Articles Posted October 2012

  • OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton: From $40 to The Voice

    OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton: From $40 to The Voice

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) The first time Blake Shelton earned money for a performance, he was only…

  • HOT DISH: Taylor Swift Making Media Rounds to Promote Red

    HOT DISH: Taylor Swift Making Media Rounds to Promote Red

    (CMT Hot Dish is a weekly feature written by veteran columnist Hazel Smith. Author of the cookbook, Hazel’s Hot Dish: Cookin’ With Country Stars, she also hosts CMT’s Southern Fried Flicks With Hazel Smith and…

  • OFFSTAGE: Garth Brooks Would Still Play Honky-Tonks

    OFFSTAGE: Garth Brooks Would Still Play Honky-Tonks

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Garth Brooks was formally inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last…

  • Taylor Swift Plans Week-Long Media Blitz for New Album

    Taylor Swift Plans Week-Long Media Blitz for New Album

    Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group. Taylor Swift is going to be one busy girl in the coming days with the release of her new album, Red, on October 22. She will…

  • Justin Moore Won’t Rule Out Writing with Tourmates

    Justin Moore Won’t Rule Out Writing with Tourmates

    Justin Moore photo courtesy of The Valory Music Co. Justin Moore is spending the fall on Eric Church’s Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour along with Kip Moore. All three artists are strong songwriters and Justin…

  • SHSU Bearkats Win Over McNeese St (via GoBearkats.com)

    Kats Enjoy Returning To Bowers

    Playing in their own backyard for the first time in weeks, the Bearkats did not let this opportunity go to waste.

    Taking on a McNeese State squad that was desperate for a win after dropping its second Southland Conference game last week, sixth-ranked Sam Houston flexed its muscles and manhandled the Cowboys with a 45-10 thrashing on Saturday night at Bowers Stadium…

  • Little Big Town, Taylor Swift Still Hold Sway Over Albums, Songs Charts

    Little Big Town, Taylor Swift Still Hold Sway Over Albums, Songs Charts

    Is this farewell to the boondocks? Little Big Town appear to be enjoying the high life as Tornado, its newest collection of tunes, settles in for its fifth consecutive week at the pinnacle of Billboard‘s…

  • Jason Aldean Announces Three Stadium Shows

    Jason Aldean Announces Three Stadium Shows

    Jason Aldean’s 2012 CD, Night Train. Photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records. Jason Aldean dreamed of playing on historic baseball fields like Fenway Park and Wrigley Field as a child and now his dream is…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift: 10 Places to See Red

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift: 10 Places to See Red

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) According to Taylor Swift’s visual countdown, which I’ve been tracking like it’s my…

  • Katie Armiger Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

    Katie Armiger Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

    Jason Aldean visits with Suzanne Alexander on the Top 20 Country Countdown set. Photo by Julee Cobb. The superstars were out on this week’s episode of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Jason Aldean stopped by…