Stephen L. Betts
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival 2013: Zac Brown Band Reveals Star-Studded Nashville Lineup
Lester Cohen, WireImage The Southern Ground Music & Food Festival returns to Nashville for a second year with Zac Brown Band and a who's who of musical friends along for the ride. The festivities take place at the Lawn at Riverfront Park, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27...
Ashley Monroe, ‘Two Weeks Late’ Video – Exclusive Acoustic Performance
We've all heard the expression "a day late and a dollar short." But leave it to Ashley Monroe to put a clever country spin on that old saying in "Two Weeks Late," a tune she co-wrote with Shane McAnally. Taken from her solo album, Like a Rose, Ashley gives credit to Shane for the song's hook, "a dollar short and two weeks late," which came to him while standing in lin
Jo Dee Messina: Boston Bombings Hit Close to Home for Massachusetts Native
While much of the nation has been gripped by news of Monday's (April 15) Boston Marathon bombing and Friday's area shootout that has resulted in a complete lockdown of the city and surrounding communities, Jo Dee Messina was among those trying to reach relatives by phone and text after hearing about the gun battle on Friday morning...
Kayla Conn, ‘Ride': Teen With Texas-Sized Voice Releases Debut EP (LISTEN)
Singer-songwriter Kayla Conn picked up her dad's guitar at age 3 and taught herself to play by the time she was 10. Born in Cypress, Texas, northwest of Houston, Kayla penned her first song at 12 years old. In the three years since then -- yes, she's just 15 years old -- Kayla has co-written with Billy Dean, Brian White (co-writer of Rodney Atkins' No...
We’re All for the Hall 2013: Jason Aldean, Vince Gill Reflect on Event’s Outlaw Theme
Rick Diamond, Getty Images When you've got a concert event titled "Rebels and Renegades: the Outlaws Are IN," you'd expect such iconic artists as Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Kris Kristofferson to take the stage.
Big Kenny, Electro Shine: ‘Dance Upon the Solid Ground’ Is Latest Genre-Bending Exercise
Big Kenny, whose country fans know him best as one-half of the multi-platinum-selling duo Big & Rich, has been breaking down musical walls for years, seamlessly blending genres in a unique way. His latest project, Electro Shine, fuses EDM (electronic dance music), Americana, country, reggae, rock, pop and hip-hop to create what he calls a "feel good" musical experience. Th... Read Mo
Susan Ashton, ‘Love Is Alive’ Is Singer’s Long-Awaited Country Comeback (LISTEN)
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Susan Ashton, who hit the country charts in 1999 with "You're Lucky I Love You" and came to the attention of countless fans via an opening slot on a 1994 European tour with Garth Brooks, has returned to country radio after a lengthy absence with "Love Is Alive...
Jason Aldean Tour Rocks Georgia: Luke Bryan, Ludacris Add to Surprises
Chris McKay, Getty Images Jason Aldean headlined the first-ever concert at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., with more than 60,000 fans packing the outdoor venue Saturday night (April 13). Early concertgoers tailgating in the parking lot were surprised when Jason himself joined in the party.
Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley Tour ‘Feels Like Family’
Kevin Winter, WireImage Miranda Lambert is currently criss-crossing the nation with fellow country superstar Dierks Bentley on their Locked & Reloaded tour. The longtime friends have both experienced a lot of changes personally and professionally in the past few years, and onstage their shows have become bigger productions -- and draw bigger crowds -- but behind the scenes, the two have actual
The Band Perry Tour Dates Mean Close Quarters, Closer Siblings
With a tour schedule that keeps them moving from town to town the majority of the year, the Band Perry, sister Kimberly and brothers Neil and Reid, have remained close, not only in proximity, as necessitated by tour bus travel, but as a trio of siblings with a shared dream. One result of their dream come true can be found on the country charts, as the threesome has the reigning No. 1 album, the re