Archive for the ‘Country Music News’ Category

Luke Bryan’s Boy Gets ‘Creative’ On Dad’s Piano

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Chris

Luke Bryan is a creative guy, obviously, and it appears he’s passed some of that onto his son, Bo.

Yesterday, Luke tweeted this picture of a piano with marker all over the keys:

Follow up tweets read, “He’s scrubbing on it now” and “Ha. Funny stuff.” Apparently the cleaner in the picture didn’t work as his last tweet on it said:

The Hall Calls 3

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Chris

The 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees are Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, and Hank Cochran. The announcement was made this morning and is country music’s highest honor.

Hunter Hayes introduced Ronnie as the Modern Era inductee, saying, “I spent years trying to sing like him — it’s impossible.” The Modern Era inductee must have received national prominence more than 20 years ago. Of the honor, Ronnie said “I’ve wanted to be in the Country Music Hall of Fame for as long as I can remember.”

Mac Wiseman was the choice in the Veteran Era Category. Mac said, “I can’t tell you how pleased I am to go in the same year as Hank Cochran. I’m at a loss for words to tell you how important this is to me.” T be inducted in the Veteran Category an artist must have gained national prominence more than 45 years ago.

The final category rotates between Non-Performer, Recording and/or Touring Musician, and this year’s category, Songwriter and the late Hank Cochran is this year’s inductee. His wife spoke on his behalf saying, “Though I always believed Hank would get into the Country Music Hall of Fame, I never dreamed it would be me, not Hank, standing here…He would have loved to be here today.” Hank died in 2010.

The 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees will be celebrated later this year.

Dierks Bentley Cheers On Wife In Boston Today

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Chris

Dierks Bentley spent this past weekend in Los Angeles filming the video for his latest song, “Drunk on a Plane.” After the shoot wrapped, he caught a flight back across the country to cheer on his wife, Cassidy, in the Boston Marathon today…

Cassidy finished the 26.2 mile race in 3:33:38.

Danielle Bradbery’s Got A New Ride

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Chris

Danielle Bradbery isn’t a big girl but, she’s driving a pretty big truck popping this picture up on Instagram yesterday…

Danielle will ride her bus into Cat Country with Hunter Hayes and Dan + Shay for a show at The Bay Center on May 30!

Blake On Miranda, “She’s My Life.”

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Chris

Blake Shelton is out to clear the air once again about the strength of his relationship with Miranda Lambert, which constantly seems to be the center of tabloid headlines.

Blake sat down with his fellow Voice judges to talk to Carson Daley about things many fans may not already know about them. Each got personal and Blake spent his time talking about Miranda. Check it out…

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It does seem they are always at the center of rumors. From them breaking up, to him cheating on her, to Miranda being pregnant… The latest round cropped up over the last couple of weeks after Miranda said she was going to slow down and take some “me time” this summer.

Second ‘Baby A’ On The Way

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Chris

There’s another baby on the way for Lady Antebellum. This time it’s Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli.

The group made the announcement on their Facebook page:

Last year, Hillary Scott gave birth to Eisele, who will soon have someone near her age to play with while on the road. It should essentially be an endless play date on their tour bus.

Dave and Kelli married in April of 2012, and this will be their first child.

Chris Young Named Country Music’s Hottest Bachelor

Posted on: April 21st, 2014 by Chris

Chris Young is once again “Country’s Hottest Bachelor.”  For a second time he tops the annual “Country Weekly” poll.

In what some would consider a surprise, Dwight Yoakam, landed in the runner-up spot. Another shock was singer-actor Christian Kane, who’s better known for the TV series “Leverage” than his music, got enough write-in votes to come in at number five.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Chris Young
2. Dwight Yoakam
3. Gary Allan
4. Scotty McCreery
5. Christian Kane
6. Brantley Gilbert
7. Kip Moore
8. Jason Aldean
9. Easton Corbin
10. Casey James

Kevin Sharp Dies At 43

Posted on: April 20th, 2014 by Chris

Cancer survivor and country artist Kevin Sharp has died at the age of 43. He passed away last night (4/19) of ongoing complications from what his website says were “past stomach surgeries and digestives issues.”

Kevin made a splash right off the bat in 1997 as his first song “Nobody Knows” stayed at the top of the country charts for 4 weeks. His debut album, Measure of a Man, was released the same year, and turned out the top 5 hits, “If You Love Somebody” and “She’s Sure Taking It Well.”

In 1989, Kevin was battling fatigue and dizziness which led doctors to perform tests where they discovered he had bone cancer. They gave him little chance to survive but, after years of treatment, he finally beat it by 1993.

As a cancer survivor, he was very active in the Make-A-Wish Foundation, wrote an inspirational book about his experience and toured as a motivational speaker.

Source: Music Row

Glen Campbell Moved To Health Care Facility

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Chris

According to People, Glen Campbell has been moved to a heath care facility. For the last three years he’s been battling Alzheimer’s disease.

A family friend says, “He was moved to an Alzheimer’s facility last week. I’m not sure what the permanent plan is for him yet. We’ll know more next week.”

Glen revealed that he had Alzheimer’s in 2011 and announced that he would hit the road on his “Goodbye Tour” which was filmed and is a new documentary called “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”, which premieres at the 2014 Nashville Film Festival today (April 18).

During filming, Glenn told People “I still love making music…I still love performing for my fans. I’d like to thank them for sticking with me through thick and thin.”

Brad Paisley Bit By Acting Bug Again

Posted on: April 18th, 2014 by Chris

Brad Paisley is becoming quite the regular on TV this spring. A couple of weeks after appearing on the CBS comedy, ‘The Crazy Ones’, Brad will join his wife on the season finale of the network’s ‘Two and a Half Men.’

Kimberly, who has been on the show the last several weeks playing ‘Gretchen’, the love interest of Jon Cryer’s character. Their relationship has been fast moving, and TV Guide says there will be a big event in the finale. How Brad works into it is unknown.

This isn’t the first time the Paisley’s have been on TV together. Several years ago Brad was a guest on ‘According to Jim’ and last year he guest stared on ‘Nashville’ with Kim. At the time he said he didn’t have much interest in being on ‘Nashville’ with her because her character was so opposite who she normally is.

The season finale of ‘Two and a Half Men’ is May 8 on CBS.