Home » Archives by category » Country Music News » Entertainment News (Page 9)

Warner Music NashvilleFrankie Ballard heads out on his Light ‘Em Up tour starting October 16 in Minneapolis. New band A Thousand Horses joins Frankie on the bill. David Nail will co-headline a few dates with Frankie, too.

“So pumped to be taking my full show on the road this fall,” Frankie says. “Killer venues, all my buddies and no rules … I feel like somebody gave me the keys to the castle!”

Frankie’s tour continues through a December 13 show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.

Here are Frankie’s tour dates:

10/16 — Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater
10/17 …read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Sarah Barlow/Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift has posted the first of several cryptic posts on Instagram, and some fans are speculating it could all point to a new music from the superstar.

In that first clip, Taylor’s finger is repeatedly pressing an elevator button for the 18th floor, but the button won’t stay lit. The caption reads, “So, here’s your first clue.”

We’ll keep you posted on what becomes of Taylor’s Instagram guessing game.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

…read more

Continue reading …

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the name of Miranda Lambert‘s hometown in Texas? ANSWER: Lindale.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

…read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Red Bow RecordsTyler, Texas may not be a hotbed of country music, but Joe Nichols feels right at home since moving there in 2009. The city is about halfway between Shreveport and Dallas, and Joe is a big fan of the way of life in Tyler.

He tells ABC News Radio, “They’re all, for the most part, good people down there. It’s a good way of life. The cost of living’s pretty good. Nothing to complain about. Like, I said, it’s a pretty awesome place.”

Once he’s done with a run of concerts, Joe’s …read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleMiranda Lambert was already a multi-platinum country superstar by the time she turned 30 last fall. Still, celebrating the milestone birthday caused a shift in Miranda’s approach to just about everything, including the way she runs her growing business empire.

On top of her music career, Miranda also operates a boutique in Oklahoma, juggles several endorsement deals, runs a charity and has her own line of footwear. Now that she’s 30, Miranda feels confident enough to keep all those business ventures up and running at the same time. …read more

Continue reading …

Nashville Notes

No Comment

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockChase Rice will perform a benefit concert at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on August 19 to celebrate the release of his album, Ignite the Night, that same day. Proceeds go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night fundraising campaign in honor of Chase’s late father.

Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise” has been certified eight-times platinum. Their debut album, Here’s to the Good Times, has also been certified four-times platinum for sales of four million copies.

Congratulations to Kacey Musgraves on the gold certification of her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. Her debut hit, “Merry Go …read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Big Machine Label GroupThe video for new duo Maddie & Tae‘s debut single, “Girl in a Country Song,” has already racked up more than three million views on Vevo just days after it went live. The role-reversing clip features the duo singing their song while guys are forced to strut around in cut-off jeans and mid-riff tops.

Look for the duo to make their national TV debut on NBC’s Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda on August 11.

Follow @ABCNewsRadio
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

…read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleThe Band Perry could be performing at a high school near you this coming school year.

The sibling trio has teamed up with State Farm for the Celebrate My Drive campaign, to encourage safe driving habits among teenagers. Now through October 7, school administrators in the United States and Canada can register to participate in the campaign at CelebrateMy Drive.com.

From October 15 through 24, teenagers and community members can vote daily to support their local school, and the top two high schools will each get a private concert from The Band …read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Republic NashvilleFlorida Georgia Line wants to take their fans higher on their upcoming sophomore album, due out this fall. While wearing a Bob Marley t-shirt in the recording studio, FGL’s Brian Kelley recently played a new song called “Sun Daze” for Rolling Stone. The lyrics include the line, “All I want to do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned.”

Brian says, “I woke up that morning and literally wrote that in my phone.” His duo partner, Tyler Hubbard, adds, “We’ll probably have to come up with a different word [than 'stoned'] for the radio edit.”

Florida …read more

Continue reading …

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleKeith Urban has written an editorial in The Tennessean speaking out on the need to preserve Nashville’s famous Music Row. The area that houses most of country music’s record labels, publishing houses and recording studios is now dotted with bulldozers and construction crews. Due to Music City’s rapid growth, developers are buying up parcels on Music Row to build condos, apartment buildings and boutique hotels. Keith is sounding the alarm to preserve Music Row’s quaint, community feel.

“Nashville’s growth is exciting, but not at the risk of losing the …read more

Continue reading …