News that the Supreme Court upheld the national healthcare mandate — dubbed Obamacare — has angered some, delighted others and left a few country artists worried about the future of the United States. Charlie Daniels was quick to speak his mind on Twitter Thursday morning.
It has seemed like Jennifer Nettles has been extra bubbly during her first season of ‘Duets’ on ABC. The Sugarland singer and reality television judge is close to five months pregnant! The band’s manager broke the news to People on Monday morning.
This week’s Showdown features two new videos, as last week’s winner became the fourth song ever enshrined into the Taste of Country Showdown Hall of Fame. After winning four straight weeks in a row, ‘Drunk on You’ by Luke Bryan is being retired. This week, new songs from Little Big Town and Hunter Hayes will face off.
A man every bit as important to country radio as country music’s biggest stars has died. Rusty Walker — a Country Radio Hall of Famer and industry veteran admired by everyone he helped — passed away in a Tupelo, Miss. hospital on Monday morning after suffering a heart attack over the weekend.
Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift are now labelmates. Just this morning McGraw announced that he signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records. In a press release, the country music legend explained how the deal — signed on May 9 — is the start of his next chapter.
There isn’t an artist in country music who’s been as successful for as long as George Strait. He’s charted at least one song every year since his debut single ‘Unwound’ hit in 1981. Strait got his start in an unusual way, however. In fact, there are a number of quirks about the legend’s life you might find surprising.
Don’t look now, but Mother’s Day 2012 is on Sunday. Sure, there are the typical gifts — flowers, a nice dinner, a sweet card — but aren’t those a little boring and overdone? This year, try personalizing a gift to hit Mom’s country music tastes. This list of gift ideas for Mother’s Day includes 10 things she’ll absolutely love to own, which means you’ll be on her good side for at least another month or two.
Jake Owen married his fiancee, Lacey Buchanan, on Monday morning (May 7) in a sunrise ceremony in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. He announced the nuptials via Twitter, writing “A best friend for life. I now have a wifey … my face hurts from smiling. What a wonderful way to start the rest of my life.”
Don’t look for Elizabeth Griffin of Valparaiso, Ind. later this month. The Carrie Underwood superfan will be busy taking in all the fun at the Bayou Country Superfest in Baton Rouge, La. on May 26 and 27, because she’s the winner of the Taste of Country flyaway, courtesy of Sony Nashville!
The video for Justin Moore‘s new song ”Til My Last Day’ is every bit as much the family affair as the song’s longing lyrics. During the heartstring-tugger, Moore sings about his dedication to his family, and his wife Kate and daughters Ella Cole and Kennedy Faye are prominently featured throughout the clip.
The normally polite and proper country music community is beginning to take sides in the drama between Eric Church and Blake Shelton. Jimmy Wayne posted a long letter to fans at his Facebook page defending both Shelton and reality television shows like ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol.’
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