Country News

(Memphis, TN) -- Elvis Presley fans are gathering in Memphis to celebrate the King's birthday. On Thursday, the late rock icon would have turned 80, but the festivities are beginning a day earlier. On the eve of the anniversary, Presley's Graceland mansion will host a special...
(Undated) -- Brad Paisley is back at number one. Billboard.com says his latest single, "Perfect Storm," has reached the top spot on the Country Airplay chart, becoming the 19th time he's led the list. It also ends a chart-topping drought for the singer. A decade ago Brad...
(Undated) -- Tim McGraw calls his new single a "classic great country song." The singer tells "Billboard" that "Diamond Rings and Old Barstools" is one of those songs that has "a little bit of country nostalgia, but also a modern edge," and "allows you to dig in." He adds that...
(Undated) -- Blake Shelton is making his "Saturday Night Live" debut in a big way. The country star has been tapped to be the host and musical guest for the January 24th episode of the NBC sketch comedy series. Only a handful of other musicians have done double duty on the show...
(Undated) -- Lady Antebellum is packing its "Compass" and other big hits for a long road trip this summer. The trio has announced plans to launch a 65-city trek with Hunter Hayes and newcomer Sam Hunt joining the lineup. Lady A will kick things off February 28th with a swing...
(Nashville, TN) -- Reba McEntire is pleased with her latest release. The country star says she was instantly drawn to her new single, "Going Out Like That." "Going Out Like That" is the lead-off single from Reba's upcoming album. The disc is her first project under her new label...
(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...