Music News - Country


vincegill-011210.jpg Vince Gill has partnered with America's Communities Initiative to revitalize small towns and cities across America. The country singer will be serving as the ambassador for the $10 million competition. "There's a lot of small-town community in me," said Gill. "I have a small-town mentality."

leeannwomack-052314.jpg Lee Ann Womack has released her new single "Send It Down," which is featured on her latest album, The Way I'm Livin'. The country singer sings emotional lyrics on the track, such as, "Jesus, can you save me / From going crazy? / I need some help getting out of this town / Are there any answers / Up in the hereafter? / Oh, if you got something, won't you send it on down . . ."

Kip-Moore-082313.jpg Kip Moore recently released his new single "I'm To Blame," which is a track he's been performing live for the past few years. The country singer sings on the track, "If it ain't broke, you can bet that I'm gonna break it / If there's a wrong road, I'm damn sure gonna take it. / Where there's smoke, my pocket lighter sparked the fire / Where there's blue lights, just read me my rights."

kidrock-100109.jpg Kid Rock has become the most recent celebrity to share his thoughts on the controversial new Bradley Cooper film American Sniper. The film has drawn public statement by both supporters of U.S. military vets and those who think the film glamorizes questionable military tactics. Rock has specifically hit out at director Michael Moore and actor Seth Rogen.

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will headline the upcoming Faster Horses Festival, which takes place at the Michigan International Speedway from July 17 to 19. Others set to appear include Frankie Ballard, Kristian Bush, Mark Chesnutt, Craig Wayne Boyd, Lee Brice, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton and Tracy Lawrence.

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton says that his wife Miranda Lambert is nervous about his upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live. The country star hosts and acts as musical guest on the program, which airs Saturday, January 24 at 11:35 EST PM on NBC. "I'm not really nervous," Blake says in a promotional clip. "I'm a natural at making an ass out of myself."

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift will perform at Radio 1's Big Weekend, which takes place in Norwich from May 23 to 24. According to Guardian, the songstress has already confirmed the news, saying, "Everyone talks about the festivals in England being the best ones you can go to. I feel like I've been missing out. I'm really excited."

KennyChesney-101909.jpg Kenny Chesney has added two dates to his upcoming Big Revival dates, which begin on March 26 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Chesney, who turns 47 on the 26th, has added an additional Music City date on March 27. "When you take a year off and you're as far into a career as I am, you don't wanna assume they're still as hungry for you," Chesney says.

RascalFlatts-062911.jpg Rascal Flatts have announced plans for their 2015 "Riot" tour. The run will officially kick off with a special show in Cozumel, Mexico following the band's March residency in Las Vegas. Many of the shows will be included as part of Live Nation's Country Megaticket.

GarthBrooks1.jpg In the first day sales, Garth Brooks sold over 140,000 tickets for nine shows at the Pepsi Center in Denver, breaking his previous Denver record of 60,000 tickets at the city's McNichols Arena in 1996. Brooks' nine Denver dates go from March 18 to March 24. "It's an impressive performance, for sure," Gary Bongiovanni, the president and editor in chief of Pollstar said.

MirandaLambert-102209.jpg Miranda Lambert is the latest performer to be added to the 57th annual Grammy Awards -- a list that continues to grow. She will join fellow performers Usher, Pharrell, Common, John Legend and Sam Smith.

LukeBryan.jpg Luke Bryan is set to become the latest county star to be featured in an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Bryan revealed the news during his 2015 tour announcement press conference. The exhibit will run from May through November of this year.

kidrock-100109.jpg Kid Rock is coming under fire this week from animal rights activists after killing a mountain lion during a recent hunting trip. PETA immediately issued a statement blasting the rocker after he shared images of the dead cat on social media.

CraigMorgan-032511.jpg Craig Morgan has opened up about his views on the controversy surrounding Bradley Cooper's current film America Sniper. Various celebrities have spoken out against the film, claiming that it glamorizes a class of soldiers that are dishonorable because of their fighting style.

Floridageorgia-122013.jpg Florida Georgia Line made a stop by the Ellen show earlier this week for a performance of their current single "Sun Daze." The duo are ramping up for their forthcoming Anything Goes tour and also sat down for a lighthearted conversation with DeGeneres on their January 20 appearance. The group also made recent headlines when they added a string of dates to their Anything Goes tour.

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