Scotty McCreery Supporting Organization Inspired By CT School Shooting
Scotty McCreery is helping to honor the victims of the December 2012
Garth Brooks Adds Fourth
Garth Brooks is extending his stay on the Emerald Isle. An overwhelming demand for tickets is leading the country superstar to add a fourth night to his run of summer shows in
The singer's original plans for "The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event" included just two performances. The strong initial interest in the shows led Garth to add a third concert before tickets went on sale. And when tickets became available last week all 240-thousand were gone in just 90 minutes, making Brooks the first artist ever to sell out three shows at
Dierks Bentley, OneRepublic Teaming For "CMT Crossroads"
Dierks Bentley has a special show on the horizon. The country star is teaming up with the band OneRepublic for the next installment of "CMT Crossroads." The series pairs country artists with performers from other musical genres to swap stories and songs and see where their musical influences intersect. An air date for their "Crossroads" episode hasn't been announced yet, but the show is expected to debut on CMT in March.
Bentley will release his next album just before the "Crossroads" episode airs. His latest studio effort, "Riser," is due on February 25th. OneRepublic's hits include "Apologize," "Good Life," and "Counting Stars," which is from the group's most recent album, 2013's "Native."
Luke Bryan's "Drink A Beer" Creates Special Concert Moment
Luke Bryan says his latest hit has created a new bond between him and his audience. The country star explains that his performance of "Drink A Beer" has become a special moment during his show.
Taylor Swift Happy To Be Single
Taylor Swift is single -- and loving it. The country-pop superstar is denying the recent romance rumors connecting her with Jared Leto and Ed Sheeran. And she tells
Rumors about Swift and Leto began last month following the Golden Globe Awards, when the two were reportedly seen together getting cozy at an after-party. The rumors about Swift and Sheeran were circulating last year.
Eric Paslay's Debut Album Features Old, New Songs
Eric Paslay says he thinks every track on his debut album sounds current. But the country singer admits he actually wrote some of them a long time ago.
Paslay adds that newer songs often got the priority, and bumped older ones off the final track list. But he's not just tossing out those songs. He says his older tunes deserve to be heard as well, and promises it will happen -- "eventually." Eric's self-titled album arrived in stores this week. The disc includes his debut single, "Never Really Wanted" along with his current hit, "Friday Night."
LeAnn Rimes Praises Jeff Beck's Work On Her Latest Single
LeAnn Rimes says she's thrilled to have Jeff Beck playing guitar on her current single, "Gasoline and Matches."
LeAnn says she was also glad to have Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas as her duet partner for the song. The country star adds that the three of them made "the perfect little trio." "Gasoline and Matches" is from LeAnn's latest album, "Spitfire."
Country Singer Sherry Lynn Releasing 2nd CD Next Month
Country newcomer Sherry Lynn says she's "eager to see what 2014 brings." The singer says 2013 "was huge" for her, and now she's prepping for the release of her second album. She adds that "the early response to the new music is exciting."
Olivia Newton-John Announces
Olivia Newton-John is headed to Vegas. The singer-actress will be making
Olivia will launch her "Summer Nights" run on April 8th, and has 45 shows scheduled through August. Tickets go on sale this Friday. They range in price from 69 to 139 dollars, while special meet-and-greet packages cost 249 dollars. A portion of the money from each ticket sold will go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, which the singer opened in
Olivia Newton-John's "Summer Nights" Schedule
May 6-10, 27-31
July 1-5, 29-31
August 1 & 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
Country Stars Taking Part In Charity Golf Tournament
Jake Owen is spending more time on the golf course. After performing and teeing off at last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open, the country star is taking part in this week's AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Celebrity Challenge. But Owen isn't the only country star hitting the links. Clay Walker, Darius Rucker, and Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney are also participating in the event. The celebrity lineup also includes "Nashville" star Eric Close, Kid Rock, Tom Brady, Andy Garcia, Ray Romano, Kenny G, and others The event raises money for a variety of charities in Northern California that support a range of causes including art, education, children, and the environment. The AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am runs through Sunday. The Celebrity Challenge is scheduled for Wednesday.
Country TV Today And Tonight
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO (NBC) Blake Shelton is a guest.
Country Birthdays Include
Sara Evans is 43.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1963, Patsy Cline recorded "Sweet Dreams," just one month before her death.
Today in 1977, George Jones and Tammy Wynette topped the charts with "Near You."
Today in 1998, Patty Loveless earned a Gold certification for her album "The Trouble With the Truth."
Today in 2001, Oak Ridge Boy William Lee Golden and his wife, Brenda, announced that they were expecting a baby in August. The couple welcomed their new son into the world on August 10th at
Today in 2003, Shania Twain found herself in the record books as her album "UP!" held the number one spot on the Canadian album charts for the eleventh consecutive week. That achievement broke the record for the longest run on top of the album charts in Canadian Nielsen SoundScan history. The record was previously held by the 1998 compilation "Now! 3," and Eminem's 2000 album, "The Marshall Mathers LP."
Today in 2004, Clay Walker took part in the four-day AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am.
Today in 2005, Jo Dee Messina took part in CMT's "Lynyrd Skynyrd's Super Bowl Saturday Night Special," while Lonestar headlined the Budweiser One Night Stand Super Bowl concert in Jacksonville, Florida that also featured Sara Evans and Andy Griggs, and Shelly Fairchild performed a free show in downtown Jacksonville.
Today in 2006, Willie Nelson performed at the 3rd Annual Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in
Today in 2007, Waylon Jennings' long form video "Live from Austin Texas" was certified Gold.
Today in 2007, Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney and his wife Tiffany were featured on "In Style Weddings" on ABC.
Today in 2008, Taylor Swift hosted CMT's "Online Awards" from the bedroom of her home. Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Kellie Pickler joined her to announce the winners, along with Josh Turner, Jason Michael Carroll, and Bucky Covington. Other presenters and guests included Jennifer Hanson, Shooter Jennings, Danielle Peck, and Rodney Carrington, while Lady Antebellum served as house band and performed from Swift's garage. Swift and
Today in 2008, Jewel's single "Stronger Woman" and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert's "Home" were released digitally. New CDs included the compilation "How Great Thou Art: Gospel Favorites Live From The Grand Ole Opry," featuring Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels Band with Mac Powell, Sara Evans, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Patty Loveless, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites, and Carrie Underwood; and "The Best of SHeDAISY."
Today in 2011, Lonestar and
Today in 2011, Lady Antebellum got the nod for Best New Touring Artist at the Pollstar Touring Awards in
Today in 2012, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton teamed up to perform "America The Beautiful" as part of the Super Bowl 46 pre-game show in
Today in 2013, new country releases included Tim McGraw's "Two Lanes of Freedom" and Jewel's "Greatest Hits."
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