Music News - Country


carrie-underwood-061016.jpg Country singer Carrie Underwood recently shared that she hopes to have more children in the future. Underwood pointed to her busy schedule, coupled with that of her husband, as the main challenge in the near term. Underwood is married to Mike Fisher, an NHL hockey player for the Nashville Predators. They were married back in July of 2010 and have one son.

garth-brooks-070916.jpg Garth Brooks made a special guest appearance on Ellen. In the chat with the host, he shared his anxieties about making a "come back." Brooks is in the middle of a three-year tour and has been breaking attendance records and raking in millions of dollars. Still the country star was a bit uneasy about how fans would perceive him after having been away for so long."

keith-urban-062316.jpg Keith Urban had a special guest at a recent Los Angeles performance. The country star brought out writer, producer, and disco legend Niles Rodgers to jam with him on a song. The two performed a song they had co-written together titled "Sun Don't Let Me Down." The song is off Urban's latest album, Ripcord.

imge2-062716.jpg Dustin Lynch gave concertgoers a special treat during his recent performance for WPOC's "Weekend In the Country." Lynch debuted his new song "Love Me Or Leave Me Alone," live at the two-day concert fest. The singer-songwriter sang the tune while playing a clean electric guitar and poured his heart out over the sad country song about heartbreak.

brad-paisley-062116.jpg Brad Paisley has promised a Randy Travis tribute at this year's CMA Awards. Paisley, who sang "Forever and Ever, Amen" in tribute to Travis when he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 16, says that he plans to do more of the same during the CMA Awards. "Although most of you weren't there for this, I can't wait to honor him again . . ."

kelsea-ballerini-080216.jpg Country singer Kelsea Ballerini expressed gratitude to her fans for their support after the death of her grandfather on October 19. He died the same day that she was given the Breakout Artist award at the taping of the annual CMT Artists of the Year special. "My granddad passed away this afternoon," Ballerini said at the end of her acceptance speech. "So this is for you."

littlebigtown30-070916.jpg Country music group Little Big Town have released a new song titled "Better Man." The new track is the lead single from the quartet's forthcoming new album, which is expected in early 2017. Karen Fairchild provides lead vocals on the new song, which was produced by Jay Joyce. The song is a lament for a romantic relationship that has ended.

lauren-alaina-071216.jpg Lauren Alaina has released her new video for the track "Road Less Traveled." On the track she encourages listeners to seek their own path in life and not be afraid to stray from the pack. "If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle / Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled / Wear out your boots and kick up the gravel / Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled on . . ."

taylor-swift-070916.jpg Taylor Swift has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of Denver asking a judge to seal a number of documents related to a lawsuit by former country DJ David Mueller and her countersuit. The legal battle stems from accusations that Mueller groped Swift in October 2015. Among the items that Swift would like to keep from public view is a photo of the alleged incident.

luke-bryan-070916.jpg Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton are the latest all-star additions to the already star-studded lineup at the 2017 Tortuga Music Festival. Aside from Bryan and Stapleton, Tortuga 2017 will also play host to performances from Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, RaeLynn and more.

carrie-underwood-061016.jpg Carrie Underwood has released a behind-the-scenes video of her new "Dirty Laundry" video. Speaking about the vid, she said that the video isn't meant to be taken literally, and that it's all open to interpretation. "It's just all about emotion," she shares when discussing the individuals who came in to film scenes one-on-one with the camera.

montgomery-102116.jpg Montgomery Gentry have been announced for the 2016 Christmas 4 Kids charity concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Joining Montgomery Gentry are the Marshall Tucker Band, who will headline the event for the second year in a row. Ray Stevens, Aaron Tippin, James Robert Webb and Ty Bates are also set to perform.

coleswindell-061016.jpg Cole Swindell has revealed the official track listing for his upcoming Down Home Session III EP. The new EP coincides with Swindell's third annual Down Home Tour. "I can't wait for my Down Home Tour this year, and am really excited to partner with CMT this time," Swindell says. "The fans in these cities and towns have been behind me since I first played in these clubs — supporting me in every way. Sending me Facebook messages and tweets.

blake-shelton-061016.jpg Celebrity couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani were in attendance for President Barack Obama's final state dinner as President and also performed an acoustic version of their duet "Go Ahead And Break My Heart." Stefani was the main entertainment for the evening, having already performed hits like "Sweet Escape" before Shelton joined her on stage. The couple has been dating since November 2015.

garth-brooks-070916.jpg Country superstar Garth Brooks, one of the few remaining holdouts on streaming music, announced that he has inked an exclusive deal with Amazon Music. Brooks' music will be available for streaming through the recently announced Amazon Music Unlimited. At the outset, fans will have access to Brooks' Ultimate Hits album, his Double Live album and the single "Baby, Let's Lay Down and Dance" from his upcoming Gunslinger album.

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