Taylor Swift is a role model to millions of young fans — some of them sick, some of them not. And though she can’t meet every request, she always takes notice of heartfelt stories, like that of cancer patient Kevin McGuire, whom she invited to be her date at an awards show. Now, it’s 10-year-old Swiftie Mackenzie who is hoping to grab the ‘Love Story’ singers attention — and her story might just be the most touching of all.
If it takes a strong woman to age gracefully, then LeAnn Rimes is on par to grow older with the best of them. The country star turns 30 years old today, August 28, 2012, and while the big 3-0 puts some celebs into a tailspin, Rimes says that she is ecstatic to leave her 20s behind.
Attendees, recipients and viewers of the 2012 American Country Awards will be in for a treat this year, thanks to Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth. The two hilarious country stars will return to host the ACAs for the second year in a row.
Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott is now the proud mama of two adorable dogs. The accomplished songstress showed off the newest member of her family — a fluffy doodle named Baker — via social media this weekend before popping back into the recording studio on Monday (Aug. 27).
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw have been breaking attendance records at stadiums all over the U.S. this summer. Chesney’s 22-city/23-stadium Brothers of the Sun Tour wrapped this weekend at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., selling a record-breaking 111,209 tickets over two shows. That’s just icing on the cake for the ‘brothers,’ who put on the highest-grossing tour of the summer, which sold over a million tickets in all.
At 80 years old, Loretta Lynn is one country music legend who has only continued to perfect her sound and her style throughout the years — and she’s still going strong. Although she admits that modern country music is more like the old school pop music she’s used to, she likes the recent sound, and she’s quick to tip her well-worn cowgirl hat to new artists.
In a recent interview, the normally fun-loving country star Blake Shelton got a little subdued when he revealed that although coaching on ‘The Voice‘ has opened a few doors for him, it has come at a cost. By doing back-to-back seasons of the show, Shelton feels that he’s sacrificed his music career.
Kiddie beauty shows are already controversial, what with the poofy gowns and layers of makeup, but one mom may have taken pageant-crazy to the extreme on a recent episode of the TLC series ‘Toddlers & Tiaras.’ In fact, Lindsay Jackson might actually lose custody of her 6-year-old daughter, Maddy, thanks in part to a Dolly Parton costume, which included padding the little girl’s behind and chest to ‘enhance’ her lady parts to be more like the country singer’s notorious bust and rear.
On Sept. 5, Lady Antebellum and Jason Aldean will gather in New York City to take on ‘Good Morning America,’ where they will announce the final nominees for the 2012 CMA Awards. The popular country stars will take to a live national stage to share the big news during a 30-minute segment on the morning news program.
Eric Church‘s hit song, ‘Springsteen’ borrows the name of the New Jersey rock and roll star, but the tune isn’t exactly about Bruce Springsteen, per se. If you’ve listened — and we know you have — you know that ‘Springsteen’ is more about nostalgia and good memories than it is about the Boss himself. But that doesn’t mean that the iconic rocker doesn’t have an opinion about the song which bears his name. In fact, he likes it so much that he sent Church a handwritten note.
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