylou Harris married her producer, Brian Ahern. They have since divorced.
Today in 1982, Johnny Cash became the first living inhabitant of
Today in 1995, Diamond Rio's single "Night is Fallin' In My Heart" peaked at number six on the chart.
Today in 2002, Tim McGraw earned two American Music Awards, for Favorite Album - Country with "Set This Circus Down" and Favorite Male Artist - Country. Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, and Trick Pony were also winners. In addition, Garth Brooks received the AMA's Award of Merit.
Today in 2003, Clint Black was named as a mentor to contestants on the upcoming competition series "Nashville Star." In addition to helping the hopefuls throughout the show, he would be assisting the winner in the studio.
Today in 2003, Tracy Lawrence and his wife, Becca, announced that they were preparing for the arrival of their second child. Mary Keagan made her entry into the world on Tax Day -- April 15th -- joining big sister Skylar JoAnn.
Today in 2005, country artists received their own categories for the first time in the 31st annual People's Choice awards. Tim McGraw, Shania Twain, and Brooks & Dunn were among the winners at the event.
Today in 2005, Willie Nelson headlined a tsunami relief concert for victims of the previous month's catastrophe that hit Asian countries bordering the
Today in 2006, Carrie Underwood's "Some Hearts" was certified double-Platinum, making it the fastest-selling debut country album to date, and the fastest-selling album released by an "American Idol" alumnus.
Today in 2007, Toby Keith's movie "Broken Bridges" was released on DVD. Keith co-stars in the film, with Kelly
Today in 2007, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, and Kenny Chesney were among the winners at the 2007 People's Choice Awards. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles was also recognized in a less direct way, as Bon Jovi's "Who Says You Can't Go Home" took Favorite Rock Song. Nettles is a guest vocalist on the track.
Today in 2008, Taylor Swift's self-titled debut CD returned to the top of "Billboard's" Country album sales chart, and climbed to number five on the magazine's all-genre Hot 200 album sales chart. It marked
Today in 2009, Jon Hager of the Hager Twins died at his home in
Today in 2010, Brad Paisley's dad helped save a life at his son's concert in
Today in 2013, Taylor Swift was among the winners at the People's Choice Awards, while Jason Aldean performed at the event.
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