Country News

(Washington, DC) -- Linda Ronstadt is among those receiving special recognition for her talents. The singer made a rare public appearance Monday to accept the National Medal of Arts. In presenting the award, President Obama praised Linda for her "one-of-a-kind voice and her...
(Undated) -- Toby Keith remains the biggest country star, at least financially. The singer is once again leading "Forbes" magazine's "Country Cash Kings" list, which the publication launched last year. The rundown ranks country stars based on their income over the past year, and...
(Undated) -- Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley is joining another trio in an effort to help others. The country star is teaming up with his brothers -- John Kelley and singer-songwriter Josh Kelley -- to launch a new charity event. The "Kelley Brothers & Friends Celebrity...
(Nashville, TN) -- Tim McGraw says his new album is "very encompassing of everything" in his career. The country star calls "Sundown Heaven Town" a "good microcosm" of the past 20 years, while the songs also reflect "the future." He adds that he's excited about the direction his...
(Nashville, TN) -- David Nail is returning to the road -- this time as the headliner. He'll head out this fall on his "I'm A Fire" tour, which is slated to start in Oxford, Mississippi on September 11th. The trek currently runs 22 dates, but more stops are expected to be added...
(Undated) -- The Doobie Brothers' Tom Johnston admits there are details about the band's upcoming country collaboration album he can't reveal. The rocker tells Mobile, Alabama's "Lagniappe" that he doesn't know why, but execs don't want him to divulge the track list for the...
(Nashville, TN) -- Keith Urban says it's not easy for a guitarist to impress people in Nashville. The country star explains that the city has an incredible history with the instrument that he and others will add to -- if they can. Keith admits that when he arrived in Nashville...
(Nashville, TN) -- Jerrod Niemann says he wants to maximize his position on Keith Urban's tour. The country star admits he could pick up some pointers from the headliner. But Jerrod says he has knowledge he can pass along to his fellow opener. With the trek Niemann is supporting...
(Nashville, TN) -- Brantley Gilbert says he realizes he won't please everybody with his songs. But the country star adds that he's not going to change his style just to please his critics. Brantley also encourages listeners who enjoy his records to come see him in concert. The...