The Academy of Country Music brings their big guns to Vegas yearly for not only the awards show but so much more. In 2009 legendary artist George Strait was honored as the Artist of the Decade at a star studded show that included Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and more. It was a fitting tribute to an artist who gave us so much not only with his music but his inspiration as well over the last three decades. For this feature today I wanted to share one of the highlights of Jack Ingram doing a stellar performance of “All My Ex’s Live In Texas”. ... read more!
A busy time in Country music with new album sales adding up. Don Henley is a name some may not be familiar with, but if you have ever heard an Eagles song you have heard of Don Henley. The Capitol recording artist has reached #1 album sales status on both the all-genre and country album charts with his debut release of “Cass County.” This is Henley’s first studio album in 15 years as well as his first time he has been classified among country albums. “Cass Country,” has chalked up 87,000 in pure album sales according to Nielsen Music. ... read more!
All “King” George Strait said was he was finished touring, he did not say he was retiring right? Many headlines today started with the word: “Surprise.” I guess you could say it is not a tour of sorts. Well either way, there was no surprise reaction from me, this past year or so seems to be the norm for artists either breaking up, or no longer touring to see the Vegas lights and head right to them. The best frenzy has been the fan frenzy. ... read more!
Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” may be one of the best known country music songs! Well according to Billboard the song may be getting a bit of a makeover for its 25th anniversary! ... read more!
Wondering what country tours were bringing in the bucks…and the fans this year? Three country stars ranked on Pollstar’s Year End Top 20 Worldwide Tours chart, based on gross box office receipts from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. ... read more!
Gearing up for the CMA Awards? I know we are! More presenters and performers have been added to the already star studded event. Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait makes his 24th career performance on the “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” more than any other artist in CMA Awards history! The show is set to air Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. ... read more!