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Toby Keith Won't Apologize For Performing At Trump's Inauguration Celebration

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment

Country music star Toby Keith will perform at Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” concert on Jan. 19 (the eve of Inau...

Country Stars Offer Support For Cody Alan After Coming Out

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.13.2017 | Queer Voices

Country music chimed in on Twitter Thursday to voice support for CMT personality Cody Alan after he publicly came out as gay. Alan shared the news wit...

Brandon Stansell Turns Unrequited Love Into A Haunting Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.06.2017 | Queer Voices

Singer-songwriter Brandon Stansell is kicking off 2017 by dropping a new music video, and The Huffington Post got an exclusive first look. The Los Ang...

'Family' Group Blasts Carrie Underwood For Supporting LGBTQ People

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices

Carrie Underwood surprised fans when she dropped by a Christian conference in Atlanta on Monday for an impromptu performance with singer David Crowder...

Keith Urban Closes 2016 With Powerful Tribute To The Artists We Lost

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.01.2017 | Entertainment

Watch @KeithUrban’s New Year’s Eve tribute to the many great musicians we lost in 2016 https://t.co/rEfVsRYaY2 https://t.co/gaSwYME8bZ— CNN (@CN...

America? America! Our Country Through Music

New England Conservatory | Posted 12.30.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

America? America! Our Country Through Music By Eden MacAdam-Somer Photo By Andrew Hurlbut The morning after our recent presidential election, I gat...

25 Albums To Look For In 2017

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 12.23.2016 | Entertainment

As we look back at some of our favorite musical moments of 2016, it’s also time to look ahead. Some artists have already given us a taste of what to...

Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2017

Brittany Hodak | Posted 12.20.2016 | Entertainment
Brittany Hodak

2016 proved to be an amazing year for the artists spotlighted on last year’s Artists To Watch list. Maren Morris nabbed four Grammy nominations and ...

Blake Shelton Comforts Injured Motorcyclist Who Missed His Concert

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.13.2016 | Entertainment

Blake Shelton is no doctor, but he just made a seriously injured fan feel a lot better. The country star reached out last week to fan Jonathan Daniels...

Beyoncé's 'Daddy Lessons' Apparently Wasn't Country Enough For Grammys

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.08.2016 | Entertainment

Beyoncé is fine, OK? She has more Grammys to her name than Katy Perry could scribble down in her dream journal and she was just nominated for nine mo...

Country Star Luke Bryan Hits An Unruly Fan At Concert

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.04.2016 | Entertainment

He didn’t even put down the microphone. Country star Luke Bryan struck a heckler at a benefit concert for military veterans in Nashville Wednesday n...

World’s First Gay Country Musician Finds Hope While Touring The Heartland

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts

Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina. Over the past year, Patrick Haggerty ― frontman of Lavender Country, the first band to perform openly gay c...

With 'House On Fire,' Ty Herndon Aims To 'Change Hearts And Minds'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.05.2017 | Queer Voices

More than anything, country singer-songwriter Ty Herndon wanted his new album, “House on Fire,” to be reflective of what he sees as a shape-shifti...

Country Music Stars Have Mostly No Response To Mean Tweets

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.03.2016 | Entertainment

One of the best parts of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Mean Tweets” segment is when the celebs reading the tweets respond to the haters. Unfortunately, these ...

TSwift Is The Lyrics Maven Behind Little Big Town's New Song

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.01.2016 | Entertainment

Taylor Swift may not have released new music of her own this year, but it seems she’s been busier than we thought. On Tuesday, country band Little ...

For This Country Singer, Only An Authentic Life Is Worth Singing About

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices

Brandon Stansell may not be country music’s first openly gay performer, but his new video still feels like a subversive act in a genre so rooted in ...

Randy Travis Suddenly Singing 'Amazing Grace' Will Move You To Tears

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 12.19.2016 | Entertainment

Grab some tissues. Singer Randy Travis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday and stunned the audience when he broke out into son...

REVIEW: Brooke Eden Demonstrates Undeniable Talent with Debut EP 'Welcome To The Weekend'

Juliet Schroder | Posted 10.17.2016 | Entertainment
Juliet Schroder

Earlier this fall, country breakout star (and our personal favorite) Brooke Eden released her highly-anticipated debut EP Welcome to the Weekend vi...

Country Music's Sylvia Returns With New Music And A New Outlook On Life

Dustin Fitzharris | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Dustin Fitzharris

Whether it's in a coffee shop, a park or in her South Nashville home, Life Coach Sylvia Hutton spends her days advising people on their personal and professional lives.

Julia Sheer Looks So Deep She Can See Beyond a Song

Johnny Nevin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Usually, when you write your very first song and upload it to YouTube, you don't get five million views.

Kelsea Ballerini: It's A New Era For Women In Country Music

The Huffington Post | Lauren Moraski | Posted 09.14.2016 | Entertainment

The view is pretty good from up top. Kelsea Ballerini reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart this week with her hit single “Peter Pan....

Dancing To Her Own Beat: Q & A with Actress/Musician/Humanitarian Maria Conchita Alonso

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.19.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Just two years after immigrating to the United States, Cuban born, and Venezuelan raised, Maria Conchita Alonso, made her Hollywood film debut in 1984...

As Nashville's Voice of Reason, Kathy Mattea Practices What She Teaches

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.15.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

On the road again after taking an extended break in 2015, singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea recently decided to grant a request from the audience to perf...

Nashville's Best Kept Secret The Cadillac Three Is Ready to Make Its Break-Out with New Album "Bury Me In My Boots" - Review

Juliet Schroder | Posted 08.06.2016 | Entertainment
Juliet Schroder

Nashville's best kept secret is about ready to make its break-out with their upcoming album Bury Me In My Boots. That's right, The Cadillac Three are...

Garth Brooks Reflects On Performing At Yankee Stadium

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.02.2016 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Garth Brooks may have been standing on stage in Yankee Stadium before tens of thousands of fans, but his words had such an intimacy about them. It was as if he was leaning in for a one-on-one chat. "When I come to New York I never feel secure enough that I can be myself," he told the wildly adoring crowd. "But it turns out that's exactly what you want me to be. And I realize, you love me just as I am!"