Archive for the ‘Country Music News’ Category

Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved In Accident

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Chris

This has been a bad week for tour buses. One day after a bus carrying Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum caught fire on a highway in Texas, a bus carrying crew members for Thompson Square was involved in a crash outside of Denver.

It happened at approximately 8:20 a.m. in heavy fog along I-70, near the E-470 interchange. The Colorado State Patrol says a bus carrying crew members for the band Twin Shadow rear-ended a tractor-trailer stopped on the interstate, seriously injuring the bus driver and eleven passengers suffered minor injuries.

Their bus then hit another truck and a tour bus carrying the crew members for Thompson Square. Both bands were headed to Denver for separate shows tonight (Friday) but were not traveling together. No one from Thompson Square’s bus or either semi were taken to the hospital.

Keifer and Shawna posted to their Facebook page:

As many have already heard there was a major tour bus accident this morning in Colorado. Contrary to reports in the…

Posted by Thompson Square on Friday, April 17, 2015

Source: KUSA

Miranda Lambert Feels The Pressure Heading Into ACMs

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert is up for 8 awards at Sunday night’s ACM Awards including Album, Single Record and Song of the Year but the one that makes her the most nervous is the one for Entertainer of the Year.

“That’s the one you sort of think about whenever you’re 20 years old and starting this whole process. You think, ‘I want to nominated for Entertainer of the Year one day,’” she told Carson Daly in an interview. “And it’s scary, you know? It’s just such a huge category. Everybody in it deserves it. I mean, you don’t get there unless you work your butt off for all these years and so, I’m really proud to be the only female. I mean, I feel like I’m sort of waving the flag for all the other female artists who are up and coming. It’s a struggle right now with female artists and country.”

The 50th ACM Awards will be co-hosted by her husband, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan and will be on CBS.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Shelton Knows His Limits

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton has ridden the fringes and raised a few eyebrows during his career. He doesn’t shy away from showing his sass and swagger from ‘The Voice’ to his Twitter feed and in the interviews he gives. He’s a “take me as I am” kind of guy, for the most part. There are some lines even he won’t cross apparently.

He recently told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that if it weren’t for his more — ahem — conservative fans, there might be a Pitbull/Shelton song pumping through car speakers today.

“I got real close to doing a song with Pitbull,” he told the American Idol host. There’s just something about me being like a middle America country artist saying the word ‘motherf—-er’ over and over again. It was like, ‘Man, I just don’t know if that’s going to go over with my soccer moms.’ So I opted not to, but I was honored.”

Blake will co-host the 50th ACM Awards this Sunday (April 19) with Luke Bryan!

Source: Taste Of Country

Jana Kramer Release “I Got The Boy” Video

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Chris

The emotional new song from Jana is based on a four-year relationship she had with her high school sweetheart, who is now married. The two have remained friends.

Jana plays The Swamp in Ft. Walton on May 15 with Kelsea Ballerini.

Hillary Scott’s Bus Catches Fire

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Chris

A tour bus carrying Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott caught fire en route from Nashville to Dallas this morning..

The local NBC affiliate reports that 3 people were on the bus, including Hillary, her husband and tour manager. Investigators say the bus was on I-30 in Garland, Texas when it blew a tire and subsequently caught fire.

Scott broke the news via Instagram:

Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe. Love you all!!!! ~hillary

A photo posted by Hillary Scott (@hillaryscottla) on

Lady Antebellum are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at Sunday’s show.

Britney Kerr Shares Wedding Pictures

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Chris

It’s bee three weeks since Jason Aldean and Britney Kerr got married in Mexico.

Save for a spread in US Weekly a couple of weeks ago pictures were hard to come by, but recently Britney has posted this collage to her Instagram page.

Can't believe it's been 3 weeks since we got married in Mexico

Sam Hunt Wants To Prove He Belongs

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Chris

Sam Hunt is one of the three rising stars up for the New Artist of the Year award Sunday at the 50th ACM Awards, but he knows he still needs to prove himself to country fans.

“I feel like we are very new to this world,” he said in a recent interview, “and we have a long way to go and definitely still have to prove our being worthy of belonging.”

His debut country album, ‘Montevallo’, is one of the best selling of the year and launched him into one of the hottest acts of the year but, he knows some traditionalists don’t consider his style country. It seems like he’s using that as motivation to press on and prove that country music has no boundaries and is part of the inspiration behind his unique style.

“A lot of times, songs can blend together on the radio because there’s so many great songs out there,” he says. “I wasn’t intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people.”

Sam is up against Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell for New Artist of the Year at Sunday’s ACM Awards, but says simply making it to the final three is an occasion worth celebrating.

Source: Taste Of Country

Garth Brooks Ready To Lip Sync At ACMs

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Chris

Garth Brooks says he may lip sync his performance at the ACM Awards this Sunday (April 19). He’s worried that five nights in Portland (shows wrap Thursday night) may steal his voice, so he had to have a backup plan.

“Just in case we have to lip sync, we taped a performance that was solely for the awards show,” he says.

“It’s a once in a lifetime performance,” as the performance marks a return to the ACM stage for him. He’s also up for Entertainer of the Year category. Fans can vote for the winner up until the award is handed out at VoteACM.com.

Lip syncing, while still criticized on social media after, doesn’t hold the stigma it once did. Last year Rascal Flatts were criticized when they admitted to lip syncing after the show ended. Garth is among the few to admit to even having thoughts about it before a show.

Source: Taste Of Country

Miranda Lambert, “There’s Room For Everyone.”

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert doesn’t see why there can’t be a little bit of everything in country music.

The hot topic the last few years has been the “bro-country” debate. How long will it be around? Do the artists who specialize in it have a future in country music? Plus, it has lent to several artists going out on artistic limbs to try and stand out, like Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett.

Leading up to Sunday’s 50th ACM Awards, the leading nominee, Miranda Lambert, wonders why there can’t be room for everyone.

“I don’t know where ‘bro-country’ came from or what it really means, but a lot of those guys are my buddies and I ­support their music,” she told Billboard recently. “Within ­country there are lots of styles: stone-cold country, like Brandy Clark, and there’s Florida Georgia Line with what they do, which is completely different and bringing a whole new audience. There’s room for everyone.”

One thing’s for sure, all styles will be on display at the ACM Awards this Sunday night from Dallas.

Source: Taste Of Country

Darius Rucker Scores Touchdown In South Carolina’s Spring Game

Posted on: April 13th, 2015 by Chris

Darius Riucker makes no secret about it, he’s a huge South Carolina fan. He was at the football team’s spring game, and scored a touchdown. Of course, he was chilling out in the end zone, wide open.