Kenny Chesney's single "'Til It's Gone" has topped the country chart this week, giving the singer his 26th career number one. For Kenny, this song also represents the love he has for his fans which makes its success on the charts even sweeter. Kenny says "'Til It's Gone" is a song about living every last drop with the people who matter to you, and the people who have made such a difference in his life are his loyal fans. "'Til It's Gone" is the second consecutive #1 from Kenny's latest album The Big Revival, which was released in September.
Thomas Rhett joined his friends from Florida Georgia Line over the weekend to help launch their headlining "Anything Goes Tour." The sold-out opening weekend kicked off with a show in Toledo, Ohio and rounded out the weekend with dates in Dayton, Ohio and Charlottesville, Virginia. Rhett says, "It was an awesome way to kick off the New Year." Just as the "Anything Goes Tour" was getting started, it was announced that the trek would be extended with dates through October.
CRAIG MORGAN is angry with SETH ROGEN for his Tweet about the movie "American Sniper". Here's what Seth wrote, quote, "'American Sniper' kind of reminds me of the movie that's showing in the third act of 'Inglourious Basterds'." Seth's referring to a fake Nazi propaganda film from 'Inglourious Basterds' that features a German sniper killing Allied soldiers. Comparing that to the story of Chris Kyle, a real American soldier, whom some say is a hero, is too much for Craig. He hit up Facebook with a few choice words, and then he lit into Rogen: Quote, "You are fortunate to enjoy the privilege and freedom of working in and living in the U.S., and saying whatever you want (regardless of how ignorant the statement) thanks to people like Chris Kyle." (Craig spent 10 years in the military and has no tolerance for those who don't support our service members.) For his part, Seth Rogen has since backed off and said that he actually LIKED "American Sniper". And Seth wants you to know that it only "reminded him" of the QUENTIN TARANTINO scene. (You can read Craig's full
by Denny & Christal
posted Jan 19 2015 8:44AM
Dolly Partonâ¯celebrates her 69thâ¯birthday today and in so many ways is still a big part of today's country music. Not only does she still write, record music and tour, but she's a big influence on so many of country music's biggest stars of today. For one,â¯Miranda Lambertâ¯says she patterns herself after Parton in business and newcomersâ¯Maddie & Tae, Mickey Guytonâ¯andâ¯Raelynnâ¯all site her as a huge influence.
After kicking off theirâ¯headlining "Anything Goes Tour" just last week,â¯Florida Georgia Lineâ¯has announced that they'll be extending the much-anticipated trek into the fall. The newly added dates will begin on May 9 in Columbia, Maryland and will continue through October. Adding to the excitement of the tour's launch and extension, FGL will appear onâ¯Theâ¯Ellen DeGeneresâ¯Showâ¯tomorrow (1/20) and perform their current Top 10 hit "Sun Daze." The duo kicked off their "Anything Goes Tour" with a sold-out opening weekend playing shows in Toledo, Ohio, Dayton, Ohio and Charlottesville, Virginia. Their next stop on the tour is on January 22 in Biloxi, Mississippi. The tour features special guestsâ¯Thomas Rhettâ¯andâ¯Frankie Ballard.
Sam Huntâ¯will make on his debut appearance onâ¯Theâ¯Ellen DeGeneresâ¯Showâ¯this Thursday (January 22) to perform his latest radio single from his debut album,â¯Montevallo, and follows his Platinum-certified chart-topping hit "Leave the Night On." Sam's appearance onâ¯The Ellen DeGeneres Showâ¯comes just as he's preparing to kick off his headlining "Lipstick Graffiti Tour" on January 29 in Los Angeles. Sam's first-ever headlining tour will run through the spring. After the tour wraps up, Hunt will continue on the "Wheels Up 2015 Tour" withâ¯Lady Antebellumâ¯andâ¯Hunter Hayes.
Vince Gillâ¯took the stage at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville last week to announce that he's joining the America's Best Communities partnership to revitalize small towns and cities across America. The Hall of Fame member was joined onstage by the CEOs of Frontier Communications, DISH Network Corp. and CoBank, who are all teaming up to reward communities with the best business plans for economic development and improved quality of life. Communities across the country are pursuing America's Best Communities Prize to win up to $3 million for economic revitalization, with a total of $10 million being given away. The winners of the competition will also share best practices and great ideas for innovative growth among all the communities that participate in the competition.
by Denny & Christal
posted Jan 12 2015 9:38AM
Eric Church brought "The Outsiders World Tour" to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Saturday night and broke an attendance record at the venue that's been standing for nearly ten years. Eric's Saturday night show was attended by 18,411 fans, which shatters the venue's highest attended event, The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, in February of 2006. The news of Church's record-breaking show comes on the heels of the singer's achievement as the top-selling and highest-selling album debut of 2014 with The Outsiders and four Grammy nominations including Best Country Song for "Give Me Back My Hometown," and Best Country Album.
Lady Antebellum was named "Favorite Country Group" at last week's People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, but before they accepted the fan-voted award, one of the trio's members had a little wardrobe malfunction. While walking the red carpet before the ceremony got underway, the group made its way over to E! hostess Giuliana Rancic, who'd gotten word that Charles Kelley was rocking a rip in his pants. Rancic asked Kelley, "Is it true you have a hole in your pants?" Charles said yes, and even showed off the tiny tear to the cameras, saying, "This is when you know your pants are too tight — when you sit in a car and your pants go, 'Rip!'"
