Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum & More Sing Beatles Classic for St. Jude

Several country stars including Randy Owen, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Darius Rucker joined more than 30 other celebrities for “Hey St. Jude,” an all-star version of The Beatles classic “Hey Jude” released in conjunction with National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The video also includes several St. Jude patients, as well as [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! In this week’s edition of Top 10 Tweets, Jake Owen celebrates his first No. 1, Miranda Lambert ‘flirts’ with a fellow artist, Hunter Hayes takes a one minute flight and The Band Perry spies some friends trying to copy The Beatles. Here are our picks for the Top 10 [...] Read More

Gloriana “Wild” About Follow-Up Opportunity

Thanks to the single “Wild At Heart” and an opening slot on the Taylor Swift Fearless Tour, Gloriana built quite a strong foundation in the last couple years as a new country band. The song’s harmonies and its catchy melody definitely caught on — “Wild At Heart” was certified gold just last month. With that success behind them, the four members — Cheyenne Kimball, Rachel Reinert and brothers Tom and Mike Gossin — started writing songs on Tuesday for the next album. Despite the attention they’ve gotten, they’re feeling no pressure to duplicate or exceed the last one. In fact, they’re itching to see what kind of changes they can make to their core sound. Read More

Keith Urban Leads Hall of Fame Activities

A year ago, Keith Urban raised $500,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame when he threw an all-star All For The Hall concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. This year, he’s pitching in again, but it’s not the only thing going on in country music with hall of fame overtones. Hall of Famer Loretta Lynn will be celebrated with a tribute album, fellow Hall of Famer Merle Haggard will receive another rare honor, and five composers — including a former Beatle — are being added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Here’s a rundown of the hall of fame-related events of note: Read More

Lady Antebellum Conquers London

Lady Antebellum had the best-selling album in America during the first half of 2010, and the group made its first headlining venture overseas last week, playing to a sold-out crowd at Shepherds Bush Empire in London Aug. 11. Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood were a little uncertain about what to expect, especially because they didn’t really know how Brits would respond to their brand of country, a music style that originated in the U.S. Read More