March 11, 2014 - Miranda Lambert is aiming high. She announced she would release her fifth major label disc, "Platinum," on June 3.
The disc contains her current single "Automatic."
The album will be the first since "Four the Record" from 2011, which contained the hits "Baggage Claim," "Over You," Fastest Girl in... »»»
March 11, 2014 - Keith Urban returns to the concert stage this summer with the Raise 'Em Up Tour, starting in mid-July in Canada and ending in mid-September in Washington.
Jerrod Niemann and special guest Brett Eldredge will open the shows, which will feature an all-new stage production and music not performed on the... »»»
March 11, 2014 - Cassadee Pope became the first solo female singer since Taylor Swift in 2006 togo Platinum with her debut single as "Wasting All These Tears" has achieved that with 1 million downloads.
Pope, who won season three of The Voice, returned to the show last summer to premiere the song.... »»»
March 11, 2014 - Taylor Swift is the biggest greenbacks juggernaut in music, according to Billboard. Swift was first on the list of the magazine's annual Money Makers list, earning just under $40 million in revenue.
Kenny Chesney was second.
Swift earned $39,599,575.60, according to Billboard.... »»»
March 11, 2014 - Sara Evans releases her first album, "Slow Me Down," in almost exactly three years. The release is Evans' seven studio disc overall. Evans helped write three of the 11 tracks and co-produced with Mark Bright. The two previously worked together on "Real Fine Place." The title track is the first single.... »»»
March 10, 2014 - Cole Swindell is releasing the second single from his self-titled debut disc.
After hitting the top of the charts with "Chillin' It," Swindell is putting out "Hope You Get Lonely Tonight" as his second single.
Both songs came from the release, which came out Feb. 18 on Warner.... »»»
March 10, 2014 - Mel Tillis is recovering in Nashville following heart surgery this weekend.
Pam Tillis, Mel's daughter, released a statement today: "Over the weekend, Daddy required a routine heart procedure. He's doing fantastic and is expected to make a full recovery. In typical Mel Tillis fashion, he's already... »»»
March 7, 2014 - Blake Shelton already sold out his shows at Madison Square Garden in New York and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles as part of his Ten Times Crazier Tour 2014, he announced today.
This marks Shelton's first time headlining both venues.
I'm in LA to film The Voice, and I drive by the Hollywood... »»»
March 6, 2014 - Toby Keith's Shut Up And Hold On Tour opens in Iowa on May 25, ending in Philadelphia in late September.
The tour draws its name from Keith's single "Shut Up And Hold On," the first track on his chart-topping
"Drinks After Work" album. Ford F-Series returns as presenting sponsor, continuing a... »»»
March 6, 2014 - Dierks Bentley tops the Billboard Country Albums chart with "Riser," taking over from Eric Church's "The Outsiders," which fell to second, for the week ending March 15. Brantley Gilbert scored a number one on the Hot Country Songs chart with "Bottoms Up."
On the songs chart, Jason Aldean stood in... »»»
March 5, 2014 - The Watershed Music Festival in Washington is returning in August with Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Jake Owen in the line-up.
Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice and Dallas Smith also will play in the... »»»
March 5, 2014 - Dierks Bentley's "Riser" will be the number one country album on the Billboard Country Albums chart when it is officially released on Thursday. Bentley sold 63,000 units, good for sixth on the overall chart.
This marks Bentley's highest-charting release and best sales week since 2009's "Feel That Fire"... »»»
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March 4, 2014 - Country artists including Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Florida Georgia Lines, received iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations on Tuesday.
Swift received a nomination for Artist of the Year, as did Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, P!nk, Katy Perry, Imagine... »»»
March 4, 2014 - Merle Haggard's 45th anniversary edition of "Okie From Muskogee" will be released on March 25 on Capitol Nashville, including a long out-of-print live recording from Philadelphia.
Originally released in December 1969, the live album "Okie From Muskogee" was released shortly after the single "Okie... »»»
March 4, 2014 - Josh Thompson released a video for his current single "Cold Beer With Your Name On It," exclusively on Taste Of Country and The Boot today.
Thompson will release a new album, "Turn It Up," on April 1 on Show Dog-Universal Music . The disc contains 10 songs, nine co-written by Thompson.... »»»
March 4, 2014 - The Eli Young Band and David Nail lead the list of new releases today.
EYB are out with "10,000 Towns," an 11-song collection produced by Justin Niebank, Frank Liddell and the band. The quartet has a hit on its hands with the lead-off track "Drunk Last Night."
Nail, the soulful country singer from... »»»
March 3, 2014 - Aoife O'Donovan announced new U.S. tour dates on Monday.
Along with headline performances, O'Donovan will perform shows with Punch Brothers, The Lone Bellow, a show with Noam Pikelny of Punch Brothers and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
The tour kicks off on March 17 in Pittsburgh, ending in Boston April 28.... »»»
March 3, 2014 - Country DJ/remixer/producer Dee Jay Silver is getting married.
Silver popped the question this past Thursday to fiancée Jenna Michelle Straub while on tour with Brad Paisley in Ft. Wayne, Ind.
"I've always been told that when you meet the right person you're gonna know it, and that's exactly... »»»
February 28, 2014 - John Fullbright will play nine shows at SXSW where he'll preview his new album - the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut "From The Ground Up" - set for release in May.
Performing with a three-piece band, Fullbright's SXSW schedule includes Willie Nelson's Heartbreaker Banquet and Thirty Tigers' Showcase.... »»»
February 27, 2014 - Tim Wilson, 52, a comedian who combined stand-up comedy and music, died at 52 of a heart attack on Wednesday in Nashville. Wilson released nine albums on Capitol Nashville.
Wilson was born Aug. 5, 1961 in Columbus, Ga. He started his recording career for the Southern Tracks label in Atlanta with... »»»
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February 27, 2014 - Eric Church's "The Outsiders" is the top selling country disc in the second straight week, but fell to second on the overall top 200 chart for the week ending May 8. Cole Swindell's "Chillin' It" once again is atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Brantley Gilbert is second on the songs chart... »»»