April 19, 2014
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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.
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