May 17, 2013 - American Idol is done for the season, and country came in second.
Kree Harrison placed second in the annual search for talent to Candice Glover of South Carolina.
Harrison, 23, will play the Grand Ole Opry on June 4, she learned on Friday in a call from Idol judge Keith Urban.... »»»
May 17, 2013 - Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles announced today that she will release her first solo album this fall. She has enlisted the help of producer Rick Rubin on the project.
Rubin, previously co-president of Columbia Records and founder of Def Jam Records, has worked with a variety of artists such as... »»»
May 17, 2013 - Kacey Musgraves debuted the official video for her current single, Blowin' Smoke on her brand new web site this week.
The video was filmed in Los Angeles last month and was shot by director Honey (Kings of Leon, Ke$ha). The track comes from her acclaimed debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park.... »»»
May 17, 2013 - Zac Brown Band's video for Jump Right In premieres today on CMT, bringing back longtime ZBB video star Flody Boatwood.
Directed by Southern Reel's Cole Cassell, the video sees Flody and Daniel de los Reyes signing with ZBB and the meteoric rise to fame that follows - from their weekly tiki bar gig to... »»»
May 16, 2013 - John Fogerty will make multiple TV appearances this month in advance of the May 28 release of "Wrote a Song For Everyone" (Vanguard Records).
The disc is a collection of 12 classics and deep tracks (Creedence Clearwater Revival and solo material) from his career plus two brand new solo songs.... »»»
May 16, 2013 - THE FARM will take part in Southwest Airlines Live at 35 concert series, performing on their Taylor Guitars at 35,000 feet to passengers on a flight traveling from Phoenix to San Diego on May 17.
The midair show is part of the 2013 Travelin Taylor Tour series with actts playing on custom... »»»
May 16, 2013 - Lady Antebellum had the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Golden" for the week ending May 25. Florida Georgia Line again led the Billboard Country Songs chart with Cruise.
Lady A took over the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart from Kenny Chesney's "Life on a Rock," which fell to third.... »»»
May 15, 2013 - The duo Shovels & Rope received the most Americana Music Association with 4 for the 2013 Honors & Awards to be held in September.
Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller had three each with Rodney Crowell, John Fullbright, Jim Lauderdale, The Lumineers, JD McPherson, Milk Carton Kids, Bruce Robison & Kelly... »»»
May 14, 2013 - Luke Bryan will release his fourth studio album on Aug. 13 as announced last night on The Late Show with David Letterman.
The title of the disc was not disclosed. Bryan performed the project's first single, Crash My Party, on the show.
The Aug. 13 release is the follow up to Bryan's... »»»
May 13, 2013 - Joe Nichols will have the biggest country radio add week of his career this week with Sunny and 75, the lead single for Red Bow Records. The song had 52 first week adds, making it not only the biggest add week of his career, but also the second most added song at country radio this week.... »»»
May 13, 2013 - Nick Lowe will play a string of solo acoustic headlining tour dates starting late this summer. The tour dates will kick off in Philadelphia on Aug. 8 and will cover the northeast. Fellow Yep Roc recording artist, Kim Richey, will be joining Lowe on these dates as an opener.
Lowe's latest effort, "The... »»»
May 13, 2013 - Lady Antebellum is likely to have the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Golden," when Billboard releases preliminary chart results on Wednesday.
An article on the BillboardPistol Annies is slated to debut in the top 10 with its second disc "Annie Up," selling about 80,000 units, which could be good for third.... »»»
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May 13, 2013 - Lady Antebellum is premieres its new music video for Goodbye Town today on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and on EllenTV.com.
The video was shot in Nashville and directed by Peter Zavadil. The song is the second single off the trio's new album "Golden, released last week.
Lady A visits the west coast... »»»
May 10, 2013 - Sunny Sweeney, who had two full length albums on the Big Machine stable, signed with Thirty Tigers, she said on her web site Friday.
Sweeney will begin working on her next album. She had released an album in 2006 as an indie artist in Texas that veered towards honky tonk. Her Big Machine disc was more... »»»
May 10, 2013 - The Time Jumpers will appear live on public radio's "A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor" live from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Saturday, from 6-8 p.m. estern.
The Time Jumpers includes 11 members: Brad Albin (upright bass), Larry Franklin (fiddle), Paul Franklin (steel guitar),... »»»
May 9, 2013 - Kenny Chesney had the top selling disc in the U.S. with "Life on a Rock" for the week ending May 18, which also meant he led the Country Albums chart. Florida Georgia Line stayed atop the Billboard Country Songs chart with Cruise.
Blake Shelton was second on the albums chart with "Based on a True Story...... »»»
May 9, 2013 - Kacey Musgraves will debut the video for her current single, Blowin' Smoke on her new website www.kaceymusgraves.com on Friday.
The video, filmed in Los Angeles last month, was shot by director Honey (Kings of Leon/Ke$ha) and is set in a local diner with Musgraves and fellow waitresses getting through... »»»
May 9, 2013 - Head Supersucker Eddie Spaghetti is going to the solo route again.
Spaghetti will release his second solo album with Bloodshot Records, "The Value of Nothing," on June 18. Known to some as the front man/bassist for Seattle band The Supersuckers, Spaghetti follows up his 2011 label debut "Sundowner"... »»»
May 8, 2013 - Kenny Chesney will notch his seventh number 1 album on Thursday as "Life on a Rock" is the best selling disc in the U.S. with 153,000 units sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Garth Brooks has the most number ones on the Billboard 200 with eight.
The sales of the new disc were... »»»
May 8, 2013 - Toby Keith will celebrate a decade of supporting Oklahoma's children with cancer and their families at the 10th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic on May 10 and 11.
This year, the Toby Keith Foundation's primary fundraising event will welcome even more celebrity golfers teeing up at the Belmar... »»»
May 8, 2013 - Luke Bryan will appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, May 13. He will perform his new single Crash My Party, the first song from his next studio album due out later this summer. Bryan debuted the tune on the ACM Award show telecast last month, and the song has become his fastest... »»»