Twenty five years ago, Alan Jackson’s Here in the Real World was released on Feb. 27. It was his first major label album. On Friday (also Feb. 27), he will celebrate that anniversary when he plays at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. Brandy Clark and Jon Pardi will open the show. Jackson... […]
There’s a teeny pounding in my head this morning, but who do I blame for this Southern Comfort-induced pain — Dierks Bentley or Douglas Douglason, his ‘90s-inspired alter ego who’s the lead singer of the burgeoning country supergroup Hot Country Knights? Wednesday night (Feb. 25), Bentley, along with his real band and a few magical... […]
NEW YORK CITY — There’s no place like New York’s Madison Square Garden for watching a full-blown phenomenon come to life before your eyes. Florida Georgia Line‘s sold-out show Wednesday night (Feb. 25) on their Anything Goes tour was not only a dream come true for the duo, as they reminded the audience numerous times,... […]
The threat of another icy Nashville evening was looming, but it didn’t stop Garth Brooks from putting on an unforgettable tour preview during the 2015 Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. And it didn’t stop a crowd of fans, industry peers and radio professionals from packing the house at Marathon Music Works on Wednesday night (Feb.... […]
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by CMT.com managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) Sony Music Nashville chairman and CEO Gary Overton ruffled a few feathers among the Americana crowd this week by telling The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville, “If you’re not on country radio, you don’t exist.” The interview was an advance story on... […]
The country's busiest airport has started screening employee bags before allowing workers into secure areas and shutting down access doors to the airfield in the wake of a gun-smuggling operation, CNN has confirmed.
Seventeen times. That's how many shots police in Pasco, Washington, fired at Antonio Zambrano-Montes when they killed him after he allegedly hurled rocks at them. Of those, five or six rounds struck the former orchard worker, according to the investigative team looking into the incident.