Kelsea Ballerini has offered up her rendition of the Tim McGraw track "Humble and Kind." The video performance was taped for the Bobby Bones Show and finds Ballerini stripping back the tender ballad. McGraw recently admitted that it was an emotional song to record. "I cried through every take," McGraw admits to Taste of Country.
Mariah Carey's sister has allegedly been arrested on prostitution charges. The woman, 55-year-old Alison Carey, was picked up by investigators in upstate New York after allegedly agreeing to accept money from police in exchange for sex. Alison Carey had also allegedly posted an advertisement online offering up her services in which she quoted her sister's mega-hit "Fantasy."
Jana Kramer has signed on to appear on the show Dancing with the Stars as a competitor. She marks the first country star to compete on the show since Kellie Pickler won season 13. She will appear alongside professional dancer Gleb Savchenko. The news comes at a tumultuous time as Kramer and Michael Caussin have reportedly parted ways.
Sam Smith has announced plans to re-release his album Diva Boy, which was released before he found worldwide success. The album was initially released independently by Smith in 2008 and will now be reissued via Flipbook Music in September. "Sam Smith is now a multi award winning and hugely successful global pop-star but it just didn't happen overnight and without of lot hard work."
Kings of Leon have revealed plans for their forthcoming new release Walls. The new release is set for October 14 and will follow their most recent effort Mechanical Bull. Speaking of the new effort, Matthew Followill said this album finds the band with a "better, stronger, relationship outside of music than we did in the past."
2 Chainz, Jeezy and Future all connected for some partying in a new video for the new "Magic City Monday" video. The track, a single for Jeezy, finds the main MC fronting about his spending potential. "Jizzle is the name, hustlin' is the game / Bought everything on the mannequin, money like a train/ Might just walk up out of Neiman's and go buy me a plane," he spits.
Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton have both signed on to appear at Charlie Daniels' upcoming Volunteer Jam. The event is set to take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 30 and will also include appearances by Kid Rock, Travis Tritt and Larry the Cable Guy.
Audio recordings from the Beatles August 29, 1966 concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park, which would turn out to be the bands final performance, has surfaced online. The concert was recorded on cassette by their press officer Tony Barrow. During their 1996 U.S. tour the Ku Klux Klan was picketing concerts after John Lennon proclaimed the Beatles were bigger than Jesus.
Kelly Clarkson has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 63rd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade presented by Tootsie's. The theme of this year's Nashville Christmas Parade will be "The Musical Mile," in honor of the estimated length of the parade route. "I love our city of Nashville and couldn't be more proud to be the grand marshal for this year's Christmas Parade."
The Beach Boys have released a reissue of their 1966 song Good Vibrations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its original recording, according to a press release. This particular reissue comes on a 12-inch commemorative sunburst vinyl EP. The original recording was recorded at four different Hollywood recording studios between February and September 1966.
Steven Tyler recently opened up on how Nashville inspired his debut album. The Aerosmith frontman explained to Philadelphia Style what compelled him to go in a more country direction on his first solo album. "Aerosmith always had a little country in them, but this solo album is my trip," Tyler said.
Graham Nash has opened up about his current tension with David Crosby. The duo have moved further and further apart over recent years and now Nash admits that he can no longer struggle to keep Crosby's interest. He cited the never-released covers album which was in production with Rick Rubin dating back to 2010.
NBC has revealed the full version of Carrie Underwood's new theme song for Sunday Night Football. She sings on the track, "America's game, been waitin' all day / The best of the best have come to play / The gang's all here, let's turn it up / It's the NFL, can't get enough / Got a battle tonight, winner take all / Ain't nothin' like Sunday night football."
John Legend has offered up his new single "Start." The tune will be included on the soundtrack to the film Southside With You, which focuses on the early relationship between President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. The track finds Legend ruminating about the possibilities of early love. "I don't know where the road leads," sings Legend.
Sharon Osbourne has opened up about Ozzy's recent infidelity. Speaking with the U.K.'s Sunday Mirror she revealed that Ozzy has been taking mistresses for years and sooner or later she knew it was going to become public. "The s— that's been going on with my husband recently, it's been going on for about five years but people are talking about it now," said Sharon.