Country News

(New York, NY) -- Toby Keith is receiving more recognition for his music. The country star is among the new inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Country hitmaker Bobby Braddock, whose credits include George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today" and Tracy Lawrence's "Time...
(Nashville, TN) -- Country newcomer Canaan Smith is prepping for the arrival of his first EP. Smith co-wrote all the songs on the five-track self-titled set, including his current single "Love You Like That." The singer says his music isn't "super predictable," but describes his...
(Undated) -- Willie Nelson has a new film project in the works. "Entertainment Weekly" says the country legend has been tapped for a lead role in "Waiting For the Miracle to Come." And he won't have to travel far to get to the set. The movie will be shot at his Spicewood, Texas...
(Undated) -- It's down to Thomas Rhett, Sam Hunt, and Cole Swindell. They're the finalists for the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year. The singers got the nod in a vote that was open both to the public as well as ACM professional members, who will now choose the...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kenny Chesney is making sure his team is road ready. The country superstar will spend the next four weeks in rehearsals for "The Big Revival Tour." Chesney admits he's carving out "a lot of time to get ready," but he says it's necessary. The singer explains...
(Nashville, TN) -- Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott says she's given some tips on touring with a baby to mom-to-be Carrie Underwood. Hillary, who has a 19-month-old daughter, explains that Carrie's questions covered a lot of practical and logistical issues. Hillary adds that she...
(Nashville, TN) -- Thomas Rhett says he prefers to keep his songwriting session small. The country star explains that with more people there are more ideas being tossed around, which can make the process more difficult. But Thomas won't deny that a large group can certainly come...
(Undated) -- Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are helping the Academy of Country Music help others. The singers are slated to co-host "One Night, Two Cities, All Music," the inaugural fundraising gala for the charity ACM Lifting Lives. The April 17th event will feature...
(Undated) -- Taylor Swift might soon find out how much she's liked -- or disliked -- in Britain. The country-turned-pop superstar has two nominations heading into the UK's NME Awards 2015 -- Hero of the Year and Villain of the Year. She's vying for the Hero nod along with Arctic...