After more than a decade in the country music industry, Rascal Flatts has reached a point in their career where younger artists are citing them as musical inspirations. The band find it flattering that they have been able to inspire the next generation of country artists. “It always makes you feel good,” Jay DeMarcus said. [...]
Lindsay Ell, Lucy Hale, Nikki Lane, Angaleena Presley and Natalie Stovall & the Drive are the latest artists to join to join CMT's Next Women of Country, an initiative recognizing women who are making a major impact on country music.
Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum and Jake Owen will headline Watershed Music Festival, set for August 1-3 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington, overlooking the picturesque Columbia River Gorge. Billy Currington, Eli Young Band, Joe Diffie, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Eli Young Band, Chase Rice, Dallas Smith and more are also [...]
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, The Band Perry and Keith Urban are the first artists confirmed to perform at this year's ACM Awards in Las Vegas.
Following the success of this year’s inaugural 2014 Country Music Cruise, the lineup for the 2015 Country Music Cruise has been revealed. Martina McBride, Charley Pride, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Lorrie Morgan, John Anderson, Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley, Asleep at The Wheel, Restless Heart, Wade Hayes, Bryan White and more will perform, with [...]
The Band Perry admit there were some fears and doubts at play when they started making their latest album, Pioneer. Instead of falling victim to nagging thoughts, the trio embraced them and pushed forward, ending up with a project they are proud of. “In different phases of this journey and making the record, it was [...]
Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host Nan Kelley counts down your favorite videos — but when she's away from the studio she's likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals! Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband Charlie lovingly gave her [...]
The Swon Brothers had a big first week with their debut single, “Later On.” The song received 81 combined Country Aircheck and Billboard radio adds this week and achieved the most one-week adds of any debut single in Country Aircheck history. Co-written by Ryan Hurd, Joey Hyde and Justin Wilson, “Later On” was the most-added [...]
Sarah Darling and James Muriel tied the knot in a secret spur-of-the-moment ceremony back in April 2013 — but they're still planning a big Nashville wedding in May 2014 to celebrate with family and friends! Sarah's sharing her personal wedding diary exclusively with Great American Country. She'll take us along on the whole journey, from [...]
While it may not feel like it in some parts of the country, springtime is right around the corner — which means warmer weather, longer days and the unofficial kickoff to flea market season! Great American Country is giving five lucky viewers the chance to rummage for hidden treasures with the “Flip for $5,000 Sweepstakes” [...]
Merle Haggard will celebrate the 45th anniversary of his Okie From Muskogee album with the release of the 2-disc Okie From Muskogee Anniversary Edition on March 25. The set will include a live recording of his The Fightin’ Side of Me album that has never before been released on CD or digitally. Originally released in [...]
When the year 2000 rolled around, I'd never heard of Rascal Flatts. But that all changed -- for me, the rookie country trio and the rest of the world -- the minute country radio started spinning "Prayin' for Daylight," their debut single.
The 22nd Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival, set for March 25-March 29 in downtown Nashville, has announced the initial performers for this year’s event. Numerous singer-songwriters will hit stages this year, including Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, Craig Campbell, Alabama's Teddy Gentry and Jamie O'Neal. Additionally, Songwriters Hall of Fame members Mac [...]
Dierks Bentley has been on the road nonstop for the past few weeks promoting his new album Riser. When he was in Chicago on Thursday (Feb. 27), I asked him what kind of dad he was when he wasn't on the road.
This was a first. In all my years of interviewing country celebs, I've never held one in my arms, squished their pudgy little elbows and kissed their sweet heads. But, then, Baby Antebellum came along.