This past Saturday night at the Grand Ole Opry Brad Paisley performed on the tribute show for Little Jimmy Dickens’ 60th anniversary as an Opry member. During the second show, as Paisley was performing a guitar solo during “Waitin’ on a Woman,” a female fan pulled herself up onto the stage and proceeded to give Paisley a hug while he continued to play.
"Our Song" is a single by country pop artist Taylor Swift. It was released to radio on August 22, 2007, as the third single from her triple platinum album, Taylor Swift. The song became Swift's first Number One in December 2007, also making her the youngest artist to be the sole writer of a Number One country song.
The Randy Rogers Band debuted today at #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with their self-titled album, selling over 17,000 units. Named “one to keep your ears open for this Fall” in USA Today, the band has held up their end of the bargain with an impressive sales debut and a chart topping #1 spot on iTunes, surpassing sales of country superstars Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood as well as pop star/country newcomers Jessica Simpson and Darius Rucker.
The champagne is chilling so let the countdown begin…the 20th Annual Peach Drop is just around the corner! The biggest celebration to hit Atlanta for two decades, Peach Drop 2009 will be a night to remember with television and music sensation Julianne Hough and others ready to celebrate the decent of Atlanta’s own 800 pound peach.
Just a week away from the release of Tim McGraw Greatest Hits 3, McGraw reels in his forty second career top ten country single with "Let It Go.” “Let It Go” is McGraw's twenty fourth top ten hit this decade, where he remains in second place among all artists. McGraw entered the top ten for the first time back in 1994 with “Indian Outlaw.”
The votes are in, and Trace Adkins now stakes claim to the title of 'Country's Sexiest Man.' The readers of Country Weekly magazine voted in an online showdown of hottest hunks, ranking the 46-year-old father of five (and grandfather of one!) at No. 1. Gary Allan was a close second, followed by last year's winner, Toby Keith. Rounding out the Top 5 are Chris Young and Jack Ingram.
In retrospect, Darius Rucker's attempt at contemporary R&B, 2002's Back to Then, was probably misguided. Especially since the famed lead singer of Hootie & the Blowfish sounds so convincing on his country debut disc, Learn to Live . The CD plays seamlessly, mixing traditional with modern- day and barroom with front porch while throwing in elements of organic pop and soul. It's as if he's been doing this all his life.
Somewhere In The Sun: With a cover line that reads: KENNY CHESNEY How The Islands Keep Me Sane,” prestigious Caribbean Travel & Leisure, a monthly magazine devoted to the beauty, culture and authenticity of the Atlantic islands, goes in-depth with singer/songwriter Kenny Chesney on the brink of releasing his deeply personal Lucky Old Sun album, October 14th.
Amber Dotson (born in Garland, Texas) is an American country music artist. Initially a songwriter for Sony/Tree Publishing, Dotson soon began singing demos as well. She also made an apperance on Travis Tritt's 2004 album My Honky Tonk History as a background vocalist. George Strait heard some of the singer's demos, and asked her to join him on his 2005 tour, which also included Dierks Bentley. Dotson was signed to Capitol Records Nashville in 2005, and although she released two singles for the label, she did not release an album.
"You Can Let Go" is the debut single by Canadian country music artist Crystal Shawanda. It was released in Canada in January 2008. Since its release, the song has become the fastest rising debut Canadian country single ever, peaking at #5 on the Canadian Country Singles Chart. "You Can Let Go" is nominated for Single of the Year at the 2008 CCMA Awards.
Miranda Lambert (born November 10, 1983 in Longview, Texas) is a two time Grammy Award nominated American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. Lambert made her debut with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. This album, which was certified Platinum in the United States, also produced the singles "Bring Me Down", "Kerosene", and "New Strings". All four singles were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.
Carolyn Dawn Johnson (born April 30, 1971 in Grande Prairie, Alberta) is a Canadian Juno award winning country music singer and songwriter. Since the 2001 release of her debut album Room with a View, she has seen success in both her native Canada and in the United States. To date, Carolyn has recorded three studio albums, of which two have been certified gold in Canada.
"Not Ready to Make Nice" is a country-pop song written and performed by the American all-female band Dixie Chicks for their seventh studio album Taking the Long Way (2006). The song was released as the first physical single from the album in March 2006.
In February 11, 2007, it won three Grammy Awards in the categories of Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Terri Clark (born Terri Lynn Sauson, August 5, 1968 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian country music singer-songwriter. Starting with her 1995 debut single "Better Things to Do", Clark has charted several singles on both the U.S. and Canadian country music charts, in addition to releasing six studio albums and a Greatest Hits compilation.
"It's Such a Small World" is a duet by American country music artists Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash, released in January 1988. "It's Such a Small World" was the lead-off single to Crowell's Diamonds and Dirt album, which charted five No. 1 hits in between 1988 and 1989.
The song tell the story of two former lovers (or former spouses) who meet by chance in New York City, after having not seen one another in many years. They begin to reminisce, and eventually end up spending the night together. As this is happening, however, they are both clear that it is only a one-night-fling (and a chance to share one more time what they once had togheter), and not a renewal of their affair.
Mary Chapin Carpenter (born February 21, 1958) is a American country/folk singer-songwriter. Carpenter spent several years singing in Washington, D.C. clubs before signing in the late 1980s with Columbia Records, who marketed her as a country singer. Carpenter's first album, 1987's Hometown Girl, did not produce any singles, although 1989's State of the Heart and 1990's Shooting Straight in the Dark each produced four Top 20 hits on the Billboard country singles charts.
Jessi Alexander (born November 18, 1972 in Jackson, Tennessee) is an American country music singer-songwriter. She has had her songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Trisha Yearwood and Little Big Town. She also launched her own recording career in 2004. Two of her songs charted on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and Columbia Records released her debut album, Honeysuckle Sweet, on March 1, 2005.
Few careers have had closer brushes with well deserved superstardom than that of KELLY LANG — whose name and beautiful face bring instant recognition with country music fans. The title of her much anticipated album says it all: “It’s About Time.”
Her debut single, “Goodbye Darlin’,” is proof that for everything there is indeed a season. The heartfelt tribute to Conway Twitty comes from an artist who grew up in the very shadow of his imposing legend.
Katrina Elam (born December 12, 1983 in Bray, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer. Starting with the release of her debut single "No End in Sight" in 2004, Elam has charted a total of four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts to date. She has also released one studio album (2004's Katrina Elam) for the Universal South Records label.
Back to Me is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Kathleen Edwards. It was released March 1, 2005 on the independent labels MapleMusic in Canada and Zoe Records in the United States.
The album art is reminiscent of Christina's World, a painting by Andrew Wyeth.
The album reached #176 on the Billboard 200 and #6 on the Top Heatseekers chart.
"Independence Day" is a song performed by country singer Martina McBride, originally included on her 1993 album The Way That I Am. Released as a single in 1994, the song peaked at #12. Gretchen Peters wrote the song, and later recorded it herself. It was first offered to Reba McEntire, who turned it down.
It is used by news commentator Sean Hannity for his Citadel Broadcasting radio talk show. (The other music used in the radio show introduction is Carl Orff's "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana.)
From the Album - The Way That I Am is a 1993 album by country music singer Martina McBride. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA. This was her breakthrough album, producing her first Top 5 hit in "My Baby Loves Me", which was previously recorded by Canadian singer Patricia Conroy, whose version was a top 10 hit in Canada, on her 1992 album Bad Day for Trains. McBride's version was a #2 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Also released were "Life #9" at #6, "Independence Day" at #12, "Heart Trouble" at #21, and finally, "Where I Used to Have a Heart" at #49.