| Jun 1, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Motivational speaker Tony Robbins, who likely knows very little about country music, has long offered this advice: Carry strong passions and feelings in your life, because the strongest conviction in the room usually permeates into everybody else....
| May 19, 2014
| 12:59 PM
On an Academy of Country Music special, Carrie Underwood will debut a song she co-wrote to honor U.S. troops.
Underwood will perform "Keep Us Safe" on "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" at 9 p.m. Tuesday on CBS.
"When we were...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:45 PM
After everyone from Alabama to Coldplay, OneRepublic to Tim McGraw, Ed Sheeran (twice), Robin Thicke and members of this season's Top 20 contestants had performed, along with the final three singers themselves, we finally found out who won Season 6 of...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The pendulum, as pendulums do, has swung, a realization that couldn’t be more apparent than at the opening day of the 2014 edition of the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio.
One long-guiding principle of country music is that women...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Fortifying its mini-major status in the music publishing world, Spirit Music Group acquired Cal IV Entertainment, the Nashville-based independent music publisher, production and artist management company.
The move marks Spirit's expansion into Music Row,...
| Jul 11, 2014
The intensity and urgency in Kip Moore's songs has prompted a comparison he likes: A writer for "Music Row Magazine" called Moore "a hillbilly Springsteen."
"Those who know me know how fiery I am," says Moore, who plays Friday night in West Palm Beach...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:40 AM
In addition to being a stellar country singer, Tim McGraw has also been blessed by the gift of being able to make good decisions. He strayed just far away enough from country by doing that duet with Nelly, he extended his brand adroitly with his acting...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis have been married for 20 years and have four children, but their musical careers have largely been solo affairs. Oh, sure, they've contributed to each other's albums, but for the most part Willis has earned acclaim as a...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:58 AM
When Cassadee Pope introduced herself to America — at least the segment that watches reality singing competitions — two years ago on NBC's “The Voice,” she sang Natalie Imbruglia's hit, “Torn,” to a huge ovation.
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Bethlehem's Musikfest this year was blessed with near-perfect concert weather — with cool summer nights.
But on the festival's final night, headliner Keith Urban heated things up with a wildly entertaining evening of summer songs that were hot,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 8:08 AM
From the start of her major label career in 2005, Miranda Lambert has brought an uncensored point of view to mainstream country. “As a songwriter my fans expect me to be honest,” says the country star.
Lambert’s new album “...