ACM Backstage Access: Win a Trip for 2 to the 2016 ACM Awards

Everyone knows country music is about the fans. The Academy of Country Music is taking that relationship to the next level, by partnering with Glow Motion Technologies and fan-engagement company Mobaglo to make the 50th ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, a one-of-a-kind spectator experience with ACM Backstage. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan … Read more

Cole Swindell is Excited, Honored to be Nominated for ACM New Artist of the Year

As Cole Swindell tours the country with Jason Aldean on the Burn It Down Tour and recently celebrated his third straight No. 1 single with, “Ain’t Worth the Whiskey,” he’s just excited to be nominated for an ACM Awards and he means it– especially because his award, New Artist of the Year, is voted on by the fans. … Read more

Dolly Parton Talks Toilets During Lost Interview

In 1978 Dolly Parton posed for Playboy (she was covered up) and before the photo shoot she sat down with the magazine for an interview. Recently, PBS as a part of its series, “Blank on Blank” has released the interview– as an animated short. During the interview we hear her talk about her husband, who … Read more

Brad Paisley Put a GoPro Camera on the End of His Guitar

Confirming what we already knew– Brad Paisley is a really good guitar player. And during a recent show he took a GoPro camera from a fan in the front row and put it on his guitar for an up-close-and-personal look at just how good Paisley is on the strings. The bonus footage is of Randy Houser … Read more

7 Country Music Stars Swingin’ For the Fences

Country music has big connections to the boys of summer. If it wasn’t for his pitcher father, Tug McGraw, who helped get his son his record deal, the world may not have known Tim McGraw. Kimberly Perry is such a fan of the sport that she married catcher J.P. Arencibia. There are also numerous artists who … Read more

Kelly Clarkson Teams Up with Josh Groban for Duet

Josh Groban’s upcoming album of Broadway covers, Stages, won’t be released for a few more weeks, but he’s released one track early and lucky for us– it’s a duet with Kelly Clarkson. Groban and Kelly teamed up for The Phantom of the Opera’s “All I Ask of You,” originally recorded in 1986. Kelly released her seventh album, Piece by … Read more

What We Are Listening To: ACM Awards Playlist

As the ACM Awards celebrate its 50th anniversary, we are celebrating all of the nominees by listening to a special ACM Awards Playlist! Miranda Lambert, the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, leads the way with 8 nominations, including her fourth Entertainer of the Year nomination and ninth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year … Read more

Blake Shelton Conducts Soul Train on “The Voice”

Blake Shelton may be as country as they come– straight from small town Oklahoma and always wearing boots and a plaid shirt, but don’t let that fool you– Mr. Shelton also has some swagger to him. During an elimination episode on “The Voice,” Blake and Team Blake hopped aboard the Soul Train with Wilson Pickett’s … Read more

Kellie Pickler Launches Home Goods Line Inspired by Her Grandmother

The Grand Ole Opry launched its first artist-curated merchandise collection– Selma Drye by Kellie Pickler home goods collection. The collection of home goods, inspired by Pickler’s great-grandmother Selma Drye, includes Pickler’s touch on unique frames, candles, pillows, dishes, aprons, canisters and select furniture pieces. “When you get a house, it takes a while to make … Read more