Archive for the ‘Country Music News’ Category

Blake Shelton Saves Fellow Oklahoman From Flood

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton to the rescue!

Blake was on his way to the airport in Oklahoma last night when came to the rescue of Roho Hartman in Ardmore. The area has been gettin hit hard from what remains of Tropical Storm Bill and Roho was stranded on the side of the road due to a flash flood. Blake stopped, pulled him out of the high water and took him home.

Of course he had to take a picture and post it to Facebook or no one would have believed him.

Look who brought Justin's brother in law home this evening!Justin Marshall

Posted by Sherry Fletcher Angel on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sam Hunt, “House Party” Video

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Chris

Sam Hunt has released a video for his new song, “House Party.”  The video features footage of Sam and his band partying on the road.

The Curious Instagram Posts Of Brett And Thomas

Posted on: June 18th, 2015 by Chris

Rumors are hot that there’s more than a pairing of Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett on tour together this year. Looking at Instagram, it appears they’re working together on a new song for Brett’s upcoming album, ‘Illinois’. These two posts happened just minutes apart yesterday (June 17) and besides the studios looking very similar Thomas’ comment really got the rumors started:

Been livin in the studio for 2 days to finish the "Illinois" album! I can't wait for Yall to hear it!?

A photo posted by Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge) on

Guesting on a friends album today. Can't wait for y'all to hear it!

A photo posted by ThomasRhettAkins (@thomasrhettakins) on

Neither artist has confirmed or denied the collaboration. What we are sure of the two will co-headline CMT on Tour in the fall.

Source: Taste Of Country

Tyler Farr Releases “Withdrawals”

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Chris

Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook Needs Surgery

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Chris

Little Big Town announced today (June 17) that they will have to cancel or reschedule all their shows on their Pain Killer tour through July 30, as Jimi Westbrook undergoes vocal cord surgery.

Sending @jimiwestbrook prayers and love as he heads out of town to the voice doc. K, K & P

A photo posted by Little Big Town (@littlebigtown) on

He’s on vocal rest and will undergo surgery next week to remove a polyp from his vocal cord.

“It breaks our hearts to let you guys down, but Jimi’s health is the most important thing and he is expected to make a full recovery with rest and treatment,” says a statement on their website. “We will keep everyone updated on Jimi’s progress. Thanks for your understanding and support.”

Source: Taste Of Country

After False Report, Trace Adkins’ Divorce Moves Forward

Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Chris

Despite what you may have heard, Trace Adkins and his estranged wife, Rhonda, are not getting back together.

Radar Online reported earlier today (June 17) that Rhonda had called off the divorce, which she filed for March of 2014. While their reports of Rhonda withdrawing the petition are true, Trace’s attorney says the site misunderstood the intent behind the action.

Radar Online‘s recent report is inaccurate,” his lawyer said in a statement to Taste of Country. “The Adkins have settled their divorce amicably. Rhonda and Trace made this decision together in the best interest of their family. All that remains is for the court to approve the agreements that have been executed by them both. An updated petition seeking such Court approval will be filed in the coming days.”

According the the Chancery Court in Williamson County, TN, the divorce filing has been expunged from the public record which sometimes indicates the involved parties have decided to move into private mediation, rather than go through a public divorce.

Source: Taste Of Country

Tim McGraw Adding To His Acting Resume

Posted on: June 16th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw has taken up another movie role. This time he’ll take on a movie adaptation of the best-selling novel ‘The Shack.’

The faith-based drama will also star Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Alice Braga. It follows the story of a man whose youngest daughter is abducted and thought to have been murdered based on evidence found in an abandoned shack. Years later, the man receives a letter claiming to be from God inviting him to revisit the shack, and what he finds there changes his life.

Tim is flying back-and-forth from dates on his summer tour and Vancouver, where the movie is being shot. No release date for the film has been announced.

Chris Young Gives Back To Former Music Teacher

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Chris

Chris Young, like every other country star it seemed, was in Nashville for the CMA Music Festival, but it was a special moment for Chris as he had a chance to give back to someone who meant so much to him.

People Magazine reported that Chris made an appearance in Nashville before he took the stage at CMA Fest, at Fan Fair X where his former music teacher, Brenda Gregory, was giving a lesson. Chris teamed up with Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers initiative and presented her with a $2,500 grant for classroom funds!

“She is so deserving,” said Chris. “Ms. Gregory has always been supportive of my musical side, both in and outside of school. I’m glad I had a chance to help recognize all her hard work.”

He still practices her most important lesson everyday, and that is to “Work hard, be patient.”

One Brother Down, One To Go…John Osborne Married

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Chris

Congratulations to John Osborne of Brothers Osborne! Just over a week ago he tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend and fellow singer/songwriter Lucie Silvas.

It’s described as being a very intimate ceremony with only a few close family members and friends. They went public with the news on Instagram over the weekend, telling fans that the wedding was “very spontaneous” and, you see in the picture, that they exchanged lollipop rings.

A week and a half ago I married my best friend and greatest inspiration on Earth. We exchanged (and ate!) lollipop rings in our living room with a couple of friends and Barley. I'm the luckiest redneck guitar player in the world. I love you @luciesilvas

A photo posted by John Osborne (@jinglejohnosborne) on

Brothers Osborne, made up of John and TJ, is currently out on the road with Darius Rucker.

Brett Eldredge And Thomas Rhett Set To Tour Together

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by Chris

Two of country’s hottest up-and-coming cats are teaming up to co-headline the 2015 CMT fall tour. Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett announced the show on Twitter yesterday (June 10).

Both have new albums on the way this year, and both have been nominated for New Artist of the Year awards, with Brett winning the CMA Award in 2014. The two settled on co-headlining the tour after they were unable to settle the matter through competition:

Danielle Bradbery will open the tour. No official dates have been announced.