SOUTH 93.5 COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Aaron Watson’s The Underdog Overachieves to Crown Albums Chart

Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 8:00 am EST

Texas fave Aaron Watson rockets to the summit of Billboard’s country albums chart this week with The Underdog. How’s that for irony? Nielsen SoundScan reports the package gained first-week sales of 26,340 copies. "You lack what we all call commercial appeal, you don't have what it takes to make it here in Nashville";) Phil4:13 pic.twitter.com/xY2k6g6mE1... Read more »

 

Glen Campbell’s Final Music Triumph

Saturday, February 28, 2015 -- 7:00 am EST

Glen Campbell’s legions of loyal fans were disappointed when his original song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” failed to win the best song category at the recent Academy Awards. Although the honor went to John Legend and Common for “Glory,” featured in the film Selma, the song written by Campbell and producer Julian Raymond is... Read more »

 

Alan Jackson Celebrates 25 Years in Country

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 6:37 pm EST

It’s been 25 years since a young Alan Jackson landed on the country scene with the release of his debut album Here in the Real World, and he’s been a star ever since. The following year, the singer would achieve his first notable breakthrough when “I’d Love You All Over Again” reached No. 1. Additionally,... Read more »

 

Why Lady A Will Never Be Fleetwood Mac

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 5:45 pm EST

At one of the many panels at this week’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, Lady Antebellum had chance to share their secret for getting along. The presentation was titled “How 3 Become 1: Lady Antebellum.” And one of the biggest lessons they’ve learned in their nine years as a successful country band is how not... Read more »

 

Jason Aldean Talks Touring, Wedding Details and Kenny Chesney

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 5:12 pm EST

Jason Aldean heats up his Burn It Down tour this weekend (Feb. 28-March 1) on an all-new CMT Hot 20 Countdown. Get the scoop from Aldean on what it’s like performing in front of a hometown crowd, and find out what he and Kenny Chesney are planning for this summer’s stadium concerts. Plus, he reveals... Read more »

 

Carrie Underwood Shines a Light on Slavery

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 3:44 pm EST

When a U.S. senator tags you in a tweet, it must be pretty important. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee posted a Twitter photo Thursday (Feb. 26) to show his support of the End It Movement and the Shine a Light on Slavery Day, which is Friday (Feb. 27). Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher were... Read more »

 

Maddie & Tae Tearfully Celebrate First No. 1, “Girl in a Country Song”

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 3:29 pm EST

There were nearly enough tears shed to float the trophies awarded at the No. 1 party held Thursday afternoon (Feb. 26) at the CMA offices in Nashville for Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song.” Co-sponsored by ASCAP and BMI, the two major performance rights organizations, the event honored the song’s writers, Maddie Marlow,... Read more »

 

Check Out Keith Urban’s Midnight CRS Concert

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 3:26 pm EST

When the choice is between sleep and a midnight Keith Urban concert at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, the decision pretty much makes itself. Thursday night (Feb. 26), attendees from the 2015 Country Radio Seminar and local fans made the obvious choice and sacrificed a few hours of shut-eye for an unforgettable special performance. Who's in Nashville???... Read more »

 

Eric Church Launches Satellite Radio Show

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 3:19 pm EST

Eric Church will host and curate his own radio show called Outsiders Radio on SiriusXM’s The Highway starting Friday (Feb. 27) at 10 p.m. ET. SiriusXM announced today that Eric will host Outsiders Radio, a monthly radio show on @SXMTheHighway Read more: http://t.co/NcSHPoUJ8e — Eric Church (@ericchurch) February 27, 2015 Church’s show, which will air... Read more »

 

Party Down South: Back in the Saddle Trivia

Friday, February 27, 2015 -- 12:53 pm EST

Do you remember the name of Daddy’s new funnel? Who had a bad feeling about bringing in a new roommate? See if you can answer these questions and more. We know the premiere of Party Down South left you doing backflips. Or, maybe you were just in shock at how good it was. Now that... Read more »