Johnny Reid will be awarded the 2011 Canadian Country Music Humanitarian Award. The honor was created in 1989 to recognize Canadian country artists whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada. Since the early days of his music career, Reid has been at the forefront of fundraising and social awareness events for [...]
Shania Twain will head to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a two-year residency beginning December 1, 2012. The superstar said she was “beyond excited” as she shared the news at a press conference today (6/8) at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
EMI Records’ Eric Church will offer members of his fan club, the Church Choir, and Sirius XM listeners an exclusive preview of his new album Chief this week. As part of CMA Music Festival, he is set to perform Thurs., June 9, 4 p.m. at the Music City Theater. The acoustic set will be limited [...]
Australian guitar wizard Tommy Emmanuel was presented with the 2011 CMA Global Country Artist Award last night (6/6) by fellow Aussie guitar slinger Keith Urban. The presentation took place during the CMA Global Artist Party at The Stage. After dazzling the audience with selections from his own catalog as well as a Beatles medley and [...]
Little Big Town will host the star-studded Ride For A Cure on Sun., June 12 to benefit the TJ Martell Foundation. The ride begins at Nashville’s Roundabout Plaza at 10:30 a.m. and ends at Harley Davidson of Columbia Superstore for lunch and a concert by Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Jerrod Niemann, David Nail and [...]
The star lineup continues to grow for tomorrow night’s (6/8) 2011 CMT Music Awards. The Band Perry has been added to the performance schedule, and Shania Twain and Taylor Swift will join forces to open the show by recreating Thelma & Louise. Also set to appear are Glee’s Chord Overstreet, Ron White, Donald Trump, Kenny [...]
Lady Antebellum announced today (6/7) that their third Capitol Nashville studio album Own The Night will be released on Sept. 13, 2011. It’s the first major album release date set for the fourth quarter, hoping to score with holiday shoppers.
The first recordings from American Idol finalist Lauren Alaina are scoring big with fans. A compilation album of her performances from the television show ranked No. 9 on the Billboard Digital Albums and Country Albums charts for sales of 10,651 units. She is signed to Mercury Nashville/19 Recordings/Interscope. Her single, “Like My Mother Does,” debuted [...]
When Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown Tour stopped at The Woods at Fontanel in Nashville Friday night (6/3), it was easily in the mid-90s. Which, when paired with some serious outlaw country, helps explain why the event was such a rowdy good time. Back for its second year and now co-branded with Nelson, the Country Throwdown [...]
A room full of family and friends joined BMI in celebrating the team behind the Billy Currington No. 1 hit “Let Me Down Easy” at a party on May 31. Co-written by Marty Dodson and husband-wife duo Mark Nesler and Jennifer Hanson, the song marks Currington’s seventh trip to the top. The BMI team of [...]