CBS took a night off from regularly scheduled programming to help the Academy of Country Music pay tribute to our troops. The Academy had big-time country talent and military join together to celebrate the hard work these men and women put in on a daily basis.
Singer-songwriter Toby Keith is keeping himself extra busy. In June, he's set to release '5 Rounds,' a CD set that includes a whole slew of Keith hits. He's also hitting the road, having drinks and hosting a charity golf tournament.
At the 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops' taping last month Carrie Underwood debuted a brand new song called 'Keep Us Safe.' She wrote the song especially for the moment, saying it was applicable to the troops, their families and ... well everyone.
The names of the lucky service men and women who were able to perform with some of country's biggest stars as part of ACM's Salute to the Troops have been released. They performed on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with top country acts, and it was all for a good cause.
There's a curse that comes with being first. Ronnie Dunn knows it, as does anyone else who's dared to step outside the circle those who've come before him or her carved into the oak. Is he an outsider? That question -- unfathomable to many just five years ago -- seems fair today. It was also fair 35 years ago.
Josh Thompson's new 'Turn It Up' album (April 1) sticks to what the singer does best. The 10 songs fall in line with the unique brand of blue collar country this Wisconsin native introduced on 'Way Out Here' in 2010. A lots changed since then, but a few important things have stayed the same.
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