Martina McBride Is Getting a Namesake
Martina McBride Is Getting a Namesake
/ August 2, 2013 57 COMMENTS

Martina McBride and Train frontman Pat Monahan gave two newlyweds the gift of a lifetime, performing ‘Marry Me’ during their onstage wedding at the 2012 ACM Awards. Now, that lucky couple — Frank Tucci and Christina Davidson — are giving a huge gift to McBride: a namesake. The bride and groom are expecting a baby girl, and they’re…

Gill, Franklin Salute Bakersfield Sound
Gill, Franklin Salute Bakersfield Sound
/ July 30, 2013 5 COMMENTS

For those dismayed by contemporary country music’s lack of steel guitar and shuffle rhythms, “Bakersfield” is your antidote. With Vince Gill no longer competing for top radio hits, he turns his attention to one of the bedrock styles of the traditional American music that he loves. Recruiting Paul Franklin — by far the most recorded…

Kimberly Perry, Next ‘American Idol’ Judge?
Kimberly Perry, Next ‘American Idol’ Judge?
/ July 30, 2013 0 COMMENTS

When the Band Perry sang ‘Done’ with former ‘American Idol’ contestant Janelle Arthur, fans were really excited to see the hot country trio perform — but, were the show’s executives keeping an eye on trio member Kimberly Perry as a possible ‘Idol’ judge? With the recent surprising announcement of a huge upheaval in the judging roster, everyone’s wondering who will…

Garth Brooks Becomes a Grandfather
Garth Brooks Becomes a Grandfather
/ July 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

“Grandpa Garth” has a nice sound to it! Give it a few years, but that’s what the Garth Brooks‘ new granddaughter may be calling him. The singer became a first-time grandfather this week, as his middle daughter, August Anna Brooks, gave birth to a baby girl. Facebook photos indicate that the 19-year-old gave birth to baby…

When Are the 2013 CMA Awards?
When Are the 2013 CMA Awards?
/ July 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Fans wondering, “When are the 2013 CMA Awards?” needn’t wonder anymore. The 47th annual ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8PM ET and be broadcast live on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Last year’s CMA Awards took place five days earlier, with Blake Shelton being named Entertainer of the Year and Male…

Lady Antebellum Announce First Leg of 2013 Take Me Downtown Tour
Lady Antebellum Announce First Leg of 2013 Take Me Downtown Tour
/ July 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Though singer Hillary Scott just welcomed her daughter Eisele Kaye Tyrrell last week, Lady Antebellum are already gearing up for their return to the road. It’s business as usual for the trio, who has announced the first leg of their headlining 2013 Take Me Downtown Tour, which will launch on Nov. 8 in Mississippi. Joining Lady A for the…

George Jones Remembered With ‘God’s Country: George Jones and Friends’ Tribute Album
George Jones Remembered With ‘God’s Country: George Jones and Friends’ Tribute Album
/ July 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

George Jones will forever be an icon in country music. And now, with the release of ‘God’s Country: George Jones And Friends,’ fans will be able to remember the singer in a very special way. This album was originally released on a limited basis in 2006, and was re-released on July 23, 2013 by Red River…

Loretta Lynn’s Oldest Daughter Dies
Loretta Lynn’s Oldest Daughter Dies
/ July 29, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Country legend Loretta Lynn‘s oldest daughter has died. Betty Sue Lynn had suffered from emphysema and died in her home Monday morning (July 29) at the age of 64. A note from the singer’s publicist says complications from emphysema were the cause of death. The oldest of six kids, Betty Sue Lynn lived in Waverly, Tenn. She…

In Real Life, Easton Corbin Didn’t Get Out of the Ticket
In Real Life, Easton Corbin Didn’t Get Out of the Ticket
/ July 23, 2013 0 COMMENTS

In his hit “All Over the Road,” Easton Corbin singsabout getting his way out of a ticket. But in real life, Easton couldn’t pull it off. The country singer tells ABC News Radio that he got a ticket for going 80-plus miles an hour in a construction zone in Illinois while hauling a motorcycle back toNashville. Easton says he was…

Jake Owen Nearly Lost His Fingers in That Go-Kart Crash
Jake Owen Nearly Lost His Fingers in That Go-Kart Crash
/ July 23, 2013 0 COMMENTS

Turns out Jake Owen nearly lost some fingers in the go-kart crash that landed him in the ER earlier this month (July 7). Jake tells cmt.com that the crash crushed his fingers and the bones. “The doctor said it was like taking a cinderblock and dropping it on your hand,” he said. “So he had to suture the bones…