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  • Exclusive: Lee Ann Womack to Perform at Maya Angelou's Funeral

    Exclusive: Lee Ann Womack to Perform at Maya Angelou's Funeral | ARTICLE

    It's no secret Maya Angelou was a big country music fan. The late poet/author/activist, who passed away last week, found a kindred spirit in the genre known for its vivid storytelling. She once told Parade...

    June 4, 2014 1:20 PM ET
  • Kris Kristofferson Lands Presidential Role

    Kris Kristofferson Lands Presidential Role | ARTICLE

    "Country star. Movie star. Lone Star." Those were the words written under Kris Kristofferson's name on the April 25, 1974 cover of Rolling Stone. Forty years later, not much has changed. The now-country music icon has film...

    June 3, 2014 8:00 AM ET
  • Brad Paisley Taunts Westboro Baptist Protestors

    Brad Paisley Taunts Westboro Baptist Protestors | ARTICLE

    Last we checked, Brad Paisley doesn't drink. Which makes it pretty ironic that protestors from the controversial Westboro Baptist Church picketed the country star's show in Bonnor Springs, Kansas, on Sunday, holding signs denouncing drunks.

    June 2, 2014 2:30 PM ET
  • Watch a Charlie Worsham Live Performance

    Watch a Charlie Worsham Live Performance | VIDEO

    Conan O'Brien traded wit for wisdom when he gracefully exited The Tonight Show back in 2010, and his eloquent farewell speech had one unexpected effect: It empowered a kid just out of Berklee College of Music to...

    June 2, 2014 9:20 AM ET
  • Billy Ray Cyrus Goes 'The Distance' - Premiere

    Billy Ray Cyrus Goes 'The Distance' - Premiere | ARTICLE

    Long before he was the patriarch of one of Hollywood's most famous families, Billy Ray Cyrus was a straight-out-of-the-box success story in Nashville. His first album, 1992's Some Gave All, made its debut at the top...

    June 2, 2014 8:10 AM ET
  • Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Toby Keith Are Tops in Touring

    Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Toby Keith Are Tops in Touring | ARTICLE

    Kenny Chesney is officially king of the country road. The Tennessee native is the only country artist in the Top 10 of Billboard's list of the highest-grossing touring artists of...

    May 28, 2014 11:20 AM ET
  • Jennifer Nettles Covers Miley Cyrus

    Jennifer Nettles Covers Miley Cyrus | VIDEO

    Wednesday night's American Idol finale was packed with superstar performances, as the final contestants took the stage with some of their own idols. Stagecoach 2014: Rolling Stone's Best Live and Backstage Photos Jennifer Nettles was looking sassy...

    May 22, 2014 9:35 AM ET
  • Tim McGraw Turns On the 'City Lights'

    Tim McGraw Turns On the 'City Lights' | VIDEO

    Tim McGraw isn't much for keeping secrets. The country superstar has now leaked the fourth song from his upcoming album, Sundown Heaven Town, due for release September 16th. He performed the mid-tempo love song "City Lights" on Tuesday's...

    May 21, 2014 11:05 AM ET
  • Lee Ann Womack Returns After Almost Seven-Year Recording Hiatus

    Lee Ann Womack Returns After Almost Seven-Year Recording Hiatus | ARTICLE

    Country music traditionalists will have a lot to celebrate this September. Lee Ann Womack, whose pure, throwback sound has led to countless accolades, has announced a September 23rd release date for her new album, The Way I'm...

    May 19, 2014 4:50 PM ET
  • 10 Things We Learned on the Set of 'Nashville'

    10 Things We Learned on the Set of 'Nashville' | ARTICLE

    It's looking like the Season Two finale of Nashville will mirror the lyrics of a quintessential country song: someone's lyin', someone's breakin' up, and someone's gettin' stinkin' drunk. Rolling Stone was invited to the downtown Nashville set...

    May 14, 2014 12:15 PM ET
  • Country 'Icons' Get Second Shot With New Record Label

    Country 'Icons' Get Second Shot With New Record Label | ARTICLE

    Scott Borchetta's machine is getting even bigger. The music mogul's Big Machine Label Group has teamed with radio conglomerate Cumulus Media for a new record label and live music venture called Nash Icons. While an artist roster has...

    May 13, 2014 7:10 PM ET
  • Dierks Bentley Gets High in Hollywood

    Dierks Bentley Gets High in Hollywood | VIDEO

    Dierks Bentley brings new meaning to the term Mile High Club in his new video for "Drunk on a Plane." The country star plays the parts of both himself and the pilot of a plane filled with...

    May 12, 2014 1:50 PM ET
  • ‘Nashville’ Gets the Green Light for More Music City Scandals

    ‘Nashville’ Gets the Green Light for More Music City Scandals | ARTICLE

    When Rolling Stone visited the set of the Season Two finale of Nashville, it was clear the actors were a little on edge, wondering if this was the last time they'd ever work together. The sudsy drama...

    May 10, 2014 3:55 PM ET
  • Country Hall of Fame Taps Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran

    Country Hall of Fame Taps Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman, Hank Cochran | ARTICLE

    Ronnie Milsap, Mac Wiseman and the late Hank Cochran will receive country music's highest honor later this year: induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The 2014 honorees were announced Tuesday at a press conference inside...

    April 22, 2014 5:35 PM ET
  • The Secret Sisters, Bob Dylan Conspire on 'Dirty Lie' - Song Premiere

    The Secret Sisters, Bob Dylan Conspire on 'Dirty Lie' - Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Ethereal harmonies once again take center stage on the Secret Sisters' sophomore album, Put Your Needle Down. Muscle Shoals-bred siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers share vocals on a 12-track collection that, like their debut album, takes the...

    April 15, 2014 11:35 AM ET
  • Inside the Country Music Hall of Fame's Massive Expansion

    Inside the Country Music Hall of Fame's Massive Expansion | ARTICLE

    It's pretty easy to get lost in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum these days: On Tuesday, the institution will more than double its size with a $100 million, 210,000-square-foot expansion that will be unveiled...

    April 14, 2014 4:20 PM ET
  • ACM Awards 2014: Miranda Lambert Dominates, George Strait Reigns

    ACM Awards 2014: Miranda Lambert Dominates, George Strait Reigns | ARTICLE

    By now, Miranda Lambert is certainly accustomed to being the belle of the country ball, but she tries not to show it. The country queen took home three trophies at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards,...

    April 7, 2014 12:15 AM ET
  • Jerrod Niemann on His Innovative and Potentially Polarizing New LP

    Jerrod Niemann on His Innovative and Potentially Polarizing New LP | ARTICLE

    Ruminating on the risks that have defined his career, Jerrod Niemann quotes a verse from "Write Your Own Songs," a Willie Nelson tune that is nearly as old as him: "Mr. Purified Country, don’t you know what...

    March 24, 2014 11:55 AM ET
  • Behind the Scenes with Little Big Town

    Behind the Scenes with Little Big Town | VIDEO

    Always paved with critical praise, Little Big Town's long road to success was also littered with radio roadblocks and label detours. Together since 1998, the country quartet shuffled between four different record labels and released five albums...

    October 23, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • Clay Cook Looks to Heavens on 'North Star' – Song Premiere

    Clay Cook Looks to Heavens on 'North Star' – Song Premiere | ARTICLE

    Clay Cook's new solo album, North Star, is a personal snapshot of his life spanning from college to his Grammy-winning days as a member of Zac Brown Band. The 35-year-old Georgia native was just 18 when the...

    October 22, 2013 8:30 AM ET
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