Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift to Stand Up for Cancer

Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw are among the celebrities scheduled to participate in the third annual Stand Up To Cancer television fundraising special. Taylor and Tim, along with Coldplay and Alicia Keys, will perform during the broadcast which airs Friday, September 7 at 8 p.m on various networks. Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael [...] Read More

Acoustic Performances Added to CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts

The Nightly Concerts at LP Field during CMA Music Festival just keep getting bigger. Two acoustic performances have been added to each of the four nights. CMA Music Festival takes place June 7-9 in downtown Nashville. Kellie Pickler and Lauren Alaina will each take the stage acoustically on June 7. Randy Houser and The Voice [...] Read More

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

Pardon Me: Merle Haggard Gets A Kennedy Center Honor

Merle Haggard got his due this weekend. Already a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, he received a Kennedy Center Honor alongside Oprah Winfrey, Sir Paul McCartney, choreographer Bill T. Jones and Broadway lyricist Jerry Herman. It’s a bit ironic — Merle was the first country artist to perform at the Kennedy Center just six days after it opened in September 1971. Still, he’s not the first country artist to receive one of the Honors named after the venue. He’s been preceded by George Jones, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Roy Acuff and Willie Nelson. Read More