Articles Posted in 2012

  • OFFSTAGE: EW Seeks Women in Country Music

    OFFSTAGE: EW Seeks Women in Country Music

    (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 music had some high highs and low lows in 2012. And Entertainment…

  • Bearkats basketball

    Kats Enter Final Week of Title Game Preparation

    Sam Houston State’s two-time Southland Conference titlists and NCAA Division I Championship finalists return to the practice field Thursday to begin their week-long preparations for a date with North Dakota State in Frisco Saturday, Jan. 5…

  • OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton’s Quotes? Priceless

    OFFSTAGE: Blake Shelton’s Quotes? Priceless

    (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 last thing I want to do is not offend somebody.” That’s one…

  • Chris Isaak Chases the Sun Records Legacy

    Chris Isaak Chases the Sun Records Legacy

    Chris Isaak‘s Beyond the Sun shows the deep influence songs cut at the legendary Memphis recording studio had on contemporary country music and the singer-songwriter himself. The new DVD offers Isaak’s sharp takes on indelible…

  • OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes’ Pre-Show Chill Time

    OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes’ Pre-Show Chill Time

    (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 last time I caught up with Hunter Hayes, it was right before…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Sees Sadness in Several Ways

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Sees Sadness in Several Ways

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Who knew there were so many ways to be sad? Taylor Swift certainly…

  • OFFSTAGE: The Gift of a Country Song

    OFFSTAGE: The Gift of a Country Song

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) You can’t really wrap a country song. There’s no good way to tie…

  • HOT DISH: Remembering the Good Times and a Good Friend

    HOT DISH: Remembering the Good Times and a Good Friend

    (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…

  • Bearkats Focused On Frisco

    Bearkats Focused On Frisco

    Bearkat fans agree that Sam Houston’s 2011 14-0 run to the NCAA Division I Football National Championship game was incredible.

    But few can argue that the 2012 team’s road back to Frisco for a rematch with defending national champion and No. 1 North Dakota State is even more amazing…

  • Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line Ditto Last Week’s Rankings

    Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line Ditto Last Week’s Rankings

    With Nielsen SoundScan-confirmed sales of 207,998 copies just this past week, Taylor Swift‘s Red remains miles ahead of the nearest competition on Billboard‘s country albums chart. In the eight weeks since its debut at No.…