Dwight Yoakam, Easton Corbin & More Added to Country Thunder Lineup

Dwight Yoakam, Aaron Lewis, Easton Corbin, Casey James, Sara Jean Kelley, THE FARM, The MyClymonts, The Roys, and Thomas Rhett have been added to the Country Thunder lineup. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Country Thunder will take place July 19-22 in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Toby Keith have been [...] Read More

Jason Aldean & Zac Brown Band Grace Covers of Billboard Mini-Magazine

Billboard magazine and marketing agency ‘stache media have partnered to launch the first-ever Billboard mini-magazine dedicated to country music. The fan-focused publication is available exclusively at Target stores nationwide and includes two collectible covers featuring Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean. “Partnering with Billboard on this special country edition has allowed us to offer a [...] Read More

Billboard‘s Top 50 Country Albums of 2011

Billboard.com has just released its year-end charts for 2011. Here are the 50 most popular country albums for the year (based on album sales). Congratulations to Taylor Swift for taking the top spot with her Speak Now album! Speak Now – Taylor Swift My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean Nothing Like This – Rascal Flatts Need [...] Read More

New Artist Spolight: Aaron Lewis

By Bob Doerschuk © 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Not every newcomer can persuade Charlie Daniels, George Jones and Chris Young to join in on his debut single. Then again, Aaron Lewis isn’t your typical newcomer. He’d already built a massive following as frontman for Staind when he came [...] Read More

Aaron Lewis to Hold Second Annual Benefit Concert

Aaron Lewis has announced the dates and lineup for his second annual It Takes A Community Foundation benefit concert. The concert will take place on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 at The Pines Theater at Look Park in Northampton, MA. Friday’s country show will feature Rhett Akins, Frank Hannon of Tesla and Alexa [...] Read More