Dixie Chicks Announce a Tour Together
Dixie Chicks Announce a Tour Together
/ August 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – The Dixie Chicks will return to Canada this fall for their first tour of the country in seven years. The group announced the 2013 Long Time Gone Tour on Monday (Aug. 19). The run includes nine dates between Oct. 26 and Nov. 10. One of the shows, Oct. 31 in Calgary, Alb., is…

Luke Bryan Feels There’s Room for Blending Genres in Country Music
Luke Bryan Feels There’s Room for Blending Genres in Country Music
/ August 19, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Country fans are fiercely loyal about their favorite music genre — sometimes to the point that they only want “true country artists” to identify themselves as country singers. But Luke Bryan thinks that there’s room for blending genres in today’s brand of mainstream country music. With artists like Kelly Clarkson starting to cross over into…

Billy Currington’s ‘Terroristic Threats’ Trial Date Set
Billy Currington’s ‘Terroristic Threats’ Trial Date Set
/ August 15, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Billy Currington entered a not guilty plea through an attorney on Wednesday (Aug. 14), moving a judge to set an Oct. 4 trial date to settle the terroristic threats and abuse of an elder person charges from April. In addition to the plea, Alex Zipperer asked for a jury trial. Currington wasn’t present in…

Chris Young Hospitalized
Chris Young Hospitalized
/ August 15, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of  Country) – Chris Young is in a Denver-area hospital seeking treatment for a leg infection. The origin of the infection is not known, but the ‘Aw Naw’ singer will be spending the next 24 hours under medical watch. As a result, Young has had to cancel one headlining performance and pull out of three…

Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Break Off Engagement
Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer Break Off Engagement
/ August 15, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer have ended their engagement after seven months. The country newcomers had been dating for over a year before news of their split surfaced on Thursday (Aug. 15). People reports that the couple blame their careers. An unidentified source tells the magazine that Kramer and Gilbert are both really busy, and…

George Strait to Receive ASCAP Founders Award
George Strait to Receive ASCAP Founders Award
/ August 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS

It’s been one helluva year for the King of Country! George Strait celebrated his 61st birthday in May and notched his 60th No. 1 single. He has also enjoyed a completely sold out run for his two-year Cowboy Rides Away Tour — which is his official goodbye from active touring — but not from actively performing or…

Jake Owen to Put on Free Summer Block Party in Nashville
Jake Owen to Put on Free Summer Block Party in Nashville
/ August 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Jake Owen fans in the Nashville area are in for a treat next week. Before summer winds down, Owen is going to throw a free summer block party to celebrate his fans and the success of his latest single, ‘Days of Gold.’ Owen first hinted that he might organize an event in Nashville when he tweeted: “Thinkin’…

Luke Bryan’s Wallet Stolen
Luke Bryan’s Wallet Stolen
/ August 14, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Luke Bryan lost his identification, cash and credit cards when a backpack carrying his wallet was snatched before he got on board his bus following a flight to Seattle. The singer says he set the backpack down, and when he realized it, it was already gone. “It’s horrible out here,” Bryan tells…

Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ Is One Big Singalong During ‘Country’s Night to Rock’
Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’ Is One Big Singalong During ‘Country’s Night to Rock’
/ August 13, 2013 1 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – During the ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ concert, which aired Monday (Aug. 12), Darius Ruckerproved that his hit single ‘Wagon Wheel’ is the stuff singalongs are made of. Using footage taped during the CMA Music Festival back in June, the ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock’ special included performances,…

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host 2013 CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host 2013 CMA Awards
/ August 13, 2013 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are back! The big announcement was made Monday night (Aug. 12) during the pre-taped CMA Music Festival broadcast on ABC. The pair will return to host the 2013 CMA Awards in Nashville this November. It’s their sixth time co-hosting the ceremony. Little Big Town revealed the hosts game show style,…