April 24, 2014
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What's Happening
Time magazine is out with its Top 100 Most Influential People, and both Carrie Underwood and Miley Cyrus made the list.
We aren’t getting any younger, but if you pick up the newest issue ofCountry Weekly, you can get a little Young. Chris Young, that is, as he tops the magazine’s Hottest Bachelors list as chosen by our readers.
Sad news on this Easter Sunday, as singer Kevin Sharp died last night (April 19) at the age of 43 from ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues
Country Weekly sends congratulations to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and wife Kelli Cashiola, who are expecting their first baby! The couple will welcome a baby boy to their home in September. Dave and Kelli tied the knot in April of
Last week, country stars like Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney reminded fans to keep the Boston Marathon runners in their thoughts as they prepped for this year’s event, one year after the tragic bombing that killed three and injured more than 2
The Country Music Association announced that this year’s inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame are Ronnie Milsap, Hank Cochran and Mac Wiseman.
We know Taylor Swift has fans everywhere in the world, and that apparently includes Ukraine. Just ask The New York Times.
Kip Moore is jumping from the Lady Antebellum tour to Tim McGraw’s tour.So Lady A and Kip exchanged gifts on camera because, as Lady A’s Charles Kelley notes, “Nothing happens anymore unless you document it.”
Sometimes we wonder when or if Taylor Swift finds the time to sleep. Between her music and touring, she somehow still finds the time to regularly visit with her fans in person.
Go ahead: Make fun of those braids, joke about his legendary love of marijuana or disrespect his beloved guitar, “Trigger.” Just be ready for the consequences. Willie Nelson can take you down.
He’s a great entertainer, awesome guitar player, skilled songwriter and an engaging, heartfelt interview subject.And Keith Urban’s pretty funny, too.
Country duo Thompson Square might have missed the big prize this year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, but the adorably talented couple still got lucky . . . in an arcade.
Yes, Justin Moore has strong opinions on politics. No, he won’t talk about them—not in public, anyway.
Now that Taylor Swift spends some time living in New York, she is likely to pop up anywhere, as she did this weekend on Saturday Night Live. Taylor made a guest cameo during host Seth Rogen’s opening monologue, along with actors Zooey D
Congratulations to ACM New Artist of the Year Justin Moore and his Big Machine record label president, Scott Borchetta. The Armed Forces Foundation has jointly named the pair Humanitarians of the Year for their support of military families wit
Lee Ann Womack has signed a recording contract with Sugar Hill Records and Welk Music Group, with a new album ready to release in September 2014. The news wasrevealed by Hollywood Reporter yesterday (April 9). Previously, Lee Ann was
Linda Rondstadt will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday night (April 10). And she has country singers lining up to sing her praises.
The KICK 104 & Black Hills Community Bank Prize Vault is coming!  Which prize will you win when YOU unlock the vault? Tickets to see the Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Florida-Georgia Line, Billy Currington, or even $1,041 CASH!
As a songwriter and speaker, Keith Urban certainly has a way with words. But he told ABC News Radio that that didn’t come from school in his native Australia.
Social media blew up with negative comments during the Rascal Flatts performance of “Rewind” at the ACM Awards, such as “Are those guys lip synching???”
Following a big night at the 49th annual ACM Awards, where she set the record for most consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year wins, Miranda Lambert has revealed more exciting news: a track list for her fifth album, Platinum, due out June
The 2014 NCAA Women’s basketball tournament hit Nashville over the weekend, with the final four games and a series of related events. Now when UConn takes on Notre Dame in the championship game Tuesday, April 8, country music will
Sunday night’s (April 6) Academy of Country Music Awards telecast contained an exciting announcement from George Strait and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: The 2015 ACM show will head to Arlington, Texas, to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
You know that line from Taylor Swift’s “Fifteen” song:Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind / And we both cried.The song was written about the time when Abigail and Taylor spent freshman year in high school togeth
The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held tonight (April 6) in Las Vegas, as usual kept the focus on the music with an abundance of performances from country music’s biggest stars. We also found out the show will move locations t
The 50th episode of the long-runningCMT Crossroads is going to be a special one. This time around, the popular genre-hopping program will bring together country darling Kacey Musgraves with global pop superstar Katy Perry for a night of s
Even in death, Johnny Cash is a force, and fans continue to buy his albums in droves.
