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  • Lynn Anderson,“Rose Garden”Hitmaker, Dead at 67
    Friday, July 31, 2015 4:20 PM
    Lynn Anderson, who earned a Grammy with her 1970 hit, “Rose Garden,” died Friday (July 31) in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center at the age of 67. Lynn Rene Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to noted songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson. She grew up in Sacramento, California. Apart from her... Read more »
  • Size Doesn’t Matter to A Thousand Horses
    Friday, July 31, 2015 4:08 PM
    It’s been an exceptional year for A Thousand Horses, who have seen most of the U.S. from their tour bus while opening shows in arenas and amphitheaters for headliner Darius Rucker. However, the band got its start in the clubs, and the members say it’s fun to go back to the smaller venues. “It’s awesome,”... Read more »
  • CMA Songwriters Series Reveals More Than Songs
    Friday, July 31, 2015 3:33 PM
    When you put four country songwriters up on a stage together and give them microphones, they’re going to do more than play you hit songs. They’re going to let you in on some secrets of the music business. And that’s just what happened on Thursday night (July 30) at Joe’s Bar in Chicago when Brett... Read more »
  • Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett Looking for Mermaids
    Friday, July 31, 2015 12:51 PM
    So … Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett walk into a mermaid bar. That quip is hardly the start of a joke. They actually did walk into a mermaid bar, and the evidence is a hilarious photo posted on Bentley’s Instagram page of them at the legendary Sip ‘N Dip Tiki Lounge at the O’Haire Motor... Read more »
  • Hunter Hayes to Appear on Bella and the Bulldogs
    Friday, July 31, 2015 12:19 PM
    All Hunter Hayes has to do for his acting debut is play Hunter Hayes, so you know he will totally nail it. Hayes is going to play himself in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon‘s Bella and the Bulldogs. He is in Los Angeles this week filming his scenes, according to Entertainment Tonight. The show is... Read more »
  • Why Jake Owen’s Used Car Is So Pricey
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:27 PM
    When a representative for Jake Owen posted a link to the Craigslist ad that lists the singer’s old Jeep, a lot of people were questioning why it was so expensive. It is, after all a 25-year-old car. Then again, this 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer belonged to Owen. But that’s not why it he is asking... Read more »
  • Yes, Shania Twain Is Blond
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 5:18 PM
    “I thought that was Faith Hill.” “Who is that?” “There’s no way that is Shania.” Those were just a few of the comments I saw when I posted some photos from Shania Twain‘s Chicago show at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday night (July 29). It was all about the blond. So after a 22-song set,... Read more »
  • Miranda Lambert, RaeLynn Skip the Makeup
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 4:03 PM
    I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this Instagram photo of Miranda Lambert with one of her favorite country gals and dearest friends, the always adorable RaeLynn. The two are “smizing” (that’s smiling with your eyes, according to supermodel Tyra Banks) behind two mugs of coffee with some pretty rocking messy hair and makeup-free... Read more »
  • Steel Guitarist and Inventor Buddy Emmons Dead at 78
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 3:15 PM
    Fabled steel guitarist Buddy Emmons — whose sweeping, lyrical flourishes elevated such stylistically disparate classics as Ray Price’s “Night Life” and Judy Collins’ “Someday Soon” — has died at his home in Hermitage, Tenn., at the age of 78. The exact date of his death has not yet been disclosed. Born Jan. 27, 1937 in... Read more »
  • Craig Campbell’s Wife Encouraged Sexy New Video
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:31 PM
    This is one way to get over the awkward sexy scenes with a stranger: Invite your wife. Craig Campbell’s brand new video for “Tomorrow Tonight,” which premiered Thursday (July 30) on CMT, is sexy as hell. It features him flirting and ultimately carrying on bare-chested in bed with a woman who is not his wife.... Read more »
  • Two Hours of Miranda Lambert, Cool Friends at Nashville Club
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:47 PM
    It sounds like there was a cool little guitar pull in Nashville on Tuesday night (July 29). Only this one had some star power that wasn’t so little. Because Miranda Lambert was at the helm, and she had her songwriter friends who’ve written or co-written most of the biggest hits in Nashville in the past... Read more »
  • Will Jason Aldean Continue His Acting Career?
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 12:16 PM
    When Jason Aldean made his acting debut in the Western thriller Sweetwater back in 2013 alongside movie stars like January Jones and Ed Harris, fans and critics alike were all thinking, “Could this be Aldean’s new thing?” With fellow superstars like Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Toby Keith, Kix Brooks making the leap to... Read more »
  • Are the Dixie Chicks Considering a U.S. Tour?
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 10:05 AM
    The Dixie Chicks recently announced a string of European tour dates. In 2016. But part of me is like, “Who cares?” Not because of any political controversy from several years ago but because 2016 is just so far away. Or so I thought. Until Wednesday (July 29), when the band’s lead singer Natalie Maines kind... Read more »
  • Jason Isbell Claims Top Album Slot With Something More Than Free
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:43 PM
    Man, are the charts popping this week! Finally. Americana favorite Jason Isbell edges out the mighty Alan Jackson to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart, and Brantley Gilbert’s “One Hell of an Amen” ascends to the peak of the country airplay rankings, climaxing a 37-week climb. By Nielsen SoundScan’s count, Isbell’s album,... Read more »
  • Kacey Musgraves to Perform at Farm Aid
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:38 PM
    Ten years ago, Kenny Chesney took the Farm Aid stage in Chicago to help Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews do something to help farmers thrive. Now it’s Kacey Musgraves‘ turn to represent modern country music at Farm Aid. Musgraves will be appearing at the music and food festival in Chicago on... Read more »
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