Stephen L. Betts
Martina McBride, ‘Wild Angels’ — Story Behind the Song
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R.I.P. George Jones: Our Look Back at an Unparalleled Career
On Friday, April 26, 2013, George Jones passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He was 81 years old. Widely regarded as one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) country singers of all time, no amount of superlatives can properly capture just how influential he has been not just to country music but to American music and popular culture.
Pistol Annies’ Members Married (or Soon-to-Be-Married) for Better or Worse
On May 7, fans will finally be able to get their hands on Annie Up, the second album from Pistol Annies, and the follow-up to the trio's chart-topping Hell on Heels, released in 2011. One of the highlights of the new album is "Unhappily Married," which features the line "Hey, hey, it's alright, everybody fusses, everybody fights...
Jason Aldean, Wife Jessica Separate in Wake of Cheating Scandal
Seven months after admitting to fans that he "acted inappropriately" with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr, country superstar Jason Aldean and his wife, Jessica Ussery, have separated, according to Us Weekly.
Miranda Lambert: Gun Control Debate Won’t Draw Singer Into Political Firestorm
One of the most widely-debated hot-button issues in the country today, of course, is gun control. But just because her albums include such songs as 'Gunpowder and Lead' and 'Time to Get a Gun,' that doesn't mean Miranda Lambert relishes the idea of finding herself in the crossfire of such heated discourse, knowing as she does that sharing one's personal opinion on a highly-politicized topic could
Blake Shelton ‘Based on a True Story’ Album Could’ve Been ‘Crazier’
Blake Shelton has returned to the top of the Billboard country album charts this week with Based on a True Story .... The disc debuted at the top spot three weeks ago and held the No. 2 spot for the past couple of weeks. Even though much of the material on the album does reflect the singer's own experiences, which is why he chose the title it ended up with, the collection could have just as easily
Miranda Lambert, Pedigree Feeding Project Join Forces to Help Animal Shelters
Miranda Lambert's lifelong devotion to her four-legged friends led the country superstar to start the MuttNation Foundation in 2009, with the goal to end pet suffering and homelessness in the U.S. and abroad. Because the singer-songwriter/activist is one of the most in-demand country entertainers working today, she's often approached to become involved in other fund- and awareness-raising efforts,
Glen Campbell, ‘See You There’ Album Comes as Alzheimer’s Forces Icon to Quit Touring
Glen Campbell celebrates his 77th birthday today, April 22, but it's fans who are getting the gift. The country-pop icon will release a new album, See You There, on Aug. 6., taking a fresh look at some of the biggest hits in his illustrious career, including "Gentle on My Mind," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman," "Galveston" and "Rhinestone Cowboy." The album was co-produced by Dave Darling and Dave Kaplan, founder of Surfdog Records, the label releasing the 12-track collection.