Articles Posted December 2011

  • Top 10 One-on-Ones I Did in 2011

    Top 10 One-on-Ones I Did in 2011

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) This was one of those be-careful-what-you-wish-for years. As in, you wish so hard that…

  • Danny Gokey Introduces His Fiancée

    Danny Gokey Introduces His Fiancée

    Danny Gokey made sure his proposal capped her “best day.” Blake Shelton reveals his strategy for next season’s The Voice. Kelly Clarkson responds to critics of her support for Ron Paul. Was Carrie Underwood the Idol with the best…

  • Country Stars Resolve to Collaborate and Get Comfortable

    Country Stars Resolve to Collaborate and Get Comfortable

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Country stars are just like us. And they’re not perfect. We all want to…

  • Lionel Richie Looks Ahead to Country Album

    Lionel Richie Looks Ahead to Country Album

    Lionel Richie figured he’d include just a few duets on the album he was working on. Yet when he asked around, pretty much everybody in Nashville wanted in. The resulting project, Tuskegee, ended up being a full-fledged…

  • Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Are Doing Good

    Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Are Doing Good

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Doing well sometimes means you’re in a position to do good. And, boy, have…

  • Blake Shelton Is 9 Foot 2, Says Carson Daly

    Blake Shelton Is 9 Foot 2, Says Carson Daly

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) If you don’t already have plans for New Year’s Eve, consider spending it with…

  • Taylor Swift Satisfies Fans’ Hunger

    Taylor Swift Satisfies Fans’ Hunger

    Taylor Swift reveals her Hunger Games song, “Safe and Sound.” George Jones welcomes HGTV into his home for the holidays. Ronnie Milsap remembers the days when he was king of the road. Country stars resolve to make 2012 an…

  • Neal McCoy Shoots "A-OK" Video With Lambert and Shelton’s Help

    Neal McCoy Shoots "A-OK" Video With Lambert and Shelton’s Help

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) I hear Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. Oh, yeah, and Neal McCoy. It’s his song,…

  • Notable Deaths of 2011

    Notable Deaths of 2011

    This year witnessed the exit of some of country music’s most revered songwriters — the composers of such memorables as “Crazy Arms,” “The Fugitive,” “I’ll Still Be Loving You,” “Country Bumpkin,” “Between the Devil and Me”…

  • ‘Kats Outscore Samford in Non-Conference Play (74-58)

    ‘Kats Outscore Samford in Non-Conference Play (74-58)

    Sam Houston’s backcourt of Demarcus Gatlin and Darius Gatson scored 20 and 17 points, respectively, to lead the Bearkats to a 74-58 non-conference men’s basketball victory over Samford Wednesday at Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum…