George Jones and Glen Campbell will be honored with lifetime achievement awards next year. During a special ceremony on Feb. 11 — one day before the 2012 Grammy Awards, which will air on CBS — their contributions will be acknowledged by the Recording Academy in front of five other honorees and an invitation only crowd.
Carrie Underwood will spend the holiday break with family, friends and her new album. A report from her fan club forum reveals that the singer has finished recording vocals for the still untitled fourth album, and she’ll be listening to the finished cuts over Christmas.
Keith Urban‘s recent throat surgery went well enough that the country superstar is already scheduling tour dates in 2012. Urban recently posted four dates to the calendar at his official website, beginning with a Feb. 11 show in San Antonio, Texas.
It’s hard to say who looks happier in this picture, country newcomer Easton Corbin or future NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The big man surprised Corbin onstage in Orlando last Friday night, playing guitar on a cover of George Strait‘s ‘It Just Comes Natural.’
After a performance on the 2011 American Country Awards and an appearance on ‘Glee,’ Toby Keith has retooled the ‘Red Solo Cup’ video to reflect the holiday spirit. The singer provides another reason to watch the year’s most viral country music video by adding images of Santa Claus to it every 30 seconds or so.
During interviews to promote her new album ‘Four the Record,’ Miranda Lambert talked about how the song ‘Over You’ was inspired by a car accident that killed Blake Shelton‘s brother Richie Shelton. As Lambert prepares to release the ballad as her next single, Shelton is talking more about the accident, the aftermath, and writing the song with his wife.
Viewers in the audience and at home could only watch in amazement as two of the finest guitarists around traded licks during Thursday night’s ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special on ABC. Brian Setzer sang while Brad Paisley took lead on ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.’
The second annual ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special on ABC finished with all the evening’s performers returning to the stage to sing a snazzy rendition of ‘Jingle Bells.’ Host Jennifer Nettles wore yet another new outfit as she introduced what turned out to be an awards show-worthy lineup.
During last night’s taping of CMT’s ‘Artist of the Year’ celebration, Hank Williams Jr. walked off the stage without explanation during a live performance of ‘Tattoos on This Town’ with one of the night’s honorees, Jason Aldean. Later, he tried to explain through his management team that he didn’t feel he was doing the song justice.
Now that the charred rubble of Trace Adkins‘ old home has been cleared away, he and his family are anxious to move in to the new house that’s being built on the same piece of Nashville property. It’s been over five months since the Adkins were forced to relocate to a guest house when the main structure burned down.
Lauren Alaina dipped into two classic country favorites during her performance at the White House on Monday. In addition to playing ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter,’ Alaina was joined by Dierks Bentley to sing Elvis Presley’s ‘Always on My Mind.’
Aside from a few one song performances, Keith Urban has cleared his calendar for the remainder of 2011. He says he’ll be undergoing surgery to remove a polyp that formed during his most recent tour with Jake Owen.
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