Music News - Country


BradPaisley-050611.jpg Brad Paisley is expanding his empire into the fashion realm as the country star has teamed with Boot Barn to create the Moonshine Spirit Line, which includes boots, jeans, hats and more. The new clothing line will include boots, jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts. The goal is to use the signature Boot Barn style while adding a "modern, country music edge."

trace-082710.jpg Trace Adkins has announced his 2014 Christmas Show Tour where he will perform holiday classics and songs from his 2013 album The King's Gift. The concerts will feature historical and humorous narrations and fireside chats, along with the 12-piece Sarepta Symphony, which includes singer Alyth McCormack.

image1.jpg Toby Keith has released "Drunk Americans," the first single from his upcoming album. The cut features Keith relaxing over a brew, pondering, "We ain't East, we ain't West / We ain't left, we ain't right / We ain't black, we ain't white / We just came here to drink / We just rise up our glass / We don't give a rat's *ss / If you're a Democrat or Republican . . ."

vincegill-011210.jpg Vince Gill and Toby Keith have been nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Gill and Keith joined fellow nominees Gloria Estefan, Cat Stevens, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart, and Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band for the 2015 class.

LadyAntebellum.jpg Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan have been confirmed as headlining acts for the 2015 Country to Country festival, taking place in England, Ireland, Norway and Sweden. Other acts confirmed for the roving fest include Brandy Clark, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore.

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton will return to the coaches' panel for the eighth season of NBC's The Voice. The program's producers announced the news via Twitter, also noting that Christina Aguilera would be back in place of Gwen Stefani for season eight. "OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Say HELLO to your Season 8 coaches! @adamlevine @Pharrell @xtina @blakeshelton #TheVoice."

jasonaldean-100909.jpg Jason Aldean's ninth annual Concert For The Cure event raised $660,909 for the Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer research in Detroit, Michigan. "I think the first year we ever did this, we were excited because we raised $30,000 for the Susan G. Komen Nashville chapter," he told the cheering crowd (quote via WXYZ).

image1.jpg Toby Keith has announced that his new album will be titled 35 MPH Town. The LP will serve as Keith's 18th studio album to date and first since last year's Drinks After Work. Currently, there is no official release date for the record.

ericchurch-010810.jpg Eric Church has added a second leg to his Outsiders world tour, beginning at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on January 8. Church wraps the first leg of his trek on December 13 in Alabama, and will take the holidays to rest before hitting the road again. "We came from small rooms," Church says of his musical journey. "We came from small clubs and bars."

LukeBryan.jpg Luke Bryan has added a third leg to his ongoing That's My Kind of Night tour, beginning February 10 at Grand Rapids, Michigan's Van Andel Arena. He's currently on the second leg, which wraps October 16 at Sacramento, California's Valley Amphitheater. The tour features support from Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.

WynonnaJudd-111309.jpg Wynonna Judd is preparing to set out on the road for her Wynonna and Friends: Stories and Song tour, which begins at the Carolina Theater in Durham, North Carolina on January 14. "The concept for the Stories & Song Tour has been a dream of mine for many years and will be unlike any tour I've ever done before," Judd says.

Trisha-092409.jpg Trisha Yearwood has released the album artwork for her forthcoming album PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit. The LP cover, which Yearwood released on Facebook, features the country singer clad in a gown and tiara as well as a pair of boxing gloves that were given to her by Sylvester Stallone, who wore them on screen in Rocky V.

Pioneer-030613.jpg The Band Perry have been confirmed to headline Country Jam 2015, which goes down in Grand Junction, Colorado from June 18-21. Band Perry were announced following the announcement of Tim McGraw for another headlining slot. Tickets for Country Jam 2015 go on sale Wednesday, October 22 at 7 AM EST. More artists will be added soon, according to Country Jam's website.

Jerrod-072210.jpg Jerrod Niemann wed longtime girlfriend Morgan Petek in a San Juan, Puerto Rico ceremony on Sunday, October 12. The pair exchanged vows at the Spanish fort Castillo de San Cristóbal, a rep told People. "I'm looking forward to seeing what the world has in store for us as a married couple," said Niemann.

GarthBrooks1.jpg Garth Brooks has added two Missouri shows to his ongoing comeback tour. The country legend will play the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on December 5 and 6, along with his wife Trisha Yearwood. Tickets go on sale Oct. 24 at 10 AM CT through the Ticketmaster website, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or 1-866-448-7849.