Willie Nelson gave his fans a major scare over the weekend when he canceled his Saturday night gig. Reports quickly surfaced that he was hospitalized because he was having trouble breathing, but fear not! The iconic country singer is back on the road again and he’s as fit as a fiddle.
The Republican National Convention is in for a real treat this year. On August 26, politicians will step off their platforms to give Rodney Atkins the stage. The singer will headline the RNC welcoming party, which will take place at Tropicana Stadium in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Jason Aldean has set a date for his next album, ‘Night Train,’ and the release date is just around the corner! The new disc — which will be Aldean’s fifth studio offering — will hit store shelves and digital retailers on October 16.
Like any good southern gal, North Carolina native Kellie Pickler knows how to cook. In fact, the ‘Tough’ songstress was recently invited to demonstrate a few recipes on ABC’s cooking show, ‘The Chew.’ From the moment she walked on stage carrying a basket of pickles in mason jars (get it? Kellie Pickler makes pickles?), she was a complete hit on the daytime television show.
Taylor Swift‘s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ hit airwaves this week and immediately climbed to the top of the iTunes chart. After just days, it’s everywhere, which has the country singer’s ex-boyfriends scrambling to figure out if the song was written about them. Although some of Swift’s fans immediately thought Joe Jonas was the subject of the powerful ‘I’m over you’ anthem, the pop star believes otherwise.
Kelly Clarkson continues to amaze country music fans with her twangy covers of popular country songs. Every time she plays a show, Clarkson chooses one fan from her audience to choose a cover song. As it turn out, the pop crossover’s fans are pretty into country music. For her latest country offering, Clarkson put on a smashing rendition of Lee Ann Womack‘s ‘I Hope You Dance.’
Whenever possible, Luke Bryan loves to use his music to give back to people who need his support. That’s why the ‘Drunk on You’ hitmaker devised the Farm Tour — an annual set of outdoor concerts that give back to local farming communities. This year will be the fourth-annual event, and Bryan has finally announced the dates and cities to his eager fans.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are obviously doing something right. In addition to having their respective award-winning country music careers, the two bombshell country stars have now been invited to host the CMA awards a whopping five times. Luckily, the dynamic duo isn’t getting tired of hosting the awards show — in fact, they both admit to being really excited to host the 2012 CMA Awards.
As summer begins to wind down, Jake Owen begins to think of anything he can to hold on to the feeling of warm days, lakeside afternoons and barefoot nights. In fact, Own loves summertime so much that he’s willing to put out new summer-themed songs — in September — that he hopes will help listeners hang onto the feeling of warm weather and vacation days all year round. The upcoming summery EP, appropriately called ‘Endless Summer,’ will hit the web and some retailers on Sept. 25.
It’s hardly been two days since Taylor Swift dropped her newest single, ‘We Are Never Getting Back Together,’ on us, but already the tune is breaking records. In a record-setting 50-minutes, Swift’s newest radio gold single had already hit No. 1 on iTunes, besting Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ for the fastest-selling single in iTunes history.
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