With her eclectic style and signature red lips, South Carolina native Nikki Lane is hard to miss. But it’s really her unapologetic blend of outlaw country, Americana, blues and rock that has captured listeners’ attention and made them hungry for more. Her voice isn’t sweet as silk and smooth as honey — it’s gritty and fiery and
Garth Brooks is a leader in country music, but don’t expect to see his name on the presidential ballot anytime soon. In a recent interview with Billboard, the country superstar shares why he can’t envision a future in the Oval Office: He sees himself reflected across the political spectrum and party lines. “Trust me, no one would know which way to go
The third song on Jeremy Ivey‘s sophomore album, Waiting Out the Storm, is a bit of an outlier: “The orphan of the group” is how the singer-songwriter describes “Movies,” a reflection on the transient nature of life. “They say the hardest parts of the day / Are the beginning and the end / But the hardest
Alan Jackson songs are some of the essential country songs of the last two decades. The singer-songwriter is widely acknowledged as one of the best songwriters in modern country music. With more than 60 singles to his credit — nearly half of which have reached No. 1 — narrowing this list down to just 10
One of the most prolific and beloved artists in country music, Alan Jackson has been delighting fans and critics alike for over 30 years. With 16 studio albums, 10 greatest hits records and even two Christmas cuts, Jackson is one of the best-selling artists of the past few decades, selling over 40 million albums throughout his career.
Reba McEntire doesn’t seem to be fazed that she passed on one of George Strait‘s early No. 1 hits. She’d notch plenty of her own throughout the ’80s and ’90s, and really, this just wasn’t her kind of song. Think you know which it was? Here are a few clues: This mid-tempo, traditional country swinger reached No.
In the six months since John Prine‘s death, his family and record label have received plenty of mail from fans — postcards, specifically, sent in response to a request that aimed to help the United States Postal Service in the face of criticisms by President Donald Trump and cuts to the organization. The folk icon’s
Travis Tritt (Photo Credits: onecountry.com) In honor of the great King of Country Music George Jones, country music artists from the country staged a memorial service on May 2, 2013. It is fully remembered that the living legends performed their tributes, shared their eulogies, and talked about their memories with the late George Jones. The
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It was one of the biggest moments of Dolly Parton‘s career — and rrrrip! In 1978, just before she was crowned the CMA Awards’ Entertainer of the Year, Parton’s gown split up the front — a wardrobe malfunction that led to a memorable, so-very-Dolly-like acceptance speech. As Parton recalls to People, “I remember thinking, ‘This is such a
Many celebrities and public figures have been immortalized in wax by the famous Madame Tussauds — including a number of country stars! Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Little Jimmy Dickens and more have been honored with wax figure likenesses of themselves. A Nashville-area Madame Tussauds, opened in 2017, is the company’s first themed attraction; titled “Soundtrack of America,”
After the 2020 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday night (Oct. 14), George Strait was announced as the winner in the Top Country Tour category. That’s historic and surprising. It’s historic because, at age 68, Strait was the oldest winner at the 2020 BBMAs (per Billboard). It’s surprising because — didn’t the King of Country retire from
Everybody knows that lots of thought and planning goes into who wins the CMA Awards each year — but did you know that trophies themselves are intricately designed to have special meaning, too? Press play above to watch a new video from the Country Music Association, offering a behind-the-scenes look into how the trophies are
On Oct. 15, 1973, Dolly Parton released her now-classic song “Jolene.” The No. 1 song (as of February of 1974) wasn’t her first to reach the country charts’ highest peak, but it did help launch one of her most successful years to date, as she followed up “Jolene” with two more chart-toppers: “I Will Always Love You” and “Love
Luke Combs took advantage of an opportunity to show his softer side at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. His Wednesday night (Oct. 14) performance of “Better Together” may have been an epiphany for those who only know him as the guy who sings, “Longneck, ice-cold beer never broke my heart …” Truth be told, long-time
It feels like a lifetime has passed since Kane Brown announced he’d “probably go clubbin'” to celebrate a successful audition for the U.S. version of Simon Cowell‘s music competition show, The X Factor. But it was in 2013, just seven years ago, when the “One Right Thing” singer tried out for the TV series. And while Brown didn’t
Superstar duo Florida Georgia Line are the 2020 recipients of the Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award, in recognition of their longstanding support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The accolade was announced during the We Won’t Stop livestream in support of the organization’s life-saving mission on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 15). For years, FGL’s Tyler Hubbard and
Luke Bryan continues to seek balance among his radio selections as he releases “Down to One” as the fourth single from Born Here Live Here Die Here. The mellow love song recalls so much from his early-to-mid 2010s catalog. In fact, you could drop this lightly R&B tinged song on any station in America in 2014 and
Jason Aldean has sold his spectacular beach house in Florida for $2.375 million, and according to pictures and property records, the place was worth every penny and more. Realtor.com reports that Aldean and his wife, Brittany, purchased the 4-story luxury beach house on Saint George Island, right along the Gulf of Mexico, for $1.8 million in 2015, and
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will put to use some of the most iconic instruments in the genre’s history for its upcoming “Big Night” fundraiser, set for Wednesday, October 28th. Included among the newly announced instrument and artist pairings are guitars once owned by Johnny Cash, Mother Maybelle Carter, and Jimmie Rodgers.