This may be one of the easiest country music yearbook photos to identify, as it was taken less than eight years ago. The starlet in question quickly moved on from her Nashville area high school to sign a recording contract and form the hottest group in Music City. She has a famous mother and recently married her band’s touring drummer.
The road of the outlaw is paved with sharp stones, but for fans of country music’s bad boys (and bad girls) it’s a satisfying path to follow. The original outlaws — men named Waylon, Willie, Merle and Hank Jr. — are mostly past their prime, but they’ve left a lasting influence on a new generation of country artists who are willing to upset the establishment to gain creative control.
It was a very big weekend for Scotty McCreery and Keith Urban. The high school singer — who was busy winning ‘American Idol’ last prom season — got to attend his senior prom at Garner High School. Find out why his date looks familiar in the Daily Roundup below.
For the second straight time, a song has been knocked from the Taste of Country Showdown when it was needing just one more win to reach of the Hall of Fame. Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Good Girl’ fell to ‘Springsteen’ by Eric Church last week. Just three weeks earlier, it was Underwood who kept Miranda Lambert‘s ‘Over You’ from becoming just the fourth song to be enshrined in the virtual hall.
Just one day after his family gave warning that his time was short, Grammy Award-winning musician Levon Helm has died. USA Today reports that Helm died on Thursday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He had been battling throat cancer.
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum has a puppy that looks like a living teddy bear. Jake Owen has two slobbery bulldogs. Who’s to say that one is cuter than the other, however? You can make that decision on your own at the end of this list of the cutest pets in country music.
You can still recognize Tim McGraw by his eyes and mustache, but much of the rest of his face is quite different in 2012. The singer is in much better shape than he was in this picture from 1993, for starters. There is something else that is different, and we can’t quite place it…
Reba McEntire achieved a major career accomplishment this week, and Joe Nichols continues to celebrate the birth of his new baby girl. New photos of the singer’s daughter are included in the Daily Roundup, a list of the top headlines in country music. Below, find our picks of the cutest pets in country music. You know, the furry faces that make you go, “Awww…” Just try and stop it!
Carrie Underwood will release her fourth studio album ‘Blown Away‘ in three weeks (May 1). It’s the first she’s recorded since her marriage to hockey player husband Mike Fisher, but that’s not to say he’s had a heavy influence on the project. Underwood tells Taste of Country that the Nashville Predator has heard the album, and even offered a few opinions — but she’s not always listening.
Joe Nichols is no doubt exhausted, but elated, this afternoon. His wife Heather gave birth to Dylan River Nichols on Tuesday. The couple just announced the pregnancy in February, but clearly she was further along than they let everyone know.
On Monday morning, thieves broke into the equipment trailer Tracy Lawrence had been towing around the country and stole several items important to the singer’s live show. All Access was the first to report the robbery, which occurred just after 4AM PT near Bakersfield, Calif.
He’s been retired for almost a decade, but tickets to a Garth Brooks show are still hotter that asphalt on a Tennessee Fourth of July. The legend proved it once again with an upcoming show in Calgary. Eric Church also makes the top of the Daily Roundup with his new music video for ‘Springsteen.’ Find new music from Randy Houser and Little Big Town in addition to a scary story about George Jones.
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