Music News - Country


carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood has released "Something in the Water," the first single from her upcoming album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Carrie says the song is about having a moment of clarity. "It's really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that 'a-ha' moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward."

Pioneer-030613.jpg The trio of the Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, and Little Big Town have been added to the expanding list of performers for the 2014 CMA Awards. All three are vying for the Vocal Group of the Year award, and Lady A has also received a Music Video of the Year nomination for their hit single "Bartender."

BlakeShelton.jpg Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts are the headlining performers to be announced for the Tree Town Music Festival next year. The fest goes down in Forest City, Iowa from May 22-24. Bentley headlines Friday night, while Shelton takes over closing duties the following night. Rascal Flatts closes out the event on Sunday night.

Taylorswift-042412.jpg Taylor Swift has joined the growing list of acts for the upcoming Rock in Rio USA fest, scheduled to take place next year in Las Vegas. The two weekend fest goes down May 8 to 9 and 15 to 16. Other acts to perform include Metallica, Linkin Park, No Doubt, John Legend and Deftones. Rumors abound that Bruce Springsteen will be added to the bill.

LadyAntebellum.jpg Lady Antebellum have released "Freestyle," the second single from their upcoming album 747. The cut was dropped exclusively through Spotify. "We could tell our fans — and I believe country radio — were just wanting uptempo from us, and wanting energy," Hillary Scott tells "Not wanting another mid-tempo [song] or ballad."

ericchurch-010810.jpg Eric Church has hinted that he and his wife Katherine are expecting their second child together. The clue came during a recent concert in Louisville, Kentucky, during which he altered the lyrics to his song "Sinners Like Me" to include a line about an addition to his family.

MirandaLambert-102209.jpg Miranda Lambert showed off her bikini bod while relaxing on a tour stop in Hawaii. Lambert is currently on her Platinum trek, which stopped in the tropical location on Saturday, September 20. She was seen in a black and white bikini, showing off her toned tummy and lithe legs. Over the summer, Lambert spoke about her body image, saying that "it's really easy to gain weight . . ."

ericchurch-010810.jpg Eric Church made his debut on Austin City Limits earlier this week. The country star took to the stage to perform a number of his most well-known hits, including "Drink in My Hand," "Cold One," "Homeboy" and "Springsteen." The crowd danced, cheered and sang along, hanging on Church's every word as he performed.

Trisha-092409.jpg Trisha Yearwood has announced that her twelfth studio album, PrizeFighter: Hit After Hit, will be released on November 17. The album, her first in seven years, features lead single "PrizeFighter" with Kelly Clarkson, as well as a number of her older hits like "She's in Love With the Boy" and "How Do I Live."

carrieunderwood-051111.jpg Carrie Underwood has announced she will be releasing her new single, "Something in the Water," which is to be included on her upcoming Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album. "It's really kind of a joyous, uplifting song about changing your life for the better and kind of having that 'a-ha' moment, to waking up and your life being different from that moment forward," Underwood said.

BradPaisley-050611.jpg Alabama's Randy Owen, Brad Paisley and the Charlie Daniels Band were on hand at the Grand Ole Opry to help celebrate 25 years of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. They were joined by Nashville actors Jonathan Jackson and Sam Palladio, Eric Paslay, Bill Anderson and Maddie and Tae, who made their Opry debut, at the event.

jasonaldean-100909.jpg Jason Aldean is getting married. He and his girlfriend, Brittany Kerr, got engaged earlier this week after he proposed to her at the San Diego Zoo, according to Us magazine. Kerr posted a photo of herself feeding a seal at the zoo to Instagram, writing, "My man did it again. Today was amazing. #sandiegozoo #myeverything."

Kip-Moore-082313.jpg Kip Moore surprised his loyal fans by releasing a new EP ahead of his Tour 2014: Up in Smoke. The Soundcheck EP includes five songs from his upcoming album Smoke, and is available now on Spotify. "This record, I can't believe it actually because I was in such a desperate place writing the first one, but this one has even more desperation and more passion than the first."

dierks.jpg Dierks Bentley has released the video for his new song "Say You Do," directed by Wes Edwards. In the video, Bentley flies over a stunning landscape in his airplane, then lands and spends some time in a remote cabin, before jumping on his motorcycle and taking off on a cross-Canada drive.

KeithUrban-101409.jpg Keith Urban has released the video for his latest single, "Somewhere In My Car." The clip features a couple having a passionate moment inside a car, of which the Australian country superstar said, "The story [of 'Somewhere in My Car'] is what I would call melancholy."