Chris Janson Wows Crowd at Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces Show

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 8:11 pm EST

Chris Janson was the last of five acts to perform Wednesday night (Feb. 10) at Country Radio Broadcasters’ New Faces Show. And a good thing, too. It would have been cruel to anyone having to follow him. Thin as a paperclip and whipping about the stage like a downed power line, Janson electrified the crowd... Read more »


“What Sounds Like Country?” Tennessean Newspaper Asks

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 7:31 pm EST

Have you ever asked someone what makes a country song a country song? Well, don’t pose that question unless you really want to know what they think. Because it’s impossible to define a genre in a black-and-white way that makes sense for every single person with an opinion. Still, it’s an interesting concept, and Nashville’s... Read more »


Jennifer Nettles Admits the Haters Have a Point

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 5:49 pm EST

Jennifer Nettles headlined the last luncheon of the last day of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. It’s a three-day event designed to celebrate everything country music does right. But when she took the stage to close out the noon show on Wednesday (Feb. 10), she told the industry crowd that what’s so good about... Read more »


Charles Kelley and Wife Welcome a Son

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 2:00 pm EST

“We feel like our life just began today and are so grateful for a healthy baby boy in our arms,” Cassie and Charles Kelley just shared about the arrival of their son Ward Charles Kelley. The healthy little boy, their first child, was born Thursday morning (Feb. 11) morning, weighs 7 pounds, 9 ounces and... Read more »


Sam Hunt Rocks the Ryman

Thursday, February 11, 2016 -- 12:28 pm EST

Sam Hunt had a big Tuesday night (Feb. 9). As part of the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, the Georgia native performed a special late night concert at the famous Ryman Auditorium for an intimate crowd of radio programmers and personalities. Hunt opened the show with his hit “Raised on It” and then welcomed the... Read more »


Tim McGraw Always Knew the Music Would Win

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- 6:44 pm EST

Tim McGraw has been a country singer for just about half his life. He is almost 50, and he’s been making country music for 25 of those years, since his self-titled debut album was released in 1990. So on the last day of this year’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, when McGraw was introduced as... Read more »


Lee Brice on His 57-Week Chart Climb

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- 11:52 am EST

Lee Brice says that while he loved his 2010 hit like crazy, it wasn’t easy getting it to the top of the charts. He made the admission Tuesday (Feb. 9) during an industry panel at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, In fact, it took Brice’s “Love Like Crazy” 57 weeks to get there. “That was... Read more »


Kris Kristofferson Tribute Adds Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- 11:50 am EST

Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Lee Ann Womack and Jack Ingram have been added to the lineup at a March 16 tribute to Kris Kristofferson. They will join a previously-announced cast of performers that includes Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church and Willie Nelson. Also performing at the tribute at Nashville’s... Read more »


Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt Grab Multiple Nominations at iHeartRadio Music Awards

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- 10:55 am EST

Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt are among those with multiple nominations at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards scheduled for April 3 at the Forum in Los Angeles. Taylor Swift led the field with eight nominations, although her categories reflect her move to the pop music. Listed in four categories, Bryan is nominated for male artist... Read more »


Country Music Stars Hit Big Screen in Grand Ole Opry Film

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -- 10:26 am EST

Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge are all ready for their close-ups. The stars will hit the big screen this weekend when American Saturday Night: Live From the Grand Ole Opry hits theaters nationally. The film will feature performances such as Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” and “Gonna,” Paisley’s “American... Read more »