Things are heating up on ABC's "Nashville," as the Wednesday night drama heads toward its' second season finale in May. For Charles Esten, who plays the rugged Deacon on the series, the series has turned out to be a blessing in more ways than one.
Randy Houser is in the midst of one of the hottest streaks of his career. The Stoney Creek recording artist has notched back-to-back chart toppers with "How Country Feels" and "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," with his latest, "Goodnight Kiss," sitting at No. 2 on the Country Airplay chart.
Luke Bryan is the new leader on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, while Martina McBride earns her first No. 1 in five years on Top Country Albums. Results from the first complete Nielsen SoundScan/BDS tracking week following the April 6 Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS spur noticeable chart gains, led by Bryan.
The Academy of Country Music Awards, which held its 49th annual show this past April 6th, has already sold out its tickets to next year's events -- ACM Party For a Cause, a two-day event, and the ACM Awards, scheduled for April 17-18 and April 19, respectively.
Texas-based performer Mary Sarah grew up with the "Opry." She would listen to the WSM radio show from time to time, but also that's where she honed her skills on-stage – at many of the local "Oprys" that are all over the Lone Star state.
Things have been very hectic as of late in the career of Columbia recording artist Leah Turner. She walked the red carpet at last weekend's ACM Awards, and recently made her second performance on the Grand Ole Opry.
The first round of live guests for this year's Billboard Music Awards has been announced and it's a star-studded selection of recent chart-toppers. Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic have all been confirmed for performances, joining previously announced performer Jason Derulo in the lineup.