• Mindy McCready: A Look At Her Troubled, Too-Short Timeline

    February 20, 2013 11:17 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    The country music world reeled in shock over the weekend when long-troubled singer Mindy McCready apparently committed suicide on Sunday, one month after her boyfriend David Wilson allegedly did the same. However, those who have been following the country star's tumultuous history over the years know that she has weathered a string of seemingly never-ending personal issues since emerging on the music scene in the mid-'90s. Here's a look at the tragic path to the 37-year-old...  | More »

  • Need To Get In The V-Day Mood? Tim McGraw Offers Up Musical Selection

    February 15, 2013 11:50 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Tim McGraw is no doubt enjoying Valentine's Day this year for the obvious reasons--16 years of marriage to his sweetie, Faith Hill--but also his No. 1 debut on the country albums chart this week for new set Two Lanes Of Freedom. Still, even with all of this exciting stuff to consider, McGraw insists that he prefers a low-key family-oriented approach to the holiday. "For us, having an evening at home with the kids, a quiet evening is probably the best Valentine’s we can have," he t...  | More »

  • Mindy McCready Reportedly Committed To Rehab; Children Removed From Home

    February 7, 2013 10:30 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Troubled country singer Mindy McCready has been committed to rehab for alcohol and mental health issues in the wake of her boyfriend, David Wilson’s, death last month. Addtionally, the 37-year-old’s two young sons have been removed from her Arkansas home. According to E!, a judge ordered McCready to treatment following an emergency hearing on Wednesday. Sources say she may be there for up to 21 days. Reportedly, McCready’s family called for the hearing in concern for her he...  | More »

  • Randy Travis Pleads Guilty To DWI; Sentenced To Rehab, Probation

    February 1, 2013 11:57 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Randy Travis is on the way to recovery--both personally and with the law. On Thursday, the country singer pleaded guilty to a driving while intoxicated charge stemming from a dramatic incident last August where he crashed his car and was found naked on a Texas highway. Travis's lawyer told the press near the end of 2012 that his client was focusing on sobriety; however, that doesn't let him off the hook legally. As a result of his guilty plea, he was sentenced to a 180-day jail sen...  | More »

  • First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage…Now It’s Twin Baby Carriages For Chely Wright!

    January 24, 2013 5:02 PM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    Chely Wright, who made headlines in 2010 as the first country star to publicly come out as a lesbian, has happy news for the new year: She’s expecting identical twins with her wife, Lauren Blitzer-Wright. The couple announced their pregnancy Wednesday on Howard Bragman's YouTube show Gwissues. Wright, 42, is carrying the babies. No word on whether the twins are boys or girls, but they will arrive this summer, according to Wright. The little arrivals are technically due in July; h...  | More »

  • Taylor Swift’s ‘WANEGBT’ Gets Makeover By Samuel L. Jackson

    January 17, 2013 2:35 PM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    If Taylor Swift’s method of dismissing an ex-boyfriend is, well, just too sweet for your taste—here’s a markedly harsher delivery of her smash hit kiss-off tune “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” No, we’re not talking about the Hanson version, for cripes’ sake! Django Unchained bad guy Samuel L. Jackson, who’s been known of late for his cinematically expletive takes on children’s books (Go The F--- To Sleep) and political ads (&ld...  | More »

  • Video: Jerrod Niemann Performs for Yahoo!

    January 10, 2013 5:55 PM ET

    With his breakout No. 1 hit a couple of years back, Jerrod Niemann complained: "Lover, lover, you don't treat me no good no more." His brand new single, "Only God Could Love You More," is another break-up song… or another might-break-up song. But it's a far less blithe ballad in which Niemann means to convince his faltering lover-lover that all that goodness doesn't necessarily have to come to an end. Niemann and his band performed these two very different songs for the...  | More »

  • Exclusive! Producers Of New Johnny Cash Boxed Set Discuss Rare Mono Recordings

    December 12, 2012 9:00 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    This holiday season is a special one for Johnny Cash fans, who doubtlessly are putting the Man In Black's new boxed set, Johnny Cash - The Complete Columbia Album Collection on their Christmas lists. The extensive collection covers the astonishing effect Cash had on modern music over half a century, as well as offers aural treats for his most devoted followers. In this exclusive interview, Steve Berkowitz and Gregg Geller, the boxed set producers, talk about the unique qualities of Cash...  | More »

  • Gary Allan's New Video Put To Good Work Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

    December 6, 2012 10:45 AM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    When Gary Allan finished work on his single "Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" and released it to country radio, the last thing he could possibly have expected is that a real storm – Superstorm Sandy – would devastate areas of the East Coast just a few weeks later. What he did expect, however, was that his uplifting tune about pulling through in hard times would be a wonderful song to use in conjunction with a charitable cause of some sort. With that in the back of his mind from th...  | More »

  • Randy Travis Reportedly Completely Sober; Focusing On Health

    November 28, 2012 3:44 PM ET
     |  Wendy Geller

    To say that Randy Travis has had a difficult year would be an understatement. The 53-year-old singer was arrested twice in 2012--once for public intoxication and once for driving under the influence--not to mention made shocking headlines when he totaled his car and visited a convenience store sans clothing. However, it appears he's finally acknowledged that he's got a problem, and he wants to fix it. According to TMZ, Travis's lawyer Larry Friedman has stated his client has "...  | More »

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