Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Carrie Underwood Joins Songwriters to Celebrate "Blown Away"

    Carrie Underwood Joins Songwriters to Celebrate "Blown Away"

    “You changed our lives,” songwriter Josh Kear told Carrie Underwood as the two faced each other onstage Wednesday (Jan. 16) at the Country Music Association building in Nashville. They were there — along with a…

  • OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Tries to Tell Country Singer No

    OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban Tries to Tell Country Singer No

    (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’m going to go out on a limb and say that Nicki Minaj…

  • Blake Shelton Announces 2013 Tour

    Blake Shelton Announces 2013 Tour

    Blake Shelton will headline the Ten Times Crazier tour starting July 19 in Virginia Beach, Va. He’ll be joined by special guests Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer. “My fans, country radio, friends, family, you name…

  • Scotty McCreery Plans First Headlining Tour

    Scotty McCreery Plans First Headlining Tour

    Scotty McCreery will launch his headlining Weekend Roadtrip tour 2013 on Feb. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa. Sarah Darling (“Home to Me”) will open the shows. World Vision will be the charitable sponsor of the tour.…

  • OFFSTAGE: CMT’s Katie Cook Shines on Nashville

    OFFSTAGE: CMT’s Katie Cook Shines on Nashville

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Deacon and that music journalist are still together. Juliette and Sean are not.…

  • Around the Web: Eric Church Impresses Country Critics

    Around the Web: Eric Church Impresses Country Critics

    Nashville Scene reveals its 2013 Country Music Critic’s Poll. Hunter Hayes reveals the source of his Grammy-nominated “Wanted.” George Strait shares stories of his early career ahead of farewell tour. Kip Moore is to Georgia…

  • Court of Criminal Appeals Makes Decision on Falk Trial Issue

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has granted the Walker County District Attorney’s office request to amend jury instructions in the John Ray Falk, Jr capital murder trial.  The legal matter will be sent back…

  • TxDOT Closures

    Don’t forget, today the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor will temporarily close the outside main lane of northbound IH 45 from the northbound entrance ramp south of SH 30 to one-quarter mile north of SH…

  • Online Payment of Traffic Fines

    Anyone needing to pay traffic fines or court costs to the Walker County Clerk’s office can now do so online or by phone. County Clerk Kari French updated Commissioners’ Court on the new setup this…

  • Gun Control Issues in the News

    Wednesday, President Barak Obama announced several gun control measures he is in favor of, including the banning of certain semiautomatic rifles and high-capacity magazines, and implementing universal background checks for all who purchase guns. He…