10:33 AM EDT 04/17/2013
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:
Originally posted 03/18/2013 11:10AM
It turns out Taylor Swift is getting back together – with the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Named entertainer of the year in 2012, the singer and multiple nominee is returning for this year's show as a performer, joining Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw.
Little Big Town and Eric Church also will perform, along with previously announced performers Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and a fan jam headlined by Brad Paisley.
Originally posted 03/15/2013 12:45PM
It's London calling for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's clan.
The proud papa (without his customary cowboy hat!) and Hill, both 45, and their growing girls, Maggie, 14, Audrey, 11, and Gracie, 15, set out Thursday for a chilly British stroll, taking in the sights and barely recognizable as they bundled up in chic winter coats, gloves and jackets.
McGraw, 45, who is newly fit and in high gear after cutting out drinking for his health, is set to perform Saturday at the C2C: Country to Country music festival, a two-day concert at London's O2 Arena. The event, said to be the UK's first-ever country music festival, will also feature Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town, among other U.S. acts.
Originally posted 03/06/2013 02:30PM
Does Tim McGraw have a secret son?
According to a report out this week, the country singer has kept a "son" from his wife Faith Hill and his fans – except the "son" isn't biologically his.
Tyler Zarbo, a 23-year-old student tells The National Enquirer, that when McGraw, now 45, was engaged to his mother, Kristine Donahue, the Grammy Award winner helped raise him.
Originally posted 02/09/2013 11:45AM
It may have been a tribute to Bruce Springsteen but Katy Perry seemed to be the main attraction for some at Friday's MusiCares Person of the Year tribute at the Los Angeles Convention Center before Sunday's Grammy Awards.
The singer, who arrived at the charity event which raises money for musicians in need sans beau John Mayer, was interrupted by two young fans who asked to take a picture with her as she was talking to director J.J. Abrams. But that wasn't all: the pop star, who later hung out with Elton John, was approached by even more fans in the lobby at the show.
Originally posted 02/05/2013 01:45PM
Ellen DeGeneres has been known to hand out underwear with her show's name on it to her famous guests. And McGraw, who makes an appearance on Tuesday's episode, is seen wearing them in a photo taken while he was out for a jog.
"Are you wearing them right now?" DeGeneres asked the sexy country star, 45, who appeared on the latest issue of PEOPLE.
"No," McGraw answered.
Originally posted 02/02/2013 10:30AM
With his three daughters hustled off to school, Tim McGraw spends an afternoon tucked inside his Nashville home juggling multiple business calls and doing what the country singer does best: teasing his wife, Faith Hill.
"I have tried working out a couple of times with her and afterward, I can't move,” says McGraw, who sometimes joins Hill at their home gym to burn calories.
When asked about her routine, McGraw jokes, "It's like, leg warmers and Olivia Newton-John's 'Physical.'"
A high-pitched giggle from Hill interrupts McGraw, forcing him to set the record straight: "Faith says it is nothing like that." McGraw then pauses before going on, "But yeah, it's me with my headband on and leg warmers..."
Originally posted 01/31/2013 01:30PM
The good news: Tim McGraw is shirtless in the new issue of PEOPLE, showing off an impressive set of abs. The bad news: It takes (a lot!) of hard work to get the country star's rock-hard eight-pack. And when the 6-foot star, 45, gets ready to go out on the road, he turns up the workout to a whole new level.
"No one wants to grow up to be a rock star to sing the same song over and over again in a studio," says McGraw, who has maintained a 40-lb. weight loss in recent years. "The reason you want to do this is to be in front of thousands of people, playing that guitar and doing what you love. And when I'm on stage, I want to feel good."
Originally posted 01/30/2013 08:00AM
Tim McGraw has a new album, a new tour and a whole new rocking body complete with an enviable eight-pack. How does he do it?
"I drank a lot from my point of view and I needed to stop," McGraw, 45, tells PEOPLE in its new issue, out this Friday. "I felt quitting was something I needed to do. I didn't feel I had any moral high ground with my kids in the long run."
Five years ago, the country superstar replaced throwing back whiskey with weight-training and an intense workout regimen – and when he showed up for PEOPLE's cover shoot in Las Vegas, he played basketball with his band shirtless (and we have the exclusive pics to prove it).
Originally posted 12/09/2012 05:00PM
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill looked at each other, their hands on each others knees and shared a passionate kiss just after midnight Sunday morning.
The moment was a long time coming – it capped off their first weekend as a Las Vegas headlining act.
Earlier in the 90 minute show, McGraw told the crowd at the Venetian that he and his wife were going to "have fun tonight" and it genuinely seemed like they did, singing with each other for several songs while still letting the other perform their solo hits. Though the show – called the Soul2Soul series – is technically not the same "residency" show Las Vegas is known for, the couple will perform for 10 weekends through April.
At a press conference several months ago, McGraw and Hill promised a "personal" show, and they delivered in a big way. In fact, it got very personal as McGraw complimented his wife on her flowing black dress, saying, "It's gonna look good on the floor later."
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