The ACM awards aren’t until Sunday night (April 6), but show co-host Blake Shelton is already a winner.
For the second time in a two weeks, Taylor Swift has spent most of a day visiting children with cancer in a hospital.
Eric Church has worked hard on being a hard-rocking star. But he does have a song, “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young,” on his new album that talks about him settling down as he gets older.
He’s been Country Weekly’s “Hottest Bachelor” twice, so when video director Trey Fanjoy scripted the treatment for Chris Young’s video for “Who I Am With You,” she wasn’t afraid to show the country star’s sexier sid
Don’t double dog dare Brantley Gilbert if you don’t wanna see it get done.
The trailer is out for the movie The Giver, the one in which Taylor Swift plays the Giver’s daughter, Rosemary.But you better pay very close attention to see Taylor, as she’s in there for only a split second.
Looks like Brad Paisley is having as much fun with British reporters as he does with the ones back in the States.
NBC’s The Voice could start getting a whole lot more interesting Monday night .
Sure, it’s tough for women to get played on country radio these days. But Miranda Lambert has to give radio its due, too.
Taylor Swift had a culinary fantasy camp day Thursday (March 13) when she hit the kitchen with Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa on Food Network.
When was the last time you saw a good mini-series?
In addition to being one of the only country artists ever to play every instrument on every song of his debut album, Hunter Hayes may soon become a Guinness World Record holder.
Billy Currington
Billy Currington will be performing at the Central States Fair & Rodeo on Sunday, August 17th.
If you’ve been following Brantley Gilbert on Twitter, you know he’s got a 3-month-old puppy named Sylo.
Don’t let the metallic-sounding album title, Platinum, fool you. Sure, she’s one edgy country singer, but Miranda Lambert isn’t about to go rock ’n’ roll on us. “Platinum is my hair color, and my wedding ring, and the color of
The Central States Fair is pleased to announce Chris Young will be performing Tuesday, August 19 as part of the 2014 Central States Fair grandstand lineup.
Keith Urban has started his own t-shirt line. It's not cheap but it is for a good cause.
Like most new artists, Eric Paslay headed to the store to buy a copy of his debut album when it came out. Like many new artists, the cashier didn’t recognize him.
When you pick up David Nail’s new album, I’m a Fire, this week, you might be pleasantly surprised to find a cover of the Glen Campbell classic “Galveston” among the tracks.
Kacey Musgraves, country music’s preeminent all-around female artist, has high hopes for all women in country—if only Nashville will listen up. 
ABC won't confirm anything, of course, but lots of names have suddenly surfaced.Photo Credit: Amanda Schwab, AP
Looks like Hayden Panettiere comes by country music naturally
Find out how you can be the face of the Best Party Anywhere, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip!
Kip Moore addresses criticism over his surprise sorority visit.
Dierks Bentley gives fans his personal Email address
Dierks Bentley reveals he sent one of his new album's most personal songs to Bono for feedback.
Blake Shelton is sad to CeeLo Green leave The Voice but knows he will continue to be creative!
Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, the wife of Brad Paisley, has come forward about her mother’s ongoing struggle with dementia.
It takes “All Kinds of Kinds”—two-legged and four-legged—and Miranda was up to the task of perfectly pairing up a two-legged to a four-legged when she hosted an adoption drive near her Pink Pistol store in Oklahoma on Saturday.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we asked some of country’s hottest stars, “What are you doing for your special someone this holiday?”
Harry Connick Jr. gave all the Idol hopefuls a bitter pill to swallow at the very beginning of week two of the Hollywood round."At the top of my list of pet peeves is hearing people bitch about that they don't feel good," Connick
Florida Georgia Line, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, added to their collection of plaques and honors as they celebrated their latest No. 1 hit, “Stay,” at a party at the ASCAP building in Nashville, Wednesday (Feb. 12). The red
It’s hard to imagine a famous Hollywood actress rolling down the road on a tour bus, but that’s just what Nicole Kidman has done.Her hubby, Keith Urban, is on the road a lot, and he’ll take Nicole and their girls with him whenever she ca
Three of country’s hottest rising male artists will compete for the Academy of Country Music’s New Artist of the Year award in April, and the fans will get to decide the winner.Final nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year presented by
Joined by rapper Buck 22 (and aliens) for an updated version of his hit song...
