Watch Taylor Swift Sing “Fire And Rain” with James Taylor

Taylor Swift is famous for bringing out surprise guests during her shows but recently, she swapped roles. Taylor was the surprise guest when she joined James Taylor onstage during his show at Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox, Mass. Taylor joined James in a rendition of his classic “Fire and Rain” as well as performed [...] Read More

Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” Most Downloaded Song

Lady Antebellum can add another accolade for their hit song “Need You Now.” The track has become the No. 1 downloaded country song of all time this week, passing Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.” The track, which spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on both the country and pop charts, won GRAMMY Awards for “Song of [...] 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

Taylor Swift Maine-ly Shoots Video

Taylor Swift has promised for some time that a new album would be in her fans’ hands by the end of the year, and it appears she’s started the building blocks for the marketing campaign. She showed up rather quietly in Maine this week, according to The Portland Press Herald, for a video shoot that soon created a stir as the locals reported Taylor sitings: She was spotted Wednesday at Ram Island Farm in Cape Elizabeth outside of Portland, she had a hamburger that night at Becky’s Diner on Porland’s waterfront and shot a wedding scene Thursday at a church in Kennebunk. Read More

Trace Adkins, Sandra Bullock: Surprises at Nashville Rising

From the minute Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced plans for their multi-artist flood-relief concert Nashville Rising, the event looked like the kind of evening ripe for surprises. And it was. Even after Brooks & Dunn were forced to cancel because of Ronnie Dunn’s throat problems, a few unannounced stars made their way Tuesday to Music City’s Bridgestone Arena, one of numerous downtown facilities that took in water during the early-May flood. Trace Adkins popped on stage to join Blake Shelton on “Hillbilly Bone,” according to USA Today. And Sandra Bullock — who worked with Tim on the movie The Blind Side — took the spotlight and comically picked out the opening chords from Deep Purple’s classic-rock standard “Smoke On The Water.” Then she got serious. Read More