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  • Too much living life in the fast lane for The Eagles

    03/26/2010 12:31:31 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 57 replies · 1,592+ views
    Country Standard Time ^ | 3/23/10 | Jeffrey Remz
    When The Eagles were hot and ultra-happening in the 1970's, they were not considered country at all. They were really part of the California soft rock scene along with folks like Linda Ronstadt, Souther Hillman Furay and Jackson Browne. Somewhere along the line, that all changed. Maybe in hindsight it started with a country tribute disc to The Eagles, "Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles," way back in 1993. Of course, The Eagles were shall see inactive for a long time until they regrouped and started touring again, eventually leading to the 2007 release of "Hell Freezes Over." By...
  • Trace Adkins and West Point Glee Club

    02/28/2010 6:16:22 PM PST · by SZonian · 5 replies · 551+ views
    You Tube ^ | Unk | Unknown
    Pretty cool tribute. This happened at the "Country Music Awards".
  • Dixie Chick Natalie Maines' husband charged with DUI

    02/22/2010 9:32:26 PM PST · by truthandlife · 91 replies · 3,316+ views
    <p>Court records show actor Adrian Pasdar has been charged with drunken driving, and his arraignment is scheduled for later this week.</p> <p>The 44-year-old actor was arrested Jan. 27 after authorities say they spotted him speeding and veering over two lanes of traffic on a Los Angeles freeway.</p>
  • 2 killed in collision with Trace Adkins' tour bus

    02/14/2010 1:58:42 AM PST · by kcvl · 4 replies · 797+ views
    <p>Two men died Saturday morning when their pickup collided head-on with one of Trace Adkins' tour buses north of Shreveport, Louisiana.</p> <p>Adkins was not on the bus, but five members of his band and crew suffered minor injuries, the country music singer's Web site said.</p>
  • Temporary Home by Carrie Underwood

    02/13/2010 11:12:02 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 106 replies · 1,722+ views
    you tube ^ | video - today | Carrie Underwood
    Saw / heard this for the first time today. Brought tears. Carrie Underwood is a beautiful person inside and out. Bring the tissues and any comments.
  • Matt Kennon on Fox & Friends performs "The Call"

    02/12/2010 7:30:55 AM PST · by mlizzy · 8 replies · 903+ views
    Music Remedy ^ | 02-10 | Staff
    Riding the momentum of his poignant breakthrough single “The Call”, Matt Kennon will release his self-titled debut album on April 27, 2010 on BamaJam Records. Co-written by Kennon with Noah Gordon and Jeremy Campbell, “The Call” is lighting up request lines nationwide with its compelling reminder of the importance of reaching out to those we love. The moving video for the song, directed by Trey Fanjoy, made its debut on GAC and CMT Pure Country in December. [snip] New fans anxious to see more of Matt can catch him perform on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends – the...
  • New Country Music Star Born as Pro-Life Ballad Climbs the Charts

    02/09/2010 9:47:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 27 replies · 1,045+ views
    Life Site News ^ | NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February 8, 2010 | Peter J. Smith
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee, February 8, 2010 ( – A new country music star has been born - and with a pro-life ballad, no less, that is steadily climbing the country music charts. Matt Kennon’s debut hit single “the Call” has risen to No. 39 on the Billboard 200 list of top country music hits and packs a compelling pro-life, or what some may call a “whole life," message. Accompanied by his guitar, Kennon sings about the lives of two individuals that would have ended very differently without the timely intervention of a phone call. The music video for “The Call” –...
  • Country star Charlie Daniels recovering after stroke

    01/24/2010 8:10:53 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 24 replies · 1,334+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-24-10
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – American country music performer Charlie Daniel, whose hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" won him a Grammy in 1979, is recovering at home after suffering a mild stroke, his agent said. Daniels, 73, was snowmobiling in Colorado on Friday when he suffered the stroke and was released from hospital two days later. He has no plans to cancel any upcoming concert dates. "Charlie is doing well and looking forward to beginning The Charlie Daniels Band 2010 concert dates on February 27th in Ft. Pierce, Florida and February 28th in Brooksville, Florida," his agent said in...
  • Charlie Daniels has had a stroke