From Platinum records to Gold medals… Blake Shelton may just be on his way to Sochi!The country megastar has a way with 140 characters and posted a hilarious tweet after taking in some of the Winter Olympics.Read more:
Randy Houser is set show rally fans from across the world “How Country Feels,” as the country superstar hits the Deadwood Mountain Grand stage as headlining entertainment Tuesday August 5 during Rockin’ Rally Week. 
 
Country stars are big on making major tour announcements, but Dierks Bentley kinda broke the law to share the news about his upcoming Riser Tour. He hacked CMT’s Twitter account!Of course, it was all in good fun, but starting early this morn
Simon Cowell called it way back when: He said Carrie Underwood would be the hottest-selling star ever onAmerican Idol.Simon can gloat away (again). The Forbes list of top American Idol earners for 2013 is out, and Carr
Uh, oh. Blake Shelton's wedding officiating skills may not be all that, he revealed Wednesday (Nov. 20) on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. When Leno asked Shelton if he officiated at Kelly Clarkson's recent wedding, he said no. Tha
Willie Nelson has suspended his current tour following an overnight accident that sent three of Willie's band members to the hospital. According to Willie's Facebook page, the accident happened on I-30 in Texas, and ice is being blamed
It’s almost turkey time and Tracy Lawrence is getting in the spirit of the season of gratitude by sharing his blessings—and his turkey fryer—with the Nashville Rescue Mission.
A death occurred Thursday morning at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, according to a school official. Students were evacuated late Thursday morning from a South Dakota School of Mines & Technology building after an u
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip added chart-topping country act, Florida Georgia Line, to the artist lineup of its 33rd annual motorcycle and music festival on Wednesday, August 6th.
Looks like no Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj fireworks on this year's American Idol judges panel. It's a lovefest that has judges gushing about each other.
Instead, the girls want him to perform the theme song from Scottish children's show 'Shaun the Sheep.'Shaun photo courtesy ShauntheSheep.com; Urban photo by Max Vadukal
Want a sneak preview of Carrie Underwood's performance on the NBC television special The Sound of Music? Well get ready!Sony music will release the companion soundtrack to NBC's live broadcast of The Sound of&nb
The Grand Ole Opry showed its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month last night (Oct. 22) by turning its iconic backdrop pink for the annual Opry Goes Pink event presented in conjunction with Women Rock for the Cure. Show aims to raise
Lady Antebellum will release On This Winter’s Night, a special holiday DVD and Blu-ray, on October 29th.

This is what Eric Church was teasing us all about last week? His new song "The Outsiders" hit iTunes at midnight Monday (Oct. 21). 
Dolly Parton sustained minor injuries in a car crash Monday morning in Nashville.According to The Tennessean, Dolly was a passenger in a Nissan Xterra that collided with a Mitsubishi Diamante near Franklin Pike. The driver of the Mit
Kelly Clarkson married Brandon Blackstock, stepson of Reba McEntire, during a Sunday (Oct. 20) ceremony in East Tennessee.Clarkson first said she was planning a big 'ol Southern wedding. Then she said she was just going to elope. Ul
Listen weekday afternoons at 3:30 for the Jimmy Johns Freaky Fast Song of the Day!
 
Toby Keith’s new album, Drinks After Work, features some stellar old-school country, including the swinging "Last Living Cowboy." But Toby knows it’s difficult to get such traditional-sounding songs played on country 
There's a tiny part of the new Women's Healthmagazine story on Carrie Underwood where she admits it takes guts to do the upcoming TV production of The Sound of Music.
Blake says he'd win in a fist fight against Keith Urban: "He'd get tangled up in his own hair."Photo credit: Urban by Michael Becker/FOX; Shelton by Trae Patton/NBC
Lady A win before you can buy
Lady Antebellum will be at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on January 19th along with special guests Kip Moore & Kacey Musgraves. Listen to KICK 104 for more chances to win tickets!
Spoofing Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley debuts "There's No Football on Tuesday Night" on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Jason will release Night Train to Georgia on Oct. 15.
So we told you how Taylor Swift bumped into rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his family in New York, and Ozzy gushed about how fab Taylor is.
Guess how many women are in the Top 20 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart right now. Go ahead.
Over 5,000 customers are without power Friday morning, according to Black Hills Power's website.
Less than a year ago, Texas native Danielle Bradbery was competing on NBC's hit competition show The Voice as a member of Team Blake. And now, the petitte 17-year-old—the show's youngest champion ever—is readying to r
They’re as different as night and day, black and white, dark and light . . . literally.
