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Miranda Lambert to Release First Single From New Album ‘Four the Record’ in August
Last week was a big one for Miranda Lambert and her fans. The 'White Liar' singer announced release dates for not one, but two new projects. Her upcoming solo album, 'Four the Record,' is due out on November 1, while her debut album with new group Pistol Annies will be available on August 23. At WGNA's Countryfest on July 9, Taste of Country had the chance to get even more exciting news out of Lam
Dolly Parton Talks New Album and Tour, Her 45-Year Marriage + Who She’d Cast in the Movie of Her Life
With the release of her new album, 'Better Day,' Dolly Parton had one thing on her mind. "Everybody's so down in the dumps, and all this doomsday attitude with the economy so bad and all the wars and the bad weather," she tells Taste of Country. "People really need to be uplifted a little bit right now." And so, Parton went ahead and did what she does best to try to do her part
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Is Engaged to Chris Tyrell
It's about to be much more than 'Just a Kiss' for Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott! Scott, 25, got engaged to boyfriend Chris Tyrell, 24, over the Fourth of July weekend.
New York Legalizes Gay Marriage: Country Stars React on Twitter
On Friday night, June 24, New York state senators voted 33-29 to legalize gay marriage. The vote is a step forward for the gay rights movement, and several country stars took to Twitter to share their reactions to the bill being passed. New York will become the sixth state to allow gay marriage -- joining Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Iowa, plus Washington, D...
Ronnie Dunn ‘Feels Good’ About Changes That Come Along With the Release of His Solo Abum
Ronnie Dunn's first solo release (post-Brooks and Dunn) is a work of love and pride, and the result of taking the time to reassess where he's at as an artist. After spending 20 years as one-half of the celebrated duo, the Oklahoma native cut 34 tracks on his own, narrowed the selection down to a dozen songs and found himself with a full record of music that he really loves. "Every song on the
Jake Owen’s Ready to Have a Good Time and ‘Bring Everybody to the Party’ With His Third Album
Jake Owen expects his third album to be released in August or September and he'll be spending his summer entertaining arena-sized crowds with Keith Urban, but right now, he's taking it easy. "I just had to tell the girl that's ringing me out right now at Lowe's, 'I don't mean to be rude, but I have to make a phone call right now,'" Owen tells Taste of Country, laughing as our conversatio
Teddy Gentry Introduces ‘Best New Nashville,’ Aids Tornado Victims and Considers a New Alabama Album
Teddy Gentry's got Alabama on his mind, and we're not just talking about the legendary band he co-founded with Randy Owen. The musician calls the state of Alabama home, and in the wake of the devastating storms that rolled through town, he admits "it's gonna be years" before his community fully recovers. To lend a hand, Alabama just announced a benefit concert, Bama Rising, to raise mone
Brad Paisley Realizes the Magic of ‘Old Alabama,’ Full-Length Albums and Duets With Carrie Underwood
When Brad Paisley was in his late teens, he was listening to all the country music greats: Alabama, Dwight Yoakam and Vince Gill, to name a few. Now in his late 30s and on the cusp of putting out his own new album, 'This Is Country Music,' Paisley's actually gotten to pull in some of his musical heroes. Alabama make an appearance on his current hit song 'Old Alabama,' a track that Paisley says is
Brad Paisley Picks a Last Minute Mother’s Day Present for Wife Kimberly
Brad Paisley's got a new hit single on the radio and an album release date on May's calendar. But today, Paisley probably has family in mind above all else -- and he has Taste of Country to thank for reminding him it's Mother's Day!
Taylor Swift Braves the Bullies in Beautiful New ‘Mean’ Video
Taylor Swift's new 'Mean' video features a simple, fresh start with her singing the catchy tune alongside her band, but it's not long before things get complicated. As the opening lines of the song play out, the camera moves on to a montage of sad scenarios of good kids being bullied. Swift, plucking a banjo and eyeing us with some serious attitude, sings for anyone who's ever been a victim of bei