    01/20/2010 1:15:31 PM PST · by sleddogs · 25 replies · 2,052+ views
    (snip) The day was magnificent. The snow was smooth and deep and the trail had just been groomed. We were skimming across the snow at a good clip doing one of my favorite things in the whole world, snowmobiling in the beautiful Rocky Mountain backcountry with our snowmobile buddies Cy and Jeannie Scarborough and some other friends, hitting the high spots and just having a wonderful time. I noticed that my left hand was getting numb and thought that it was because I had been hanging on to the handle bars of my snowmobile for so long that it had...
  • The Devil went down to Durango - Charlie Daniels suffers stroke

    01/20/2010 2:23:28 PM PST · by RGirard · 26 replies · 1,025+ views ^ | Jan. 20, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Fiddle player extraordiare Charlie Daniels, most famous for his song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", suffered a stroke Friday Jan 15th while snowmobiling in Durango Colorado. The news was announced yesterday via his blog Mr. Daniels was treated in Durango, then airlifted approx. 230 miles to Denver for further treatment. Although the stroke was caused by a blood clot to the brain, it was considered a "minor" stroke ... Charlie has started physical therapy and is reportedly doing fine. Daniels, 73, was snowmobiling with friends when he noticed numbness in his left hand ... According to Charlie Daniels:...
  • Hockey Star Mike Fisher and American Idol and Country Music Star Carrie Underwood Engaged

    12/21/2009 9:45:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1,413+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | 12/21/2009
    OTTAWA — Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher confirmed Monday morning that he is engaged to country music star Carrie Underwood. He spoke about the impending nuptials at the morning skate, ahead of his team's game against the Boston Bruins. "It's true," Fisher said. "We're both obviously excited and very happy and so, exciting times for sure." A wedding date hasn't been set. Fisher said he popped the question Sunday, but he wouldn't go into any more details. He has been reluctant to speak about the relationship in the past. But according to a family friend, Fisher, 29, popped the question...
  • Taylor Swift Gives Big as She Turns 20 ($250,000 to schools--a lib?)

    12/16/2009 10:34:15 PM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 27 replies · 1,455+ views
    The biggest gift came from Swift herself. The singer has donated $250,000 to schools around the country that she's either attended or worked with. The money will pay teachers' salaries as well as buy books and fund various educational programs. "Something I wanted to do at the end of this amazing year and especially on my birthday was give back to something I really believe in, which is education," says Swift. "The schools that I went to and the amazing people I got to learn from really turned me into who I am, and I wanted to give back."
  • Asian Groups Slam Toby Keith's 'Racist' Gesture

    12/16/2009 2:21:28 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 39 replies · 1,752+ views
    TMZ ^ | December 16th, 2009 | TMZ staff
    Toby Keith may think his Nobel Peace Prize party eye gesture wasn't a big deal -- but TWO Asian organizations are furious about it, claiming the "racist" maneuver wasn't just offensive, it was an embarrassment to his country. As TMZ first reported, Keith pulled back his eyes when Will Smith rapped the word "yellow" during an impromptu performance in Norway a few days ago -- Toby's rep blew it off, telling us, "nobody at the party thought Toby was out of line." But outside the party -- people are pissed. A rep for the Asian American Justice Center tells TMZ,...
  • Caption Carrie Underwood with Michelle's Fashion Belt Trend

    11/26/2009 6:00:05 PM PST · by RummyChick · 56 replies · 5,105+ views
    yahoo ^ | 11/26/2009 | none
  • Vince Gill-I Still Believe In You

