Jessica Andrews and Marcel Set a Wedding Date
After a nine-year romance, singer/songwriters Jessica Andrews and Marcel Chagnon are making plans to tie the knot. Marcel (who goes by just his first name professionally) tells The Boot the couple set the date last weekend, and will marry on November 11, 2011 (11/11/11)...
Carrie Underwood Cooks New Recipe for Lady Gaga Meat Dress
Carrie Underwood in a dress made of tofu? It could happen, as the vegetarian star joked to the morning show at radio station KMLE in Phoenix last week. Asked if she'd every wear a dress made of meat, as Lady Gaga recently did at the MTV Video Music Awards, Carrie told the station's Tim Hattrick and Willy D...
Jennifer Nettles Previews Sugarland’s ‘Crazy Twist’
Picture Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles as a deranged stalker and partner Kristian Bush as her evil henchman. That's the premise of the soon to be released video for their new single, 'Stuck Like Glue.' The song, which was just delivered to country radio stations on Friday and goes on sale at iTunes today (July 27), is the first from their upcoming album, 'The Incredible Machine,' due out October 19.
Dolly Parton Says Broadway Experience Made Her a ‘Sponge’
Dolly Parton is taking the rest of the year off from touring not only to write songs for her next album, but also to work on penning a musical version of her life story. She hasn't yet decided if her script will be better suited for film or stage, but the superstar says her experience writing the Tony Award-nominated score for Broadway's '9 to 5: The Musical' helped with her latest project... Read
James Otto Sounds Off On Illegal Downloading
James Otto took to Twitter this week to protest illegal downloading of music, offering a specific example of how it affects artists and songwriters. "I've known music piracy was rampant, but check it out," he wrote. "This week I sold 7,500 singles (which is pretty good), but 80,000 people stole it...
Chuck Wicks’ Grammy Party Performance to Aid Flood Victims
Chuck Wicks will perform at a party in California this month that will raise money for Nashville flood relief efforts. "I'm excited," Chuck tells The Boot of the July 31 Grammy Block Party, being hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Recording Academy...
Chuck Wicks Spills On ‘Disturbing’ Autograph Requests
Country stars get asked to sign all kinds of crazy things by fans -- even body parts. Chuck Wicks is used to it by now, but even he was surprised when a fan recently asked him to sign her teeth. He posted a photo on Twitter of himself complying with the unusual request...
Charlie Daniels Calls Rolling Stone Reporter a ‘Little Punk’
One question from a country radio deejay in Tulsa, Okla., was all it took to get Charlie Daniels hot under the collar about the recent ouster of Gen. Stanley McChrystal. The former commander of the US forces in Afghanistan resigned last month when President Obama accused him of demonstrating "poor judgment" after McChrystal and his aides made disparaging comments about Obama administrati
Martina McBride’s Hubby Gives Thanks for Divine Intervention
Martina McBride and her husband John are that rare showbiz couple that manages to simultaneously pull off successful music careers, a happy marriage and a normal family life as the parents of three daughters. (John McBride is also the owner of the famed recording facility Blackbird Studios in the Nashville suburb of Berry Hill.)
James Otto Fulfills Height Requirement for Toby’s Tour
Three of the biggest men in country music -- Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and James Otto -- are touring together this summer, and James says he's loving the experience of opening the shows in larger venues than he's accustomed to playing. "Playing for that many people in a night is a whole different thing than playing clubs," James tells The Boot...