Eric Church ‘Speechless’ After Receiving Five 2012 CMA Awards Nominations
Breakout country star Eric Church leads the pack in this year’s CMA Awards nominations, receiving an astonishing five nods. Now the singer has issued a statement about the exciting news, saying, “I’m truly speechless.”
Sugarland Perform ‘Baby Girl’ With 4-Year-Old Cancer Survivor
The members of Sugarland got the chance to make a young girl’s life brighter at a recent tour stop in Minnesota. Singer Jennifer Nettles and singer-songwriter Kristian Bush were performing at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Aug. 8 when they were joined onstage by a very special guest — a 4-year-old cancer patient named Avery.
Ronnie Dunn Presents His Plan to Help the Unemployed
Ronnie Dunn is apparently a little bit fed up with both of America’s major political parties, and he’s not afraid to say so. In a Facebook post last week, the ‘Cost of Livin” singer said he wouldn’t be appearing at the Republican National Convention and has yet to decide about the Democratic National Convention, proposing an alternate means of helping America’s unemployed.
Dierks Bentley to Host Sixth-Annual ACM Honors Event
Dierks Bentley will have the honors of hosting the upcoming sixth-annual ACM Honors event, which take place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on September 24, 2012. The evening is dedicated to recognizing award recipients and special honorees in the non-televised categories of the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Did Toby Keith Refuse to Sign a Guitar for St. Jude?
Country fan favorite Toby Keith is facing allegations that he refused to sign a guitar to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Chris Young Reunites With Wounded Warrior Pal During Visit to Air Force Base
Chris Young had the chance to catch up with an old friend during a visit to Minot Air Force Base last week. The singer stopped by the base for a CD signing with some of our country’s finest airmen as part of his work with Stars for Stripes and the Minot Exchange. While there, he was reunited with Wounded Warrior Scott Lilley, whom he first met in 2009 while working with Stars for Stripes. Read Mor
Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You Hall of Fame Exhibit to Open in August
The legendary Patsy Cline is the subject of an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You will open in the museum’s East Gallery on Aug. 24, signing rent for a ten-month run.
Scotty McCreery Rooting for Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin
Like the rest of America — okay, the world — country’s own Scotty McCreery is currently entranced by the 2012 Olympic Games. And it seems he’s got his eye on one gold medalist swimmer in particular. Using his Twitter account as a platform, McCreery has come out in full support of Olympian Missy Franklin.
Love and Theft Singer Reveals He Was Almost Robbed During Community Service
Love & Theft may have to change their name to Assault & Battery after Eric Gunderson’s run-in with an attempted robber. Gunderson was arrested in March of 2012 after trying to carry a hunting knife through security at the airport, and while doing his community service, had a close call with a criminal.
Toby Keith’s ‘Red Solo Cup’ Becomes Singer’s All-Time Best-Selling Single
Never underestimate the power of partying. Toby Keith’s party-hearty anthem ‘Red Solo Cup’ has been certified double platinum by the RIAA after selling two million digital downloads, which also makes it Keith’s career top seller. The news comes just six months after the song was certified as the first platinum single of the his career in January.
Strangers Help Disabled Fan at Blake Shelton Concert
A Blake Shelton fan suffering from several disabilities found out that human kindness is not dead at a concert recently.
‘We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash’ Coming to CD and DVD in August
Legacy Recordings will release ‘We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash’ on CD and DVD on Aug. 7. The all-star concert offers fans a richly diverse tribute to the musical legacy of the legendary Man in Black.