| May 9, 2012
| 6:16 AM
Grammy-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most...
| May 16, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Award-winning country music group Lady Antebellum and Lipton, a company that band has been working with, presented the town of Henryville with checks for nearly $300,000. The money will go towards the recovery effort underway after the devastating...
| May 17, 2012
| 3:38 AM
Vince Gill isn’t happy with the direction country music is headed according to a recent interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Country Music Hall of Fame member says he takes issue with some of today’s country, saying, “I...
| May 17, 2012
| 10:44 AM
Country circles have debated it for decades: Is crossing over to the pop mainstream good or bad for country music, a genre so steeped in tradition?
Jimi Westbrook, one of the four singers in the Alabama group Little Big Town — which performs at...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:49 AM
Big Machine Records made a major announcement as Tim McGraw has been added to the label’s roster. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville by label head Scott Borchetta. Tim has...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:55 AM
Country music legend Charley Pride never intended on breaking color barriers when it came to country music.
He wanted to a break a different kind of record.
One of 11 children who was born to sharecroppers in Sledge, Miss., Pride had dreams of being...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 11:19 AM
As Bob Kealing notes in his new book, most folks who drive by Orlando's Loch Haven Neighborhood Center have "no idea how it used to rock."
Inside the building, the place looks much like it did in the 1960s, when it was the Orlando Youth Center. Then,...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Rascal Flatts and Nashville actress Hayden Panettiere are joining forces to host the third annual 2012 CMT Artists of the Year. The 90-minute special will celebrate some of country music’s biggest artists and their accomplishments this year. It will...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The "Singing Cowboy," Dusty Aleman, will be in concert at the Beulah United Methodist Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday during worship service.
Joe Aleman was born and raised in Smiley, Texas. While growing up, Aleman listened to country music and started...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Entertainment on the stage at the Flavor Fare
North Fourth and State streets
Co-sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, GreenFields of Geneva and Geneva Chamber of Commerce. Stage greenery supplied by Plandscape, Inc.
Sound by R/J Recording & Sound
| Aug 30, 2012
| 7:50 AM
The start of the NFL season is around the corner and you know what that means: Bears sightings. Lots of them.
The Bears players who live elsewhere during the off-season have joined the teammates who live in the Chicago area year-round. Together, the...
| Sep 6, 2012
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...