December 12, 2013 - Garth Brooks has the number one CD in the country as his massive six CD, two-DVD box set, "Blame All On My Roots" moved up to the top of the Billboard top 200 chart for the week ending Dec. Florida Georgia Line's Stay stayed right where it was last week - number one on the Billboard Country Songs chart.... »»»
December 11, 2013 - Rhonda Vincent announced she will release a two-disc combination release that includes six-songs each of bluegrass and country.
"Only Me" will be released on Upper Management Music on Jan. 28, 2014.
While known as a leading voice in bluegrass, this is not Vincent's first foray into country.... »»»
December 11, 2013 - Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career this winter.
The special shows will take place on Feb. 28 and March 1 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. Carpenter's longtime friends Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Jerry... »»»
December 11, 2013 - The Stanley family - Ralph and Ralph II - are teaming up to release a new disc in March.
"Side By Side," the new Rebel Records album from the Stanleys will drop Feb. 14 with 14 songs of old and new material.
Co-produced by the younger Stanley and John Rigsby, a former member of the elder Stanley's... »»»
December 11, 2013 - Garth Brooks will be number one on the Billboard charts on Thursday with his box set release, "Blame It All on My Roots: Five Decades of Influences," in its second week out.
The set of six CDs and two DVDS - sold only at Walmart - sold 146,000 units, down from 164,000 last week.... »»»
December 10, 2013 - Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line cleaned up Tuesday at the American Country Awards.
Bryan was named artist of the year while Florida Georgia Line went home with new artist, single of the year for the Cruise remix with Nelly, Single of the Year: New Artist for Cruise, Artist of the Year: New Artist.... »»»
December 10, 2013 - Sara Evans will release her seventh studio album "Slow Me Down," on March 4, 2014.
The album comes more than two years after the release of "Stronger," her second Billboard Country Album Chart number one album. The title track of the new disc, released earlier this fall is Evans' biggest first week... »»»
December 10, 2013 - Zac Brown Band is out with an EP today featuring a famous rock drummer. The daughter of a country star releases her first CD. A country TV soap has another disc out, while a band with a hit single on its label debut drops.
Zac Brown Band and Dave Grohl comes up with the four-song EP "The Grohl Sessions Vol.... »»»
December 9, 2013 - Taylor Swift received a Grammy nomination for Album of the year on Friday for "Red." But Swift was tied by newcomer Kacey Musgraves in leading the country pack in nominations with four overall.
The two will vie against each other in the Best Country Song category.
Swift will go up against "The... »»»
December 9, 2013 - Garth Brook is going back on tour.
Brooks made the surprise announcement son Good Morning America this morning.
Brooks has been laying solo gigs in Las Vegas and now will play with his band there for a few shows.
During an interview with Robin Roberts, she said the shows with the band has led to... »»»
December 9, 2013 - Taylor Swift's Brisbane, Australia concert on Saturday had to be temporarily halted due to the collapse of a podium near the stage.
No one was injured in the accident, which halted the concert. Promoters should the lights, lunging Suncorp Stadium into concert. Fans were hurried away from the area.... »»»
December 5, 2013 - The reception to Carrie Underwood starring in the live TV presentation of "The Sound of Music" was not exactly glowing.
AP Drama Writer Mark Kennedy wrote, "The only real problem was the real reason most people tuned in: Carrie Underwood, an "American Idol" winner and country music star, sang well as... »»»
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December 5, 2013 - Florida Georgia Line cruised to number one again on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as Stay assumes the top spot for the week ending Dec. 14 from Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert's We Were Us, which slipped to second. On the albums chart, Garth Brooks debuted in first with "Blame It All On My... »»»
December 5, 2013 - Della Mae will make its debut appearance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
The group, voted Emerging Artist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, has been on tour throughout the year in support of its Rounder Records debut, "This World Oft Can Be.... »»»
December 5, 2013 - IIIrd Tyme out has two new band members.
Keith McKinnon on banjo and Blake Johnson on bass have joined the band replacing Steve Dilling and Edgar Loudermilk respectively.
McKinnon, a native of Marion, Va., was a member of Carrie Hassler and Hard Rain. After several years of performing with Hassler,... »»»
December 4, 2013 - The Lone Bellow postponed tour dates due to vocal problems of lead singer Zach Williams.
"Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers," wrote in a Facebook posting on Wednesday. "In Denver a couple days ago I lost my voice and went in to see a doctor. I was told that I had a cyst on my vocal... »»»
December 4, 2013 - Garth Brooks is back. His "Blame It All On My Roots" box set debuts in third on the overall Billboard Top 200 chart with 160,000 units sold. That wasn't good enough to top One Direction, which sold a whopping 546,000 units of "Midnight Memories."
Brooks' six-CD/two-DVD set was sale-priced for $24.... »»»
December 4, 2013 - Carrie Underwood stars as Maria in NBC's three-hour television production, "The Sound of Music Live!," coming Thursday night.
In advance of the live broadcast, Sony Masterworks released the companion soundtrack, "The Sound of Music" - Music from the NBC Television Event," featuring studio recordings... »»»
December 4, 2013 - Eric Paslay (pass-lay) will release his self-titled debut album on Feb. 4, 2014.
The album features Paslay's Top 15 hit single Friday Night, which he co-wrote with Rose Falcon and Rob Crosby. The song has been featured in weekly ESPN College Football Friday Primetime Broadcasts this fall.... »»»
December 3, 2013 - Dolly Parton and Kris Kristofferson are among the artists named by The Recording Academy today to the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.
This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25... »»»
December 3, 2013 - Garth Brooks is going back to Vegas, but this time he'll bring his band with him instead of performing solo.
Brooks and band will play four shows at the Wynn Las Vegas resort Jan. 3-4 at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Brooks will play his own songs, instead of music that influenced him as he did during his solo gigs.... »»»