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Country News Digest, March 2012


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March 30, 2012 - Rascal Flatts announced today they have re-named their 2012 tour the Farmers Insurance Presents "Changed Tour." The tour had been called "The American Band Tour." The new name reflects the title of the band's upcoming album, "Changed," due out on Tuesday. The concert line-up will feature an all... »»»
March 30, 2012 - Jason Aldean may have a great night job, but he gave it up - for one day anyway to be an Atlanta Brave. There was no hope of Aldean making the home state team, but he did get a day of spring training with the Braves. "I grew up with Atlanta Braves posters on my wall. You don't always get to live out... »»»
March 29, 2012 - George Jones, 80, was admitted into a Nashville area hospital with an upper respiratory infection, his web site said Thursday. "Jones will stay overnight for observation and is scheduled to be released tomorrow," the site said. "No further information is available at this... »»»
March 29, 2012 - Jake Owen ascended to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending April 7, changing places with Taylor Swift's Ours. Luke Bryan stayed first on the albums chart with "tailgates & tanlines." Casey James debuted in second on the album chart with his self-titled disc.... »»»
March 29, 2012 - Kenny Rogers will take residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame as 2012 Artist-in-Residence. Rogers will present two intimate evening performances on May 9 and 10. Established in 2003, the museum's residency program annually honors a musical master who can be credited with... »»»
March 29, 2012 - GAC pays tribute to Earl Scruggs this Saturday, March 31 at 4 p.m. Eastern, re-airing Sunday, April 1, 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Host Bill Cody shares his last interview with Scruggs as he chats about everything from meeting Lester Flatt, when he was 10 years old to developing his famous 'three finger roll.... »»»
March 29, 2012 - Steve Martin will perform on the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Martin will showcase the banjo on a collaboration with Rascal Flatts during a performance of their new single Banjo. The ACMs will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on... »»»
March 29, 2012 - Kenny Chesney has revealed the title and cover art for his new album, "Welcome To The Fishbowl," out June 19 on BNA Records. The over features a hated Chesney wearing pants and a cut-off T shirt with his right hand holding the top of a guitar case. He appears to be standing on a stone structure with... »»»
March 28, 2012 - Earl Scruggs, 88, a seminal banjo player who brought the instrument and bluegrass much prominence, died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital of natural causes. He was noted for perfecting and popularizing a three-finger banjo-picking style along with being in Bill Monroe's band and in the duo Flatt & Scruggs.... »»»
March 28, 2012 - Billy Currington's fourth studio album, "Enjoy Yourself," was certified Gold by the R.I.A.A., marking his second consecutive album to go Gold. The first two singles from "Enjoy Yourself," Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer and Let Me Down Easy, marked his fourth and fifth consecutive number one singles... »»»
March 28, 2012 - A broken down bus is usually not a cause for celebration, but for Average Joe's artist Matt Stillwell, it was. Stillwell and his longtime girlfriend, Lindsey Crawford, were on a broken down bus in Las Vegas in between radio station visits when they decided to tie the knot. "This is the first time I... »»»
March 28, 2012 - Jana Kramer will release her self-titled debut album on June 5. Kramer is currently finishing the CD with producer Scott Hendricks (Blake Shelton, Brooks & Dunn). Kramer's single Why Ya Wanna is on the top 25 of the charts. Kramer has sold almost 250,000 digital singles overall to date.... »»»
March 27, 2012 - Sara Watkins will release her second solo disc, "Sun Midnight Sun," on May 8 on Nonesuch Records. Produced by guitarist, singer, and songwriter Blake Mills, co-founder of the band Simon Dawes, the album features special guest appearances by Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes),... »»»
March 27, 2012 - Tim McGraw and Faith Hill just wrapped their first-ever Australian tour together today with a show in Sydney. The couple performed for sold-out crowds in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and helped set an attendance record at the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival. The 8-show, 12-day tour ended with a... »»»
