Top 40 Country Songs – May 2014
Top 40 Country Songs – May 2014
/ May 3, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – New songs from Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton debut on the May 2014 Top 40 Country Songs list, but neither man’s hit is inside the Top 10. There you’ll find a lot of testosterone, one arrest, and one nostalgic country woman. So, who’s No. 1? This month it’s Luke Bryan. His latest song ‘Play It Again’…

Jake Owen Stops Ft. Wayne Show to Kick Out Man Who Punched Woman
Jake Owen Stops Ft. Wayne Show to Kick Out Man Who Punched Woman
/ May 3, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) - Jake Owen was just beginning his show in Ft. Wayne, Ind. last night when he had to stop it to throw out a fan he saw punch a woman. Video shows the ‘Beachin” singer reacting to the incident before continuing with the next song. “If you’re a man and you touch a woman,…

Willie Nelson Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
Willie Nelson Inducted Into Austin City Limits Hall of Fame
/ May 1, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Country music icon Willie Nelson has been a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 1993. And now, he’s been honored with another induction — this time, in the inaugural class of the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame. Nelson was inducted on Saturday night (April 26) by actor and Academy…

Eric Church on Scalping: ‘It Should Be Illegal’
Eric Church on Scalping: ‘It Should Be Illegal’
/ May 1, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) - Eric Church has been extremely vocal about his frustration with scalpers, primarily because he wants his fans to have tickets to his show — and to buy them for a fair price. “It’s criminal,” the ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ singer tells US99.5 in Chicago, adding that in he and his team’s fight against scalping,…

Startling Facts About Women in Country Music
Startling Facts About Women in Country Music
/ April 28, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – The lack of women on the radio is a known and oft-discussed problem. But until now it has only been discussed in terms of the present, as in how many songs by female solo artists are on the charts today? Can you remember the last time a solo female had a…

Sara Evans Compares Music Industry to Farming
Sara Evans Compares Music Industry to Farming
/ April 28, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – From helping with the crops to getting on her horse to wrangle in the cattle, Sara Evans really lived the rural life. So when FarmVille invited her as a special guest to this year’s Tribeca Family Festival, it only seemed natural to get her thoughts about one of the most popular video games on…

Carrie Underwood Makes the ‘Time 100’
Carrie Underwood Makes the ‘Time 100’
/ April 28, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Time has chosen its 100 most influential people in the world and Carrie Underwood is representing country music. She’s one of very few musicians chosen on for a Time 100 list that includes actors, politicians and world leaders. Friend and CMA co-host Brad Paisley wrote the introduction to Underwood for the list, recalling a day in 2005…

George Jones’ Widow Nancy: ‘Never Going to Let George’s Legacy Die’
George Jones’ Widow Nancy: ‘Never Going to Let George’s Legacy Die’
/ April 28, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – The country music world shook last year when country legend George Jones died. Now one year later, family and fans gathered to honor the musician and his legacy in front of his ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ headstone at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashville. Jones’ widow, Nancy, was there on Saturday (April 26) to…

Quit Complaining About Modern Country Music
Quit Complaining About Modern Country Music
/ April 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) - Collin Raye joins a growing list of seasoned country (and rock) singers with strong thoughts on the current Nashville sound. Raye politely told Fox News he didn’t care for the “dumbed down” sound of today, and predictably he found fans to agree with him. Taste of Country writer Billy Dukes says singers who look back…

Zac Brown Band Announce Summer Tour, Eighth Band Member
Zac Brown Band Announce Summer Tour, Eighth Band Member
/ April 18, 2014 0 COMMENTS

(Taste of Country) – Road trips are pretty awesome — especially paired with country music. Zac Brown Band are doing just that, treating fans to live shows across the country with the announcement of the Great American Road Trip Tour. Plus, they’ve added an eighth band member. The Great American Road Trip Tour kicks off on May…