Taylor Swift understands the responsibilities of being a country music superstar, and she isn’t running from them. A preview of Swift’s interview with ’60 Minutes’ anchor Lesley Stahl — seen below — shows the 21-year-old singer talking about facing up to fan expectations.
When Alabama‘s Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry walked the red carpet together at last week’s CMA Awards it was as if they’d never retired. In a conversation with the Tennessean, Owen makes it sound like they’re close to retiring from retirement.
‘American Idol’ runner-up Lauren Alaina will perform ‘My Grown Up Christmas List’ during next month’s ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special, which airs on ABC. The show was taped last Thursday in Nashville, and a fan video captured the 17-year-old taking on the song that was first made famous in country circles by Amy Grant.
Three finalists are left to fight over the mirror ball trophy during next week’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ finale, and Lady Antebellum will be on hand to watch. The country trio announced on their Twitter page that they’ll be performing.
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw met and became friends on the road ten years ago, and the two country superstars promise they’ll be having as much fun as fans when they reunite to kick off the Brothers of the Sun Tour next summer. Tickets for seven of the 19 dates go on sale Dec. 3 through Ticketmaster.
Taylor Swift watched as her name went unread during the first four categories she was nominated for at the 2011 CMA Awards. When Reba McEntire announced the Entertainer of the Year Award winner, it seemed like the world had been lifted from the 21-year-old’s shoulders.
Toby Keith‘s ‘Red Solo Cup’ has caught on with the sippy cup crowd. This recently uploaded YouTube video shows a 3-year-old girl in a car seat belting out the chorus of Keith’s viral hit. Fast forward to the 20-second mark to watch her really scream the lyrics.
Next month’s CMA Awards in Nashville will begin with Blake Shelton. The reigning Male Vocalist of the Year will open the show singing ‘Footloose,’ the song he recorded for a remake of the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon.
Miranda Lambert began the media tour to promote her new album ‘Four the Record’ with Matt Lauer and the ‘Today’ show crew on Tuesday morning. Before performing her current hit, ‘Baggage Claim,’ Lambert talked a bit about the big year she’s had.
Season two of ‘The Voice’ on NBC will reportedly feature a more talented group of singers, more confident coaches and many more weeks of blind auditions. During a mini-press conference on Friday, Blake Shelton hinted that the show may be the biggest thing to ever air on television.
The 2011 American Country Awards on Fox is quickly becoming another must watch live television broadcast. Top country talents like Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies and Trace Adkins are on the early list of performers. With over a month to go before the Dec. 5 ceremony, more names are sure to be announced.
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