March 27, 2012 - Randy Houser will be touring with a little help from Jagermeister. The tour will kick off on April 26th in Knoxville, Tenn. and will hit 16 cities across the nation with Rick Monroe as the supporting act. Jagermeister has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local level to national amphitheater acts.... »»»
March 27, 2012 - Michelle Obama will make her first-ever appearance at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards to present Taylor Swift with this year's The Big Help Award in recognition of her extensive philanthropic endeavors, including her work with tornado and flood survivors in the U.S. This year's Kids' Choice Awards,... »»»
March 27, 2012 - Justin Townes Earle goes for a different sound on "Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now," out today. Earle, who delves into his personal demons on the new disc on Bloodshot, veers towards a Memphis soul sound. Ray Wylie Hubbard is out with his 16th disc, "The Grifter's Hymnal," which... »»»
March 27, 2012 - Lionel Richie is best known for his R&B music and stint with The Commodores, but he veers towards country with "Tuskegee." The disc combines Richie's vocals with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Willie Nelson, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and Shania Twain.... »»»
March 26, 2012 - Jason Aldean broke venue attendance records at New York metro area's IZOD Center and Charlottesville, Va.'s John Paul Jones Arena this weekend, marking his 13th venue attendance record set in 2012. Aldean's 2012 My Kinda Party Tour has sold out all 18 shows so far this year, including Rodeo Houston... »»»
March 26, 2012 - Rascal Flatts performed this past weekend at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix for the Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII. This annual black-tie event, which raised $9.1 million this year, is held by the Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in... »»»
March 26, 2012 - Sugarland will perform two songs on tomorrow night's season premiere episode of 'Dancing with the Stars the Results Show' at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will first perform Run with singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson and later Sugarland will return to the stage to sing the... »»»
March 26, 2012 - Josh Turner's tour is being sponsored by Cracker Barrel, it was announced Monday. Cracker Barrel is sponsoring Turner's tour through December. "We sponsored Josh's tour and released the CD 'Josh Turner Live at the Ryman' in 2007, and we're very pleased to be traveling down the road with him a second... »»»
March 26, 2012 - Jake Owen scored back-to-back number one singles as Alone with You holds the top spot this week on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Owen takes over from Taylor Swift, who held the number one spot with Ours. "When we started playing Alone with You out on the Keith Urban tour last year," he said,... »»»
March 23, 2012 - Carrie Underwood's new video got Good Girl went big yesterday, literally. The video played on a four-story high billboard for Sony in Times Square in New York City. The clip played every hour through the day and night. The song is the lead single from Underwood's forthcoming album, "Blown Away," due... »»»
March 22, 2012 - Vocal chord problems axed a Kix Brooks concert Friday night in Florida, but his former band mate will step in. Jacksonville, Fla. radio station Gator Country 99.9, announced earlier today that Brooks will be unable to perform Friday night due to a vocal cord that burst. Upon hearing the news while... »»»
March 22, 2012 - Taylor Swift vaulted to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart with Ours. for the week ending March 31. The song, which had been third, took over from Dierks Bentley's Home, now fourth. Luke Bryan was atop the Country Albums Chart with "tailgates & tanlines." Jake Owen stayed second with Alone With You.... »»»
March 22, 2012 - The CMA Songwriters Series returns to New York City's Joe's Pub on Wednesday, May 9 for two shows featuring Phil Vassar and three other songwriters. The CMA Songwriters Series allows music fans insight into the stories behind some of their favorite songs. "These Songwriter Series events are not only... »»»
March 22, 2012 - Lauren Alaina is hitting TV next week for two national appearances. Alaina will be interviewed on Fox & Friends Sunday at 9 a.m. Eastern. The Georgia native will then make her first solo appearance on Today on Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. Eastern to perform her hit single Georgia Peaches.... »»»
March 21, 2012 - The Gentle Giant is back. After seemingly being retired, Don Williams will return with "And So It Goes" on Sugar Hill Records on June 19, his first since 2004. Williams had a string of hits from the 1970s to the 1990s, including Tulsa Time, I Believe in You, It Must Be Love and Good Ole Boys Like Me.... »»»
