Behind the Scenes of Brad & Carrie’s CMA Awards Commercials

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood had to work hard to keep their gig as hosts of the CMA Awards for the fourth straight year. They faced stiff competition from the likes of Donnie and Marie Osmond and Miss Piggy before landing the job once more. Take a look behind the scenes as Brad and Carrie [...] Read More

Superstar Duo Wants Brad & Carrie’s CMA Hosting Job

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have hosted the CMA Awards for the last three years so surely their hosting gig is safe, right? Carrie certainly thinks so, even as she and Brad have to wait their turn to audition for the role. Carrie’s confidence gets shaken, however, when a famous couple comes in to steal [...] Read More

Garth Brooks Aids Songwriter Hall Celebration

The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame added four new people to its rolls Sunday night. They’re four people whose names are more likely to be in parentheses in an album’s liner notes than on a marquee. But without writers such as Paul Davis, Pat Alger, Steve Cropper and Stephen Foster to come up with the words and the melodies, many of the folks with a microphone in their hands would have nothing to sing. And the artists know it. That’s why Tanya Tucker, Jimmy Wayne, T. Graham Brown and Garth Brooks were among the acts who took part in Sunday’s induction ceremony at the Nashville Renaissance Hotel. Read More

Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris: Hall of Fame News Abounds

Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Paul McCartney: several halls of fame are bursting with news about their programs or their members. The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame have new inductees on the way, the Country Music Hall of Fame has a couple of fundraisers on the docket in Nashville and Los Angeles, and one Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member invoked the names of two Country Hall of Famers when he played next door to Nashville’s best-known museum. Here’s a bundle of Hall of Fame-related music news: Read More