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Trace Adkins Leaves Rehab Due To Family Emergency
Jan30

Trace Adkins Leaves Rehab Due To Family Emergency

Country Star Trace Adkins has left rehab to deal with a family emergency. Sadly Trace’s father is seriously ill and he left to be at his side. The Nashville Tennessean reports: Adkins checked into a center to seek treatment for alcoholism about two weeks ago following a slip in his sobriety, which he had maintained for more than decade. An altercation on a cruise ship with a Trace Adkins impersonator was a trigger for the singer to seek treatment. Before the Louisiana native left to join his family at his father’s side, he asked staff at the facility to put him in touch with counselors near his father. Our prayers continue to be with Trace and his family during this very difficult...

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49th Annual ACM Awards: And The Nominees Are…
Jan29

49th Annual ACM Awards: And The Nominees Are…

Nominations were announced today for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the...

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Miranda Lambert Helps Grammys Honor Phil Everly [VIDEO]
Jan27

Miranda Lambert Helps Grammys Honor Phil Everly [VIDEO]

Courtesy: Getty / Kevork Djansezian Miranda Lambert and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong joined the Grammy Awards in paying tribute to the late Phil Everly and other significant musical figures during a touching segment on Sunday night (Jan. 26). Much like the Everly Brothers appealed to country and pop audiences, Armstrong and Lambert represented the broad appeal of the pioneering duo. The singers offered a stripped-down rendition of “When Will I Be Loved,” a classic tune written by Phil Everly and later popularized by Linda Ronstadt. The performance followed a video montage that began with two of country music’s late legends — George Jones and Ray Price. The segment also paid homage to country artists like Tompall Glaser, Jack Greene, Mindy McCready and Slim Whitman. Country Music Hall of Fame members Cowboy Jack Clement and Jim Foglesong were also recognized, as were journalist Chet Flippo, songwriter Steven Fromholz, video director Sherman Halsey and Willie Nelson‘s longtime guitarist Jody Payne. The Everly Brothers’ recordings of “Bye Bye Love” and “All I Have to Do Is Dream” are included in the Grammy Hall of Fame. The duo’s many other hits include “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bird Dog.” The Everly Brothers joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. In November, Armstrong and Norah Jones released a tender duet album titled Foreverly. The project was a track-by-track remake of the brothers’ 1958 album, Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. Lambert’s hit, “Mama’s Broken Heart,” was nominated this year for best country solo performance and best country song. Lambert won a 2010 Grammy in the category of best female country vocal performance for “The House That Built Me.” Armstrong is a five-time Grammy winner. Watch The Video Below: -via...

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The Highwaymen Ride Again At The GRAMMY’S! [VIDEO]
Jan27

The Highwaymen Ride Again At The GRAMMY’S! [VIDEO]

Where else but the Grammy Awards will you see Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Jay Z, Steven Tyler and Jamie Foxx nodding their heads back and forth to country music? It helps when the songs are being performed by Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton and the songs are country classics. Of course, you could add Ringo Starr to the list of admirers in the audience, but he covered “Act Naturally,” the Buck Owens hit at the height of the Beatles’ success, so he’s probably a longtime country fan. With the late Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, Nelson and Haggard were members of the Highwaymen, and Nelson began Sunday night’s (Jan. 26) medley with “The Highwayman,” a Jimmy Webb composition about reincarnation that may be the most unlikely country hit ever. Kristofferson then joined in for what turned out to be an appropriately ragged and celebratory performance. Haggard, of course, is one of Nelson and Kristofferson’s peers, but Shelton seemed in total awe and having the time of his life as he and Haggard swapped verses on “Okie From Muskogee.” By the time Nelson closed the medley with “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” it appeared as though everyone in the arena was swaying, including Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. It was the end of an eventful few days for Kristofferson, who was presented the Recording Academy’s lifetime achievement award during ceremonies on Saturday. Other lifetime achievement recipients included the Beatles, the Isley Brothers, Kraftwerk and the late zydeco legend Clifton Chenier. This Was Definitely The Moment Of The Night: -via...

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