Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan Set For iHeartRadio Music Awards
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will be the country representatives at the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. The singers are nominees heading into the event, and are also slated to perform at the ceremony.
The main ceremony is set for the Shrine Auditorium in
Florida Georgia Line is the latest act to sign on for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. The country duo announced that they'll be performing at the event during their appearance Wednesday on ABC's "The View." They also performed their hit "This Is How We Roll" on the show. Florida Georgia Line is in the running in four categories heading into the awards ceremony, including the all-genre Top Duo/Group. They're joining a lineup for the event that also includes Luke Bryan, John Legend, and others. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will be presented in
Joe Nichols, Wife Expecting Another Girl
Joe Nichols admits he's "outnumbered." The country star tells "People" he and his wife, Heather, are having another girl. The newest Nichols will be the second child for the couple, and Joe's third daughter. The singer says with girls he's done things he couldn't have imagined as a single man. He explains that they just celebrated daughter Dylan's birthday a couple of weeks ago with "a princess party." Joe says he "never expected to wear a tiara" but did when "the two-year-old birthday girl says, 'Wear this, Daddy.'" Nichols adds that he can't fulfill all of Dylan's requests. He says the toddler knows there'll soon be a new family member, but a sister isn't what she has in mind. Joe explains that Dylan "points to Heather's belly and says, 'Puppy!'"
The baby's due on May 20th and Joe plans to be there, saying he "wouldn't miss that for anything." He doesn't say, however, if they'll also be welcoming a dog into their family anytime soon.
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood Looking Forward To Fatherhood
Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood says he's excited about becoming a dad. The country star tells CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown" he and his wife, Kelli, have "always wanted" to be parents. He adds that finding out they were expecting a son so soon after their second wedding anniversary was "great timing." The baby is due in September. And Dave says he's been getting "some good practice" with babies, courtesy of bandmate Hillary Scott's daughter, Eisele . Lady A is currently on their "Take Me Downtown" tour with Hillary's baby on board. Hillary admits "there's a lot of plate spinning" when it comes to caring for a nine-month-old while prepping for shows. But she says both Dave and bandmate Charles Kelley have "been incredible about having her out." The singer adds that she suspects the guys like having Eisele with them "just as much" as she does.
Lady A's next show is coming up in
Brantley Gilbert Shares His Philosophy, Parents' Disapproval Of Tattoos
Brantley Gilbert admits he and his folks didn't exactly see eye-to-eye when he started getting tattoos. But the inked country star says he's noticed a change of attitude with one of his parents.
Brantley adds that he doesn't get tattoos on a whim. The singer explains that the images are "memories and stories in themselves" that represent the events of his life. He says when he sees his tattoos in a mirror he's reminded of the experiences that inspired them, and the beliefs he carries that will get him through "everything else" that's still to come. One thing on the horizon for Gilbert is the release of his next album. "Just As I Am" is his long-awaited follow up to 2010's "Halfway To Heaven." Brantley's new disc, which features the chart-topping hit "Bottoms Up," will be in stores on May 19th.
Big & Rich To Kick Off CMA Music Festival; Riverfront Stage Lineup Announced
Big & Rich will get things under way at this summer's CMA Music Festival. The country duo will take
CMA Music Festival Riverfront Stage Lineup
Big & Rich
Jason Michael Carroll
Billy Ray Cyrus
Dan + Shay
Love and Theft
Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis
The Cadillac Three
The Swon Brothers
The live "
"Nashville: On the Record" features Hayden Panettiere, Sam Palladio, Charles Esten, and other cast members performing live at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. It arrived just ahead of the series' next official soundtrack album. "The Music of
Dolly Parton Pleased To Record Duet With Kenny Rogers
Dolly Parton's latest duet with Kenny Rogers is among the tracks on her new album. The country legend says she's glad she had the chance to work with
Dolly admits it's rare these days for singers to actually record duets together, and that was kind of the case with her and Kenny as well. She explains that
Rascal Flatts Sought To Expand Sound With Latest Album
Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney admits the group tends to gravitate toward songs that are uplifting. But the country star says a lyric's storyline doesn't necessarily have to be happy.