March 21, 2012 - Luke Bryan will debut the video for his current single, Drunk On You with a world premiere across VEVO, including VEVO.com, VEVO's free mobile apps and on VEVO syndication partners like YouTube, this Friday, March 23 The song is the third single from Bryant's "tailgates & tanlines" album.... »»»
March 21, 2012 - Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson and Emmylou Harris were among the winners of Academy of Country Music awards Tuesday. The announcement was restricted to those awards that will be not announced on air at the ACMS on April 1 in Las Vegas. Winners were: Crystal Milestone: Kenny Chesney for... »»»
March 21, 2012 - Willie Nelson, Uncle Kracker and NEEDTOBREATHE were added to BamaJam 2012. The festival will be held on Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16 in Enterprise, Ala. These performers join previously announced stars Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson. More artists will be added to the bill.... »»»
March 21, 2012 - Brantley Gilbert entered the "Road to the Ram Jam" series and sweepstakes. The Road to the Ram Jam features five of today's country music artists and provides fans the opportunity to win prizes including trips for two to an invitation-only 2012 Ram Jam concert event Dec. 29 in Nashville where all 5... »»»
March 21, 2012 - Toby Keith goes into overdrive with another summer concert tour, starting in mid-June in Utah. Toby Keith Live In Overdrive Tour Presented by Ford F-Series kicks off June 14 in Salt Lake City with Brantley Gilbert opening. Keith will be touring behind "Clancy's Tavern," which he released last fall.... »»»
March 21, 2012 - With his band in tow, David Nail made his way to the Alabama Theater in Birmingham, Ala. to film the music video for his newest single, The Sound of a Million Dreams. Working with director Chris Hicky, Nail worked to create the essence of music's ability to capture one's life without reducing the... »»»
March 20, 2012 - A former American Idoler and the soundtrack to perhaps the most anticipated movie of the year are out today. Casey James releases a self-titled disc. The former American Idol member wrote 9 of the 11 songs on the disc. He also produced the disc with help from Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo.... »»»
March 20, 2012 - Kix Brooks' first Arista Nashville solo single, New To This Town, officially hit the airwaves this week becoming Billboard's most added song and Country Aircheck's second most added song on the country airplay charts with a combined 48 reporting stations playing the song. "The single's title, New To... »»»
March 20, 2012 - Three weeks ago, Lady Antebellum began a contest offering fans a chance to have a private concert at their prom this spring. After "carefully" reviewing each submission, the trio unanimously chose the community of Henryville, Ind. "for their story, resilience and unity following devastating tornados... »»»
March 20, 2012 - George Strait, yet again, is at the top of the song chart. His current single Love's Gonna Make It Alright off "Here for a Good Time" is at the top of the mediabase radio chart. This feat ironically marks his 59th career number one hit for the 59 year old singer. The song, written by Al Anderson and... »»»
March 20, 2012 - Neil Young & Crazy Horse will release "Americana" on June 5, their first disc in nearly nine years. Crazy Horse is Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Poncho Sampedro and Young. "Americana" is collection of classic, American folk songs. In their day, some of these may have been referred to as "protest... »»»
March 19, 2012 - Lady Antebellum will open for Bruce Springsteen on July 14 for a sold out concert at Hyde Park as part of this year's Hard Rock Calling festival in London. "It's Springsteen...there is no entertainer we look up to more than him," said Lady A's Charles Kelley. "I'm going to be like a little kid at... »»»
March 18, 2012 - Gloriana's Tom Gossin announced his engagement to longtime girlfriend Jamie Moffett during a show in his hometown in upstate New York last week. The couple, who met when Gossin moved to North Carolina as a teenager, celebrated their 10-year anniversary on March 1 with a surprise proposal by Gossin.... »»»
March 16, 2012 - The RodeoHouston attendance record did not last very long - a mere four days in fact. Or make that until Hurricane Aldean rolled into town. Aldean broke the all-time paid attendance record with 74,901 fans at Reliant Stadium last night. The previous record was set on March 11 when 74,588 fans saw the... »»»
March 16, 2012 - Josh Turner's Time Is Love will premiere on GAC at 9 a.m. eastern on Monday. His ninth music video pairs Turner with Peter Zavadil, the man behind his Firecracker and I Wouldn't Be A Man videos and features him in a variety of everyday scenarios from the office to the basketball court to under the hood... »»»
