CMARascal Flatts' new, time-shifting video for "Rewind" is out this week. The clip features the guys performing the song in normal forward motion while everyone around them is walking in reverse. Other scenes feature a couple experiencing a date in rewind mode.
"Rewind" is the lead single from Rascal Flatts' upcoming studio album, due out later this year.
Capitol NashvilleLittleBig Town has turned their latest hit, "Sober," into a love letter to their fans. The song's new video was shot on the road last year and features concertgoers singing along with every word of the song. It's available now at People.com.
LBT's Kimberly Schlapman, who sings lead on "Sober," says the sweet lyrics remind her of her first husband, who passed away in 2005. She's now married to Stephen Schlapman and they have a daughter named Daisy.
Kimberly tells People, "I have experienced what it means to lose the love of your life. And I've experience what it feels like to love again after great loss, so this song touches me so deeply in my heart."
"Sober" is the fourth single from Little Big Town's platinum-selling album, Tornado.
Capitol NashvilleWinter weather has forced Luke Bryan to postpone his Thursday night show in Greensboro, NC to Monday, February 17. Tickets for the original date will be honored on Monday. Kelleigh Bannen steps in for opener Cole Swindell, who has a previously-scheduled engagement Monday night.
Luke's That's My Kind of Night tour continues through the weekend with shows in Wilkes-Barre, PA and Atlantic City, NJ.
Shakira via TwitterIt looks like Blake Shelton will be appearing on fellow The Voice coach Shakira's new, self-titled album, due out March 25. She recently tweeted a picture of herself in the studio with Blake. She later tweeted, "Now seriously Blake, thanks so much for this. This song is awesome!"
Blake isn't the only member of the Shelton household working with Shakira. His wife, Miranda Lambert, is serving as a mentor for Shakira's team on The Voice. The new season premieres Monday, February 24.
Schmidt RelationsTaking the stage at the Grand Ole Opry is a big deal for any country star, but a new book, Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, sheds light on what happens behind that famous Opry barn backdrop.
Opry member Garth Brooks says, "No offense at all to the people sitting in the seats, but the real show is backstage."
Opry star Dierks Bentley adds, "This book tells the story of one of my favorite places -- backstage at the Opry -- like never before. The Opry and its fans deserve this.”
In addition to Garth and Dierks' contributions, Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry also includes the story of Carrie Underwood's first meeting with legend Loretta Lynn. Vince Gill also shares his memories of visiting with late Opry icon Roy Acuff.
Other famous Opry visitors, including Kevin Costner, ABC News' Robin Roberts and Anderson Cooper, share their experiences backstage at the famous venue.
Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry will be released March 15 at Opry.com and Opry Nashville retail locations.
Black River EntertainmentCraig Morgan has partnered with fire safety products company Kidde to provide 5,000 smoke alarms to people in need at stops on his 2014 tour. Craig kicked off the alarm donation Tuesday at the fire department in his hometown of Dickson, TN. Fire departments in Craig's tour cities will distribute the donated alarms.
Craig, who is a former EMT, says, "I’ve seen the damage home fires can cause. Many home fire deaths are preventable, and I want to do what I can to help keep families safe."
You'll recall Craig used his EMT skills to rescue two children from a burning house near Dickson in 2011. For a list of Craig's tour dates, go to CraigMorgan.com.
Image Courtesy Taylor Swift via InstagramHow did Taylor Swift celebrate the end of her RED tour on Tuesday? By cutting off her long locks, in front of dozens of people.
In a video posted on Instagram, we see, from Taylor's point of view, a big circle of people crowded around her. "This is how many people are watching me get a haircut right now," we hear her say, as they laugh and cheer. "We don't do anything without an audience, do we?"
Taylor then followed that up with an Instagram photo showing her, with her hair now a shoulder-length bob -- hugging British singer Ellie Goulding. "London, I could never thank you enough," Taylor writes. "See you next time! PS: short hair, don't care. (!!!)"
While not exactly "short," the new 'do is a change from the long style Taylor displayed at the Grammys, when she did some impressive hair-whipping while performing her song "All Too Well."
Buck 22 MusicMiley Cyrus has done a lot of crazy things in the past year, but now her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, appears to be giving her a run for the money, judging by what he unleashed upon the Internet Tuesday.
Billy Ray debuted an unusual sequel to his 1992 smash hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” He collaborated with rapper Buck 22 on "Achy Breaky 2," which puts a hip-hop/electronic spin on the original.
The accompanying music video begins with a fake news report from Larry King, in which he describes a UFO in the skies. The next thing you know, Billy Ray and Buck 22 -- the son of Dionne Warwick -- are performing alongside twerking aliens.
Billy Ray tweeted the clip on Tuesday evening, writing, "Let er go boys!"