Articles Posted in the News Category

  • OFFSTAGE: Why Miranda Lambert Keeps a Box Cutter Onstage

    OFFSTAGE: Why Miranda Lambert Keeps a Box Cutter Onstage

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Beach ball season is right around the corner. And Miranda Lambert isn’t thrilled…

  • Special Memorial Planned for West Plant Explosion Victims

    A special memorial ceremony for firefighers and first responders who lost their lives in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas will be held Thursday at 2 PM at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor…

  • Boston Marathon Bombing Update

    Following the capture of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, authorities report that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains hospitalized and not able to speak, as he suffers a gunshot wound to the throat. Following the…

  • Liquor Petition Signing Underway

    In Walker County’s Precinct #2 which includes Elkins Lake and parts of Highway 30, the Citizens for Economic Growth is promoting the legalization of all alcoholic beverage sales. The group filed the necessary paperwork with…

  • Commissioners Meet

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a regular session this morning at nine at the courthouse. This morning’s “Consent Agenda” includes the issuance of an interest-bearing Certificate of Obligation for $106,758 dollars for the purchase…

  • “Backroom Curiosities” Scheduled at Sam Houston Memorial Museum

    Sam Houston Memorial Museum marketing coordinator Megan Buro says the museum will soon be featuring their new exhibit “Backroom Curiosities . . . .” BACKRM4-16-13

  • HOT DISH: Prayers Answered With Latest Hall of Fame Inductees

    HOT DISH: Prayers Answered With Latest Hall of Fame Inductees

    (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: What Luke Bryan’s Song Isn’t About

    OFFSTAGE: What Luke Bryan’s Song Isn’t About

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Luke Bryan would be crazy to release another party song, right? I mean,…

  • Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse Rolls In as Top Country Album

    Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse Rolls In as Top Country Album

    Despite massive publicity about the “Accidental Racist” album cut, the hoopla did not translate into blockbuster first-week sales for Brad Paisley’s Wheelhouse. Even so, the album debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s country chart and…

  • Justin Moore Ascends to Headliner Status

    Justin Moore Ascends to Headliner Status

    Justin Moore is ready for the driver’s seat. With two gold albums, three No. 1 singles and another new album set for release this summer, the singer-songwriter from Poyen, Ark., kicked off his first headlining…