Country Stars To Play “You’ve been Sentenced!” At CMA Music Festival

Game manufacture McNeill Designs for Brighter Minds will host its first annual celebrity charity event during CMA Music Festival. Country stars will sit down to play You’ve been Sentenced! – Country Music Edition on June 7th from 2:00-4:30 PM at the Hard Rock Café in downtown Nashville. Stars will play the game to benefit Children’s [...] Read More

Sawyer Brown Partners with Compassion International

Sawyer Brown has partnered with world-renowned child advocacy organization, Compassion International, to fight child poverty around the world. The band hopes to inspire fans to sponsor children through Compassion International and will travel with the organization in early 2012 to see the work they are a part of first-hand. “I always want to be a [...] Read More

Buddy Jewell Releases New Album

Buddy Jewell has released his latest project, I Surrender All. The album, available on iTunes, Amazon as well as through www.buddyjewell.com, includes “Somebody Who Would Die For You,” a song that recently topped the Christian Country Charts. His latest single, “Jesus, Elvis and Me,” is shipping to country, gospel and Chrisian country radio stations later [...] Read More

2010 Rewind: No. 1 — Nashville Floods, And Digs Out

It rained. And rained. And rained some more. Nashville took in over 13 inches of water in a 48-hour period in May, and some areas of the region were swamped with as much as 20 inches. It was more than the rivers and streams could handle, and by May 3, the drainage system was overflowing. The stage and much of the floor seating at the Grand Ole Opry House was covered, water seeped into one room at the Country Music Hall of Fame, LP Field — the site of the CMA Music Festival — became a swamp, and an instrument storage unit was drowned, destroying guitars and equipment owned by Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Vince Gill, among others. It took a while for people to notice outside of Middle Tennessee. The focus of the major news organizations at the time was on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. So Music City rolled up its sleeves and started digging out on its own. The Nashville flood is No. 1 on the list as GAC concludes its countdown of the top country news stories of 2010. Read More

Kix Brooks, Trace Adkins Honor the Troops

Kix Brooks, Trace Adkins and Buddy Jewell are among the latest acts taking time from their schedules to honor the soldiers who put their lives on the line for their country. Kix is in the midst of a Middle East tour, Buddy just headed out with with a package of country singers that will visit four countries, and Trace is set to appear on a TV special with a military theme before his own USO journey. Not that it’s anything unusual for country acts. Among the artists who’ve lent themselves to the USO in the past are Toby Keith, Neal McCoy, Chely Wright, Craig Morgan, Kellie Pickler and the Zac Brown Band. Here’s what some of country’s stars are doing with the USO: Read More