    Vince Gill live in concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. By the release of 'I Still Believe In You' in 1992, Vince Gill was already established as a CMA favorite by winning a multitude of awards including the first of five in a row for CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year. Winning the Album of the Year for 1993, “Entertainer of the Year,” and “Single of the Year” for "I Still Believe In You."
  • Country At the White House (vanity/barf)

    11/14/2009 7:33:48 PM PST · by Global2010 · 19 replies · 1,186+ views
    Nov 14, 09 | vanity
    OK Yall. We turned on the Country Music channel and are watching Country at the White House. Brad Paisley is performing and we are enjoying the intamate lil concert and I blab out to KV that this must be an event for GW/Laura and friends. UHG! There the camera goes (60 inch tv) on Obama Close up and the Michelle too. They then cut to an interview with Brad done in the WH driveway and he oozed with Obama Love. How painful! Music so good but the butt kissing Country Love to obama is horrid. The Grand Ole opry just...
  • Taylor Swift makes CMA history

    11/11/2009 10:13:08 PM PST · by Justaham · 60 replies · 1,586+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-11-09 | CHRIS TALBOTT
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards for which she was nominated, making history on a historic night that included Darius Rucker's win as new artist. "I'll never forget this moment because in this moment everything that I have ever wanted has just happened to me," Swift said through tears as she accepted the association's highest honor during ceremonies at Sommet Center.
  • What Happened To LeeAnn Rimes?????

    What the heck happened to LeeAnn Rimes? She's channeling Helen Thomas. Ugh!!!!!
  • Carrie Underwood - "Before He Cheats"(VIDEO)

    "Before he cheats" is a revenge fantasy of the wronged woman taking it out on her man's car. Tires get slashed, windows get smashed. Cathartic aggression. Anyone who's been betrayed can understand the anger. "Before he cheats" is American Idol-friendly country music. It's good campy fun.
  • Dierks Bentley Fan Was Hero Who Ended Fort Hood Shooting Spree

    11/06/2009 2:21:04 PM PST · by Saije · 27 replies · 1,096+ views ^ | 11/6/2009 | Staff
    In the aftermath of shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, that killed 13 people and injured another 30, Dierks Bentley learned that he had a connection to the civilian police officer who stopped the rampage. The singer was featured in a photo with the officer, Kimberly Munley, that made its way to television news shows and the Internet. Bentley met Munley earlier this year during a Fourth of July music festival at the U.S. Army post near Killeen, Texas. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire Thursday (Nov. 5) at Fort Hood. Munley was at the scene and...
  • Country star John Rich headlines Watertown "get-out-the-vote" rally Monday night for Hoffman!

    11/01/2009 8:12:20 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies · 719+ views ^ | November 1, 2009
    Doug Hoffman for Congress   Election Alert!!!!!!!!! 1 Day left   If you still see scary creatures in the 23rd Congressional district, it’s not because of Halloween. ACORN, the unions and Pelosi foot soldiers are flooding in to try and win this race. We need your help! Nothing can be left to chance!  Make time to volunteer at one of four critical district offices. We need our conservative army to help with phone calls, knocking on doors and driving people to the polls. We cannot let ACORN, the unions and Pelosi’s puppets win this! Come to one of these four critical...
  • Tim McGraw & Brad Paisley, Are Officially Off My Christmas List

    11/01/2009 9:29:47 AM PST · by FredJake · 44 replies · 1,970+ views
    One Vike blog ^ | 11/1/09 | One Vike
    It is high time Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw were taken to task for their support of Barrack Husein Obama. I first must admit that I have been a fan of Brad and Tim for a long time. I love the way they put to tune and words of how it is to be a man is in the world. After all, how can you not enjoy listening to the way Brad strings together the words in his song titled, “I'm Still A guy”, or how he seems to lay his heart out in the tune titled, “I'm Gonna Miss...
  • Time to Boycott Brad Paisley & Tim McGraw

