Image Courtesy CMALuke Bryan is the first performer confirmed for the 48th Annual CMA Awards being held November 5 in Nashville. He’s up for three trophies, including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for Crash My Party.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley return as hosts of the CMA Awards which aire Wednesday, November 5 at 8 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT, live on ABC.
CMABrad Paisley shows off his Air Force One rocks glass in a tour of his brand-new, at-home bar that inspired his latest album, Moonshine in the Trunk. Brad picked up the souvenir when he accompanied President Obama on a trip to entertain the troops in the Middle East earlier this year.
Brad also gives fans a look at his extensive moonshine and bourbon collection in the clip at People.com. People subscribers can look forward to receiving the latest issue of People Country featuring Brad on the cover.
Warner Music NashvilleBlake Shelton‘s new duet with Barbra Streisand, “I’d Want It to Be You,” has been posted on People.com. The track is included on Barbra’s new duets album, Partners, but it’s not her first time collaborating with a country star. Barbra teamed up with Vince Gill for the duet, “If You Ever Leave Me,” on her 1999 album, A Love Like Ours.
Partners comes out Tuesday featuring additional collaborations with Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie, as well as a duet with Elvis Presley on “Love Me Tender.”
CMACountry star Lynn Anderson was arrested for driving under the influence Friday morning in Nashville following a car crash Thursday night.
According to Nashville ABC affiliate WKRN, the singer admitted to taking prescription medication and drinking alcohol prior to the crash. No one was injured in the crash, and Anderson was released on a $5,000 bond.
Anderson released a statement Friday saying, “I apologize for the choices I made and subsequent actions on Thursday evening that ultimately resulted in the accident. By the grace of God, I am very grateful that no one was injured as a result. I am committed to the accountable steps that I will be facing on the road to recovery and am deeply sorry for anyone that I have harmed along this path.”
Lynn Anderson was previously arrested for DUI in 2004 when officers found her passed out in her car on the side of the road. The Grammy winner is best known for her 1971 hit, “Rose Garden.”
Image Courtesy Arista NashvilleJerrod Niemann can’t wait to entertain the crowd at his Friday night show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, but he knows he’ll be sharing the spotlight with the building itself.
Jerrod says, “The Ryman is truly one of the only places in the world that, no matter who plays there, it’s still the Ryman. You know, it’s the star of the show.”
The former home of the Grand Ole Opry has hosted music legends such as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Elvis Presley. Musical memories are still being made on the Ryman stage as it hosts star-studded events like the ACM Honors and return visits from the Grand Ole Opry as well as high-profile concerts
“Just to go into the Ryman is always fun, and I’ve been onstage a couple times with friends,” Jerrod adds. “But to be able to headline it, it’s one of those – not to be cliché – surreal moments that hasn’t set in.”
Jerrod also hopes to coerce some of his famous friends to make special appearances at his Friday night show. We’ll keep you posted on who shows up.
Republic NashvilleWhile Florida Georgia Line‘s latest hit, “Dirt,” continues its climb to the top of the country airplay chart, the duo is getting a head start on a new video for a brand-new song called “Sun Daze.” FGL’s Brian Kelley confirmed via Instagram they were filming the clip in Nashville this week.
As previously reported, “Sun Daze” contains a reference to getting stoned, but FGL’s Tyler Hubbard tells ABC News Radio they’ve got an edited version of the song suited for country radio.
He says, “Man, it was actually a Sunday when we finished it, and it just fit perfectly. So, we love that song. Wanted to cut it, and definitely did a little radio edit. We’re excited about playing that one live, for sure.”
“Dirt” and “Sun Daze” are both included on Florida Georgia Line’s upcoming album, Anything Goes, and they’ve already added the title track to their set list.
“That’s a fun one,” Tyler says. “That gets the crowd going. They don’t even know it yet.”
Tyler also highlights a new song called “Every Night” he expects will get a big reaction from concert crowds. Look for FGL’s new album, Anything Goes, to come out October 14.
Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockNew country duo Maddie & Tae will perform their debut single, “Girl in a Country Song,” on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman Friday night.
Brantley Gilbert will share the secrets that shot him to the top of the country charts in a panel at the Billboard Touring Conference November 19 and 20 in New York City.
The latest installment of Luke Bryan‘s LBTV video series takes fans behind the scenes at his Tuesday night performance on CBS’s Fashion Rocks special. The new clip includes interview footage of Luke and his band preparing to perform a brand-new song, “I See You,” on the show.
Valory Music Co. Justin Moore and his wife, Kate, haven’t been getting much rest since they welcomed their third daughter, Rebecca Klein, in July.
Justin says, “I’m definitely having to go on the road right now to get sleep. She’s happy and healthy and doing great, but she doesn’t like to sleep too much.”
While he loves his three daughters, Justin would like to have a boy one day. That doesn’t mean he’s ready to start trying for one any time soon.
“My wife told me the other day, it was like four in the morning, we were up with the baby, she goes, ‘I could do this again,’” Justin says with a laugh. “I said, ‘Get away from me. I’m going to work. Leave me alone.’ So, I don’t know. She can’t keep her hands off of me.”
Justin is getting some good sleep in between shows on Miranda Lambert‘s Platinum tour this weekend.