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Keith Urban Rocks In Salt Lake Country

Liz Carlston | Posted 07.22.2016 | Entertainment
Liz Carlston

Four-time Grammy award winner and former "American Idol" judge, Keither Urban brought his Ripcord tour to Salt Lake's Usana Amphitheater Thursday nigh...

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

Dolly Parton Has A Surprise For Fans That's A 'Wee Bit Gay'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.12.2016 | Queer Voices

When it comes to her gay and lesbian fans, Dolly Parton sees herself as more than just a superstar. The country songstress, 70, told The Guardian in a...

Country Music Stars Kick Off Search For The Next Big Thing

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 07.11.2016 | Entertainment

Attention, country music singers: You don’t necessarily need to audition for “The Voice” to make it big. Look ― or listen? ― no further than...

Patrick Stewart Sings... Country Music Classics?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.07.2016 | Entertainment

Actor Patrick Stewart has one of the most distinctive voices in show business, and now he’s putting that voice to work in a new way: country music. ...

Watch Chantele DiBrava's Music Video for New Song "Rollin' With The Homies"

Juliet Schroder | Posted 07.06.2016 | Entertainment
Juliet Schroder

Happy Wednesday, y'all! If you're on the hunt for the song to jam out to with your friends this summer, look no further. NYC-based pop/country singer...

Even In Divorce... Always Stay Humble and Kind

Derick Turner | Posted 06.24.2016 | Divorce
Derick Turner

There's a song on country radio right now by Tim McGraw titled "Humble and Kind" which I feel teaches important lessons for anyone willing to learn them. For me, it speaks to the idea of remembering what matters most in life. It's a song that everyone should hear at least once, and I feel a person going through a divorce should memorize its lessons.

Anne Deeter Gallaher and Ben Gallaher Discuss Your Digital Tattoo in #TalkToMe

Anne Deeter Gallaher | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Anne Deeter Gallaher

What advice does a mother have for her son when the conversation turns to owning a business and protecting your digital tattoo? Ben Gallaher, a Sony ...

Carrie Underwood Didn't Host The CMTs, But Still Changed 3 Times

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Style

Ain't no awards show like a Carrie Underwood-in-multiple-outfit-changes awards show. The songstress, who has plenty of hosting experience, was merely ...

5 Things I Learned as a Gay Man at a Country Music Festival

Shawn Binder | Posted 05.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Shawn Binder

I've always viewed country music as a fringe community that I would never feel a part of. Growing up as a young gay man in the South, the connotations that "country" brings up include hearing gay slurs, being afraid, and most importantly, feeling "other."

Meet The True Faces Behind Your Favorite Country Songs

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 05.27.2016 | Entertainment

On Wednesday night at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, country singer Dierks Bentley hosted a songwriters show. Similar to the "round" style of...

It's Time to Make Nice With the Dixie Chicks

Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Erin Ruberry

When the Dixie Chicks announced their 2016 tour, I got excited... then got carried away. I can't wait to welcome them back from a "Long Time Gone" in London, cry to "Cowboy Take Me Away" in Dublin and sing the ultimate female empowerment anthem, "Goodbye Earl," with my girlfriends in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

9 Country Music Stars Running Nashville Marathon Relay for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Melissa Fenton | Posted 04.25.2016 | Impact
Melissa Fenton

For the fourth year in a row, the Rock 'N Roll Marathon Series is partnering with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with this rockin' race being held in the one and only music city, Nashville.

Hell No - Michaelson's ultimate break-up ballad

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Ingrid Michaelson's new single Hell No is scheduled to be released April 29th but I was lucky enough to catch a first look when she performed this new...

Remembering Merle Haggard: His Music Meant a Lot to a Lot of People | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment

EDITOR'S NOTE: Dallas music critic Michael Granberry reflects on the passing of country music great Merle Haggard. By MICHAEL GRANBERRY Back in 2008...

From a Small Town in Maine to Working for Keith Urban at 23 Years Old

Ellen Schoenthaler | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Ellen Schoenthaler

Ever since I can remember, I have always believed I can do absolutely anything I put my mind to. Regardless of how outlandish the idea might seem, or how many people tell me it can't be done, I've never discounted my own gritty determination when it comes to getting what I desire.

Top 10 things to Love/Hate

Tammy Letherer | Posted 04.01.2016 | Women
Tammy Letherer

5. Family Members. No other life experience can match the baffling mix of comfort and discomfort that comes from spending time with family. I could say more about this but I'd have to start using a pen name.

The Tail-Eating Head of North Carolina Politics

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Byrd

When you alienate people you alienate the people who love them. You alienate the people who believe in love. And that's a lot of people. I still believe that's most North Carolinians.

Johnny Cash's Lesson for College Applicants

Josh Stephens | Posted 03.18.2016 | College
Josh Stephens

Johnny Cash was no saint. Neither are most high school students. Few of us grow up to be criminals or folk heroes. Most of us are somewhere in between. We don't need to upend our lives for our causes, but we can nudge ourselves in the direction of righteousness.

Naomi Judd: Wynonna and I Haven’t Seen Each Other Much

OWN | Ashley Hamilton | Posted 03.17.2016 | OWN

There are few country music duos more legendary than The Judds. Ever since the mother-daughter act first walked into the spotlight in the 1980s, fans ...

There's More to Nashville Than Country Music

Debbie Martinez, M.A. | Posted 03.11.2016 | Travel
Debbie Martinez, M.A.

To all my faithful followers, all I can say is, "My boots are packed and I'm moving to Nashville!" Well, not really, but let me share with you what has led to this yearning.

'To End Gun Violence, We Must Focus on People,' Says 'The Voice's' Adley Stump in Interview No. 6 by Jessica Mindich

Jessica Mindich | Posted 03.09.2016 | Crime
Jessica Mindich

Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America. YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT is a series of frank interviews with passionate men and w...

Jim Ed Norman's Music

Johnny Nevin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

You may already know a lot about Jim Ed Norman, and just not realize it. In any case, you almost certainly know a lot of his music, although you probably don't think of it as exactly 'his' music. He doesn't either, but the impact that his music has had on the way that a lot of great artists have made their own music has been immense.

Kim Campbell On The Rhinestone Cowboy And Alzheimer's

Angel Duncan | Posted 02.15.2016 | Fifty
Angel Duncan

Kim's husband, legendary country singer, Glen Campbell, rocked awareness when he and his family let the world know their secret. Together they toured the country after bravely announcing he had Alzheimer's disease.

Music's Biggest Night - Grammy Frontrunners and Predictions

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 02.11.2016 | Entertainment
Carey Beth Elder

The Grammy Awards are one of my favorite awards shows all year. They have tons of awards to give out but over the past few years, they shorten how many awards they present during the live show and turn it into a star-studded concert.