With just weeks until the launch of his Brothers of the Sun Tour with pal Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney has wrapped rehearsals for the all-arena outing. The country entertainer feels confident and prepared to take the stage show on the road, and admits the tour has been anything but a rushed project.
“Patsy Cline is an American music icon and perhaps the most accessible artist in country music history,” says Country Music Hall of Fame and museum director Kyle Young (quote via GAC). “Though she recorded for only eight years and made her last record nearly 50 years ago, her body of work — those classic torch songs and ballads of heartache — have continued to resonate with music fans of all genres.”
“I’m not coming into this hoping for 1st runner-up,” said a confident Jennifer Nettles right before taking the stage for the first time as a ‘Duets‘ celebrity mentor. The Sugarland lead singer, along with superstar singers Kelly Clarkson, Robin Thicke and John Legend, scoured the country to find the best voices in America for the new ABC reality singing competition. And exactly does the big-voiced Georgia native look for in the perfect duet partner?
Tim McGraw is giving back to wounded warriors and service members by launching the nationwide HomeFront initiative, a goodwill effort that will award 25 deserving families with a mortgage-free home at each of his summer concert stops.
Scotty McCreery isn’t the only country superstar celebrating the Season 11 finale of ‘American Idol.’ Reba McEntire is set to perform on tonight’s episode (May 23) with country hopeful Skylar Laine, who placed No. 4 this season after being eliminated a few weeks ago.
The town of Mineral, Va. — which has a population of fewer than 500 people — has inherited a not-so-small fortune, thanks to the charitable efforts of country superstar Alan Jackson. The earthquake-ravaged eastern Virginia town was the lucky recipient of a free concert from the country titan after winning a radio-sponsored contest for garnering the most online votes. The concert raised a whopping $152,000 to help rebuild the tiny community.
If there was any doubt Luke Bryan would be pulling for his hometown hopeful Phillip Phillips to win this season of ‘American Idol,’ a recent video posted on his official Twitter account dismisses any suspicion. According to Bryan, his fellow Leesburg, Ga. native is the clear frontrunner as supreme winner during this week’s season finale.
He may be best known for his hilarious roles in the NBC television series ‘The Office’ and the blockbuster movie franchise ‘The Hangover,’ but actor Ed Helms is no one-trick pony. After more than two decades with his band, Ed Helms & the Lonesome Trio, the star has decided to move forward in his music career, making preparations for his first full-length bluegrass album.
John Rich is set to headline the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends concert, which will serve as the first-ever concert event for the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Scheduled for June 5 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn., the star-studded concert performers also includes Rich’s superstar duo gig Big & Rich, country superstars Kellie Pickler and Darius Rucker and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
When it comes to country music, it’s Taylor Swift‘s world and we’re all just living in it — according to Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list. The 22-year-old music mogul placed No. 11 on the exclusive countdown, making her the highest-ranked country musician.
“This event started as an idea we had in the studio last year to crash someone’s prom,” says Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (quote via the Green Room PR). “We had no idea at the time it would fill such a need. We are amazed by the support we’ve gotten from our fans, sponsors and the press. This is one of the proudest moments of our career!”
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