| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Female country singers are complaining that their music is being pushed off the airwaves by a new crew of young, male, “bro-country” musicians singing interchangeable songs about dirt roads, pickup trucks, girls in tiny cutoff jeans and beer,...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:24 AM
Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
Lambert and McGraw each earned seven nominations. Lambert is competing in the female vocalist of the year category for her eighth...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A music artist whose every album has reached No. 1 on the country chart and whose last three have also topped the general music charts will headline a grandstand show at Allentown Fair, it was just announced. Lady Antebellum, the......
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:22 PM
How do you know country singer Tim McGraw is a favorite performer at Allentown Fair? How about because 40 people waited in line, some for 10 hours, in freezing weather and rain, surrounded by snow, to be among the first......
| Feb 18, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Talk about a sign of the times: An Irishman asked me last week if line dancing was still a "thing" in America. I had to admit that it was, sort of.
"The last time I saw people doing that, they were dancing to hip-hop," I said.
If you cowboys are...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 6:13 AM
Figure skating, skiing and hockey at the Sochi Olympics are likely to command the biggest audiences this week. NBC should score another easy win in the ratings.
But it's a busy week for other reasons. Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show," now in...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
An artist who once held the record for the quickest sellout of an Allentown Fair show is coming back, the fair just announced. Country singer Tim McGraw, whose 2005 Allentown Fair show sold out in less than an hour and......
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:37 AM
There are things that don’t make sense, and then there are things so bewildering that they require visual proof. Billy Ray Cryus’ remake of “Achy Breaky Heart” is both.
Cyrus, for reasons unclear, decided to issue a remix to...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Every Grammy Awards telecast is a production nightmare: three-plus hours of multiple live music performances, unpredictable stage antics and rambling acceptance speeches.
But this year's production, which airs Sunday night from the Staples Center in...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:24 PM
The biggest breakout success of 2013, Kacey Musgraves’ “Same Trailer Different Park,” was singled out for the country album Grammy Award in a field otherwise dominated by contemporary country’s heaviest hitters: Jason Aldean, Tim...