    11/01/2009 2:18:23 AM PST · by OneVike · 16 replies · 2,092+ views
    OneVike ^ | 11/1/09 | OneVike
    It is high time Brad Paisley and Tim McGraw were taken to task for their support of Barrack Husein Obama. I first must admit that I have been a fan of Brad and Tim for a long time. I love the way they put to tune and words of how it is to be a man is in the world. After all, how can you not enjoy listening to the way Brad strings together the words in his song titled, “I'm Still A guy”, or how he seems to lay his heart out in the tune titled, “I'm Gonna...
  • John Rich to campaign for Doug Hoffman

    10/30/2009 11:52:14 PM PDT · by byteback · 13 replies · 898+ views
    Facebook | 10.30.2009 | Facebook Page
    Doug Hoffman Country Superstar John Rich will give be in Watertownon Monday to play at a Get-Out-The-Vote Rally for my candidacy. The concert will start at 6:30 PM at the Jefferson County Agricultural Society Exhibition Hall (615 W.T. Fields Drive, Watertown, NY 13601). Come on out, and help get out the vote!
  • Kellie Pickler tearfully sings "I Wonder"(VIDEO)

    11-07-07 The CMT Awards just nominated Kellie for Performance of the Year.
  • Obama Named Country Music Entertainer of the Year (Surprise Selection Shocks Nashville)

    10/16/2009 12:01:18 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 18 replies · 1,478+ views
    Borowitz Report ^ | 10/12/09 | Borowitz
    NASHVILLE (The Borowitz Report) - President Barack Obama stunned the country music world today by picking up its highest honor, Country Music Entertainer of the Year. Mr. Obama was chosen unanimously, according to the Country Music Association, beating out such favorite as Carrie Underwood and Toby Keith.
  • Leann Rimes singing "Blue" (VIDEO)

    Patsy Cline style clothes!!!, Patsy Cline Voice, she has a great voice.. one of the best female vocalists in country, I believe she was 13 when she sang this song.
  • MUST SEE VIDEO -- Toby Keith's new hit American Ride Music Video (AWESOME!)

    10/01/2009 10:28:50 AM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 56 replies · 2,270+ views
    AOL News ^ | 1 October 2009 | Toby Keith
    Today AOL is spotlighting Toby Keith's new Music Video 'American Ride' Click to View American Ride Music Video
  • Toby Keith, 24 others, listed on Obama 'enemies list,' reports tabloid

    09/29/2009 12:19:54 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 109 replies · 5,724+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | September 29, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin
    By Andrew W. Griffin Red Dirt Report, editor Posted: September 29, 2009 OKLAHOMA CITY -- Although not available online, blogs, including, report that the grocery store tabloid The Globe has revealed that 25 celebrities and well-known personalities, including Oklahoma's very own country music superstar Toby Keith, are on a so-called "enemies list," allegedly compiled by President Barack Obama. While some may scoff at such a report, since it was featured in The Globe, this particular tabloid has broken some big stories, like the John Edwards affair. The "insider" talking to The Globe says that Obama is concerned about...
  • Country legend Merle Haggard speaks his mind on gov't, UFOs

    09/24/2009 6:12:32 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 50 replies · 1,893+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | September 24, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin
    By Andrew W. Griffin Red Dirt Report, editor Posted: September 24, 2009 OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite the fact that the October 1, 2009 issue of Rolling Stone features a cover story on no-talent “actress” Megan Fox, America’s premier corporate-rock magazine Rolling Stone, features a terrific – and very long – story titled “The Fighter: The Life and Times of Merle Haggard.” It’s written by Jason Fine and it’s an epic profile on a true American original and one of the best artists in country music. And while we get the Hag’s history from top to bottom, we also get...
  • Hank Williams Jr. Says "Don't Tread on Us, Barack" at Friends of America Rally - Video 9/7/09

    09/08/2009 6:26:42 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 727+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from the Friends of America Rally held in Holden, West Virginia yesterday, where 100,000 people were expected to attend. This video shows Hank Williams Jr. performing. At around the 1:50 mark of the video, Williams points to a flag in the crowd and says he has a flag like that at his house and on his cars which say, "Don't Tread on Me." Williams then said, "Don't Tread on Us, Barack." . . . (VIDEO)
  • Are You Ready For a TEA Party? Hank Williams Jr. Sure Is.

