Thanks to a hip-shaking performance at the CMA awards, Luke Bryan caught the attention of fellow country stars Lady Antebellum. Lady A’s Charles Kelley voiced his opinion that the ‘Drunk on You’ singer should be the next country celeb to take the stage on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
Here’s another one for the ‘Taylor Swift is an awesome person’ file. For her latest act of kindness, Miss Swift will make 12-year-old Brittney Kuhl’s dreams come true by meeting her in person. Like most girls her age, Brittney idolizes the award-winning country star. Only, her story is a little different: The talented singing and dancing adolescent has a life-threatening heart condition.
If there were any doubts about Jewel’s ability to transform into a dead ringer of June Carter Cash, they’ve been dispelled by a photo the country singer posted to Twitter this week. Jewel will be playing June Carter Cash, the wife of legendary singer Johnny Cash, in a Lifetime biopic about the late ‘Jackson’ songstress.
If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few days, you missed out on some big news: Country-star-daughter-turned-pop-princess Miley Cyrus is engaged! 19-year-old Cyrus’ longtime boyfriend, actor Liam Hemsworth, popped the question last week. On the red carpet at the CMT Music Awards (okay, actually it was purple carpet), award-winning country star Carrie Underwood gave some marriage advice to the happy couple.
If you’ve ever been to Walmart the day after Thanksgiving, you know that the mega-sized retailer sure knows how to draw a crowd. But the publicly-traded company again displayed its knack for pumping up a big crowd this month when Zac Brown Band, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift performed at the annual shareholder meeting on Friday (June 1).
There’s been a lot of speculation about Kristen Bell hosting the 2012 CMT Music Awards because, after all, she’s a whole lotta Hollywood and just not very much country. But the adorable blonde host started out the night by flexing her country music knowledge muscles, when she pointed out Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker and Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts. Later on, she proved that she can sing country music, too, when she sang her very own verse to Pistol Annies‘ ‘Hell on Heels.’
Competition was stiff tonight for the 2012 CMT Music Awards for the CMT Performance of the Year award. Thanks to CMT’s television shows, series and specials, there have been plenty of rocking live shows aired on the television station this year. But none beat out Jason Aldean, who took home his first gold buckle ever.
Every since Billy Ray Cyrus had his heyday in country music in the 1990s, country fans have seen Miley Cyrus grow up right before their eyes. And now the pop princess about to take a major leap into adulthood: She’s getting married! The former Disney star-turned-singer Miley Cyrus is engaged, planning to tie the knot with Liam Hemsworth, her boyfriend of three years.
For 15 years, Tricia Van Auken has been carrying the same sign to every concert she attends. It reads: “Can I Come Sing w/ You?” — and believe it or not, it has actually worked! Ten months ago, Jake Owen invited Van Auken on stage during a performance at the New York State Fair. Then on Sunday night (June 3), Van Auken’s lucky sign worked again, when Lady Antebellum called her up to sing with them during a show in Canandaigua, N.Y.
This summer, plenty of country music fans will both remember and mourn the Indiana State Fair tragedy. In August of 2011, the fair stage collapsed before a Sugarland performance, killing seven people and injuring dozens more. Since the accident, Sugarland’s Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles have been wrapped up in depositions and legal proceedings for a trial that will determine who is responsible for the stage collapse.
The countdown to the 2012 CMT Music Awards is on! This Wednesday night (June 6), country music fanatics will get to see country’s top performers take the stage at the awards show. Plus, fans will also catch a glimpse of their favorite artists presenting awards to this year’s winners.
If you’ve ever visited Blake Shelton‘s official Twitter account, you know just how funny the ‘Hillbilly Bone’ country superstar can be. Although Lionel Richie was aware of the singer’s reputation, the music legend admits he was surprised at Shelton’s knack for telling a good joke as they were recording ‘You Are’ for Richie’s country duets project, ‘Tuskegee.’
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