Joe Nichols & Steel Magnolia to Headline Country Weekly Fashion Show

Joe Nichols and Steel Magnolia are set to headline the Fifth Annual Country Weekly Fashion Show & Concert. The event, which will be emceed by GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, takes place June 7 at Nashville’s Rocketown and will benefit Musicians On Call, an organization that brings live and recorded music to patients in healthcare facilities. “The [...] Read More

Country Stars Descend on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Country music stars Randy Owen, Ronnie Dunn, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Joey + Rory and Casey James were just a few of the stars to descend on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help officially kick-off the annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon season. Country Cares brings together all facets [...] Read More

Justin Moore, Carrie Underwood: Christmas Time’s A-Comin’

Wrapping gifts. Spending time with the kids. Baking cookies. Eating cookies. If you’re doing any of that today, then you’re spending the holiday season much like some of your favorite stars. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood — they’ve all got their traditions, just like you. Whether it means breaking open the eggnog or hiding presents, here’s what some of country music’s artists are thinking, planning or remembering at Christmas: Read More

Joanna Smith: Put Her On Your Radar

“Aaaaaaall my girlfriends are gettin’ married…” If you’ve heard that line delivered with an amped-up energy and an acerbic little drawl, you’ve been listening to Joanna Smith. And if you haven’t heard it, you need to get her on your radar. Columbia Records held an eye-opening luncheon showcase for her Friday in the label’s cafeteria, an informal setting that allowed her to deliver an intimate little musical introduction. She sang just a handful of songs and introduced herself to a few Music Row decision-makers, including Grand Ole Opry Vice President Pete Fisher, and in the process, Joanna demonstrated some real potential with a spunky demeanor, forceful right-arm rhythms on her acoustic guitar and a clear, penetrating voice. Read More

Luke Bryan, Chuck Wicks: Water Themes Abound

Between the Brad Paisley H2O World Tour and May’s Nashville flood, country music has been waterlogged this summer. But the liquid is still flowing in the genre. Brad’s weekend lake show set a record, Luke Bryan rode a gusher to the top of the chart, and yes, there’s more flood-recovery news, thanks in part to Chuck Wicks and Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely. Here’s a look at the way water continues to stream into country’s current landscape: Read More