Taylor Swift gets a lot of press for doing nice things, but on Monday (June 11) she received a formal award for her good deeds. The starlet was handed the 2012 Honorary Star of Compassion award by the Northwest Tennessee Disaster Services, a Tennessee nonprofit group dedicated to disaster relief and education.
Lady Antebellum‘s music isn’t exactly the type that should incite violent behavior in listeners. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop a man from attacking a young girl at their recent show in Burgettstown, Penn. As if that isn’t strange enough, police reported that the gentleman actually bit off the tip of her right ring finger in the process.
Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney have both paid their dues in the country music industry. After their respective decade-long careers, the two powerhouse country stars told People magazine that they’re going to play the kind of music they like on the Brothers of the Sun Tour. Lucky for fans, that means no sappy duets and plenty of loud and fast country tunes.
If there were any doubts about Jewel’s ability to transform into a dead ringer of June Carter Cash, they’ve been dispelled by a photo the country singer posted to Twitter this week. Jewel will be playing June Carter Cash, the wife of legendary singer Johnny Cash, in a Lifetime biopic about the late ‘Jackson’ songstress.
This summer, plenty of country music fans will both remember and mourn the Indiana State Fair tragedy. In August of 2011, the fair stage collapsed before a Sugarland performance, killing seven people and injuring dozens more. Since the accident, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles have been wrapped up in depositions and legal proceedings for a trial that will determine who is responsible for the stage collapse.
The countdown to the 2012 CMT Music Awards is on! This Wednesday night (June 6), country music fanatics will get to see country’s top performers take the stage at the awards show. Plus, fans will also catch a glimpse of their favorite artists presenting awards to this year’s winners.
Every year, the Library of Congress adds an exclusive group of 25 songs to its National Recording Registry. Based on cultural significance in the preservation of iconic songs in history, the Library of Congress has chosen Dolly Parton‘s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ as one of this year’s honorees, giving the iconic singer-songwriter one more accolade in her already impressive collection of nods and awards.
Just as we thought Garth Brooks‘ Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theater residency was coming to an end, the iconic entertainer has released a string of new dates for the stage show, which will take place between September and November of 2012.
We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely ‘blown away’ by Carrie Underwood‘s most recent album (yeah, we know that’s a bad joke). On a more serious note, though, Underwood’s latest album has topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart for four consecutive weeks. ‘Blown Away’ is the first album since 2010 to debut at No. 1 and hold that slot for so many weeks in a row.
Some of Toby Keith‘s ‘bad A’ patriotic songs can make him sound like a tough guy, but the truth is that the country star is always willing to donate time and money to help sick children and other people in need. For his latest act of generosity, the 9th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic helped raise $664,000 for OK Kids Korral, a facility that will provide comfortable housing for families of children with cancer.
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