Country News Archive

February 1, 2012

  • Around the Web: Blake Shelton Clowns Around for Rolling StoneFeb 01 2012 | 05:05 PM EST

    Blake Shelton and The Voice co-stars trade friendly jabs. Darius Rucker sets his sights on a third country album. Kellie Pickler chats with CNN about the strength of 100 Proof. Craig Morgan locks and loads as NRA country artist of the month. Tom T. Hall drives home a point about Kentucky’s “Road to Fame.” 2012 [...]

  • Sugarland, Lady Antebellum Join Act of Valor Film SoundtrackFeb 01 2012 | 04:35 PM EST

    Sugarland, Lady Antebellum and Trace Adkins are among the artists joining Keith Urban on the soundtrack for Act of Valor, an action film about an elite team of Navy SEALs and a mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative. As previously announced, Urban provided an original song, “For You,” which is featured in the film’s [...]

  • OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Heading to Sydney for The VoiceFeb 01 2012 | 04:35 PM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Keith Urban is on the lookout for some killer raw talent. That’s what he said about his upcoming trip to Sydney, Australia, later this month. Urban is going to be taping the Australian [...]

  • OFFSTAGE: Kenny Chesney Recommends Cabo Wabo and FriendsFeb 01 2012 | 03:35 PM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Kenny Chesney may sing that you and tequila make him crazy. And that they both run like poison in his blood. But, he must still kind of like the stuff. Because he told [...]

  • Grammys Add Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert as PresentersFeb 01 2012 | 01:05 PM EST

    Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Country Strong star Gwyneth Paltrow have been announced as presenters at the Grammy Awards. The ceremony will air live from Los Angeles on Feb. 12 on CBS. Rapper-actor Drake will also present, while pop stars Adele and Katy Perry have been added as performers. Previously-announced country performers include Taylor Swift, [...]

  • Taylor Swift Donates 14,000 Books to Nashville Public LibraryFeb 01 2012 | 12:05 PM EST

    Taylor Swift has donated 14,000 Scholastic books to the Nashville Public Library. The book donation is one of the largest received by the local library. Books may be checked out at each of the city’s 21 branches. In addition, some of the books will be donated to low-income children, preschools and daycare centers while others [...]

  • OFFSTAGE: Humor Us, Country MusicFeb 01 2012 | 11:35 AM EST

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) We all could use a good laugh, right? At least that’s what the 77 journalists who took part in the Nashville Scene‘s 12th annual Country Music Critics’ Poll decided this year. The artists [...]