Vernell Hackett

Backbeat: Trace Adkins Loves Dogs, So Choosing Waggin' Tails Winner Was Easy

Backbeat: Trace Adkins Loves Dogs, So Choosing Waggin' Tails Winner Was Easy

Trace Adkins has loved dogs since he was a kid, so choosing the winner of the Waggin' Train jingle contest was not a hard task for the country singer. Adkins has been totally involved in the contest since Waggin' Train came to him early in the year to help judge a 60-second jingle which would be submitted by pet owners from across the country.
New Statistics About Country Music Fans Revealed at Billboard Country Summit

New Statistics About Country Music Fans Revealed at Billboard Country Summit

Country fans have generally been thought to be rural, less educated, less technically savvy and a lower earning group of people than the general public. But new research from MRI and independent research by the CMA indicates that the new demographic for country music fans puts them on average or above with most Americans, according to CMA market research director Greg Fuson.
Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

Sugarland Reunites Tornado-Affected Joplin Family for CMT Awards: Video

Sugarland will sing an emotional version of their song “Stand Up” tonight on the CMT Awards – and the song will have a special meaning for the Gilberts, a family from Joplin, Mo., whose home was devastated by a tornado last month. Tiffani and Lexi Gilbert will will wave flags and sing a long during the group’s performance, and show producers will call upon viewers to make donations to the Red Cross during the performance.

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