Kenny Chesney has been confirmed for this year’s annual Farm Aid concert, with the superstar performer joining an already star-studded lineup — including co-founder Willie Nelson — for the popular benefit event.
Country music artists have always been known for their charitable efforts, and now three of the genre’s elite are being recognized with nominations for 2012 VH1 Do Something! Awards. Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will compete for their respective trophies, which are awarded to artists who blaze the trail for community service and involvement.
Despite the rumors, Garth Brooks is not dead — so fans frantic to get a refund for tickets to his Las Vegas show can breathe a sigh of relief! Though word spread the country superstar passed in a tragic jet ski accident in the Turks and Caicos Islands today (July 16), the reports are completely fabricated.
“I felt like a stage mom all night,” gushed Jennifer Nettles following the final solo performances during tonight’s ‘Duets’ episode. The Sugarland lead singer’s elation is well-deserved, considering her two proteges managed to land in the Top 3 after Bridget Carrington got the boot early in the episode.
“It is all on the line this week, so we have to bring it,” John Glosson said of his ‘Duets‘ performances this evening. With the pressure of next week’s finale looming over his head, the young singer decided to stay within his comfort zone this week with his duet with Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles, performing the gorgeous Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion classic ‘The Prayer.’
“I don’t want America to think I wasn’t ready,” said ‘Duets‘ contestant J Rome just before taking the stage with Jennifer Nettles for the first perform of tonight’s live episode of the popular reality competition show. “I don’t want them to say the pressure was on and he didn’t deliver.”
His current gold-selling collection, ‘Clancy’s Tavern,’ may still be churning out hits, but as soon as his current Top 10 single, ‘Beers Ago,’ runs its course, Toby Keith will already have his new album prepped, as he has “14 or 15 things” already recorded for his 17th studio album.
It’s the video that launched a million phone calls. During his set at Country Fest 2012 in Wisconsin, Keith Urban covered this year’s pop summer anthem ‘Call Me Maybe,’ made famous by Canadian darling Carly Rae Jepsen.
We already know Jake Owen is taking notes for his opening set by watching Tim McGraw nightly on their Brothers of the Sun Tour, but it looks as though the father-to-be is now looking to McGraw as polished paternal figure, following the announcement he and wife Lacey Buchanan are expecting their first child this fall.
Music isn’t the only thing Dierks Bentley is creating these days. The ’5-1-5-0′ singer is set to release a special Dierks Bentley Custom Signature Edition guitar, which will be made available to the public later this month.
“We’re ready for a show!” said Jennifer Nettles, just before taking the stage with her second singing partner John Glosson. After a mixed reaction from the judges following their performance in the first live episode of ‘Duets‘ last week, the talented two performed the Ray Charles classic ‘Georgia on My Mind’ as a tribute to their home state of Georgia. Did the two make their hometown of Douglas, Ga. — and the remaining three celebrity mentors proud?
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