Articles Posted in the News Category

  • Taylor Swift Leads Platinum, Gold Certifications

    Taylor Swift Leads Platinum, Gold Certifications

    Although Taylor Swift‘s new album is titled Red, she’s now facing a colorful stack of gold and platinum certifications from the RIAA. Earlier this month, that album’s lead single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back…

  • OFFSTAGE: Country Artists Welcome Babies of 2012

    OFFSTAGE: Country Artists Welcome Babies of 2012

    (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 could be its own little Nashville playgroup: Pearl, Magnus, Dylan, another Dylan,…

  • Dobro Master Mike Auldridge Dies at 73

    Dobro Master Mike Auldridge Dies at 73

    Mike Auldridge, a Dobro master and founding member of the bluegrass group Seldom Scene, died from cancer Saturday (Dec. 29) at a hospice near his home in Silver Springs, Md. His death came one day…

  • OFFSTAGE: My Worst Day at Work in 2012

    OFFSTAGE: My Worst Day at Work in 2012

    (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 wasn’t going to tell anyone this story, either because it’s kind of…

  • Gene Watson Delivers the Hits the Way Fans Remember Them

    Gene Watson Delivers the Hits the Way Fans Remember Them

    Iconic country singer Gene Watson recently rerecorded a batch of fan favorites for Best of the Best, 25 Greatest Hits. The 69-year-old singer’s new collection reconfigures his brassiest (“Love in the Hot Afternoon”) and brightest…

  • OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Lands “Never Ever” on Rolling Stone List

    OFFSTAGE: Taylor Swift Lands “Never Ever” on Rolling Stone List

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) In Rolling Stone‘s list of the 50 Best Songs of 2012, a Taylor…

  • Gas Station Robbery

    HPD Lieutenant Jim Barnes reports that 2:30 Friday morning officers responded to what was dispatched as a fight-in-progress at the TimeWise Chevron on State Highway 30 West . . . . GASSTA12-28-12 Officers continue to…

  • Mayor Mac Woodward Looks Forward to New Year

    The City of Huntsville is heading into a new year, and our mayor, Mac Woodward, is optimistic . . . . MACNEWYR12-28-12

  • Commissioners’ Court Meets

    Walker County Commissioners will meet for a special session at the courthouse at nine this morning. Purchasing Agent Mike Williford will discuss, for approval, the purchase of a 2013 F350 Horton Concept-3 ambulance from budgeted…

  • Jail Administrator Captain Fisher Comments on Old Jail Overcrowding

    On FM 2821, you may have noticed the grounds being prepared for the new County Jail. Our “Around Town” guest this weekend was Jail Administrator Captain Steve Fisher. Captain Fisher filled us in on the…