Stories tagged: country music
UPDATED: Sat., April 25, 2020
Harold Reid, who sang bass for the Grammy-winning country group the Statler Brothers, has died after a long battle with kidney failure
Sat., April 4, 2020
Country music singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert has announced rescheduled dates for her two remaining U.S. shows and the upcoming Canadian run of her “Wildcard Tour.” Her show at the Spokane Arena, …
UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020
Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping, rock-tinged singles such as “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19.
Thu., March 12, 2020
‘Constant evolution’: Country singer-songerwriter Aaron Watson strives to be the best artist he can be
Autonomy is as important as a big hook to Aaron Watson. The prolific country singer-songwriter, who typically releases an album every other year, has his own record company, Big Label.
Thu., Feb. 13, 2020
When Wichita, Kansas, country singer-songwriter Logan Mize called the morning of Feb. 3, he was looking at about a foot of snow in Salt Lake City, and it was the …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020
‘I had a rebirth in music’: Coeur d’Alene country singer-songwriter Colby Acuff, 23, talks ‘Life of a Rolling Stone’
Colby Acuff, a 23-year-old country singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene, is starting out 2020 with a bang by releasing his first full album, “Life of a …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
ACM and CMA Award-winning singer-songwriter and musician Luke Combs has extended his “Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour” through fall and is in the Lilac City on Friday in a …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019
Country singer Kylie Rae Harris, who started out stringing together lyrics and performing as a teenager, was one of two people killed in a three-vehicle crash in New Mexico.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
In its eighth iteration from Aug. 2-4 in the scenic spot alongside the Columbia River – the first festival was on Aug. 3, 2012 – Watershed featured some of country’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
Before Toby Keith made his way onto the stage at Northern Quest on Tuesday night in a cream-colored cowboy hat, white button-up shirt and light blue jeans, a video played …
UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019
Despite the rain the past few days, summer has arrived early in the form of Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour with opening act Dustin Lynch. The “it boy” of …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
In a Twitter video, up and coming country singer Kane Brown wore a Nike “We are Gonzaga” T-shirt while singing what he is hinting will be a collaboration with Khalid. …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 12, 2018
Miranda Lambert is a superstar. But can she only get a No. 1 on country radio if she sings with a man?
While it may seem like a wild question to ask in 2018, consider Miranda Lambert: She has sold millions of albums. She headlines arenas. She’s the Academy of Country Music’s …
Fri., Nov. 2, 2018
Things are going well for Chase Rice and the rising country star expects they’re going to get a lot better soon.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018
Country star Carrie Underwood has 13 songs on her sixth studio album, “Cry Pretty,” released on Friday. But two tracks in particular have been receiving a lot of attention.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
Alabama’s 90 minutes of nonstop hits hit all the right notes.
Thu., July 26, 2018
Johnson was born and raised in Sebastopol, a Texas town of fewer than 500 people. He credits his small-town beginnings with fostering the down-to-earth attitude that he maintains despite his …
Thu., April 19, 2018
“Unapologetically” follows Kelsea Ballerini’s 2015 debut album, “The First Time,” that produced four singles – three of which, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” topped the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 7, 2018
About 300 people turned out in Bakersfield, California, to celebrate the naming of a post office for Merle Haggard.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
A federal judge has denied a request by country singer Randy Travis to stop the state of Texas from releasing footage of him naked and ranting during a 2012 DUI …
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017
Country star Jason Aldean is set to make an emotional return to the stage after cancelling tour dates following the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Country music has long idealized the gun-owning lifestyle. But after a mass shooter killed himself and at least 58 people at Las Vegas’ Route 91 Harvest country music festival, voices …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017
Country stars and celebrities took to social media to express their sadness after the mass shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival: “I am incredibly saddened by …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017
Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer whose dozens of hit singles included “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Wichita Lineman” and whose appeal spanned country, pop, television and movies, died Tuesday, his family …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Toby Keith’s stage presence did not fully evolve until the second half of the show. His band, featuring incredible musicians delivering enthusiastic performances, initially outshined Keith, as the upbeat music …
Fri., May 12, 2017
The country music superstars continue to enjoy success on stage.
Wed., May 10, 2017
The trio has recorded songs by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and rising country duo Dan + Shay. They even have a new duet with 22-year-old “American Idol” alum Lauren Alaina.
Wed., March 29, 2017
As the television industry deals with overall declines in total viewership, organizers behind the Academy of Country Music Awards are focused on keeping the core country music audience coming back …
Thu., March 16, 2017
Country star takes his cues from Bruce Springsteen in staging concerts that epic in length.