Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Kelly Clarkson, Uncle Kracker Offer New Albums

    Kelly Clarkson, Uncle Kracker Offer New Albums

    Kelly Clarkson and Uncle Kracker, who have each crossed over to the country charts on numerous occasions, have released new albums this week. Clarkson’s Greatest Hits — Chapter One includes her latest country single, “Don’t…

  • Alan Jackson & Dierks Bentley Share Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

    Alan Jackson & Dierks Bentley Share Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

    Alan Jackson photo courtesy of ACR/EMI Records Nashville. Like many of us, country stars will be tucking in to a Thanksgiving dinner come Thursday. And just like us, they have favorite dishes to reach for…

  • Jason Isbell Goes Home for Live From Alabama

    Jason Isbell Goes Home for Live From Alabama

    Technically, the brand new album Live From Alabama is the second outside-the-studio recording from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, after 2008′s Live at the Twist and Shout. But Isbell doesn’t sound so convinced that…

  • Around the Web: Carrie Underwood Critiques Nashville

    Around the Web: Carrie Underwood Critiques Nashville

    Carrie Underwood says the real Nashville isn’t so scandalous. Kid Rock unleashes his Rebel Soul on new album. Jason Isbell relies on his dad’s wisdom in “Outfit.” Lindi Ortega gets profiled by American Songwriter. Buddy…

  • OFFSTAGE: Rascal Flatts on "Billy Ray Shelton"

    OFFSTAGE: Rascal Flatts on "Billy Ray Shelton"

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) This is why I love Chelsea Handler. She’s the only kind of talk…

  • New Councilmembers Sworn-in

    Four at-large City Councilmembers–Don Johnson, James Fitch, Lydia Montgomery, and Keith Olson–were sworn in last night at City hall by Walker County Judge Danny Pierce . . . . [audio:http://ksam1017.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/CITYCOUNC1-11-20-12.mp3|titles=CITYCOUNC#1-11-20-12] At last night’s meeting, Mayor…

  • Commissioners Help Pine Prairie Firefighters with Radios

    Walker County Commissioners got together for a special session at the Courthouse Monday morning. One of major topics for discussion involved radio funding for The Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department. Pine Prairie Chief Mark Robinson…

  • SHSU Regents Approve New Degree & Criminal Justice Departments

    A new online business degree offered by Sam Houston State University that targets students who have not been able to enroll in or complete their undergraduate degree in a traditional setting was among the items…

  • Bullet-Resistant Window Approved for Treasurer’s Collection Window

    Walker County Commissioners considered approving a bullet-resistant window for the Walker County Treasurer’s Collection Window at Monday morning’s court session. County Purchasing agent Mike Williford passed passed along various prices including a bullet-resistant window for…

  • OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes Loves His Completely Geeky Bus

    OFFSTAGE: Hunter Hayes Loves His Completely Geeky Bus

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) This is what fame means to Hunter Hayes: his own tour bus. Make…