Toby Keith Announces Spring-Summer Tour
Toby Keith is making plans to return to the road. The country star revealed the dates for his "Shut Up & Hold On" trek Monday in a YouTube video, featuring a montage of friends and fans saying -- and sometimes singing -- the phrase, "Get in, sit down, shut up, and hold on." The 40-second clip ends with a rundown of the first confirmed stops for the trek, with the promise there'll be "more TBA." As it stands the tour will begin with an appearance at the Tree Town Music Festival in
Toby Keith "Shut Up & Hold On" Tour Dates
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Danielle Bradbery Visiting Hometown On Music Education Bus Tour
Danielle Bradbery is promoting music education on the "Music In Our Schools" national bus tour. But the 17-year-old country singer admits she's a little apprehensive about Tuesday's stop at
Danielle adds that being a teen herself means she can relate to the students. She says she hopes she'll be able to encourage them, and serve as living proof that dreams really can come true.
The bus tour honors March as National Music In Our Schools Month. The cross-country trek began Sunday in
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Brad Paisley Kicking Off RodeoHouston Concerts Tuesday
Brad Paisley is launching this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concerts. The country star will take the stage at
The Eli Young Band is slated for the event's Armed Forces day, while R&B star Usher will perform on Black Heritage day. Pesado and Banda MS are set for Go Tejano day. REO Speedwagon, Robin Thicke, and Selena Gomez will also play shows before the Zac Brown Band closes out the run of concerts on March 23rd.
March 4 - Brad Paisley
March 5 - Eli Young Band - Armed Forces Day
March 6 - Reba
March 7 - Usher - Black Heritage Day
March 8 - Chris Young
March 9 - Selena Gomez
March 10 - REO Speedwagon
March 11 - Jason Aldean
March 12 - Jake Owen
March 13 - Maroon 5
March 14 - Keith Urban
March 15 - Hunter Hayes
March 16 - Pesado and Banda MS - Go Tejano Day
March 17 - Luke Bryan
March 18 - Robin Thicke
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March 20 - Blake Shelton
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March 22 - The Band Perry
March 23 - Zac Brown Band
Gill, Harris Headlining
Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris are playing "For The Hall." The country stars are once again leading the lineup for the annual "All For The Hall" show, which is marking its return to the West Coast. The event will take place at the Club Nokia at L.A. Live in
The show resembles an old-fashioned "guitar pull" featuring songs, stories, and unique musical collaborations among the participants. Taylor Swift, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Jason Aldean, and Martina McBride are just some of the many country stars who have taken part in "All For The Hall" shows over the years.
Tammy Wynette's Daughters Hope To Move Forward On Crypt Renaming
The late Tammy Wynette's daughters are encouraged following a petition launched over the weekend to have their mother's stage name restored to her crypt. Jackie Daly tells
The name "Tammy Wynette" was removed in 2012 in connection with a sale of Tammy and her late husband George Richey's intellectual property. The sisters reportedly agreed to the change on the advice of Hale, who's a lawyer, and they thought it would only be temporary. George's remains, meanwhile, are no longer at the crypt. Sheila Richey, whom George married after Tammy's death, has relocated her husband's remains. She explains in a statement that George left instructions to be moved "if Tammy's children or his family caused any trouble."
David Nail's New CD Includes Tribute To Glen Campbell
David Nail is honoring a country legend on his new album. "I'm a Fire" features a cover of the Glen Campbell classic "
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Billy Currington Eager To Release New Music
Billy Currington says he's at no shortage when it comes to new songs. The singer tells "Country Weekly" he's proud of his latest recordings, but admits they might not technically be considered "country" music. He says he's not sure "what you would actually call these songs," but he "can't wait to finish" them up "so the world can hear them." Currington worked on the material in
Currington recalls recording "Hallelujah," explaining that they were "just messing around in the studio" and "there was no intention" of including the track on the album. But the country star admits he's "sure glad it did." Currington will be launching his "We Are Tonight Tour" later this week. The trek, which also features Brett Eldredge and Chase Rice, will begin in
Kenny Loggins' Country "Danger Zone" Premieres On "Archer"
Kenny Loggins admits he was skeptical about turning "Danger Zone" into a country song. But the singer tells Zap2It.com he's impressed with the new arrangement, which premiered Monday night at USAToday.com and on the animated FX series "Archer."