March 16, 2012 - The Civil Wars postponed European dates for late March and early April due to illness. The shows were slated for March 26 through April 4. A serious illness in the band's immediate family was cited, but exact details were not provided. The Civil Wars is Joy Williams and John Paul White, who won two... »»»
March 16, 2012 - Jason Aldean debuted the video for his latest single I>Fly Over States, this morning at CMT. The song is from his disc, "My Kinda Party." Wes Edwards directed the clip. He also directed Tattoos On This Town. The new single is climbing up the charts, reaching 14 this week on the Billboard Country Songs chart.... »»»
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March 15, 2012 - Dierks Bentley claimed the number 1 spot on the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending March 24 with Home, and Lady Antebellum was first on the album chart with "Own the Night." Bentley took the top spot from Kenny Chesney, whose Reality was at fifth. Jack Owen was second on the songs... »»»
March 15, 2012 - Josh Turner will co-host The Today Show with Hoda Kotb on Monday, March 19 at 10 a.m. eastern. Celebrating a new radio single, Time Is Love, now 23 on the Country Billboard chart this week while also anticipating his forthcoming summer album release, "Punching Bag," Turner will talk about his new... »»»
March 15, 2012 - Bigger Picture Group added Ryan Kinder, Chris Janson and D. Vincent Williams to its artist roster. "I'm thrilled to announce some of our new artists that will be joining 'the family,'" BPG Chairman/CEO Keith Stegall says. "I'm most proud of the culture that we have provided for these talented... »»»
March 14, 2012 - Lisa Marie Presley will release "Storm and Grace," her first album in five years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut on May 15. The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles. "Storm and Grace" is a departure from the hard-edged sound of Presley's... »»»
March 14, 2012 - Miranda Lambert made history with her new music video Over You because it was the highest video debut in the history CMT's "Top 20" Countdown show. The song is Lambert's current single and was directed by Trey Fanjoy. Written by Lambert and husband Blake Shelton, Over You is about Shelton's brother... »»»
March 14, 2012 - Jake Owen's current hit single, Alone with You, was certified gold today by the Recording Industry Association of America, based on sales in excess of 500,000 digital downloads to date. The song holds the number two spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The music video for the song has... »»»
March 14, 2012 - Alan Jackson was added to the BamaJam festival line-up, it was announced today. The BamaJam 2012 festival will be held Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16 in Enterprise, Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Eric Church and the Zac Brown Band already have been booked with more added in the coming weeks.... »»»
March 13, 2012 - Skeeter Davis, Exile and the Kentucky HeadHunters were among musicians named to enter the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame today in Lexington. The actual induction won't occur until 2013. Others to be inducted include The Hilltoppers, Steven Curtis Chapman, Old Joe Clark and Emory & Linda Lou Martin.... »»»
March 13, 2012 - Fifteen years after they were phased out, the Country Music Association is returning a slew of touring awards, known as the SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards. "Following the recent success of the inaugural CMA Touring Musician Award in 2011, the CMA Board felt that the SRO Awards in their entirety... »»»
March 12, 2012 - Kenny Chesney will appear at ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends in Concert,' airing on April 13, and at a benefit concert on behalf of the disaster preparedness non-profit PLAN!T NOW on May 26 The Richie concert, taped at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, highlights songs from Richie's upcoming... »»»
March 12, 2012 - Maggie Bjorklund, the Danish pedal steel player, will tour with Jack White on his first-ever solo headlining tour. The backing spot has thus far brought her in front of sold-out audiences in Nashville and Chattanooga, and onto the stage of Saturday Night Live, performing Interruption.... »»»
March 12, 2012 - Dierks Bentley scored his ninth career number one hit today as Home takes the top spot on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts. Bentley nudged out Kenny Chesney's Reality. The title track off Bentley's chart topping disc, also "Home," is also currently nominated for Song of the Year at the 47th... »»»
