Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Brad Paisley compares hats with Pharrell and Taylor Swift hangs with Lorde at the GRAMMY Awards; Dierks Bentley is jealous of Blake Shelton’s GRAMMY performance with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson; and Ringo Starr meets up with some of his country music heroes. Here are [...] Read More

Listen to Ronnie Dunn’s Live Q&A on SiriusXM May 24

Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that country music star Ronnie Dunn will sit down for a live Q&A session with an audience of SiriusXM listeners at the SiriusXM studios in New York City. “SiriusXM’s Town Hall with Ronnie Dunn” will air live on Prime Country, channel 58, on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 [...] Read More

GRAMMY Museum Presents “An Evening With Randy Travis”

The GRAMMY Museum will host “An Evening With Randy Travis” on September 21. The event will honor Randy’s 25-year career with Randy on hand for a special discussion and acoustic performance. Randy recently released Anniversary Celebration, a duets CD featuring artists such as Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood among [...] Read More

Jamey Johnson Joins Willie, Kenny at Farm Aid

Jamey Johnson is headed to the home of the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, though he won’t be singing the national anthem or “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” during the final weekend of baseball’s regular season. Instead, he’s been announced at the last minute as an addition to the lineup for Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid 25: Growing Home For America at Miller Park. Board members John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Neil Young were already set for the concert, of course. And so were Norah Jones, Jeff Tweedy, Jason Mraz and the Randy Rogers Band, among others. And the event has an interesting connection to the top of the country album charts. Jamey’s new double-disc CD, The Guitar Song, came out Sept. 14 and went to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Kenny Chesney’s new project, Hemingway’s Whiskey, came out on Tuesday, and it’s already being forecast as the top-selling album in any genre for the week. Since Kenny’s scheduled to be at Miller Park, too, it means artists with No. 1 country albums two of the last three weeks will both appear on the same stage the same day. Read More

Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride: CMA Nominations Trivia

When Miranda Lambert set a record for female acts by picking up nine awards nominations this week from the Country Music Association, no one was more surprised than her. But that wasn’t the only shock-a-roonie of the two-day nominations announcement. Lady Antebellum achieved something that’s never been done before, Steel Magnolia and The Band Perry each accomplished something that’s probably been done only once. And Miranda did something that’s only happened twice. Here’s a bevy of CMA trivia that you may not have seen anywhere else: Read More