Darius Rucker & Friends Raise $121,000 for St. Jude

Darius Rucker’s third annual Darius & Friends benefit concert and auction for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital raised $121,000. The concert took place on June 4 at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville and this year, included the addition of a golf tournament. See photos from Darius & Friends >> Darius was joined by his [...] Read More

Justin Moore, Carrie Underwood: Christmas Time’s A-Comin’

Wrapping gifts. Spending time with the kids. Baking cookies. Eating cookies. If you’re doing any of that today, then you’re spending the holiday season much like some of your favorite stars. Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Justin Moore, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood — they’ve all got their traditions, just like you. Whether it means breaking open the eggnog or hiding presents, here’s what some of country music’s artists are thinking, planning or remembering at Christmas: Read More

New Duo “the JaneDear girls” No. 1 onTop 20

They’re experiencing their first-ever single, so they’re certainly green. And they plowed through everything in their way to get to No. 1, so they’ve got all the power of a John Deere tractor. Appropriately, the JaneDear girls are showcased at the top of his weekend’s Nan Kelley-hosted edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown. The JaneDear girls — Danelle Leverett and Susie Brown — met on the Nashville club circuit and hit it off immediately. They scheduled a songwriting session together, and it went so well that they abandoned their solo careers to create a duo. They made some appearances at MuzikMafia shows and got the attention of John Rich, who helped them secure a recording deal with Warner Bros. and is producing the girls’ first album. Something’s clearly working, since “Wildflower” bolted from No. 13 to No. 1 on the Top 20 this week. Read More