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"... »»»
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.... »»»
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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... »»»
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... »»»
February 27, 2014 - The debut solo single from Steel Magnolia's Joshua Scott Jones goes for immediate airplay today.
The single, "Honk (If You're Tonky)," is featured on Sirius XM The Highway's On The Horizon.
Jones' music video for the single premiered on Billboard.com yesterday and is being added to CMT Pure's rotation today.... »»»
February 27, 2014 - Chatham Country Line will release its sixth studio album, "Tightrope," on May 20 on Yep Roc.
"Tightrope" follows 2010's soulful "Wildwood" and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking "Sight & Sound," which was released in 2012.
The Raleigh, N.C. quartet is Dave Wilson (guitar), John... »»»
February 27, 2014 - Dave and Phil Alvin are joining forces for a new album.
The brothers, who have had an at times difficult relationship, announced they would release "Common Ground: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy" on June 3 on Yep Roc. This will be the first album the brothers, who... »»»
February 26, 2014 - Eric Church's "The Outsiders" is the leading country disc in the Billboard Top 10, but the album is no longer number one.
The "Frozen" soundtrack recaptured the top of the charts, selling 89,000 units. "The Outsiders" was second with 74,000 units, down 74 percent.
Cole Swindell debuted in third... »»»
February 26, 2014 - Eli Young Band will perform its latest single "Dust" next Tuesday on NBC's Today show to celebrate the release of its new disc, "10,000 Towns."
EYB will appear in the 10 a.m. hour.
The band's Republic Nashville sophomore album also features its third career number one song, "Drunk Last Night," which... »»»
February 26, 2014 - Nashville quintet The Wild Feathers will appear on ABC's musical drama series "Nashville" performing their new single "Got It Wrong" tonight at 10 eastern.
The song is the latest single from their self-titled debut album, produced by Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage the Elephant, Emmylou Harris).... »»»
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February 25, 2014 - Dierks Bentley releases his seventh disc, "Riser," with a dozen songs. Bentley has referred to the disc as being particularly personal because it is his first since the death of his father in 2012. The lead single is "I Hold On," written by Bentley and Brett... »»»