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Steel Magnolia added to Country Thunder Arizona

Steel Magnolia and the JaneDear Girls have been added to the lineup at Country Thunder Arizona, a festival taking place April 7-10 in Florence, Ariz., according to concert flyers. Steel Magnolia’s hits include “Keep On Lovin’ You,” “Just by Being You” and”Last Night Again.” The JaneDear Girls’ debut hit is “Wildflower.” Other newly-announced performers include the Bellamy Brothers, Brantley Gilbert,Gloriana (“Wild at Heart”), Walker Hayes (“Pants”) and Troy Olsen (“Good Hands”). […]

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Miranda Lambert added to list of Grammy performances

Miranda Lambert will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The country music star — who is nominated for Best Female Vocal Country Performance for “The House That Built Me,” Best Country Album for “Revolution” and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for her work with Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson on “Bad Angle” — will join a roster of already […]

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Reba McEntire invites Blake Shelton to co-host ACMs

Reba McEntire has invited Blake Shelton to co-host the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards.  The pair will front the event together live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, on April 3. It will mark Shelton’s debut as an awards show host.  In a statement, Shelton said that he was “humbled” to […]

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Box Office Breakdown: Weak Showing for Country Strong

Gwyneth Paltrow’s appearances on Glee, the Country Music Awards and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon couldn’t help her film’s performance at the box office. Country Strong‘s first week in wide release strummed up less than $10 million over the past three days. The good news? The film only cost approximately $12 million to produce. In comparison, True Grit — another film in its third week — finally […]

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Kenny Chesney produces documentary on famed quarterback

Kenny Chesney is producing a documentary on famed University of Tennessee quarterback Condredge Holloway for ESPN. The one-hour special, The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story, will air Feb. 20 as part of the sports network’s Year of the Quarterback initiative. Chesney’s longtime video director, Shaun Silva, assisted with the project. During the early ’70s, Holloway […]

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Josh Turner ‘nervous’ about American Country Awards

Josh Turner is up for a handful of awards at the inaugural American Country Music Awards, including Album of the Year for ‘Haywire,’ as well as Single and Music Video of the Year for his four-week No. 1 song, ‘Why Don’t We Just Dance.’ While he is thrilled with the amount of nominations he has received, […]

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Zac Brown Band earns 4 Grammy nominations

Zac Brown Band earned their first GRAMMY win in 2010 when they were crowned Best New Artist and last night they earned four additional nominations for the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, including: -Best Country Album for ‘You Get What You Give’ -Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for “As She’s Walking Away” feat. Alan Jackson -Best […]

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Willie Nelson Will Likely Go to Jail for Pot Bust, Expert Says

Willie Nelson was arrested in Sierra Blanca, Texas on Friday for possession of six ounces of pot. As a result, the country music legend faces as many as two years behind bars. “If the Texas prosecutors do not reduce the charges, and the marijuana’s weight is indeed six ounces, then he is dealing with felony and […]

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Keith Urban discusses substance abuse with Oprah

Keith Urban fans all know he went to rehab four years ago. But Nov. 29, when Oprah Winfrey asked Urban about his substance abuse, she asked him specifically: “What was the substance?” He replied, “Everything. Alcohol and cocaine, predominantly.” Then he talked candidly, more so than I’ve ever seen him do (and do I love Winfrey […]

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