Taylor Swift To Perform At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Taylor Swift is joining the musical lineup for this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. "Entertainment Tonight" says the country-pop superstar will take the stage alongside Fall Out Boy, A Great Big World and Neon Jungle at the lingerie showcase. CBS will air this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 10th. Swift was just honored last week with CMA Awards' Pinnacle Award.
Rodney Atkins, Rose Falcon Wed In Florida
Rodney Atkins and Rose Falcon are promising a lifetime of honeymoon to each other. The country singers tied the knot in an intimate beachside ceremony on Captiva Island, Florida Sunday. Twenty guests witnessed the nuptials. Atkins' son Elijah served as his best man. Charles Hutchins of the Holston United Methodist Home for Children presided over the wedding. The home is where Atkins spent his infancy before he was adopted. When asked about their post-wedding plans, Rodney and Rose said their "life is a honeymoon."
The couple is returning to Nashville and will continue performing on "The Most Hits For The Money Tour" along with Frankie Ballard.
Bob Beckham Dies At Age 86
Country music publisher Bob Beckham has passed away. According to CMT.com, the 86-year-old died Monday morning at Summit Hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee. Beckham was known for mentoring artists such as Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton. He also played a role in propelling the careers of songwriters Ray Stevens, Larry Gatlin, Jerry Reed and many more.
Born on July 8th, 1927 in Stratford, Oklahoma, Beckham got his start as a pop artist touring with Brenda Lee. In 1990, he helped establish the music publishing company HoriPro Entertainment Group, where he worked until his retirement in 2006.
Dierks Bentley To Play At Final NASCAR Race
Dierks Bentley is helping to close out the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup series. The multi-platinum singer has signed on to perform ahead of the Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, November 17th at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway. The pre-race concert will take place on the track's frontstretch and will be open to any fan holding a ticket to the November 17th race. For ticket information check out HomesteadMiamiSpeedway.com.
Dierks Bentley is gearing up to release his eighth album, "Riser." The singer has already released two singles from the album.
The Band Perry On Entertaining European Audiences
The Band Perry just kicked off their "We Are Pioneers" tour in Europe. Reid Perry says they never imagined they would be where they are now several years ago.
The group loves the fans, who sing along with them even if they don't speak English. Neil notes that there obviously is no language barrier when it comes to music. But when Kimberly says there must be at least one because no one laughs at her jokes, Neil says it's just her jokes.
Farr Smoothes It Out With "Whiskey In My Water"
Tyler Farr admits it will take a lot to top his hit single "Redneck Crazy," but he thinks he has it in his new single, "Whiskey in my Water." The tune shows a softer side of the "redneck crazy guy."
Tyler says the single will give fans a new perspective on him. He adds that he can’t wait for his album to release so people can dig a little deeper into what he is all about. "Whiskey in my Water" was the most added new song at country radio.
Meantime, Tyler, who is on tour with Florida Georgia Line, is nominated for Single of the Year: New Artist at the American Country Awards for "Redneck Crazy." The awards will air on Fox on December 10th.
Drive-By Truckers Make Quick Work Of New Album
The Drive-By Truckers apparently didn't make any pit stops on the way to their new album. The southern rockers announced plans to release a still-untitled record in February, and Patterson Hood tells "Billboard" it took them only two weeks make it. Hood says they wanted a change of pace from their last two albums, 2011's "Go-Go Boots" and 2010's "The Big To-Do." Both releases were recorded over a two-year process and the band spent about three years touring behind it all. Hood says they felt like they needed to do it that way at the time, but they decided earlier this year that they probably wouldn't make albums like that ever again.
Chris Young Talks Breakfast, Burgers
Chris Young likes to cook, but not on the road. Once he’s home, however, you can find the singer in the kitchen, cooking one of his favorite meals, breakfast.
Chris also says he loves to cook every guy's favorite meal - burgers. He has his own special ingredients, which might include A-1 sauce, mushrooms and different cheeses.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1966, Loretta Lynn hit the charts with "Don't Come Home A'Drinkin'," which became her first solo number one single.
Today in 1988, Rosanne Cash topped the country charts with "Runaway Train," becoming the first female country artist to have four number one hits from one album. The album was "King's Record Shop," and the other three hits were "The Way We Make A Broken Heart," "Tennessee Flat Top Box" and "If You Change Your Mind."
Today in 1990, the IRS seized all of Willie Nelson's holdings, including his golf course, his ranch and his recording studio, to satisfy his six-point-five-million dollar debt.
Today in 1993, Mark Chesnutt hit number one with the single "Almost Goodbye."
Today in 1999, Trace Adkins's album "More" debuted in the top ten on the country charts, making it the highest-selling debut of his career.
Today in 2001, Neal McCoy left on a USO tour to entertain American soldiers in Europe and Afghanistan. The troupe was led by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.
Today in 2002, Vince Gill and Amy Grant joined an array of Hollywood and Broadway personalities for "42nd & Vine...Hollywood Hits Broadway," a concert fundraiser for the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. Vince and Amy teamed up for the tune, "One Hand, One Heart" at the event, which took place at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.
Today in 2002, Wynonna Judd performed at the Rosie's For All Kids Foundation Fifth Annual White Rose Awards Gala, emceed by Rosie O'Donnell, at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Today in 2003, George Strait was one of ten recipients of the 2003 National Medal of Arts. The National Medal of Arts is the nation's highest honor for artistic excellence and is given to those who have made extraordinary contributions to the creation, growth and support of the arts in the United States. President President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush presented the awards in an Oval Office ceremony at the White House.
Today in 2003, Travis Tritt underwent surgery for a torn rotator cuff.
Today in 2004, Brooks & Dunn took part in the first "Stars & Guitars" concert, a benefit for the T.J. Martell Foundation to support cancer research.
Today in 2004, Lonestar's "Mr. Mom" climbed to number one on Radio & Records' country chart, becoming the group's tenth chart-topper in less than ten years.
Today in 2005, Lee Ann Womack co-hosted "Broadway Meets Country," a New York cabaret show celebrating Music Row and the Great White Way with Trace Adkins, Glen Campbell, Billy Currington, Richie McDonald, Jamie O'Neal, Julie Roberts, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, plus a bunch of Broadway personalities.
Today in 2008, Kenny Chesney took Entertainer of the Year for a fourth time in five years at the 42nd annual CMA Awards. With the win, Chesney joined Alabama as the only performer to take the category in three consecutive years, and joined Garth Brooks as the only stars to earn the award four times total. In addition, Rascal Flatts captured their sixth-straight Vocal Group of the Year title, putting the trio with the Statler Brothers as the only artists to take that category six years in a row. Other winners included Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood -- who co-hosted the ceremony -- as well as Sugarland, Lady Antebellum, George Strait and Mac McAnally.
Today in 2008, Josh Gracin and his wife Ann Marie welcomed their fourth child. Daughter Isabella Sophia was born in Nashville, joining brother Landon and sisters Briana and Gabriella as a member of the Gracin family.
Today in 2009, Gary Allan made his debut as a headliner at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium.
Today in 2010, Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush came to an out of court settlement with former band member Kristen Hall in her one-point-five-million-dollar lawsuit. Hall claimed that while she was no longer part of the group she was still partners with Nettles and Bush, and entitled to a third of Sugarland's earnings. Details of the settlement weren't disclosed.
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