Music News - Country


leannrimes-100109.jpg LeAnn Rimes has opened up about the upcoming holiday season and says it's really been the Christmas season for her all year. During a recent interview with Taste of Country, Rimes talks about her new holiday album, Today is Christmas, remarking that the album promo push has put her in the holiday mood.

LauraBellBundy-070113.jpg Laura Bell Bundy has opened up to her friends about all that she is thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday. She shared her holiday wishes in a video posted to YouTube and noted that she's happy for her favorite cab service, Uber.

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks has confirmed that he will now play in Charleston, South Carolina as part of his upcoming world tour. The newly added dates will take place on February 23 and see Garth hitting the stage at the Charleston Coliseum at 7pm.

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood has opened up on one detail from her strenuous workout routine. On a recent post to Instagram the Nashville diva revealed that she's fond of doing squats while holding her nine-month-old baby close. Carrie shared a photo in which she is standing in the gym holding the passed out baby.

Littlebigtown-060412.jpg Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman recently worked a shift at the Cracker Barrel in Boise, Idaho. Schlapman donned a personalized apron completed with her name and four stars, and worked a few tables, signing some autographs, snapping some photos with fans and telling all of her customers about Oh Gussie!, her new line of kitchen products exclusive to Cracker Barrel.

TimMcGraw-102309.jpg Tim McGraw is scheduled to speak at the 2016 Country Radio Seminar. The country singer's panel is titled "Transcending / Evolving With Tim McGraw." His panel is designed to "offer insight into rethinking what you do, how you do it and how to prioritize what is important with your eye on the prize of career longevity," according to All Access.

saraEvans-102413.jpg Sara Evans recently covered Walk The Moon's "Shut Up And Dance." The country singer is no stranger to covering songs outside her genre, as she also covered Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down," while on tour in 2015. Earlier this fall, Evans teamed up with REO Speedwagon for more cross-genre musical action on CMT Crossroads.

Alanjackson-102009.jpg Alan Jackson has been named the official Good Project Ambassador for Ply Gem's Home for Good Project. The country star partnered with Ply Gem Industries to help build 300-plus homes throughout the United States with Habitat for Humanity. The Home for Good Project, a multi-year initiative, will include a donation to Habitat for Humanity of more than $1 million.

img2-022015.jpg Thomas Rhett's "Die A Happy Man" has been certified Gold by the RIAA. "Die a Happy Man," which has only been at radio for seven weeks, has already sold more than 500,000 copies. The song is the second single from Rhett's sophomore album, Tangled Up. Rhett says that he penned the hit song at the behest of his wife Lauren.

LadyAntebellum.jpg Hillary Scott has revealed what she will be doing with her time during Lady Antebellum's downtime - she will record a new gospel album with her family. Scott, along with her mother, Linda Davis; her father, Lang Scott; and her younger sister, Rylee Jean Scott, are currently working on a gospel project that will include well-known hymns.

ericchurch-010810.jpg Eric Church, Smokey Robinson, Aloe Blacc and Rhiannon Giddens teamed up for a rendition of Church's song "Kill a Word" during the two hour A&E special Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America. The event was put on to help spread racial understanding and Church's song was the perfect backdrop.

randy-houser-112714.jpg Randy Houser is known for giving raucous and rowdy concerts, but, on Friday night, the country star had to draw the line when one fan got way too far out of hand. Houser was playing the opening night of his We Went Tour in Corbin, Kentucky, when he noticed a troublemaker stirring things up in the audience. Houser first asked him to "cut that s**t out right now, would you?"

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood says that her dream duet would be with Guns N' Roses fronter Axl Rose. Speaking with E!, the country star said that she "really wants to sing" with the hard rock star. "I've covered enough Guns N' Roses stuff, and it was people like him who taught me how to sing," she began. "They were so different."

MirandaLambert-102209.jpg Miranda Lambert made a surprise appearance at Ashley Monroe's Friday night show at Nashville's City Winery, guesting on a tune called "The Blade." Monroe introduced Lambert to the crowd. "I just released a record this year called The Blade, and I'm gonna do that song, and I'm gonna have the special guest vocalist that sang on that song on the record with me sing it . . ."

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton will release a charity holiday album, Blake Shelton Christmas, available only at Kohl's stores for $5. Proceeds from the record go to Kohl's Cares, which supports children's education and health programs across the country. The album features collabs with country's hottest stars including Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson.

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