Brad Paisley has proven he’s not scared to collaborate outside country music: He and LL Cool J have appeared on each other’s albums.
Apparently the sassy young blonde has been happily involved with Toronto Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia. In fact, the two have just become engaged!
OK, so you might be a redneck if your breakout country music hit is “Redneck Crazy.”
Looks like Billy Currington’s legal issues may be coming to a close.
Rising country singer/songwriting star Dustin Lynch brings his debut single “Cowboys and Angels” to the Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center stage at 8 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014.Known for other hits, such as “She Crank
Last year, her pregnant belly looked a little like Santa’s.
Taylor Swift loves her some Diet Coke, and Diet Coke loves her right back.
Grab some popcorn! Soon you'll be able to see Jason Aldean make his big-screen debut in the movie Sweetwater.
Willie Nelson has been forced to cancel four upcoming concert appearances due to a shoulder injury. Doctors have advised the 80-year-old singer to rest for a week to recuperate.
Looks like Jason Aldean’s not done bashing Zac Brown for bashing a Luke Bryan song.
CBS launches a new comedy with Robin Williams Thursday night (Sept. 26), and in the debut episode of The Crazy Ones, Kelly Clarkson will play herself.
Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row club in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the place to be following the Jason Aldean concert at Phoenix's US Airways Center, Oct. 17. Whiskey Row and Riot Hospitality Group will host the Official Jason Aldean&
“Friday Night” just got a little brighter for Eric Paslay.The country singer, who may be best know for writing Jake Owen’s first No. 1 hit, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,”and Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your He
Keith Urban says it was "harrowing” when a paparazzo on a bicycle crashed into his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, recently on a sidewalk in New York City.
The Grand Ole Opry and Southwest Airlines are celebrating the Opry's 88th birthday and Country Music Month by bringing Love and Theft, Tyler Farr and Cassadee Pope to the Big Apple for the Bryant Park Concert Ser
Six-year-old Riley Weinberger really, really wanted Miranda Lambert to visit Riley's favorite dog rescue shelter in Florida while Miranda was in town to play a show.
Katy Perry and Taylor Swift have been buddies for years, but it looks like Katy might have a new country gal pal.
Carrie Underwood did an awesome job singing The Beatles hit “Yesterday” during a ’60s tribute on the Emmy Awards show Sunday night (Sept. 22).
Justin Moore says he has “a problem” with Zac Brown calling Luke Bryan’s latest hit, “That’s My Kind of Night,” the “worst song” he’s ever heard.
Yes, Brantley Gilbert put a lot of love songs on his upcoming album, and yes, they were inspired by then-fiancée Jana Kramer.
The debate has been raging this week, but Gary Allan says the statements he made on Larry King Now about country music and his fellow artists were taken out of context.
Carrie Underwood has landed a coveted slot singing on the annual Primetime Emmy Awards show airing live Sunday (Sept. 22) on CBS.
It appears that Jason Aldean is coming to the defense of his Georgia buddy Luke Bryan after Zac Brown trashed Luke’s new hit, “That’s My Kind of Night,” as the worst song Zac has ever heard.
Many voices have been weighing in on the whole "That's My Kind of Night" discussion that erupted when Zac Brown, during a radio interview, called Luke Bryan's new single the "worst song" he's ever heard.
I knew this would happen. Luke Bryan is so well-loved in the country music community, I had a gut feeling his friends would come to his defense after one of his songs was bad-mouthed recently. I just didn't know Jason Aldean wo
The country wunderkind landed the title track on the upcoming Elton John tribute album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which is coming out next year to mark the 40th anniversary of that pop music classic.
A smiling Taylor Swift got an autographed jersey from a 21-year-old hockey player last week (Sept. 13) when her Red Tour visited Raleigh, N.C.
Bluegrass-styled string band Old Crow Medicine Show was formally inducted into the Grand Ole Opry at a special ceremony at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tuesday night (Sept. 17).
He has a razor-sharp wit, but can Trace Adkins go toe-to-toe with NASCAR’s Danica Patrick? We’re about to find out!
Looks like Brad Paisley has found another way to help the people in Haiti.
In case you don’t, it’s a traditional German dress like one might see in, say, a production of The Sound of Music.
Chris Young sings about staying out way too late partying with his buddies in his latest hit, “Aw Naw.”
