Brad Paisley took home a guitar trophy for Male Artist of the Year during Monday night’s 2011 American Country Awards show, as it broadcast live from Las Vegas. Although Paisley was not able to make it to the awards to accept his guitar, he sent in a thank you video that was aired after he was announced as the winner of the category with stiff competition.
Over the past 10 years, Toby Keith has been the most-played artist on country radio. His feat as one of country music’s most influential artists was enough to garner the win for Artist of the Decade at the 2011 American Country Awards on Monday night (Dec. 5).
Kellie Pickler added an extra level of sexy on Thursday night’s ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special, as she took the stage in a strapless red dress that hit the blonde bombshell at her knees with sparkly stiletto heals as she performed ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.’
After taking the stage earlier in the evening with Little Big Town on the airing of ‘CMA Country Christmas’ on Thursday night, Keith Urban returned to the spotlight to sing a sentimental and moving rendition of ‘The Christmas Song.’
Country music’s modern day outlaw, Eric Church, will be burning up the road once again in 2012 on his newly announced Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour. The trek will launch on Jan. 19 in Fort Smith, Ark. and will run through May, covering over 50 dates along the way.
The lyrics to the new Keith Urban single ‘You Gonna Fly’ were penned by hot country duo the LoCash Cowboys — Preston Brust and Chris Lucas — along with fellow singer-songwriter Jaren Johnston of southern rock band American Bang. When the uplifting tune landed in the hands of Urban, the three writers were thrilled at the opportunity to have a song recorded by the singing superstar.
If anybody can understand the whirlwind life that Lauren Alaina has been thrown into since her run on ‘American Idol,’ it’s the show’s fourth season winner, country superstar Carrie Underwood. “It’s been really hard because I’m gone away from home all the time,” Alaina tells Taste of Country of her post-’Idol’ life. “I asked Carrie how she handled it.”
Lady Antebellum just released their third studio album, ‘Own the Night,’ in September, and have only released two singles from the project — but member Charles Kelley is already putting his mind around the thought of making their next record.
Miranda Lambert has been burning up the country music scene with her red-hot career, so when it came time for her to put together her new tour for 2012, it was only fitting to call it the On Fire Tour.
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