In the past few months, reality TV news has been buzzing with word of the new celebrity judges joining hands for ABC’s new singing competition, ‘Duets.’ After announcing that Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles, Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and Lionel Richie would be working as judges on the show, Richie has pulled out of the deal.
After suffering from an upper respiratory infection and canceling a number of his 2012 tour dates, George Jones has finally received some good news. On Memorial Day weekend, he can stop resting his vocal chords and return to the stage — and at the Loretta Lynn Ranch, of all places.
Thanks to recent news about his 2010 album release going gold, Brantley Gilbert is probably on cloud nine this week. ‘Halfway to Heaven’ contains the country star’s No. 1 hit ‘Country Must Be Country Wide,’ as well as his current Top 15 single, ‘You Don’t Know Her Like I Do’ — a song which likely helped the release sell 500,000 copies.
If you’re one of those people who skimps on skincare and spends a lot of time in the sun (or even worse, a tanning bed) this message is for you: You should really take care of your skin while you’re young. Even Carrie Underwood — one of country music’s most beautiful celebrities — admits that if she could go back in time, to her teenage years, she would treat her skin right.
At PS22 in Staten Island, N.Y., a chorus of talented fifth graders has garnered some national attention by performing hit songs with famous musicians like Gym Class Heroes, Ingrid Michaelson, Adele… and now, country’s own gem Carrie Underwood. Led by their instructor, talented piano player Gregg Breinberg, a few dozen chorus members gathered in the school auditorium recently to sing ‘Good Girl’ with Underwood, whose typically larger-than-life voice was almost overpowered by the kids’ skills.
Despite a rocky 2012, Rodney Atkins will focus his efforts and use his talent to help raise money for cancer research at a Kentucky Derby Eve dinner party. The party, called the Julep, will be held on May 4 in Louisville to benefit the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville. Make no qualms about it, this is an event for those living high on the hog. At $500 a plate, Atkins will have the opportunity to help raise tens of thousands of dollars for the cancer center.
The Band Perry announced that next month, they will rejoin Brad Paisley for the second part of his Virtual Reality Tour. We’re sure that siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry love hanging out with Paisley, but it sounds like his incredible dinner spreads are the band’s favorite part of life on the road.
With many asking “When is ‘The Voice‘ Season 2 finale?” fans of the show should be in the know about changes to the last episode’s airing time. Originally, NBC scheduled ‘The Voice’ to show at its usual time, booked to run from 8-10PM ET on May 8. But recently, the network announced a change in plans. Now, NBC is planning to air the last episode of ‘The Voice’ Season 2 from 9-11PM ET. Hopefully that’s not too late for fans of Blake Shelton and the rest of ‘The Voice’ coaches!
Every year, Countryfest — hosted by radio station WGNA in Albany, N.Y. — is one of the best ways to catch live music from your favorite country stars. As expected, the 2012 festival is sure to be just as much of a hit, with big names like Eric Church, Joe Nichols and Thompson Square slated to perform.
Martina McBride has a lot on her plate. Between managing her longstanding country music career, mothering three daughters, and being a good wife to her husband, John McBride, the ‘Marry Me’ singer has a whole lot to handle. How does she do it? In her words, a lot of teamwork.
Country songstress Miranda Lambert is known for being open about her emotions. Every once in a while, the tell-it-like-it-is country star shows fans a softer side. Or at least, that’s exactly what happened when she broke down in tears during her performance in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday night.
To keep fans updated on the progress of his next album release, Brad Paisley will be posting weekly videos of his time in the studio, where he’s hard at work on new music. This week, you can see exactly how much work country star puts into his records as he throws down vocal tracks, talks with his producers and goes hand-in-hand with session players.
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