Keith Urban has accepted an offer from Fox producer’s to judge ‘American Idol‘ next season, less than one day after being named the frontrunner for an open seat on the panel. The Country Vibe reports that Urban has agreed to take the job, making him the second country superstar on a major network reality show.
Billy Ray Cyrus turns 51 years old today (August 25)! The famous country singer and father to Miley Cyrus was as hot as Garth Brooks early in his career, and in the 20 years since releasing ‘Achy Breaky Heart,’ he has notched seven Top 10 hits. What is your favorite Billy Ray Cyrus song?
‘Cafe on the Corner,’ Sawyer Brown’s ninth studio album, was released at the peak of the group’s early ’90s fame. Three Top 5 hits came from the record including the title track, ‘All These Years’ and ‘Trouble on the Line.’
Instead of writing new songs for his next album, Blake Shelton has taken to rewriting hits from other country music stars. Kenny Chesney‘s ‘Come Over’ and Tim McGraw‘s ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ were his two victims choices in the past 24 hours.
Have you ever been inside a radio studio? Taste of Country Nights host Jeremy Robinson shows fans around his home away from home. We meet engineer Chris and producer Todd. OK, we only hear Todd, but that’s close enough. See where all the fun happens in the video below.
Thomas Rhett is on a roll! The ‘Beer With Jesus’ singer has reason to believe his second single will be every bit as popular as his debut, ‘Somethin’ to Do With My Hands,’ was — and then some. Fans crowned the song once again yesterday and last night on Taste of Country Nights radio. That’s three in a row. Five straight wins means… Well, let’s not jinx him.
Colt Ford is the first to admit that America loves “the funny, fat white guy.” But he wants to be taken more seriously. More specifically, he wants his music to be taken more seriously. Even more specifically, he wants his music to be taken more seriously by radio programmers, because he’s reaching a breaking point.
No one is going to pull out the calendar, but if Thomas Rhett was legally old enough to enjoy a ‘Beer With Jesus’ when he recorded the song, it wasn’t by much. What matters is whether or not the Georgia born singer is polished enough to carry the poignant lyric.
Little Big Town is celebrating their first No. 1 song. ‘Pontoon’ hit the mark, but the band doesn’t sound very excited about it. Jeremy shows everyone how the celebratory press conference should be handled.
Fans have been as supportive of Thomas Rhett‘s second single as they were his debut effort, ‘Something to Do With My Hands.’ ‘Beer With Jesus’ sets a different tone than the fun Top 20 hit, but it strikes a deep chord with fans of country music. With two Showdown wins behind him, the singer will take on another newcomer in Greg Bates and ‘Did It for the Girl.’
EPs are often like movie sequels in that they often feel like a ploy to make a few dollars instead of a chance for an artist to expand upon a theme. Much like ‘Empire Strikes Back,’ and more recently, ‘Toy Story 2′, Dierks Bentley‘s ‘Country and Cold Cans’ proves to be an exception.
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