Articles Posted in the News Category

  • OFFSTAGE: Keep Your Clothes On, Singers

    OFFSTAGE: Keep Your Clothes On, Singers

    (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 don’t care how old Madonna is. Or how fit she is. I’d…

  • Walker County Transit Plan Public Comment Scheduled

    Coming up, there will be a public meeting to receive comment on the draft of the Walker County Transit Plan with members of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, local elected officials, and Walker County community leaders.…

  • Commissioners’ Court Okays “i-Pads”

    After lengthy discussion, weighing the pros and cons, Walker County Commissioners voted at their regular session this week to approve allowing county employees, at department head approval, to purchase personal i-Pads and have the County…

  • Top 10 Photos from the CMA Music Festival

    Top 10 Photos from the CMA Music Festival

    Country music fans from all over the country – and the world! – descended upon Nashville last week for the CMA Music Festival. The four-day event (and the days leading up to it) gave fans…

  • Rascal Flatts Revel Over Latest No. 1 Single, "Banjo"

    Rascal Flatts Revel Over Latest No. 1 Single, "Banjo"

    It was five-string fever Monday afternoon (June 11) when Big Machine Records and the ASCAP and BMI performance rights organizations took over Puckett’s Grocery in downtown Nashville to celebrate Rascal Flatts’ latest No. 1 single,…

  • Trace Adkins to Host DIY’s Ultimate Fishing Lodge

    Trace Adkins to Host DIY’s Ultimate Fishing Lodge

    Photo courtesy of DIY Network. Trace Adkins likes to fish and in a new DIY special, Ultimate Fishing Lodge, he’ll take his love of the outdoors to Deep Water Cay in the Bahamas. Located 112…

  • GAC Album Review: Kenny Chesney’s Welcome to the Fishbowl

    GAC Album Review: Kenny Chesney’s Welcome to the Fishbowl

    Kenny Chesney’s 2012 album, Welcome To The Fishbowl. Photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville. The title-track of Kenny Chesney’s new album, Welcome to the Fishbowl, compares today’s media-hungry society to living in a cramped, transparent…

  • CMA Music Festival Sets New Attendance Record

    CMA Music Festival Sets New Attendance Record

    The CMA Music Festival set a new attendance record this year with daily attendance topping 71,000 fans, a 9.2 percent increase over the 65,000 who attended last year. Expanded seating at LP Field for the…

  • Eric Church Celebrates Second No. 1 Single with “Springsteen”

    Eric Church Celebrates Second No. 1 Single with “Springsteen”

    Eric Church photo courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media. Taken by Ann-Marie Hensley Eric Church is celebrating his second No. 1 single. “Springsteen” topped the charts this week, following “Drink In My Hand,” Eric’s first career…

  • Kenny Rogers Gives Top 3 Performance at Bonnaroo

    Kenny Rogers Gives Top 3 Performance at Bonnaroo

    Kenny Rogers photo courtesy of Capitol Records. Country fans may have had their eyes on CMA Music Festival in Nashville over the weekend but just down the road in Manchester, Tenn., the 2012 Bonnaroo Music…