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Originally posted 06/10/2013 06:45PM
"Just don’t tell anybody, alright?” the country crooner jokes of his third child with wife Cassidy, due this fall
Originally posted 06/05/2013 01:00PM
Country's finest are showing off a little skin – and a lot of charm.
"I hate looking at pictures of myself!" Tim McGraw insists. But one glimpse at the 46-year-old singer's ripped abs, which are featured in the new Hot Guys issue of PEOPLE Country, and we'll respectfully disagree.
Equally compelling eye candy? Fellow country stars Jake Owen, 31, and Kip Moore, 33, who also go shirtless in the new issue. But, as Owen explains, that buff beauty is more than skin deep.
Originally posted 04/25/2013 08:55AM
The country star and wife Cassidy will add another baby to the family this fall
Originally posted 10/01/2012 08:00AM
The Country Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert will defend her title on stage at Nov. 1's 46th Annual CMA Awards.
The CMA tells PEOPLE exclusively that Lambert, 28, will perform on the live broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
The Texas native is also in the running for album of the year, music video of the year and song of the year for "Over You," a nomination she shares with her co-writer and husband, two-time male vocalist of the year Blake Shelton.
Originally posted 03/29/2012 11:30AM
Earl Scruggs, the banjo playing, singing and composing great whose twanging bluegrass themes for TV's The Beverly Hillbillies and the Bonnie and Clyde movie achieved Top of the Chart status in the '60s, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs told CNN. He was 88.
"It's not just bluegrass, it's American music," bluegrass fan-turned-country star Dierks Bentley told the Associated Press about Scruggs's output.
"There's 17- or 18-year-old kids turning on today's country music and hearing that banjo and they have no idea where that came from. That sound has probably always been there for them and they don't realize someone invented that three-finger roll style of playing. You hear it everywhere."
Originally posted 12/26/2010 07:25PM
It was a very happy holiday for Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy, who welcomed their second daughter on Christmas morning.
Jordan Catherine Bentley arrived Saturday, Dec. 25, weighing in at 7 lbs., 14 oz, the country singer's rep tells PEOPLE. She joins big sister Evalyn Day, 2.
"Say what [you] want about Santa's physique, but no arguing his impeccable timing! Evie wanted a little sis for Xmas & Jordan just arrived!" the Grammy-nominated singer, 35, posted on Twitter.
Originally posted 09/29/2010 08:00AM
When she's not waiting to see if she's won any of the nine categories in which she's been nominated, Miranda Lambert will hit the stage at the CMA Awards.
The country star, who snagged the most nods for any female artist in CMA history, will perform at the Nov. 10 show in Nashville, the Country Music Association announced Wednesday.
Lambert's fiancé and fellow nominee, Blake Shelton, is also set to perform, along with Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum. The Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson will also sing together.
Originally posted 07/22/2010 12:30PM
The holiday season will be extra special for Dierks Bentley and his wife Cassidy this year – the couple are expecting their second child in December, the country star tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"We're so excited that our daughter Evie is going to get a baby sister or brother for Christmas," says Bentley, 35, who told PEOPLE when Evie was born that she made life "twice as big."
But, he says, no one's more eager for the new addition than the 21-month-old.
"She's pretty obsessed with a baby doll she carries around now ... We'll see how she does with the real thing!" Bentley says.
Originally posted 05/04/2010 10:00AM
"You can cry cry cry like the rain," Dierks Bentley sings on "Little Heartwrecker." There's no shortage of rainfall or tears in Nashville this week, as Bentley and his fellow country-music artists deal with devastating flooding in the region.
At least 12 people have died in the Tennessee floods, as some 13 inches of rain fell over a 48-hour period in Nashville this weekend. Country artists have been forced to cancel shows, and have been telling their stories on Twitter and elsewhere.
Bentley posted a photo to Twitter of himself in his flooded basement, and had to cancel shows in Knoxville on Sunday and Charlottesville, Va., on Monday. "Hate to cancel shows," he wrote. "Might be a first, but Nashville is a disaster. All of our houses are messed up."
Originally posted 11/06/2009 06:35PM
When country star Dierks Bentley met Sgt. Kimberly Munley last July as he played an Independence Day concert at Ft. Hood, the police officer stood out to him.
"She was on the police force and was off to the side but I could tell she was a fan," he told PEOPLE Friday. Munley waited quietly until the crowd thinned out and then approached Bentley for a picture, which she posted as her Twitter profile image.
Now, it's the singer who is proud to be pictured with Munley, hailed as a hero after stopping Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged the shooter responsible for Thursday's massacre at Ft. Hood Army base, which killed 13 people.
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