Con Hunley Makes Gospel Return

Con Hunley Makes Gospel Return

Ask around Nashville for any amount of time about great vocalists to come from Music City, and invariably, the name of Con Hunley will come up. In the 1970s and 1980s, the East Tennessee native recorded some of the most soulful tracks to ever be cut here -- including "What's New With You" and "No Relief In Sight."
Jake Owen Talks No. 1s, 'Brothers' Tour & New Single

Jake Owen Talks No. 1s, 'Brothers' Tour & New Single

After being a chart presence since 2006's "Yee Haw," Jake Owen is in the thick of his hottest streak yet. With the recent ascension of "Alone With You" into the top spot on the Hot Country Singles chart, Owen has rung up back-to-back number one hits. The RCA recording star celebrated the feat at Nashville's Cabana restaurant, and also visited with reporters.
615 Spotlight: Granger Smith Introduces Earl Dibbles, Jr.

615 Spotlight: Granger Smith Introduces Earl Dibbles, Jr.

Texas artist Granger Smith loves to create. In the past year, he has released two very well received albums -- the studio disc Poets & Prisoners as well as the recent live album Live At The Chicken, recorded at the Chicken Ranch Dance Hall in Ledbetter, TX. In addition, the personable singer is about to do something very unique – in launching a brand new comedic persona named "Earl Dibbles, Jr." He admits that he loves getting to exercise his creative muscle.
Mashup Mondays: The Band Perry

Band Perry 'Writing Like Crazy' for Rick Rubin-Helmed 2nd Album

Country trio the Band Perry is "about halfway finished" with its sophomore album, and the siblings say that the counsel of producer Rick Rubin have helped them ease through the pressure generated by the platinum success of their self-titled debut.
Heidi Newfield Starts New Chapter With 'So Good'

Heidi Newfield Starts New Chapter With 'So Good'

Though most know her from her high-energy hits during her days as a member of Trick Pony, Heidi Newfield is one of the most distinctive vocalists in country music. That can be heard on such deep catalog Pony moments as "Stay In This Moment" and "Rain." Of course, she connected with audiences with her very first solo single for Curb Records, "Johnny and June." It's been a while since that record put her in the spotlight, but from all indications, the singer will soon be making a return there with her latest, "Why'd You Have To Be So Good."
Mary Chapin Carpenter's 'Ashes and Roses' Documents Tough 5 Years

Mary Chapin Carpenter's 'Ashes and Roses' Documents Tough 5 Years

Mary Chapin Carpenter on her new album, "Ashes and Roses": "It's the most personal record I've made in the sense that I speak about a lot of things that have happened to me the last five years -- among them, losing one of my parents, getting divorced, and having a serious illness."
Roots & Boots Tour Unites Trio of Country Veterans

Roots & Boots Tour Unites Trio of Country Veterans

Collectively, Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw, and Aaron Tippin have placed over one hundred songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. So, filling up a concert set list is no problem for the talented trio of country singers. Still, there is a definite strength in numbers, so when the veteran performers combined their talents for the "Roots & Boots" tour last year, the result was a tour package that has become one of the most successful on the road as of late.
Josh Turner's Two Albums in Top 20: 'Not How We Planned It'

Josh Turner Releases 'Punching Bag,' Tries Out Nicknames

All throughout country music history, many artists have nicknames. George Jones is known as "The Possum." Bill Anderson is known as "Whisperin' Bill," and Josh Turner might become known by one of two different monikers that fans will hear on his new album, "Punching Bag."
Edens Edge Debut Was Worth the Wait

Edens Edge Debut Was Worth the Wait

Edens Edge's self-titled debut hits stores Tuesday (June 12), with an deluxe edition also on sale at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.
Up And 'Away': Carrie Underwood Crowns Country Airplay Chart

Carrie Underwood Supports Gay Marriage

Country music superstar and "American Idol" alum Carrie Underwood has come out in support of gay marriage in a new interview with England's The Independent newspaper, citing her own marriage and Christian faith for her conviction.

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