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Jessica Phillips  |  August 31, 2009

During a press conference in Nashville, TN today, Keith Urban and museum Board President Vince Gill greeted a small crowd of journalists and fans at the Country Music Hall of Fame's Ford Theater to discuss the upcoming special concert benefitting the Hall of Fame. The highly anticipated [...]

Continue reading "Urban, Gill Talk About All For the Hall Benefit Concert"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 31, 2009

In the late '90s, at just 15 years old, Leann Rimes released the song that would go on to be the longest-running song on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Her rendition of "How Do I Live" from the ConAir movie soundtrack dominated radio airwaves for a total of 69 weeks. Her song held the [...]

Continue reading "Pop Singer Jason Mraz Breaks Leann Rimes' Record"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 27, 2009

Tim McGraw and his family posted a message in rememberance of the late Senator Ted Kennedy on the Tug McGraw Foundation website yesterday. This foundation was created after the passing of Tim McGraw's father, baseball player Tug McGraw, who passed away due to brain cancer. "We are [...]

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Jessica Phillips  |  August 26, 2009

If they do, he will probably write his way out of it. After being dropped by a former record label, Ingram says he felt rejected. "I painted myself into a corner and people had stopped believing in me," Ingram said. "Writing was a catharsis and I decided to get up out of that [...]

Continue reading "Nobody Puts Jack Ingram In A Corner..."

Jessica Phillips  |  August 24, 2009

Josh Turner fans (and Turner himself) are anxiously awaiting the release of the deep-voiced superstar's next album. Turner gave the Toledo Blade and fans at the Ritz Theatre a live "sneak peek" performance of tunes from the upcoming release. He is most excited about the muscial [...]

Continue reading "Josh Turner Excited About New Album"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 21, 2009

Whether he is singing the uptempo, slightly raunchy "Honkytonk Badonkadonk" or the wistful, somber "You're Gonna Miss This," the authoritative rumble and bass register of Trace Adkins' thunderous voice is unmistakable. Adkins shares that he is under orders from [...]

Continue reading "Trace Adkins lives the high life thanks to his low note"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 21, 2009

Country stars learned years ago that the secret to a long-lasting career is diversification. Randy Travis, Dolly Parton, and Reba are actors. Trisha Yearwood is an author. Toby Keith is a restaurant owner. Even Tim McGraw has his own line of cologne. Now Kenny Chesney is jumping in the mix with [...]

Continue reading "Kenny Chesney launches Blue Chair Bay clothing line"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 21, 2009

Billy Currington received some rare and high praises from David Letterman during his Tuesday night appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman." Currington performed his Number One hit song, "People Are Crazy," and Letterman gushed over the song's simple take on [...]

Continue reading "David Letterman calls Billy Currington song Perfection"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 20, 2009

While her daughter (and Lady Antebellum singer) Hillary Scott is enjoying her first Number One song, mom Linda Davis is celebrating, too. Davis joins Neal McCoy and Michael Martin Murphey as one of the newest inductees into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Each was inducted during a [...]

Continue reading "Neal McCoy, Linda Davis inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 20, 2009

Lady Antebellum has enjoyed a surprising amount of success for a new country trio. They are currently opening for Kenny Chesney, and recently received Best New Artist awards from both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. One would think they enjoyed hearing the news that [...]

Continue reading "Life keeps Lady A 'Humble'"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 12, 2009

NFL fans now have one more thing to be cheering about---if they also happen to be Tim McGraw fans. McGraw is slated to perform a free, public concert at Point State Park in Pittsburgh, PA at 8:00pm ET, prior to the September 10th NFL Opening Kickoff game. The Black Eyed Peas are also on the roster [...]

Continue reading "Tim McGraw Kicks Off the NFL, Reveals Album Cover"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 11, 2009

Keith Urban is such a good sport. During a recent show in Kansas City, MO, as Keith and his band performed "Kiss a Girl," he was joined by the members of KISS. Well, not really. But Taylor Swift and her posse did dress up in full KISS garb, complete with the white makeup and black wigs. [...]

Continue reading "Taylor Swift Gives Keith Urban a KISS"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 10, 2009

Okie Carrie Underwood will be living on Tulsa time in September, when she will be honored during the 13th Annual Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame as one of its newest members. She will be inducted on September 17th as part of the ceremony. She will also perform at the event. The Music Hall of Fame [...]

Continue reading "Carrie Underwood to join Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame"

Jessica Phillips  |  August 3, 2009

For the past five years, the successful CMA Songwriters Series brought top songwriters like Jeffrey Steele, Brett James, and Bob DiPiero to the Big Apple to showcase their latest and greatest hits. Now, with the help of blonde songbirds Kellie Pickler and Lee Ann Womack, the series is breaking into [...]

Continue reading "Kellie Pickler, Lee Ann Womack perform for CMA Songwriters Series"

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