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Holly Williams' New Album

AP | MICHAEL MCCALL | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment

Holly Williams, "The Highway" (Georgiana) Holly Williams is the kind of poetic songwriter country music once embraced. These days, the powerfully sen...

'I'm In A Good Place Right Now'

Posted 01.30.2013 | Celebrity

Tim McGraw's highly anticipated new album "Two Lanes of Freedom" drops Feb. 5. This time, he tells People magazine, it's "not a culmination of the thi...

Country Is Finally 'Countrywide'!

Dyana Posner | Posted 03.27.2013 | New York
Dyana Posner

You have to drive upstate to hear your favorite country tunes that are slightly less mainstream, and most of those stations get fuzzy fairly quickly. Until now. That's right -- country radio is back in New York City!

Chely Wright And Wife Reveal Big News For 2013

Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Out country singer Chely Wright has some big news in store for 2013: she and her wife Lauren Blitzer-Wright are expecting twins! The moms-to-be, wh...

Carrie Underwood On Gay Marriage: 'I'm In Favor Of Acceptance'

Posted 08.28.2013 | Gay Voices

Carrie Underwood spoke out again in favor of marriage equality in the February 2013 issue of Allure magazine. "I’m in favor of acceptance," the G...

I Love 'Cigarettes And Truckstops'

Rev. Jim Ball | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Rev. Jim Ball

The Grammy folks ain't gonna ask me, but if they did I'd say that this should win Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance, and Best New Artist -- seven in all. A nice, biblical number.

The Creative Apparatus Of God

Lee C. Camp | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

This liberty to form part of the creative apparatus of God, is exhaustingly joyous. We all have some beautiful art to make, perform, or sing: words to write, pictures to paint, families to nurture, gardens to grow, lessons to teach, goods to tender, worship to give.

The Next Big Thing In Sports -- New Ways to Tell Stories

Steve Kettmann | Posted 02.22.2013 | Sports
Steve Kettmann

Story-telling might not quite be dead in coverage of sports, but it's at least on the endangered-species list. How can anyone dig into telling a story or offering real glimpses of people in sports if they are focused on tweeting every few minutes, or, for that matter, reading tweets?

Hail Caesars: The Shania Twain Reign in Las Vegas Begins

Michael Bialas | Posted 02.16.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Who's the real Shania? The private introvert who left at the top of her game and waited so long to return to the stage or the gregarious and courageous diva with nerve enough to dive into a show with so many moving parts and pull it off without a hitch?

Trisha Yearwood With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, I was joined by the terrific Trisha Yearwood. Trisha is such a success in both music and cooking -- we had so much to...

Luke Bryan Dominates At ACAs

AP | CAITLIN R. KING | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment

-- Luke Bryan didn't want the American Country Awards to end. He cleaned up during the fan-voted show, winning everything he was nominated for, incl...

He Ain't Wrong, He's Just Different

Dan Rather | Posted 02.09.2013 | Arts
Dan Rather

Caught my old friend Billy Joe Shaver's gig last week at New York's "Hill Country." What a hoot. Shear down-home grit, grin, groan and guzzle, Texas style. Only thing missing was the chicken wire.

After Three Decades A Crystal Clear Classic Still Soothes Broken Hearts

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

Sometimes the stories behind the music world's most memorable songs can be almost as compelling as the tunes themselves. Such is the case with Crystal Gayle's 1977 "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," an incredibly beautiful song that peaked exactly 35 years ago this week.

Trisha Yearwood Is in the Kitchen But Who Is on the Roof?

Joshua Estrin | Posted 01.21.2013 | Home
Joshua Estrin

Yesterday, I found myself sitting down with Trisha Yearwood in the kitchen with a mix of Christmas songs and Linda Ronstadt crooning while her husband Garth Brooks was on the roof stringing holiday lights.

Michelle Branch Transitions From Music to Food With New Cooking Web Series

Shira Lazar | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Shira Lazar

Michelle Branch may be best known as a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter, but she's also a foodie at heart who's passionate about cooking and baking.

Florida Georgia Line Interview

Lauren Hoffman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Teen
Lauren Hoffman

I had the opportunity to sit down with Tyler and Brian of Florida Georgia Line after their set at CMT On Tour and asked them a few questions.

Blake Shelton Dominates Country Music Awards

Reuters | Vernell Hackett | Posted 01.01.2013 | Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Nov 1 (Reuters) - Blake Shelton dominated the Country Music Association awards on Thursday, taking home three trophies, including t...

Shelby Lynne Reveals Surprising Details About Her Sexuality In New Interview

Posted 10.26.2012 | Gay Voices

Her latest album may have been titled "Revelation Road," but Shelby Lynne has always been tight-lipped about discussing her personal life in public --...

A Working Girl's Guitar Surfs on Rockabilly

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Georgianne Nienaber

Rockabilly favorite Rosie Flores has just released Working Girl's Guitar on Bloodshot Records, and she is an important artist who should not be overlooked.

Jason Aldean Will Make History With Upcoming Tour

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

ATHENS, Ga. — Jason Aldean admits it was really hard to keep his big announcement a secret. It was a doozy, after all. The hard-rocking country...

Reba's Gift From God

Guideposts | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Guideposts

It was a beautiful spring morning when Mama and I set off from our ranch in Oklahoma for Nashville, where I was going to audition for a recording contract. I was 20 years old, well-prepared vocally, ready to take a chance on the dream of a lifetime.

Jamey Johnson's Album Pays Homage To His Country Music Heroes

AP | MICHAEL MCCALL | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

-- Jamey Johnson, "Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran" (Mercury) Jamey Johnson set out to honor one of the most successful songwriters in ...

Jason Aldean Is Back With 'Night Train'

AP | MICHAEL MCCALL | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment

-- Jason Aldean, "Night Train" (Broken Bow) Jason Aldean blends hard-rock sonics with country music themes better than any of his contemporaries, as...

Dan Murph Loves Bowling Green

Love Letters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Our town is a testing city for various national restaurants, so we have more dining selections than many small cities twice our size.

'The Last Ride' Is Worth the Search

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The Last Ride perfectly captures the sense of time and place of this story. The two lead performances give the film depth, while Director Harry Thomason manages to keep the film interesting from start to finish.