As the summer months fades away and cooler weather signals the closure of another year, Eric Church is already plotting his next move for the new year. Though many artists try to remain in the spotlight during a high in their career, a well-deserved break from the demands of being a superstar is in the works for one of the hardest working men in country music.
Just days after admitting herself into rehab for stress management, LeAnn Rimes has filed a lawsuit with the L.A. County Superior Court against Kimberly and Lexi Smiley, two woman who allegedly recorded a conversation with Rimes in an effort to create a smear campaign against the singer.
In the new television commercial spot for their line of trucks, SUVs and crossover vehicles, GMC hopes to target middle-America using the George Jones and Tammy Wynette 1980 country hit ‘Two Story House’ as the featured music during the clip.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a one-of-a-kind piece of Elvis Presley memorabilia, now is your chance! A well-worn pair of light blue briefs — stains and all — will go up for auction soon, and is expected to fetch upwards of nearly $16,000.
It looks as though both Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will be on the NBC payroll soon, with news that ‘The Voice’ network home has bought the rights to Lambert’s yet-to-be-titled detective drama series that will mirror her own childhood. It was previous reported that ABC Family had won the competitive bidding war earlier this year.
Most celebrity home owners require lavish amenities and outrageous square footage when purchasing a new home, but Blake Shelton is certainly not your average celebrity. In a recent interview, the country superstar admitted his favorite part of his new Los Angeles home is using his Hollywood Hills lot to gauge the distance he can urinate into the neighboring canyon. Really.
Stephanie Murry of Indianapolis, Indiana has pleaded guilty to forgery and perjury charges after fraudulently filing a claim with the State Fair Remembrance Fund and the Indiana Tort Claim Fund. The monetary relief aids were in place for victims of last year’s tragic Indiana State Fair stage collapse, which claimed seven lives just before a Sugarland concert was scheduled to take place. Murry did not attend the show, but still tried to collect money. She is also accused of falsifying hospital records about her ‘injuries.’
After a short-lived chart run with their sophomore effort, Montgomery Gentry made a strong return in 2002 with ‘My Town,’ their third studio album that propelled the duo to country music superstar status.
The Dixie Chicks were already flying high following the massive commercial success of their first two major label albums, when the Texas-based trio released their highly-anticipated third record. ‘Home,’ which hit store shelves on August 27, 2002, fell under the Chicks’ label imprint, Wide Open/Columbia Records.
It’s hard to believe an act who has sold more than 17 million albums and 50 million paid digital singles had yet to top the all-genre Hot 100 chart, but Taylor Swift can now include an all-encompassing No. 1 to her already impressive discography, as ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ vaults from No. 72 to No. 1 this week. The first single from ‘Red’ is officially the first chart-topper for Billboard’s 2011 Woman of the Year.
Eric Church and Dierks Bentley are just two of more than a dozen artists slated to pay tribute to Levon Helm with ‘Love for Levon,’ a star-studded benefit concert that will help support the eternal legacy of the late musician by allowing his estate keep ownership of his home, barn and studio, and to continue the Midnight Ramble Sessions.
Nashville, Tenn. has long been known as a major hub in the music industry, but Music City’s status will certainly rise with the announcement that this year’s ‘Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night’ will be held in the home of country music. The stage will be aired on CBS on Dec. 5. from Bridgestone Arena, located in the heart of downtown Nashville.
It seems as though Miranda Lambert‘s budding friendship with NASCAR phenomenon Danica Patrick extends past their fictional criminal partnership in the singer’s latest video, ‘Fastest Girl in Town.’ NASCAR’s ‘Queen of the Road’ made a surprise appearance at Lambert’s concert Monday night (Aug. 20), stunning the Rock the Rapids crowd in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
It’s not uncommon for the hottest songs on radio to become viral YouTube sensations with the fans, but it’s not every day that a village of superstars jump on board a song and create their own tribute to it. Many of the biggest names in country music — including Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Sara Evans and the ladies of Pistol Annies — have come together in a hilarious viral video for Little Big Town‘s summer smash anthem, ‘Pontoon.’
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