Category Archives: Country News

Garth Brooks to Receive Inaugural “George H.W. Bush Award” for Philanthropy

Garth Brooks will soon add another award to his crowded trophy case, the inaugural George H.W. Bush Points of Light Award for Caring and Compassion. Points of Light, a global nonprofit dedicated to accelerating people-powered change, created the award to honor outstanding individuals who advance solutions to the world’s toughest challenges and exemplify the extraordinary…MORE

Drake White Reveals He’s Suffering From a Brain Condition

Drake White revealed to People in July that he is suffering from arteriovenous mallformation, a tangle of abnormal blood vessels connecting arteries and veins in the brain. The news comes to light after Drake stumbled onstage and cut short his performance in Roanoke, Va., on Aug. 16. Drake says he was diagnosed with the condition…MORE

Garth Brooks Announces Third Stop on “Dive Bar Tour”

After taking his Dive Bar Tour to Chicago (July 15) and Bakersfield (Aug. 15), Garth Brooks announced the third stop on his seven-date tour: Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, Texas, on Sept. 23. Built in the 1870s and known as the oldest continually run dancehall in the state, the 6,000-square-foot Gruene Hall is featured on…MORE

Lauren Alaina to Be Featured on New Season of “Dancing With the Stars”

Lauren Alaina will be one of 12 contestants vying for the Mirror Ball trophy on the new season of Dancing With the Stars. Kicking off on Sept. 16 on ABC, Dancing With the Stars will also feature Hannah Brown, Karamo Brown, Mary Wilson, Lamar Odom, James Van Der Beek, Ally Brooke, Kate Flannery, Sean Spicer,…MORE

Dwight Yoakam Announces 9-Date Las Vegas Residency

Dwight Yoakam will bring his distinctive croon and swiveling hips to the Wynn’s Encore Theater in Las Vegas for nine dates this winter. The nine-date residency, billed as An Evening with Dwight Yoakam & the Bakersfield Beat, is scheduled to take place on Dec. 4, 6, 7, 10, 12 and 14, as well as March…MORE

Grand Ole Opry to Feature New Dolly Parton Exhibit

Dolly Parton is celebrating her golden anniversary—that’s 50 years—as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2019. In honor of the anniversary, the Opry is hosting a new exhibit, Dolly: My Opry Memories, which features 24 wardrobe pieces Dolly has worn on the Opry stage over the last 50 years. Garments featured in the…MORE

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard & Wife Hayley Welcome Baby Boy

Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and wife Hayley welcomed their second child, a baby boy named Luca Reed Hubbard, on Aug. 19. “Words can’t describe the overwhelming emotions that I experienced last night as we witnessed the miracle of life,” said Tyler, in part, via Instagram. “I couldn’t be more proud of my amazing wife…MORE