    09/03/2009 9:37:19 AM PDT · by Justaham · 4 replies · 668+ views ^ | 9-3-09 | Ken Shepherd
    A country boy can survive the Obama administration. Just ask Hank Williams, Jr. The country music artist -- best known to millions of Americans regardless of their musical taste for his "Are You Ready For Some Football?" theme to Monday Night Football -- was profiled yesterday by Bill Lynch of the Charleston [W.V.] Gazette. Lynch spent a considerable portion of his profile focused on Williams's politics, including his upcoming gig at a Labor Day TEA Party:
  • LeAnn Rimes Questioned In Brentwood Hit-And-Run

    08/21/2009 12:23:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 2,391+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 21, 2009
    LeAnn Rimes questioned in Brentwood hit-and-run August 21, 2009 Country singer LeAnn Rimes was questioned Thursday by LAPD officers after she was accused of a misdemeanor hit-and-run in Brentwood, officials said today. Officers with the West Traffic Division went to Rimes’ home to question her following the 7:45 p.m. accident in the 11000 block of Montana Avenue. If police decide there is enough evidence to pursue the case, they would forward it to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office for further review. No details about the accident were available, and Rimes could not be immediately reached for comment.
  • George Strait Dethrones Michael Jackson, Tops Billboard 200

    08/19/2009 6:46:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies · 1,104+ views ^ | August 19, 2009 | Monica Herrera
    As expected, the King of Pop steps aside for the King of Country as George Strait's "Twang" replaces Michael Jackson's enduring "Number Ones" as the best selling album in the country. Strait's new set sold 155,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan, earning the country legend his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. "Twang" follows in the footsteps of Strait's 1997 album "Carrying Your Love With Me," 2004's "50 Number Ones," 2005's "Somewhere Down In Texas" and 2008's "Troubadour." The last time one of Strait's studio albums opened with less than 100,000 was in 1994, when "Lead On" started...
  • Toby Keith video/single 'American Ride' garnering lots of attention

    08/18/2009 6:32:02 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 36 replies · 3,260+ views
    Red Dirt Report ^ | August 17, 2009 | Andrew W. Griffin
    By Andrew W. Griffin Red Dirt Report, editor Posted: August 17, 2009 OKLAHOMA CITY – Norman resident and country superstar Toby Keith is back on the charts with a new “politically-charged video,” “American Ride,” that was released last Friday on country music video channel CMT and is being called by some critics as “equal-opportunity satire” This is demonstrated by showing a “tidal wave” of illegal aliens coming across the US-Mexico border or Barack Obama as a tool of the bankers or George W. Bush giving Pat Robertson a piggy-back ride. Excellent!. With it’s martial feel and driving fiddles, Jib-Jab-styled...
  • Billy Ray Swaps Daughter's Purity for Fame

    08/11/2009 7:16:06 AM PDT · by Comedylover · 49 replies · 2,385+ views
    In a remarkably disturbing display of what happens when Hollywood is in control of a child, the once-sweet Miley Cyrus, in shorts that would make Madonna blush, did a pole dance on the Teen Choice Awards. Miley, the Hanna Montana star, is just 16-years-old.
  • Charlie Daniels Band thrills crowd

    08/06/2009 5:23:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 629+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — It’s not likely that one fan will be washing his right hand anytime soon. Not after Charlie Daniels shook it. “He just strolled off that burgundy bus wearing a Hawaiian shirt, walked right over to me and shook my hand,” Rick Hawkins said, holding it up for all to see. “I was completely shocked.” The Charlie Daniels Band performed Wednesday evening on Fort Huachuca, delivering an energized concert that opened with a string of hits, kicking off with, “Drinkin’ My Baby Goodbye” (Sitting on a bar stool, actin’ like a dern fool), then rolling into “The South’s...
  • Obama Country (Music)

