Country News

(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...
(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...
(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...
(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...