• Heat star Jimmy Butler goes deep on country music for Sirius playlist

    Heat star Jimmy Butler goes deep on country music for Sirius playlist

    He’s more than a little bit country. Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler — who’s playing in the Eastern Conference Finals — has made a guest playlist for SiriusXM and Pandora of his favorite tunes, all of which are country songs. He’ll be a guest DJ for SiriusXM’s The Highway channel on Friday. Butler recorded the …
  • Taylor Swift sings ‘Betty’ at ACM 2020: Secret meaning of the song revealed

    Taylor Swift sings ‘Betty’ at ACM 2020: Secret meaning of the song revealed

    Taylor Swift made her a triumphant return to the stage — for the first time in seven years — at the Academy of Country Music Awards 2020. The superstar singer sang “Betty,” from her “Folklore” album, and of course the song is packed full of lots of hidden meanings. What is the meaning behind Taylor …
  • Fans fume over Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett’s 2020 ACM entertainer of the year tie

    Fans fume over Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett’s 2020 ACM entertainer of the year tie

    The Academy of Country Music Awards left fans stunned when, for the first time in its history, the evening ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett for entertainer of the year. While the award is a hallowed one among country musicians and fans alike, some fans weren’t terribly pleased to see it …
  • Taylor Swift to perform ‘Betty’ at the 2020 ACM Awards

    Taylor Swift to perform ‘Betty’ at the 2020 ACM Awards

    Bout to show up at your party @ACMawards 😺 pic.twitter.com/ekNJfv4hci — Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 13, 2020 Taylor Swift will perform at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday, marking her first performance at a country show in seven years. The Grammy winner will perform her single, “Betty,” from her eighth studio album, …
  • CMAs 2020 nominees: Miranda Lambert leads pack with 7 nods

    CMAs 2020 nominees: Miranda Lambert leads pack with 7 nods

    Although the Country Music Association Awards themed its 2019 telecast around women’s contributions to the genre, 2020 is turning out to be the year in which that’s actually born out in the nominations. In the slate of nominees announced Tuesday morning, female artists made up two or sometimes three of the five contenders in nearly …
  • ‘DeMarcus Family Rules’ stars offer escape from ‘crap in this world’

    ‘DeMarcus Family Rules’ stars offer escape from ‘crap in this world’

    Musician Jay DeMarcus is best known for hit songs such as “Life Is a Highway” with his band, Rascal Flatts. They’ve sold over 23 million albums and won more than 40 awards as the decade’s most-honored country group. Now, along with his wife Allison, a former beauty queen, he’s added a reality show to his …
  • Shania Twain reboots iconic leopard look in new Orville Peck video

    Shania Twain reboots iconic leopard look in new Orville Peck video

    Legends — and legendary ‘fits — never die. Shania Twain is crushing the maximalist fashion game once again in a rebooted version of her unforgettably flamboyant leopard-print ensemble, which made its fierce debut in 1997’s “That Don’t Impress Me Much.” In a video released Thursday by masked minstrel Orville Peck, the 54-year-old queen of pop-country …
  • Dolly Parton makes rare political statement in support of Black Lives Matter

    Dolly Parton makes rare political statement in support of Black Lives Matter

    National treasure Dolly Parton has made a rare political statement, coming out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Parton, 74, made the statement to Billboard in an expansive feature published Thursday. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she said of the protests that erupted across the United …
  • Luke Bryan calls the ‘aftermath’ of Lady Antebellum’s name change ‘a mess’

    Luke Bryan calls the ‘aftermath’ of Lady Antebellum’s name change ‘a mess’

    Luke Bryan has addressed the name change of the country band Lady A — formerly known as Lady Antebellum. In June, the band reconsidered the moniker “after much personal reflection” and conversations with “closest Black friends” because the word “Antebellum” refers to a period of time, “which includes slavery,” they said. The change came during …
  • Country singer Kane Brown got lost on his own property

    Country singer Kane Brown got lost on his own property

    A country music star moved into a new home only to get lost on his own property for seven hours before having to call the cops to be rescued. Singer Kane Brown posted of the incident, “I moved into a new house. I own 30 acres of 3,000 around me. I told my wife I …