Country News

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The spotlight will be on Taylor Swift this weekend at the 2014 American Music Awards. Swift has been tapped to receive the first ever "Dick Clark Award for Excellence" at Sunday's event. The singer is being recognized for stellar album sales, being the only...
(Memphis, TN) -- The holiday season is officially getting under way this weekend at Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion. And actor John Stamos will help launch the festivities. He's been tapped to flip the switch, and turn on all the holiday lights and decorations Elvis used...
(Undated) -- Garth Brooks' comeback includes an appearance on this weekend's American Music Awards. The country superstar is slated to give a remote performance from his tour stop in Greensboro, North Carolina. He's expected to sing a song from his new album, "Man Against...
(Nashville, TN) -- Garth Brooks admits it feels great to win Grammys and other honors. But the country superstar says the most meaningful acknowledgments of his work come when fans tell him how they've incorporated his music into their lives. Brooks says he's equally as moved...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kenny Chesney is marking the holiday season with a new song. The country star has released the island-influenced "Christmas in Blue Chair Bay." Kenny says the holiday season is one of the "few times of the year when you can really unplug, really just be in the...
(New York, NY) -- LeAnn Rimes and Tony Bennett will help launch the holiday season in New York City. They're among the stars on board for NBC's annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special to light the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The event's lineup also includes...
(Undated) -- BIlly Gilman is crediting Ty Herndon for making his own coming out a little easier. Hours after Herndon revealed he was gay, Gilman posted a video on YouTube opening up about his own orientation. He also admits there had been rumors and speculation about him for a...
(Undated) -- Charlie Daniels says his annual "Christmas 4 Kids" benefit is "a concert with a heart." The singer tells "Billboard" that "people are basically pretty doggone good and pretty charitable," and "would like to do something" for children during the holiday season. He...
(Undated) -- Country singer Ty Herndon says he's a happy gay man. No longer closeted, the 52-year-old singer is speaking out on his sexual orientation to "People" magazine. Herndon says he started coming out to close family members when he was 20 saying his mother probably knew...