Carrie Underwood, Tickets for Charity Team to Lift Lives; Keith Urban’s Wife Brings Him to Tears + More: Country Music News Roundup
The Boot rounds up today's country music news headlines from around the web.
Carrie Underwood is teaming up with Tickets-for-Charity.com to offer fans some of the best seats in the house on her Blown Away tour. The program gives fans access to great seats in sold-out sections and also benefits ACM Lifting Lives and the C.A.T.S. Foundation, which is dedicated to helping a variety of causes make a positive impact in Carrie's hometown of Checotah, Okla. "My hometown means everything to me," said Carrie. [Tickets-for-Charity.com]
Mary Chapin Carpenter is a multiple CMA and Grammy award winner. Now the singer-songwriter has added an Emmy Award to her credit. Mary Chapin earned an Emmy at the Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards ceremony on Saturday (Jan. 26) for her narration on the Nashville Public Television (NPT) documentary, "No Going Back: Women and the War," part of the station's "Tennessee Civil War 150" series.
Keith Urban admits he burst into tears when he saw his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, on TV at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, Sunday (Jan. 27). At the same time, Keith was postponing and/or canceling concerts in flood-ravaged Australia. "When we finally got into Sydney, I got to the house, flicked on the TV and I got to see my wife (at the SAG Awards)," Keith told news.com.au. "I got to see what she was wearing. I hit pause on one shot and stood there staring at her ... and started crying. I hated the fact she was there without me, on her own. Ridiculous, right?" [contactmusic]
Jewel's Greatest Hits will be released next Tuesday (Feb. 5) and features some of the singer-songwriter's best-known hits, plus a few surprises, namely duets with a few singers of whom the pop-country superstar is a huge fan. In addition to Pistol Annies, who join her on one of her earliest hits, "You Were Meant for Me," singer Kelly Clarkson duets with Jewel on an updated version of "Foolish Games," which you can listen to on AOL Music.
The U.S. Postal Service is releasing a Forever stamp with the image of country legend Johnny Cash as part of their 2013 Music Icons series. The stamp features a photograph taken by Frank Bez in 1963, during the photo shoot for the singer-songwriter's album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash. No release date for the stamp has been announced. [Music Row]
Members of up-and-coming country trio the Farm have been engaged in "random acts of gratefulness" in conjunction with the recent release of their latest single, "Be Grateful." On Monday (Jan. 28), the group's Damien Horne worked with WSSL 100.5 in Greenville, S.C., delivering a truckload of groceries to "Ms. Lou" at the Spartanburg soup kitchen. "People like her saved my life when I was homeless!" he posted on the band's Facebook page. See more of the trio's random acts of gratefulness here.
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