March 12, 2012 - David Nail becomes the first country artist to be part of Baeblemusic.com's Baeble Sessions series. His unplugged performance - shot in an old-school barbershop in New York City - debuts tomorrow, March 13. "I wasn't sure what to think when they called," said Nail. "Bands like Foster the People are what they play...... »»»
March 9, 2012 - Taylor Swift was country's leading money maker in 2011, according to Billboard. At $20.7 million, Swift was the sixth biggest of the year. Lady Gaga was first with more than $30.5 million. Swift was aided by the release of "Speak Now," which resulted in $7.4 million in royalties. Her tour gross was $30.... »»»
March 9, 2012 - Eric Church was added to the lineup for BamaJam 2012 in June. Church joins previously announced headliners Kid Rock, Tim McGraw and the Zac Brown Band. The festival will be held Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16 in Enterprise, Ala. Specially priced $99 3-day tickets will still be available... »»»
March 9, 2012 - Jana Kramer will make her Grand Ole Opry debut April 13. "Singing at the Opry is going to be the greatest honor, as well as a childhood dream come true. Every artist I have idolized has performed there. To know that I'll be singing on the same stage where they stood assures the fact that I am living a... »»»
March 8, 2012 - Carrie Underwood's new single, Good Girl, will debut its video with an exclusive broadcast and online premiere on Monday, March 12 on Entertainment Tonight, with an extended ET Online posting following the program, and on VEVO, including a 24-hour exclusive on VEVO.com and VEVO mobile apps.... »»»
March 8, 2012 - Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, Scotty McCreery and Blake Shelton joined the performance lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2012 CMA Music Festival. The event will be held in Nashville on Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10. Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric... »»»
March 8, 2012 - Kenny Chesney climbed to the top spot of the Billboard Country Songs chart with Reality for the week ending March 17. Chesney assumed the spot from Keith Urban's You Gonna Fly, which slipped to fourth. Lady Antebellum held onto the number one spot on the albums chart with "Own the Night.... »»»
March 7, 2012 - American Idol Season 10 winner and platinum-selling Scotty McCreery will perform the "goodbye" song for Season 11 of American Idol. "It's always a sad time whenever this song is played, but it's definitely a really big part of the show," McCreery said. "I never had to experience that feeling... »»»
March 7, 2012 - Exile headlined last night's The Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer benefit at the Country Music Hall of Fame's Ford Theater. Trace Adkins joined them for a performance of their hit Kiss You All Over, and Wade Hayes joined the group for their hit, Super Love. Hayes, who is undergoing treatment for stage IV... »»»
March 7, 2012 - Craig Morgan had a career best week with his new CD "This Ole Boy." The disc moved more than 12,000 units in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Top 5 debut on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart represents Morgan's highest chart debut in his career and best opening week... »»»
March 7, 2012 - Trisha Yearwood brings her family-inspired recipes and food traditions to Food Network this spring, with the premiere of the new daytime series "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" on Saturday, April 14. The show, which airs at 10:30 a.m. Eastern/Pacific, invites viewers into the kitchen with Yearwood for her... »»»
March 7, 2012 - The Steep Canyon Rangers announced the April 10 release of their Rounder Records solo band debut album, "Nobody Knows You." With this fifth album, the band releases their first disc since 2009's "Deep in the Shade." They put out several discs with Steve Martin, with whom they have toured.... »»»
March 6, 2012 - Katie Armiger will kick off her "Get Smart Tour" on March 23 in West Hartford, Conn. The 26-city tour will be sponsored by Great American Country (GAC). And hit a lot of universities along with festivals and fairs. Armiger's last single, Scream is from her third studio album "Confessions of a Nice Girl.... »»»
March 6, 2012 - Randy Houser and wife, Jessa Lee Houser, welcomed their first child, a baby boy, into the world this morning. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces and 19 inches long, no name was announced. The couple married in a private ceremony in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic last year. Houser is newly signed... »»»
March 6, 2012 - After wrapping the first leg of the Virtual Reality World Tour this past weekend, Brad Paisley added 43 dates to his tour today. The Band Perry, Scotty McCreery and Easton Corbin join the tour on select dates. Tour dates are: May 18 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO May... »»»
