Articles Posted December 2012

  • OFFSTAGE: Martina McBride Looks Strait Ahead

    OFFSTAGE: Martina McBride Looks Strait Ahead

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) When Martina McBride was in Chicago to close out her Joy of Christmas…

  • Coaches Expect Tough Battle In Frisco

    Coaches Expect Tough Battle In Frisco

    As the two head coaches of the teams ready to meet in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game on Saturday, Jan. 5, have faced the media in the past week, one thing is for certain.

    Both Sam Houston head coach Willie Fritz and North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl have plenty of respect for their opponent.

  • What Does Keith Urban Love Most About Being an American Idol Judge?

    What Does Keith Urban Love Most About Being an American Idol Judge?

    Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville. Keith Urban will continue to expand his resume when he makes his debut as an American Idol judge when season 12 begins January 16 on FOX. He sat…

  • Jake Owen to Perform at the 2013 Orange Bowl

    Jake Owen to Perform at the 2013 Orange Bowl

    Jake Owen photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. Jake Owen will ring in the new year in a big way! He’ll be the headlining halftime performer on Tuesday, January 1 at the 2013 Discover Orange…

  • OFFSTAGE: Kellie Pickler Awaits "Aunt Kellie" Duty

    OFFSTAGE: Kellie Pickler Awaits "Aunt Kellie" Duty

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) When I talked to Kellie Pickler last week, she told me what the…

  • OFFSTAGE: Howdy, Country Music Neighbors

    OFFSTAGE: Howdy, Country Music Neighbors

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) How great would it be if Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton moved into…

  • NASHVILLE SKYLINE: 2012: Bah, Humbug

    NASHVILLE SKYLINE: 2012: Bah, Humbug

    (NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.) Some year, huh, in 2012? Let’s just wipe the slate clean and start with a clean, new 2013. For one thing in this new…

  • OFFSTAGE: Country’s Couples of 2012

    OFFSTAGE: Country’s Couples of 2012

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) What was in the air this year? Apparently, love. And a lot of…

  • Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale Finally Make Their Album

    Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale Finally Make Their Album

    It’s no secret Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale run with the same crowd, a crowd comprised of some of the leading ambassadors of American roots music. They launched a satellite radio show together earlier this…

  • Bearkats Back On The Practice Field

    Bearkats Back On The Practice Field

    Sam Houston’s 11-3 football team returned to the practice field Thursday after Christmas break, ready to prepare for the NCAA Division I Football Championship Game.

    The Bearkats face a rematch with last year’s national champions North Dakota State. The Bison stand No. 1 in the 2012 Football Championship Subdivision rankings with a 13-1 record and are the top seed in the playoff.