Sad news this weekend from Trace Adkins, whose home burned to the ground yesterday afternoon (6/4). Thankfully, everyone made it out safely, including his children and their babysitter. Wife Rhonda returned home from running errands shortly after the fire started, according to The Boot. The fire at the Brentwood home apparently started in the garage [...]
In preparation for next week’s 2011 CMA Music Festival, several upcoming street closures have been announced. The annual four-day festival will take place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, but road closures will take effect two days before the event officially begins. Closures beginning Tuesday, June 7 9:00 AM/CT – Broadway from First to Second Avenues [...]
The 25th Annual Music Row Ladies Golf Tournament has announced that their annual event will be held Monday, July 25 at Old Natchez Country Club in Nashville. Claimed as the longest-running charitable event on Music Row, the tournament has raised over $1.5 million for United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee. Golfers can support the cause by [...]
Next week is a busy one, with the Billboard Country Music Summit (June 6-7), CMT Music Awards (June 8), and CMA Music Festival (June 9-12) scheduled. But first we have to survive the weekend. Here’s what’s happening starting today (6/3). Friday, June 3 Country Throwdown Tour: 3 – 10 pm, The Woods at Fontanel. Featuring [...]
Trace Adkins Debuts New Video • BMI Fetes Matraca Berg • Steve Azar Guests On “Delta Music…”
In what may come to be viewed as a music industry watershed moment, just like the invention of the phonograph, the CD, Napster and the iTunes store, Apple has come to terms with record labels and music publishers to be able to launch its iCloud music service. The upfront cost, reportedly close to $150 million [...]
NOW That’s What I Call Country Vol. 4, the fourth installment of the popular series, will be released June 14 and features music by Sugarland, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band and Miranda Lambert among others. Eleven of the album’s 18 tracks were No. 1 hits. [...]
Following a No. 1 single (“Old Alabama”) and album (This Is Country Music), reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Brad Paisley will launch his H20 II: Wetter & Wilder World Tour today (6/3) in Virginia Beach, VA. He’ll follow that performance with another tomorrow (6/4) in Hartford, CT. The 30 city trek includes four stadiums [...]
Mercury Nashville artist and American Idol champ Scotty McCreery’s “I Love You This Big” debuted at No. 32 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, the highest debut for a new artist’s first single since the chart began using BDS in 1990.
Mercury Records singer-songwriter Laura Bell Bundy will be hosting CMT’s Video Of The Year Special, premiering Saturday, June 4 at 1 pm CT. In the one-hour special, Bundy will portray everyone from Taylor Swift to Zac Brown as she presents the 10 nominees vying for Video of the Year at the 2011 CMT Music Awards [...]
A scant nine weeks is all it took for Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” to make the top of the charts. It’s been on a rapid climb since its ACM Awards debut, and scoots ahead of last week’s No. 1, “Mean” by Taylor Swift. Justin Moore will also be vying for a No. 1 soon as “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away” edges up to No. 3. Toby Keith’s “Somewhere Else” sits tight at No. 4, and Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)” packs on 100 new spins to move up to No. 5.
The Oprah Winfrey Network will host the world premiere superstar Shania Twain’s first new music in six years a song titled, “Today Is Your Day.” The event takes place during the final episode of “Why Not? with Shania Twain” airing Sunday, June 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. As is fast becoming the custom, labels are [...]