Country News

(Undated) -- Fans are once again getting a say in naming the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year. This year's semi-finalists were determined by the ACM professional members, who've pared the category down to eight hopefuls. Brett Eldredge, who last fall received...
(Undated) -- The Academy of Country Music is making plans for this year's ACM Honors. The event pays tribute to special award recipients and the non-televised winners from the spring ACM Awards ceremony. The Academy will host the 9th annual ACM Honors at Nashville's Ryman...
(Nashville, TN) -- Eric Church has an explanation for the popularity of his latest hit, "Talladega." The country star says the song has a reminiscent quality most people can appreciate. Eric adds that one of the special aspects to music is its ability to trigger memories, which...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kip Moore probably isn't surprised to see the Seattle Seahawks capture the NFC Championship. The country star says he's a "huge fan" of the Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch, explaining that despite his reputation the running back is simply an incredible player. The...
(Nashville, TN) -- The Swon Brothers couldn't be happier to be an opener on Brad Paisley's winter tour. Country singer Colton Swon says it's an incredible opportunity for the duo. Zach Swon adds that he's always admired Brad as a musician. He says every time he plays one of...
(Crossville, TN) -- Aaron Tippin is getting into the wine business. The country star is partnering with Stonehaus Winery on his own brand, "Aaron Tippin Country Jam." The beverage isn't the singer's unique recipe but his "barrel-selected" choice of the company's Blackberry wine...
(Nashville, TN) -- Martina McBride is getting recognized for her efforts to help others. The country star has been tapped to receive the Music Business Association's Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award, in acknowledgment of her support of victims of domestic abuse and her...
(Undated) -- Julianne Hough says the part of Sandy in "Grease" is her "dream role." HollywoodReporter.com says the country singer, actress, and dancer will star in the upcoming Fox TV production of the hit musical, which the network plans to air in a special live presentation...
(Undated) -- Dolly Parton says she's "so excited" about her new NBC deal. On Friday, NBC's Robert Greenblatt announced that the network was partnering with the country star to produce a slate of two-hour movies based on her songs, stories, and life. Dolly, who'll will serve as a...