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Jamey Johnson’s ‘Guitar’ puts a new strum on country music

Jamey Johnson drives the last car Waylon Jennings owned, and he rents office space that the late guitarist and producer Chet Atkins once occupied. But the acclaimed singer and songwriter, whose new album is The Guitar Song, doesn’t see himself as a collector of country music history. He views himself more as a caretaker. “There’s no magic in those things at […]

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Taylor Swift sued by former manager over commissions

Taylor Swift‘s former manager, Dan Dymtrow, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the country superstar, claiming Swift owes millions in commissions stemming from a contract she signed with him in 2004, when she was 14. The Hollywood Reporter says that Dymtrow, who has also worked with Britney Spears, was fired by Swift’s father Scott […]

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The Band Perry, Lee Brice Score First Gold Singles

The Band Perry and Lee Brice scored their first gold singles this week for achieving sales of 500,000 downloads each. The Band Perry’s single, “If I Die Young,” is featured on their self-titled debut album to be released Tuesday (Oct. 12). The trio — siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry — will tour withAlan Jackson in November. Brice’s gold […]

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Brad Paisley, Bon Jovi to perform Concerts for the Coast

Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett aren’t the only ones who can have fun in the sun all year ’round. On Oct. 15, Brad Paisley and Jon Bon Jovi are slated to kick off their shows promoting tourism on the Alabama Gulf Coast with their own installement of Concerts for the Coast. Paisley will perform Oct. […]

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Country Music Promoter Ronnie Gilley Faces Federal Bribery Charges

Alabama-based businessman Ronnie Gilley has been indicted with 11 others, including four Alabama state senators, on federal charges accusing them of illegal activities aimed at getting a bill passed to legalize electronic bingo in the state. Ronnie Gilley Properties, located in Enterprise, Ala., operates several businesses, including Ronnie Gilley Entertainment which oversees Country Crossing Records […]

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Miranda Lambert to play The Palms Las Vegas

Don’t worry about holiday shopping this year – award-winning country songstress Miranda Lambert is sure to fill your stockings. On Dec. 10, Lambert is set to take the stage at The Palms Las Vegas — most famously known for hosting MTV’s The Real World: Las Vegas cast — with special guests Eric Church and Josh […]

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Brad Paisley and Keith Urban to Reopen Grand Ole Opry in Style

The Grand Ole Opry House will reopen tonight with a star-studded homecoming event, hosting its first concert since flooding devastated Nashville in May and inundated the world’s most famous country-music venue.  Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner and Jason Aldean are among those scheduled to perform as part ofCountry Comes Home: An […]

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