Country News

(Nashville, TN) -- Lucy Hale says she can't really express just what performing on the Grand Ole Opry means to her. The "Pretty Little Liars" star, who released her first country album earlier this month, made her first Opry appearance over the weekend. The Opry tweets that Lucy...
(Nashville, TN) -- A longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry has died. Billboard.com says country singer Jimmy C. Newman was in a hospital in Nashville when he passed away on Saturday. He was 86. The Louisiana native began a music career in the 1940s that was inspired by both the...
(Nashville, TN) -- Former "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery owes his former manager 239-thousand dollars in back pay. McCreery was sued last year by music industry veteran Todd Cassetty, who said he was owed the standard 15 percent of McCreery's gross revenue for the five-...
(Undated) -- Brad Paisley officially begins his tenure with a reality TV show with the premiere of the new singing competition "Rising Star." And the country star admits he's not sure what to expect, or what exactly is expected of him as an "expert." But he tells Billboard.com...
(Nashville, TN) -- Tyler Farr says he's happy with his career trajectory. The country singer explains that he's noticing a similar momentum shift with his current single, "Whiskey in My Water," as he did with his breakthrough hit. Tyler admits he's hoping this latest surge will...
(Undated) -- Blake Shelton is going crazy The country star is hitting the road this weekend, launching his "Ten Times Crazier" tour with a show in Austin, Texas Friday night. He'll give more than 30 performances over the course of the trek, which includes a mix of concerts and...
(Nashville, TN) -- Zac Brown says his band hasn't abandoned the Nashville edition of their annual Southern Ground Music and Food Festival. The country star explains that it's something they can't do at the moment, because they've lost their location. Zac Brown Band launched...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kix Brooks says he might never have really launched his country music career if it weren't for his father. The singer recalls early on he was considering buying a club back home in Louisiana, and his dad advised him against it. Brooks explains that buying the...
(Undated) -- Eric Church is getting some attention for his efforts over the first half of the year. The country star is in the running in a couple of categories in Billboard.com's "2014 Mid-Year Music Poll." His latest CD, "The Outsiders," is among the options for Favorite...