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  • Mötley Crüe Announces Country Tribute Album

    January 29, 2014 4:15 PM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    When veteran rockers Mötley Crüe teased fans with the news that they'd have a very, very big announcement to come in January, most music lovers correctly guessed the band was planning on anouncing their retirement. That indeed happened on Tuesday, with the group promising a blowout farewell tour to usher their three-plus decades of metal into history.  What wasn't quite expected, however, was another little bit of info. The Crüe informed a press gathering that t...  | More »

  • Nashville's Outlaw Grammy Winners

    January 24, 2014 11:45 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Kacey Musgraves, who is up for a remarkable four Grammy Awards on Sunday, has been shaking things up not only on the Nashville scene, but also attracting attention on a  level rarely achieved so quickly by a new artist. The young Grammy nominee has bewitched music critics not only for her genuine talent, but on an equal level for delivering messages that run on the somewhat counter — for Tennessee, anyway — culture side. If you're not familiar (where have you been, by t...  | More »

  • Video: Rosanne Cash On Her Family History

    January 22, 2014 6:34 PM ET

    Rosanne Cash certainly knows how to write her own story — in addition to her extensive repertoire of confessional and emotionally revealing songwriting, the daughter of Johnny Cash has also penned a memoir and contributed many essays to publications about her personal journeys. However, with the release of her new album, "The River & the Thread," Cash manages to navigate an enchanting and difficult method: Exploring her own history via the tales of other characters. The album, whic...  | More »

  • Video: Ray Benson Duets With Willie Nelson

    January 16, 2014 6:18 PM ET

    Texas musical institution Ray Benson, who's also known as the frontman of Western Swing legends Asleep at the Wheel, has a lot of accolades to his name (including nine Grammy awards and a heavyweight producer's resume). He also has a lot of cool friends to his name that he's collected in his music journey. Benson combines both of these in his second solo release (his first in quite some years!), A Little Piece, on which he duets with none other than Willie Nelson on the tune "...  | More »

  • Video: Whiskey Myers' 'Shelter From The Rain'

    January 10, 2014 5:01 PM ET

    Country fans who appreciate a splash of good ol' southern rock in the mix have likely already been clued into Texas country/roots-rock quintet Whiskey Myers, whose soulful/rebellious sound has earned them tour slots with the likes of Eric Church and the Eli Young Band. The guys made a respectable impact on the country charts with their last album, 2011's Firewater (while darn near burning up their local scene at the time!) and are now poised to release a new set, Early Morning Shak...  | More »

  • Video: Why Garth Brooks Goes Grubby on Stage

    January 3, 2014 10:05 AM ET

    Most people who are headed to a Vegas show expect the event to be filled with glitz and glamour — and, are likely dressed to the nines themselves! However, that's not the case with Garth Brooks's much-lauded Sin City residency. Fans who were lucky enough to catch him at the Wynn Resort over the past few years were treated to a noticeably dressed-down Brooks — just the way you'd find him at home in Oklahoma! The singer's stage garb, which consists of hoodies, b...  | More »

  • Scotty McCreery Rocks Hometown Crowd, Chats With Ram Country

    December 11, 2013 4:15 PM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Last month, just a week before Thanksgiving, Season 10 American Idol Scotty McCreery gave a select group of lucky fans something to be extra thankful for: An intimate concert at Durham, N.C.'s historic Carolina Theatre. The Ram Country Live show was not only special due to its exclusivity; the North Carolina State U. junior also had surplus pep in his step, as he's from the Raleigh-Durham area himself!  Since we knew that everyone couldn't make it out to the concert, we ...  | More »

  • Carrie Underwood's 'Sound of Music' Is All About the Sound

    December 6, 2013 10:55 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Poor Carrie Underwood. The country superstar is really not getting a fair shake this week. Despite having a very limited formal acting résumé (2011's "Soul Surfer," plus a guest appearance on "How I Met Your Mother" in 2010), the former American Idol gamely accepted the challenge of taking on one whopper of a role: The recreation of one of the most beloved characters in film history, "The Sound of Music's" Maria Von Trapp. Oh yeah, and not just any redux. Underwood p...  | More »

  • Video: See Kris Kristofferson Play 'Pretty Paper'

    December 3, 2013 2:05 PM ET

    Music lovers (and especially country music lovers) received an early Christmas treat in the form of the new holiday movie Angels Sing, which went into limited release last month and wowed with a fantastic cast including Harry Connick Jr., "Nashville's" Connie Britton, Lyle Lovett, and not one but two country legends: Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson. Of course, a film containing so many musical powerhouses wouldn't be complete without the actors providing a great soundtrack; an...  | More »

  • Jamie Lynn Spears Makes Her Video Debut — and Upstages Britney?

    November 27, 2013 12:05 PM ET
     |  Lyndsey Parker

    Britney Spears may be making headlines this week for her eighth album Britney Jean, but her younger sister Jamie Lynn stole a bit of her thunder by unveiling the video for her debut single, "How Could I Want More," on Tuesday — the same day that Britney's album started streaming on iTunes. Jamie Lynn Spears's music couldn't sound more different from the clubby electropop of, say, Britney's Vegas-ready banger "Work B----." "How Could I Want More" is a mature countr...  | More »

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