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(Undated) -- "Something in the Water" isn't Carrie Underwood's only new song. Her upcoming best-of set will also feature the new tune "Little Toy Guns," which she says might have a deceptive title. The singer tells "The Country Vibe" the song features "these characters,"...
(Undated) -- LeAnn Rimes says she loves the holidays. She tells Billboard.com it's why she decided to create a seasonal trilogy, and release one EP each year for the next three years. The singer describes the first in her collection, "One Christmas: Chapter 1," as having "a...
(Undated) -- Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs says he hopes fellow country stars Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman will be accepted by the country music community after coming out as gay. Responding to a TMZ reporter's question about Herndon and Gilman's recent announcements, Skaggs took...
(Nashville, TN) -- George Strait says it meant a lot to him to perform with Kenny Chesney during his tour finale. The country start explains that he actually contributed a little to Chesney's rise to fame, and it's been great to see the singer's career develop. Strait says...
(Los Angeles, CA) -- Brantley Gilbert is adding a new honor to his collection. The singer earned his first career American Music Award, getting the nod for Favorite Album - Country with "Just As I Am." In accepting his trophy during the ABC ceremony, Brantley took his cue from...
(Undated) -- Keith Urban is up for honors in his homeland. The Australian-raised star is a two-time nominee heading into the 43rd Country Music Awards of Australia. His hit "Somewhere In My Car" is up for Single and Video Clip of the Year. Urban's competition in both categories...
(Undated) -- Alan Jackson admits he "wasn't trying to be a rival" to Travis Tritt. But the singer tells "Country Weekly" they launched their recording careers at the same time, and early on often faced each other for awards and honors. Jackson also admits "a lot of times" he...
(Undated) -- Amy Grant says riding the Santa Train was an incredible experience. The country star was this year's celebrity participant for the annual holiday event, which this year made 13 stops at communities in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia. Amy tells Billboard.com when...
(Undated) -- Keith Urban says he'd be a musician today even if he didn't find fame and commercial success. The country star tells CMT he started playing at the age of six, and feels "really fortunate" that his parents supported his interest. He recalls that they would drive him...