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Country Stars Jump Aboard Stagecoach

KENNY CHESNEY, BROOKS + DUNN, GEORGE STRAIT and WILLIE NELSON will headline California's new country music festival Stagecoach this May (07). The two-day weekend event, which will take place on the site of the world-famous...

Adkins Plans Victorian/celtic Christmas Album For 2007

TRACE ADKINS is hoping to follow BRAD PAISLEY and GEORGE STRAIT into the country Christmas charts - he's planning a Celtic album of festive favourites for 2007. The CHROME singer admits he's been thinking about...

Coachella Adds A Day And A Country Music Festival

America's biggest and most successful annual music festival, Coachella, will run for three days in 2007. The two-day Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival has hosted star-studded international line-ups since its debut in the California...

Kenny G Tops Golf List

Saxophonist KENNY G has topped a new magazine poll to find the best musical golfer. The smooth jazz star beat country singer VINCE GILL to lead the field in the Golf Digest big tee off....

Evanescence Debut At Top Of Us Albums Chart

Rockers EVANESCENCE have jumped straight in at number one in the US albums chart, knocking LUDACRIS off the top spot after just one week. Evanescence's THE OPEN DOOR shifted 447,000 copies in American during its...

Strait Makes Country History

GEORGE STRAIT has made country music history by scoring his 41st number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in America. The Texan singer/songwriter's GIVE IT AWAY has toppled STEVE HOLY'S BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND, giving...

Strait Leads Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

Country superstar GEORGE STRAIT and singer SONNY JAMES will join session musician HAROLD BRADLEY as the newest inductees into Nashville, Tennessee's Country Music Hall Of Fame. The formal inductions will take place during the 40th...

Urban Tops Country Hunks List

Hunky KEITH URBAN will wed NICOLE KIDMAN this weekend (25JUN06) happy in the knowledge he's country music's top man. The Aussie singer, who will exchange vows with Kidman in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, beat out...

Strait Picks Up Texan Degree

Country singer GEORGE STRAIT was honoured with a university degree in his native Texas on Friday (26MAY06). The FOOL HEARTED MEMORY star, 54, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters by his former college, Texas...

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

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...

Womack + Urban Shine At New York Cmas

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...

Chesney Honoured With Ascap

RENEE ZELLWEGER's estranged husband KENNY CHESNEY has been honoured with a top country music prize at Monday's (17OCT05) performing rights organisation's 43rd annual country music awards gala in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer won the...

Chesney To Get Top Music Prize

Country star KENNY CHESNEY has something to smile about after his public split from wife of four months RENEE ZELLWEGER - he's to be honoured with a top music prize. The singer will join...

Hurricane Forces Country Relief Show Postponement

The planned Country Music Television (CMT) benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina has been postponed - because of Hurricane Rita's imminent arrival on US shores. The One Country show was due to take place...

Country Stars Line Up For Benefit Show In Homeless Shelter

Newlywed KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and ZZ TOP are among the acts who'll headline a country-flavoured Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium on 1 October (05). The acts will join country...

Chesney And Hill Sign Up For Awards Show

KENNY CHESNEY and FAITH HILL are among the stars who have signed up to perform at the 39th annual Country Music Association Awards on 15 November (05). Chesney, who has been named Country Music...

Paisley + Womack Lead Country Award Nominations

Country stars BRAD PAISLEY and LEE ANN WOMACK were celebrating yesterday (07SEP05) after landing six nominations each for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Paisley's ALCOHOL hit landed him with nods in the...

Good News For Troubled R Kelly As New Album Tops Us Chart

R+B star R KELLY has received some good news amid his ongoing child pornography case - his seventh album has debuted at number one in America. The album, TP.3 RELOADED, sold a surprising 491,000...

Strait Ends Rock's Run At The Top Of The Us Charts

Country star GEORGE STRAIT has ended rock's run at the top of the US album charts with his third number one on the list. Strait's new album, SOMEWHERE DOWN IN TEXAS, sold 245,000 copies...

Stars Bronzed At Owens' Country Music Mecca Restaurant

HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY and WILLIE NELSON are among the country music greats who will be honoured with bronze statues at BUCK OWENS' Crystal Palace restaurant in Bakersfield, California. The country great-turned-restaurateur and retired...

Strait Pulls Out Of Country Awards Show

Country superstar GEORGE STRAIT has been forced to pull out of his performance at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS tonight (17MAY05) after losing his voice. Strait is reportedly suffering from a throat infection...

Country Star Mack Vickery Dies

The world of country music is in mourning after learning of the death of singer/songwriter MACK VICKERY. Vickery died last week (21DEC04) of a heart attack. He was 66. A beloved name in...

Cash Tops Country List

Late music legend JOHNNY CASH has topped the ultimate poll of country men. The A BOY NAMED SUE singer beat legends like HANK WILLIAMS and GEORGE JONES to be crowned the Greatest Man of...

No Mix Up As Strait Retains Top Spot

Country star GEORGE STRAIT's new album has scored a second week at the top of the American album charts after a mix up had him at number two for a day last week (ends15OCT04)....

Strait's Number Ones Is The Real Number One In Chart Recount

LATEST: Country star GEORGE STRAIT was robbed of the number one spot on the BILLBOARD album chart for a day yesterday (13OCT04), due to a reporting error by statistics company NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN. Nielsen officials...

Usher Returns To The Top

R+B hunk USHER's CONFESSIONS album is back at the top of the American album charts thanks to the addition of new tracks and a bonus DVD. The album debuted at number one on the...

Kristofferson Gets A Legendary Surprise

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...

Boot Company Designs Strait Footwear

Cowboy boot firm JUSTIN are paying country star GEORGE STRAIT the ultimate tribute - they're designing a new line in his name. The Justin Boot Company is unveiling a new line of footwear to...

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