Country News

(Undated) -- Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs says he hopes fellow country stars Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman will be accepted by the country music community after coming out as gay. Responding to a TMZ reporter's question about Herndon and Gilman's recent announcements, Skaggs took...
(Nashville, TN) -- George Strait says it meant a lot to him to perform with Kenny Chesney during his tour finale. The country start explains that he actually contributed a little to Chesney's rise to fame, and it's been great to see the singer's career develop. Strait says...
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Brantley Gilbert is adding a new honor to his collection. The singer earned his first career American Music Award, getting the nod for Favorite Album - Country with "Just As I Am." In accepting his trophy during the ABC ceremony, Brantley took his cue from...
(Undated) -- Keith Urban is up for honors in his homeland. The Australian-raised star is a two-time nominee heading into the 43rd Country Music Awards of Australia. His hit "Somewhere In My Car" is up for Single and Video Clip of the Year. Urban's competition in both categories...
(Undated) -- Alan Jackson admits he "wasn't trying to be a rival" to Travis Tritt. But the singer tells "Country Weekly" they launched their recording careers at the same time, and early on often faced each other for awards and honors. Jackson also admits "a lot of times" he...
(Undated) -- Amy Grant says riding the Santa Train was an incredible experience. The country star was this year's celebrity participant for the annual holiday event, which this year made 13 stops at communities in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Amy tells Billboard.com when...
(Undated) -- Keith Urban says he'd be a musician today even if he didn't find fame and commercial success. The country star tells CMT he started playing at the age of six, and feels "really fortunate" that his parents supported his interest. He recalls that they would drive him...
(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...
(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...