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  • Jerrod Niemann Reveals Inspiration Behind His Latest Single, "Shinin’ on Me"

    Jerrod Niemann Reveals Inspiration Behind His Latest Single, "Shinin’ on Me"

    Jerrod Niemann‘s new single, “Shinin’ on Me,” was inspired by a conversation he had with his friend and co-writer Lee Brice. “We said, you know, you may not always have the best run in life, but when you’re with buddies or someone you love, it’s all right,” Jerrod tells The Toledo Blade. “The song is about being in the moment with someone you care about.” “Shinin’ on Me” is the lead single from Jerrod’s upcoming album. His last project, Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury, put Jerrod on the map in country music. He says, “I’m a huge country music […]

  • Little Big Town’s Next Album Is "Louder, Bigger and More Excitable"

    Little Big Town’s Next Album Is "Louder, Bigger and More Excitable"

    Little Big Town has a new album on the way, and fans will notice a new direction for the group on this project. Band member Karen Fairchild tells The Tennessean, “The harmonies are obviously going to be there, but I think the difference is the way this feels. It’s louder, bigger and more excitable.” The new album will run the full gamut of emotions too.  Says Karen, “There’s a lot of really fun, danceable, feel good moments and then some absolute heart-breakers.” Little Big Town plans to shoot a video for the first single from the new album very soon. […]

  • Pistol Annies Have More Music Coming Following #1 Album and "Hunger Games" Contribution

    Pistol Annies Have More Music Coming Following #1 Album and "Hunger Games" Contribution

    Pistol Annies contributed the song “Run Daddy Run” to #1-selling The Hunger Games soundtrack, but that spot on the album wasn’t given to them. Miranda Lambert explains to the Los Angeles Times, “We all read the book and loved it. Nobody asked us to do anything, we just fudged our way into it because we wanted to be part of it.” This won’t be the last you’ll hear of Pistol Annies. Their debut album, Hell on Heels, bowed atop Billboard‘s Country Albums chart this summer, and there’s more music on the way. “My thought was never that this would be […]

  • Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and More Help Launch Outnumber Hunger Campaign

    Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and More Help Launch Outnumber Hunger Campaign

    Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry and Reba are among the stars taking part in the Outnumber Hunger campaign in partnership with Feeding America and General Mills. Fans can purchase specially marked packages of General Mills products and enter the code from that package at OutnumberHunger.com. After they’ve done that, 10 meals will then be provided to one of their local food banks. They’ll also get a free song download from either the Flatts, Justin Moore or a number of other artists on the Big Machine Label Group. Rascal Flatts signed on to be a part of the campaign […]

  • Craig Morgan’s Team Wins 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot

    Craig Morgan’s Team Wins 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot

    Craig Morgan‘s team took the top prize at the 2nd Annual NRA Country/ACM Celebrity Shoot Saturday in Las Vegas. Blake Shelton hosted the event and Craig also ranked as the top scoring country artist of the day. Other country stars taking up their rifles to shoot sporting clays include Lee Brice, The Band Perry’s Neil and Reid Perry, Craig Campbell and Easton Corbin. Proceeds from the shoot benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, The Folds of Honor Foundation and the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs. Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends — In Concert" Tapes Tonight in Las Vegas

    "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends — In Concert" Tapes Tonight in Las Vegas

    Lionel Richie‘s new album Tuskegee, which teams him with some of today’s hottest country stars, is expected to make a big debut on the Billboardalbum chart this week.  But the legendary entertainer is continuing his promo campaign: Monday night in Las Vegas, he’ll tape a star-studded Academy of Country Music special that will air later this month on CBS. Called Lionel Richie and Friends — In Concert, the show is a tribute to Lionel and his career, and will feature an impressive lineup of country stars performing his songs, individually, and as duets with Lionel himself.  Lady Antebellum is set […]

  • 2012 ACM Awards Backstage Report

    2012 ACM Awards Backstage Report

    All of the big winners at the 2012 ACM Awards came backstage for interviews Sunday night in Las Vegas. Here are the highlights: — Taylor Swift had asked teen cancer patient Kevin McGuire of New Jersey to be her date Sunday night, but he was hospitalized a few days ago. Taylor explains, “Kevin has leukemia, and he got a virus a couple days ago, and his count was too low, and he couldn’t make it.” She spoke to Kevin by phone on Saturday and told him, “The next awards show that he’s well for, like, we’re going.” Taylor’s Entertainer of the […]