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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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Brad Paisley’s ‘Anything Like Me’ hits No. 1

When the Paisleys sit down to eat Thanksgiving dinner this week, Brad Paisley will certainly have plenty of reasons for gratitude — several, in fact, that are specifically related to the month of November. He released a new album, Hits Alive, Nov. 2, and the following week, he and Carrie Underwood did a bang-up job as hosts of the Country Music […]

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Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum among American Music Award winners

The fan-voted American Music Awards took place Sunday night, November 21, at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with country artists stealing much of the spotlight. Taylor Swift, who sang her new single, “Back to December,” on the broadcast, joined an eclectic list of performers, including Kid Rock, Rihanna, P!nk, Justin Bieber and Carlos Santana with special guest Gavin Rossdale. Five-time nominees Lady Antebellum also served double-duty as award […]

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Keith Urban rides the rails to ‘Get Closer’

If you recall, last month, Swift got together with her fans on a flight from the Big Apple to La La land where she even gave interviews mid-air and a concert. On either coast, she was heavily involved in meeting and greeting fans and performing. Matter of fact, one of the gigs was playing songs […]

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