• Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel Headlining This Year's CMA Country Christmas Special

    Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel Headlining This Year's CMA Country Christmas Special

    Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, and Dan + Shay are all on the bill for this year’s CMA Country Christmas special taping November 7 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Jennifer Nettles returns as host of the two-hour program, airing this holiday season on ABC. Broadway and film star Idina Menzel will also appear on the CMA Country Christmas special, along with LeAnn Rimes and gospel star Michael W. Smith. Tickets for the show are now on sale at CMAChristmas.com. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  • Jason Aldean's New Album, "Old Boots, New Dirt," Now Streaming Online Prior to Next Week's Release

    Jason Aldean's New Album, "Old Boots, New Dirt," Now Streaming Online Prior to Next Week's Release

    Fans curious to check out Jason Aldean‘s new album, Old Boots, New Dirt, can now stream the whole thing before it comes out next week. The project is now live at JasonAldean.CMT.com and on the CMT Artists app. Jason has already released a few songs from Old Boots, New Dirt on iTunes, including his latest hit, “Burnin’ It Down.”  That song recently hit the platinum sales and streaming mark faster than any other country single released this year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  • Blake Shelton Explains Why He Plants 10 Acres of Watermelon Every Year

    Blake Shelton Explains Why He Plants 10 Acres of Watermelon Every Year

    Blake Shelton plants about 10 acres of watermelon on his Oklahoma property every year, but you won’t find him eating any of them. In fact, Blake hates watermelon. He tells People, “I don’t know why I do it. It’s random and it’s weird. My step-dad likes them, but Miranda doesn’t even really care for them that much.” If Blake’s step-dad wants any watermelon, he’ll have to be quick about harvesting them. Says Blake, “Normally, it never makes it to the point where they even get eaten because deer eat them so fast.” On the music front, Blake’s new album, Bringing… Read more

  • Blake Shelton Is No. 6 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

    Blake Shelton Is No. 6 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

    If you search the name Blake Shelton online, there’s a 18.47 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That’s according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee. The singer and coach on The Voice is ranked sixth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014. ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name. Carrie Underwood made the top 50.  She’s ranked No. 47. “Most consumers are… Read more

  • The Swon Brothers Keep Their Brotherly Love Alive as They Achieve Country Stardom

    The Swon Brothers Keep Their Brotherly Love Alive as They Achieve Country Stardom

    The Swon Brothers have made the leap from finalists on NBC’s The Voice to the top 20 on the country chart with their debut single, “Later On.” It’s taken a lot of hard work to get this point, and the duo’s Zach Swon tells ABC News Radio he wouldn’t have gotten this far if not for his partnership and friendship with brother, Colton Swon. Says Zach, “We live together, we’re on a bus together, we fly in planes together, but I think it makes us better. ‘Cause I wouldn’t want to do this, nor do I think I would succeed… Read more

  • Kenny Rogers Launching 33rd Christmas Tour November 12 in Niagara Falls

    Kenny Rogers Launching 33rd Christmas Tour November 12 in Niagara Falls

    Kenny Rogers will kick off his 33rd Christmas tour November 12 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The Christmas and Hits Through the Year tour will play 25 dates before wrapping up December 23. Linda Davis is joining Kenny for the trek. Kenny is also featured on a new song called “That Silent Night” coming out on Jim Brickman‘s new holiday collection On a Winter’s Night: The Songs and Spirit of Christmas. That album is available exclusively at Amazon starting October 7. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  • Luke Bryan Making Cameo on ABC’s "Nashville" Tonight; Praises Show’s Depiction of Country Music

    Luke Bryan Making Cameo on ABC’s "Nashville" Tonight; Praises Show’s Depiction of Country Music

    Luke Bryan makes a cameo on ABC’s Nashville Wednesday night sharing a scene with the show’s resident country queen, Rayna Jaymes, played by Connie Britton. This season, Rayna is working hard to get her career back on track, and Luke applauds the Nashville script writers for portraying the country music business accurately. “You know, there’s some stuff that’s obviously stretched for TV,” Luke tells ABC News Radio, “but all of the producers of the show and the people that we know, they work to keep the show, for the most part, like the reality of Nashville and the music business…. Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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