Loggins sings the song with Cherlene, the country persona of Cheryl on "Archer." Actress Judy Greer voices the character on the show, but Jessy Lynn Martens provides Cherlene's singing voice. In addition to the song's premiere, Monday's episode also featured an animated appearance from Loggins. And Kenny says he "really enjoyed doing it." He explains that he played an exaggerated version of himself, and admits he "laughed out loud" when he read the script. Loggins adds that he was really pleased with the way the episode turned out, and he's "hoping to get to do it again."
A repeat of the episode, titled "Archer Vice: Baby Shower," will air as part of FX's overnight programming next week. The rebroadcast is set for Tuesday, March 11th at 12:30 a.m. But the song is available now. It's one of 12 tracks on the album "Cherlene (Songs from the Series Archer)," which was released in conjunction with the episode's premiere.
Tim McGraw Enjoys Producing Records
Tim McGraw says he likes working in the studio with new artists. The country star explains that one benefit is having a different skill set to tap.
McGraw adds that he also likes producing his own records, because it gives him a different perspective on the work. He explains that it gives him the opportunity to "step outside" himself as an artist and "look at it from the other side of the window." Tim co-produced his current single, "Lookin' For That Girl." The track is the lead-off release from McGraw's next album, which is expected to hit stores in May.
The Band Perry Move Boldly Into Their Future
The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry admits it's not easy to move forward, even with the positive things in life. The country star explains that as she and her brothers Neil and Reid worked on their most recent album, "Pioneer," they had to learn to "bust right through the fear." But Kimberly says it applies to most things in life.
Kimberly adds that to approach each new thing "with boldness" is simply The Band Perry's way. She says she, Neil, and Reid decided early on to tackle each aspect of their career with confidence, and agreed to not second-guess themselves as they made decisions. The Band Perry is currently on their "We Are Pioneers World Tour." The group's next show is coming up in
Country Birthdays Include
Jason Sellers is 43.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1978, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson topped the charts with "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys." The song remained at number one for four weeks, which was the longest chart-topping streak that any song had that year.
Today in 1983, George Jones married Nancy Sepulveda in
Today in 1994, Reba McEntire's "Greatest Hits" album was certified double Platinum, making her the first woman in country music history to have five multi-Platinum albums.
Today in 2000, Montgomery Gentry's debut album, "Tattoos and Scars," was certified Gold.
Today in 2001, Terri Clark was among the winners at The Junos,
Today in 2002, plans were announced to make Rascal Flatts' hit single "I'm Movin' On" a book.
Today in 2003, Gary Allan snagged his very first number one song with "Man To Man."
Today in 2004, Lonestar presented an award during opening ceremonies of the 2004 Country Radio Seminar.
Today in 2008, Charlie Daniels was honored with the Career Achievement Award at the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony, while Joe Nichols, Phil Vassar, Shooter Jennings, Jennifer Hanson, and Randy Houser performed at the first annual Country Radio Broadcasters Country Music DJ and Radio Hall of Fame post-induction party. The events took place in
Today in 2008, Bill Anderson was honored by the
Today in 2008, new releases included Alan Jackson's album "Good Time," Carlene Carter's CD "Stronger," and Ashton Shepherd's debut disc "Sounds So Good," while LeAnn Rimes released the video for her single "Good Friends and a Glass of Wine."
Today in 2009, Randy Owen received the Country Radio Broadcasters' artist humanitarian award at a Country Radio Seminar event. He was recognized for his efforts to raise money to fight cancer and help children battling the disease through the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.
Today in 2009, Tim McGraw was the host and headline performer at the Country Radio Seminar's Music City Jam, while Jimmy Wayne led the bill for the KCRS Live! event, which also featured Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley and Jonathan Singleton.
Today in 2010, Rascal Flatts appeared as themselves in an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
Today in 2011, Alan Jackson made his performance debut in
Today in 2011,
Today in 2011, The Band Perry, Lee Brice, and Easton Corbin were among the performers at the Country Radio Seminar's New Faces of Country Music Show, along with Jerrod Niemann, Steel Magnolia, and Josh Thompson.
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