12:06 PM EDT 12/08/2013
Originally posted 08/11/2013 06:00PM
It's a country music tradition.
Hosted by Little Big Town – who hit up all the festival hot spots, from Zac Brown's tailgate to Lady Antebellum's Ping Pong tournament benefiting their LadyAID Fund – the annual CMA Music Festival sees 80,000 fans converge on Nashville in June and rock out to country music's biggest names: Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, as well as the most-buzzed about newcomers, Kacey Musgraves and Brett Eldredge.
This year was no different.
Originally posted 07/04/2013 10:00AM
Happy Birthday America!
No 4th of July is complete without a BBQ, friends, family and good music! While you're standing over the grill this Independence Day, let us take care of the playlist!
From Brooks and Dunn's Only in America to almost anything in Toby Keith's music catalog – Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, Made in America – country music really knows how to tip their hats to Old Glory. Jam out to Martina McBride's Independence Day and treat this July 4th like it's the most amazing American Saturday Night.
Originally posted 06/10/2013 06:00AM
While you were at the beach, we were out spotting stars and royals. Keep fantasizing about that perfect swimsuit, and we'll keep you up-to-date:
Originally posted 06/04/2013 09:00AM
After Judith Hill left The Voice last week, Sasha Allen of Team Shakira stepped up Monday to claim her spot as the show's reigning powerhouse diva.
In two strong performances that showed off her confidence, Allen, 31, proved she's a contender among the final six artists who sang a song of their choice and one picked by their coach.
Allen, a New Yorker and mother of two, was even compared to Beyoncé's famous alter-ego.
"I guess there is more than one Sasha Fierce," Usher said of Allen, who belted Carrie Underwood's hit "Before He Cheats" – ripping off her long, red dress to reveal black patent thigh-high boots and high-waist shorts.
Originally posted 05/24/2013 03:15PM
Oklahoma's star contingent is showing its love for the victims of the recent deadly tornado that killed 24 people and injured 240.
Among the many generous showbiz names is Carrie Underwood, who on Thursday announced a $1 million donation to the Red Cross from her "Blown Away" tour's concert receipts.
"I have watched the devastation in my home state of Oklahoma over the past several days with great sadness," Underwood said in a statement. "With the help of my fans who attended my concerts over the past year, we can offer the Red Cross a little extra help in comforting those affected by the recent tornados."
Originally posted 04/26/2013 12:45PM
He was the "greatest singer of all time," according to Brad Paisley, and on Friday, legendary singer George Jones's passing had the country community remembering him fondly. Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and others took to Twitter to share their love and respect of the singer, who died at age 81 Friday.
Jones was scheduled to start his farewell tour this May, culminating with a final concert this November in Nashville, Tenn. Tickets were already sold out for the show which was to include Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Rogers, Kid Rock and Cyndi Lauper.
See how the country music community has mourned the loss of George Jones and honored the life he lived.
Originally posted 04/08/2013 10:15AM
For Miranda Lambert, being Sunday night's big winner at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards caused her a major attitude adjustment.
Besides, she admits, she was really rooting for somebody else.
"I'm a pessimist," Lambert, 29, told PEOPLE after the show, "so I'm always like, when is the other shoe going to drop? It's over – my primetime is done. But your peers vote for you and believe in you, especially as a songwriter."
Originally posted 04/07/2013 06:30AM
Vegas is going country.
The ACM Awards have arrived – and Nashville's biggest stars are kicking up their cowboy boots in Sin City for Sunday night's big show.
Helming the event are hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, but country vets like Garth Brooks and George Strait (taking the stage together for the first time) will rub elbows with newer stars, like The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line.
Whether you're going to be hitting the strip in Vegas or watching from the comfort of your couch (starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS), here are the essential songs to make sure you're in the loop.
Originally posted 04/06/2013 04:20PM
"Um, where are we?" Carrie Underwood asks no one in particular as she gazes out the window at a landscape of brown grass and nondescript office buildings. "No, seriously. Where are we? " she asks again.
The answer is Windsor, Ont. – a Canadian suburb just outside Detroit – but the country superstar can be forgiven the momentary confusion: Windsor is the whopping 82nd stop on her smash Blown Away tour, which has kept her on the road for the better part of eight months.
She did get a two-day reprieve for her 30th birthday on March 10, which she planned to celebrate at home in Nashville with her husband, NHL star Mike Fisher.
Originally posted 04/06/2013 03:20PM
The Academy of Country Music Awards are going to be one heck of a show.
With Jana Kramer and her fiancé Brantley Gilbert both nominated for best new artist and Garth Brooks and George Strait performing together for the first time, country music fans are in for a treat.
But if you're not in Las Vegas, it doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the fun of ACM weekend. Before the show airs live Sunday from the MGM Grand (CBS, 8 p.m.) keep up with the country stars on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Here are a few of our favorite socially minded singers:
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