Judy Blume, author of many popular children’s books from the 1970s, revealed that she has been privately battling breast cancer since June. She shared the news on her blog, via a humorously written post titled ‘!@#$% Happens.’
While it was widely reported that well-coiffed country star Keith Urban had accepted the offer to replace long-running judge Randy Jackson on ‘American Idol,’ new reports have surfaced indicating that the deal is not completed and has not been signed, and is therefore not finalized. But it’s close. Very close.
Randy Travis is in the news again, but this time, it doesn’t have to do with him being naked, intoxicated, assaulting someone, defending his lady friend or being near a church — all of which have been the scenarios for his previous brushes with the law this year. This time, a Chevrolet truck registered to Travis was found tipped over and abandoned in a field behind a Walmart in Frisco, Texas. The singer’s lawyer, Larry Friedman, says Travis was not driving the vehicle nor was he responsible for its condition.
In the latest promo for Season 3 of ‘The Voice,’ country’s own Blake Shelton talks about what he is most stoked about, from the Blind Auditions to the competition itself. He also reveals some of his strategies — though not too many.
Justin Moore is being sued by a Nashville songwriter over the singer’s 2009 single ‘Backwoods.’ Bobby Carmichael has filed a federal lawsuit against Moore, claiming that the country hitmaker stole the song from him.
Country music will be well represented and show its support of a good cause at the 2012 Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day weekend entertainment special (formerly a “telethon”) called ‘MDA Show of Strength.’
Only a week after the tragic shooting at the midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in Aurora, Colo., another incident of gunfire has taken place at an entertainment event. A man was shot in the parking lot of the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday night (July 27) as concertgoers were exiting Jason Aldean‘s show.
Breakfast TV will get a country injection on Wednesday, Aug. 15, as Carrie Underwood is confirmed to perform on ‘The Today Show’ Summer Concert Series. It was announced this morning (July 24) and confirmed in a press release from Underwood’s reps that she will indeed perform at Rockefeller Center.
Zac Brown Band woke New York City up with a whole mess of country music this morning (July 13). The band performed on breakfast TV program ‘TODAY,’ kicking off their three-song set at Rockefeller Center with ‘Keep Me in Mind.’
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