New Artist Spotlight: Angie Johnson

By Bob Doerschuk © 2013 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc. Apparently, it’s not enough for Missouri-born Angie Johnson to have served as an intelligence analyst in the United States Air Force; she also sang and toured with The Air Force Band. Then, following an initial attempt to find a break [...] Read More

Blake Shelton Announces “Healing In The Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert”

Blake Shelton will be joined by Miranda Lambert, Reba and Vince Gill for the “Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert” telethon on May 29 in support of the Moore, Oklahoma victims. Scheduled for May 29 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, the concert will air live at 9/8c on NBC as well as [...] Read More

650 AM WSM to Release Live From The Archives June 25

For the first time in its 87 year history, 650 AM WSM will release a compilation of live, in-studio performances by renowned artists and songwriters on June 25. Live From The Archives of 650 AS WSM – Volume One will be available on CD, digitally, and as a limited edition two-jacket vinyl release. “A station [...] Read More

Country Stars Offer Thoughts & Prayers for Moore, Oklahoma

In the wake of the devastating tornado that tore through Moore, Oklahoma Monday afternoon, country stars, many of whom are from Oklahoma, are offering their thoughts and prayers. Toby Keith grew up in the town of Moore and was deeply affected by the storm. “This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in,” [...] Read More

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride celebrate anniversaries, Reba reveals the fate of Malibu Country, Thompson Square struggles with down time and Brett Eldredge reveals his weakness. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week: Martina McBride – MartinaMcBride: 25 [...] Read More