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(Undated) -- Jerrod Niemann says one of his favorite love songs isn't about a lasting romance. Topping the list he gave to CMT.com is George Strait's "Marina del Rey." He describes the 1982 hit as "more of a fleeting love song," because it's about "that fantasy of meeting...
(Undated) -- Randy Owen says he's not pleased at the low number of true bands in country music. The Alabama frontman tells "Country Weekly" he'd like to see more ensembles who play all their instruments and write most of their material. He says country music is currently in "an...
(Undated) -- Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard says he has several reasons for proposing to his girlfriend in a helicopter. But the singer tells "Taste Of Country" one reason was very personal for him. He says he wanted to create a better association with the aircraft...
(Las Vegas, NV) -- Rascal Flatts are headed to Las Vegas. The band has announced an extended run at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, becoming the first country group to book a residency at the venue. Jay DeMarcus says he and his bandmates are "so excited to do...
(New York, NY) -- Garth Brooks is receiving special acknowledgment for his work. He's among a select group of artists being honored at the ASCAP Centennial Awards, taking place in New York City Monday night. The "once-in-a-century" prize recognizes the stars for their '"...
(Undated) -- A couple of country stars have new holiday albums arriving in stores Monday. Sara Evans' "At Christmas" features the singer's renditions of such classics as "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "Silent Night," and "O Holy Night." There's only one original song...
(Nashville, TN) -- Trisha Yearwood admits now that her new album, "PrizeFighter," is arriving in stores she's a little anxious about sales and reviews. But the country star says those things weren't really on her mind as she was recording the disc. Yearwood's current single, the...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kip Moore admits it's great to be on stage and watch crowds having fun. But the country star says his favorite concert moments are when he reaches an audience member on an emotional level. Kip adds that there's a mutual appreciation between him and his...
(Nashville, TN) -- Country newcomer Sam Hunt will be making some adjustments to his upcoming tour. Tickets for 15 of the 19 dates on his "Lipstick Graffiti" trek sold out within minutes of going on sale. As a result, the singer is looking into moving some shows into larger...