Articles Posted in the News Category

  • OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban’s American Idol Highs and Lows

    OFFSTAGE: Keith Urban’s American Idol Highs and Lows

    (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 have not talked to Keith Urban since the American Idol auditions in…

  • Around the Web: Taylor Swift Walks a Mile in New Shoes

    Around the Web: Taylor Swift Walks a Mile in New Shoes

    Taylor Swift sings on as the celebrity face of Keds footwear. Trace Adkins prepares to shove off on the Best Country Cruise Ever. Brad Paisley continues to mix Southern tradition and progressive themes. Gary Allan’s…

  • Falk Trial to Resume Monday

    The capital murder trial of John Ray Falk Jr., accused of being an accomplice in the death of TDCJ correctional officer Susan Canfield during an escape in 2007, is scheduled to resume Monday in Bryan.…

  • HISD Board of Trustees Meets

    The HISD Board of Trustees will meet at Huntsville High School at six this evening. The Board will recognize students and staff. There will also be Board recognition and appreciation. Trustees will hold a public…

  • City Manager Updates Visitor Center Campaign

    Huntsville City Manager Matt Benoit told councilmembers Wednesday that as of December 31st, 2012 the City of Huntsville had, in total, 972,849 visitors at our Visitor Center. He’s looking forward to getting to the millionth,…

  • Council Hears Personnel Committee Update

    At Tuesday’s Council session, Position #2 Councilmember Lydia Montgomery gave an update on the Personnel Committee. She said the City has decided to implement a wellness program through the Circle Wellness company. Cost and health…

  • House Passes Debt Ceiling Suspension

    Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a bill to suspend the debt ceiling through May 18th. The bill had bipartisan support and passed 285 to 144. There is a provision in the…

  • NASHVILLE SKYLINE: New York City: Gone Country

    NASHVILLE SKYLINE: New York City: Gone Country

    (NASHVILLE SKYLINE is a column by CMT/CMT.com Editorial Director Chet Flippo.) Here are some encouraging musical signs that are developing in 2013: New York City finally gets a full-time country radio station again. After 17…

  • OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Drives Alan Jackson’s ’69 Camaro

    OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Drives Alan Jackson’s ’69 Camaro

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Oh, the things you can learn when you read every word of a…

  • Nashville Celebrates Its Grammy Nominees With Lavish Party

    Nashville Celebrates Its Grammy Nominees With Lavish Party

    It was a grand opportunity for stargazing and buffet-grazing Tuesday night (Jan. 22) as key players from Nashville’s music industry convened at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel to celebrate the town’s current crop of Grammy nominees.…