Zac Brown blasted what’s on country radio today, saying a lot of it made him want to throw up.
The star power got kicked up a notch for the sold-out Nov. 22 tribute show for the late George Jones.
Gretchen Wilson can finally put her lifelong love of auto racing to perfect use. Gretchen has teamed up with NASCAR to narrate and appear in the opening TV segments of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup c
You know how music nerds are around one another, right? Always talking about their latest find and trying to introduce each other to cool tunes.
For Luke Bryan, country star and Buckman, it started at the age of 5—when he went on his first hunt. That’s when his passion for the great outdoors was cultivated. When he harvested his first deer with his dad
“Long story short, it was in a dream that she had. So, it was a very organic way of coming about to find a good collaboration,” Lady A’s Dave Haywood told ABC News Radio.
Never let it be said that Blake Shelton doesn’t have a sense of humor.
Lots of folks can appreciate that Billy Ray Cyrus is probably having a tough time with his daughter Miley, who's making headlines for TV twerking and nude music videos and whatnot.
Keith Urban appeared on the show with Barbara Walters and the gang Wednesday (Sept. 11), and they hit Keith with a surprise.
Most country artists—especially new ones—will watch the announcements of the CMA Awards nominations live on Good Morning America.
Thompson Square's Keifer and Shawna Thompson looked picture perfect as they smiled at me Tuesday night (Sept. 10) while I was on the red carpet for CMT Radio at the seventh annual ACM Honors event in Nashville.
A fun factoid may have been left blowing in the wind, so to speak, after the Country Music Association award nominees were announced Tuesday (Sept. 10).
Kick 104 presents the Red Dirt and Roughstock Rodeo September 27 at the James Kjerstad Event Center at the Central States Fairgrounds.  FEATURING: Jason Boland & The Stragglers in concert immediately following the roughstock action.&n
It’s hard to believe that 10 years have lapsed since the passing of one of the most recognizable figures in country music—Johnny Cash.
So the good news: Kelly Clarkson really does like her future stepchildren, ages 6 and 12.
How crazy is this pairing? Cher could very well be the mentor for Blake Shelton's team on the next season of The Voice.
Fans who have listened to the deluxe version of Taylor Swift’s Red album have heard alternate versions of some songs found on the standard version of the album.
Six artists, including Taylor Swift and Blake Shelton, received multiple nominations for the 2013 Country Music Association Awards.
Maybe Tim McGraw isn't getting paddled right now, but there was a time when corporal punishment was all the rage in schools. And he was on the receiving end of that painful kind of discipline.
Now we know where the final part of the Cowboy’s ride will take him.
Country singers learn early in their careers that they have to have support and airplay from country radio in order to achieve the kind of mega success that includes No. 1 records, platinum albums and sold-out tours.
Kenny Rogers immediately came on board when asked to headline a special concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the 16th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights, Sept. 25. Proceeds from the concert will support the John
Several media outlets are reporting that Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lopez will do a song together for J-Lo's next album, due out next year.
Sheryl Crow is done with paparazzi.She's so done with them that she moved her family to the Nashville area a few years back.
Even though the days are getting shorter and summer is coming to a close, Brad Paisley's Beat This Summer tour is far from over.
Even well-grounded stars like Carrie Underwood lose their footing from time to time—and quite literally, in this case. 
Go to any concert and you'll see bunches of fans watching the show through their phones because they're videotaping.
Now we know Taylor Swift has truly arrived—she'll be in the 2014 edition of Guinness World Records.
Yes, Jennifer Nettles is sweet. She's in a duo called Sugarland, for goodness' sake.
Gretchen Wilson will be featured in ESPN’s telecasts of the 10 races in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, which begins with September 15’s race at Chicagoland Speedway.
Alan Jackson has won two GRAMMY Awards and sold nearly 60 million records worldwide with his traditional country sound. While he doesn’t dislike the music being played on mainstream country radio, he tells the Baltimore Sun that he
Country stalwart Toby Keith and newcomer Thomas Rhett will both release new albums on Oct. 29.
George Strait is often known as the Cowboy, and on Sunday night, Sept. 8, he'll become one of the Cowboys—the Dallas Cowboys, that is. 
Third-grader Destiny Supompacd didn't hesitate to trudge across a desolate, dark Harding County wheat field to find help after a one-vehicle accident seriously injured her mother.
Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley called in some of his famous friends to help announce the second leg of Lady A’s Take Me Downtown Tour, featuring special guests Kacey Musgraves and Kip Moore. Lady Gaga&n
Yes, only in America can an Australian kick off an NFL season, and Keith Urban is set to do just that around 7:30 ET Thursday night (Sept. 5) on NBC and the NFL Network.
Looks like Taylor Swift can’t get enough of live performing this summer—even if she’s not the one onstage.
New York, NY/Boston, MA: Kenny Chesney has done a lot in a very short year: released the critically-acclaimed Life On A Rock, led by the gold-certified USA Today's Song of the Week "Pirate Flag."
Krystal Keith will introduce her debut single to radio, Get Your Redneck On, this month. The first official release from her upcoming album, "Whiskey & Lace," follows the Father's Day and wedding hit Daddy Dance With Me.<
Dierks Bentley should be scared. Really, really scared. Because his wife is close to giving birth to their third child, and this time it's a boy. And Bentley is worried his son will turn out exactly like him. Not the Bentley we know now.
It’s no joke—comedian Bill Engvall will be showing off his dance moves on the new season of ABC’s fan-voted competition series DancingWith the Stars. The season kicks off with a two-hour season pre
Dierks Bentley spent part of his Labor Day weekend running in a Nashville-area 5k race called the Franklin Classic.
Eli Young Band’s new single, “Drunk Last Night,” is a bit of a departure from their usual sound, but according to the band, it “tells a great story and has a lot of energy.” 
Entertainment Weekly added their point of view on what could be the last season of the reality show, saying it's been such an arduous process trying to find judges this year -- and, let's be honest, the last couple of years, a
As you can see in Carrie Underwood's brand new DVD of her Blown Away tour, she and designer Marina Toybina spent a lot of time putting together a wardrobe that fans would remember.
Kenny Rogers has a special treat in store with his upcoming new album, You Can’t Make Old Friends, set for release Oct. 8.
Coaches Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green are so happy to be together again for the new season of NBC’s The Voice, they’re singing about it. 
The iconic Oscar Mayer Weinermobile is cruising the streets of Rapid City this week attracting smiles and producing puns "frankstastic."
Taylor Swift never meant to diss her ex-boyfriend Harry Styles when she mouthed “Shut the f--- up!” while he was onstage at last week’s (Aug. 15) MTV Video Music Awards, her touring buddy Ed Sheeran says.
It’s tough out there for a girl to have a hit on countryradio these days. On a recent Top 25 country hits chart, 19 songs were by men. And even one of the chart’s most popular guys doesn’t like it.
It may have been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting choices of the year, and we now know the leads in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey."
Ah, the two-step. The classy kind of dancing that country fans can embrace and appreciate and try to learn.
As Tabitha Wood of Rapid City sees it, there's no way that South Dakota's $7.25 minimum hourly wage can provide a good life to people in a city with a high cost of living and ever-increasing food and housing prices.
When The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville asked her about her post-American Idol debut country album, Harrison said, "Well, there will probably be some featured rappers on my record. I'm just kidding."
Carrie Underwood continues her run at No. 1 GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown with “See You Again,” while Chris Young and Luke Bryan round out the Top 3.
When Johnny Paycheck hit the top of the charts in 1977 with "Take This Job and Shove It," he gave voice to disgruntled workers everywhere who wanted to tell their employers exactly how they felt.
A military father, back from deployment in Afghanistan early, decided to spring a surprise homecoming on his daughter at her back-to-school dance.
Temples that tower out of mist-cloaked jungles; a herd of wildebeest, one million-strong, trekking across the African plains; a midnight sky filled with stars. There are some things around the world that provide photo-showing rights for decade
Kacey Musgraves continues to position herself as an edgy alternative country artist, this time by declaring that she’s over songs about trucks. And Kacey doesn’t leave herself much wiggle room.
Days of finding a quarter under your pillow are long gone. The Tooth Fairy no longer leaves loose change.
Despite the early closures of Rapid City Area Schools this week, Central High School's game Friday against Sioux Falls Lincoln is scheduled to go on, according to Superintendent Timothy Mitchell.
Trisha Yearwood and husband Garth Brooks will likely be teaming up for an album and eventual tour together. Trisha revealed her plans in an interview with CBS This Morning.
Gotta give the guy credit for facing his fear of heights.
The head of Universal Music Group announced that George and the label had reached an agreement for George to record five brand-new albums over the next several years. 
