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Jason Boland: What’s going on in the sticks these days?

It began with Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family in the 1920s, but country music has come a long way since the days of “Blue Yodel No. 1” and “Wildwood Flower.” In the early 1940s it was Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs, and later honky tonk was born with Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams. […]

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CMP to Nikki Darlin: “It’s break a LEG not an ARM!”

This just in, a statement from Those Darlins: “Nikki Darlin suffers injury, postponing Australia tour and Memphis show; Nashville’s Dead show this Saturday 5/22 becomes fundraiser to aid with medical bills. “This past weekend, Nikki Darlin of Those Darlins broke both bones in her left forearm after performing Friday at The Nelsonville Music Festival in […]

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Brad Paisley’s H2O World Tour kicks off this weekend

After wading through his Nashville storage facilities to survey the flood damage done to his equipment, instruments, lighting and other gear, Brad Paisley is set to take the stage in Virginia Beach on Friday for the kick off of his H20 World Tour. “When I finally walk out onstage in Virginia Beach, Va., on the […]

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Joe Nichols to perform on The Tonight Show … tonight!

Joe Nichols will perform “Gimmie That Girl” tonight on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on NBC. He will also appear on ABC’s The View on May 25. The single has reached No. 1 on Country Radio, and comes from his 2009 album, “Old Things New.” Nichols’ next tour date will be May 20 at […]

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Stars help raise over $1.5M for Tenn. flood relief

Country music singers Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum joined other entertainment stars in performing and answering phones to help raise more than $1.5 million for flood relief for Tennessee. “If there is a silver lining, it’s that the world is getting to see Nashville at its best through this tragedy,” Paisley said during […]

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So The Tallest Man on Earth isn’t super tall.

How many times a day do you think he hears that? But it’s cool…some jokes are overused because they’re funny every time (this actually might NOT be one of those times, but I’m going to stick with it). I spend last evening at UCSD’s The Loft, checking out The Tallest Man on Earth. I showed […]

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Tattooed fan snags Lonestar autographs, new album

Kasey Gurnoe, of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was chosen as our grand-prize winner of Lonestar’s newest album, “Party Heard Around the World.” Not only will she receive a free copy  — which is the band’s 10th album  — she’ll even snag the autographs of bandmembers Dean Sams, Keech Rainwater, Cody Collins and Michael Britt!! Pretty awesome […]

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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert engaged

It looks like Blake Shelton liked it and put a ring on it. Their publicists confirm that Blake proposed to girlfriend of five years Miranda Lambert near her Oklahoma home on Sunday, May 9.  On her Twitter account, Miranda posted a photo of her with Blake just after the proposal. “Well, Ol’ Blake finally got […]

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Shelby Lynne’s Tears, Lies and Alibis CD GIVEAWAY!

“Shelby Lynne sings in quick, blunt bursts, suggesting the kind of jabs you don’t see coming but which can drive you to your knees …” — The NY Daily News “Lynne’s music explores a diverse range of genres and sounds. In a business that prefers its artists be a ready fit for categorization … Lynne […]

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