Every year, the Library of Congress adds an exclusive group of 25 songs to its National Recording Registry. Based on cultural significance in the preservation of iconic songs in history, the Library of Congress has chosen Dolly Parton‘s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ as one of this year’s honorees, giving the iconic singer-songwriter one more accolade in her already impressive collection of nods and awards.
Unfortunately, the saying “all good things comes to an end” does include Lady Antebellum‘s wildly popular headlining Own the Night 2012 World Tour. The award-winning trio has announced the dates for the final leg of the tour, which wraps in Australia this October.
Just as we thought Garth Brooks‘ Wynn Las Vegas Encore Theater residency was coming to an end, the iconic entertainer has released a string of new dates for the stage show, which will take place between September and November of 2012.
It hasn’t been an easy road for country star Chely Wright, who admitted to the public two years ago that she is a lesbian. Since that time, Wright has felt shut out of the industry. Even though no country stars have directly insulted the ‘Single White Female’ singer, she feels that after she came out she was greeted with a steely silence.
It’s been almost two years since the Band Perry released their debut album. During that time, country music fans have flocked to Kimberly, Reid, and Neil Perry as they’ve toured the country promoting their songs. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting new tunes from the siblings, there’s good news in store: the popular trio is hard at work on their sophomore album.
There’s nothing like seeing one of your favorite artists sit down with an acoustic guitar and take part in an unplugged country music jam. Thanks to the resurrection of CMT’s ‘CMT: Unplugged‘ series, country music fans will soon have the chance to see more talented artists play unplugged sets. When Dierks Bentley took his turn this time around, he put on an unforgettable rendition of Adele‘s ‘Set Fire to the Rain.’
If you’ve been following Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher’s plans to have children, you know that in a recent interview with Oprah the happy couple had differing opinions on when to start their family. But that seems like a minor glitch compared to the bomb Fisher dropped later: He wants seven children. Is Underwood up for mothering that many kids?
Some of Toby Keith‘s ‘bad A’ patriotic songs can make him sound like a tough guy, but the truth is that the country star is always willing to donate time and money to help sick children and other people in need. For his latest act of generosity, the 9th Annual Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic helped raise $664,000 for OK Kids Korral, a facility that will provide comfortable housing for families of children with cancer.
When country music fanatics pour into Nashville for CMA Fest next week, they’ll have the opportunity to get their fill of Taylor Swift, too. Starting June 6, an exhibit devoted entirely to the award-winning country songstress will be on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Here’s a story for the ‘uh-oh’ colum: Popular group Alabama has gotten wrapped up in a big lawsuit with Australian songwriter Allan Caswell. The legendary country troupe’s involvement in the suit, however, is rather tenuous.
You might recall that a few weeks ago, Taylor Swift was asked to prom by high school student Devin Whitney from Aurora, Colo. But this wasn’t a standard prom invite. Devin suffers from a rare disease called Oto-Palatal-Digital Syndrome (OPD), which affects his body from head to toe.
A few weeks ago, Lady Antebellum surprised one of their biggest fans by appearing unexpectedly on the ‘Anderson’ show and singing a few acapella lines of ‘Need You Now.’ But last night (May 22) in Augusta Ga., the tables were turned with the high school marching band from Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley’s alma mater showed up to blow Lady A away.
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