May 21, 2013 - Hank Williams Jr. is gearing to launch a summer tour in celebration of his latest album, "Old School, New Rules." Stops include Detroit, Orlando, Atlantic City and Biloxi, Miss.
"I always have fun playing shows. I love to get out in front of my loyal fans and making my mark on this great country," he says.... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Toby Keith voiced support on Monday for his hometown of Moore, Okla., which was hit by a monster tornado killing at least 50 people, including 20 children.
Keith issued a statement voicing his support for the town. "This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Jana Kramer has a lot of hope for her new single.
I Hope It Rains from her self-titled debut album is impacting radio now. Kramer shot a video for the song just outside of Nashville to be released next month. Kramer is currently on tour with Darius Rucker through June joining Blake Shelton on the Ten... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Wynonna returns to ABC's "Dancing With The Stars" for the Tuesday, May 21 2-hour season finale, airing at 9 p.m. eastern.
Judd will perform an opening dance number with all her fellow celebrity cast members and the pro and troupe dancers. She will later sing I Want To Know What Love Is.... »»»
May 20, 2013 - RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Joanna Smith will have a life-long dream come true when she makes her Grand Ole Opry debut on June 15.
"Playing the Opry is the biggest honor I can imagine," said Smith. "I can remember watching it on my great grandmother's TV and dreaming of the experience.... »»»
May 20, 2013 - Little Big Town will world-premiere its video for current single, Your Side of the Bed, this Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America.
An exclusive CMA Music Festival Announcement will also take place in the 8:30 a.m. hour.
The video, shot last month by Becky Fluke (Pistol Annies/The Civil Wars),... »»»
May 19, 2013 - Taylor Swift was the big winner at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with eight.
Swift took home Artist of the Year, Top Female Artist and Top Billboard 200 Artist. Swift also took home Top Digital Songs Artist, Top 200 Album for "Red," Top Country Album ("Red"), Top Country Artist and Top Country... »»»
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.... »»»
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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.... »»»
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... »»»