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In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Jake Owen talks about his next album, Days of Gold, and campaigns for more substantive music in today's country format. Jake says, “What I’m trying to do with this record is to not have songs that all sound exactly alike…He adds, “We need more songs than just songs about tailgates and [sic] cups and Bacardi and stuff like that. We need songs that get ourselves back to the format that made me love it.”
Dierks Bentley celebrated the birth of his new son Knox over a fiery set on the Locked & Reloaded tour with Miranda Lambert on Thursday in
Cal Smith -- famous for singing the '70's country classics "Country Bumpkin" and "The Lord Knows I'm Drinking" -- has died.
Craig Campbell has joined Clay Walker’s fourth annual Chords of Hope benefit concert. Show proceeds will directly support the MS Center at
The Civil Wars premiered the music video for their new single, “Dust to Dust,” today (Thursday) at Vevo, CMT.com and VH1.com and it will have its broadcast debut Saturday on VH1’s Top 20 Video Countdown. The footage for the clip was filmed in Paris in 2011 and at The Art House studio in Nashville in September, 2012.
WILL HOGE offered up a brilliant take on Zac Brown, Jason Aldean and Justin Moore arguing about the state of country music. He Tweeted, "Millionaires arguing about who is 'more country' cracks me up. Trust me . . . farm hands and factory workers are countrier than all y'all. Shhh!" See Will Hoge's "Strong" here:
Have you seen Ashley Monroe’s new “Weed Instead of Roses” music video? Ashley channels her inner Gram Parsons by wearing a sparkle-and-twang bedazzled suit with embroidered pot leaves. The clip was also shot using vintage cameras, giving the final production an archival look reminiscent of network TV from the ‘70s.
Alison Krauss is taking vocal rest because she's been diagnosed with dysphonia. That's a general term to describe a number of vocal ailments including hoarseness, vocal cord problems or anything that can affect the voice. Krauss is expected to make a full recovery. However, she is dropping out of the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in
Linda Ronstadt says the hardest thing about living with Parkinson's Disease is that she has "to ask people to do things" that are hard for her to do. For example, she says she doesn't drive anymore because she isn't "quite sure" of her reflexes. She says she also avoids places where she might get confused — and now "lives like a person with a disability." Ronstadt revealed recently that she can no longer sing because of the illness. Ronstadt is 67 — and during her career, has sold more than 30 million albums.
Randy Travis - Influence Volume One: The Man I Am: Randy gives his spin on 12 classic country hits, including Merle Haggard’s “Someday We’ll Look Back,” Ernest Tubb’s “Thanks a Lot” and Lefty Frizzell’s “