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Jennette McCurdy Chases Her Nashville Dream

For the thousands of young adults who are college-bound this fall, Jennette McCurdy's "Not That Far Away" is sure to resonate. However, this fresh-faced 18-year-old has already established herself with a budding acting career in Nickelodeon's iCarly. Now she's hoping to find her way into the country field with a contract on Capitol Nashville and [...]

Kenny Chesney's Song Made a Football Fan of Me

I've blogged before that I'm not all that interested in sports. Not as a spectator. Not as a player. And I think part of that stems from living in a neighborhood where people are so completely over-the-top about sports. You can't just sign your kid up for a baseball team at the local park district, [...]

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher Settle Into Ottawa

I know Carrie Underwood is crazy about her new husband, Mike Fisher, but is she seriously letting him handle the interior design of their new house in Ontario? That is true love right there. That's what Us Magazine is reporting about the new house Mr. & Mrs. Mike Fisher are building in Ottawa, where Fisher [...]

Director Roman White Gives the Scoop on "Mine"

Roman White is the man behind the new Taylor Swift video, "Mine." You can scour the Internet for details on the shoot (what designer was wore, how hot was that guy in it, is there some kind of kissing scene, where did they shoot it), and you will never find more comprehensive scoop than in [...]

Rosanne Cash Has Composed Compelling Memoir

Rosanne Cash's music has remained one of the constants in my life as a young adult. I've always felt a connection to her songs, even though I've never felt that "Seven Year Ache" or escaped from a hectic life by "Sleeping in Paris." After reading her new memoir, Composed, it seems that we also share [...]

Eric Church Fires Up in "Smoke a Little Smoke"

Eric Church knows there's more than one way to handle any situation, and in "Smoke a Little Smoke" you can guess his preferred remedy. With lyrics touching on a breakup, we get the idea that Church is ready to let this one go -- and sit back and fire one up. Now, we all know [...]

Martina McBride Crazy About Patsy Cline's "Crazy"

Nightline now has a segment called Nightline Playlist and they let the person they're interviewing do all the talking. In this story with Martina McBride, she raves about the music she loves for a good five minutes. She spends the first minute talking about what a career song "Independence Day" was for her and how [...]

Country Music Covers Uncover New Discoveries

If it was not for Jerrod Niemann's swift rise to fame, and his very infectious "Lover, Lover," I might never have heard of Sonia Dada. Neimann remade the group's 1992 hit, "You Don't Treat Me No Good," into "Lover, Lover." And if it was not for Kenny Chesney's "Down the Road," I might not have [...]

Kanye West's VMA Stunt Can't Be Easily Forgotten

Kanye West wants a fur coat. Kanye West orders bellinis too early. Kanye West drinks New York City tap water. Kanye West likes his new collaboration with Beyoncé. And Kanye West is thrilled he has more than 600,000 followers on Twitter. And that's all well and good, for Kanye West. But have those 600,000 people [...]

Be Careful at Concerts When Urine to the Music

If you're smart, you already know that you're never supposed to let your drink out of your sight at a bar, club, concert, whatever. There are all kinds of date-rape drugs that creepy freaks can easily slip in there without you knowing. And now creepy freaks have one more way to gross us all out. [...]

The Real Jennette McCurdy Far From iCarly's Sam

Jennette McCurdy has not let the narcissistic character she plays on iCarly bring her down in real life. Thank God. That's just her being Sam. But I much prefer the real McCurdy who you can get a glimpse of in this making-of video for her debut country video, "Not That Far Away." It's been a [...]

Is Shania Twain Destined to Judge American Idol?

With the U.S. unemployment rate hovering in the 9.5 percent range, why is it so difficult to find anybody to fill the job as an American Idol judge? I mean, you only have to work a few weeks a year, the pay is good and no heavy lifting is involved. What more could you ask [...]

Carrie Underwood Unveils Lush Lashes at Wedding

All they had to do was make Carrie Underwood look even more stunning on her wedding day. Hardly an impossible task considering what a lovely palette Melissa Schleicher and Stephen Moleski had to start with. But it was hot, hot, hot on her wedding day, so they did have to keep her looking cool. They [...]

Taylor Swift Says "Konnichiwa!" to Country Radio

Getting 116 radio stations to put your song on right when it's released is quite an achievement. Because she's just as gifted as a businesswoman as she is a songwriter, Taylor Swift was smart enough to send out a quick thank you to all those stations who added "Mine" to their playlists. (It kind of [...]

Blake Shelton's "All About Tonight" an Instant Hit

During Blake Shelton's recent visit to CMT, he was asked what separates "All About Tonight" from his long list of country hits. He replied that unlike some of his other slow-building singles, his newest one gets an immediate response from his crowd: "'All About Tonight' has been more of an instant reaction. I think probably [...]

Remembering a Final Conversation About Country

The day I wrote a blog about how God says no to your prayers sometimes was the last time I talked to my parish's pastor about country music. It was actually the last time I talked to him, period. He died suddenly yesterday (Aug. 11). And I am struggling with the fact that our last [...]

Luke Bryan's Family Adds Another Little Fisherman

Luke Bryan and his wife, Caroline, just welcomed another baby boy to their growing family. Baby Tatum "Tate" Christopher Bryan was born yesterday morning (Aug. 11) and was 6 pounds, 8 ounces and 21 inches long. And Luke already knows just what his future holds now that he has two boys. "All the fishing holes [...]

Justin Bieber Sings Alan Jackson in Nashville

Celebrities visiting Nashville usually proclaim their love of country music, but they're often hard-pressed to cite any artists beyond Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton or maybe Johnny Cash. That's why Justin Bieber's apparent knowledge of country is so surprising. The teen heartthrob is in Nashville for a Wednesday night (Aug. 11) concert at the Bridgestone Arena. [...]

Dierks Bentley Tells Fans About Duets, New Songs

Dierks Bentley's latest album, Up on the Ridge, has quickly become a favorite among country fans. His music video for "Up on The Ridge" is also one of the most popular on Through his "Posted" page at, Bentley took the time to answer fans' Twitter questions. Take a look. @areyes03: Any new songs [...]

Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris Keep Me Smiling

I'm still smiling from last night's (Aug. 10) show at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum with renowned singer-songwriter and musician, Buddy Miller. This was his first of three shows as this year's artist-in-residence, an annual series featuring a unique and influential musician. Throughout the captivating two-hour performance, the intimate and cozy Ford [...]

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