ACM Award Nominees Revealed Today With Digital Press Conference
Darius Rucker and Jerrod Niemann are among the stars who'll help reveal the nominees for this year's
Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris Headlining 2014 "All For The Hall"
Vince Gill and Emmylou Harris are once again leading the lineup for the annual "All For The Hall" show. The event, which promotes and supports
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.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Deny Copyright Infringement Allegations
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are standing up against accusations that they stole their 2011 hit "
Meanwhile, DuBois has filed his own countersuit against Bowen, accusing her of breach of contract. He claims that before entering the songwriting workshop she signed a consent form that prohibits participants from filing copyright infringement suits pertaining to any songs they brought in with them.
Trace Adkins Steps Out Of Rehab To Buy A Guitar
Trace Adkins' rehab apparently includes some music therapy. TMZ.com says the country star was seen over the weekend at a music shop in
Adkins voluntarily checked in to a treatment center earlier this month to address his drinking following an incident on a cruise ship, where he was the headline performer. Adkins was drinking in the ship's bar when he was surprised by an impersonator he says acts more like a stalker. An alcohol-fueled confrontation followed. Adkins had maintained his sobriety for 12 years prior to the incident.
Eric Church Explains Song Selection Process For Upcoming Album
Eric Church says choosing the material for his upcoming album, "The Outsiders," wasn't as tough as it might seem. The country star explains that he began with ten-times as many tracks as he needed, but throughout the recording process the songs made some decisions for him.
Eric adds that as the work progressed he wrote even more songs. He explains that as the disc came into focus he could hear what was missing, so he wrote songs to fill those gaps. "The Outsiders," which includes Eric's most recent single "Give Me Back My Hometown," will be in stores on February 11th. The disc is Church's follow up to his 2011 release, "Chief."
Country Stars Saluting Motley Crue With Tribute Album
As Motley Crue wraps up their career, the band is getting a special send-off. Big Machine Records founder Scott Borchetta is putting together a Motley Crue country tribute album.
Borchetta admits he wasn't sure what the response would be when he proposed the project, but says it's been met with a great deal of enthusiasm so far. He also anticipates more stars will want to sign on now that he's gone public with the idea. One Big Machine artist Borchetta doesn't expect to hear from is Taylor Swift, but he adds "who knows?" The album is expected to be released this summer, in conjunction with the launch of Motley Crue's Final Tour.
The Cadillac Three Frontman Shares Inspiration For "The South"
The debut single from the new country group The Cadillac Three has its roots in classic rock. Frontman Jaren Johnston tells Billboard.com his goal in writing "The South" was to come up with the Southern rock equivalent of Led Zeppelin's "
The Cadillac Three will get many opportunities to perform "The South" for fans in the coming months. The group will be heading to
Rhonda Vincent Shares Origins Of Latest Album
Rhonda Vincent says the late George Jones helped inspire her latest album, "Only Me." The bluegrass star explains that the idea to include country songs came to her last April, as she performed "When The Grass Grows Over Me" on the Grand Ole Opry as a tribute to George.
Vincent's "Only Me" also features contributions from a couple of country stars. Daryle Singletary joins her on the song "We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds," while Willie Nelson adds guitar and vocals to the title track. Rhonda's new two-disc set is in stores now.
Plans are in the works to celebrate the birth of the legendary Man In Black. Billboard.com says next month the
Miller explains that there is no backstage at the Bash and "everybody hangs with everybody," so the event is a "celebration in the truest form where everybody is relaxed and everybody loves Johnny." The Johnny Cash Birthday Bash at the
Emmylou Harris Remembers Pete Seeger As Genuine, Kind
Emmylou Harris says she's been a Pete Seeger fan for decades. The 66-year-old Country Music Hall of Famer tells
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Watches "
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says he tunes in to ABC's "
DeMarcus says he supports the show because he's become friends with "
Jay made a guest appearance on last week's episode, while this week's show will feature a cameo from Brad Paisley. "
Darius Rucker is returning to the road. The singer will launch his "True Believers" tour with a show at the
Country TV Today And Tonight
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (NBC) Jennifer Nettles is the musical guest.
NASHVILLE (ABC) Brad Paisley makes a guest appearance.
Country Birthdays Include
The Mandrell Sisters' Irlene Mandrell is 58.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1969, the "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuted on CBS.
Today in 1977, Kenny Rogers launched his country music career when his first single, "Lucille," entered the country singles chart.
Today in 1993, Travis Tritt topped the country charts with the single "Can I Trust You With My Heart."
Today in 1994, Diamond Rio's single "
Today in 1996, Garth Brooks made headlines when he declined his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist, saying it should have gone to Hootie & the Blowfish, quote, "who kept music alive in '95." As a result of the controversy, the entire category was eliminated from the awards. Hootie & the Blowfish later thanked Garth in the liner notes of the band's next CD.
Today in 2002, Garth Brooks was tapped as one of the stars to honor Billy Joel as MusiCares Person of the Year. The ceremony took place in
Today in 2006, LeAnn Rimes Mary Chapin Carpenter were among the celebrities who appeared in the Animal Planet special "Trail Mix," about stars and their horses.
Today in 2006, Brooks & Dunn opened for the Rolling Stones in
Today in 2007, Big & Rich were among the performers at the dedication ceremony for The Center for the Intrepid, a new, high-tech rehab and recovery facility at
Today in 2008, Rascal Flatts arrived in
Today in 2008, Sara Evans joined Maroon 5 to tape their episode of CMT's "Crossroads" in front of an invitation-only audience in
Today in 2008, Phil Vassar shot a video for his single, "Love Is A Beautiful Thing." The final product also incorporated personal wedding photos and video footage fans submitted for the clip.
Today in 2008, new album releases included Willie Nelson's "Moment Of Forever" and The Wrights' self-titled effort.
Today in 2010, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Lucinda Williams, Patty Grffin, Emmylou Harris, and T Bone Burnett were among those who took part in the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year salute to Neil Young. The gala was among the special events in conjunction with the Grammy Awrads ceremony in
Today in 2012, Danny Gokey and his girlfriend Leyicet Peralta were married in a ceremony in
Today in 2013, Chris Young received the CMA's Triple Play Award for the songs "Voices," "Tomorrow," and "You," three hits he co-wrote that all topped the chart within a 12-month span.
Today in 2013, new releases included Kris Kristofferson's album "Feeling Mortal."
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