2010 Rewind: No. 7 — Tim McGraw, Ryan Bingham Lead Country At The Movies

From Crazy Heart to Country Strong, Hollywood and Nashville were tightly linked in 2010. Tim McGraw, Julianne Hough, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood all went in front of the cameras. And artists as diverse as Ryan Bingham, Billy Currington, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney got their music on the big screen in one way or another. Country’s role in a large number of movies ranks No. 7 in GAC’s countdown of the dozen top stories of 2010. Read More

Julianne Hough Finally Opening Up About Ryan Seacrest

It’s got to be strange to have a public profile and a private life and try to keep them separate. It’s certainly been a lot of work for Julianne Hough and “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, who’ve been spotted publicly numerous times since the summer. Thus far, they’ve been pretty dodgy — Ryan even declined to kiss Julianne at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game when the Kiss Cam put the couple’s image on the scoreboard. But they’re maybe feeling a little more comfortable talking about the coupling that cameras have documented for months. Julianne acknowledged the relationship to People, saying “I could not be happier. Everything is wonderful.” Read More

Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins Lead Country’s Movie News

Carrie Underwood and Trace Adkins have finished their work on a couple of movies that are in the works. And that’s just a start among a raft of film projects tied to Nashville’s best-known genre. Travis Tritt and Julianne Hough have their own acting bits on tap, and there might well be a picture in the future about the life of Jerry Lee Lewis. Here’s the latest on-screen news of note: Read More

Julianne Hough Double Dips At The Movies

Julianne Hough came to national attention as one of the professional dancers on “Dancing With The Stars,” but now she’s all over the entertainment map. Her current single, “Is That So Wrong,” is the first from her sophomore country album, and she’s expected to appear in two different movies in the next eight months — both of them connected to major dates on the calendar. Julianne’s currently involved in pre-production in Los Angeles for the remake of Footloose, which has gone through several different incarnations. Kenny Ortega was originally set to direct the film, though it’s now in the hands of Craig Brewer, who directed Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan. But that’s not the only change in the crew. Chace Crawford and Zac Efron were both on board at one point or another to star opposite Julianne in the lead role made famous by Kevin Bacon in 1984. Her co-star is now a relative unknown, Kenny Wormald. Read More