When Shakira wanted to get a little bit country on her upcoming album, she approached fellow "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton. The result is "Medicine," a country song that's light enough on fiddle and steel to work on pop radio.
David Nail realizes that his recent chart-topper "Whatever She's Got" was a little bit of a departure for him. Before, his success at radio has been with dramatic ballads such as "Red Light" and "Let It Rain." But, success speaks for itself.
Sundy Best's Kris Bentley and Nick Jamerson know that their musical blend covers much musical ground. "That's what we were shooting for," says Kris. "We've been influenced by so many different sounds that it just comes out in our writing and singing. We don't want to be in a box."
It's a special time for Martin and Brickell. They just won a surprising Grammy Award for American roots recording. Their "Great Performances" concert, "Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell Live," is set to air on PBS this week with a companion CD/DVD set that includes two hours of comedy and music with four previously unrecorded songs. And they will start a tour later this month.
Pam Tillis – the soaring voice behind hits like "Maybe It Was Memphis" and "Mi Vida Loca" is getting to showcase another side to her world-class talent. Tillis is helping to organize Tuesday night's "Pop! Goes Rochelle" benefit for Nashville's Rochelle Center, sponsored in part by the Ford Motor Company.
The Prudential Center’s massive exterior LED screen announced “George Strait: Sold Out.” And the streets of Newark, N.J., have likely never seen so many cowboy hats, most pulled low against the cold March winds.