Martina McBride was dressed in black, but her mood was bright when she sang her opening number on the 2011 'A Home for the Holidays' special to celebrate families that have foster and adopt children join their folds.
Eric Church and his wife Katherine are looking forward to the first holidays they'll share with baby Boone McCoy, pictured above, who was born on Oct. 3. But for Church, this is just the prelude to what will be many happy holidays with their firstborn son.
Scotty McCreery has had a whirlwind year but he's happy to report, that he'll be back home in North Carolina just in time for Christmas. "I'll be home. We made sure we blocked off those dates," McCreery tells Taste of Country. "I have a couple of events prior to that. It'll be a busy time but it'll be nice because when the holiday comes around, we'll be home."
Zac Brown Band's Coy Bowles has written a children's book titled 'Amy Giggles, Laugh Out Loud' that is now available for purchase on the band's website. Some of the proceeds from the book are targeted for CampSouthern Ground, a Georgia-based charity that helps kids overcome emotional challenges.
Justin Moore is trying to balance things out with his two daughters -- literally. As fans know, when the singer's daughter Ella Cole was born on February 11, 2010, he had a large tattoo of her birth date tattooed on his right forearm. Since second daughter Kennedy Faye joined the Moore household on November 21, the proud papa has been trying to decide how to commemorate her arrival.
Sugarland may be coming off an action-packed year on the road, but you'd never know it by their energy-infused performance Sunday (Dec. 11) at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. The duo joined a star-studded lineup that included David Gray, Jill Scott, Janelle Monáe, Matthew Morrison, Ellie Goulding, Bernhoft and the World Youth Choir.
The Band Perry will make yet another high-profile appearance, this time at Dick Clark's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' with Ryan Seacrest on Saturday, Dec. 31 on ABC. The event marks the 40th anniversary of Dick Clark's New Year's special and will feature actress Jenny McCarthy broadcasting from Times Square and Fergie reporting from the parties in Los Angeles.
Trace Adkins' 2011 American County Awards co-host Kristin Chenoweth started our her performance of her song 'I Didn't' by asking how many women in the audience had an ex-boyfriend. "Well, I've got one too," she said. "This song is for him."
Jason Aldean looked every bit the genuine country star clad in his trademark black cowboy hat, black leather jacket over black shirt, jeans and boots when he strolled to the podium to accept the award for Album of the Year for 'My Kinda Party' at the 2011 American Country Awards.
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