On Sunday night, Taylor Swift was officially crowned with one of the most prestigious nods given at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards: Woman of the Year. Following a strong introduction by Kris Kristofferson — who called her “one of the most successful artists in country music” — Swift got a multi-minute reel recapping all of the heights she’s reached in her relatively short career.
Friday was a really big day for George Strait. The King of Country turned 60 on May 18, and we celebrated right along with him with a list of little-known facts about the singer. Find those in today’s Daily Roundup — plus, find out when to tune in to watch Scotty McCreery return ‘home’ next week.
George Strait has literally hundreds of songs in his vast catalog, but in honor of his 60th birthday today (May 18), we’re asking you the impossible: What is your favorite George Strait song? Trust us, we know — the possibilities are endless. Yet somehow, we’ve narrowed it down to just five choices.
Today was a sad day for the music world. One country music inspiration and legendary banjo player passed at the age of 75. Fans also learned of the death of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. And while Summer’s death was less directly related to the country music world, it was no less a reason to mourn — especially for Dolly Parton. Get those stories and more in today’s Taste of Country Daily Roundup.
Carrie Underwood visited an elementary school to sing with the chorus this week, but in the end, it was the fifth-graders at PS22 that ended up leaving her ‘Blown Away’ (pun very much intended). Also in Taste of Country’s Daily Roundup is Brad Paisley‘s appearance on ‘South Park’ — and even if you’re not a fan of the often crude cartoon, this is one episode you will want to watch.
TGIF! Now that it’s nearly May and cold weather is becoming a memory we want to soon forget, it’s time to crank up our favorite country hits and just… relax. What do you think is the best weekend jam — the country song most suited to help you take a load off on Friday and Saturday nights?
Julianne Hough found herself red with embarrassment this week at the mercy of her boyfriend, ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest. Find out why she was caught off guard, plus wish an extra special happy birthday to Rascal Flatts‘ Jay DeMarcus, who is celebrating his 41st birthday today (April 26). These are the top stories in our Taste of Country Daily Roundup.
Happy Birthday, Jay DeMarcus! The Rascal Flatts superstar celebrates 41 years today (April 26), and we know it’s bound to be a good day for him. After all, the Flatts just released their chart-topping new album, ‘Changed,’ at the beginning of his birthday month, ‘Banjo’ is a huge hit with fans and radio alike, and DeMarcus and his wife are expecting their second child — a boy — this summer. Could life get any better?
Are country artists trying to produce the next generation of music stars? It sure seems like it, what with all of the new babies arriving — and new babies on the way — in 2012. Find out who is expecting baby No. 3, as well as who adopted a second little one, in today’s Taste of Country Roundup. Oh, and don’t forget to catch Brad Paisley as a cartoon on ‘South Park’!
If there’s one thing that just screams country music, it’s a song about a big ol’ truck. Clearly, that’s why so many of the biggest names in the biz have laid their vocal stamp on tunes that describe oversized spinning wheels and extreme horsepower, women with a thing for large bumpers, and generally, rides that put others on the road to shame.
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