Category Archives: What’s Cooking In Country

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Newcomers Announced

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Great American Country (GAC) have announced that for the fifth consecutive year, the newcomer categories for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be opened up to interactive fan voting through VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM, beginning Monday, January 21. NEW FEMALE VOCALIST Jana Kramer Kacey Musgraves Sunny […]

Everybody Wins

Ever since Miranda Lambert opened her boutique, the Pink Pistol, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, her loving fans know exactly where they can find her. The flood of so many of fans wanting to pose for pictures with the singer has left her with an ingenious idea to raise money for her Muttnation Foundation charity. Miranda tells […]

Feelin' the Freedom

Tim McGraw and his former label, Curb Records, have had an ongoing dispute where the label has accused the singer of violating his recording contract. McGraw recently opened up about the dispute in an interview with Billboard. Tim said, “They hurt my career. But it feels like the clouds have parted and now I can […]

Getting Married

Lee Brice popped the question to his now fiancĂ©e, Sara Reeveley, early last year and Brice says that they are planning a springtime wedding. Lee tells Country Countdown USA W/Lon Helton, “We’re looking at April to get married. We’re ready, we’re excited! I’m taking a month off for my wedding. I didn’t want to have […]

American Idol's "Switzerland"

Keith Urban recently joined American Idol’s host Ryan Seacrest and fellow Idol judge Randy Jackson on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The Idol trio talked about the upcoming season of the reality show and the drama that took place between the new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Carey and Minaj got into a […]

Loves Creative People

Keith Urban will sit beside Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Johnson as they judge contestants on Season 13 of American Idol, which premieres on January 16. Keith recently sat on a panel with his fellow Idol judges and talked about why he decided to become a judge on the show this year. Urban said, […]

New Album Out in April

Brad Paisley appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday night where he performed his latest single, “Southern Comfort Zone.” The single appears on Paisley’s upcoming album and he sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to make a big announcement and revealed that the album will be named Wheelhouse. The album will be released on April […]

Smoochy, Smoochy

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins have more in common than singing together on the duet, “Hillbilly Bone,” they are also both slated to appear on NBC reality shows this year. Shelton will return to Season 4 of the network’s hit show The Voice and Trace will return for a run on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. The […]

Performing at Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift is nominated for three awards at The 55th Annual Grammy Awards, including her Record of the Year nod for, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The award show will take place on February 10 in Los Angeles and has just been announced that Swift is also slated to perform at the event […]

ACM Awards Cohost Announced

It was announced yesterday that Luke Bryan will join Blake Shelton in co-hosting The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Bryan will replace long-time emcee Reba in co-hosting duties at the show; Reba announced in September that she would no longer host the event. The award show will be broadcast live from the MGM […]