The world of country music is remembering the life of Little Jimmy Dickens, one of the greatest musicians to grace the Grand Ole Opry stage. Some of country's most notable artists even gathered at the Opry last week to honor the late musician and the indelible legacy he leaves behind. Following Little Jimmy's death on January 2, another artist took to YouTube to share his favorite memory of the Opry legend as well as perform one of his lasting hits. In the video posted online, Charlie Worsham recalled an encounter he had with Dickens while backstage at the Opry and then paid tribute by playing his 1949 hit single "Country Boy," which Charlie referred to as "my favorite of all the 'country songs.'"
JASON ALDEAN wouldn't mind getting into the nightclub business. But he doesn't want it to be a celebrity-type thing, like TOBY KEITH's I Love This Bar & Grill. In fact, if it's up to Jason, people won't even know he's an owner. He says, quote, "I'd rather not even have my name on it.
by Denny & Christal
posted Jan 9 2015 10:56AM
The life and legacy ofâ¯Little Jimmy Dickensâ¯was celebrated at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville yesterday. Friends and family of the late musician were all in attendance to pay tribute to the Opry legend, who passed away on January 2 at the age of 94. There were performances byâ¯Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood, Steve Wariner, Connie Smith, Chris Young, among others. Little Jimmy's signature white hat and boots sat at the center of the stage surrounded by several of the singer's rhinestone suits which he had made so famous. After the two-hour celebration of life service concluded, Dickens was buried at a private service held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, the same place where fellow country legendâ¯George Jonesâ¯was laid to rest.
It was a complete takeover of NBC'sâ¯Todayâ¯show yesterday whenâ¯Garth Brooksâ¯made a historic appearance on the news and talk show's morning broadcast. With his appearance, Garth became the first guest in the 62-year history of the show to appear during all four hours of the broadcast. To make his Today show appearance even sweeter, Garth was also presented a Platinum disc for his latest album Man Against Machine.â¯
The people have spoken.â¯Carrie Underwoodâ¯was named "Favorite Female Country Artist" at Wednesday night'sâ¯People's Choice Awardsâ¯in Los Angeles. This brings Carrie's total tally of wins at the annual award show to seven. Underwood's most recent win at the show was in 2010 when she was named "Favorite Country Artist." 2008 was a big year for Carrie, as she picked up the People's Choice Awards for "Favorite Female Singer", "Favorite Star 35 & Under" and "Favorite Country Song" for her hit "Last Name."â¯ Carrie took home her first People's Choice trophies in 2006, when she won for "Favorite Female Singer" and "Favorite Country Song" for "Before He Cheats."
Blake Sheltonâ¯has received the RIAA's first official certification of 2015 for his chart-topping single "Neon Light." The gold selling single is the first from his latest album,â¯Bringing Back The Sunshine, and marks the second consecutive time Warner Music Nashville has earned the first certified single of the year. Additionally, Blake has just received a platinum certification for his 2010 compilation albumLoaded: The Best of Blake Shelton. This news come on the heels of the recent announcement that Shelton will make his debut as host and musical guest for the upcoming January 24 episode of NBC's sketch comedy seriesâ¯Saturday Night Live.
by Denny & Christal
posted Jan 5 2015 11:25AM
Grand Ole Opry starâ¯Little Jimmy Dickensâ¯passed away on Friday afternoon at a Nashville area hospital. He was 94-years-old. Dickens died of cardiac arrest after being admitted to the hospital on Christmas Day following a stroke. The 4' 11" singer became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and was the longest running member of the Opry. He last performed at the Opry on December 20th, one day after his 94thâ¯birthday. While on the Opry stage, Dickens delivered some of his trademark comedy and sang his classic song "Out Behind The Barn." Jimmy is survived by his wifeâ¯Mona Dickensâ¯and two daughters. In 1983, Jimmy received the biggest honor in country music when was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.â¯
Lady Antebellumâ¯will perform during the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday. The band is nominated for Favorite Country Group, along withâ¯The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flattsâ¯andâ¯Zac Brown Band. The awards will be handed out January 7 at 9PM ET on CBS.
Funeral arrangements have been set for Grand Ole Opry starâ¯Little Jimmy Dickens, who passed away on Friday at the age of 94. A public Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 7th in Nashville.â¯ Then, a public Celebration Of Life Service will be held Thursday, January 8 at 11 AM at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Friends, family and the public are welcome at both.â¯ Jimmy joined the Opry in 1948 and last performed on the Opry stage on Saturday, December 20, one day after his 94th birthday.
Carrie Underwoodâ¯has landed on a pretty prestigious "Best of" list for 2014, and the "Good Girl" singer has her good manners to thank for claiming her spot among the other top celebrities. Underwood has as one of been named as one of the Twenty-Five Best-Mannered People of 2014 on the annualâ¯listâ¯published by the National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC). Carrie finds herself at number 13 on the list, coming in behindâ¯Mother Theresaâ¯and nudging out billionaireâ¯Warren Buffetâ¯in the 14thâ¯spot. The NLJC honors Carrie with a spot on the list for "consistently demonstrating courtesy to her fans." Coming in a number one on the list is talk show hostâ¯Jimmy Fallonâ¯for "maintaining the dignity and respect of others through his comedic disposition as the host ofâ¯The Tonight Show."