CMA Close Up New Artist Spotlight: Parmalee

By Bob Doerschuk © 2014 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. A Southern rock patrimony, dues paid in church gigs, a player too drunk to pick, and a late-night gunfight: Parmalee’s Country pedigree is as real as it gets. Brothers Matt and Scott Thomas tagged along on their father’s blues/rock band [...] Read More

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw & Keith Urban to Headline Faster Horses Festival

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban will headline the second annual Faster Horses Festival in the Irish Hills of Brooklyn, Michigan. Set for July 18-20, the festival will also feature Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Joe Diffie, Jana Kramer, Ashley Monroe, Parmalee, Cassadee Pope, Dan + Shay, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, [...] Read More

ACM Announces New Artist of the Year Semi-Finalists; Fan Voting Begins January 21

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country announced today that for the sixth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be voted on by the fans through VoteACM.com and GACTV.com/ACM, beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  The Academy of Country Music once again combined all newcomer [...] Read More

Scotty McCreery Continues No. 1 Streak on Top 20

Scotty McCreery holds on to No. 1 again this week on Top 20 Country Countdown with Alan Jackson holding steady at No. 2. Several new videos make their countdown debuts this week with Garth Brooks coming in at No. 11 with “The Call,” featuring Trisha Yearwood. New videos from LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves and Billy Currington [...] Read More

Scotty McCreery Remains at No. 1 on Top 20

Scotty McCreery is at No. 1 again this week on Top 20 Country Countdown with “”See You Tonight.” Alan Jackson holds on to the No. 2 spot for a second week in a row while Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert round out the Top 3 with “We Were Us.” Eli Young Band makes its countdown debut [...] Read More