Trace Adkins Had Problems With Impersonator Before
Details behind Trace Adkins' ordeal that sent him to rehab are starting to surface. A source tells TMZ.com the country star has been having problems with impersonator Michael Larsen since 2007. Adkins has reportedly claimed that Larsen follows him around the country like a stalker, and has even signed autographs as Adkins. The singer also apparently admits it's because he was drunk that he lost his cool when he discovered Larsen on the cruise ship. TMZ now has photographs of the confrontation, which took place last week on the "Country Cruising" trip through the
Once the ship docked in
Garth Brooks Books Shows In
Garth Brooks is planning a couple of pre-tour performances. The country superstar has scheduled two shows in
Blake Shelton Making Plans For 2014 Tour
Blake Shelton says he "cannot wait to get back out on the road." The country star is making plans for the 2014 edition of his "Ten Times Crazier" tour. He admits that being in front of a crowd and seeing those people sing along with his songs is "one of the most validating things" to him. Blake adds that he had so much fun on last year's tour, explaining that "no matter what" else he's doing, "absolutely nothing compares to playing live."
Details on the trek haven't been revealed yet. But
Luke Bryan Praises His Opening Acts
Luke Bryan says he's really pleased with the opening acts joining him on his "That's My Kind Of Night" tour. The country star explains that he and singer-songwriter Cole Swindell go way back.
Luke just launched his "That's My Kind Of Night" tour last week. The trek got off to a rough start. Four crew members were injured while dismantling the stage after
Billy Currington Performs For "The Bachelor"
Billy Currington is adding to the romance on ABC's "The Bachelor." The country star was featured on last night's episode, performing a private concert for "Bachelor" star Juan Pablo and his date, Chelsie, who was stunned by the surprise.
In addition to his chart-topping hit "Hey Girl," Currington also sang his current single "We Are Tonight" for his audience of two. The performance behind
Rhonda Vincent Describes New Album's Musical Mix
Rhonda Vincent admits her upcoming album has a diverse mix of material. But the bluegrass star says fans who've seen her in concert won't be surprised by the variety on "Only Me."
Rhonda adds that her band members are "all at the top of their game," and she's pleased with the material, musicianship, and instrumentation represented on the album. Vincent's "Only Me" will be in stores on January 28th. The album features guest appearances from Daryle Singletary, who contributes to the song "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds," and Willie Nelson, who adds guitar and vocals to the title track.
Ken Burns' "Country Music" To Air On PBS In 2018
Ken Burns' "Country Music" will air on TV -- eventually. TheWrap.com says PBS execs have confirmed that the documentary is slated for broadcast in 2018. "Country Music" is expected to be a multi-part series covering the history and evolution of the genre over the past 100 years. Country
"Country Music" is just one of several PBS programs announced Monday during the Television Critics Association winter press tour in
Brantley Gilbert Saw Move To
Brantley Gilbert admits he was reluctant to relocate to
Brantley adds that he was happy doing his "own thing" from his home base in
ACM New Artist Voting Begins Today
Fans can begin voicing their choice for the
Balloting begins today at noon Eastern at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM, and will remain open until February 4th at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. The nominees will be revealed a few weeks later. The second round of voting will start on March 24th. The winner will be revealed during the 49th annual ACM Awards, airing on CBS on April 6th.
The "2014 Grammy Nominees" album arrives in stores today. Five of the 18 tracks on the disc are country songs. Taylor Swift's hit "Begin Again" and "Highway Don't Care," her collaboration with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, are included on the disc, along with Kacey Musgraves' "Merry Go 'Round," Blake Shelton's "Mine Would Be You," and Jason Aldean's "Take A Little Ride." The 56th annual Grammy Awards are coming up this Sunday, and will air on CBS.
Kris Kristofferson and T Bone Burnett are among those participating in a tribute to Neil Young. The country stars are part of an all-star lineup for the
Country Birthdays Include
Mac Davis is 72.
Phil Stacey is 36.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1957, Patsy Cline got her big break when she performed on "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts." She sang "Walking After Midnight" and was signed to a recording contract by Decca Records a few weeks later. "Walking After Midnight" went on to become her first hit.
Today in 1970, ABC-TV aired "The Johnny Cash Show," showing it during the network's regular season. Previously, it had been a summer replacement.
Today in 1978, RCA recording artist Ronnie Milsap topped the "Billboard" country chart with "What a Difference You've Made in My Life."
Today in 1983, the "Strong Stuff" album by Hank Williams Jr. was released.
Today in 1987, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins were among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Today in 1994, Clay Walker hit number one on the country charts with the single "Live Until I Die."
Today in 1996, Wynonna married Arch Kelley, who's the father of her children, in a
Today in 1997, "Colonel" Tom Parker -- Elvis Presley's manager who was credited with turning the singer into the King of Rock 'n' Roll -- died the day after suffering a stroke. He was 87.
Today in 2000, Faith Hill's single "Breathe" topped the "Billboard" Country Singles chart for the sixth consecutive week.
Today in 2000, Garth Brooks' album sales totaled an astounding 99-million.
Today in 2004, Vince Gill announced that he wasn't going to return as the host of the Country Music Association Awards show, after serving 12 consecutive years at the helm of the event.
Today in 2004, Kenny Chesney launched his "Keg in the Closet" tour of college towns in the southeastern
Today in 2004, Chris Cagle revealed that he was battling throat problems and would have to rest his voice for at least two months. His condition forced him to cancel an appearance at the Super Bowl and to drop out of the Rascal Flatts "I Melt Tour."
Today in 2005, Country Music Hall of Famer Brenda Lee underwent rotator cuff surgery to repair damage to her right shoulder. Doctors said they believed the injury might have been caused by holding a microphone for five decades.
Today in 2005, Trace Adkins, Terri Clark, Bill Anderson, and Little Jimmy Dickens participated in the eight-day Grand Ole Opry Caribbean Cruise, which set sail from Port Canaveral,
Today in 2007, Sara Evans performed with Tony Dovolani on the "Dancing with the Stars" tour stop in
Today in 2007, Jo Dee Messina headlined the festivities following Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen's second inauguration in
Today in 2007, Earl Scruggs was honored in
Today in 2012, Lee Brice and his band escaped injury when their tour bus caught fire asthey were arriving in
Today in 2012, Emmylou Harris marked her 20th anniversary as an Opry member with a special show, featuring Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, and others.
Today in 2013, Brad Paisley and Charley Pride took part in events surrounding President Obama's inauguration.
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