Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon Adds More Star Power

Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon Adds More Star Power Hank Williams Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Alabama, Don McLean, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson and Lauren Alaina have been added to the list of performers at the Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund telethon airing live from Nashville on Tuesday (Dec. 13). The event will […]

Best Christmas Ever: John Rich

Best Christmas Ever: John Rich John Rich has a guitar hanging on the wall of his home in Nashville. It was a Christmas gift from his father 35 years ago. Rich told me the story of what he considers his best Christmas ever and explained why getting a guitar as a kid was so meaningful […]

‘Tis the Season for Kenny Chesney’s “Jesus and Elvis”

‘Tis the Season for Kenny Chesney’s “Jesus and Elvis” There’s a song on Kenny Chesney’s latest album Cosmic Hallelujah that he calls pure poetry. It’s “Jesus and Elvis,” written by Matraca Berg, Hayes Carll and Allison Moorer. The ballad is more than an homage to a dive bar where velvet paintings of the King of […]

When Brothers Osborne’s Bus Becomes the Venue

When Brothers Osborne’s Bus Becomes the Venue “We’re not canceling a show. We’ve never done it before. We try to never ever do it.” That’s what TJ Osborne said live on the rooftop of the Brothers Osborne tour bus on Saturday (Dec. 10) outside Hanford Fox Theatre in Hanford, California. A few hours before the […]

Carrie Underwood: The Skydiving Journal

Carrie Underwood: The Skydiving Journal If you woke up on Sunday (Dec. 11) morning and checked Twitter or Instagram, you likely saw Carrie Underwood like you’ve never seen her before. She went skydiving with her friend Melissa Schleicher in Sydney, Australia, and from all the pictures someone took, it looks like the views were amazing. […]

Surprise New Taylor Swift Song Featured in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer [Listen]

Surprise New Taylor Swift Song Featured in ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer [Listen] Taylor Swift may surprise her longtime fans with her latest career move. The country-turned-pop star has recorded a sultry duet with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik for the upcoming film Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Gray. Continue reading…Published […]

Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band Give Back to Tennessee Wildfire Victims

Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band Give Back to Tennessee Wildfire Victims Kenny Chesney and the Country Music Association have partnered donate $500,000 to help to those affected by the wildfires that have devastated Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas in the Smoky Mountains. Additionally, the Academy of Country Music, the organization’s nonprofit […]

Best Christmas Memory: Kelsea Ballerini

Best Christmas Memory: Kelsea Ballerini Kelsea Ballerini has so much to look forward to. A few more stops on her first headlining tour, more music and as she put it so well in a social media post earlier this week: Oh my god. MOM IM GOING TO THE GRAMMYS. https://t.co/43U8em9Zwx — Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) December […]

Shane Owens Goes Acoustic in ‘Country Never Goes Out of Style’ Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Shane Owens Goes Acoustic in ‘Country Never Goes Out of Style’ Video [Exclusive Premiere] There is no mistaking that Shane Owens is a country boy. The deep-voiced singer showcases his country roots in a new performance video for "Country Never Goes Out of Style," which is premiering exclusively at Taste of Country. Continue reading…Published at […]