Music News - Country


KeithUrban-101409.jpg Sean Murphy, 18, was arrested after a Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts and charged with raping a teenage girl. The assault occurred on the lawn of Mansfield's Xfinity Center among a throng of concertgoers, according to a police statement. "Officers conducting the investigation were assisted by patrons that had been concerned and took photos and video of the assault," police said.

BradPaisley-050611.jpg Brad Paisley has unveiled "River Bank," the debut single from his upcoming LP Moonshine in the Trunk. The cut features a guest spot from country rapper Colt Ford. "I was trying to figure out where to go from here, what to write and what felt like what I wanted to do," Paisley said of the cut.

Floridageorgia-122013.jpg Florida Georgia Line are finishing up their second full length, which they say is "full of singles." Speaking with Rolling Stone, Tyler Hubbard says the process of picking songs is all about picking the right ones: "All of them have their own flavor, their own taste, and all serve their purpose," he began. "They fit their slot on the record and it's fun to listen."

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift was the second highest earning country musician on Forbes list of highest paid country stars, coming in second to Toby Keith. The country-pop starlet pulled in $64 million over the past year, just one mil under Toby's $65 mil. According to Forbes, Swift's earnings came mostly from her world tour, and endorsements with brands like Diet Coke and Keds.

thompson-square-012213.jpg Thompson Square have released "I Can't Outrun You," the latest single from their album Just Feels Good. Speaking with, Keifer Thompson says the song is about the inescapable memory of an old flame: "Everyone's been in that situation, where you've been with somebody for whatever length of time, and it goes south and you try to move away, move across town."

TimMcGraw-102309.jpg Tim McGraw has revealed the cover art and track list for his forthcoming release Sundown Heaven Town. The album cover features a photo of McGraw in his classic black western hat and v-neck t-shirt and has the name "McGraw" in white block lettering with the album's title in orange.

KeithUrban-101409.jpg Keith Urban's recent "Raise Em Up" tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts resulted in a number of alcohol related illness and arrest. The show took place on July 26, and, according to various reports, as many as 46 fans were treated for alcohol related illness.

KeithUrban-101409.jpg Keith Urban's recent Raise Em Up tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts resulted in a number of alcohol-related illness and arrest. The show took place on July 26 and according to various reports, as many as 46 fans were treated for alcohol-related illness, 22 of whom were transferred to local hospitals.

RandyTravis-052912.jpg Randy Travis is prepping the release of Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am, an effort that will see him cover a variety of his musical heroes. "We had such a great time putting together Influence Vol. 1, but there were still so many musical heroes of yesteryear that I learned from and wanted to honor," Travis said in a press statement.

jasonaldean-100909.jpg Jason Aldean has opened up on his recent drinking binge with fellow star Kenny Chesney, saying that a casual trip to Nashville's Buffalo Wild Wings with his girlfriend ended in an all-day drinking session. "He goes, 'Well, I'm at somewhere. We've been drinking margaritas all day,'" Aldean told ABC News.

LukeBryan.jpg Luke Bryan has teamed up with Miller Lite to provide 45 Army and Air Force service men and women the opportunity to see his show at Chicago's Soldier Field for free. He plays the venue on August 31. "We are excited to give these incredible service men and women the chance to win a truly amazing experience," said Ryan Reis, Miller Lite senior director in a press release.

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift responded to a young lovelorn fan on Instagram who asked her guy advice. The girl, Hannah, writes that she has "the biggest crush in the whole wide world on [him], and he'll never like me back." "I think we grow up thinking the only love that counts as true love is the kind that lasts forever or is fully realized," responded Tay Tay.

zacbrownband-073014.jpg The Zac Brown Band have released a behind the scenes video showing fans the making of their latest single "All Alright" from The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1 EP. In the vid, ZBB are seen in their own Southern Ground Studios in Nashville along with Foo Fighters fronter Dave Grohl. The visual highlights how the band recorded the album as a band instead of tracking each part.

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks broke his own previous ticket sales record by selling 180,000 tickets to his upcoming Chicago residency in under three hours. Brooks' comeback tour, which kicks off on September 4, sold all three lots of tickets for his ten Chicago shows at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

Alanjackson-102009.jpg Alan Jackson has been honored with an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and been named the HOF's Artist in Residence for 2014. The exhibit, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin It Country, opens August 29 and runs through March 2015. Items on display include the water ski from his "Chattahoochee" video, hand written lyrics to his hits "Livin on Love."