| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
It's "Country Night," which is not my thing at all. If I know more than one of the songs tonight I'll be impressed with myself. I gave up on country music right around 1984.
The night starts with a group dance by the troupe to a live performance by...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The idea came to Darren Ellis, front man for the Road Kill Kings, during a recent trip with his daughter to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
"I thought 'how cool would it be to do our own version of the Grand Ole Opry?'" the Huntington Beach resident...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
"I've always been a writer. My songs are the door to every dream I've ever had and every success I've ever achieved," says Dolly Parton of her incredible career, which has spanned nearly five decades and is showing no signs of slowing down.
| May 7, 2012
| 8:06 AM
The Hampton Taphouse has announced a set of local and national shows which will keep the Queens Way pub rocking through the summer and into the fall.
The list includes Americana heavy hitters Lydia Loveless (Oct. 20) and Pete Anderson (Sept. 6) as well...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Grammy-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum and Lipton, a company that band has been working with, presented the town of Henryville with checks for nearly $300,000. The money will go towards the recovery effort underway after the devastating...
| May 17, 2012
| 3:38 AM
Vince Gill isn’t happy with the direction country music is headed according to a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Country Music Hall of Fame member says he takes issue with some of today’s country, saying, “I...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Country circles have debated it for decades: Is crossing over to the pop mainstream good or bad for country music, a genre so steeped in tradition?
Jimi Westbrook, one of the four singers in the Alabama group Little Big Town — which performs at...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:49 AM
Big Machine Records made a major announcement as Tim McGraw has been added to the label’s roster. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville by label head Scott Borchetta. Tim has...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:14 PM
Bakersfield country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, 78, has enjoyed a long, distinguished career. A key architect of Bakersfield's crackling, regional musical style, he's had his songs recorded by the biggest names in the business — Merle Haggard,...
| May 29, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Nicole Frechette was sitting on her porch in Nashville fixing lunch when the Advocate called. It's a few days before the Madison native is heading into the studio to put the finishing touches on her album, Listen Here, due out on June 4, partially paid...