Keith Urban Announces
Keith Urban is once again raising money for
Urban will stage his fifth annual "We're All 4 The Hall" benefit at
Charlie Daniels Staging "Scholarship For Heroes" Concert
Charlie Daniels is set to host his fifth annual "Scholarship For Heroes" benefit. The singer says the special concert serves two purposes.
Clint Black, Kellie Pickler, and The Grascals are some of the performers on board for the show. Charlie says the lineup also includes the U.S. Navy's own Sea Chanters as well as a "secret guest." The concert will take place at
Dierks Bentley Tops Chart With Latest Single
Dierks Bentley has another chart-topping hit to his credit with his latest single. The country star says "I Hold On" is a personal song that touches on some universal concepts.
"I Hold On" is Dierks' eleventh number one hit. The single is from his most recent CD, "Riser," which debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart following its release last month. Bentley will continue to promote the album on the road this spring. The singer will launch his "Riser Tour" in
Band Perry's Elton John Cover Debuts Online
The Band Perry's contribution to Elton John's "
The Band Perry is one of several artists who covered songs from the classic album for the project. The Zac Brown Band adds a new version of the song "Harmony," while Hunter Hayes reimagines the title track. Ed Sheeran, Fall Out Boy, and Miguel are some of the other stars featured on the disc. The collection of covers are included in the two-disc deluxe edition and the five-disc box set release of "
"Lost" Johnny Cash Album Arriving In Stores Tuesday
The "lost" Johnny Cash album hits stores Tuesday. "Out Among The Stars" is a collection of previously unreleased songs the late country legend recorded in the early 1980s. The tapes had been locked in a vault and forgotten -- until Johnny's son John Carter Cash discovered them in 2012. Marty Stuart and Country Music Hall of Fame pianist Hargus "Pig" Robbins were among the musicians who backed Cash on the original sessions. John tapped Stuart as well as Carlene Cash and Buddy Miller to help him restore the recordings.
John tells "Parade" magazine his favorite song on "Out Among The Stars" is "Baby Ride Easy." The track features both of his parents -- Johnny and June Carter Cash. John says it's "so powerful and so cool," and reminiscent of Johnny and June's classic "Jackson." He adds that he also really likes the Waylon Jennings duet "I'm Moving On" and the introspective "I Came To Believe," which Johnny wrote in 1983 while in rehab. John explains that in treatment his dad "found a great clarity and spirit," and that's the man he hears when he listens to these songs.
ACM New Artist Nominees To Perform At Fan Jam
Kip Moore, Justin Moore, and Brett Eldredge have been added to the performance lineup for next month's
The fans are also getting a say in choosing the ACM's New Artist of the Year. Voting is open now at VoteACM.com.
Chris Young Sets Fan Club Party For CMA Fest Week
Chris Young will be gathering with his fans during the CMA Music Festival. The country star has set his annual Fan Club Party for June 5th in
Mickey Gilley Thrilled To Still Be Performing
Mickey Gilley says he's fortunate to still be able to perform. The 78-year-old country star admits his stage career was in jeopardy a few years go, after he hurt his back helping a friend move some furniture.
Gilley says he had to relearn how to walk and sing again. He admits he still can't play the piano again, but he's hoping that will be different by the fall. Mickey adds that he'd like to be playing golf again before the year is over. He's currently performing four shows each week at his Mickey Gilley Theater in
Armstrong, Jones Release Video To Everly Brothers Cover
Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones continue to promote their Everly Brothers cover album with a new video. The Green Day frontman and the jazz-pop singer have issued a clip to the song "
Jerrod Niemann's new album hits stores today. The country star will mark the arrival of "High Noon" with a release day appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." He's slated to perform the album's lead-off single, "Drink To That All Night."
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Today In Country Music History
Today in 1939, "Billboard" magazine introduced the hillbilly chart, which has since become the country music chart.
Today in 1950, Hank Williams charted what would be come the number one single "Long Gone Lonesome Blues."
Today in 1960, Roy Orbison recorded "Only the Lonely."
Today in 1961, Elvis Presley made his last concert appearance for eight years with a show on the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor in
Today in 1966, Buck Owens played a sold-out concert at
Today in 1969, Roy Orbison married his second wife, Barbara, in
Today in 1972, Donna Fargo's "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA" charted.
Today in 1985, Kenny Rogers performed for the first time in months following surgery to remove nodules from his vocal cords.
Today in 1989, Garth Brooks made his chart debut with "Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old)."
Today in 1991, Alan Jackson became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Today in 1994, Alan Jackson scored another number one hit with "(Who Says) You Can't Have It All."
Today in 1997, new album releases included Tanya Tucker's "Complicated" and Alison Krauss' "So Long, So Wrong."
Today in 2002, the re-release version of LeAnn Rimes' "I Need You" album arrived in stores. While the original version of the project had ten tracks, the new edition had bonus cuts including "Light The Fire Within," the theme song of the 2002 Winter Olympics in
Today in 2003, Reba McEntire's WB sitcom, "Reba," was renewed for a third season on the network.
Today in 2004, the Georgia State House of Representatives voted unanimously to name a stretch of Interstate 85 in honor of Alan Jackson. The measure had already passed in the State Senate.
Today in 2005, Blaine Larsen made his first career appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" during his first-ever trip to
Today in 2006, Buck Owens died at his home in
Today in 2006, Chely Wright performed at a USO show during the "Welcome Home" celebration at
Today in 2006, Mark Wills performed a benefit concert for the TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers & Untouchables Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club. Money raised benefits families of fallen officers.
Today in 2006, Kenny Chesney's "Living in Fast Forward" was spending its third week at number-one on Billboard's country chart.
Today in 2007, Billy Currington sang the National Anthem prior to the Food City 500 NASCAR race in
Today in 2007, Willie Nelson, Ray Price and Merle Haggard embarked on their "Last of the Breed" tour. They were backed by Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel.
Today in 2008, new releases included "Clover Country," a compilation CD supporting the 4-H featuring Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Martina McBride, and Faith Hill, as well as Sugarland, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Luke Bryan, and
Today in 2009, Lee Ann Womack performed at the T.J. Martell Foundation's first ever Honors Gala, which took place in
Today in 2009, Phil Vassar, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Lee Greenwood were among the celebrities who appeared on "Americans Feeding Americans," a Hallmark Channel special supporting the charity Feed The Children.
Today in 2010, Jamey Johnson, Mac McAnally, and Mac Davis were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
Today in 2011, the
Today in 2011, it was
Today in 2012, the Eli Young Band and the Randy Rogers Band were the big winners at the second annual Texas Regional Music Awards, which took place in
Today in 2013, Blake Shelton began his fourth season as a coach on "The Voice." Danielle Bradbery was among the hopefuls who auditioned on the first night. She chose to be on Team Blake, and brought
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