    07/28/2009 7:49:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies · 956+ views ^ | 7/22/09 | Linda Ryan
    On Tuesday, July 21, Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss and Charley Pride played to a very special audience. As part of the White House Summer Music series, the country music luminaries were in charge of serenading the First Lady and President Barack Obama. “I know folks think I’m a city boy, but I do appreciate listening to country music,” President Obama said as he introduced the concert. And what followed was a series of emotional performances from some of country’s biggest icons. The evening was especially meaningful for Charley Pride, who remains one of the few black performers to find success...
  • Live From The White House, It’s Tuesday Night!

    07/20/2009 4:06:09 PM PDT · by kcvl · 43 replies · 996+ views
    Live From The White House, It’s Tuesday Night! Tomorrow night is music night at the White House, and you can have all the action streamed live to your desktop. Charley Pride, Brad Paisley, Alison Krauss + Union Station feat. Jerry Douglas
  • A Lively Mix of Honky-Tonk, Heart

    07/01/2009 8:25:36 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 19 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2009 | Joe Heim
    Country music has always had something of an image problem, particularly among people who fancy themselves as progressives. Immigrant-trashing, gay-bashing, race-baiting, women-hating songs aren't hard to find in the country catalogue. Heck, sometimes you can find them all on a single album.snipBut, for all of its redneck revelry, country music also supplies many examples of forward-thinking artists who served up traditional hits while subverting traditional stereotypes: Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and the Dixie Chicks, to name just a few, not only upended perceptions, they became country superstars in the process.snip Now add to that list Brad...
  • From big mudding trucks to pole dancing, Redneck Yacht Club is down and dirty

    06/15/2009 6:20:44 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 60 replies · 6,419+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 06/14/2009 | Michael Kruse
    The trucks idled in the long line on the dirt road leading to this place called the Redneck Yacht Club. The Turbo Diesels and the Power Strokes rumbled while waiting. Big trucks pulled trailers with even bigger trucks. This started on Friday morning of Memorial Day weekend, and continued into Friday night, and on into Saturday morning, and still on Saturday night. They had come to put their four-wheelers, their swamp buggies and their jacked-up trucks into 800 out-of-the-way acres of muddy, goopy, chocolatey slop. The signs on the roadside were rules. No littering. No underage drinking. No burning tires....
  • Natalie Maines Gets the Runs (Thick Dixie Chick )

    06/08/2009 5:07:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 66 replies · 3,010+ views ^ | June 8, 2009
    Dixie Chick Natalie Maines worked on her fitness by hiking in L.A. this weekend. The recently shorn 34-year-old mother of two is not ashamed to break a sweat in public.
  • I'm Gonna Blame Bush Forever

    05/28/2009 12:15:45 PM PDT · by TWP guy · 2 replies · 404+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | 05/28/09 | Blaine Fallis
    I’m gonna blame Bush foreversung by King Hussein to the tune of Forever and Ever, Amen with apologies to Randy Travis You may think that I’m acting foolish You’ve heard that I’m new & I’m green You may wonder how I can promise you now We’ll spend a trillion dollars while we still owe three And it’s not my blood that is spilling When I give up memos of the CIA It’s not my money that I will be spending On every left-wing program that enters my brain I’m gonna blame Bush forever, forever & ever amen As long as...
  • Country Music: Too Much Freedom Loving?

    05/17/2009 7:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,104+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 16, 2009 | L. Brent Bozell III
    In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and "closing ranks" behind the thought that they live in the "real America." The Post music critic going by the name Josh Freedom du Lac -- that just can't be his name -- doesn't really seem to like patriotic music, despite the patriotic byline. He worries that songs like Jason Aldean's "Hicktown" or the Zac Brown Band's "Chicken Fried" do something wrong: They are "narrowcasting...
  • Bozell Column: Country Music, Too Freedom-Loving?

