“Patsy Cline is an American music icon and perhaps the most accessible artist in country music history,” says Country Music Hall of Fame and museum director Kyle Young (quote via GAC). “Though she recorded for only eight years and made her last record nearly 50 years ago, her body of work — those classic torch songs and ballads of heartache — have continued to resonate with music fans of all genres.”
Back in February, Eric Church first expressed his frustrations with ticket scalpers, telling Billboard, “Scalpers piss me off. We tried to make our tickets very accessible to fans, we kept the ticket prices low. What we didn’t count on was all these big ticket brokers would join our fan club, infiltrate our system, take advantage of our system and buy up all these tickets.”
Tim McGraw is giving back to wounded warriors and service members by launching the nationwide HomeFront initiative, a goodwill effort that will award 25 deserving families with a mortgage-free home at each of his summer concert stops.
It’s hard to imagine Tim McGraw having any insecurities concerning his successful 25-year career as a country artist, but the ‘Better Than I Used to Be’ singer admits when it comes to finding the the perfect songs, he tends to rely more on Nashville’s songwriting community rather than cutting his own material.
The town of Mineral, Va. — which has a population of fewer than 500 people — has inherited a not-so-small fortune, thanks to the charitable efforts of country superstar Alan Jackson. The earthquake-ravaged eastern Virginia town was the lucky recipient of a free concert from the country titan after winning a radio-sponsored contest for garnering the most online votes. The concert raised a whopping $152,000 to help rebuild the tiny community.
He may be best known for his hilarious roles in the NBC television series ‘The Office’ and the blockbuster movie franchise ‘The Hangover,’ but actor Ed Helms is no one-trick pony. After more than two decades with his band, Ed Helms & the Lonesome Trio, the star has decided to move forward in his music career, making preparations for his first full-length bluegrass album.
With all the outpouring of love and mourning over the death of Donna Summer, no country artist has expressed the true loss of such an iconic artist as eloquently as Dolly Parton. The ‘I Will Always Love You’ singer issued an official statement about the death of her fellow singer and songwriter on Thursday.
Ever wonder how Kenny Chesney maintains his fit physique? According to his June cover story with Men’s Health magazine, the 44-year old credits simple respect for his body as his motivation to remain in the best physical condition of his life.
Rascal Flatts‘ latest album ‘Changed‘ has been certified gold by the RIAA, which signifies 500,000 copies sold. Released on April 3, the project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Albums chart and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 albums chart, selling more than 130,000 copies in its first week of release.
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