Articles Tagged “music”

  • OFFSTAGE: American Idol: Avoiding the Inevitable

    OFFSTAGE: American Idol: Avoiding the Inevitable

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Everybody wins? Nobody loses? Why did I feel like I watched a kindergarten…

  • An Afternoon at George Jones’ House

    An Afternoon at George Jones’ House

    I’ve been thinking about that steak since George Jones died. Oh, it’s not that I’m that much of a steak eater. Being a freelance journalist is more of a hamburger existence. Secondly, a steak sits…

  • George Jones: 10 Prime Hits

    George Jones: 10 Prime Hits

    George Jones will always be remembered for his magnificent, evocative voice. That golden throat graced dozens of country classics across six decades of recording. Here are 10 prime hits (listed alphabetically) that helped define his…

  • George Jones Tributes Continue to Pour In

    George Jones Tributes Continue to Pour In

    As George Jones’ passing became a major news story for the national media, country stars continued to tweet condolences, stories and pictures of the legendary singer. Here’s what they wrote: “God bless the gift George…

  • George Jones: The King of Broken Hearts

    George Jones: The King of Broken Hearts

    His was a voice of kerosene teardrops about to burst into a raging fire. When George Jones sang a song, there was never any doubt that he committed completely to whatever emotion — usually one…

  • George Strait: George Jones Was a "Hero and Friend"

    George Strait: George Jones Was a "Hero and Friend"

    George Strait is not alone in his appreciation of George Jones or the influence he had on countless country singers. “It’s a sad day for me,” Strait said Friday morning (April 26) in an interview…

  • George Jones: Country Stars Reflect on His Legacy

    George Jones: Country Stars Reflect on His Legacy

    “The world may have lost the greatest country singer that ever lived,” Merle Haggard said Friday (April 26) after learning of the death of fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones. Jones, 81,…

  • George Jones Dead at 81

    George Jones Dead at 81

    George Jones, undisputedly one of the greatest singers in the history of American music, died Friday morning (April 26) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville at age 81. Jones announced in August 2012 that…

  • 10 Prime Hits: Willie Nelson Duets

    10 Prime Hits: Willie Nelson Duets

    Willie Nelson may be the most popular duet partner in country music history. In fact, his first Top 10 hit — 1962′s “Willingly” — was a duet with Shirley Collie, who became his second wife.…

  • OFFSTAGE: Kellie Pickler: Dance, Caffeinate, Sing, Dance

    OFFSTAGE: Kellie Pickler: Dance, Caffeinate, Sing, Dance

    (CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.) Kellie Pickler — the singer — has three concerts this week. But Kellie…