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  • Lee Ann Womack Previewing New Songs for Fan Club Members Later This Month

    Lee Ann Womack Previewing New Songs for Fan Club Members Later This Month

    Lee Ann Womack has been hard at work on her new album for months now with her producer and husband Frank Liddell.  It’s tentatively titled, The Way I’m Living, and Lee Ann is performing a few songs from the project for her fan club members later this month. The album preview will happen during a sound check prior to Lee Ann’s May 26 show in Biloxi, MS. She says, “I’ve been living with this music now for months, and I’m dying to let the fans hear some.” The sound check is open to Lee Ann’s fan club members only.  Find […]

  • Tim McGraw Explains His Approach to Songwriting

    Tim McGraw Explains His Approach to Songwriting

    Tim McGraw writes new songs for every album he makes, but his compositions don’t often make the final cut. He’s also not one of the writers who sits down every day to make up new songs either. Tim tells American Songwriter, “I might write a song every couple of months and write a good one every couple of years, maybe. It has to come to me in an inspired way.” Though Tim usually goes with other writers’ songs for his albums, he plans to continue writing.  “One of these days it would be fun to go back and pick my […]

  • Billy Currington Talks Live Show and Upcoming Studio Album

    Billy Currington Talks Live Show and Upcoming Studio Album

    Billy Currington is out on his first headlining tour, and he promises fans a really good time during his show. David Nail and Kip Moore are supporting him on the bill. “We are going to bring a lot of happiness to your life,” Billy tells Atlantic City Weekly. “We’ll be playing the hits and we love to play some upbeat, fun cover songs. We’re not going to bring a bunch of sad, unhappy songs. You’ll have a good time.” The tone of Billy’s next album will be a little more laid-back than his live shows. He’s in the studio now […]

  • Carrie Underwood Sad to See Skylar Laine Eliminated on "American Idol"

    Carrie Underwood Sad to See Skylar Laine Eliminated on "American Idol"

    Carrie Underwood was sad to see country singer Skylar Laine eliminated from American Idol Thursday night. Carrie sang the title cut of her new album, Blown Away, on Idol Thursday, and she’s been following this season very closely. Carrie tells Zap2It.com, “Of course I loved seeing Skylar up there representing country music. It’s sad to see her not on the show anymore.” Carrie wouldn’t reveal who she thinks will take the Idol crown this year.  “I have no idea who it is going to be,” she admits. “They really occupy their own genres and music, which is really cool.” Carrie’s new […]

  • Vince Gill Launching Bluegrass Tour Next Month

    Vince Gill Launching Bluegrass Tour Next Month

    Vince Gill will head out on a bluegrass tour this June partly inspired by the passing of bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs in March.  Some of bluegrass’s top pickers will join Vince for the tour. He says, “It means the world to me to do these dates with this world-class band playing the music that Earl defined.  I absolutely adore this music.” The tour launches June 13 in Richmond, VA and includes a June 21 stop at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. 6/13 — Richmond, VA, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden6/14 — North Myrtle Beach, SC, Alabama Theatre6/15 – 6/16 — Alexandria, VA, The […]

  • Kix Brooks Does a Little Time Traveling in "New to This Town" Video

    Kix Brooks Does a Little Time Traveling in "New to This Town" Video

    Kix Brooks does a little time traveling in his new video, “New to This Town,” which tells the story of a guy wishing he could go back in time before he ever met his ex-love interest.  Kix’s son Eric is an aspiring filmmaker, and the concept for the video was actually his idea. “He wrote this treatment backwards,” Kix says of the somewhat complicated video. “It’s like, the only way to be new to this town would be to turn back the hands of time, so it’s this story of love and heartbreak, and it not only plays out in […]

  • Trace Adkins to Perform at Veterans Send-Off Celebration in Texas

    Trace Adkins to Perform at Veterans Send-Off Celebration in Texas

    Trace Adkins has signed on to perform the national anthem at a ceremony in Tyler, TX recognizing 33 World War II veterans before they head off to Washington, D.C.  The trip is being funded by the Brookshire Grocery Company, the same company that sells Trace Adkins’ Hightower’s Country Smoked Sausage. The public send-off celebration in Tyler will take place on May 31.  The veterans will visit the WWII Memorial and the U.S. Capitol on their trip.  They’ll also see the changing of the guard at the National Cemetery before returning home on June 2. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio