Miranda Lambert Gets Cozy For ‘Bluebird’ Performance at ACM Presents: Our Country

Carrie Underwood, Shania Twain, Little Big Town and Luke Bryan were among the many artists who previously performed during Sunday night’s event. The 2020 ACM Awards, which was one of many events rescheduled due to the ongoing pandemic, will now take place Sept. 16.

Coachella organizers are ‘in desperate talks with agents of Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and other artists to reschedule festival for mid-October’

Calls to cancel or postpone Coachella grew after Austin, Texas, announced that it was canceling large-scale gatherings, including the popular South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. From left: Queen Latifah, Sophia Bush, Michelle Obama, and Missy Elliott at SXSW in 2016

John Prine: For Better, Or Worse review – marriage duets, country-style

The veteran songwriter celebrated surviving cancer with 1999’s In Spite of Ourselves, a set of country classics sung as male-female duets that proved righteously popular. Here, he repeats the trick with an impressive parade of young female singers to complement his own leathery tones, the exception being Iris DeMent. Most songs, made famous by the […]

What we would give to have this country escape right now

HOME FAVOURITES 1 My animals – Delphi & Jake the horses, Digby the beagle and the cows. 2 My ute.3 My beautiful French bedside chandeliers from Miguel Meirelles.

Lucinda Williams review – battle-scarred alt.country star burns bright

For the second half of the two and-a-half hour show, she explores more of her multifaceted sound, from the acapella spiritual Faith and Grace to playful stomper HoneyBee. “How could I not want to play rock and roll?” she grins. “It’s so much fun!” It’s 2016’s haunting Ghosts of Highway 20, however, that proves a […]

Shania Twain Duets With a Horse for Stable-Side Performance at ACM Presents: Our Country

For good measure, Twain also delighted her fans with a rendition of “Man! I Feel Like a Woman,” as if letting fans know that, don’t worry, soon we’ll all be “going out tonight.” Even the superstar’s horse seemed to be into her songs, rubbing up against her face and even licking her strings at one […]

At home with kids, pets and spouses, country stars play on

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.

Kelsea Ballerini Performs Touching Rendition of ‘Homecoming Queen?’ at ACM Presents: Our Country

“I know it’s not exactly how we pictured this going, but what a time for music,” Ballerini stated before her performance, referencing the global coronavirus crisis. She also showed love to her fellow artists and assured viewers that ”we’re all connected and singing this together.”

Keith Urban Brings New Meaning to ‘Wasted Time’ at ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’

Urban sent thanks, support and respect from himself, wife Nicole Kidman and their daughters to “all the first responders out there, everybody in the healthcare field and the public safety officers as well.” Urban lauded the “insurmountable amount of people on the front lines, day and night, risking so much for so many.”

Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker & Luke Bryan Perform Touching Kenny Rogers Tribute at ACM Presents: Our Country

King then reappeared to let viewers know that it would be Rogers’ close friend and collaborator, Lionel Richie, who would have the last word. Before airing old footage of the two performing “Lady” — which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1980 — Richie shared a bit of the history behind his and Rogers’ friendship.