Neal McCoy Is ‘So Excited’ About His Upcoming Albums
Neal McCoy is busier than ever as he nears the quarter-century mark of his recording career. The next few months will see a flurry of activity from the veteran country star, including a live CD/DVD project and his 12th studio album, ‘XII,’ which was co-produced by his famous friends Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
Keith Urban Goes Shirtless on ‘Ellen’, Debuts New Single [VIDEOS]
Keith Urban went all out while visiting ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to promote his new men’s fragrance and treat fans to a performance of his latest single. During a tongue-in-cheek “commercial” with the talk show host, the singer gave her the shirt off his back — literally.
Taylor Swift Is Billboard’s 2011 Woman of the Year
Billboard has shown a great deal of love to Taylor Swift by honoring her as its latest Woman of the Year. Swift, 21, has been recognized before by this prestigious music industry trade, receiving titles for Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Billboard 200 Artist. But this new recognition makes her the youngest artist ever to earn the honor.
The Band Perry’s ‘If I Die Young’ Goes Triple Platinum
A year ago, the Band Perry was just another young country trio with a brand new album and a bunch of big dreams to its name. Things have certainly changed for the Perry siblings — not only do they stand to win as many as five CMA Awards next month, but they’ve sold nearly a million copies of their full-length debut. And the numbers for their signature hit single, ‘If I Die Young,’ are even more im
Dierks Bentley Comes ‘Home’ to Country Music in New Album [AUDIO]
For a guy who’s on the road as much as Dierks Bentley, naming a song ‘Home‘ could be seen as a sort of wistfully ironic joke. But in the case of Bentley’s latest single, currently hovering outside the Top 40 at country radio, the title ‘Home’ has more than one meaning. “I think that title of that song is special to me because I’m coming home to country music,” he told CMT during a recent interview
Kid Rock Plans Fall Tour for Local Charities
With more than 23 million albums sold in the US, four Grammy nominations and three Top 40 hits, Kid Rock has been more fortunate than most. But even after more than a decade as one of the most successful recording artists in the world, he hasn’t forgotten the importance of reaching out to those in need. In fact, that’s just what he’s doing with his fall tour, which has him visiting a series of sma
Def Leppard, Chili Peppers and Tim McGraw Deliver Top Summer Concerts
It’s been nearly 25 years since Def Leppard hit their commercial peak with the $12-million-selling ‘Hysteria’ album, but they can still pack ‘em in on the road. In fact, the veteran rockers’ latest run of dates — a package tour with fellow classic rock legends Heart — was the top-grossing draw of the last three months. They faced some pretty stiff competition for concert dollars, too; with an over
Sugarland Set to Return to Indiana for Free Show Following Deadly Stage Collapse
The last time they scheduled a show in Indiana, Sugarland made headlines for all the wrong reasons, suffering a horrific stage collapse that claimed the lives of seven concertgoers and injured more than 40 others. At the time, they promised they’d be back to perform a free show — and now they’re making good on that promise by adding a new show.
Zac Brown Band to Start Work on New Album Next Month
The Zac Brown Band sold more than one million copies of their ‘You Get What You Give’ album, dominated the radio with three hit singles, and toured like crazy. However, it doesn’t look like they’re taking a break any time soon. In fact, they’re planning to start their next album.
Faith Hill to Perform New Song, ‘Come Home,’ at CMA Awards
For Faith Hill fans, it’s been a long four-year wait for new material. Her most recent recordings are a pair of songs (‘Lost’ and ‘Red Umbrella’) she included with her 2007 compilation ‘The Hits.’ In the meantime, Hill’s kept a relatively low profile as she works on the follow-up to 2005′s ‘Fireflies’ — but it sounds like she might finally be ready to break her silence.
Will Scotty McCreery’s ‘Clear as Day’ Top the Charts?
Scotty McCreery is poised to claim the Number One spot when his first full-length effort ‘Clear as Day’ makes its debut on the charts next week. But will he actually pull it off? It’s been nearly a decade since ‘American Idol‘ was able to turn all its ratings mojo into a Number One album debut for one of its contestants. The last one was Ruben Studdard, whose ‘Thankful’ bowed at the top of the cha
Miranda Lambert Streams ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ from Her Upcoming Album, ‘Four the Record’
Miranda Lambert‘s latest single ‘Baggage Claim’ may not be finished climbing the country charts yet, but she isn’t waiting to give fans another taste of her upcoming album ‘Four the Record.’ Through a unique partnership with the makers of the popular iPhone app Hipstamatic, Lambert has debuted the full-length final version of ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’ — the album track that, as she told concert audien