    05/16/2009 7:31:01 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 5 replies · 909+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 16, 2009 - 08:03 | Brent Bozell
    In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and "closing ranks" behind the thought that they live in the "real America." The Post music critic going by the name Josh Freedom du Lac – that just can’t be his name – doesn’t really seem to like patriotic music, despite the patriotic byline. He worries that songs like Jason Aldean’s "Hicktown" or the Zac Brown Band’s "Chicken Fried" do something wrong: They are "narrowcasting...
  • Bozell Column: Country Music, Too Freedom-Loving?

    05/16/2009 7:25:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies · 1,283+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 15, 2009 | Brent Bozell
    In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and "closing ranks" behind the thought that they live in the "real America." The Post music critic going by the name Josh Freedom du Lac – that just can’t be his name – doesn’t really seem to like patriotic music, despite the patriotic byline. He worries that songs like Jason Aldean’s "Hicktown" or the Zac Brown Band’s "Chicken Fried" do something wrong: They are...
  • Country Music Television: 20 Sexiest Women

    05/13/2009 1:39:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 56 replies · 6,242+ views ^ | 2009 | staff (no pun intended)
    They heat up the concert stage when they perform for legions of screaming fans, and they steam up the small screen with their music videos. Who are these country music hotties, and what are the secrets of their sex appeal? Viewers will find out in CMT 20 Sexiest Women hosted by Hollywood actor Patrick Dempsey (Sweet Home Alabama). Dempsey will lead viewers through a bevy of beauties. Who will claim the No. 1 spot -- Faith Hill, Deana Carter, Shania Twain, Julie Roberts, or another sexy star?
  • Kelly Clarkson: Pregnant, Fat or Fashion-Impaired?

    05/11/2009 3:33:12 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 38 replies · 1,797+ views
    Ther Hollywood Gossip ^ | Posted on May 11th, 2009 2:11 PM
    If Kelly Clarkson is tired of pregnancy rumors, she might want to avoid clothing choices like she's donned recently. The singer looked considerably heavier performing at the KIIS-FM Wango Tango in California this weekend (below, right). Contrast how the original American Idol looks compared to just two months ago, when promoting her new album on the current season of the hit show. Maybe she was channeling her inner Jessica Simpson and just picked a really unfortunate outfit. Sorry, that's a huge insult to Kelly Clarkson to even be mentioned in the same sentence. Our bad! Anyway, is she with child?...
  • Singer-Songwriter Vern Gosdin Dies in Nashville at Age 74

    04/30/2009 4:27:36 AM PDT · by Eagle50AE · 20 replies · 783+ views
    CMT:News ^ | April 29, 2009 | Calvin Gilbert
    Singer-songwriter Vern Gosdin, who achieved mainstream country success in the '80s with hits such as "Set 'Em Up Joe" and "Chiseled in Stone," died late Tuesday (April 28) at a Nashville hospital at age 74. Gosdin, who was often referred to as "the Voice," reportedly suffered a stroke several weeks ago. Born in Woodland, Ala., he had already achieved success with his brother, Rex, as the Gosdin Brothers before launching his solo career. As a teenager, his family hosted The Gosdin Family Gospel Show on a radio station in Birmingham, Ala. Vern and Rex Gosdin moved to the Los Angeles...
  • Toby Keith Entertains Troops in Afghanistan

    04/28/2009 5:45:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 560+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Michael Greenberger , USA
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, April 28, 2009 – Country singer and troop supporter Toby Keith finished up a 15-show tour in Afghanistan yesterday as he drew near the end of his seventh tour with the United Service Organizations. Service members crowd the stage April 27, 2009, at Bagram Air Field, to catch a photo of Toby Keith during his concert in Afghanistan. This was Keith’s seventh tour with the United Service Organizations. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Michael Greenberger   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Keith spent five days criss-crossing the war-torn country visiting bases large and small in...