Country News

Jake Owen To Host ACM Honors Ceremony

Posted On August 03, 2014

(Undated) -- Jake Owen will help recognize some of the winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards who didn't get their due during April's televised ceremony. The country star is on board to host the 8th annual ACM Honors event, which pays tribute to Special Award recipients and those who earned their ACM awards…

Keith Urban Makes Plea To Preserve Nashville’s Music Row

Posted On August 03, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- Keith Urban doesn't want to see part of country music history lost to bulldozers. He's making a written appeal in the "Opinion" section of Nashville's "Tennessean" to protect the city's famed Music Row, which he says is "currently under threat from developers." The country star explains that "so many original buildings" are…

Blake Shelton To Release New Album Next Month

Posted On August 03, 2014

(Undated) -- Blake Shelton has new music on the way. A post on the country star's website says he'll have a new album in stores next month. "Bringing Back the Sunshine" is due September 30th. The post includes an image of the cover art, which features a black-and-white photo of a water tower that reads…

Keith Urban Horrified By Report Of Concert Rape

Posted On August 01, 2014

(Mansfield, MA) -- Country star Keith Urban says he "horrified" to learn of the alleged rape that occurred at his Xfinity Center performance in Mansfield, Massachusetts last weekend. The singer and "American Idol" judge released a statement saying, "this type of behavior stands in stark contrast to the spirit of our shows." Eighteen-year-old Sean Murphy…