Wynonna Announces Engagement

Congratulations to Wynonna Judd and Cactus Moser, of award-winning country group Highway 101! The pair got engaged on December 24, reports People magazine. The pair have been dating since late 2009. Wynonna and Cactus are currently touring together as Wynonna and The Big Noise. Wynonna is a five-time GRAMMY Award winning artist and New York [...] Read More

Judds, Oprah Do Their Last Encores

Oprah Winfrey kicks off her 25th season on daytime TV next week, launching what’s billed as her final season. So who’s among the first week’s guests? Appropriately, the Judds, who are reuniting this fall for what they’re calling their Last Encore Tour. Wynonna and Naomi are slated for Tuesday’s “Oprah” show, according to The Chicago Tribune, with Wy discussing her loss of a staggering 60 pounds. The edition was taped Sept. 3, according to a tweet from executive producer Sheri Salata, and the Judds talk a bit about what fans can expect with the Last Encore. Read More

Little Big Town, Randy Rogers Banded Together at Nos. 1 & 2

To purposely misquote a Paul McCartney classic, bands are on the run in country music — straight to the top of the charts. Little Big Town’s new album The Reason Why, bolts out of the chute to No. 1 on this week’s Billboard Country Albums chart, and it’s followed by the Randy Rogers Band’s Burning The Day, checking in at No. 2. In fact, groups occupy four of the Top 5 slots on the chart. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now checks in at No. 4, and the the Zac Brown Band hanging in at No. 5 with the double-platinum project The Foundation. The only thing blocking bands from a Top 5 sweep is the Trace Adkins album Cowboy’s Back In Town. Most fans probably don’t think much about it, but being in a band is completely different from working as a solo artist. There are more expenses, more opinions and more egos involved, so decisions require more communication and more time. As a reward for all that extra work, there’s less potential income — the band members have to split up the proceeds in the end. Read More