It’s Blake Shelton‘s birthday today! The famous country music star, reality television coach and Twitter smart-alec turns 36-years-old. It’s hard to believe he’s been cranking out hits for over a decade. Which of Shelton’s songs is your all-time favorite?
Waylon Jennings would celebrate his 75th birthday today. There’s no better reason to explore his catalog, listen to the ‘Ultimate Waylon Jennings’ album or reflect on the life of one of country music’s greatest legends. Check out this list of the Top 10 Waylon Jennings Songs, and then decide, which is the all-time greatest of his hits?
It seems like Chris Young has been a part of the Nashville fabric for so long that it’s surprising to learn the singer is only 27-years-old. Today (June 12) is his birthday, and we’re honoring the hitmaker and ACM Award nominee by letting his fans decide the all-time greatest Chris Young song. So, which one is your favorite?
One lucky Taste of Country reader has just over two weeks to clear a space on his wall for a picture of himself hanging out with Lady Antebellum. Phillip Lawrence of Kansas City, Mo. was chosen as the winner of last month’s flyaway to see the band. He and a guest will fly to St. Louis for the once in a lifetime event later this month.
Compared to June, there are relatively few new country music releases in July 2012, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any albums worth being excited about. One Nashville trio will make their debut, while a country duo returns after a change in record labels. There’s also a legend and a perennial award nominee releasing new country projects in July.
Blake Shelton seems to be working on new music. According to Nashville keyboard player Gordon Mote, Shelton is working on a Christmas album. “Had a great day working on a new @BlakeShelton Christmas album,” Mote tweeted on Wednesday. “He’s pretty fantastic!”
There’s a song on Alan Jackson‘s ‘Thirty Miles West’ album that could be the title-track. Actually, ‘Nothin’ Fancy’ could be the title-track for his entire career. This isn’t the best song on the project — one gets lost in the long, sleepy melody — but it’s a message that speaks to why we love this country legend.
Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson, Darius Rucker and Willie Nelson all have one thing in common: country music (Hey — if there’s something else, we don’t know about it). The country supergroup took the stage halfway through the 2012 CMT Music Awards to perform Nelson’s ‘Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.’
The 2012 CMT Music Awards are a collection of both superstars and hot, new country talent. This week, stars like Carrie Underwood and Eric Church have been rehearsing their performances, while newcomers like Kip Moore, Jana Kramer and the FARM look to take the stage for the very first time. Scroll through these photos of artists preparing for Wednesday’s (June 6) CMT broadcast.
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow has revealed that a brain tumor is what has been causing recent memory lapses. The star and longtime friend to country music recently told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that she visited a doctor after becoming frustrated with her dulled memory.
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