Articles Posted in the News Category

  • OFFSTAGE: Country Music’s Good News for 2013

    OFFSTAGE: Country Music’s Good News for 2013

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) There are some things that are probably going to suck about 2013. Like,…

  • 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…