Willie Nelson to Share Musings From the Road in New Memoir
Willie Nelson is one of the most prolific and celebrated songwriters of his generation, and a musical and cultural icon as well. The legendary country performer is set to reveal some new stories and insights into his life and music with the upcoming publication of Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road, which he will release on November 13 through William Morrow.
Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and More Join Celebs Singing ‘Hey Jude’ to Help the Children of St. Jude
Some of country music’s most beloved stars have joined their fellow celebrities from the world of entertainment in recording a new version of the Beatles classic ‘Hey Jude’ to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Martina McBride Wasn’t Aware That She’s Releasing a Greatest Hits Album
Surprise! We’re releasing your greatest hits — thought you might like to know! That’s what a startled Martina McBride found out on Monday. But here’s the twist: Instead of learning about the forthcoming release from RCA Records, her former label home of nearly 20 years, McBride read about the upcoming collection online.
Scotty McCreery Named One of the Hottest Acts Under 21 by Billboard
Fast-rising country star Scotty McCreery has achieved quite a few milestones already in his relatively short career, and now Billboard Magazine has recognized the young singer as one of the hottest minor artists in their ’21 Under 21′ list for his contribution to the music business.
Keith Urban Officially Confirmed as Next ‘American Idol’ Judge
Country’s own Keith Urban has been officially confirmed as one of the judges for the upcoming 12th season of the hit Fox reality singing competition ‘American Idol.’
Watch Tim McGraw Gift a Family With a New Home… And a Puppy!
Tim McGraw may have a lot going on these days, but the big-hearted country music superstar is never too busy to give back, as the Conner family of Woonsocket, Rhode Island found out recently. McGraw teamed with Operation Homefront to present the military family with a new home on Aug. 25 — and he had a very special surprise for their little girl.
Tim McGraw Gives Fans a Sneak Peek at Forthcoming ‘Truck Yeah’ Video
To tide them over,Tim McGraw has offered fans a preview clip from the upcoming video for his hit song ‘Truck Yeah.’ The singer posted the 45-second clip to his YouTube channel yesterday, getting more than 17,000 views in a single day.
Alec Baldwin Calls Hank Williams, Jr. a ‘Broken-Down, Senile, Racist Coot’
Actor Alec Baldwin has never been shy in expressing his opinions about politics, and yesterday he took to his Twitter account to slam country star Hank Williams, Jr. for his recent rants against President Obama, calling him a “broken-down, senile, racist coot.”
2012 CMA Awards Nominees Announced
Hot country star Eric Church just got a little hotter. The ‘Drink in My Hand’ hitmaker leads the 2012 CMA Award nominations with a whopping five. Church is up for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. His No. 1 hit ‘Springsteen’ also earned him nods in the categories of Single of the Year, Song of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Kimberly Williams-Paisley Lands a Recurring Role on ‘Nashville’
It looks like there’s a little bit more authenticity coming to ABC’s ‘Nashville.’ Former ‘According to Jim’ star Kimberly Williams-Paisley has joined the show in a role that will recur over a multi-episode arc. The performer not only lives in Nashville, but knows the ropes, as she is also married to country star Brad Paisley.
Keith Urban to Teach High School for a Day
You can add “educator” to Keith Urban’s resume. The country singer-songwriter and guitarist has agreed to take part in a program in which he will teach a group of Nashville-area high school students.
Ronnie Dunn Presents His Plan to Help the Unemployed
Ronnie Dunn is apparently a little bit fed up with both of America’s major political parties, and he’s not afraid to say so. In a Facebook post last week, the ‘Cost of Livin” singer said he wouldn’t be appearing at the Republican National Convention and has yet to decide about the Democratic National Convention, proposing an alternate means of helping America’s unemployed.