Story Behind the Song: Lady Antebellum, ‘Hello World’
Lady Antebellum's "Hello World" -- the fourth single from their Need You Now album -- is a song that literally took years to write. As songwriter David Lee explains to The Boot, he began the tune years and years ago, but it wasn't until he linked up with fellow tunesmiths Tom Douglas and Tony Lane that "Hello World" became the song it is.
Lady Antebellum, ‘Need You Now’ — Story Behind the Song
Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelly, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott wrote 'Need You Now' with Josh Kear, and while they knew they had a good song, the trio didn't realize just how good it was. The lead single and title track from their sophomore album stayed at No. 1 for five consecutive weeks and sold more than six million copies in the United States. The song also won numerous awards, including four Grammys, a CMA Award, two ACM Awards and the BMI Pop Award, among others, and earned the trio crossover success. Below, Kelley tells The Boot about the day the song was conceived.
Carrie Underwood, ‘Before He Cheats’ — Story Behind the Song
Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins talk about the day they wrote Carrie Underwood's 2006 No. 1 smash, 'Before He Cheats.'
Craig Morgan Signs New Record Deal
Craig Morgan has inked himself a brand new record deal with Black River Entertainment. One of country music's most beloved and consistent hitmakers, Craig joins Jeff Bates, Sarah Darling and Due West at his new label home. There are plans for Craig to release a new album later this year...
Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow to Tour Together This Summer
Kid Rock has invited his adored, oft-time duet partner, Sheryl Crow, to hit the road with him this summer for a string of 27 dates, beginning July 2 in Cincinnati and ending September 3 in Houston. "We've been talking about doing something like this for a long time," the 'Born Free' singer tells Billboard...
Shania Twain Stalker Arrested at Juno Awards
Just moments before Shania Twain was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards in Toronto Sunday night, an audience member was taken into custody by Toronto police and quietly led away. The man was Dr. Giovanni Palumbo, a 50-year-old Ottawa doctor, who had been accused of stalking the Canadian superstar, and has been under court order to stay 500 metres away from her... Read
Terri Clark to Feature ‘Good Time’ Songs on New Album
In the aching wake of losing her beloved mother to cancer in April 2010, Terri Clark gathered up five of her favorite guitars and took herself out on the road to perform a string of all-acoustic shows, 'Unplugged and Alone' across America...
Foster & Lloyd Reunite for New Album, ‘It’s Already Tomorrow’
Before disbanding in 1990, Foster & Lloyd recorded three albums for RCA and charted nine singles, including 1987's 'Crazy Over You,' which peaked at No. 4 on the country charts. After 21 years, the duo -- comprised of singer-songwriter Radney Foster and Bill Lloyd -- have reunited, and written 14 songs for a new album to be released in May titled, 'It's Already Tomorrow.' ...
Trent Tomlinson Close to Inking New Record Label Deal
It sounds like Trent Tomlinson is about to ink a brand new record deal for himself, judging by what the 'One Wing in the Fire' singer has been sharing with fans this past week, via his Twitter account. "Big meeting tomorrow in Nashville at 10am...
Dierks Bentley Preps Country Album for August Release
Dierks Bentley, who invited fans into the studio with him in February via webcam, as he recorded 15 songs in a five-day period in Asheville, N.C., is set to release the finished product of those sessions in August. Dierks' sixth -- as-yet-untitled -- studio album is the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated, acoustic bluegrass album, 'Up on the Ridge...