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Diamond Rio

Diamond Rio Celebrating 25th Anniversary With 'Diamond Rio Live'

Nov 2014 19:26PM EDT

DR is a band built on a strong live show, so it's a wonder they have not produced a live album until now. Released on Tuesday, 'Diamond Rio Live' features 12 tracks from the group's first 25 years.READ MORE

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Discusses Unreleased 'Greatest Hits' Song "Little Toy Guns"

Nov 2014 18:30PM EDT

Carrie Underwood has a highly anticipated compilation — 'Greatest Hits: Decade #1' — coming out on Dec. 9, but there's still one song no one has heard yet.READ MORE

Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack Tapped For Thanksgiving NFL National Anthem

Nov 2014 17:09PM EDT

The revered country star, Lee Ann Womack, will be singing the national anthem prior to contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas.READ MORE

Marvin Gaye

5 Covers Celebrating 50 Years of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)": James Taylor, Michael Bublé and More

Nov 2014 15:16PM EDT

Fifty years ago on this date Marvin Gaye entered the charts with "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)". The track was far from his first on the Motown label but it did have the most chart success among the singles he had released up to that point, peaking at no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. We hesitate to call it his most recognizable song—because he's had an unusual number of tracks that have become cultural standards compared to most in his era—but "I wanna stop and thank ya baby" is an instantly recognizable line. Enough so that a number of performers have tried their hands at the song over the last five decades.READ MORE

Billy Gilman and Ty Herndon Come Out As Gay

Two Country Singers Come Out As Gay: Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman Challenge Stereotypes In The Genre [WATCH]

Nov 2014 12:52PM EDT

The country music industry is known for leaning more conservative and portraying the men as rugged country dudes who are working all day to come home to their women. But that stereotype might be changing now that two country stars have come out as gay this week. Ty Herndon came out first, and Billy Gilman followed soon behind, inspired by Herndon's bravery.READ MORE

Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum Parodies Meghan Trainor's 'All About That Bass' to Promote No Shave November [WATCH]

Nov 2014 11:51AM EDT

Recently, the group even threw its support behind the popular cause, No Shave November, by parodying Meghan Trainor's monster hit "All About That Bass."READ MORE


OPINION: New Billboard 200 Metrics Incorporate Streams and Digital Downloads into "Album Sales"...and That Doesn't Work

Nov 2014 08:33AM EDT

Billboard has altered the formula for its Billboard 200 chart to reflect the translation of digital downloads and song streams into "album sales." It ain't right.READ MORE

Ralph Stanley (center)

Song for Those Buried in Snow in Buffalo and Elsewhere: Metallica, Ralph Stanley and More Sympathize with Your Plight

Nov 2014 15:00PM EDT

The northern regions of New York are being, in some cases literally, buried by snow. Our own Carolyn Menyes has brought light to Interpol being stuck in its own tour bus for 30 hours due to the weather and we're continuing a trend with a playlist surrounding snow. Not happy snow, like "Walking in A Winter Wonderland," not snow as in cocaine a la Jeezy and Black Sabbath, snow: The stuff that will trap you in your home and cause parties of pioneers to resort to eating each other.READ MORE

Justin Bieber and model Laura Stone at Fashion Rocks 2014

"Fashion Rocks" but Apparently Doesn't Pay, According to Lawsuits from CBS and Barclays Center against Three Lions Entertainment

Nov 2014 11:58AM EDT

Fashion may rock but it doesn't seem to be able to pay. The event, Fashion Rocks, which was held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and broadcast via CBS, ended up being a bust and now both the venue and the network are suing producer Three Lions Entertainment regarding unpaid dues.READ MORE

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Owns No. 1 Spot for One More Week with '1989' but One Direction to Cause Trouble When It Walks In Next Week

Nov 2014 01:02AM EDT

Taylor Swift gets at least one more week at the top with '1989.' One Direction will cause some trouble when they walk in with their new album next week.READ MORE

Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas

Michael W. Smith Goes Country for Christmas

Nov 2014 17:22PM EDT

'Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas' features some of the biggest names in Country music. He'll be performing two of the songs on the CMA Country Christmas special while taking the music on the road.READ MORE

Vince Gill

Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett Announce 'Songs and Stories' East Coast Tour [SCHEDULE]

Nov 2014 13:44PM EDT

Country singers Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett have announced the joint Songs and Stories tour, which will run for four dates down the East Coast at the end of January. The tour kicks off Jan. 27 in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and finishes up Jan. 30 in North Charleston, South Carolina, with stops in Englewood, New Jersey, and Norfolk, Virginia, in between. According to Gill's website, the tour will feature "intimate solo and duo performances, during which the artists will serve as their own accompanists." You can check out Gill and Lovett's Songs and Stories tour dates here:READ MORE

Garth Brooks at the ASCAP Centennial Awards 2014

Garth Brooks: "Youtube is the Devil", 'Man Against Machine' Singer Praises Taylor Swift for Avoiding Music Streaming

Nov 2014 15:20PM EDT

Garth Brooks is really living up to his album title, Man Against Machine. Though the "People Loving People" singer is running all his own social media, he's still adamantly against the Internet age and the modern music "machine," including the people over at YouTube, whom he has called "the devil" in a new interview.READ MORE

Lee Brice

Lee Brice Shares 'The Drinking Class' Video, Pops Blue Collar in Working-Class Salute [WATCH]

Nov 2014 13:34PM EDT

Lee Brice is at the top of his game right now, coming off the solid September release of his third studio effort "I Don't Dance." The successful songwriter salutes the working class in his new video for the album's second single "Drinking Class." As "Rolling Stone Country" points out, this is not some tip-of-the-cap single to weekend debauchery. Brice aims to honor the men and women who work hard all week long and relax even harder when the weekend hits. "I wanted to pay tribute to the hardworking men and women who get up every day and work hard to provide for their families," he told "RSC." "It's where I come from and where my heart is." Images of labor, sweat and family pervade the video below before scenes of bar antics take hold. The song is a prime example of why Brice is one of the genre's most talented songwriters.READ MORE

Tyler Hubbard and Hayley Stommel

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Got Engaged in a Helicopter, Singer Explains Why [WATCH]

Nov 2014 21:28PM EDT

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard spared no expense when he proposed to his girlfriend, Hayley Stommel, recently. The "Dirt" singer took his wife-to-be up in a helicopter to pop the big question. Hubbard talked about the moment with Taste of Country, saying that it was a special setting since his father died in a helicopter crash.READ MORE

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