Country News

(Undated) -- Martina McBride is helping launch a new music series. The country star is among the first stars to take part in the new online show "Skyville Live." Installments will feature live performances from stars and newcomers performing their songs and discussing their work...
(Nashville, TN) -- Tim McGraw says he's pleased that Keith Urban is an "American Idol" judge. The country star explains that Keith is a great ambassador for the genre. Urban is now in his third season with reality show, which launches this week. The competition returns with the...
(Nashville, TN) -- Thomas Rhett admits he's drawn influence from a number of country stars. But the singer says the Rolling Stones really inspire and motivate him as a performer. Thomas adds that Eric Church has had a big impact on all aspects of his career. He calls Eric "one...
(Undated) -- Luke Bryan might not have had the biggest tour last year but he generated the most interest -- at least among Ticketmaster users. Billboard.com says the country star leads the ticket retailer's "most-searched" list for 2014. Garth Brooks' comeback trek was also a...
(Undated) -- Scotty McCreery is making plans for his next album. And the singer tells "Rolling Stone Country" his release will be "a country music record." Scotty explains that he grew up listening to traditional country, and that's the sound he's going for this time around. He...
(Undated) -- Jewel has a new book on the way. The singer-songwriter has inked a deal with Blue Rider Press to write a memoir. The still untitled project will be published this fall. Jewel previously gave readers insights into her life in the October 2000 book "Chasing Down the...
(Franklin, TN) -- Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have started selling off some of their Central Tennessee land. The country stars put the 753-acre property on the market in 2013 for 20-million dollars. Nashville's "Tennessean" says a couple from Houston, Texas, have paid three-...
(Nashville, TN) -- "American Idol" is returning this week, starting with the audition episodes. "Idol" judge Keith Urban admits that part of the process isn't easy, but he really enjoys it. Urban adds that viewers don't get to see a lot of what goes on during the auditions. The...
(Nashville, TN) -- David Nail has been getting a lot of praise for his most recent album, "I'm A Fire," which has landed on several best-of lists for 2014. The country star says his touring experience actually helped him in the studio. David adds that his own personal outlook...