March 6, 2012 - Lee Brice's long-awaited second Curb Records album, "Hard 2 Love," will drop April 24. After much success as a hit songwriter for artists including Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw, Brice has enjoyed success on his own. The new album's first single, A Woman Like You has gone... »»»
March 6, 2012 - Garth Brooks, Connie Smith and Hargus "Pig" Robbins are going into the Country Music Hall of Fame, it was announced today. Brooks will be inducted in the "Modern Era Artist" category, while Smith will be inducted in the "Veterans Era Artist" category. Robbins will be inducted in the "Recording and/or... »»»
March 6, 2012 - As sure as it's March, it's time for a Luke Bryan EP geared to partying. "Spring Break 4...Suntan City" debuts today on Capitol Nashville. The four-song EP features original songs - Suntan City, penned by Bryan, Dallas Davidson, Rhett Atkins and Ben Hayslip; Spring Breakup by Bryan and Ashley Gorley;... »»»
March 5, 2012 - Taylor Swift kicked off the final leg of her Speak Now World Tour in Australia over the weekend, on Friday at Perth's Burswood Dome, and at the 100th show of the tour on Sunday at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Swift played 98 shows in stadiums and arenas in 17 countries around the globe in... »»»
March 5, 2012 - Kenny Chesney scores his 23rd number 1 single this week with Reality, taking over from Keith Urban's You Gonna Fly. Chesney co-wrote his song with longtime writing partner and friend Brett James. Their previous collaborations include the chart-topping Out Last Night, Keg In The Closet and Spirit of A... »»»
March 5, 2012 - Brad Paisley's Virtual Reality World Tour 2012 finished the first leg of the tour this past weekend in Baltimore, Knoxville, Tenn. and Lexington, Ky. The tour began mid-January and played to more than 218,000 fans with 19 sell-outs. Special guests on the tour have been The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery.... »»»
March 5, 2012 - "Blown Away" will be the title of Carrie Underwood's new CD, coming out May 1. Underwood released the first single Good Girl, to country radio several weeks ago. The song debuted atop the Billboard's Digital Country Songs chart. Earlier today, Underwood released parts of the album cover piece by... »»»
March 5, 2012 - Matt Stillwell's tour bus was destroyed during last week's tornadoes in country. The vehicle was being service. Stillwell in his band were not in the area when the destruction occurred. On Friday, March 2, violent storms touched down in at least a dozen states, including East Bernstadt, Ky.... »»»
March 2, 2012 - Kip Moore, who's on the charts with Somethin' 'Bout a Truck, will release his debut album, "Up All Night," on April 24 on MCA Nashville. "The song doing great is a huge accomplishment, but the fact that I'm getting to release a whole record, something I've put so much energy into over the years, is... »»»
March 2, 2012 - High schools can own the night of Lady Antebellum at their prom because the band will give a private concert to one school at prom this spring. The trio is asking fans to submit videos beginning today explaining why their prom should receive this special concert with Lady A. The winner will be... »»»
March 1, 2012 - Keith Urban held onto the top spot for the second straight week of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending March 10 with You Gonna Fly. Lady Antebellum continued atop the Country Albums chart with "Own the Night." Kenny Chesney held onto the second spot with Reality, while Home by... »»»
March 1, 2012 - Easton Corbin just released his new single, Lovin' You Is Fun this week. The song was written by Bob DiPiero and Jim Beavers and is produced by Carson Chamberlain, who also produced Corbin's first album. The song will be available exclusively at iTunes on March 13. "When I first heard this song,... »»»
March 1, 2012 - Kenny Chesney is set to release his new album on BNA Records on June 19. The album is, as of yet, untitled. With more than 30 million albums sold, 20 million digital transactions and 22 number 1 singles, Chesney's last release was "Hemingway's Whiskey." He had a lot of success with the song You And... »»»
March 1, 2012 - Sunny Sweeney is the NRA Country Artist of the Month for March. Sweeney joins Craig Morgan, Trace Adkins, Lee Brice, Montgomery Gentry and Justin Moore, who have teamed up with NRA Country to celebrate their support of the U.S. military, "appreciation for the great outdoors, and love of family,"... »»»
March 1, 2012 - Lauren Alaina will return to the Fox hit show American Idol to perform her current single Georgia Peaches on March 8. Alaina, who began her career as a recording artist on American Idol, said, "I think it's gonna be such a great feeling to go back to Idol and be on the other side.... »»»