Dolly Parton says her new album, ‘Blue Smoke’, which will be released in conjunction with her world tour, is a reflection of her many musical sides.
This year, the country singers will team up for a co-headlining tour, which marks the first time the two have ever toured together.
In the wake of Pete Seeger’s recent passing, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young have all come out to pay their respects to the fallen singer and activist.
After appearing together on the GRAMMYs, country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson are reportedly moving ahead with a collaborative recording project.
This year it seemed like the words “And the GRAMMY goes too” were hardly uttered during the night’s live broadcast, leaving plenty of room for the performances, which there were 20 of. All of which we ranked.
In recent weeks, artists such as Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Willie Nelson, Joan Jett and Heart have cancelled upcoming concerts at SeaWorld. Now the animal park has responded.
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“It was hugely important, writing with new artists and seeing their passion and drive, the freshness. It was so inspiring for me,” Deana Carter said of writing with Kacey Musgraves.
Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson & Blake Shelton to Perform Together at 2014 GRAMMYs
A special GRAMMY Moment performance will feature Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton performing on stage together. Also see a list of all country GRAMMY nominees.
“I’ve decided that given all the issues that have been aired recently, the time isn’t right for me to play at Seaworld. I have cancelled my scheduled performance at the Bands, Blues & BBQ event in March 2014,” McBride said.
On “When I’m Home,” a track off the ‘Angels Sing’ soundtrack, the country singer joins forces with soulful crooner Harry Connick Jr for their own original holiday tune.
Willie Nelson has cancelled a handful of upcomong tour dates following a crash involving the bus that his backing band travels in.
“It never was hard to write a song. It was an easy thing to do to make a rhyme,” he said. “I guess songwriters are supposed to be able to do that. Whether it’s good or not, that’s up to somebody else.”
“To me, I’ve never really placed much of an importance on genre or typifying anything,” he said. “I really try to honor the process and work from that place.”
“Friends, at age 94, I don’t have much voice left. But: here’s a song I think you know, and if you sing it, why, we’ll make a good sound!” surprise guest Pete Seeger said at Farm Aid.
“When we’d see a girl and be too shy to say something, we would go, ‘Hey girl’, and it always brought a smile and started a conversation.”