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Eric Church seems to “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag” with “Jukebox and a Bar”

EMI Nashville Eric Church’s 2006 debut album, Sinners Like Me, features a duet with Merle Haggard on the track, “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” and he seems to be doing that again on the new song “Jukebox and a Bar.” The Chief’s latest preview of his Desperate Man album marries a hardcore honky tonk sound with a lead guitar part …

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Jennifer Nettles has “99” reasons you should watch Live with Kelly & Ryan on Friday

ABC/Randy HolmesJennifer Nettles is currently climbing the country chart with Sugarland on the Taylor–Swift-penned hit, “Babe,” but on Friday, she’ll be focusing on another duet partner besides Kristian Bush. Jennifer will team up with pop uber-vocalist Josh Groban to do a song from his new album, Bridges, on Friday’s Live with Kelly & Ryan. “TV Performance Alert,” Jennifer tweeted. “Tomorrow, I’m singing a beautiful song …

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The ones that got away: Miranda Lambert gets personal in her first Artist in Residence show at the Hall of Fame

ABC Radio For her first Artist in Residence concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Miranda Lambert focused on the “ones that got away,” delivering a career-spanning retrospective of songs she loves, but has rarely performed. The reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year started with three songs from her 2005 debut, Kerosene, including a …

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Blake Shelton transforms from Sexiest Man Alive to UGLYDOLL

ABC/Mark LevineBlake Shelton may be People’s reigning Sexiest Man Alive, but he’ll soon be an UGLYDOLL. Blake is set to both sing and voice the character OX — who’s the unofficial mayor of Uglyville — in the upcoming animated feature. UGLYDOLLS is based on the popular plush toy line and will follow the free-spirited Moxy as she and her …

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“She Remembers Everything”: Rosanne Cash returns with a “uniquely female perspective” on new album

Blue Note RecordsRosanne Cash returns with her first new album in nearly five years this fall, as She Remembers Everything comes out November 2. The second-generation country hitmaker had a hand in writing all ten songs on the record, which includes contributions from Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Costello. Recorded in Portland, Oregon and New York City, the album boasts a “uniquely …

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The Man I Want to Be: Charlie Daniels honors Chris Young as a patriot at fundraising dinner

ABC/Image Group LA Chris Young picked up the inaugural Charlie Daniels Patriot Award earlier this week at a special fundraising dinner in Music City.   The Country Music Hall of Famer presented Chris the honor Tuesday at a sold-out event at The Palm for his Journey Home Project. “I am immensely grateful to our military and …

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