ACM Awards: Backstage and Upfront with Kacey Musgraves

What makes Kacey Musgraves stand out among the rest is her unique gift of gab that’s so quintessentially Texan. Her quick wit and ability to turn a phrase come across in every song she writes. Both were on full display in her press conference backstage at Sunday’s (April 7) 54th annual ACM Awards when a reporter asked […]

EAGLES ANNOUNCE LAS VEGAS-ONLY ‘HOTEL CALIFORNIA’ SHOWS

Eagles will play their 1976 album Hotel California in its entirety during two concerts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas later this year. The Sept. 27 and 28 shows are billed as the band’s only North American performances of 2019. Don Henley, Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit will be joined by Vince Gill and Deacon Frey for […]

How to See Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Kid Rock Live on the Beach

Of course, headliners Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean and Kid Rock are three main reasons to be at this year’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. But the 2019 event has gotten a civic twist. When the lineup was revealed Tuesday (April 2), producers announced that $10 from every ticket sold will support hurricane relief in the panhandle’s cleanup after Hurricane Michael. The […]

TONY IOMMI SAYS BEING CALLED SATANISTS ‘HELPED’ BLACK SABBATH

Tony Iommi recalled his horror as negative reviews rolled in for Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album in 1970, and said it “helped” the band to be branded Satanists in its early days. In an interview with Metal Hammer, the guitarist said it had been a difficult experience to lay down their tracks in the studio because they only ever played their songs […]

ACM Announces Its Collaboration Compilation

The Academy of Country Music just announced that, in addition to all of the awards show’s solo performances, some of the artists will be collaborating with each other for a night of solid gold country music. These are eight of the night’s collaborative performances announced so far, and already, we can’t wait to see these […]

Carly Pearce Talks Writing Her Next Chapter

March marks Carly Pearce’s second anniversary with her record label, Big Machine, and it’s pretty incredible to look back on all she has accomplished in that time. Pearce co-wrote eight of the 13 songs on her 2017 debut, Every Little Thing, including the No. 1 title single. Since then, she’s performed on some of country music’s biggest […]

PAUL SIMON TO RETURN TO PERFORMING AT OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL

Paul Simon concluded his farewell tour in September with a concert close to the Queens neighborhood of New York where he grew up. But the singer-songwriter will return to the stage this summer when he closes the Outside Lands Festival at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park on Aug. 11. “I’m looking forward with great anticipation to playing at […]

Is Lil Pump Misunderstood Satire?

Have we misunderstood what Lil Pump is all about, really? For better or worse, I was an early adopter of Lil Pump. I don’t say this to brag or imply that I’m ahead of the curve when it comes to discovering artists that are up next. I was simply lucky (?) enough to find Pump on […]

ASHLEY MCBRYDE SCORES DAYTIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATION

Country music singer-songwriter Ashley McBryde has earned a 2019 Daytime Emmy Award nomination! McBryde is up for the ‘Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program’ for a performance on CBS This Morning Saturday. She is up against Israel & Adrienne Houghton, Lindsey Stirling, the cast of Broadway’s The Band, and Ben Rector for the honor. Ashley McBryde✔@AshleyMcBryde Holy crap! What […]

Karen Fairchild Masters the 6th Love Language

Before Tuesday (March 19), there were only five official love languages from the best-selling book: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch. Now there is another: Christian Louboutin. Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and her husband Jimi Westbrook hosted Louboutin, the high-end shoe designer, to kick off his latest […]