The past several months have been quite challenging for Rodney Atkins, as he continues to go through a highly-publicized divorce with his soon-to-be ex-wife, Tammy Jo. Atkins filed for divorce after 13 years of marriage following a late-night argument which ended on a very sour note — with Atkins getting arrested. His wife made serious allegations against him, claiming domestic abuse, though the singer has since been cleared of all charges.
Just when you thought Zac Brown couldn’t add any more work to his plate, he does. Brown and his indie record label, Southern Ground Artists, have created Vol. 2 of their fan-favorite album collection, featuring the amazing talents that come out of the label, including, of course, Zac Brown Band.
Later this week, Rhett Akins and his famous pals from the music and hunting world will join forces for his 11th annual charity turkey hunt, Country Goes Huntin’. Like the previous 10 years, the event will consist of a three day turkey hunt (March 22-24) in Dothan, Ala. There, pro hunters will pair with country singers/songwriters for a good time and, more importantly, a great cause.
Twenty-one just might turn out to be Eric Church‘s new lucky number. Church, who is currently criss-crossing the country on his first headlining trek, the Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour, has officially sold out a total of 21 shows, as his upcoming May 19 performance at the legendary Red Rocks Amplitheatre in Morrison, Colo. has just reached capacity.
Craig Morgan is getting ready to add one more career accomplishment to his ongoing list — actor! This coming weekend (Sunday, March 18), Morgan will make his prime time debut when he appears on the hit drama TV series ‘Army Wives.’
Jerrod Niemann is sporting some new ink on his left forearm these days in honor of his own musical hero. But it’s not the usual tributes to guys like Waylon Jennings or Merle Haggard that Niemann is giving a shout-out to — it’s honky-tonk legend Lefty Frizzell.
Keith Urban‘s ‘You Gonna Fly’ is in its second week atop the country singles chart. The tune, which was penned by the LoCash Cowboys, as well as country rocker Jaren Johnston, topped both Billboard and Mediabase last week after only 19 weeks on the chart. This week, it spends its second consecutive week at No. 1 on both charts. The victory marks the first time in years that a country song — and Urban — have held down the No. 1 position for multiple weeks on all charts.
Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 28), Nashville’s BMI lobby was packed with the friends, family, industry peers and fellow co-writers of Eric Church, as they all had the same goal in mind: to pour a cold cocktail and celebrate one of country music’s hottest stars for his first ever No. 1 single, ‘Drink in My Hand.’
On Monday (Feb. 17), Gary Allan held a special press conference from his Nashville clothing store the Label, where he discussed the exciting year ahead — including his headlining spot on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour. Sitting by Allan’s side during the press meeting were Country Throwdown Tour creators Sarah Baer and Kevin Lyman of 4Fini’s.
The entire world knows of most of Tim McGraw‘s talents — singing, songwriting, acting, entertaining, cooking, being athletic — the list goes on and on. But a new talent that has just been discovered thanks to a YouTube video is McGraw’s ability to juggle!
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