Archive for the ‘Country Music News’ Category

Tyler Farr’s Wedding On The Horizon

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Chris

Life is going very well for Tyler Farr these days. He’s currently helping plan an October wedding to his fiancée, Hannah Freeman. Tyler admits he’s leaving most of the decisions to Hannah, though.

“Once you get engaged, the plans of the wedding is all they seem to want to talk about,” Tyler says of planning the wedding with Hannah. “Where, when, how, why. It overtakes their minds, and I understand why. Guys don’t necessarily need to go and visit the venue to see it. They can see pictures and be like, ‘Oh, that looks like a cool place. Let’s do it!’”

In all seriousness, Tyler says he’s very lucky Hannah said yes to his proposal. He adds, “Yeah, I have a beautiful fiancée. She’s awesome. There’s a reason I got engaged to a critical care nurse. Yeah, welcome to country music.”

The couple is planning a small wedding in Tennessee. They’ve been dating for almost three years.

Source: Taste Of Country

Brett Eldredge Sings Karaoke

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015 by Chris

Even the starts like ‘Cattyoke’! Brett Eldredge sang “No Diggity” by Blackstreet during karaoke. How’d he do?

Keith Urban Up To Moving With ‘Idol’

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Chris

After 15 seasons, ‘American Idol’ is coming to an end next year…or is it? Keith Urban, who joined the judge’s table in 2012, says while the show may move off Fox, it may live on elsewhere.

“I’ve been hearing more and more that there’s so much love out there for Idol that it may continue on in some form somewhere else. I don’t know. I just know there’s so much talk about it maybe being the final season where it is. And, at some point coming back to life again, so who knows,” he tells Country Countdown USA.

So, if a new version of the show came to be, would he stick around?

“I’d be open to it because it’s a fun part of my year,” he says. “My primary love professionally is writing songs, making records, and touring. That’s what I love more than anything. But Idol fits in beautifully to that, so I certainly enjoy doing it.”

Source: Taste Of Country

More Mature Sound On The Way From FGL?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Chris

Florida Georgia Line still has a hit to go on their last album ‘Anything Goes’ with the title track but, Tyler Hubbard admits they’re itching to move on to their upcoming third album. He tells ABC, “We’ve been writing and started recording. It’s just all coming together so nicely. We can’t wait for our fans to hear our new music. We really feel like it’s gonna the best we’ve ever released.”

As for the music, they say it will reflect a more mature theme since both members of the duo are now married men. “I think country music is real life, and that’s what we put into our music,” says the duo’s Brian Kelley. “Naturally as artists, we’re going to continue to push ourselves and make everything better. That’s just kind of where our headspace is at, and we’re just very thankful to continue to make music.”

Florida Georgia Line is up for Vocal Duo of the Year at the 49th Annual CMA Awards coming up Wednesday, November 4th at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: ABC Radio News

Surprise! New George Strait Album This Week

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015 by Chris

George Strait has announced his next studio album, and in a surprise twist, it’ll be out at the end of the week.

The album, ‘Cold Beer Conversation’, was announced during a press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas today (September 22) and will be available on iTunes, Apple Music and at Walmart.

The album is followup to 2013′s ‘Love Is Everything’, which featured his 60th number one hit, “Give It All We Got Tonight.”

“I’m really, really proud of this new album,” he said. “I think it’s a great record. I always say this; I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done. I always shoot for that…you’ve gotta go in the studio thinking that way. So I’m very excited about that.”

George also announced a run of shows in Vegas starting on September 22, 2016, with Kacey Musgraves.

Source: Taste Of Country

Tim McGraw Put On Vocal Rest

Posted on: September 19th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw has some disappointed fans in California. The country superstar has been forced to cancel the final shows of his Shotgun Rider Tour after doctors placed him on vocal rest.

