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Fox debuts American Country Awards Dec. 6

Fox TV Network has announced it will host its first-ever country music awards — dubbed the American Country Awards (ACAs) — on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. The show will be run by Teen Choice Awards producer Bob Bain, and will be completely fan-voted. The American Country Awards joins the ranks of three other country-only […]

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CMT Awards: From a local’s point of view

I won’t say I wasn’t star-struck, because that would be a lie. But I was star-struck from a distance, across the span of an arena, separated by a hundred yards of teeming, screaming fans. And I was star-struck in a way that only happens when you know you might see one of these people any […]

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Kid Rock prepares to party at CMT Music Awards tonight!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Kid Rock won’t be too far out of his comfort zone as host of the Country Music Television Awards. It will be kind of like throwing a party. “They’re just kind of loose and fun, and they’re geared that way – to have fun,” he said of Wednesday’s event, to be […]

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Darius Rucker welcomes all Hootie fans

When Country Music Pride asked Darius Rucker how he felt about Hootie & The Blowfish fans coming out to see him play country, he said, “I love it — I embrace it! I’m proud of the Hootie & The Blowfish songs that we do. I just want you to come see me because of the music.” […]

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Darius Rucker "Learn To Live" Capitol/EMI

by Brad Tucker Hearing that Darius Rucker turned to country for his second solo full-length is probably not terribly shocking; his band, Hootie & the Blowfish, were rooted in sounds both rootsy and country. Rather, it is the headlong dive into contemporary pop-country that is a little unnerving. From the opening seconds of Live to […]

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