Country News

Loretta Lynn Receiving Special Americana Music Association Award

Posted On July 08, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Loretta Lynn is getting recognition for her creativity. The country legend has been tapped to receive the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. In announcing her award, organization reps praise Loretta as "one of the most pivotal and admired women in the history of American music." They add that her…

All Garth Brooks Ireland Concerts Cancelled

Posted On July 08, 2014

(Dublin) -- "The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event" won't happen after all. The country superstar issued a statement Tuesday saying he would not be going to the country later this month to play any shows. His decision follows the Dublin City Council's refusal to reconsider their ruling to only allow Brooks to stage three of…

Darius Rucker Looking For Another “Wagon Wheel”

Posted On July 08, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Darius Rucker says he'd love to have another big, career-defining hit like "Wagon Wheel." The singer admits he was taken by surprise with the track's success, and he's not sure another song like it exists.   "Wagon Wheel" was Rucker's first international solo country hit, topping the chart in Canada and the…

Danielle Bradbery Gets Many Opportunities To Sing National Anthem

Posted On July 08, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Danielle Bradbery says she feels like she's become the sports world's go-to girl for the national anthem. But the country newcomer admits she kind of brought in on herself.   Bradbery adds that she was never uncomfortable singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in public, until she became aware of other artists' feelings about…

Keith Urban Put Time Into Planning Summer Tour

Posted On July 08, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Keith Urban says a lot of time and effort has gone into his upcoming tour. The country star explains that the prep work got under way months ago.   Urban credits his team with giving him plenty of time to focus on his show. He says they took care of a lot…