The Tim McGraw Shotgun Rider concerts tonight (September 18th) at Shoreline Amphitheatre At Mountain View in Mountain…

Posted by Tim McGraw on Friday, September 18, 2015

Tim recently announced the upcoming release of his 14th studio album, ‘Damn Country Music’, which is due November 6. The lead single from the project, “Top of the World,” is currently at country radio. The album will feature collaborations with Big & Rich on “California” and McGraw and Faith Hill’s daughter, Gracie, on “Here Tonight,” which the they recently played live at a show in Nashville.

Source: taste Of Country

It’s A _____ For Thompson Square!

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Chris

Thompson Square’s Keifer and Shawna Thompson, after attending Shawna’s 20 week ultrasound, learned if they were having a girl or a boy. Find out…

IT'S A ………..


Posted by Thompson Square on Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Canaan Smith Watching His Back For Kip Moore

Posted on: September 18th, 2015 by Chris

Canaan Smith insists there haven’t been a lot of pranks pulled on Dierks Bentley’s Sounds of Summer tour but, he is watching his back for tour mate Kip Moore and waiting for Kip to get his revenge.

After his opening set at their show on August 23, Canaan started partying backstage in celebration of his 33rd birthday the next day. He’d had a few drinks when he decided to tap Kip in a very sensitive area just before Kip was set to go onstage for a duet with Dierks. The thing was, it was more than just a tap.

“I just walked over to him, and I popped him right in his groin — right in his privates,” Canaan tells ABC Radio News.

Once he realized Kip was really hurt, Canaan started apologizing profusely.

Says Canaan, “I was like, ‘Man, I’m so sorry! I’m drunk right now!’ He was like, ‘I saw red, and then I saw Canaan, and I didn’t know what to do!’ He was like, ‘You’re lucky I love you.’”

Kip has just a few more days to get Canaan back for that attack. The Sounds of Summer tour closes out this Saturday night with a final show in Atlanta.

Source: ABC Radio News

Keith Urban Taking His Time on New Music

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by Chris

It’s been two years since the release of Keith Urban’s last studio album, Fuse. The album produced hits, including “Little Bit of Everything,” “Cop Car,” “Raise ‘Em Up” with Eric Church, and “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert.

Keith is currently making his way back to the top of the charts with “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” which is the first song from an upcoming album, he isn’t ready to release just yet. “I’m swimming in lots of songs, and trying to figure out how to birth them all,” he told Country Countdown USA. “I’ve got a lot of songs to pick from.  It’s about taking them into the studio, and seeing if they come to life.  If they don’t come to life, maybe it’s because the song isn’t right, or maybe it’s because it’s the wrong environment.  Maybe it’s the wrong studio or the wrong players.  Sometimes you have to scrap the song, sometimes you have to take the song someplace else, and that’s a bit of a process.”

Even though there’s no set release date for the album, and he’s still working through the song selection process, he isn’t worried about the project.

Kenny Chesney Just Gettin’ Started

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by Chris

This is what happens when you take a year off and are well rested. After taking most of 2014 to recahrge, Kenny Chesney says the CMA Awards nominations are proof that he’s not done yet; he’s just getting started. Kenny is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year for The Big Revival, Single and Song of the Year for “American Kids” and Vocal Event for “Wild Child” with Grace Potter.

In addition to the nominations, Kenny also excelled in touring and just wrapped up his massive 2015 ‘The Big Revival Tour’. During the tour, he broke records in in Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Boston, Minneapolis, Kansas City, East Rutherford, N.J. and Philadelphia — and 55,000 fans went to see him at the Rose Bowl as their first country show.

While some artists may think those accomplishments were the absolute pinnacle of their career, he believes it proves he’s gathering momentum. “I’m just starting to get the sound of diesel engines out of my ears, and now there’s a whole other kinda roaring in my head,” he says in a press release. “It seems like we just wrapped two incredible nights in Boston, and now this kinda news? It makes me feel like these songs, this music and the No Shoes Nation are just getting started.”

Kenny just announced that the stadium part of his 2016 tour will start at Jordan-Hare Stadium at Auburn on April 23, as part of the inaugural Music & Miracles Superfest Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt and Old Dominion will be there, too.

Source: The Boot