Rooney says with their new album, "Rewind," they were looking to expand Rascal Flatts' signature sound, which at this point in their career isn't easy. He explains that they're such an established act that writers will just automatically pitch them a "Rascal Flatts" song. Joe Don adds that it's also difficult for them as songwriters to find fresh ways to convey the messages they want to put in their music. Rascal Flatts' "Rewind" will arrive in stores on May 13th. The group will launch their "Rewind" tour in
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Today In Country Music History
Today in 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu.
Today in 1980, the
Today in 1982,
Today in 1989, new releases included Reba McEntire's album Sweet Sixteen" and the video compilation "The Real Patsy Cline."
Today in 1993, Tracy Lawrence's "Alibis" went to number one on the country singles chart.
Today in 1993, Charley Pride became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Today in 1996, Steve Earle's "
Today in 1998, Garth Brooks announced that the four-billionth ticket had been purchased to his world tour.
Today in 1999, the Dixie Chicks' brood got a little bigger. Emily Erwin of the Texas-born country music group married fellow Texan and musician Charlie Robison. They made the wedding a
Today in 2000, Steve Wariner was in
Today in 2000, SHeDAISY staged a free concert at
Today in 2001, new releases included Montgomery Gentry's album "Carrying On."
Today in 2002, Chely Wright was the only country artist to be featured in People magazine's annual "50 Most Beautiful" issue.
Today in 2002, Kenny Chesney's "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems" debuted at the top of "Billboard's" Top 200 Albums chart after selling more than 235-thousand copies in its first week of release.
Today in 2003, the Dixie Chicks launched their Top of the World tour with a show in
Today in 2004, Trent Willmon made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
Today in 2004, Joe Diffie and his wife, Theresa, welcomed their daughter, Kylie Tarissa Diffie, into the world. Kylie weighed in at six-pounds, ten-ounces, measured 19-inches long, and had lots of dark hair.
Today in 2004, Brad Paisley took part in at William Shatner's 14th annual Wells Fargo Hollywood Charity Horse Show in
Today in 2005, Kris Kristofferson and Jim Foglesong were honored at an event recognizing them as the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame in
Today in 2006, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gary Allan, Ricky Skaggs, Lorrie Morgan, the Whites, Del McCoury Band, Connie Smith, and T.G. Sheppard were among the performers for the "Night of Healing" benefit concert. The fundraiser helped victims of the tornadoes that tore through Sumner County, Tennessee a few weeks earlier.
Today in 2006, Trick Pony hosted the Bridgestone Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in
Today in 2006, Tracy Byrd hosted the fifth annual Catch the Vision golf, shotgun, and music spectacular for the Catch-A-Dream foundation in
Today in 2006, the late Roy Orbison was honored in
Today in 2006, Tim McGraw was named the Mr. Mom that women would most like to clean their house and take care of their kids.
Today in 2007, Jason Aldean revealed at a listening party in
Today in 2007, Larry the Cable Guy performed as part of a USO visit to Andrews AFB,
Today in 2007, new CD releases included Blake Shelton's "Pure BS" and Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
Today in 2008, Kellie Pickler performed at The Crown Royal Festival in the Field on the first of a two-day festival of music on the turf at Churchill Downs in conjunction with the Kentucky Derby.
Today in 2008, Sara Evans helped open the first ever CMT Crossroads Bar in
Today in 2008, Jim Hager of the Hager Twins died of a heart attack last in
Today in 2010, Rascal Flatts sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the start of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in
Today in 2010, a record-setting two-day rainstorm began in
Today in 2011, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, John Rich, and LeAnn Rimes were among those turning to Twitter to comment on the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Today in 2011, Shania Twain's OWN series, "Why Not? With Shania Twain" had its debut.
Today in 2012, new releases included Carrie Underwood's CD "Blown Away" and rapper B.o.B.'s album "Strange Clouds," featuring the Taylor Swift collaboration "Both Of Us," arrived in stores.
Today in 2013, the late George Jones' family held a private funeral for the country legend in
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