With the bevy of country stars set to perform during tomorrow’s (June 6) 2012 CMT Music Awards live telecast, show producers seem rather excited about the performance from one of country music’s living legends, Hank Williams, Jr. The member of the country music’s royal family will take the stage to pay tribute to his father, Hank Williams, who was one of the most iconic artists in county music history.
Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina are two of the performers set to take the Nationwide Insurance stage during the 2012 CMT Music Awards, which air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on June 6. The ‘American Idol’ alums, along with fellow country newcomers Casey James, Jana Kramer, the Farm and Kip Moore, will provide performances on a special stage that will be spotlighted throughout the star-studded awards ceremony.
After a promising start with her two hopefuls, J Rome and John Glosson, expectations were high for Jennifer Nettles going into the second week of competition for ‘Duets.’ Did country music’s sole celebrity mentor tackle some of America’s greatest duets with the same energy and charisma? Considering her tied first place finish with J Rome and a fourth place finish with Glosson, Sugarland‘s leading lady is still the mentor to beat.
Note to the paparazzi: If you are on the lookout for celebrity public display of affections, Carrie Underwood and her hockey player hubby Mike Fisher are not the couple to pursue. According to the country superstar, her conservative husband steers clear from any form of PDA outside the comfort of their own home.
“I feel like good girl who kinda wants to be the bad girl,” Carrie Underwood confesses in an interview with Hoda Kotb for NBC’s ‘Dateline,’ which aired this week. “ doesn’t quite know how to get there, but wishes she was that strong and powerful.”
Back in February, Eric Church first expressed his frustrations with ticket scalpers, telling Billboard, “Scalpers piss me off. We tried to make our tickets very accessible to fans, we kept the ticket prices low. What we didn’t count on was all these big ticket brokers would join our fan club, infiltrate our system, take advantage of our system and buy up all these tickets.”
Tim McGraw is giving back to wounded warriors and service members by launching the nationwide HomeFront initiative, a goodwill effort that will award 25 deserving families with a mortgage-free home at each of his summer concert stops.
“I’m not coming into this hoping for 1st runner-up,” said a confident Jennifer Nettles right before taking the stage for the first time as a ‘Duets‘ celebrity mentor. The Sugarland lead singer, along with superstar singers Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and John Legend, scoured the country to find the best voices in America for the new ABC reality singing competition. And exactly does the big-voiced Georgia native look for in the perfect duet partner?
Two of Keith Urban‘s most important ladies — wife Nicole Kidman and daughter Faith Margaret — grace the cover of this month’s Harper Bazaar Australia. Some may fault Kidman for including her children in the print publication, but editor Edwina McCann gives readers her reasons for the inclusion of Faith and older sister Sunday Rose in the magazine spread.
It looks as though Joe Nichols is suddenly without a label home. The singer took to his official Twitter account on Sunday to share that he and Show Dog-Universal Music have parted ways in what seems to be a less-than-amicable split.
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