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Lynn Anderson, “Rose Garden” Hitmaker, Dead at 67

Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 5:20 pm EDT

Lynn Anderson, who earned a Grammy with her 1970 hit, “Rose Garden,” died Friday (July 31) in Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center at the age of 67. Lynn Rene Anderson was born Sept. 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, to noted songwriters Liz and Casey Anderson. She grew up in Sacramento, California. Apart from her... Read more »

 

Size Doesn’t Matter to A Thousand Horses

Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 5:08 pm EDT

It’s been an exceptional year for A Thousand Horses, who have seen most of the U.S. from their tour bus while opening shows in arenas and amphitheaters for headliner Darius Rucker. However, the band got its start in the clubs, and the members say it’s fun to go back to the smaller venues. “It’s awesome,”... Read more »

 

CMA Songwriters Series Reveals More Than Songs

Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 4:33 pm EDT

When you put four country songwriters up on a stage together and give them microphones, they’re going to do more than play you hit songs. They’re going to let you in on some secrets of the music business. And that’s just what happened on Thursday night (July 30) at Joe’s Bar in Chicago when Brett... Read more »

 

Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett Looking for Mermaids

Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 1:51 pm EDT

So … Dierks Bentley and Thomas Rhett walk into a mermaid bar. That quip is hardly the start of a joke. They actually did walk into a mermaid bar, and the evidence is a hilarious photo posted on Bentley’s Instagram page of them at the legendary Sip ‘N Dip Tiki Lounge at the O’Haire Motor... Read more »

 

Hunter Hayes to Appear on Bella and the Bulldogs

Friday, July 31, 2015 -- 1:19 pm EDT

All Hunter Hayes has to do for his acting debut is play Hunter Hayes, so you know he will totally nail it. Hayes is going to play himself in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon‘s Bella and the Bulldogs. He is in Los Angeles this week filming his scenes, according to Entertainment Tonight. The show is... Read more »

 

Why Jake Owen’s Used Car Is So Pricey

Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 6:27 pm EDT

When a representative for Jake Owen posted a link to the Craigslist ad that lists the singer’s old Jeep, a lot of people were questioning why it was so expensive. It is, after all a 25-year-old car. Then again, this 1990 Jeep Grand Wagoneer belonged to Owen. But that’s not why it he is asking... Read more »

 

Yes, Shania Twain Is Blond

Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 6:18 pm EDT

“I thought that was Faith Hill.” “Who is that?” “There’s no way that is Shania.” Those were just a few of the comments I saw when I posted some photos from Shania Twain‘s Chicago show at the Allstate Arena on Wednesday night (July 29). It was all about the blond. So after a 22-song set,... Read more »

 

Miranda Lambert, RaeLynn Skip the Makeup

Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 5:03 pm EDT

I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this Instagram photo of Miranda Lambert with one of her favorite country gals and dearest friends, the always adorable RaeLynn. The two are “smizing” (that’s smiling with your eyes, according to supermodel Tyra Banks) behind two mugs of coffee with some pretty rocking messy hair and makeup-free... Read more »

 

Steel Guitarist and Inventor Buddy Emmons Dead at 78

Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 4:15 pm EDT

Fabled steel guitarist Buddy Emmons — whose sweeping, lyrical flourishes elevated such stylistically disparate classics as Ray Price’s “Night Life” and Judy Collins’ “Someday Soon” — has died at his home in Hermitage, Tenn., at the age of 78. The exact date of his death has not yet been disclosed. Born Jan. 27, 1937 in... Read more »

 

Craig Campbell’s Wife Encouraged Sexy New Video

Thursday, July 30, 2015 -- 1:31 pm EDT

This is one way to get over the awkward sexy scenes with a stranger: Invite your wife. Craig Campbell’s brand new video for “Tomorrow Tonight,” which premiered Thursday (July 30) on CMT, is sexy as hell. It features him flirting and ultimately carrying on bare-chested in bed with a woman who is not his wife.... Read more »