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Plant + Krauss Team Up For New Album

4th August 2007

Former LED ZEPPELIN singer ROBERT PLANT is teaming up with bluegrass star ALISON KRAUSS for an album of cover songs. The pair, who met seven years ago and played together at a Leadbelly tribute concert...

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Now 24 Compilation Claims Top Spot In A Good Week For Country

11th April 2007

Hits compilation NOW 24 has taken over at the top of the US album charts in its second week on release. The various artists CD entered the charts behind country superstar TIM MCGRAW last week...

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Waite Re-records Missing You Classic With Krauss

5th April 2007

JOHN WAITE has re-recorded his classic desperation song MISSING YOU with country singer ALISON KRAUSS for an upcoming best of album. Waite felt he'd be cheating fans if he simply re-recorded the track for the...

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Brenda Lee Returns With Gospel Duets Album

17th February 2007

Reclusive rock `n' roll star BRENDA LEE is heading back into the limelight with a new album of gospel duets. The singer, dubbed Little Miss Dynamite, has teamed up with country stars like DOLLY PARTON,...

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Peer Pressure Prompts Jackson To Rethink A Woman's Love

8th January 2007

Country star ALAN JACKSON has succumbed to eight years of pressure from pal ALISON KRAUSS to release one of her favourite tunes as a single. Bluegrass star Krauss fell in love with A WOMAN'S LOVE...

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Taylor Back In Studio

6th February 2006

Singer/songwriter JAMES TAYLOR has returned to the studio to work on his first album since 2002's OCTOBER ROAD, and hopes to have it completed by next month (MAR06). The album will mark his final...

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Stars Plan Birthday Salute To Guitar Great Les Paul

29th January 2006

AEROSMITH star JOE PERRY and BUDDY GUY will join the stars paying tribute to LES PAUL as part of the guitar great's 90th birthday celebrations next month (07FEB06). The guitarists will team up with...

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Brooks, Elton, Dolly + Gretchen Make New York Cmas Magical

16th November 2005

GARTH BROOKS brought New York's Times Square to a standstill last night (15NOV05) when he staged a live comeback outside the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) Awards. The retired country star performed new single...

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Womack + Urban Shine At New York Cmas

16th November 2005

LEE ANN WOMACK and KEITH URBAN were the big winners at the 39th Country Music Association Awards (CMAS) in New York last night (15NOV05), picking up five of the biggest honours between them. Womack...

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Union Station Bag 14 Nominations For Bluegrass Awards

31st August 2005

Country group ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION have topped the list of nominations for the 16th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards - with a staggering 14 nods. The group will fight for Entertainer Of...

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Jones + Krauss Honour Raitt

29th August 2005

NORAH JONES and ALISON KRAUSS will be among the stars paying tribute to blues queen BONNIE RAITT at an upcoming VH1 concert. The musicians will perform their favourite Raitt tunes as part of the...

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Krauss Rejects Lucrative Record Deals

24th August 2005

American country star ALISON KRAUSS has rejected a string of multi-million dollar record contracts to stay loyal to her music label of 20 years. The Grammy-winning singer, 34, signed to Rounder at the tender...

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Chesney Dedicates Acma Victory To Zellweger

18th May 2005

Newlywed country star KENNY CHESNEY dedicated a song to his new wife RENEE ZELLWEGER last night (17MAY05) after collecting the Home Entertainer of the Year gong at the 40th annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS....

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Paisley + Wilson Pick Up Video Awards

25th April 2005

BRAD PAISLEY's haunting WHISKY LULLABY and GRETCHEN WILSON's WHEN I THINK ABOUT CHEATIN' picked up Best Video awards at last weekend's (23-24APR05) NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL. The promo for Paisley's duet with ALISON...

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Krauss Turns Cracker Barrel Into A Record Store

13th April 2005

Country star ALISON KRAUSS is using a US restaurant chain to sell her new hits album exclusively. The bluegrass star will sell a specially compiled and enhanced CD exclusively through the Cracker Barrel Old...

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Wilson + Paisley Double Up At The Cmt Music Awards

12th April 2005

Country newcomer GRETCHEN WILSON and BRAD PAISLEY were the big winners at last night's (11APR05) CMT MUSIC AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, claiming two prizes apiece. Wilson picked up the Breakthrough Video award for REDNECK...

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Mcgraw Leads Country Nominations

3rd March 2005

TIM McGRAW reigns supreme in the country world after landing six nominations for the 40th annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (ACM). The singer leads the nominees with his haul, which includes nods for...

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Mcgraw, Paisley And Chesney Double Up At The Cmas

10th November 2004

TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY and KENNY CHESNEY were the big winners at the 38th annual COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS in Nashville, Tennessee, last night (09NOV04), taking home two prizes apiece. But there was a...

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Kristofferson Gets A Legendary Surprise

30th August 2004

Country legend KRIS KRISTOFFERSON kicked off his week in style by discovering he was to be honoured by his peers while he was announcing this year's (04) COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION AWARDS nominees. The grizzled...

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Krauss Donates Oscar Dresses To Charity

26th July 2004

Country star ALISON KRAUSS has donated the two dresses she wore to this year's (FEB04) OSCARS to a charity auction. The singer, who wore one of the dresses on the red carpet and...

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Krauss Loves Both Oscar Nominated Tracks

29th January 2004

Sultry singer ALISON KRAUSS is delighted that two of her COLD MOUNTAIN songs have been OSCAR nominated - but she can't pick a favourite. The blonde beauty sings on both YOU WILL BE MY...

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Sting's Golden Globe Delight

18th December 2003

Veteran rocker STING is "thrilled" to hear he has been nominated in the Best Song category at next year's (04) GOLDEN GLOBES. The former POLICE frontman wrote the music and lyrics for track YOU...

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Sting And Costello Add To Cold Mountain Cd

2nd December 2003

British rockers STING and ELVIS COSTELLO have contributed new songs for the soundtrack to NICOLE KIDMAN's upcoming movie COLD MOUNTAIN. The tracks, Sting's YOU WILL BE MY AIN TRUE LOVE and Costello's THE SCARLET...

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Anastacia Becomes Cancer Spokeswoman

23rd September 2003

Sexy singer ANASTACIA will speak out on breast cancer in a new TV campaign. The I'M OUTTA LOVE singer, who was diagnosed with the deadly disease in January (03) and had a cancerous lump...

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Mandy Moore Hosts 'Women Rock'

9th September 2003

Pop beauty MANDY MOORE is set to host the fourth annual WOMEN ROCK! benefit gig for cancer research. The CANDY singer will also perform at the Los Angeles concert - which is held at...

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Star-studded Dolly Parton Tribute Album On The Way

15th July 2003

A star-studded all-female tribute to country legend DOLLY PARTON will be released later this year (03) - with a new recording by the big-busted star herself. Among the guests to have contributed to JUST...

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Shania, Sinead + Norah Cover Dolly

28th April 2003

Country star DOLLY PARTON is the latest legend to get her very own tribute album with SHANIA TWAIN, NORAH JONES, SINEAD O'CONNOR, ALISON KRAUSS and MELISSA ETHERIDGE among the stars recording covers of her hits....

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