Country News

(Undated) -- Frankie Ballard says he's "so pumped" to be taking his "full show on the road this fall." The country star is making plans for his first headlining trek. He'll launch his "Light 'Em Up Tour" with a show in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 19th. The 19-date run...
(Nashville, TN) -- Vince Gill has a new title -- Grandpa! The country star gained a grandson this week when his daughter, Jenny, gave birth to her first child. Jenny and her husband, Josh Van Valkenburg, celebrated the arrival of their son Monday evening at a hospital in...
(Undated) -- Sammy Kershaw says throughout its history country music has gone through various phases. The singer tells "Country Weekly" he's always called country "the only genre that hates itself," and "wants to be everything else but country music." But he says the current...
(Lindale, TX) -- Miranda Lambert has a mustache. That's how her image looked Monday on a "Welcome to Lindale" sign heading into the country star's hometown. And Miranda's dad isn't happy to see the painted white whiskers on his daughter's upper lip. Rick Lambert tells Tyler,...
(Nashville, TN) -- Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are teaming up once again to host the Country Music Association Awards this fall. The event will mark the seventh time the singers have been at the helm for the annual ceremony, which honors the biggest stars in country music...
(Undated) -- The Civil Wars has come to an end. Grammy winning folk duo Joy Williams and John Paul White have officially announced their decision to go their separate ways. Citing "internal discord and irreconcilable difference of ambition," the duo canceled a European tour in...
(Nashville, TN) -- Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild admit that as hosts of the ABC special "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock," they didn't exactly act like professionals in interviewing Tim McGraw. Band members add that they aren't sure just...
(Nashville, TN) -- Jason Aldean can't explain the popularity of his brand of country music. The singer says he didn't set out to create a new country-rock hybrid. Aldean admits his music isn't "traditional," but says it's just his "version" of what he thinks "country music...
(Nashville, TN) -- Keith Urban says any time artists release material, they don't know if their songs will appeal to listeners. But the country star admits that's his goal with his records. Urban says he believes one way people respond to his music by going to shows. The singer...