Strait says he feels honored to receive the award. He explains that "as a lifelong hunter" he's "grown to appreciate the fact that we have to take care of our wildlife." Strait will receive his award at the Park Cities Quail Dinner and Auction, taking place at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in
Billy Currington Launching Tour
Billy Currington is hitting the road. The country star is heading out on his "We Are Tonight" tour. The trek borrows its name from the singer's most recent album, which he's supporting with the road trip. The disc, which was released last September, features Billy's chart-topping hit "Hey Girl." Currington is launching the tour with a show in
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Lady Antebellum Having No Problem Touring With Baby
Motherhood and music are mixing well for Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott. The country star tells CMT.com that touring with her daughter Eisele , who's now seven-months old, has been a breeze. And she attributes it to her own upbringing. Hillary calls herself "a road baby," explaining that when she was little her mom -- Linda Davis -- was a touring musician. She says she spent "a couple of years" on the road with her mother, and "was homeschooled for kindergarten and first grade." Scott adds that her own experience should make touring with Eisele easier for both of them, because she knows what Eisele is going through.
Lady A is currently on the Canadian portion of their "Take Me Downtown" tour, with upcoming shows in
Eli Young Band Loves Performing
While the Eli Young Band just released "10,000 Towns" -- their third major-label album --bassist Jon Jones says their hearts are on the stage.
Jones says even if the Eli Young Band didn't have the success they've achieved, they'd "still be in some dive bar doing it to this day." The country star adds that the group really appreciates the opportunities they've received from such stars as Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts to perform for much bigger crowds. The Eli Young Band is currently opening shows on Darius Rucker's "True Believers" tour. They'll be in
Dierks Bentley Takes Top Spot On Country Albums Chart
Dierks Bentley has another chart-topping disc to his credit. The singer's latest studio effort, "Riser," is debuting at number one on the Billboard Country Albums chart, with first-week sales of 63-thousand. That figure reflects his best sales week since 2009, when "Feel That Fire" opened with 71-thousand copies sold. "Riser" is also starting its run on the Billboard 200 in the top ten, entering the all-genre list at number six. Only two of his albums have done better. "Fire" peaked at number three, and his 2006 effort, "Long Trip Alone," topped out at number five. Bentley also reached number six on the Billboard 200 with 2005's "Modern Day Drifter." All Three of those older albums topped the Country Albums chart.
Little Big Town Describe Latest Single
Band member Jimi Westbrook describes the song in more visual terms. The singer says to him "Sober" is "like hazy sunshine," explaining that it makes him think of a boardwalk and other places "that have the piers that go out" with "the ferris wheels and people holding hands." "Sober" is the fourth single from Little Big Town's most recent album, "Tornado."
David Nail Opens Up About Emotional Struggle
David Nail says he's currently doing well. But the country star admits that hasn't always been the case.
David adds that he's "lucky" to have "an amazing" and "patient" wife who stood by him "through the journey of kind of trying to figure things out." The singer also says he believes his new album, "I'm a Fire" is "a result" of what he's been through, the support he's received, and his new outlook. "I'm a Fire" is in stores now. The album features David's chart-topping hit "Whatever She's Got" and his new single, "Kiss You Tonight."
Hunter Hayes Reveals Possible Celebrity Crush
Hunter Hayes is opening up -- a little bit -- about his celebrity crush. After being peppered with questions on the subject, the country star told "J-14" magazine he actually has "a few" celebrity crushes, which seem to "go along with" his favorite movie characters. When asked specifically about "The Hunger Games" star Jennifer Lawrence, he said "that's a possibility," adding that he's a "huge fan" of hers.
The issue first came up last March during an interview with CMT Radio. As Hunter was denying rumors that he was dating Selena Gomez, he admitted to having a celebrity crush. But he wasn't willing to divulge who was the object of his unspoken affection. He explained that he didn't want her to know, because he thought it "could be awkward" if they ever met and she knew how he felt.
Country Stars Sign On For Watershed Music Festival
Country Birthdays Include
Singer-songwriter Skip Ewing is 50.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1976, the song "Good Hearted Woman" by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson began its third week at the top of the charts.
Today in 1982,
Today in 1983, the Country Music Television cable channel -- better known as CMT -- debuted.
Today in 1990, Travis Tritt's debut album, Country Club," arrived in stores.
Today in 1999, George Jones was severely injured as a result of a crash in his Lexus SUV. He was driving home when he crashed into a bridge and it was later revealed that alcohol was a factor. George has since said that the incident helped him turn his life around.
Today in 1999, Sara Evans' "There's No Place For That" became her first chart-topping single.
Today in 2002, Chely Wright received the National Association for Music Education's FAME Award in
Today in 2004, Julie Roberts made her debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
Today in 2004, the second season of "Nashville Star" began on
Today in 2004, Kenny Chesney was featured on A&E's "Live By Request."
Today in 2007, new releases included Gary Allan's "Greatest Hits," Sunny Sweeney's "Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame," Mary Chapin Carpenter's "The Calling," Johnny Cash's "Here Was a Man: The Ultimate Gospel Collection," and Jerry Lee Lewis' live DVD "Last Man Standing."
Today in 2008, Brad Paisley received a plaque during his show at Country Radio Seminar honoring him for reaching the ten-million mark in album sales.
Today in 2008, Gary Allan celebrated the chart-topping success of his single "Watching Airplanes" with a party in
Today in 2009, Lady Antebellum, the Zac Brown Band, and Kellie Pickler performed at the annual New Faces of Country Music show, along with James Otto and Chuck Wicks.
Today in 2010, Jack Ingram and Phil Vassar made their concert debuts in
Today in 2010, Brad Paisley ended his "American Saturday Night" tour with a bang -- literally -- as he took a tumble during the encore of his show in
Today in 2010, Billy Ray Cyrus "won" the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actor for his efforts in "Hannah Montana: The Movie" at the 30th annual Golden Raspberry Awards. The event looks at the "worst" movies and film performances of the year.
Today in 2011, John Rich began on "The Celebrity Apprentice." He went on to win the compeition, and raise one-point-four-million-dollars for St. Jude Children's
Today in 2011, Dolly Parton launched her Imagination Library in
Today in 2012, Wade Hayes made his first public performance since undergoing treatment for colon cancer, joining Trace Adkins and Exile for the Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer benefit concert in
Today in 2012, new releases included Neal McCoy's "XII" , his first studio effort in seven years, and Luke Bryan's EP "Spring Break 4: Suntan City."
Today in 2013, Lorrie Morgan and Bryan White were among the stars who took part in a memorial service for the late Mindy McCready, who died a few weeks earlier.
Today in 2013, The Time Jumpers announced that singer Dawn Sears was battling lung cancer, but would continue performing with the group whenever she could.
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