Sept. 29, 2009 Joe Nichols has titled his next album Old Things New, and its an appropriate name on several levels. For one, it stylistically balances old-school country with the genres current tone. For another, its the first time he recorded a CD since he underwent alcohol rehab.
Sept. 29, 2009 Miranda Lambert releases her third album on Tuesday, and its a sign that shes transitioning in her life. She titled the CD Revolution, signalling outwardly the inward changes shes chronicled in the albums 15 songs.
September 28, 2009 The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with "Opry Goes Pink," with the help of ABCs "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts (formerly a sports anchor and reporter for Nashville's WSMV-TV and a country music deejay earlier in her career).
September 28, 2009 When it came time to find a producer for his next single, Jimmy Wayne's label president, Scott Borchetta, knew just who to call hit maker Dann Huff. Dann's worked with some of country's biggest stars, including Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and many others.
Sept. 28, 2009 Kenny Chesneys collaboration with Dave Matthews, "Im Alive," hit No. 12 last week on the Country Aircheck singles chart. Its an achievement thats four years in the making, going back to the first time they met at Farm Aid in 2005.
Sept. 28, 2009 Carrie Underwood has been well received in Nashville ever since she won "American Idol" and moved to Music City in 2005, and now shes being embraced by the citys orchestra. Carrie will receive the Harmony Award during the Symphony Ball at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Dec. 12, according to The Tennessean.
Sept. 28, 2009 Tim McGraws latest single is the title track from his upcoming album, Southern Voice, and it gives credit to such historic figures from Dixie as Hank Williams, Hank Aaron and Rosa Parks. Each of them rose from modest beginnings to make a significant impact on American culture, and they fit well with Tims rootsy vision for the album.
Sept. 25, 2009 Paula Abduls departure from "American Idol" changes the texture of the judges on the FOX-TV show, and the emergence of Ellen DeGeneres as her replacement was one of the top entertainment subjects of the last month. Former "Idol" winner Carrie Underwood has a view of the show that only a few people possess, and she believes Ellen was a smart addition.
Sept. 25, 2009 Eric Church set a personal high with his current single, "Love Your Love The Most." Eight months after it was released to radio, the song is now a Top 10 single in both Billboard and Country Aircheck for the first time.
Sept. 25, 2009 With her third album, Revolution, set for release on Tuesday, Miranda Lambert is a special guest this weekend on GACs Top 20 Country Countdown.