03:52 PM EDT 12/17/2014
Originally posted 08/06/2014 11:30AM
The young singers auditioning for the 14th season of American Idol in Nashville this week weren't the only ones feeling the heat: Keith Urban admitted he was pulling for the people of Music City to wow fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr.
Originally posted 08/01/2014 12:30PM
Hoping to preserve a bit of Nashville's storied history, Keith Urban is speaking out about growing development near the city's famed Music Row that threatens to displace country music landmarks.
Originally posted 06/22/2014 04:50PM
Grand Ole Opry member Jimmy C. Newman, known for mixing Cajun and country music, has died.
Originally posted 03/25/2014 03:30PM
It's a sub-freezing February afternoon in Nashville and Miranda Lambert has just slipped into a $9,000 strapless silk chiffon gown. In a minute, she'll brave the cold to step outside in front of a waiting camera, but at the moment, she's poking fun at the decadence of couture: "This is what famous people do – lounge around in gowns all day!" she jokes.
Originally posted 03/10/2014 09:50AM
Former Dancing with the Stars champ Kellie Pickler returned to the dance floor Saturday for a charity event in Nashville.
The country star performed at the Ballet Ball 2014, which raises money for programs that bring dance classes to local children.
"Kellie did an amazing job performing at Ballet Ball, which benefits Nashville Ballet. It was fun to see dancers bring her songs to life, and she even showed off a few of her own dance moves!" a source tells PEOPLE. "She told the dancers they looked like angels and she has a sincere appreciation for what they can do."
Originally posted 03/06/2014 07:45AM
They're not only happy to be nominated – they're happy to take the stage and rock out.
Originally posted 02/18/2014 10:00AM
Hayden Panettiere's heart might belong to fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, but it also belongs to Dixie.
"I like being in a place where people appreciate the little things and don't need a lot of stuff to be happy," the Nashville star tells Southern Living for its March cover story, which features a celebrity on its front for the first time in its 48-year history.
"At my core, this is the kind of person I am and want to be."
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 06/05/2013 09:30PM
Nicole Kidman and Lenny Kravitz? Well, that looks familiar!
While attending the CMT Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday, Kidman and husband Keith Urban looked thrilled to run into the rocker backstage.
The couple and Kravitz exchanged hugs, and posed for a group photo.
Although it wasn't exactly a country tune, Kravitz, 49, kicked off the awards show with his smash hit, "American Woman." Urban, 45, is also scheduled to perform during the show.
Originally posted 06/05/2013 05:45PM
The Bacon Brothers are Nashville bound!
Kevin Bacon and his older brother, Michael, are heading to the country music destination Wednesday, just in time to present at the CMT Awards.
"It's gonna be fun," Kevin tells PEOPLE.
Although The Bacon Brothers have been playing together for more than 15 years, they still relish the quality time they spend together on the road.
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