SOUTH 93.5 COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Five Albums I Couldn’t Face 2015 Without

Monday, December 22, 2014 -- 7:00 am EST

The way I look at “best of” lists is this: It’s not so much what I thought was the best from this year. It’s more an indication of the music I am taking with me into next year. It’s music I know I’ll still love long after the release date’s been forgotten. Those are the... Read more »

 

$39 Million Settlement Reached in Sugarland Stage Accident

Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 9:50 pm EST

A $39 million out-of-court settlement has been reached in connection with the stage collapse that killed seven people at Sugarland’s 2011 concert at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, The Associated Press reports. The lawsuits against Sugarland, concert promoter Live Nation and 16 other defendants were dismissed Friday (Dec. 19), according to attorney Kenneth J.... Read more »

 

Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits Package Debuts at No. 1

Saturday, December 20, 2014 -- 7:00 am EST

If it’s not one Oklahoman, it’s another. This week, Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s country albums chart, thereby dislodging fellow Okie Garth Brooks’ Man Against Machine, which had held that eminence for four consecutive weeks. Meanwhile, Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” glides to the top of the country airplay... Read more »

 

Dig Into Lyrics on Genius

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 5:18 pm EST

Country music fans, meet Genius. No, it’s not a new band but a novel way to view and interpret song lyrics and other forms of the written word. Created in 2009 as Rap Genius, the website quickly expanded into everything from the collected works of Shakespeare and the speeches of Abraham Lincoln to TV and... Read more »

 

CMT Announces All Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice Marathon

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 3:30 pm EST

CMT Hot 20 Countdown will wrap up its year-long celebration of country music’s greatest influences with a special five-hour marathon on Dec. 27. The CMT All-Time Top 40: Artist’s Choice Marathon will highlight some of the series’ most memorable moments. The journey began earlier this year with a weekly countdown of artist-voted, all-genre recipients including... Read more »

 

Luke Bryan Shakes It for CMT Hot 20 Countdown

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 2:40 pm EST

On this week’s special episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown, fans can relive all the best moments of 2014, including some never-before-seen and utterly hilarious Luke Bryan outtakes. Or the time Garth Brooks admitted what he expected before taking the stage for his first tour in almost 15 years. “Yeah, I’m gonna get winded. Yeah,... Read more »

 

Kelly Clarkson Prepares for a Miracle on Broadway

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 1:17 pm EST

It pays to have friends in high places. Just ask Kelly Clarkson, who didn’t hesitate to call in more than a few favors for her inaugural Miracle on Broadway benefit concert taking place Saturday night (Dec. 20) in Nashville. “Honestly? With these artists, I just called my friends and was like, ‘Hey, do this for... Read more »

 

Why Dierks Bentley Can’t Look His Fans in the Eyes

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 12:50 pm EST

Dierks Bentley knows he has a job to do. “You can’t forget what you’re there to do on a Friday, Saturday night,” Bentley told Radio.com. “People have worked hard all week. They’re spending money for your show. You’re there to have a good time and not get too inside yourself.” Then again, he also has... Read more »

 

Blake Shelton: All He Cares About Is Country Music

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 12:00 pm EST

The producers of The Voice may not want to hear this, but Blake Shelton does not make the reality show his everything. His everything, it sounds like, is just country music. “Country music is literally my life. My life is not this show,” he told reporters backstage right after his contestant Craig Wayne Boyd won.... Read more »

 

How to Nurse a Hangover Down South

Friday, December 19, 2014 -- 10:31 am EST

Hangovers can happen to the best of us. Whether it’s a few glasses of wine or a night of barhopping and house parties, the elusive hangover can creep up on anyone. Even professional partiers like the Party Down South 2 crew battle with hangovers after wild nights in Biloxi, Mississippi. This week, we left off... Read more »