Luke Bryan held on to the top spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 album chart for a second week with Crash My Party.
An amended agreement to the original Family Dollar contract moves the city and the retailer one step further toward a closing date, as set forth in the newly agreed-upon document.
Police in Nashville have arrested a man after he allegedly tried to set fire to the fabled Ryman Auditorium.
Chris Young is thankfully on the mend after his recent leg infection, which caused the singer to go into septic shock and forced him to cancel several shows. Now that he is back on the road, he is finally speaking out about what was
Dierks Bentley, during a Twitter chat with fans Tuesday night (Aug. 27), revealed he grew up idolizing Billy Idol—and George Strait.
Lee Ann Womack joined the lineup for the annual MDA Show of Strength Telethon and her performance made the event even more memorable for one special young lady.
Alan Jackson’s 20-year-old daughter Alexandra was arrested overnight in Nashville.Reports say the country icon’s daughter was charged with underage consumption, assault and resisting arrest.
"I’d love to work with Wayne on a song.”
Emergency personnel are responding to a fire on M Hill near downtown Rapid City. The fire was reported shortly before 2 p.m. (Photo Credit: Chris Huber, Journal staff)
Joe Nichols will release a new album titled Crickets on Oct. 8 on Red Bow Records. It's his first project for the label, which is a partnership between Broken Bow Records and Sony Red Distribution. 
Taylor Swift
Internet explodes when Taylor mouths expletive to her pal while her ex is onstage.
Ben Affleck has been announced as the new Batman. He replaces Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film.
Lady A
LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCES THE FIRST LEG OF THE TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2013 SET TO LAUNCH IN NOVEMBER
The country singer gave Nashville fans a high-energy and free show during an outdoor summer block party on Music Row last night, making it hard for anyone to believe that the crooner had just amputated part of his finger right before his pe
The Sioux Falls Police Department actually had to confirm that Bigfoot was NOT photographed recently in downtown Sioux Falls.  At a jazz concert.
If anyone in the world needed more proof that Carrie Underwood was just an all around good person, here it is.
A B-1B bomber based at Ellsworth Air Force Base crashed near Broadus, Mt., this morning during a routine training mission.Details are sketchy, but Ellsworth officials say two pilots and two weapons systems officers on board ejected safely, however, s
The Band Perry will bring their world tour to Rapid City, just a couple months after Lady Antebellum's show.  The tour's only stop in South Dakota is scheduled for Saturday February 15th at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.  This is The Band
The guys in Lady Antebellum apparently got a little restless and they decided to play a club show Wednesday night (Aug. 13).Check out the video of them singing "500 Miles".
Looks like Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are taking over for Vince Gill as the names you instantly associate with hosting the Country Music Association Awards.
Uh-oh, it’s like poking a bear.  Brad Paisley is a notorious prankster on the road, but opening acts The Henningsens and Lee Brice fired the opening salvo on Brad’s Beat This Summer Tour.
Here is the story and pictures of the tornado that touched down south of Hill City this past Sunday.  I have to be honest, when I first heard reports of a tornado near Hill City, I was skeptical.  But here's the proof.
Days after sealing his return to American Idol, Keith has been locked in for the annual nationally televised NFL Kickoff concert, set for Sept. 5 in Baltimore, home of the defending Super Bowl champions, the Ravens.
Once Team Blake, always Team Blake. Blake Shelton surprised an audience in Indianapolis last weekend when he brought out a surprise guest: Cassadee Pope, the Season 3 winner of The Voice
If you saw Kenny's No Shoes Tour this year, possibly by winning tickets from KICK, count yourself lucky.  We'll have to wait almost 2 years to see him on the road again.
24th Annual Great Black Hills Duck Race Winners Announced
 
RAPID CITY, SD – The Black Hills community has once again shown great support for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), with 18,000 ducks sponsored in the 24th annual Great Black Hills Duck Race Sunday, July 28. More than $98,000 was raised for CMN. One hundred percent of the funds raised will be
From the makers of the "Cat Helicopter" comes the Ostrch Helicopter.  The Dutch artist who turned a dead cat into a remote-controlled helicopter is back, and this time he's using an ostrich.  Bart Jansen made headlines in 2012 when he converted the corpse of his deceased puss Orville, who was killed by a car, into a chopper.




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Lady Antebellum coming to the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center on November 21st.
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