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.
In April of 2011, Holly Bobo — the cousin of country singer Whitney Duncan — went missing from her home in Decatur County, Tenn. Although it’s been almost 18 months since Bobo mysteriously disappeared, Duncan and her family have not given up hope in finding her. Now, Elizabeth Smart, who notoriously survived a nine-month abduction in 2002, is getting involved in the charge to find the missing girl.
Rascal Flatts members Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox, and Jay DeMarcus are about to add another venture to their growing list of achievements: restaurant owners. In 2013, fans of the popular trio will be able to pull up a seat at a series of new Rascal Flatts-themed restaurants.
It’s no secret that ‘American Idol’ producers have been looking for a country star to pull up a chair at the judges table in the upcoming season of the hit realize show. The latest country star to get hit up by ‘Idol’ producers is Keith Urban — and he has confirmed that his potential invitation to join the show isn’t just another rumor.
While her new single continues to buzz, Taylor Swift is focused on spending quality with her boyfriend, Conor Kennedy, and his iconic American family. But it sounds like the two young lovebirds are having an emotional visit right now, as reports have surfaced that in addition to spending time visiting the gravesite of Conor’s mother, the late Mary Richardson Kennedy, the pair accidentally(?) crashed a wedding over the weekend.
With Carrie Underwood holding down the fort on Music Row, and her husband, Mike Fisher, whipping around the ice for the Nashville Predators hockey team, Music City has a lot to lose if one half of that power couple gets called somewhere else. But lucky for country music fans and Nashvillians alike, Fisher has extended his contract with the Predators — ensuring that he and his talented wife will call Nashville home for at least a few more years.
A man was hospitalized after being attacked by three fellow concertgoers at a Jason Aldean show at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre just outside of Chicago on Saturday (August 18). Unfortunately, this wasn’t just a minor scuffle between fans who had too much to drink. Reportedly, it was an unprovoked three-on-one attack that left the victim badly injured.
Ever since Taylor Swift‘s new single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together‘ hit the airwaves, copies the song have been flying off the digital shelves. So, it’s no surprise that the blended pop-country star was sought out to perform a new song from ‘Red’ at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Donned in hip new Fashion’s Night Out T-shirts, country songstress Taylor Swift and pop sensation Justin Bieber have teamed up to advertise the popular 2012 event. Every year, fashion editors, models, designers, celebs and fashionistas get together for a late night of shopping and mingling. This year, Swift and Bieber are acting as spokespeople, spreading the word about the action before FNO goes live on Sept. 6.
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