Keith Urban just finished with ‘The Voice’ in Australia, and it looks like he won’t be gone from his homeland long. The singer announced the first dates of his 2013 world tour today. That’s the lead story in today’s Roundup. But you can also find out why Kenny Chesney and Katy Perry will be performing together and help decide country music’s most eligible bachelor.
Nobody saw this coming. Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles made a stunning announcment this morning that is sure to affect how her and Kristian Bush travel this year and beyond. Find the story at the top of today’s Daily Roundup. You’ll also find a link to preview Kenny Chesney‘s new album in it’s entirety, and learn what big honor Eric Church earned.
Last week Kenny Chesney fans stood up to rising star Hunter Hayes, ending his run as Showdown champion with ‘Wanted.’ ‘Come Over,’ the second single from Chesney’s ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ album, is the new song to beat, something Blake Shelton will try to do with ‘Over’ this week.
Earlier this week, Carrie Underwood came out as a supporter of gay marriage. It looks like she wasn’t the first country superstar to do so. Over the past decade or longer, a number of the genres biggest names — men and women — gave a thumbs up to marriage equality. Find out who is willing to stand alongside Underwood, and listen to a new song from Miranda Lambert and RaeLynn in the Daily Roundup below.
Josh Turner didn’t plan on creating his most traditional album to date. It just sort of happened. The singer recently told Taste of Country that there was no agenda when he began recording, but the men he worked with ultimately shaped his fifth studio album. And of course, the Big Man had his say.
Could Blake Shelton‘s days on ‘The Voice’ be numbered? The singer says he wants to be a part of the show forever, but at the same time says he’s not real happy about the upcoming season. Find out why in the Daily Roundup. Also, watch Kenny Chesney‘s steamy video for ‘Come Over,’ and see a picture of his adorable new puppy.
Prior to his ‘Come Over’ video, seeing Kenny Chesney without a hat on was as common as seeing Blake Shelton in a dress. We’re not saying either has never happened before, but there’s little picture evidence to prove it. However in the new, just released music video the singer proudly shows off his smooth head as a bikini-clad babe hangs on his arm. Which version of the country singer do you like better?
One night after a very public Twitter fight, Lauren Alaina has apologized to her fans and followers. The teen-singer admits to having her heart broken recently, and explains that her reaction was out of character. She sent the following multi-tweet apology on Tuesday night:
Drama, drama, drama … Lauren Alaina aired her boy drama for her followers on Twitter last night, but her fans tell us she has good reason to be upset. Tempers also flared at a recent Lady Antebellum concert, and one fan left missing a digit. Really. Find both of these stories, plus reviews of albums from Edens Edge and Josh Turner, in the Daily Roundup below.
Lauren Alaina was shooting flames from her fingertips last night on Twitter, and it sounds like it was over a boy. The teenage singer went back and forth with an unnamed female before going to bed Monday night. She fired several messages across the internet as her fans offered support.
This week, Carrie Underwood stood up for something no other country superstar has been brave enough to speak in favor of. Find out what she said and how people are reacting in today’s Daily Roundup. Chris Young‘s story is not nearly as contentious. Find out what he bought himself for his birthday, as well as the next three songs on the Top 100 Country Songs list, below.
One lucky Taste of Country reader has just over two weeks to clear a space on his wall for a picture of himself hanging out with Lady Antebellum. Phillip Lawrence of Kansas City, Mo. was chosen as the winner of last month’s flyaway to see the band. He and a guest will fly to St. Louis for the once in a lifetime event later this month.
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